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The Dead Man's Treasure by @Kris_Bock #RLFblog #romance #suspenseToday’s featured book is a romantic suspense, The Dead Man’s Treasure, by Kris Bock.

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): G

Rebecca Westin is shocked to learn the grandfather she never knew has left her a bona fide buried treasure – but only if she can decipher a complex series of clues leading to it. The hunt would be challenging enough without interference from her half-siblings, who are determined to find the treasure first and keep it for themselves. Good thing Rebecca has recruited some help, in the form of a green-eyed charmer determined to show her that a desert adventure can be sexy and fun. But there’s a treacherous wildcard in the mix, a man willing to do anything to get that treasure – and revenge. In a frantic race across New Mexico, Rebecca will have to ignore caution in a defiant bid for victory. If she fails, she could lose everything.

Action and romance combine in this lively Southwestern adventure, complete with riddles the reader is invited to solve to identify historical and cultural sites around New Mexico. See the DMT page of Kris Bock’s website: http://www.krisbock.com/the_dead_man_s_treasure__125081.htm for a printable list of the clues and recipes from the book.

The first book in the Southwest Treasure Hunters series is The Mad Monk’s Treasure. The Dead Man’s Treasure is book 2. Each novel stands alone and is complete, with no cliffhangers. This series mixes action and adventure with “closed door” romance. The stories explore the Southwest, especially New Mexico.

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Kris Bock writes novels of suspense and romance with outdoor adventures and Southwestern landscapes. Whispers in the Dark features archaeology and intrigue among ancient Southwest ruins. What We Found is a mystery with strong romantic elements about a young woman who finds a murder victim in the woods. In Counterfeits, stolen Rembrandt paintings bring danger to a small New Mexico town.

The Mad Monk’s Treasure follows the hunt for a long-lost treasure in the New Mexico desert. In The Dead Man’s Treasure, estranged relatives compete to reach a buried treasure by following a series of complex clues. In The Skeleton Canyon Treasure, sparks fly when reader favorites Camie and Tiger help a mysterious man track down his missing uncle.

Read excerpts at www.krisbock.com
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Today’s featured book is Counterfeits, a Romantic Suspense by Kris Bock.

Painter Jenny Kinley has spent the last decade struggling in the New York art world. Her grandmother’s sudden death brings her home to New Mexico, but inheriting the children’s art camp her grandmother ran is more of a burden than a gift. How can she give up her lifelong dreams of showing her work in galleries and museums?

Rob Caruso, the camp cook and all-around handyman, would be happy to run the camp with Jenny. Dare he even dream of that, when his past holds dark secrets that he can never share? When Jenny’s father reappears after a decade-long absence, only Rob knows where he’s been and what danger he’s brought with him.

Jenny and Rob face midnight break-ins and make desperate escapes, but the biggest danger may come from the secrets that don’t want to stay buried. In the end, they must decide whether their dreams will bring them together or force them apart.

“Counterfeits is the kind of romantic suspense novel I have enjoyed since I first read Mary Stewart’s Moonspinners, and Kris Bock used all the things I love about this genre. Appealing lead characters, careful development of the mysterious danger facing one or both of those characters, a great location that is virtually a character on its own, interesting secondary characters who might or might not be involved or threatened, and many surprises building up to the climax.” 5 Stars – Roberta at Sensuous Reviews blog

“Counterfeits is a good mystery and will keep people guessing for most of the story. In fact, I was flipping fast through pages because I wanted to know how the story ended. There were lots of secrets and lots of surprises, so that moved the pace of the plot along nicely and kept me engaged in the story. Kris Bock is a mystery mastermind and did a nice job with that aspect of the story. I also liked the complex relationships in the story. Jenny never had it easy, and it was nice to see a heroine struggle to make it work with her friends and family (like it can be in real life).” Readers Favorite Reviews

Genre: romantic suspense
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Publisher: Pig River Press
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GQOEE9M/

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Kris Bock writes novels of suspense and romance with outdoor adventures and Southwestern landscapes. Whispers in the Dark features archaeology and intrigue among ancient Southwest ruins. What We Found is a mystery with strong romantic elements about a young woman who finds a murder victim in the woods. In Counterfeits, stolen Rembrandt paintings bring danger to a small New Mexico town.

