The Whitney Steel novels are getting brand new book covers and they rock! The new eBook, paperback, and audiobook covers will be available soon.
“Two scientists are found murdered, and their research was deadly. Investigative reporter Whitney Steel finds herself in a race against time to prevent a virus being released. With her FBI Agent husband, Blake, Whitney fights enemies they thought had been removed from their lives for good. In the process, they face startling new revelations about Whitney’s past that could change everything and threaten the newlyweds’ happiness forever…”
– Lynn-Alexandria McKendrick (reviewer, InD’Tale Magazine)
2016 is probably the year most people want to forget. With the loss of so much talent in the film and music industry we were left asking ourselves what the hell happened? I can’t say I ever remember a year filled with so much sadness, heartbreak and disbelief. It is the end of the year and I can finally say, “Goodbye 2016. Get lost. Hit the road. You suck!”.
This past year has taken me on a journey I certainly won’t forget. From horrible medical issues due to Lyme Disease and Bartonella to a personal journey triggered by a “not so wonderful” relationship. The one thing I have learned from 2016 is…it’s amazing what humans can endure and overcome.
I’ve battled through a TIA (mini-stroke), an appendicitis-like event, a gall-bladder from hell (a nasty part I don’t want or need but for some reason doesn’t want to leave me), having to use a cane and walker when my body doesn’t have the strength to stand or walk, fifty plus doctor and specialist appointments, numerous ambulance rides and ER visits, and cancelled gallbladder surgery because I developed pneumonia two days before surgery to end the year on a more disappointing note.
There is some good news, though. The TIA was finally ruled as a TIA-like event likely caused by inflammation due to Lyme and Bartonella and not a true stroke. Although, the left side of my mouth still drops slightly (and no one knows why), I am grateful. Things could have been much worse. As far as my journey after leaving a personal relationship, I have found myself again. I knew I was there all along. It was a struggle to bring myself back. So hurray! I’m back!
Goodbye 2016! You won’t be missed.
This year certainly put roadblocks everywhere but I slayed each one determined to hit most of my goals for the year.
JET: Duplicity, the second Kindle Worlds novella in the Survival series and sequel to JET: Oblivion featuring JET from Russell Blake’s bestselling action/adventure series and characters from my own Whitney Steel series release in May 2016.
Reflection and Retribution, the first two books in the action-packed Whitney Steel series became audiobooks. (Available at Audible, Amazon and iTunes)
What’s coming in 2017?
The Chinese translation edition of Lethal Journey is translated and will be released early in 2017.
Real Life Evil, Murder on Sunset Strip and Garden of Bones are the first three books in the True Crime Quickie short story series and will be translated into Chinese in 2017.
The much-anticipated 3rd book in the Whitney Steel series – Resurrect will be coming early in the year!
The first book in the Assassin Chronicles series…Deadly Shadow will arrive later in 2017!
There are other secret projects (projects that were started years ago) on the go and exciting deals in the works. So stay tuned because 2017 is going to rock!
Happy New Year! Wishing my friends (new and old), family, readers and fans, a happy, healthy and prosperous new year!
After two prominent scientists working at privately owned BSL-4 labs in Nevada and Texas are discovered murdered, no one makes the connection until investigative reporter, Whitney Steel, receives a lead pointing to a 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 changes her life forever in a race against the clock.
Coming early 2017
Get JET: OBLIVION (Kindle Worlds Novella! Only Available at Amazon.com
**Featuring JET from Russell Blake’s bestselling action-adventure thriller series and characters from Kim Cresswell’s action-packed Whitney Steel suspense series!**
After a catastrophic terrorist attack at a nuclear plant in California, JET, Mossad’s former deadliest operative, is leading a quiet life off the grid two-hundred-and-seventy miles away with her young daughter. But peace is short-lived when former FBI agent, Hal Decker, and ex-intelligence officer, Angela Donahue, track Jet down and blackmail her into helping them stop a new threat.
In a race against the clock the team must hunt down an al Qaeda terrorist cell working with the Sur del Calle cartel before a dirty bomb is smuggled out of Colombia and into the United States unleashing a deadlier attack at a second nuclear facility.
How did you come to be interested in the JET Series Kindle World?
I’ve always been a huge fan of Russell Blake’s JET series and when I saw the opportunity to write a story with one of my favorite characters I jumped on it. No. I pounced!
The JET Series books are fast-paced action and adventure stories. What genre(s) do you explore in your story?
Action. Adventure. Thriller. It’s a fantastic mix of genres. I’ve always been told to write what you enjoy reading.
The JET series has been set all over the world… the Middle East, Asia, South American, the Caribbean, etc. Tell us about where you set your story, and why?
OBLIVION is set in California, Las Vegas, Panama, and Colombia. I chose California because I needed a nuclear plant located on the west coast for the story. Las Vegas was chosen because it’s my two main characters usual stomping grounds. Colombia worked well due to the drug cartel and was also an interesting setting choice to explore as a haven for terrorists coming from Yemen.
Tell us a little about your main character(s).
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.
Did you decide to include any of the main characters from JET (Jet / Maya, Matt or Hannah?) If so, Why?
I decided to use JET and Hannah in OBLIVION. I wanted to show the softer side of JET as a mother who is forced into making a difficult decision to leave her daughter behind with strangers while she tries to stop a terrorist attack.
What major theme comes across the clearest in your story? Is this a theme found consistently in your other works?
The major theme in story 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.
I think 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.
JET is set in a world where many governments including Israel and the U.S. have covert operations including false flag and assassinations. Do you believe this is really the world we live in? If so, what are your thoughts on the future?
I do believe this is the world we live in and have been for a long time. With all the horror going on in the world it’s basically kill or be killed. As long as these covert operations are used to protect us and our security…why not? I think it would be naïve to think these types of missions haven’t happened, aren’t happening right now or are something new. As more dangerous threats pop up over time it makes it difficult to gauge what exactly the future holds.
What are you working on next?
I’m working on the first book of a four-book paranormal thriller series; Deadly Shadow (The Assassin Chronicles). The book features veteran FBI Agent Victory McClane and government assassin, Derrick Lynn, who has some pretty interesting paranormal abilities that make him unique and untraceable.
I’m also outlining the third book in the Whitney Steel Series which will release in the spring/summer of 2016. I promise it will be another crazy-action-injected-ride for investigative reporter, Whitney Steel.
They all rock!