First Line Fridays: Dangerous Pursuits Novellas

Welcome back to First Line Fridays. I haven’t participated in a while, but I wanted to share with you the first lines of the upcoming novellas from the Dangerous Pursuits authors. Whet your appetite for 15 suspenseful tales from some of today’s best-selling authors, filled with mystery, murder, and absolute mayhem! Come back each week to get a taste of what’s to come!

Headlight beams slashed the night and

glared off Duncan McCammon’s rearview mirror.

A Time to Hunt by Cynthia Hickey

Kidnapping isn’t always final. Murder is. 

Multi-published suspense author, DUNCAN MCCAMMON, rarely returns to his childhood home of Cumberland, except when his younger sister summons him. When he receives a text message asking for his help, he heads to his sister’s house and discovers her missing, and his brother-in-law dead. Duncan calls the police and immediately finds himself as the prime suspect when they show up to find him alone and covered with blood.       

KENNEDY SPARKS wants to be the best officer on the force in the small town of Cumberland, Arkansas. As the only female cop in a Southern town, she has her work cut out for her. Kennedy’s first assignment as a detective is investigating the disappearance of her best friend, Rebecca, and the murder of her friend’s husband. Kennedy doesn’t count on the arrival of best-selling author Duncan McCammon, the man who once broke her heart. 

Thrust into danger and close proximity with each other, Kennedy and Duncan fight against their attraction for each other. Duncan feels guilty being drawn to the beautiful detective when his sister’s life is in danger. Revisiting feelings for Duncan is unprofessional in Kennedy’s book. Especially under the circumstances.  

Then the stakes rise as Duncan’s friends are murdered one-by-one and Kennedy abducted. 

Can Duncan rescue her and her sister before time runs out or will he lose Kennedy forever this time? 

The pitch-black outside the Humvee matched the darkness churning inside CIA Officer Branch Collins’ heart.

Consecrated Sacrifice by Mary Alford

Consecrated Sacrifice features CIA Officer Branch Collins and Sky Harmon, along with the high-stakes game of espionage that is played out behind enemy lines in Iran. Where one wrong move—one falsely placed trust—can lead to certain death. And the winners can be identified by their battle scars.

Behind enemy lines in Iran, CIA Officer Branch Collins is saved by a dead woman. Sky Harmon was one of the best spies Langley every produced until she disappeared eight years earlier while on a mission in Iraq. Is she a hero or a traitor? Branch had better figure it out soon because the stakes have never been higher.

I don’t deserve to sleep.

Sleep Deprived by Therese Heckenkamp

An odd encounter in a cemetery.

A baby in need.

Every mom’s worst nightmare.

When sleep deprivation skews her judgment, grieving young mother Mae risks everything to save a baby—only to wind up accused of a crime. Now her freedom, her marriage, and her life are at stake. She fights to clear her name, but she can’t do it alone. Her husband is the only one she can turn to. But with their relationship crumbling, even he may not be on her side. Will their struggles rekindle their love, or kill it? If they don’t work together to overcome past wounds and current danger, Mae might finally end up resting in peace. Permanently.

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