Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Jonas Saul - An Author Interview at the HBS Author's Spotlight

Today our blog puts the Spotlight on International Bestselling thriller Author Jonas Saul. He is the author of the of the Sarah Roberts Series and The Mafia Trilogy. Jonas is a Mystery & Thrillers and Horror writer.



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

Website: Author Jonas Saul
Twitter: @jonassaul
E-Mail: jonassaul@icloud.com
Goodreads: Check Out Goodreads
Facebook: Check Out Facebook

Amazon Author Profile



Author Description:
Meet Jonas Saul, an international bestselling thriller author.

Jonas Saul is from Toronto, Canada. He lives in Leavenworth, Washington. He is always writing the next novel. The Sarah Roberts Series are his best selling novels with the highest reviews.

The Sarah Roberts Series are his best selling novels with the highest reviews. The Mafia Trilogy is fast becoming the next series to rival Sarah Roberts.

Jonas wrote his first short story when he was ten-years old and went on to win Writer's Digest Short Story awards for his writing.


SPOTLIGHT Questions and Answers with the Author

Congratulations on your book: The Snake and your new Jake Wood series. Rumor has it that you have several books on the horizon including The Pact and The Target. Can you tell us the timeline for their releases and give us a little tease?

The Pact, Sarah Roberts Book Seventeen, comes out June 30 and is available for preorder on Amazon. My main character, Sarah, has the ability to hear the voice of her dead sister, Vivian, in her head. In The Pact, Sarah Roberts has lost her ability to hear her sister’s messages. All forms of communication with Vivian are gone. Unless Sarah fulfills a pact with Vivian, one she knows nothing about, their ties will remain severed forever. In a time capsule Vivian prepared almost twenty-five years ago when she was still alive, prophecies and documents await Sarah. Several of the documents are addressed to people Vivian thought Sarah might know in the future. When Sarah’s father mails these documents, Sarah’s world is flipped upside-down. Instead of Sarah hearing her sister and performing tasks, Sarah’s friends are the ones hearing Vivian’s words through the letters she wrote to them years ago. Back then, Vivian hadn’t been clear on what each person should do to save Sarah’s life. Since the near future affects Sarah personally, Vivian cannot intervene and communicate with her directly. The future becomes the enemy and the only way to stop it is to cease moving forward, to die. Sarah fights to stay alive without any spiritual guidance, something she has never done before, which becomes her undoing when she walks into a trap she cannot walk away from, and no one is there to save her.

The Target, Jake Wood Book Two, isn’t due out until October of this year and it’s a continuation of Book One, The Snake. In The Target, Jake’s going after a company that thinks they’re above the law while at the same time this company has sent people to silence Jake. While this is taking place, Jake needs to walk a fine line with the authorities as they’ve collected evidence that he may have been involved in a homicide.

In addition to those two novels coming out this year, I also have The Terror, Sarah Roberts Book Eighteen, coming out by September.

Lots of books coming out - lots to read!

You have a good following on twitter. Since you started before the social media buzz, what impact has social media relationships had on your current success? How did you build your following in your niche? How much has it changed your book launch process?

Social media has had an effect on sales, but I’ve found it difficult to measure. I use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Tumblr, yet I have found that the best advertising is simply writing another book. I talk to readers on these sites. I post photos of where I’m doing research. I often post a sale, but I hardly - if ever - try to directly cultivate readers through social media. In other words, I don’t use those platforms to post something like, “Buy my Book.”

My followers on Twitter and Instagram came together over the years by tweeting and posting photos. It has been several years in the making and I’m still actively building my social media sites. I’m not entirely sure how it has changed with book launches because it’s the direct emails that BookBub and Amazon send out help spur sales when a new release comes out. Readers go to those two sites and click the “Follow” button. That’s where promotion really kicks in for me.

Do you do any book signings, interviews, speaking and personal appearances? If so, when and where is the next place where your readers can see you? Where can they keep up with your personal contacts online?

I’ve never done book signings. I’m open to it, but haven’t yet. Speaking and personal appearances? Yes, I love that side of the business. Just last month I did a reading on stage at a Writer’s Festival in British Columbia, Canada. Then a week later, I did a two-hour speech at a creative writing class in another city in B.C.

