Em is a Defect—one of the unfortunate Dream Travelers not gifted with a psychic power. Desperate to do whatever it takes to earn her gift, she endures painful daily injections along with commands from her overbearing, loveless father. One of the few bright spots in her life is the return of a friend she had thought dead—but with his return comes the knowledge of a shocking, unforgivable truth. The society Em thought was protecting her has actually been betraying her, but she has no idea how to break away from its authority without hurting everyone she loves.
But when Jesse is murdered and becomes the sole suspect in a federal investigation, more than her freedom and sanity are at stake. She must catch the killer herselfor die trying.
Why would anyone want to murder these guys? Detective Walker has to put family and everything else aside to solve these crimes before anyone else falls victim to this vicious killer the press is now calling “The Card Counter”.
As each victim turns up, the case becomes more traumatic and bizarre. The killer has a point to make and will continue to make people pay with their lives . . . until Walker and the rest of the city GETS IT!! Find out who is murdered next and follow Detective Walker until he uncovers the truth behind these killings, the twisted motive for this murderous rampage.
Amazon Reader Reviews of ‘Mystery Thriller & Suspense: “The Card Counter” A Horror Crime Fiction Detective Murder Mysteries book as part of Conspiracy Thrillers with Serial Killers’:
“Brilliant and riveting book! James Kipling has once again mastered his method of throwing the reader straight into this dark fantasy right from the start. An excellent detective story creatively wrapped into a mystery and suspense thriller. Extremely well written. Crime and Mystery fills the pages as dead bodies are found all over the place. An intellectual murder and mystery thriller as this detective does what he does best adding being a good father to this weird thought thrilling equation.
James Kipling has the book glued to your hands with his exciting writing style with crime and murder twists and turns. I highly recommend this book to those who enjoy the Author’s books but those enjoying a mystery and suspense thriller captivated in a dark fantasy. Yet again, Brilliant! ”
“This is a great pick when you need an intellectual puzzle, a suspensful thriller, and crime fiction with the thread of revenge running through it. The procedural is written in the first person, so we really get to know Devon, and that’s a great thing because he’s a cool guy. I liked his devotion to fatherhood, especially since we don’t have near enough serious genre characters who are also dads. Through his eyes we understand the high personal stakes he brings to all of his work, and especially to this case involving murdered students. I loved the way the relationship with his own daughter Cassie aids his work both as indirect inspiration and also directly. Big points to Kipling for pulling off those unique scenes.
The darker elements of the story don’t suffer at all from the family themes, in fact, kids are at risk throughout the whole story. Walker is a father but he’s first and foremost a relentless detective, and there is a lot of tension and action pushing the plot forward. Untangling the mystery is great, in a ripped from vengeful headlines way. Highly recommend this one for fans of crime fiction and suspenseful thrillers.”
“This is a hard book to put down! It follows Detective Jake Walker through a multiple homicide investigation, as well as his family life as he tries to be a good dad to his three daughters and deal with his ex-wife at the same time. Once the killings commence, it’s a roller coaster ride until the very end of the book. I ended up turning the pages as fast as I could in order to see what would happen next, because the author does a great job of keeping the reader guessing. Just when you think you know the pattern of the story, it twists an entirely different way. I thought I knew who the killer would turn out to be, and of course, I was completely wrong. Detective Walker’s character is very well-developed, so that the reader gets to know him both professionally and personally. Overall, this is a very readable suspenseful book that will keep you wanting more from this author.”
Struggling to survive on the streets of Paris, Genevieve will do anything to start a new life. She’ll even switch places with a King’s Girl, one of many penniless young noblewomen destined to be shipped to the savage French colonies. It’s a dangerous masquerade that comes with a high price: Once in Quebec, Genny will have to marry a stranger.
Notorious explorer André Lefebvre has too many reasons not to take a wife. He’s launching a western expedition deep into untamed lands—a perilous journey that no gentlewoman could possibly survive. Forced to exchange vows with a King’s Girl in order to receive royal consent, he intends to leave his wife-of-convenience safely behind.
But once set loose in the New World, Genny defies her brawny, free-spirited husband, preferring to seduce rather than obey. She’ll risk any danger for a chance to build a real future . . . even the danger to her own heart.
“An absorbing, exciting romantic adventure!” –RT Book Reviews
“Lisa Ann Verge breathes fresh life into the romance genre.” — Affaire de Coeur
Sara wished for a husband for Christmas this year and then married her boss. Now she is running for her life from him with a warrant out for her arrest, doesn’t want to be married anymore, and really needs a miracle to save her. To top off her week – she finds herself in the middle of a Montana snowstorm and sicker than she’s ever been.
