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A Little Romance on the Beach
…and a Little Murder

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 “You’re thinking you should’ve gone out with me the first day I asked, aren’t you?”

That’s the question FBI Hostage Rescue Team agent Kyle “Mac” McKenzie asks the heroine of my Profiler series, Evelyn Baine, in my short story, AVENGED. 

The story takes place right after the second book in the series, VANISHED, ends, and the two of them have gone on a – secret! – vacation together.

They work for the FBI, and they’re both part of the Critical Incident Response Group – Mac as a tactical specialist (think the FBI’s version of Special Operations) and Evelyn as a profiler – and rules about dating within the group are murky at best.  It’s why Evelyn resisted Mac’s flirtations – or at least tried her best! – throughout the first two books in the series, HUNTED and VANISHED.

During AVENGED, Evelyn has finally realized maybe Mac was right, and the two of them have headed to a beach – without telling the FBI – for a little romance.  But soon, that romance is interrupted by bodies washing ashore.  Mac wants to move to a different beach and continue their vacation, leave behind the investigations for a change, but Evelyn is getting more and more sucked in to what looks like a vengeance killing.  And when the killer leaves Evelyn a message, Mac is in…they’re staying until they put the killer behind bars.

In my brand new release, SEIZED, their relationship is still a secret, which means that when Evelyn is taken hostage by a cult of survivalists and Mac is one of the agents tasked with breaching the compound, he has to keep his feelings hidden.  Inside the compound, Evelyn realizes the group may be planning a lethal attack and she needs to find a way to get that information to the outside world.  Her relationship with Mac (and something that happened in the little beach town in AVENGED) proves to be the key…

a FREE short story releasing a chapter a day on the Harlequin.com website:

Love and vengeance

FBI profiler Evelyn Baine and fellow agent Kyle McKenzie are—secretly—on vacation together, visiting an island off the coast of Georgia. Evelyn has recently solved a notorious cold case, so she considers their holiday a reward of sorts. More than that, it's a cautious acknowledgment of her growing feelings for Kyle.

One day a body washes up on the beach, a body that's been disfigured. The killer has carved the word "pervert" into the victim's stomach. A second murder, with the victim labeled a "killer" appears soon after. The police don't agree when Evelyn tells them the murders look like the work of a vigilante trying to avenge…something.

Evelyn and Kyle find their own lives at risk as they move closer to the truth.

Book 3 in The Profiler series

Danger is all around her...

What should have been a routine investigation for FBI profiler Evelyn Baine turns ominous when she's kidnapped by a dangerous cult of survivalists. As her worst nightmares become a reality, she begins to question what she's seeing. Because the longer she's inside their compound, the more she realizes this cult is not what it seems to be.

The next terrorist threat is right beside her...

As the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team closes in, Evelyn suspects she may have stumbled onto an emerging terrorist threat – and a leader who has a score to settle with the FBI. If Hostage Rescue breaches the compound, Evelyn's dead for sure. If they don't, the cult may unleash a surprise attack that could leave the whole country shattered.

"Suspenseful from the start and intriguing throughout. Recommended!"  - #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child

ELIZABETH HEITER likes her suspense to feature strong heroines, chilling villains, psychological twists, and a little bit (or a lot!) of romance. Her research has taken her into the minds of serial killers, through murder investigations, and onto the FBI Academy’s shooting range.

Elizabeth graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in English Literature.  She’s a member of International Thriller Writers, Mystery Writers of America and Romance Writers of America.  She writes The Profiler series, a psychological suspense series featuring FBI profiler Evelyn Baine, who Fresh Fiction called “one of the most amazing characters created in print” and The Lawmen series, a romantic suspense series featuring friends in law enforcement, the third of which was nominated for Best Intrigue of 2015 by RT Book Reviews.

AVENGED is a special online short story in The Profiler series by MIRA
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  1. Thanks so much for inviting me, Angi! It's always fun to visit GLIAS!

  2. I just finished HUNTED and loved it. Starting VANISHED tonight so I can get to your daily read! Can't wait!!

    1. Yay! Thanks so much, Janie! I hope you enjoy the rest of the series!! :)

  3. Definitely will be reading AVENGED! You're an awesome writer and this series rocks!

    1. Thanks so much, Tyler! I'm excited about your new FBI serial, too! :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Jen! Both AVENGED & SEIZED were so much fun to write!! :)

  5. Welcome Elizabeth!

  6. Hi Elizabeth, I am reading Avenged. Loving it. Serial stories are creepy and kind of scary too.

    1. Hi, Tammy! Great to "see" you again! I'm so happy you're enjoying AVENGED (if you pick up SEIZED afterward, you'll see some references to things that happened in this story...and it actually provides a key clue!)