Friday, November 30, 2018

IT'S CHRISTMAS AT THE SUSPENSE SISTERS!



MERRY CHRISTMAS AND WELCOME TO THE SUSPENSE SISTERS CHRISTMAS CONTEST! 

On December 21st, we'll pick a winner. That person will get a beautiful lap quilt (seen above) and lots of books so they can read the winter away with the newest releases from the Sisters. There will also be chocolate (of course!), a beautiful tote bag, a personal journal with Nancy Mehl's MIND GAMES on the cover, and gift cards to Amazon and Starbucks!

Please leave a comment below, along with your contact information!

(Winner must be in the U.S.) 








Wednesday, November 28, 2018

ANNOUNCING MIND GAMES!

From Nancy Mehl: My newest novel, MIND GAMES, releases on December 4th! This is the very first book in my "Kaely Quinn Profiler" series. I'm really excited about this series. It's something I've always wanted to write.


Here are a few comments from reader/reviewers:


"The mystery and suspense were non-stop. A new potential villain seemed to pop up every chapter or two as new information came to light. I kept changing my mind on who looked most suspicious. I love it when you have to wait until the end to really figure it out. Even then there were shattering twists that will make things interesting in the coming books. I can't wait for the next book in the series!"
 

"There's so much I want to say about this book but I don't want to spoil the experience of reading this first hand. This book was really great thriller and I totally recommend it! I am definitely looking forward to reading more books starring Kaely Quinn!!" 

"Mind Games was an extremely suspenseful, and often times chilling, read. The opening instantly grabbed my attention and held me until the very end. There were so many anxiety-inducing moments that had my nerves constantly on edge. I don't think I've ever read a book with so many twist, turns, and shocks. There were a couple times I audibly gasped at what had just happened and had to set my Kindle aside for a second to digest it all. I can honestly say this was a completely unpredictable thrill ride."

"Nancy Mehl has another winner on her hands!! Kaely is a phenomenal FBI agent and along with agent Noah Hunter they set out to solve a baffling case that has some connection with her father, who is a serial killer serving time. There are so many twists and turns. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time and finished it in record time! I highly recommend it!!"

"I’m excited that this book is the start of a series and await eagerly the next one! I highly recommend it and it’s a five out of five on the en-JOY-ment scale!"

"I was hooked from the very first page. As someone who is hooked to the various FBI type shows, I was so excited to read a book about an FBI profiler."

"Mind Games kept me guessing throughout the entire book. Each time I thought I had it figured out, I second guessed myself. I appreciate a book that keeps me guessing and intrigued without resorting to sex or foul language. Mehl has written a 5-star Christian suspense book filled with mystery, serial killers and betrayal."


MIND GAMES


Kaely Quinn's talents as an FBI behavior analyst are impossible to ignore, no matter how unorthodox her methods. But when a reporter outs her as the daughter of an infamous serial killer, she's demoted and transferred to St. Louis.

When the same reporter who ruined her career claims to have received an anonymous poem predicting a string of murders, ending with Kaely's, the reporter's ulterior motives bring his claim into question. But when a body is found that fits the poem's predictions, the threat is undeniable, and the FBI sends Special Agent Noah Hunter to St. Louis.

Initially resentful of the assignment, Noah is surprised at how quickly his respect for Kaely grows, despite her oddities. But with a brazen serial killer who breaks all the normal patterns on the loose, Noah and Kaely are tested to their limits to catch the murderer before anyone else--including Kaely herself--is killed.


To celebrate the release of MIND GAMES, I'm sponsoring a contest. 

One person will win a signed copy of MIND GAMES and a $20.00 Amazon gift card!

One person will win a signed copy of MIND GAMES and a $15.00 Amazon gift card!

And one person will win a signed copy of MIND GAMES and a $10.00 Amazon gift card!

Just leave a comment, along with your contact information. I'll pick my three winners on release day, December 4th! (Print copies. U.S. only, please.) 

