Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Killer Romances Boxed Set

Today the HBS Author's Spotlight is showcasing an author set: The Killer Romances boxed set includes these 10 great books. These are some of the BEST DEALS from outstanding Authors for the Kindle at Amazon.

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Killer Romances

10 Dark, Deadly & Delicious Suspense Novels


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10 Dark, Deadly and Delicious Novels from 10 of today’s hottest romantic suspense authors. At a low introductory price for a limited time. There’s something for everyone who picks up this red-hot bundle.

Revenge (Blood and Honor, #1) by Dana Delamar
Mafia don Enrico Lucchesi struggles to preserve a fragile truce with the Andretti family. But when Kate Andretti flees from her abusive husband, Enrico won't leave her in jeopardy. Can he save her without reigniting the bloody feud between the families? **Double-finalist in the 2013 Booksellers' Best Awards!**

Cliffs of Starsdale by Bestselling author Tallulah Grace
Starsdale, California offers a picturesque setting with a small-town atmosphere. It’s hard to believe anything bad could happen in such an idyllic place, but Chelsea Bates finds that evil lurks beneath the surface of someone she trusted, someone she loved. Even in Starsdale, life is not always what it seems.

Deadly Misconceptions an award winning story by Amazon and Barnes & Nobel bestselling author Sandy Loyd
When former runaway Lucy Maddox’s mentor goes missing, the PI risks everything to find her. She’s even willing to team up with nemesis Jack Finnegan, who’s only out to prove his boss isn’t responsible for the disappearance. Their chase to solve the mystery quickly becomes a struggle to stay alive.

Shadow of Perception (Book #2, Core Shadow Trilogy) by Kristine Mason After a reporter receives threatening, gruesome DVDs, she turns to the criminal investigation agency CORE for help. Only her former lover is assigned the case. Now they find themselves not only knee-deep in a twisted investigation, but forced to deal with their past and the love they’d tried to deny.

Haunted by Death (By Death Series #2) by USA Today Bestselling author Dale Mayer
Anthropologist Meg Pearce’s life hasn’t been the same since her friend disappeared seventeen years ago. She lost everything then including Detective Chad Ingram. Now he's back and together they are looking to solve the mystery. Only death isn’t done shaking up their lives … and this time they are in the crossfire.

Blind Her With Bliss (Dangerous Affairs Series #1) by USA Today Bestselling author Nina Pierce
Investigating the death of her best friend, uptight accountant, JULIE TILLING, discovers a world of adult nightclubs and Internet intrigue. When shock jock DAMON COREY rocks her world in a wild night of lust, she wonders if she's found love…or the key to solving a murder.

Love & Deception (Agents in Love #1) by Chantel Rhondeau Secret Agent Nick Kendall is infiltrating a suspected terrorist organization. The problem? He's falling hopelessly in love with Carlie Hollis, a key player of the group. Soon he receives new orders-kill the target. Will he follow those orders…or become hunted himself?

The Last Witness by Amazon Bestselling author K.T. Roberts
NYPD detectives Tate Kensington and Zachary Gerard are convinced one killer is at work, but proving it seems an impossible feat until a pre-teen prank blows the case wide open. Can the pair put away a killer on a paper-thin case? Or will their disappearing Jane Doe prove to be…THE LAST WITNESS…

Shrouded in Darkness (Shrouded in Darkness #1) by Multi-award winning author H. D. Thomson If Jake Preston doesn’t stumble upon a miracle, he’ll end up dead. And even if he does, he still might end up dead with a clever killer hounding his heels. He believes the key to reversing an experiment that is killing him is locked away in Margot Davenport’s home.

Primal Obsession by Award-winning author Susan Vaughan Reporter Annie Wylde and former Major Leaguer turned Maine Guide Sam Kincaid play cat and mouse with a killer on a wilderness canoe expedition. Chemistry sizzles, but lifestyles and baggage short circuit attraction. To defeat their enemy, they must work together and borrow from each other's strengths. ** Winner More Than Magic Award **



Revenge

Blood and Honor, #1


Author: Dana Delamar

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A woman on the run. A damaged Mafia don. A rival bent on revenge...

Kate Andretti is married to the Mob--but doesn't know it. When her husband uproots them to Italy, Kate leaves everything she knows behind. Alone in a foreign land, she finds herself locked in a battle for her life against a husband and a family who will "silence" her if she will not do as they wish.

