Friday, September 7, 2012

Book Signing September 15

Three Mystery Authors to Speak and Sign at Mt. Juliet Books a Million September 15 as Part of National Be Kind to Editors and Writer’s Month

NASHVILLE – In honor of National Be Kind to Editors and Writer’s Month, three Tennessee mystery authors, D.B. Henson, Jaden Terrell, and Lisa Wysocky will speak and sign copies of their books at Books-A-Million at Providence Marketplace, 401 South Mount Juliet Road, Mount Juliet, TN 37122 (615-773-4300) on Saturday, September 15, at 1:00 p.m. The three authors will discuss books and writing before opening the floor for a fun audience Q&A.

September is National Be Kind to Editors and Writers Month. Established in 1984, it is a time for editors and writers to enhance the awareness of the general public concerning the importance of writing and editing.

National bestselling author D.B. Henson, a former real estate agent and director of marketing for a construction company, is a member of Mystery Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, and Sisters In Crime. She lives with her husband near Nashville, Tennessee.

Her current book is Deed To Death. A bride never expects to attend the funeral of her groom on the very day they planned to wed. For Toni Matthews the unthinkable becomes reality when her wealthy fiancĂ© plunges to his death at a construction site.  Refusing to believe the ME’s ruling of suicide, Toni starts her own investigation. As she begins uncovering a series of dark secrets, Toni becomes the killer’s next target.

Jaden Terrell is the author of the Jared McKean mysteries and a contributor to Now Write! Mysteries, a collection of exercises published by Tarcher/Penguin for writers of crime fiction. Terrell is the executive director of the Killer Nashville Thriller, Mystery, and Crime Literature Conference and a recipient of the 2009 Magnolia Award for service to the Southeastern Chapter of Mystery Writers of America.

Jaden’s book, Racing the Devil, features Jared McKean, a man in flux. His son has Down syndrome, his best friend has AIDS, and the ex-wife he still loves is celebrating the first anniversary of her marriage to another man. A betrayal by a rebound romance has cost Jared his job with Metro Nashville’s murder squad, and in the aftermath, he’s launched a career as a private detective. In a vulnerable moment, he meets a battered woman who isn’t what she seems. She begs him for protection, then seduces him and frames him for murder. With his DNA and fingerprints at the murder scene, his voice on the victim’s answering machine, and ballistic evidence tying the bullet to his gun, things look bleak. All Jared wants is to clear his name and salvage the remnants of his fractured family, but it soon becomes clear that more than his reputation is at stake. She also has a just released book, A Cup Full of Midnight, featuring the same characters.

Author/horse trainer Lisa Wysocky is a PATH instructor who educates horses for therapeutic riding. She has been chosen by the American Riding Instructors Association) as one of the Top 50 riding instructors in the nation, and is the trainer of Valentino, the current Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International Equine of the Year. Lisa is a successful nonfiction author with one of her books, Front of the Class, airing as a Hallmark Hall of Fame television movie.

Lisa’s fun, debut equestrian mystery, The Opium Equation, received four prestigious awards, and rave reviews from Midwest Book Review, The Library Journal, and many others. When retired movie star Glenda Dupree was murdered at Fairbanks, her antebellum mansion near Nashville, her neighbor, a (mostly) law-abiding horse trainer named Cat Enright, is implicated. With the help of riding students, a (possibly) psychic horse, a local cop, a kid named Frog, and an eccentric client of a certain age with electric blue hair, Cat takes time from her horse training business to try to solve the case.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

DEED TO DEATH in Hardcover

I'm pleased to announce that DEED TO DEATH has been picked as a featured alternate by The Literary Guild, Mystery Guild, and Doubleday Book Club.

Thank you to the clubs for publishing this exclusive hardcover edition.

Sunday, August 7, 2011


Vicki Tyley, the bestselling author of Thin Blood, has just released a new mystery.


