One Night (Mystery, Thriller, Romantic Suspense)

Kate & Walker

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Lorhainne Eckhart
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New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Lorhainne Eckhart brings you ONE NIGHT, A high-stakes suspense and sizzling, red-hot romance! A blind date goes deadly on a night she’ll never forget!

Kate Sikes has it all: she’s smart and sexy, she has a great career, and she really does believe in happy endings—only she always picks the wrong guys. Nonetheless, she’s determined to meet the man of her dreams, and she believes she’s finally found the one when she turns to online dating. However, her high hopes are once again dashed when Mr. Right turns out to be Mr. Wrong, with some seriously heavy baggage that has Kate running for her life.

When Detective Walker Pruett comes to Kate’s rescue not once but twice, he realizes the only way to keep her safe from a crazy stalker is to keep her close. But his life is far from easy. He’s a lone wolf, and the last thing he’s looking for is attachment. After One Night with Kate, though, Walker can’t fight the chemistry sizzling between them. Not only does he find her irresistible, he feels compelled to protect her. And Kate soon discovers just how far Walker will go to do so.

Don’t miss any of the books in this new sizzling romantic suspense series!

KATE AND WALKER: DEADLY, DANGEROUS & DESIRED

One Night

Edge of Night

Last Night

If you enjoyed ONE NIGHT you may also enjoy THE SAVED SERIES

THE SAVED SERIES is a hot military suspense with a love story set in a military setting. “This was a hard book to put down! A tough captain of a war ship finds a pregnant young girl in a dinghy alone in the ocean!” – Audrey
“The story that unfolds after Abby is rescued is a story of love and how it can change even the toughest man.” From Crazy fast reader

Other Series you may enjoy:

THE OUTSIDER SERIES: An Emotionally charged romance series beginning with the Amazon Bestseller, The Forgotten Child.
THE FRIESSENS: A NEW BEGINNING: The return of The Friessen men and the women they love in this emotionally charged Family Saga which follows THE OUTSIDER SERIES.
THE WILDE BROTHERS: Come and meet the Wilde Brothers of Idaho. Joe, Logan, Ben, Samuel, and Jake. You’ll love the western flair and hot men and strong women in this romantic family saga.

dating, romance, love story, mystery, killer, murder mystery, thriller, suspense, romantic suspense, psychological thriller, Lorhainne Eckhart, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author, best seller, hard boiled, detective story, crime, police procedural, alpha male cop, book 1, Kate & Walker, hot, erotic, sexy, dark romance
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— “INTENSE AND GRIPPING NOVEL, SAVED has it all, mystery, intrigue, deception, romance, and the truly uncomfortable realities of human trafficking. It is a fantastic read.”

— “Eckhart knocks one out of the park with this great story.” RT Book Reviews

—“Taken! Okay you had me at the first page”....Katy M.

—God Bless our Military Men! It takes a horrible, but real tragedy and shows how love can be a true healer. We need more men like the Captain!! Reviewer, Spring Hale

OVERVIEW:
“Growing up I had dreams that one day I'd fall in love, get married and start a family. Then one night I was taken. But I survived, I escaped and I was saved. Eric didn't see me as damaged. He didn't see my baby as a monster. He protected me, he kept me safe ... he saved me.”

Don't miss VANISHED, the next book in the Saved Series, 'A 2016 Readers' Favorite Award Winner' She thought her nightmare was over.

THE SAVED SERIES:
Saved
Vanished
Captured

If you enjoy THE SAVED SERIES, you may also enjoy, WALK THE RIGHT ROAD SERIES.

WALK THE RIGHT ROAD SERIES: "The Choice will leave you questioning your own morals and motivations and leave you asking others what they would do in that same situation. This is a genre-bending novel that will surprise you" from JRA.
"Rarely have I spent time reading a series that had me feeling every thought and emotion." From Mary Ellen

Other Series you may enjoy:
THE OUTSIDER SERIES: An Emotionally charged romance series beginning with the Bestseller, The Forgotten Child.
THE FRIESSENS: A NEW BEGINNING: The return of The Friessen men and the women they love in this emotionally charged Family Saga which follows THE OUTSIDER SERIES.
THE WILDE BROTHERS: Come and meet the Wilde Brothers of Idaho. Joe, Logan, Ben, Samuel, and Jake. You'll love the western flair and hot men and strong women in this romantic family saga.


free, free read, romance, love story, mystery, thriller, suspense, romantic suspense, psychological thriller, Lorhainne Eckhart, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author, best seller, hard boiled, detective story, crime, police procedural, alpha male, military, navy, PTSD, human trafficking, international mystery and crime, hard-boiled, The Saved Series, 

Over 500,000 copies sold worldwide. Now translated in German & French

How do you tell a man there is something wrong with his child?


