Tag Archives: romantic suspense

$200 Amazon Gift Card #Giveaway (Nov. 3-13) + #Free Ebook of REFLECTION

It’s freebie Friday!  Snag a copy of REFLECTION (A Whitney Steel Novel – Book One) for FREE! Available at all major online vendors for a limited time.

What Others Are Saying About REFLECTION

“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

|Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Google Play | Chapters/Indigo | Kobo | iBooks |
Also available in eBook and Paperback
Now available in audio at Audible, iTunes and Amazon

The Newsletter & Gift Card Giveaway

November 3, 2017 – November 13, 2017
$200 Amazon Gift Card
Hosted by Prisca’s Promo
1 Entry Only : Read the Terms  and leave your email address as consent to sign up for the multiple listed participating authors’ newsletters.

**CLICK TO ENTER TO WIN A $200 Amazon Gift Card**

November 14, 2017
Congrats to Linny Marcus for winning the $200 Amazon Gift Card!
Happy shopping! 

 

 

Advertisements

Whitney Steel Novels: Interview with a Villain – Nathan Shaw #books #characters

Meet Nathan Shaw from Reflection, Retribution and Resurrect. Let’s get started with the interview.

What one word best describes you?

Nathan: “Distinct.“

What are you passionate about these days?

Nathan: “What I have been passionate about most of my life. Genetics and cloning. I do not understand why people recoil at the idea of human copies—healthy manufactured humans.“

You were one of the first companies to clone animals almost thirty years ago. Would you consider cloning humans?

Nathan: “Of course if it was legal in this country. Hopefully, it will be one day.“

What is something people would be surprised to know about you?

Nathan: “I was Las Vegas Man of the Year six years running and made the cover of Time magazine twice.“

You just won a huge lottery what is the first thing you’d buy?

Nathan: (Glances at the wall clock) “Apparently, you haven’t done any background on me. If Miss Steel was conducting this interview, at least she would have done her homework first. I own ShawBioGen, a seventy-five billion dollar Biotech company. The last thing I need is money.”

Who should play you in a film?

Nathan: “John Malkovich. Brilliant actor. I heard he gave a stellar performance portraying serial killer, Jack Unterweger, on stage in Vienna.“

Who is your favorite author?

Nathan: “Elmore Leonard. I enjoy his realism writing style.“

Do you play any sports?

Nathan: “No, I run a couple miles daily to keep in shape.“

What would we find under your bed?

Nathan: (Glances at the clock again) “If you are going to continue with this silly line of questioning, we are done here.”

Ok, then…what is something you want people to know about you?

Nathan: That I have done a lot of good in my life. I’ve donated millions of dollars a year to food banks and homeless shelters around the country and will continue to do so. I’ve also put millions into healthcare and scientific research.“

Tell us about your greatest achievement.

Nathan: “There have been so many but I can’t discuss my greatest at this point. Instead I will say…developing medications that cure diseases and improve lives. In particular, genetic illnesses and recessive disorders that devastate families. Apparently, you didn’t read my company’s press kit. You really do remind me so much of the lovely, Miss Steel.”

What was the scariest moment of your life?

Nathan: “When my sister died of Menkes Syndrome, a dreadful disorder that affects copper levels in the body, leading to copper deficiency and extensive neuro-degeneration of the brain and eventual death. Like most children with Menkes, they die within the first decade of life, usually infancy, as Katherine did. She’s the reason I began my research work into genetic disorders.“

Is there a piece of advice that you have received that has really stuck with you? If so, what was it?

Nathan: “The first rule of business. Employees are replaceable.”

If you could apologize to someone in your past, what would you say?

Nathan: I don’t apologize. I have nothing to apologize for. I do, however, have a message for FBI agent, Blake Neely, and the lovely, Miss Steel.”

And what’s that?

Nathan: “Don’t get too comfortable…you are replaceable.”

That sounds like a threat.

Nathan: (Smiles)

Meet Whitney Steel! GET Reflection (Book 1) for #FREE #IAN1 #ASMSG

Happy 3rd Book Anniversary! It was three years ago this month when Reflection, the first book in the action-packed Whitney Steel series was published. It’s been an incredible journey thanks to thousands of readers who have enjoyed the series so far. Thank you!

To celebrate this wonderful anniversary, I’m offering Reflection (A Whitney Steel Novel – Book One) for FREE for a limited time! It’s a great time to meet investigative reporter Whitney Steel and friends.

What Others Are Saying

“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

(contains violence and sexual situations)

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Reflection-Whitney-Steel-Novel-Book-ebook/dp/B00KF53SQS
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/reflection-kim-cresswell/1114770566?ean=2940045946025&itm=1&usri=kim+cresswell
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/reflection/id879250503?mt=11
Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-CA/ebook/reflection-37
Chapters/Indigo: http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/reflection/9780992084134-item.html?ikwid=kim+cresswell&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0
Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/438422
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Kim_Cresswell_REFLECTION?id=ereTAwAAQBAJ&hl=en

Don’t forget to grab a copy of Retribution (Book Two) and Resurrect (Book Three)! You aren’t going to want to miss the rest of the exciting romantic thriller series! Watch for Redemption (A Whitney Steel Novel – Book Four) coming in 2018!

