Body and Soul
Spiritualist Sylvia Chavez is well-known in the Rio Grande Valley as a gifted clairvoyant who has been helping the families in her community since she was a child. When she learns one of her clients is the latest victim in a series of ritual killings, she inserts herself into the investigation with the man who broke her heart ten years earlier. But what Sylvia doesn’t tell him is that the killer is much more dangerous than he knows, and he wants revenge on her family.
Agent Steven Gonzales with the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Criminal Investigations Division believes the murders are connected to a South Texas drug lord rumored to be involved in black magic sacrifices. Although Steven doesn’t believe in the hocus-pocus, he allows Sylvia to consult on the case, as long as she keeps her theories of witches and black magic to herself.
Sylvia accepts she will always love Steven, but she won’t risk giving him her heart if he has no faith in her. But when the spirits abandon her and all signs point toward death, can she put the past behind her and help him find the killer before it’s too late?
House of Cards
A frantic phone call from her estranged sister sends Jesse Peña rushing home to Brownsville, Texas, only to find that Alicia –seven months pregnant– has vanished. Jesse is convinced her brother-in-law, Marcus Vega, is a killer but getting the police to listen isn’t easy, especially when Marcus announces that Jesse and her sister are borderline schizophrenic.
Detective Michael Cisneros is reluctant to believe Jesse’s allegation. After all, Marcus Vega is a prominent citizen with a tight alibi, and this isn’t the first time she’s charged him with murder. When Michael is accused of allowing a personal relationship with her to cloud his judgment, he is forced to accept what Jesse cannot–Marcus Vega is innocent. Jesse’s refusal to give up will risk more than her life, it will test her sanity as well.
A chance encounter seals the fate of a reclusive farmer and a mysterious woman who’s on the run from a man who will stop at nothing to control her–including murder.
Ray Chavez doesn’t believe in visions or omens or the mysticism of his Mexican/Indian heritage. When he’s awakened by the spirit of this great-grandmother with a message that something is coming, Ray passes it off as a bad dream. But he may just reconsider his position when he finds Lexie Solis stranded on the edge of town, in search of a new life. Ray feels an instant attraction, as well as a connection, to the skittish young woman, and he pursues a relationship with her. But what Lexie doesn’t tell Ray or his family, is that she is on the run from an abusive ex-boyfriend and he may be more powerful than even she wants to believe. When Lexie is assaulted by an unseen force, they learn that the man she is hiding from is a master of the dark arts and his obsession with Lexie goes beyond his need to control her; he wants to possess her soul as well. As their past lives parallel, Lexie’s only hope for salvation is in Ray’s hands.
Can he accept his destiny in time to save the woman he loves?
Forget Me Not
Six years. Thirteen murders. One connection.
To escape the pain of her past, Casey Martinez changed her name and moved across half a continent to pursue her dream of becoming a bestselling novelist.
Casey’s hard won peace is shattered when she receives photographs of a grisly murder, and it becomes evident that a killer is stalking her. Over the past six years, women who share an eerie similarity to Casey have been found raped and mutilated—each with the remains of Casey’s romance books by their side. Haunted by the death of her mother twenty five years earlier, Casey reluctantly seeks refuge in the town she swore she would never return to—Rosehill, Texas.
Detective Scott Weller is assigned to protect Casey, and it’s no easy job dealing with the stubborn, independent woman who wants nothing to do with him. But living in such close quarters leads to temptation neither can resist. When Casey is attacked during a break-in, evidence points to a second stalker. With the gruesome discovery of another body, it becomes a race against time to find the real killer before Casey becomes the next victim.
Her Will, His Way
He seduced her with a dare but will he lose her with a lie?
Antonio has loved Anita for as long as he can remember, but the only attention she’d give him was in willful response to a dare. Now that her marriage has failed, she’s returned to the valley to run her late grandfather’s flower shop.
But, what Anita doesn’t know is that Antonio has made a ‘deal with the devil’ and he used the shop to lure her into more than just his bed.