Monday, August 4, 2014

Book excerpt for Profile of Terror by Alexa Grace

Welcome to Monday! We're kicking off the week with a book blurb and excerpt for the romantic suspense novel, Profile of Terror by Alexa Grace.

Alexa will be awarding a signed copy of Profile of Terror with a $25 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn winner. To be entered for a chance to win, use the form below. To increase your chances of winning, feel free to visit her other tour stops and enter there, too!

Blurb:
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.


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.


Author bio and links:
USA Today Bestselling Author, Alexa Grace'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.

You can visit her website at - http://www.alexa-grace.net/

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Book links for Profile of Terror (Book Two of the Profile Series)


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47 comments:

Mary Preston said...

A very exciting story line.

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Alexa Grace said...

Thanks so much for featuring my book today!

Grannymama said...

Alexa Grace is #1 in romantic suspense. The Profile series is one of the best.

Book Talk Romanc said...
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Laura Collins said...

I love Alexa Grace's books, I enjoyed reading the Bio for Alexa.
Thanks for hosting.

Book Talk Romanc said...

I became a fan of Alexa through her Deadly series. She has certainly turn up the suspense and evil series. I highly recommend her all her books, but her Profile in Terror book tops them all. What did I love most about the blog. Reading about my favorite authors is always awesome. However, I love reading the excerpt. Even though I have read the book the excerpt refreshes the story for me and I love it all over again. :) I so recommend this book to anyone who loves Romantic suspense reading.
Jeannie K

collenga said...

Great excerpt! I like the fact that the characters are twins...

Mistie Lamb said...

Such a good book. If you like Romantic Suspense you will like Alexa Grace's books! She writes an exciting crime story while mixing in a beautiful love story!

Trin said...

Love Alexa's books try one you won't be disappointed

kandy said...

Alexa's books are very interesting it is fun being on her street team

Alexa Grace said...

Thanks so much for your kind comments, Grannymama, Book Talk Romanc, Laura Collins, collenga, Mistie Lamb, Trin, and Kandy.

Jackie said...

I love Alexa Grace's books and always look forward to more books.

Catherine Scott said...

Love the recognition Alexa...so deserved! She is a wonderful writer!

Lisa W said...

Amazing writer... love the excerpt

Tami Schafer said...

Love that post is about Alexa love her books

Heather Coulter said...

Even though I have already read it - the excerpt.

Always temps me to reread.

Diana Tan said...

Great book!

Nicola Mansfield said...

the blurb!

Lisa Longstreth said...

I love Alexa Grace's books! Very exciting and great characters!

Anne said...

I always enjoy reading excerpts to get a better idea of the story line and writing style.

Anne said...

I always like reading the excerpts to get a better idea of the story line and writing.

Cindy Caron said...

love the plot and looking forward to reading. Alexa Grace is one of my favorite authors. I hope she continues to do so.

MomJane said...

What a frightening story and the two people in the excerpt are vicious sounding.

nancy wolfe said...

Alexa: I loved hearing about your writing partners. Your love of coffee and chocolate is also a fave of mine.

Thanks for sharing the story line with us. The Profile series is one of my favorite series.

Lisa thank you for featuring Alexa and her book.

Rita said...

Sounds very intriguing.

Neena Christianson Martin said...

Finding out that Alexa has a new book, I have read all of her books, and I love them.

Theresa said...

Can't wait to read Alexa's book!

Lori Franklin Hopkins said...

I like the blurb. It helps me to decide if I may like a book or not, and this one sounds good!

Lynne M Costa said...

Alexa Grace is a must read Suspense read.

Patricia P. said...

I love all of her books. This story looks great!

jodi marinich said...

love the excerpt

bn100 said...

Sounds interesting

BookLady said...

Loved the great excerpt! Thanks for sharing.

Martha Lawson said...

The excerpt was great!! Look forward to reading it.

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Cindi Ross said...

I loved this story. I can't wait for the Cam's story.

Bev said...

This sounds like such a fantastic story line!

Kyrulz said...

Love alexa's books

JanD said...

I like the glimpse of the villains.
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Debbie Grim said...

I love Alexa's books.

Debbie Grim said...

I love Alexa's books.

Debbie Grim said...

I love Alexa's books.

Debbie Grim said...

I love Alexa's books.

Susan Faatz said...

ALEXA GRACE HAS VERY GOOD BOOKS AND THEY KEEP YOU TURNING THE PAGES

Melinda Dartmann said...

I think I snickered a little when I read about Alexas' writing team! Loved it!

Amanda Sakovitz said...

I enjoyed the excerpt!

Thomas Murphy said...

I liked the Blurb

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