Wednesday, November 28, 2012

BOOK TOUR: MONA LISA'S ROOM


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Gwen,

You won’t believe this email. I’m sitting in a French safe house, eating caviar and drinking champagne with handsome government agent, Niko Reynard. He’s wearing nothing but silk pajama bottoms and mega doses of sex appeal. I’m in big trouble, little sister. He’s kissed me several times and given me a foot massage that nearly caused spontaneous combustion. I'm feeling strangely virginal compared to the sexual prowess this thirty-year-old man exudes.

When I came to Paris for a bit of adventure, I never imagined I’d foil a bombing attempt, karate-kick two men, and run from terrorists while wearing a new pair of stilettos. I met a German musician, a gay poet from Australia, and the most delightful older French woman.

Don’t worry. I’m safe…the jury’s still out on yummy Niko, though. The more champagne I drink, the less reserved I feel. What an unforgettable fortieth birthday!

Alyson

Read an excerpt

Suddenly, screams followed by loud thumping and books falling filled the bookstore. Niko sprinted in the direction of the high-pitched shrieking, gun in hand. He bounded up the steps and rounded the corner. “Aly! Aly! What the hell.”

He skidded to a halt. One of the well-dressed men he saw entering the store earlier was on the floor, books covering most of his body. His companion was staggering, holding his hands over his eye and screaming like a banshee as blood ran down his face.

In the corner stood a pale and trembling Aly, her frightened blue eyes dominated her face.

“They…they grabbed me! Said they’d kill me if I resisted. I…I karate kicked them.” She swallowed, obviously trying to gain control. “Kung…kung-fooed the hell out of them, too. And…and…”—she pointed to the screaming man still on his feet—“I think I poked his eye out with one of my stilettos.”

Niko ran a hand down his face, keeping it over his mouth to hide the smile. What a piece of work. He wanted to laugh. He wanted to hug her. And damned if he didn’t want to shake the daylights out of her for stepping out of his sight. Hadn’t he told her to stay with him?

“You okay?” Niko’s gaze swept over her, looking for injuries. He fought the urge to pull her to him and embrace her until her trembling stopped. Frankly, if he were honest, his nerves weren’t the greatest right this moment, either. When he heard her scream earlier, cold fear did a free-fall straight through his system.

About the Author:
Vonnie Davis holds a degree in English with a concentration in technical writing from Penn State. She is retired and has traded in her technical writer’s tailored clothes for the feather boa of a romance writer. Her debut novel, Storm’s Interlude, was awarded the HOLT Medallion Award of Merit in two categories: Best book by a Virginia author and Best Mainstream Single Title. She lives in southern Virginia with her husband, who is also a writer.

Find the author online

Website ~ http://www.vonniedavis.com
Blog ~ http://www.vintagevonnie.blogspot.com"
Twitter ~ https://twitter.com/vonniewrites
Facebook ~ https://www.facebook.com/WritingStoriesOfTheHeart

Monday, November 26, 2012

The Writer's View: Ann Montclair


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The Author's View: Inside/Outside
The view inside your writing space


My writing space is almost ideal. I sit at a giant desk and have plenty of computing power. I perch in a deluxe writing chair, and sit next to a wood stove and a refrigerator. I’m never cold or hungry. The not exactly perfect part is that our cabin is less than 1,000 square feet, and I share the limited space with a giant (work at home) hubby, a giant teenaged son, and three giant dogs who are convinced they should lay at my feet or on them as often as possible. My writing area/office quadruples as living room, kitchen, and dining room. Like a NYC flat, it’s all open space. But I do face a huge picture window, and most times keep my back to the buzz of family activity. I’ve become expert at tuning them out and tuning the muse in.

The view outside your window


Now this is ideal. I face a deciduous forest, a little lotus-covered, spring-fed pond, and a creek with waterfalls. I watch the rain and snow and listen to birdsong, windsong, and watersong. Whenever I need a break, I walk the trails around our acreage. I can go days without seeing another human besides those I live with, and I love it! I grew up in Los Angeles, California, and to move from the city to the country was a precious life-gift. I always dreamed I’d write novels in my little cabin in the woods, and that’s exactly what I do.

