June Updates and Free Book Opportunities

Hey, everyone! Hope you’re staying safe and healthy in these crazy times.

For me, the last month has been pretty busy.
To start off with this month’s updates, I wanted to show off the new cover for What I Did.
My contemporary thriller launches in about 6 weeks!
If you’d like to read the first five chapters for free, check out this free sample đź™‚

I am also happy to announce that I have been accepted into my first collaborative project.
Devil’s Gulch drops to digital stores November 16th 

Here’s the summary:

It was all in the name of science. Now someone has to clean up the mess.
Stan Armstrong dedicated his entire life to science. Branded as a maverick and a risk-taker by his colleagues, his unorthodox experiments and outlandish theories of time and space resulted in loss of funding and ultimately, his termination from tenure at the university where he’d spent his entire career.

Stan’s insatiable quest to explore extreme hypotheses and to prove the unproven were matched only by his neurotic lust to peel back the mysterious layers of time and space to expose the hidden secrets of the universe. Determined to continue his work at all costs, he uproots the life he once knew, liquidates his assets and builds his own lab on a desolate twenty-four-acre rural property in Devil’s Gulch, Utah, no longer bound by government regulation or the prying eyes of small-minded administrators.

Whether born from his profound love for science, or his enormous ego, Stan unintentionally unleashes something sinister in Devil’s Gulch—something that was never meant to walk this Earth.

Sinister Smile Press presents Devil’s Gulch, a collaborative horror novel written by Claire Brown, Matthew A. Clarke, T.M. Morgan, Chris Wilkerson, Chisto Healy, Kayla Krantz, Jon Miller, T.M. Brown, and Mark Young. Edited by R.E. Sargent and Steven Pajak.

Devil's Gulch: A Collaborative Horror Experience by [R.E. Sargent, Steven Pajak, Claire Brown, Matthew A. Clarke, T.M.  Morgan, Chris Wilkerson, Chisto Healy, Kayla Krantz, Jon Miller, T.M. Brown, Mark Young]

Now I promised you guys some free books 🙂

Creature Comfort — Paranormal and Horror Freebies

Art of the Arcane Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense Bargain Sale

Summer Reads Book Fair

Love For All Things Supernatural and Creepy

Haunted and Horror Freebies


Giveaway!

Are you an audiobook addict? June is audiobook month and there’s a huge event going on at N. N. Light’s Book Heaven Celebrate Audiobook Month. 41 audiobooks featured plus a chance to win one of the following:

Enter to win a $50 Amazon (US) or Barnes and Noble Gift Card
Enter to win a $50 Amazon (US) or Barnes and Noble Gift Card
Enter to win a $25 Amazon (US) or Barnes and Noble Gift Card
Enter to win a $15 Amazon (US) or Barnes and Noble Gift Card
Enter to win a $10 Amazon (US) or Barnes and Noble Gift Card

I’m thrilled to be a part of this event. My audiobook The Moon Warriors was featured June 9th. My narrator nails the characters and I’m so proud of it. 


Speaking of audiobooks, for any Audible fans in the UK, I still have Audible codes available for a few of my audiobooks. 

Check it out!


Featured Indie Corner


Scars of the Past (Dark Web Book #2) by Angela Hausman

Genre: Techno-thriller

Summary

— chilling tale of the invasive ability of hackers to infiltrate and destroy lives, review, Carole P. Roman

We all love the convenience of connected devices, but what happens when those devices kill? SCARS OF THE PAST explores how hackers use IoT devices as weapons of destruction, even death. Jacob and his team of FBI cyber sleuths must find a serial killer hiding behind aberrant code in connected devices that’s killing Russian diplomats in the US drumming up support for Russia’s incursion into Ukraine. It seems anyone who opposes Ukrainian reunification is in danger—and the killers aren’t shy about leaving a trail of other bodies as collateral damage.

While Scars of the Past is a work of fiction, extensive research with cybersecurity experts and law enforcement officers add realism so the novel reads like facts were ripped from the headlines of the near future. Characters and scenes jump off the page, depicting the best and worst of DC and the Federal bureaucracy that stymies efforts to help the FBI prevent more death.

Scars of the Past is second in the Dark Web series


The Coroner by European P. Douglas
Available for FREE!

Summary

When an eccentric millionaire presents at the Dublin Coroner’s Office to report a found treasure, Benjamin Stirling sends him on to the National Museum. It is only when the man is found dead on his land on Tarrow Island and no treasure is mentioned when Stirling begins to get suspicious. Aged and recently widowed, Stirling makes inquiries but is stumped at every turn. He decides to take matters into his own hands and find out the truth once and for all. Heading down to the Atlantic West Coast of Ireland, he intends to find out what happened to Nicholas Sparks and the vanishing Spanish Armada Gold he claimed to have unearthedLocal police, councilmen and other officials are no help to him and Stirling must rely on his own wits and the local people for his answers. The more he finds out the more determined he is that Spark’s death was no suicide. Something much more sinister is at work here.


I, Survivor (The Alexandria Ridley Series #0) by Steven Moore

Genre: Vigilante Thriller

Summary

When you said I could never escape, I knew I would.
When you told me all hope was lost, I knew it was not.
When you declared you would kill me soon, I knew I would kill you first.
I am Alexandria Ridley.
I am a survivor.
And I am coming for you!


