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Who will be the Next Victim? #MWTease #MFRWAuthor


Welcome to Midweek Tease, where we spice things up to help you get through the middle of the week!

Only a month till our next romantic suspense novel releases! Watch this spot for the cover reveal and giveaway this coming Sunday, February 19.

Today’s excerpt comes from another of our romantic suspense books, The Unmasking

Whose mask will crumble first—

the enigmatic professor of Celtic Studies,

the undercover cop masquerading as a co-ed,

or the campus stalker, biding his time to strike again?


Romantic Suspense
87,000 words
Cover by Dawne Dominique
B&B Publishing
Four flames: Explicit sex, M/F


Here are the opening paragraphs:


Who will be the next victim?

Nancy Appleby scanned the co-eds in the small lecture hall. Each could be his next prey. Each looked much younger than she remembered being as a full-time student. Each woman hung on Professor Bayfield’s well-crafted words.

Was it the topic, Celtic Myths and Rituals, or was it the aloofness of the tall, dark-haired lecturer with the strong protruding chin that mesmerized? He did command attention. Although his tone was mild, Bayfield played with his audience like a polished actor. Clearly he was in control. Though he gestured but rarely, he moved like an athlete, comfortable in his body.

Nancy jotted notes on a yellow pad pretending to be no different than anyone else in the room. She glanced up at Bayfield, whose eyes had settled on her; they were piercing and inquisitive. Then he shifted his gaze, but he’d noticed her, was thinking about her. Why? She’d done everything she could to blend in. He hadn’t seemed particularly troubled by her presence, just curious.


Is anthropology professor Matt Bayfield the Blackthorn College rapist, or a potential ally? Aloof and unapproachable, Matt has academic ambitions. He can’t escape Blackthorn College soon enough, and he doesn’t want any entanglements to slow down his exit.

Nancy Appleby would like nothing more than to solve the string of campus rape cases before Thanksgiving so she can go home. The last thing she wants is a relationship to complicate her life—but she’ll settle for a fling, especially when the sex sizzles.

The stalker has his own carefully crafted timetable, with a special date just for Nancy. Can Matt and Nancy force him out of his hidey-hole before it’s too late?




Goodreads: The suspense is so well done you don’t know who the bad guy is until it’s revealed in the book. The action is fast paced and kept my interest to the very end. Could not put the book down. Donna H.


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15 Responses to “Who will be the Next Victim? #MWTease #MFRWAuthor”

  1. This looks really good! Congrats on the new release!

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    • Thanks so much, Kathleen!

      • Adriana Kraft
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  2. Great snippet, Adriana, and congrats on the upcoming release!

    • Thanks, Lucy!

      • Adriana Kraft
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  3. Well done. Best of luck with the new release.

    • Susanne Matthews
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    • Thanks, Susanne!

      • Adriana Kraft
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  4. A very interesting story concept and intriguing excerpt. I hope you share more.

    • Thanks, Angelica – the coming month I’ll focus on the new release, since the cover goes live on Sunday; after that I’ll certainly come back around to this one. We loved writing it, full of Celtic lore 🙂 .

      • Adriana Kraft
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  5. Oh my, sounds like an awesome story!

    • Thanks, Doris!

      • Adriana Kraft
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  6. Congrats on the release, Adriana, the book looks great. Love the teaser 🙂

    • Thanks, Elodie!

      • Adriana Kraft
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  7. This sounds great!!

    • Thanks, Ravenna!

      • Adriana Kraft
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  8. Intriguing teaser! Congratulation on the new release, too 🙂


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