—    This is by far one of the best books I have read. Lorhainne Eckhart proved herself yet again by pulling you in with a heartfelt story and keeping your attention with the passion that fills the pages. -- ROMANCE JUNKIES

—    I didn't expect I'd fall for the four main characters as hard as I did, but The Forgotten Child is an amazing book, not just for a romance fan like myself, but for single parents who may or may not have a child with autism.-- Reviewer -- Adria

—    A Real Tear Jerker: Omg, I loved this book. I stayed up all night trying to finish it. I cried, My heart broke, I have an 18 year old with autism. This would make a fabulous movie... Tammy

—    "Brilliant, there is no other word for it, heart grabbing, heart warming, gut wrenching, well written well researched, wanted to read it over & over again." - Maureen

In THE FORGOTTEN CHILD, Brad Friessen wasn't looking to love again. But what he got was a woman who shook his lonely bitter world upside down, and touched him in a way no other woman could.

Emily Nelson, ends a loveless, bitter marriage and strikes out on her own. She answers an ad as a cook and live-in caregiver to a three-year-old boy on a local ranch. Ranch owner Brad Friessen hires and moves in Emily and her daughter. But Emily soon discovers something's seriously wrong with the boy, and the reclusive, difficult man who hired her can't see the behavior and how delayed his son is. Emily researches until she stumbles across what she suspects are the soft signs of autism. Now she must tell him, give him hope, and help him come to terms with this neurological disorder--to take the necessary steps to get his child the help he needs.

As their lives become intertwined, their attraction is unavoidable--a connection sparks between them. But just as they're getting close, Brad's estranged wife, Crystal, returns after abandoning the family two years earlier.

Crystal must've had a plan, as she somehow gains the upper hand, driving a wedge in the emotional bond forged between Brad, Emily, and the children. The lengths to which Crystal will go, the lies, the greed, just to keep what's hers, are nothing short of cold and calculating.  Brad fights to save his boy, to protect what's his, and struggles over his greatest sacrifice--Emily, and the haunting question: Has he lost her forever.

The Forgotten Child is the first book in The Outsider Series, the beginning of this romantic family saga of the Friessen men and the women they love, which now spans three series.  The Forgotten Child is a love story between the oldest of the Friessen brother's Brad and Emily, a woman he hires to take care of his autistic child.  

Read THE OUTSIDER SERIES in order now spanning three series:  

The Forgotten Child (Brad & Emily)  

A Baby And A Wedding (FREE An Outsider Series Short)  

Fallen Hero (Andy, Jed & Diana)  

The Search (FREE An Outsider Series Short)  

The Awakening (Andy & Laura)  

Secrets (Jed & Diana)  

Runaway (Andy & Laura)

Overdue (FREE An Outsider Series Short)

The Unexpected Storm (Neil & Candy)

The Wedding (Neil, Candy & The Friessen Family)

The Friessens: A New Beginning

The Deadline (Andy and Laura)

The Price to Love (Neil and Candy)

A Different Kind of Love (Brad and Emily)

A Vow of Love, A Friessen Family Christmas

The Friessens

The Reunion

The Bloodline (Andy & Laura)

The Promise (Diana & Jed)

The Business Plan (Neil & Candy)

The Decision (Brad & Emily)

First Love (Katy)

Family First

Leave the Light On

Don't miss the new spinoff series coming January 2017 - The McCabe Brothers

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Lorhainne Eckhart
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Nov 21, 2013
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220
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9781928085256
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English
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Fiction / Crime
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Hard-Boiled
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
Fiction / Psychological
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / New Adult
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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 KATE & WALKER THE COLLECTION

Includes One Night – Edge of Night – Last Night 

ONE NIGHT 
A blind date goes deadly on a night she’ll never forget! 

Kate Sikes has it all: she’s smart and sexy, she has a great career, and she really does believe in happy endings—only she always picks the wrong guys. Nonetheless, she’s determined to meet the man of her dreams, and she believes she’s finally found the one when she turns to online dating. However, her high hopes are once again dashed when Mr. Right turns out to be Mr. Wrong, with some seriously heavy baggage that has Kate running for her life. 

