Sunday, October 21, 2012

Bone Secrets


Congratulations to "Jaclyn L.", the winner of Kendra's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated!

HIDDEN: A BONE SECRETS NOVEL  - Book 1
July 17, 2012

Eleven years ago, the Co-ed Slayer murdered nine female students on the Oregon State University campus. Lacey Campbell barely escaped his attack, but lost her best friend whose remains were never found. As the sole surviving victim, Lacey helped send the sadistic serial killer to prison for life.
Now a forensic odontologist examining teeth and bones for the state Medical Examiner, Lacey is devastated when she arrives at a crime scene and identifies the skeletal remains as her college friend’s.
The remains are discovered on the land of ex-cop Jack Harper. Sparks fly between him and Lacey, even as they realize that the prosecution’s witnesses from a decade ago are now being murdered one by one. All the evidence points to the Co-ed Slayer as the culprit—only, he’s long since dead. So who’s the new killer? And is Lacey next in line to die?
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CHILLED: A BONE SECRETS NOVEL - Book 2
AUGUST 14, 2012
As a forensic nurse on a search and rescue team, Brynn Nealey braves a dangerous blizzard to find the survivors of a plane crash in the Cascade Mountains. Joining her is Alex Kinton, a former US marshal with self-destructive tendencies. Alex lies his way onto Brynn’s team to find the man who killed his brother—and then return the favor. But once the team members reach the plane’s wreckage, they discover everyone aboard has perished…except for the man Alex is hunting. Alex will do whatever it takes to track his target through the vast, snowy wilderness.
As the temperatures drop, however, so do Alex’s defenses. His contact with the sharp, kindhearted Brynn makes his lust for vengeance difficult to reconcile with his growing feelings for a woman who risks her life to help others. What will happen to Alex’s savage instincts when he finally has the opportunity to confront his brother’s killer?
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Excerpt from CHILLED

Alex Kinton pulled his SUV to a lurching stop, choosing the smallest puddle to park in, and then sat and absorbed the gloomy tableau before him. Wet, foggy, cold, and wet. A close-knit circle of red parkas turned his way. Even from fifty feet away he could see and feel the tension in the postures.
He wasn’t welcome.
He didn’t blame them, but he also didn’t care.
He had a plane to get to.
Alex forced himself to open the door and step into the bitterly cold air. Christ. Fucking weather. No turning back. He ran a restless hand through his hair and pulled up his hood as goose bumps spread across his arms.
One of the red parkas stepped out from the circle as Alex worked his way across the mud and muck. His lungs contracted at the stabbing chill in the wet air. It smelled like snow. That fresh-scrubbed, icy smell that came before the skies let loose with the white stuff. Had to be close to freezing. He couldn’t stop a full body shudder and shiver and hoped the onlookers hadn’t noticed. Why hadn’t the crash happened in the middle of August? When it was hot enough to wear shorts?
The man in the parka approached, holding out a hand in greeting, but his brown eyes were cautious. The dark man looked to be in his fifties, an air of natural leadership emanating from him.
“Alex Kinton?”
Alex nodded. “You must be Collins. The boss said you’d have a pack and equipment ready for me?”
Collins’s chin jerked at the curt tone, and Alex levelly met his gaze. He didn’t have the time or patience for how-do-you-do chitchat. His stomach abruptly cramped, reminding him he’d skipped breakfast. The gut pain coordinated with his growing headache from ignoring his medication last night and this morning. He’d wanted a clear head to meet the plane so he’d deliberately left the small orange pill bottle on the shelf.
Now he had a clear, pounding head. 

Kendra Elliot grew up in the lush Pacific Northwest and still lives there with her husband, three daughters, two cats, and a Pomeranian. She left the dental world after sixteen years to write full time in 2012. Her first two books HIDDEN and CHILLED spent months on Kindle's top 100 paid best seller list. Two more Bone Secrets novels will be released in 2013. She's always been fascinated with forensics, refuses to eat anything green, and loves a strong Mai Tai on the beach on Kauai. Before being published, Kendra's manuscripts finaled in RWA's Golden Heart Awards, the Daphne Du Maurier, and the Linda Howard Award of Excellence.


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Kendra will be offering a copy (paperback or eBook) of either HIDDEN or CHILLED (winners' choice of book and format) to one lucky person leaving a comment.

Giveaway ends 11:59pm EST Oct. 21st. Please supply your email in the post. You may use spaces or full text for security. (ex. jsmith at gmail dot com) If you do not wish to supply your email, or have trouble posting, please email maureen@justromanticsuspense.com with a subject title of JRS GIVEAWAY to be entered in the current giveaway.