At this time, I don’t have a speaking engagement booked in the near future, but once one is booked, I often announce it on my Facebook Page. Join me there for updates.

You have great covers. They carry a theme and your brand with them. How does your book cover creation process work? Do you hand over the basic theme or do you have more of a hands-on approach? Do you get your readers involved in its development?

I usually choose the image for my covers, or at least convey to my cover designer what I’m thinking will work. Then, since my cover designer is extremely talented, he goes with it and returns (usually) with something I absolutely love.

We do work with a template, keeping my author name on the top half, then using the bottom for the title of the book. Now that we’ve done it for over thirty covers, it’s gotten quite easy.

I’ll often post on Facebook two cover ideas and wait for feedback from the readers to see which one they’re responding to positively and then go with that one.

You have written several short stories (Tales of Horror).. Can you tell us if they had an impact on the sales of your novels? Are shorty’s one of your styles of writing or are they created to give readers a sample of your work?

For me, I started my writing career doing short stories. I had written over twenty shorts before I tried a novel. By the time I had written three novels, I had completed over fifty short stories. Twisted Fate, my short story collection, has the best of those stories.

I’m a novel writer now. I haven’t written a short story in a couple of years.

I like the idea of bundling a series of novels. You have put together several sets of your novels from The Sarah Roberts Series. What was the impact on your other sales? What was your main objective in bundling your novels?

The main objective was to be able to give readers a financial incentive to buy three novels for the price of two. In addition to that, when I began uploading bundles to Amazon, it increased my title count which can make an author stand out better by offering increased visibility.

Between your book writing, blogging, marketing, family and all the other things that can get in your way, how do you manage your time? Do you have a set schedule or do you sort of play it by ear?

Time management is a big deal if you want to write several books per year. How I do it is by setting aside Monday to Friday as my writing days. I write 4000-5000 words per day, five days a week. When my word count is done, I go on Facebook, I browse online. I go read, spend time with my wife. But like everyone else who has a job, writing is my job and I work at my job five days per week on the day shift.

That has worked for me for the last six years without an issue.

What has been your experience in giving your books away free? Have you been involved in any other type of giveaways and how did that work out? What was your main goal in doing this? Did you run into any obstacles?

Offering a book for free has been a huge success for me. When I place a book in my series for free, like The Crypt, Book Three, readers will buy Book One and Book Two as they don’t like starting a series on Book Three. By doing this, I end up with a massive amount of sales because of a freebie. My main goal is to provide a book to a new reader for no money down who might not want to spend anything on an author they haven’t read yet.

Do you maintain a reader list? What are the methods you use to find your readers and create the list and the relationship? Do you use social media, forums, newsletters and/or support groups to build your list?

I used to maintain a reader list on my blog, but I stopped doing it. I understand it can be very effective to do this, but it wasn’t for me as much. Word of mouth seems to be a large motivator for my sales. And now that places like Amazon have a “follow” button on my author page, they maintain huge lists for me and fire off emails as new releases come out.

What is your method of getting reviews for your novels? Do you seek professional reviews, use social media or do you rely on your reading audience to supply them?

I never seek reviews, nor have I asked for them on social media. I know this sounds boring, but I simply write another book, and readers place reviews on them. I wish I could offer something more informative on this topic. I have one book with over 500 reviews and another novel at 498 reviews. The Snake came out three weeks ago and it has 16 already. I think it’s a natural process for readers to read something and let others in on what they’ve found.

Thanks so much for the opportunity to do this interview! It’s been an honor to work with you.



Author's Book List
The Snake - The Jake Wood Series Book 1
Jake Wood has it all. He’s a homicide detective with the Ontario Provincial Police, his partner is like a brother, and he’s about to marry the girl of his dreams.

Jake and his partner are investigating a serial killer who has terrorized southern Ontario for more than a decade. But when Jake assists at a routine accident, everything spirals out of control. He awakes in a hospital – eighteen months later.

His job is gone. His fiancée is married and pregnant. His house was sold. His partner has transferred to another city and become the lead detective on the serial killer case. Even Jake’s dog died.

He buys a house in the woods of northern Ontario and slithers away into hiding. He only wants undisturbed solitude when thieves break in and steal his computer. Jake races through the woods after them, catching his prey unawares. When he learns these rats intentionally targeted him, his blood runs cold. He’s coiled tight inside, ready to strike at someone, anyone.

