Tag Archive | Romantic suspense

Wading Through Shallow Water

Wading Through Shallow Water
by Toni Morrow Wyatt
Genre: Paranormal Romantic Suspense
Bookstore owner, Dee Dee Montgomery, was born with a gift. Not only does she
possess magical powers, she is able to tell the history of an object
by touching it. Fiercely independent, the last thing Dee Dee is
looking for is love.
Whenauthor, Alex Winter, loses his wife to cancer shortly after the birth
of their son, writing becomes his therapy. His book, Moving Past the
Hurt, spurs a book signing tour, which leads him to Dee Dee’s
Just when Dee Dee’s world is about to turn into a fairy tale, a tragic
accident rips it all away.
Kate Waterhouse, Alex’s ex-sister-in-law, pops into town as things are
falling apart, bringing her handsome, arrogant brother, Blake.
Determined to claim what she believes is rightfully hers, Kate must locate her
family’s Book of Shadows. As Kate’s evil plot unfolds, leaving lives
on the line, Dee Dee must face the Waterhouse siblings or risk losing
everyone she loves.
Alex Winter buttered toast while his son Billy sang him a song about bugs. A consistent morning routine saved a lot of trouble. Mary would have been proud of them, or so he liked to think. The hole she had left in their lives could never be filled, but they did the best they could. She had been gone for five years. During the first three, there were times Alex didn’t know how they would ever get past the pain. He found writing about his experiences as a widowed father helped more than therapy ever could.Recently, he had been getting letters from the readers of his book. Some were from women looking for something he wasn’t ready to give. Others were from single parents in the same situation. The latter meant more to him than he had ever thought possible. Going on his upcoming book tour would test everything he had written. He had one local book signing on Wednesday, his first, and then he was scheduled for Houston. If all went well, he would travel the country. The decision to take Billy had been a no brainer. However, the logistics of taking him were a bit more complicated than he had envisioned.

After Mary died, he had gathered the names of nannies from his friends with children. He had spent months interviewing candidates within an inch of their lives, leaving nothing unasked. Finally, he had settled on an older woman named Ada Nelson. Mrs. Nelson was also widowed, and her children were grown. Each had moved off with their families to various parts of the country. She saw them around the holidays, but not much more. Her credentials were impeccable. She had accepted the position with only one request—Fluffy, her cat, must come along. She had moved into a spare bedroom, and soon, she and Fluffy had become happy members of the Winter family. The way she ran the household and took care of Billy was nothing less than magical in Alex’s opinion. He hadn’t dreamed he would find such a perfect match.

“Why does the toast always have black on it?” Billy asked, turning up his nose.

“Because Daddy doesn’t know how to operate a toaster.”

“Why not?”

“That’s a good question. Would you like some cereal?”

“Yes, please. Daddy, are you going to have some cereal?”

“Not this morning. I need to finish some last minute things. Guess what we’re going to do this week?” Alex asked as he put a bowl of cereal filled with too much milk in front of his son.


“We’re going to go shopping for new clothes and new shoes for our trip.”

“Where are we going again?” Billy asked, milk ran down his chin and dripped onto his pajama shirt.

“We’re going to a big city called Houston. Do you remember me showing it to you on the map?”

Billy nodded, crunching and trying to swallow.

Both turned as Mrs. Nelson came in the back door carrying two sacks of groceries. Alex took them from her and set them on the island.

“It’s a beautiful morning out there, boys,” she said, putting her handbag on the counter. She began putting away the shopping and pulled a newspaper out of one of the bags.

“Did you remember to get some chocolate milk?” Billy asked.

“Of course, how could I forget? We put it number one on the list. Would you like me to pour you some?”

“Yes, please. Can I play with Fluffy after breakfast?”

“Not today. She’s at the beauty parlor getting her fur done for our big trip next week.”

She set the frothy milk next to Billy’s cereal bowl.

“She is?”

“Sure. She takes great pride in her fur. That’s why I named her Fluffy.”

Billy giggled.

“Are you finished with your cereal?” she asked.

He nodded.

“Finish your chocolate milk, hop on down, and go wash up. I’ll set out your clothes. Don’t forget to brush your teeth. I think today would be a good day to go to the park.”

“Yippee,” he yelled, running down the hall toward the bathroom.

She smiled at Alex. “He’s a good boy.”

“He’s great. I can’t imagine my life without him.” He took some canned goods out of a sack and put them on a high shelf.

“I thought maybe you would need some alone time so you can get things done for your book signing and our trip. After the park, I thought I’d take Billy with me to pick up Fluffy from her day at the spa.”

