Interview with Jennifer Chase, author of Dead Cold! @jchasenovelist


Hi! Would you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Hi! Thanks for interviewing me. I’m an award winning author and consulting criminologist. I’ve worked in the business world and decided to change professions about ten years ago. I spend some of my time studying and consulting on cold cases. When I’m not working, I love photography, hiking, and spending times with my newest German shepherd dog rescue. I live in California with my husband and I’m working and researching my next book.

Do you have anything you would like to say to your readers?

You’re the most awesome readers/fans that any author could ask for. Thank you so much for supporting my Emily Stone Series—all of you make it so worthwhile.

Can you tell us a little bit about your book?

What happens when one California community has a disturbing spike in homicides? It catapults cops into a deadly game of murder. Frozen human body parts hideously displayed at the crime scenes offers a horrifying interpretation that only a sadistic serial killer could design—and execute.

On the hunt for a complex serial killer, vigilante detective Emily Stone must face her most daring case yet. Stone’s proven top-notch profiling skills and forensic expertise may not be enough this time. 

Emily Stone’s covert team pushes with extreme urgency to unravel the grisly clues, while keeping their identities hidden from the police. With one last-ditch effort, Stone dangles someone she loves as bait to draw out the killer. She then forces the killer out of their comfort zone

Which came first for you, the characters or the plot?

The characters.

You’re out demon hunting (because you’re that kind of awesome) and you come across one about to kill a young couple. He has not seen you yet; what is your first course of action?

My first course of action would be to create some type of diversion (sound, yell, rustling, rock, etc.) to take the demon’s focus away from the couple.

Can we expect more novels from you in 2017/2018?

Yes, there will be the second Chip Palmer Forensic Mystery, Scene of the Crime, which will be out in the Fall. The next Emily Stone Thriller, Dark Lies, will be out Winter (early 2018).

Do you think you may ever go into another genre?

Absolutely. Mystery or thriller is definitely my favorite genre, but I’ve been working on some short horror stories that could become full-length horror novels.

What was your inspiration for this novel, or the series in general?

My inspiration for the series is a combination of my academic pursuits because of my curiosity about the criminal mind as well as my own experience with a violent sociopath.

Why this genre?

I love thrillers—all types of thrillers my entire adult life. The 1980s action movies helped to inspire my writing. There’s nothing more exciting than chasing and outsmarting the bad guys, pushing characters to their limits, and rooting for the underdog.

What is your favorite part of writing?

I love to write and create my storylines. My favorite part of writing is the research, finding that interesting tidbit to pull something unusual into the storyline through forensics or behavioral profiling.


Random Quickies!

Supernatural or Psych? (TV Shows)
Psych.

Favorite color?
All the blues in the Pacific Ocean.

Favorite genre to read?
Thriller.

Cats or dogs?
Dogs.

Swimming pool or ocean/lake?
Ocean/lake.



Crime Thriller
Date Published: July 2, 2017
Publisher: JEC Press

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From the multi-award winning series:

What happens when one California community has a disturbing spike in homicides? It catapults cops into a deadly game of murder. Frozen human body parts hideously displayed at the crime scenes offers a horrifying interpretation that only a sadistic serial killer could design—and execute.

On the hunt for a complex serial killer, vigilante detective Emily Stone must face her most daring case yet. Stone’s proven top-notch profiling skills and forensic expertise may not be enough this time.

Young and ambitious, Detective Danny Starr, catches the homicide cases and discovers that it will test everything he knows about police work and the criminal mind. Can he handle these escalating cases or will the police department have to call in reinforcements—the FBI.

Emily Stone’s covert team pushes with extreme urgency to unravel the grisly clues, while keeping their identities hidden from the police. With one last-ditch effort, Stone dangles someone she loves as bait to draw out the killer. She then forces the killer out of their comfort zone with her partner Rick Lopez, and with help from a longtime friend Jordan Smith. A revelation of the serial killer’s identity leaves the team with volatile emotions that could destroy them.

The killer continues to taunt and expertly manipulate the police, as well as Stone’s team, and as they run out of time—they leave behind everyone and everything—in Dead Cold.



