Monday, January 17, 2022

Book Blitz and Giveaway: Silent Depths (Mind Stalkers #1) by Reily Garrett

Title: Silent Depths
Series: Mind Stalkers #1
Author: Reily Garrett
Publication Date: December 31st 2021
Print Length: 222 pages
Genre: Suspense Thriller

What price would you pay for freedom?

Callie’s mind holds the key to weapons of mass destruction, both nuclear and biological. As a child, she drew the attention of an obscure military branch who kidnapped and held her in the bowels of a Think Tank.

Following a daring escape, death and destruction dog her steps yet can’t diminish her determination in seeking justice.

Nate Crofton left his black-ops unit seeking a quieter existence as a private investigator. When an ex-teammate draws him into a web of tangled lies and betrayal, he can’t resist the young prodigy in need of protection.

Little does he know the blue-eyed enigma holds incredible secrets and can take care of herself, along with the team sworn to protect her.

Together, they rely on each other’s strengths to stay one step ahead of agents, both foreign and domestic, while navigating their growing attraction.

A must-read for fans of for fans of CM Sutter, Dale Mayer, Dean Koontz, LT Ryan, and Fiona Quinn.

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Timing remained key to survival while the erratic, pounding pulse in her ears rivaled a snare drum’s buzz roll, an executioner’s beat. Before the adrenaline in her blood circulated again, she’d be free or dead, depending on which card destiny threw her way.

Crouched between Jake on the left and Franklin on the right, she took a deep breath and waited for the signal. Both men risked their lives to set her free yet asked for nothing in return.

“Whatever happens, don’t look back and don’t hesitate, regardless of what you see or hear,” Franklin issued orders per routine. Years in the military merged certain traits with his basic character. A glance at his watch then around the corner, he assessed the building’s front.

Wind shrieked through specimen trees dotting the courtyard and offered the illusion of cover. Neither would stop a bullet.

A shimmer of perspiration glazed Jake’s forehead. Steel in his gaze matched the resolve of his harsh whispers.

Jake gave her shoulder a gentle squeeze. “We’re in this together, Callie. This is our best shot. Let’s go. It’s time to set you free.”

Omission of flaxen-haired warbler attested to his degree of concentration. No quips, no banter, just streamlined focus.

Her mind defaulted to calculating estimated distances while factoring in wind resistance, depth of snow, and the time needed to reach the tree line beyond the fence.

The perimeter guard pulled up his collar against the frigid wind in passing. She wondered if he knew exactly who, and what, he secured.

Anxiety innervated and stimulated her senses, twisted higher by the potential for failure. Unable to distinguish between the urge to run or freeze, she was caught in a limbo of her biological making.

Static squelch of the second perimeter patrol’s radio faded with distance. Each circuit of the border yielded a like check-in. Stereo came from the electrical channel noise of a tower watchman’s walkie-talkie above.

Something felt— off.

The facility’s floodlights defined the unmistakable profile of the rooftop sentry. Light glinted off the barrel of his automatic rifle.

Seconds into her nightmare bid for freedom, an earsplitting siren blasted the silence.

Jake rushed forward with a stronger grip on her upper arm. Additional pressure compelled her to tap into unrealized energy reserves.

Her life changed in ten strides.

Franklin’s grip on her other arm convulsed before sliding to her wrist, then releasing. “Go, Jake. Get her out of here. I’ll hold them off as long as I can.”
Reily Garrett is a writer, mother, and companion to three long coat German shepherds. When not working with her dogs, she’s sitting at her desk with her fur kids by her side.

Author of chilling suspense and snarky romance, her stories span the distance of romantic thrillers, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. Regardless of genre, each book delves into a dark and twisted imagination yet is tempered with romance and a touch of humor.

Reviews by Kirkus Reviews, San Francisco Bay Review, and best describe her work:

"This could be James Patterson, Lee Child, and Tess Gerritsen rolled into one, but the dark, twisted methods used by the serial killer could surprise even those readers…” - San Francisco Bay Review

…steamy, seductive police procedural…” -

…well-researched thriller that remains romantically genuine throughout.” - Kirkus Review

Prior experience in the Military Police, private investigations, and as an ICU nurse gives her fiction a real-world flavor. Find Reily below.

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  1. this sounds like a wonderful book

  2. Suspense Thriller - my favorites!
    Thank you for sharing this with us.

  3. I like the excerpt. Thank you for the giveaway!

  4. This sounds like a really intriguing page-turner.

  5. This books sounds great!

  6. Nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

  7. I love reading suspense thrillers. Great cover!

  8. Nice cover. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

  9. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

  10. sounds like a fun one

  11. I love the cover and thanks for hosting

  12. Silent Depths in the series Mind Stalkers #1 by author Reily Garrett looks like a book that would be hard to put down once you started reading.

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