Trent quit the FBI to return home and became a sheriff. As the most eligible bachelor in Castle Peaks, he’s had his share of women chase him, but has been disinterested; until now. He has a sworn duty to protect the town’s citizens and assist other agencies in doing the same. When faced with a suspect in a criminal case, will he make the arrest or lead with his heart?
Join Sara Brownell as she runs for her life, straight into the waiting arms of local sheriff Trent Harding. Throw in a life-size nativity and plenty of snow and watch the magic of Christmas come to life.
See how “Sara in Montana” forever changes the lives of Sara and Trent as well as those around them.
Summary of Amazon Reader Reviews of ‘Romance: “Sara in Montana “ A Young Adult and Adult Romance, Heart-Warming Holidays Romance of Forgiveness, Love and Togetherness, Christian Christmas Fiction book as a Love Story’:
“An intriguing and Brilliant read! A very well developed storyline. There is just nothing more frustrating than a boring outstretched story. Not this one! I absolutely loved the Author’s writing style. Fast paced and to the point with excellent surprises along the way. As you read you become entangled together with the characters, the plots and surroundings. The Author writes so well you feel you are their with them, experiencing the same as they do.
Sarah the main character, realized what she originally thought is the only thing she ever wanted is exactly the one thing she has to run from to save her life. Then something happens making her have to stay in a far away town filled with surprising twists and turns. Sarah and Trent, the town’s Sheriff will entice you with what is about to happen…
What an absolutely stunning read. I highly recommend this book to anyone that loves a combination of romance and fear, mystery and drama and coated with some Christmas Magic entangling you as the snow rains down on Sarah and Trent’s parade. Morris Fenris doesn’t just write novels.. for a story as brilliant as this one it must be conjured.”
“This holiday romance novel captivated me! In it, we get to know Sara, who is running from trouble in California and ends up in small-town Montana on a cold wintery night. Sick, cold, and afraid, Sara gets help from Trent, the handsome sheriff who shows her the beauty of a northern Christmas. The story gets really interesting when the FBI and DEA enter the picture as they are hunting down Sara’s ex-husband, who is involved in the Colombian drug trade. Amidst all of this, we also meet the Mercers, who are suffering from their own tragic circumstances, as well as Sara’s sister Grace and Trent’s aunt Jane. Together, all of these characters and their relationships make a great story. This contemporary romance is full of hope and belief in the magic of Christmas. It is a wonderful, interesting book with a great ending. Highly recommended! ”
“There was something about this book that I could just relate to and really get into. I loved the characters and the story line. It was something different for a holiday read and once I started reading it, I just found it hard to put down. Highly recommended!!”
“If you like romance and mystery, you should like this book.”
“It had suspense, clean romance and Christmas miracles, who could ask for anything more!”
“Excellent story. No messy violence & great ending. I could not put it down. The whole story was about love & family & community at a very special time.”
Charlie Henderson is living a lie. Her real name is Muse and her attempt at a normal life is about to go up in smoke.
When a half-demon assassin walks into her life, leaving a trail of destruction in his wake, Muse must return to the one man she hoped never to see again and ask for help. The Prince of Greed isn’t known for his charity. The price is high, but the cost could tear her apart.
Trapped between the malevolent intentions of a Prince of Hell, an assassin with ulterior motives, and her bloodthirsty demon-kin, Muse must embrace the lure of chaos at her core; the demon inside her, in order to survive.
When your ex is the Prince of Greed, you’d better be ready to raise hell.
(Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Quarter-Finalist Top 500. Semi-Finals Announced June 13th 2014)
Praise for ‘Beyond The Veil’ – #1 The Veil Series.
“Action-packed, raw urban fantasy that’s edgy and eclectic.”
“Steamy and sensual in places whilst heartrending and profoundly poignant & deep in others.”
“I was sucked straight into the most exciting and hugely original story that kept my interest firmly glued to the pages throughout.”
“I almost cried. It was THAT heart wrenching.”
When Ali’s life is threatened and military rules won’t allow him to intervene, Jon decides it’s time to take back control. The question is what would a SEAL do as a civilian? Jon’s got skills, drive and an idea, as well as a few teammates willing to cover his six. And he’s got the hope of more with Ali.
Don’t miss Zane’s story Saved by a SEAL, Thom’s story SEALed at Midnight, Chris’s story Kissed by a SEAL, Rick’s story Protected by a SEAL and Brody’s story Loved by a SEAL in this launch USA Today bestselling Hot SEALs series from New York Times bestselling contemporary romance author Cat Johnson. Never miss a new release, sign up for alerts at catjohnson.net/news