Pointe and Shoot

23 Sep the-dance-world-can-be-ruthless-even-deadly

Happy Autumn!

pointe-and-shoot-coverI love this time of year. There’s something cozy about the temperature dropping and the leaves changing color. (However, here in Western New York, it’s been crazy warm. But anyway…)

I’m excited to announce my first book with Waterfall Press will be released October 4, 2016. It’s my Dance Moms meets Blue Bloods book. (You know, the cop show with Tom Selleck. Love that show.)

For years, my daughters have been competitive dancers. Several years ago, I got the idea to write a murder mystery set in and around the dance world. It wasn’t until Amazon Publishing announced they were actively looking for submissions for their new Christian imprint, Waterfall Press, that I took the time to write the proposal that would become Pointe and Shoot.

Here’s the blurb:

Jayne Murphy has always put family first. That’s why she abandoned her dream of joining the police force to run her ailing mother’s dance studio.

When one of the studio’s most talented instructors dies in a car crash, Jayne isn’t convinced it was just an accident. Relentlessly pursuing her hunch, she teams up with Officer Danny Nolan, the best friend and partner of her brother Patrick, who died in the line of duty. Haunted by Patrick’s death, Danny has begun to question whether he should still be a cop at all.

As Jayne digs deeper, suspects emerge, including the victim’s clingy ex-boyfriend and a jealous foe from the cutthroat dance world. Her evolving insights into the case rekindle Jayne’s passion for police work. Danny, too, feels a renewed sense of purpose…and a definite attraction to his unofficial partner, which seems to be mutual. Now, if Jayne can only keep herself out of harm’s way, she and Danny both might get a second chance—with their careers and each other.

Waterfall Press is running a giveaway on Goodreads. Check it out here.

You can also find Pointe and Shoot on Amazon.

Lastly, I have a newsletter where I update readers on all the latest. You can sign up here if you’d like.

Have a wonderful fall,


Re-Release of Plain Pursuit

10 Oct

Happy Fall! I love this time of year.

I’m thrilled to announce my first Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense, Plain Pursuit, is going to be re-released on December 29, 2015 in print. Plain Pursuit will be part of a 2 for 1 novel with Patricia Davids’s The Amish Midwife. Apparently Amish fiction is still very popular.

Plain Pursuit December 2015

Re-release of Plain Pursuit December 2015

Original Release June 2013

Original Release June 2013











The new cover reflects the general tone of Amish books. How do you think it compares to the original cover? I’ve always loved the “creepy” tone of the Love Inspired Suspense books, however, I do love the new cover. The baby is so cute. What do you think?

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Alison Stone





I’m Addicted to Netflix

5 Feb

Today I’m over on The Pink Heart Society blogging about my love of Netflix and promoting my newest Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense, Plain Peril. Stop by if you have a chance. You can click here.



New Release: Silver Lake Secrets

22 Nov

Hello everyone,

I’m seeing a trend with this blog. I tend to post when I have a new release. I suppose that’s not a bad thing.

My latest release from Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense, Silver Lake Secrets, will be out December 1, 2014. I lovingly call this one my “funeral home book.” The main character, Nicole, is a cosmetologist in a funeral home because she refuses to work at the salon where the 9780373446407small-town gossips are likely to make her the primary topic of discussion. Of course, as in every Love Inspired Suspense, mayhem and love ensue. Here’s the blurb:

Nicole Braun left Silver Lake under a cloud of suspicion—and someone isn’t about to let her forget her troubled past now that she’s returned home. The single mom has worked hard to overcome her reputation, but suddenly she’s the target of an unknown enemy. Only local police chief Brett Eggert has the power to protect her and her young son. But nothing prepares the lawman for the discovery that Nicole’s little boy is the nephew he never knew he had. With Nicole’s secret revealed, Brett is more determined than ever to ensure her safety and find out what’s behind her deadly homecoming.

Silver Lake Secrets will be available at Walmart, Kmart, Kroger, Barnes and Noble and other retailers throughout the month of December. It will also be available at your favorite online retailer.

If you have a chance to pick it up, I’d love to hear from you. I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season.