When her husband tries to kill her, she accepts the protection offered by a wealthy businessman with Mafia ties. He's not a mobster, he claims. Or is he?

Enrico Lucchesi never wanted to be a Mafia don, and now he's caught in the middle of a blood feud with the Andretti family. His decision to help Kate brings the feud between the families to a boil. When Enrico is betrayed by someone in his own family, the two of them must sort out enemies from friends--and rely on each other or die alone. The only problem? Enrico cannot reveal his identity to Kate, or she'll bolt from his protection, and he'll be duty-bound to kill her to safeguard his family's secret.

Attacks from without and within push them both to the breaking point, and soon Enrico is forced to choose between protecting the only world he knows and saving the woman he loves.


Author: Dana Delamar

Author Genre: Romance, Mystery & Thrillers, Suspense

Website: Dana Delamar
Author's Blog: Dana Delamar
Twitter: @DanaDelamar
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Author Description:
Dana Delamar is the author of the "Blood and Honor" romantic suspense series, which is set in Italy among the Calabrian Mafia. An avid traveler who loves to learn about different peoples and cultures, Dana often sets her books in exotic locales. She grew up in the Midwest and Pacific Northwest, and today makes Seattle her home. She's an omnivorous reader with overflowing bookshelves and a passionate love of "Supernatural," "Firefly," "True Blood," "Mad Men," and a zillion other TV shows. Where she finds the time to sleep is a mystery.

When she's not writing, Dana is zipping off to visit new locales, dreaming about her next trip to Italy, or narrowly avoiding car accidents while she conjures up exploits for her characters.


Cliffs of Starsdale

Stories of Starsdale


Author: Tallulah Grace

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Seeking a fresh start after her mother’s death, Chelsea Bates lands in the picturesque town of Starsdale, California. Nestled amid the peaks of the High Sierras, Starsdale defines the term ‘small town’ with its mish-mash of well-meaning residents who always seem to know everyone else's business.

The one thing no one knew, could not have predicted, was the evil lurking beneath the surface of Chelsea’s ex-fiancĂ©. Preston Beecher follows her to Starsdale with the intentions of taking everything she owns, including her life. Will Preston destroy her dreams before they begin, or will bonds forged in a small mountain town be the pathway to her future?

Chelsea’s attempts to put the past behind her leads to a new partnership with one of Starsdale’s most respected citizens, John Mills, a man who harbors secrets and an agenda of his own. With the help of John and his talented son, Mac, Chelsea turns a dilapidated building into a bed and breakfast showcase.

Join Chelsea as she learns the ways of a small town in this, the first book in the Stories of Starsdale Series.


Author: Tallulah Grace

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers,Serial Killers,Suspense, Psychological

Website: Tallulah Grace - Psychological Thrillers
Author's Blog: Tallulah Speaks
Twitter: @TallulahSpeaks
E-Mail: grace.tallulah at gmail dot com
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Author Description:
Raised in the foothills of the mystical Blue Ridge Mountains, I attribute my love of beautiful landscapes and fascination with all things paranormal to my environment. The settings and characters in my novels reflect my appreciation for natural beauty as well as a desire to explore the what-if's of things unseen. Throw in a degree in Psychology paired with a strong interest in the workings of the criminally insane mind and you have a breeding ground for a psychological thriller.

Becoming an author was not a conscious decision; I've always been a writer. Channeling a passion for story-telling into my livelihood required a giant leap of faith, one that I'll never regret as I truly love what I do.

When I'm not writing, I enjoy antiquing, bead-weaving and sharing time with my incredible daughter and our two spoiled-rotten cats.


Deadly Misconceptions

Deadly Series Book 1


Author: Sandy Loyd

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PI Lucy Maddox, former thief, liar, and have-not, has worked hard to rise above her past as a runaway and now uses her survival skills in a more honest way. Yet when the reporter responsible for getting her off the streets goes missing, Lucy risks her respectability to find her.

Unfortunately, Jack Finnegan, life-long nemesis and royal PITA, catches Lucy in the act of stealing proof that Jack’s employer is involved in her friend’s disappearance. Jack believes, like everyone else, the missing reporter is on an undercover assignment and isn't checking in for obvious reasons. He’s not about to let Lucy’s lies and innuendos ruin his employer’s good name.

Jack joins forces with Lucy, mainly to prove her wrong and to keep an eye on her. The chase leads to a ring of high school girls whose behavior could only be characterized as bullying. Then things get crazy, starting with a harrowing near-miss that’s just too coincidental to be accidental. Plus, they’re being followed.

