Awakening Your Soul’s Truth: Spirituality New Release @lovebooksgroup @lovebookstours

In Awakening Your Soul’s Truth, Anya Goode guides the reader on a life-changing journey that brings the spiritual seeker to a deep and profound understanding of the self, and provides a unique avenue to achieve a more fulfilling, abundant, and meaningful life. This powerful book breaks down complex spiritual concepts in a practical and easeful way for readers who are seeking growth, healing, and spiritual development.

Anya introduces ground-breaking spiritual transformation practices through the lens of her experience as a long-time practitioner of intuitive energy healing. In this debut work, Anya teaches the reader how to work with beliefs, challenges, emotions, and actions to create their most positive reality. She then guides the reader through powerful healing exercises intended to fast-track the spiritual awakening process.

The reading of this work and consistent practice of the exercises within, provide the resources to understand and navigate one’s path through life in a deeply healing and uplifting way.

Author Bio
Anya Goode is a seasoned intuitive energy healer and teacher of esoteric philosophy and mysticism. She is a Reiki Master Teacher, has a master’s degree in Metaphysical Science, and has trained in a multitude of energy healing modalities and shamanic practices throughout her career. During her time as a private practice energy healer and spiritual mentor, Anya worked closely with clients worldwide. In more recent years, she has lectured extensively on spiritual and esoteric practices, and has focused on writing and creating spiritual development tools for a wider audience. Her grounded approach to spirituality and healing is highly acclaimed and is accessible to all.

Buy Links

https://www.amazon.com/Awakening-Your-Souls-Truth-Transformation/dp/1737291703/
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/awakening-your-souls-truth-anya-goode/1139643391
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/58272244-awakening-your-soul-s-truth

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Awakening-Your-Souls-Truth-Transformation-ebook/dp/B096DQK81Y
https://www.bookbub.com/books/awakening-your-soul-s-truth-a-powerful-guide-for-transformation-healing-and-consciousness-growth-by-anya-goode

The Last Romance?… 0.99 Cent Pre-Order

Hi my loves, I really hope you’re all keeping well in this pandemic.

So last week I was rooting around my old USBs and found this little baby! I honestly forgot about it, and thought that the last story in the romance genre I wrote was Sacrifices . Turns out, I wrote this later in around 2019 and reconnected with it on the old USB. It’s a super short, heart-warming, but well rounded story. It’s out now on pre-order and will be released on the 30th of October 2021. Check it out.

**99 Cent Pre-order, release date the 30th of October 2021.**

Love Lost and Found is a heart-warming short story of an unexpected ‘friends to lovers’ journey, for two souls in need of a touch from cupid’s arrow.

 For thirty-six-year-old Lydia Andrews, a high-flying marketing manager from London, she finds herself stuck in a hard place. With a demanding but high-paid job, a marriage on the rocks, and an unexpected change to her family life to juggle.  One ‘bad day at work’ with an encounter with Daniel St. Michael her company’s international marketing manager while working together virtually on a project, based in Negril, Jamaica turns into a love affair they both never forget.

Daniel St. Michael has his own heartache to deal with following the death of his mother, and the stress of trips between Miami and Jamaica following her passing. He has been looking for love but gave up. As an older and established man, he is yet to make the right love connection. He has it all security, a beautiful home, and a welcoming heart for the right woman, on a warm, vibrant, and sunny island.

 As co-workers the pair try to keep it ‘professional’ but experience tension. They soon become fast friends. But, can Daniel convince his British beauty Lydia, to make a trip from the grey, cold, weather in London to the sunny Caribbean island, and that her heart, future, and life are safe in his hands following the drama she has been going through? Not just for a holiday…. but for good. Especially when her soon to be ex-husband is lurking in the shadows.

Get wrapped up in two worlds on different sides of the Atlantic Ocean, experience a heart-warming journey of how love was lost and found in this short story.

Amazon Link; https://bit.ly/LoveLostandFoundShortRomance

Hot New Mystery Release by Luke Murphy

To beat the streets…

Calvin Watters spent three hard years on the Vegas streets, working the depths of the red light district. When a string of escort murders surfaces and the LVMPD has no answers, they realize that there is only one man they can turn to for help.

you have to know the streets.

Calvin vowed to never return to his former life, but this new case pulls him back in. As he hits the streets, his honed survival skills kick in, and the PI must call upon his past experience to outwit a worthy opponent.

