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Lane is a typical teenager. Loving family. Good grades. Afterschool job at the local animal hospital. Martial arts enthusiast. But her secret obsession is studying serial killers. She understands them, knows what makes them tick.
Because she might be one herself.
Lane channels her dark impulses by hunting criminals—delivering justice when the law fails. The vigilantism stops shy of murder. But with each visceral rush the line of self-control blurs.
And then a young preschool teacher goes missing. Only to return… in parts.
When Lane excitedly gets involved in the hunt for “the Decapitator,” the vicious serial murderer that has come to her hometown, she gets dangerously caught up in a web of lies about her birth dad and her own dark past. And once the Decapitator contacts Lane directly, Lane knows she is no longer invisible or safe. Now she needs to use her unique talents to find the true killer’s identity before she—or someone she loves—becomes the next victim…
I study serial killers. They’re loners. Obsessive compulsives. People who lack emotion and fantasize violence. Intelligent people who on the outside seem normal.
Interesting thing is, I am those profiles. I have urges. I plot ways to violently make people pay for what they’ve done to others.
Nature versus nurture. Of course I’ve studied that. I’ve got good parents with decent genetics so for me I’ve always suspected it’s something else. Except . . . I have no clue what.
I don’t know why I am the way I am, why I think the way I think, why I do the things I do. All I know is that I’m different. Always have been. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t know something was off in me.
At ten, when other kids were coloring with crayons, I started tracking serial killers and keeping details of their murders in a journal—a journal no one has ever seen but me.
Now, seven years later, most teens hang out with friends. I, however, prefer spending my spare time at the court house—with Judge Penn to be exact. He tries all the hard cases.
His staff expects to see me, believing my lie about wanting to go into law, and so I give my customary nod as I enter the back of Penn’s court and quietly take my usual spot in the left rear corner. I sit down and get out my summer reading just in case today’s log is boring.
A balding, short, pudgy, accountant type man sits beside a slick lawyer he’s obviously spent a lot of money on. The Weasel is what I decide to name him.
In the viewing gallery sit a handful of women, three are crying and two stoically stare straight ahead.
On the stand is another one of the expressionless ones and she’s speaking, “. . . classical music, a candle. He knew his way around, like he’d been in my house before. He handcuffed my ankles and wrists to the bed posts and stuffed gauze in my mouth so my screams couldn’t be heard. He cut my clothes away and left me naked. He wore a condom and was clean shaven, everywhere. He had a full face mask on.”
“He raped me,” she matter-of-factly reports and then describes in detail all the vicious ways he violated her.
“I’m going to be sick,” the woman in front of me whispers before getting up and leaving the room.
I continue listening to the details, mentally cataloging them. Details don’t bother me. They don’t make me sick. They don’t make me want to leave a room. If anything they draw me in because they are just that—details, facts.
A few of the women in the room sniffle and I glance to The Weasel. Although he’s doing a good job of keeping his emotions blank, I catch a slight smirk on his lips that kicks my pulse.
This is one of the things I consider a talent of mine. While some people show every emotion, I show none. And I can read others’ body language, others’ faces when they think they’re doing a stellar job of masking. The Weasel obviously thinks he’s getting away with something.
Thirty minutes later The Weasel is found not guilty due to lack of evidence. As he walks from the court room, his slight smirk becomes more visible when he glances at one of the sniffling women.
This is another thing people make the mistake of—confidence, cockiness, ego.
The Weasel will rape again. Of this I’m sure.
If it is my destiny to be a killer, I’m going to need a type. And today decides that my type will be criminals—specifically, those that have managed to avoid punishment.
I turn seventeen next week. The Weasel will be my birthday present to myself. I think I’ve just found my first victim.
S. E. Green (aka Shannon Greenland) is the award winning author of the teen thriller, Killer Instinct, a YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers; the teen spy series, The Specialists, an ALA Popular Paperback and a National Reader’s Choice recipient; and the YA romance, The Summer My Life Began, winner of the Beverly Hills Book Award. Her books have been translated into several languages and are currently on numerous state reading lists. Vanquished is her debut novel for adults.