About the Author


Jennifer Chase is a multi award-winning author and consulting criminologist. She has authored eight crime fiction novels, including the multiple award-winning Emily Stone thriller series along with a screenwriting workbook.

Jennifer holds a Bachelor degree in police forensics and a Master's degree in criminology. These academic pursuits developed out of her curiosity about the criminal mind as well as from her own experience with a violent sociopath, providing Jennifer with deep personal investment in every story she tells. In addition, she holds certifications in serial crime and criminal profiling. She is an affiliate member of the International Association of Forensic Criminologists.


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Born, Darkly by Trisha Wolfe #Giveaway @TrishWolfe

Born, Darkly
Trisha Wolfe
(Darkly, Madly Duet, #1)
Publication date: September 19th 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

He challenged her sanity.
She shattered his reality.
They dared each other…to the brink of madness.
A dark and twisted maze awaits criminal psychologist London Noble when she falls for her patient, convicted serial killer, Grayson Pierce Sullivan. As she unravels the traps, her sanity tested with each game, she’s forced to acknowledge the true evil in the world around her.



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From an early age, Trisha Wolfe dreamed up fantasy worlds and characters and was accused of talking to herself. Today, she lives in South Carolina with her family and writes full time, using her fantasy worlds as an excuse to continue talking to herself.
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Spotlight & #Giveaway: Adoration by Ashlynne Laynne @qlane




Adoration by Ashlynne Laynne
Alterity Series, Book 2
Contemporary/ Rocker Romance
Date Published: 9/6/17

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Desire. Surrender. Discovery.

A man committed to shaping his future…

Austin MacKenzie shares a passionate relationship with Liz Carlisle, a union rooted in mutual respect and honesty. A feat complicated by the vow of purity handed down by his Scottish forefathers and the ire of his scorned ex-girlfriend. When a series of tragedies rock their worlds, the couple must fight for their relationship and lives.

A woman about to discover the mystery of her past…

Liz Carlisle has led a challenged life. The survivor of a childhood stained by drug addiction and poverty, Austin MacKenzie’s love is helping to mend her heart from the inside out. But echoes from the past threaten to destroy her newfound happiness.

With music as a common bond…

Fate brought them together, but music remains the centrifugal force tying Liz and Austin to one another. With the popularity of their Indie rock group growing, Cupid’s Crush prepares to join alternative rock sensations, Justice Denied, on the European leg of a worldwide tour that promises to catapult them to mega stardom.

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About the Author

Ashlynne Laynne is the author of contemporary romance and the award-winning erotic paranormal romance succession, The Progeny Series, as well as an accomplished songwriter and poet. She’s an avid horror movie fan, admitted vamp groupie, and lover of all things Celtic. A hopeless romantic, she’s always had a thing for the fanged ones and hot guys in kilts.

Ashlynne writes on the edge and combines erotica and romance in sensual tales that always feature heroes with heart. A flexitarian, Ashlynne enjoys cooking vegetarian recipes that support a healthier lifestyle. In her spare time, she likes to read, watch crime shows, and spend time with her family. Ashlynne juggles the hats of wife, mother, full time employee and part-time writer, hoping to write exclusively in the future.

Ms. Laynne is an advocate of autism research and is always looking for projects to benefit the cause. She lives in the southern United States with her husband and son.

Ashlynne Stats
Zodiac: Leo
Favorite Music Genres: Alt Rock, 90’s Grunge, Pop
Favorite Musical Acts: Maroon 5, Rihanna, Lil Wayne, Bruno Mars, Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Imagine Dragons, Florida Georgia Line, Adele, Rob Zombie, Robin Thicke, Kings of Leon, Coldplay, Drake, Justin Timberlake, Sam Smith, Ariana Grande, Eminem, Evanescence
Favorite Movie Genre: Horror
Favorite Television Shows: Family Guy, Outlander, Deadly Women, Wives with Knives, American Horror Story, Bate’s Motel, Grey’s Anatomy, Orange is the New Black
Favorite Color: Pink
Favorite Authors: Stephen King, Anne Rice, Diana Gabaldon, Sylvia Day
Book Boyfriends: Gideon Cross from the Crossfire Novels, James Fraser from the Outlander Series, Zsadist from the Black Dagger Brotherhood
Favorite Literary Heroines: Katniss Everdeen from the Hunger Games Series, Claire Beauchamp from the Outlander Series
Foods: Yogurt, Chocolate Milk, Chicken Alfredo


