Love is Murder

including Brenda's short story Blood In, Blood Out

Love is Murder

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Prepare for heart-pounding stories of suspense in this original collection by thirty of the hottest bestselling authors and new voices writing romance suspense today.

Bodyguards, vigilantes, stalkers, serial killers, women (and men!) in jeopardy, cops, thieves, PIs, killers . . . these all-new stories will keep you thrilled and chilled late into the night.

Includes
 Brenda’s short story “Blood In, Blood Out” (Bulletproof Trilogy #1.5)

In this Thriller Short, New York Times bestselling author Brenda Novak shows how past deeds and current love can both bind us to our fate. Rex McReady joined the Crew to survive in prison, but he also killed two of his onetime brothers to save Laurel, the woman he loves. Now in the witness protection program, he is trying to sort things out in his tempestuous on-again, off-again relationship with Laurel. He loves her, she loves him, but the breakups and makeups go on and on. After one of their all-too-frequent fights, Laurel is tracked down by Mose, a Crew enforcer. Rex comes by to try to patch things up with Laurel and, with eyes only for her, Rex allows Mose to get the drop on him, too. Is death the only way out of the Crew for Rex and Laurel?

LOVE IS MURDER is the third Thriller anthology written exclusively by members of International Thriller Writers, Inc. Barely seven years old, ITW has a roster that reads like a Who’s Who of thriller writing, with 1,635 members representing 28 countries worldwide and over three billion books in print.

Contributors to LOVE IS MURDER:
 Brenda Novak, Lori Armstrong, Jeff Ayers, Beverly Barton, William Bernhardt, Allison Brennan, Robert Browne, Pamela Callow, Toni McGee Causey, Lee Child, JT Ellison, Bill Floyd, Cindy Gerard, Heather Graham, Laura Griffin, Vicki Hinze, Andrea Kane, Julie Kenner, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Dianna Love, Jon Land, D.P. Lyle, Jim Macomber, Carla Neggers, Patricia Rosemoor, William Smith, Alexandra Sokoloff, Roxanne St. Claire, Mariah Stewart, Debra Webb

Diamond Drop by Roxanne St. Claire
Cold Moonlight by Carla Neggers
Poisoned by Beverly Barton
Speechless by Robert Browne
Lockdown by Andrea Kane
Spider’s Tango by William Simon
Night Heat by Laura Griffin
B.A.D. Mission by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Deadly Fixation by Dianna Love
Hot Note by Patricia Rosemoor
Last Shot by Jon Land & Jeff Ayers
Grave Danger by Heather Graham
Without Mercy by Mariah Stewart
Even Steven by D.P. Lyle
Dying to Score by Cindy Gerard
The Number of Man by J.T. Ellison
Hard Drive by Bill Floyd
After Hours by William Bernhardt
Blood In, Blood Out by Brenda Novak
Wed to Death by Vicki Hinze
The Honeymoon by Julie Kenner
Execution Dock by James Macomber
In Atlantis by Alexandra Sokoloff
Break Even by Pamela Callow
Dirty Down Low by Debra Webb
Broken Hallelujah by Toni McGee Causey
Holding Mercy by Lori Armstrong
Vacation Interrupted by Allison Brennan
I Heard a Romantic Story by Lee Child

Editor Sandra Brown is the author of sixty New York Times bestselling novels. Writing professionally since 1981, she has published more than seventy novels and has upward of eighty million copies of her books in print worldwide.

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Love is Murder

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Prepare for heart-pounding stories of suspense in this original collection by thirty of the hottest bestselling authors and new voices writing romance suspense today.

Bodyguards, vigilantes, stalkers, serial killers, women (and men!) in jeopardy, cops, thieves, PIs, killers . . . these all-new stories will keep you thrilled and chilled late into the night.

