Book excerpt for Profile of Terror by Alexa Grace

Welcome to Monday! We’re kicking off the week with a book blurb and excerpt for the romantic suspense novel, Profile of Terror by Alexa Grace.


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Blurb:
A missing coed named Abby Reece.
Two clever thrill killers are committing the most brutal, public,
and horrifying abductions and murders in the county’s history. The killers,
known as the Gamers, have done this before, and are now upping their evil game
to a new level. The question is — can they be stopped before they kill again?
Things get complicated.
When an ex-girlfriend goes missing, Private Investigator Gabe
Chase is obsessed with finding her. But once her naked and posed body is
discovered, the investigator becomes the investigated. His passion for the
victim’s beautiful sister is a complication he doesn’t need, as he helps solve
the county’s most baffling, terrifying murder cases ever.
Add a sociopathic serial killer who calls himself the Master.
A serial killer so deadly, the FBI’s behavioral analysts want to
know when and why he began killing, as well as the identification and location
of additional victims. He will speak only to former federal agent, Carly Stone,
a woman he blames for his capture. When the profiler finds herself at the mercy
of this ruthless killer, his becomes the most terrifying profile of all.
Profile of Terror
Three chilling villains, two passionate love stories, and
pulse-racing suspense with startling plot twists keep readers on the edge of
their seats from page one of this heart-pounding and unforgettable romantic
suspense.
Excerpt:
At one in the morning, the dark sky
was illuminated by a full moon as they drove on a country road, trees hanging
overhead like skeletal arms, nearly touching their vehicle. Driving slowly,
they made periodic stops, for only the perfect place would do.
Approaching a bridge over a deep
ravine with a wide creek, the van stopped. Both got out and circled to the back
of the white utility van, where they pulled out a young woman’s body, already
stiffening with rigor mortis. They carried her to the edge of the road, where they
set down her corpse, gave it a push, and sent it rolling down the ravine until
it landed on the rocky creek bed below. Hands on hips, they waited and watched
the body at rest, as if they expected it to magically come to life and run
away.
“I wonder how long it will take
the cops to find this one.” The driver chuckled as he followed his
passenger to the back of the van.
“Good question. The one last
winter wasn’t found until the spring thaw.” He flipped through a stack of
magnetic business signs he’d collected in the back of the vehicle. Choosing
one, he slapped it on the side of the van and climbed inside.
“So how many magnetic signs do
we have now?”
“Fifteen or so. We’ve got signs
for plumbing, locksmithing, house painting, and general repair businesses.
Think we need more?”
“No.” He shook his head. “You
did a good job stealing those. Even if we have an eye witness tonight, they’ll
describe a business truck, complete with a name and phone number the cops will
use to try to track down their suspects. Too bad it will be a dead end. Any
time we can toy with the cops is a good time.”
“Agreed,” he said, as a
slow, evil smile spread across his handsome face.
Devan Roth glanced at his twin
brother, Evan, sitting in the passenger seat, and thought about how much Evan
craved his praise. He’d used that need to his advantage their entire lives. It
wasn’t that Devan didn’t love his twin. He did, but he loved manipulating him
more. Although Evan had a higher intelligence level than Devan ever dreamed of
reaching, Evan’s adoration for his twin was his weak spot. And if there was
anything that Devan could identify from a mile away, it was someone else’s
weakness. That’s what made Devan the leader.
From early childhood, he could get
Evan to do absolutely anything he wanted. Devan invented the “Double
Dare” game when the twins were twelve; he double-dared Evan to jump off
the second-story roof. Evan leaped, and broke both his legs. But he never told
their parents that Devan had dared him to do it. His loyalty to his twin
outweighed the pain he suffered that summer.
The Double Dare game continued. Early
on, they stole and killed their neighbors’ pets, and then moved on to peeping
in windows in the neighborhood and videotaping the event so they could relive
the thrill later. Now they were abducting and killing prostitutes, then
disposing of their bodies in remote areas surrounding Indianapolis.

