Edited by Sandra Brown. Mira, $24.95 (608p) ISBN 978-0-7783-1344-1If a person is known by the company she keeps, then the company of the 30 romance and suspense writers in this stellar all-original anthology speaks volumes about bestseller Brown. From Lori Armstrong's sexy "Holding Mercy" to Vicki Hinze's sweet "Wed to Death," there's romance aplenty. But there's also loads of suspense, including Lee Child's "I Heard a Romantic Story" and Cindy Gerard's "Dying to Score." Hankering for a flight of romantic fantasy? Take a trip to a bizarre Savannah neighborhood in Dianna Love's "Deadly Fixation" or to the Chicago of Patricia Rosemoor's "Hot Note." The action spans the globe... Chockablock with nifty plot twists, these stories aren't to be missed. There are 29 Short Stores and these are the Titles....
Diamond Drop ... Roxanne St Claire
This was action packed greatness!! Diamonds being protected by the sexy Donavan Rush, and can he make it to Paris before someone tries to take them?? Is the beautiful women sitting in front of him in on the theft, or is she just a sexy innocent bystander??
Cold Moonlight ..... Carla Neggers
Ryan "Grit" Taylor is a former Navy Seal with half of one leg missing. He is out in the snow looking for the Vice President's eldest daughter before a killer can get to her! This is a short nail biter!! I LOVED it!!
Barton Another great one that gets your blood pumping!! All Olivia Lynn Warren knows is she has been poisoned. She keeps running, but can hear her cop boyfriend chasing her. Did he poison her?? Did he turn bad cop, and go on the payroll of a wife killer to take her out??
Speechless ... Robert Browne
This one was amazing!! It's one of those stories you just HAVE to read as fast as you can to find out what the hell is really going on!! Then when I got there I yelled out WTF!! Greatness is all I can say about this one!!
Lockdown .... Andrea
Kane Oh wow!! Talk about the wedding from hell!! You are walking down the isle .. Almost to your groom and three year old son, when a masked gunman come in and takes everyone hostage. He lets everyone go except he keeps only the bride, her young son, and best friend hostage. Can the police and the two honeymooning FBI agents save them before this wedding becomes a great tragedy???
Spider's Tango ... William
Simon This one was just awesome!! They used to be married. Now they both work for the FBI, but this is their first case together. Lawd is it a tough one!! The President's 4 yr old granddaughter has been kidnapped, and is being auctioned off to the highest bidder. Can they find her before it is to late?? And will they ignore the chemistry that is pulling them together, when this is all said and done???
Night Heat .... Laura Griffin
I have deep love for any story with hot Navy SEALs in action!! This is certainly a nail biter!! A US embassy has been taken by terrorist. Jill has been wounded, and is playing dead. She has a phone hidden on her, and is feeding info to the SEAL commanding officer. Petty Officer Mike Dietz is watching her through the lens of his sniper riffle, but has to wait for his CO's ok to go in. Will they get in before she bleeds to death?? Will they get in an out without one of the terrorist blowing their bomb vest??
B.A.D. Mission.... Sherrilyn Kenyon
Ohh my!! This was one that kept ya guessing! What's a guy to do when hit target is the one gal he has ever loved?? He is sent in to question or take her out. Will she be proved be working with terrorist, and if not can he save her??
Deadly Fixation.... Dianna Love
High Note.... Patricia
Pinianski What more could you ask for in this one!! One special human/ cop, one half vampire, and the siren they are battling. This was a great story! She's a cop investigating the strange deaths of men washing up on the lake and he is her half vamp boyfriend. The latest victim is one of his friends, and he is determined to help her. Can they stop who ever is killing theses men??
Long Shot ... Jeff Ayers & Jon Land
Grave Danger .. Heather
Graham What could be a better place for a serial killer to attack than on the set of a zombie movie?? This was a great story. She is the set designer of this horror movie, but working at night alone has her scared out of her mind!! Is it all in her mind, or is someone truly trying to kill her??
Without Mercy .. Marti Robb
This was an amazing story!! Straight out the headlines!!
Even Steven .. D.P. Lyle
Oh WOW!! An amazing story!! It goes to show you that you don't screw with someone's kid!! All I can say is WOW!!
Dying to Score .. Cindy Gerard
Gotta love a nail biting Black Ops mission in the middle of the jungle! Husband and wife team are pinned down waiting for backup. Her husband is badly injured. Can she keep him alive, and the enemy from finding them?? LOVED this one!
The Number of Man ... J.T. Ellison
Hard Drive .. William Floyd
A great story with a twist I so didn't see coming!
After Hours .. William Bernhardt
Blood in, Blood out .. Brenda Novak
Wed to Death .. Vicki Hinze
The Honeymoon .. Julie Kenner
Great story.. Totally not what I was expecting at the beginning of it!!
Execution Dock .. James Macomber
In Atlantis ... Alexandra Sokoloff
Break Even .. Pamela Callow
This one was just great! Another one that shocks the hell outta you!
Dirty Down .. Debra Webb
A great nerve wrecking story of going undercover to catch a killer!
Broken Hallelujah .. Toni McGee
Causey I loved this one!! Two people who lost the same loved one, both looking for revenge not knowing the other is working for the same goal!!
Holding Mercy .. Lori Armstrong
Another perfect story from Lori!! I absolutely love Mercy!! Lawd.. You get Mercy in action . Plus you get a smoking hot sex scene between her and Dawson!!! So worth the wait! But makes me want the next Mercy book now! Oh the wait!! :)
Vacation Interrupted .. Allison Brennan
Talk about vacation gone wrong!! Great story!!! How do you stop someone from killing you and harassing you when they are a cop, and no one believes you??
I Heard a Romantic Story .. Lee
Shelfari edited the contributors of Love Is Murder Friday, February 8, 2013.