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This year brings a new Evie book. I’m rejoining Lieutenant Evie Blackwell as the Illinois missing person task force begins work. I want you to get to know all the members of the task force and what is happening in their personal lives, so in this book I’ll be introducing you to David Marshal. Evie has chosen to search for a missing college student, while David is looking for a missing private investigator. I hope you enjoy the search for justice as these two cases unfold.



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DANGER IN THE SHADOWS           Read Chapter    CBD   B&N   amazon

Sara's terrified. She's doing the one thing she cannot afford to do: fall in love with former pro-football player Adam Black, a man everyone knows. Sara's been hidden away in the witness protection program, her safety dependent on staying invisible - and loving Adam could get her killed.  


O’MALLEY FAMILY SERIES - ROMANTIC SUSPENSE                                 


THE NEGOTIATOR (O’Malley #1)       Read Chapter    CBD   B&N    amazon

Dave Richman is about to meet Kate O’Malley and his life will never be the same. She’s a hostage negotiator. He protects people. He’s about to find out that falling in love with a hostage negotiator is one thing, but keeping her safe is another!  


THE GUARDIAN  (O’Malley #2)           Read Chapter     CBD   B&N   amazon

A federal judge has been murdered. There is only one witness. And an assassin wants her dead. U.S. Marshal Marcus O’Malley thought he knew the risks of the assignment...He was wrong.  


THE TRUTH SEEKER (O’Malley #3)  Read Chapter    CBD   B&N   amazon

Women are turning up dead. And Lisa O’Malley has a habit of walking into crime scenes, curious. She’s a forensic pathologist and mysteries are her domain. U.S. Marshal Quinn Diamond has found loving her is easier than keeping her safe. Lisa’s found the killer, and now she’s missing too…  


THE PROTECTOR (O’Malley #4)         Read Chapter    CBD   B&N   amazon

Jack O’Malley is a fireman who is fearless when it comes to facing an inferno. But when an arsonist begins targeting his district, his shift, his friends, Jack faces the ultimate challenge: protecting the lady who saw the arsonist before she pays an even higher price…  


THE HEALER (O’Malley #5)                  Read Chapter  CBD   B&N   amazon

Rachel O’Malley works disasters for a living, her specialty helping children through trauma. When a school shooting rips through her community, she finds herself dealing with more than just grief among the children she is trying to help. There’s a secret. One of them was there. One of them saw the shooting. And the gun is still missing...   


THE RESCUER (O’Malley #6)                Read Chapter   CBD   B&N   amazon

Stephen O’Malley is a paramedic who has been rescuing people all his life. His friend Meghan is in trouble: Stolen jewels are turning up in interesting places and she’s in the middle of it. Stephen’s about to run into a night he will never forget: a kidnapping, a tornado, and a race to rescue the woman he loves.


JENNIFER: AN O’MALLEY LOVE STORY           CBD     B&N     amazon

It’s a summer of change for Jennifer O’Malley. The busy physician has a pediatrics practice in Dallas, and meeting Tom Peterson, falling in love, is adding a rich layer to her life. She’s sorting out how to introduce him to her family—she’s the youngest of seven—and thinking about marriage. She’s falling in love with Jesus too, and knows God is good. But that faith is about to be tested in a way she didn’t expect, and the results will soon transform her entire family....




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Ann Silver is a cop’s cop. As the Midwest Homicide Investigator, she is called in to help on the worst of the cases, looking for answers to murder. Hers is one of the most trusted investigative positions in the Midwest.


Paul Falcon is the FBI’s top murder cop. If the victim carried a federal badge or had a security clearance, odds are good he sees the case file or his guys work the murder.


Their lives intersect when Ann arrives to pass a case off her desk and onto his. A car wreck and a suspicious death offer a lead on a hired shooter he is tracking. Paul isn’t expecting to meet someone, the kind that goes on the personal side of the ledger, but Ann Silver has his attention.


The better he gets to know her, the more he realizes her job barely scratches the surface of who she is. She knows spies and soldiers and U.S. Marshals, and has written books about them. She is friends with the former Vice President. People with good reason to be cautious about who they let into their lives deeply trust her. Paul wonders just what secrets Ann is keeping, until she shows him the John Doe Killer case file, and he starts to realize just who this lady he is falling in love with really is . . .


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Charlotte Graham is at the center of the most famous kidnapping in Chicago history.


The task force of FBI and local cops found her two abductors, killed them, rescued her, but it took four very long years. The fact she was found less than three miles from her home, had been there the entire time, haunts them. She’s changed her identity, found a profession she loves, and rebuilt her life.


She’s never said a word—to the cops, to her doctors, to family—about those four years.


A family legacy has brought her back to Chicago where a reporter is writing a book about the kidnapping. The cops who worked the case are cooperating with him. Her options are limited: Hope the reporter doesn’t find the full truth, or break her silence about what happened. And her silence is what has protected her family for years.


Bryce Bishop doesn’t know her past, he only knows she has coins to sell from her grandfather’s estate—and that the FBI director for the Chicago office made the introduction. The more he gets to know Charlotte, the more interested he becomes, an interest encouraged by those closest to her.. But nothing else is working in his favor—she’s decided she is single for life, she struggles with her faith, and she’s willing to forego a huge inheritance to keep her privacy. She’s not giving him much of an opening to work with.


Charlotte wants to trust him. She needs to tell him what happened. Because a crime cops thought was solved, has only opened another chapter. . .


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When asked what he does for a living Commander Mark Bishop is deliberately low-key: "I'm in the Navy." But commanding the ballistic missile submarine USS Nevada, keeping her crew trained and alert during ninety-day submerged patrols, and being prepared to launch weapons on valid presidential orders, carries a burden of command like few other jobs in the military. Mark Bishop is a man who accepts that responsibility, and handles it well. And at a time when tensions are escalating around the Pacific Rim, the Navy is glad to have him.