Shannon grew up in Tennessee where she dreaded all things reading and writing. She didn’t even read her first book for enjoyment until she was twenty-five. After that she was hooked! When she’s not writing, she works as an adjunct math professor and lives on the coast in Florida with her very grouchy dog. Find her online everywhere @segreenauthor.
Cas lives in the lovely county of Hampshire, southern UK, where she was born. On leaving school she trained for two years before qualifying as horse-riding instructor. During this time she also learned to carriage-drive. She spent thirteen years in the British Civil Service before moving to Rome, Italy, where she and her husband, Dave, lived for three years. They enjoy returning whenever they can. Cas supports many animal charities and owns two rescue dogs. She has a large collection of cacti and loves gardening. She is also a folk singer/songwriter and is currently writing and recording nine folk-style songs to accompany each of her fantasy books. You can listen to and download all the songs from her website: www.caspeace.com
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Pure evil resists all attempts to destroy it, seeking only its ultimate vengeance. Three years have passed since Reen’s trial and exile and changes have occured at the Manor. Taran now resides in Loxton Castle as Elias’s Court Artesan, with Sullyan, General Blaine, and Colonel Vassa all making regular tours of guard duty there. Accused of corrupting her daughter Princess Seline, the disgraced former queen, Sofira, has been exiled to Bordenn, where she nurses a bitter heart. And a terrible scarecrow creature has taken roost in a dank cell below the palace of Lerric, Sofira’s father. Word reaches Sullyan of Reen’s suicide. The lack of a body and a series of dreadful events in Port Loxton—a vicious murder, a brutal ambush, and a devastating fire—raise doubts in her mind. She launches an investigation, unsuspecting of the evil that’s about to be unleashed…
AN UNEXPECTED PROPOSAL was introduced in the first volume of the bestselling and award-winning Timeless Romance Anthology series, WINTER COLLECTION:
**Amazon #1 Bestselling *New Release* in Clean Romance
**Amazon Top 10 in Regency Romance
**Amazon Top 5 in Victorian Romance
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Undertow: Death’s Twilight by Claudette Melanson
Claudette Melanson writes & edits in Guelph, Ontario, with her husband Ron and four bun babies: Tegan, Pepper, Butters & Beckett. She graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a BA in English and an MA in Literature. She’s wished to be a Vampire since age five. She hopes to one day work full time as an author, since there are many, many books living inside her head.
In her spare time she enjoys watching Japanese Anime and reading vampire stories….along with other great fiction. She is also very interested in good health and is an advocate of Ketogenic eating, using whole and natural foods. Her favorite foods are bulletproof coffee, cashew flour crust pizza and treats made with xylitol and almond, coconut or cashew flours.
Future dreams include writing many more books and spending more time with her son Jacob. Her biggest dream is to make Universal Halloween Horror Nights a yearly event with hubby and son. A Rabbit Rescue fanatic, she also hopes to help rescues all over the world save many innocent lives.
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After being left in the dark for all of her life, Maura’s father, Maxwell, has finally returned to reveal sinister family secrets Maura could never have dreamed possible—including his revelation that she is one of The Born. But his daughter soon discovers both he and her mother are keeping pieces of her reality hidden, still. As Maura struggles to unravel the mysteries surrounding her new existence and discover every piece of the cryptic puzzle, life appears intent on casting stumbling blocks across her path with every step forward.
Tragedy seems to stalk Maura, and those around her, as she stumbles along, altering the young changeling’s family, just when they have all come back together. The changes left in its wake could be for the better, or may threaten their existence, entirely.
With the arrival of Christmas comes the opportunity for Maura to draw close to everyone she loves—and finally reunite with Ron, the man she loves. But permanence has always eluded her, and in her current state of flux this pattern endures, as fate seems intent on snapping the threads that bind her to those she holds most dear. Maxwell’s good intentions pave a road for Maura, littered with misery, while her mother, Caelyn’s, desire to shield her family from pain may tear her away from them, altogether. The perfect happiness in the young vampire’s grasp is so easily swept away and dragged under, out of reach. Can Maura erupt from the darkness and confusion to break the surface and find the life she’s always dreamed of?