 

#Preorder $.99 Season of Murder Box Set: 5 #RomanticSuspense and #Thrillers

WHERE LUST AND MURDER COLLIDE…

seasonofmurderboxset
Only $0.99 for a limited time!

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MQD7N8Z/

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/season-of-murder-marian-lanouette/1124998258?ean=2940153524818

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/season-of-murder/id1168813109?mt=11

Chapters/Indigo: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/season-of-murder/9780998110769-item.html?ikwsec=Books&ikwidx=0

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-ca/ebook/season-of-murder

*The Season of Murder Box Set contains adult situations, language and violence.*

Lethal Journey by Kim Cresswell (Novella)
Manhattan District Attorney, Lauren Taylor, is about to take on the most important case of her career, prosecuting Gino Valdina, acting mob boss of New York’s most influential crime syndicate.
But Lauren soon discovers, things aren’t always as they seem when she’s tossed into a mystery, a deadly conspiracy that reaches far beyond the criminal underworld and a journey into the past makes her a target…and anyone she’s ever loved.

Going Once, Going Twice, Dead by Jerri Drennen (Novella)
Gruesome murder rocks art world
Hard-nosed Detective Dane Reynolds has met his match with up-and-coming sculptress, Simone Preston, the prime suspect in his current homicide.
Simone is shocked when her ex-boyfriend is found strung to a piece of art she has up for auction, especially since he’s not the only former flame to be murdered.

Target in the Sun by Lynda Filler (Full-length novel)
An infant loses both his parents tragically and spends his youth and young adulthood in disconnected search and longing in coastal Mexico.
Anticipation builds as powerful human emotions span a search for love in a world of illicit drug trade from the depths of lush Mexican jungles across borders throughout America.
Amidst the turmoil Carlos becomes a man in a search for belonging that leads him on a dangerous romp from the sultry Mexican Riviera beaches to the heat of coastal nightclubs and salacious entanglements behind closed doors.
As time passes he meets Mia in Puerto Vallarta. At first mere carnal instinct, this new acquaintance brings discovery, emotional attachment and a burning desire for enduring love as it was always meant to be.

As the World Ends by Marian Lanouette (Novella)
Could you kill to survive? Would you?
Rob and Lauren Henderson are faced with these decisions as they escape to the mountains to wait out the chaos happening around the country. Explosions in their neighborhood and looting have them packing up their car to head to a secluded area. Believing the Mayan prophecy has come to pass, Rob swears to Lauren he will protect her at all costs.
Once up on the mountain they encounter man’s worse predator–man. Survivalist nut Roan Kline was prepared for the end. It doesn’t matter it’s happening a year later than predicted. He to heads up the mountain for the spot he had set-up for this very event.
Who survives when one man believes he’s entitled to another man’s woman? In the end there were three…then there were two.

Sovereign Plague by Rachel A Olson (Novella)
In the year 3127, the human race faces possible extinction when a viral outbreak spreads like wildfire during a never ending cold spell. Former militia member Barrick Hardison has been forced to use his training for survival before, and finds himself doing it again…but this time for a woman he hardly even knows. After meeting under extreme circumstances, Barrick begrudgingly allows Lyza to tag along with him.
When it seems like their situation can’t possibly get worse, the strength of the Defects seems to be growing with numbers, and Barrick’s sanity begins to waver amidst it all. Will he get Lyza and her precious cargo to safety or will his uncontrollable feelings and impending psychosis prevent him from reaching their much needed destination?

New release! #‎audiobooks‬ Reflection (A Whitney Steel Novel – Book 1) #RPBP @audible_com @audibleuk

audible_icon_125pxGet it now!
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

Don’t have an Audible account?
Sign up for a 30 day free trial and start with a FREE copy of Reflection!

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

FBcovernewJuly2016

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!

paperback

Images from RETRIBUTION

retributionimages

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

Available in eBook and Trade Paperback

Amazon
Chapters.Indigo.ca
Barnes & Noble
iBooks
Kobo

Read REFLECTION – Book One! Available at all fine retailers!

cropped-cropped-cropped-cropped-promo12.png

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

REFLECTION200x2014_RONE_Final_suspense_thriller*RomCon’s 2014 Readers’ Crown Finalist (Romantic Suspense)
RomCon® is the premier FAN convention for romance readers in the world.

*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

| Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Google Play | Chapters/Indigo | Kobo | iTunes | Ganxy
And other fine retailers
Available in eBook and Paperback

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!
Pre-order at Amazon