34 comments:

  1. Forensics is a field I don't know much about so the stories look interesting.
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

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    1. Hi Maureen, I try not to overload my books with a ton of science...just enough to be interesting. To me, the love story is just as important! Good luck!

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  2. If you haven't read Kendra's two novels and love romantic suspense then these two books are for you. I am patiently awaiting the next book :)

    Waving Hi to Kendra :) Write faster - hehe

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    1. Hi Cindy! I'll let you know as soon as ARCs are available!

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  3. This book sounds awesome,i love getting on here and finding new authors and this one sounds really good i will have to look her up on barnes and noble cause this book sound really good.thank you for putting this on here .debra stolhand - cher123@cableone.net

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    1. Hi Debra! Thanks for the thumbs up.

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  4. Hi Kendra ^^

    Forensic odontologist as a main character is rare in novel usually it's general forensic, nice to read something new. As a fan of romantic suspense thriller I think I should check your books. By the way,I love the cover of your books and what prompted you to leave your profession and became a writer?
    Thanks for this chance to win :)

    pinglecoon at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi Izz, Yes, the forensic odontology is pretty rare. It was one of the reasons my editors were excited about the books. I love my covers too. They're working on the third cover; I can't wait to see what they come up with! I was hitting serious burnout with the job. I'd been writing for several years without a sale. When I finally sold these books, we realized it covered what I was making at the day job. I was ready to concentrate on writing full time and my kids are thrilled that I'm home when they get home from school.

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    3. wow, that's a huge achievement to quit your job and make more than you did. I'm happy for you and hope your covers doesn't carried away with current trends because lately the book covers look the same.

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  5. Hi Kendra,
    I have the paperback copy of Hidden, and it's next on my TBR pile.
    So far, I've loved every romantic suspense I've read from Montlake, and I know I'll love yours too!

    malolson at gmail dot com

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    1. Thank you, Mal! Sounds like you need a copy of CHILLED on that stack. ;)

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  6. Hi Kendra,
    I have the paperback copy of Hidden, and it's next on my TBR pile.
    So far, I've loved every romantic suspense I've read from Montlake, and I know I'll love yours too!

    malolson at gmail dot com

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  7. Wonderful book covers... I have your books down on my list of wants... just have not gotten them yet.

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    1. Thank you. I love those covers! Good luck, Colleen. Maybe you'll win a copy today!

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  8. The research for the storyline must have been so interesting. I like watching forensics show but haven't read many romantic suspense books with this aspect. I'm definitely looking to remedy this.

    Cambonified(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Good luck to you! In my head it almost wasn't research. I enjoy reading the research books so much, I put off the writing!

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  9. Looking forward to reading both "Hidden" and "Chilled.". Alex sounds like the tortured hero we love to read about.

    janie1215 AT excite DOT com

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    1. Hi Jane, Yes, I really put the screws to Alex in CHILLED. Most of the book takes place in a blizzard. I hate being cold and he did too. It wasn't hard to come up with ways to make him miserable.

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    2. Poor guy, but I'm sure he'll persevere.

      janie1215 AT excite DOT com

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  10. Hi Kendra. These books sound great and I would LOVE to read them? Will the be available at B&N in ebook format? Thanks for the giveaway!
    jaclynlavigne@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Jaclyn, Sadly they won't. B&N doesn't have a digital agreement with my publisher. I have a Nook ereader but occasionally download Amazon books to my laptop or ipad with the Kindle app when B&N doesn't carry the books I want. If you win, I'll get a print copy to you.

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  11. Nothing like a good romance with danger and suspense thrown in for good measure. Your a new author to me and am looking forward to reading one of your books. They sound great!
    grandmabkr at yahoo dot com

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    1. Hi Brenda, Thank you! Romantic suspense has always been my favorite genre to read, even before ever I considered writing it.

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  12. I read Chilled just a few weeks ago and it was a great story. Its one of the few even my husband enjoyed. I don't know how I missed Hidden! Of course the goofy answer is because it was hidden. LOL. But no more!! I definitely need to find it!

    jo1963jo at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks Jo! Love to hear when men read them, too.

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  13. These sound interesting.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  14. Looks really good and attn grabbing. Love to read
    Blackroze37@yahoo.com

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    1. Love the eyes.
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  15. Both books sound wonderful - thanks for the giveaway!

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  16. Hi Kendra,
    I have had my eye on your books & have them on my "read" list. The storylines sound fantastic.
    Please do include me in your draw.
    Jan

    janet_kerr(at)msn.com

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  17. Both books do look amazing. I'll have to read HIDDEN first. I like to read in order.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  18. So sad, seem to get the email notification a day late, just got this one this morning 6 hours too late. I can't wait to read these 2 books, I also like to read them in order...lsscarchuk@att.net

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