Fight to Survive


Launching today!

The third Eva Driscoll action thriller

By Alan McDermott

The third Eva Driscoll thriller launches today on Amazon.

Eva went back to her car and locked her purse inside, then walked across the lawn to the Holman residence. She opened the camera on her phone, set it on top of the mailbox by the sidewalk, and zoomed in so that the front door filled the center of the screen. She pressed the Record button, then walked up the path and rang the doorbell.

The shouting stopped. She wondered if that simple act had been enough to end the altercation, but it wasn’t to be. Jake threw the door open and glared at her, his face red and contorted with fury.

“What?” he yelled.

Eva pretended to flinch. “I want to make sure Sally’s okay.”

“How about you just fuck off and mind your own business?”

Jake tried to slam the door, but Eva threw out a leg so it hit the ball of her foot. The door swung back open, and she could see Sally standing in the middle of the living room, her hair a mess and a couple of red welts on her face.

Jake wheeled around and stood over Eva so they were a couple of inches apart.


“I want to see Sally,” she said quietly as she leaned in and pressed her thumb into the pressure point above his elbow, “and I’m not gonna let a chickenshit like you get in my way.” She knew the camera wouldn’t be able to see her gripping him, and it brought about the reaction she was hoping for.

Jake howled with rage and pushed her. Eva stumbled backward for a couple of steps, then collapsed onto the ground. Jake followed her, and Eva hid a smile as he approached. She couldn’t have choreographed it more perfectly if she’d tried.

He leaned over her, snorting like an enraged bull.

“That’s the last time I’m going easy on you,” he shouted, his pointed finger inches from Eva’s face. She swung a foot at his hand and connected; in retaliation, he aimed a kick at her ribs. Eva blocked it with her arm and rolled away before springing to her feet. Her back to the camera again, she whispered a taunt.

“You kick like a pussy.”

Jake was unable to contain himself. He lunged at Eva and swung his fist in an arc, but she saw it coming. She ducked slightly and the arm flew over her head; while Jake was off-balance, she delivered a vicious punch that connected with his jaw. Jake wobbled but managed to stay on his feet, which wasn’t in the script. He kicked at her again, but she pirouetted into him and caught him on the temple with her elbow.

The fight was over.

Fight to Survive

is the third Eva Driscoll thriller following Run and Hide and Seek and Destroy.

She’s working for her enemies. Or so they think…

Ex-CIA assassin Eva Driscoll has found a new life in Australia and believes she’s outrun the Executive Security Office, the most powerful and secretive organization on the planet. But the ESO has been watching her every move and when they approach her with a high-risk mission in North Korea, Eva is forced to co-operate with the organization she once vowed to destroy.

But releasing a high-ranking defector proves costly, and Driscoll is captured and imprisoned in a secret camp on the Chinese border. What she witnesses there will haunt her forever . . . so she decides to take matters into her own hands. But how long can she keep the ESO thinking she’s working in their interests rather than her own?

When her handlers become suspicious, Eva knows time is not on her side. Can she defeat the evil at the heart of the camp and get out alive—or will this final installment really be her last?

Alan McDermott

is a husband, father to beautiful twin girls, and a full-time author. Alan lives in the south of England, and in 2014 he swapped writing critical application for the NHS to penning thrillers that have gone on to sell close to a million copies. His debut novel, Gray Justice, was well received and earned him membership of Independent Authors International. That book launched in July 2011, and by the time he’d written the follow-ups, Gray Resurrection and Gray Redemption, it had attracted the attention of a major publisher. Alan signed with Thomas & Mercer in 2013 and has now written six novels in the Tom Gray series and a spinoff called Trojan. Alan’s eighth novel introduced a new female lead, Eva Driscoll, and a new thriller series.

Alan can be found:

BestSelling Reads author page   |   Amazon Author page   |   Website   |   blog   |    Facebook    |   Twitter


Thursday teaser: New books by your favorite bestsellers


Admit it: you love good books. And BestSelling Reads authors have been working hard to bring you books you’ll love. Here are just a few of the most recent books published by members.

Coming soon

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Coming August 16 by Julie C. Gilbert

Victoria Saveron knows two things for certain. Dark forces want to kill her, and her friends have cooler powers than she does. Katrina can shapeshift and Tellen can tap into destructive magic currents.

Everything else is uncertain and rumors abound.

Victoria might be the Chosen One, whatever that means. Her father might be able to help them, but only if they can find him. Coldhaven’s villagers might be able to offer them food and shelter. Some fool might be running around unlocking Darkland portals to raise an undead army.

The further Victoria and her companions get on their journey, the more dangers and betrayals they face. The must awaken Vic’s true powers or forfeit the world.

The Girl with the Gun: Sydney Rye #8GirlWithGun

Coming September 10 by Emily Kimelman

A page-turning thriller! When international fugitive, Sydney Rye, turns herself over to authorities in order to protect the vigilante network she inspired, her freedom depends on helping Homeland Security shift the tides in a war for “hearts and minds.”

Recruiting female fighters to take on jihadists because being killed by a woman is the only thing they fear (it bars their entrance to heaven) is the perfect assignment for Sydney and her dog, Blue. But when the director who enlisted her is killed and the deal she made is scrapped, Sydney and Blue are left in a war zone, hunted by the U.S government and jihadists alike.

Recent releases

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A Lei Crime Kindle World Novella featuring Vanessa Storm
By Scott Bury

Published June 27: With lush rain forests, black sand beaches, and a laid-back lifestyle, Maui offers the perfect retirement location for once-famous country singer Steven Sangster … until he ends up dead.

