Monday, April 3, 2017


Some friends and I got together and decided to do a big instafreebie give away.  Twelve Romantic Suspense novels free to download. This promotion will run from April 3 through the 13th.

Here are the blurbs in case you want to check them out and pick out your favorites. But I'd get them all. I already have. LOL 
In a Cold Dark Place by Toni Anderson
Justice isn't always black or white. Sometimes it's cold and dark.

Former CIA assassin Alex Parker works for The Gateway Project, a clandestine government organization hell-bent on taking out serial killers and pedophiles before they enter the justice system. Alex doesn't enjoy killing, but he's damn good at it. He's good at dodging the law, too--until a beautiful rookie agent has him wondering what it might be like to get caught.
FBI Special Agent Mallory Rooney has spent years hunting the lowlife who abducted her identical twin sister eighteen years ago. Now, during an on-going serial killer investigation, Mallory begins to suspect there's a vigilante operating outside the law. She has no choice but to take him down, because murder isn't justice. Is it?
When Mallory starts asking questions, The Gateway Project management starts to sweat, and orders Alex to watch her. As soon as they meet, the two begin to fall in love. But the lies and betrayals that define Alex's life threaten to destroy them both - especially when the man who stole her sister all those years ago makes Mallory his next target, and Alex must reveal his true identity to save the woman he loves.

Sex Lies & Sweet Tea by Kris Calvert
Hotter than hell and half of Alabama, FBI Agent, Mac Callahan is thirsty for everything except love. Coming home to bust a white-collar crime ring, Mac intends to execute his usual practice with work and women¬ – get in, get it on and get out. Instead, he finds himself unexpectedly drawn to the legacy of his family, his plantation, and the charms of a Southern girl. Samantha Peterson possesses everything he needs in a woman, including the evidence to wrap his case. As the investigation heats up, so does their passion and a dangerous game ignites. But, then again, everything’s hotter in the South.

Out of the Dark by Geri Foster
After a Russian mission goes south, Falcon Securities agent John ‘Mac’ McKinsey is stranded with assassins on his trail. His boss arranges for him to hitch a ride with the corporate attorney Emily Richards, who is in Russia as a mediator.

Emily Richards wants only to return home then on to a peaceful vacation with her best friend. When armed men invade her hotel room minutes after Mac arrives, Emily is forced to depend on Mac to stay alive. Anger that Mac has entangled her in a life or death struggle quickly turns to fear when the men pursuing them call her by name. 

Together Mac and Emily engage in a tumultuous ride to escape with their lives and capture a crazed bomber and a vindictive drug lord. More difficult is tearing down their own emotional walls. Can they succeed and admit love is the most precious thing in life?

Winter's Heat by Kristen Harber
After putting her life on the line to protect classified intelligence, military psychologist Mia Kensington is on a cross-country road trip from hell with an intrusive save-the-day hero. Uninterested in his white knight act, she’d rather take her chances without the ruggedly handsome, cold-blooded operative who boasts an alpha complex and too many guns.

Colby Winters, former Navy SEAL and an elite member of The Titan Group, has a single objective on his black ops mission: recover a document important to national security. It was supposed to be an easy in-and-out operation. But now, by any means necessary becomes a survival mantra when he faces off with a stunning woman he can’t leave behind.

When Titan’s safe houses are compromised, Colby stashes Mia at his home, exposing his secret—he’s the adoptive father of an orphaned baby girl. Too soon, danger arrives and Mia lands in the hands of a sadistic cartel king with a taste for torture. As hours bleed into fear-drenched days, Colby races across the globe and through a firestorm of bullets to save the woman he can’t live without.

Montana SEAL by Elle James
Former SEAL and shining Hollywood starlet struggle against their burgeoning desire while trying to stay alive in the crosshairs of a murderous stalker.

Hank “Montana” Patterson never thought his call to duty would force him to leave his band of brothers in the Navy SEALs to return to the family ranch in the foothills of Montana’s Crazy Mountains. News that his father was shot sends him rushing home to take over the reins of the Bear Creek Ranch. His forever-belligerent father refuses his help, insisting Hank find the person who shot him. What Hank learns is the bullet was meant for the neighboring ranch owner, a Hollywood celebrity, and a beautiful actress who once stole Hank’s heart. 