The Mad Monk’s Treasure follows the hunt for a long-lost treasure in the New Mexico desert. In The Dead Man’s Treasure, estranged relatives compete to reach a buried treasure by following a series of complex clues. In The Skeleton Canyon Treasure, sparks fly when reader favorites Camie and Tiger help a mysterious man track down his missing uncle.

Read excerpts at www.krisbock.com
Website http://www.krisbock.com/
Blog http://swarmchairtraveler.blogspot.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/kris_bock
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kris-Bock-Author-Page/174350342612332
Pinterest http://pinterest.com/krisbockbooks/boards/
Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4735592.Kris_Bock
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/author/krisbock
Newsletter http://eepurl.com/5Dd_f

Today’s featured book is The Mad Monk’s Treasure by Kris
Bock.
Genre romantic suspense
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
The lost Victorio Peak treasure is the stuff of legends – a
heretic Spanish priest’s gold mine, made richer by the spoils of bandits and an
Apache raider. When Erin, a quiet history professor, uncovers a clue that may
pinpoint the lost treasure cave, she prepares for adventure. But when a hit and
run driver nearly kills her, she realizes she’s not the only one after the
treasure. And is Drew, the handsome helicopter pilot who found her bleeding in
a ditch, really a hero, or one of the enemy?
Erin isn’t sure she can trust Drew with her heart, but she’ll
need his help to track down the treasure. She heads into the New Mexico
wilderness with her brainy best friend Camie and a feisty orange cat. The
wilderness holds its own dangers, from wild animals to sudden storms. Plus, the
sinister men hunting Erin are determined to follow her all the way to the
treasure, no matter where the twisted trail leads. Erin won’t give up an
important historical find without a fight, but is she ready to risk her life – and
her heart?
“The story has it all – action, romance, danger,
intrigue, lost treasure, not to mention a sizzling relationship….”
“Great balance of history, romance, and adventure.
Smart romance with an “Indiana Jones” feel. Well-written with an
attention to detail that allowed me to picture exactly in my head how a scene
looked and played out.”
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Kris writes novels of suspense and romance involving outdoor
adventures and Southwestern landscapes. In Counterfeits, stolen Rembrandt
paintings bring danger to a small New Mexico town. Whispers in the Dark
features archaeology and intrigue among ancient Southwest ruins. What We Found
is a mystery with strong romantic elements about a young woman who finds a
murder victim in the woods. The Mad Monk’s Treasure follows the hunt for a
long-lost treasure in the New Mexico desert. In The Dead Man’s Treasure,
estranged relatives compete to reach a buried treasure by following a series of
complex clues. Read excerpts at www.krisbock.com.

This quick interview includes info about the author, and introduces the story.

About the Author

Kris Bock writes novels of suspense and romance with outdoor adventures and Southwestern landscapes. Fans of Terry Odell, Mary Stewart, Victoria Holt, and Barbara Michaels will love Kris Bock!
The Mad Monk’s Treasure follows the hunt for a long-lost treasure in the New Mexico desert. In The Dead Man’s Treasure, estranged relatives compete to reach a buried treasure by following a series of complex clues. In The Skeleton Canyon Treasure, sparks fly when reader favorites Camie and Tiger help a mysterious man track down his missing uncle. Whispers in the Dark features archaeology and intrigue among ancient Southwest ruins. What We Found is a mystery with strong romantic elements about a young woman who finds a murder victim in the woods. In Counterfeits, stolen Rembrandt paintings bring danger to a small New Mexico town.