“I do have some loose ends to tie up before we leave. Thanks, Ada. If you need me for any reason, you can reach me on my cell phone. I need to run some errands, go to the bank, and drop some stuff off at the post office, but it shouldn’t take long. I’ll be here most of the afternoon.”

He picked up the newspaper and took his coffee into his home office.

Once he was out of sight, Mrs. Nelson pointed at a sponge next to the sink. Soaring through the air, it landed on the island. The cereal bowl and empty glass of milk rose and floated to the sink as the sponge wiped the area clean. With one swoop of her arm, the rest of the groceries found their proper homes, and the kitchen was as tidy as she had left it before leaving that morning.

Sitting at his desk, Alex flipped through the pages of the newspaper. He stopped when he came to an advertisement for his upcoming book signing.

Come meet Alex Winter, author of ‘Moving Past the Hurt,’ this Wednesday at Montgomery’s Bookstore in downtown San Antonio, just one block from the Alamo.

He picked up a pen and drew a circle around the ad. On his desk calendar, he made a notation for the next day: Drive into San Antonio and check out Montgomery’s Bookstore.


Toni Morrow Wyatt grew up in a small town in Illinois. Her love of reading
and writing was the greatest gift her mother gave her. In later
years, she opened her own independent book business named, Kindred
Books. In 2006, she folded the business and moved to the San
Antonio/Boerne, Texas area, where she lived for three years. Her
newest novel, Wading Through Shallow Water is set there.
Her flash fiction piece, “A Knock of Chance” was published in From
the Depths literary journal in 2012. Her first novel, Return to Rocky
Gap quickly followed. Her award winning short story, Spuds Dawson Has
His Day was published in the Belle Reve Literary Journal. Her young
adult suspense/mystery, A Killing Among Friends, was released in
2015. You can also find it in Twisted: A Thriller Collection. Last
year, she released A Walk Between the Winds, which was co-authored
with her mother, Margaret Chism Morrow.
When not writing, she devotes her time to her family, reading as much as she
possibly can, and research. She currently lives in North Carolina
with her husband and two sons.
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Scoundrels & Scotch


Title: Scoundrels & Scotch
Series: Top Shelf #3
Author: Alta Hensley
Genre: Dark Romance Standalone
Release Date: January 16, 2018




I’ll stop at
nothing to own her. 
I’m a collector of dolls.

All kinds of dolls.

So beautiful and sexy, they become my art.
So perfect and flawless, my art galleries are flooded by the wealthy to gaze
upon my possessions with envy.
So fragile and delicate, I keep them tucked away for safety.
The dark and torrid tales of Drayton’s Dolls run rampant through the rich and
famous, and all but a few are true.
Normally I share my dolls for others to play with or watch on display.

But not my special doll.
No, not her.
Ivy is the most precious doll of all.
She’s mine. All mine.

*Scoundrels & Scotch is a dark billionaire romance. If you don’t like a
splash of shock, a dash of taboo, and a heavy dose of sex, then don’t take a
sip of this TOP SHELF cocktail.

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Author Bio


Alta Hensley is a USA TODAY bestselling author of hot, dark
and dirty romance. She is also an Amazon Top 100 bestselling author. Being a
multi-published author in the romance genre, Alta is known for her dark, gritty
alpha heroes, sometimes sweet love stories, hot eroticism, and engaging tales
of the constant struggle between dominance and submission.
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January 7, 2018

Testimony of the Damned, book 1 in the Emissary of the Devil series, will be FREE to download on Kindle.


I am not a good man.

I don’t even believe that I am a man any longer. Everything changed the moment I signed my eternity away to the Devil. Now I wander the world corrupting and collecting souls as I try to work my way up the demonic ranks of the lower kingdom.

I’m only a soul away from becoming a crowned prince of hell. Presented with an opportunity to finally claim what belongs to me, I take the assignment of corrupting the soul of Nephilim-born Maggie Westbrook, a shy, beautiful seventeen-year-old who has no idea who or what she is.

She should be easy to take, right?

I’ve never been so wrong. She tips my world upside down and tears down the walls I’ve built over the centuries, leaving me raw, exposed, and feeling—feeling things I didn’t know I was capable of feeling ever again.

How do I take the only thing I’ve ever wanted without hurting her?

I am not a good man. It’s important that I repeat that. I am the demon Abraxas Shepherd. And this is my Testimony of the Damned.

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When a broken heart heals, the love grows stronger.

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Paralee is so stubborn and short-sighted, she can’t see Ben only wants one thing since his return—her happiness. He never intended to hurt her when he left on a personal mission to right a wrong. The trouble is, there’s no walking back into Paralee’s life and picking up where they left off. From the moment he crosses paths with her again, it’s clear it’s going to take more than his usual charm to reclaim her heart.





