Flight 12: The Thrilling Conclusion!

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Flight 12: A Nick Bracco Thriller

FBI agent Nick Bracco is on a midnight flight from JFK to Rome when the flight mysteriously disappears. Is there a mechanical failure? Has the flight been hijacked? These are the questions readers have been waiting to discover since the first Flight 12 thriller was published over a year ago.

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The final book and thrilling conclusion to the Flight 12 project by The Twelve is now available at eBook online retailers!

Over the past year, each member of The Twelve published a special LIMITED EDITION thriller. At the end of each book, one person boards Flight 12 to Rome.

Readers devoured the Flight 12 books, and then chose the final ending!

We held contests and offered prizes for a full year until…

The Grand Finale Contest Winner was chosen:

Congratulations to Lisa Klein!

How does the Flight 12 Continuity Series End?

Read the Final Thrilling Conclusion to find out!

Flight 12: A Nick Bracco Thriller

If you haven’t collected and read each of these Flight 12 Limited Edition Thrillers –

Hurry! Time is running out!

The books will not be available much longer! 

So come along! We’re saving you a seat!

Thrillingly Yours,

The Twelve

FLIGHT 12 FLASH FICTION CONTEST PART 4

Okay here we go with the 4th installment of guess who wrote this. Scroll to the 4th part of the story if you’ve already read the first 3, otherwise leave your guesses in the comments.

A-Cheryl Bradshaw

B-Allan Leverone

C-Diane Capri

D-Aaron Patterson

The Trip

 

Part 1

Gary Ponzo

 

Kyle Church didn’t notice the car until it was too late.  A red Ford Fiesta.  Something a teenager would drive, not a twenty year veteran of the CIA.  A professional spy who could who could appear as a woman as easily as a man.  The taxi driver had no clue someone was following them either.  It was only Kyle’s experience which picked up the tail.  Manhattan was the easiest place to hide in plain sight.  Nothing seemed out of place.  They were only twenty minutes from JFK and yet they might as well have been on the moon.  There was no chance he’d make Flight 12 alive.  Not as long as he still held the device in his pocket.

Kyle leaned forward and said, “Pull over.”

The taxi driver glanced at his rearview mirror with annoyance in his eyes.  “Now?  You’re not going to the airport?”

“No.”

The driver kept staring at him through the mirror as if his glare might change Kyle’s mind.

Now!” Kyle barked.

The driver reluctantly maneuvered his taxi to the right lane, receiving a few horn blasts as he squeezed between slow-moving cars.

That’s when things went wrong.

Part 2- Brett Battles

Before the driver reached the curb, the Fiesta slammed into the back end of the cab. Kyle, having seen the car suddenly dart forward, had been able to brace himself. The driver, however, was not so lucky. His face bounced off the inflating airbag, breaking his nose and knocking him back into his headrest.

Kyle tossed the twenty he’d been holding over the seat, threw the door open, and hurdled himself outside.   As his feet hit the asphalt, he heard another door open but resisted the urge to glance over his shoulder. He knew it would be the guy from the Fiesta jumping out, too. What he needed to worry about was getting away.   The sidewalk to Kyle’s right was filled with pedestrians, most stopped now and looking toward the accident. Beyond them were several office buildings, but he knew he wouldn’t be able to make it through the crowd before he’d get caught.

That left him only one choice.

Staying low, he hurried around the front of the cab, and ran out into the still moving traffic. Horns blared and drivers yelled, but Kyle ignored them all as he weaved his way down the street.   There was an intersection ahead. If he could turn down it, he might be able to shake lose his tail. Unconsciously, he touched the device in his pocket as he looked for an opening between cars that would take him that way.   He saw a narrow path appear just ahead.   He was going to make it, he thought. He just needed to—

The boom of a gunshot echoed down the street.

Part 3

Joshua Graham

Out of sheer reflex, he dropped to a knee on the asphalt, his hand gripping the door handle of the alarmed driver of a car now stopped at a red light.

A quick glance up.

42nd and Madison.

A few cars ahead, a black Honda idled at the front of the lane just beneath the traffic signal, which glared haltingly red.

His pursuer couldn’t possibly see him crouching down between the columns of cars. But that also meant Kyle couldn’t seem him either.

Tuning out the din of cars, buses, and the endless stream of humanity crossing the street, swarming the sidewalk, and scurrying in and out of Grand Central Station like so many ants of a colony, it was the absence of the agent’s pounding footfalls, the hammer of his gun cocking, or any other such noise testifying to his presence that troubled Kyle.

Had the agent lost sight of him that easily, or was he just really stealthy?

The spook was really bad at this.

Or really good.

A solution presented itself.

Kyle crept forward head down along 42nd Street between the cars on either side of him. The light on the Madison Avenue side of the intersection turned yellow.

His heart raced.

The black Honda was just a few feet away.

The driver’s side door locks were up.

Good.

In one swift move, Kyle would swing open the door, pull the driver out, climb in and slam the accelerator. The entire sequence would take less than two seconds to execute.

Ready…

Go!

Keeping low, Kyle sprinted forward, grabbed the handle, and pulled the door open.

The wide-eyed driver spit out his coffee. “Hey! What the hell—?”

“I need this car, sorry.”

Kyle grabbed his arm, pulled him out, and threw him to the ground.

Just as he let go of the man’s arm, another gunshot exploded behind him.

Kyle couldn’t help but notice the surprise on every pedestrian’s face as they turned to look down the street behind him.

He jumped into the car, flung the door shut, and floored the accelerator.

The light was still red.

He didn’t have a choice.

Tires screaming, he sped into the busy intersection where a Toyota Highlander racing to beat the changing light nearly sideswiped him.

He spun the steering wheel in a quick evasive maneuver and back into the center of the intersection.

