|Posted by Alyssa Drake on October 16, 2019 at 2:45 PM||comments (6)|
~Excerpt from ETERNALLY YOURS available now for only 99C~
“Detective, what a wonderful surprise to see you again, and so early in the morning. To what do we owe this pleasure?” Maurice’s oily voice slipped around Leo, greeting him as he stepped into the Wiltshire Tower’s pristine lobby.
“You know damn well, why I’m here, Mr. Franklin.” Leo’s growl reverberated off the muted walls.
Maurice held up a finger. “Language, Detective. We don’t like to disturb our residents with trivial problems.”
“Such as death and mutilation.”
Maurice’s eyes flashed dark. “Yes, those two subjects would be off-limits.”
“I’ll need those tapes, Mr. Franklin.” Leo called over his shoulder as he walked past the concierge desk toward the elevator. This was becoming a familiar dance.
“Just as soon as you provide me with the warrant, Detective, I’ll give you everything you need,” said Maurice, taunting.
Sawyer twisted, his arm snapped out, and his hand closed around Maurice’s tie, yanking him over the desk. “We are here to solve a murder,” Sawyer hissed, his voice dropping to a whisper. “This is the third person to have been killed in your establishment this year, perhaps you ought to be tending your sheep a bit more closely instead of antagonizing the people who keep returning to clean up your mess.”
“Release him.” The soft command caused Sawyer to glance up over at Leo. Leo nodded, his hard gaze locked on Sawyer. Relaxing his hand, Sawyer let Maurice scramble back across the desk.
Straightening his tie and jacket, Maurice slicked his hair into place. With a sniff, he shot a scowl at Sawyer. “You should keep your dog on a leash, Detective.”
“He’s a big boy, Mr. Franklin,” replied Leo, his voice cold. “I can’t always control him.”
“I’d hate for some type of harm to befall such a beloved pet.”
“Is that a threat?” Leaning forward, Sawyer cracked his knuckles. Maurice flinched, but recovered quickly, his mask of indifference sliding into place.
“Please let me know if I can do anything to assist the police department with this delicate matter.”
Leo leaned across the desk, his finger in Maurice’s face. “Stay out of my crime scene, Mr. Franklin. I will have a police officer on duty until my investigation is complete and if I find that you tampered with evidence, I will have you arrested.”
“That all hinges upon the word if, doesn’t it?”
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|Posted by Alyssa Drake on September 24, 2019 at 3:00 AM||comments (7)|
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Tormented by horrific nightmares, a woman teetering on the brink of reality must determine if her madness is the result of a traumatic experience or something much more sinister.
Two months after witnessing the gruesome death of her husband, Jenny drifts through each day, a vacant shell. Haunted by memories of Walker, she caves to her sister’s demands, agreeing to check into Briar Glen Mental Health Facility the next morning.
However, someone else has plans for Jenny this Halloween. When a gift from her deceased husband is delivered, the distressing present sets into motion a chilling plan of revenge—one which results in death.
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|Posted by Alyssa Drake on September 23, 2019 at 11:10 AM||comments (0)|
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Disowned by her mother and suffering from unrequited love, a dismayed wallflower steps out of the shadows and into the path of a vindictive killer...
Through a chance introduction, Miss Daphne Clemens finds herself thrust into a dangerous situation, sequestered on a country estate with the one man she wants, but cannot have: Mr. Thomas Reid.
Following the abrupt termination of his engagement, Thomas expected to remain a bachelor forever, but Daphne's captivating presence reopens his heart to the possibility of love... until a body is discovered just outside the estate.
Thomas realizes someone in the household is working with Mr. Franklin Morris, feeding information to a killer intent on murdering every person in the chateau... including Daphne. All evidence points to a servant, but when the girl accused of the crime is found to be innocent, Thomas fears he may be too late to save Daphne's life.
Fans of Stephanie Laurens and Julie Garwood will savor this third installment of the Wiltshire Chronicles which reveals the inner workings of a broken heart, the deviousness of jealously, and the strength of true love.
|Posted by Alyssa Drake on August 30, 2019 at 4:35 PM||comments (0)|
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|Posted by Alyssa Drake on June 25, 2019 at 11:40 AM||comments (0)|
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Planning her wedding takes a dangerous turn, when a woman realizes a member of her engagement party would rather kill her than walk down the aisle.
So far, Miss Samantha Hastings' engagement to Benjamin, Lord Westwood, has been tumultuous at best. Kidnapped by the man who murdered her father, nearly beaten to death, and severely poisoned, Samantha barely manages to escape alive.
