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Pre-order Cursed Lands Box Set: Includes ICEHAVEN + Free gifts #iBooks #Nook #Cursedlands

I’m excited to reveal our super secret project!  The Cursed Lands Box Set includes ICEHAVEN by Kim Cresswell and M.K Chester!

ICEHAVEN

(Sum of all Tears – Book 1)


GENRE: NA Post‑apocalyptic Dystopian Paranormal

The end has come. She could be humanity’s best hope for survival.

In the near future, after her father’s global warming experiment goes terribly wrong, twenty-two-year-old environmental studies student, August Madison, finds herself resurrected in a frozen wasteland.

With most of the world’s population and food sources annihilated, depraved nomadic gangs patrol the lawless landscape as outlasters claw for survival. Even old friends become unrecognizable.

Amid the chaos, Greyson Marx, iron-fisted leader of the domed settlement Liberty, emerges from the catastrophic event with his own agenda—collecting only those who exhibit unexplained abilities.

When August crosses his path, he sees an opportunity he must exploit.
She sees an evil she must destroy.

In a treacherous new world where anyone could be saviors or savages, August discovers her true purpose. And only the strongest will endure.

The Day after Tomorrow meets Mad Max, Hand Maid’s Tale and the Hunger Games in this enthralling post‑apocalyptic dystopian adventure with a paranormal twist.

Get ICEHAVEN  + 21 other stories when you purchase the Cursed Lands Box Set!

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New Releases: Dawn of the Storm + Dawn of the Enemy #Canauthors #ASMSG #bookblast

It’s release day! Two times the fun! A new action-packed crossover novella series featuring Raina Storm and characters from Kim Cresswell’s award-winning Whitney Steel romantic thriller series.

Dawn of the Storm (A Raina Storm Action Thriller – Book 1)

A jihadist pledges his allegiance to al Qaeda with an unthinkable act…and the terrorist cell is just getting started.

Raina Storm, CIA’s most lethal operative is off the grid, leading a secluded and comfortable life with her six-year-old daughter in Barstow, California.

But peace is short-lived when a former FBI agent and an ex-intelligence officer track Raina down and blackmail her into helping them stop a new threat.

In a race against the clock, the team must hunt down the terrorists before a dirty bomb is smuggled out of Colombia and into the United States.

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Dawn of the Enemy (A Raina Storm Action Thriller – Book 2)

A lethal game of vengeance…

Waiting for things to cool off after eliminating an al Qaeda terrorist cell, Raina Storm, CIA’s deadliest operative is in Bangkok with her daughter.

But when a Russian internet troll-farm wreaks havoc circulating rumors that Raina and her team killed the leader of Colombia’s largest drug trafficking organization, unexpected enemies surface. And a past adversary with a thirst for revenge is hell-bent on hunting down the team.

He won’t stop until he kills Raina Storm.

**Now available to PRE-ORDER! (Releases Oct. 5th)**

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*Dawn of the Storm and Dawn of the Enemy are revamped new editions previously published as JET: OBLIVION and JET: DUPLICITY*

AudioBook Lovers Rejoice! Deadly Shadow is here! #Canauthors #audiobooks #Audible

I’m excited to announce that Deadly Shadow (The Assassin Chronicles – Book 1) is now available at Audible narrated by Canadian Voice Actor Robin Siegerman! You don’t want to miss this one!

Written by: Kim Cresswell
Narrated by: Robin Siegerman
Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
Unabridged Audiobook

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“Deadly Shadow takes you on a suspenseful, thrilling ride.”
Dima Zales, New York Times bestselling author

Two recent murders. Two serial killers. A conspiracy that reaches beyond the physical world.  

Consumed with grief over the tragic death of her husband, FBI Agent Victory McClane is obsessed with finding Ohio’s serial killer, “The Wrapper”. When another young woman turns up dead and the victim is linked to Derrick Lynn, son of the secretary of defense, Victory finds Derrick has all the right answers and is a little too helpful.

Derrick has a secret: He’s a government assassin who uses his unusual paranormal skills to eliminate targets. Determined to keep his own secrets buried, he offers to help find the Wrapper. But can Victory trust him?

As the body count rises, Victory must cross a dangerous line – into a world of government cover-ups, murder, and betrayal – a decision that will test her limits and everything in which she believes.

