Traveling today? Staying home? Enjoying a day off? Ready for suspense that might scare the poodle out of you? There are a few on sale that you might like!
Wild Card by Lora Leigh is $2.99 all over the place. This is erotic romantic suspense, and features an older man/younger woman pairing (like you didn't see that coming!) with ever-increasing emotional and sexual tension. (Also, the cover is trying to remind me of something… but I can't figure out what….)
It was supposed to be simple. All Navy SEAL Nathan Malone had to do was rescue three young girls from a Colombia drug cartel, then allow himself to be captured just long enough to draw out a government spy. That was before his mission went disastrously wrong…and before his wife, Bella, was told that Nathan was never coming home.
Bella’s mourned her husband’s death for three long years. But she has no idea he’s still alive. Forced to assume a new identity, the man Nathan was is now dead. If he can get back to his wife, can he keep the secret of who he really is…even as desire threatens to consume them? And as danger threatens to tear Bella from Nathan’s arms once more?
Play Dirty by Sandra Brown is $1.99. This is a romantic suspense novel but it's more suspense than romance – if you were expecting more sexual tension, reviewers say this book is not the same as Brown's other books, which are blends of romance and suspense. However, if you like thrillers with lots of twists and turns, this might appeal to you – or to the thriller reader you know.
After five long years in federal prison, Griff Burkett is a free man. But the disgraced Cowboys quarterback can never return to life as he knew it before he was caught cheating. In a place where football is practically a religion, Griff committed a cardinal sin, and no one is forgiving.
Foster Speakman, owner and CEO of SunSouth Airlines, and his wife, Laura, are a golden couple. Successful and wealthy, they lived a charmed life before fate cruelly intervened and denied them the one thing they wanted most — a child. It's said that money can't buy everything. But it can buy a disgraced football player fresh out of prison and out of prospects.
“The job Griff agrees to do for the Speakmans demands secrecy. But he soon finds himself once again in the spotlight of suspicion. An unsolved murder comes back to haunt him in the form of his nemesis, Stanley Rodarte, who has made Griff's destruction his life's mission. While safeguarding his new enterprise, Griff must also protect those around him, especially Laura Speakman, from Rodarte's ruthlessness. Griff stands to gain the highest payoff he could ever imagine, but cashing in on it will require him to forfeit his only chance for redemption…and love. Griff is now playing a high-stakes game, and at the final whistle, one player will be dead. “
Endgame by Dee Davis is .99c. This is a romantic suspense novel originally published in 2005. Reviewers really enjoyed the chemistry between the hero and heroine. She's an FBI profiler from an affluent background who is very icy on the outside, and he's gruff and grumpy and mistrustful of all of humanity. (Ah, good times.)
FBI criminal profiler Madison Harper understands dangerous minds. Tough, tenacious, with nerves of steel, she’s the best of the best. So is her new partner, Gabriel Roarke, a crack CIA operative who likes to do things his way. When the two are forced to jointly head up a task force investigating murder in high places – it’s no surprise that sparks begin to fly.
As they race through a shadow world of power, politics and deadly secrets, the passion that simmers between Madison and Gabriel soon ignites. But a clever killer at the top of his game has challenged Madison to play to the very end. Now all she can trust is her instincts—and Gabriel, the one man reckless enough to keep her alive….
The Twilight Before Christmas by Christine Feehan is the Audible daily deal today at $2.95. This is an unabridged audiobook so it's 7+ hours long, and performed by Teri Clark Linden. This book has many, many positive reviews and a 4+ star average on Goodreads – but reviews at Audible really disliked the narrator and as a result didn't enjoy the book as much. The story is a blend of contemporary paranormal romance and suspense, and is book 2 in the Drake sisters series.
Bestselling novelist Kate Drake is one of seven sisters gifted with amazing powers of witchcraft.
Returning home in time for her northern California town's annual Christmas pageant, Kate catches the spirit of the season and decides to open a bookstore in a charming but run-down historic mill.
Decorated former U.S. Army Ranger Matt Granite, now a local contractor, doesn't mind working in the undeniably eerie house — not if it means getting closer to Kate. There's something about the quiet, sensual woman that powerfully attracts him.
When an earthquake cracks the mill's foundation and reveals a burial crypt, Kate senses that a centuries-old evil has been unleashed and that it's coming after her. Though Matt vows to guard her from dusk till dawn, Kate knows she will have to summon all of her and her sisters' powers to battle the darkness threatening to destroy both Christmas and the gift of soul-searing passion her hometown hero wants her to keep forever….