About the Author:
I grew up sneak-reading all my mom's steamy romance novels. She kept them high on a shelf in her closet and warned, "You better not read those..." Of course, I read them. And now I write them! I strive to take readers on a fun, emotionally charged, and highly sensual ride to happily ever after. Available now: THE BILLIONAIRE'S BAUBLE (Soul Mate Publishing 2011), ONE WET SUMMER (Musa Publishing 2012), and GOOD THINGS COME IN TALL PACKAGES (Musa Publishing 2012). Next up: LADY IN DEED, my debut novel in historical romance set in Tudor England (Musa Publishing Winter 2012).

I am a member of the Romance Writers of America (RWA) and a community college English professor. I live in the Finger Lakes region of New York with my sexy hero and our teenage son. Our grown daughter lives in Los Angeles, California--my hometown.

Thanks for learning a little about me. You can contact me at ann@annmontclair.com.

Find Ann online at

Web site: http://www.annmontclair.com
Blog: http://annmontclair.wordpress.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AnnMontclairFanPage
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/AnnMontclair
Buy link: http://www.musapublishing.com/



Dr. Joe Connors and socialite lawyer Lucy Alcott come from two different worlds, two very different cultures. But will those differences keep them apart when their attraction is too strong to be denied?

When socialite Savannah attorney Lucy Alcott entered the Hyatt looking for fun, martinis, and hot sex, the last thing she expected to find was Dr. Joe Connors. Joe is Lucy's opposite in every way: he’s dark, she’s pale; he’s tall and reserved, she's tiny and vivacious; he wears his compassion and deep spirituality on his sleeve, she wears designer bags and clothes. That night at the Hyatt Lucy found herself not in the arms of a casual encounter but reaching out to a man who challenged the walls she had built around her heart—and when he gave her his number, Lucy knew Joe deserved a woman as warm and tender as he was. So she threw his number away. When an unexpected meeting six months later brings them together again, will Joe overcome Lucy’s fear of losing her heart, or are their two very different worlds destined to keep them apart forever?

Friday, November 23, 2012

Book Review: Conspiracy of Silence


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She has the perfect life—and a secret worth killing for.

Nina Kasai is a gorgeous, Ivy League educated executive who would do anything to keep her past a secret, even from her husband. Seventeen years ago, she ran for her life and the truth has been locked away in the pages of her hidden diary, and in the mind of a disturbed woman who will never tell—ever.

When Nina lands the cover of a prestigious business magazine however, she can no longer hide from the powerful enemy she escaped. Phillip Copeland wants to be the next Governor of Massachusetts and he’s not above using his power and influence to silence Nina. He warns her to keep quiet about what happened all those years ago—or else.

As the stakes are raised, both politically and personally, Nina realizes the only way to win this game is to tell the truth. But who will believe her since her diary has been destroyed, and the only other witness isn’t talking?

Nina’s one chance at reclaiming her life hinges on a dramatic courtroom battle where nothing is as it seems. And when the verdict is read, four lives will be forever altered.

Conspiracy of Silence is a novel that slowly reveals the secrets behind the title. It is full of suspense, drama, About the Author:
Gledé Browne Kabongo began writing at age 14 when she covered soccer matches for her hometown newspaper. She has also written for the Patriot Ledger and Metrowest Daily News, two Massachusetts based newspapers. She earned a master’s degree in communications from Clark University, and once had dreams of winning a Pulitzer Prize for journalism. These days her dreams have shifted to winning the Pulitzer for fiction, and a Best Screenplay Academy Award. For the past decade, Gledé has worked in senior marketing roles for organizations in the Information Technology, publishing and non-profit sectors. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two sons.

Author website: http://www.gledebrownekabongo.com
Twitter: @gkabongo
Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Conspiracy-Silence-Gledé-Browne-Kabongo/dp/1475945671/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1347649769&sr=8-1&keywords=glede+browne+kabongo

Monday, November 19, 2012

The Writer's View: Christina Tetreault


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Thankfully, I am able to dream and come up with story ideas no matter where I am , a trait that comes in very handy as a mother of three small children who is always on the go.

Currently, I live in New England and I can not imagine living in any other place. Granted, I am not a huge fan of the cold and snowy winters, but I do love the four seasons, especially the fall. There is just something about the smell and feel outside as the leaves change color and fall from the trees. As a writer I am perhaps a little different in that I do not always write and come up with ideas in the same place. I do not have an office with a desk and a chair. I write everywhere from sitting on my bed to the Starbucks inside the bookstore in the next town over. Since everyone has seen the inside of Starbucks and trust me know one wants to see my messy bedroom, I am sharing with you a picture I took from the window of my in-laws' home this past summer. It is a place that I often go to that inspires ideas. As you can see the home is located on a lake. In the summer, you can see everything from sailboats to fishing boats and everything in the middle. As a lover of nature it's the perfect place for me to reflect on my characters and their stories.

