Dodging Bullets in a Winter Wonderland. Trapline

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Murder and deadly sport in the Colorado Wilderness.

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A badly chewed-up corpse high in the Flat Tops Wilderness leaves Colorado hunting guide Allison Coil mystified and wary. Obvious signs suggest the dead man is the victim of a mountain lion attack but Allison’s wilderness-savvy bones scream otherwise. A few miles away and a few thousand feet lower in downtown Glenwood Springs, a controversial candidate for U.S. Senate is shot during a campaign stop as newspaper reporter Duncan Bloom dodges the long-range gunfire. Coil and Bloom follow leads to the city’s overlooked communities—encountering both the powerful and those who keep their heads down—and follow traces to the for-profit prison industry. Coil is joined by neighbor Trudy Heath, a popular businesswoman whose use of immigrant workers is attracting attention. Coil’s tracking skills and Bloom’s dogged investigative experience attack a shadowy organization from opposite ends.  The snare tightens as the pair trade explosive details around who is benefitting from a for-profit prison. Determined to protect the Flat Tops Wilderness from criminal mayhem, Coil knows she must take every means necessary to uncover the conspiracy even as she realizes she is tangling with an organization engaged in a cruel sport that sets a new, dark low for depravity.

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Deck the Halls With Sounds of Murder! Dead Wrong

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Grab a glass of holiday cheer and curl up with this suspenseful tale! Better make it two glasses. This sounds like a nail bitter.

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Newlywed Lynnette Foster’s cop husband is in trouble at work and takes out his frustration on Lynnette by punching her in the face. To Lynnette, the first assault will be the last. In an attempt to get as far away from him as she can, she books a flight from Miami to Los Angeles.

Lynnette doesn’t know it yet, but her husband is the least of her worries.

At the airport, a vicious, foul-mouthed thug known as Fat Ass Sammy Grick carelessly switches Lynnette’s laptop case and his own. Sammy’s case contains something very important to his criminal boss, Benito Ortega. Something Ortega would kill to get back.

To complicate Lynnette’s life, an eleven-year-old runaway girl follows her off the plane during the Denver layover. Then Lynnette makes a horrible discovery. Her husband was murdered a few hours after she walked out. Lynnette needs to contact the police, who consider her a person of interest in the murder. Escaping the killer on her trail and protecting the child must come first.

Will her life ever be normal again?

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It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Murder. Dead…If Only

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Murder and mayhem in the Big Easy!

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A man who should be dead isn’t and Lee Alvarez’s very pregnant sister-in-law, Vicki, is about to be charged with a murder he recently committed in the Big Easy. Aided by the rest of the Alvarez Family, Palo Alto’s favorite P.I. kicks the Voodoo in the Who Do throughout New Orleans. With only three days to clear Vicki’s name, a child is kidnapped, two more people wind up dead, a hurricane hits, and the clock never stops ticking….

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‘Tis the Season. Just Needs Killin’

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Book Six in the Hetta Coffey Mystery Series is here!

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After several months of cruising Mexico’s hauntingly beautiful Sea of Cortez, Hetta’s in Puerto Escondido, a place once described by author John Steinbeck as “a magic harbor.” Anchored out, swaying on the hook at the whim of breeze and tide, surrounded by magnificent views and turquoise water can be magical. Stuck at anchor alone? Not so much.

So when her best friend, Jan, gets them an invite to a party at a nearby luxury resort hosted by a Japanese businessman—all expenses paid—Hetta figures, why not? Why turn down an evening of free food and booze? And besides, what could possibly go wrong?

With Hetta involved? Plenty.

Not only are she and Jan soon up to their necks in hot sake, a succession of unsavory intruders sends Hetta scurrying for a safe harbor, but not before she reaches the conclusion that some folks just need killin’.

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Under the Mistletoe Two! Redemption and Glory

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Now for something to spice up your eggnog! It’s a great pleasure to have Cris Anson on the blog today.

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Bored with all the groupies who provide him with anonymous sex, famous sculptor Adam accepts the offer to lurk behind a voyeur screen at his agent’s BDSM club. Watching the magnificent Mistress Glory in action, Adam is so smitten that he can’t decide if he wants to tame her or kneel before her.

When Davinia helps her business partner Mercy at a book signing, a magazine’s “Most Eligible Bachelor” – the man of her wet dreams – comes by to help publicize the event. Instant lust turns to chagrin when he addresses her as Mistress Glory.

As the two novices to Dominance and submission explore what turns them on in this exciting new world, the journey takes explosive twists and turns. Add the sexy agent and his slave, and anything can – and does – happen.

You can purchase the print version of REDEMPTION AND GLORY at Ellora’s Cave , AmazonBarnes & Noble, and other online retailers who sell print books. If you want to order it at your local bookstore, here’s the ISBN: 1978419971358.

Here’s what an RT Book Reviews reviewer had to say about REDEMPTION AND GLORY:

“There are big things going on in this small book, including a ménage, m/m and f/f trysts and lots of bondage, so readers won’t get bored when it comes to the dirty stuff…colorful scenes that might make even fans of erotic romance blush…”

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Under the Mistletoe! Waking Up Joy

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Author Tina Ann Forkner’s Waking Up Joy is our first featured novel in the Romance Genre. It’s a great stocking stuffer for readers who enjoy a little comedy with their romance.

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Behind every dream lost lies a second chance. When Joy Talley wakes up from a coma, her quirky brothers and sisters think she is off her rocker, but she has never felt better. Now Joy must face her darkest secret and risk reopening old wounds. Taking risks brings change, and suddenly Joy’s once humdrum, rural life in Oklahoma is anything but routine. Filled with magical charm and a small-town love story that transcends time, Waking Up Joy tackles dark secrets and complex relationships with wit, humor, and insight.

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“A wonderfully-paced weave of compelling characters dealing with buried secrets and second chances within the framework of a flawed but fascinating family. Tina Forkner is an insightful, engaging storyteller. If you’re a fan of Jodi Picoult, you won’t be disappointed.” ~ Susan Meissner, Author of A Fall of Marigolds

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Spotlight on Gary Reilly, Humorist

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The only piece of fiction published during Gary Reilly’s lifetime was a short story in 1978. “The Biography Man” was published by the Iowa Writers Review and later picked up by the Pushcart Prize Anthology (1979).  From that point until his death in 2011, Gary wrote 25 novels. None were published during his lifetime. Read the rest of Gary’s story in the newsletter

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In “Dark Night of the Soul,” the sixth novel in The Asphalt Warrior series, the utopian world carefully created by Denver cab driver Brendan Murphy is about to be shattered. In fact, it’s about to be the worst day of his cab driving career. There’s the Land That Forward Motion Forgot. There’s a guy Murph comes to think of as “Mister Twenty.” And there’s an old woman who wants to pay her fare with a saucepan full of pennies.

Murph’s plan to carefully monitor the intake of cash—for fear of earning too much—challenges every math skill he can muster. Messes grow around Murph “the way a pearl grows around a pebble.” Of course “it’s best not to think about what might have happened if you had done this instead of that,” but it’s hard not to wonder went wrong when you’re kissing the asphalt and police have surrounded you with guns drawn.

To wriggle out of his latest spot, Murph must stare long and hard at who he is and what he’s all about. It’s the most eye-popping journey of all time.

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