Then his old partner calls. Homicide Division is requesting Jake come on as a consultant to aid in apprehending the serial killer that has eluded them for some time. If he assists, his partner will help investigate the burglary.

The case is just what Jake needs to draw him out of his hole – something to sink his teeth into.

Jake must shed the shell that engulfs him and become comfortable in his new skin in order to be absolved of his venomous anger.

As The Snake, can Jake survive the metamorphosis?


Order the Book From:
Amazon
Barnes and Noble


Losing Sarah - A Sarah Roberts Thriller Book 16
A vigilante with a connection to the Other Side, Sarah Roberts has faced several enemies throughout her career. But in Losing Sarah, the enemy is herself. Addicted to heroin after her captivity by the Enzo Cartel, she’s looking for one more fix to gather the strength to fight the urge.

She finds a dealer in Mexico, but the transaction is interrupted by a robbery at a casino, leaving Sarah in police custody. Burnt out, in withdrawal, Sarah feels lost, finished.

She didn’t tell Aaron Stevens, her boyfriend, where she was going, and now he can’t find her. He pools his resources with their trusted friend, Parkman, to search for Sarah, and they discover something suspicious.

A man from Sarah’s past, who died years ago, is seen on the hotel lobby’s cameras talking to Sarah before she disappears into police custody. Her reaction on the video tells Parkman she is as stunned as he is to see this man back from the dead.

Sarah is released from the Mexican holding cell and falls into the clutches of a woman bent on revenge for past transgressions and rich enough to mete out violent consequences.

Hope is an expense she can’t afford. The currency of faith bleeds her dry. When Vivian deserts her, Sarah has to rely on her bruised wits to stay alive, and in Losing Sarah, that’s just not enough.


Order the Book From:
Amazon
Barnes and Noble


The Cartel - A Sarah Roberts Thriller Book 15
Sarah Roberts’ boyfriend Aaron has been kidnapped by the Enzo Cartel in Tijuana in an attempt to lure Sarah in, but the cartel does not expect Sarah to come with Casper, a high-ranking government official, DEA agents, and a slew of others working with the Mexican authorities.

Delay after delay has them locked in a hotel, waiting for something to happen. While Sarah is out at a café, their hotel is attacked by heavily armed hit men. More than half the team are killed and the cartel snatches Casper. Sarah needs help and she finds it with an old friend from Italy, Darwin Kostas. Together they devise a Trojan Horse plan. She will act as bait to get inside the elusive cartel while Darwin tracks her on GPS. Desperate, Sarah knows this is her only chance to find Aaron and Casper.

The Cartel pits Sarah and her allies against a brutal drug lord who wants Sarah dead for her role in costing them millions in laundered money. For the first time ever, Parkman, Darwin, Daniel, Benjamin, Alex, Casper, and Aaron come together in one novel to save Sarah from her toughest enemy yet.


Order the Book From:
Amazon
Barnes and Noble


The Abandoned - A Sarah Roberts Thriller Book 14
Sarah Roberts boards a plane in Toronto to Amsterdam. Sarah knows the plane will crash during the flight. She’s powerless to keep the flight from taking off and powerless to prevent the crash. But per her sister Vivian, she boards anyway.

Through the course of the flight she meets Casper, a stranger who has been watching her. He often disappears throughout the flight, but not before revealing he’s carrying a gun and a knife.

With Vivian’s help, Sarah survives the crash and her actions save nearly a hundred people.

The Netherlands authorities arrest Sarah as witnesses on board claim she knew about the crash beforehand. The Netherlands police, a division of the Ministry of Defense, don’t appreciate Sarah Roberts in their country and decide to bring her up on terrorism charges unless she complies with an undercover sting operation underway that day.

During the eight-hour flight and subsequent incarceration, Sarah tries to get a message out to her boyfriend Aaron back in Toronto about someone following him. Someone extremely dangerous. But the message doesn’t get through.

