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Darkness of Night: Episode One by C.S. Duffy Blog Tour Stop

Darkness of Night: Episode One by C.S. Duffy Blog Tour Stop

 

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The fact that Stuart Henderson was one of the worst serial killers alive wasn’t what fascinated Lorna, though he was. He had been convicted of killing seventeen women, though he confessed to thirty-seven murders altogether, and according to Lorna’s Google search, the FBI suspected that the true number was even higher. He was a monster. Abhorrent. A vacuum of humanity.

 

Lorna was fascinated.

 

She remembered tagging along to a sleepover with her sister Greer when she was about eleven. She’d forgotten now why she had been foisted on the older girls, probably their parents had a night out to go to or something. But she did remember that they watched The Silence of the Lambs.

 

The girls all squished together on a giant blow up mattress in Greer’s friend’s spare room, stuffing their faces with sweets. Lorna mostly remembered that it was freezing; even though her feet were stuffed into a sleeping bag along with Greer’s, they were like blocks of ice. Within minutes, most of the older girls were freaking out, begging for it to be put off.

 

Lorna was dying to see the rest but afraid to speak up as she wasn’t even supposed to be at the party. Luckily, Greer’s best friend Suzie, who was nicer to Lorna than Greer was most of the time, noticed the expression on Lorna’s face and announced she wanted to watch the end too. ‘

 

You owe me, wee one,’ she grinned as the others went to the other side of the room to make up routines to Take That’s new album. She and Lorna snuggled under about seven sleeping bags to watch Hannibal Lecter escape from that mad giant bird cage thing that Lorna thought was brilliant. To this day, vintage Take That could conjure images of Anthony Hopkins wearing the security guard’s face.

 

After the sleepover, Lorna went to the library and checked out out the Hannibal Lecter books, persuading the doddery wee librarian (she was probably about thirty-five, but when you’re eleven everyone seems ancient) that they were for her mum.. She read them all, then moved on to books about real serial killers. When her friends were exchanging lurid fantasies about Brad Pitt and Robbie Williams, Lorna was staring out the window, daydreaming about catching the Zodiac Killer.

 

She never told anyone about it. Everyone already thought she was a weirdo. Why confirm it?

 

It wasn’t surprising then, that she had been glued to Stuart Henderson’s trial, sitting up all night for weeks on end watching the live feed from the court in the States. At the time she supposed she was fascinated mostly because she felt as though she could have known him. He was from just down the road from her – they could have sat next to each other on the number 88 bus coming home from town. He could even have friends in common with Greer.

 

However, when she heard his name mentioned the night after she came home to find her flat ransacked, she knew it was fate.

 

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Just Before Dawn: Episode One: http://amzn.eu/d/5jJwPju

Just Before Dawn: Episode Two (presale):

US Store:

Dark of Night: Episode One: http://a.co/d/3eh05dK

Dark of Night: Episode Two: https://www.amazon.com/Dark-Night-Episode-CS-Duffy/dp/197351995X/

Dark of Night: Episode Three

https://www.amazon.com/Dark-Night-Episode-CS-Duffy/dp/1982959916/

Just Before Dawn: Episode One: https://www.amazon.com/Just-Before-Dawn-Episode-Darkness/dp/1720146950

Just Before Dawn: Episode Two (presale):

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Author Bio: 

C.S. Duffy writes psychological suspense thrillers with a healthy dose of black humour. Her background is in film and TV. She has several projects in development in Sweden and the UK and her other writing has appeared in Elle Canada and The Guardian. She is the author of Life is Swede, a thriller that was originally written as a blog – leading several readers to contact Swedish news agencies asking them why they hadn’t reported the murder that features in the blog. She is the author of Dark of Night and Just Before Dawn, a thriller series set in Glasgow which was selected for a Spotlight slot at this year’s Bloody Scotland.

 

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http://csduffy.com/

https://twitter.com/csduffywriter

https://www.instagram.com/csduffywriter/

https://www.instagram.com/writer.on.the.go/

 

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Sadistic Sherlock by Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliot

Sadistic Sherlock by Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliot

Dominic Walsh destroyed his past, walked away, and never looked back. For a while he roamed until he found Ward Security. There he found a job, friends, family, and home. Now if he could just get the man he’s crushing on to return the feelings.

Abraham Stevens is bisexual. Has known this for years but had a hot and heavy relationship with a girl in high school who got pregnant and they married young. Abe was dedicated to family, his wife was not. Now he’s ready to start dating again and he knows who he wants but he’s never been with a man before and he’s a bit nervous.

Just as the two start to kindle a relationship weird symbols start arriving on Dom’s house, then Abe’s, and other places. Showing both Dom and Abe that someone has a stalker.

Dom always looks panic stricken when the symbols arrive but refuses to talk leaving Abe without another option than to find the answer another way. Though it might be too late by the time Abe gets his answer.

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Closer by F.E. Feeley Jr

Closer by F.E. Feeley Jr

Hayden has just moved to the quaint town of Maplewood, Vermont after the loss of his husband. He’s left his job as an assistant DA, Boston, the city life, behind. He’s bought a house that just needs a little TLC on Lake Veronica.

