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Donna Cummins

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New Release NIGHTMARE
I'm pleased to announce that my new release NIGHTMARE, Book 5 in The Blacklick Valley Mystery Series, is now available in print and eBook on Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/Nightmare-Blac...

I hope you will check out NIGHTMARE as the final webs of mystery are untangled and for the exciting and shocking conclusion of The Blacklick Valley Mysteries. Love to have you give it a read and leave your comments in a review on Goodreads and Amazon. It's your interest and opinions that keep us writers inspired to keep on writing!

Here's a little taste of the Prologue (slightly revised to avoid spoilers):

"The rain moved in from the west, over the hazy, steel-blue mountains and across the verdant valleys below like a sheer gossamer
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Donna Cummins My advice for aspiring writers is to just start WRITING! Writing is no more than putting your thoughts on paper. Write as you speak, think, feel. Let…moreMy advice for aspiring writers is to just start WRITING! Writing is no more than putting your thoughts on paper. Write as you speak, think, feel. Let your imagination run free. Picture a scene, then describe it on paper. What are your characters thinking, feeling, smelling, tasting, touching, seeing at the moment? Write it down. Make your characters come alive! Why are they doing what they're doing? How does it move your plot forward? Think about how you want your story to end and how you're going to get there.

When you think you're done, you're not. Proofread, proofread, proofread. Edit those parts that need improvement. Don't be afraid to add and delete. Don't quit until you have a polished, finished product.

Writing is a magical journey where characters can take on a life of their own and lead you to unimaginable places! (less)
Donna Cummins I have just released my new book DEADLY SECRETS, Book 4 in The Blacklick Valley Mystery Series! Now available in print and eBook on Amazon at:

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I have just released my new book DEADLY SECRETS, Book 4 in The Blacklick Valley Mystery Series! Now available in print and eBook on Amazon at:

http://www.amazon.com/Deadly-Secrets-...

From the author of Rain of Terror, named to “Best Kindle Books of 2015” by Digital Book Today, DEADLY SECRETS is a powerful, fast-moving, emotionally-charged Mystery/Romantic Suspense sure to keep you up at night as the tension ratchets up and sweeps you along on a nail-biting roller coast ride. Come along as dark and deadly secrets explode across the pages; and find out if love does, in fact, conquer all.

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*The handsome and rugged sheriff, Jed Tyler, whose marriage hangs by a thread…
*The exotically beautiful Laura Kinkaid whose affair with Tyler nearly destroys his marriage…
*The mysterious and dangerous stranger, Tripp Castleberry, obsessed with love for another man’s wife…
*Jenny Tyler, whose heart’s secret longings lead her down a path of destruction…
*A malevolent predator who brings torment and death to his victims…
…their secrets about to explode in vivid detail, tearing their worlds apart.
Each with a secret…so many secrets…Deadly Secrets.

If you’re a fan of Nora Roberts, Sandra Brown, or Lisa Jackson, you’ll LOVE Deadly Secrets

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Sheriff Jed Tyler’s tenuous marriage is being tested. His affair last winter with the stunning and provocative Laura Kinkaid has left his marriage in shambles—he, struggling to regain his wife’s trust and confidence, Jenny seemingly unable to forgive and forget.

As the couple’s relationship continues to deteriorate and it seems things can’t get any worse, Tyler suddenly finds himself embroiled in the brutal murder of a young woman who works at the newly-acquired real estate company of Samantha Jessup—the tough-minded, take-no-prisoners business woman who grew up the hard way.

In the midst of Tyler’s investigation, he is hit with yet another bombshell when he accidentally runs into Laura Kinkaid one chilly autumn day. The secret that he learns will turn his world upside down.

In the meantime, Jenny Tyler gets some surprises of her own when the man she had so passionately loved long ago, the man she had committed her life to, the man who had then mysteriously vanished from her life—Tripp Castleberry—suddenly reappears at her doorstep, declaring his steadfast love for her and stirring emotions that lay buried in her heart. Torn between her commitment to a failing marriage and her renewed feelings for her old love, her first love, Jenny spirals toward despair and destruction.

When a second woman is found murdered—her body also mutilated almost beyond recognition—the terror-stricken people of Blacklick Valley wonder which of them might be the psychotic madman’s next victim.

Will Tyler learn the identity of the serial killer that threatens Blacklick Valley and uncover the dark secret that drives his insanity?

Will Jenny Tyler succumb to the obsessive passion of the mysterious and elusive Tripp Castleberry and her own secret longings?

Will Laura Kinkaid’s secret destroy the Tyler marriage or bring resolution?

So many secrets—Deadly Secrets….

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