Sarah’s after a black book held by a mysterious Chinese man. He has links to a trafficking ring that forces women to work in Torture Clubs in Amsterdam, Athens, and Moscow. This black book filled with names, dates and incriminating evidence could put a lot of people behind bars. This book will also free up hundreds, if not thousands of girls being trafficked around the globe. These girls are The Abandoned ones and Sarah is determined to locate the book and liberate them.

But what she doesn’t realize is that in the process, she has abandoned the people who need her the most. While she traipses around the world, Aaron is drugged, bound and gagged and taken on a days’ long journey to a remote, makeshift prison near Tijuana, Mexico, where his life will be changed forever.

Sarah has more than she can handle in The Abandoned, and Vivian is afraid for her in ways she won’t speak of, knowing it would be too much for Sarah to handle.

Just doing her best won’t be good enough anymore.


Order the Book From:
Amazon
Barnes and Noble


The Unlucky - A Sarah Roberts Thriller Book 13
When a young Toronto woman steps onto the edge of the CN Tower and prepares to jump to her death, Sarah Roberts is already there, waiting for the jumper with a parachute and a solution. As the woman teeters over the edge and is about to fall over a thousand feet to the cement, Vivian channels through Sarah, takes over her gun hand and shoots the jumper in front of dozens of witnesses. It turns out, Vivian had prepared the parachute for Sarah’s escape. With a manhunt for Sarah underway, she is overwhelmed with an anger at Vivian she has never felt before. While staying under the radar, Sarah heads to a cottage in Northern Ontario and commits murder again, this time using a police-registered weapon that the Toronto Police know she has stolen. Parkman flies in from California and teams up with Sarah’s on-again-off-again boyfriend to learn why Sarah has lost control. What has happened to make her wander the streets of Toronto murdering whomever she deems guilty? How far will Sarah go for justice? How far will the police go to stop a murderous vigilante? Has Sarah lost her mind, or has Vivian gone crazy, using Sarah in ways never seen before? When more bodies are discovered and the police have eyewitnesses and camera footage proving Sarah is responsible, they have no choice but to hunt her down using all means necessary. But Sarah is The Unlucky pawn of a dead sister channeling through her at will, a sister who won’t stop until all those who are supposed to be dead have been killed. They’ll have to kill her to stop her as she takes the authorities on a journey through a tortured hell to a shocking conclusion that will leave Sarah scarred for the rest of her life.


Order the Book From:
Amazon
Barnes and Noble


The Haunted - A Sarah Roberts Thriller, Book 12
Two decades ago, Sarah's sister Vivian was murdered. Vivian's consciousness has manifested itself in Sarah Roberts through Automatic Writing, but is now merging into Sarah's mind at a new level, causing Sarah to relive Vivian's brutal death almost daily.

Sarah moves into a cabin in northern California to be alone, to work things out. She visits a local psychologist to deal with what's happening to her, and researches the name Cole Lincoln, her old babysitter.

Lincoln was a police officer who lived next door to her. He abused her and threatened her life if she ever spoke of it. But he seems to have disappeared. Members of the police force where he used to work won't even acknowledge his name.

But Lincoln is alive and well. Since Sarah's name hit the national media with a cop killing in Canada and the priest killer case in Los Angeles, Cole has followed her exploits, watched her, and has waited for the day she would come after him.

That day has come.

While Sarah tries to deal with the haunting flashes of memory and images, Lincoln calls in a favor and gets her committed to a psychiatric hospital. To shed the darkness that torments her, Sarah needs to set things right by making Lincoln pay for what he did. But Lincoln has other plans, and Sarah doesn't see him coming until it's too late.

Sarah has fought for her life before. In The Haunted, she also fights for her sanity.


Order the Book From:
Amazon
Barnes and Noble


The Redeemed - A Sarah Roberts Thriller, Book 11
Four Catholic priests have been murdered in Los Angeles, each killed in a different way. Each priest's name is carved into a small crucifix found with the body. Someone with a deep-rooted hatred of Catholicism is targeting priests with a suspected history of deviant behavior.

The lead detective, David Hirst, calls on his friend Parkman for help and asks if he could bring Sarah Roberts along. Since Sarah is on a quest to redeem herself with her colleague Parkman after she had let him down in the past, she agrees to go to L.A. and do whatever she can to aid in the investigation.

