Donna Schlachter (aka Leeann Betts) is pleased to announce the release of her first traditionally published full-length historical mystery, Double Jeopardy.
In May of 1880, Becky Campbell leaves her wealthy New York lifestyle in search of her father, only to learn he was murdered in the small town of Silver Valley, Colorado. Unable to return to her mother in humiliation and defeat, she determines to fulfill her father’s dream—to make the Double Jeopardy profitable. Zeke Graumann, a local rancher, is faced with a hard decision regarding his land and his dream. After several years of poor weather and low cattle prices, he will either have to take on a job to help pay his overhead expenses, or sell his land. He hires on with this Easterner for two reasons: he can’t turn his back on a damsel in distress. And he needs the money. Becky isn’t certain Zeke is all he claims to be, and after a series of accidents at her mine, wonders if he isn’t behind it, trying to get her to sell out so he can take over. Zeke finds many of Becky’s qualities admirable and fears he’s losing his heart to her charms, but also recognizes she was never cut out to be a rancher’s wife.
Can Becky overcome her mistrust of Zeke, find her father’s killer, and turn her mine into a profitable venture—before her mother arrives in town, thinking she’s coming for her daughter’s wedding? And will Zeke be forced to give up his dream and lose his land in order to win Becky’s heart?
Buy the book here: https://shoplpc.com/double-jeopardy/ and at Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com
Join the Facebook Launch Party on January 7th, 2-5pm MST: https://www.facebook.com/groups/511212302997526/ Special guests, giveaways, and fun.
Join us at our Denver In-Person Launch Party: Bear Valley Church, 10001 W. Jewell Ave, Lakewood, CO 7-9 pm, January 7th. Giveaways, books to buy, fun, and food.
New book release!
Black Pearl: A Cold Case Suspense by Donnell Ann Bell
A cold case heats up when a 9-1-1 call puts police at a Denver murder scene, pointing investigators to the abduction of a Colorado teenager fourteen years earlier. A calling card—a single black pearl—is found on the newest victim. Is the murder a copycat? Or has a twisted serial killer, thought dead or in prison, returned to strike again?
Soon, the hunt for a multi-state killer is on and brings together an unexpected team: a Denver Major Crimes police lieutenant; an FBI special agent who investigated the previous murders; a rookie FBI agent with a specialty in psychology; and the only living victim of the Black Pearl Killer, who is now a cop.
For Special Agent Brian DiPietro, the case is an opportunity to find answers. For Officer Allison Shannon, the case will force her to face down the town that blamed her for surviving when another did not. And for both DiPietro and Shannon, it’s a chance for both to find closure to questions that have tormented them for years.
“Suspense, romance, high-tension, pitch-perfect pacing. Donnell Ann Bell is simply a terrific storyteller.” —Allison Brennan, New York Times bestselling author
“Unputdownable.”—Cara Chamberlain, Netgalley Reviews on Buried Agendas
“One of the best I have read in a while. I just could not put it down.”—Wolf’s Reading Den on Deadly Recall
DONNELL ANN BELL is an award-winning author of four romantic suspense novels, all of which have been e-book bestsellers. Black Pearl is the first in a suspense series. Donnell and her husband are recent transplants to New Mexico. Visit her website and connect with her on Facebook.
New book release!
She’s got a to-do list to die for. But can this contract killer take down the most powerful man in the world?
Army veteran Rainey has a lot of blood to shed before her work is done. Left for dead on the battlefields of Afghanistan, she rose again with a divine lethal mission and an otherworldly agenda. But her latest target isn’t on the hit list—he’s in the White House.
Warned not to make a martyr of a corrupt president, she must stop a world-class rival assassin so she can create the illusion of a natural death. But to get close to the villain-in-chief, she’ll have to elude the evil soldiers who once made her life a living hell.
Can Rainey execute her assignment before she becomes a monster’s next victim?
Get your copy here: https://books2read.com/u/mv2R16
To learn more about Theresa and her Mystic Assassin Series, go to: https://www.theresalcrater.com
Coming May 26, 2020 from Berkley: Killer Chardonnay
A young winery owner won’t let one sour grape ruin the bunch in the first installment of this exciting cozy mystery series.
Parker Valentine has always dreamed of opening her own winery in her hometown of Boulder, Colorado. But she gets more than she bargained for when a food and wine critic unexpectedly shows up at Vino Valentine on opening day. A negative review could be fatal for her business, and not only does he seem to hate her chardonnay, he also collapses and dies shortly after drinking it.
Although Parker hoped that the attendees would put a cork in it, soon her winery is at the center of a social media firestorm. With #killerchardonnay trending online, Parker’s business is in danger of closing, and she has no choice but to investigate the murder herself.
To restore her reputation, catch a killer, and keep her struggling business open, Parker needs only one thing: some good proof.
About the author: Kate Lansing is an award-winning short story author. She lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband, daughter, and a chair-napping tabby cat named Maple. Killer Chardonnay is her first novel. For more information, please visit: katelansing.com.
Wendy Terrien is set to release the newest chronicle of the Adventures of Jason Lex, “The Forge of Bonds,” on Feb. 25, 2020, by Camashea Press.
The latest installment of Wendy’s award-winning YA contemporary fantasy is a coming-of-age story where friendships thrive despite adversity — and ultimate danger. With loyal dogs Shay and Finn, Rampart Guard Jason Lex and Yowie Sadie Callahan continue their quest to protect humankind from the malevolent cryptids among them.
“The undeniable strength of Terrien’s writing is … in her ability to warmly express the very human nature of her characters as they stumble, grow, and triumph, always with the genuine support of one another.” — Colorado Book Review
About the author:
Wendy Terrien is an international best-selling author whose debut novel, “The Rampart Guards,” was named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2016. She lives in the Denver area with her husband, Kevin, and their dogs, Shea and Boon. For more information, you can visit wendyterrien.com.
Congratulations to SinC-CO member Cindra Spencer, whose short story “The Potato Salad War” earned high praise from IndieReader. “The Potato Salad War” appears in Rise: An Anthology of Change.
Read the full review here: https://indiereader.com/book_review/rise-an-anthology-of-change/
Anne Therese Macdonald’s short story, “That Donnelly Crowd”, appears in Best American Mystery Stories 2019 edited by Jonathan Lethem. The story first appeared in False Faces: Twenty Stories about the Masks We Wear, the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers 2018 anthology edited by Angie Hodapp and Warren Hammond.