About the Author:
I wrote my first story with characters similar to those in the Sweet Valley Twins books at the age of 10 on my grandmother's manual typewriter. As I got older my stories and characters became more mature. During my freshman year at UMass Dartmouth, I read my first romance novel and fell in love with the genre. I have been writing contemporary romance ever since.

Today I live with my husband, three beautiful daughters and two dogs in Massachusetts. Whenever I have a free moment you'll find me either reading a romance novel or working on my most current story.

Find Christina online at

Website: www.ChristinaTetreault.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/christinatetreaultauthor
Twitter: @cgricci
Blog: http://happilyeverafter-cgtetreault.blogspot.com/

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She's spent her life avoiding love

Captain Charlotte “Charlie” O'Brien, a doctor in the United States Navy, returns to her home in North Salem, Massachusetts to visit her family and make an important decision about her future. Mother Nature has other plans when a hurricane strikes, flooding the town and throwing Jake Sherbrooke in Charlie's path. Initially she believes Jake is nothing more than a rich playboy, but quickly, she learns that he is so much more.

The media calls him Prince Charming

Jake Sherbrooke has never been one to follow the path laid out by his parents. That is why he started the Falmouth Foundation, a non-profit disaster relief organization rather than enter politics. When he learns of the destruction in North Salem, he immediately travels there to offer aid and meets Charlie O'Brien. Charlie is unlike any woman he has ever meet and he cannot help but be drawn to her.

Soon neither can ignore the incredible chemistry between them. But will his reputation as a billionaire playboy damage their budding romance?

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Virtual Book Tour: Torn Together by Emlyn Chand



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From her cheating boyfriend to her dead father and cold, judgmental mother, Daly knows she can’t trust others to be there when it counts. This cynicism begins to melt away when she meets Kashi, a light-hearted charmer from India, who decides he cares too much to let her fade into the background of her own life. After a series of false starts, their quirky romance carries them to India, where Daly must win the approval of Kashi’s family in order to seal their “forever.”

Meanwhile, Laine struggles to cope with the pain of early widowhood, fleeing into the pages of her well-worn library and emerging only to perform her duties as a social worker at the crisis pregnancy center. Although her daughter wants nothing more than to work as an artist, Laine doesn’t know how to redirect Daly to a more suitable profession without further damaging their tenuous relationship.

Can Laine look past her pain to learn from an unlikely mentor? Has Daly finally found someone whom she can trust? Will the women recognize their common bonds before the relationship is broken beyond repair?

"Torn Together," Emlyn Chand’s first sojourn into Literary/Women's Fiction, illustrates how our similarities often drive us apart.
At the beginning of this book, Emlyn Chand gives us two women who were living in the same house, but who were definitely not living together. A mother and daughter each locked in their own pain. Two new characters are added to the mix: an Indian man who believes in fate and a pregnant teen who believes in God's plan.

Torn Together is a mixture of romance, healing, travel, and family issues. It's a story of a family who has to be torn apart in order to be put back together. It's touching and heartfelt, with elements that every mother and daughter will recognize.

Don't pick this book up if you want a quick, light, fun read. However, if you are in the mood for a book that will make you think after you put it down--give Torn Together a try.

Emlyn Chand emerged from the womb with a fountain pen clutched in her left hand (true story). When she's not writing, she runs a large book club in Ann Arbor and is the president of author PR firm Novel Publicity. Best known for her Young Adult novels, she is also developing a small, but devoted, following to her children's book series and is beginning to dapple in other genres as well. Emlyn enjoys connecting with readers and is available via almost every social media site in existence. Visit EmlynChand.com for more info. Don't forget to say "hi" to her sun conure Ducky!

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

REVIEW: UNQUIET DREAMS by K.A. Laity


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Between waking and sleep, they wait.

Unquiet Dreams is a collection of speculative short stories by mistress storyteller, K.A. Laity.

“Kate Laity’s Unquiet Dreams is the long, deep plunge in the coldest quarry in the woods; the lingering look under the rotting wood at all the writhing life there; the stare into the abyss until one realizes something is staring back.” ~ S. R. Bissette
K.A. Laity's collection of short stories, Unquiet Dreams, runs the gamut from the fantastical with dragons, demons, and changeling to mandrake anthrax to computer murder games that are all too real.