As Jack and Lucy are drawn deeper into a mystery that’s a cross between cozy and edgy, both struggle to keep their emotions in check. And when they uncover the truth about the games the cruel girls were playing, Jack and Lucy realize they have fallen victim to Deadly Misconceptions.


Author: Sandy Loyd

Author Genre: Romance, Contemporary, Suspense

Website: Sandy Loyd
Twitter: @SLoydwrites
E-Mail: sandyloyd@twc.com
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Author Description:
Sandy Loyd is a Western girl through and through. Born and raised in Salt Lake City, she's worked and lived in some fabulous places in the US, including South Florida. She now resides in Kentucky and writes full time. As much as she loves her current hometown, she misses the mountains and has to go back to her roots to get her mountain fix at least once a year.

She spent her single years in San Francisco and considers that city one of America's treasures, comparable to no other city in the world. Her California Series, starting out with Winter Interlude, are all set in the Bay Area. Her series consists of fun, heartwarming stories about crazy friends who, like single people everywhere, are seeking that someone special to share their lives with among thousands of eligible candidates.

Sandy recently published her first Romantic Suspense novel, The Sin Factor, set in another wonderful US city, Washington, DC. She has since published two more, both set in fictional towns in Kentucky to give a reader a feel for small town living. Running Out Of Fear's setting showcases the state's caves and lakes. All have heart-stopping suspense and are full of the twists and turns she loves. Sandy also doesn't skimp on the romance.


Shadow of Perception

Book 2 CORE Shadow Trilogy


Author: Kristine Mason

AVAILABLE at Amazon


What happens when negligent plastic surgeons get a taste of their own medicine…?

Chicago investigative reporter, Eden Risk, receives an unmarked envelope containing a postcard ordering her to watch the enclosed DVD…or someone else dies. No police. After Eden watches the DVD, a gruesome, horrifying surgery, she turns to the private criminal investigation agency, CORE, for help. Only she hadn’t expected that help to come with a catch. Her former lover, Hudson Patterson, has been assigned to the case.

Hudson would rather have another CORE agent handle the investigation. Two years ago, he’d screwed things up with Eden…bad. And as more DVDs arrive, Eden and Hudson find themselves not only knee-deep in a twisted investigation, but forced to deal with their past, and the love they’d tried to deny.


Author: Kristine Mason

Author Genre: Romance, Suspense

Website: Kristine Mason
Twitter: @KristineMason7
E-Mail: authorkristinemason@gmail.com
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Author Description:
I didn't pick up my first romance novel until I was in my late twenties. Immediately hooked, I read a bazillion books before deciding to write one of my own. After the birth of my first son I needed something to keep my mind from turning to mush, and Sesame Street wasn't cutting it. While that first book will never see the light of day, something good came from writing it. I realized my passion, and found a career I love.

When I'm not writing contemporary romances and dark, romantic suspense novels (or reading them!) I'm chasing after my four kids and two neurotic dogs.


Haunted by Death

Death Series


Author: Dale Mayer

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This is book 2 in the By Death series Death haunts anthropologist Meg Pearce… In her last summer before college, an innocent camping trip ended in a friend's disappearance…and destroyed her life. She lost everything. Her innocence. Her plans for her future. Her best friend and lover. Seventeen years later, she returns reluctantly to the same area, hoping to move on. But a gruesome discovery sends her reeling back to that dark time. Detective Chad Ingram has spent the last seventeen years trying to solve the mystery of that camping trip so he too can regain his life…and the lost love of his life. Only death isn't done shaking up their lives…and this time they are in the crossfire.


Author: Dale Mayer

Author Genre: Romantic suspense,thrillers,Paranormal Romance

Website: Dale Mayer
Author's Blog: Dale Mayer blog
Twitter: @DaleMayer
E-Mail: bdmayer2002@gmail.com
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Author Description:
Dale Mayer is a prolific multi-published writer. She's best known for her Psychic Visions series. Besides her romantic suspense/thrillers, Dale also writes paranormal romance and crossover young adult books in several different genres. To go with her fiction, she also writes nonfiction in many different fields with books available on resume writing, companion gardening and the US mortgage system. She has recently published her Career Essentials Series . All her books are available in print format as well.


