The chancellor makes it clear that he expects Lila to locate the writer and set events back on track immediately. But someone appears to have a different plan: strange warnings are received, valuable items go missing, and a series of dangerous incidents threaten the lives of Stonedale’s guests. After her beloved mother, who happens to be Damon’s ex, rushes onto campus and into harm’s way, Lila has even more reason to bring the culprit to light before anything—or anyone—else vanishes.
What’s it about?
What if you could get away with murder?
Single mom Kristy Tucker works as a press agent for the Texas Department of Corrections—handling everything related death row, from inmate interviews to chronicling the last moments during an execution. Her job exposes Kristy to the worst of humanity, and it’s beginning to take its toll.
So when Kristy meets Lance Dobson, her son’s martial arts instructor, she believes she has finally found her happy ending. She’s wrong.
Kristy soon discovers that Lance is a monster. Forced to endure his verbal and physical abuse, Kristy is serving her own life sentence…unless she’s willing to take matters into her hands. Can murder ever be justified? Perfectly poised to exploit the criminal justice system she knows so well, Kristy sets out to get rid of Lance—permanently.
After twenty years as an enforcer for the Vice family mob, Nicholas Pierce shouldn’t bat an eye at seeing a guy get worked over and tossed in the river. But there’s something about the suspected police mole, Miles, that has Pierce secondguessing himself. The kid is just trying to look out for his brother any way he knows how, and an uncharacteristic altruism sparks an act of mercy. He takes Miles under his wing.
Miles wants to repay Pierce for saving his life. Pierce shouldn’t take it any further…and he sure as hell shouldn’t get involved in Miles’s doomed quest to get his brother out of a rival gang. He shouldn’t do a lot of things, but life on the streets isn’t about following the rules. Besides, he’s sick of being bossed around by the Vice family, especially Mr. Vice’s powerhungry goon of a son, who treats his underlings like playthings.
So Pierce does the one thing he shouldn’t do if he wants to keep breathing—he leaves the Vice family in the middle of a turf war.
What’s it about?
Dr. Persephone Smith is a psychologist with a genetic gift. Her enhanced empathy allows her to feel on a primal level the emotions of others, which helps with her job as a counselor for the Dept. of Veterans Affairs. But Seph’s gift comes with a price. Plagued by nightmares and insecure in her work, she absorbs the suffering of her patients by day and swills tequila by night.
When Seph is deployed to an abandoned air hangar turned medical shelter during a massive hurricane, her worst nightmares come true. One by one, as the wind howls overhead, staff and evacuees disappear into the dark recesses of the vast space. The missing return as mutilated corpses. The living, trapped in the shrieking metal structure by the storm, descend into varying levels of paranoia and even madness. Seph must become both counselor and detective to determine who, or what, is calling them prey. Is the panic and mayhem just “shelter shock,” as the lead physician, Anne Parrish, insists? Or is everyone, Seph included, in danger of losing their minds—and their lives? Storm Shelter is a prequel to 2016’s Type & Cross.
What’s it about?
Trained to Serve is a novella in the Lei Crime KindleWorld. KindleWorlds is a unique new publishing context where authors expand upon and contribute to the world created by another author. In this case, the original author is Toby Neal who writes the Detective Lei Texeira novels. Her novels feature a Rottweiler named Keiki. Amy’s novella features Keiki as the main character before she is adopted by Lei Texeira.
Choices and challenges will bind them together…or break them apart.
Ten-month-old Keiki thrives on each test of her growing abilities, but strange new yearnings mystify and distract her. What’s a good dog to do? She doesn’t want to let the girl down.
Lia Corazon has only three days left to prepare Keiki for the police dog test. There’s more than the dog’s future at stake. Success will save Lia’s dream of rebuilding her North Texas dog kennel. Failure means a lifetime of living her grandparents’ dreams.
When a training exercise takes a deadly turn, Lia sends Keiki to protect a young girl, but who will protect Lia? There’s a killer on the loose and he’ll burn anybody who gets in his way.