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Today I’m so happy to welcome award-winning author Anne Patrick, who has a new release from Desert Breeze Publishing entitled “Kill Shot”. Welcome, Anne!

About “Kill Shot”:

Former combat medic Kory Wagner has been in four war zones, served three tours in Iraq, survived countless firefights, RPG’s, IED’s and even a helicopter crash. Now she’s home and out of the Army for good and someone is trying to kill her in her own backyard. Just as disturbing is the handsome sheriff who’s on the case.

Sheriff Sean Harding doesn’t quite know what to think of the decorated veteran that managed to outsmart an entire search party. What bothers him more is the body of a PI, whom she hired to find her sister’s killer, was found dead in a building Kory owns. And Kory isn’t being very cooperative with helping him find the answers as to why someone would kill her sister and want her dead. Will he be able to keep her alive along enough to discover the truth?

Excerpt

The steel door creaked as she pushed it open, the sound echoing throughout the metal building. “Mr. Urlik?” She waited for her eyes to adjust to the change in lighting before stepping all the way inside. A wide stream of light from the door spread out in front of her. “Mr. Urlik. Are you in here?”

Kory heard a sound a few yards in front of her. She quickly scanned the area. Three rows of huge metal shelves lined the interior. She inched forward, peering around the corner of the second row. Mr. Urlik lay on his side, facing her, clutching his chest. His eyes were opened and his mouth moved, but no sound came out. A heart attack? She ran to him, knelt down on the cement floor, and took his hand. It was wet, slimy. She looked down and saw his hand covered in blood. Her eyes shifted to his chest. A large crimson stain spread across the width of his white shirt from a small hole near the center. He was breathing erratically. Experience told her a bullet had pierced at least one lung and he didn’t have much time. She immediately pressed the heel of her right hand against the wound.

“I’m sorry,” he murmured.

“Where’s your cell phone?” Hers was in her backpack but she didn’t want to waste valuable time digging it out.

“No time. Get out.”

“Who did this, Mr. Urlik?”

He grabbed her right hand and squeezed it tightly. “You were right — no accident.”

His hand went limp.

Kory felt something in the palm of her hand, looked down and saw it was a key. She shoved it into her jeans pocket. A whizzing sound buzzed past her, followed by the unmistakable clink of a bullet ricocheting off metal. She instinctively threw herself over his body as another bullet struck metal. Kory felt for a pulse. There was none. She lowered her hand to his chest and felt under both arms and along his waist. I thought all PIs carried guns. Just my luck this one didn’t.

She scrambled to her feet, as more shots ricocheted around her, and dove through an opening on the first row of shelves. A piercing pain sliced through her upper arm as she took cover behind some boxes. They wouldn’t shield her from the gunfire but they would conceal her presence while she figured out how she was going to get out of there. She paused long enough to grab her cell phone from her backpack, wishing she hadn’t when another bullet tore through a box beside her. She ducked lower to the floor.

Kory ignored the throbbing in her arm and slithered along the floor toward the back of the building. As a child, she and her sister, Callie, had often accompanied her grandfather to the warehouse where he worked on boats as a hobby. She remembered a back exit that led to the side parking lot and nearby woods. If she could reach the door, she had a chance of getting out of this alive. She looked down at the tear in her shirt, drenched with blood.
This isn’t good!

Kill Shot: Book One Wounded Heroes can be purchased at most online bookstores or from my publisher – Desert Breeze Publishing: http://stores.desertbreezepublishing.com/-strse-227/Wounded-Heros-Book-One/Detail.bok

Anne’s Bio: Anne Patrick is the author of more than a dozen novels of Romance, Mayhem & Faith, including the award-winning and best-selling Fire and Ash, Lethal Dreams and Sabotage. When she’s not killing off people or falling in love with dashing heroes, you can find her surfing the web or spending time with family and friends. Born and raised in Oklahoma, she now makes her home in Kansas.

To learn more about Anne, please visit her website: http://www.annepatrick.weebly.com or blog: http://www.suspensebyanne.blogspot.com .

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Today I am so happy to welcome author Nike Chillemi. Thanks for visiting and welcome!

To my mind, the holidays are the perfect time to give a murder mystery as a gift. Veterans Day just passed and my debut novel BURNING HEARTS (historical romantic suspense with lots of action) was very topical for that day.

