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NEW RELEASE by J. Carson Black!

Hard Return, a Cyril Landry thriller from NYT best-selling author J. Carson Black

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Cyril Landry has been a dead man since he escaped a firefight off the coast of Florida three years ago. In all that time, the former Navy SEAL has been living off the grid to protect his wife and teenage daughter, who have mourned him and moved on.

Five days a week, Landry watches from a distance as his daughter Kristal leaves school—his only chance to see her. One day a shooter in black unloads his M-16 on the students, killing eight kids—including Kristal’s boyfriend, Luke. Landry takes out the gunman with a single sniper shot before melting back into the city. But this wasn’t a typical massacre, and the clues add up to only one conclusion: someone knows Landry’s alive, and wants him dead—again. Teaming up with Detective Jolie Burke—a homicide cop who plays by her own rules—Landry must find a way to protect his family, and avenge Luke’s death.

In the second Cyril Landry thriller, black ops turn the world red.

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Hailed by bestselling author T. Jefferson Parker as “a strong new voice in American crime fiction,” J. Carson Black has written fifteen novels. Her thriller, THE SHOP, reached #1 on the Kindle Bestseller list, and her crime thriller series featuring homicide detective Laura Cardinal became a New York Times and USA Today bestseller. Although Black earned a master’s degree in operatic voice, she was inspired to write a horror novel after reading The Shining. She lives in Tucson, Arizona.

Visit J. Carson at http://www.jcarsonblack.com/

Book Excerpt

In Memoriam

Four dead.

Every day, no matter how busy he was—and he was up to his ears in busy right now—he made himself look at the Crime Scene photos.

After that first year, it had gotten so that he could look at them without emotion. A cop friend of his had cadged the photos for him. They had been friends since Baghdad. Different branches of the military, different areas of expertise, yet somehow they had forged a friendship in that godforsaken hellhole.

What were the odds?

Josh—the youngest–was a towhead. His hair always stuck up like a dandelion. (Even in death his hair looked like a dandelion–the part that wasn’t drenched in blood.)

He was a good kid. He’d been under-qualified for the job, that was true, but it wasn’t his fault. Someone should have made that call for him.

He went back through the photos, all six of them. The floor, the open door to the bedroom, the legs and feet and shoes on the other body, intruding into the frame.

The blood.

A nicked carotid artery. A broken neck.

Not one or the other, but both.

There were three dead men in the house.

The fourth had died separately, days later.

If he’d died at all.

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Extended CyberMonday Sale!

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Today and tomorrow (2nd and 3rd) Night Widow will be on sale for $0.99 as part of Amazon’s Kindle Countdown!

Check back here on my blog throughout the week for other great deals!

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Night Trilogy is featured at Kindle Books and Tips

Box_highres (2)Night Trilogy is being featured over at Kindle Books & Tips this morning! The trilogy is now on sale for a VERY limited time, at $1.99!

Check out Kindle Books and Tips‘ post and purchase your very own copy today!

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HBS Author’s Spotlight — It’s me!

Carol Davis Luce – HBS Author’s Spotlight

Today our blog puts the Spotlight on Author Carol Davis Luce. She is the known as the NightWriter for her series of “Night” mystery novels starting with Night Stalker.

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Romance, Literature & Fiction

 Read about me, my ‘night’ novels, and the infamous psycho kitty. 
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First time on sale. This is the last day my coming-of-age novel, AWAKENING: Secrets of a Brown Eyed Girl, will be on sale for .99¢! Looking for an instant Mother’s Day gift?

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NEWLY RELEASED BOXED SET: NIGHT TRILOGY — Three Night Novels by Carol Davis Luce

For the first time in one volume, three of the ‘night’ novels by Night Writer, Carol Davis Luce. The ‘night’ books are standalone thrillers that go bump in the night.

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Over 48 Five-Star Reviews. This volume contains two Amazon bestselling novels, and the newest release.