Tommy is a handy man, retired from the Army, and still finding his way. Until he meets Hayden and then so many things start to click into place.

Just as the two are starting to kindle a new romance the town of Maplewood experiences its first homicide(s) in a long while. The first of many to come. Action is is happening within the lack that was only thought of as folklore. Dismissed as an urban legend, a vengeful woman seeking revenge on those that did her and her love wrong.

Now the town finds it’s self plagued with nightmares, dead loved ones, geological forces that can’t be explained, and somehow romances are being kindled that amp up the spirit’s malevolence.

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Secrets of Betrayal (Secrets #4) by LK Shaw

Secrets of Betrayal (Secrets #4) by LK Shaw

**This review is Rated R for strong language….Enjoy!!**

Phebe Lawson was working hard to get out of her abusive relationship. She had a plan, since simply leaving wasn’t an option. Only, that plan was quickly thwarted when her drug dealing boyfriend sold her to some sex-trafficking Russians. Now Phebe’s broken, violated, and believes beyond repair.

Thanks to a sister Phebe didn’t even know she had she’s been rescued and sent to a safe house.

Donovan Jefferies is an assistant district attorney, an acquaintance of Josie’s (Phebe’s sister), and a Dom. When he first sees Phebe he knows she’s not his type but he’ll be damned if he doesn’t want her. First though is to ensure her safety, build her trust, and see if he too can trust again after his last sub destroyed him.

Together these two make an unlikely duo. The Russians are fighting to get Phebe back. Phebe and Donovan are fighting for freedom and love. One always outweighs the other.

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Wulf Chronicles by Wulf Francu Godgluck

Wulf Chronicles by Wulf Francu Godgluck

This is the tale of Michael. An 18 year old werewolf who, along with his mother, has been on the run his entire life. Never in one place too long. Michael has never made friends, has no truly good memories, a past that is full of finding a place, “Them” finding Michael and his mother, and off again.

When they arrive in Black Snow Michael felt a calling of home. Something telling him that he had finally arrived to his final destination. Some though took their time making him feel welcome.

Once Michael arrived horrible tragedies occurred; and who is everyone going to point fingers at? Michael finally had family, friends, a sound foundation, and then it all came crumbling down.

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Ghost in the Mirror by Faith Gibson

Ghost in the Mirror by Faith Gibson

Samuel Dexter book #2.

Dex is starting to get the handle on being a medium with Cindy’s help. He’s getting things in order to get his P.I.’s license, and things are moving forward with Orlando, his boyfriend. Not smoothly, but forward.

Then their hometown is shaken by a series of killings. Orlando being a detective picks up the case. Dex and his partner pick up a missing person’s investigation that ends up having quite the similarities to Orlando’s case.

With Dex still being haunted from ghosts past, trying to communicate with ghosts present, and find this missing person, things at home are strained. Too many items might be in the air and Dex nor Orlando might be able to save them if/when they come crashing down.

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Ghost in the Water Release Day Blitz

