Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Connie Flynn - KNOW WHEN TO RUN is featured in the HBS Author's Spotlight Showcase

The Showcase is a special feature of the Author's Spotlight. It is designed to highlight Spotlight author's NEW releases and their soon to be released novels.

The HBS Author's Spotlight SHOWCASES Connie Flynn's Book: Know When to Run.
Author Connie Flynn is the bestselling award-winning author of many Mystery, Fantasy, Paranormal and Romance novels and short stories.

Know When to Run

Romantic Suspense Series Book 1

Author: Connie Flynn


NOW OUT! BRAND NEW romantic suspense from award-winning, bestselling Connie Flynn.
Readers are Saying: Twists and turns abound and you can't put it down.

Ky Taylor woke up one morning on a Mississippi riverboat casino with a huge headache and no idea who she was. With the help of new friends she rebuilt her life. Now, nearly two years later, a tall dark man with killer good looks comes after her. A bounty hunter, who claims she killed her father then ran out on her bail. She says he's got the wrong woman. He says she's guilty as sin. One of them is right . . .

Suddenly so many people are after her she can't tell the good guys from the bad guys. But one thing she can do is KNOW WHEN TO RUN.

Did she kill her father? She doesn't remember and you won't know yourself until the very end.

Book 1 of the Riverboat Series

She woke up one morning on a Mississippi riverboat casino with a huge headache and no idea who she was. With the help of new friends she rebuilt her life. Now, nearly two years later, a tall dark man with killer good looks comes after her. A bounty hunter, who claims she killed her father then ran out on her bail. She says he's got the wrong woman. He says she's guilty as sin. One of them is right . . .

Bounty Hunter Gabe McGregor is seeking a woman accused of murdering her banker father then running out on her bail, which Gabe has guaranteed. Ky is a blackjack dealer on The Bayou Belle, a riverboat casino, and Gabe has been questioning her about a person of interest named Ky Taylor, who he assumes to be male. When he learns she is Ky, he intensifies his questioning. As they’re sparring about who, in fact, is in charge of this situation, they hear gunfire.

Chapter Three:

“Get off me, get off!” Ky pounded Gabe’s back.

What the hell was he doing? Her shoulder smarted from the impact of the fall. Her tote had flown from her forearm, sliding out of reach. With a groan, she tried to shove McGregor away so she could reclaim it.

Another pop. More splinters.

Was someone throwing stuff at them? “Down! Stay down!” McGregor hissed.

“My tote. . . Why won’t–”

“Someone. Is. Shooting. A Us.

“Shooting? I didn’t hear—“

“The gun has a silencer.” He put a finger over his lips. “I don’t think the gunman can see us down here.”

He lifted his head.

Whup. Whup. Whp. The railing above them creaked and groaned.

“He almost hit you, McGregor.”

“The guy’s no sharpshooter. His aim’s off by yards.”

He lifted his weight off Ky, giving her room to breathe and rub her sore shoulder.

“He’s hiding in the second passage over.” McGregor rose to his hands and knees. “We’re going to scoot farther up the deck. But stay very low. He’ll lose sight of us and the only way to find us will be to come out. I doubt he wants to do that.”

Ky inched into a crawling position and couldn’t resist stretching her neck for a peek. She caught a quick glimpse of a head and arm, then another shot hit the rail.

“Head down!” McGregor’s voice was harsh, but the hand guiding her along the rail was gentle.

“Wish you’d let me get my tote,” Ky grumbled. “The derringer’s in there.

” “Lot of good two bullets will do.” McGregor inclined his head toward the entrance some fifty feet away. “When we get even with the door, make a run for it. Don’t forget to stay low.”

He reached up, apparently checking on the gunman, who was behind them now.

Whup, whup, whup, whup! Wood chips danced on the sleek deck. Ky glanced over her shoulder and saw a man in a hoodie creeping toward them. He raised his arm and let off another volley of bullets. Wood fragments peppered Ky’s arms and legs. She tried hard, very hard, not to–

Whup, whup, whup.

She shrieked.

“Ssh.” McGregor softly touched her shoulder. “This guy’s serious. We’ve no chance of making it to shelter.”

