Thursday, August 7, 2014

Profile of Terror

Today's special guest is USA Today Bestselling Author, Alexa Grace. Alexa's journey started in March 2011 when the Sr. Director of Training & Development position she'd held for thirteen years was eliminated. A door closed but another one opened. She finally had the time to pursue her childhood dream of writing books. Her focus is now on writing riveting romantic suspense novels.


Author Alexa Grace is consistently listed in top twenty of Amazon's Top 100 Most Popular Authors in the categories Romantic Suspense and Police Procedural. She was named one of the top 100 Indie authors by Kindle Review. A chapter is devoted to her in the book Interviews with Indie Authors by C. Ridgway and T. Ridgway.

She became a USA TODAY Best Selling Author for her participation in THE PERFECT TEN book set.

Her books Deadly Offerings, Deadly Deception, and Deadly Relations have consistently been listed in Amazon's Top 100 Bestselling Romantic Suspense and Police Procedural Books. Deadly Deception, Deadly Relations and Deadly Holiday have ranked #1 in the top... Read More

Alexa Grace began her writing journey in March 2011 when the Sr. Director of Training & Development position she'd held for thirteen years was eliminated. A door closed but another one opened. She finally had the time to pursue her childhood dream of writing books. Her focus is now on writing riveting romantic suspense novels.

Alexa Grace is consistently listed in top twenty of Amazon's Top 100 Most Popular Authors in the categories Romantic Suspense and Police Procedural.  In 2013, she was named one of the top 100 Indie authors by Kindle Review. A chapter is devoted to her in the book Interviews with Indie Authors by C. Ridgway and T. Ridgway.

Her books Deadly Offerings, Deadly Deception, and Deadly Relations are listed in e-retailer's Top 100 Bestselling Romantic Suspense and Police Procedural Books.  Deadly Offerings has not left the top ten bestselling free mystery romance and police procedural books since 2011.

Deadly Holiday, published in November 2012, is her holiday-themed romantic suspense novella, featuring all her Deadly Trilogy characters.

 Alexa Grace's book Deadly Relations is included in the bestselling book set The Perfect Ten along with Dianna Love, Norah Wilson, Nancy Naigle, Andrienne Giordano, Misty Evans, Sandy Blair, Mary Buckham, Tonya Kappes and Micah Caipa.

Profile of Evil, the first book of the Profile Series was published in May 2013. Profile of Terror was released in May 2014  and Profile of Fear will be released in 2015.

Earning two degrees from Indiana State University, Alexa currently lives in Florida. She's a member of Romance Writers of America and Sisters in Crime.

Her writing support team includes five Miniature Schnauzers, three of which are rescues. As a writer, she is fueled by Starbucks lattes, chocolate and emails from readers.


ABOUT THE BOOK


A missing coed named Abby Reece.

Two clever thrill killers are committing the most brutal, public, and horrifying abductions and murders in the county’s history.  The killers, known as the Gamers, have done this before, and are now upping their evil game to a new level.  The question is — can they be stopped before they kill again?

Things get complicated.

When an ex-girlfriend goes missing, Private Investigator Gabe Chase is obsessed with finding her.  But once her naked and posed body is discovered, the investigator becomes the investigated.  His passion for the victim’s beautiful sister is a complication he doesn't need, as he helps solve the county’s most baffling, terrifying murder cases ever.

Add a sociopathic serial killer who calls himself the Master.

A serial killer so deadly, the FBI’s behavioral analysts want to know when and why he began killing, as well as the identification and location of additional victims.  He will speak only to former federal agent, Carly Stone, a woman he blames for his capture.  When the profiler finds herself at the mercy of this ruthless killer, his becomes the most terrifying profile of all.

Profile of Terror

Three chilling villains, two passionate love stories, and pulse-racing suspense with startling plot twists keep readers on the edge of their seats from page one of this heart-pounding and unforgettable romantic suspense.


AN EXCERPT


At one in the morning, the dark sky was illuminated by a full moon as they drove on a country road, trees hanging overhead like skeletal arms, nearly touching their vehicle.  Driving slowly, they made periodic stops, for only the perfect place would do.

Approaching a bridge over a deep ravine with a wide creek, the van stopped.  Both got out and circled to the back of the white utility van, where they pulled out a young woman's body, already stiffening with rigor mortis.  They carried her to the edge of the road, where they set down her corpse, gave it a push, and sent it rolling down the ravine until it landed on the rocky creek bed below.  Hands on hips, they waited and watched the body at rest, as if they expected it to magically come to life and run away.