Hometown girl, now a Hollywood mega-star, Sadie McClain shot to fame and fortune on the big screen, earning her star on the walk of fame and a stalker who won’t back off. Escaping to her ranch in Montana, Sadie hopes to avoid her stalker, only to be hunted there as well. In need of a bodyguard with combat skills, Sadie hires her old flame, Hank to do the job. 
Together they struggle to overcome their rekindled desire while fighting to stay alive in the crosshairs of a madman.

Hearths of Fire by Kennedy Layne
Moving forward with his life...

Neal Bauer tried returning home once before and he found that some things aren't meant to be. When Red Starr HRT, a paramilitary hostage rescue team, offered him a position that would use his specialized skillset that had served him well in the military--he jumped at the chance.

The past has a way of returning...

Charlotte Whitefall has made some really bad decisions in her life...leaving Neal Bauer standing at the altar tops the list. Growing up in Hearth, Missouri has taught her that when someone leaves their small town, they don't return. She saved Neal from a painful choice by moving on with her life and raising her sister alone.

Coming home...

When a local cult invades the town of Hearth, the citizens do their best to stay clear of the members. Everything changes when Charlotte's little sister is drawn into their way of life. There is only one man who has the connections to eliminate the dangerous threat. Can Charlotte persuade Neal to come home long enough to rescue her sister? More importantly, can she convince him that she made a terrible mistake all those years ago--and possibly rekindle their smoldering passion?

Embattled Minds by J.M. Madden
Zeke Foster has little to no experience with women over the past couple of years, after being injured in Afghanistan. Brutally scarred, he has no expectation that he’ll ever find a woman capable of accepting him the way he is. But he can’t help but be enamored of Ember, the waitress of a local watering hole.

Ember Norton’s life has turned into one devastating catastrophe after another. When the scarred soldier with the kind eyes brings some security to her life, she’s afraid to trust her luck. She’s been self-sufficient for a long time. But his wounded soul calls to her and she finds herself falling for him. 
In spite of the secrets he continues to keep.

Morgan's Mistake by Donna  McDonald 
Morgan Reed doesn't make mistakes. Not in his work. Not in his personal life. But that was before he met Thea Carmichael.

When a gunshot wound puts him on extended medical leave, 44 yr old fraud investigator, Morgan Reed, decides to recuperate in sunny Sedona where he grew up. Within his first few days back home, he learns his 72 yr old father has become a local Lothario. Unfortunately, he also learns his father is being scammed for money by one of the females in his life. 

All the evidence is pointing in one direction and Morgan feels compelled to find out the truth. Investigating local restaurant owner, Althea Carmichael, gets very complicated when Morgan discovers how badly he wants his father's friend to be innocent.

Her Sealed Fate  by Lori Ryan 
He thought he left the battlefield behind.

Logan Stone should be happy. More than happy, in fact. He’s Sutton Capital’s newest executive, working side-by-side with Samantha Page, the sexy, brilliant woman of his dreams. He’s no longer overseas in the line of fire fighting for his country and his brothers-in-arms as a Navy SEAL. But Logan is fighting a different kind of battle; one no one realizes he’s in. While he’s focused on managing his PTSD, something much more sinister enters his world and he must battle to save Samantha’s life and their growing love. 

Whisper In My Ear by Teresa Reasor 
Injured as a child, mermaid Katrina Lawson has adapted to living on land among humans. Denied the comfort of her water world, she’s stripped of her ability to transform and to hear. But the promise of a cochlear implant offers her a ray of hope. 

Drew Saunders is a creature no woman can resist: mystical, magical and musical. With a hum he can seduce women and make them slaves. When he meets Katrina he’s enthralled. But being unable to hear, she’s impervious to his charms. So he must work to build a relationship with her the human way.

Katrina’s doctor suspects there is more to her than scans and x-rays can detect. His obsessive fascination with her places her and all aquatic species at risk, forcing her to make a horrible choice. Can she sacrifice the only true love she’ll ever know for the good of her species?

