Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Mortal Crimes: 7 Novels of Suspense

Today the HBS Author's Spotlight is showcasing Mortal Crimes: 7 Novels of Suspense. (J Carson Black, Melissa F Miller, M A Comley, Carol Davis Luce, Michael Wallace, Brett Battles, Robert Gregory Browne)

LIMITED EDITION BOX SET! From the bestselling authors who gave you SHOOT TO THRILL, now 3 more bestselling authors have teamed up to give you MORTAL CRIMES– excellence in suspense.




Mortal Crimes

7 Novels of Suspense


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THE DEVIL'S HOUR (A Laura Cardinal Novel) - J Carson Black
When one of three Arizona girls missing for eleven years turns up alive, Laura Cardinal is called in to work this cold case that warms up fast. After the bones of a second child are found, Laura knows the fiery death of someone close to her isn't coincidence. The perp is near -- and watching.

CRITICAL VULNERABILITY (An Aroostine Higgins Novel) - Melissa F Miller
Everything's going wrong for Assistant U.S. Attorney Aroostine Higgins. A pretrial motion vanishes from the docketing system. Her apartment catches fire. Routine dental surgery nearly kills her. Someone is out to destroy her -- along with the only man she's ever loved. Now she's out to find them first.

SOLE INTENTION (Intention Series Book #1) - M A Comley
Ex-cops-turned-missing-persons-investigators Ellen Brazil and Brian Lynx are contracted to find the wife of a bodybuilder. With more women in the Worcester area gone missing, Ellen and Brian suspect a serial kidnapper. If the women are still alive, Ellen and Brian will need to find them -- fast.

NIGHT PREY (A Night Series Novel) - Carol Davis Luce
Roberta Paxton had had premonitions of threats before, but this time no one was listening. But deep in the Tahoe forest, emerging only to stalk his prey, a vicious killer watched. Each glimpse of Roberta fired his need, yet still he waited. Until he saw Roberta's 13-year-old sister, Tobie...

IMPLANT - Michael Wallace & Jeffrey Anderson, MD
Neurosurgeon Julia Nolan uses brain implants to record visual and auditory data from field operatives. When Ian Westhelle suffers a psychotic break and kills his handler, Julia tracks him to a CIA asylum for "security risks" -- a costly discovery when agents target her for elimination.

LITTLE GIRL GONE (A Logan Harper Thriller) - Brett Battles
Logan Harper isn't looking for redemption. But the attempted murder of a friend whose granddaughter goes missing leads to a sinister plot connected to corporate USA. As the odds stack against him, Logan falls back on old skills from the life he'd rather forget to bring the girl home alive.

TRIAL JUNKIES (A Trial Junkies Thriller) - Robert Gregory Browne
A pal from Ethan Hutchinson's college days is wrongly accused of a brutal murder. When Hutch and his old college gang go searching for the real killer, what they find shatters every notion they have about friendship, loss and redemption ... and jeopardizes the lives of Hutch and the woman he loves.



The Devil's Hour

Laura Cardinal Series


Author: J Carson Black

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In 1997, the disappearance of three young girls rocked the city of Tucson, Arizona. Eleven years later, one of those girls, Micaela Brashear, comes home—alive.

Laura Cardinal worked homicide for Arizona DPS, but now she's been moved to the Open-Unsolved Unit. With a new job and a new partner who questions her every move, Laura pieces together Micaela's fragmented memories in the hope she will learn the whereabouts of the other two children.

When a man walking his dog finds the bones of a child in a shallow grave on the mountain above town, it becomes clear to Laura that Micaela was the lucky one.

But the killer isn't through yet, and after the fiery death of someone close to Laura, she realizes she faces an implacable enemy.


Author: J Carson Black

Author Genre: Crime Thrillers

Website: J. Carson Black Site
Author's Blog: Adventures in the Writing Trade
Twitter: @jcarsonblack
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Author Description:
Hailed by bestselling author T. Jefferson Parker as "a strong new voice in American crime fiction," J. Carson Black has written fourteen novels. Her thriller, The Shop, reached #1 on the Kindle Bestseller list, and her crime thriller series featuring homicide detective Laura Cardinal became a New York Times and USA Today bestseller. Although Black earned a master's degree in operatic voice, she was inspired to write a horror novel after reading The Shining. She lives in Tucson, Arizona.