As soon as he cleared the Highlander, he almost rammed the tail of a bus going the opposite direction of the Highlander.

Kyle swore and swerved around the tail of the bus, scraping paint off its bumpers.

He made it through the intersection, just shy of hitting a few people midstride in the crosswalk. They swore, shook angry fists, and honored his driving skills with a one-finger salute.

In the rear view mirror, he caught a glimpse of something that evoked a smile, then an adrenalin-laced laugh.

“Loser!” he shouted, and scoffed.

Stuck at the intersection of 42nd and Madison, the black suited CIA agent stood there shaking his head, talking into a cellphone, and staring at Kyle speeding away to freedom.

Kyle laughed again, but this time it brought a stab of pain into his left triceps.

Must have bumped it on the door getting into the stolen car.

Racing eastbound to the entrance of the Midtown Tunnel, he reached over to touch the bruise.

Only, it wasn’t a bruise.

A wet viscous warmth spread across his fingers as he touched the back of his arm.

And the tear in his sleeve.

Blood oozed out of it profusely.

The realization brought a painful jolt that emanated from his head to the bullet wound.

Up ahead, the tunnel entrance was relatively clear of traffic, for a change.

Weaving through the cars in his way, Kyle drove into the yawning mouth of the  Midtown Tunnel.

Vision blurred, his head grew light.

An arctic chill coursed through his entire body.

He’d been hit.

Part 4

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“Dammit, dammit, dammit.” Kyle wondered how long he had been whispering the words as he sped through the tunnel. He had retained control of the device, but his victory would be short-lived if he passed out before reaching the airport.

And there was another issue.

The pursuing agent would be right behind him. The man had probably already commandeered his own vehicle and was even now narrowing the gap between them.

How much does he know?

 The answer to that question might well determine whether Kyle Church would survive the night. If the CIA was aware of the connection between the device and Flight 12, he knew he had no chance. They would be waiting at the departure gate and would pick him off without raising a sweat.

He pressed a hand against the bullet wound and sucked air in through jaws clenched tightly shut. He exited the tunnel and aimed the Honda toward JFK, accelerator pressed almost to the floor and damn the speed limits.

The cityscape blurred and cleared, blurred and cleared. Each time it happened the blurriness lasted a little longer than the last.

Kyle cursed.

He wasn’t going to make it.

He slid his tongue between his teeth and clamped down hard, gasping at the bright flash of pain that followed. Coppery-tasting blood flooded his mouth and his eyes watered and overflowed, tears rolling down the face of a man who hadn’t cried in decades.

But the trick worked. The impending blackout receded.

For now.

Kyle pushed even harder, aiming the little Honda at JFK and Flight 12 like a guided missile.

 

 

FLIGHT 12 FLASH FICTION CONTEST PART 3

 

HERE WE GO AGAIN.  TRY TO GUESS WHO WROTE PART 3. PUT YOUR ANSWER IN THE COMMENTS:

A- Cheryl Bradshaw

B- Diane Capri

C- Joshua Graham

D- Carol Davis Luce

THE TRIP:

PART 1- Gary Ponzo

Kyle Church didn’t notice the car until it was too late.  A red Ford Fiesta.  Something a teenager would drive, not a twenty year veteran of the CIA.  A professional spy who could who could appear as a woman as easily as a man.  The taxi driver had no clue someone was following them either.  It was only Kyle’s experience which picked up the tail.  Manhattan was the easiest place to hide in plain sight.  Nothing seemed out of place.  They were only twenty minutes from JFK and yet they might as well have been on the moon.  There was no chance he’d make Flight 12 alive.  Not as long as he still held the device in his pocket.

Kyle leaned forward and said, “Pull over.”

The taxi driver glanced at his rearview mirror with annoyance in his eyes.  “Now?  You’re not going to the airport?”

“No.”

The driver kept staring at him through the mirror as if his glare might change Kyle’s mind.

Now!” Kyle barked.

The driver reluctantly maneuvered his taxi to the right lane, receiving a few horn blasts as he squeezed between slow-moving cars.

That’s when things went wrong.

Part 2- Brett Battles

Before the driver reached the curb, the Fiesta slammed into the back end of the cab. Kyle, having seen the car suddenly dart forward, had been able to brace himself. The driver, however, was not so lucky. His face bounced off the inflating airbag, breaking his nose and knocking him back into his headrest.

Kyle tossed the twenty he’d been holding over the seat, threw the door open, and hurdled himself outside.

As his feet hit the asphalt, he heard another door open but resisted the urge to glance over his shoulder. He knew it would be the guy from the Fiesta jumping out, too. What he needed to worry about was getting away.

The sidewalk to Kyle’s right was filled with pedestrians, most stopped now and looking toward the accident. Beyond them were several office buildings, but he knew he wouldn’t be able to make it through the crowd before he’d get caught. That left him only one choice.

Staying low, he hurried around the front of the cab, and ran out into the still moving traffic. Horns blared and drivers yelled, but Kyle ignored them all as he weaved his way down the street.

There was an intersection ahead. If he could turn down it, he might be able to shake lose his tail. Unconsciously, he touched the device in his pocket as he looked for an opening between cars that would take him that way.

He saw a narrow path appear just ahead.

He was going to make it, he thought. He just needed to—

The boom of a gunshot echoed down the street.

Part 3

??????

Out of sheer reflex, he dropped to a knee on the asphalt, his hand gripping the door handle of the alarmed driver of a car now stopped at a red light.

A quick glance up.

42nd and Madison.

A few cars ahead, a black Honda idled at the front of the lane just beneath the traffic signal, which glared haltingly red.

His pursuer couldn’t possibly see him crouching down between the columns of cars. But that also meant Kyle couldn’t seem him either.

