Romantic Suspense and Thriller

The Scotch King by Penelope Sky

Ruth West - Friday, September 01, 2017

Joseph Ingram made the mistake of stealing from me—four million dollars. He took my intelligence without paying for it. And thought he could get away with it.

Think again.

Now I’ll take something from him—something irreplaceable.

His sister.

Collateral.

But even when Joseph doubles the amount of money he owes me, I don’t give her up.

Nope. I have an image to maintain.

So I keep her.

And I’m not giving her up.

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Forgotten Secrets by Robin Perini

Ruth West - Saturday, August 26, 2017

At age ten, Riley Lambert watched helplessly as her sister was abducted from her bedroom. Fifteen years later, she’s channeled the pain of her past into a career as an FBI profiler. Riley devotes her life to bringing violent criminals to justice…and secretly uses government resources to search for her sister, who was never found.

When Riley gets a call from the only man who’s ever swept her off her feet with a killer two-step and dangerous smile—ex-Navy SEAL Thayne Blackwood of Singing River, Wyoming—it stirs up dark memories. Thayne’s sister, Cheyenne, has been kidnapped. There are no leads, and the only witness is the victim’s Alzheimer’s-afflicted grandmother.

Desperate to find Cheyenne, Thayne needs Riley’s expertise. With time running short, they delve into dangerous small-town secrets while fighting against an increasingly ruthless adversary. But when her past and his present collide in a shocking revelation, can they overcome the secrets that have kept them apart?

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Captive by Trevion Burns

Ruth West - Friday, August 11, 2017

After watching his wife die in his arms, former police detective Lincoln Hill never forgot the promise he whispered to her as she drew her last breath. The promise to find their missing daughter, Emma Hill. The daughter he’d never known. The daughter being held captive by a powerful man serving his first term as the mayor of London, England.

Determined to get his daughter back—with more rage in his veins than blood—Linc snatches the mayor’s wife, Mia Ali, at a fundraising event for his re-election campaign. Linc’s terms are straightforward: Emma for Mia. A simple exchange.

At least, it had felt simple.

It had felt simple until he laid eyes on Mia’s gorgeous face for the first time. Until he laid hands on her supple, voluptuous body. Until she laid her hands on his body too—a body that hadn’t been touched by a woman in six long years—lighting fire to his skin with the softness of her warm, nimble fingers. Lighting fire to every inch of him until his bones nearly melted away with the burning need to be inside her.

No matter how beautiful his captive, however—or how deep the attraction—Linc refuses to get addicted to the ebony goddess he’s snatched.

When it comes time to make the exchange, losing Mia is the only option…

Or it might be a fight to the death.

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Chasing Secrets by Lynette Eason

Ruth West - Sunday, August 06, 2017

Elite Guardians bodyguard Haley Callaghan may be in South Carolina, but when a photo leads investigators in West Ireland to open a twenty-five-year-old cold case, her life is suddenly in danger. Haley knows how to take care of herself; after all, she's made a career out of taking care of others. But after an uncomfortably close call, Detective Steven Rothwell takes it upon himself to stay with her--and the young client she has taken under her wing. A protector at heart, he's not about to let Haley fight this battle alone.

In a sweeping plot that takes them into long-buried memories--and the depths of the heart--Haley and Steven will have to solve the mystery of Haley's past while dodging bullets, bombs, and bad guys who just won't quit.

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True Hero by Susan Owensby

Ruth West - Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Will he be the hero that saves us from my mistake?

Ally
On the run, with no one to turn to.
I’m doing all I can to stay alive, protect myself, and my little boy.
I left everything behind, determined to start over and give my child a normal life.
I have rules. Rules I have to follow. Rules that keep me alive.
1. Keep my head down.
2. Keep life simple.
3. Trust no one.

That definitely includes retired ex-military, Navy Seal Jonah Bradford. He’s completely off limits.
It doesn’t matter if he wakes up the woman inside of me.
I can’t be that woman anymore. No matter how much he makes me wish I could.

