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It’s aLIVE! NIGHT CRIES. Plus Giveaway Winners!

Newest novel release, NIGHT CRIES.

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Thirty-year-old Maddie has no memory of being adopted. An only child, her parents loved and protected her. Family means everything. When her daily foundation crumbles after she miscarries and her husband leaves with her best friend, retreat becomes her coping tool. She’s soon forced out of seclusion by her rising success as a crime writer. The public spotlight brings menace in the form of an abusive ex-lover intent on revenge. He stalks her, waiting for his chance…until…an unlikely savior intervenes. She is Maddie’s long-lost sister, her mirror image twin. The sisters revel in a special bond, as if no time has passed.

What is a ‘mirror twin’? Mirror image twins are literally a reflection of one another, identical twins with opposite features. They share the same DNA and similar fingerprints. Many claim to share a psychic connection. One mind in two bodies? You decide.

 

Excerpt of Night Cries:

Anchored to that moment on the green marble porch, a vibration hummed in the air around Maddie. As ridiculous as it seemed, a bizarre static charge linked her to the woman standing on the threshold of that magnificent estate. Her identical twin.

She grabbed Maddie’s hands. The sensation of live current surged through her body, bringing with it flashes of holding hands, hugging, and whispering secrets in each other’s ears.

Justine stepped out onto the porch, and they embraced. More images swirled around her—sitting cross-legged under a kitchen table, knees touching, their small hands over their mouths. In her extensive research for her novel on multiples, she’d read clairvoyance played an essential part in the lives of twins. Shared emotions, dreams, pain. Some telepathic link between them might have made it possible for her to know a sister existed. She’d been skeptical until then. A twin she’d been unaware of, or forgotten all these years, might have influenced her life.

A sudden chill on the back of her neck made her shiver.

Justine released her and took a step back. She hugged herself and rubbed her hands over the rising goose bumps on her upper arms. “It’s cold out here. Let’s go inside. We have so much catching up to do.”

They crossed the threshold together into a grand entry. Zach followed.

Justine led them into the high-ceilinged great room then to the back of the house and a smaller room with an ocean view. The more casual décor instantly put Maddie at ease.

“Sometimes I feel like I’m in a museum.” Justine kicked off her shoes and sat cross-legged in a wingback chair strategically placed on a Persian rug to complement the pattern. “Tony’s tastes run toward the grandiose. Mine are less refined.”

“It’s a beautiful house,” Maddie said. “I wouldn’t want to clean it.”

Justine laughed. “Me either.”

Their conversation started out slow and hesitant. Since Justine initiated the reunion and knew Maddie was her sister, naturally she took control. It seemed strange to call it a reunion. Before that day, Maddie had no memory of her early childhood. No memory of Justine.

Then the comparisons began. They were news junkies and Scrabble addicts. They had the same tastes in music, art, literature, and movies. They compared the dolphin-shaped birthmarks on their necks and marveled at the exactness of their eyes, golden flecks floating in a hazel shade that picked up more green than blue. They wore the same brand of perfume, an imported scent made from gardenias.

Sitting across from her twin sister was like watching a scene from a paranormal movie. Justine’s hand gestures and body language appeared the same. Her voice and her laugh sounded the same as well. The same inflections and speech patterns, but Justine was more relaxed. A confident extrovert. She owned the space around her.

While they talked, Zach slipped out through the double-doors onto the terrace and kicked back on a chaise lounge. He thumbed through a basket of magazines, looking for a mailing label. Always the cop.

Even though she and Justine were completely enthralled with one another, she knew Zach wouldn’t accept Justine at face value. Theirs was a unique situation, one over which Zach had no control once Justine had rescued her. Yet Zach, with his law enforcement background, would want to take a closer look into her background. Fine with her. Maddie had a few questions of her own.

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~More News~

For a limited time only, NIGHT PREY audiobook will be discounted from $24.95 to $3.95

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First time ever, #1 in the ‘Night’ books, Night Stalker will be FREE on Amazon for five days Nov 22 – 27  to kick-off my new release of Night Cries.

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FREE November 22 – 27

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CONGRATULATIONS!

The winner of the custom wreath by WickedWreathz is:

Lynn Voedisch

Winners for the Night Prey audiobooks are:

Debra Guyette

Heidi Daniel

 

To claim your prizes, please email me at caroldluce@gmail.com ASAP.

 

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Better Late Than Never… New Novel!

I’m back and {thrilled}} to announce my soon to be released thriller! Yes, FINALLY!
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Thirty-year-old Maddie has no memory of being adopted. An only child, her parents loved and protected her. Family means everything. When her daily foundation crumbles after she miscarries and her husband leaves with her best friend, retreat becomes her coping tool. She’s soon forced out of seclusion by her rising success as a crime writer. The public spotlight brings menace in the form of an abusive ex-lover intent on revenge. He stalks her, waiting for his chance…until…an unlikely savior intervenes. She is Maddie’s long-lost sister, her mirror image twin. The sisters revel in a special bond, as if no time has passed.