Interview with Kris Bock

Why did you write this book?
I live in New Mexico and I love outdoor activities such as hiking and rock climbing. I’m also fascinated by stories of buried or lost treasures, and there are many of those throughout the Southwest. My Southwest Treasure Hunters novels combine stories of treasure hunts with outdoor adventures.
The first book in the collection, The Mad Monk’s Treasure, was inspired by the legend of the Victorio Peak Treasure: a heretic Spanish priest’s gold mine, made richer by the spoils of bandits and an Apache raider. It introduced Camie as the main character’s best friend, and it also included Camie’s extraordinary cat Tiger. They make minor appearances in the second book, The Dead Man’s Treasure. My latest title features Camie and Tiger in a new adventure, inspired by another legend: the Skeleton Canyon Treasure. Each of the Southwest Treasure Hunters novels stands alone in this series mixing action and adventure with light romance.
What is your favorite genre to read?
I read pretty widely, from classic mysteries and cozy mysteries to romantic suspense, historical romance, and middle grade novels. In any genre, I tend to prefer plot-driven novels with plenty of action but not much violence.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
I pondered this for a while and could not come up with an answer. I like to become the character when I’m reading, so I like relatively ordinary people who are put in unusual circumstances.
What are you working on at the moment, and will see from you in coming months?
I write a lot of children’s books for educational publishing, so I have a number of fiction and nonfiction books for kids coming out in the next year or so. A fun one is The Genie’s Gift, a lighthearted action fantasy that draws on the mythology of The Arabian Nights. I write for children under the name Chris Eboch.
I’m also about to start a new cozy mystery series. The main character is a war correspondent forced into retirement at age 50 after being shot on the job. She returns to her hometown to live with her father and has to come to terms with her new life. Of course she gets dragged into mysteries, which she’ll be able to handle because of her background.
Please tell us about your latest book.
Camille Dagneau – beautiful, brilliant, and prickly – isn’t quick to trust, especially when a strange man has broken into her machine shop at night. Ryan MacAllister insists he’s merely looking for his missing uncle, who has disappeared while hunting for a lost treasure. He believes Camie is the key to finding the treasure, and his uncle. Camie can ignore the attraction she feels, but she won’t pass up the chance for an adventure.
Following the clues in the missing man’s journal will take Ryan, Camie, and her feisty cat Tiger on a trail through New Mexico and Arizona. They’ll investigate the Tombstone graveyard at night, uncover clues in museums, and ultimately explore Skeleton Canyon, where rumor says nineteenth-century cowboy bandits hid their treasure in a cave. They’ll face many dangers to rescue Ryan’s uncle, but trusting each other may be the biggest challenge.
If you love suspense and romance, don’t miss this gripping adventure!

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Title The Skeleton Canyon Treasure
Genre Romantic Suspense
Author Kris Bock
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG

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Today’s featured book is Whispers in the Dark by
Kris Bock.

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Title Whispers in the Dark
Genre romantic suspense
Author Kris Bock
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
Whispers in the
Dark: Archaeology student Kylie Hafford craves adventure when she heads
to the remote Puebloan ruins of Lost Valley, Colorado, to excavate. Romance
isn’t in her plans, but she soon meets two sexy men: Danesh looks like a
warrior from the Pueblo’s ancient past, and Sean is a charming, playful
tourist. The summer heats up as Kylie uncovers mysteries, secrets, and terrors
in the dark. She’ll need all her strength and wits to survive—and to
save the man she’s come to love. 
Whispers in the Dark, romantic suspense set in the Four Corners region of the Southwest,
will appeal to fans of Mary Stewart, Barbara Michaels, and Terry Odell.
Reviewers give it a
4.3 star average: “A great read with a strong plot line and likeable characters!”
“This book kept me
turning pages until the end. The plot was full of twists and turns, always
keeping the reader rooting for the heroine. Excellent read!”

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About the Author

Kris Bock writes novels of suspense and romance involving
outdoor adventures and Southwestern landscapes. In Counterfeits, stolen
Rembrandt paintings bring danger to a small New Mexico town. Whispers in the
Dark features archaeology and intrigue among ancient Southwest ruins. What We
Found is a mystery with strong romantic elements about a young woman who finds
a murder victim in the woods. The Mad Monk’s Treasure follows the hunt for a
long-lost treasure in the New Mexico desert. In The Dead Man’s Treasure,
estranged relatives compete to reach a buried treasure by following a series of
complex clues. Read excerpts at www.krisbock.com
or visit her Amazon
page
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Kris Bock author of The Dead Man’s Treasure answers five easy
questions to help readers get to know her better.

