Lori Armstrong * Jeff Ayers & Jon Land * Beverly Barton * William Bernhardt * Allison Brennan * Robert Browne * Pamela Callow * Lee Child * J.T. Ellison * Bill Floyd * Cindy Gerard * Heather Graham * Laura Griffin * Vicki Hinze * Andrea Kane *Julie Kenner * Sherrilyn Kenyon * Dianna Love * D.P. Lyle * James Macomber * Toni McGee Causey * Carla Neggers * Brenda Novak * Patricia Rosemoor * William Simon * Alexandra Sokoloff * Roxanne St. Claire * Mariah Stewart * Debra Webb
Prepare for heart-racing suspense in this original collection by thirty of the hottest bestselling authors and new voices writing romance suspense today.
Go on vacation with Allison Brennan's Lucy Kincaid, where she saves a man from drowning, only to discover he is in far greater danger on land. Meet Roxanne St. Claire's "bullet catcher"—bodyguard Donovan Rush—who may have met his match in the sexually charged "Diamond Drop." Debut author William Simon shows us what happens when the granddaughter of the president of the United States is kidnapped. And Lee Child's pitch-perfect "I Heard a Romantic Story" puts a whole new spin on Love Is Murder.
Bodyguards, vigilantes, stalkers, serial killers, women (and men!) in jeopardy, cops, thieves, P.I.s, killers—these all-new stories will keep you thrilled and chilled late into the night.
Book Trib is giving away a copy of Love is Murder every single day in June! To follow the tour and enter to win - Visit the Love is Murder Blog Tour Page. For another chance to win - please enter my own giveaway at the bottom of this page!
A different author from the book is being highlighted every day in the month of June on a different blogger's site. I was lucky and got my first pick - J.T. Ellison. I read her book, So Close the Hand of Death last year and loved it! So please enjoy this excerpt from her contribution to Love is Murder.
J.T. Ellison – The Number of Man
It began in a single moment, the briefest of connections. She, in pigtails, a miniature towheaded autocrat, ruling the playground as if it were her kingdom. He, sitting on the swings, the new boy, watching her cross the playground toward him, shoulders squared, prepared for battle. He was an outsider, an unknown, and therefore dangerous, and she needed to determine his loyalties. Only eight, he had been at the receiving end of this conversation several times; his mother wasn’t the most upright woman, had a tendency to follow her latest boyfriend when her previous love discarded her.
Bio: J.T. Ellison is the international award-winning author of seven critically acclaimed novels, multiple short stories and has been published in over twenty countries. A former White House staffer, she has worked extensively with the Metro Nashville Police, the FBI and various other law enforcement organizations to research her novels. She lives in Nashville with her husband and a poorly trained cat, and is hard at work on her next novel. Visit www.JTEllison.com for more insight into her wicked imagination, or follow her on Twitter @Thrillerchick.
J.T. Ellison Q&A
1. What is your guilty pleasure?
People Magazine, facials, uninterrupted reading time, Gossip Girl
2. Describe your favorite meal.
Italian, hands down. Preferably in country. But I'm not bad making it at home. Proscuitto and melon, caesar salad, papardelle with mushrooms in white truffle oil or lasagna or gnocchi al Sorrentino, tiramisu, an excellent red.
3. If you were not a writer, what would be your career?
An architect, maybe, or fighter pilot. Or FBI.
4. If you could time travel, which year would be your destination?
Anyplace where bathing was popular... seriously, probably Florence or Rome during Leonardo's time
5. What inspired your contribution to LOVE IS MURDER?
It's been brewing for years. I wrote a draft in 2006, couldn't make it work, and shelved it until now. I felt sorry for Michael, and his delusions, and wanted to explore what it might be like to think someone you're in love with loves you back.