With no warning, he rocked off his knees onto his heels, swept her up from the deck, and lunged to his feet. Before she knew what happened, he dumped her overboard, then leaped in after her.

“Wa-a-a-ait . . .” she wailed, as the river came rushing up. “I don’t think I know how to–”

Her last word was lost in the muddy depths of the mighty Mississippi.

Author Genre: Mystery, Fantasy and Romance

Website: Connie's Books
Author's Blog: Imagination Gone Wild
Blog: Bootcamp for Novelists Online
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Author Description: FIRST WE KILL ALL THE ZOMBIES launched my series of zany supernatural mysteries involving, of course, zombies, but also very real human villains who aim to rule the world, perhaps the galaxy. But they're up against gutsy amusement park owners who have just returned from their honeymoon, fighting mad that it was interrupted.

If you are a short story fan, you may have come across There's a Dead Elf in Santa's Workshop and/or Murder at the Toadstool Cafe which introduce Derek and Clara Shriver. This couple will be with us a while as the series continues. They are a revival of the old school husband and wife teams that populated fiction and television back in the 1970s and 1980s and I'm looking forward to working with them for some time to come. Which means I'm developing a sequel to ZOMBIE.

Also coming up is the sequel to KNOW WHEN TO RUN, my romantic suspense series set on a riverboat. It will tentatively star the daughter of the mob boss. To stay in touch with story developments and my appearances, subscribe to my free newsletter at
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Meanwhile, keep on reading. And remember that novels expand the imagination better than any other entertainment form. True fact.

Author's Book List
First We Kill All the Zombies - Derek Shriver Mysteries Book 1
While on their way to a long awaited Paris honeymoon, Derek and Clara Shriver encounter an airship . . . a sassy, sometimes goofy robot . . . a luxurious manor house on an enormous estate and . . . zombies.

Derek Shriver, certified public accountant, former Green Beret, and amusement park owner is blissfully wed to Clara, who kicked off their unfortunate adventures by leaving a cryptic note for Derek. Something about buying a Roaring Twenties theme park. Taken aback by her failure to consult him, he's mostly irate about delaying their honeymoon, but rushes to her side regardless.

The park's owner, a steel-spined German scientist who calls himself Doktor, offers them luxurious accommodations and invites them to dine with him at the park's finest restaurant. That evening a horse-drawn coach picks them up, but they never reach the restaurant and Clara disappears. Derek finds her in a sprawling meadow where they are coerced into boarding a huge airship. To Derek it feels as if they'd stepped into the belly of a whale.

Soon after they board the airship, an explosion occurs. When Derek revives, he finds he's lost two days and his wife is busy developing cures for a motley crew of zombies.

The Doktor tells them that they've been kidnapped into the Roaring Twenties. Clara, because she's a renowned biophysicist and the Doktor needs her to find a cure. Derek, because of his skills in training soldiers. They're trapped in space and time, in a world far from home and Derek is determined to find a way out. With help from his double-agent robotic sidekick, he's feeling optimistic until new visitors arrive at the manor house and the Doktor's true purpose is revealed.

Now a clock is ticking and it's vital Derek and Clara get out of there. He has to find out how . . . But first they must kill all the zombies.

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Old Bones - . . . A short story
Old Bones in a short story of approximately 22 pages . . . . A short exciting coffee-break read.•A Chicago woman is sent over the edge when a skull that could be an artifact is discovered during the rebuild on her property. •Some dubious help from her hottie project foreman sends her racing for her life. •Someone wants that skull and is willing to kill her to get it. Short and sweet, but with all the twist and turns of longer works, similar to those by suspense writers like Lisa Gardner, Lori Handleland and Karen Robards.

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The Dragon Hour
A Scottish paradise lost in time is invaded by 21st century thugs. It was a robbery gone terribly wrong ending in Luke Slade carrying his wounded cousin through a window of light, sweeping them back in time. Just before the window closes, the killers chase in behind them, trapping them all in 1672.

Caryn McLaughlin rules Lochlorraine and deals daily with a terrible threat. When Luke appears she knows her worries will soon be over. She'd seen his face all her life, on a tapestry now hanging in her bed chambers. He is Luke the Dragon Slayer, none other, and his duty is clear. What a pity he doesn't see it that way.

