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Guest Author: Jerri Hines & Giveaway!!

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I’m very pleased to welcome back Jerri Hines, writing as Colleen Connally.  Jerri has a brand new and pulse-pounding romantic suspense just hitting the shelves this week, and she’s here to tell us about it.

                                  The Allure of Romantic Suspense

What’s your favorite genre to read?  When you read romance you enter into a world of fantasy where you know there will be a happy ending. Usually it means a few hours of escape from the real world around us. But what happens when you add a bit of mystery and suspense?

Doesn’t a good mystery make you want to cuddle up under a blanket? Who doesn’t like the suspense of a whodunit? Adding a bit of suspense keeps the reader entertained until the end. From a young age, we strive to figure out the mysteries surrounding us. From a young age, we are presented with puzzles to solve. We are teased with information that makes us such for answers. Think about when you struggle to figure out how to make the pieces fit to your puzzle or even doing a crossword puzzle. Our minds love to be engaged and challenged. That’s what a good mystery does. It captures our imagination.

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Fragmented delivers— a challenging mystery, intrigue, danger and romance. Fragmented holds an enthralling storyline that will grip you from the beginning and doesn’t let you go until the end. What would you do to protect the ones you love? What extremes would you go to?

Blurb:

The first in the Boston’s Crimes of Passion Series!

She would do anything to protect her family…
Cameron Quinn watched her father fall into a world of despair after being falsely accused of causing her mother’s death. Now, her brother is a suspect in a crime she knows he’s not capable of committing. She’ll risk everything to save her brother from the same fate as her father, even destroying evidence that implicates him in a series of murders.
He would do anything to win a case…

ADA Darren Kennedy is known as ‘the bulldog.’ He doesn’t lose. When a killer emerges on the streets of Boston, he’s dead-set on putting that killer behind bars…along with anyone that stands in his way.
A killer would do anything to get his heart’s desire…

Cameron soon discovers that the police aren’t the only ones who suspect her of covering for her brother. The murderer is still out there and he isn’t happy his plans have been disrupted. Now, the twisted psychopath has turned his attention towards Cameron and will stop at nothing until he has her in his control.

Sounds great, doesn’t it?  You can find Fragmented at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Amazon UK.  And check out Jerri’s website for details of her other books and also do the same at her Colleen Connally blog!

And have a peek at Fragmented’s upcoming facebook party on Dec. 9.  Jerri will be giving away some amazing gifts, so you should definitely check it out!

Guest Author: Pamela Clare & Giveaway!!

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I’m so thrilled to be featuring Pamela Clare on the blog today because that means her new book is out–hooray!!  Most of you know that Pamela writes the most amazing romantic suspense (and historical romance).  Her books are exciting, suspenseful, deeply emotional, and have characters who leap off the pages.

Her new book is Striking Distance, and it’s the sixth installment in her highly acclaimed I-Team Series, which features a group of investigative reporters.  Striking Distance has been receiving phenomenal reviews, like this coveted Top Pick from RT Book Reviews:

“This sixth I-Team installment sees Clare at her very best, combining scorching desire with a gripping, often painful, exploration of healing and redemption. The plot’s mystery and suspense elements are exceptionally well researched and expertly plotted, but the real achievement lies in her beautifully crafted main couple. Her heroine’s ordeal is unspeakably painful, but her strength never wavers. The chemistry with her steadfast hero never lacks for sizzle, but the emotional bond they share allows them to go beyond the physical to a profound, unforgettable love.”

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Here’s the back cover blurb:

Her past is a secret—even to her.
Discovering it will be the most dangerous move of her life.

TV reporter Laura Nilsson, known as the “Baghdad Babe,” spent eighteen months in an Al Qaeda compound after being kidnapped live on the air. Two years later, she’s still wondering why.

No rescue mission in Javier Corbray’s fourteen years as a Navy SEAL affected him the way Laura’s rescue did. No woman has stirred his protective instincts the way she has. And he wants her more than he’s ever wanted anyone.

As Laura and Javier’s passion ignites, so does Laura’s need to discover the mystery of her past. Especially when she learns that her abduction was not random—and that she’s still a target for a killer with an impenetrable motive. Now Javier will have to rely on his skills to keep the woman he loves from being struck down before she dares uncover the truth.

Believe me when I tell you that you’ll want to read this book.  I have the feeling it will end up on bestseller lists and on a lot of best books of the year lists, and rightly so.  Pamela is a phenomenal writer, and the I-Team Series is everything I’m looking for in romantic suspense.  The books is available on Amazon, B & N, and in the iTunes store.  Check out Pamela’s website for more details and additional buy lines.

