Candy is Dandy, but Thrillers Won’t Ruin Your Teeth

By Janet Green, thewordverve.com 

You’re a thriller lover: police procedurals, psychothrillers, suspense. You want it all.

You’re picking through the myriad of options, never really knowing what’s going to hit or miss for your tastebuds.  You’re looking for that one Zot candy in the masses, the one that will sizzle your brain and electrify your senses.  Hopefully, it will be a series, so you can latch on for a wild ride with an author you know and trust.

OH! Lookie here:  What’s this?five

Let your imagination run wild, thriller lovers.  FIRST SHOTS has arrived. This insanely affordable (free through 8/16/2013, regularly $9.99, still a helluva bargain) boxed set contains:

FIRST NOVELS IN FIVE SERIES BY BEST-SELLING ARTISANS OF SUSPENSE, as the title goes.  Complete novels! Best-selling authors! Read all about it HERE ON AMAZON.

Now, you have an entire candy store within which to browse with one click of the mouse!  Rick Murcer, Tim Ellis, Gary Ponzo, Dani Amore, Lawrence Kelter — some of the best indie authors in the industry.

My guess is you won’t stop here.  Ultimately, I envision big returns for these authors in terms of readers branching off into other books in their series’.  And big thrills for the readers, who appreciate well-written, eyeball-popping suspense.

Coming from someone who has read most of these books (and ensuing series), there isn’t a bad malted milk ball in the bunch.

Do it.

Medical Thriller Delivers the ** Shiver **

Embryo 2: CrosshairsEmbryo 2: Crosshairs by J.A. Schneider

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Someone is intent on finishing what he started, and none of it good. Embryo 2: Crosshairs by J.A. Schneider is a medical thriller with a very current day twist involving in vitro fertilization and other medical miracles. OB resident David Levine and intern Jill Raney share more than a romantic relationship as they are pulled into a psychotic web of unstable colleagues and crazies. Indeed, Levine and Raney are fighting for their lives, as they both don detective hats to help local police and hospital staff find the man behind the mutilation of women, sickening messages of impending doom, and threats to one special child.

J.A Schneider immediately reels the reader in with a fantastic accounting of the original struggle that began the subsequent whirlwind of mad science, lies, and destruction of lives and careers. Skillfully blending inner thoughts with outer melee, Schneider gives the reader plenty to contemplate and surmise along the way–so many alternative routes to the answer to “WHODUNNIT?” Then the author brings us to a climactic ending which has several levels, so hold on . . . just when you thinks it’s over, you may still be on the ride. Schneider has a spectacular grasp of hospital protocol and the relationships between staff, but also shares knowledge of some of today’s most amazing breakthroughs in fertilization techniques and even the possibilities of those in the future. In Embryo 2: Crosshairs, we are reminded of the tenuous hold each of us have on life and that which sustains us.

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