Tuning out the din of cars, buses, and the endless stream of humanity crossing the street, swarming the sidewalk, and scurrying in and out of Grand Central Station like so many ants of a colony, it was the absence of the agent’s pounding footfalls, the hammer of his gun cocking, or any other such noise testifying to his presence that troubled Kyle.

Had the agent lost sight of him that easily, or was he just really stealthy?

The spook was really bad at this.

Or really good.

A solution presented itself.

Kyle crept forward head down along 42nd Street between the cars on either side of him. The light on the Madison Avenue side of the intersection turned yellow.

His heart raced.

The black Honda was just a few feet away.

The driver’s side door locks were up.

Good.

In one swift move, Kyle would swing open the door, pull the driver out, climb in and slam the accelerator. The entire sequence would take less than two seconds to execute.

Ready…

Go!

Keeping low, Kyle sprinted forward, grabbed the handle, and pulled the door open.

The wide-eyed driver spit out his coffee. “Hey! What the hell—?”

“I need this car, sorry.”

Kyle grabbed his arm, pulled him out, and threw him to the ground.

Just as he let go of the man’s arm, another gunshot exploded behind him.

Kyle couldn’t help but notice the surprise on every pedestrian’s face as they turned to look down the street behind him.

He jumped into the car, flung the door shut, and floored the accelerator.

The light was still red.

He didn’t have a choice.

Tires screaming, he sped into the busy intersection where a Toyota Highlander racing to beat the changing light nearly sideswiped him.

He spun the steering wheel in a quick evasive maneuver and back into the center of the intersection.

As soon as he cleared the Highlander, he almost rammed the tail of a bus going the opposite direction of the Highlander.

Kyle swore and swerved around the tail of the bus, scraping paint off its bumpers.

He made it through the intersection, just shy of hitting a few people midstride in the crosswalk. They swore, shook angry fists, and honored his driving skills with a one-finger salute.

In the rear view mirror, he caught a glimpse of something that evoked a smile, then an adrenalin-laced laugh.

“Loser!” he shouted, and scoffed.

Stuck at the intersection of 42nd and Madison, the black suited CIA agent stood there shaking his head, talking into a cellphone, and staring at Kyle speeding away to freedom.

Kyle laughed again, but this time it brought a stab of pain into his left triceps.

Must have bumped it on the door getting into the stolen car.

Racing eastbound to the entrance of the Midtown Tunnel, he reached over to touch the bruise.

Only, it wasn’t a bruise.

A wet viscous warmth spread across his fingers as he touched the back of his arm.

And the tear in his sleeve.

Blood oozed out of it profusely.

The realization brought a painful jolt that emanated from his head to the bullet wound.

Up ahead, the tunnel entrance was relatively clear of traffic, for a change.

Weaving through the cars in his way, Kyle drove into the yawning mouth of the  Midtown Tunnel.

Vision blurred, his head grew light.

An arctic chill coursed through his entire body.

He’d been hit.

FLIGHT 12 FLASH FICTION CONTEST PART 2

Okay folks we had a winner for the first portion of the contest, now on to part 2.  The second portion is under the first part and in italics.  You can read the first section to get the backstory.  Remember, just guess who wrote the second part:

The Trip

Part 1

Gary Ponzo

Kyle Church didn’t notice the car until it was too late.  A red Ford Fiesta.  Something a teenager would drive, not a twenty year veteran of the CIA.  A professional spy who could who could appear as a woman as easily as a man.  The taxi driver had no clue someone was following them either.  It was only Kyle’s experience which picked up the tail.  Manhattan was the easiest place to hide in plain sight.  Nothing seemed out of place.  They were only twenty minutes from JFK and yet they might as well have been on the moon.  There was no chance he’d make Flight 12 alive.  Not as long as he still held the device in his pocket.

Kyle leaned forward and said, “Pull over.”

The taxi driver glanced at his rearview mirror with annoyance in his eyes.  “Now?  You’re not going to the airport?”

“No.”

The driver kept staring at him through the mirror as if his glare might change Kyle’s mind.

“Now!” Kyle barked.

The driver reluctantly maneuvered his taxi to the right lane, receiving a few horn blasts as he squeezed between  slow-moving cars.

That’s when things went wrong.

 

Part 2- ?????

 Before the driver reached the curb, the Fiesta slammed into the back end of the cab. Kyle, having seen the car suddenly dart forward, had been able to brace himself. The driver, however, was not so lucky. His face bounced off the inflating airbag, breaking his nose and knocking him back into his headrest.  

Kyle tossed the twenty he’d been holding over the seat, threw the door open, and hurdled himself outside.  

As his feet hit the asphalt, he heard another door open but resisted the urge to glance over his shoulder. He knew it would be the guy from the Fiesta jumping out, too. What he needed to worry about was getting away.  

The sidewalk to Kyle’s right was filled with pedestrians, most stopped now and looking toward the accident. Beyond them were several office buildings, but he knew he wouldn’t be able to make it through the crowd before he’d get caught. That left him only one choice.  

Staying low, he hurried around the front of the cab, and ran out into the still moving traffic. Horns blared and drivers yelled, but Kyle ignored them all as he weaved his way down the street.  

There was an intersection ahead. If he could turn down it, he might be able to shake lose his tail. Unconsciously, he touched the device in his pocket as he looked for an opening between cars that would take him that way.  

He saw a narrow path appear just ahead.  

He was going to make it, he thought. He just needed to—  

The boom of a gunshot echoed down the street.

Okay, now who wrote Part 2? Leave your guesses in the comments.  Winner receives a free copy of the Flight 12 Flash Fiction project.

A- Cheryl Bradshaw

B- Joshua Graham

C- Brett Battles

D- Diane Capri

Happy Guessing.