Author Bio

Kris Bock writes novels of suspense
and romance involving outdoor adventures and Southwestern landscapes. The Mad
Monk’s Treasure follows the hunt for a long-lost treasure in the New Mexico
desert. In The Dead Man’s Treasure, estranged relatives compete to reach a
buried treasure by following a series of complex clues. In Counterfeits, stolen
Rembrandt paintings bring danger to a small New Mexico town. Whispers in the
Dark features archaeology and intrigue among ancient Southwest ruins. What We
Found is a mystery with strong romantic elements about a young woman who finds
a murder victim in the woods.
If you love Mary Stewart, Barbara
Michaels, or Terry Odell, try Kris Bock’s stories of treasure hunting,
archaeology and intrigue, and art theft in New Mexico. Read excerpts at www.krisbock.com or visit her Amazon page.
What is your go-to meal
when you dine out?
I live in a small New Mexico town where we have fast food
and Mexican/New Mexican food. While there’s something to be said for green
chili chicken enchilada casserole
(or a good pizza), when I get to the
“big city” – Albuquerque – I want something different. Indian, sushi,
or Thai are usually my top choices.
What’s your favorite hashtag
to watch on Twitter?
Although I’m not a scientist, many of my friends are, and I
do science writing for children (writing as Chris Eboch). I love great stories
about women in science, so I’ve been enjoying both the humor and the attention
given to scientific women by #distractinglysexy
What are your hobbies?
I like hiking, rock
climbing, and watching the sunset from the patio. My home office looks out on
nature, complete with distracting wildlife such as hummingbirds, roadrunners
and foxes. My BFA in photography is used mainly to show Facebook friends how
lovely the Southwest is. It’s a good thing I like outdoor activities, because
here “nightlife” means watching the bats fly out, and then
stargazing. On a dark night, you can see the Milky Way streaked across the sky.
When you read for pleasure,
what kind of books do you choose?
I prefer romantic suspense that is on the adventurous rather
than violent end of the spectrum as well. Mary Stewart is my role model, and my
biggest compliment was having one of my books compared to hers. I also like
mysteries if they aren’t too gory. I enjoy historical romance, because I don’t
write it. It’s easier to turn off the writer brain and enjoy the story. I write
for children as Chris Eboch, so I read a lot of middle grade novels (for ages 9
to 12). For those, I like fantasy and adventure stories. The dozen books I have
out from the library right now include mystery, romance, fantasy and humor, for
children and adults.
What kinds of things do
you read when you’re researching a new book?
I’ve been working on a treasure hunting series (so far The
Mad Monk’s Treasure and The Dead Man’s Treasure), so I’ve been reading about
real-life lost treasures of the Southwest. Bandits hid treasure and got killed
before reclaiming it. Travelers got lost or attacked or had to abandon their
trunks in the desert or mountains. Miners kept their gold mines top secret.
With all the stories, you might think treasure was hidden in every cave and
crevice. Many people today are still looking for those treasures. The stories
provide lots of fodder for novels. (Learn more at http://swarmchairtraveler.blogspot.com/search/label/treasure%20hunting).

About the Book

Title The Dead Man’s Treasure
Genre romantic suspense
Author Kris Bock
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): G
Rebecca Westin is shocked to learn
the grandfather she never knew has left her a bona fide buried treasure – but
only if she can decipher a complex series of clues leading to it. The hunt
would be challenging enough without interference from her half-siblings, who
are determined to find the treasure first and keep it for themselves. Good
thing Rebecca has recruited some help, in the form of a green-eyed charmer
determined to show her that a desert adventure can be sexy and fun. But there’s
a treacherous wildcard in the mix, a man willing to do anything to get that
treasure – and revenge. In a frantic race across New Mexico, Rebecca will have
to ignore caution in a defiant bid for victory. If she fails, she could lose
everything.
Action and romance combine in this
lively Southwestern adventure, complete with riddles the reader is invited to
solve to identify historical and cultural sites around New Mexico.
The first book in the treasure
hunting series is The Mad Monk’s Treasure.
Each book stands alone.