In the midst of chaos, assistance materializes in the form of another of her kind—ephemerally beautiful, yet explosively volatile, this new vampire may prove capable of unlocking the puzzle-box Maxwell seems intent on securing from her sight. Maura will discover the darkest parts of herself in her quest to understand the being she is destined to become. Her newfound friend has some shady intentions of his own—such as thwarting the love that has grown between Maura and Ron. Following in the wake of the impulsive vampire’s misguided instruction may further pull a naive Maura down into the depths of ultimate despair, heartbreak…and even destruction.
“Shhhhhh…” I bent to kiss him and devour any words of protest. There was a pulse in his full, perfect lower lip that kept time against my own. He lay very still now, so I pushed myself up enough to look in his face. It was red…everything my sight beheld was tinged scarlet, so I shut my eyes against it. I could hear a small tearing sound, as if there was a microscopic person inside my head ripping paper—crek…crek…crek. My canines ached like they were being ripped from their sockets. If I could just sink them into his flesh, it would take away all the pain…
Kylie’s been crushing on Kole for two years now, but can she get him to see her as more than a friend?
For years Kylie has watched her older sisters get asked to every school dance there is. Yet once she’s old enough to go, the invites are in short supply. While getting overlooked has never felt good, it hasn’t really hurt the way it does this year. Because now there’s someone she really wants to go with: Kole Kingston. Kole is charming and funny. Gorgeous and kind. And everything she wants in a guy. Trouble is, he’s also her very best friend. Can Kylie tear herself free from the friend-zone in time to get asked to the Christmas dance? Or will she – like so many others – find that a romance between them will never be?
Kimberly Krey specializes in writing “romance that’s clean without losing the steam!” She’s a reader of good, clean romance, a lover of family time and Diet Coke, and the ultimate hater of laundry. She discovered her love for writing in college when given a creative writing assignment. She still remembers sitting in the lamplight’s glow, crafting words to depict the vision in her head. That assignment sparked a passion within her. It took years to return to that passion, but now that she has, she counts it among her greatest blessings.
Krey is author of the top-selling Sweet Montana Bride series, as well as its companion series, Second Chances.
Q and A With the Author:
1- Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Yes. It’s about learning to love yourself despite your imperfections. (And others despite theirs, as well.)
2- Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
Each book I write gives me a new insight into the different perspectives of each of my characters. This one reminded me of how important it is to be sensitive to others; we never know what they’re struggling with.
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Bruised and bloodied on Boston’s mean streets, Chris O’Brien is reeling from the loss of his childhood best friend. But after barely escaping a hit placed on his head, Chris is desperate to live. A chance encounter leads him to the perfect safe haven—the home of a girl from his childhood, Molly Lachlan. Before he has fully considered what it would mean to involve her in his mess, he lets her take him home.
For Molly, letting Chris into her house means also letting him into her life. Danger and desperation are coming off of him like steam, and yet she can’t bring herself to turn him away. His bad boy charm always had a hold on her, but now there’s a soulfulness and sorrow in him that she’s never seen before. And despite the heart-stopping risk of helping him, she hopes against all reason that he’ll stay…
“Addicting from start to finish!”—New York Times bestselling author Addison Moore
“With hot, sexy chemistry and heroes to die for, Jen McLaughlin’s books always deliver!”—New York Times bestselling author Laura Kaye
“Jen McLaughlin’s books are sexy and satisfying reads!”—New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Probst
Jen McLaughlin is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of sexy books with Penguin Random House. Under her pen name, Diane Alberts, she is also a USA TODAY bestselling author of Contemporary Romance with Entangled Publishing. Her first release as Jen McLaughlin, Out of Line, hit the New York Times, USA TODAY and Wall Street Journal lists. She was mentioned in Forbes alongside E. L. James as one of the breakout independent authors to dominate the bestselling lists. She is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency.
Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal-clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, and four cats. Her goal is to write so many well-crafted romance books that even a non-romance reader will know her name.
Today is the release day of Rachel Higginson’s Love and Decay: Revolution, Episode 2. This is a serial novella, and completely standalone in the Love & Decay universe. I am so excited to share this with you!! Be sure to enter Rachel’s giveaway as well and grab your copy today!