Justice For MacKenzie by Susan Stoker
A member of the famed Texas Rangers, Daxton Chambers has dealt with more than his share of depravity. But the Lone Star Reaper takes evil to a whole new level, kidnapping and burying women alive. It's Dax's job to help keep San Antonio safe, but even with help from friends in various law enforcement agencies, the killer remains two steps ahead. It's hardly the ideal time for a relationship, but Mackenzie Morgan is too luscious to resist. Dax wants her--which makes her an instant target for his newfound enemy. 

When the Reaper gets personal, it will take every ounce of Daxton's considerable skill and training to keep Mack alive.

Exposed in Darkness by Heather Sunseri
Bourbon + Horses + Politics + Murder = The Ultimate Thriller Cocktail. Can Brooke Fairfax hunt down a bioterrorist while falling for the FBI's number one suspect?

Just days before the running of the biggest thoroughbred horse race in the world, an act of bioterrorism kills Kentucky’s lieutenant governor, and former FBI Special Agent Brooke Fairfax receives a video of the murder from her long-time anonymous source. When Brooke discovers domestic terrorists are actually after the governor—her late husband’s brother—and that the radicals are eyeing more targets, she heads to Kentucky to stop the threat.

Shortly after the political assassination, the FBI zeroes in on one person: international mogul Declan O’Roark. Though Brooke has been out of the game since her husband was murdered, her former boss thinks she is the perfect candidate to connect Declan to the crime. 

Despite the FBI clearly establishing means and opportunity, Declan remains unfazed; his motives have nothing to do with murder, but with getting closer to Brooke Fairfax. And Brooke finds the case becoming even more unclear as she falls for the FBI’s number one suspect.

Stay up all night with 12 FREE Romantic Suspense novels from bestselling authors via @instafreebie 

So if you love suspense like I do, you have a great variety to choose from. 

And Breaking Free the first book of my Navy SEAL Romantic Suspense Series the SEAL Team Heartbreakers is free as well everywhere. 

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I also have a NEW RELEASE!! This one isn't free but it's just $1.99. 

After fifteen years of marriage, Trish Marks has hit her breaking point. Her social work caseload has doubled, her son is acting out, and her SEAL husband is never home.   Something has to give. When she’s shot and nearly killed by an irate husband during a home check, it does.

Navy SEAL Senior Chief Petty Officer Langley Marks is five years away from retirement and his pension. He knows there’s trouble in his marriage when he returns home from a deployment to a wife who’s distant, overworked, stressed, and unhappy. He’s only seen her like this once before, when she nearly died after giving birth to their last child. When she’s shot, he re-lives that terrible experience, and feels just as helpless.

But he’s not about to fly away and leave her to fight her way back alone this time. He’s willing to sacrifice it all to prove to her she’s the most important thing in his life. He just has to find a way to make her believe it. 


Wednesday, March 15, 2017


"I'm so excited! And I just can't hide it!" I've been singing that song all day because BREAKING POINT IS OUT!  I'm so proud of the novella and I hope you'll all give it a shot.

To those who have already purchased the novella, THANK YOU SO MUCH! To those who haven't, I hope you'll check it out.

Langley and Trish have been the strong couple who've set an example for the rest of the guys, but they don't live in a rose colored vacuum. This novella shows how they struggle at times to hold things together, just like every other couple on the planet. The story is emotional and you'll cry and you'll laugh. I hope you'll go away feeling satisfied and love them both the way I do.

After fifteen years of marriage, Trish Marks has hit her breaking point. Her social work caseload has doubled, her son is acting out, and her SEAL husband is never home. Something has to give. When she's shot and nearly killed by an irate husband during a home check, it does.

Navy SEAL Senior Chief Petty Officer Langley Marks is five years away from retirement and his pension. He knows there’s trouble in his marriage when he returns home from a deployment to a wife who’s distant, overworked, stressed, and unhappy. He’s only seen her like this once before, when she nearly died after giving birth to their last child. When she’s shot, he re-lives that terrible experience, and feels just as helpless.

But he’s not about to fly away and leave her to fight her way back alone this time. He’s willing to sacrifice it all to prove to her she’s the most important thing in his life. He just has to find a way to make her believe it. 