Critical Vulnerability

A Sasha McCandless Companion Novel


Author: Melissa F Miller

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Governments, hospitals, and industry use computerized industrial control systems to remotely monitor and control elevators, electricity, alarms, surveillance systems, and more. It's convenient and efficient. And potentially deadly.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Aroostine Higgins put her personal life on hold to join the Department of Justice's elite Criminal Division. Now she’s prosecuting two men accused of attempting to bribe a foreign government official.

But everything's going wrong.

Her pretrial motion vanishes from the federal court's electronic docketing system. Her apartment catches fire. Routine dental surgery turns into a near-death experience.

When Aroostine's past comes crashing into her present, her most critical vulnerability is exploited and she finally admits she isn't simply suffering a string of bad luck.

An unseen enemy is determined to destroy her—and the only man she's ever loved—unless she finds him first.


Author: Melissa F Miller

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Short Stories

Website: Melissa F. Miller, Author of Fast-Paced Thrillers
Twitter: @melissafmiller
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Author Description:
I'm Melissa F. Miller, author of the Sasha McCandless legal thriller series and a practicing attorney. When I'm not in court or on the playground with my three delightful children, I'm hard at work on my next novel.








Sole Intention

Missing Persons Hotline


Author: M.A. Comley

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Former police officers Ellen Brazil and Brian Lynx have joined forces to start a successful missing persons investigation firm which has just been contracted to find the wife of bodybuilder Will Endersbe. Ellen discovers that a number of women with similar features and hair colour have also vanished in the Worcester area. Ellen and Brian suspect a serial kidnapper is to blame, and without a body, the police are happy to leave the case in their hands to solve.


Author: M.A. Comley

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy

Website: M.A. Comley
Twitter: @Melcom1
E-Mail: melanie.comley@wanadoo.fr
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Author Description:
Independent writers have known for some time that the publishing world is changing. No longer do writers have to await the whim of an agent and then a publisher before their cherished work sees the light of day.

This is a double edged sword, of course. It means that a lot of drivel is out there on Kindle and self-published. But it also means that complete gems have come to the attention of readers who would never have had the chance to read the author concerned. Some of these authors have attracted the attention of agents who, attracted by the author’s sales figures, have decided to jump in and offer a contract before someone else does.One of these authors is Mel Comley, a Brit living in rural France. Ms Comley gave up her job in retail a decade ago and, in the wake of a traumatic divorce, moved with her mother to a country they had never even previously visited.

After renovating a few houses, she decided on a different path. Ms Comley took a creative writing course, following her life’s dream, and began to write.

Months turned into years and she, at first, saw little success. Rejection followed rejection.

But if there is something to be said about Ms Comley, it is her solid work ethic and her determination never to give up. “It’s tough when you’re first starting out. You have no idea if you’re any good. I started off writing romances and I had a good response from Mills and Boon for one, but then I decided to change tack to thrillers.”

She uploaded her new crime novel, Impeding Justice, to the wannabe writer site, Authonomy and waged a fierce campaign, spending all day, every day, in front of her computer to get her novel to the top of the chart and under the gaze of a Harper Collins.

Authonomy is a networking site as much as a talent site and Mel worked hard to see that her story of a British female cop chasing down murder, kidnap and human trafficking was as recognised as it should have been.


Night Prey

Author: Carol Davis Luce

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Roberta Paxton had a pleasant, challenging job, a man who loved her, and a host of good friends, but anxiety gnawed at her, at the back of her mind, at the edge of her vision, something was threatening her. . . something or someone. She tried to talk about it, but nobody wanted to listen, not even her thirteen-year-old sister, Tobie. Roberta had had these premonitions before, Tobie reminded her. She was just being paranoid.

But there was someone watching. Deep in the Tahoe forest, emerging only to stalk his prey, to watch and listen, to plot his final move, a vicious killer waited. Each glimpse of Roberta fired his need, but still he waited.

Until he saw Tobie. . .


Author: Carol Davis Luce

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Romance, Literature & Fiction

Website: CAROL DAVIS LUCE–NightWriter
Author's Blog: CAROL DAVIS LUCE
Indie Chicks Café
Twitter: @CarolDavisLuce
E-Mail: caroldluce@gmail.com
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Author Description:
Carol Davis Luce’s first ‘night’ novel, NIGHT STALKER, was also her first sale.