Product Description:

The lives of two strangers, Greg Jenkins and Megan Brighton, become inextricably entangled when they each sign up for a dinner dating agency. Greg's reason for joining has nothing to do with looking for love. His recently divorced sister Sam has disappeared and Greg is convinced that Dinner for Twelve, or at least one of its clients, may be responsible. Neither is Megan looking for love. Although single, she only joined at her best friend Brenda De Luca's insistence. When a client of the dating agency is murdered, suspicion falls on several of the members. Then Megan's friend Brenda disappears without trace, and Megan and Greg join forces. Will they find Sam and Brenda, or are they about to step into the same inescapable snare?

About the Author:

Vicki Tyley, a #1 Kindle bestselling author in Mystery & Suspense, is the author of Thin Blood (Amazon 2010 Customer Favorite), Sleight Malice, Brittle Shadows, Fatal Liaison, and the soon to be released Bitter Nothings.

Based in rural Victoria, Australia, she writes fast-paced mystery and suspense novels in contemporary Australian settings.

To learn more, visit and

Saturday, August 6, 2011

DEED TO DEATH Book Trailer

The book trailer for DEED TO DEATH has just been released.  I hope you enjoy it.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

DEED TO DEATH launch at Mysteries & More

I would like to thank Mary and Greg Bruss, owners of Mysteries & More, for hosting the signing and launch of DEED TO DEATH this past Saturday.

Mary and Greg are two of the nicest people I have ever met, and they instantly made me feel at home.  It's easy to see why Mysteries & More is blessed with a multitude of devoted customers.  Many of these customers attended the signing.  I was shocked to see all the chairs they had put out were filled, and that people were sitting on the floor and standing in the aisles.  The degree of nervousness I felt rose each time the door opened.  But like Mary and Greg, the readers gave me a warm welcome and soon my fears faded.

I was also fortunate to make some wonderful new friends: Jaden Terrell, author of RACING THE DEVIL; Jennie Bentley, author of MORTAR AND MURDER, a bestselling Do-It-Yourself Home Renovation Mystery; and Dana Sieders, aspiring author and cancer researcher at Vanderbilt.

Saturday was definitely a monumental day for me.  My heartfelt thanks goes out to all who were in attendance.

Mysteries & More, located in the heart of Lenox Village at 6965 Sunnywood Drive in Nashville, is the only brick and mortar bookstore in Tennessee dedicated solely to the mystery genre.  To learn more about this wonderful store, visit

Friday, July 29, 2011


Author R.E. McDermott has just released his debut thriller on Kindle.


Product Description:

Consultant and very part-time spook Tom Dugan is a happy man until his CIA handler comes calling. With a hijacking investigation pointing to his long-time client and best friend, London ship owner Alex Kairouz, Dugan is guilty by association and forced to go under cover in Alex’s company to clear his own name.

In attempting to prove Alex’s innocence along with his own, Dugan manages to implicate them both more deeply, and when one of Alex’s tankers is found adrift near Singapore with a dead crew, and another explodes in port, Dugan is framed for the attacks.

When Alex is hospitalized, in critical condition after a suspicious suicide attempt, Dugan finds himself almost out of options. Convinced the attacks are prelude to an even more devastating assault, Dugan follows his last remaining lead to Russia, to be shanghaied as an ‘advisor’ to a Russian Spetsnaz unit and find himself sailing into Deadly Straits.

About the author:

Robert E. McDermott grew up on the Gulf Coast. After graduation from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, he worked in positions from ship’s officer to shipping company management, traveling widely, and living and working in a number of countries. He splits his time between the U.S. and Singapore, where he operates a marine consultancy, advising clients on ship construction and operations. Deadly Straits is his first novel.

To learn more, visit

Thursday, July 28, 2011

FOLLOW THE MONEY by Fingers Murphy

International criminal defense attorney Fingers Murphy has written a wonderful thriller that shouldn't be missed.


Product Description:




Oliver Olson went to law school to help people.

But when one of the world’s most prominent law firms offers him a high paying summer job, he thinks he’d be crazy not to take it. He soon finds himself enthralled by a world of wealth, privilege, and power.

Blinded by his gilded new world, Ollie is slow to see that something is not right with the case he is assigned to work on - a case with no chance of winning, given to a "summer associate" merely to keep him busy.