When they arrive, they head straight to the crime scene of yet another dead priest. With Sarah's history of antagonizing cops, and a recent feature in newspapers around North America regarding the death of a Canadian officer, the LAPD don't want her help. Within days, Hirst regrets his decision and asks Sarah and Parkman to leave.

But the killer has other plans. According to the Bible, since Sarah is an automatic writer and talks to her dead sister, she is a practitioner of witchcraft and she works for the devil. Therefore she has to die, too.

Before she has a chance to leave L.A., the priest killer has carved her name into a small crucifix.

What he has in store for her is reminiscent of Eve in the Garden of Eden, a snake and a very painful way to die.

Sarah has the will to live, the tenacity to fight, and a little help from her sister on the other side as Vivian digs deep to change the way she sends messages to Sarah.

But channeling through Sarah's body and whispering to her takes a toll on Sarah, and she begins to feel and see Vivian's thoughts and memories. While Sarah fights to save herself, she's also trying to save her sanity as two vie for her consciousness.


Order the Book From:
Amazon
Barnes and Noble


The Antagonist - A Sarah Roberts Thriller, Book 10
Vivian has sent Sarah to Kelowna, British Columbia, to antagonize a member of The Royal Canadian Mounted Police. When she arrives, Barry Ashford, the RCMP officer Sarah is supposed to irritate, has just saved a woman from a suicide attempt. To the media and the public, Barry Ashford is a hero. To Sarah, he is breaking the law and getting away with it because he's a member of the street gang in blue.

Since Vivian hasn't revealed exactly what Barry is up to, Sarah doesn't have much to go on. The message was simple: Antagonize RCMP Officer Barry Ashford until he confesses his crimes to her.

Sarah's efforts to goad him don't work. Eventually, the entire Kelowna RCMP detachment is looking for Sarah on harassment charges.

She can't afford to be arrested and she can't afford to fail Vivian.

With her options running out, she abducts Barry, ties him up in the basement of her rented home, and interrogates him.

Vivian leaves Sarah another message that Barry is only the barnacle on the Mother Ship. She needs to look deeper for a darker truth, one much larger than Barry.

When Sarah comes face to face with that truth, she discovers an evil too large to handle on her own. One that will kill her unless Vivian intervenes.

Sarah detaches herself from her friends and family to keep them safe, leaving her with no backup. Only Vivian, who never leaves her side, knows what's really going on.

And nothing is what it seems in, The Antagonist.


Order the Book From:
Amazon
Barnes and Noble


Killing Sarah - A Sarah Roberts Thriller, Book 9
Sarah Roberts receives a phone call from her colleague Parkman. It's important they meet right away as it's a matter of life and death. Because Parkman is a close friend, Sarah ignores a warning from her dead sister Vivian to stay away. When Sarah is shot, Parkman fires on the retreating four-door sedan, but is not successful in stopping the shooter. He attempts to revive Sarah until the paramedics arrive to take over. When Parkman gets to the hospital, the police question him about who really shot Sarah. After emergency surgery to remove the bullet and reduce the swelling on Sarah's brain, preliminary results show the bullet came from Parkman's gun.

He asks to visit Sarah in the ICU, but now no one can find her. He is informed that Sarah Roberts was never admitted to their hospital and the doctor Parkman was talking to earlier about her condition has mysteriously disappeared.

Sarah is gone.

When Sarah wakes in a modified ambulance, far from the hospital in Toronto, she has retrograde amnesia, leaving her with temporary short-term memory loss. All she can remember of the night she was shot is the image of a man named Parkman. He is standing in front of her with a gun in his hand as a bullet enters her head.

The people who shot Sarah are still after her. She needs to work with Parkman in order to stay alive, but all Sarah can think about is revenge for the head wound and Parkman is in her sights.

The pain of betrayal goes deeper than the physical wound as Sarah hunts for her former friend while sorting the memories that return in pieces.

Killing Sarah is an explosive ride into the depths of a strong woman who makes mistakes and learns the consequences the hard way.


Order the Book From:
Amazon
Barnes and Noble


The Rogue - A Sarah Roberts Thriller, Book 8
Starring Aaron Stevens and guest starring Darwin and Rosina Kostas from The Mafia Trilogy

Sarah Roberts travels to Rome to assist the FBI with their hunt for an Italian-American drug lord with a penchant for violence, despite the warning that she will die within twenty-four hours.

