New Release: Assassin Awakens by Theresa Crater

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

New Release: Killer Chardonnay by Kate Lansing

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.

New Release: The Forge of Bonds by Wendy Terrien

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.

New Release: The Burden of Hate by Helen Starbuck

Author Helen Starbuck will debut the third installment of the Annie Collins Mystery Series, The Burden of Hate in October. One of the many complimentary Kirkus Review comments was “A thriller that offers a master class in suspense.” The Blue Ink review said “Starbuck injects humorous moments while also instilling a credible sense of fear and delivering intelligent, compelling characters.”

The launch party will be Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at the Washington Park Grille, 1096 S Gaylord Street. She hopes some of her SIC can attend.

Update on the second in the series: The audiobook of No Pity In Death won first place in the Colorado Independent Publisher’s Association’s EVVY Awards.

You can follow Helen on Facebook at @helenstarbuck and on Instagram at @helenstarbuck.

Her website is at https://helenstarbuck.com/.

New Release: The Subject of Malice by Cynthia Kuhn

Now Available: The Subject of Malice (Lila Maclean Academic Mystery #4) from Henery Press

The organizers have rustled up plenty of surprises for the literary conference at Tattered Star Ranch. But the murder of an influential scholar wasn’t on the program—someone has clearly taken the theme of Malice in the Mountains to heart. This shocking crime is only the beginning: other dangers and deceptions are soon revealed.

English professor Lila Maclean has a full agenda: she must convince a press to publish her book (possibly), ace her panel presentations (hopefully), and deal with her nemesis (regrettably). However, when Detective Lex Archer requests Lila’s academic expertise, she agrees to consult on the case. While her contributions earn high marks from her partner, it could be too late; the killer is already taking aim at the next subject. As Lila races to keep her colleagues alive, publish or perish takes on new meaning.

About the author:
Cynthia Kuhn writes the Lila Maclean Academic Mysteries featuring an English professor with a knack for sleuthing. She blogs with Chicks on the Case and is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and International Thriller Writers. For more information, please visit CynthiaKuhn.net.