Blind Her With Bliss

Dangerous Affairs Book 1


Author: Nina Pierce

AVAILABLE at Amazon


She's trying to find herself. He's attempting to hide. Together they'll discover a truth that threatens them both…

Investigating the death of her best friend, uptight accountant, JULIE TILLING, discovers a world of adult nightclubs and Internet intrigue. When shock jock DAMON COREY rocks her world in a wild night of lust, she wonders if she's found love…or the key to solving a murder.


Author: Nina Pierce

Author Genre: Romance

Website: Nina Pierce
Author's Blog: Around the Writer's Blog
Twitter: @NinaPierce
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Author Description:
USA Today bestselling author, Nina Pierce, grew up in a house full of readers, so becoming enamored with books was only natural. She discovered romance stories in her early teens, falling hopelessly in love with knights in shining armor and the damsels who saved them.

Eventually, reading about fated loves and soul mates wasn't enough. She now spends her days at the keyboard writing her own stories, blissfully creating chaos for her characters by throwing in a villain or two, a little murder and a whole lot of mayhem as they struggle toward their happy-ever-after.

Nina resides in New England with her high school sweetheart and soul mate of thirty years and several very spoiled cats who consider her "staff". When she's not writing she enjoys spending time with her three grown children, one love-sick son-in-law and a heart-melting grandson.


Love & Deception

Agents in Love - Book 1


Author: Chantel Rhondeau

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What if everything you believed in was a lie?

In hiding for six years, Carlie Hollis is tired of running. All she wants is to stay in Sayle, Washington and make a success of her struggling delicatessen. Because of her past, she's suspicious of anyone who takes an interest in her.

Nick Kendall works as a spy in a top-secret government operation, protecting innocent people from danger. Sent to Sayle on a mission to infiltrate a suspected terrorist organization, Nick finds himself attracted to Carlie, an alleged key player of the group.

Despite her misgivings, Carlie develops feelings for the handsome stranger, believing he is there to help her. But when Nick finds evidence of her guilt, he's given orders to do the unthinkable--eliminate the target, one he's fallen hopelessly in love with. Will he follow orders...or become hunted himself?

CONTENT WARNING: Violence, language, sizzling love scenes.


Author: Chantel Rhondeau

Author Genre: Romance, Mystery & Thrillers

Website: Chantel Rhondeau - Romantic Suspense
Author's Blog: Chantel Rhondeau - Past Writing/Self-publishing Tips
Twitter: @ChantelRhondeau
E-Mail: ChantelRhondeau(at)gmail(dot)com
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Author Description:
I once thought a great mystery or fantasy book with strong romantic themes was the highest level of reading bliss. After reading my first romantic suspense novel, I never looked back. Before long, the need to create my own stories took over. I spend my days in the clinical profession of medical transcriptionist, but my passion is in the blissful hours spent with my characters in the evenings.

I live in the western United States, and when I'm not writing I love playing cards with my family, bowling, and snuggling with my lazy kitties.


The Last Witness

Gerard-Kensington Detective Series


Author: K. T. Roberts

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Book One in the Gerard-Kensington Detective Series UPDATED AND REVISED

Two crimes...one crime scene...one vanishing victim...

NYPD detectives Tate Kensington and Zachary Gerard are convinced one killer is at work, but proving it seems an impossible feat until a pre-teen prank blows the case wide open. Both detectives have their own pasts to haunt them - Tate's ex-flame is now her boss, and Zach's estranged father is counsel for the defense. Complicating things even more are death threats, witnesses going AWOL, and an increasing attraction neither of them can keep denying. Can the pair put away a killer on a paper-thin case? Or will their disappearing Jane Doe prove to be…THE LAST WITNESS…


Author: K. T. Roberts

Author Genre: Humor, Mystery & Thrillers, Romance

Website: Carolyn Hughey/K. T. Roberts ~ Romance and Mystery Writer ~
Author's Blog: Carolyn Hughey/K. T. Roberts
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Twitter: @ScribBLINGDIVA
E-Mail: carolyn@carolynhughey.com
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Author Description:
K. T. Roberts is the alter ego of Carolyn Hughey who writes mysteries and contemporaries with a touch of sizzle. Also available in eReader format from K.T. Roberts is The Last Witness, Magnetic Attraction and Educating Daphne, with the second in the Kensington-Gerard Detective series, Elusive Justice, right on its heels having been released in December, 2012.

