Saturday, December 9, 2017

Wow! Publication Day for Winnawarra by Elizabeth M Darcy

            Heart pounding suspense and feel good romance set in the Australian Outback.
Emily Perkins is over the moon to learn Jock Macgregor has left her a share in Winnawarra Station in the magnificent Kimberly region of Outback Australia. The bonus comes when she realises, his handsome grandson, Doug is the man of her dreams. She loves working beside him and every day is an adventure.
After receiving a letter from Jock, she discovers he was convinced the accident that killed his son and daughter-in-law was actually murder, and he included her in his will to investigate the deaths.
When accidents start happening to Emily, and she hears footsteps outside her room at night, she is convinced someone is stalking her.
Is she next on the killer’s list?
Isolated on an Outback cattle ranch, will strong, dependable Doug be able to keep her safe?
A murderer is loose at Winnawarra Station, and she must race against time to identify the killer before he strikes again.

PUBLISHER NOTE: Australian Rural Romance. A full-length Romantic Suspense novel of 81,372 words.

Excerpt:
The stark emptiness of the building unnerved her, not one person remained. She moved towards a drink dispenser and dropping her bags in a heap by her feet, searched her purse for change. She selected a bottle of water and waited for it to thump into the collection slot. Nothing happened. The next moment the machine shook violently and the plastic bottle shot from the front opening. As she bent to secure her purchase, a dark shadow fell across her path.
She staggered backwards and tripped over her bags. Someone grabbed her around the waist, and she gaped up at a tall man wearing a battered cowboy hat. Embarrassed, she straightened, intending to move past him to recover her drink. “Thank you.”
“No worries.”
His deep voice settled her nerves, but the sight of him fascinated her. Her gaze moved over shoulders wide enough to carry a piano, encased in a pale blue tee shirt stretched across a muscular chest, then down to worn jeans and dusty boots. He scooped the bottle up in one suntanned hand and held it out to her. The deepest blue eyes she had ever seen in her life scanned her features. She stared back at his handsome face taking in his long straight nose and determined chin. The ragged pink scar along his jaw gave him a roguish appearance but did not detract from the animal magnetism given off by the stranger. A lock of raven hair had fallen over one eye, and she had the sudden need to tuck the curl under the brim of his hat. Oh my God! You are gorgeous. Dragging her attention back to reality, she took the water from him and smiled. “Thank you, again.”
“You’d be Emily, right?” He straightened to a good six-five, and one dark eyebrow rose in question. “The English girl my grandfather sent to straighten out us blokes.”
She held out her hand. “Yes, I’m Emily Perkins. I’ll be happy to help out any way I can.”
“I’m not sure why he sent for you. I can see you’re having problems with the heat and it’s only going to get worse.” He had not taken her hand but rubbed his chin eyeing her critically. “I’m sorry, love, but you won’t last a week at Winnawarra.”
Her hackles rose in defence before she noticed the amusement in his eyes. Was he laughing at her? Fine, agreed she did look a bit frazzled from the flight with her hair in an air travel-induced mess and her shirt was stuck to her with perspiration, but that was no excuse. She lifted her chin and glared at him. “Really?” She gave him an exaggerated once-over. “Tell me, are all the ‘blokes’ in this part of the world so condescending or is rudeness some type of an Australian, alpha male come on?”
A wide grin slashed across his bronzed face, and he stuck out one hand.
“You’ll do.” He closed one calloused palm around her fingers then dropped her hand like a hot coal. “Doug Macgregor and trust me, sweetheart, if I came on to you, you’d know.”

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Check out D.K. Hood's Don't Tell A Soul





 Detectives Kane and Alton #1
**One word – amazing!** Loved this book from start to finish! **A suspenseful, edgy tale that grips you and doesn't let go until the last page**.Renita D'Silva


The floor was stone cold on her bare skin. Her heart pounded in her chest. ‘Not a soul knows where I am,’ she thought as she took in the darkness around her. And then she heard his footsteps…
When a body is found stuffed into a barrel at a garbage dump, covered in long red cuts, **Sherriff Jenna Alton** and her new deputy, **David Kane**, rush to the scene.
Nothing ever happens in Black Rock Falls, so Jenna believes the victim must be one of two recent missing persons, and she fears for the life of the other.
Both were strangers to the town, but there’s nothing else to link them. Jenna knows someone must have seen something, but no one’s talking; **how well does she really know the people around her?**
Then a disturbing clue makes Jenna suspect a connection with other disappearances in the town’s history. Just when she begins asking the right questions, she realises she’s being followed. Is she next on the killer’s list?
In a race against time, Jenna and David must unlock the dark secret at the heart of the town, before it’s too late… 
A completely addictive detective thriller that will have you guessing right to the end.
 If you love Robert Dugoni, Karin Slaughter and Rachel Abbott, you’ll love *Don’t Tell a Soul*.
What people are saying about Don’t Tell a Soul:

