FBI special agent Mercy Kilpatrick has been waiting her whole life for disaster to strike. A prepper since childhood, Mercy grew up living off the land--and off the grid--in rural Eagle's Nest, Oregon. Until a shocking tragedy tore her family apart and forced her to leave home. Now a predator known as the cave man is targeting the survivalists in her hometown, murdering them in their homes, stealing huge numbers of weapons, and creating federal suspicion of a possible domestic terrorism event. But the crime scene details are eerily familiar to an unsolved mystery from Mercy's past. Sent by the FBI to assist local law enforcement, Mercy returns to Eagle's Nest to face the family who shunned her while maintaining the facade of a law-abiding citizen. There, she meets police chief Truman Daly, whose uncle was the cave man's latest victim. He sees the survivalist side of her that she desperately tries to hide, but if she lets him get close enough to learn her secret, she might not survive the fallout...
FBI Special Agent Ava McLane solves crimes; she doesn't witness them. When she's trapped in a mall without her weapon as a shooter picks off victims, she hides with a wounded teen and prays for her survival. But that's only the beginning… An epidemic of mass shootings has been launched across Oregon. The young shooters terrify the public, committing random murders before taking their own lives. The task force assembled to solve the case—which includes Ava's boyfriend, detective Mason Callahan—remains stumped. And on top of this chaos, Ava's troubled twin sister reappears, throwing Ava's already-tumultuous life into a tailspin. An old-fashioned cop with a strong sense of duty, Mason struggles to find the cause of the shootings as the workaholic Ava spins ever closer to breaking down. But can one detective save the lives of countless innocents—and prevent the woman he loves from going over the edge?
"Wall Street Journal" Bestseller After a congressman s tortured body is found dangling from a Portland bridge, the FBI joins the Oregon State Police to investigate the case and FBI Special Agent Ava McLane, still recovering from a bullet wound, hunts the twisted killer alongside the man who captured her heart, police detective Mason Callahan. But once a third body appears and all evidence points to a serial killer, the public furiously clamors for answers and the couple s relationship grows fractured under the pressure. Ava and Mason search in the past for clues that predict the future. And when Ava s mentally ill twin spins out of control, the FBI agent who battles monsters every day wonders if she shares her sister s self-destructive streak In the latest thrilling romantic suspense novel from award-winning author Kendra Elliot, the past and the present violently collide and the fallout can be deadly."
After a brutal snowstorm in the Cascade Mountains, Chris Jacobs discovers two things he never expected to see: the charred shell of a cabin, and Gianna Trask and her sixteen-year-old daughter huddled in an SUV, having barely escaped from their burning vacation rental. Still scarred from a childhood ordeal, Chris knows there s something sinister about the scene it s the stench of burned flesh. Forced to wait out the blizzard in their rescuer s retreat, medical examiner Gianna Trask wonders if her hidden past has finally caught up with her. When a body is found in the destroyed cabin s ashes and a forest ranger is brutally murdered, both Gianna and Chris must confront their secrets if they want to escape the violent threat lurking outside. In the fifth book in the Bone Secrets series, Kendra Elliot leads readers on a dangerous, twisting journey of two lives forever changed by a fiery snowstorm in the mountains."
When an eleven-year-old is abducted on her way to school, the FBI immediately sends agents to scour the area and embed Special Agent Ava McLane with the family. In the middle is local detective Mason Callahan, whose life is crumbling; he's related to thevictim, and his confidential informant has just been murdered. Both he and Agent McLane hole up in the victim's family home. As Ava and Mason struggle to hold the family together, the two investigators find themselves drawn to each other.
Brynn Nealey, a forensic nurse on a search and rescue team, faces a dangerous blizzard to find survivors of a plane crash in the Cascade Mountains. She is joined by Alex Kinton, a former US Marshal, who wishes to find the man who killed his brother, and then return the favor. What will happen to Alex's savage instincts when he finally has the opportunity to confront his brother's killer?
"Eleven years ago, the Co-ed Slayer murdered nine female students on the Oregon State University campus. Lacey Campbell barely escaped his attack, but lost her best friend whose remains were never found. As the sole surviving victim, Lacey helped send the sadistic serial killer to prison for life. Now a forensic odontologist examining teeth and bones for the state Medical Examiner, Lacey is devastated when she arrives at a crime scene and identifies the skeletal remains as her college friend. The remainsare discovered on the land of ex-cop Jack Harper. Sparks fly between him and Lacey, even as they realize that the prosecution's witnesses from a decade ago are now being murdered one by one. All the evidence points to the Co-ed Slayer as the culprit, only, he's long since dead. So who's the new killer? And is Lacey next in line to die? Golden Heart finalist Kendra Elliot combines chilling suspense and steamy romance in a gripping tale, uniting in-depth forensic knowledge with a passion for thrillers. Setin the snowy winter of Oregon, Hidden creates spine-tingling chills--
RT Magazine 2014 Reviewers' Choice Finalist -- Best Romantic Suspense Suspense Magazine Best of 2014 One rainy night in the woods outside of Portland, Dr. Victoria Peres is called to the site of a haunting crime scene. Six beautiful young girls--all in white dresses and arranged in a perfect circle--have been left for dead. Only one girl, fighting for her life at a nearby hospital, has survived the carnage. Things get stranger still when Victoria and the police discover that the disturbing arrangement of the bodies--as meticulous as it is mysterious--is straight from the pages of a decades-old cold case. Victoria is called on to do what she does best, read the bones of the dead for clues...while dealing with the surprise return of her first love, medical examiner Seth Rutledge. Only this time she must figure out how the two cases, fifty years apart, are connected. In the fourth book in her heart-pounding Bone Secrets series, bestselling author Kendra Elliot sends readers on a dark and thrilling journey as forensic anthropologist Victoria Peres races to solve a horrific new case while confronting the secrets of her past.
