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Title: The Dragon’s Staircase

Authors: McKenna Grey & Everly Archard

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Book Blurb:

From two award-winning authors comes the first riveting novel in the Kyndall Family Thrillers, a romantic suspense series filled with spine-tingling thrills and alluring romance.

A woman haunted by her past.

FBI Agent Alexa Kyndall devoted eight years of her life to the search for justice, showing no mercy to the guilty and depraved. When she joins a special task force to bring down a serial killer, Alexa encounters the most unexpected criminal of her career.

A man willing to do whatever it takes to save her.

When a child witnesses a brutal slaying, Alexa’s life becomes intertwined with Craig Pierson’s, a man with his own haunted past. They join forces, only to discover they must put everything on the line in a pulse-pounding struggle to protect and survive.

A killer closing in.

Nestled in a small town in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, The Dragon’s Staircase is an intriguing, nonstop adventure that will keep readers enthralled from start to finish.


His fingers covered her mouth before he realized what he’d done. He eased his hand away. “Please, don’t argue with me about this. Let’s pretend for tonight that you’re the victim of a crime and I’m the friend who knows what’s best for you.”

“Okay.” She brushed passed him and into the hall.

Craig followed, surprised she’d given in. She opened a hall closet and pulled out two blankets and a pillow.

“You’re right, the sofa is comfortable.” Alexa handed him the blankets and shut the closet. “Thank you. My instincts tell me to behave one way because I’m as much a victim as Noah and Maureen. Except I can’t be a victim again, Craig, especially now. The best I can do is meet you halfway.”

Craig could see how tired she was and how she fought the exhaustion. “Then halfway is where we’ll meet. I can’t promise I won’t pull the protective card again.”

“I can live with that.”

He loved her smile, even when it was fleeting and mired with fatigue. The gentle upturn of her lips eased as she held his gaze. All he had to do was reach out and cup the side of her face in his warm palm. Her eyelids closed in a single motion and she pressed against his hand.

Heat and want radiated off her body to meld with his in the air. Craig asked himself how this had happened again. For a man who had been trained to control every emotion, movement, and thought, he couldn’t master any restraint when it came to wanting this woman.

Her eyes drifted back open. “Craig.” This whisper was his undoing. He dropped the blankets and pillow and pulled her close. What happened next could only be described as one soul devouring another. Their lips met, sparked, and he allowed himself to sink into the kiss.

Alexa’s limbs had never felt so fluid and weightless. They consumed each other, lips and hands ravaging, their breath mingled until she couldn’t tell his from her own. She waited for the hesitation, the uncertainty to take root, but none of the doubt she expected came.

Her back pressed against the wall, his arms holding her steady when she would have lost her footing. She draped her arms around his neck, and he closed any remaining distance between them, their bodies flush and at risk of sizzling into flames neither of them could be able to extinguish.

She couldn’t be certain who ended the kiss first or if there was an unspoken understanding between them that if they didn’t stop now, they would give into something for which neither of them was ready.

Their foreheads met, and their eyes closed while they brought their overheated bodies under control. Craig’s lips met hers once more before he pulled back.

“Whatever you do,” she began, “don’t apologize.”

He cupped her face in both hands and grinned. “I wasn’t going to.” He smoothed back the hair after he untangled it from his fingers. “I have to go downstairs now. Call out if you need anything.”

She wondered if he was as composed as he looked or if he just had thicker armor.

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If you could dress up as anything or anyone this Halloween, what or who would it be and why?

She-Ra, because she’s super cool. Except, I couldn’t pull off the outfit, so I would default to a great witch costume. I’ve had the makings of one for about ten years. It would be nice to actually get it made.

Explain why your featured book is a treat to read:

There’s a touch of spooky, a bit of romance, and a helping of suspense. I stirred it all together in my very own cauldron. Of course, I’m biased, so I cannot be trusted. The real treat of the story is Craig, the hero. He’s yummy.


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Open internationally

Runs October 1 – 31

Drawing will be held on November 1.

Author Biography:

McKenna Grey is the contemporary alter-ego of multiple award-winning, historical romance and western author MK McClintock. As McKenna, she writes romantic suspense, including the Kyndall Family series, and heartwarming, small-town romance to break up the murder and mayhem. She enjoys a quiet life in the Rocky Mountains where she is writing her next book. Learn more at

Everly Archard is the pseudonym of award-winning paranormal and fantasy romance author D.D. Miers. Her passion for romance with an edge led her to explore the world of romantic suspense.

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