Includes
 Brenda’s short story “Blood In, Blood Out” (Bulletproof Trilogy #1.5)

In this Thriller Short, New York Times bestselling author Brenda Novak shows how past deeds and current love can both bind us to our fate. Rex McReady joined the Crew to survive in prison, but he also killed two of his onetime brothers to save Laurel, the woman he loves. Now in the witness protection program, he is trying to sort things out in his tempestuous on-again, off-again relationship with Laurel. He loves her, she loves him, but the breakups and makeups go on and on. After one of their all-too-frequent fights, Laurel is tracked down by Mose, a Crew enforcer. Rex comes by to try to patch things up with Laurel and, with eyes only for her, Rex allows Mose to get the drop on him, too. Is death the only way out of the Crew for Rex and Laurel?

LOVE IS MURDER is the third Thriller anthology written exclusively by members of International Thriller Writers, Inc. Barely seven years old, ITW has a roster that reads like a Who’s Who of thriller writing, with 1,635 members representing 28 countries worldwide and over three billion books in print.

Contributors to LOVE IS MURDER:
 Brenda Novak, Lori Armstrong, Jeff Ayers, Beverly Barton, William Bernhardt, Allison Brennan, Robert Browne, Pamela Callow, Toni McGee Causey, Lee Child, JT Ellison, Bill Floyd, Cindy Gerard, Heather Graham, Laura Griffin, Vicki Hinze, Andrea Kane, Julie Kenner, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Dianna Love, Jon Land, D.P. Lyle, Jim Macomber, Carla Neggers, Patricia Rosemoor, William Smith, Alexandra Sokoloff, Roxanne St. Claire, Mariah Stewart, Debra Webb

Diamond Drop by Roxanne St. Claire
Cold Moonlight by Carla Neggers
Poisoned by Beverly Barton
Speechless by Robert Browne
Lockdown by Andrea Kane
Spider’s Tango by William Simon
Night Heat by Laura Griffin
B.A.D. Mission by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Deadly Fixation by Dianna Love
Hot Note by Patricia Rosemoor
Last Shot by Jon Land & Jeff Ayers
Grave Danger by Heather Graham
Without Mercy by Mariah Stewart
Even Steven by D.P. Lyle
Dying to Score by Cindy Gerard
The Number of Man by J.T. Ellison
Hard Drive by Bill Floyd
After Hours by William Bernhardt
Blood In, Blood Out by Brenda Novak
Wed to Death by Vicki Hinze
The Honeymoon by Julie Kenner
Execution Dock by James Macomber
In Atlantis by Alexandra Sokoloff
Break Even by Pamela Callow
Dirty Down Low by Debra Webb
Broken Hallelujah by Toni McGee Causey
Holding Mercy by Lori Armstrong
Vacation Interrupted by Allison Brennan
I Heard a Romantic Story by Lee Child

Editor Sandra Brown is the author of sixty New York Times bestselling novels. Writing professionally since 1981, she has published more than seventy novels and has upward of eighty million copies of her books in print worldwide.

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Also Available in Audio

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Brilliance Audio
May 29, 2012
Narrated by: Christopher Lane, Shannon McManus
Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
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Praise for Brenda and her Books

Take Me Home for Christmas

"The worst part of any Brenda Novak book is the last page. I always want more. Luckily there is usually another Novak book in the wings. The Whiskey Creek series is an absolute delight and this newest installment is...so satisfying I ran out of superlatives. Brenda Novak outdid herself in Take Me Home for Christmas."

Fresh Fiction

Praise for Brenda Novak and her books
2018-09-15T22:35:30-07:00

Fresh Fiction

"The worst part of any Brenda Novak book is the last page. I always want more. Luckily there is usually another Novak book in the wings. The Whiskey Creek series is an absolute delight and this newest installment is...so satisfying I ran out of superlatives. Brenda Novak outdid herself in Take Me Home for Christmas."

Every Waking Moment

"Brenda Novak’s gift lies in grabbing the reader mercilessly by the throat and not letting go until the very end... Fast-paced scenes filled with sparkling dialogue, romantic tension, and a series of pulse-racing plot twists bring the story to a heart-stopping climax. An exciting, compelling, entertaining read."

Mayra Calvani, Midwest Book Reviews

Praise for Brenda Novak and her books
2018-09-15T19:39:22-07:00

Mayra Calvani, Midwest Book Reviews

"Brenda Novak’s gift lies in grabbing the reader mercilessly by the throat and not letting go until the very end... Fast-paced scenes filled with sparkling dialogue, romantic tension, and a series of pulse-racing plot twists bring the story to a heart-stopping climax. An exciting, compelling, entertaining read."

