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Excerpt & Giveaway: PROFILE OF TERROR by Alexa Grace

Welcome to my stop on the blurb blitz tour for PROFILE OF TERROR by Alexa Grace, a romantic suspense available now from Golden Publishing.

 

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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)

 

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

 

MEDIA KIT profileofterror_400x600At 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

 

MEDIA KIT Author photo(2)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/

 

Subscribe to her newsletter at – http://eepurl.com/sJ-Df

 

Friend her on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/AuthorAlexaGrace

 

Tweet her – @AlexaGrace2

 

Book Links

 

Profile of Terror  (Book Two of the Profile Series)

 

Amazon U.S.  http://amzn.com/B00KAMWA7Y

 

Amazon UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00KAMWA7Y

 

Amazon CA  http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00KAMWA7Y

 

Amazon AU  http://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B00KAMWA7Y

 

B&N  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/profile-of-terror-alexa-grace/1119480490?ean=2940149208081

 

GIVEAWAY

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22 responses to “Excerpt & Giveaway: PROFILE OF TERROR by Alexa Grace

  1. Mary Preston ⋅

    An interesting excerpt.

  2. trinlovesherkids ⋅

    Love Alexa’s books

  3. trinlovesherkids ⋅

    Love all of Alexa’s books

  4. Aimz ⋅

    Love this book (and all of her books)!

  5. kandy ⋅

    Great books

  6. Laura Collins ⋅

    Love the excerpt, thank you for hosting Alexa. 🙂

  7. The book sounds really great!

  8. Twin Killers – Alexa Grace keeps things interesting.

  9. Barb Kiser ⋅

    The blurb

  10. Lynne Costa ⋅

    An Alexa Grace novel is always a win.Full of suspense.

  11. Cynthia M ⋅

    Alexa Grace is one of the best. Profile series is fantastic.

  12. I liked both the excerpt and the author bio. It’s important to me to be able to understand a bit about the book. I also love reading about the author. Discovering that this particular author rediscovered her muse as a result of company downsizing serves as hope for the aspiring writers.

  13. Rita Wray ⋅

    Thank you for the excerpt.

  14. Mistie Lamb ⋅

    Once you pick up Alexa’s books you will be hooked! You won’t regret it though!

  15. ALEXA GRACE IS A GREAT AUTHOR AND HER BOOKS ARE REALLY GREAT. PROFILE OF TERROR IS LNO EXCEPTION AND IS A MUST READ.

  16. Enjoyed book the book excerpt and author bio. Will be reading this book. Thanks for the post

  17. bn100 ⋅

    The concept’s interesting

  18. collenga

    Sounds like an awesome read. Some great reviews on the other comments, can’t wait to check this out!

  19. suemvan ⋅

    Serious heart palpitations after reading about this! Have to check it out!

  20. Serena S. ⋅

    Another great excerpt!

  21. If you haven’t read this book yet you’re missing out! It’s so good!

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