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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Cheers,

Alison

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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.

Cheers,

Alison

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,

Alison

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,
Alison

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.

Cheers,

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!

Cheers,

Alison

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.

Cheers!

Alison

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.

Cheers,

Alison Stone

 

 

 

 

Guest Author: Kristina Knight

12 Jun

Please welcome Kristina Knight to my blog today. She’s going to tell us about her former career as a journalist and her latest release, What a Texas Girl Dreams.

Welcome, Kristina!

Kristi1Kristina: Hi, Alison! Thank you so much for having me here today!

Alison: Your bio says you live on Lake Erie, yet you wrote a series of books set in Texas. What do you think the allure of the Texas cowboy is?

Kristina: You mean other than the pictures on Pinterest? Those are seriously drool-worthy!! For me, the lure of the cowboy goes way back: I can remember watching old spaghetti westerns with my grandfather (who was a cowboy) as a kid. I loved those guys who stood up for what they believed in, who fought to save the day (or the damsel in distress) and always managed to win against the odds. I love a good underdog story, and a lot of cowboys were underdogs. I think we all like to be able to root for someone, whether in books or movies or TV shows, and someone who is brave, steady and fighting for right is always someone we can root for. And, it can’t be said too much, those pictures on Pinterest don’t hurt, either.

Alison: I suppose I should start following you on Pinterest.🙂 Now tell me, how has your former career as a journalist helped with your current career as an author?

Kristina: Gosh, in so many ways. As a journalist there is a lot of hurry-up-and-wait. We hurry to a courthouse to get the mobster leaving in handcuffs, but then have to wait while the jury deliberates. Publishing is a lot like that: we write our books, polish them until they shine…and then have to wait weeks or months to hear back from editors or agents. Journalism also ingrained in me a need to beat a deadline. The five o’clock news goes on whether our stories are edited and perfect or not. That 11 o’clock print deadline is hard and fast. And so should our deadlines as writers, whether we are published or still waiting for that call.

Alison: Editors must love that you meet deadlines. When you sit down to write, do you plot your stories or do you just write organically and “see what happens?”

Kristina: My process is so weird. Technically, it’s a little of both. I need to know my characters and at least have an inkling of where the story is going. So, as I’m starting a new project I’ll make an outline of events that I think will happen. But that outline is always blown out of the water by the time the story is finished. Events are moved around, some deleted. My final drafts are always different from those early outlines!

Alison: I can relate to final drafts not resembling outlines. In the end, I’m sure it’s a stronger story, right? Now tell me about your perfect day.

Kristina: Oh, the perfect day. I would wake up totally refreshed, probably around 9 am, somewhere tropical. RadioMan, my own personal hero, would be my cabana boy, and he’d be waving a palm frond to keep me cool. There would be no 7 am pounces from bebe with the screaming-greeting of ‘Gooooooooooood morning!’ I would have plenty of time to get everything done – time to write, time to play, time to cook. Nothing would fall by the wayside.

Alison: Ah, waking up somewhere tropical sounds awesome! Your latest release, What A Texas Girl Dreams , revolves around horses. Your heroine’s horse is injured which leads her to the hero, a veterinarian. Did you have to do a lot of research?

Kristina: I did, and it was so much fun! I blame the journalist in me, but I love doing research. I contacted a horse rehab in Texas to get the lay of the land, talked (a LOT) with our vet and an associate of hers who focuses on large animals. And then I fictionalized all of it and (I hope) still got it all right!

Texas GirlBlurb for What a Texas Girl Dreams:
Monica Witte has life the way she likes it. She comes home to be babied every few months and the rest of the time she has no strings holding her back. But after her horse is injured in a rodeo performance, Monica knows it’s time to come home and face her family – warts and all.

Trickett Samuels works best on his own. The large-animal vet likes his quiet life in the Texas countryside. When Monica Witte blows into town, demanding a quick fix to her horse’s big issues, his life is turned upside down. Trickett doesn’t understand Monica’s need to perform before perfect strangers or why she wants to keep the truth of their relationship from her family. And the more he gets to know her, the more he wonders if he can convince this Texas girl that having roots will only help her soar higher.

Buy Links:
Amazon
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iTunes

Author Bio:

Once upon a time, Kristina Knight spent her days running from car crash to fire to meetings with local police—no, she wasn’t a troublemaker, she was a journalist. When the opportunity to focus a bit of energy on the stories in her head, she jumped at it. And she’s never looked back. Now she writes magazine articles by day and romance novels with spice by night. She lives on Lake Erie with her husband and four-year-old daughter. Happily ever after.

Website: http://www.kristinaknightauthor.com

Thanks for stopping by, Kristina! I’ll have to take a little trip to Texas and check out those cowboys!🙂

Cheers,

Alison Stone

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