A TEASER:(There are other excerpts in the blogs before this one)

“You know I didn’t want to leave you and the children, Trish. You have to know that it tears me apart every time I have to leave. It nearly killed me to go, knowing you needed me.”
She stared at him. “You never said anything. You just got your gear and left.”
His eyes burnt. “I’m telling you now. If I’d said it before…it would have made it harder for me to leave. To do what I had to do.”
She stared off into the distance, silent.
“This is who I am. This is what I do.”
He knew he’d said the wrong thing when she turned and walked back into their room.
Langley ran a hand over his face. She had a right to be upset.
She wouldn’t be on his ass if she didn’t still love him.
But she wasn’t on his ass.
She was cool, distant, not arguing with him. She’d held on to this for seven months. Seven months of stewing and pain. That scared the hell out of him.


Two more new releases I thought you might want to check out! 

One of my BFFs, Devon Matthews has released her second book. I just have to give it another plug here during my release. It's a Western Historical Romance. I'm so eclectic I read everything. You won't be disappointed if you give it a shot and it is in KU. 


When Rose Benton left Texas five years ago, she carried a secret that tore her family apart. Now she's back to confront her brother, whose disastrous debts have endangered the family ranch. Faced with losing everything, Rose turns to the one man who can help—handsome, headstrong Trey Delaney, her late father's former right-hand man.

With their adjoining ranches legally tied, Trey has only two choices: agree to Rose's plan, or lose his own birthright. Caught between hard luck and a desperate woman, Trey has a few tricks of his own in store for the neighbors who stole his land.

The 1880's cattle country heats up when Trey and Rose unite to thwart her brother's scheme and save their land. In tough, protective Trey, Rose at last finds a man deserving of her trust. In Rose, Trey discovers a spirited woman with a heart as big as Texas. Can they heal old wounds and give in to the love both need... or will desire turn to dust when past betrayals are destined to repeat with a vengeance?


And another friend Maggie Secara has just released her dark horror fantasy. It's really as creepy and scary as it looks. It's written in the same time period and vein as a Sherlock Holmes. 

Black Dog, Grey Lady


From his manor above the least haunted village in England, a mysteriously magical country gentleman Mr Random Corwyn leads a team of paranormal investigators – a genteel lady novelist, her clever maid, and an ex-army captain – to vanquish supernatural horrors haunting England’s green and pleasant lands.  Still reeling from a disastrous undertaking in Persia, the team has returned to face something Random knows is impossible: nightmarish deaths in the Village, ghosts in the Hall, and a vengeful goblin hound terrorizing them all.