"I wonder how long it will take the cops to find this one." The driver chuckled as he followed his passenger to the back of the van.

"Good question.  The one last winter wasn't found until the spring thaw."  He flipped through a stack of magnetic business signs he'd collected in the back of the vehicle.  Choosing one, he slapped it on the side of the van and climbed inside.

"So how many magnetic signs do we have now?"

"Fifteen or so.  We've got signs for plumbing, locksmithing, house painting, and general repair businesses. Think we need more?"

"No." He shook his head.  "You did a good job stealing those.  Even if we have an eye witness tonight, they'll describe a business truck, complete with a name and phone number the cops will use to try to track down their suspects. Too bad it will be a dead end.  Any time we can toy with the cops is a good time."

"Agreed," he said, as a slow, evil smile spread across his handsome face.

Devan Roth glanced at his twin brother, Evan, sitting in the passenger seat, and thought about how much Evan craved his praise.  He'd used that need to his advantage their entire lives.  It wasn't that Devan didn't love his twin.  He did, but he loved manipulating him more.  Although Evan had a higher intelligence level than Devan ever dreamed of reaching, Evan's adoration for his twin was his weak spot.  And if there was anything that Devan could identify from a mile away, it was someone else's weakness.  That's what made Devan the leader.

From early childhood, he could get Evan to do absolutely anything he wanted.  Devan invented the "Double Dare" game when the twins were twelve; he double-dared Evan to jump off the second-story roof. Evan leaped, and broke both his legs.  But he never told their parents that Devan had dared him to do it.  His loyalty to his twin outweighed the pain he suffered that summer.

The Double Dare game continued.  Early on, they stole and killed their neighbors' pets, and then moved on to peeping in windows in the neighborhood and videotaping the event so they could relive the thrill later.  Now they were abducting and killing prostitutes, then disposing of their bodies in remote areas surrounding Indianapolis.


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Book Links

Profile of Terror  (Book Two of the Profile Series)





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Alexa will be awarding a signed copy of PROFILE OF TERROR with a $25 Amazon Gift Card to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a signed copy of PROFILE OF TERROR with a $25 Amazon Gift Card to a randomly drawn host. (US ONLY for book/ International for GC)


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26 comments:

Trin said...

This is a great book you have to read it!

Mary Preston said...

I enjoyed the excerpt.

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

p.m.terrell said...

Thank you for joining us here today, and congratulations on all your writing successes. Your book sounds fabulous. Best of luck with your book tour.

stacey dempsey said...

Thank you I enjoyed the excerpt it sounds thrilling and creepy and all those fun things

Debbie Grim said...

Alexa Grace never disappoints her books are always filled with suspense and mystery and some romance.

Bev said...

I enjoyed the excerpt! "Profile of Terror" looks like a great read!

Neena Christianson Martin said...

I love every book Alexa has written.

Kyrulz said...

The profile of the author

kandy said...

Alexas books are great

Rita said...

Thank you for the excerpt.

Laura Collins said...

Alexa's books are great! Thank you for hosting.

Serena91291 said...

I want to read this book, sounds really good.

Lynne M Costa said...

Alexa's books are always a great,suspenseful read.

Mona Kekstadt said...

All Alexa's books are amazing and full of captivating excitement. Don't miss one of the Profile of books.

Anonymous said...

These characters are so much fun and the stories are GREAT! I love this series! Thanks for such a good read!

Grannymama said...

Alexa will keep you on the edge of your seat with the Profile series. Fantastic read.

Mistie Lamb said...

Everything Alexa writes is a must read. If you like Romantic Suspense you will not be disappointed! This one had me crying, laughing and cheering all in the middle of my living room! Really enjoyed this book!

Karen H said...

While the books are a series, can they stand alone or is it best to read them as a series and in order?

BookLady said...

Congratulations on the new release! Loved the excerpt. Thanks for sharing.

bn100 said...

The characters are interesting

Jason Burnett said...

This sounds like a great book - can't wait to check it out!

Susan Faatz said...

LOVE THE PROFILE BOOK SERIES SO FAR CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE INB THE SERIES

SiNn said...

I adore this series I love and adore Alexa more! every book gets better then the next


Beverly Gordon

Book Talk Romanc said...

I have pretty much loved everything that Alexa has written. However her new Profile series seems to be the best yet. I would give it 10 starts if at all possible! Jeannie

collenga said...

Your books sound amazing, can't wait to check them out