FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense

MISTER TENDER'S GIRL

At fourteen, Alice Hill was viciously attacked by two of her classmates and left to die. The teens claim she was a sacrifice for a man called Mister Tender, but that could never be true: Mister Tender doesn't exist. His sinister character is pop-culture fiction, created by Alice's own father in a series of popular graphic novels.

Over a decade later, Alice has changed her name and is trying to heal. But someone is watching her. They know more about Alice than any stranger could: her scars, her fears, and the secrets she keeps locked away. She can try to escape her past, but Mister Tender is never far behind. He will come with a smile that seduces, and a dark whisper in her ear...

Inspired by a true story, this gripping thriller plunges you into a world of haunting memories and unseen threats, leaving you guessing until the harrowing end.

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THE SACRIFICE

Former lawman Mex Anderson is trying to cope with the horrific murders of his family as best he can. Moving from his small, Mexican town to the snowy mountains of Colorado has helped, however it seems nothing can ever take away the gut-wrenching pain of his loss. When the head of the drug cartel responsible for the killings approaches him with an offer that would reveal the individuals behind the murders, it might lead to the one thing that would allow Mex to heal: revenge.

The Sacrifice: a novel of guilt and redemption that proves there is always hope for tomorrow even in the midst of unconscionable evil.

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TRAFFICKED

Sex trafficking.

Not Thailand. Or the Philippines. Or Russia.

America.

Rich or poor, black or white, girls disappear across this country every day, pulled into the nightmarish world of prostitution and drugs.

Mex Anderson is back, tasked with finding three missing girls before it’s too late. Three girls. Three girls who could live in your town, your neighborhood, or in your own home.

Jayla Imani Thomas is fifteen. A smart kid from a poor part of town who has to fend for herself. Jayla is headed for college and a better life than her mother had.

Alexis Emily Halston is seventeen. Money provides everything she wants or needs except functional parents. Alexis has the world by the tail and she knows it.

Olivia Emma Campbell is twelve. She’s a middle child who dreams of being a veterinarian when she grows up. But right now “Livvy” just wants someone to notice her, maybe even to love her.

Caught up in a cruel system fueled by lust and money, all three young women must find the courage within themselves to survive. And Mex must come to terms with his own loss and face his demons head on—or he might not have the strength to save them.

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Over the Dam

Somewhere… in the mountains of Colorado is a group of eco-vigilantes led by a single-minded woman. She wants to “return the Colorado River to its natural, free-flowing state.”

Someone… Mikel Mas, water lawyer and outdoorsman, experiences unexplained, odd occurrences and encounters. Trying to make sense of it all, he inadvertently learns of the group and its leader. At the same time, the leaders of the vigilantes become aware of Mikel and his inquisitive efforts.

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Red Tide

When both old and new secrets are uncovered at a burial site near Aspen Falls, Colorado, the timetable of a madman moves up. Jamie Taylor and her human remains detection dog set out to find some bodies buried for more than a decade. They find them—and new surprises as well. Some families would find closure while others would have their lives ripped apart. Agent Nicholas Grant becomes embroiled in the case while battling his own demons. Can a dog handler and a troubled FBI agent stop the driven man before he kills thousands of innocent people? “For fans of the serial killer genre, RED TIDE is an engaging, well plotted story with characters you won’t forget.” —L.J. Sellers, author of the best-selling Detective Jackson series
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Blood Trade

Sean Coleman is back in the latest thriller from John A. Daly, set in the mountains of Winston, Colorado. Six months after the murder of his uncle, Sean is trying to get his life together. He's stopped drinking, he's taking better care of himself, and he's working hard to keep a fledgling security business afloat. At a blood plasma bank Sean frequents to earn extra income, he meets the distraught relative of Andrew Carson, a man who went missing weeks earlier on the other side of the state, with a pool of blood in the snowy driveway of his home as the only clue to the man's fate.

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From a Dead Sleep

There are times when the truth invites evil, and there are times when the truth can get you killed. Few residents in the secluded mountain-town of Winston, Colorado, have kind words to say about local troublemaker Sean Coleman. He's a bully, a drunk, and a crime-show addicted armchair detective with an overactive imagination. After a night of poor judgment, Sean finds himself the sole witness to the unusual suicide of a mysterious stranger. With the body whisked away in the chilling rapids of a raging river, no one believes Sean's account.

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Killer Blizzard

It began as a light snowfall, nothing more ... Two convicts break out of prison, stealing a car. Up north, a young highway patrolman kisses his pregnant wife good-bye as he begins his day. The town of Hollysberg rouses in the morning and greets the day as the snow gently falls about it. None suspected how bad the storm would get; not how their lives would clash in a battle for survival!

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A Signal Shown

Grieving the loss of her beloved grandmother, filmmaker Brenna Payne receives a much-coveted invitation to Wisdom Court, the famed institute that helps women explore their deferred dreams. The only catch: Brenna must live at the institute for one year.

Making the film of her dreams while garnering a fresh start is exactly what Brenna needs. But when the filmmaker arrives at the century-old Colorado mansion, her daytime hours are spent unraveling supernatural events plaguing the other women while her nights are consumed with terrifying dreams.

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Edge of the Shadow

When forensic artist Andrea Bellamy receives a 1-year, all expenses paid grant from Wisdom Court, she jumps at the chance to pursue her delayed dream to become a painter. The only catch: she must move to Wisdom Court.

Upon arrival at the century-old Colorado mansion, Andrea learns that Caldicott Wyntham, Wisdom Court's founder, has died. The housekeeper, Aura Lee Witherspoon, is demanding a séance to contact Caldicott while the court's other associates try to explain away "strange happenings."

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