The book was a fast-paced thriller with so many **heart stopping moments **I lost count! I was actually shouting out at the book when it got to the climax at the end! The twists and turns were great and **I genuinely didn’t guess who it was until it hit me in the face!!** Safe to say this book didn’t give away anything until the very end! **It kept me literally on the edge of my seat all the way through**.’ Goodreads Reviewer
'I want more from D.K. Hood. Definitely 6 out of 5 stars!' *Sean's Book Reviews*

A fast-paced thriller with a riveting storyline and strong characters. There were plenty of twists and turns in the plot and I found it a real page turner.’ Goodreads Reviewer

Absolutely loved this book! It was well written and easy to fall into and not realise that you'd been reading for an hour solid!’ The Introverted Mum

‘D.K. Hood has written a brilliant new book. This was a great story, I highly recommend it.’ *Bonnie’s Book Talk*

‘**This is a great, fast paced story that keeps you wanting more.**’ Goodreads Reviewer


‘I loved this. This is going to be one of my must-read series in the future.’ Goodreads Reviewer

‘I was up late turning pages and made sure to keep the lights on!’ *Touch my Spine Book Reviews*

‘A well written storyline with **twists and turns to keep you guessing.**’ Goodreads Reviewer

‘It is **an engrossing read** with plenty of twists and turns.’ Goodreads Reviewer


Read the excerpt on Amazon


Friday, November 10, 2017

WHOOT! The release day of Tall, Dark 'n' Texan + Excerpt

I'm over the moon to announce the release day of :
Tall, Dark 'n' Texan.

The thrilling adventure of a girl, a hurricane, and a sexy Texas cowboy (Texas Billionaire Brothers Book 1)

When a handsome cowboy rescues Susan Blake from drowning, her life changes forever.
Branch Durham, a tall, sexy, Texas cowboy is way out of her league, but when he invites her to lunch, she jumps at the chance of getting to know him better, but a hurricane is approaching fast. With every exit road blocked, she takes Branch up on his offer of a safe haven to ride out the storm.
The woman Branch found on the beach intrigues him. Susie is fiercely independent, a little clumsy, and naïve, but she has no idea he is a Country and Western megastar with a ranch and oil fields in Texas. Being with her is refreshing, and for once, he can be himself without perpetuating his bad boy image.
As the hurricane intensifies turning the area into Armageddon, Susie’s dream of a new career managing her father’s condominium complex is shattered. She realizes she has no place to go and her future has blown away with the building.
With communication non-existent and only an old Indian motorcycle for transport, Branch must face danger to get her to safety then convince her to go with him to his ranch in Texas. He might save Susie but when she discovers his true identity, will he lose the love he has searched for all his life?