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Chills & Thrills Paranormal Boxed Set
Boxed Set Include Two Full-Length Novels:
SHADOW OF THE WOLF: A grieving shaman drags the fallen werewolf queen back to face judgment for the murder of his wife, then finds he's lost his taste for vengeance. But she's again brought danger to his village. Where the queen goes, werewolves follow . . . and someone's blood will spill.

THE FIRE OPAL: A Cajun woman, destined to be the Guardian of the Fire Opal, returns to the treacherous swamps she ran from as a teenager to reclaim the stolen gem and defeat the dark entity that will use it to spread destruction throughout the world.

PLUS, a bonus 6000 word short suspense story: OLD BONES: All she wants is to remodel her home, but a Chicago psychologist's courage and determination is put to the test when bones from the past are discovered on her property. Soon she is racing for her life against an unknown assailant through one of the most famous museums in the world.

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BOOTCAMP FOR NOVELISTS BASIC TRAINING MANUAL - What you need to know BEFORE you write your novel
Our Basic Training Manual is finally out and if you find our manual helpful you would do us a huge favor by posting a review that will help others decide if our manual will also be helpful to them. Thank you . . . Linda and Connie

Have you always wanted to write a novel, but don't know where to begin? Have you wondered why there isn't one simple, easy-to-read, down-to-earth explanation of the basics--what you need to know BEFORE you start writing?

Award-winning authors of over two dozen novels, Linda Style and Connie Flynn, co-founders of Bootcamp for Novelists Online, created the Bootcamp Basic Training Manual: What you need to know BEFORE you write your novel, specifically to give their writing students a down and dirty introduction to the language of publishing and the core elements necessary to create a cohesive story. Linda and Connie condensed all their Bootcamp Basic Training information and knowledge, from genre definitions to manuscript formatting--and everything in between--into one brief, reader-friendly manual. Learning what you need to know BEFORE you write your novel will save you time and energy as well as laying the foundation for a successful writing experience. It's never too late to learn the basics!

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The Fire Opal - A dark fantasy novel Book 1
The sudden death of her mother prompts a beautiful young woman to return to the Cajun birthplace she'd abandoned as a teenager, and hoped never to see again. Back in the bayou, she renews her relationship with her former lover while trying to come to grips with her mysterious Creole heritage. But when la fantome noir--the dark spirit that haunts the bayou--appears in the swamps, she is called to battle, and must find the powerful Fire Opal--which is her only hope for survival. Together, she and her former lover must embark into uncharted swamp waters to recover the magical talisman...and perhaps rekindle their lost love.

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Shadow of the Wolf - Werewolf Series Book 2
No one could know of a beauty's frightening secret, or that she has been swept into a life of terror by a force too powerful to resist. The handsome Tony White Hawk believes she is the one responsible for his wife's death. But circumstances beyond their control ignite a passion that both burns and heals. Now her life is in danger, as an enemy seeks to claim her soul, and only her new love can save her. Online promo ( Ads in "Romantic Times".

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Shadow on the Moon - Werewolf Series Book 1
I've had a love affair with werewolves ever since I saw Lon Chaney play the Wolfman way back in the last century. I was, oh, about minus 10 years old at the time, but that's another subject, which I was old enough to understand it. This poor man, through no fault of his own, was the victim of a terrible curse that once a month turned him into someone he didn't recognize. He hated what he was and could do nothing about it. On my side, he scared me senseless but also made me sympathetic and I used to hope beyond hope that someone would save him.

So, when publishers started actively seeking the darker paranormal, Lon and his breed, shapeshifters, came to mind, and Morgan Wilder came to life. All he needed was someone to save him. That person was Dana Gibbs, a wolf biologist who herself was practically raised by wolves. She alone understands him. Though she hasn't a clue about the dark world he inhabits, she finds the courage to enter it and help him escape forever.

I hope you enjoy their story and if in reading it you wonder if you'd heard that wolves have been introduced into the Arizona mountains, you would be right. This book was written just as that program was being launched.

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