If these stories come from K.A.'s dreams, it's no wonder that her sleep would be unquiet. The unifying theme is that every story leaves you with a feeling of "unquietude," a thankfulness to look up and see the familiar around you. She has the ability to draw you into the darkness she writes.

Not that the stories are depressing--there are some worlds I would love to revisit such as the one featured in "Lachrymae Draconis." However, there are more that you do NOT want to read just before going to bed--you have been warned.

The way the stories are arranged, you never know which way you are going to be heading when you start a story--so every story is a new adventure. This is my first book by K.A. Laity, but it definitely will not be my last.

About the Author:
K. A. Laity is the award-winning author of Rook Chant, Owl Stretching, Pelzmantel and Unikirja, a collection of short stories and a play based on the Kalevala, Kanteletar, and other Finnish myths and legend, for which she won the 2005 Eureka Short Story Fellowship as well as a 2006 Finlandia Foundation grant. With cartoonist Elena Steier she created the occult detective comic Jane Quiet. Her bibliography is chock full of short stories, humor pieces, plays and essays, both scholarly and popular. She also writes romance as C. Margery Kempe and Kit Marlowe.

K.A. Laity loves hearing from her readers.

Find K.A. Laity online at

Website – http://www.kalaity.com
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/k.a.laity
Twitter - https://twitter.com/katelaity
K.A.’s Blog – http://www.aknifeandaquill.wordpress.com

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Carla Neggers' New Book coming out in February!

Carla Neggers’ new Swift River Valley novel, That Night on Thistle Lane (Harlequin MIRA, February 2013, contemporary), is being released early next year. I love her suspense novels!! This one sounds like a winner.

If you’ve read Carla, you know she writes a deeply atmospheric, richly textured story with plenty of unanticipated plot developments. According to all reports, That Night on Thistle Lanelives up to Carla’s reputation. This reading gem finds Phoebe O’Dunn discovering a hidden room in her small-town Massachusetts library. Among its secrets is a cache of spectacular vintage Hollywoodesque gowns that sends her on a mission to discover their source—and their designer. Phoebe wears one to a gala masquerade in Boston and meets a mysterious, handsome swashbuckler. They part without any expectation of meeting again, but meet they do, and an unexpected threat prompts them to reveal their true identities. The story has more twists and turns than a Halloween corn maze. It sounds like delicious reading!

Because of the library angle, on November 12 Carla is going to launch a My Favorite Library Contest, encouraging readers to nominate their favorite library and tell her what part the library has played in their lives. Carla will pick her favorite entry, and that library will receive a collection of Carla’s books and a $500 stipend. Tifton-Tift County Public Library would love to win (wink, wink, nudge, nudge). After all... it is MY favorite library!!!

That Night on Thistle Lane goes on sale about the same time as the announcement of the Academy Award nominations, so on or about January 13 Carla is going to launch a Favorite Vintage Hollywood Gown of All Time poll on her website, www.carlaneggers.com. Feel free to participate...it should be fun!

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Book Blast: Kira, Daughter of the Moon by Beth Trissel



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Logan McCutcheon returns to colonial Virginia after seven years in the hands of Shawnee Indians. But was he really a captive, as everybody thinks? He looks and fights like a warrior, and seems eager to return to those he calls friends and family.

Kira McClure has waited for Logan all those years, passing herself off as odd to keep suitors at bay––and anyone else from getting too close. Now that he's back, he seems to be the only person capable of protecting her from the advances of Josiah Campbell and accusations of witchcraft. And to defend the settlers against a well-organized band of murderous thieves.

Read an excerpt:

He threw back his head and laughed.

Disconcerting. Most people simply stared at her or shook their heads when she acted peculiar, not this undisguised mirth. “I can’t imagine why you’re taking on like this.”

“No?” He succumbed to another paroxysm of laughter. “I must admit you’re good.”

A lift of her chin. “At what, pray tell?”

“Play acting.”

Stiffening her reply, she said, “I haven’t the faintest notion what you mean.”

He wiped his eyes on the wide sleeve of his loosely belted shirt. “Haven’t you, now?”

Her eyes strayed to his browned chest where the earth-colored cloth gapped open at his neck. “Not at all.”

