GUNS AND ROSES ANTHOLOGY
Murder She Writes presents a one-of-a-kind romantic suspense anthology with ten all-new, never-before-published short stories and novellas that promise thrills, chills, romance, intrigue, passion, danger, murder...and love. Penned by New York Times and award winning authors, some stories in this exclusive collection will make you laugh out loud while others will force you to sleep with the lights on.
“Dead Flowers” by Lori Armstrong
Cynical, bad girl PI Julie Collins isn’t the hearts and flowers type, especially not after she’s spent the last few weeks spying on cheating spouses. So when Julie suspects her man, Martinez, may be stepping out on her, she sees red and decides to take matters into her own hands. Let’s just hope Cupid’s Bow gets to Martinez before Julie does.
“Above Reproach” by Allison Brennan
Sex crimes detective Selena Black puts her career and life at risk to prove that high-profile attorney Greg Keller is the brutal River City Rapist before he strikes again.
“The Housewife Assassin’s Bloody Valentine” by Josie Brown
CIA contract assassin Donna Stone’s idea of Valentine's Day? A couples massage with her mission’s leader Jack Craig--not breaking out of a Mexican prison, then stopping a massacre by an international terrorist cell.
“Bobbie Faye’s Whacked Out, No Good, Really Sucky, Hot Mess of a
Wedding” by Toni McGee Causey
Bobbie Faye Sumrall, Cajun Contraband Days Queen, gun expert, and ultimate professional in being in the wrong place at the wrong time, absolutely positively does not want to go through with the wedding that Trevor's forcing her to agree to, but she soon finds out she has more important things to worry about--like surviving the plot to make her disappear when she's set up as a fall guy for the theft of a priceless religious icon.
“Blood and Roses” by Sylvia Day
When insurance investigator Anastasia Miller sets out to retrieve the rose-hued pink diamonds stolen in a recent heist, she finds herself working alongside former flame, deputy U.S. Marshal Jake Monroe-the man she loved enough to leave behind.
“Nightfall” by Laura Griffin
Alone on an icy road at nightfall, Holly Henriksen puts her trust in a charming stranger and soon discovers he is keeping a dangerous secret.
“King of Hearts,” a Rough Riders short story by Lorelei James
Deputy Cam McKay deals with a murder/suicide case on Valentine’s Day.
“A Punishing Night” by Sophie Littlefield
While investigating the stabbing death of a student at his own alma mater, Detective Joe Bashir confronts painful memories and makes an intriguing new acquaintance.
“Pick Your Poison” A Bullet Catcher Novella, by Roxanne St. Claire
When Bullet Catcher Benjamin Youngblood sets out to track and trap an assassin, he's forced to trust a sexy flower farmer who could be as dangerous as her homegrown poison.
“Rebel Rose” by Karin Tabke
For Detective Cash Cantrell, hunting down a University serial killer is as routine as strapping on his gun each morning. Until he comes face to face with meddlesome coed, Rebel Yell Culpepper. He doesn't know if he should arrest her or kiss her, but one thing Cash knows for sure, Rebel is key to finding the murderer, and the killer knows it, too.
ReviewsPRAISE FOR THE "MURDER SHE WRITES" AUTHORS
MurderSheWrites.com is a six-year-old blog of suspense and romance writers who collectively have more than 150 books published, nearly two years on the NYT best seller list, and are the recipients of several major awards, including the RITA, the Shamus, the Anthony, and the Daphne.LORI ARMSTRONG
"With a gutsy heroine, sharp humor, and a strong sense of place, Armstrong has created a winning series...Highly recommended."
--Library Journal, starred review
"Fast becoming a master at delivering complex, layered plots and
characters that erupt from the page."
-- RT Book Reviews
"...The tone is confessional, the writing laced with venomous humor..."
-- The Wall Street Journal
"Toni McGee Causey doesn't just write. She takes prisoners. She grabs you by the heart and the funny bone and carries you off into a world of captivating characters, that are a whole bunch of crazy and twice as much fun. Don't try to sleep--you'll be laughing too loud."
-- Marshall Karp, NYT bestselling author of Kill Me If You Can, Bloodthirsty and The Rabbit Factory
"The perfect mix of suspense and romance."
"...one of the best parts of these books is the hot cowboys and fantastic sex...but wrapped throughout this amazing series is some of the best erotica that you can read. It's real, it's raw and it's all out there."
-- Night Owl Reviews
"Fans of quirky mysteries need to grab a Littlefield pronto."
"Rip-roaring fun, gripping intensity, and sizzling passion make Roxanne St. Claire the go-to gal for romantic suspense."
-- RT Book Reviews
"Tabke masterfully creates sexual tension..."
-- RT Book Reviews
You can read more about these authors at MurderSheWrites.com