The audiobook version of LIBERTY (A Sum of all Tears – Book 2) has been approved (narrated by Erin Robertson) and will be available to purchase in the next few weeks at Audible, iTunes and Amazon. 🙂 In the meantime, get caught up by grabbing a copy of ICEHAVEN so you are ready for LIBERTY! You don’t want to miss this one. 🙂
Liberty (Sum of all Tears – Book 2)
Weeks after a failed climate change experiment triggers a new Ice Age, a dangerous resistance is growing at Liberty, the Mars prototype biodome settlement in Rhode Island after Graysen Marx is removed from power.
Trying to cope with the reality of the icy new world, August and a group of survivors are forced to make a perilous journey to Boston in search of biofuel but the lawless landscape and killing cold are more than just a breeding ground for deadly scavengers foraging for food.
When August discovers additional information about her father’s climate change experiment and Graysen Marx’s involvement, she learns that a young survivor who can predict the future may hold the key to the future of civilization. And August and her friend’s paranormal abilities may not be enough to save what’s left of humanity from what is about to come…
Icehaven, the first book in the Sum of all Tears is here! Now available in eBook, paperback and coming soon in audio!
The Day after Tomorrow meets Mad Max, The Handmaid’s Tale and The Hunger Games in this enthralling post‑apocalyptic dystopian adventure with a paranormal twist.
After a climate change experiment goes terribly wrong, 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.
Amid the chaos, Graysen Marx, iron-fisted leader of the domed settlement Liberty, emerges from the catastrophic event with his own agenda.
When August crosses his path, he sees an opportunity he must exploit.
She sees an evil she must destroy.
Fans of The Day after Tomorrow, The Handmaid’s Tale, Mad Max, and The Hunger Games are sure to enjoy this enthralling post‑apocalyptic dystopian epic adventure with a paranormal twist.
A new enemy rises. Surviving the cold is only the beginning.
In the second installment of the exciting Sum of all Tears series, a core group of survivors from Liberty travel to Boston, endangering themselves and those they left behind in a winner-takes-all showdown that will leave readers breathless.
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.
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.
Available in eBook and paperback. Coming soon to Audible and iTunes
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)**
Available now in paperback. Coming soon to Audible and iTunes.
*Dawn of the Storm and Dawn of the Enemy are revamped new editions previously published as JET: OBLIVION and JET: DUPLICITY*
I’m thrilled to announce that voice actor Robin Siegerman will be narrating DEADLY SHADOW (The Assassin Chronicles)! Robin is an actor, singer, and an award-winning certified kitchen and interior designer.
Robin has “…a wide range of voices, accents, dialects and characters which give scripts exciting color. A couple of my favorites have been: Professor McGonagall for a national radio documentary on Harry Potter for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Hillary Clinton for a French national TV mockumentary. She hosted her own internet radio show named after her Amazon Best Selling book…Renovation Bootcamp©: Kitchen. Robin has made numerous guest appearances on HGTV and other home renovation TV and radio shows throughout North America.”
I’m excited to be working with Robin. Watch for Deadly Shadow (The Assassin Chronicles) available in audiobook…coming soon to Audible, iTunes, and Amazon!
The Assassin Chronicles TV series is in development with Council Tree Productions.
It’s release day! I’m so excited! I can’t wait to hear what readers think about Deadly Shadow, the first book in the pulse-pounding Assassin Chronicles paranormal thriller series. Deadly Shadow is available in eBook.
Free to read with KindleUnlimited!
Available in trade paperback this weekend. Coming soon to Audible!
Read Chapter One
Within the hour, Derrick Lynn would kill his next target, a popular radio host known as ‘Big Mouth’ Bullington. He didn’t want or need any specifics about the target, only who and when. He’d learned a long time ago to keep that distance to make his job a lot easier to deal with. Never women or children. Never a non-target—which at times took an incredible amount of self-control. More than anyone could imagine.
Like his grandfather and father, he could move about in real-time, watching people and events while his physical body remained asleep. The paranormal freaks called it etheric travel. But his real gift was psychokinesis, a gift very few in the world had. He used his mind to move objects. It came in damn handy, turning anything and everything into a deadly weapon.