When the killer reveals his revenge plot had assistance, the Hastings and Westwood families must band together to defend themselves against a new threat, and Samantha concocts a risky plan to draw the accomplice out of hiding. However, this scheme may cost her more than she is willing to sacrifice. There is a traitor in their midst--one who has already committed murder and is willing to do so again.
The masked ball approaches and, by the evening's end, at least one more person will die. Will Samantha survive until her wedding day... or will her imperfect engagement become a grizzly prelude to murder?
The second book into this intriguing series drags you deeper into the mystery, surrounding the reader in a dizzying array of passion, intrigue, and the richness of the Victorian era. In the vein of Deanna Raybourn and Amanda Quick, this darker installment of the Wiltshire Chronicles will reveal the violent nature of man.
|Posted by Alyssa Drake on March 27, 2019 at 6:05 PM||comments (0)|
A PERFECT PLAN - limited time pre-order sale
An opinionated tomboy must navigate the dangers of society, unaware her brother's killer is lurking in her midst.
When her brother's ship sinks off the coast of France, Miss Samantha Hastings surrenders her quiet, country life to manage his affairs. Suddenly thrust into society, Samantha faces an unfamiliar world and the unnerving green eyes of Lord Westwood-her brother's best friend and her new guardian.
Benjamin, Lord Westwood, never intended on following through with his rash promise to act as guardian to Edward's bratty little sister. Upon learning of his best friend's death, Benjamin's intention was to marry her off to the first acceptable suitor. When he finds himself falling for Samantha instead, Benjamin alights upon the perfect plan; a marriage of convenience.
The plan, however, quickly unravels when they discover Edward's disappearance was due to foul play. Now, Samantha is in more danger than either of them realized and Benjamin is running out of time. Can he save the woman he loves or will murder ruin his perfect plan?
If you enjoy the mystery and intrigue of Amanda Quick and Lisa Kleypas, dive into this spellbinding series filled with history, romance, and suspense.
|Posted by Alyssa Drake on February 13, 2019 at 6:00 PM||comments (0)|
Voyages of the Heart
Every city around the world has its own charming allure and its secrets. In this Voyage, each destination will offer love, passion, laughter, healing, and even heartbreak, all perfectly crafted for you one page at a time. Pack your luggage and join the authors in these Voyages of the Heart.
Our first destination: London.
When the smoke clears, romance fills the pages leading you straight into the worlds created by VOTH’s authors. The sights are unknown and mysteries will be revealed with each turn of the page. The only promise, on this voyage of love, is that we’ve sealed each story with a kiss of passion that will entice you to come back for more. Bring your passport and enjoy the guided tour as London paves its way into your hearts.
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|Posted by Alyssa Drake on February 9, 2019 at 5:15 PM||comments (0)|
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|Posted by Alyssa Drake on February 4, 2019 at 3:55 AM||comments (1)|
VIRTUALLY YOURS appearing in Illicit Contemporary Romance Collection
A steamy, contemporary suspense novel that will propel you into the ultimate 21st century hook up. All the exciting pleasures and passions of an affair, without any of the brutal consequences.
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*** Sneak Peak ***
He slipped across the floor. A shadow hiding in the soft folds of the room’s heavy curtains, which lined the walls and rose to the ceiling like a black forest of velvet. His stocking feet made no sound as he glided over the plush, deep red carpet. The color stretched halfway across the room and melted into the silvery hue of the company’s elegant logo. Virtually Yours, a notoriously exclusive dating club, which boasted all the pleasures and passion of an affair without the consequences.
He paused next to a black leather chair, halfway reclined in the center of the room. His thumb caressed the embroidered silver and pink emblem stitched into the headrest. Black nylon restraints, poised in stiff half-circles, waited impatiently for the next patron. The unusual precaution, a necessity after an unnamed–and well compensated–customer fractured their cheekbone during a particularly violent sexual encounter, prevented the participant from falling to the ground during ecstasy. He smirked. The very same automated safety restraint system also prevented the person from escaping.
His fingers trailed lightly down one of the leather arms, stroking the supple material. Memories flooded his mind; her body writhing beneath him, blood trailing from the corner of her lips and dripping seductively down her soft skin–a crimson river of death–and the screaming… Desire coursed through his veins.
Caressing the arm, his fingertips brushed over tiny gouge marks that were dug into the underside of the arm; little half-moon shapes of anguish. Savannah. How she shrieked with pleasure… and with pain. His only regret was killing her too quickly. This time would be different. This time he would draw out his ecstasy.