Caught in the crosshairs.

When Calvin killed Derek Baxter, he added fuel to an ever-growing fire inside Baxter’s longtime sniper partner, Jackson North. Now North is out for revenge, but how far will the hitman go to leave his mark on Calvin’s life?

Amazon link: http://mybook.to/FindersKeepersMurphy

Reviews….

“When it comes to writing compelling, knife-to-your-throat thrillers, Murphy’s the real deal.”—Rick Mofina, USA Today Bestselling Author of Search For Her

“Murphy ramps up the action to new levels in Finders Keepers, pushing the gambit right to the end.”—Jeff Buick, bestselling author of The Wrong Side of Murder

“Full throttle on page one, and it never lets up. It’s a riveting ride.”—James Thayer, bestselling author of House of Eight Orchids

Author Bio

Luke Murphy is the International bestselling author of two series: The Calvin Watters Mysteries and The Charlene Taylor Mysteries.

Murphy played six years of professional hockey before retiring in 2006.

His sports column, “Overtime” (Pontiac Equity), was nominated for the 2007 Best Sports Page in Quebec, and won the award in 2009. He has also worked as a radio journalist (CHIPFM 101.7).

Murphy lives in Shawville, QC with his wife and three daughters. He is a teacher who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing, and a Bachelor of Education (Magna Cum Laude).

Finders Keepers is the fourth book in the Calvin Watters series, and Murphy’s sixth novel overall.

For more information on Luke and his books, and to sign up for his newsletter, visit: www.authorlukemurphy.com. ‘Like’ his Facebook page: www.facebook.com/AuthorLukeMurphy. Follow him on Twitter: www.twitter.com/AuthorLMurphy and Instagram: www.instagram.com/AuthorLukeMurphy

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New Release: ‘Men and Country’ Meet ‘Hot boy’ Riley @SnowEmmanuelle and @Shalini_G26

Three men. Three stories.

A country music superstar. His manager. And the guy who doesn’t believe in love.

They’re successful, hard-working, and honest.

But their personal lives are far from perfect. Their hearts are lonely and their beds empty.

They believe they have their lives all figured out. Until they meet women who disrupt everything they knew about love.

Trusting someone else with your heart is always risky.

Sometimes, the pros surpass the risks.

But sometimes, all you can do is run for your life.

 

BLURB RILEY

Three men. Three stories.

A country music superstar. His manager. And the guy who doesn’t believe in love.

Riley Burns is the manager of the biggest country music star in the world, Carter Hills.

He discovered him at eighteen and brought him to stardom. Yeah, Riley’s career is what everyone in the business aspires to.

Except, nothing in his personal life is worth fighting for. Until he meets her one night and falls under her charm.

The chemistry is there.

But soon she vanishes into the dark night, leaving no trace behind, not even her full name.

What if love at first sight really exists, but only hits someone once?

Riley makes it his mission to find the woman who stole his heart, no matter how hard it might be.

But what if she doesn’t want to be found?

EXTRACT RILEY

Our eyes met. Something passed between us. Fascination? Lust? Magnetism? Maybe a mix of all three. And much more. I brought my tumbler to my lips, relishing the burning sensation of whiskey as it slid down my throat.

My Adam’s apple bounced.

My heart did one of its moves. The ones where it got all bothered and excited.

I fastened my grip around the glass in my hand.

With a straight back, I moved forward, my steps light and focused.

The woman pushed her long curled blonde hair over her shoulder, giving me a perfect view of her lickable long neck. Was that even a word? I pushed the thought away. I was a man on a mission.

The vampiric side of me, the one I didn’t know existed until now, emerged in full strength.

I blinked.

The temptation to bite the soft flesh of her neck grew bigger by the second.

The woman smiled, and all my restraints broke loose. They caught fire and burned to ashes in the dark night.

BOOK LINKS

INFO: http://www.emmanuellesnow.com/riley

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/58032829-riley

Amazon USA: https://amzn.to/2SmdbjV

Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3zd1htp

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Smart, Sexy, and Sassy Love Stories

Emmanuelle Snow is a contemporary author of mature YA and New Adult love stories, who likes to give life to strong characters who’ll fight with all they have to reach their life goals and find their own happiness.

Emmanuelle is in love with love. Especially those complicated, deep, and passionate feelings that make a relationship extraordinary and complex, all at the same time.

