Saturday, May 7, 2016

Sins of the Past Mystery and Mayhem Tour & Excerpt

Join us on our Mystery and Mayhem Tour and solve clues along the way, as we celebrate the release of our romantic suspense novella collection with Dee Henderson, SINS OF THE PAST. 

The tour culminates in our Facebook Author Party on June 2 (6 PM - 8 PM CDT). There will be Q&A, giveaways...and some exciting reveals for the Mystery and Mayhem Tour. Learn more about the kidnapping mystery surrounding the launch here!

MYSTERY AND MAYHEM UPDATE: Someone sent a Facebook message to Dani Pettrey yesterday with the image below and the message, “Found this in one character’s mail…but it doesn’t belong to the kidnapping victim.” Oddly, the message came from Lynette Eason—though Lynette denies ever sending it. Her Facebook account was almost certainly hacked by Anonymous. (Please don’t give away which character you eliminated from the list of potential victims so other readers can enjoy the fun! If you want to know what the Mystery and Mayhem tour is all about, go here.) 

Three Novellas from Bestselling Authors

In Dee Henderson's Missing, a Wyoming sheriff is called to Chicago when his elderly mother goes missing. Paired with a savvy Chicago cop, the two realize her disappearance is no accident, and a race against the clock begins.

Dani Pettrey returns to Alaska with Shadowed, introducing readers to the parents of her beloved McKenna clan. Adventure, romance, and danger collide when a young fisherman nets the body of an open-water swimming competitor who may actually be a possible Russian defector.

Lynette Eason's Blackout delivers the story of a woman once implicated in a robbery gone wrong. The loot has never been found--but her memory of that night has always been unreliable. Can she remember enough to find her way to safety when the true culprit comes after her?

Dee Henderson is the New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen novels including Full Disclosure and Taken. She is a lifelong resident of Illinois. Visit her online at

Dani Pettrey is the award-winning author of the acclaimed Alaskan Courage series as well as Cold Shot, the first in her Chesapeake Valor series. She lives with her family in Maryland. Find her online at

Lynette Eason is the bestselling author of the Women of Justice series and Always Watching from her new Elite Guardians series. She resides in South Carolina and can be found online at

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EXCERPT from Dani Pettrey’s Shadowed in SINS OF THE PAST

Ben approached the orca pod, knowing he could be flipped any instant, praying they didn’t view him as a threat.

The lagoon was teaming with shoals of herring this time of year and most of the pod was feeding on them below the surface.

If he could just maneuver close enough, he could grab hold with the hook next time they nudged the body off one of their noses.

They spotted him, several circling the kayak. He’d spent enough time in these waters that the kayak shouldn’t be an unfamiliar sight to them.

With great patience he waited until the opportune moment presented itself, and then he scooped, tugging the body to him—a woman—still intact for the most part.

Laying her across his lap, he eased back and paddled for the boat.

Libby greeted him at the stern, concern etched across her furrowed brow.

“You reach the coast guard?” he asked.

“Yeah, but they want to talk to you.”

That was never a good sign.

“Okay, help me lift her up.”

Libby’s eyes widened, but she did as he instructed, grabbing hold of the woman’s torso and pulling as he hefted her onto the ship.

Libby lost her balance on the slippery surface, tumbling back, the body’s dead weight collapsing on top of her.

A surprised yelp escaped her lips, but not the horrified shriek he’d expect from most in the situation. “Hang on.”

Securing the kayak, he scrambled up to assist, rolling the body off of her.
He helped Libby to a seated position, and her eyes widened in horror at the sight of the woman’s partially nibbled face.

“Kat?” her voice squeaked.

Shock rooted him in place. “You know her?”

Libby nodded grimly.


  1. Thanks so much for featuring us, Maureen!

  2. Whoa. Suspense! Another clue! Yay!

  3. Whoa. Suspense! Another clue! Yay!

  4. Yay! Thanks for hosting a clue!