 

FLIGHT TWELVE FLASH FICTION CONTEST

Flight12_Flash_Cover_Ebook_FinalDo you want to read the latest creation from The Twelve?  Well, here’s your chance to see what happens when ten of the Twelve get together to create a story without ever consulting each other about the narrative.  Here’s how it worked.  One of the authors began with an idea and wrote a couple of paragraphs about someone being chased.  That’s it.  Then the next author continued the story, then passed it on to the next author.  The result is unreal.  Ten brilliant authors bringing their own talents to the table.  Also, anyone who signs up for our mailing list will receive a free copy of the Flight 12 Flash Thriller as well.

Here’s the contest part.  Do you think you know your favorite author’s style?  Well let’s put it to the test.  We will offer the first segment of the story below and you have to guess which of the Twelve authors wrote it.  We will give you names to choose from.  Simply leave your reply in the comments and we will pick a random winner.  The first winner will receive a free copy of the Flight 12 Flash Thriller and a paperback copy of Gary Ponzo’s first Nick Bracco thriller, “A Touch of Deceit.”

Okay, here’s your story:

Kyle Church didn’t notice the car until it was too late.  A red Ford Fiesta.  Something a teenager would drive, not a twenty year veteran of the CIA.  A professional spy who could who could appear as a woman as easily as a man.  The taxi driver had no clue someone was following them either.  It was only Kyle’s experience which picked up the tail.  Manhattan was the easiest place to hide in plain sight.  Nothing seemed out of place.  They were only twenty minutes from JFK and yet they might as well have been on the moon.  There was no chance he’d make Flight 12 alive.  Not as long as he still held the device in his pocket.

 Kyle leaned forward and said, “Pull over.”

The taxi driver glanced at his rearview mirror with annoyance in his eyes.  “Now?  You’re not going to the airport?”

 “No.”

 The driver kept staring at him through the mirror as if his glare might change Kyle’s mind. 

 “Now!” Kyle barked.

 The driver reluctantly maneuvered his taxi to the right lane, receiving a few horn blasts as he squeezed between slow-moving cars. 

 That’s when things went wrong.

Okay, who do you think wrote this part of the story?

A-Diane Capri

B-Carol Davis Luce

C-Cheryl Bradshaw

D-Gary Ponzo

 

Make your pick and we’ll leave the winner’s name in the comments below.

Also, anyone who signs up for our mailing list will receive a free copy of the Flight 12 Flash Thriller as well.

Happy guessing.

 

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Each of these Flight 12 books are only 99c Saturday/Sunday/Monday

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FLIGHT 12

12 Books by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling and Award Winning Authors of The Twelve! 

Available Where Fine eBooks Are Sold!

 

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Kirk Weston likes his alone time. He is not a fan of people, planes or peanuts and he finds himself stuck on a 16-hour flight. Between a drunk passenger, a crazy flight attendant and a terrorist he may end up punching someone in the face. Fasten your seat belts, turn off your cell phones and prepare for a stressful, ride that will make you doubt the sanity of airline travel forever.

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A fancy hotel. A weekend getaway. For Sloane Monroe, rest has finally arrived, until the lights go out and her nightmare begins.

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Flight 12: A Jess Kimball Thriller

 

Jess Kimball’s Impossible Mission: Protect Crime Victims

Relentless victims’ rights advocate Jess Kimball and Jack Reacher both deliver justice when the legal system fails. Reacher waits until trouble finds him and then he does whatever it takes. But Jess pursues legal justice and draws lines she will not cross.

How can she win against killers who refuse to follow the rules?

When her Taboo Magazine assignment reveals a chilling killer from a modern Italian crime family, Jess Kimball speeds to New York City’s JFK airport to catch Flight 12 to Rome where Luigi and Enzo will be forced to choose between death and Jess.

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A young woman approaches Arizona DPS homicide detective Laura Cardinal at the fitness center they share, telling her that she is slated for death and wants Laura to “investigate her murder.” Laura’s about to revisit the worst homicide case of her life — and this time she might not make it out alive.

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Flight 12 Leverone

When an FBI sting goes horribly wrong, Special Agent Kristin Cunningham – alone, unarmed and still recovering from a near-fatal gunshot wound – races against time to prevent a brutal human trafficker from escaping justice.

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Could YOU Be Our 13th Flight 12 Author?

Flight 12 Books

Cheryl Bradshaw’s Flight 12: A Sloane Monroe Thriller is the newest release in The Twelve’s  Flight 12 project.

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Sometimes even the most innocent vacations turn deadly…

A fancy hotel. A weekend getaway. For Sloane Monroe, rest has finally arrived, until the lights go out and her nightmare begins.

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Cheryl Bradshaw’s Flight 12: A Sloane Monroe Thriller is the 4th in the Flight 12 collection. Start now! Collect and read all 12!

 Preceded by:

Flight 12: A Kristin Cunningham Thriller by Allan Leverone
Flight 12: A Laura Cardinal Thriller by J. Carson Black
Flight 12: A Jess Kimball Thriller by Diane Capri

So what’s this “Flight 12” thing all about, anyway?

Each month, The Twelve brings you one terrific NEW limited edition thriller from our award winning, bestselling authors.
Each book features new characters and those you already love.
At the end of each book, one person boards Flight 12.

If you collect and read each of these Limited Edition Flight 12 thrillers,
then YOU will tell US what you think happened to Flight 12.

If your proposed ending is selected, YOUR name could be on the cover of our last Flight 12 thriller!

So come along! We’re saving you a seat!

Thrillingly Yours,
The Twelve

Exclusive! Flight 12 Sneak Peek From The Twelve!

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FROM THE TWELVE FLIGHT CREW

WHAT HAPPENED TO FLIGHT 12?

We haven’t revealed our plan for Flight 12 before now.

Here it is:

The Twelve brings you one terrific NEW limited edition thriller each month from our award winning, bestselling authors.

