Monday, October 1, 2018

A New Kelsey Porter #Thriller from @elysesalpeter - THE SEARCH FOR STARLIGHT #artknb #amreading

I am excited to share my friend and bestselling author Elyse Salpeter's newest novel with you - THE SEARCH FOR STARLIGHT, available October 1, 2018!

This is the fifth installment in the Kelsey Porter thriller series, culminating the journey of the young woman who has come full circle in her quest to find her parent's murderers. THE SEARCH FOR STARLIGHT is also the final installment in the series, and Elyse promises that it answers all our questions from the series and offers a few surprises along the way.

She just needed to complete a simple errand... how hard could that be?

As soon as Kelsey embarks on the Emperor and Empress's request to locate a mysterious object and return it to them, her entire world is plunged into chaos.

Someone is following her, someone else has broken into her home, and now she believes the people she trusted most have all been lying to her.

As Kelsey unravels the truth, she learns that her journey to this moment has never been entirely her own. Until now.

Because THE SEARCH FOR STARLIGHT answers so many questions and includes a few surprises (right from the start!), I don't want to include any spoilers by sharing an excerpt. Instead, to whet your appetite for the Kelsey Porter series, here's an excerpt from the first book, THE HUNT FOR XANADU (on sale for only 99cents through October 31, 2018):

Present Day

Hidden in the security camera’s blind spot, she sucked in her gut, closed her eyes and listened intently. “Come on, already,” she thought, drumming her fingertips rapidly against the brick wall. She heard the dogs panting now. This sound had replaced the earlier frenzy of them tearing into the drugged, raw hamburger she had thrown over the fence just twenty minutes before. She’d crushed thirty-six Acepromozin tablets into the ground meat, reckoning it would be enough to knock out the four guard dogs, if not kill them outright.

She glanced at her watch and waited. This is taking so long. Five more minutes passed, with nothing sounding except the soft, rotating click of the camera. Abruptly, she yanked down the protective goggles resting on her head and placed them over her eyes. The clicking now echoed loudly, indicating the camera was once more faced in her direction.  Brazenly she stood, aimed her laser gun and pointed it directly into the lens. The high tech, silicon-based CCD camera had an impressive wavelength sensitivity. The laser's high-powered emitter instantly saturated the pixels of the camera's CCD sensor and burned the chip out instantly.

Ricardo Perez thought he protected himself with the best of everything. He’d under-estimated meeting an assassin so invested in seeing him dead.

Still undecided about starting a series by a new author? Check this out. If you, like me, are a fan of the Agent Pendergast series, this review of THE HUNT FOR XANADU should give you comfort that you're in for a great read:

The Hunt for Xanadu by Elyse Salpeter is a remarkable novel, a fascinating and fantastical journey in time and space, and one of the most gripping novels I've read in a long time. It flies along at the pace of a thriller, with plenty of murder and mayhem along the way. But behind the thrill-ride is a spiritual story, an archetypal tale of mystery and darkness, riddled with fascinating and esoteric concepts in Tibetan Buddhism. Vivid characters, a truly appealing protagonist, unexpected twists, and crisp writing complete this unforgettable book. I can't wait to read the next one in the series!
Douglas Preston, #1 bestselling author and co-creator, with Lincoln Child, of the Pendergast series

Grab a copy of THE HUNT FOR XANADU for 99cents through October 31, 2018 and dive into your next favorite thriller series!

Meet Elyse

Elyse Salpeter is an author who loves mixing "the real with the fantastic" in her books. She likes nothing better than taking different scenarios and creating worlds where things just aren't what they appear to be.

Her 5 book thriller series, THE HUNT FOR XANADU, THE QUEST OF THE EMPTY TOMB, THE CALL OF MOUNT SUMERU, THE HAUNTING OF CRAGG HILL HOUSE, and THE SEARCH FOR STARLIGHT are about a brilliant and fearless young woman named Kelsey Porter, whose life is steeped in Buddhist spiritual mysteries. She is constantly discovering the world around her is not what she believed it to be.

Her Dark Fantasy Series, THE WORLD OF KAROV and THE RUBY AMULET take us to other realms filled with magic and evil as a dark presence is seeping through the dimensions.

Her YA novels, FLYING TO THE LIGHT and FLYING TO THE FIRE are about a young deaf boy who knows what happens to you when you die and now people are after him for the answers.

Lastly, her horror novel, THE MANNEQUINS, is about a film crew that enters an abandoned mansion and disappears, while her horror anthology, RICKET ROW is filled with creepy tales, guaranteed to keep you up at night.

When she's not writing, she's cooking, gardening, running around with her twins and eating shock food in her Gastronaut Club.

Connect with Elyse

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And of course, you can find all of Elyse's hard copy and ebooks on Amazon!

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