MIND GAMES link to buy
Nancy Mehl's Website 
 

 

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

WHAT'S HOT IN SUSPENSE!

By Patricia Bradley

Coming in December by our own Nancy Mehl! 



Kaely Quinn's talents as an FBI behavior analyst are impossible to ignore, no matter how unorthodox her methods. But when a reporter outs her as the daughter of an infamous serial killer, she's demoted to field agent and transferred to St. Louis.
When the same reporter who ruined her career claims to have received an anonymous poem predicting a string of murders, ending with Kaely's, the reporter's ulterior motives bring his claim into question. But when a body is found that fits the poem's predictions, the threat is undeniable, and the FBI sends Special Agent Noah Hunter to St. Louis.

Initially resentful of the assignment, Noah is surprised at how quickly his respect for Kaely grows, despite her oddities. But with a brazen serial killer who breaks all the normal patterns on the loose, Noah and Kaely are tested to their limits to catch the murderer before anyone else--including Kaely herself--is killed.

You can preorder Mind Games at:

Amazon             B&N            CBD

Monday, November 26, 2018

THIS WEEK ON THE SUSPENSE SISTERS!




We’re planning another great week on the Suspense Sisters. Check out our posts, our interviews, and our awesome giveaways!

THIS WEEK:

On Tuesday Patricia Bradley will share What’s Hot in Inspirational Suspense and Mystery.



Wednesday Suspense Sister Nancy Mehl announces the release of her newest book, MIND GAMES! You could win a copy!

FBI Behavioral Analyst Kaely Quinn's methods may be highly unorthodox, but her talent is undeniable. She's done her best to establish a new life for herself after being demoted and transferred to St. Louis when a reporter revealed she's the daughter of an infamous serial killer. But when that same reporter claims to have received an anonymous poem predicting a string of murders, ending with Kaely's, it seems her old life has followed her.

When a body is found that fits the poem's morbid predictions, Kaely and her new partner, Special Agent Noah Hunter, are forced to move past his skepticism of her approach and work together to unravel the deadly riddle.

With a brazen serial killer who breaks all the normal patterns on the loose, Noah and Kaely are tested to their limits to catch the murderer before anyone else, including Kaely, is killed.   

Friday the Suspense Sisters are kicking off our yearly Christmas giveaway! We have some wonderful prizes. Check back to see what you could win! (Here’s a hint…) 


 The Suspense Sisters


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Friday, November 23, 2018

INTERVIEW WITH DR. RICHARD MABRY

Dr. Richard Mabry is a retired physician, now writing “medical mystery with heart.” His novels have garnered critical
acclaim and been finalists for ACFW’s Carol Award, both the Romantic Times’ Inspirational Book of the Year and Reviewer’s Choice Awards, the Inspirational Readers’ Choice, and the Selah Award. He is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers, the International Thriller Writers, and Novelists Inc. Emergency Case is his latest novella.
 

He and his wife live in north Texas, where he writes, works on being the world’s greatest grandfather, and strives to improve his golf game. You can learn more about him at his website, and via his blog and Facebook page.
 

INTERVIEW
 

1. What’s the most important thing you want readers to take away from your books?
 

Every book I write has the same basic message—God doesn’t protect us from bad things, but He does promise that we’ll able to get past those with His help. And—taken from my own life—sometimes we come out of our trials stronger and in a better place. But whether the outcome is good or bad, our faith will bear us up.
 

2. If you could go back in time and start your career over again, is there anything you would do differently? If yes, why? If no, why not?
 

That’s hard to answer, mainly because I’ve had two very different careers. The first was medicine, and although there were some tough times, I wouldn’t change a thing. There were rewards that more than made up for the difficulties. Then, just as my wife and I were ready to retire, just as I was cleaning up my golf clubs for a time of leisure, she had a terminal stroke. God used that experience, the worst one of my life, to deepen my understanding of Him. He gave me once more the love of a wonderful woman and called me—often unwillingly—into a new career of writing. Doing that, I’ve been able to share my experiences with a different audience. So, no, I don’t think I’d change a thing. God had it all planned out, and I’ve discovered that His way is best, even when it doesn’t appear that way to us at first.
 

