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About Charlene Tess
Charlene Tess co-writes thrilling romantic suspense novels with her sister Judi Thompson. The sisters combined their two last names into the pen name Tess Thompson. Their novels are psychological romantic mysteries combined with tender love stories and compelling characters that readers will long remember.
The heroines are independent intelligent women who are attracted to strong, caring men. It doesn’t hurt that the men are also virile and easy on the eyes.
The sisters invite you to visit their website www.sisterswritingcrime.com and subscribe to their newsletter https://tinyurl.com/SWCNewsL and receive a FREE eBook.
Charlene is an English and creative writing teacher who also writes grammar workbooks and lessons. Her highly acclaimed series of grammar eBooks, Simple Steps to Sentence Sense, is widely used.
Charlene is married to the love of her life and has two daughters and three grandsons. She loves to read and is usually reading a book, listening to an audiobook, and writing a book all at the same time. It can get a little confusing.
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He gives up a promising career and moves to Angel Falls, New Mexico, to look for her.
During his search, he stumbles upon DEA Agent Samantha Monroe's investigation of an abandoned illegal marijuana operation involved in human trafficking, and Jay suddenly becomes a suspect in the murder of a witness.
When Jay and Samantha become targets, they have no one to turn to for help except each other.
Their search for the truth leads them down a path of murder, human trafficking, drug cartels, and buried secrets to uncover a twisted enterprise in the New Mexico forest.
Book Eight in the highly acclaimed Angel Falls romantic suspense series by Tess Thompson is a fast-paced, suspenseful, and compelling read.
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But, be prepared to sit for a while; you won't want to put this book down.
When Dena Quinn witnesses a serious car accident and pulls Doctor Shane Madden from his burning vehicle, he swears that she’s a guardian angel who saved his life.
Shane can’t get Dena out of his mind. When he discovers that she is a nurse who is new to town and looking for lodging, he rents her the apartment over his garage. Their relationship quickly blossoms into friendship and more.
Consequently, Shane re-evaluates his relationship with Elizabeth Langstrome, his selfish, spoiled fiancée, who is also his boss’s daughter.
Dena confesses that her ex-husband is also a doctor in Texas. His violent temper led to a divorce. Fearing for her safety, Dena fled to Colorado to start a new life.
This second-chance romance is a tale of romance, intrigue, and suspense that is guaranteed to be a page-turner.
Will Dena ever be free of her ex-husband? Will she and Shane find happiness together? Or will Elizabeth’s deceitful, antagonistic nature finally prevail and split them up for good.
“Written with a tender sensuality that sets it apart from the ordinary sex-driven romance, Accidental Angel offers the reader a chance to share the experience of learning to love deeply and well. It is with pleasure that I recommend this book to readers as a truly satisfying read.” —Anne K. Edwards, eBook Reviews Weekly
“Well, I’ve become addicted to these ladies’ novels. As always, this one is well-paced and fun to read. Good plot. Keep it up!”
IS HE HER HERO OR HER WORST NIGHTMARE?
Russell Murphy emerges from the New Mexico wilderness as a man on the run from tragedy and guilt.
He walks straight into the life of Magdalena Morales, a proud, headstrong woman trying to keep her family’s centuries-old legacy out of the hands of a ruthless enemy.
An enemy who isn’t afraid to kill to get what he wants.
Magdalena was raised lovingly by her great-grandmother, Bella Morales, a psychic and tarot reader.
When Bella invites the rugged, intense stranger into their lives, Magdalena reluctantly agrees. She decides to trust Bella’s judgment this time because ignoring Bella’s advice in the past came with a high price.
Russell resists becoming involved in the lives of an old witch woman and a dark-haired Hispanic beauty.
He prefers to be left alone and to get as far away from any reminders of his past as possible. Despite his best intentions, Magdalena and Bella draw him into a life he has never known, and he vows to protect these women at any cost.
When an unimaginable truth from Russell’s past confronts Maggie, she is forced to choose between the man she loves and the cold hard facts.
This is Book 1 of the thrilling and romantic Angel Falls series. Read this romantic suspense novel and fall in love with the characters today.
"Be prepared to sit for a while you won't want to put this book down.
“This book has romance, suspense, mystery, and secrets. It has twists and turns that will keep you turning the pages.”
What did he see? What does he know?
Rafael left Angel Falls ten years earlier determined to never return to the dark memories he left behind.
Now, wounded and running for his life, he comes home to Angel Falls.
His brother Andras hides him in a remote hunting cabin, and he and his wife, Doctor Harper King, nurse him back to health.
In the woods near the remote cabin, Rafael encounters his enchanting neighbor, Sydney Santana, and recognizes her as a kindred spirit. The beautiful redhead soon captures his imagination and his heart.
Then, he learns that she is keeping secrets too.
Was their meeting accidental or something darker?
Is Sydney the key to his happiness or his capture?
Rafe is determined to learn the truth while trying to keep his brother’s family safe. As some of his sketchy memories return, he gradually pieces together the facts and sets himself up as a target to catch a hired killer on his trail.
***** “The action and intrigue begin in the first few pages and don’t let go. From a small town in New Mexico to dangerous South American cartels, multiple storylines mixed with fascinating interpersonal relationships make Dark Memories pretty much a non-stop read. Excellent!”
This is book 7 in the Angel Falls Series. Here’s what people are saying about the series:
***** “I love the way the characters are interwoven, and you feel like you truly know these people. I can't wait to read another episode.”
***** “Love this series. Well written and just enough clues to help the reader figure out the villain and the motive.”
***** “This book and the whole series will keep you wanting to come back to Angel Falls, NM, to find out what is happening in this small town and the amazing people who live there.”
