REFLECTION (A Whitney Steel Novel – Book One) #romanticsuspense @kimcresswell #IAN1 #PDF1

REFLECTION200x2014_RONE_Final_suspense_thriller*RomCon’s 2014 Readers’ Crown Finalist (Romantic Suspense)
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*InD’tale Magazine 2014 Rone Award Finalist (Suspense/Thriller)
*UP Authors Fiction Challenge Winner (2013)
*Silicon Valley’s Romance Writers of America (RWA) “Gotcha!” Romantic Suspense Winner (2004)
*Honourable Mention in Calgary’s (RWA) The Writer’s Voice Contest (2006)

“Reflection is a deeply emotional romantic suspense that starts bold and holds you captive to the very end.”
- New York Times Bestseller, Dianna Love

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Florida investigative reporter, Whitney Steel, has lived in the shadow of her legendary father long enough. To prove herself she needs to find the “Big” story.

She found it.

Now it may kill her.

After Whitney receives a lead pointing to the world’s first cloned human, now a small child, she vows to unravel the truth. However, sifting through the facts proves to have dangerous results, including death threats and murder.

When Whitney is nearly killed, but is saved by undercover FBI Special Agent, Blake Neely, he refuses to let her get in the way of his own objective—at least not right away.

Caught in a lethal game between a billionaire obsessed with genetic perfection, his hit man’s thirst for retribution, and a Colombian drug lord fresh out of prison determined to make Blake pay for his twin brother’s death over a decade ago…

Can they save an innocent child before it’s too late?

Faced with tough choices, with deadly consequences for many—Whitney soon realizes that sometimes a story becomes more than just a story.

Watch for RETRIBUTION, book two in the Whitney Steel Series coming on April 28th!
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#WROTM: Amongst the Clouds (James and Syvok Adventure – 4) by Wendy Nystrom

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Title: Amongst the Clouds (James and Syvok Adventure – 4)
Author: Wendy Nystrom
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James and Syvok 4th adventure has a new mystery floating about. James is curious to explore the iridescent cloud. All the colors of a rainbow glow, surely there are adventures to sow. Come along and meet new friends! Dragons, cats, troll, and more, lots of fun is in store. Join the adventures up in the sky and help the wizard find her magical key. Come and see what the iridescent cloud hides!

Readers Favorite 5 Star Review:
Reviewed by Dinorah Blackman for Readers’ Favorite

Growing up, we all had imaginary friends, but James’s pals are so awesome that one can easily believe they are real. It all begins with a beautiful and unusual cloud that seemed to be stuck in place. As James daydreams about its mysterious beauty, he is launched on an unexpected adventure in the company of his imaginary friends. As they try to discover the meaning of the cloud, they end up becoming key players in a battle in which rivals fight to take control. From flying on a blue dragon’s back to their eager search for a lost key that opens a spell book, James and his friends have a day packed with suspense and drama. However, they still manage to get him home by dinnertime so he can tell his family all about it. Amongst the Clouds by Wendy Nystrom is an awesome book that young and old will enjoy.

In Amongst the Clouds, author Wendy Nystrom does a brilliant job of describing how high a child’s imagination can actually fly. The main protagonist dozes off and ends up in the middle of a lucid dream that teaches him a number of valuable lessons about the importance of loyalty. The story is well written and contains a lot of characters with which kids can easily identify. At the same time, Wendy Nystrom shares a little bit of Icelandic culture with the reader, enabling him or her to easily grasp the context of the adventure. The language is vibrant and appropriate for children, and the book includes many illustrations that add to the mental image so aptly formed by her words.
Illustrated Adventure Chapter Books for ages 7-12 but many have enjoyed Amongst the Clouds Adventure 4 in the James and Syvok Adventures.

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Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/amongst-the-clouds-wendy-nystrom/1119966112?ean=9780692256480

Connect with Wendy at:
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Serial Killer Quarterly 1 Year Anniversary Giveaway! #truecrime #books #contest

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It’s our one year anniversary! Come celebrate with Serial Killer Quarterly and Grinning Man Press! Share with your friends!

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 Win 1 of 2 prize packages consisting of the following:
*Hardcover (signed) Depraved by Harold Schechter
*Paperback (signed) Body Count by Burl Barer
*Ebook – Vampire: The Richard Chase Murders by Kevin M Sullivan
*Paperback (signed) Rampage: Canadian Mass Murder and Spree Killing by Lee Mellor
*Paperback (signed) Doctors Who Kill, Sadistic Killers and Youthful Prey by Carol Anne Davis
*Paperback (signed) Kidnapped By the Cartel by Karen D. Scioscia
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#WROTM: Breathless (Death Viewers, Book 1) by Christine M. Butler

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Author: Christine M. Butler
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My name is Lacy McAdams and I am a Death Viewer, an agent of the highly trained Homicide Viewing Squad, otherwise known as the Death Squad. When a person dies suspiciously, I get called in to view their death. Actually, I get to rewind their memories up to 12 hours before their death.

You’d think that would make solving murders a no-brainer, but there’s a catch. When people are about to be murdered, they get that whole “life flashing before their eyes” thing going on, and suddenly what really happened is mixed with what they remember from their twelfth birthday party.

In other words, a dying person’s mind is a jumble of reality vs memory. It takes training, experience, and a lot of trial and error to get things right. I’ve been at it for quite a few years, learned a lot, and I have a natural talent for filtering out the realities from the memories.

