“In a good book the best is between the lines.” –Swedish Proverb
Thrill seekers, today’s the day!
Red Herring, the third and final thriller in the White Rabbit Trilogy is live and available on Amazon.
Run and hide…
Over and over again, the images — mere pieces of what happened that day — flashed through Tess’ mind. The gun in her hand, a man bleeding and writhing in agony on the ground, and her missing mother’s utterly terrified face. Desperate to get far, far away from all the tumult, she fled and eventually nestled into a remote corner on the island of Cuba, convinced that no one would ever come looking for her. But she was dead wrong about that.
Find her and bring her to justice…
It was a case that plagued Detective James Sullivan’s mind for the better part of a year. How could this woman have polished off her entire family and then just vanish? The question kept him up on most nights. But if there was one thing he knew for sure, it was that she — whoever she was — would not continue to evade the law. Not on his watch. He would do what he needed to do to hunt her down and bring her in. Even if it meant bending a few rules.
Find her and kill her…
Victor wasn’t new to the game. He’d done some downright sadistic things and had seen even worse. He’d been all over the world, assassinating members of royal families, making people disappear in the most astonishing ways. But never in his life had he been part of anything as bizarre as this job. His employer’s instructions were crystal clear. Find the woman in the photo and bring her to him alive and well. He would dispose of her himself. But the longer Victor remained on the job, the more he questioned whether his employer really wanted his mark dead.
Red Herring is the frantic, fast-paced, final installment to the thrilling White Rabbit Trilogy. Pick it up today to find out how the series ends. Hint: it’s not the way you think.
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The Storytime With Desiree podcast has its first official guest!
Please help me in welcoming Kirsten McKenzie to our storytelling circle!
Kirsten has an upcoming release titled Painted, a horror novel about an eerie painted portrait with some pretty unique qualities (and that’s putting it mildly!).
See book details below.
We’ll be recording with Kirsten on Monday, July 3rd, at 8 PM EST.
To join our studio audience, simply click here at that time.
Also, Kirsten will be giving away 5 free electronic copies of her new book and 1 very special signed hardcopy. Enter below to win!
When art appraiser Anita Cassatt is sent to catalogue the extensive collection of reclusive artist Leo Kubin, it isn’t only the chilly atmosphere of the secluded house making her shiver.
Upon entering the house, Anita stands before a silent audience of portraits clustered on every wall. Every painted eye is watching her, including those of the unfinished portrait on the artist’s easel. A portrait with an eerie familiarity.
Kubin’s lawyer didn’t share the detailed instructions regarding the handling of the art, and Anita and her team start work in ignorance of the very instructions designed to keep them safe.
Disturbed, a man eases himself out of his portrait and stretches. Free at last from the confines of his canvas, he has no intention of ever returning. He has a painting to finish…
Perfect for horror lovers of early Stephen King, and Willow Rose.
What readers are saying about PAINTED:
“Caravaggio meets Poltergeist.”
“The chapters where she is alone in the house are so unbelievably spooky.”
“I’ve finished! OMG it got so tense towards the end.”
For many years Kirsten McKenzie worked in her family’s antique store, where she went from being allowed to sell the 50c postcards in the corner of Antique Alley as a child, to selling $5,000 Worcester vases and seventeenth century silverware, providing a unique insight into the world of antiques which touches every aspect of her writing.
Now a full-time author, her historical fiction novel, ‘Fifteen Postcards’, was published in May 2015, with its sequel ‘The Last Letter’ released in November 2016. Her books have been described as Time Travellers Wife meets The Far Pavilions with a dash of Antiques Roadshow.
Her first horror novel, ‘Painted’, is scheduled for release in June 2017.
She lives in New Zealand with her husband, daughters, and her SPCA rescue cat, and can be found procrastinating on Twitter under the handle @Kiwimrsmac.
Just a few more days until the official Red Herring launch! I’m excited but also a little sad. I’ve been writing this series for years now and part of me will miss Tess, Logan et al. There are a few bonus volumes of Red Herring in the works, though. Including my first ever screenplay adaptation (wish me luck … if it’s anywhere near as challenging as the graphic novel adaptation, I’ll need it!).
I’ve also hooked up with my editor and we’re diving headfirst into the new series. We’ll be fleshing out Book 1 (still don’t have a name for it) the rest of this month and then I’ll get drafting.
Oh, and in case you haven’t heard, I’m starting a podcast. If you love to read, and read genre fiction especially, you should check it out.