Home to Whiskey Creek

"If you like stories of friendship, love, and compassion, the whole Whiskey Creek series is for you!"

Unconditional Book Views

Praise for Brenda Novak and her books
2018-09-15T22:26:55-07:00

Unconditional Book Views

"If you like stories of friendship, love, and compassion, the whole Whiskey Creek series is for you!"

The Perfect Liar

"Gripping, frightening, and intense... a compelling romance as well as a riveting and suspenseful mystery... Novak delivers another winner."

Library Journal

Praise for Brenda Novak and her books
2018-09-15T17:41:07-07:00

Library Journal

"Gripping, frightening, and intense... a compelling romance as well as a riveting and suspenseful mystery... Novak delivers another winner."

Trust Me

"No one can send chills down my spine as Brenda Novak can!"

Detra Fitch, Huntress Reviews

Praise for Brenda Novak and her books
2018-09-15T16:51:51-07:00

Detra Fitch, Huntress Reviews

"No one can send chills down my spine as Brenda Novak can!"

Her Darkest Nightmare

"Novak is a master of suspense. She writes... so well that readers will have a hard time putting this book down. The ending will give readers the trademark suspense ending that is expected and so much more. This book is a well-written work of art by a true master of the genre."

Romantic Times Magazine, 4 1/2 Stars and a TOP PICK

Praise for Brenda Novak and her books
2018-09-16T11:38:35-07:00

Romantic Times Magazine, 4 1/2 Stars and a TOP PICK

"Novak is a master of suspense. She writes... so well that readers will have a hard time putting this book down. The ending will give readers the trademark suspense ending that is expected and so much more. This book is a well-written work of art by a true master of the genre."

Snow Baby

"AWESOME! I could not put this one down, readers! Highly recommended! Brenda Novak has always been an author I look for on the book shelves, and this one is a perfect example as to why! Her characters are realistic, charming, and have a life of their own! Don't miss out!"

Detra Fitch, Huntress Book Reviews

Praise for Brenda Novak and her books
2018-08-31T18:47:49-07:00

Detra Fitch, Huntress Book Reviews

"AWESOME! I could not put this one down, readers! Highly recommended! Brenda Novak has always been an author I look for on the book shelves, and this one is a perfect example as to why! Her characters are realistic, charming, and have a life of their own! Don't miss out!"

Until You Loved Me

"Novak scores again with a story of two characters damaged by love. Watching the emotion that Novak pulls out of these characters is both fun and heart-wrenching; it’s a talent that not every writer has. Novak is staking her claim as one of the best writers in romance today!"

Romantic Times Magazine, 4 1/2 Stars and a TOP PICK!

Praise for Brenda Novak and her books
2018-09-16T12:12:42-07:00

Romantic Times Magazine, 4 1/2 Stars and a TOP PICK!

"Novak scores again with a story of two characters damaged by love. Watching the emotion that Novak pulls out of these characters is both fun and heart-wrenching; it’s a talent that not every writer has. Novak is staking her claim as one of the best writers in romance today!"

A Matter of Grave Concern

"Brenda Novak’s reputation as a great storyteller remains in place with her latest historical novel. [A MATTER OF GRAVE CONCERN] delivers a strong-willed leading lady and a roguish leading man facing off against grave robbers and kidnappers... Novak’s eye for detail shows in the carefully unfolding story. Her characterizations and locales bring the narrative off of the page as the reader falls more and more deeply under the thrall of the mysteries within."

Examiner.com

Praise for Brenda Novak and her books
2018-09-15T21:32:32-07:00

Examiner.com

"Brenda Novak’s reputation as a great storyteller remains in place with her latest historical novel. [A MATTER OF GRAVE CONCERN] delivers a strong-willed leading lady and a roguish leading man facing off against grave robbers and kidnappers... Novak’s eye for detail shows in the carefully unfolding story. Her characterizations and locales bring the narrative off of the page as the reader falls more and more deeply under the thrall of the mysteries within."