In her spare time, when she’s not writing or reading, Emmanuelle likes to go on road trips—with her four kids and her own soulmate—watch movies, paint, or do some DIY, always with a cup of green tea in her hand and listening to country music.

She splits her time between beautiful Canada and the small US towns she adores.  

Find all of Emmanuelle’s books here:  http://www.emmanuellesnow.com/books

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Cover Reveal! by Pat O’Brien @CayellePub @lovebooksgroup @lovebookstours

Blurb 

A serial killer is terrorizing members of the medical community in Buffalo, NY. Veteran Detective, Rhody Richardson, is leading the investigation with his partner, Detective Wayne.

Victims have been disfigured and tortured – faces sliced, numbers carved into their chests. The brilliant, but young, forensic intern, Connor Patrick, tries desperately to make sense of the numbers but cannot find a pattern.

The killer has promised ten victims, but Richardson and psychiatric consultant Dr Kaileen Taylor believe it will continue well past that number. At each of the gruesome crime scenes, the killer has left cryptic poems with different names. Richardson ventures down a dangerous path, deciphering what the killer is trying to tell them before they escape justice into the eternal void of the unknown.

Amazonhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Vengeance-Pat-OBrien-ebook/dp/B0928L42QD/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=unknown+vengeance&qid=1620313719&s=digital-text&sr=1-2

Hundreds of Free Books + Updates and Podcast Feature.

Afternoon all,

I hope that June has started well for you? Me personally I’m doing well and today I have some freebies and news for you! But first, at the start of May I had the honour of being invited to join a podcast with a lady who is German, and lives in Scotland. You can check out my thirty minute chat with Ursula from Breaking the Mould, and Being Bold below. Just click the picture and you can listen on Spotify, Amazon music, and an array of different places. I don’t often do interviews at all, but this one was really fun and not really like an interview more like a chat with an old friend. Ursula is lovely!

So this month I have decided to focus in and continue to write my Unsolved Mystery stories books #1 The Note, #2 The Red Light Girls are now published, and book #3 Till Death Do Us Part is on pre-order do check them out. The Note is still only 99 cents. I had a wonderful review from Didi Oviatt here on this link, I appreciate the time and effort with reviews! So thank you anyone who does leave a review on any book of mine.

Do you like free books? Yes, you do I’m sure! I shared in this month’s newsletter hundreds of free reads check out this link here for the areas for freebies from some fantastic authors, in many different genres: https://mailchi.mp/dd59a0d6e2ff/hundreds-of-free-books-this-june-a-little-from-me

Happy reading, and have a wonderful Sunday. xoxo

New Release By Phill Featherstone @PhillFeathers @lovebooksgroup @lovebookstours

Blurb 

Five young people are in the dead period between finishing their exams and getting the results that will determine what they do next. It’s a time of anxiety but also a time of hope. And it’s the end of an era because whatever happens they will go separate ways. Meanwhile, there is a long summer vacation to fill.

Out of the blue, they receive an astonishing invitation. Four of them are in a band and a wealthy celebrity wants them to play at an event to be held at his home in Tuscany. All their expenses will be paid and they will live in a luxury villa. It sounds too good to be true, and it is.

They go to Italy, but when they reach the villa they find it’s empty. The location is remote, and with no transport, no internet connection and no mobile signal they are cut off from the world. A succession of mysterious events begins which forces them to review who they are, and to rethink what’s important to them. It’s not until the final chapters that we discover the real reason why they’ve been brought to the villa and exactly what the experience will mean for them. 

Author Bio
Phill lives in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK. He came to writing late, after a career in education and educational publishing. His first novel was Paradise Girl (2017). It’s the first book in the REBOOT trilogy and is the story of a teenage girl, Keryl Shaw, who finds herself alone when a deadly virus wipes out her family and friends. It was followed by Aftershocks (2018), recounting the adventures of Kerryl’s twin brother as he journeys to investigate and understand the pandemic. The finale to the series is Jericho Rose (2020). The pandemic is over and it’s time to rebuild, but there are some who see the chaos as an opportunity to pursue their own selfish aims. Phill’s fourth novel, The God Jar (2020), is a time-shift tale of a mysterious object and its strange powers. What Dreams We Had (2021) is his fifth novel.

Phill’s writing has received a number of awards. Paradise Girl, Aftershocks and The God Jar have Chill With a Book awards. Paradise Girl and The God Jar are Wishing Shelf finalists. Paradise Girl and Aftershocks have received Indie BRAG Medallions. Jericho Rose is a Wishing Shelf Red Ribbon Winner.

