This week, I'd like to introduce you to some friends of mine who write thrillers and mysteries. The opening lines of their novels are intriguing and meant to draw you in. Take a look at these amazing female writers who I feel privileged to call colleagues.
"He shouldn't be here, he thought. Not tonight. A bad idea all around."
About the author: Peg has gone down a few rabbit holes in her life, but writing crime fiction isn't one of them. You can learn more about her by visiting her blog, or meet up with her on Facebook.
TORN APART by MA Comley
"Saskia Hartley knew she was the luckiest woman alive. She had a man who worshiped her and a son who told her daily she was the best mummy ever."
In the Nook Book Store: US
About the author: MA Comley is a prolific British author who currently lives in France. Visit her blog, or find her on Facebook and Twitter.
"Lisa was glad the day was finally over. The art show had been a complete success, and her feet were killing her."
About the author: Linda L. Barton has done many different things in her life, from working as a hair stylist, a claims processor, to driving a Peterbilt Truck across the US, but writing is her passion. Visit her website, or find her on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.
SHE BELONGS TO ME by Carmen DeSousa
"A loud crack startled Jordon from his sleep. His hand flew to his pounding head as he looked around the room for the source of the noise.
It sounded like a gunshot, or perhaps he was just having another nightmare. Sometimes he couldn't tell the difference."
About the author: A romantic-suspense writer, Carmen DeSousa writes novels that overflow with romance, mystery, suspense, a hint of paranormal sometimes, and of course—tragedy; after all, what would a great story be without a heartrending event setting the stage? Visit her online at her blog, on Facebook, and on Twitter.
No Good Deed: Book One of the Mark Taylor Series by MP McDonald
"The baby floated face down in the tub. The image hadn’t changed, not that Mark Taylor expected it to. Not yet anyway. He tucked the photo in his back pocket and trotted down the steps from the ‘L’ platform. With any luck at all, the next time he looked, the baby would be fine."
About the author: MP McDonald was born and raised in Waukegan, Illinois. The fifth of eight children, she found out early that hiding in a book was a great way to escape the noise and bustle of a large, busy household. Find out more about her at her blog, or visit her on Facebook, and on Twitter.
VIGILANNIE by Lia Fairchild
"The dusk sky loomed heavy over inner-city Detroit as she parked her crimson sports car in the empty lot. She hoped she wasn't too late."
In the Nook Book Store: US
About the author: Lia Fairchild is both a traditionally published and independent author who writes contemporary fiction, chick lit, romance, and thrillers. Learn more about her by visiting her blog, or find her on Facebook and Twitter.
And last, but certainly not least, I offer you one of my favorites...
ETERNAL BEAUTY by Linda Prather
"One more, sweetheart, and we'll be finished." He folded her hands across her chest, carefully arranging them to hide the missing fingers. "That's perfect."
Find it in the Nook Book Store: US
About the author: Linda Prather has a love of mystery, metaphysics, and the paranormal. Her books are clear evidence of this. Learn more about her at her blog, or visit her on Facebook and Twitter.
I do hope you'll check out these books authored by extraordinary women writers!