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Killer Nashville Noir: Cold-Blooded is a multi-award-winning anthology:

WINNER, 2016 USA Regional Excellence Book Awards
FINALIST, 2016 Beverly Hills Book Awards
FINALIST, 2016 National Indie Excellence Awards

A collection of new stories features some of the biggest names in suspense, from bestsellers to ferociously talented newcomers. Grouped around the classic theme of murder, KILLER NASHVILLE NOIR: COLD-BLOODED is a first-class collection and a must-have for fans of the genre. The Virgo Affair by Daco is a Jordan Jakes short story.

"[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

WINNER of Southeast Anthology category for the 2nd Annual USA Regional Excellence Book Awards!
FINALIST of Beverly Hills Book Awards!

The Pisces Affairs takes two Gold Medals
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

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.



"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

The Alexandrite Necklace, A Modern Adaptation of The Diamond Necklace
The Alexandrite Necklace takes Gold and Bronze at the 2016 Global Ebook Awards!!

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

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.

Electromancer takes a Gold Medal
Electromancer takes Gold at the 2016 Global Ebook Awards!

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

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 sexy chauffeur, Sigfred Sawyer, and some exciting encounters with the mysterious and handsome Blue Arrow, soon Alexa’s love life is charged up, too.

Offering all the Kabam! Pow! Zap! of beloved comic book sagas with the beating heart of a love story, this over-the-top, genre-blending send-up is sure to delight superhero fans and romance readers alike.



"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

Where romance is revealed