The Assassin Chronicles TV series is in development with Council Tree Productions.

Also available at iTunes and Amazon.

RESURRECT – Book 3 of the action-packed Whitney Steel series is here! #newrelease #IAN1

Resurrect is here!

Whitney Steel is back in the third book of the action-packed Whitney Steel series! A heart-pounding thriller about an infectious outbreak in the tradition of Robin Cook and John J. Nance.

After two prominent scientists working at privately owned BSL-4 labs in Nevada and Texas are found murdered, no one makes the connection until investigative reporter, Whitney Steel, receives information about a possible biological attack using a new chimera virus known as ‘Resurrect’.

But when Whitney begins to unravel the truth as to who is behind the threat, enemies far and near surface, and a shocking discovery into the past may change her life forever in a race against the clock.

 

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Get caught up with the rest of the Whitney Steel series!

Reflection (A Whitney Steel Novel – Book One)

A page-turning debut in the tradition of Karin Slaughter, Lisa Gardner and Michael Connelly.  Reflection is a romantic thriller fueled with heart-pounding suspense and high-octane action.

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

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

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Retribution (A Whitney Steel Novel – Book Two)

Whitney Steel is back in the action-packed sequel to Reflection! Whitney Steel is back in the action-packed sequel to Reflection!

For fans of Russell Blake, Karin Slaughter and Lisa Gardner. Retribution is a romantic thriller fueled with action-packed suspense.

“Retribution pulls the reader in from the first page and delivers twists until the very last word! — Stacy Green, international bestselling author of Tin God

THE WAR HAS JUST BEGUN…
Once the leader of the Sur del Calle cartel, Colombia’s largest drug trafficking organization, Pablo Sanchez patiently waits to exact his revenge against Blake Barnett, the FBI agent who killed his twin brother over a decade ago.After one failed attempt forces Sanchez to flee the United States, he hatches a bold new plan. This time Blake has something to lose: his fiancée, Whitney Steel.

From the neon paradise of Las Vegas to the militant-infected jungles of Bogota, Blake must risk his life and infiltrate the cartel’s inner world and eliminate the ruthless drug lord.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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New release! #‎audiobooks‬ Reflection (A Whitney Steel Novel – Book 1) #RPBP @audible_com @audibleuk

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Available at Audible, iTunes and Amazon!

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

When she’s 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.

Whitney and Blake are 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 and deadly consequences for many, Whitney soon realizes that sometimes a story becomes more than just a story.

This book contains graphic language, sexual situations, and violence.

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

“This was definitely an intriguingly phenomenal read. Cresswell is an amazingly captivating and suspenseful storyteller who is able to switch gears at the flip of the hat.” Pure Jonel Book Reviews

“Cinematic writing, powerful visuals, sleek, fast, utterly sexy, notches above anything we have read before!” UP Authors

“Action packed from page one…an impressively laid out passionate thrill ride!” InD’Tale Magazine (indtale.com)

“I anticipated a Booth and Bones relationship (from the Bones TV Series) and I wasn’t wrong…this book is definitely worth reading.” Quality Reads UK Book Club

“A brilliant mixture of action, romance and mystery. Well worth a read…a very tough book to put down.” Jeep Diva

“Five-star page-turner! A truly edge-of-your-seat, never-a-dull-moment read! Reflection has a dramatic start and just never slows down.” Ellen Fritz at Books4Tomorrow

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Watch for RETRIBUTION (A Whitney Steel Novel – Book Two) coming soon to audible.com!

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BLENDING TWO WORLDS – JET: DUPLICITY #newrelease @kindleworlds #IARTG #JetKWorld

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What is Kindle Worlds?

Kindle Worlds is  a place for authors “to publish fan fiction inspired by popular books, shows, movies, comics, music, and games. With Kindle Worlds, you can write new stories based on featured Worlds” such as Russell Blake’s Jet World, Hugh Howey’s Silo Saga, Barry Eisler’s John Rain novels, Blake Crouch’s Wayward Pines series, and The Foreworld Saga by Neal Stephenson, just to name a few. Learn more about Kindle Worlds for Authors.  Readers…check out all the Kindle Worlds here.  At the moment, Kindle Worlds books are only available for sale on Amazon.com (US site only).
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**Featuring JET from Russell Blake’s bestselling action-adventure thriller series and characters from Kim Cresswell’s action-packed Whitney Steel suspense series!**