Are people following him? Is he imagining things? Are they listening to his conversations? Why are people coming out of the woodwork with a sudden interest in a twelve year old murder case? And is it really possible that the wrong man went to prison?

Ollie wants to succeed, but when he sacrifices his own moral standards for a shot at the big time, he winds up staring down the barrel of a gun.

When you’ve sold out and can no longer follow your heart, you can only FOLLOW THE MONEY.

This novel is 75,000 fast-paced words.

About the Author: Fingers Murphy is the pen name of a well known international criminal defense attorney.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Signing at Mysteries & More Bookstore

Join me on Saturday, July 30, 2011 from 2 - 4 PM at Mysteries & More Bookstore.

Located in the heart of Lenox Village at 6965 Sunnywood Drive in Nashville, Mysteries & More is the only brick and mortar bookstore in Tennessee dedicated solely to the mystery genre.

Copies of DEED TO DEATH that are preordered via phone, email, or at the store by Saturday, July 23, 2011 will be discounted 25%.

If you are unable to attend this event, but wish to obtain signed copies of DEED TO DEATH, you may order by email (, by phone (615-837-3300), or stop by the store.

Visit the store online at

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Black Diamond Death (A Sloane Monroe Novel)

Cheryl Bradshaw has just released her thrilling debut novel, BLACK DIAMOND DEATH.


Enter the world of Sloane Monroe in Black Diamond Death...


On the slopes of Park City, Utah’s newest ski resort a woman is found dead. At first glance, it has all the makings of an accident. The victim, Charlotte Halliwell, collided with a tree as she schussed her way to the bottom of the hill. But what if her death wasn’t an accident at all––what if she was murdered?


In Black Diamond Death, Audrey Halliwell faces a problem: finding someone who believes her story.

Enter Private Investigator Sloane Monroe.

When Audrey marches into Sloane’s office with claims her sister’s death was no accident Sloane is skeptical at first, but agrees to take the case. With little to go on, she questions the people in Charlotte’s life and discovers Parker Stanton, a jilted ex-fiancĂ© with plenty to hide, and as the son of a prominent businessman, he will go to any lengths to protect his secrets.


Just as Sloane feels she's close to solving the case she stumbles on another dead body and is forced to re-examine the clues from the beginning, but she must tread lightly. With the killer aware that Sloane will stop at nothing to find him, her life is in danger and her every move is being tracked. Will Sloane uncover the truth before he strikes again?

BLACK DIAMOND DEATH is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords.

Born and raised in Southern California, Cheryl Bradshaw became interested in writing at a young age. "As a child I made up stories for my sister. The most vivid centered around a boy and a girl who received a piece of gum for Halloween, and when they chewed it, they were transposted to a magical land where they were granted unlimited wishes." In grade school Cheryl remembers reading the stories of Judy Blume. This was something her teacher was concerned about since she was reading at a level much higher than her own, but Cheryl didn't allow that to dissuade her.

In High School, Cheryl signed up for AP English and Creative Writing and discovered not only a love for books, but a passion for writing short stories and poems. Her poetry was published in the schools Looking Glass. After graduating, she attended college where she first realized her dream to write suspense novels, but it would be almost two decades before she put pen to paper. In the meantime, Cheryl pursued other interests - earning a Montessori degree, obtaining a license in real estate and working as a copy editor for ten years. Being an editor gave her the nudge she needed to get back into writing.

In 2009 Cheryl wrote her first novel, Black Diamond Death (the first book in her Sloane Monroe series). "The first book is a laid back cozy mystery - but it still provides plenty of twists. My next book is a thriller and a lot darker." Sinnerman, the second book in the series, is currently being written and leads Sloane on a search for a serial killer where she's forced to face a past she's tried hard to forget.

When she's not hard at work writing her next novel, Cheryl is an avid reader and loves to travel. "Every place I visit offers inspiration in one form or another which I draw from when I'm writing. I chose Park City as Sloane's humble abode because I lived there and have a fondness for the quaint little town which I visit often." She currently resides in Wyoming with her husband and their three children.

