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Dark Mission by Susan Vaughan is a Trick or Treat Bonanza pick #romanticsuspense #romance #giveaway


Author: Susan Vaughan

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Book Blurb:

Can they hold onto the heartbreak of the past when he’s protecting her from a killer 24/7?

After museum curator Laura Rossiter witnesses a murder, she runs for her life, finally landing in a Maine resort where she feels safe. Until bad-boy Cole Stratton rides his Harley back into her life…

Now a DARK officer, Cole has a mission—protect Laura, the golden girl he’s never forgotten, and flush out a killer. As the danger increases, so does the tension between the ex-lovers. Cole still believes she’s out of his league… and that she’s hiding secrets she intends never to reveal.

Together 24/7, they can’t deny the passion reigniting between them. But as the painful memories of their past assail them and a killer closes in, they must find a way to trust each other—before their future is extinguished forever.


The bike roared up beside her. When it threatened to bump her, she pulled into the parking lot.

As her dad said, the best defense was an offense. She rolled down the window.

“Cowboy, you’re in my way.”

“If you’re out for a Sunday drive, it’s only Wednesday.” He looked too good in the worn jeans, snug on his muscular thighs, and a black t-shirt. “We never finished our talk. Imagine my shock when you pulled out in that excuse for a car.”

“I couldn’t sleep,” she said.

“Me, neither. The ground behind your cabin is harder than this pavement.” He rolled his shoulders.

She recoiled. “You slept behind my cabin?”

He sighed. “Keeping watch. That’s what I’m here for, 24/7.”

She felt unbalanced, as though her protective layers were peeling away. “I gave you my answer yesterday. What part of no don’t you understand?”

“Oldie lyrics don’t cut it. Neither does no. Markos may have already found you. If you won’t go to a safe house, come back and we’ll talk. DARK wants Markos. You want to be safe from him. We can work out… something.”

Safe, yes, dear God, she wanted to be safe, but with Cole? How could that be safer? His nearness was devastating to her pulse. His low voice sent heat eddying through her veins.

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

I’d be Glinda the Good Witch from The Wizard of Oz. I’ve always wanted a magic wand that would fix all the inequities and atrocities in the world. Plus, Glinda has great hair and a fabulous dress! In the meantime, I put my story characters in dire peril from which they struggle to rescue themselves and find a happily ever after.

Explain why your featured book is a treat to read:

Along with DARK MISSION being a reunion romance between two mismatched souls, readers have described it as a “fiery romance…fantastic read!”

Giveaway –

One lucky reader will win a $75 Amazon gift card

Open internationally.

Runs October 1 – 31

Drawing will be held on November 1.

Author Biography:

Occasional bouts of insomnia led to Susan Vaughan's writing career. When she couldn't sleep, she made up stories to fill the long, dark nights. Her stories throw the hero and heroine together under extraordinary circumstances and pit them against a clever villain. Besides curling up with a good mystery or romance, Susan enjoys walking her dog, boating, traveling, and volunteering. A former teacher, she is a West Virginia native, but she and her husband have lived in Maine for many years. Susan is the author of 16 novels and one children’s book. Find her at, where you can contact her.

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Oct 23, 2023

Thank you, Susan, for sharing your book in our Trick or Treat Book Bonanza!

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