After eliminating an al Qaeda terrorist cell and destroying a dirty bomb in Colombia destined for the United States, JET, Mossad’s former deadliest operative is hidden half around the world in Bangkok finally living the life she’s always wanted with her daughter, Hannah.
But when a Russian troll farm wreaks havoc by circulating rumors that Jet and her team killed the leader of the Sur del Calle cartel, unexpected enemies surface and a past adversary with a thirst for revenge hunts down the team vying for the big payoff—kill JET.
Available exclusively at Amazon (US site only)

DUPLICITY  is the second book in the Survival Series and explores different genres. Action. Adventure. Thriller.  The story is set in Las Vegas, Bangkok, and Russia.  Las Vegas was chosen because it’s my two main characters (Hal Decker and Angela Donahue) usual stomping grounds. Bangkok was revisited because some of the stories in Russell Blake’s original JET series were set there.  It is a place where JET feels safe in my story–or at least she thinks she is. I also chose Russia because I’ve always been intrigued by troll farms, how they operate,  and how they choose the fake stories and propaganda to circulate.

 

Meet some of the characters from JET:  OBLIVION  and JET: DUPLICITY

“Known by her codename JET, Maya is Mossad’s deadliest operative. As beautiful as she is lethal, Maya possesses a colorful past—one littered with missions carried out in extreme prejudice. She’s faked her own death, found and lost love, and rediscovered the daughter who was stolen from her at birth. But with enemies all around the world, Maya’s future is uncertain and her past not fully revealed.”

Hal Decker and Angela Donahue are my two crossover characters. They were first introduced in RETRIBUTION (A Whitney Steel Novel – Book #2) and met during a covert mission in Colombia while Hal was helping a good friend save his fiancee after she was kidnapped by the drug cartel.

Hal is a former FBI agent, elite sniper and an ex-marine. He’s a mellow kind of guy with soft voice and has a serious vibe to him. People who meet him aren’t sure if he is friend or foe. He’s brilliant and cunning. He reminds me of a younger Ron Perlman playing the character Luther Braxton in the TV show; The Blacklist.

Angela is thirty-three years old and ex-US military intelligence (surveillance/reconnaissance) who worked intelligence operations in numerous overseas environments as well as in South and Central America. She’s also the go-to-girl you call to help get you out of a hostile territory during a dangerous mission. Her specialty—exit plans. She’s pretty good at kicking butt too.

I decided to use JET and Hannah from the original JET Series in  DUPLICITY. I wanted to show the softer side of JET as a mother forced to do whatever it takes to protect her child. I also wanted readers to see more of Hannah this time around.

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The major theme in DUPLICITY is the will to survive. Whether it’s a character who is an alcoholic or a character who’s risking her life to stop a terrorist attack—in the end it’s all about survival. It’s also the main theme in my other works as well. My books all have very strong female leads who have to fight to survive one way or another.

Read JET: OBLIVION (Kindle Worlds Novella – Survival Series – Book One)
REFLECTION (A Whitney Steel Novel – Book #1)

RETRIBUTION (A Whitney Steel Novel – Book #2)
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RETRIBUTION (A Whitney Steel Novel) Excerpt and Images #newrelease #thriller #IAN1

Happy Release Day! RETRIBUTION is finally here…the much-anticipated sequel to REFLECTION! 

Seems like I have been waiting forever for release day. Whitney Steel is back!