It’s hero, Lorne Kincade fought under General Patton in France in World War II. By all appearances, he was a motorcycle courier riding a military Harley Davidson. In reality, Lt. Lorne Kincade carried out covert mission that dove tailed with Operation Marseilles. Many times while on assignment, Lorne and his best buddy Grady Carter hid in the catacombs beneath Marseilles wondering if their cover had been blown. Grady died in an explosion set by Nazi troops and their French Underground contact was found dead, tortured.

Lorne returned to the states disillusioned by the horrors he witnessed, but when he met Erica Brogna, a gal with hair the color of mink, things started looking up for him. Of course, they first had to catch an arsonist and murderer.

With Thanksgiving around the corner, I can’t help but think of the warmth of the Brogna family in BURNING HEARTS. Their house always has the aroma of something good coming from the kitchen. And Mrs. B is known throughout the entire village of Sanctuary Point for her strudel.

If you are not the type to rush out the day after Thanksgiving for “black Friday shopping,” as I’m not…I have a few recommendations for making that day “Forensics Friday.” Here are a few suspense novels you might consider curling up with. Of course, I hope you consider BURNING HEARTS first.

Amazon. http://tinyurl.com/6s4z8hf Barnes & Noble. http://tinyurl.com/3uqmzoc

J. Mark Bertrand wrote an outstanding detective novel with his first in the Roland March series. He’s outdone himself with book two, PATTERN OF WOUNDS. Amazon.

http://tinyurl.com/7khsqs2 Barnes & Noble. http://tinyurl.com/6pjt9y7

Athol Dickson a master at shrouding a tale of attempted murder in the mysterious. Amazon. http://tinyurl.com/6m7rmcx Barnes & Noble. http://tinyurl.com/85z9or5

If you like reading about the Secret Service, Tammy Doherty’s historical suspense novel CELTIC KNOT takes you back to the origins of the agency.

Amazon. http://tinyurl.com/88h4gfs Barnes & Noble. http://tinyurl.com/7cby5p3

If you like a sweet romance in your suspense novels and have a hankering for strawberry shortcake, try LAST RESORT by BJ Robinson. Amazon. http://tinyurl.com/73rt8bb Barners & Noble. http://tinyurl.com/7fwxyw9

Stay tuned…in two weeks, Nike’s panel will select a winner for her giveaway! Again, thanks for visiting today, Nike and please come back soon.

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Happy to share this review!! Thank you Matilda and Coffee Time Romance!! Very special thanks to Jen Ranieri from Desert Breeze Publishing for the glorious cover art!!!

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Sterling Lakes Book Series
Book 1: Light Of The Heart
Book 2: Angels Of The Heart

ANGELS OF THE HEART
Sterling Lakes Series- Book 2
REGINA ANDREWS
ISBN- 978-1-61252-064-3
August 2011
Desert Breeze Publishing
http://www.DesertBreezePublishing.com
E-book
$5.99
105 Pages
Inspirational Romance
Rating: 4 Cups

Maryanne Lynch lives in a small town, is a television journalist, is engaged to a great guy and enjoys her life. But all of that changes when she hears of a renovation plan that will destroy a landmark in the town that means so much to many. She cannot let that happen.

Travis Collimore is the developer of the proposed church renovations. He also knows Maryanne from high school. Lately, he has been feeling that his life is not fulfilling and that he is not living the way he should. He has questions about his faith, his job, and now his feelings for Maryanne.

With Maryann and Travis on opposite sides of the renovation project as well as the faith issue, you would think they would be butting heads, but surprisingly things are failing into place, that is until a slight misunderstanding puts them at odds. But God’s plan is for more than they can guess.

What a sweet and tender love story. Filled with choices and decisions that sometimes we all have to make in order to both keep the past alive and move forward in our quest. I love the characters in this series and look forward to reading more about them in the upcoming books Ms. Andrews has planned. My only complaint about this story is that I would have liked to see a bit more depth. I just felt things progressed way too quickly, but I suppose they can happen quickly in life, too.

Matilda
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More

Look for “Praise of the Heart” Sterling Lakes Book Three, Jan 1, 2012

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