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Spotlight & #Giveaway: The Divinity Bureau by Tessa Clare



Dystopian Romance
Date Published: September 21st, 2017

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Publisher: Asset Creative House

The Hunger Games meets Romeo and Juliet in a stunning debut about a forbidden romance between a young activist and a government employee for a corrupt bureau that controls the population by deciding who lives and who dies.

Roman Irvine is a disgruntled IT Technician for the Divinity Bureau, a government agency that uses random selection to decide who lives and who dies. In a world where overpopulation has lead to pollution, a crippled economy, and a world in crisis, he’s accepted the bureau’s activities as a necessity… until he meets April McIntyre.
April has every reason to be suspicious of Roman. He works for the Divinity Bureau, which sent her father to an early grave. But he’s also sweet and loyal, and unbeknownst to her, he saved her life. As Roman and April fall deeper in love, the deeper they’re thrust into the politics of deciding who lives and who dies. Someone wants April dead. And the bureau’s process of random selection may not be so random after all…


Tessa Clare is the author of The Divinity Bureau. When she’s not writing, she’s an entrepreneur, an activist, a speaker, and the Managing Director of Asset Creative House. Throughout her early career, she was a concession stand attendant, a busgirl, a barista, a player’s club representative for a casino, and an administrative assistant. She also spent years working as a manager for Vacasa, whose business model and revolutionary marketing strategies would later inspire the groundwork for Asset Creative House. The Divinity Bureau is Tessa’s debut novel about a forbidden love between a young activist and a government employee working for a corrupt bureau, set in a dystopian world.

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Guest Post & #Giveaway: The Darkest Loop by James Fant @jamesfantjr



Romance Novel Involving 9/11

I believe every adult (and indeed many adults who were children then) can remember exactly what they were doing on the morning of September 11th, 2001. I had just arrived at work and a colleague told me that a plane had hit the World Trade Center. My immediate reaction was this: “Was it a mistake?” His answer: “No, because another plane hit the other tower not long afterwards.” That moment is etched in my memory.
Many cinematic and literary works about 9/11 have been released (both fiction and non-fiction). From where did my novel about a man caught in a time loop that starts on Labor Day, 9/3/2001 and ends on 9/11/2001 originate? Oddly enough, I went through a period where I would see these little dark, washer-looking loops on the ground, in the most random places. I’m pretty big on signs so I thought, surely, I’m seeing these loops for some reason. I thought on it. Prayed about it. And it came to me to write about one man’s experiences on the week leading up to the September 11th attack. Only, this man relives that week over and over and over. He feels in his heart that the reason he’s stuck in the loop is so he can prevent the attacks from happening. However, each consecutive loop challenges that theory and brings him closer to the dark truth behind Déjà vu.
I was inspired to write a romance novel that involved 9/11. It wasn’t hard for me to admit that THE DARKEST LOOP is in fact a romance. Just as much as it is historical fiction (albeit recent history). Just as much as it is suspense. It wasn’t hard for me to admit it especially having read 11/22/63 by Stephen King. The novel deals with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy; however, it also dealt largely with the romance between George Amberson (nee Jake Epping) and Sadie Clayton. And it was this romance that made 11/22/63 my favorite Stephen King novel. So in THE DARKEST LOOP, while I wanted to write this adventure in which a man relives a nine-day span over and over again, a love affair was birthed between Dallas Anderson and Thena McKnight. One of the novel’s tag lines is: “The loop made them fall in love. Would it also make them heroes?” Why was their love so important? I think it has to do with the novel’s major them: Love is greater than hatred. Definitely greater than the hatred that led to the 9/11 attacks and similar acts of terror that we experience even today. It was never my intention to make this novel a romance. But Love had other plans.
About the Author:
James Fant is an award winning author who lives in Charleston, SC with his lovely wife and two hilarious children. He received a degree in biology from College of Charleston and a master’s in business administration from Charleston Southern University. His love for literature was forged by the works of Eric Jerome Dickey, Walter Mosely, and Stephen King. He also finds inspiration from screenwriters Shonda Rhimes, Aaron Sorkin and Kurt Sutter. Literarily, James has always been drawn to intelligent yet imperfect characters and he writes novels with them in mind.
His books include:
The Darkest Loop
CoEd
Simon’s Splinter
Fourteen Pages
An Ode for Orchids
Close the Door
The Secret Branch