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Excerpt

Death by lethal injection.
Whitney had waited years to hear those four words. Final justice for a man who’d taken so much from her and her fiancé, Blake Barnett. She stood on the concrete steps outside the seven storey L-shaped courthouse waiting for her cameraman, Jerry Maxwell, to give her the on-air countdown. After a last minute microphone check, Whitney drew a deep breath then exhaled slowly.
Jerry held up his fingers. “In five…four…three…two…one.”
“I’m reporting live outside the district courthouse on South Las Vegas Boulevard. Moments ago, District Attorney Jason Kurz announced the jury had sentenced Nathan Shaw to death by lethal injection. Mr. Kurz stated the jury found, unanimously and beyond a reasonable doubt, that Mr. Shaw is a continuing threat to society.”
She swallowed hard, barely able to get the words out.
“A month ago, Nathan Shaw, owner of ShawBioGen, was found guilty on four counts of conspiracy to commit murder and one count of attempted murder of a federal agent.”
That FBI agent is the man I love.
The memory of that day was before her in all its bloody glory. The image of Blake shot and left to die played over and over in her mind. Perspiration broke out across her forehead.
Damn it. Not now. Breathe…
“Mr. Shaw had hired a hitman to kill Claire Barnett, a microbiologist with his company, Senator Mason Bailey, George Raines, an editor with WBNN-TV, and District Attorney Kate Leathham in hopes of covering up his illegal human cloning project.” Sadness tugged at her heart. So many lives lost. Her legs trembled. “Nathan Shaw will be executed at Nevada State Prison in Carson City. His attorney, Warren Demotteo, is expected to file a formal appeal later today.”
She paused to take a breath. “This is Whitney Steel. News3.”
Jerry gave a quick nod, his cue they were off the air.
Whitney lowered the microphone and kept it clutched in her right hand as she watched two workers at the other end of the courthouse dismantling the makeshift press conference tent used earlier.
“Are you okay?” Jerry removed the camera from his shoulder and placed it on the ground. “For a minute there, I thought you were going to pass out.”
Her body went limp with relief. Her gaze met his. She smiled and picked up her purse from the step and swung it over her shoulder. “I’ll be fine.”
It’s finally over.
With Nathan Shaw’s sentencing behind her, now she could focus on her upcoming wedding on August second which was less than three weeks away. She couldn’t wait. And neither could Blake.
In the parking lot, Jerry opened the rear door of the News3 satellite broadcast van and loaded their equipment.
Whitney eyed a white SUV with dark tinted windows stop a car’s length away. With the lot full due to the sentencing, the driver appeared to be waiting for their spot.
Jerry slammed the van door shut. “You ready?”
“Yeah, let’s get back to the station.” She glanced over her shoulder.
Three men jumped out of the SUV wearing black balaclavas.
They barreled toward her.
She spotted guns in their hands.
After a brief moment of paralyzing disbelief, Whitney clutched her purse and bolted to the passenger side of the vehicle.
“Get in. Hurry!” Jerry yelled.
She reached for the door handle but a strong arm looped around her neck and dragged her back.
The heels of her shoes scrapped against the pavement. “Let go—of me.”
The man covered her mouth with a leather-gloved hand and pulled her between the parked cars and out of sight.
She felt the muzzle of the gun jab into her back.
Moist breath brushed against her ear. “Shut the hell up.”
Another man held a gun to Jerry’s temple. “You’re going to film this. Live. Understand?”
Jerry held up his hands, his eyes wide. “Okay, okay. But—it’s going to take a few minutes to setup the feed.” He opened the van’s back door again and fumbled for his equipment.
Whitney squirmed.
The man tightened his grip around her neck.
She wheezed and fought for a breath.
Who were these men? What did they want?
The sane voice in her head ordered her to stay still. Even though she had a black belt in karate and was skilled at crushing a person’s windpipe or disarming a knife-wielding attacker, she wasn’t stupid enough to take on three guys that were double her height and weight with guns aimed at her. All she could do was watch, stay as calm as possible, and hope someone would see what was going on and call the police.
When Jerry had the live feed setup, he stood in front of them, camera ready. His voice trembled. “You’re on.”
The third man, the tallest of the group, pulled a red and white bandana out of a small plastic bag he had stuffed in the pocket of his jeans.
He pressed the moist cloth over her mouth and nose and held it there.
She squirmed and kicked but it was useless. Her head started to buzz. The sickly sweet smell mixed with the rotten odor of strong cleaning solution invaded her head.
Blood pounded in her ears and male voices turned faint and distorted.
As her breathing slowed every muscle turned to mush. Then blackness drowned her vision and she realized what the men wanted.
They wanted her.

Praise for RETRIBUTION

Retribution pulls the reader in from the first page and delivers twists until the very last word.” — Stacy Green, international bestselling author of Tin God

Retribution is a wild and terrifying ride!” — Patricia, Room with Books

“Another fast-paced adventure filled with heart-pumping action, irresistible characters, and riveting scenes.” — Kat Flannery, award winning author of BLOOD CURSE

“Using bold strokes and realistic scenarios, Ms. Cresswell takes us along on a chilling ride, being held by the minions of evil and in fear for our safety.” — Dii, Tome Tender Book Blog

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