After the dreadful business in Persia, I am sure no one will be surprised to learn that I have abandoned my studies of the mystic East in favor of our native magical lore. I have also concluded that even English magic is best explored not at the so-called witching hour but in the pleasant light of day with the library windows flung open to the air. This was proved a few weeks ago, when I looked up shivering from my work, and was relieved to find only a heavy mist from the river lurking at the windows—an honest English fog, and nothing more. Nothing with teeth.
Still, damp air is threat enough to old books, so I hurried to close and latch the casements myself rather than ring for a maid. Thus it was that as I returned to opening many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, as the poet says, I discovered a note folded around a long sable feather.
“Come to the choir at once,” it read, “where late the sweet birds sang.”
There was no signature, but the familiar, hasty hand was dear to me, and so at once I had Polly pack a bag or two, including my pistol; and we set out together for the manor of Corbisend, and its the pleasantly unhaunted village.
One might well ask why I should suppose that a note found by chance in a book seldom opened was meant for me and was not, like the book, simply a relic of antique scholarship. I may be no more than an amateur paraphysical observer, but I had no doubts. And when we arrived a few hours later, my instinct was quickly proved.
Random Corwyn flung back the door in rolled shirtsleeves and half-buttoned waistcoat, vibrating with excitement. His clear sapphire eyes fairly danced with delight when he saw me.
“Violet! Oh my dear girl, this is excellent! Come in, come in!”
Tall and slender, sharp-featured, stylish: Mr. Corwyn of London, San Francisco, and Corbisend is a worldly young gentleman, somewhat older than I—or so I believe. Whatever his age, he is a jumble of friendliness and reserve, astonishing hauteur and puckish mischief. In truth, I’ve never known quite how to describe him since we first met in my brother’s rooms at Cambridge, before Peter’s accident, and that was some years ago.
After hurriedly bestowing my coat, bonnet, and Polly on his grumbling but faithful butler, Random ushered me up the stairs and into the library. No, not the library you’ve seen but the one beyond the arched, apparently brass bound door that looks to have been made for children, or elves. Surely you’ve seen it and supposed, if you gave it any thought at all, that it was a sort of folly, a bit of whimsy, and in fact it is. However, this whimsical trompe l’oeil masks the true entrance to Mr. Corwyn’s fabulous cabinet of curiosities, a room—nay, a suite—filled with wonders gathered from the ends of the earth.
I expected to be delighted; in fact I was somewhat bemused, for the main room had taken on the nature of a workshop. Gas lamps ringed the walls above work benches crowded in among the orderly collections of toadstones, mermaid skeletons, and unicorn horns. Every surface was buried in books, scrolls, or half-opened packing boxes. A bronze Assyrian fish goddess leered at me across a new microscope; the marble copy of a Roman emperor’s sandaled foot did duty as a paperweight.
At least the wall of fan-topped French doors, usually curtained, had not changed: all stood open to admit across the balcony a golden moorland afternoon that would be hours in fading. Even so, a damp, slightly mildewed odor hung in the air. Someone, I thought, should look to his drains.
“Stand there,” he ordered. Unaided but willing, I stepped carefully up onto the low box indicated and waited, giving some thought as is my habit to my immediate surroundings while he bustled about.
Clearly experiments had been occupying his time of late. A number of curious instruments—or as Random sometimes calls them, toys—sat, stood, or squatted on a long table within easy reach of my left hand.
While I surveyed the mysteries, Random shoved papers aside, lifted the marble foot to let a parchment scroll snap shut, penciled a few lines into a notebook, and ignored me. It is no good trying to correct his rather bohemian manners, but the urge to do so is powerful.
“I’m very well, thank you, Mr. Corwyn,” I said reprovingly. “The journey was without incident and yes, tea would be lovely.”
“What? No. Yes. Tea? Daniel!” All at once, his frenetic energy found direction. “Now put your left hand on that— No, the other one. That’s it.”
It was a broad metal disk set into a wooden base that might once have been a collar box. Into my other hand he placed a tapered glass rod the size of a buttonhook. “Hold this, tightly please. Thank you. Now stand quite still, and do not move.”
“May I breathe?”
Finger to lips. “Pray do not speak.”
Then all was still.
From somewhere in the clutter a violin, his beautiful Stradivarius, came into his hands, and he began to play. Music has always been Random’s principal talent, and though he pursues many arts, his great gift is for the violin. But today, he had played no more than a few lilting measures when the room went suddenly dark, and the air was rent with the most pitiable moan. I thought at first it was simply the music but it was a terrible sound, fraught with despair out of the depths of nightmare.
Fortunately I am not easily startled, and rather than drop the glass rod, or remove my hand from the tingling metal disk, I froze, chilled by the horrible sound. I may have swayed on my feet a bit. Gradually some light returned, but not the light of a summer afternoon. Rather, it was as if all the color had drained out of the world, leaving only shadows and vague forms. The damp bitter smell I had noted earlier wrinkled my nose and, if I am honest, my stomach as well.
“Now, Violet.” Random’s firm voice came to me as across a distance, as if he were speaking in another room. In another country. “Tell me what you see.”
“Nothing,” I replied after a moment. My own voice fell flat and dull at my feet.
“No, no, no, Miss Delacourt. Your report, if you please. What do you see?”


Here's some info about Maggie:

Maggie Secara started out wanting to be an archaeologist. Then a reporter, then an international spy, a poet, an opera singer, a novelist, a historian. She ended up being a bit of each, earning a Masters in English and becoming involved with historical costume and improvisational theatre. When all those passions came together at once, she decided to be a novelist again, and so she did. Her short fiction has appeared in a variety of publications, including New Realm and Unsung Stories magazines, and she recently started work on a Victorian fantasy series. Maggie lives in Los Angeles, California, with one adoring husband, two goofy cats, four magical novels, and half a million English words to toy with.

Thanks for stopping by and celebrating these great new releases with me. 
Teresa Reasor