Deadly Secrets

Celebrity Marty Michaels had the perfect life — then a dead girl turned up in his hotel room.For twenty years, superstar radio host Marty Michaels has used his vast fame and power to make or break the careers of celebrities and politicians.But Marty discovers that power comes at a price when he wakes in a strange hotel room and finds a murdered girl in the bathroom. He’s been setup. Someone wants to destroy him.Things go from bad to worse when tenacious DCI Jane Phillips is assigned to his case, determined his celebrity won’t get in the way of justice. Even Marty’s powerhouse lawyer, Nicolette Johnson, fears this is a case she simply can’t win.Desperate to clear his name, Marty is propelled into a dark world of danger, corruption and depravity, and with the media world he once ruled now baying for his blood — the hunter has become the hunted.Not knowing who to trust, or where to turn, Marty fights alone against a powerful criminal network as he tries to save his reputation, his job…and his life.What readers are saying about Deadly Secrets:‘This was a fast ‘ride’ with Marty and I didn’t want to stop reading even for sleep.’ NetGalley Reviewer‘You’re plunged straight into the drama at the opening of this book, with its fast pace it moves you along quickly not letting up.’ Goodreads Reviewer‘This book had me hooked from the start, brilliantly written. Gripping, thrilling and fast paced it was a real page turner for me throughout, easily devoured.’ Between the Pages Book Club‘Deadly Secrets is one hell of a roller coaster ride that holds the reader in a vice like grip from the very first page.’ Goodreads ReviewerVery clever writing, action packed and tense…it certainly keeps you guessing.  A must for lovers of twisty, exciting thrillers. The Bookwormery‘The plot unfolds nicely and the short chapters help to keep the pace moving at a fast speed throughout.’ Goodreads Reviewer

Darkwater

This classic Gothic romance, hailed by the Boston Globe as “a gem of its species,” tells the spine-tingling story of a young woman caught up in an English manor’s shadowed, violent past—and confronted by the very real dangers that lie within  Fanny Davenport has lived at Darkwater ever since she was brought there as a young orphan. She both loves and detests the forbidding English estate on the moors, haunted by the death of its long-ago mistress. When the scream of a bird caught in the chimney pierces the gloom one night, she knows it to be a harbinger of violent things to come.  It all begins when Fanny boards a ship to pick up two Chinese children who have been entrusted to her uncle’s care. But Adam Marsh, the handsome stranger who hands over the sister and brother, may be an imposter. Then the children’s elderly amah disappears. The reappearance of Adam Marsh only raises more questions. Can Fanny trust him? Is he her only ally against a cunning killer waiting to claim one more life?

Under Pressure

“Laurie Roma is hands-down one of my favorite authors! I’ve read Under Pressure over a dozen times. It’s my go-to reread.” –Alexa Riley, New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Amazon bestselling authorJason MacBain is the perfect agent. Tall, dark, and deadly, he is a man who lives by simple rules–kill the bad guys and protect the world. Closed off from his emotions, Jason’s control is legendary. He has never believed in love and won’t let anything get in the way of completing a mission…but all of that changes the night he meets Bella.Isabella Moretti is a famous chef struggling to reclaim her life after barely surviving a vicious attack. Moving back to Chicago, Bella hopes to recover and regain the sense of safety that has been stolen from her. When she meets Jason, she’s frightened by the passion he ignites within her…yet nothing makes her feel safer than being in his arms.When her life is threatened, Jason will do whatever it takes to keep her safe and end the threat to her for good. As the pressure builds, Bella is forced to trust him with her safety, but does she dare trust him with her heart?NOTE: This book was previously published but has been revised and extended.

Courting Murder

When Judge Rosswell Carew makes the gruesome discovery of two corpses on a river bank in the Missouri Ozarks, he’s plunged into a storm of deadly secrets that threaten both him and his fiancee, Tina Parkmore. Unsatisfied with the way the authorities are conducting the investigation, Rosswell, who’s always nurtured a secret desire to be a detective, teams up with an ex-con, Ollie Groton, to solve the case before the killer can murder again. Rosswell uncovers a maze of crimes so tangled that he must fight his way to a solution or die trying.

King of Ash and Bone

When flying monsters break through the veil into her world, Mackenzie Scott has nothing left to lose. Her brother has been taken, her future has vanished, and all that remains is a desperate need for revenge. After discovering the breach the creatures used as a gateway, Mackenzie devises a plan to stop them, whatever the cost.

When she finds an injured stranger in the street, he just might be the key she needs to succeed. What Mackenzie doesn’t know is that this stranger isn’t the helpless boy he appears to be. And he’s got plans of his own.

Thrown into a dying city in another realm, Mackenzie is powerless to get back. With the gateway closing, time is not on her side. But the stranger is, and if they can escape execution, this girl and her monster might be able to save both their worlds.