Shortly after arrival, Special Agent Penn Kierian is murdered in his hotel room, and Sarah's fingerprints are on the murder weapon. The Italian authorities want to talk to her, but she can't risk exposure to an unseen enemy. She flees to a city she had visited years ago, Umbertide, where she runs into hit men and the ruthless man who wants her out of his way.

Parkman, her colleague, an ex-cop turned private investigator, is summoned to Italy to identify Sarah's remains after a massive explosion.

Sarah's parents, and the people she loves, must face reality and prepare for her funeral, but Sarah has one more trick up her sleeve.


Order the Book From:
Amazon
Barnes and Noble


The Vigilante - A Sarah Roberts Thriller, Book 7
During a five-month break in Toronto, Sarah has fallen for Aaron Stevens. When the police seek her help to find a serial killer who has operated in the Toronto area for more than twelve years, Sarah receives a series of messages from her dead sister, Vivian.

As she closes in the on The Leap Year Killer, Sarah runs into a street gang bent on revenge for her shooting one of their members. Aaron won't accept that she willingly puts herself at risk doing her sister's bidding. Sarah wonders whether the messages are truly from Vivian, or if she possesses a unique psychic ability.

With all that she has seen of man's darkest nature, it makes her question why she hasn't given up on humanity yet.


Order the Book From:
Amazon
Barnes and Noble


The Enigma - A Sarah Roberts Thriller Book Six
In Book Six, The Enigma, Sarah Roberts heads to Las Vegas, Nevada.

Her dead sister has left her a message with two tasks to complete in Vegas. She is supposed to choose a random guy with a cell phone and send a message to a number her sister has supplied. Before she can complete this first task, she notices a man following her. This man begs her, with tears in his eyes, to not send the text.

On the west side of Vegas, a man is being tortured. Sarah's second task is to arrive at a certain time to stop it. When she shows up late, people start to die.

The man who had followed her also shows up. With people dead at the warehouse, the police want to know what she's doing in Vegas and why she was there.

All Sarah wants is to get her bike and leave Las Vegas.

But Maxwell Ramsey has a different plan for Sarah. She has entered his territory and intervened in his business. She has cost him money and time as he plans the acquisition of a local casino.

For that, Sarah has to be removed.

What she doesn't expect are the deep ties to her family and what that means to her now, and in the future.

In Book Six, The Enigma, Sarah Roberts is in Vegas gambling with her life and can only make it out alive if she plays her cards right.


Order the Book From:
Amazon
Barnes and Noble


The Victim - A Sarah Roberts Thriller, Book 5
Sarah is killed in a horrible car accident, the DNA found in the car verified as hers. But the government men at the Sophia Project have faked her death to keep her to themselves.

After her funeral, she shows up in the food court of a busy mall where a violent exchange takes place. Things go wrong fast. The people protecting Sarah die within seconds from a mysterious drug. She runs, escaping the clutches of the police who want to figure out her connection to the murderers.

A group of men called The Rapturites surface to take responsibility for the carnage. They want Sarah raptured as the end times are upon us.

As the police hunt her, and the Rapturites get close, people she loves, old friends who have helped her in the past, start to die around her.

Vivian, her sister, watches. Vivian listens.

Sarah executes.

In Sarah Roberts Book Five, Sarah is The Victim, and there's nothing she can do about it.

Except she won't stay dead.


Order the Book From:
Amazon
Barnes and Noble


The Hostage - A Sarah Roberts Thriller, Book 4
Meet Elmore Ackerman. He idolizes Sarah Roberts from afar, and has done so for more than five years. He has studied her pictures, memorized her news clippings and now waits in the dark for the day when he can make Sarah his hostage.

A steel cage waits for Sarah, where Elmore has practiced what he will do to her. The other girls he has practiced with now lay discarded, buried about his property. He keeps their fingernails and toenails to roll between his teeth, to savor their strength, to feel the nails weaken and give in, just as his victims do.

Elmore has a plan for Sarah, and she walks right into his trap.

Sarah Roberts is his hostage and no one knows where they are.

In Sarah Roberts Book Four, The Hostage, Sarah is in a fight not just for her freedom, but also her life.


