Genre: Suspense

PROMISE NOT TO TELL by Jayne Ann Krentz

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PROMISE NOT TO TELL by Jayne Ann KrentzPromise Not to Tell by Jayne Ann Krentz
Published by Berkley Publishing Group Genres: Suspense

Virginia Troy is the owner of an art gallery in Seattle.  When one of her artists turns up dead, Virginia has a good reason to believe that it was murder.  Virginia is one of the few survivors of a cult that was destroyed when she was a child, and the missing author was one of her mother’s few friends with in the cult.  Virginia knows she can’t take her suspicions to just anyone; but Anson Salinas, the man who helped save the children from the fire, happens to be a partner in a private investigation firm.  He is the one person Virginia knows she can hire that will take her seriously.

 

Cabot Sutter is one of the surviving children from the cult who was adopted by Anson.  He is also one of the main investigators in the firm.  When Virginia shows up with her concerns and wants to hire the firm to find out exactly what happened when the artist was killed, Cabot is assigned to the case.  Cabot and Virginia certainly have some past history in having lived in and survived the cult.  As a result, both are wary in letting anyone get too close, yet they quickly become a firm partnership as they start to follow the clues and every lead to find out not only  what happened the night an artist fell off a cliff, but also just what exactly happened the night the fire destroyed the cult compound.

 

Quinton Zane was the cult leader who decided to try and kill all of his followers when the law came down on him.  During the events of the evening, it was unsure if the cult leader had been killed somehow or if he got away when it was all over.   As Cabot and Virginia begin getting a few answers, they begin to suspect that Quinton got away and still lives.  The danger multiplies as more answers are located and, even as each turn seems to bring even more danger, Virginia and Cabot also discover that some of the sparks are actually coming from them.  It seems that romance doesn’t care what is going on around you when love is meant to be.  The final answers prove Virginia was right, and yet it is a surprise on who was actually behind everything.  The question is: Is all the horror of the cult and its ending finally, over or is there more out there to be discovered and ended?

 

Scars on the inside can be much more harming than those on the outside as both Cabot and Virginia learned growing up as survivors of a cult that went out in a deadly blaze in Promise Not To Tell.  I really loved how Virginia and Cabot forged forward even when the outcome brought out things they really didn’t want to think about again.  I also enjoyed trying to figure out the clues as I read along during their adventures.  I was surprised at how well Cabot and Virginia matched up once their attraction was undeniable.  At first, I was sure they were just too far apart, even with the shared background.  If you love a great suspense, then you can’t miss with giving Promise Not To Tell a read.  While not a series, one of Cabot’s other adopted brothers is the hero of When All The Girls Have Gone.

DEAD GIRL RUNNING by Christina Dodd

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DEAD GIRL RUNNING by Christina DoddDead Girl Running by Christina Dodd
Series: Cape Charade #1
Published by HQN Books Genres: Contemporary, Suspense


I have three confessions to make:
1. I've got the scar of a gunshot on my forehead.
2. I don't remember an entire year of my life.
3. My name is Kellen Adams...and that's half a lie.


Girl running...from a year she can't remember, from a husband she prays is dead, from homelessness and fear. Tough, capable Kellen Adams takes a job as assistant manager of a remote vacation resort on the North Pacific Coast. There, amid the towering storms and the lashing waves, she hopes to find sanctuary. But when she discovers a woman's dead and mutilated body, she's soon trying to keep her own secrets while investigating first one murder...then another.

Now every guest and employee is a suspect. Every friendly face a mask. Every kind word a lie. Kellen's driven to defend her job, her friends and the place she's come to call home. Yet she wonders--with the scar of a gunshot on her forehead and amnesia that leaves her unsure of her own past, could the killer be staring her in the face?

Author Christina Dodd begins a new series with Dead Girl Running. This is the first full length novel in the Cape Charade series which is a spinoff of Dodd’s popular Virtue Falls series.  There is also a novella available, Hard to Kill.

Dead Girl Running is an intense story that moves at a breakneck pace.  Dodd does an excellent job of keeping the reader guessing. The characters are incredibly unique.  I loved the thrilling suspense Ms. Dodd built throughout the story with these characters.  Her creative blend of misdirection had me thinking everyone had a motive for murder at one point or another.

My only complaint was that there is not enough romance for me.  I went into this a bit blind. I didn’t know Dead Girl Running was the beginning of a series until the head-splitting cliffhanger left me with an incomprehensible desire to know what happens next! I am looking forward to romance in the next novel! The chemistry between Kellen and a certain man is riveting.

Author Christina Dodd creates a chilling tale set in the middle of a picturesque resort.  Dead Girl Running is a killer read for lovers of the modern whodunit mysteries.

BABY, I’M HOWLING FOR YOU by Christine Warren

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BABY, I’M HOWLING FOR YOU by Christine WarrenBaby, I'm Howling for You by Christine Warren
Series: Alphaville #1
Published by St. Martin's Press Genres: Paranormal, Suspense

In the first full-length novel in the Alphaville series Author Christine Warren brings readers an excellent suspenseful shifter romance.

Wolf shifter Renny Landry is running for her life.  When Renny took her previous job as a librarian the last thing she expected was the towns Coyote Alpha to take an unhealthy interest in her.  Now, she has been forced to run from him and his goons.  She’s at the end of her rope and racing to get to her last hope, Alphaville.  Alphaville is known among the shifter community to take in anyone regardless of history.  Renny is hoping she will be safe there but she must get there first.

Mick Fischer is content with the solitude he has carved out for himself in Alphaville.  After his mate was murdered Mick found his revenge and then went off into the night.  He likes things quiet and simple.  The last thing he wants is a strange, wounded woman collapsing on his doorstep.  But now her fight is his and Mick always wins the war.