3. What author/authors have had the most influence over your writing?
 

As I plunged into the craft, I benefited from the instruction of a number of Christian writers—Jim Bell, Karen Ball, Gayle Roper, Randy Ingermanson, and so many more. I have read (and continue to read) the works of Brandilyn Collins, Ronnie Kendig, Alton Gansky, and too many others to recount. But I’ve also gained from reading (and imitating) the work of “secular” writers such as the late Robert B. Parker, who taught me how to write in simple declarative sentences, and the late Donald Westlake, who introduced me to the technique of “push fiction,” letting characters lead where the story takes them. I’m certain I’ve skipped over some, but the answer is that I’ve learned from every writer I’ve ever encountered.
 

4. Tell us three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
 

I have a background in music, from singing with the Dallas Symphony Chorus once to serving as a music director several times, to singing a role in the Cross-Winds Follies presentation of Guys and Dolls in the Azores.
 

I’ve played and coached baseball much of my life and was fortunate enough to be in the first base coach’s box when Mickey Mantle hit his last home run. (Even though it was a grooved fast ball, it was great to see). I’ve had the opportunity to play with and against some of the greats in the game.
 

And while on vacation in Hawaii, I was fortunate enough to play beach volley ball with the (at that time) world champion Pittsburgh Steelers. When the game was over, Franco Harris turned to me and said, “Thank you for playing with us, sir.” That “sir” convinced me that I was in over my head, even in beach volley ball.
 

5. What are you working on now?
 

I was wondering what a person would do if they received a mysterious package containing a cell phone, one that rang with a message for them. Of course, since I write medical thrillers, I had to make this happen to a doctor. And what if her husband was kidnapped and was being held hostage to assure her carrying out the commands the mysterious voices made? Then, what if that was to give a medication to a past Vice-President of the US, medication that would cause his death? And that’s the premise of my next novel, Doctor’s Decision, which I plan to indie-publish in the fall of next year.
 

6. Anything else you’d like to share?
 

Thanks for letting me come back for an encore visit. My time with the Suspense Sisters was great, and I’m sorry that time pressures associated with a change to indie-publishing necessitated my dropping out. To the readers out there, I hope you enjoy the Christian fiction this site introduces to you. To the writers in our audience, I’ll reinforce the advice we’ve all received—keep on writing. 


KILLER OR TARGET?

The relationship between Dr. Kelly Irving and her husband, attorney Jack Harbaugh, has cooled recently, but she figures they’ll muddle through and repair it.
 

But when she backs down her driveway, her car hits a bump that turns out to be the partially snow-covered body of a man her husband recently represented. Not only that, the gun that killed him belongs to Jack, who seems to be the primary suspect.

As events escalate, Kelly can’t decide if her husband is a murderer or the next victim. Eventually, they put their marital differences aside and find the person masterminding the syndicate behind all this, while trying to keep Jack alive.


Leave a comment, along with your contact information, and you could win a copy of EMERGENCY CASE! Print or eBook, your choice. (Print copies in the U.S. only, please!)

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

What Odd Thing Are You Thankful For?

by Patricia Bradley


Since this is Thanksgiving week, I thought I’d ask our readers to share something they are thankful for that isn’t your normal thing to be thankful for.

Like something making you late and because of it, you miss an accident–that’s happened to me more than once.

Or like a friend who was thankful for a boring boyfriend who kept her from dating an exciting one. If she’d dated the exciting one, she probably would have married him…and missed the man she eventually married who is her soulmate.


So Suspense Sisters, what unusual thing are you thankful for? Leave a comment and I'll enter you in a drawing for a $10 gift card. Your choice of Starbucks, B&N or Amazon.