Each book features new characters and those you already love.

At the end of each book, one person boards Flight 12.

This is where it gets even more interesting….

Collect and read each limited edition Flight 12 thriller from The Twelve as it is released.

And then YOU will tell US what you think happened to Flight 12.

The Twelve and YOU will write a conclusion so amazing it could only come from our collective minds.

If your proposed ending is selected,

YOUR name could be on the cover of our last Flight 12 thriller!

Start with these first 3 books and you’ll get the idea!

(Book #4 coming August 12!)

Come along with us on the most exciting trip ever and bring all your friends!!

But hurry! Our party is already started!

We don’t want you to miss a moment of what we have planned!!

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Thrillingly yours,

The Twelve

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Congratulations to the winners of our FLIGHT 12 Giveaways!

Giveaway #1: Debbie Warila

Giveaway #2: Cindy Hofferbert Salg

Giveaway #3: COULD BE YOU!

FLIGHT 12 Giveaway #3 is underway now!
To Enter: CLICK HERE

 

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BREAKING NEWS FROM THE TWELVE

Have you heard about FLIGHT 12?

A NEW project The Twelve has created especially for our readers!

We’ve had such fun creating this revolutionary new project to share with you!

We love it and we hope you’re going to love it even more!

What is Flight 12??
Lifting off is our big launch contest and celebration!
Featuring:
Allan Leverone’s terrific book featuring FBI Special Agent Kristin CunninghamAlready garnering rave reviews, Flight 12: A Kristin Cunningham Thriller is available NOW!

CLICK HERE to Download!

Come along with us on the most exciting trip ever and bring all your friends!!
But hurry! Our launch party is already started!
We don’t want you to miss a moment of what we have planned!!

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Thrillingly yours,
The Twelve

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Deadly Dozen Hits The New York Times Bestseller List

Wow! Exciting news today as ‘Deadly Dozen,’ the thriller/mystery box-set by The Twelve, hit the New York Times Bestseller list.

NYTimesDeadlyDozen130314It’s #13 for fiction E-book bestsellers and #19 for combined print and ebook, plus it’s also now ranking #42 on the USA Today list, up from last week!

That’s a writing dream achieved for many of us!

Thank you so much to everyone who bought the book.

And if you’d like to read 12 mystery/thrillers for a great price, you can still buy the book from all ebook stores, or read more about it here.

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Deadly Dozen By The Twelve Hits The USA Today Bestseller List

Since its release two weeks ago, Deadly Dozen has hit the bestseller charts on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks, Kobo and this USAT oday Bestsellerweek, it hit the USA Today Bestseller List!

Here’s the full press release:

A power list of indie authors team up & hit USA Today Bestseller list with “The Deadly Dozen”

Twelve top independent eBook Thriller authors have hit the USA Today Bestseller List with a ‘boxed set’ of their crime novels, aimed at giving readers a bigger taste of the action.

The authors have each seen much individual success in the eBook market, including listings on the NY Times and USA Today best-sellers lists. They hope to give their own fans a chance to sample books by writers they may not yet have come across. The books have, between them, 650 5-star reviews.

One of “The Twelve”, British thriller writer, M A Comley, said,

“It’s an exciting venture and terrific opportunity to link up with such fantastic authors. Some of my fans may not have read some of the other authors before and vice versa, so it’s a great opportunity to discover new favorites at a great price.”

The authors who make up The Twelve are New York Times & USA Today bestselling writer, J.Carson Black; Award-winning writer, Joshua Graham, an Amazon and Barnes & Noble #1 bestselling thriller author; USA Today Bestselling author, Cheryl Bradshaw; Al Leverone, a 2012 Derringer Award winner for excellence in short mystery fiction;

USA Today Bestselling author Diane Capri, who is among the 150 bestselling indie authors on Amazon; M A Comley, a Publishers Weekly and Amazon Top 20 bestselling British crime writer; Aaron Patterson, USA TODAY Bestselling author of the Mark Appleton thriller series; Carol Davis Luce, Amazon bestselling author of the “Night” books.

Oxford-educated, British author, J.F.Penn, who writes the fast-paced, bestselling ARKANE thrillers; Vincent Zandri, the No.1 International Bestselling Amazon author whose book, The Innocent was described by the New York Post as “Sensational… Masterful…Brilliant!”; Linda S. Prather, Kentucky-based bestselling author of The Jacody Ives Mysteries and finally, Michele Scott, the author of the popular Wine Lover’s Mystery series and The Michaela Bancroft mysteries who also writes international bestselling thrillers under the name A.K. Alexander.

The box set is on offer for only $0.99/77p for a very limited period, a huge discount on the cost of buying all the books individually, which would set you back more than  $46.00/£30.00..

The set comprises:

·     deadly dozen  J. Carson Black – Cry Wolf

·       Joshua Graham – Terminus

·       Allan Leverone – Final Vector

·       Michele Scott – Dead Celeb

·       Cheryl Bradshaw – Stranger in Town

·       J. F. Penn – One Day in Budapest

·       M.A Comley – Guaranteed Justice

·       Diane Capri – Don’t Know Jack

·       Vincent Zandri – Moonlight Sonata

·       Linda Prather – The Gifts

·       Carol Davis Luce – Night Widow

·       Aaron Patterson – Breaking Steel

The authors have launched their own website at http://thetwelvexii.com/authors/ and are offering the chance to win an Ipad Air for those taking part in their giveaway.

The box set is out now and can be found following the links below:

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The Twelve Interviewed On Thriller Radio

The Twelve talk about Deadly Dozen on Blog Talk Radio

More Writing Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with ThrillerRadio Joshua Graham on BlogTalkRadio

Joshua Graham interviews the hottest new collective of bestselling thriller authors called THE TWELVE, who have come together for a collection of 12 Thriller/Mystery novels called DEADLY DOZEN.