Order the Book From:
Amazon
Barnes and Noble


The Crypt - A Sarah Roberts Thriller, Book 3
While Sarah Roberts searches for a weapon on the streets of Budapest, a strange man in a fedora follows her, but before she can find out who he is, she's arrested for a minor altercation. After her release from the Hungarian jail, she's ordered out of the country.

The man in the fedora shows up at her Budapest hotel before she's to leave for the airport. He's from a psychic research organization and she is to come with him back to the States. When she refuses, she is informed that she does not have a choice. She is now property of the United States government.

Sarah then receives a message that it all ends in "The Crypt" in nine days. An apology accompanies the note.

While Sarah remains in Hungary and struggles to locate her target, she has to keep the Hungarian government off her back as well as the fedora-wearing American who has a ten-man team hunting her.

The only way to escape their reach is to fake her own death. Convinced it's her only option, Sarah concocts a plan that will deal with her target and have herself killed in the process.


Order the Book From:
Amazon
Barnes and Noble


The Warning - A Sarah Roberts Thriller Book Two
The Warning (Sarah Roberts Book Two)

At the end of Dark Visions (Sarah Roberts Book One), Sarah had spent the last four years saving people and averting serious accidents using the messages she receives from the dead.

In The Warning, Sarah has learned the whereabouts of her sister's murderer. It is time to exact justice for the gruesome murder of Vivian Roberts, whose killer has never been found. When Sarah receives the warning, a message that tells her to stand down and let it go, she refuses. Against sound advice, Sarah enters a heavily guarded compound where the odds are stacked against her.

In The Warning, Sarah Roberts becomes the hunted rather than the hunter.

How many people have to die to catch one murderer? Sarah must face the reality that has become her life as an Automatic Writer. The Warning begins as a flame, ignites to a fire and explodes in an inferno of violence over a girl who receives messages from the dead to help the living.


Order the Book From:
Amazon
Barnes and Noble


Dark Visions - A Sarah Roberts Thriller, Book 1
Eighteen-year-old Sarah Roberts experiences blackouts. When she wakes, notes are written in her own hand. Prophecies. Dark Visions. Future events with dire consequences only she can avert.

Sarah is an Automatic Writer who suffers from a rare obsessive-compulsive disorder called, trichotillomania.

She receives a message that details a kidnapping and what she can do to stop it. She has averted kidnappings before. The notes are quite specific. She's convinced this one won't be that hard.

But things go wrong when the kidnappers recognize her. People are killed. Witnesses place Sarah at the scene. The police find her notebook riddled with prophecies of accidents and crimes - they want answers.

Sarah is in a fight for her life with no one to trust and a kidnapping ring who want to find out how she knows so much about them. The police are hunting her for very different reasons while her parents think she's at a sleepover.


Order the Book From:
Amazon
Barnes and Noble
iTunes


A Murder in Time: A Novel
The only way Marcus Johnson can get any serious cash is to steal it. Once the money is stashed in his car, he will call the police on himself.

It was the only way he could pull it off.

His was the perfect plan.

But he can’t stop what happens next. He stole from the wrong people, who murder Katy, his new girlfriend. He goes insane with despair and begs God for a chance to right his wrong, but He isn’t listening.

In a feeble attempt to escape, Marcus runs from Katy’s murderers, slips through time and lands in the parking lot of the store—a night earlier, where he spots himself inside, preparing to commit the crime that started everything.

He possesses a wondrous tool: the ability to travel through time. But a tool this powerful needs someone who knows how to wield it. The more he tries to fix his past mistakes, the closer he gets to a murder in time.


Order the Book From:
Amazon
Barnes and Noble


The Specter: A Novel
An adult entertainer has gone missing and the police aren't taking it too seriously, so Aaron Stevens must take the law into his own hands and investigate his sister's disappearance himself. As he uncovers connections between a series of brutal murders that have Toronto police baffled, Aaron gets too close to the truth and finds himself targeted by a billionaire who doesn't care how many people have to die to keep his secret hidden.

With unlimited resources, The Specter eliminates anyone who dares threaten his empire. Aaron's amateur sleuthing and martial arts expertise shouldn't present any problems, but when money and power do battle against family ties and passion, all the rules go out the window.