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Juliette Smith, star tennis player, is starting over at a new university. Traumatized by hazing at her last school, all she wants is to attend classes, win tennis matches, and be left the hell alone.
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Porcelain Doll, a Jana Lane Mystery now on Audiobook

Let’s Hear from Joe Cosentino,

author of PORCELAIN DOLL, a Jana Lane mystery, published by Wild Rose Press

audiobook performed by Derick Snow

As many of you know, I’m the author of the popular Jana Lane mystery novels set in the decadent and wonderful 1980’s. What you might not know is that countless readers have told me the novels should be adapted into a television series. I agree! So, while I wait for Hollywood to call, I wrote a television treatment and pilot for the series. I also decided to do the next best thing: adapt the novels into audiobooks. That presented quite a challenge. How could I find an audiobook performer who would perfectly voice all the eccentric characters, key into the humor, understand the pacing of the suspenseful plot twists and turns, and handle the shocking and mind-blowing endings.

I was incredibly fortunate to find Charissa Clark Howe, a gifted actress, to perform the terrific audiobook of PAPER DOLL. In the premiere novel, Jana Lane was the biggest child movie star ever until she was attacked on the studio lot at eighteen years old. In PAPER DOLL, Jana at thirty-eight lives with her family in a mansion in picturesque Hudson Valley, New York. Her flashbacks from the past become murder attempts in her future. Jana ventures back to Hollywood, which helps her uncover a web of secrets about everyone she loves.

In PORCELAIN DOLL, the second mystery, Jana makes a comeback film and uncovers who is being murdered on the set and why. Her heart is set aflutter by her incredibly gorgeous romantic co-star, America’s heartthrob Jason Adonis. The other suspects include Jana’s James Dean type young co-star, her older John Wayne type co-star, her children’s Eve Harrington type nanny, the film’s gossipy makeup and hair artist, a local reverend trying to stop the film’s production, and Jason’s agent. I hit the jackpot for an audiobook performer with Derick Snow, an actor with a great deal of murder mystery acting experience. He not only connected with the mystery, humor, and mood of the novel, but also beautifully created the multitude of captivating and entertaining characters in Jana’s life in book two. His dramatic voice, crisp diction, and emotional availability bring the characters and story to life. Derick’s intensity is perfect for the many plot twists and turns, dropped clues and red herrings, sweet romance, and shocking yet gratifying ending. So now the audiobook of PAPER DOLL is now joined by the audiobook of PORCELAIN DOLL.

Hopefully audiobooks of the remaining three novels will follow. In SATIN DOLL Jana heads to Washington, DC to play a US senator in a new film and becomes embroiled in murder and corruption at the Senate chamber. CHINA DOLL brings Jana to New York City to star in a Broadway thriller, facing murder on stage and off. Finally, in RAG DOLL Jana stars in a mystery television show and once again life imitates art.

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PORCELAIN DOLL, a Jana Lane mystery by Joe Cosentino

published by The Wild Rose Press




Is art imitating life in 1982? Jana Lane, ex-child star, is doing a comeback film about murder. When a crew member is killed on the set, it looks like Jana could be next. Thickening the plot is Jana’s breathtakingly handsome and muscular leading man, Jason Apollo, whose boyish, southern charms have aroused Jana’s interest on screen and off. Will Jana and Jason stop the murderer before the final reel, or end up on the cutting room floor in this fast-paced whodunit with a shocking ending?


Praise for PORCELAIN DOLL, a Jana Lane mystery:


“Suspenseful and mysterious, Porcelain Doll is a masterful creation, one that was impossible not to be affected by.” Carol Fenton, BooksLaidBare Reviews


“Every page fills the readers with intrigue..Edge of your seat mystery that lures readers instantly…Once you read it, you can’t put it down.” Urban Book Reviews


Porcelain Doll hooks from the start with characters behaving badly, all of whom have life-changing secrets…The story includes a nice arc, well-developed characters, and a few unexpected surprises.” InD’tale Magazine


“What a delight! A fun mystery that takes place in the 1980s with a range of engaging characters and a strong heroine….Jana is the perfect heroine for a mystery….A must-read for mystery lovers! Porcelain Doll is charming with a great insight to the rise and fall of stardom, and with a twist at the end I honestly didn’t see coming.” Readers’ Favorite