The Power Of Author Collectives: Deadly Dozen on The Nook Blog

The Twelve featured on the Nook Blog in an interview about Thrillers, Indie Publishing and Facebook. Here’s an excerpt.

Deadly Dozen Nook FirstAuthor collectives offer a great way for indie authors to find a community–and to make that community work to their benefit.

With the launch of their twelve-book box set, Deadly Dozen, we asked the bestselling authors of the collective “The Twelve” to share  how they work together, what social media works for them and why they enjoy being part of an indie author collective. Here are some of their answers to a half-dozen questions.

What’s the benefit to individual authors to form a group like The Twelve?

Diane Capri: Quite simply, twelve authors have the potential to be twelve times as effective as one.

Vincent Zandri: I used to date a visual artist and I was always a little jealous at how she and other artists in the community went out of their way to support one another’s work. My experience with other writers was that they rarely wanted to support anyone other than themselves and their own ambitions. But that’s all changed with the eBook revolution in which everyone and anyone can be a player. Groups like The Twelve are designed to not only serve as a support platform for our writers, but also as a promotional tool.

Allan Leverone: Writing – and selling books – is not a zero-sum game. If I achieve a certain level of success, that does not come at the expense of another author. In fact, the opposite can be true. If a reader enjoys my books, what would make more sense than to check out books by similar authors, even if he’s not terribly familiar with them? That’s the basis for The Twelve: authors supporting one another while offering readers the chance to broaden their horizons. As mystery/thriller authors, our writing styles may differ, but we all offer great stories and tremendous value.

Read the rest of the article here.

Legal Thrillers And Finding Jack Reacher. Interview With Diane Capri

Diane Capri is the USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of the ‘Hunting Jack Reacher’ series, as well as legal thrillers, featuring victims’ rights advocate Jess Kimball and judge Willa Carson. Diane is also one of The Twelve, award-winning and bestselling authors collaborating on some exciting fiction projects.diane capri

Joanna: Welcome Diane, please start off by telling us a bit more about you and your writing background.

“I think that life is a mystery”

Diane: Well, I write legal thrillers, primarily, with a heavy element of mystery, because I think life is a mystery, and that’s one of the reasons that I read and one of the reasons I write, and why I’m still here, you know, to find out what happens. So, we’re heavy on the mystery and thriller and suspense in my series.

Most recently I’ve been writing some stuff on the hunt for Jack Reacher. It’s a frightening project, because Jack Reacher has tons and tons of fans, and some of them are happy with me, and some are not. But it’s a lot of fun: I really enjoy it.

And then I write a series set in Florida, involving Judge Willa Carson, and that’s really lots of fun. If you like, say, Travis McGee and those kinds of stories where you’ve got an unusual, idyllic lifestyle and also a little mystery thrown in, you’ll like that.

And then I have started a new series: my protagonist is Jess Kimball and her mission in life is to hunt down the guy who stole her child.

So you were a lawyer. How much of that is woven into all of your books?

Diane: Oh – well, a lot. All of my books have lawyers in them, they all come from me, because I draw on my fatal distractionpersonal experiences and my thoughts in the characters, and it’s what I know. And readers find it really fascinating. What I try to do is highlight things about the law that they don’t necessarily know: I try to find some gaps, try to make some mystery out of it where a lot of it’s just kind of dull. So it’s fun to write something that’s not quite so dull!

You’re obviously very focused on justice, but what are some of the other themes that come up in your writing over and over again?

Diane: Well, I think – and it’s kind of related to justice in the broader sense, not the legal sense – but I write a lot about trust and betrayal. And that really is what justice is, in society. You know, when we trust someone and they betray us, and you feel unjustly treated, and you want justice.

And then the other thing is, I just like to kind of write things. And it’s really fun for me to do research for these books, and I like to share what I’ve learnt. It’s one of the reasons why I was attracted to the Lee Child Reacher books initially: they’re just full of little arcane facts that you would never know, like the perfect shape of a button cuff, for example. And I think that’s fun, and that’s the stuff that attracts me. If it’s unusual or clever or different and I didn’t know about it, it’s like “Wow, hey, did you know that?” and that’s how I usually end up with it.

Joanna: I’m the same: I love finding out little things. And if I don’t learn something from someone else’s book, I get very annoyed! Coming back to the Jack Reacher series, obviously Jack Reacher books are kind of archetypal masculine hardness, and you obviously write kick-ass female protagonists.

How do you balance the gender issues between the Reacher series and your own writing?

Diane: Well, you know, there’s no question that the Hunting Reacher series of books are, like you say, harder than my Justice series, and I guess the Jess Kimball books are kind of in the middle of that. And it is a different perspective for me: you’re absolutely right.

get back jackI’m enjoying the Hunt for Reacher series: I hope someday there’ll be a showdown between my character, Kim Otto, and Jack Reacher. I discussed this with Lee Child, and I’m not really sure that Reacher’s going to win this one. I mean, I think, she’s tough, and she’s clever, you know.

The way Reacher is, it’s part cerebral and it’s part that he’s just so huge. So he can just roll in there and wipe the floor with the bad guys, and he’s done, you know. My girl, she obviously can’t do that! So she has to be more clever, and it would be interesting to think one day they could eventually square up what happened there. Now, fans tell me all the time there would be no contest between them, but just let’s wait and see.

Joanna: Yeah! I’m keen to see that, too, actually.

Tell us a bit more about Get Back Jack, and what people can expect in that book.

Diane: Get Back Jack is my newest book in the Hunt for Reacher series. It’s the second novel. There was a novel called Don’t Know Jack, and then two shorter books, and there’s now the second novel. So, now we have our FBI agents, Otto and Gaspar, still hunting for Reacher, and by the way, this is the Hunt for Reacher series. Some people think Reacher’s going to be the main character, and he isn’t. They’re looking for him. So we’re kind of going where he’s already been.