Zach, a former LAPD homicide detective and Maddie’s writing partner, doesn’t take anything at face value. He digs into the sister’s background, revealing hellish early years on a farm that may have caused irrevocable damage. What he finds leads him to suspect she may be connected to a rash of vigilante murders.

As Maddie investigates her past, she must confront her new reality. She is haunted by unexplained fears and a recurring nightmare. The blood runs bad in this family. Long repressed memories gradually surface, forcing her to solve the mystery of her bone tree nightmare. Will the truth set her free…or destroy her?

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To celebrate my new thriller I’m giving away a special prize (a custom-made indoor/outdoor wreath of your choice by WickedWreathz). If you’re a member of my Night Team, you’re automatically entered in the giveaway for this stunning prize. If you’re not a member, please sign up for my newsletter to be included. 
Winner to be selected on November 18th.
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Night Prey .99c Check out this Double bargain!

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Rating: 4.3 Stars 103 Reviews

Genre: Thriller and Suspense

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If you purchase the ebook for .99c today, you can pick up the audible book for only $1.99. Amazon.

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Amazon Bestselling boxed set! MORTAL CRIMES

LIMITED EDITION BOX SET! From the bestselling authors who gave you SHOOT TO THRILL, now 3 more bestselling authors have teamed up to give you MORTAL CRIMES– excellence in suspense.

$.99 cents 10259315_692052904189690_7020472501740551752_nMystery, danger and suspense lurk in these 7 full-length, stand-alone novels by 7 award-winning, USA Today and New York Times Bestselling Authors. Now an Amazon bestselling collection!

J Carson Black

Melissa F Miller

M A Comley

Michael Wallace

Brett Battles

Robert Gregory Browne

Carol Davis Luce

550 reviews for the individual books with an overall 4.2 star rating

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THE DEVIL’S HOUR (A Laura Cardinal Novel) – J Carson Black
When one of three Arizona girls missing for eleven years turns up alive, Laura Cardinal is called in to work this cold case that warms up fast. After the bones of a second child are found, Laura knows the fiery death of someone close to her isn’t coincidence. The perp is near — and watching.
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CRITICAL VULNERABILITY (An Aroostine Higgins Novel) – Melissa F Miller
Everything’s going wrong for Assistant U.S. Attorney Aroostine Higgins. A pretrial motion vanishes from the docketing system. Her apartment catches fire. Routine dental surgery nearly kills her. Someone is out to destroy her — along with the only man she’s ever loved. Now she’s out to find them first.
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SOLE INTENTION (Intention Series Book #1) – M A Comley
Ex-cops-turned-missing-persons-investigators Ellen Brazil and Brian Lynx are contracted to find the wife of a bodybuilder. With more women in the Worcester area gone missing, Ellen and Brian suspect a serial kidnapper. If the women are still alive, Ellen and Brian will need to find them — fast.
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NIGHT PREY (A Night Series Novel) – Carol Davis Luce
Roberta Paxton had had premonitions of threats before, but this time no one was listening. But deep in the Tahoe forest, emerging only to stalk his prey, a vicious killer watched. Each glimpse of Roberta fired his need, yet still he waited. Until he saw Roberta’s 13-year-old sister, Tobie…
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IMPLANT – Michael Wallace & Jeffrey Anderson, MD
Neurosurgeon Julia Nolan uses brain implants to record visual and auditory data from field operatives. When Ian Westhelle suffers a psychotic break and kills his handler, Julia tracks him to a CIA asylum for “security risks” — a costly discovery when agents target her for elimination.
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LITTLE GIRL GONE (A Logan Harper Thriller) – Brett Battles
Logan Harper isn’t looking for redemption. But the attempted murder of a friend whose granddaughter goes missing leads to a sinister plot connected to corporate USA. As the odds stack against him, Logan falls back on old skills from the life he’d rather forget to bring the girl home alive.
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TRIAL JUNKIES (A Trial Junkies Thriller) – Robert Gregory Browne
A pal from Ethan Hutchinson’s college days is wrongly accused of a brutal murder. When Hutch and his old college gang go searching for the real killer, what they find shatters every notion they have about friendship, loss and redemption … and jeopardizes the lives of Hutch and the woman he loves.

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March Kindle Fire Giveaway

March 2014 Kindle
Win a Kindle Fire HDX, Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash ($229 value)

This is a joint AUTHOR & BLOGGER GIVEAWAY EVENT!

Bloggers & Authors have joined together and each chipped in a little money towards a Kindle Fire HDX 7″.


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Forthcoming Newsletter Announcing the Winner of $100 gift card

On Feb. 1st, I’ll be sending out my first Night Team newsletter to those subscribed to my mailing list  (I know, what took me so long?). If you haven’t signed up yet for a chance to win a $100 ecard, time is of the essence. I’ll be turning the entire list over to Random.org on Friday the 31st, and I hope your name is on that list.

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Night Stalker is the Featured Book of the Day on Ereaders News Today!!

nightstalkerfinalToday Night Stalker is being featured over at Ereaders News Today! It’s also on sale for $0.99! Click the book cover to check out the feature post! (or click HERE)

 

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