For over twenty years he’d evaded the authorities—in particular FBI Agent Victory McClane. And he was hell-bent on keeping it that way, no matter the cost.
In the large soundproof bedroom, Derrick laid on his back in his king-size bed, looking up at the ceiling with his hands clasped behind his head. Silk sheets covered his legs and, barely, his groin. The only light in the room came from the eerie glow radiating from the cell phone cradled in its charger on the nightstand next to his laptop. He glanced at the studio headshot of Eddie Bullington filling the phone’s screen as the podcast of the man’s radio show played at mid-volume.
“… and while it’s a bunch of bull that Republicans work to keep the Black man down…”
His eyes shifted to the bathroom doorway to his dinner companion, Alessandra, a thirty-something runway model with long blonde hair and voguish features. She straightened her white blouse over her black skirt then put her hoop earrings back on. Alessandra shot him a soft smile and grabbed the silver faux-fur coat laying on the end of the bed. Before leaving she bent and kissed him, her lips warm against his. Derrick closed his eyes as Bullington’s podcast droned on.
“… if you think the Dems are squeaky clean then I’ve got some prime Louisiana property for you. Those Limousine Liberals keep their boots pressed against the back of our necks, pretending to be on the side of equality and justice…”
He inhaled and exhaled slowly a dozen times and visualized his target’s bedroom. His body felt light, floating. Before losing consciousness, he jerked himself awake, then let himself go under again. Deeper into a half-sleep state, he felt as if he were bobbing in a boat. As the rocking intensified, high-pitched ringing sounded in his ears and his limbs vibrated and buzzed like a bee’s nest. He left the physical plane, his astral body flying.
Eddie Bullington stood in the shower. Steaming hot water pulsated hard against the back of his shoulder blades. The “God Bless America” Muzak-like ringtone blasted from the phone sitting on the counter next to the double sink. He shut the water off, stepped out of the shower stall, and grabbed his regal-looking red and gold bathrobe from the back of the door. He quickly slipped it on and answered the call.
“Let me guess, Sid. You want to talk about last week’s show.”
“Sure do. Ratings are down five-percent from last quarter. That’s a cause for concern.”
“Just relax, okay? Anything else or are you going to keep on complaining about the same old thing?”
“Five percent is a big deal, Eddie.”
“Go to bed, Sid. I got this. I’ll be in a little earlier than usual for the show.” Eddie disconnected and shook his head.
His producer, Sid Moller, was a pain on a good day. Eddie didn’t feel like dealing with the man’s silliness. His ratings were fine. He was still the top radio host in the United States, his shows syndicated on four continents.
With the phone clutched in his hand, he strolled barefoot into the spacious antechamber located next to his bedroom and flopped down into the extra-wide recliner. After setting the phone on the end table he picked up the TV remote, along with a half bag of Cheetos. He flicked on the TV to watch the latest episode of “Tucker Carlson Tonight” and dug into the snack bag.
Derrick’s eyelids fluttered. Blackness. Then a long, dark tunnel emerged and grew wider. Sounds, natural and alien, came and went as a frantic rush of lights, faces, and places blazed toward him. He bobbed and weaved. Images, some distinct, others not, warped and flew toward him, through him, past him. The sounds and images intensified. Then they stopped. He was in Bullington’s bedroom.
Derrick stood behind Eddie, his naked body blurry and silhouetted in shadow. The room was filled with over-stuffed antique furniture, gaudy gold and green patterned drapes, and a Victorian rug in various hideous shades of red and pink. A mounted rhinoceros head glared down at it all.
His eyes shifted to the end table, then to Eddie’s phone. He trembled. Sweat dripped from his forehead and ran down the sides of his face. His gaze moved to the colorful ad for gold on the TV screen while the male announcer excitedly implored viewers to act now because there has never been a better time to buy. Derrick directed his energy at the end table drawer. It quietly eased open. Inside was a Baby Glock. He concentrated harder, staring, focusing as much energy as he could at the weapon.
The gun twitched. And turned. And rose from the drawer. The barrel moved within an inch from Bullington’s right temple.
Eddie twisted his head as if sensing something was about to happen. “What the—”
An angry gunshot cracked.
