Thursday, December 11, 2014

Animal Abusers Repaid in The Defenseless #newrelease

There is one thing that has the potential for turning me into a raging lunatic and that's animal abuse. I'm typically a loving and peaceful person, but when I hear news of someone working out harm against an animal, something inside of me snaps. It is this deep-seated hatred of these situations that inspired me to write The Defenseless

I thought what if I took an ordinary-type of guy and made him become so obsessed with these cases that he took revenge on behalf of the animals. What if he became the Advocate for the victims who have no voice? What if he took his vigilante justice to the point of murder? What if he adjusted his means of torture and murder to what his victims had inflicted upon the animals they abused?

In this thriller/police procedural, FBI Agent Brandon Fisher and the rest of the team head to Colorado to stop this serial killer. All the while, they question who is on the side of justice--them or the man they're after.

If that's not enough, Brandon's divorce is about to be final and probably will be by Christmas. And here he is thousands of miles from home--with Paige. Will they be willing to risk all they've worked for to pursue their forbidden relationship?

All these factors--and more--make up the plot line for The Defenseless. I hope it keeps you guessing the identity of the killer right up until the very end.

If you download The Defenseless, or have already secured a pre-order copy, thank you.

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

New Release - Christmas is Murder

Okay, well, maybe not Christmas the holiday, but it's the official release day for Christmas is Murder

Here's the overview in case you missed it:

Albany’s the perfect image of a winter wonderland, and Sean and Sara’s friend Jimmy is going to be Santa Claus for the upcoming Christmas parade. The trees and decorations have been selected and the gifts have been purchased. The season has truly cast its magical spell--until Sean and Sara’s neighbors die in a horrible house fire.

While the fire department ruled holiday-related hazards as the cause, Sara suspects there’s more to it. Her determination to find the truth has her and Sean toeing the line between what’s legal and what’s not.

As they sort out fact from fiction, the McKinleys make the final decision about whether or not they should open a private investigation firm.

Christmas is Murder is a touching--and comical--seasonal drama. Stoke the fire and top up that glass of eggnog.

And here's where you can pick up your copy:

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Release Day! Madison Knight Returns in Just Cause

Madison Knight is back in what reviewers are describing as an "exciting police procedural adventure that will leave you turning the pages" and "a gripping, emotional roller coaster."

A cold case pits Madison against the Russian Mafia, but things take a swift turn when the unthinkable happens--a new threat arises and has Madison hunting down an unknown killer.

While trying to make sense of the clues, bodies are piling up, and the brass is hungry for explanations. In addition, Madison must balance all of this while nursing an injury, talking out her emotions with a therapist--a bureaucratic necessity--answering to an eager journalist, and facing an internal affairs investigation.

As the answers come together, Madison narrows in on a possible link between the Russian Mafia and someone within the Stiles PD.

Will she have the courage to confront the person she believes is playing both sides, even though they hold a position of great power?

Things are about to be shaken up, and, for Madison, that means she just might have to let go of the past to embrace her future.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

On a Budget? A New Way to Read for Less

As an avid reader, the cost of books can really add up. You love to support your favorite author but can't always afford to the get the latest release. Sometimes you have to wait weeks or months even though you'd love to dig into the book right away.

Well, you--the reader--have spoken. And I have listened.

With my Book of the Month Club you will gain access to download an assigned book each and every month. Even New Releases--the final product, not an un-proofed copy--sometimes even before they become available to the public!

In a given year, you will have access to more than 22 books! And you get all of that for one low monthly price. In fact, it’s so affordable, it costs less than two regular cups of coffee at your neighborhood cafĂ© (or one fancy, hard-to-pronounce one!) Don’t miss out on YOUR chance to have hours of reading enjoyment for one low monthly fee.

As extra incentive, as this site grows, I want to develop a personal relationship with its members. With YOU. There will be live chats where you can discuss the latest book, or ask questions about the characters. So instead of reading the last page and getting that let-down feeling because you want more of the characters you’ve grown so attached to, you can keep the feeling alive by joining in, or starting, a lively discussion. In addition to that, there will be opportunities to enter members-only contests and play trivia games. In fact, one contest is open now!

The list of possibilities is endless.

And this is my personal gift to YOU--my readers, my friends--after all, without you, my words would have no meaning.

But since this is all brand-spankin' new, I'm also looking for feedback from preferred members like YOU. Because this club is for you, I want you to get the most enjoyment out of it. So tell me what you love. Tell me what you want more of.

And get this--

To kick things off, I'm offering Found Innocent--from the bestselling Madison Knight series--a book that has never before been discounted! And if that's not juicy enough, you also get Shopping is Murder, a McKinley Mysteries instalment.

The 2 books you'll be receiving in October have a total retail value of US $6.98! But as a preferred member of my Book of the Month Club you'll pay only $3.95! That's almost half off the cover price!!

Sign up below so you can start taking advantage of this great offer TODAY. And since we all change our minds sometimes, rest assured that you can cancel your monthly subscription at any time.

So what have you got to lose?

Sign up NOW and start taking advantage of all the benefits associated with being a preferred member of my Book of the Month Club!

Happy reading and keep shining!
Carolyn Arnold

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

A Mystery/Thriller Bundle – You Name the Price

You’ll want to download this mystery bundle before the offer disappears! Not only do you decide what you’re going to pay for the books, you can allocate a portion to charity.

