Thursday, April 10, 2014

Featuring V.B. Tenery's "Works Of Darkness"

Back Cover Blurb:

Some secrets just won’t stay buried.

A construction site provides a horrific discovery when a worker uncovers the skeleton of a small child wrapped in a sleeping bag. Police Chief Matt Foley soon links the murder to another cold case, the hit-and-run death of Attorney Josh Bradford.

The long suppressed memory of the young victim’s childhood friend, Sara Bradford may hold the key to both crimes. But Matt has mixed emotions about Sara—his prime suspect in her husband’s murder. 


Matt soon discovers the twenty-five year old mystery has the power to stretch across decades to kill again.

Book Excerpt:  
“The night is far spent; the day is at hand, let us therefore cast off the works of darkness.”                                                               Romans 13:12


CHAPTER 1



Bay Harbor Development
Construction foreman Jason Watts stood by his truck and gazed across the job site. Heavy equipment cleared the prime lakefront property of stumps and rubble as machinery shifted sand from one place to another. The smell of damp earth permeated the air around him. An early morning chill crept under his coat collar making him shiver.
Across the way, his backhoe operator scooped up a load of sand, lowered the bucket, and stopped the machine. Isaac Hummingbird, the Native American operator, stepped off the front-end loader and tossed something to the ground.
“Hey, Jason, you’d better come take a look at this.” Hummingbird stood next to what looked like a large, white trash bag.
Jason shoved his clipboard onto the truck’s bench seat and trotted across the field, the dirt still sticky from the recent storms. He noted the heavy, dark clouds hovering overhead as he crossed the field. Fierce October rain that pummeled the area had thrown him behind schedule, forcing him to play catch-up. Big time. The moneymen who financed the project were popping Xanax by the handful.
 Those clouds would dump any minute, and he’d have to send the crew home. Again. And lose another day’s work. “Whatcha got, Hummingbird?”
The machine operator didn’t reply. He stepped back and pointed at the open bag, the side folded back. It was the tattered remnants of a sleeping bag. Cold sweat broke out on Jason’s brow, and a tight knot clutched at his gut, his breath shallow as he gazed into the opening. Inside, were the skeletal remains of a child, the bones white and clean.
Pink overalls hung on the shoulder bones of the wasted frame. Tennis shoes had slipped from the feet. A small birthstone ring hung loosely on the right ring finger.

Jason rubbed his hand over his face and drew in a lung full of moist air. He removed a cell phone from his jacket pocket. “I’ll call it in.”



Author Bio:
V. B. Tenery’s desire to write grew from a love of reading that blossomed at a very young age. Quickly bored with cartoons, she devoured books, impatient for the next visit to the library.

After finishing school she went to work as an administrative assistant in the country’s largest optical firm. Writing took a back seat to her career when she became director of service for the firm’s national warehouse. Marriage, a young daughter,
and active involvement in church turned her into an occasional weekend writer.

During this period she wrote poetry, a series of short stories based on family history, and a number of Christian songs that were performed in her church.

When the company she worked for downsized, she jumped at the opportunity to retire and write full time. Since then she has written two Christian novels in a suspense series, WORKS OF DARKNESS and THEN THERE WERE NONE, and a stand-alone romantic suspense, DEAD RINGER. In another series she has combined suspense elements with a supernatural theme in her latest novel, THE WATCHMAN
  
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Paperback will be available in June

V.B. Tenery is giving away a Kindle copy of Works Of Darkness 
To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment along with your email address. You may enter the book giveaway twice--once on each spotlight post. (It's not too late to go back and leave a comment on yesterday's post)



6 comments:

LoRee Peery said...

I've wanted to check out your books for a while now, Virginia.
loree(dot)peery(at)outlook(dot)com

Linda Kish said...

I would love to win a copy of this book.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

squiresj said...

Would love to win and get to know your work and review it. I review all books I win.
jrs362 at Hotmail dot com

Unknown said...

I would love to win! Rita Navarre

cjajsmommy said...

I could use a good mystery! Please enter my name to win a Kindle copy. cjajsmommy (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

The books by V.B. Tenery are all new to me as I had never heard of this author before reading your two posts. A suspense series, WORKS OF DARKNESS and THEN THERE WERE NONE,sound right up my alley of reading as does the romantic suspense, DEAD RINGER. I'm not too interested in supernatural elements in a story - so would need to read a review on THE WATCHMAN before purchasing it.
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