Author bio
and links:

USA
Today Bestselling Author, Alexa Grace’s journey started in March 2011 when the
Sr. Director of Training & Development position she’d held for thirteen
years was eliminated. A door closed but another one opened. She finally had the
time to pursue her childhood dream of writing books. Her focus is now on
writing riveting romantic suspense novels.
Author
Alexa Grace is consistently listed in top twenty of Amazon’s Top 100 Most
Popular Authors in the categories Romantic Suspense and Police Procedural. She
was named one of the top 100 Indie authors by Kindle Review. A chapter is
devoted to her in the book Interviews with Indie Authors by C. Ridgway and T.
Ridgway.
She
became a USA TODAY Best Selling Author for her participation in THE PERFECT TEN
book set.
Her
books Deadly Offerings, Deadly Deception, and Deadly Relations have
consistently been listed in Amazon’s Top 100 Bestselling Romantic Suspense and
Police Procedural Books. Deadly Deception, Deadly Relations and Deadly Holiday
have ranked #1 in the top… Read More
Alexa
Grace began her writing journey in March 2011 when the Sr. Director of Training
& Development position she’d held for thirteen years was eliminated. A door
closed but another one opened. She finally had the time to pursue her childhood
dream of writing books. Her focus is now on writing riveting romantic suspense
novels.
Alexa
Grace is consistently listed in top twenty of Amazon’s Top 100 Most Popular
Authors in the categories Romantic Suspense and Police Procedural. In 2013, she
was named one of the top 100 Indie authors by Kindle Review. A chapter is
devoted to her in the book Interviews with Indie Authors by C. Ridgway and T.
Ridgway.
Her
books Deadly Offerings, Deadly Deception, and Deadly Relations are listed in
e-retailer’s Top 100 Bestselling Romantic Suspense and Police Procedural Books.
Deadly Offerings has not left the top ten bestselling free mystery romance and
police procedural books since 2011.
Deadly
Holiday, published in November 2012, is her holiday-themed romantic suspense
novella, featuring all her Deadly Trilogy characters.
 Alexa Grace’s book Deadly Relations is
included in the bestselling book set The Perfect Ten along with Dianna Love,
Norah Wilson, Nancy Naigle, Andrienne Giordano, Misty Evans, Sandy Blair, Mary
Buckham, Tonya Kappes and Micah Caipa.
Profile
of Evil, the first book of the Profile Series was published in May 2013.
Profile of Terror was released in May 2014 and Profile of Fear will be released
in 2015.
Earning
two degrees from Indiana State University, Alexa currently lives in Florida.
She’s a member of Romance Writers of America and Sisters in Crime.
Her
writing support team includes five Miniature Schnauzers, three of which are
rescues. As a writer, she is fueled by Starbucks lattes, chocolate and emails
from readers.
You
can visit her website at – http://www.alexa-grace.net/
Subscribe
to her newsletter at http://eepurl.com/sJ-Df
Friend
her on Facebook
Tweet
her @AlexaGrace2.
Book links for Profile
of Terror
(Book Two of the Profile Series)

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47 thoughts on “Book excerpt for Profile of Terror by Alexa Grace

  1. Book Talk Romanc says:

    I became a fan of Alexa through her Deadly series. She has certainly turn up the suspense and evil series. I highly recommend her all her books, but her Profile in Terror book tops them all. What did I love most about the blog. Reading about my favorite authors is always awesome. However, I love reading the excerpt. Even though I have read the book the excerpt refreshes the story for me and I love it all over again. 🙂 I so recommend this book to anyone who loves Romantic suspense reading.
    Jeannie K

  2. Unknown says:

    Such a good book. If you like Romantic Suspense you will like Alexa Grace's books! She writes an exciting crime story while mixing in a beautiful love story!

  3. Alexa Grace says:

    Thanks so much for your kind comments, Grannymama, Book Talk Romanc, Laura Collins, collenga, Mistie Lamb, Trin, and Kandy.

  4. Unknown says:

    love the plot and looking forward to reading. Alexa Grace is one of my favorite authors. I hope she continues to do so.

  5. Unknown says:

    Alexa: I loved hearing about your writing partners. Your love of coffee and chocolate is also a fave of mine.

    Thanks for sharing the story line with us. The Profile series is one of my favorite series.

    Lisa thank you for featuring Alexa and her book.

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