Mark wants someone to come home to after sea patrols. The woman he has in mind is young, with a lovely smile, and very smart. She's a civilian, yet she understands the U.S. Navy culture. And he has a strong sense that life with her would never be boring. But she may be too deep in her work to see the potential in a relationship with him.


Gina Gray would love to be married. She has always envisioned her life that way. A breakup she didn't see coming, though, has her focusing all her attention on what she does best--ocean science research. She's on the cusp of a major breakthrough, and she needs Mark Bishop's perspective and help. Because what she told the Navy she's figured out is only the beginning. If she's right, submarine warfare is about to enter a new and dangerous chapter....


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Shannon disappeared over the Memorial Day Weekend when she was sixteen. She didn’t arrive home after staying with friends. Years have now passed. She just contacted a retired member of law enforcement, Matthew Dane. She wants to go home. TAKEN is the story of the next three weeks. I think Matthew and Shannon are fascinating together. It’s an unfolding story on so many levels.


NEW  SINS OF THE PAST novella                       CBD    B&N    amazon

This collection of short stories will let you sample 3 authors and see if you like how we write. The story I contributed is titled MISSING. John Graham, Police Chief for Cheyenne, Wyoming, is facing a personal crisis. His mother is missing. She was last seen Monday afternoon around 4:30 p.m. at the retirement village where she lived. It is now going on 9:00 p.m. Tuesday as he arrives in Chicago to help with the search to find her. Lieutenant Sharon Noble of the Riverside Police Department has worked missing person cases for seven years and she’s still an optimist that people can be found. I love how this story unfolds.


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Lieutenant Evie Blackwell is using her vacation to look into two cold cases in Carin County. A deputy, his wife and eleven-year old son, disappeared. And in an unrelated case, a six-year-old girl was abducted from a hotel. Sheriff Gabriel Thane and his brothers Will and Joshua, have lived with these cases for years. I couldn’t write about just one Thane brother when all three have fascinating stories, so I decided to give you a family, centered around Evie and Gabriel, and let you enjoy what happens when Evie comes to Carin County.




TRUE DEVOTION  (Heroes #1)          Read Chapter      CBD    B&N   amazon

Kelly Jacobs has already paid the ultimate price of loving a warrior; she has the folded flag and the grateful thanks of a nation to prove it. Navy SEAL Joe “Bear” Baker can’t ask her to accept that risk again—even though he loves her. But the man responsible for her husband’s death is back—closer than either of them realize. Kelly’s in danger; and Joe may not get there in time…  


TRUE VALOR (Heroes #2)                 Read Chapter      CBD    B&N   amazon

Heroes get a new meaning when you see inside their lives. Gracie is a Navy Pilot, Bruce works Air Force Pararescue. Dangerous jobs, often away from home, they wrote love letters. When she’s shot down behind enemy lines, he’s got one mission: get Gracie out alive…  


TRUE HONOR (Heroes #3)                Read Chapter    CBD    B&N   amazon

CIA officer Darcy St. James is after a man who knew Sept 11th would happen, who chose to profit from the knowledge. Navy SEAL Sam “Cougar” Houston is busy: The intelligence Darcy is generating has his team deploying around the world. Under the pressure of war, their romance flourishes. But it may be a short relationship: for the terrorists have chosen their next targets and Darcy’s name is high on list… 


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THE WITNESS                                  Read Opening      CBD    B&N     amazon

A police chief falls in love with a witness to a murder.


KIDNAPPED  ( previous titled TRUE COURAGE )    CBD   B&N   amazon

Someone snatched his cousin’s wife and son. FBI agent Luke Falcon is searching for a kidnapper and sorting out the crime. He’s afraid it’s the work of a stalker. He’s afraid they’re already dead. And he’ll do anything required to get them back alive…he didn’t plan on falling in love with the only witness.


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BEFORE I WAKE                             Read Opening      CBD    B&N     amazon

A private investigator, town sheriff, and a series of unusual deaths.




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I’ve elected to leave my website a rather personal thing: your notes and emails come to my desk, occasionally I blank out what’s here and start over again. It’s not a pretty place with fancy graphics, but it is where I put the latest news about what is going on with my books from various publishers. I’m asked occasionally if I am on Facebook — Bethany House keeps updates about my books with them available so I encourage you to join — but for time reasons I don’t have a Facebook page. You can find me on twitter @DeeAuthor2017 though I rarely talk about my books there. I highly value your words. Thank you for staying in touch, and letting me know what’s on your mind. 


This year’s book now in stores is THREADS OF SUSPICION. I’m rejoining Lieutenant Evie Blackwell as the Illinois missing person task force begins work. I want you to get to know all the members of the task force and what is happening in their personal lives, so in this book I’ll be introducing you to David Marshal. Evie has chosen to search for a missing college student, while David is looking for a missing private investigator. I hope you enjoy the search for justice as these two cases unfold.


I have a favor to ask. If you have copies of the O’Malley books on your bookshelves, would you consider sharing them with a friend or co-worker? One of the best gifts you can give an author is to share the stories so they continue to be passed around and enjoyed. And if there is a teenager in your family, or the family of a friend, would you make sure they hear about the stories? I am making a special point to see how many girls in high school  and college can discover the O’Malley series in the coming year. The stories help to show what a good relationship can be like when they are considering who to date. I’d appreciate your help making that happen. Loan your books out, and be a part. It will be fun to hear the feedback.


Please write. I enjoy hearing from you. And if you would like to listen to some good sermons, try Eddie Lowen. (An odd final remark I know, but if you listen to a few, I think you’ll see why I made the recommendation.)


Thanks for your time today. 






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