To learn more about Cheryl, visit her website at

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

IMPOSTER: The Protectors Series - Book One by Karen Fenech

Yesterday, I blogged about Karen Fenech's novel, UNHOLY ANGELS, which I loved.  Now Karen has a new book out, the first in a romantic suspense series.

IMPOSTER: The Protectors Series - Book One

THE PROTECTORS: Though they work independently and at times are oceans apart, their ties to each other remain strong. They’re related by blood or bond – this group of men and women in law enforcement, government intelligence, and the military who do what others cannot to serve, defend, and protect.

IMPOSTER: The Protectors Series - Book One

Chemist Dr. Eve Collins, wrongly accused by the CIA of developing and marketing a chemical weapon, learns she has been set up as a scapegoat by someone seeking to hide his own guilt. That “someone” wants her dead. Her life depends on making no mistakes – like trusting the Central Intelligence agent assigned to her case, a man she’s falling in love with.

CIA Operative John Burke doesn't believe her claim of innocence. When an attempt is made on her life, he believes her accomplice has turned on her. But something doesn't add up about Eve and her role in this crime she's accused of. Burke has too many questions, including - has his judgment been compromised by his fierce attraction to her?

It’s a question Burke asks himself again and again but when he learns Eve’s would-be assassin is close, he goes on the run with her. It's a temporary solution - running will not keep her safe. Burke must find the assassin - or die trying.


"IMPOSTER is romantic suspense at its best!"
-- USA Today Bestselling Author Maureen Child

Karen Fenech writes contemporary and historical romantic suspense thrillers and suspense-mystery. Her novels have received critical acclaim and have been praised by New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Kat Martin, Maureen Child, and Debra Webb. Her novel BETRAYAL has been translated into Japanese, and her short fiction has been translated into Swedish, Danish, and Norwegian.

Karen's titles BETRAYAL and GONE, originally released in hardcover by Gale under the Five Star Expressions imprint, are now available for Amazon Kindle and Kindle applications. Her suspense-mystery title, UNHOLY ANGELS, is now also available for Amazon Kindle and Kindle applications.

Karen lives with her husband and daughter. Visit her website at:

Monday, January 31, 2011

UNHOLY ANGELS by Karen Fenech

A while back, I read Karen Fenech's romantic suspense novel, UNHOLY ANGELS. This is a superbly intricate tale of greed, power, and murder. Karen expertly blends well-defined characters and a unique plot into a suspenseful and believable story that will keep you reading into the wee hours of the morning.

Product Description:

Liz Janssen's marriage was over long before she filed for divorce. There was no way her soon-to-be ex-husband committed suicide because of her. Yet that is what her teenage son, Will, believes.

Others in the small West Virginia town share this thinking. Others who are disciples of a homicidal Satanic cult her husband was part of. The disciples want vengeance for the death of one of their own and will use Liz's troubled, grief-stricken son as an instrument for their revenge. To save herself and Will, Liz must stop them - and she must do so without Doug finding out.

Doug McBride is the new town sheriff, the man Liz has fallen in love with, and the man she cannot trust.

Please note: Some content may be disturbing.

Karen Fenech writes contemporary and historical romantic suspense thrillers and suspense-mystery. Her novels have received critical acclaim and have been praised by New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Kat Martin, Maureen Child, and Debra Webb. Her novel BETRAYAL has been translated into Japanese, and her short fiction has been translated into Swedish, Danish, and Norwegian.

Karen's titles BETRAYAL and GONE, originally released in hardcover by Gale under the Five Star Expressions imprint, are now available for Amazon Kindle and Kindle applications. Her suspense-mystery title, UNHOLY ANGELS, is now also available for Amazon Kindle and Kindle applications.
Karen lives with her husband and daughter. Visit her website at:

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

CLOUD CRASH - A New Novel By Phil Edwards

Every day, I'm amazed by the new talent emerging on Kindle.  Here's a novel I believe will prove to be a winner.

CLOUD CRASH: A Cal Stevens Novel

They protect our data. But who protects them?