No One But You

"Once again, Novak nails the small-town vibe with her classic combination of unvarnished truth and down-home charm."

Library Journal

Praise for Brenda Novak and her books
2018-09-16T12:05:57-07:00

Library Journal

"Once again, Novak nails the small-town vibe with her classic combination of unvarnished truth and down-home charm."

Baby Business

"Brenda Novak displays her unique talent for blending serious situations with compelling and lovable characters to create a romance one cannot soon forget."

Jenna Richardson, Heart Rate Reviews

Praise for Brenda Novak and her books
2018-08-31T19:01:14-07:00

Jenna Richardson, Heart Rate Reviews

"Brenda Novak displays her unique talent for blending serious situations with compelling and lovable characters to create a romance one cannot soon forget."

Right Where We Belong

"The story is so well written that readers will feel as if they have stepped into the book and are living out the events as they happen. Only a master storyteller can pull a reader into the story this well, and Novak is one of the best."

Romantic Times Magazine

Praise for Brenda Novak and her books
2018-09-16T12:16:55-07:00

Romantic Times Magazine

"The story is so well written that readers will feel as if they have stepped into the book and are living out the events as they happen. Only a master storyteller can pull a reader into the story this well, and Novak is one of the best."

In Seconds

"Ms. Novak pens a gritty story with her usual superb characterization. In Seconds is well-plotted and compelling. I couldn’t put it down until I had finished the story. . . well into the wee hours. I cannot recommend this series highly enough. Wonderful characters, tense drama, realism and darned good reading are trademarks of Brenda Novak who is possibly my favorite author."

Suzanne Barrett, Lunch Network

Praise for Brenda Novak and her books
2018-09-15T20:34:48-07:00

Suzanne Barrett, Lunch Network

"Ms. Novak pens a gritty story with her usual superb characterization. In Seconds is well-plotted and compelling. I couldn’t put it down until I had finished the story. . . well into the wee hours. I cannot recommend this series highly enough. Wonderful characters, tense drama, realism and darned good reading are trademarks of Brenda Novak who is possibly my favorite author."

No One But You

"Novak is at the top of her game and keeps the amazing stories coming, especially with this latest installment!"

Romantic Times Magazine, 4 1/2 Stars and a TOP PICK!

Praise for Brenda Novak and her books
2018-09-16T12:08:57-07:00

Romantic Times Magazine, 4 1/2 Stars and a TOP PICK!

"Novak is at the top of her game and keeps the amazing stories coming, especially with this latest installment!"

Her Darkest Nightmare

"Her Darkest Nightmare is as stimulating as it is gripping, and Novak has crafted an exceptional new series that will leave you wanting more."

Real Crime Magazine

Praise for Brenda Novak and her books
2018-09-16T11:32:19-07:00

Real Crime Magazine

"Her Darkest Nightmare is as stimulating as it is gripping, and Novak has crafted an exceptional new series that will leave you wanting more."

Dead Right

"As always, Novak grabs the reader by the throat and doesn’t let go. I was left both physically and emotionally exhausted – the story was so engrossing I couldn’t put it down until late into the early morning hours.... Fans of romantic suspense won’t be disappointed by this heart-thudding, spine-tingling, roller-coaster ride of a novel."

Mayra Calvani, Blogcritics Magazine

Praise for Brenda Novak and her books
2018-09-15T19:16:43-07:00

Mayra Calvani, Blogcritics Magazine

"As always, Novak grabs the reader by the throat and doesn’t let go. I was left both physically and emotionally exhausted – the story was so engrossing I couldn’t put it down until late into the early morning hours.... Fans of romantic suspense won’t be disappointed by this heart-thudding, spine-tingling, roller-coaster ride of a novel."

Sanctuary

"Reading Brenda Novak is like eating chocolate. Rich in texture. Smooth and fulfilling. And you never get enough."

Romantic Times Magazine, 4 1/2 Stars

Praise for Brenda Novak and her books
2018-08-31T20:23:53-07:00

Romantic Times Magazine, 4 1/2 Stars

"Reading Brenda Novak is like eating chocolate. Rich in texture. Smooth and fulfilling. And you never get enough."
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