We always have a launch book, and the Lee Child book that we’re launching from this time is his book called ‘Bad Luck and Trouble‘. And that was a story where Reacher got involved with his old army buddies, and they got into a whole bunch of trouble, and Reacher made some mistakes. I know we think Reacher never makes any mistakes, but I’m telling you he does. And so Kim and Gaspar go behind that, and they also get into a whole lot of trouble, because Jack didn’t take care of business first time round.

Joanna: Obviously, I’m a Reacher fan, and I really like this idea. Just coming back to your research process: when you’re researching these books, is it primarily delving into the source book, as such.

Do you do any other research on scene, or do you go visit places?

Diane: Sure. You know, I really never write about somewhere that I’ve never been physically, because I bring my own inner perspective to it. Everybody, I’m sure, has had this experience, it’s different to go to a concert and watching it on TV. Or even going to one of those movie theaters where they show the concert on the screen: that’s still different in feel from being in a place. So I never write about a place I haven’t been.

jack in a boxSo far, in the Reacher books, I have been all the places that we are covering. I think it may end up one of these days that that’s not the case, and then I’m in a lot of trouble. I mean, we have to sacrifice for our art, right?

Joanna: Yes, it’s important to do a lot of sacrificial travel!

Diane: But as far as research goes, it’s very challenging to stay true to the Reacher world, and yet add something new to the mix. So that’s where the intersection is, for me, and that’s where I have to spend the most time. So, I need to be true to what happened before, but I am writing a new story, so it has to flow from that, but it has to add a new element as well.

So, you know, Kim sees the world differently than Reacher does. I mean, they’re both cops in a way. He’s sort of gone over to the dark side, and she’s tried not to, so they see the world differently, and that is a challenge. It’s fun, I like it.

Joanna: Talking about writing and a sense of place, you write a lot about Florida.

What does Florida mean to you, personally?

Diane: To me, Florida’s a state of mind, really. I mean, I love it here, and right now, I especially love it, because it is freezing cold everywhere north of me! Right now, it’s really perfect here. I like to live where it’s perpetually summer. So that’s what Florida is to me: it’s all the summers in my mind, and I try to be there as much as I can.

Joanna: And you bring that kind of feeling into the books?

Diane: I really try to. You know, a lot of people, people who live here, even, will say, “Wow, I didn’t think about that”, or “That sounds like fun”. You know, if you live in a place, you sort of don’t see it anymore. It just becomes home; you’re not really noticing the things that strangers will notice.

Joanna: I haven’t been to Florida. I’ve been to other places in the States, but not Florida. Maybe one day!

Diane: Well, you should come here, and I can buy you some café con lecce, which is fabulous, and you will enjoy it, it’s very fun. I mean, it gets a bit chilly where you are, sometimes.

Joanna: It is. I’m freezing in London right now. Just a question, and I ask this of all the people I talk to on this thriller series: we write these exciting characters who have fights, and explode things, and shoot. How exciting are you in comparison?

Tell us some thrilling things about you, Diane!

raw justiceDiane: Oh, my gosh: I am really very boring. All of the exciting things that I’ve done in my life just sort of happened, you know?

Like a lot of writers, I’m very much an observer. I’m a little bit adventurous, but I don’t love danger. I’m not afraid of things, people say that when you write thrillers or noir, you’re really exploring what you’re frightened of. So it’s kind of a challenge for me, because I’m not afraid of a lot of things, like I’m not afraid of heights, and I go up in hot air balloons, and helicopters and things like that. But my life in general, I try to keep it quiet.

Joanna: Keep the drama on the page! That’s great. And then what about your writing life?

Do you have a special writing space?

Diane: Oh, I do, and we’re there right now. I guess it’s like a den. For me, it’s an office in my home, and I have a desk and a computer, and that’s about it. I have a couple of photographs on the wall that were taken – not by me – in Venice during the Carnival. And what I like about them is that they’re very inspiring for a writer, because they give you the impression that there are a lot of people out there, and they all have shadows, you know: there’s all kinds of things you can’t see, stuff going on that you don’t know, and that’s where I like to put my books. When I read, I like that, I like there to be something behind the words that I didn’t catch. So, you look up and you see these pictures and you think, “OK, there’s something that you can’t see: what is that thing?” and that’s what I like.

Joanna: I’m a very visual person as well: I love images. Do you get a lot of ideas from physical images or seeing things, or do you read stuff?

How do you get those ideas?

Diane: You know, I think that’s magic, don’t you? I mean, I don’t really know the answer to that. What I have a tendency to do is to take in a lot of stuff in a variety of ways. I think writers are like sponges. You know, think of a sponge, and then maybe you spill some milk, and then maybe spill some red wine, and you’re wiping it up with the sponge, and then when you squeeze the sponge out, it’s going to be totally different, right?

Joanna: And much nicer in a book than in that metaphor!

Diane: Right! So, I travel a lot, I read a lot, I watch a lot of films. I meet people and talk to people about their lives. I think people are pretty fascinating – you know, there’s that catchphrase on one of the TV shows, I think it’s called Biography, where they say, “Every life tells a story”. Well, I think everyone tells a million stories, and if you talk to people about different experiences they’ve had, even though they’ll say, “Oh, I’m not interesting”, you know, if you chat for five minutes, you find out a whole lot of things.

Joanna: Yes. And you mentioned reading different books there.

Who are your favorite thriller authors to read?

Diane: I have a list that’s endless.

Joanna: You can just pick a couple!

