Sunday, September 1, 2019

SUSPENSEFUL SEPTEMBER: All romantic suspense discounted! (@suzdemello #romanticsuspense #KU #99cents #FREE)

September brings more than autumn leaves, back-to-school bargains and pumpkin spice lattes: it's my annual SUSPENSEFUL SEPTEMBER promotion... All my romantic suspense books are discounted and/or are in Kindle Unlimited, so that all KU members can read them FOR FREE throughout the month!

Here are the discounted offerings:

In wide distribution, but discounted to 99 cents NOW! Down from $3.99--a bargain for an award-winning romantic suspense that received these accolades:

delightful romantic suspense
--Publisher's Weekly, 12/6/10

 an enjoyable inside view of the New York fashion world
--Kirkus, 10/8/10

Swift mixes sex, danger, and fashion in this fun...romantic suspense novel that will appeal to readers of traditional romance as well as fans of sexy mysteries like Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum capers. 
--Aleksandra Walker, Booklist, 12/1/10

But what's it about, you ask?

Hot isn't a hot enough word to describe corporate raider Fletcher Wolf, but since he's suing couturier Cara Fletcher for, oh, a gazillion dollars, she figures she shouldn't hit on least not too hard.

On top of that, she wonders if he's responsible for the harassment and vandalism that's plaguing her, irritants that escalate into crimes when her workshop is trashed to the tune of a hundred thousand dollars. The economic damage enables him to seize her company, bringing him into her life on a daily basis. When her Manhattan loft home is torched and her assistant murdered, Cara realizes that the man who wants her and everything she's built is the only man who can keep her safe.

And let me know if you like the cover. I did it! I occasionally turn out a cover I think is worthy--all the rest of these books sport covers by the FABULOUS Jaycee DiLorenzo of Sweet and Spicy Designs.


Discounted to 99 cents from $3.99 from 9/1-9/5 and in KU is:

Publisher's Weekly review: Cyber geek meets seductive spy girl in this feverish Silicon Valley thriller... Half-French, half-Algerian Ani Sharif, whose parents were murdered by extremists 10 years earlier when she was at a private girls' school in Algiers, has joined the United States Security Agency. On her first undercover assignment, Ani must uncover who's selling Defense Department cyber secrets to foreign governments. The prime suspect is Richard "Baby Rex" Rexford of, where Ani lands a programming job by playing the part of an opportunistic cyber pirate. Her mission is to hack into Richard's home laptop and locate incriminating evidence. What she doesn't bargain for is falling in love with this possible traitor. ...a fast-paced romantic romp as the spy games escalate into erotic games, testing Ani's faith in her ability to separate business from pleasure. Swift's brisk narrative offers an unusual blend of romantic suspense and cyber crime. (Feb.) 
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In KU and discounted to 99 cents from 9/8-14:

Contemporary romantic suspense. Tough, clever and beautiful, biracial detective Liza Bowman struggles with a San Francisco kidnapping case until she finds the victim’s secret sex diary, which reveals that the young female vic went to a bar dressed in scanty, red leather and read The Story of O. She hasn’t been seen since.

Liza recklessly imitates the vic’s last known location and activities and falls into the hands of James Li, the most notorious whoremaster in the city. Wealthy and handsome, James has already crossed paths with Liza—when she dared to arrest him.

In James’ view, reading a famous bondage novel in public is a blatant come-on, and he’s eager and ready to give his nemesis what she wants.

What readers have thought about earlier editions:

Five stars... Took me by surprise but was a good read. 
Lots of sexual content but intriguing.
Sussan, Goodreads

Five stars
Vivien Glenver, Goodreads
Jessica Osegueda, Goodreads
Iben, Goodreads


Discounted to 99 cents from 9/12-18 and in KU is my hockey romance:

How far would you go to win your lifelong dream?

When filmmaker Zoë Whipple agrees to shoot a documentary about a hockey team’s season, she doesn’t sign on for scandal, crime and murder. But she discovers that players, rabid to win the championship, don’t let morality or the law stand in the way of their ambitions.

When a rookie dies from cardiac arrest, Zoë is saddened but not suspicious until another player, in the grip of ’roid rage, goes berserk on the ice and ends up in the hospital. Digging into the mess reveals illegal painkillers and steroid abuse among most of the team. Zoë, whose reputation for honest filmmaking is at stake, threatens to expose the scandals.

Is her new lover, team captain “Crash” Crasseau, responsible for the harassment and vandalism meant to scare her into silence? When Crasseau’s ex-wife is murdered, and Zoë’s daughter is threatened, Zoë must choose between her career ambitions and her child’s safety.

What others have said about a previous edition:

Five stars! I genuinely enjoyed this book.
--John W. Cobb, Amazon reader

Whether you are a fan of sports or not, I have no doubt you will enjoy this romance.
--Detra Fitch, Huntress Reviews


In KU and discounted to 99 cents from 9/22-28:

The cruise from hell…

Gen X meets Agatha Christie on the high seas of the Bermuda Triangle when Sherry Case, gofer for the battling bigwigs in the family-owned firm Genesplice, arranges for a team-building cruise aboard the yacht Swashbuckler. However, the mismatched group of passengers feuds even before the yacht has left the harbor.

A rogue wave, faltering navigational instruments and a trio of sharks continue to challenge Sherry and her new lover, the yacht's Captain Freeman. But Free and Sherry aren't fazed until a passenger turns up dead in her locked cabin. The vicious murder throws the ship, its crew and passengers into panic. Who could the killer be? Suspects and motives abound. 

Ordinary twenty-somethings thrown into an extraordinary situation, Sherry and Free must solve the mystery, defeat the myriad dangers of the triangle, and reach land before the villain can kill them. 

“Fans will enjoy this fine at-sea thriller.”
--Harriet Klausner

“Recommended as a fun read… Enjoy. I sure did.”
--Anne K. Edwards



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