When he’s not reading or writing Phill likes walking, going to the theatre and concerts, travel, and visiting museums and galleries. He enjoys music and plays the tenor saxophone.

Amazonhttps://amzn.to/3hvUFzL

New Release: Mystery Romance by Diana Nixon

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A NEW BREATHTAKING STORY FROM THE USA TODAY & INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR DIANA NIXON.

Santiago Alcantar killed my parents.
Now it’s my turn to take away what he loves most of all…

Losing my parents changed my life forever. I had to learn how to be a fighter. I fought for everything I wanted to have. But when I thought there was nothing I couldn’t get, I met her… Gabriela Alcantar. The favorite daughter of my worst enemy.
She made the sorrows of my past return.
I felt weak and helpless again.
I hated it.
As well as I hated her and her entire family.
Because they were the killers. And they could never be forgiven.
Unless… I could make them pay for what they did to me.

“I lied to her… I told her I would never fall in love with her. Then again, I lied to myself. Because my heart already belonged to her…”

This is an adult standalone enemies-to-lovers romance, filled with mystery, suspense, family drama, forbidden love, slow-burn heat, and HEA.

A PERFECT NEXT READ for the fans of Colleen Hoover, Jamie McGuire, Anna Todd, L. J. Shen, Ivy Smoak & Tarryn Fisher.

Grab your copy TODAY https://books2read.com/u/bxjV0o

Personality Really Is Everything? Meet Detective Janssen- It’s Release Day!

So last week I got thinking a lot about different personality types. I was sent the Myers Briggs personality test by my editor, after feedback she gave me about the personality I’ve crafted for my first ever female detective. I did test myself, to see where I fall in the sixteen different archetypes of personalities. I must say the free test is deadly accurate for me! I came out as an ENFJ-A ( extrovert, intuitive, feeling, judgement, advocate) type person. Other wise known as ‘the Protagonist’.

The personality of natural charismatic leaders, that only makes up 2 percent of the whole population a rare type. Wow when I read that I could not believe it. Apparently Barack Obama is also the same, how cool, as I’ve always felt he was a nice person from how he comes across even when you take away his politics. Have you ever done your own free test? What personality type are you? Are you a rare type like me? You can do it free here https://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test.

My editor feedback to me that my first ever female detective in The Red Light Girls, apparently she’s a true ‘A Type Person.’ I had no idea what this is! Or even that she came across that way. These people are very solution orientated and straight to the point. I guess that’s a good thing, especially for a detective’s job, right? She seemed to like her a bit more than Detective Dunne in book #1 The Note and encouraged me to write a series with just a female detective LOL, she feels I write them strongly. Probably the advantage of being a female myself. This was great feedback, and something I considered, as when I look at the police procedural area of literature, it is mainly male characters or leads. There’s the odd female here and there, but I don’t think anyone can argue that it’s male dominated, with a lot of female victims. Something I will consider doing.

So back to personality, I really do feel that personality is important as it helps you to get to know other people, once you understand their personality. Also, understanding your own personality really can help you in life. From the paths you do and don’t take, the jobs you do, who you have as friends etc. I see real value in the Myers Briggs test. I find it amusing that a lot of the time people assume that writers are introverted. And I can see why, it’s a lonely job, and a lot of writers I would agree are more introverted from the ones I know. But I am a little outside of the box, I am no where near introverted LOL I’ve always known this. Not that I need to be centre of attention I really don’t. I prefer not to, I’m not an extrovert in that sense. But I have no problems expressing myself, and I can, do, and will speaking to anyone who will listen about anything that comes to mind! I’m a massive conversationalist generally.

Another writer friend of mine, when she told me where she falls on the personality types as an introvert, said that,’ introvert vs extrovert is about where you get your energy from, or how you give it. Extroverts get their energy from other people, introverts give it to them.‘ I never thought of it like this at all, she has a point. I do vibe highly when I connect with other people well, and find that my energy is heightened as she said. People and human science does amaze me.