When Detective Walker Pruett comes to Kate’s rescue not once but twice, he realizes the only way to keep her safe from a crazy stalker is to keep her close. But his life is far from easy. He’s a lone wolf, and the last thing he’s looking for is attachment. After One Night with Kate, though, Walker can’t fight the chemistry sizzling between them. Not only does he find her irresistible, he feels compelled to protect her. And Kate soon discovers just how far Walker will go to do so. 

EDGE OF NIGHT 
Kate Sikes has finally met who she believes is Mr. Right, only Detective Walker Pruett isn’t all about flowers and living happily ever after. In fact, after the greatest night of sex Kate’s ever had, she hasn’t seen Walker once. 

However, she refuses to pine away for him or call him even though he invades her thoughts and her dreams—that is, until he shows up to investigate a case of robbery at the hotel where she works. Once again, Kate is left to fight Walker’s charms, though she knows he can’t commit and she’s convinced he’ll eventually break her heart. 

LAST NIGHT 
The adventure continues for Kate & Walker in LAST NIGHT as Walker proposes marriage to Kate realizing he can’t live without her. Only an intruder from Walker’s past puts his relationship with Kate in jeopardy.

dating, romance, love story, mystery, killer, murder mystery, thriller, suspense, romantic suspense, psychological thriller, Lorhainne Eckhart, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author, best seller, hard boiled, detective story, crime, police procedural, alpha male cop, dark romance, crime fiction


A city boils. Another seethes. A third simmers. And the fourth is about to erupt.

THE BAY - The complete novel.

Like a stove top, the cities of the Bay Area cook in concert, each steeped in danger, corruption, and a criminal underworld that ties them together. A new homicide sits in the middle of it all-the untimely murder of a lawyer in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco.

Filled with mystery as thick as the Bay's infamous fog, Inspector Cole Hoffer's investigation takes him deep into the most treacherous neighborhoods of San Francisco, Oakland and beyond, as he explores clue after clue, courtesy of a cast of pulpy characters operating in a black market just under our noses. In Hoffer's Bay Area, there's always money to be made, witnesses to be offed, and much bigger crimes to be concealed. After all, the Gold Rush never really ended, it just got deadlier.

For Cole Hoffer, Chuck Hattaran isn't just another name on the homicide unit's Big Board. The murdered lawyer is an affront to Cole's career, his life, and his understanding of himself. That's because Cole knew him. In fact, Cole was having an affair with Hattaran's wife, Mia. And if Cole doesn't figure out who had it in for Hattaran, there's only one person left to point the finger at: Cole himself.

This book includes all six episodes of the Inspector Cole Hoffer series: The Tenderloin, Jingletown, Nob Hill, Ghosttown, Fillmore, Golden Gate.

The Author:

Trent Kennedy Johnson is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles, California. Born and raised in the Midwest suburbs just outside Chicago, he has long harbored a fascination for mysterious underworlds like those presented in cities near and far. He is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago and the founder of a writing group called "Incandescent", focused on assisting writers as they generate and hone new concepts born from unconventional sources of inspiration.
EPISODE 4 Cole is unofficially suspended, his case remains unsolved, and his sources of information are less and less reliable, but his unstoppable (and self-defeating) need to wade into the Bay's darkness leads him into new territory: the home court of criminal kingpin Four Fingers. Gang wars, underground negotiations, double agents, killer dogs, bounty hunters, bureaucrats, and even a secret subway system await San Francisco's most troubled inspector. THE BAY - THE SERIES Filled with mystery as thick as the Bay's infamous fog, Inspector Cole Hoffer's investigation takes him deep into the most treacherous neighborhoods of San Francisco, Oakland and beyond, as he explores clue after clue, courtesy of a cast of pulpy characters operating in a black market just under our noses. In Hoffer's Bay Area, there's always money to be made, witnesses to be offed, and much bigger crimes to be concealed. After all, the Gold Rush never really ended, it just got deadlier. For Cole Hoffer, Chuck Hattaran isn't just another name on the homicide unit's Big Board. The murdered lawyer is an affront to Cole's career, his life, and his understanding of himself. That's because Cole knew him. In fact, Cole was having an affair with Hattaran's wife, Mia. And if Cole doesn't figure out who had it in for Hattaran, there's only one person left to point the finger at: Cole himself. The Author Trent Kennedy Johnson is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles, California. Born and raised in the Midwest suburbs just outside Chicago, he has long harbored a fascination for mysterious underworlds like those presented in cities near and far. He is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago and the founder of a writing group called "Incandescent", focused on assisting writers as they generate and hone new concepts born from unconventional sources of inspiration.
EPISODE 2