Chroma Hearts by Mayum Cruz

Genre: Romantic Thriller

Summary

Can love triumph over all—even catatonic depression? Can love defeat everything—even a diabolical evil?

A new bride suffering from catatonia. A determined husband trying to break through the black pit in which her brain escaped to. And a ruthless abomination who will stop at nothing to tear them apart.

Melvin and Erica are childhood sweethearts. Theirs is a love nurtured through the years. Everything is perfect. They are on the road to their happily ever after. Until their love is put to a series of tests: trials of fire.

Erica is brutally assaulted, left for dead but miraculously survives. Undeterred, they go through with their wedding. But an unwanted outcome and an unexpected memory of the assault push Erica to the edge. Her mind switches off. She becomes catatonic.

Armed with only his unwavering love for her, Melvin strives to unlock her mind and bring her back to him.

But what if the key to her brain opens up a Pandora’s box, unraveling a hideous truth about the crime which they mistakenly thought was solved? Will they be able to accept it—or survive it?

Chroma Hearts is an intensely emotional psychological thriller about a love that destroys and a love that heals.


I Saw What You Did by Tim Kizer

Genre: Serial Killer Thriller
Price: 99 cents

Summary

Today she discovered that her husband is a serial killer.

    “I saw my husband kidnap a woman forty minutes ago.”
    Shortly after Emma says these words to a 911 operator, her husband, Paul, is arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and murder. His victim, Alison Bowles, is found raped and strangled hours later. The evidence against Paul is irrefutable: there are traces of his DNA on Alison’s body, and her hair was discovered in his trunk. The police believe he may be a serial killer.

Paul insists he’s innocent and claims he was with his lover, Julie, at the time of the murder.

A few days after talking to Paul’s lawyer, Julie disappears without a trace. Emma is surprised to find out that all fingerprints in Julie’s house have been wiped off.

Where is Julie? Why were the fingerprints wiped off?

In her search for answers Emma uncovers a diabolical conspiracy masterminded by a serial murderer. He has a long target list, and he knows who he’ll kill next.


Not So Wicked (Be Prepared Academy #1) by T.A. Moorman

Genre: YA Vampire

Summary

Like most teens, even those with supernatural powers and abilities, Elvira thinks that her days at the Be Prepared Academy are a colossal waste of time. Especially Feeding 101 since she’s a cursed vampire that was born without fangs. She and her friends view most of the classes as useless since they never plan on venturing to the human realm. Why would they when Underlayes was made specifically for every factions’ safety, where they could roam free day or night with not a care in the worlds.

But just like her parents always told her, sometimes you’re put into situations you can’t control.
Elvira’s life takes an unexpected turn when a wizard hell bent on misplaced revenge kidnaps her and several of her friends. Not only does she send them with a one-way ticket to Detroit, Michigan, she sends them to a time when the tension amongst the races is at its highest. And having to deal with race issues is the one thing that has never even been so much as a thought to any of them and is the one course not on the roster.

But will everything they’ve learned in the academy be enough to keep them alive? What will they all do when racism stares them in the face? Most importantly, how will they get back home?


It Calls From the Forest by Various Authors

Genre: Horror Anthology

Summary

Whatever you do, do not listen. 

Ignore that pull, the need to escape from drudgeries of life and find peace and solitude within nature. It is not the cool breeze and the scent of pine that whispers your name.

No, these things within the forest will rip out your heart and devour your soul. You will tremble as they revel in your madness, taking everything from you and leaving you with nothing. Delve inside this anthology of what truly lurks within the shadows of the trees.

Created by award-winning horror and fiction authors around the world. We dare you to take this journey with us and find out what horrors await you.


Modified by Kat Stiles

Genre: Cyberpunk

Summary

Sometimes super powers aren’t all they’re cracked up to be…

Kate has enough problems – a boss that’s a little too friendly, a sex life that’s non-existent, and a cat with zero tolerance for late meals. The last thing she needs is to be kidnapped, even if it is by a hot Brit.

Afterwards, she’s mysteriously returned and has no memory of what happened. She learns, with the help of an eccentric sexy woman, that she’s been modified – given a power unique to her talents. Sounds cool, right? It would be if she knew how to use it without killing everyone around her…

Modified is a funny, sexy, geeky romp about the trouble of acquiring an unexpected and inherently evil super power. Full of offbeat characters, profanity, and just enough deliciously wicked thoughts, you’ll love this fun series.

Please note – Modified is a serialized story. Think of each volume more like an episode of a TV show than a fully contained novel. For this reason, it’s only going to make sense when read in order.

Fans of Jamie Hawke’s Myth Protector and Jan Stryvant’s Valens Legacy series will devour this super-powered, serialized story. Pick up your copy today and get Modified!

Published by Author Kayla Krantz

Proud author responsible for Dead by Morning and The Council, fascinated by the dark and macabre. Stephen King is her all time inspiration mixed in with a little bit of Eminem and some faint remnants of the works of Edgar Allen Poe. When she began writing, she started in horror but it somehow drifted into thriller. She loves the 1988 movie Heathers. She was born and raised in Michigan but traveled across the country to where she currently resides in Texas.

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