Friday, May 16, 2014

Alexa Grace - Profile of Terror is featured in the HBS Author's Spotlight Showcase

The Showcase is a special feature of the Author's Spotlight. It is designed to highlight Spotlight author's NEW releases and their soon to be released novels.

The HBS Author's Spotlight SHOWCASES Alexa Grace's New Book: PROFILE OF TERROR.
Alexa is the author of the Deadly Series.


Book Two of Profile Series

Author: Alexa Grace

Barnes and Noble

A missing coed named Abby Reece. Two clever thrill killers are committing the most brutal, public, and horrifying abductions and murders in the county’s history. The killers, known as the Gamers, have done this before, and are now upping their evil game to a new level. The question is — can they be stopped before they kill again? Things get complicated. When an ex-girlfriend goes missing, Private Investigator Gabe Chase is obsessed with finding her. But once her naked and posed body is discovered, the investigator becomes the investigated. His passion for the victim’s beautiful sister is a complication he doesn't need, as he helps solve the county’s most baffling, terrifying murder cases ever. Add a sociopathic serial killer who calls himself the Master. A serial killer so deadly, the FBI’s behavioral analysts want to know when and why he began killing, as well as the identification and location of additional victims. He will speak only to former federal agent, Carly Stone, a woman he blames for his capture. When the profiler finds herself at the mercy of this ruthless killer, his becomes the most terrifying profile of all. Profile of Terror Three chilling villains, two passionate love stories, and pulse-racing suspense with startling plot twists keep readers on the edge of their seats from page one of this heart-pounding and unforgettable romantic suspense.


At one in the morning, the dark sky was illuminated by a full moon as they drove on a country road, trees hanging overhead like skeletal arms, nearly touching their vehicle. Driving slowly, they made periodic stops, for only the perfect place would do.

Approaching a bridge over a deep ravine with a wide creek, the van stopped. Both got out and circled to the back of the white utility van, where they pulled out a young woman's body, already stiffening with rigor mortis. They carried her to the edge of the road, where they set down her corpse, gave it a push, and sent it rolling down the ravine until it landed on the rocky creek bed below. Hands on hips, they waited and watched the body at rest, as if they expected it to magically come to life and run away.

"I wonder how long it will take the cops to find this one." The driver chuckled as he followed his passenger to the back of the van.

"Good question. The one last winter wasn't found until the spring thaw." He flipped through a stack of magnetic business signs he'd collected in the back of the vehicle. Choosing one, he slapped it on the side of the van and climbed inside.

"So how many magnetic signs do we have now?"

"Fifteen or so. We've got signs for plumbing, locksmithing, house painting, and general repair businesses. Think we need more?"

"No." He shook his head. "You did a good job stealing those. Even if we have an eye witness tonight, they'll describe a business truck, complete with a name and phone number the cops will use to try to track down their suspects. Too bad it will be a dead end. Any time we can toy with the cops is a good time."

"Agreed," he said, as a slow, evil smile spread across his handsome face.

Devan Roth glanced at his twin brother, Evan, sitting in the passenger seat, and thought about how much Evan craved his praise. He'd used that need to his advantage their entire lives. It wasn't that Devan didn't love his twin. He did, but he loved manipulating him more. Although Evan had a higher intelligence level than Devan ever dreamed of reaching, Evan's adoration for his twin was his weak spot.

And if there was anything that Devan could identify from a mile away, it was someone else's weakness.

That's what made Devan the leader.

From early childhood, he could get Evan to do absolutely anything he wanted. Devan invented the "Double Dare" game when the twins were twelve; he double-dared Evan to jump off the second-story roof. Evan leaped, and broke both his legs. But he never told their parents that Devan had dared him to do it. His loyalty to his twin outweighed the pain he suffered that summer.

The Double Dare game continued. Early on, they stole and killed their neighbors' pets, and then moved on to peeping in windows in the neighborhood and videotaping the event so they could relive the thrill later. Now they were abducting and killing prostitutes, then disposing of their bodies in remote areas surrounding Indianapolis.

Devan complained, "I'm getting tired of prostitutes. As prey, they're too easy. Where's the challenge? I'm ready to step up the game a notch or two."

"What do you have in mind?"

Devan did a U-turn to head back to town. "I've been reading a series of articles about a serial killer they caught in Shawnee County."

"Are you talking about the guy who used the Internet to hook up with preteen girls so he could torture and murder them?" Evan asked.