The Mended Fence


Historical Fiction
Date Published: 9/4/2017

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Dallas Anderson is stuck in a time loop that repeats Labor Day 2001 to September 11, 2001. He thinks he must prevent the terrorist attacks to break the loop. But each loop challenges that theory, igniting a fiery romance between him and his best friend's sister and exposing the dark truth behind Déjà vu.










James Fant is an award winning author who lives in Charleston, SC with his lovely wife and two hilarious children. He received a degree in biology from College of Charleston and a master’s in business administration from Charleston Southern University. His love for literature was forged by the works of Eric Jerome Dickey, Walter Mosely, and Stephen King. He also finds inspiration from screenwriters Shonda Rhimes, Aaron Sorkin and Kurt Sutter. Literarily, James has always been drawn to intelligent yet imperfect characters and he writes novels with them in mind.

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When Debbie introduces her demon Shaker to her best friend Sheila, she falls asleep as Shaker is beginning to answer what poses to be Sheila’s question and answer session. Yet the next morning Sheila admits that she bedded the demon because she wanted to “try before buying,” and that Shaker asserted that Debbie was okay with it. Here are the never before seen details!

            Debbie fell into sleep listening to Sheila and Shaker talking.
            Sheila sat up straighter, facing Shaker directly. “Tell me details of this binding.”
            Shaker grinned. “What type of details did you have in mind, my lady? Or did you want your own lasting experience for supreme clarity, instead of mere words?”
            Sheila’s mouth dropped open, then she quickly closed it, licking her lips. “You mean you’ll call your friend, and he’ll…”
            “No,” Shaker interrupted with a sexy smile. “I am more than ready to satisfy your curiosity in all ways, my lady. I require no assistance, unless your proclivities run to multiple partners.”
            Sheila sputtered out the alcohol she had been sipping.
            “Ah.” His smile grew wider. “Gender is also not a barrier in our way, Sheila. I see the way you look at Debbie, that lust for the fairer softer lovemaking of a female’s making. I can easily pull in a friend who could be female for our threesome, if that is what you desire.”
            “I could never do that to Debbie,” Sheila protested, looking over at her sleeping friend.
            “She has never asked me for exclusivity, Sheila,” Shaker stated. “Therefore, we would be breaking no rule, nor hurting anyone.” He stood and stepped to face her, going to his knee, his taloned hands sliding up her thighs to exert gentle pressure, spreading her legs open so his torso could slide between them. “You always prefer to know exactly what you’re signing on the dotted line for. It’s a point of pride for you, that directness. This is the only way you’ll know for sure.” He began to kiss her gently on her thighs.
            How can he know that? Sheila thought frantically, pushing down the immediate stirrings of lust rising within her. God, it’s been so long since I got laid…
            Shaker’s tongue licked gently at the crease of her panties, eliciting a gasp from Sheila. He looked up at her with red black eyes molten as lava. “I will not go further. You must give permission.” He traced the moist cloth with the tip of one black talon. “Say the word, my lady. I kneel at your feet, ready to serve.”

