Running from a life she didn’t choose, in a city she doesn’t know, Sukanya, a young Thai girl, escapes into Tokyo from human traffickers who will do anything to recover the computer she took. With help from Chiho, a Japanese girl living in a net café, she tries to get free from her pursuers and her past. Detective Hiroshi Shimizu tracks the killers through Tokyo’s teen hangouts and deserted docks, straight into the underbelly of the global economy and the highest reaches of the power elite.
When Mara’s dream job turns into her worst nightmare, she realizes it’s not only her livelihood at stake–it’s also her life.
Real estate newbie, Mara Butler, can’t believe her luck when she lands a position with one of Chicago’s top realtors, Jacqueline Hendersen. But Jacqueline’s polished exterior conceals her crooked moral compass and relentless quest to win the prestigious Top Producer Award. Under Jacqueline’s tutelage, Mara earns enough money to pay for her new condo and her sister’s mounting medical bills. Meanwhile, she entangles herself in her mentor’s unorthodox methods of creating business.
When a competing realtor ends up dead, Mara fears she might be Jacqueline’s next victim. Backed into a corner by her involvement in Jacqueline’s scandals, Mara faces a high-stakes dilemma. Will she risk everything she has attained, or play along in Jacqueline’s murderous game? Because there can only be one Top Producer.
A serial killer in her small town in Florida has Detective Liza Boone challenged. Luckily, FBI agent Nash Corelli is on medical leave and living across the street. Together they must find the killer. But, he cannot help her with the nightmares about her sister’s assault. When Liza is terrorized, can Nash stop the threat? Can he protect the woman he has come to love?
When everything she knows is ripped away…
After coming to terms with the loss of her mother at a young age, Lola’s biggest struggle has been keeping the peace with a stepmother who doesn’t seem to get Lola for who she really is. Thankfully, Lola has her sister Bonnie (who she sometimes gets along with — that’s normal, right?), her best friend Sophia, and her doting father to support her while her love of the outdoors, flowers, and stars tend to ease her through.
Overall, Lola is a pretty ordinary girl living a fairly ordinary life, even with the occasional annoyance of being told to do something she doesn’t want to do. She goes to school. She does her chores. She does all the things that a normal kid her age would do, until everything is turned upside down! What does a girl do when everything she knows is ripped away? The people she counts on, the safety of her home, the truth that she’s always known, all suddenly torn from her grasp!
Makenzie R. Casseday’s debut novel is a suspense-filled adventure of loss and discovery for young readers. Robbery, abduction, lies, and even murder ensue as Lola sorts through the mystery of whom she can trust, makes peace with the truth of her past, and decides to move forward focusing on what is available to her now.
Targeted Age Group:: 12 and up
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I just had an idea of this character, Lola, and felt inspired to explore her story! I wasn't really sure I'd be able to write a book, but once I started, the story just came to me! I am currently 18 years old and I have always liked to write and create since I was little, but never attempted to write a novel before. It is opening new possibilities for me to explore having done it!
The words that taunted FBI Agent Emma Griffin on the blood-soaked train ride from Sherwood continue to follow her.
Drawn to Feathered Nest, she discovers that the horror is far from over and whoever is behind the dare has no intention of his brutal game slowing down any time soon.
While in Feathered Nest, she revisits Cabin 13 to figure out the truth behind the necklace and search for more clues to discover the secret of the dead man that she found on its doorstep.
As she tugs the threads of the mysteries that have haunted her, the life Emma thought she knew starts to unravel around her.
How well did she really know her mother and father?
How much can she trust Greg?
Are the secrets in Feathered Nest really her own?
Lives depend on Emma’s skill and instinct. Some she has the chance to save. Others are long lost, but she can ensure they are remembered for what they were.
As she pieces together the stories of her past, she begins to realize they are far bigger than she could have imagined. But only Emma can determine how they end.
There is no turning back now. It is catch or be caught. Hunt or be hunted.
A huge storm is brewing, and Emma must face it head on if she wants to survive long enough to learn the hidden secrets of her past.
Kate Martin is being hunted by her crazed ex-boyfriend Charlie. Her only hope to survive is Daniel Taylor, the detective assigned to keep her safe. He is as handsome as he is protective of her and Kate finds herself falling for him. The only thing standing in the way of their love is Charlie. If Daniel isn’t able to capture him soon, Kate is bound to become his next victim.
Police Detective Lori Daniels has a knack for picking the wrong guy as a lover. This complicates her next big assignment.
One former lover from high school is now the front man for a major illegal drug distributor. Another former lover is the captain of the Police Internal Affairs Division, who vows to have Lori kicked off the police force, even if it means framing her as a gang informant. Her present lover is the hotshot detective from another precinct, who is super successful in bringing down the drug gangs, and also has a super ego to match.
Strategies devised by the State Police, City Police, Internal Affairs, and a Drug Gang, including using moles and informants, all go haywire. In the end, the trust between friends, along with steady and reliable police work, leads to the capture of a major drug lord.
It’s a mysterious man in her room in the middle of the night. He has the power to invoke fear, but that’s not the case with LaTesha. Instead, he makes her feel safe… desired…sexy. But there’s only one problem: She has no idea who he is, where he comes from, or what his intentions are. Should she be afraid to be with him? Or should she be afraid to be without him? You decide. Do you have what it takes to solve the mystery?
One Of The Most Disturbing Stories You’ll Ever Read!
Distant for many years, Franklin out of Pennsylvania and his step-brother Everon out of Nevada are connected by a single link: Their sister Cynthia.
Enter The Nightmare
A nuclear bomb is detonated in New York. Banker, wife, mother, Cynthia lives in New York. The military has quarantined the city, its bridges and tunnels destroyed or blocked. Easterly winds have forced the bomb’s radiation cloud out over Long Island. But the wind is about to change.
Franklin climbs mountains and truly understands people. Everon can fly anything. Cynthia’s brothers are determined to find her. If it were your sister, what would you do?
A ripping good tale of how intelligence and determination can overcome the near-impossible. And the true price of altruism.
Finalist Independent Author Network Book Award
Would you forsake your mother to save the woman you loved?
Season Scrimshaw isn’t selling the land her parents left her when they died, not even to the gorgeous Rann Brogan who saved her life in the forest. Especially not after she finds out he was in the woods surveying her property.
Rann’s mother, Charlotte, owns a large land development company. She wants Season’s property to put up a strip of luxurious, lakefront condos and Charlotte always gets what she wants. She sends Rann on a mission to seal the deal. To say Rann and his mother have had a normal mother/son relationship would be a stretch…a big stretch, but he’s always done her bidding.
This time it’s different. Rann hasn’t been able to get the beautiful Season out of his mind. While on his mission to secure the property, he realizes how much Season loves the land, and…he realizes somewhere along the line, Season has stolen his heart.
He discovers his mother will go to any length to get what she wants…including murder. Lives spiral out of control, secrets and lies take center stage. Rann is forced to choose between his mother and the woman he loves.
And he’s forced to become as dangerous and as lethal as Charlotte.
*A stand-alone Contemporary Romantic Suspense