Excerpt
“I’m here at last.” Susan Blake squeezed her toes into the sand and stared out across the sparkling ocean. Her attention caught by a single surfer sliding down an impressive swell. Hmm, those waves didn’t look quite so big in the brochure.
The local news channel had given ominous warnings of a hurricane approaching the area, but apart from a line of dark clouds on the horizon, the sun shone in an expanse of blue sky. The danger appeared to be miles away and ignoring the little voice inside her head screaming, “Danger” she stepped into the foaming water. Swimming in the rough sea would be fine if she kept to the shore break. She refused to allow anything to spoil her day and splashed into the surf. What could possibly go wrong?
Chilled water hit hot flesh, and she gasped catching her breath. Undeterred she waded in waist deep, jumping the waves crashing around her. The next surge ripped her off her feet and exhilaration turned to dread in a millisecond. She fought the rip, but Neptune’s arms reached out to seize her. Ferocious waves dragged her out to sea crashing over her and filling her mouth with salty brine. Eyes stinging and thrashing like a woman possessed, she bobbed up between waves choking and stared around to get her bearings. Oh, shit! Endless rolling ocean met her gaze and then as the swell lifted her, she caught sight of the beach for a split second before a wall of water hid the coastline from view.
Terrified, she caught the next wave but rather than taking her toward the beach, it carried her out to sea. Fighting against the swell was useless. With each stroke forward, the ocean dragged her deeper into its inky depths. Desperate to keep her head above water, she kicked hard and aimed for the shore, but the strong undercurrent swirled around her dragging her down like quicksand.
In a tremendous roar, another wall of water crashed over her. Helpless against the massive strength dragging her into a swirling mass of choking oblivion, she tumbled arms flailing. Her head struck the sandy bottom. Sharp pain radiated through one temple and bubbles rushed past her eyes spilling precious oxygen from her mouth. Unlike the stories of people drowning at sea, her life did not flash before her eyes, and she had no pangs of regret for a life lost. Instead, a calm descended on her and time slowed. I’m drowning.
Above, the once picture-perfect sunny day offered intermittent peaks of light through the swirling sea. Hopes of starting a new life in Florida crowded her mind. Anger flashed, and she would be damned if she would give up and become another statistic. Determination sent a rush of adrenaline flooding through her. Get your act together, Miss Blake, you did not come this far to die. Lungs bursting, she pushed straining muscles to the limit to break free of the current and popped up like a cork in the surf. Dragging in great gulps of air, she caught a wave and swum for the beach. Water smashed her dragging her back again. Thinking all was lost, she bobbed helplessly on the surface and then with another loud roar, the merciless sea picked her up and dumped her on the beach. Disorientated, she forced aching limbs to drag her from the water but another wave wrapped like a whip around her legs and she slid helplessly along the shore break.
Grabbing at anything for a handhold, she dug her fingers into the sand. The beach blurred before her and eyes stinging, she blinked wildly at the shadowy figure looming in front of her. Sliding between a pair of long legs, she looped her arms around one muscular calf clinging for dear life. The stranger gripped her arms in his strong hands and lifted her to her feet. Gasping and weak with shock, she stared through a veil of wet hair into the face of the most delicious man she had ever seen in her life. Deep blue eyes shaded by a black Stetson examined her face. I’m dead and in the arms of a dark angel. Oh, shit, do fallen angels wear black cowboy hats? I might have guessed I would go straight to hell and not pass go. She turned her head and coughed, spluttering out a mouthful of salt water. When a deep Texan drawl poured over her like warm honey, her knees buckled in relief.
“Hello, darlin’. Don’t worry, I have you.”
Oh, my God, he’s real

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Sunday, November 5, 2017

Whoot! Cover reveal:Tall, Dark 'n' Texan +Sneak preview


Tall, Dark 'n' Texan: The thrilling adventure of a girl, a hurricane, and a sexy Texas cowboy (Texas Billionaire Brothers Book 1) by H.C. Brown 



Available on pre-order now!


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07767BCXS
https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07767BCXS
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07767BCXS


Blurb:

Texas Billionaire Brothers – Book One

When a handsome cowboy rescues Susan Blake from drowning, her life changes forever.
Branch Durham, a tall, sexy, Texas cowboy is way out of her league, but when he invites her to lunch, she jumps at the chance of getting to know him better, but a hurricane is approaching fast. With every exit road blocked, she takes Branch up on his offer of a safe haven to ride out the storm.
The woman Branch found on the beach intrigues him. Susie is fiercely independent, a little clumsy, and naïve, but she has no idea he is a Country and Western megastar with a ranch and oil fields in Texas. Being with her is refreshing, and for once, he can be himself without perpetuating his bad boy image.
As the hurricane intensifies turning the area into Armageddon, Susie’s dream of a new career managing her father’s condominium complex is shattered. She realizes she has no place to go and her future has blown away with the building.


With communication non-existent and only an old Indian motorcycle for transport, Branch must face danger to get her to safety then convince her to go with him to his ranch in Texas. He might save Susie but when she discovers his true identity, will he lose the love he has searched for all his life?
PUBLISHER NOTE: Erotic Cowboy Romance. A full-length novel of 62,430 words.
Red-Hot Romance
62,430 words (132 pages)
M/F Erotic Cowboy Romance
Available to Download 10th November
Excerpt:

“I’m here at last.” Susan Blake squeezed her toes into the sand and stared out across the sparkling ocean. Her attention caught by a single surfer sliding down an impressive swell. Hmm, those waves didn’t look quite so big in the brochure.
The local news channel had given ominous warnings of a hurricane approaching the area, but apart from a line of dark clouds on the horizon, the sun shone in an expanse of blue sky. The danger appeared to be miles away and ignoring the little voice inside her head screaming, “Danger” she stepped into the foaming water. Swimming in the rough sea would be fine if she kept to the shore break. She refused to allow anything to spoil her day and splashed into the surf. What could possibly go wrong?
Chilled water hit hot flesh, and she gasped catching her breath. Undeterred she waded in waist deep, jumping the waves crashing around her. The next surge ripped her off her feet and exhilaration turned to dread in a millisecond. She fought the rip, but Neptune’s arms reached out to seize her. Ferocious waves dragged her out to sea crashing over her and filling her mouth with salty brine. Eyes stinging and thrashing like a woman possessed, she bobbed up between waves choking and stared around to get her bearings. Oh, shit! Endless rolling ocean met her gaze and then as the swell lifted her, she caught sight of the beach for a split second before a wall of water hid the coastline from view.
Terrified, she caught the next wave but rather than taking her toward the beach, it carried her out to sea. Fighting against the swell was useless. With each stroke forward, the ocean dragged her deeper into its inky depths. Desperate to keep her head above water, she kicked hard and aimed for the shore, but the strong undercurrent swirled around her dragging her down like quicksand.
In a tremendous roar, another wall of water crashed over her. Helpless against the massive strength dragging her into a swirling mass of choking oblivion, she tumbled arms flailing. Her head struck the sandy bottom. Sharp pain radiated through one temple and bubbles rushed past her eyes spilling precious oxygen from her mouth. Unlike the stories of people drowning at sea, her life did not flash before her eyes, and she had no pangs of regret for a life lost. Instead, a calm descended on her and time slowed. I’m drowning.
Above, the once picture-perfect sunny day offered intermittent peaks of light through the swirling sea. Hopes of starting a new life in Florida crowded her mind. Anger flashed, and she would be damned if she would give up and become another statistic. Determination sent a rush of adrenaline flooding through her. Get your act together, Miss Blake, you did not come this far to die. Lungs bursting, she pushed straining muscles to the limit to break free of the current and popped up like a cork in the surf. Dragging in great gulps of air, she caught a wave and swum for the beach. Water smashed her dragging her back again. Thinking all was lost, she bobbed helplessly on the surface and then with another loud roar, the merciless sea picked her up and dumped her on the beach. Disorientated, she forced aching limbs to drag her from the water but another wave wrapped like a whip around her legs and she slid helplessly along the shore break.
Grabbing at anything for a handhold, she dug her fingers into the sand. The beach blurred before her and eyes stinging, she blinked wildly at the shadowy figure looming in front of her. Sliding between a pair of long legs, she looped her arms around one muscular calf clinging for dear life. The stranger gripped her arms in his strong hands and lifted her to her feet. Gasping and weak with shock, she stared through a veil of wet hair into the face of the most delicious man she had ever seen in her life. Deep blue eyes shaded by a black Stetson examined her face. I’m dead and in the arms of a dark angel. Oh, shit, do fallen angels wear black cowboy hats? I might have guessed I would go straight to hell and not pass go. She turned her head and coughed, spluttering out a mouthful of salt water. When a deep Texan drawl poured over her like warm honey, her knees buckled in relief.
“Hello, darlin’. Don’t worry, I have you.”
Oh, my God, he’s real.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Publication day! Don't Tell A Soul-A gripping crime thriller that will have you hooked by D.K Hood






 Detectives Kane and Alton #1
**One word – amazing!** Loved this book from start to finish! **A suspenseful, edgy tale that grips you and doesn't let go until the last page**.Renita D'Silva

The floor was stone cold on her bare skin. Her heart pounded in her chest. ‘Not a soul knows where I am,’ she thought as she took in the darkness around her. And then she heard his footsteps…
When a body is found stuffed into a barrel at a garbage dump, covered in long red cuts, **Sherriff Jenna Alton** and her new deputy, **David Kane**, rush to the scene.
Nothing ever happens in Black Rock Falls, so Jenna believes the victim must be one of two recent missing persons, and she fears for the life of the other.
Both were strangers to the town, but there’s nothing else to link them. Jenna knows someone must have seen something, but no one’s talking; **how well does she really know the people around her?**
Then a disturbing clue makes Jenna suspect a connection with other disappearances in the town’s history. Just when she begins asking the right questions, she realises she’s being followed. Is she next on the killer’s list?
In a race against time, Jenna and David must unlock the dark secret at the heart of the town, before it’s too late… 
A completely addictive detective thriller that will have you guessing right to the end.
 If you love Robert Dugoni, Karin Slaughter and Rachel Abbott, you’ll love *Don’t Tell a Soul*.
What people are saying about Don’t Tell a Soul:

The book was a fast-paced thriller with so many **heart stopping moments **I lost count! I was actually shouting out at the book when it got to the climax at the end! The twists and turns were great and **I genuinely didn’t guess who it was until it hit me in the face!!** Safe to say this book didn’t give away anything until the very end! **It kept me literally on the edge of my seat all the way through**.’ Goodreads Reviewer
'I want more from D.K. Hood. Definitely 6 out of 5 stars!' *Sean's Book Reviews*

A fast-paced thriller with a riveting storyline and strong characters. There were plenty of twists and turns in the plot and I found it a real page turner.’ Goodreads Reviewer

Absolutely loved this book! It was well written and easy to fall into and not realise that you'd been reading for an hour solid!’ The Introverted Mum

‘D.K. Hood has written a brilliant new book. This was a great story, I highly recommend it.*Bonnie’s Book Talk*

‘**This is a great, fast paced story that keeps you wanting more.**’ Goodreads Reviewer


‘I loved this. This is going to be one of my must-read series in the future.’ Goodreads Reviewer

‘I was up late turning pages and made sure to keep the lights on!’ *Touch my Spine Book Reviews*

‘A well written storyline with **twists and turns to keep you guessing.**’ Goodreads Reviewer

‘It is **an engrossing read** with plenty of twists and turns.’ Goodreads Reviewer


Friday, October 20, 2017

Whoot! Winnawarra - Heart pounding suspense and feel good romance set in the Australian Outback by Elizabeth M Darcy

I am over the moon to share the cover reveal of WINNAWARRA by Elizabeth M Darcy.

A heart pounding suspense and feel good romance set in the Australian Outback







On Pre-sale now:
Australia: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B076KL4GNS
U.S. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076KL4GNS
U.K. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B076KL4GNS


iTunes:
https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/book/winnawarra/id1298989847?mt=11
KOBO;
https://www.kobo.com/au/en/ebook/winnawarra
Emily Perkins is over the moon to learn Jock Macgregor has left her a share in Winnawarra Station in the magnificent Kimberly region of Outback Australia. The bonus comes when she realises, his handsome grandson, Doug is the man of her dreams. She loves working beside him and every day is an adventure.
After receiving a letter from Jock, she discovers he was convinced the accident that killed his son and daughter-in-law was actually murder, and he included her in his will to investigate the deaths.
When accidents start happening to Emily, and she hears footsteps outside her room at night, she is convinced someone is stalking her.
Is she next on the killer’s list?
Isolated on an Outback cattle ranch, will strong, dependable Doug be able to keep her safe?
A murderer is loose at Winnawarra Station, and she must race against time to identify the killer before he strikes again.
PUBLISHER NOTE: Australian Rural Romance. A full-length Romantic Suspense novel of 81,372 words.


http://www.elizabethmdarcy.com

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Welcome D.K. Hood to my blog.

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Amazon AUS

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Small town. Big crimes. Dark secrets.


The floor was stone cold on her bare skin. Her heart pounded in her chest. ‘Not a soul knows where I am,’ she thought as she took in the darkness around her. And then she heard his footsteps
When a body is found stuffed into a barrel at a garbage dump, covered in long red lacerations, Sherriff Jenna Alton and her new deputy, David Kane, rush to the scene.

Nothing ever happens in Black Rock Falls, so Jenna believes the victim must be one of two recent missing persons, and she fears for the life of the other.
Both were strangers to the town, but there’s nothing else to link them. Jenna knows someone must have seen something, but no one’s talking; how well does she really know the people around her?

Then a disturbing clue makes Jenna suspect a connection with other disappearances in the town’s history. Just when she begins asking the right questions, she realises she’s being followed. Is she next on the killer’s list?
In a race against time, Jenna and David must unlock the dark secret at the heart of the town, before it’s too late…

A completely addictive detective thriller that will have you guessing right to the end. Perfect for readers of Robert Dugoni, Karin Slaughter and Rachel Abbott.



http://www.dkhood.com