For my readers, Pamela is giving away a FREE digital copy of the erotic prequel to Striking Distance to everyone who comments today.  Wow!  First Strike is another great read, so you don’t want to miss out out on this!  Just leave a comment–tell us who your favorite romance hero is (any genre)–to be eligible.

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LETHAL CONFESSIONS NOW ON FREE!!

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Lethal Confessions, the romantic suspense I co-wrote with my hubby as VK Sykes, is now FREE on Amazon through Nov. 4!  I really love this book–the heroine is a tough but emotionally wounded detective, out to capture a vicious serial killer and find some closure after the murder of her twin sister.  And the hero is pretty yummy, if I do say so myself, a former Marine turned pro athlete.  Together, they set off some pretty great sparks!

You can download Lethal Confessions here.  It’s also available in print and will be for sale on B & N, Kobo, iBooks, and Smashwords in December.  You can read an excerpt on our VK Sykes website.

Have a great weekend!

On The Road Again!

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I’m doing my regular gig at The Jaunty Quills today.  It’s Halloween, so we’re talking about the things that scare us.  Drop by and comment for a chance to win a print copy of my VK Sykes romantic suspense novel, Lethal Confessions.  Perfect scary reading!

PS.  Until Nov. 4, Lethal Confessions is FREE on Amazon in digital format.  Hurry on over to download your copy now!  Or, stop by the Jaunty Quills for a chance to win it in print.

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Books & More Books by Pamela Clare!!

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I have a lot of love for Pamela Clare.  She’s a fantastic writer (and a swell person), and her romantic suspense novels are some of the best written.  Her critically acclaimed I-Team series is emotional, suspenseful, erotic, heart-felt…everything I want in my romantic suspense.  And I’m happy to say that Pamela has new releases and special deals, both this month and in November.

Let’s start with First Strike, the erotic prequel novella to her upcoming I-Team release, Striking DistanceFirst Strike is in stores now, and it’s great!  Here’s the blurb:

Just a weekend…

Laura Nilsson knows what she wants: a successful career as a broadcast journalist—and a little fun between the sheets now and again. What she doesn’t want is marriage or kids. When a ripped and sexy stranger intervenes to stop a couple of drunks from harassing her in a hotel bar in Dubai City, all she can think about is spending the rest of the weekend with him—in her bed. There’s just one little problem. Unmarried sex is illegal in Dubai.

… of no-strings sex …

Navy SEAL Javier “Cobra” Corbray is on his way home from a rough deployment in Afghanistan when he finds himself having dinner with “the Baghdad Babe.” What she wants from him—sex with no strings—could land them both in prison. Still, he’s more than happy to oblige her. She’s confident and sexually assertive, and he’s secure enough to lie back and let her make the first strike. But, as she’s about to find out, he’s more than her match.

… or the beginning of something more?

Yet, neither Laura nor Javier has any idea what lies ahead—or how this weekend of mind-blowing sex will impact their emotions. Will they act on their new-found feelings in time, or will they let something special slip away… perhaps forever?

One warning–First Strike ends with a cliff-hanger that leads into Striking Distance, but since that book comes out on Nov. 5, you won’t have long to wait!  And for a limited time, First Strike is on sale for–wait for it–only 99 cents!

And speaking of bargains, Pamela’s last book, the wildly acclaimed Breaking Point, is now on sale for only $1.99 until October 30th.  Trust me–it’s a total steal at that price.

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You can pick up Breaking Point at Amazon, B & N, and all other e-retailers until the 30th.  If you’ve never read Pamela’s books, this is a great place to start!

For info and excerpts from all of Pamela’s books, visit her website.

On The Road & Winners!

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I’m visiting with bestselling author Norah Wilson today, to talk about romantic suspense and my new VK Sykes book, Lethal Confessions.  I’m also doing a book giveaway, so please join us on Norah’s blog.

I’ve got some winners from last week, too.  The winner of Colleen Gleason’s gift card is ki pha, and the winner of Mia Marlowe’s trilogy is Laney4.  Congrats, ladies!  I’ll be in touch.

Readers, please join me on Thursday when contemporary romance author Katherine Garbera stops by!

On The Road at The Romance Dish!

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I’m on the road today, visiting the ladies at The Romance Dish romance blog.  I’m talking about writing with my hubby and my new VK Sykes romantic suspense, Lethal ConfessionsCome join us for a chance to win a copy of Lethal Confessions and my last historical romance, His Mistletoe Bride!