All the best,


Happy Summer

16 Jul

I hope everyone is having a great summer. I decided to give away a signed copy of my July Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense, Critical Diagnosis. And one better, I’m also giving away a signed copy of Dana Mentink’s July Release, Flood Zone. All Critical Diagnosisyou have to do is click on the link (it’ll direct you to Facebook) and “like.” I will pick one random winner from everyone who likes the image. (Limited to US/Canada. Deadline and rules listed on the Facebook post.)

Click here for a chance to win.

Happy Summer,

What’s the Fascination with Amish Suspense?

30 Jun

I’m over on Just Romantic Suspense today and tomorrow talking about the popularity of all things Amish. Stop by if you have a chance.


Alison Stone

Will I ever feel like a “Real” Writer?

9 Jun

I’m over on Seekerville today talking about “Will I ever feel like a “Real” Writer?” (click on link.)





Cover Reveal ~ Race to Kill by Rachel Kall

23 Sep

Happy Monday!

Well, it’s officially autumn and my long summer absence is over. Did you miss me?🙂 I’ve been busy writing, but today I wanted to take the opportunity to participate in my good friend’s cover reveal!

Rachel Kall is scheduled to release Race to Kill on October 7th. When I first saw the cover, I couldn’t help but think of one of my new favorite television shows, Scandal. From the sound of the blurb, I’m convinced Race to Kill is packed with just as much suspense and a steamy romance.*

Isn’t the cover awesome?

Race To Kill 1-1 RW

Race to Kill (Book 1 in the Love and Scandal Series)

When fiercely independent Vivian Reese is thrust onto the national stage during a heated presidential campaign, she doesn’t expect to become a media darling. She also doesn’t expect to start to fall for her sexy new bodyguard, Marcus Locke. But when threats start surfacing against the sitting President’s campaign and all evidence points to Vivian, she doesn’t know who to trust.

Delta Force Operator turned FBI agent Marcus Locke is supposed to be investigating campaign finance crimes. He’s not supposed to be checking out the sexy, eloquent campaign spokeswoman Vivian Reese, who’s one of his prime suspects! But when they are caught in the middle of a presidential race that is quickly turning deadly, he is forced to put both his heart and his job in the line of fire.

Tempers flare and passions ignite as the campaign gets dangerous, but when bullets start to fly will either of them survive?

Click to see the TRAILER.

Information about the author:

Rachel Kall writes romantic suspense. She likes writing spicy and suspenseful stories to keep readers guessing. Rachel is a member of Romance Writers of America, Kiss of Death, and Georgia Romance Writers. She loves animals and is active in animal rescue. She enjoys adding loveable pets to her stories. She lives in Georgia with her husband and five furkids—two dogs and three cats. She is represented by Sarah Younger at Nancy Yost Literary Agency.

You can find Rachel on her website and Facebook.

*Rachel’s books have gripping suspense and a steamy romance. The romance element in Race to Kill has a higher heat content than the books I write for Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense.

Congratulations, Rachel. I can’t wait until October!



Too Close to Home Now in Print

3 Jul

I’m very excited. Too Close to Home is now available in print for everyone who prefers to hold a book in their hands. And if you’re looking for a beach read, it’s definitely easier to shake the sand out of the pages than out of your eReader.😀

Have a wonderful July 4th weekend.



Links for Too Close to Home

Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Samhain

Hanging around the World Wide Web

17 Jun

Today I find myself in three places at once. That’s the beauty of the Internet. It can be done.

Thanks to Roxanne Rustand for hosting me on her fun blog, All Creatures Great and Small where I’m chatting about meeting the famous polar bear cubs at the Buffalo Zoo.

I’m also over at Just Romantic Suspense talking about how different Halloween, the movie, would have been if Jamie Lee Curtis’s character had a cell phone. Yes, the mind of a writer is a quirky thing.🙂

Lastly, I’m also featured on The Suspense Zone. Thanks to Susan Sleeman for asking me some great questions. I talk about the inspiration for my latest release, Plain Pursuit, as well as give a little advice to new writers.

If you have a minute, stop by any of these sites and say hello.


Alison Stone