New Release… Meet Detective Zoe Janssen

So yesterday marked another day of unleashing my work to the world, book #2 of the Unsolved Mysteries series is out! And will be closely followed by book #3 Till Death Do Us Part in August, which is actually set in the sunshine state of Florida. I won’t say too much as readers of book#.2 will get a three chapter preview inside book #2. However, I am very happy with this story The Red Light Girls set in Amsterdam, Europe. A part of the world I’d really enjoy visiting again, or even living too. It’s a wonderful city and the people were really nice. It’s been a good few years since I’ve been there. I even had a little adventure and missed the last tram home as we forgot to set our clocks to the local time. Then we ended up paying around 60.00 euros for a taxi home LOL. That’s one expensive journey when a tram ticket at the time must have been under 5.00 euros. But it was an amusing way to kick off the city break.

If you do check out The Red Light Girls please do leave a review! Also if you’ve read book #1 The Note which is still only 99 cents please also do leave a review!

In other news…

I have been reading a lot around the whole esoteric genre, life after death etc in preparation for my mum’s funeral, which is coming up. She passed away in March and I still have not really come to terms with the fact that, Mum’s gone but for sure I have evidence that he soul lives on. Hence I wrote A memoir: My Mum and Me, Messages From Beyond The Grave. I finished a great book last night on understanding death, and grief which I will do a review for later today. I’m also reading one of my most favourite writer’s memoir on her own grief management, ‘Notes on Grief’ by Chimanda Ngozi Adechi. She is just a fantastic writer in the fiction genre. There’s not been a book to date of hers that she has not managed to make me cry, laugh, fall in love with the characters, and walk away feeling ‘wow’ what a story. I really like her work.

I know that at this time there’s a lot of people due to the pandemic managing grief, and if you are too my thoughts are with you, and I send positive energy your way. Never in my life have I experienced this kind of loss, so close and in such a sudden way. However the departure and experience of Mum’s visit changed my life!

Last week I also qualified as a yoga teacher yeah! I have been doing yoga on an off for over ten years. I discovered it in my mid twenties. I did attempt once back then to do a course to qualify, but life’s dramatics meant I didn’t complete it. Last year due to the pandemic just for fun, for something to do, I enrolled onto an online learning course in this area. It seemed perfect to pass time at home during the many lockdowns Europe had. And a way to get me back into practice. While I am not as flexible as I was I’m getting there, and passed my exam. I can teach privately, and then enrolled onto the next stage to achieve the ‘gold standard’ and hope to finish this course in the next few months. Yoga has also been a way to help me manage stress and now grief also. I found that it’s a very good way to let go of worries. I enjoy mainly dynamic ‘power yoga,’ with flows that are challenging, rather than the more slower gentle forms.

Next week I will l return to writing, and focus on another project I have up my sleeve, also homeschooling, and to unwind study the yoga sutras.

Well, I hope you have a wonderful weekend, happy reading to anyone who dives into any of my unsolved mysteries… pay attention not everything is as it seems. I’ll leave you will a little excerpt of book #2.

Excerpt- The red Light Girls ( unsolved mystery #2)

Dig Deep

Madeline Sloane

Madeline made her way over to Van Nijenrodeweg via bus. She jumped off at her stop into  the chilly air. With her hands buried in her pockets to shield from the cold, she walked a few meters over to Amsterdamse Bos park. Once there, she noticed the area was busy with uniformed officials with Politie written across their vests.

Standing by the gated entrance to the woodland area, she accessed the situation.

The Politie were everywhere. To her, it appeared as if they were questioning passers-by.

She assumed this could have only been about the woman’s body that showed up in the Bos. Her gaze slowly moved over the scene, scanning to see if there were any other local news reporters with the same idea as her—to gather any information possible for the following day’s headlines. With no one in sight that looked like a journalist, she ducked into the Bos unnoticed.

Once through the gate, an anxious feeling pooled in the pit of her stomach. Quickly she walked up the pathway lined with trees and grass on either side.

A cool breeze rustled the trees, and a few brown leaves fell and landed in her path. As she walked along, the autumn leaves crunched under her heavy winter boots.

Up ahead by a tree, she saw the familiar tape that sealed off the area where the woman’s body must have been found. She noted the forensic team dusting down the area. Cameras flashed while a few officers looked as if they were searching the area.

A woman she recognised in a black suit, black fedora hat, and loafers stood to one side surrounded by a team of men. She spoke to a uniformed officer directly as the others took notes.

Madeline approached her.

“Hey, Detective Janssen,” said Madeline. “What happened?”

The tall blonde turned her attention from the officer to her.

“Madeline how did you get back here?” she demanded.

“I came by as soon as the news broke.” She ignored the detective’s question. “Who was she?”