Ghost in the Water Release Day Blitz

Title: The Ghost in the Water
Series: Samuel Dexter Book 2
Author: Faith Gibson
Genre: M/M Paranormal Romance
Release Date: March 3, 2018 
There’s a serial killer in Robins, Alabama… And he’s targeting women who look like the missing young woman Samuel Dexter and his PI mentor, Jillian, are searching for. As Sam trains to become a Private Investigator, he is also learning more about being a medium. During his missing persons case, two ghosts contact Sam, allowing him to put both new sets of skills to use. 
In Orlando Shaw’s years as a detective in small town Robins, he’s never come up against a serial killer. Until now. The killer is smart, leaving only the most elusive clues behind. Orlando has always relied on his team, but as the killer continues to evade capture, Orlando turns to the one person who has connections beyond his reach – his lover, Sam.
Navigating the rough waters of their reunion, Sam and Orlando learn there is give and take in a relationship. The love they felt as teens is gone, replaced with a more mature love, and it will take compromise by both men to make it work.
With the help of his little ghost, Cindy, Sam embraces his new gifts as together they help solve another crime.
The Ghost in the Water is book 2 in the Samuel Dexter Series. These books are written to be read in order.
“Do you really want to move in with me?” Orlando asked, barely loud enough for me to hear.
I could tell he was nervous. I’d been around him enough over the past few months to know his tells. His voice dipped low and soft when he wasn’t sure of himself, and he gripped my hips tighter than he probably realized, as if he were grounding us together. 
“I do. I can’t worry about the past; I can only look to the future. After I put in a day’s work with Jillian, I want to come home to you. To all this. You cooking and me cleaning up. Seeing our clothes mixed in the washing machine. Lounging around catching up on movies I don’t remember watching. Decorating the house for the holidays. Taking care of Zayden together. I want all the things other couples do when they’re building a home. I want to go to sleep every night with my head on your chest instead of on a cold pillow wondering if you’re asleep yet. I want to wake up with your arm around my waist because you don’t want me rolling away during the night. I want you. I want us.”
“I want that, too. More than anything. Come on. Let’s go to the bedroom. I need to hold you.” 
I allowed him to lead me down the hallway. I hadn’t planned on spending the night, but I had a feeling it was going to happen anyway. I should’ve texted Grams, but she knew where I was, and there had been plenty of nights I hadn’t made it home when I was supposed to. We both stripped down to our briefs and slid into our respective sides of the bed only to meet in the middle. Orlando cradled me the way he would if we were going to sleep, and I got comfortable against his strong body. We lay silently, letting our fingers do the talking. I skimmed my fingertips along his powerful thigh while his ghosted across my chest. When he grazed my nipple, I couldn’t help the moan that escaped my throat. 
That was all it took to break the spell. Orlando pulled me until I was lying on top of him. “I need you inside me,” he said, arching his back so his erection pressed into me. Resting on my forearms, I rocked back and forth until my dick was as hard as his. I didn’t hurry to give him what he wanted. Instead, I continued to torment us both with slow glides. Up and down. Back and forth. “Sam, please,” he begged. Dipping my head, my tongue teased along his full lips. Lips that were parted. Lips that were waiting for mine. 
I licked at the corner of his mouth, and he turned his head, searching. My teeth sank into his lower lip, biting just enough to make him gasp. Giving in to the need, I sealed our mouths. Keeping my eyes on his, I ground our dicks together while I sucked on his tongue, imagining it was his cock in my mouth. I had no idea how much experience I had giving head, but I enjoyed it. I loved the way his erection filled my mouth. The slide of warm skin over my tongue until it hit the back of my throat, making me gag. Why imagine it? Just do it.
I slid down Orlando’s body, licking both nipples and pressing wet, open-mouthed kisses to his stomach and hip bones. I scraped my teeth along his erection through his cotton briefs before nuzzling my nose against his balls and inhaling. His scent filled my nostrils, but it wasn’t enough. There was something about the way Orlando’s body wash mingled with his natural odor that drove me wild.
“Sam, please. I need you filling me up.” 
“I’m getting there,” I assured him. I had every intention of making love to him, but not before I got a taste. Orlando pushed his underwear off his hips, and I slid them the rest of the way down his legs, licking his tip before sucking him inside. Orlando grabbed my hair and held my head still so he could grind against my face. I opened my throat as much as possible to accommodate his length. He always knew when I needed him to back off, and this time was no exception. His breathing grew jagged the longer I sucked him, and the few words he muttered sounded a lot like he was fucking god in one breath and damning him in the next.
Faith Gibson is a multi-genre author who lives outside Nashville, Tennessee with the love of her life, and her four-legged best friend. She strongly believes that love is love, and there’s not enough love in the world.
She began writing in high school and over the years, penned many stories and poems. When her dreams continued to get crazier than the one before, she decided to keep a dream journal. Many of these night-time escapades have led to a line, a chapter, and even a complete story. You won’t find her books in only one genre, but they will all have one thing in common: a happy ending.
When asked what her purpose in life is, she will say to entertain the masses. Even if it’s one person at a time. When Faith isn’t hard at work on her next story, she can be found playing trivia while enjoying craft beer, reading, or riding her Harley.
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Pernicious by Lainie Suzanne

Pernicious by Lainie Suzanne

Book #5 in the Nexus Series.

When Pernicious starts we’re thrown into the middle of a murder mystery and a human trafficking investigation. As we’ve learned from previous stories; there is no rest for the wicked, and that holds even greater truth now. Only as the investigation unfolds we learn and see more evidence on just exactly who is clean and who is filthy.

Between catching up with our favorite characters, experiencing some amazing sex, and beautiful family moments, we’re cast into the depths of human depravity and witness just how low humanity can go. All in the name of God.

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Bone to Pick by TA Moore

Bone to Pick by TA Moore

Deputy Cloister Witte is a K-9 Officer for the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. He has no ambition to move up the ladder. He’s perfectly content right where he is. He just needs himself, his dog, and to find all the missing people to help heal his past.

FBI Agent Javi Merlo has all the ambition that Witte does not. This is his big case, not only for his career but also because the missing child in question belongs to a family Merlo knows personally.

At first both men believe this to be an open-close case, a child ran away, got lost, but after finding some evidence, and forensics, they realize they have something completely different on their hands.

This isn’t the first time a child has gone missing from The Retreat, and if these two men can’t get their act together and play nice, it won’t be the last.

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Addict by Matt Doyle

Addict by Matt Doyle

Cassandra “Cassie” Tam is a PI. She’d love to be a cop but corruption is not her thing. Late one night she’s awoken by a very distraught and desperate woman; Lori Redwood.

Lori, a tech shifter, found her brother Ben, a virtual reality junkie, dead in his home. Cops have ruled it a suicide but Lori disagrees. So she hires PI Tam to investigate into Ben’s death.

The more Cassie pulls at the clues the more convoluted the tale becomes.

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