About Love and Decay: Revolution: Episode Two:
It’s not easy being a badass Zombie killer. But somebody’s got to do it.
Page Parker is unsatisfied with her post-apocalyptic life in the relative safety of the research station. She knows there’s something bigger out there for her. There’s something… more.
When “more” just happens to show up on her doorstep one night, she finally has the opportunity to find the purpose she’s been looking for. And the revenge.
But first she must convince her overprotective family that leaving their home and fighting an evil bigger than Zombies is the right thing to do. Except they don’t want to listen.
Until the fight follows them home. Until it destroys every semblance of peace and illusion of security they’ve worked so hard for.
They’re not safe anymore.
And until they kill Matthias Allen, Zombies are the least of their problems.
Love and Decay: Revolution is a Dystopian Romance Novella Series about Zombies, the end of the world and finding someone to share it with. Every episode is approximately 20,000 words long and released every two weeks. Look for Love and Decay: Revolution, Episode Three coming January 8th, 2016.
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Rachel Higginson Bio:
She was born and raised in Nebraska, and spent her college years traveling the world. She fell in love with Eastern Europe, Paris, Indian Food and the beautiful beaches of Sri Lanka, but came back home to marry her high school sweetheart. Now she spends her days writing stories and raising four amazing kids.
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Romance author by night, pharmacist by day, Amy Gale loves rock music
and the feel of sand between her toes. She attended Wilkes University
where she graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. In addition to
writing, she enjoys baking, scary movies, rock concerts, and reading
books at the beach. She lives in the lush forest of Northeastern
Pennsylvania with her husband, six cats, and golden retriever.
Bernadette Marie has been an avid writer since the early age of 13,
when she’d fill notebook after notebook with stories that she’d
share with her friends. Her journey into novel writing started the
summer before eighth grade when her father gave her an old
typewriter. At all times of the day and night you would find her on
the back porch penning her first work, which she would continue to
write for the next 22 years.
In 2007 – after marriage, filling her chronic entrepreneurial
needs, and having five children – Bernadette began to write
seriously with the goal of being published. That year she wrote 12
books. In 2009 she was contracted for her first trilogy and the
published author was born. In 2011 she (being the entrepreneur that
she is) opened her own publishing house, 5 Prince Publishing, and
has released contemporary titles and has begun the process of taking
on other authors in other genres.
spends most of her free time driving her kids to their many events.
She is also an accomplished martial artist, working her way to her
second degree black belt in Tang Soo Do. An avid reader she loves
to meet readers who enjoy reading contemporary romances and she
always promises Happily Ever After.
Jessica Dall finished her first novel at age 15 and been writing ever since. She is the author of such novels as Grey Areas and The Bleeding Crowd, the Broken Line Series, and
a number of short stories which have appeared in both literary
magazines and anthologies. When not writing, she works as a freelance
editor and creative writing teacher in Washington, DC.
Railyn Stone hails from the TarHeel State and is a
romantic at heart. She believes you can find romance in the simplest
aspects of life and enjoys letting her imagination run wild. Trying new
restaurants, listening to music, playing golf and writing over the top
stories about ordinary people are the hobbies she cherishes most.
is happily married to her soul-mate and they have a daughter and two
crazy dogs. She especially enjoys being creative and now writes almost
In 2012 Lisa and her family relocated from England
to their beloved Scotland; a place of happy holidays and memories for
them. Her new location now features in all of her books.
Writing has always been something Lisa has enjoyed, although in the past
it has centered on poetry and song lyrics. Some of which appear in her
Since she started writing in 2012 she has loved every minute of becoming a published author.
Susan Lohrer grew up all over western Canada and lives in
BC with her husband, their two children who are still at home, three
dogs, and far too many aquariums. She believes life is always better
with a healthy dose of humor.
BERNADETTE MARIE~Bestselling Author
A Romance for Christmas~ A Keller Family Christmas Novella
Tiffany longed to have the kinds of relationships she’d watched her
best friend’s family create over the years. The Keller and Benson
families forged long lasting—true love relationships that come once in a
lifetime. Unfortunately, her romances were a little more on the
freestyle side. That was until she met country music bass player Blake
and it turned out to be the best Christmas ever.