Originally a Jersey Girl, K. T. lives with her real-life hero, Bob, in Arizona. They have four children and when she's not writing; she's studying her craft, or whipping up some gastronomic delight for family and friends.

As an author under Amazon's Montlake Romance imprint, all of Carolyn's books will now be available in paperback and digital formats. Cupid's Web and Shut Up and Kiss Me were her first two releases with the latter being a best seller for Avalon Books. As a former chef, Carolyn was commissioned by her publisher to write a cooking series, Romancing the Chef's Toque. The first in that series was Dishing Up Romance. Book #2 in the series, One Menu at a Time was released December 11, 2012. Book #3, Catering to Love, has just been released on October 8, 2013 and is available now.

If you like to cook, if you like to eat, and if you'd like to find out some of the hilarious things that happen in restaurant kitchens, then these books are for you.

A more Holiday-inspired offering was released in October, 2012--Mistletoe and Magic, the creative work of Carolyn Hughey and Gina Ardito. Under the cover, you'll find Insanity Claus and The Gift of Magic.

Visit Carolyn. She loves to hear from her fans. Drop her a line and she will respond to you personally.


Shrouded in Darkness

Shrouded Series Book 1


Author: H.D. Thomson

AVAILABLE at Amazon


Jake Preston is on borrowed time. If he doesn’t stumble upon a miracle and soon, he’ll end up dead. And even if he does, he still might end up dead with a clever killer hounding his heels. He believes that the one miracle and antidote to save him is in Margot Davenport’s house, across the country and miles away from Boston. Somewhere locked in her home is the key to reversing an experiment that is killing him.

Margot doesn’t particularly care if she ends up dead. She’s lost everything she’s ever cared for. A divorce and the loss of her job as a corporate lawyer has left her with little faith in herself or in anyone else. Most importantly, she’s lost the one person on this earth she’s looked up to and cherished–her brother, Johnny. His death in a car accident has devastated her, and she can’t find the willpower to pull herself from the chasm she’s fallen into. Her only solace is at the bottom of a wineglass. Having moved back to the small town in northern Arizona where she was raised, she’s made a point of isolating herself both mentally and physically from everyone other than a few chosen friends. Little does she know that her life is going to explode into chaos and the person behind Johnny's death is coming after her.


Author: H.D. Thomson

Author Genre: Romance

Website: H.D. Thomson
Twitter: @HDThomson
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Author Description:
H.D. Thomson moved from Ontario, Canada as a teenager to the heat of Arizona where she graduated from the University of Arizona with a B.S. in Business Administration with a major in accounting. After working in the corporate world as an accountant, H.D. changed her focus to one of her passions-books. She owned and operated an online bookstore for several years and then started the company, Bella Media Management. The company specializes in web sites, video trailers, ebook conversion and promotional resources for authors and small businesses. When she is not heading her company, she is following her first love-writing.


Primal Obsession

Author: Susan Vaughan

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You’ll see me, but you won’t know me.

Guiding a canoe party through the Maine wilderness is more than just a job for former Major-Leaguer Sam Kincaid. After hitting rock-bottom, he needs to prove he can pull himself out of the bottle and succeed at something. He can't let himself be distracted by an ambitious, obsessed female, even if she's sexy, witty and smart.

Investigative journalist and confirmed urbanite Annie Wylde embarks on the canoe trip to keep a promise to her murdered friend. She intends to use the outing to study her notes on the notorious killer called the Hunter. She banters with Sam but rebuffs his advances, considering him just another egotistical jock.

But when Annie realizes the killer has followed her into the woods, she learns there's more to Sam than testosterone and dimples. And Sam faces the challenge of his life to keep Annie safe and defeat the Hunter.


Author: Susan Vaughan

Author Genre: Romance

Website: Susan Vaughan
Author's Blog: Articles for Writers
Twitter: @SHVaughan
E-Mail: shvaughan.author@gmail.com
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Author Description:
I wanted to write as soon as I learned to read. I dabbled with stories and poems for years, but didn't start writing seriously until many years later. My favorite books have always been mysteries and romances, so the mix in romantic suspense was a natural. I love writing romantic suspense because it throws the hero and heroine together under extraordinary circumstances and pits them against a clever villain.

My books have been both a Romantic Times Magazine Reviewer's Choice Nominee and a finalist for the Daphne du Maurier Award. Reviewers have called my books fast-paced, thrilling, action-packed, sizzling, and highly emotional. I am a West Virginia native but I have lived for many years on the coast of Maine.
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