Link to Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/NIGHT-TRILOGY-Three-Novels-ebook/dp/B00CDTEISQ/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1366480657&sr=8-13&keywords=Carol+Davis+Luce

NIGHT STALKER:

Things were looking up for Alexandra Carlson. With her divorce behind her and the mysterious death of her father fading in her memory, she was moving on. Then things began to happen. Anonymous phone calls full of heavy breathing. A broken tree branch outside her bedroom window. Her cat gone without a trace. A moving shadow above the skylight. Surely it was all her imagination…

Then one day she picked up the phone. In the background she could hear a scratchy record—an old song that brought dark memories out of the shadows. That night something woke Alexandra out of a sound sleep. This time, the heavy breathing wasn’t coming from the telephone. Someone was in house with her. And she was at his mercy.

NIGHT GAME:

4 weeks in the Top 100 Best Sellers in Kindle Store.

The exclusive King’s Club resort casino is a glittering playground for gamblers with everything to gain…and the hunting ground for a shadowy killer with nothing to lose. So far, the odds are in his favor. Until casino owner Jay King places his bets on a beautiful private investigator. . .

Kasey Atwood is an expert at undercover surveillance, and no stranger to this dazzling world of high stakes and low morals. Her attraction to the sensual, enigmatic King is immediate—and incendiary. As their love affair heats up, she becomes a pawn in a dangerously seductive game of passion and revenge. Then more innocent blood is shed, and Kasey knows she can’t afford to make one false move. At risk is nothing less than her heart—and her life. . .

NIGHT WIDOW:

Murder. Mayhem. Madness. . .

“NIGHT WIDOW has all the ingredients of a first-class thriller: a reclusive former movie star, a strong and capable heroine, and a story that twists and turns like Mulholland Drive. Nothing is as it seems in this present day story of Old Hollywood, obsession, and murder. As Luce delves deeper into the life of fading film star Sybil Squire, the stakes escalate to a stunning climax.”
–J. Carson Black, author of DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN

“A Twisty Mystery. Enthralling…well written…the twists keep coming.”
–The Book Keeper

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“Just one more chapter…” I dream about keeping readers awake all night.

COMING SOON: NIGHT TRILOGY. A BOXED SET INCLUDING NIGHT STALKER, NIGHT GAME and NIGHT WIDOW.

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5.0 out of 5 stars*****A gripping suspense story, from start to finish., April 1, 2013
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This review is from: Night Stalker (Kindle Edition)

This fast-paced suspense novel was totally engrossing with its story of an unknown intruder watching and threatening the central character in her own home. A strong storyline is supported by good writing that provides both visual descriptions and realistic action featuring a likable central character plagued by bad memories and the current terrors inflicted by an unknown adversary. Once I had started, I simply could not stop reading until I had finished the book – as a result I had very little sleep last night. Every time I turned off my kindle and tried to go to sleep, I kept wondering what would happen to Alex next – and on went the kindle again for “just one more chapter”. Five hours later it was morning and I was finishing the book with its final, exciting and unforeseen conclusion. This is the second book that I have read by this author and she is fast becoming a favourite of mine in the mystery and suspense novel genre.

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“Just one more chapter…” I dream about keeping readers awake all night.

COMING SOON: NIGHT TRILOGY. A BOXED SET INCLUDING NIGHT STALKER, NIGHT GAME and NIGHT WIDOW.

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5.0 out of 5 stars*****A gripping suspense story, from start to finish., April 1, 2013
Amazon Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
This review is from: Night Stalker (Kindle Edition)

This fast-paced suspense novel was totally engrossing with its story of an unknown intruder watching and threatening the central character in her own home. A strong storyline is supported by good writing that provides both visual descriptions and realistic action featuring a likable central character plagued by bad memories and the current terrors inflicted by an unknown adversary. Once I had started, I simply could not stop reading until I had finished the book – as a result I had very little sleep last night. Every time I turned off my kindle and tried to go to sleep, I kept wondering what would happen to Alex next – and on went the kindle again for “just one more chapter”. Five hours later it was morning and I was finishing the book with its final, exciting and unforeseen conclusion. This is the second book that I have read by this author and she is fast becoming a favourite of mine in the mystery and suspense novel genre.

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