“If you truly wish me to think you tetched, dim the brightness in your gaze. Try for a more vacant expression.”

“I can manage quite well without direction from you. “ She hesitated. “I mean––”

"I know what you mean. I see you’re quite the actress.”

Shifting her gaze from the intensity in his expression to the swaying branches, she asked, “How so?”

“I could always see right through you.”

An odd flop in her stomach and she slid her gaze back to his penetrating eyes. "Always?“

“Don’t you know me, Cricket?”

“Good heavens,” she breathed out, and leaned weakly against the tree. She could have toppled to the forest floor. Only two people had ever called her by that name and this definitely wasn’t her brother. The teasing youth she’d adored had returned a man in warrior’s clothing, hardened now, tested by wind and fire. “Logan?“

About the Author:
Married to my high school sweetheart, I live on a farm in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia surrounded by my children, grandbabies, and assorted animals. An avid gardener, my love of herbs and heirloom plants figures into my work. The rich history of Virginia, the Native Americans and the people who journeyed here from far beyond her borders are at the heart of my inspiration. In addition to American settings, I also write historical and time travel romances set in the British Isles.

Historical Romance novel Kira, Daughter of the Moon is available in print and eBook from:

Amazon
The Wild Rose Press
NookBook--Barnes & Noble
and from other online booksellers.

Monday, November 05, 2012

The Writer's View: Robin Danner


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I would love to be able to say that I have a fancy smancy office with state of the art computer equipment. Sadly no. My “office” is in the living room, where I try to drown out the sounds of my husband and three sons (and the television) as I write. I thought about working in another room, but with so much time being devoted to writing, I feel better being in the midst of my family. Even though I do have to wear headphones as I work!

My day job also requires me to sit at a computer, so I probably spend about twelve to thirteen hours every weekday in front of a screen. I even have a callous on my wrist to prove it! I really need a new mouse pad. Mine has no cushioning whatsoever.

I don’t really have any writer-ly habits when it comes to working. I just plop down at the computer and start typing. I usually have a baby (or two!) in my lap as I work, and the constant distractions that are part and parcel of having three toddler-aged boys. So I squeeze my writing in on those rare moments when everyone is settled and I can put the words in my head on “paper”.

Eventually, when the boys are older, I have plans to make their “toy room” my office. Until then, I’m going to keep pecking away at my keyboard, surrounded by the chaotic mix of my family.

Thanks for having me!

About the Author:
Robin Danner writes sweet and sexy historicals and lives in Alabama with her husband and three sons. When she is not writing, she enjoys watching reality television and singing karaoke … quite possibly off-key!

She is a graduate of Troy University and published her first novel not long after earning her degree in Biology. She currently works full-time as a billing clerk and shuffles her time between writing, work, and her family. Find out more about Robin at http://robindanner.webs.com. Find Robin on Facebook and Twitter.



Friday, November 02, 2012

The Writer's View: R.T. Wolfe


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The view outside my window is, to a small degree, the view outside the window of Brianna Chapman’s, the main character in Black Creek Burning, home. When I look beyond my property, I see a broad field full of tall grasses, a lake shallow enough to attract Blue Herons that spills over into a creek with wide flood plains filled with wildflowers and cattails.

If I look closer, I see my yard framed with pockets of landscaping plots that I designed and planted myself. One hundred thirty-six plants, shrubs and trees. I counted. LOL I live in a complete four season climate and worked to ensure perennials full of color bloom throughout three of them.

When I look closer yet, I see a circular brick patio at the base of my deck that surrounds a fire pit. Here is where I prefer to do my writing. I have an aged Adirondack chair and foot stool that I probably place too close to the fire. The flat arm rests serve as the place for my phone, iPad and notepad. My legs are the desk for my laptop.

Using the view outside my window, the Black Creek Burning book trailer photo shoot was scheduled to take place behind my home. Much to my surprise, the photographer took a number of photos in my back yard. I would have deadheaded my gaillardia had I known. :-) I hope you take time to view the trailer, it’s truly beautiful and to read my romantic suspense, Black Creek Burning, it’s intense, heartwarming and a tough mystery to solve.


