New Release! Hide’n Go Seek is here!

UPDATE – the winner of the free ecopy of Hide’n Go Seek is Willa!  Thanks everyone!

I know – just a little overexcited!  But this book was a lot of hard work and no one was happier the day it came out than me.   Just what book is it, you ask?  It’s book 2 in the Psychic Vision Series, so it’s the one that comes after Tuesday’s Child!

A twisted game of Hide’n Go Seek forces an unlikely alliance between a no-nonsense FBI agent and a search-and-rescue worker.

Celebrated search-and-rescue worker Kali Jordon has hidden her psychic abilities by crediting her canine partner Shiloh with the recoveries.  But Kali knows the grim truth – The Sight that she inherited from her grandmother allows her to trace violent energy unerringly to victims of murder.  No one knows her secret until a twisted killer challenges her to a deadly game of Hide’n Go Seek that threatens those closest to her.

Now she must rely on FBI Special Agent Grant Summers, a man who has sworn to protect her, even as he suspects there’s more to Kali and Shiloh than meets the eye.  As the killer draws a tighter and tighter circle around Kali, she and Grant find there’s no place left to hide.

Are her visions the key to finding the latest victim alive or will this twisted game of Hide’n Go Seek cost her…everything?

Excerpt:

Twenty minutes later, Kali made her way to the kitchen. She fed Shiloh on the deck in the morning sunlight. Running her fingers through her shoulder-length hair, she remembered last night’s painting. She headed to her studio to take a look. She’d almost reached it when apprehension washed over her.

The door was closed.

She never closed the door after painting. It wasn’t good for the wet canvases, besides, the room only had a small window so the paint fumes built up fast. A frown wrinkled her forehead. Had she simply forgotten? She had been deadly tired last night.

Bolstering her courage, she pushed the door wide and flinched as the fumes rushed out almost stinging her nose. “Oh gross.”

Holding her breath, Kali crossed to the window, shoving it as far open as it would go. Fresh air surged into the small space. She’d love a huge studio, except painting wasn’t exactly a full time career for her – no matter how much she’d like it to be. It was a release for when depression and madness overcame her soul. Maybe later, when she no longer did rescue work, she could indulge her art as a creative hobby instead of as an outlet of pain and turmoil.

Walking around the easel, Kali stopped midstride.

The painting stood where she’d left it. With surreal and strangely enticing clarity, blacks and purples and browns popped off the canvas. Heavy paint splotched at places, then thinned and stretched across the top.

She stepped back and frowned. Up close, besides the heavy amount of paint, the picture resembled a distorted nightmare. Not surprising. Still, she caught a glimmer of an intentional design. She tilted her head and looked at it from a different angle. Nothing changed.

Sniffing the air, Shiloh ambled into the doorway.

Kali smiled down at the dog. “Not very sweet smelling, is it?”

She glanced back at the jumble of colors and stilled. There. She studied the abstract mess, letting the colors move and form to reveal the image hidden within.

Shivers slid over her spine.

Oh my God.

No way.

Kali blinked. It was.

There was no mistaking the image of a person buried under small bushes, civilization of some kind crouched on the horizon with a series of rough rock formations soaring behind the bushes.

“What the hell?” she whispered.

Kali was not a great artist, by any means. Blind escapism kept bringing her back to the process because it worked. She painted with wild abandon. The paint slapped on canvas with no thought discharged her emotions. For some reason it always worked.

And it always looked like shit.

This, on the other hand, was ingenious. Sure the subject matter was gruesome; however, given her volunteer work, not unexpected. Especially after finding the letter.

The artistic abandon was still there. The paint was so thick in spots the picture was almost three-dimensional. The terrain had depth and movement. The light was dark and terse, yet still shone with gruesome clarity—and way beyond her artistic abilities.

“It’s fucking brilliant.”

It was also scary as hell.

Hide’n Go Seek available now at Amazon.com and Allromanceebooks.com.

So what do you think?  Intrigued?  I hope so!  One of the joys of releasing a new book is being able to do giveaways!  Today, I will gift one ebook in either epub, Kindle or pdf format to one lucky person who leaves a comment!

About Dale Mayer

Dale Mayer writes romantic suspense, with or without paranormal elements like TUESDAY'S CHILD (2011) and now young adult books in various genres like DANGEROUS DESIGNS (2011). Writing stabilizes her in a life gone wild! The other stabilizers? Cheesecake and her four cats! Of course, she's dreaming to think she'll get a piece cheesecake once her four kids find out she's been baking!
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19 Responses to New Release! Hide’n Go Seek is here!

  1. Liz says:

    Hide’n Go Seek sounds fascinating. Best wishes for its success.

    • Dale Mayer says:

      Hi Liz,

      Thanks for the best wishes! This book came to me at the same time as the next one in the series and they darn near wrote themselves the concept was so clear. Now the revision process…yeah, that took a whole lot longer.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Willa says:

    Oooh – congratulations on your release, sounds just like my cup of reading tea :grin:

    Is this book a standalone or is it better to read Tuesday’s Child first? Yes, series = anal reading order to me.

    • Dale Mayer says:

      Hi Willa,

      Glad this is your kind of book! Obviously it’s mine, too. It is a standalone, with one character (not the main character) in common. After you read this one, you’re gonna wanna read Tuesday’s Child, too!

      I prefer to read in order, myself, but wouldn’t have a problem with reading this one first!
      Dale Mayer`s last blog was …Another great review for Vampire in Denial

  3. Misty Evans says:

    Congratulations, Dale! I enjoyed reading it and I love the cover art. Best wishes for many sales.

  4. Edie Ramer says:

    Congrats on another great release! HNGS is terrific, and I enjoyed reading it too! I hope you get on quite a few bestselling lists.

  5. Donna S says:

    Congrats on the release!! Looking forward to it.

  6. Very cool! And I do love that cover!

  7. Dale Mayer says:

    Hi Lori,

    Isn’t that a great cover. Sometimes the simplest look says it all. Course I’m going to take the credit for all the purple :)

    Thanks for popping in!
    Dale Mayer`s last blog was …Another great review for Vampire in Denial

  8. Dale, I love the cover and the story plot … I think of \”deep\” purple, the stroke of midnight and the shadow foretells of pending doom. Great stuff and the best with this as with all your great stories :)
    florence fois`s last blog was …City Scapes … The Museum Mile …

    • Dale Mayer says:

      Hi florence!

      Thanks! I love that stroke of midnight stuff – and Hide’n Go Seek is full of it! Doom and gloom, suspense and romance – who could ask for anything more? Well except for HEA and yes, the dog lives :) Lol.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  9. Dale, CONGRATS!!!!!!
    Wishing you a wonderful release day and much success on Hide ‘n Go Seek :).
    Great excerpt, too!
    Marilyn Brant`s last blog was …Happy Halloween!!

  10. Liz Kreger says:

    Congratulations on your release, Dale. Loved the excerpt and that cover is terrific. :cool:

  11. Sounds like a winner Dale! and I love the cover!!!

  12. Willa says:

    Squeeeee! Thankyou very much – am thrilled :grin:

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