In the wake of a chaotic night, Cole Hoffer has a man in custody - the enigmatic Moses Dillard - but he's no closer to discovering the murderer of Chuck Hattaran. Cole returns to the streets in search of new information, soon stumbling upon a shady art auction, a Jamaican gangster, a mysterious Russian, and a new lover. From the Tenderloin to Jingletown and all the way up north to Napa Valley, Cole is about to discover just how vast the Bay's criminal underworld can be.

THE BAY - THE SERIES

A city boils. Another seethes. A third simmers. And the fourth is about to erupt. Like a stove top, the cities of the Bay Area cook in concert, each steeped in danger, corruption, and a criminal underworld that ties them together. A new homicide sits in the middle of it all-the untimely murder of a lawyer in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco.

Filled with mystery as thick as the Bay's infamous fog, Inspector Cole Hoffer's investigation takes him deep into the most treacherous neighborhoods of San Francisco, Oakland and beyond, as he explores clue after clue, courtesy of a cast of pulpy characters operating in a black market just under our noses. In Hoffer's Bay Area, there's always money to be made, witnesses to be offed, and much bigger crimes to be concealed. After all, the Gold Rush never really ended, it just got deadlier.

The Author

Trent Kennedy Johnson is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles, California. Born and raised in the Midwest suburbs just outside Chicago, he has long harbored a fascination for mysterious underworlds like those presented in cities near and far. He is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago and the founder of a writing group called "Incandescent", focused on assisting writers as they generate and hone new concepts born from unconventional sources of inspiration.
 

Delilah is beautiful, a temptress… but a killer?

Nothing, oh nothing, could be any sillier.

 

The men in her life unexpectedly die.

She never has time to tell them bye-bye.

 

The murders are gruesome, the details so gory.

Only the killer would know the whole story.

 

She's a minister's daughter, or at least that's the rumor.

Could be a setup by someone who knew her.

 

Delilah is a captivating, daring, and frightening novel… a dark, glittering gem. This could happen in real life. The twist in the plot is a real killer, if you know what I mean! – Kirk's Reviews

 

A brilliant read with huge suspense! Frightening and fantastic! A truly unexpected ending! 5 stars, Goodreads reviewer

 

Never saw that coming! I thought I knew who the killer was, but I was wrong… dead wrong! Goodreads reviewer

 

***

          He had a strange, obsessive attraction to Delilah, so much so that he couldn't bear the thought of her being with anyone else. But the authorities needed more… much more. Delilah was the one with the alter egos, not the men in her life. She was certifiably crazy.

 

The detective assigned to the case was well aware that he could be the next victim of Delilah, or was it someone else they had missed that was the killer? These were certainly not the usual crimes of passion he was assigned to. This case was disturbing, with each subsequent murder more gruesome than the one before. But the detective couldn't resist the case, and the murderer was well aware of his fascination.

 

— “INTENSE AND GRIPPING NOVEL, SAVED has it all, mystery, intrigue, deception, romance, and the truly uncomfortable realities of human trafficking. It is a fantastic read.”

— “Eckhart knocks one out of the park with this great story.” RT Book Reviews

—“Taken! Okay you had me at the first page”....Katy M.

—God Bless our Military Men! It takes a horrible, but real tragedy and shows how love can be a true healer. We need more men like the Captain!! Reviewer, Spring Hale

OVERVIEW:
“Growing up I had dreams that one day I'd fall in love, get married and start a family. Then one night I was taken. But I survived, I escaped and I was saved. Eric didn't see me as damaged. He didn't see my baby as a monster. He protected me, he kept me safe ... he saved me.”

Don't miss VANISHED, the next book in the Saved Series, 'A 2016 Readers' Favorite Award Winner' She thought her nightmare was over.

THE SAVED SERIES:
Saved
Vanished
Captured

If you enjoy THE SAVED SERIES, you may also enjoy, WALK THE RIGHT ROAD SERIES.