Pepper Chan tried to leave the scars of her abduction behind her when she joined her current veterinary practice. However, a chance encounter with Roddy Eastman, the brother of her former best friend, leaves her shaken and desperate to keep her distance. The last thing Pepper wants to do is relive the terrible ordeal from so many years ago. Her kidnapper was never caught, and Pepper is afraid to trust anyone.
—or avoid the terrifying omens in the present.
Attorney Roddy Eastman is determined to find out why Dr. Chan wants to avoid him. He tries to convince himself that his drive to seek out answers from her is just his concern for his sister’s friend and not something deeper—like his long-standing attraction to her since high school.The sudden murder of her boyfriend makes it clear that a deranged murderer is taunting Pepper, waiting for the right moment to strike. When Pepper reluctantly reaches out to him, Roddy offers her his help. Together, they must dig into her past to uncover the identity of the stalker before his twisted plans can become reality.
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When Homicide Detective Dominick Flores’s ex-wife disappears, he suddenly finds himself on the wrong side of the two-way mirror as a person of interest.
His whole world revolves around his two teenage sons, and for their sake, he must find their mother.
He hires Kris Eastman, an attractive, no-nonsense private investigator, whom he met while investigating one of her brother’s clients. He was attracted to her then, and he needs her now.
When the case turns into a homicide, the police suspect Dom, and the evidence against him is damning. Kris enlists the help of her brother, criminal attorney Roddy Eastman. Roddy has faced off in court with Dominick many times while they each tried to do their jobs fairly, and the two men bear a grudging respect for each other.
As the attraction between Kris and Dom grows, she puts her life and her reputation in jeopardy to save Dom and flush out the real killer.
When the killer kidnaps Dom’s two sons and takes them to a campground in the snow-covered Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Dom goes after them in near blizzard conditions.
Somehow, Kris must find a way to save the man and his children who have stolen her heart.
Is a serial killer walking the quiet streets of Angel Falls?
Small-town Sheriff Jonas Clearwater is suddenly responsible for investigating his best friend’s death. Preliminary observations suggest the successful true-crime novelist Cecil Howard could have died from a drug overdose or suicide. Jonas is racked with guilt wondering if he could have prevented the tragedy.
On the night Cecil dies, Jonas comes face-to-face with author Peyton Patel, a woman with whom he’d had a brief encounter and never expected to see again but couldn’t get her out of his mind. Why was she there, and what does she know about Cecil’s death?
Months earlier in a chance meeting on a lonely night, an instant attraction ignited between them, but both were hurting from personal tragedies and the timing wasn’t right. Peyton had just buried her beloved grandfather, and Jonas learned that his father has a fatal illness.
Soon, it becomes evident that someone was trying to silence Cecil before he could expose the facts about the brutal murders of three women in New Mexico.
This time Peyton’s life is in danger, and Jonas realizes his feelings for her are real. Now, he’s in a race with time to keep Peyton from becoming the next victim.
Will the fire that’s been smoldering between them burst into flames again?
She's a widow mourning the loss of her husband, and he's a driven ATF agent looking for a killer.
What will happen when these two hearts collide?
The suspense continues in the next heart-pounding story in the Angel Falls series.
Sunshine Davis refuses to accept the findings of the official police investigation into her husband's death in a warehouse fire. Left with two small children to raise alone, she is forced to ask for help from a man she detests, ATF agent Matt Bentley.
Matt, torn by feelings he can't explain for this stubborn, independent, determined young widow, reluctantly agrees to take another look at the warehouse fire against his better judgment. What he finds on his journey to the truth is a glimpse into a life he never knew he wanted and a love he never expected.
But someone doesn't want the truth to be revealed and is willing to kill again to keep his secrets. Will Sunshine and Matt become the next victims of this cunning serial arsonist?
Read the romantic suspense novel that readers are saying is both a thrilling adventure and a heartwarming romance. Get your copy now.
Andras Aguilar wants nothing more than to live a solitary life on his horse farm in New Mexico and forget his painful past. He shrugs off the small town whispers and gossip about his involvement years ago in a murder. That is until his chance encounter with a beautiful stranger. Now, he wants Doctor Harper King to believe in him even if he can’t believe in himself.
They Warned Her He Was A Dangerous Man. Some of the people in Angel Falls told Harper that Andras Aguilar was a murderer and to turn him away. Harper is terrified of the sensual man asking her for help, but not because of his reputation or what the town believes. It's because of her weakness to the passionate feelings she has whenever he is near. When the killer strikes again and another woman dies, Harper knows Andras is innocent, but will her love and her faith be enough to save him?
Learning to analyze an English sentence is easy! It’s all about the sequence you follow.
If you follow the eight simple steps in Simple Steps to Sentence Analysis without skipping any of the steps, you will be AMAZED at how easy it is to analyze sentences and to write sentences of your own based on the same pattern.
Within the eBook is a link to 30+ practice exercises and tests that you can print. It also includes the Sentence Analysis Map that Charlene Tess created for her students to use as a reference. Many of them used it throughout high school and college.
This book is especially helpful for teachers, college students, and homeschool instruction.
"Hands down, this is the best stuff out there for teaching grammar and usage."
Get your copy today and start learning grammar the easy way!
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Y'all come on down to Christmas, Texas, where gossip is on the menu at the local diner.
Come meet the local judge, a glamorous star of the silver screen, and a sexy California redhead, a sweet homecoming queen, and a handsome Hollywood heartthrob.
The whole town’s abuzz when a mysterious woman with a black cat moves across the street from the sheriff.
Binge this series and join the fun!