“A dandy read,” wrote author Tony Hillerman. It went into three printings and became the flagship for the sub-genre “Woman in Jeopardy” at Kensington Publishers–strong heroines pitted against evil opponents.

She is the author of six suspense novels, NIGHT STALKER, NIGHT HUNTER, NIGHT PREY, NIGHT PASSAGE, NIGHT GAME and NIGHT WIDOW. And one Coming-of-Age Novel, AWAKENING: Secrets of a Brown Eyed Girl.

Short story collections: BROKEN JUSTICE and FOR BETTER, FOR WORSE. Carol Davis Luce lives in Sparks, Nevada with her husband, Bob, and their psycho cat.


Implant

Author: Michael Wallace

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Neurosurgeon Julia Nolan places cortical implants into the brains of field operatives to record data from their auditory and visual cortices. One of her subjects, an operative named Ian Westhelle, suffers a psychotic break and kills his handler before he can be recovered.

Julia tracks Ian to an asylum where the CIA warehouses insane former soldiers, scientists, and others with security risks too great for conventional psychiatric wards. Agents from the national intelligence directorate discover her snooping and target her for elimination.

A collaboration between international bestselling authors Michael Wallace and Jeffrey Anderson, Implant is a heart-pounding thriller that will keep readers guessing until the final, chilling conclusion.


Author: Michael Wallace

Author Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers

Website: Michael Wallace - author of the bestselling Righteous series
E-Mail: m.wallace23(at)yahoo(dot)com.
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Author Description:
Sign up to Michael's New Release Mailing List here: bit.ly/10ZDLZ2 (Simply cut-and-paste that address into your browser) and receive a free copy of the Righteous novella "Trial by Fury." Your email will never be shared and you will only be contacted when a new book is out.

I've trekked across the Sahara on a camel, ridden an elephant through a tiger preserve in Southeast Asia, eaten fried guinea pig, and been licked on the head by a skunk. In a previous stage of life I programmed nuclear war simulations, smuggled refugees out of a war zone, and milked cobras for their venom. I speak Spanish and French and grew up in a religious community in the desert.


Little Girl Gone

A Logan Harper Thriller


Author: Brett Battles

AVAILABLE at Amazon


Logan Harper isn't looking for redemption. He just wants to live in peace and forget his troubled past. But one morning his quiet life is upended when he interrupts the attempted murder of his father's best friend Tooney.

The next thing he knows, Logan is on his way to Los Angeles, searching for Tooney's missing granddaughter and uncovering a sinister plot connected not only to Tooney's past, but also to the boardrooms of corporate America.

As the odds stack up against him, Logan must fall back on old skills from the life he'd rather forget. He's made a promise, and the only way to fulfill it is to bring the girl home alive.


Author: Brett Battles

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers

Website: Brett Battles
Author's Blog: Books & News
Twitter: @BrettBattles
E-Mail: brett@brettbattles.com
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Author Description:
Brett Battles is the author of over twenty novels and several short stories. His novel THE DECEIVED (part of his Jonathan Quinn series) won a Barry Award for Best Thriller. He is one of the founding members of Killer Year, and is a member of Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller Writers. He lives and writes in Los Angeles


Trial Junkies

A Trial Junkies Thriller


Author: Robert Gregory Browne

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Ethan "Hutch" Hutchinson hasn't seen his old college pals for nearly a decade. Now fate has brought them together again as one of the gang is put on trial for a brutal, senseless murder. The Chicago police and prosecutor think they have their perp, but Hutch isn't about to sit silently in a courtroom as someone he cares about is wrongfully convicted.

When Hutch and his friends join forces to search for the real killer, what they find shatters every notion they have about friendship, loss and redemption… and may very well cost Hutch--and the woman he loves--their lives.


Author: Robert Gregory Browne

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction

Website: Robert Gregory Browne
Author's Blog: Robert Gregory Browne Blog
Twitter: @Robert_Browne
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Author Description:
An AMPAS Nicholl award-winning, ITW Thriller Award nominated novelist, Robert Gregory Browne believes his mission as a writer is to grab hold of you and keep you captive on the page until he's ready to let you go. In addition to writing several thrillers--including his new book, TAKEDOWN (with Brett Battles), TRIAL JUNKIES and KISS HER GOODBYE--Rob composes music, plays guitar and keyboards and has even been known to sing now and then. And you thought his BOOKS were scary.
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