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Counterfeits 
Cover Love at Romance Lives Forever is a short intro to a
book and includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social media contacts for the
author. Today’s featured book is Counterfeits: a romantic suspense.
Author: Kris Bock
In Counterfeits, painter Jenny Kinley has spent the last decade
struggling in the New York art world. Her grandmother’s sudden death brings her
home to New Mexico, but inheriting the children’s art camp her grandmother ran is
more of a burden than a gift. How can she give up her lifelong dreams of showing
her work in galleries and museums?
Rob Caruso, the camp cook and all-around handyman, would be happy
to run the camp with Jenny. Dare he even dream of that, when his past holds dark
secrets that he can never share? When Jenny’s father reappears after a decade-long
absence, only Rob knows where he’s been and what danger he’s brought with him.
Jenny and Rob face midnight break-ins and make desperate escapes,
but the biggest danger may come from the secrets that don’t want to stay buried.
In the end, they must decide whether their dreams will bring them together or force
them apart.

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Counterfeits: An Art Theft Romantic Suspense on sale 99 cents
until November 15th

About the Author

Kris Bock writes novels of suspense and romance involving
outdoor adventures and Southwestern landscapes. In Counterfeits, stolen
Rembrandt paintings bring danger to a small New Mexico mountain town. Whispers
in the Dark involves archaeology and intrigue among ancient ruins. What We
Found is a mystery with strong romantic elements about a young woman who
stumbles on a murder victim in the woods, and Rattled follows the hunt for a
mythical treasure in the New Mexico desert.

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What We Found 
Title: What We Found
Genre: Romantic Mystery
Author Name: Kris Bock
Book heat level: PG13

Blurb

Finding a dead body changes a person.
22-year-old Audra Needham is back in her small New Mexico hometown. She
just wants to fit in, work hard, and help her younger brother. Going for a walk
in the woods with her former crush, Jay, seems like a harmless distraction.
Until they stumble on a body.
Jay, who has secrets of his own to protect, insists they walk
away and keep quiet. But Audra can’t simply forget what she’s seen. The woman deserves
to be found, and her story deserves to be told.
More than one person isn’t happy about Audra bringing the crime
to life. The dead woman was murdered, and Audra could be next on the vengeful killer’s
list. She’ll have to stand up for herself in order to stand up for the murder victim.
It’s a risk, and so is reaching out to the mysterious young man who works with deadly
birds of prey. With her 12-year-old brother determined to play detective, and romance
budding in the last place she expected, Audra learns that some risks are worth taking
– no matter the danger, to her body or her heart.
“Another action-packed suspense novel by Kris Bock, perhaps
her best to-date. The author weaves an intriguing tale with appealing characters.
Watching Audra, the main character, evolve into an emotionally-mature and independent
young woman is gratifying.” Ellen Rippel

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Whispers in the Dark
Cover Love at Romance Lives Forever is a short intro to a
book and includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social media contacts for the
author. Today’s featured book is Whispers in the Dark by Kris Bock.
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Pig
River Press
Length: 218 Pages
Sensuality Level: PG
Young archeologist Kylie Hafford heads to the remote Puebloan
ruins of Lost Valley, Colorado, to excavate. Her first exploration
of the crumbling ruins ends in a confrontation with a gorgeous, angry man who looks
like a warrior from the Pueblo’s
ancient past. If only Danesh weren’t so aggravating… and fascinating. Then she literally
stumbles across Sean, a charming, playful tourist. His attentions feel safer, until
she glimpses secrets he’d rather keep hidden.
The summer heats up as two sexy men pursue her. She finds mysteries
– and surprising friendships – among the other campground residents. Could the wide-eyed
woman and her silent children be in the kind of danger all too familiar to Kylie?
Mysterious lights, murmuring voices, and equipment gone missing
plague her dig. A midnight encounter sends Kylie plummeting into a deep canyon.
She’ll need all her strength and wits to survive. Everything becomes clear – if
she wants to save the man she’s come to love and see the villains brought to justice,
she must face her demons and fight.
Whispers in the Dark is romance and suspense set in the Four Corners region of the Southwest.

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About the Author

Kris Bock writes novels of suspense and romance involving outdoor
adventures and Southwestern landscapes. Counterfeits starts a new series about art
theft. Whispers in the Dark features
archaeology and intrigue among ancient Southwest ruins. What We Found is a mystery with strong
romantic elements about a young woman who finds a murder victim in the woods. Rattled follows the hunt for a long-lost
treasure in the New Mexico
desert. Read excerpts at www.krisbock.com
or visit her Amazon page.

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