And if you didn’t read my feature yesterday on Colleen Gleason’s new YA book, please check that out below.  There’s still time to win a $10 gift card to celebrate the release of The Clockwork Scarab!

On The Road Again

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It’s my regular gig today at The Sisterhood of the Jaunty Quills. Come join me for an interesting discussion about the supposed demise of the romantic suspense genre, and for a chance to win a copy of my new VK Sykes romantic suspense, Lethal Confessions.

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You can join me at The Jaunty Quills here.

Lethal Confessions now on sale!

The brutal murder of her twin sister drove Amy Robitaille into a career as a homicide detective for Palm Beach County. When a serial killer targets the wives of local baseball players, Amy has more than just a professional interest at stake—her only surviving sister fits the profile of the other victims. Amy’s hell-bent on catching the killer, not only to protect her sister but to destroy the demons haunting her since the death of her twin.

Baseball star and former soldier Luke Beckett has just retired from the game and is looking to move on with his life. When he’s asked to consult on the serial killer case for the local police, he finds the challenge he needs—despite the objections of lead detective Amy Robitaille. But Luke has no intention of backing away from the job and every intention of getting to know the intriguing detective.

Amy has no time to babysit a celebrity consultant while trying to catch a serial killer. But Luke is not the man she assumed him to be and he threatens to become a powerful distraction. That’s the last thing she needs, especially when the killer starts closing in on her family. But without Luke’s help, Amy stands to lose everything.

Available on Amazon for only $2.99, and in print from CreateSpace.

 

Lethal Confessions Now Available!!

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Most of my readers know that I write contemporary romance with my husband as VK Sykes.  We also love writing romantic suspense, and I’m thrilled to announce that our first book in this genre is now available.  And for you fans of our sports romance series, The Philadelphia Patriots, you might be interested to note that Lethal Confessions is set against the backdrop of pro baseball.

Here’s the blurb:

The brutal murder of her twin sister drove Amy Robitaille into a career as a homicide detective for Palm Beach County. When a serial killer targets the wives of local baseball players, Amy has more than just a professional interest at stake—her only surviving sister fits the profile of the other victims. Amy’s hell-bent on catching the killer, not only to protect her sister but to destroy the demons haunting her since the death of her twin.

Baseball star and former soldier Luke Beckett has just retired from the game and is looking to move on with his life. When he’s asked to consult on the serial killer case for the local police, he finds the challenge he needs—despite the objections of lead detective Amy Robitaille. But Luke has no intention of backing away from the job and every intention of getting to know the intriguing detective.

Amy has no time to babysit a celebrity consultant while trying to catch a serial killer. But Luke is not the man she assumed him to be and he threatens to become a powerful distraction. That’s the last thing she needs, especially when the killer starts closing in on her family. But without Luke’s help, Amy stands to lose everything.

The book is available in both print and digital on Amazon.

And to celebrate the release of Lethal Confessions, hubby and I are hosting a party on facebook, tomorrow from 7 – 9 pm.  We’ll be joined by a bunch of great authors who will be giving away copies of ARCs and books.  Here are the details:

When: Wed. the 11th, from 7 – 9 pm

Where:  Facebook!

RSVP:  You can register for the event here.

Visiting authors:  Pamela Clare, Margo Maguire, Mia Marlowe, Juliana Stone, Kris Kennedy, Bella Love, Norah Wilson, Erin Kellison, Laurie London, Monica Burns, Lila DiPasqua, Jennifer Apodaca, and Cynthia Eden!

Giveaways:  An ARC of Pamela Clare’s upcoming I-Team novel, Striking Distance, an ARC of Mia Marlowe’s upcoming Christmas historical, Plaid Tidings, ARCS of Lila DiPasqua’s upcoming historical romance, The Duke’s Match Girl, and lots more!

Grand Prize Gift Basket: includes a $25 Amazon gift card; reader’s choice of a print or digital copy of Lethal Confessions; an ARC of my upcoming historical romance, Secrets for Seducing a Royal Bodyguard; copies of my last two books, My Favorite Countess & His Mistletoe Bride; a beautiful box of Godiva chocolates.

Again, to RSVP visit my facebook page and sign up!

And I almost forgot!  I’m on a rolling excerpts blog tour all this week–each day, one blogger is posting an excerpt from Lethal Confessions and doing a giveaway of two of my books.  For the schedule and links, please visit LitConnect.  Today, I’m visiting with Stella Ex Libris.

See you around the blogosphere!