"That's the one. Jim Ryder is his name."

"Why are you interested in him?"

"It's not him I'm interested in. It's the Shawnee County Sheriff Office."

"I'm not following."

"Ryder killed girls over a four to five-year period before they caught him."

"No kidding?"

"Here's the clincher. Ryder was a deputy for Shawnee County," Devan said with a grin. "I mean, you got to see the humor in it. For years, the serial killer the sheriff's team was searching for was one of their own. He was right there working with them the whole time."

"So you're thinking of moving the game to Shawnee County?"

"Definitely. It'd be fun to play with Sheriff Brody Chase and his band of idiots."

"Are we changing the rules of the game?" asked Evan.

"Yes. I was talking to this computer geek in my math class the other day. He taught me a way to locate people through their digital photos on social media sites like Twitter, Google+, YouTube, Facebook, and Foursquare. "

"I don't get it. What does that have to do with our game?"

"Evan, sometimes you can be so fucking dense," Devan barked. "We can look for victims on these social media sites and get their addresses from the embedded EXIF data. In other words, if they've used a cell phone or high-end digital camera with built-in GPS to take the photo they post, we can determine our victims' exact addresses and follow them until the right time to snatch them."

Evan nodded. "So if we aren't going for prostitutes, who are we looking for?"

"Our new game victims, or should we say targets, are beautiful, smart, and popular coeds from Shawnee County," Devan announced. "They'll be the kind of victims who get residents all riled up and focusing their wrath on the Shawnee County Sheriff Office."

"Right. It hasn't been that long since they had to deal with Jim Ryder's murders, and now we'll give them a brand-new nightmare. I like it. Game on," Evan said excitedly.

City lights sparkled ahead of them. "Pull up the hood of your sweatshirt. Make sure it covers most of your face."

"We better hurry if we don't want Mom and Dad to discover we're out after curfew again."

Author Genre: Romance, Mystery & Thrillers

Website: Alexa Grace Romantic Suspense
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Author Description: Alexa Grace's journey started in March 2011 when the Sr. Director of Training & Development position she'd held for thirteen years was eliminated. A door closed but another one opened. She finally had the time to pursue her childhood dream of writing books. Her focus is now on writing riveting romantic suspense novels.

Alexa Grace is consistently listed in top twenty of Amazon's Top 100 Most Popular Authors in the categories Romantic Suspense and Police Procedural. She was named one of the top 100 Indie authors by Kindle Review. A chapter is devoted to her in the book INTERVIEWS WITH INDIE AUTHORS by C. Ridgway and T. Ridgway.

She became a USA TODAY BEST SELLING AUTHOR for the inclusion of her book DEADLY RELATIONS in THE PERFECT TEN bookset.

Her books DEADLY OFFERINGS, DEADLY DECEPTION, and DEADLY RELATIONS have consistently been listed in Amazon's Top 100 Bestselling Romantic Suspense and Police Procedural Books.

DEADLY HOLIDAY, published in November 2012, is her holiday-themed romantic suspense novella, featuring all her Deadly Trilogy characters.

PROFILE OF EVIL and PROFILE OF TERROR are available on Amazon. PROFILE OF FEAR will be released in 2015.

Alexa earned two degrees from Indiana State University and currently lives in Florida.

Author's Book List
Profile of Evil - The Profile Series
In Book #1 of the Profile Series, Profile of Evil, Carly Stone is a brilliant FBI agent who's seen more than her share of evil. Leaving the agency, she becomes a consultant for Indiana County Sheriff Brody Chase, who needs her profiling skills to catch an online sex predator luring preteen girls to their deaths in his county.

An undeniable attraction forms between the sheriff and his profiler, and they are unsure of how they feel about that. She's in Indiana to do a job. That's all. Once the killer is captured, she'll head home to Florida. They both vow to end the job with their hearts intact. But will the heat between them prove impossible to ignore?

As the body count increases, can the predator be stopped before he kills again? A life hangs in the balance, and the two rush to stop the most terrifying killer of their careers — and time is running out.

Order the Book From: Amazon - Barnes and Noble - Smashwords
Deadly Holiday - A Deadly Trilogy Christmas Novella
Deadly Holiday is a fast-paced, suspenseful novella that will touch your heart. It's part of The Deadly Trilogy and can be read as a stand-alone novella (97 pages).

**Note: Deadly Holiday is a short 32,973 word, 100 page romantic suspense novella with bonus material.** It is not a full-length novel.