LISA J. HOBMAN~Bestselling Author
Last Christmas – A The Girl Before Eve Christmas Novella
After two blissful years of marriage, Lily and Adam are going
strong. Their relationship was always based on friendship and so they
can pretty much get through anything.
That is until an opportunity of a lifetime is presented to Lily which will take her overseas to the USA.
Adam’s role teaching high school English has been a part of his life
for so long and the thought of upping sticks and moving across the
Atlantic really doesn’t appeal. Can he convince Lily that their life is
in Scotland or will the promise of a new career in Hollywood be too good
for feisty, independent Lily to pass up?
Is this one obstacle too far for the best friends turned husband and wife?
RAILYN STONE~Bestselling Author
EnVee McAlister just bought a house. It’s an old Victorian home that
needs a lot of work, especially if she wants to get into it by
Logan Edwards is the contractor she’s hired to help her.
Unfortunately, he’s not like any man she’s ever encountered and his
arrogance and crass demeanor is making it hard to deal with him. Both
she and Logan hold no punches and their terribly blunt personalities
clash like oil and water.
But when she finds out about Logan’s tragic past, it forces her to
deal with her own insecurities and emotions she’s desperately tried to
forget. And instead of a house for Christmas, EnVee receives something
she never expected.
SUSAN LOHRER~Bestselling Author
A Christmas for Chloe
When free spirit Jessica Caldwell’s daughter is diagnosed with Down
syndrome weeks before Christmas, her carefree existence sheds its
holiday glitter in a collision with the regimented world of pediatric
For Brendan Kean, their first family Christmas is going to be the
highlight of his life—until he learns their baby has Downs. Now his
tangled feelings for his tiny daughter just make him want to spend more
time at work. This Christmas is turning into such a disaster that some
days it feels like even Santa is out to get him.
Jessica and Brendan are trying to salvage Christmas and their
relationship the best they can—but could baby Chloe’s diagnosis be the
one thing that shows them the true meaning of Christmas?
AMY L. GALE~Bestselling Author
Small town real estate agent Holly Clifford is counting the seconds
until she pays off the debt incurred from caring for her sick mother and
can move out of Hilldale Vermont forever. After forfeiting her college
scholarship to Eastern University Law School to be at her mother’s side,
she obtained her real estate license and took a position at Trust
Reality. NICK SHAW is on the path to victory. As a high school football
hero turned rookie star wide receiver of the newest NFL team, the Iowa
Talons, success is all he knows. But sometimes there’s things fame and
money can’t buy. When Nick returns to Hilldale, he puts on offer on a
lakeside mansion up for sale by Trust Reality and turns Holly’s life
upside down. Can she stay on track and resist Nick’s charm or will she
blitzed by Hilldale’s football hero this Christmas?
It doesn’t feel much like Christmas in Green Haven this year. With
bad weather and a relatively empty town, Marc is starting to regret not
going home for the holidays. When an old flame shows up, however, a
second chance at love might be worth the Christmas away.
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My favorite part of writing is leaving behind the stress and day to day
life of the real world and transporting to somewhere amazing where
someone is just about to fall in love.
Is he for real? He
turned from hot football player to smoldering rock god in a matter of five
minutes. I’d say the jury’s unanimous. “I didn’t know you had a secret talent.”
He leans forward across the table. “More where that came from.” He sits back in
his chair. I sip my drink. “Maybe it’s time I learn some of them.” Wait, did
that just slip out of my mouth? I set down my glass. Enough of the liquid
confidence. Or is it truth serum? He
raises an eyebrow, flashing a quick smile. “You know, I’ve never met anyone
like you.” “I guess you don’t get out much.” He sips his beer. “Seriously,
you’re… real.” I slug down the rest of
my martini. “There’s nothing worse than being surrounded by fake smiles and judging
eyes. I can relate.” He shakes his head. “It’s not that. You’re focused but can
still see the whole picture. A sweetheart but not a pushover. And you never let
your guard down, even when you should.” “That’s how you end up getting hurt.”
He slides his hand across the table, running his thumb along my fingers. “Or
it’s how you find something amazing. It’s all about taking a risk, and I’d risk
anything to be with you right now.”