It’s a good thing, because the most important case of my life just landed in my lap while I was at dinner with Brad. It was our third date and judging by how fast he took off, not to mention leaving me with the bill, I’d say he wasn’t too thrilled to be dating a Death Viewer. Maybe I should have mentioned that on the first date?

Chances were good that I would never see Brad again, but the case that I got called in for was one that could make or break Homicide Viewing Squads nationwide. No pressure or anything…

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Christine was born in a Naval hospital in Virginia, and while she was staring into the doctor’s eyes as he marveled at her exceptionally long umbilical cord, all she was thinking was, ‘I need to write this stuff down so I don’t forget it.’  Hey, believe what you want, that’s her story and she’s sticking to it!  As soon as she could pick up pencil and paper and get those stories and poems out of her head, she was doing it.

Christine is the author of multiple paranormal fantasy books for both adults and young adults. She currently lives with her children and dog in Greenville, NC. Go Pirates!

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RETRIBUTION (A Whitney Steel Novel) and Tips on Writing a Sequel #IAN1 #series

“A sequel is the chance to test your characters and develop them further.”

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Right now I’m writing my first sequel. RETRIBUTION is the sequel to REFLECTION, my debut romantic suspense and most people are surprised to learn the series was planned from the time I wrote the first paragraph of REFLECTION.  So here are a few of my tips for writing a sequel…

Tip #1:  Keep the story moving forward in a way that will allow readers to follow where you left off  with the first book. Of course you don’t need to pick up exactly from the last sentence but you do need the story to flow seamlessly in conjunction with the story before.

Tip #2 :  If you plan on using all the same characters in your sequel, including minor ones, find what works for you whether you use an notebook to detail things like eye and hair color, traits and background history or use software like Scrivener (which I love!). As characters grow and become more experienced, they can change and those changes need to follow forward into book three and so on.

Tip#3:  When plotting the sequel take your time and make it interesting and complex. Make sure the plot isn’t predictable otherwise readers will lose interest.

Tip #4:  Remember characters need to grow and change by the end of the book. It doesn’t have to be a huge change to make your characters appear more human-like and not cookie-cutter-card-board characters.

Tip #5:  Happy Writing!

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“Another action-packed thrill-ride! Whitney Steel and Blake Barnett have already been through hell and back with Nathan Shaw and Pablo Sanchez in REFLECTION. Now it’s time for a wedding and the adoption of Angel, the beautiful child cloned from Blake’s sister before her death. But revenge never waits for happily-ever-after. RETRIBUTION is a wild and terrifying ride that never quits! Cresswell has written her next bestseller!” –Patricia, Room with Books

THE WAR HAS JUST BEGUN…

Once the top leader of the Sur del Calle cartel, Colombia’s largest drug trafficking organization, Pablo Sanchez has declared revenge against Blake Barnett, the FBI agent who’d killed his twin brother over a decade ago.

After one failed attempt forced him to flee the United States, Pablo has a bold new plan and he’s even more determined to kill Blake and his fiancée, Whitney Steel.

From Las Vegas to the militant infected jungles of Bogota, Blake has no choice but to risk his life and infiltrate the cartel’s inner world and eliminate the ruthless drug lord.

But the price of failure is higher than ever as he’s forced to use the woman he loves as a pawn in a deadly game—where the events of the past and present collide.

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Serial Killer Quarterly “Body Harvest: Prolific American Killers” #truecrime #ebooks

Cuddle up with a nice piping mug of hot chocolate, because after reading “Body Harvest” there isn’t a blanket in the world that will stop you from getting the chills.

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With nearly 200 victims between them, the seven compulsive killers in Serial Killer Quarterly’s special Christmas 2014 issue, “Body Harvest: Prolific American Serial Killers”, not only destroyed countless lives and families, but Thanksgivings, Christmases, and New Year’s. Author and criminologist Judith A. Yates attributes a minimum of 20 victims to America’s first serial killers, Micajah & Wiley Harpe, who rather than bringing “peace on earth and good will to all men,” sought to exterminate the entire human race. Similarly, whenever Ted Bundy went “walking in a winter wonderland” it was in the snowy mountains of Washington or Colorado – landscapes strewn with the ravaged corpses of his 30+ female victims.

Kevin M. Sullivan – author, Bundy researcher, and retired preacher – looks at arguably the most infamous serial slayer in American history, and his victims – known and potential.

In her true crime debut, forensic psychologist Joan Swart goes above and beyond to tell us the tale of America’s most prolific homosexual sadist. With possibly a higher body count than Bundy and the Harpes combined, Randy Kraft may have actually rung in the New Year by torturing, killing, and mutilating several of the over 60 young men whose lives he appears to have extinguished.

Lee Mellor, author, criminologist, and SKQ editor-in-chief, writes of the 22 strangulation-slayings and post-mortem rapes perpetrated across the USA and in Canada by “Gorilla Murderer” Earle Leonard Nelson during the mid-1920s, as well as 10+ cold-blooded murders linked to “Coin-Shop Killer” Charles T. Sinclair throughout the Eighties. Spokane prostitute killer Robert Lee Yates – another necrophile – has admitted to shooting 16 victims and defiling their bodies, but author and journalist Karen D. Scioscia asks: were there more? Are you full of holiday cheer yet? Well, at least we know that Christmas was truly a time for family in the Bender household – even if their feasts were purchased with the money they stole from the people rotting under their floorboards.

Dane Ladwig looks at the more than 20 hammer murders believed to have been committed by The Bloody Benders in the mid-nineteenth century.

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