About the Author:
R.T. was born and raised in the Midwest, the youngest of six children. She married at a young age and decided early on she wanted a family herself. With three small boys in tow, she and her husband flipped two houses with R.T. in charge of the landscape design and install. Now, she is rooted in the final home they designed inside and out. Now that her boys are nearly grown, R.T. spends much of her time on the road traveling from one sporting event to another serving as mom and cheerleader. When at home, she enjoys Pilates, working with her Golden Retriever and digging in the glorious dirt of her landscaping plots.

During one of many busy and restless nights, R.T.’s first novel began to pluck its way onto her laptop. It was a drug, an instant addiction that only grew with time. Moments borrowed and stolen at her laptop are, now, between all of the travel and work and many of those busy, restless nights. After several edits, revisions and versions later R.T.’s first novel, Black Creek Burning, will debut September 24th.

Find R.T. online at

website: http://www.RTWolfe.com
Twitter: http://www.twitter.RT_Wolfe
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RTWolfe2012
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15776211-black-creek-burning



Brianna Chapman learns to handle just about anything. Witnessing the murder of her parents had that effect. Knowing the unsolved arson had been meant for her isn’t as easy to overcome. Instead, she stuffs her guilt soundly into her subconscious through diving into the teaching job she loves by day and the dirt of the landscaping business she owns by night. Her habit of remaining aloof to personal relationships is, well, working.

Will her guilt be as easy to keep buried if the killer comes back to finish the job?

In the midst of juggling a scorched yard, dead animals on her doorstep and her vandalized car, the one thing she didn’t count on was the staggering Nathan Reed. A nationally renowned woodworking artist, Nathan and his two priceless nephews move into the run-down historical house behind her and over Black Creek. They have a canny way of maneuvering around her aloof demeanor and into her heart. Will they still want to be part of her life when they discover she is haunted by past memories and hunted by present dangers?

The

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Super Book Blast: Dangerous Affairs by Diana Miller


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When soap opera star Abby Langford leaves Los Angeles for her Minnesota hometown, she’s hoping to give her nine-year-old daughter the peaceful childhood she never knew. But instead of tranquility, Abby finds an old knife hidden between the walls of her new house. Then the nightmares start: a blood-soaked victim and a killer’s arm slicing through the air, again and again.

Abby wonders if she’s having the nervous breakdown the tabloids claim she already had, especially when sexy, skeptical police chief Josh Kincaid questions her story. When menacing hate mail arrives, Josh’s professional concern for Abby soon evolves into an intense attraction, and the feeling is mutual. And now Josh wonders if her psychic visions are of crimes past—or a premonition of terrors to come.

To survive, Abby and Josh must uncover the truth and stop a killer . . . before Abby’s worst nightmares come true.

Read an excerpt:

The knife had obviously been there a long time, nestled in the dust bunnies and wood shavings between the walls, in the space one of the two mahogany doors that separated the Victorian-style living room from the Brady Bunch décor of the family room usually slid back into. And it was covered with blood.

Abby Langford leaned the broom she’d used to fish out the knife against the wall, then picked the knife off the floor and studied it. Despite the day’s warmth and the sunlight streaming through the picture window, a gloomy chill engulfed the room. She could almost feel the steel blade scraping down her spine, raising goose bumps on her shoulders and arms.

This knife had killed someone.

Then she shook herself, dispelling most of the prickly cold. As usual, she was letting her imagination run wild. This wasn’t some menacing murder weapon, but an ordinary kitchen knife, with a nine-inch steel blade and a wood handle that looked parched enough to absorb a cup of mineral oil. The blood consisted of a few reddish-brown splotches on the blade, splotches that to her looked too smeared to be rust. It could be old food, though, something like dehydrated ketchup or oxidized chocolate. Or even blood, but from a rare steak, not a human.

Another shiver slithered across Abby’s shoulder blades. Because if this were an innocuous kitchen knife, why had someone hidden it so carefully?

About the Author:
When she was eight, Diana Miller decided she wanted to be Nancy Drew. But no matter how many garbage cans she dug through, conversations she “accidentally” overheard, and attics she searched, she never found a single cryptic letter, hidden staircase, or anything else even remotely mysterious. She worked as a lawyer, a soda jerk, a stay-at-home mom, a hospital admitting clerk, and a conference host before deciding that the best way to inject suspense into her otherwise satisfying life was by writing about it.

Diana is a five-time nominee for the Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award and winner of a Golden Heart for Dangerous Affairs—a romantic suspense novel that shows not everyone in her home state is Minnesota Nice. She lives in the Twin Cities with her family.

Find Diana online at dianamillerwriter.com.