Bestselling author Joe Cosentino won Divine Magazine’s awards for best mystery novel, best humorous novel, and best contemporary novel of 2015. He is the author of the Jana Lane mysteries: Paper Doll, Porcelain Doll, Satin Doll, China Doll and Rag Doll (The Wild Rose Press); the Nicky and Noah mysteries: Drama Queen, Drama Muscle, Drama Cruise (Lethe Press), Drama Luau, Drama Detective; the Cozzi Cove beach series: Cozzi Cove: Bouncing Back, Cozzi Cove: Moving Forward, Cozzi Cove: Stepping Out, Cozzi Cove: New Beginnings (NineStar Press); and the romance novellas: In My Heart/An Infatuation & A Shooting Star, the Bobby and Paolo Holiday Stories: A Home for the Holidays and The Perfect Gift, and The Naked Prince and Other Tales from Fairyland (Dreamspinner Press). As an actor, he has appeared in principal roles in film, television, and theatre opposite stars such as Bruce Willis, Rosie O’Donnell, Nathan Lane, Holland Taylor, and Jason Robards. Joe is currently Head of the Department/Professor at a college in upstate New York, and is happily married. http://www.JoeCosentino.weebly.com


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William “Devil” Delancy built his vast empire through sheer determination and corporate takeover. The millionaire always gets what he wants…from women to companies and all points in between. And when he is done with them, he discards them without another thought. So when his sainted, dying grandmother voices her concern about his lack of a wife, he does what he knows best: he takes what he wants! And it just so happens that the woman nearest and dearest to him is his own assistant – the beautiful Molly Ramsey.

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Release Day ~ Second Chance Christmas

Title: Second Chance Christmas by Casey Dawes
Genre:Contemporary Romance with Suspense Elements.
’Tis the season for second chances, in this heartwarming story of star-crossed lovers reuniting.Findley Callahan has until Christmas, a scant six months away, to prove to the court she can provide a loving and safe home for her learning-disabled child. So she retreats to the only haven she’s known: her mother’s house in Missoula, Montana, where she can make a new start and find a good job.Reese Moore can’t believe it when his teenage love arrives to work at his father’s company. But there’s bad blood between their families, dating back to a business partnership that drove Findley’s father to suicide.

When Findley is targeted by someone trying to pin corporate fraud on her, Reese is determined to save her—but will their broken hearts be able to forge a new future amid old hurts and new threats during this season of love and goodwill?

Length: 69729 words

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Real People * Real Problems * Real Love

Casey Dawes is a good romance writer with seven published romance novels and three romance short stories. Her stories contain a diverse set of characters face with real problems (job loss, divorce, challenging children, prejudice, difficult upbringings, etc.) who find real love.

Casey’s first five-book romance novel series focuses on life and loves of a California Central Coast town which loosely resembles the Santa Cruz area. Skillfully weaving place and story, the series evokes sentiments like, “I was born & raised in the Santa Cruz area,,,,,,this was like coming home again.”

The California romance novel series is currently sold as an e-book set, California Wishes. The prequel, California Sunshine, is a romance short story.

Casey shifts focus to Missoula, Montana, for her two western Christmas romance novels: Montana Christmas Magic and Sweet Montana Christmas. A western romance novella, Love on the Wind, shows two new adults from opposite backgrounds (small-town girl and Native American) struggle to find their path and love in life.

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When not creating romance novels, Casey quilts, knits, reads, and hikes near the Clark Fork River in western Montana with her husband. The couple is owned by a slightly used cat.

Ms. Demeanor


Ms. Demeanor
by Danica Winters
Series: Mystery Christmas, #4
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Paperback Release Date: November 21, 2017
Digital Release Date: December 1, 2017



A cold-case Christmas in Mystery, Montana 

Yearning to be known as something other than Mystery’s ultimate bad boy, rancher Rainier Fitzgerald isn’t pleased when he stumbles upon the remains of a dead body. Especially when Officer Laura Blade catches him with a gun in his hand.

Spending Christmas chasing down a cold case with a man she’s not supposed to fraternize with isn’t granting any of Laura’s holiday wishes, either. But could her favorite time of the year be working its magic on Laura’s feelings? Or is Rainier truly transforming from a charismatic rogue to a hero worthy of her heart?




Book 1: Ms. Calculation


Book 2: Mr. Serious


Book 3: Mr. Taken



Danica Winters is a Nielsen BookScan and an Amazon bestselling author who has won multiple awards for writing books that grip readers with their ability to drive emotion through suspense and occasionally a touch of magic. Most recently, Danica was the winner of the Paranormal Romance Guild’s Paranormal Romantic Suspense Book of the Year Award and Chanticleer Media’s Paranormal Book of the Year for her novel Montana Mustangs.

When she’s not working, she can be found in the wilds of Montana testing her patience while she tries to understand the allure of various crafts (quilting, pottery, and painting are not her thing).  She always believes the cup is neither half full nor half empty, but it better be filled with wine.

Danica Winters is represented by Jill Marsal of the Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, LLC.