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Darcia Helle

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I write because the characters trespassing through my mind leave me no alternative.

Words are my addiction. I love to read; fiction, nonfiction, cereal boxes, ingredient labels. If it has words, I'll read it.

I am originally from Massachusetts and now live in the Tampa Bay area of Florida. I'm married, with 2 sons, a beautiful new granddaughter, and 5 very spoiled animals.

As well as finding me here, you can also find me on my website and
My Blog: http://www.QuietFuryBooks.com/blog
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/darcia.helle
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Enemies and Playmates
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The Cutting Edge
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Hit List
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Rain Girl


Veteran homicide detective Franza Oberwieser prefers her job in the winter. Summer is for growing, not for dying. So when the body of a beautiful young woman is found on the autobahn, dressed in a glittering party dress and bathed in June rain, Franza is determined to give her justice.


Revealing victims’ hidden lives is part of the job, but as Franza and her partner, Felix, peel back the layer...

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No Justice (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: This is the first chapter of my novel No Justice, available on Amazon.
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I hesitate to pick up a book labeled as 'horror', not because I don't like the genre but because it's overrun with zombies. No offense to anyone, but I'm just not a fan of zombie fiction. I was happy to find that this collection of stories does not c...more
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Phantom Bride by Connie C. Scharon
" I won a copy of "Phantom Bride" by Connie C. Scharon, though the Goodreads Giveaway Contest. This is a fast-paced historical romance novel, with a great set of characters and a intriguing plot.I have to say I don't normally read too many Historica... " Read more of this review »
What Dreams May Come by Beth M. Honeycutt
" I was very lucky to receive this book for review despite it being a romance and for a younger audience - as I don't usually read this genre and am far from young.

However, for one, I loved the writing style, which flowed easily from beginning to en... " Read more of this review »
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" I received a copy of "Don't Look Back" by Gregg Hurwitz from the publishers, St Martin's Press via netgalley in return for an honest review. This is my first Gregg Hurwitz book, but I'll definitely be reading more. DON'T LOOK BACK is a super thril... " Read more of this review »
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The Profiler by Chris    Taylor
The Profiler (The Munro Family #1)
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First, be aware that this book is romantic suspense, heavy on the romance and light on the mystery/suspense. I expected more of a thriller, so this aspect took me by surprise and might be a letdown for readers seeking fast-paced suspense.

Overall, I t...more
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Dark And Twisted Tales Volume 1 by Lisa Buist
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This is an entertaining collection of psychological suspense. The writing flows well, pulling us immediately into each story. The entire book can be read in about an hour, making it perfect for a midday diversion or late night relaxation.
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Until You Are Dead, Dead, Dead by Jim Bradshaw
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This is both a fascinating and disturbing look at a mass murder that took place in 1902, and a man who was, in all likelihood, put to death for a crime he did not commit. This is probably the oldest case I've read about in which the media almost sing...more
"Thanks, Peter! I'm glad you enjoyed my mental meandering. :) "
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From this book's description, I expected more of a haunted house story. While there is certainly a paranormal aspect, the focus is more murder mystery and we spend little time in the castle. The paranormal part is not so much about ghosts and hauntin...more
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“What's your name?" Jesse asked.
"Go to hell," the man muttered.
"Interesting name. Your mother must have been thrilled with your birth.”
Darcia Helle, Enemies and Playmates

“No, when I was a kid I had big plans.” A hint of playfulness crept into Jesse’s eyes. “I was going to be the next Superman. But my sisters got sick of me stealing their tights and I could never figure the damn things out anyway.”
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“She had one of those goofy smiles that made you wonder if she was too stupid to know that life sucks most of the time.”
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Darcia Helle Dustin Adrian wrote: "Howdy Darcia!
This here Texas cowboy appreciates the friendship.
Thanx darlin'.

Dustin Adrian Rhodes"


You made me smile this morning, Dustin. Thank you for that, and for the friendship!


Darcia Helle Andrea wrote: "Thank you for accepting my friend request - So far I have only read Enemies and Playmates but it was one of my most memorable 2012 reads (mainly because I tend to forget books as soon as I've read ..."

I'm happy to include you as a friend, Andrea! And I'm honored you found E&P a memorable read! Like you, I also tend to forget books soon after reading them. I like to blame it on the number of books I read, rather than the black hole in my memory! Now and then I read one that sticks with me long after I've read the last page, and I'm humbled you feel that way about one of mine.


Andrea Thank you for accepting my friend request - So far I have only read Enemies and Playmates but it was one of my most memorable 2012 reads (mainly because I tend to forget books as soon as I've read them, unless prompted; E&P I can actually remember of my own accord!). I'm really looking forward to reading more of your work and seeing from your reviews what kind of books you enjoy too!


Darcia Helle Robert wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request, Darcia."

My pleasure, Robert!


Robert Thanks for accepting my friend request, Darcia.


Darcia Helle Jason wrote: "Hey Darcia,

Thanks again! You are awesome. Just wanted to tell you again."


I think I just felt my ego inflate! :)

Thanks, Jason. But I am all for telling the world when I find talent and the world should know about you.


message 4: by Jason

Jason Miller Hey Darcia,

Thanks again! You are awesome. Just wanted to tell you again.


Darcia Helle Carol wrote: "Hi Darcia!
Just saw our friend 'Sue' today and she kindly lent me your book "Emenies and Playmates" and am so looking forwarding to reading it! You just blow me away with your stories and I so lo..."


Thank you so much, Carol! I hope you enjoy Enemies and Playmates - and that you get lucky in my contests soon!


Carol  MacInnis Hi Darcia!
Just saw our friend 'Sue' today and she kindly lent me your book "Emenies and Playmates" and am so looking forwarding to reading it! You just blow me away with your stories and I so love it when I win your books! (Haven't been lucky yet, but my fingers are crossed!) I tried for 'Into the Light" to no avail and 'The First Kill". Just wanted you to know that I'm still your most loyal fan. Have a great day. Carol


message 1: by Ben

Ben Loory hi darcia! i prefer to think of it as a coven! much more fun that way! :)


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