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Publishers Weekly calls

Cover Your Tracks a 

"nail-biter." 

 

released

OCTOBER 20, 2020

COVER YOUR TRACKS, an awarding-winning novel, is the story of a woman, eight-and-a-half months pregnant, who survives a horrible train crash, only to be stranded in the wilderness with a former soldier who is discreet about his past; as the pair try to survive in the wilderness, the greatest danger of all isn't far.

 

"Sensational – new, fresh, suspenseful, and lead character Margo Fletcher is to die for. I loved this book." — LEE CHILD, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

 

"Well-crafted action sequences keep up the energy and tension. Thriller fans will want to see more from Auffenorde." — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

 

"Fast, slick, brimming with tension--Daco Auffenorde knows how to ramp up the suspense with this terrific new thriller. Loved it!" — GLENN MEADE, Internationally Bestselling Author

 

"Emotionally resonant, provocative, timely—this unique thriller will linger in your thoughts long after the final page. Auffenorde brilliantly captures the extreme lengths a mother will go to for her child. In COVER YOUR TRACKS, you'll be snow-blinded in the deep wilderness where the one person who can get you out is also your enemy. Sensational." — K.J. HOWE, International Bestselling Author of SKYJACK

 

"Cover Your Tracks is exactly what a thriller should be. A fast-paced plot, great characters, and tightly-wound suspense create a story that will linger long after you turn the final page. Highly recommended." — D.P. LYLE, award-winning author of the Jake Longly and Cain/Harper thriller series.

 

"Daco S. Auffenorde's thrilling COVER YOUR TRACKS unspools a relentless crescendo of menace and doubt. A chilling tale of damaged souls, iron wills, and dark obsession. Two strangers—a resourceful ex-soldier and a pregnant doctor—must trust each other to reach safety after their train is swept down a remote mountain by an avalanche. Survival as a team sport." — JAMES W. ZISKIN, author of the award-winning Ellie Stone mysteries

A multi-award winning anthology. KILLER NASHVILLE NOIR: COLD-BLOODED is a collection of stories featuring some of the biggest names in suspense, from bestsellers to ferociously talented newcomers. Grouped around the classic theme of murder, the anthology is a first-class collection and a must-have for fans of the genre. Look for Jordan Jakes short story THE VIRGO AFFAIR by Daco.

 

"[S]ingle-named Daco presents a zippy spy-romance story "The Virgo Affair"." — MYSTERY SCENE

 

"Author Daco Auffenorde is one of the wonderful authors contributing to Killer Nashville Noir: Cold Blooded. Her short story, The Virgo Affair, was a great story of suspense packed into a chapter." — MYSTERY SUSPENSE REVIEWS

 

CIA operative Jordan Jakes meets Prometheus at head-of-state dinner in Dubai after terrorists plan an attack against Secretary of State and Presidential frontrunner Mallory Hamilton.

The Pisces Affair is a multi-award-winning short story:

 

WINNER, 2015 Global Ebook Awards, Best Thriller Fiction
WINNER, 2015 Global Ebook Awards, Best Science Fiction
2015 Shelf Unbound Notable 100
2015 Royal Palm Literary Award Winner
PW Pick

 

"Jakes is a lively and witty narrator with the wits and skills of James Bond, and readers will savor her fresh perspective on being a woman in the male-dominated spy world." — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"The ending is the most spectacular so far of the stories I've read in the Alvarium experiment." — VINE VOICE REVIEWER, CAROL KEAN

"If you're in for a smart exciting read that splashes a bit of science fiction onto a Blacklist kind of story then you're in for a treat with The Pisces Affair. I had a lot of fun reading it. You will too." — DAN ABSALONSON, REVIEWER

Struggling actress Violet Edmondson has always believed that she’d become a famous movie star. She’s exceptionally beautiful and immensely talented. But the success she’s always expected, always craved, hasn’t happened. Until she is given a powerful necklace that changes her life forever.

Based on the classic short story by Guy de Maupassant, The Alexandrite Necklace is a tale of horror, greed, ambition, and love.

 

The Alexandrite Necklace is a multi-award winning short story:

 

GOLD MEDAL WINNER, 2016 Global Ebook Awards, Best Short Story Fiction
BRONZE MEDAL WINNER, 2016 Global Ebook Awards, Best Horror Fiction

When arch villain Momo threatens to destroy the world with The Big Zapper—a weapon of mass destruction the likes of which has never been seen before—it’s up to Alexa Manchester and her new electricity-harnessing superpowers to stop him. With a little help from her chauffeur, Sigfred Sawyer, and some exciting encounters with the mysterious Blue Arrow, soon Alexa’s life is a little more than super charged.

 

GOLD MEDAL WINNER, 2016 Global Ebook Awards, Best Fantasy Fiction/Contemporary


"Readers of both comic book sagas and romance novels will find the sparks that fly between Alexa and Sigfred very electrifying indeed..." — LIBRARY JOURNAL

"The heroine is a memorable one, a tough and feminine woman who has a delicious chemistry with her main love interest ... a very entertaining read." — RT BOOK REVIEWS