I wish I could read more often than I do, but Need to Know by Karen Cleveland was a super quick read because it was sooo good! I love reading thrillers and suspense stories, and this novel was one of the better ones I’ve read in a while.
Cleveland weaves you through the intricacies of being a CIA analyst and having a family while trying to uncover Russian sleeper cells embedded in the US. Things get more complicated when she uncovers evidence that implicates someone close to her.
The rollercoaster ride is only beginning. When I reached the end, I closed the book firmly saying, “Brilliant ending” out loud. I don’t do that every day. I’d give this book 5 stars.
The holiday season is beginning, and a new threat to the citizens of Bayfield is discovered as young women go missing. Clare assists in the search for the most recent woman and finds she has become a target.
The winters are harsh near Lake Superior… And somewhere in Bayfield, there is a person with a soul colder and more brutal than any winter day in Northern Wisconsin. A fact Clare will discover for herself.
In honor of Veteran’s Day, I’m offering the first book in the Clare Thibodeaux series free Friday, November 9th through Sunday, November 11th!
I am so honored to come from a family of veterans including my father, my father-in-law, my husband, my youngest son and his wife, my brother-in-law, uncles, cousins, and a niece. I was also privileged to serve my country in the Army Reserve for 8 years.
If you haven’t had a chance to read the Clare Thibodeaux Series, here is your opportunity to check it out for free. Go to my Amazon author page for this limited time offer.
Then, watch my blog for more deals in the near future.
Thanks for reading! ~~ Kate
I know, I know. It has been a year and a half since Winter’s Icy Caress was published, but the good news is (Drum Roll, followed by Pregnant Pause)… Never Show Your Hand (Clare Thibodeaux Series, Book 3) is available to purchase on Amazon!!!!
I also updated the covers of all three books to celebrate!! Exodus is a variation on the original cover which was done in a watercolor painting effect. For Winter’s Icy Caress, I wanted a dramatic cover which reflected the eerie suspense of the story.
I hope you like the new covers!
Stay tuned for special pricing on all three books in the coming weeks!
Interesting Fun Fact! The Jeep pictured on the new cover of Exodus is actually MY Jeep!
Check out my book trailers on my brand-new You Tube channel!
Winter’s Icy Caress Book Trailer
Exodus Book Trailer
Who doesn’t like finding some boxes awaiting when they get home? What if they were filled with books? I love it! And, when they’re my books–there are no words to describe the feeling.
The paperback edition of Winter’s Icy Caress was in one box, and the other contained additional copies of Exodus.
Now, the Happy Dancing can begin.
The second book in the Clare Thibodeaux Series is now available on Amazon.com! The ebook is online and the paperback should be available very soon.
There’s even a sneak peek at the first chapter of book 3 —Never Show Your Hand.
Clare’s adventure continues in Winter’s Icy Caress when she inadvertently becomes the target of a serial killer. Anyone could be the culprit, and the clues seem to lead to someone with inside information about Clare. Lee and Wyatt are back, and a few new characters are on hand to stir things up.
I hope you will enjoy the roller coaster ride!
The tension continues to build as I near completion of my second novel–Winter’s Icy Caress. I’ve reached the 60,000 word mark as of today, and I am looking forward to the coming days. The excitement of bringing my ideas to completion is an emotional “high”, and the excitement spurs me on to my next projects.
In Winter’s Icy Caress, Clare Thibodeaux is hoping to find her “happily ever after” despite a past littered with death and sadness. But life in the Northwoods of Wisconsin has been anything except normal when two young women from the area turn up missing. Clare’s determined to find the connection between the missing area women in the hopes of uncovering the person who abducted them. As her personal life begins to fall apart, Clare finds herself embroiled in the search for a serial killer who has selected her as his next target.
I have some plotting started for the third book in the Clare Thibodeaux Series. At this time, I don’t have a title for the next book, but the “Clare” junkies out there should be reassured there are more adventures and danger ahead. Not everyone is who you thought they were, so expect more surprises.
If you haven’t had a chance to read Exodus, I hope you will check it out. It’s available for $0.99 on Amazon.com and Smashwords.com.