There are 8 available titles and they include authors who have reached the New York Times or USA Today Bestseller lists or are mainstays of Amazon's bestseller lists. You’ll also find an impressive variety of protagonists and situations, but all continue to deliver beyond the initial punch with stories that get readers invested and continually turning the pages. From rogue detectives to tough-as-nails cops, a mother whose son has been kidnapped to rookies meant for something more, struggling FBI agents to savvy criminal investigators, special ops to private eyes, there's only one conclusion to draw: the criminals out there don't know what they're up against.

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Friday, September 19, 2014

$0.99 ACROSS THE BOARD eBOOK SALE + GIVEAWAY! September 19th thru 21st

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Award-winning author Katie Jennings is running a sale on all of her eBooks from September 19th thru September 21st! Check out what's for sale below:

The Dryad Quartet:
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The Vasser Legacy:
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  So Fell The Sparrow: 
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Also, in addition to the collection of eBooks being on sale, she's running a birthday raffle for a signed print copy of her ghostly romance, So Fell The Sparrow! Sparrow won an Honorable Mention in the 2014 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards, and is a #1 bestseller in Ghost Suspense on Amazon.
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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Eye of the Storm by @kennhoss

The body of a Russian prostitute is dumped in a Washington Heights park and Detectives Kelli Storm and Eric Ryder are called to the scene. A note found on the woman’s body containing her name and that of a former Russian mobster leads Kelli to an old nemesis.

When they confront a Russian Diplomat and the Russian Brotherhood with little success, they seek the help of an FBI contact who aids them in finding a connection between the Diplomat and a corrupt FSB Agent, and uncover a criminal conspiracy between a dangerous Mexican cartel and a notorious New York crime family.

As Kelli peels away the layers of death and corruption, she soon finds herself targeted by these organizations, all wanting to eliminate the threat to themselves and their livelihoods.

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Friday September 27th – 9:45 A.M. – Elizabeth, New Jersey
Corbin Street – Maher Terminals Inc.

Kelli flipped through several pages of the manifest, shook her head and looked back at the clerk. “Exactly how many containers were on this ship?”
The little man adjusted his glasses, tapped the keyboard in front of him, studied the screen and looked up at Kelli. “Exactly three thousand four hundred, all containing machine parts. Do you want to know where they are?”
“No, I don’t. What I want to know is, were these containers inspected, and if so, who inspected them?”
“Are you kidding me? Do you know how many containers come through this port every day? Even the Department of Homeland Security admitted that it was impossible to check all of the containers coming in to U.S. ports. Sure, if we feel there’s a reason to inspect a container, it gets inspected, but otherwise, it just goes on to its destination.”
Kelli looked at Greg, shook her head and turned back to the clerk. “So can you tell me if any of these containers are still here?”
He shrugged, looked back at his screen, tapped a few keys and nodded. “It looks like there are three containers from that ship that haven’t been picked up by the carrier yet.”
“And where are these containers?”
“Section B, spaces twelve, thirteen, and fourteen,” he said and looked back up at her.
“Okay, get somebody to take us to them; I’d like to see these machine parts.”
“Sure, you got a warrant, right? Those containers are private property; you can’t just open them up. Besides, your NYPD, this is New Jersey, you don’t have any jurisdiction here.”
Kelli leaned over the desk, her face inches away from the clerk’s face. “True, I may not have jurisdiction, but my friends here do, isn’t that right, Special Agent Gallo?”
“That’s correct, Detective Storm,” he said as he stepped up next to the desk and tossed the warrant down.
“Now, I want you to get on the phone and get someone over here to take us to those containers.”
The clerk nodded as he fumbled for his desk phone. “Yeah, sure. I’ll get someone from security over here. What’s so important about these containers anyway?”
“Maybe nothing, but it’s possible that one or all of them were used to smuggle young women into the country, as in human trafficking, sex slaves,” she said, her eyes focused on his. “Now, make that call.”
“Shit, really? I mean you hear about it, but you never think about it,” he said and hit a button on the phone and waited.


The first two containers held exactly what was stated on the manifest, crates of machine parts, bound for Chicago. When they cracked the doors on the third container however, it was all they could do to keep from vomiting. The overpowering stench emanating from the open door was just the beginning. Greg was the first one to regain his composure, and with a hand over his nose and mouth, he entered the container.
“Sick sons of bitches,” he said as he exited moments later. “We’ve got three inside, dead. I didn’t get close enough to check, but my guess is that they died from dehydration. And from the level of decomp, it looks like they’ve been here for a while too.”
Kelli looked up at him, forcing down the bile in her throat. “Those Russian sons of bitches. They kidnap these girls, throw them in this thing and then don’t even give a damn if they live or not,” she said, balling her fist, her face growing hotter. “I want these bastards, Greg; they have to pay for this shit.”
“Calm down, Kelli. They will pay, but let’s get these girls out of there first, okay?” He put his arm around her and eased her away from the container. “Gallo, Graham. One of you want to get forensics down here, and a coroner,” he called over his shoulder.

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Kenneth Hoss was born at Carswell Air Force Base in Fort Worth, Texas in 1957 to Albert and Mary Hoss. He served a combined total of fourteen years on active duty from 1974 to 1987 in both the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy. His tour in the Army took him to Frankfurt, Germany where he had the opportunity to travel Europe. While in the Navy, Kenneth spent most of his time stationed in San Diego and Long Beach. His Navy travels took him to Hawaii, Guam, the Philippines, South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Okinawa, the Middle East and Pakistan. He has lived in several States, including South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Washington and California.

Twitter: @kennhoss

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