Madeline felt her heart sink as Janssen rolled her eyes at her.

“You know I can’t talk to the press,” Janssen said. “This is a crime scene. The press isn’t meant to be here.”

Madeline moved her eyes over to the taped off area and nodded her head in the same direction. “There’s been so many of these cases over the last few months,” she said. “I’m here to help.”

“No, Madeline.” Janssen held up a hand of warning. “The press is never here to help. All you want is gossip—to see who can sell the most papers.”

Janssen dismissed her, then moved over to the taped off area, taking long strides. She signalled for her team of officers to follow her.

Madeline watched them walk off and sucked her teeth. She decided not to piss Janssen off, even though she wasn’t impressed with the job the Politie had done to close the unsolved cases. She had crossed paths with Detective Zoe Janssen on more than one occasion.

When she first arrived in Amsterdam came to mind. She had tried to report on a bank robbery for the De Telegraaf newspaper.

Yeah, that first meeting wasn’t pretty, Madeline chuckled at the memory.

Janssen had an attitude with her and saw her as more of a hindrance than helpful.

Well, I’m here again, Janssen, she laughed to herself. The shadow you can’t shake.

From where she was stood, she looked around for another source she could gather some information from. She spotted a uniformed officer, who stood back, observing the scene by a Politie van. He was out of ear and eye shot of Janssen, so she headed over to him.

“Officer, who was she? What do we know?” Madeline crossed her fingers, hoping he would spill the beans.

The officer looked at Madeline and shook his head.

“Ma’am you’re not meant to be here.” He took Madeline by the elbow gently and guided her towards to exit. “Let me escort you out. You need to leave, now.”

Madeline snatched her arm back, then pulled out her ID badge from underneath her jacket.

“Please officer, I want to help with these cases. From what I’ve dug up, it’s getting serious,” she said.

The officer glanced down at her De Telegraaf badge, but he didn’t say a thing.

“I’m not trying to sell papers,” she continued. “This is about catching whoever this sick bastard is.”

The officer raised his sunglasses and looked closer at Madeline’s badge. He sighed, lowered his glasses and chewed loudly on his gum. Briefly, he glanced around, then he leaned into her.

“She was female,” he whispered. “Probably in her thirties and Chinese.”

He looked around cautiously again, then over a shoulder. He grabbed her elbow and started to march her in a different direction away from his co-workers.

Madeline followed his lead with interest. “What else?”

“Definitely a Red Light girl. Her clothes were in her bag. Suzy Chan’s her legal name from the ID, that’s all we know,” the officer said under his breath.

“Thanks,” Madeline responded. “Anything else?”

“I’m only telling you this as we need all the help we can get to catch this sick person.” The officer kept walking at swift pace.

Madeline struggled to keep up.

He turned to her once more. “That’s all I can say. And you never heard it from me. Now, please leave.”

Madeline nodded in agreement and watched the officer disappear into the sea of uniforms around her.

Janssen looked over in her direction with a frown on her face, then approached.

Madeline took a deep breath. Great. This should be interesting.

“What did I say to you?” Her voice remained stern and even toned, but her body language showed sheer annoyance. “You need to leave. I don’t want the press here. Understand?”

“I’m on my way, Detective. Don’t worry.”

Madeline turned to leave, and as she did, Janssen moved off in the other direction. She heard the detective bark orders at her team of officers behind her, but she couldn’t make them out. Glancing back, she locked eyes with Janssen and she quickly moved away from the area.

A name, that’s a start. Now, I wonder where she worked? Madeline thought to herself.

She headed toward the exit of the park.

Glancing at her watch, it read a few minutes before six. At this hour, the bars around Dam Square and the Red Light district would start to get busy.

She made her way back up the pathway she had taken prior. And since her last trek through the area, more leaves had flooded the ground. Her boots ate them up, crunch by crunch, under her feet.

It was getting colder, and the evening had started to draw in. The park’s lamp posts flicked on as she walked toward the exit of the park.

Once there she took one final glance around at the officers patrolling the area, then made her way back to the tramline toward Amsterdam Centraal.

The tram was packed. It reminded Madeline of the underground in London. All the times she had crammed herself in there like a sardine, with a bunch of Londoners who had no clue about personal hygiene, caused her to chuckle.

Some things never change.

Oh what happens next for Madeline and Janssen? Out now and free to read on Kindle Unlimited!