Monday, October 25, 2010

"You May Have Missed" Mondays

One of my first exposures to "Christian suspense" was when I read Dee Henderson's novels, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I wanted more, but at that time could not find any other authors writing books in that genre (I'm not even sure if it was a separate genre then).

Until I discovered Terri Blackstock. I began looking for more books by her, and I was soon reading all her books. I couldn't get enough.

Then, along came Brandilyn Collins into my reading life. I read her first series, the Bradleyville Series, and was hooked. And the books just get better and better.

The Kanner Lake Series is highly entertaining. I like the characters and how they interact with one another. They are so "real". And, of course, the suspense is quite, well, suspenseful. Mrs. Collins certainly has a way with words and know exactly how to keep the tension going throughout the entire story. 

Violet Dawn (Kanner Lake Series #1)Violet Dawn is the first in the series. Here is the synopsis of the book from the author's website:

Something sinuous brushed against Paige’s knee. She jerked her leg away.

What was that? She rose to a sitting position, groped around with her left hand.

Fine wisps wound themselves around her fingers.


She yanked backward, but the tendrils clung. Something solid bumped her wrist.

Paige gasped. With one frantic motion she shook her arm free, grabbed the side of the hot tub, and heaved herself out.

Paige Williams slips into her hot tub in the blackness of night - and finds herself face to face with death.

Alone, terrified, fleeing a dark past, Paige must make an unthinkable choice.

In Violet Dawn, hurtling events and richly drawn characters collide in a breathless story of murder, revenge and the need to belong. One woman’s secrets unleash an entire town’s pursuit, and the truth proves as elusive as the killer in their midst.

Coral Moon (Kanner Lake Series #2) Coral Moon is #2 in the series:

The figure remained still as stone. Leslie couldn’t even detect a breath.

Spider-fingers teased the back of her neck.

Leslie’s feet rooted to the pavement. She dropped her gaze to the driveway, seeking...what? Spatters of blood? Footprints? She saw nothing. Honed through her recent coverage of crime scene evidence, the testimonies at last month’s trial, the reporter in Leslie spewed warnings: Notice everything, touch nothing.

Leslie Brymes hurries out to her car on a typical work day morning—and discovers a dead body inside.
Why was the corpse left for her to find? And what is the meaning of the message pinned to its chest? In Coral Moon, the senseless murder of a beloved Kanner Lake citizen spirals the small Idaho town into a terrifying glimpse of spiritual forces beyond our world. What appears true seems impossible.

Or is it?

#3 is Crimson Eve:

Crimson Eve (Kanner Lake Series #3)Carla stared at the gun and David Thornby—or whatever his name was. Her mind split in two, one side pleading this was some sick joke, the other screaming it was all too real.

"Please. You must have the wrong person. There’s no reason for someone to want me dead. I don’t have any enemies."

"Then you’d best rethink your friends."

Realtor Carla Radling shows an “English gentleman” a lakeside estate—and finds herself facing a gun. Who has hired this assassin to kill her, and why? Forced on the run, Carla must uncover the scathing secrets of
her past. Secrets that could destroy some very powerful people.

Perhaps even change the face of a nation...

And, #4, Amber Morn:

The whole thing couldn’t have taken more than sixty seconds.

Amber Morn (Kanner Lake Series #4)Bailey hung on to the counter, dazed. If she let go, she’d collapse—and the twitching fingers of the gunman would pull the trigger. The rest of her group huddled in frozen shock.

Dear God, help us! Tell me this is a dream...

The shooter’s teeth clenched. "Anybody who moves is dead."

On a beautiful Saturday morning the nationally read "Scenes and Beans" bloggers gather at Java Joint for a special celebration. Chaos erupts when three gunmen burst in and take them all hostage. One person is shot and dumped outside. Police Chief Vince Edwards must negotiate with the desperate trio. The gunmen insist on communicating through the “comments” section of the blog—so all the world can hear their story. What they demand, Vince can’t possibly provide. But if he doesn’t, over a dozen beloved

Kanner Lake citizens will die...

Sound good? Then you might want tp check out the Kanner Lake Series. You can read excerpts of the books on Mrs. Collins' website. And if you are interested in purchasing these books, just click on the links in this post.

Try them, I think you'll like them!

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