WALK THE RIGHT ROAD SERIES: "The Choice will leave you questioning your own morals and motivations and leave you asking others what they would do in that same situation. This is a genre-bending novel that will surprise you" from JRA.
"Rarely have I spent time reading a series that had me feeling every thought and emotion." From Mary Ellen

Other Series you may enjoy:
THE OUTSIDER SERIES: An Emotionally charged romance series beginning with the Bestseller, The Forgotten Child.
THE FRIESSENS: A NEW BEGINNING: The return of The Friessen men and the women they love in this emotionally charged Family Saga which follows THE OUTSIDER SERIES.
THE WILDE BROTHERS: Come and meet the Wilde Brothers of Idaho. Joe, Logan, Ben, Samuel, and Jake. You'll love the western flair and hot men and strong women in this romantic family saga.


free, free read, romance, love story, mystery, thriller, suspense, romantic suspense, psychological thriller, Lorhainne Eckhart, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author, best seller, hard boiled, detective story, crime, police procedural, alpha male, military, navy, PTSD, human trafficking, international mystery and crime, hard-boiled, The Saved Series, 

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King, the most riveting and unforgettable story of kids confronting evil since It—publishing just as the second part of It, the movie, lands in theaters.

In the middle of the night, in a house on a quiet street in suburban Minneapolis, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis’s parents and load him into a black SUV. The operation takes less than two minutes. Luke will wake up at The Institute, in a room that looks just like his own, except there’s no window. And outside his door are other doors, behind which are other kids with special talents—telekinesis and telepathy—who got to this place the same way Luke did: Kalisha, Nick, George, Iris, and ten-year-old Avery Dixon. They are all in Front Half. Others, Luke learns, graduated to Back Half, “like the roach motel,” Kalisha says. “You check in, but you don’t check out.”

In this most sinister of institutions, the director, Mrs. Sigsby, and her staff are ruthlessly dedicated to extracting from these children the force of their extranormal gifts. There are no scruples here. If you go along, you get tokens for the vending machines. If you don’t, punishment is brutal. As each new victim disappears to Back Half, Luke becomes more and more desperate to get out and get help. But no one has ever escaped from the Institute.

As psychically terrifying as Firestarter, and with the spectacular kid power of It, The Institute is Stephen King’s gut-wrenchingly dramatic story of good vs. evil in a world where the good guys don’t always win.
In this sexy and dramatic romance novella, NOT QUITE MARRIED, Logan has his work cut out for him in getting Julia to Altar. *Guest appearances from Samuel Wilde.

--“Lorhainne Eckhart is one of those authors whose books are eagerly waited for.” - Reviewer, Susan

Julia and Logan are getting married. It was a whirlwind romance that happened so fast, first her daughter was taken, but Logan found her. And Julia could no longer fight her feelings for Logan, even though deep down, she worried about Logan this former marine, and the nightmares he carried.

But when she found out she was pregnant, caused an accident, and was served by her lying and cheating ex-husband who wanted custody of her daughters. Julia felt as if everything was spiraling out of control. She began to question everything, including Logan’s love for her.

But Logan wouldn’t let her go. He stood by her, loved her daughters, all the while hiding his own dark and painful secret. But before she could marry Logan, Julia needed to be sure he’s who she believed him to be.
THE WILDE BROTHERS:

The One (Joe & Margaret)
The Honeymoon, A Wilde Brothers Short
Friendly Fire (Logan & Julia)
Not Quite Married, A Wilde Brothers Short
A Matter of Trust (Ben & Carrie)
The Reckoning, A Wilde Brothers Christmas
Traded (Jake)
Unforgiven (Samuel)
Now Available! The Wilde Brothers The Complete Collection

If you love the Wilde Brothers, you may also enjoy these other series:

THE OUTSIDER SERIES: An emotionally charged romance series beginning with the Amazon bestseller The Forgotten Child.
THE FRIESSENS: A NEW BEGINNING: The return of the Friessen men and the women they love in this family saga that follows THE OUTSIDER SERIES.
THE SAVED SERIES: A hot suspense with a love story in a military setting. “This was a hard book to put down! A tough captain of a war ship finds a pregnant young girl in a dinghy alone in the ocean!”—Audrey
“The story that unfolds after Abby is rescued is a story of love and how it can change even the toughest man.”—Crazy Fast Reader
WALK THE RIGHT ROAD SERIES: “The Choice will leave you questioning your own morals and motivations and leave you asking others what they would do in that same situation. This is a genre-bending novel that will surprise you.”—JRA.
“Rarely have I spent time reading a series that had me feeling every thought and emotion.”—Mary Ellen
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