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My New Novel, Ashes Ashes (Book Two of the Hostage Negotiation Team series), is available now!
Here’s the back copy:
Are you ever really innocent until proven guilty?
Sophia Naziri is wanted for questioning in the murder of a U.S. senator. She’s worried the police will show up on her doorstep any moment, but when Detective Colby Black appears, it’s to help her put out a kitchen fire, not take her in. Yet. His easy smile and persistence in getting to know her pushes all her troubles to the back of her mind, until a hit man tracks her down. Getting arrested becomes the least of her worries and the handsome detective could be her only way out¾if she tells him the truth.
Colby Black’s sniper skills have been a blessing and a curse to him. As a member of a Hostage Negotiation Team, he can use them to save people, but sometimes he can’t protect the innocent despite his best efforts. When a hostage situation goes bad, he tries to put it behind him by helping out his mysterious next-door neighbor, Sophia Naziri. But she pulls Colby into a web of lies and conspiracy that will force him to use every skill he has in order to survive. Faced with the moment of truth, can he trust anyone around him¾including the woman at the center of it all?
You can read the first chapter here
And you can purchase a print book or a Kindle book here Nook books should be available soon.
All Fall Down (Book One of the Hostage Negotiation Team series)
Here’s the back copy:
Ring around the rosy, a pocket full of posies, ashes, ashes we all fall down . . .
That simple rhyme turns negotiator Claire Michaels’ current hostage situation into an international incident. Claire just wants to help get everyone out safely, but as the crisis escalates she realizes she’s dealing with an al-Qaeda operative who has the means to become another bin Laden—with the potential to attack America. Claire has her own personal reasons for wanting to stop al-Qaeda, but time is slipping away as negotiations break down. Can she overcome her scars of the past in order to get the hostage out alive and possibly stop an assault on U.S. national security?
Navy SEAL Rafe Kelly is on leave to recover from a knee injury he suffered during his tour in Afghanistan and he doesn’t expect to be fighting terrorists on his home turf. But when he is taken hostage and his brother is kidnapped, Rafe teams up with a hostage negotiator in order to stay alive and get his brother back. The terrorist is always one step ahead of them, however, and the situation quickly turns from desperate to deadly. Will Rafe be able to save himself and his country without anyone he loves getting caught in the crossfire?
You can read the first chapter of All Fall Down here
I’ve also received my first review of the book by Debra Erfert. You can read what she thought here and if you leave a comment, you’ll be entered into a drawing for a $10 Amazon gift card. Nice! I hope you drop by.
All’s Fair and Dangerous Connections Are Now Available on Kindle!
I’m so excited that all my novels are now available in ebook form! Now you can read each “spinoff series” at a very affordable price. My first book, Through Love’s Trials, introduces Emma and her father Andrew, who appear in both of the next two books, On the Edge, and Time Will Tell. My military suspense novel, All’s Fair, introduces three doctors, including Dr. Tyler Winthrop who has his own adventure in Dangerous Connections. Of course you meet Ethan Barak in Dangerous Connections and find out more about him in Ribbon of Darkness. And, as always, each book can be read stand alone, you just get a bit more insight if you’ve read them all, so I’m very glad everyone who’s missed any of these stories can now read them!
My Novel Ribbon of Darkness
My novel, Ribbon of Darkness is now available as an ebook on Kindle and Nook (for $6.99) and can be found at Deseret Book and Seagull! I’m told they are selling out fast, so if you can’t find a copy on the shelves, be sure to ask the clerk to order more.
Here’s the back copy:
A split-second decision could change the world’s darkest hour to one of triumph–but who is willing to pay the price?
Kennedy Campbell has been running away for a long time–using her position as an international journalist to escape the ghosts of her family’s past. She finds some solace working in an Afghan refugee camp, until the Taliban attacks them and Kennedy is forced to flee. She is pulled into a terrorist’s realm of darkness as she fights to save those around her, but will it come at the expense of her own life?
Ethan Barak leads a double life, helping MI-6 bring down arms dealers all over the world until his father is murdered by an old associate. Ethan makes his next mission a personal vendetta by tracking down the killer to Indonesia. While there, he finds himself in a position to either avenge his father or stop a terrorist attack on the Malacca Strait that will jeopardize innocent lives across the world. Can he look past his father’s murder to save others?
The line between justice and mercy is blurred with each passing second, and international intrigue becomes intensely personal as the age-old struggle for redemption is brought close to home.
Ribbon of Darkness was recently reviewed in Meridian Magazine. You can read that review here Click here to go to my blog where I have a lot of fun contests and updates. You can also buy Ribbon of Darkness on Kindle here. When you read the book, please let me know what you think of it! Thank you for all of your support.
New Cover for Time Will Tell
It’s sort of the same, but a little different. I am so excited to bring this one back, as it was probably my favorite of my first three novels. Shhh, don’t tell the others!
This one is also available on Nook and Kindle. You can buy it on Kindle here
Here is the back copy:
New Cover for On the Edge
On the Edge is now available for Kindle and Nook for $4.99! Here’s the backliner:
Dylan Campbell, a Canadian Security Intelligence Service agent, is recovering from a gunshot wound and looking for a new direction in his life. Armed with his newly found testimony in the LDS Church, he soon embarks on a routine fact-finding mission to Africa. While there he befriends Elizabeth Spencer, a beautiful American working to ease the suffering in Uganda. Their relationship is just beginning to deepen when Dylan discovers that a biological weapon has been manufactured in the private hospital where Elizabeth works. He realizes the terrorists plan to infect millions of innocent people across Canada and the United States.
Dylan must catch up with the terrorists in Greece to stop them from taking the weapon to North America. However, he is captured before he can act, and it takes every ounce of Dylan’s physical and spiritual strength to stay alive.
Can Dylan trust his heart and accept Elizabeth’s offer of help? Will he learn the true identities of his enemies in time to stop the biological weapon from being unleashed?
From the wilds of Africa to the ancient ruins of Greece, this book takes you to the edge of civilization and will keep you on the edge of your seat.
New Cover for Through Love’s Trials
Through Love’s Trials is available on Kindle (for $3.99) and will be available on Nook shortly.
Here’s the backliner:
Kenneth King, a successful Arizona attorney, finds himself facing the most difficult trial of his life—and it’s not in a courtroom. He’s asked to deliver a mysterious disk to Emma James an attorney in Utah, but as soon as Kenneth agrees to it, his life is turned upside down. His home is broken into, he’s shot at, and an attorney at his firm is murdered. Is he next?
Kenneth contacts Emma, and is drawn to her immediately, but she is a strong-willed single mother who doesn’t want anything to do with the disk—or with him. However, when Emma suffers a brutal assault that is possibly linked to the disk, Emma’s father, an agent in the Canadian Security Intelligence Service steps in to help Kenneth protect her and find out who wants them dead.
The tension builds as Kenneth and Emma find themselves in a race against time to stop an attack on North America’s defenses. Will the Canadian government be able to help them before the United States is attacked? Will Kenneth and Emma let down their defenses enough to make it through love’s trials?
In his darkest hour he meets Ashton Carlson, a woman who is grieving the loss of her missionary son and trying to overcome the trials she’s been given. Through this chance encounter with Andrew, Ashton becomes a terrorists’ target and is swept up in the sinister world of espionage. Andrew will have to stay one step ahead of the game to keep Ashton alive and the terrorists from carrying out their plan before time runs out and all is lost.
From the rugged terrain of Turkey to the River Thames in London, this novel will take you for the ride of your life.