Category Archives: Mystery/Suspense

Welcome, John Hegenberger!





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In October 1959, someone is out for revenge against young L.A. PI, Stan Wade, who has solved a few cases for his main client, Walt Disney. When a CIA agent mistakenly dies in Stan’s place, Stan initiates a revenge investigation that leads him outside the country, and his own comfort zone, to stop a nuclear threat to Europe that will remain classified until 2012.





Born and raised in the heart of the heartland, Columbus, Ohio, John Hegenberger is the author of upcoming Stan Wade LAPI series from Black Opal Books, father of three, tennis enthusiast, collector of silent films and OTR, hiker, Francophile, B.A. Comparative Lit., Pop culture author, crime-fighter, comedian, ex-lead in the senior class play, ex-Navy, ex-comic book dealer, ex-marketing exec at Exxon, AT&T, and IBM, happily married for 45 years.

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Welcome, Sue Searles!



Lucia’s Web




Ali Duncan advertises for two tenants to share her upmarket apartment, but a sheltered upbringing leaves her unprepared for the weird and interesting housemates she’s about to take on.

When one turns out to be a quirky nonconformist, the other a Gothic misfit, she has to rely on her own defective judgment to find her way. A confusing burglary coincides with a series of cryptic notes she receives, leading her to suspect everybody from her best friend, to the house cleaner, to the love of her life.

But, there’s one dodgy suspect who stands out from the rest. Ali must uncover the secret surrounding the strange and sinister Lucia James, but will the truth be more than she can handle?


Praise for Lucia’s Web


Lucia’s Web is a suspenseful, electrifying tale complete with a relentless, edgy plot and irresistible characters; thrilling to the end.” (Stephanie Lasley, The Kindle Book Review)

“This is the second book of Sue Searles that I have read, the first being Finding Freedom, which I loved immensely. I started reading Lucia’s Web feeling not sure what to expect, as the book has such an interesting cover picture and title. I love that Sue Searles has a way of making the reader connect with all the characters that she introduces in the book, as she is gifted with using adjectives to describe each person and their unique personalities. Throughout the book I was wondering how it was going to end and had to restrain myself from going to the back page. I was not disappointed with the ending, as in true Sue Searles fashion she wove the ending of the book masterfully. I never wanted Lucia’s Web to end. I am EAGERLY awaiting her next masterpiece. Thank you Sue for taking the time to entertain your readers in a most delightful way!”

“Lucia’s Web by upcoming Bestselling author Sue Searles is one that I could not put down. With each page turn I was on the edge of my seat in anticipation of what came next. This story will keep you guessing and wondering. Beautifully written and deeply suspenseful plot takes you on many twists and turns. Searles’ characters are well developed with deep and unique personalities that make you feel as if you know them personally. Her use of descriptive settings and scenery draws the reader in and welcomes them into the story. Lucia’s Web is a book you will not want to miss.
Lucia’s Web starts off with heroine Ali Duncan advertising for two tenants to share her flat with. The two she chooses are as different as night and day. One is quiet and gothic in nature and the other is outgoing and enjoys having fun. As the story continues, Ali becomes uncomfortable with gothic roomie Lucia and questions many of the strange occurrences begin to take place. Ali wonders what Lucia’s’ motives are until things begin to unfold and she learns the truth of just who and what Lucia really is.”

“A wonderfully different book with an unpredictable twist that sneaks up and pounces in an endearing manner.” Review by Amanda Blankfield-Koseff

About The Author


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Sue Searles has written several books, ranging from women’s fiction and short stories to poetry and children’s books. Having worked on various forms of storytelling sin
ce childhood, writing has been a lifelong passion.

Now somewhat older and wiser, she is passionate about thinking outside the conventional box, and conveys messages that are thought-provoking and life-changing.

Her inspiration comes mainly from studying people, reading, and daily life.

Sue is happily married and lives in sunny South Africa with her husband and son.


Also, find her on Instagram as “Sue Searles”

Welcome, Carmen Fox!



Book One of the Silverton Chronicles



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When everyone’s existence depends on the lies they tell, trust doesn’t come easy

Ivy’s neighbors have a secret. They aren’t human. But Ivy has a secret, too. She knows. As long as everyone keeps quiet, she’s happy working as a P.I. by day and chillaxing with her BFF Florian, a vampire, by night. When a routine pickup drops her in the middle of a murder, her two worlds collide. While Florian knows how to throw a punch, deep down he’s a softie. His idea of scary? Running out of hair product. It’s time Ivy faced facts. Even with a vampire on stand-by, one gal can only kick so many asses.

For help, she must put her faith in others. A human, who might just be the one. A demon, who will, for a price, open the doors to her heritage. And a werewolf, who wants to protect her from herself.

Torn between these men, Ivy must tread carefully, because one wants her heart, one wants her body, and one wants her dead.


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~About The Author~


6qNp008dCarmen lives in the south of England with her beloved tea maker and a stuffed sheep called Fergus. An avid reader since childhood, she caught the writing bug when her Nana asked her to write a story. She also has a law degree, studied physics for a few years, dabbled in marketing and human resources, and speaks native-level German and fluent Geek. Her preferred niches of geekdom are tabletop games, comics, sci-fi and fantasy.

She writes about smart women with sassitude, about pretty cool guys too, and will chase that plot twist, no matter how elusive.

Expect to be kept guessing.

DIVIDE AND CONQUER, Carmen’s first urban fantasy novel, was published in March 2015. To find out more, visit her at


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