When a mysterious text message summons May Wexler to a biker bar in downtown New Orleans, she knows something is very wrong. Her sister has sent out an SOS, but when May gets there, she's nowhere to be found and May is the one in trouble--she's wearing pink espadrilles, she's got a Chihuahua in her purse, and she's in the middle of a shootout. After tall, muscular Ozzie comes to her rescue, May has no choice but to follow him to safety. At the headquarters of his private security firm, the Bourbon Street Boys, she finds a refuge for the night--and the offer of a job. But it's not long before a gun-toting stalker isn't the only complication in May's life: the more time she spends with Ozzie, the less she can deny that they've got some serious chemistry. A wrong number got her into this mess...Will it also get her the right guy?
Author: Ellen Keith
Release Date: 2018-04-24
Amsterdam, May 1943. As the tulips bloom and the Nazis tighten their grip across the city, the last signs of Dutch resistance are being swept away. Marijke de Graaf and her husband are arrested and deported to different concentration camps in Germany. Marijke is given a terrible choice: to suffer a slow death in the labour camp or—for a chance at survival—to join the camp brothel. On the other side of the barbed wire, SS officer Karl Müller arrives at the camp hoping to live up to his father’s expectations of wartime glory. But faced with a brutal routine of overseeing executions and punishments, he longs for an escape. When he encounters the newly arrived Marijke, this meeting changes their lives forever. Woven into the narrative across space and time is Luciano Wagner’s ordeal in 1977 Buenos Aires, during the heat of the Argentine Dirty War. In his struggle to endure military captivity, he searches for ways to resist from a prison cell he may never leave. From the Netherlands to Germany to Argentina, The Dutch Wife braids together the stories of three individuals who share a dark secret and are entangled in two of the most oppressive reigns of terror in modern history. This is a novel about the blurred lines between love and lust, abuse and resistance, and right and wrong, as well as the capacity for ordinary people to persevere and do the unthinkable in extraordinary circumstances.
Haunted by the disappearance of his brother's school bus twenty years ago, Michael Brody's mystified when his brother's remains aren't among the other students' when bones are finally unearthed, so decides to track down the sole survivor of the mass kidnapping.
This inaugural edition of Buzz Books: Romance provides substantial pre-publication excerpts from 20 forthcoming romance titles. Enjoy access to the best romance voices the publishing industry is broadcasting for the upcoming season as you discover new series, catch up with the latest installments from beloved series, and find great standalone titles from top romance authors. From grande dames such as Mary Balogh, Janet Dailey, and Mary Jo Putney to heavy-hitters Kristan Higgins Jill Shalvis, Lori Wilde, and Maisey Yates to hot contemporary writers like Tawna Fenske, and Abbie Roads, the authors excerpted here are bestselling, award-winning, and irresistible. This sampler has nearly every subgenre, too—historical romances set in different eras (Julia London’s Wild Wicked Scot; Kristy Cambron’s The Illusionist’s Apprentice, contemporary comedy, westerns (Lindsay McKenna’s Wind City Wrangler), sports romances (Sarina Bowen’s Rookie Move), thrillers and romantic suspense (Tiffany Snow’s Follow Me; Colleen Coble’s Twilight at Blueberry Barrens) and some with a touch of paranormal. Sarah Wendell, co-founder of Smart Bitches, Trashy Books and an expert in all things romance, offers a useful, even essential roundup of additional, noteworthy summer/fall/winter romance books to have on your radar. Start enjoying books right now that are sure to show up on your personal “must read” lists. Then invite your reading friends and book groups to download their own copy of Buzz Books: Romance, the ebook, from any major ebookstore or at buzz.publishersmarketplace.com. For the best in soon-to-be-published other fiction genres, plus nonfiction, and children’s literature, be sure to read Buzz Books 2016: Fall/Winter or Buzz Books 2016: Young Adult Fall/Winter, available now. Then be on the lookout for the next two editions of Buzz Books covering the spring/summer 2017 publishing season for both adults and young adults, available in January.