Diane: I read everybody. And do that, obviously because I like it, but also because I want to see what’s out there in the world. I don’t want to do something that everybody else is doing: I want my stuff to be different. So you have to stay aware of what’s going on in your genre. And I also read writing outside the genre.

But out of writing by others, my favorites are Lee Child, and Michael Connolly is a favorite. I like James Rollins. I have kind of a love-hate relationship with John Grisham, sometimes I like him, except when he’s beating me on the bestseller list, then I don’t! I enjoy some of James Patterson’s work, some of them are not for me, some are in other genres. I love Jeffrey Deaver. They all do really, really well, and they all write books that are really exciting.

jack and killI like Robert Crais, and I’m so excited that he’s been made the Grand Master this year. I love Sue Grafton. That’s some of my favorites. It’s a long list.

Joanna: Yes, a long list! I’m interested, then, because a couple of the names on your list could be considered more crime authors. I feel that I write thriller/crime/horror.

Do you feel that there’s any real distinction between genres, or are we blurring the lines now?

Diane: Well, I think we are blurring the lines. I think the lines have been blurred for a while. You know, for a long time I resisted the idea that I would write thrillers, because to me that was wrong, and I wasn’t sort of in that box. I don’t like that. Or supernatural, or whatever they call it – paranormal. It’s not that I don’t like that stuff, but I don’t write any of that. So, to me, that’s where the thrillers go. And crime fiction was something else. And when it started out, it was called Mystery, regardless of what it was, and then they broadened it to crime fiction.

So I think it’s really all blended together. I think it’s very hard to kind of draw those distinctions now. So I don’t know – that’s a very interesting question.

Joanna: It is interesting. Following on from that, and with your legal background, one of the biggest kind of attacks that we get, I think, as thriller writers, and particularly as women, is,

“You’re writing too much violence: why don’t you write something more edifying for humanity?” What do you say to that?

Diane: Well, you know, we do hear that. I think the kind of work that I do, and I enjoy reading, is sort of a modern morality play.

And we really are sort of demonstrating – hopefully in an entertaining and exciting way, because if we’re not entertaining and exciting you might as well watch the news on TV – how to behave and how not to behave.

So, one way you don’t behave in life is you don’t betray people who trust you. You don’t take advantage of people who are weaker than you are. You don’t hurt others intentionally. And in most of our books, unless they have, I guess, a Jack Reacher, in most of our books, what we do is to highlight that, and to say, you know, “OK, if you do those things, you’re the bad guys, and if you’re trying to bring those people to justice” – because my books are always about justice – “then you’re on the good side”.

And I think that kind of moral instruction, if done well, in an entertaining environment, is really kind of what we’re doing here. I think in an earlier age, this same role was played by Dickens, for example. That’s what he wrote: all the misery out there, you know, don’t be Scrooge, try to be Tim Cratchit instead. In general, I think that’s what we write.

Joanna: I agree, and I think as long as we come down on the side of the angels, and our books have that message, and good always wins, which, let’s face it, with most thriller writers, good always wins, then that’s cool.

Diane: Well, unless it’s in the middle of a series and you’ve got to come back to the next book!

secret justiceJoanna: So, on that, you’ve got a book that’s just come out, Get Back Jack, but what’s next?

What are you working on next?

Diane: Oh, my gosh! See, this is always a secret, because I’ve promised my readers that I will tell them first. So, what I can say right now is that I’ve got a novella and two novels in the pipeline that I’m working on. I’m a slow writer. I know lots of people are faster than me, but I’m just not. I try to be faster, but really I’m just not. So it takes me a while.

Coming soon, I hope, in early 2014, is a German translation. Lots of German readers enjoy their crime fiction, so that’ll be good fun.

Joanna: Thanks ever so much for your time, Diane, that was great.

Diane: Thank you, Joanna, I really enjoyed it.

You can find Diane and her books at DianeCapri.com and on twitter @dianecapri

Her latest book is ‘Get Back Jack,’ available now.

On Writing Horror And Thrillers With Award Winning And Bestselling Author Allan Leverone

Allan Leverone writes thriller and horror dark fiction.

Allan LeveroneHe is the bestselling and award-winning author of 12 books and many short stories, including the Paskagankee series and his latest book Mr Midnight. Allan is also one of The Twelve, thriller and suspense authors collaborating on some exciting new books.

In the video interview below, Allan and I talk about his writing life and his books. You can read show notes under the video.

In the interview we discuss:

  • Allan’s background as an avid reader and fascination by the ability of authors to immerse the reader in their worlds. He wanted to do the same thing, so intended to be a writer – but it took him many years to actually get into writing novels because ‘real life’ happened first. Once he got started though …
  • Some of Allan’s favorite authors include Stephen King, who we both love, and who transformed the genre of dark fiction. He also mentions Dean Koontz, Vince Flynn and Brad Thor, who are all inspirations for an author who is still growing an audience.
  • On the distinction and blurred lines between thriller and horror, as I also walk the line in ‘Desecration.’ However the book works out, it all comes down to the reader relating to the characters. Allan wants you to stay up all night reading his books, because you’re hooked into the character and their journey.
  • How different cultures share commonalities in myth and legend and how it’s natural to weave these supernatural elements into our stories, because all humans resonate with aspects of it.
  • How Allan’s ‘day job’ as an air traffic controller works with his writing life, and how much of his own character is in his books.
  • On being ‘nice people’ and writing violence and horror
  • The Paskagankee series is based around a fictional town in Maine, isolated and a perfect location for supernatural things to happen. The latest book is Wellspring, based around the myth of the fountain of youth.
  • Mr Midnight is based on the bond between twins, even when they were raised separately and whether evil can ever truly rule a person.

allan leverone booksYou can find Allan at AllanLeverone.com and his books on Amazon and all online bookstores.

His latest book is Mr Midnight. Find Allan on twitter @allanleverone