Jonah
Giving up my career to run the family business wasn’t an easy decision. Once a SEAL, always an SEAL.
Yet, I’ve adjusted. I like my life, but something is missing.
One look at the freckle-faced beauty working at the local diner and I know exactly what it is.
But, I’m alive today by following my instincts and everything about Ally is setting off alarm bells that scream she’s in trouble.
I don’t care. I want her.
The problem is she won’t give me the time of day.
That’s okay. I like a challenge.
I just have to uncover all of her secrets and end the fear that keeps shining in her eyes.
Operation Ally is underway.

True Hero is a standalone romantic suspense novel and part of the True Hearts Series with no cliffhanger and no cheating. It features a sexy ex-military alpha male Hero, a realistic fiery heroine who over comes an abusive past, who just might stumble their way into a happily ever after.

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Breaking All Barriers by Cait Jarrod

Blog Diva - Friday, March 20, 2015

A Romantic Suspense

Businessman Cole Dunbar breaks away from inventing the latest gadgets when the woman who has broken through his protective walls turns up missing. Mother Nature and a sex trafficking ring have Cole racing against time and breaking all barriers to find Dina Wright. But does Dina need saving?

5 STARS: Once you start, you won’t be able to stop.

“This is an amazing thrill ride. You will be on the edge of your seat, between wanting Dina and Cole to get together and seeing all the other story threads play out. There are no cliffhangers; all of the story lines are wrapped up and the ending left me satisfied. It definitely keeps you enraptured until the very end. Just when you think nothing else could go wrong, a new twist is thrown in. I would say this is one of the best romantic suspense stories that I have read recently. Fans of Maya Banks’ Slow Burn series will enjoy the intensity of the story and the steaminess of the attraction between the characters.” Read More

Twisted Innocence By Terri Blackstock

Blog Diva - Friday, February 27, 2015

Holly Cramer’s past choices have finally caught up to her, but she never expected them to endanger her baby.

Holly has had many consequences throughout her life—job losses, financial collapse, relationship problems—but none has ever shaken her like her pregnancy. She cleans up her life as she carries her child, but she never tells the father. When he learns about Lily’s birth, he comes back into her life, but he brings a world of trouble with him. He’s a suspect in a murder case, and when Holly uses her private investigating skills to help police locate him, the tables turn and he takes her and the baby hostage. But is he really a killer or a victim? His link to her family’s arch-nemesis creates an even more tangled web.
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Against The Sky By Kat Martin

Blog Diva - Friday, February 20, 2015

Against the Sky hits New York Times 3 weeks in a row!
Feb 15th list - AGAINST THE SKY #7
http://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-books/2015-02-15/mass-market-paperback/list.html

Feb 22nd list - AGAINST THE SKY #12
http://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-books/2015-02-22/mass-market-paperback/list.html

March 1st list - - AGAINST THE SKY #14
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The Book of Hours By Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra

Blog Diva - Friday, February 13, 2015

Setting the Scene for The Coin and The Book of Hours

Lately, many readers and bloggers have asked how I came up with the plot of my first novel, The Coin. A more interesting question popped out from one particular blogger who asked, why use the French Riviera for the setting of your thriller? The obvious subtext was, how such beautiful area lends itself for the inspiration of such darkness, and that got me thinking.

The ready answer is always the simplest—I found some coins in a clearing and started thinking about a possible suspense plot. Since I was already living in the area, might as well use it as my backdrop. But the more complex answer is that I needed to show that even in a beautiful environment, there is always a suggestion of the ugly, a reminder of how things were and could be once more. Past events shape and affect actions, both around the environment I lived in, as well as with its people, and humanity always has the capacity to turn vicious.

Basically, it was a decision designed to give my characters depth and to show the undercurrents, political and social, that would have affected them in that area at that time.

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Against The Sky By Kat Martin

Blog Diva - Friday, January 23, 2015

ALASKA. In America’s last wilderness there is no limits to what a man can do.

Book Summary …

For detective Nick Brodie, that means keeping the perps off the streets of Anchorage 24/7. Nick has never backed down from danger, but after the horrors he’s seen, he’s definitely in need of a break.

Samantha Hollis never thought she’d meet anyone like Nick, especially in a place like Las Vegas. But after one reckless, passionate night, she discovers the charismatic stranger is everything she wants in a man. But can he ever be more than a one-night stand?

When Nick invites her to Alaska, Samantha decides to find out, never guessing the depths she’ll discover in him or the tangle of murder, kidnapping, and danger about to engulf them both … Read More