Recovering from a hangover in his San Francisco loft, journalist Cal Stevens gets a call: data centers across the country are being detonated. These data centers- which hold everything from Facebook accounts to YouTube videos- serve hundreds of millions of users. Their information comprises "the cloud"- and the cloud is crashing.

Cal must protect his employer's data from attack. Led by a cocky boy-CEO, the company runs hospitals, indexes genetic information, and holds the identities of thousands of people. Cal is partnered with the beautiful- and cryptic- Brianna Cowell, a PR professional with her own secrets. Together, they must stop the psychopathic attacker before he hits them first.

In a story that travels from San Francisco to New York, with stops in Napa and Area 51 in between, Cal and Brianna battle a driven and violent opponent who is always one step ahead. Unless Cal and Brianna can decode the puzzle and find the killer's next destination, thousands will die and the world's technological infrastructure will be crippled before they can uncover the surprising source of the attacks.

CLOUD CRASH is a fast paced romp that touches on the biggest issues of our time: privacy, government secrets, and how to recover from a hangover when you're busy saving the world.

Phil Edwards has been running since mid 2009. The explosive growth of the site has kept him Twittering, illustrating, and doing Google searches for his own name ever since. His favorite stories about bad jobs, and favorite stories in general, usually involve children eating things they shouldn't.

He received his Bachelor of the Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in English and History. His office experience includes hours of hiding magazine articles in Excel spreadsheets, taking circuitous routes to avoid office small talk, and replacing cans in the vending machine. He also maintains Fake Science, at His personal site and Twitter can be found at

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Get A Free Copy of Shaun Jeffrey's Latest Novel


A corneal transplant does more than correct Joanna Raines sight. It allows her to see something that doesn't want to be seen. Something evil. Something that threatens mankind. The only trouble is that no one believes her, and by the time they do, it might be too late ...

Seeing is believing. Now Joanna just has to convince everyone else.

To get your free copy, simply visit Shaun's website at and register to receive his free newsletter.  You'll receive a copy of DEAD MAN'S EYE in the ebook format of your choice.

Shaun shares a little bit about himself:

"I was born in 1965 and live in Cheshire, England with my partner, Debra and our fantastic son, Callum. Growing up in a house in a cemetery, my playground was the graveyard - perfect grounding for writing horror, and my early reading experience came from headstones! I have had over 40 short stories published, one collection entitled Voyeurs of Death, and three novels, Evilution, The Kult and Deadfall. The Kult has been optioned for film and shooting began in September, 2010. For more information visit

I try to write most days, but as it's not my fulltime profession, I'm afraid real life intervenes in the form of my day job, which is working on the railway as a Signalling and Telecommunication Engineer. Among my previous jobs, I've been a fitness instructor, made ammunition, and worked in a food factory, all of which gives me experience upon which to draw, or write, as the case may be."

Don't miss out on the opportunity to get this chilling novel for free!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Cute Christmas Video

I wish you all a wonderful Christmas filled with love and laughter!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Terrorlord - A Jason Dark Novel by Guido Henkel

Guido Henkel's new novel, Terrorlord, the ninth book in the wildly popular Jason Dark series will be on sale, tomorrow only (December 21), for 99 cents.

Conjured from the bowels of the abyss by ancient magic, the Terrorlord has one desire — to open the Seven Gates of Hell and unleash the horrors of the undead upon mankind.

Reliving the nightmares of his youth where an encounter with the Terrorlord left him scarred for life, Jason Dark must once again confront the powerful gatekeeper from Hell before his reach and power spiral out of control. With the help of Siu Lin, the ghost hunter will have to put an end to the Terrorlord's dark reign before he can devour our world in his evil blackness.

This is the ninth volume in a series of gothic horror adventures where Jason Dark, a fearless and resourceful ghost hunter, follows in the mold of a Sherlock Holmes combined with Randall Garrett's Lord D'Arcy. Written by Guido Henkel, the designer who brought Germany's famed "Das Schwarze Auge" series to computer screens, this series is filled with enough mystery, drama and suspenseful action to transport you to the sinister, fogshrouded streets of Victorian England. Your encounter with the extraordinary awaits.

Don't miss this one-day sale!