Baby, I’m Howling for You is a fast-paced sensual feast filled with danger and intrigue.  I love Mick and Renny.  Their romance starts out hot and never cools.  Ms. Warren keeps the reader on edge as she weaves together a fiery romance and action-packed storytelling.

Mick has let life beat him down and is hiding from it. Renny on the other hand is determined to live her life regardless of the threat against her.  She is the perfect match for Mick.  She can bring life back to him if he will let her.  Baby, I’m Howling for You isn’t your average shifter romance it has a lot of emotion within.  I really enjoyed Mick’s softer side.  We don’t often get much of that with Alpha shifters.

I absolutely adore the characters that populate Alphaville.  I cannot get enough of their witty, hilarious banter.  I love it when a book can make me laugh.  I’m excited for the next Alphaville novel.  I miss these characters already!

Author Christine Warren’s Baby I’m Howling for You is an exhilaratingly eccentric erotic paranormal tale.

SOMETHING TO HOWL ABOUT by Christine Warren

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SOMETHING TO HOWL ABOUT by Christine WarrenSomething to Howl About by Christine Warren
Series: Alphaville
Published by Swerve Genres: Paranormal, Suspense

Author Christine Warren takes readers to Alphaville in her new paranormal series.  I’ve always enjoyed Warren’s Others series therefore I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Something to Howl About. This novella is a fun, sexy romp that will have you laughing and wanting more of the characters of Alphaville.

Dr. Annie Cryer is a lonely wolf shifter banished from her pack but yearning to go back to them.  When a chance to return to her pack falls in her lap she jumps at the opportunity.  Annie didn’t realize that her life would change irrevocably when she entered the town of Alphaville.

Alpha Jonas Browning is a grizzly shifter with a pack on the verge of extinction.  To save his pack Jonas enlists the help of geneticist Dr. Annie Cryer.  This playboy never counted on being so attracted to the fierce little wolf.  But now that she is in his sights he’s not about to let her go.  Can he convince Annie to make Alphaville her home?

Something to Howl About was a great introduction to Alphaville.  Jonas and Annie have an intense, sensual attraction.  Their internal dialogue is hilarious.  This romance was like an appetizer, it tastes great and leaves you wanting the next course.  I can’t wait to read Baby, I’m Howling for You.

JUDGEMENT ROAD by Christine Feehan

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JUDGEMENT ROAD by Christine FeehanJudgement Road by Christine Feehan
Series: Torpedo Inc. #1
Published by Berkley Publishing Group Genres: Suspense


An outlaw motorcycle club sets up shop next door to Sea Haven in the dangerously sexy new series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan.

A brutal education in a Russian training facility for assassins has taught this group of men one thing:

It's a long road to redemption.

JUDGMENT ROAD

As the enforcer of the Torpedo Ink motorcycle club, Reaper lives for riding and fighting. He's a stone-cold killer who turns his wrath on those who deserve it. Feelings are a weakness he can't afford--until a gorgeous bartender gets under his skin...

Near Sea Haven, the small town of Caspar has given Anya Rafferty a new lease on life. And she's desperate to hold on to her job at the biker bar, even if the scariest member of the club seems to have it out for her. But Reaper's imposing presence and smoldering looks just ratchet up the heat.

Anya's touch is everything Reaper doesn't want--and it brands him to the bone. But when her secrets catch up to her, Reaper will have to choose between Anya and his club--his heart and his soul.

Reaper is the enforcer for Torpedo Inc. MC in Sea Haven. Anya is a homeless bartender hiding secrets that could cost her everything.

Christine Feehan’s Judgement Road is much more than your normal MC drama.  Reaper and Anya’s love story is a tortured one.  Judgement Road will take you on an incendiary journey into the dangerous world of outlaw Motorcycle Clubs, but it is the romance that keep you on the edge-of-your-seat.

Reaper suffered incredible horrors growing up.  Some parts of his history are devastating.  Anya is the perfect woman to soothe his wounded soul if he will let her. I felt deeply for these two.  I liked the fact that Ms. Feehan didn’t take the easy road with Reaper and Anya.  We must accept that certain problems cannot be instantly fixed.  Ms. Feehan’s characters needed to fight for their happily ever after and they most certainly did.  Reaper and Anya’s love story is smoldering!

Judgement Road’s excellent emotional arc pairs well with the intense suspense plot.  If you are a fan of Feehan’s other novels set in Sea Haven you will enjoy the addition of Torpedo Inc’s fiery brothers. The outlaws of Torpedo Inc. are fierce characters with fascinating personalities.  I look forward to discovering more about them in the next Torpedo Inc. novel.

EVERY DEEP DESIRE by Sharon Wray

EVERY DEEP DESIRE by Sharon Wray

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ROYALLY RUINED by Nora Flite

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BEFORE THE DAWN by Cynthia Eden

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WOLF HOLLOW by Nikki Jefford

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NAUTI ANGEL by Lora Leigh

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GOING DARK by Monica McCarty

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TWISTED TRUTHS by Rebecca Zanetti

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ELECT by Rachel Van Dyken

ELECT by Rachel Van Dyken

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ELITE by Rachel Van Dyken

ELITE by Rachel Van Dyken

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LETHAL LIES by Rebecca Zanetti

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DEADLY SILENCE by Rebecca Zanetti

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Power Game by Christine Feehan

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NATE by Celia Aaron

NATE by Celia Aaron

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WICKED BITE by Rebecca Zanetti

WICKED BITE by Rebecca Zanetti

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WICKED KISS by Rebecca Zanetti

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