Blood, bone, and brain matter splattered and sprayed across the room. Various colored fluids and small lumps ran down the TV from a splotch at the top of the screen.
Derrick grunted. The gun traveled back to the end table and the drawer slammed shut.
Derrick’s physical body and astral body snapped together like strong magnets, slamming him back into the bed. His body jerked. Intermittent banging and dinging invaded his head. Then the familiar headache kicked in. Like an elastic band tight around his forehead, traveling down the base of his skull. His eyes jolted open. He stared for a long moment, disoriented, before slowly sitting up in bed. Bullington’s podcast continued to play.
“… oh, yeah. Give them freedom then lock them up in prison cages for years. That’s all I’m saying. Thanks for tuning in.”
Once he got his bearings, Derrick grabbed his laptop from the nightstand and opened the lid. The brilliant screen illuminated his tense face as it booted up.
He opened a new email and typed “task completed”, encrypted the data, then tapped the “send” button. It would only be a matter of seconds before he received confirmation that the payment had been transferred to his account at the Panama National Bank under the name, Miles McGrath. A million dollars. Not bad for less than two hours work including surveillance. A soft beep. Then a message popped up on the screen.
With a couple of keystrokes, he ran the special decryption software he’d been given, and within seconds the garbled message became readable.
Fee transferred. Face-to-face requested
He shut down the laptop and wondered why his contact had requested meeting in person. His face reflected on the black screen, yet his blue eyes shone.
©2018 Kim Cresswell (P) 2018 KC Publishing
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Audiobook lovers rejoice! All three Whitney Steel novels are available now available at Amazon, Audible, and iTunes! The series is narrated by Rebecca Hansen.
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I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve signed a contract with writer/producer Joel Eisenberg and Council Tree Productions (a feature film and TV development company in Los Angeles, California) for THE ASSASSIN CHRONICLES.
About Council Tree Productions (Source: Business Wire – April 19, 2017)
“Writer/producer Joel Eisenberg and his “The Chronicles of Ara” writing partner, Stephen Hillard, have formed Council Tree Productions, a feature film and television development company.
Hillard, President of private equity investment firm Council Tree Investors, has invested in and advised on transactions totaling over $10 billion, including control of Telemundo, for which his company invested $181 million in 2000, and numerous major telecom transactions.
“Joel’s and my own interests are perfectly aligned within several media genres,” Hillard says. “We met at a Los Angeles pitch festival and I pitched him my novel, ‘Mirkwood.’ We became friends and then business partners due to our mutual interests, especially in the realm of fantasy.”
As writers, Stephen and Joel are currently writing the multi-volume “The Chronicles of Ara” fantasy novels. As producers, they are developing “Farway Canyon,” with Anthony (“Sharknado”) Ferrante directing, based on Hillard’s new comic book series with Dennis Nowlan.
“Cable and streaming services are presenting remarkable opportunities of late,” Eisenberg says, whose “Then Again with Herbie J Pilato” classic TV talkfest, executive produced with Hillard, is tentatively airing later this year on Decades Network. “A more formal partnership with Stephen was a natural progression.”
Priority projects on the team’s development slate include “IRL,” which is described as an LGBTQ-themed cross of “The Leftovers” and “The Walking Dead,” “Shadow Show,” as “hosted” by Vincent Price (of whom the company has attained likeness rights from the late actor’s daughter, Victoria) – a re-branding of Sam Weller and Mort Castle’s bestselling anthology and IDW comic book series – and the aforementioned “Farway Canyon.”
The partners maintain their separate projects as well. “Louis vs Schmeling,” based on one of boxing’s most historic rivalries, is forthcoming from co-writers Eisenberg and Gil Adler (producer of “Superman Returns” and “Valkyrie”), with Bill Duke directing…”
The Assassin Chronicles is based on my upcoming 4-book paranormal/supernatural thriller series (Deadly Shadow (Book One), Assassin’s Prophecy, Invisible Truth, and Vision of Fire). Even though this is only the first step in seeing this kickass project hopefully developed for television down the road…the journey has begun. Stay tuned!
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)
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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!
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.
Available in trade paperback and coming soon in audio!
Get caught up with the rest of the Whitney Steel series!
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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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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