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D.J. Manly and I are excited to announce the return of our exciting dystopian vampire series BLOOD ECLIPSE! Book 1 is available right now. Pick up your copy today!

Synopsis: Carden’s sexual allure was intoxicating. Did Rory actually feel as if he could die looking into those eyes, or was it just Carden’s Pure Blood putting him in a trance?

Vampires have come “out of the closet” and they’re buying up real estate and running brothels in the City of Angels. Rory bitterly hates vampires. After all, one of them murdered his friend. So when his best friend Dennis begs him to accompany him to a vampire brothel on his birthday so that he can experience what is widely believed to be the sex of his life, Rory tags along reluctantly.

Rory and Dennis both find their worlds changed forever as the sun goes down on Eclipse. As they enter the revamped Magic Castle, they discover sex, love and blood can mix. Dennis finds himself falling in love with the mysterious Thiago and Rory is taken by Carden who is so beautiful, Rory isn’t even sure if he’s real…but evil is everywhere, permeating everything as the night closes in around them.

Note: This book was formerly published and has been re-released.

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It’s Coming! It’s Coming!

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Hey Gang,

I’m so excited to announce that DARK PARADISE: MYSTERIES FROM THE LAND OF ALOHA is coming soon! All the proceeds of this anthology go to benefit writers in the land of Aloha via Sisters in Crime, Honolulu branch.

Big cover real on April 3, but in the meantime let me tell you it’s a mystery-packed book of 17 short stories and they are awesome!

Some of my favorite authors are involved – including Laurie Hanan, Gail M. Baugniet, Bob Newell (Love his Jimmy Chan stories!), Alain Gunn, Lizbeth Hartz, Gay Coburn Gale, Rosemary and Larry Mild, Michael Little, Doris Chu, D.W. Scott, David W. Jones, Shauna Jones, D.V. Whytes, Hannah Cheng, Carol Catanzariti, and there’s a foreword by Toby Neal.

On April 3 you will be able to access the Facebook page for Dark Paradise where you will see the cover, and tons of tidbits about the authors and their stories.

Here is the link but it will not work until April 5!

My Story, Wait For Me, features my new Hawaiian private eye, Danny Morales, who helps an old buddy with the brutal murder of his mother-in-law.

Danny gets unexpected help in his inquiries – from another killer. The idea came to me after studying a really bizarre case in my forensic analysis class at USC. I love these classes, even though they give me sleepless nights. Viewing crime scene and autopsy photos is nothing like watching them on TV. They are creepy!

I love Danny and have had so much fun creating this new character! 

Find out more about DARK PARADISE and its other stories from some of the other authors appearing in the anthology. They’ll also post about the cover reveal today and their stories:

Gail M Baugniet
Laurie Hanan
David W. Jones
D.V. Whytes
Toby Neal
Lizbeth Hartz
D.S. Scott

To quote the great David W. Jones, “Be there and be GLORIOUS!”

Aloha oe,




Aloha gang!

Today we’re meeting New York Times best-selling author Rebecca Cantrell, who knows her way around a twisty mystery…but does she know her way around some seriously stupid questions?

Rebecca’s hot Hannah Vogel mystery, A TRACE OF SMOKE,  has won a bunch of awards, including the Macavity, and Bruce Alexander awards…she’s so cool! I am offering up a free ebook copy of this so don’t forget to post a comment to enter the draw to win!

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Rebecca will be appearing this week at the Left Coast Crime Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii. She’ll be on a panel discussing her work so if you are anywhere near sunny Waikiki, come on down and meet her.

Here is a link for all the details about Honolulu Havoc.

Busy as she is, Rebecca took time to conquer, I mean, answer, some really stupid questions!

1. Hi Rebecca, what’s your favorite cocktail? I’ll have the cabana boys whip one up for you while I ask you some stupid, I mean important questions.
A chocolate martini. Shaken or stirred. The most important part is: CHOCOLATE!
2. Oh that sounds good! Who do you know that is most likely to have been abducted by aliens?
Douglas Adams. Sadly, I do not know him, but his descriptions of Vogon poetry in Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy seem too apt to be a simple coincidence. Plus, Marvin must be based on a real alien robot.
3.  I agree! What would be your favorite beach read? (not your own of course…)
I just finished reading Hell’s Detective by Michael Logan at the beach today. It’s a hell of a noir/fantasy/horror–a perfect splash of shade in a sunny day.
4. You’ve been given an elephant. You can’t give it away or sell it. What would you do with the elephant?
I’d set up an elephant sanctuary in my condo. The condo has a pool, so it can swim. I could take it for long walks to find bananas and other fruit to eat. I’d have to get the pool umbrellas set up just right so it would have a shady place to stand. Then I think we’d just hang out and I’d have chocolate martinis and the elephant would either drink carbonated water from the hot tub or cold water from the pool. Elephant’s choice. And I would name her Esmeralda.
5. That is the best answer EVER! An elephant sanctuary! Awesome! Now,,,finally, the stupidest question of all…
You’re stuck on a deserted island after a three hour tour that goes awry. Name six people alive or dead that you’d like to be marooned with…and your fantasy castaway meal.
​I’d go straight up practical on this one. I’d like a botanist (maybe Mark Watney?) so we know what to eat and how to grow food, Bear Grylls to help us find water and stay alive (without drinking elephant urine like he did in that one episode, even though we will apparently have an elephant–see previous question), a builder for our huts, a plumber (but not my brother, even though he is a great plumber–but he likes to drive me nuts and I want to relax on this island), ​a brewer so we can drink with umbrellas in them (I’ll make the umbrellas), and my husband, because he’s cute and can also do a lot of useful survival-type things.
My ideal meal would contain German chocolate, Iowa beef, Idaho potatoes, and cream from Holland. It would have to be flown in, of course, so I’d catch one of those planes back to civilization with a pile of my handmade umbrellas and my team of six.
Rebecca Cantrell is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She has published nine novels in over ten different languages. Her novels have won the ITW Thriller, the Macavity, and the Bruce Alexander awards.
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