It is four days before Christmas and all is not quiet as the characters you grew to love in The Deadly Trilogy books fight their inner demons, deception, and pray for miracles in this action-packed novella.

Shawn Isaac is a bright five-year-old who has experienced more than his share of domestic violence and abuse. His disappearance, the day he testifies against his father, terrifies a county who has already lost three young women to a vicious serial killer. What secret drives him into hiding as a deadly winter snowstorm bears down upon the area, putting those who love him most at risk?

Anne Mason-Brandt escaped the wrath of a vicious serial killer five years before. But the fear she had then is nothing compared to the terror instilled by a life-threatening disease and a secret that could blow her and Michael's happy marriage apart. Is love enough?

Nine months pregnant, Jennifer Brennan-Stone has a secret that will change Blake's and her life forever. She's already lost one baby and this pregnancy has her on bed-rest. Can they find a small boy who doesn't want to be found before it's too late?

Frankie and Lane Hansen are having an up-close-and-personal impact to their finances thanks to a lousy economy. One of them has a secret that could make a bad situation even worse.

Tim Brennan and his wife, Megan fell in love with their pink Victorian house the first year of their marriage more than thirty years before. As Megan plans to turn their lovely home into a bed and breakfast, Tim is unsure he can share his wife, home and memories with strangers.

If you liked the books of The Deadly Trilogy: Deadly Offerings, Deadly Deception and Deadly Relations, you'll LOVE this nail-biting, holiday-themed novella.

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Deadly Relations - Deadly Trilogy
In Deadly Relations, a serial killer of young women hides in plain sight in a quiet county in the Midwest. He hides behind a friendly face that inspires trust, a personality that is charming and persuasive — and has a rage to kill he can't control.

Detective Jennifer Brennan, still haunted by her abduction five years before, devotes her life to serve and protect others. So when three young women go missing and are found murdered on her watch, she vows to find the killer — or die trying.

A personal relationship with her partner, Detective Blake Stone, would be violating the strictest of the department's unspoken rules and career suicide, especially since she is the sheriff's daughter. But the connection Jennifer has with her partner, Blake Stone, is nothing short of electric. Working with him daily and denying her attraction is hard. But when he moves in to protect her, it becomes unbearable.

As they fight temptation, two detectives race against time to find the killer before he strikes again. It is the most important case of their careers. It could be their last.

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Deadly Deception - Deadly Trilogy
In Deadly Deception, the second book of Alexa Grace's Deadly Trilogy, enter the disturbing world of illegal adoptions, baby trafficking and murder with new detective Lane Hansen and private investigator Frankie Douglas.

Lane Hansen has a problem. He needs a woman to portray his wife in an undercover operation and the only females on his team are either very pregnant or built like linebackers. Then he remembers gorgeous P.I. Frankie Douglas -- a woman who could take his breath away by her beauty and take him down in 2.5 seconds. Unfortunately, she's the same woman he treated like a one night stand six months before.

Frankie Douglas has a problem. She wants to rid the world of one baby trafficking killer. The only way to do that is to partner with Lane Hanson, the man who hurt her by disappearing from her life after a night of mind-blowing sex.

They've been warned! Getting personally involved with a partner can put cases and lives at risk. Going undercover as husband and wife, Lane and Frankie struggle to keep their relationship strictly professional as their sizzling passion threatens to burn out of control.

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Deadly Offerings - Deadly Trilogy
Deadly Offerings is an ebook with a blend of pulsing passion and razor-sharp suspense. It is the first adventure in this sizzling romantic suspense trilogy.

Anne Mason thinks she’ll be safe living in the Midwest building a wind farm. She may be dead wrong. Someone is dumping bodies in her corn field and telling Anne they are gifts—for her!

As the body count rises, Anne realizes a cold-blooded serial killer is patiently waiting and watching her every move. And he won’t stop until he ends her life. It is clear there are no limits to this killer’s thirst for revenge or how far he will go to get it.

After a nasty divorce, Anne Mason does not want to get romantically involved, especially with ex-husband’s attorney, Michael Brandt.

The ruggedly handsome new County Prosecutor is the last person Anne can trust, but may offer her only chance at survival from a psychopathic killer. But will she survive the passion that rages between them?

Book Trailer: Deadly Offerings
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1 comment:

  1. Looking forward to 'Terror' & 'Fear'! Happy summertime! :D