Order the Book From:
Amazon
Barnes and Noble


The Threat: A Novel
Drake Bellamy doesn't want to break the law.

His mother is dying of cancer and his father has sent him out to purchase medical weed from an unknown dealer. Things go bad fast. During the deal on the fourteenth floor of an apartment building, the dealer disappears, and Drake is stuck in the apartment with a dead woman.

The police are at the door. He has nowhere to go.

On the run from the police and the maniacal killers intent on framing Drake for murder, he must uncover the truth before it is too late.

He discovers there is a reason behind the madness that has become his life. That information takes him back twelve years to when he was hospitalized with a concussion and his fiancée went missing.

The only way out now is to clean up someone else's mess. The only way out is murder.

Drake Bellamy didn't want to break the law, but now he is out for blood.


Order the Book From:
Amazon
Barnes and Noble


The Scythe - The Mafia Trilogy Book 3
*Warning: Graphic Violence

In Book One, The Kill, the Italian Mafia go after the wrong man.
In Book Two, The Blade, the Gambino Family do it again.
In Book Three, The Scythe, the Russian Mafia have different plans. They want to take over Toronto, a territory so large it was previously thought to be too big for one family. But Darwin Kostas and his wife, Rosina, stand in the way.

As a peace offering to the Italians and the Chinese, the Russians intend to execute Darwin. First, they have to catch him, but using his wife as bait is not enough.

While the Russians attempt to organize a meeting of rival families where Darwin will be terminated, something the Italians tried twice and failed, Darwin realizes he is on his own.

With the FBI not able to help and his wife in the hands of the Mafia, Darwin decides the only way to win this war is to kill them all.

Darwin fights the Russians in the biggest Mafia war Toronto has ever seen in The Scythe, Book Three of the Mafia Trilogy, the final installment.


Order the Book From:
Amazon
Barnes and Noble


The Blade - The Mafia Trilogy Book 2
The safe house where Darwin and Rosina live is attacked. Five FBI agents are dead. Darwin Kostas has nowhere to turn, no one he can trust.

Darwin's phobias cause him great stress and now the media are calling him The Blade, even though he can't stand the sight of knives.

The FBI are hunting him. The Gambino family, violent mobsters associated with Italy's La Cosa Nostra, want to know who he works for before they execute him.

Darwin just wants to be left alone with his new wife so they can begin a domestic life, but that is not possible with so many people wanting him dead.

With evidence piling up against him, a crazed, half-blind FBI agent on his tail, and a relentless mobster planning Darwin's violent end, the only thing he has left to lose is his life.

Meanwhile, the Russian Mafia are moving into new territory in Toronto. They want to know who this Darwin guy is and why he is still breathing. When they show up to take possession of his body, Darwin has one surprise left for the mobsters before he dies.


Order the Book From:
Amazon
Barnes and Noble


The Kill - The Mafia Trilogy Book One
The Kill - Book One of The Mafia Trilogy

The son of the most ruthless Mafia boss in eastern Canada is killed, and the father wants revenge.

Darwin Kostas is a law-abiding Canadian, a writer with a new bride and a long list of phobias. His fear of the dark keeps him inside after the sun goes down. He also suffers from aichmophobia, an irrational fear of sharp and pointed objects. If confronted with a knife or a needle, his fear manifests as an out-of-control rage.

He's also the man who accidentally killed the heir to the Fuccini syndicate.

When the newlyweds honeymoon in Rome, a hit team follows. They keep waving things at Darwin--pointy things, like knives. He just can't control himself when that happens, and accidentally kills a few more 'made men.' The Mafia believes Darwin is a trained killer, hired to take them out, and declare an all-out war on the neurotic novelist.

Darwin returns to Toronto, but the hits keep coming. The FBI closes in, and a local biker gang offers Darwin their help.

Darwin just wants to be left alone with the lights on.


Order the Book From:
Amazon
Barnes and Noble


Author Recommended by: HBSystems Publications
Publisher of ebooks, writing industry blogger and the sponsor of the following blogs:
HBS Author's Spotlight
eBook Author’s Corner
Top Shelf Author Advice
Mystery Reader’s Circle

Check out the index of other Spotlight authors. Spotlight Index.

No comments:

Post a Comment