            Shaking with need, Sheila leaned forward and kissed Shaker, biting him lightly on the mouth. Still kissing her passionately, he gathered her up in his arms, rose to his hooves, and strode out of the room.
A GOOD YEAR
Tara Fox Hall
Series: Unhallowed Love Series
Genre: Paranormal Suspense with Romantic Elements
Publisher: Melange Books
Publication Date: February 7, 2017
A Good Year
There's No Heaven....Like Hell
Faced with losing Pandora Productions as well as her best friend Rebecca to the smarmy Paul, savvy film executive Debbie makes a pact with the demon Shaker, agreeing to bind herself to him as his human master in return for killing Paul. When the intended coup goes amiss, resulting in the deaths of both Rebecca and Paul, Debbie finds herself alone at Pandora’s helm, facing a rising tide of corporate enemies led by Paul’s duplicitous son Dante and the behemoth Titan Pictures. Shaker’s backing smoothes the way, solving some problems supernaturally, others through brutal bloodshed, even as he calls into play various preternatural and human allies to assist Debbie.
As the months pass, Debbie’s strong resolve begins to crumble under the weight of her actions, even as she guiltily concedes the pleasure she finds in Shaker’s arms is becoming something more than just affection. Is there hope for a happy ending built on so much evil? Or is Debbie doomed to lose her heart as well as her soul to a demon who has only been waiting for the chance to claim both?
It takes talent on the part of an author to get me rooting for someone who's decidedly not a 'good person'. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I would recommend to anyone who likes something a little different in the way of paranormal romance and would enjoy a more mature heroine. Five Stars.
- Caitlyn Lynch, Goodreads Reviewer
Tara Fox Hall is a writer of consummate skill. I have been following her for years and have never been disappointed.
- Jenny Twist, Goodreads Reviewer

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                “I never asked you to kill anyone,” Debbie said defensively. “I never asked you to—”
                “You asked me to save your company, and I’ve done it,” Shaker shouted, the boom of his voice shaking the room like a small earthquake. He loomed over her. “What did you think was going to happen? I’m a demon out of Hell! What did you think I would do when you unleashed me on your enemies?”
                “These are human beings—”
                “Who matter as much as insects splattered on a windshield,” Shaker snarled. “Humans are just another species who think that they are superior to all others…a prevalent notion in all evolved creatures. They are not.” He stared down at her. “You are not superior to me, Mistress.”
                Debbie looked up at him with tear-filled eyes. “But I am human. How do I know you won’t hurt me, too, Shaker?”
                “Honestly?” he said gruffly, his expression softening. “You don’t. But the same could be said of any human man you know, Mistress.” He leaned in closer, tilting his head. “And I kiss better than most.”
                Debbie didn’t know what to do when the demon’s lips met hers. She leaned back involuntarily, but Shaker just leaned forward farther, his lips pressing hers. His kiss was nothing like she’d expected it to be: not brutally strong, or too hot, or even too provocative. It began as a chaste kiss; gentle, languid, warm, with just a hint of passion to come if the merest sign was given. The longer it went on, the hotter Debbie got, the urge to open her mouth growing each moment. Just as she gave in and relaxed into Shaker’s embrace, he pulled back from her, ending the kiss, his red eyes staring into hers, his desire mirroring her desire.


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About Tara Fox Hall

Tara Fox Hall
Tara Fox Hall’s writing credits include nonfiction, erotica, horror, suspense, action-adventure, children’s stories, and contemporary and historical paranormal romance. She is the author of the paranormal fantasy Lash series, the paranormal romantic suspense Unhallowed Love series and the paranormal romantic drama Promise Me series. Tara divides her free time unequally between writing novels and short stories, chainsawing firewood, caring for stray animals, sewing cat and dog beds for donation to animal shelters, and target practice. All of her published children’s stories to date are free reads on http://www.childrens-stories.net.
Official website: http://www.tarafoxhall.com
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Excerpt & #Giveaway: Eternally Yours & Fangalicious Divas by Scerina Elizabeth @ScerinaElizaNET


Eternally Yours: Bloodlines Excerpt: 

We all looked at each other, waiting for either Chloe or William to explain it all.  It was Chloe who started.

“We had been working for your grandmother for over ten years.  I was her housekeeper while William was the groundskeeper.  We were the ones who managed the estate when your grandmother fell ill and was unable to handle things on her own.  She was a beautiful woman who was the sweetest thing and very generous.  She allowed us to live on the estate just above the horse stables.  When she was in the last stages of her illness, she told us all about you and your whereabouts.  She also told us about your dark family secret which she instructed us to tell you about once you arrived.”

She continued, “Your dark family secret is

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