As the killer, or killers, strike again and again, Detective Lei Texeira and FBI Special Agent Vanessa Storm must untangle the lies spun by the singer’s associates, friends, family — and the singer himself before the music dies.

First place winner: East Texas Writers Guild 1st Chapter Awards 2016.


The Author Toolbox

AuthorToolboxBy Barb Drozdowich

Published July 20: Beginning authors are often overwhelmed with tasks they must do in addition to publishing a book. Many of these action items are outside of their comfort zone.

Look no further! The Author Toolbox is a box set of two books that will help authors understand the creation and use of an Author Platform, and the ins and outs of Book Blog Tours. Both are written in easily understood language. This essential box set covers important information that authors need to effectively start their publishing journey in a manner they can understand, follow, and implement.

Tired of spending hours trying to figure things out? Tired of always asking questions?

Pick up a copy today and let Barb teach you in her unique way.

Get it on Amazon.

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A Lei Crime Kindle World novella featuring Marcella Scott
By Julie C. Gilbert

Published June 20: When a vanquished foe resurfaces with vengeance on his mind …

Special Agent Marcella Scott expects the danger to fall to her. She does not expect her FBI partner’s entire family to disappear.

Cassandra Mirren witnesses her boss’s murder and gets drawn into a deadly game. Now, she has a choice—either work with Agent Scott or betray her.

Both women are about to find out that treachery makes it tense.

Get it on Amazon.

Wicked Revenge

By DelSheree GladdenWicked Revenge GOLD FRONT

Published July 8: Secrets are unraveling, but they only bring up more questions and not enough answers. While the Roth siblings attempt to recover from the devastating confrontation with the Godlings, each one must overcome their own demons to survive.

Where to get it:

The James Blake Series Box Set

By Seb Kirby

JBBoxSet1500No2jpegPublished July 9: Three gripping full length, best selling thrillers in one suspense packed download.  

All three books in the James Blake thriller series are included for the first time in this box set for one low price! Includes Take No More, Regret No More and Forgive No More. It’s a great deal for thriller, suspense and mystery book lovers, and a FREE borrow for Kindle Unlimited. 

  • Top 20 bestselling thriller series 
  • 170+ reviews with an average of over 4.0/5.0 stars 

Available exclusively on Amazon.

The James Blake series includes:

  • TAKE NO MORE – James Blake #1

“I really liked the main character, James Blake and his fearless pursuit of the truth.” 

“Thrilling and original…” 

“Memorable characters with murder, organised crime, Italy and art….” 

  • REGRET NO MORE – James Blake #2 

“A tense and exciting thriller…..if you enjoyed Take No More you really have to read this one!”  

“A stellar mystery thriller…. gripping, intense, and captivates the reader to the end. Author Seb Kirby is an outstanding author who knows how to write what I think of as a classic action-packed thriller.”  

“Excellent read…an intriguing story that will keep you turning page after page.” 

  • FORGIVE NO MORE – James Blake # 3 

“Awesome…intelligently written….” 

“Compelling, extraordinary, and finely honed.” 

“A good thriller with plenty of action and intrigue.” 

Wired In (Paradise Crime book 1)

By Toby Neal
Author of the Lei Crime Series

Paradise has no protection from a hacker with a hidden agenda. 

Special Agent Sophie Ang’s emotions are battered by a child kidnapping case that goes badly wrong. In tracking the criminal ring, her rogue data analysis program D.A.V.I.D. identifies an anomaly that leads her into a cat-and-mouse game online with a deadly enemy whose motives are unclear. The chase lures her through dark corridors of cyberspace into a confrontation with the violence from her past that sent her fleeing to the United States. She’ll need every skill she’s learned to defeat her worst nightmare—and the stakes couldn’t be higher. 

“Toby Neal has created a wonderfully rounded action heroine with everything: looks, brains, mixed martial arts prowess, and the ability to swear proficiently in Thai and English. Fans of the genre will love FBI agent Sophie Ang, as well as the tangled web she must negotiate in the tropical setting of Hawaii.” — Russell Blake, NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author.

Available exclusively from Amazon

Author of the Lei Crime Series

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A Dewey Webb Private Investigator Historical Mystery Book 2
By Renée Pawlish

Published July 8: In post-World War II Denver, the world of fashion can be murder.

Herb Washburn has already been convicted of murdering his boss, Mel Templeton, owner of Templeton Fashion. And in a few days, Herb is headed to the Colorado state prison for a long stay in a decidedly unfashionable suit of clothes.

A hard-boiled, historical mystery that’s great for fans who love a traditional detective crime story with a noir flavor, but without a lot of sex or swearing.

About the authors

Visit Scott Bury‘s:

Scott Bury

and follow him on Twitter @ScottTheWriter.

Take a look at Barb Drozdowich’s


And follow Barb on Twitter @sugarbeatbc

Visit Julie Gilbert’s

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And follow her on Twitter: @authorgilbert or @jilliananddeli.

Check out DelSheree Gladden‘s latest books, and get updates and sneak peeks of new projects:


And follow her on Twitter @DelSheree.

Visit Emily Kimelman’s Emily (author photo)

Visit Seb Kirby‘s

And follow him on Twitter @Seb_Kirby

Visit Toby Neal‘s 

Toby Neal, bestselling author of Hawaii mysteries Blood Orchid and Torch Ginger

Toby Neal

And follow her on Twitter @TobywNeal




Visit Renée Pawlish‘s

Renee Pawlish

And follow her on Twitter @ReneePawlish