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I am an avid reader, animal lover, devourer of guacamole, storyteller and the author of An Unexpected Obsession, A Dose of Reality, Witch Way, A Coven by Christmas, Love Spells, Summer Solstice (coming soon), Flirting With Death, Flirting With Murder and the rest of the upcoming Assassins Anonymous series. I attended Arizona State University (go Sun Devils!) and make my home in the Valley of the Sun with my husband and three pampered pets. I like to discuss everything funny, sexy, sassy and absurd. But mostly I like to talk about books... and shoes... and outrageously expensive purses... and Chanel sunglasses ...oooh, and anything sparkly... or fluffy! So, come on in and let's chat!

Assassins Anonymous

**Flirting With Secrets is NOW AVAILABLE**

Flirting With Death: Assassins Anonymous, Step One is the story of Kayla McKenna, a former CIA assassin who finds herself burned from the agency and trying to live in a world she has completely lost touch with. I hope you enjoy it!

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Is there a twelve-step program for recovering assassins? 


Kayla McKenna knows what it feels like to kill another human being—and she likes it. After her father was murdered by terrorists, she was consumed by the need for revenge. But landing her dream job as a CIA assassin turns out to be merely a stepping stone to retribution. One botched mission earns Kayla a burn notice, a bullet hole and a one-way ticket back to suburbia. Stuck on her childhood stomping grounds with a meddling, shopping-addicted mother intent on grandkids, three overprotective cop brothers, a sexy criminal who can’t decide whether he wants to kill her or date her, and a new boyfriend even her family loves, Kayla may finally get the chance to find out what really matters in life. That is if living a normal life doesn’t kill her first. 

Sample the first two chapters at Amazon.com by clicking here. Happy Reading!

**Flirting With Murder**

Description:

Kayla really is trying to be a good girl in Flirting With Murder, but between her chaotic love life, rogue assassins on her tail, crazy psychics and a family with more secrets than the Pentagon, it's HARD!!! So, she may occasionally fall of the wagon on her road to recovery, but what a ride. And really, do we want her to be an angel? Where's the fun in that? Her karma may have a few things to say about it, but for now being bad is just a little too irresistible. 

Want a taste? Read the first two chapters at Amazon, borrow it for free through the Kindle Owner's Lending Library with Prime ...or, just buy it ;-)


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Step Three Update
7/6/13

Flirting With Secrets is now available. 


In the 3rd installment of the Assassins Anonymous series, Kayla is finally free of her CIA, FBI and Freak Show (AKA, The Program) tethers. At least, she's pretty sure things are heading in that direction. After all, it's about frigging time karma smiled on her - she hasn't shot anyone in... months! But nothing is ever easy for our poor recovering assassin. Her ex is turning into something of a stalker, her... who knows what kind of label to put on Dmitri, but whatever he is, he's MIA - again! Her mother keeps letting little secrets slip that are wreaking havoc with Kayla's sanity. And to top it all off, her impulse control is at an all-time low.

At least she hasn't crapped her pants in public lately, unlike Gramps - who retaliates by tranquilizing the delivery man. Good times. Now if only she could get her blackmailer off her back (did I forget to mention that part?) so she can locate Dmitri, find out if he actually is a lying, cheating jerknut, and get on with conforming to suburbia.

Combining mystery, edgy chick-lit, and a dash of paranormal, FLIRTING WITH SECRETS is a foray into the life of a snarky ex-hitwoman who quickly discovers that living a "normal" life may just be her most difficult mission so far. 

After all, she's making this twelve-step program for recovering assassins up as she goes along.

The Assassins Anonymous series:

Flirting With Death - Step One
Flirting With Murder - Step Two
Flirting With Secrets - Step Three
Flirting With Fame - Step Four (Coming in 2014)




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I can't wait to hear what you think!!!

As Always, Happy Reading!
~Heidi

26 comments:

  1. I love it!! When is it coming out?

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    1. Hi Mandy! I'm hoping for a spring release for Flirting with Murder... fingers crossed!

      ~Heidi

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  2. I am so in love! I downloaded Flirting with Death on Kindle Fire and I am dreading the end because I feel like a junkie...already! I cannot wait for more. In the meantime, your writing is so great I'll check out all your other books. BTW, I like the title of the next book in the series.

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    1. Hi Mechee!

      Yay, yay, YAY!!! I'm so glad you're enjoying it. I'm furiously working on the next in the series, so I hope to not make you wait too long :-). Thanks for your support and encouraging words!

      ~Heidi

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  3. Just finished Step One & went to buy Step Two..... Arrggh! Must wait! LOL! It was wonderful, by the way! Thanks!
    :-)
    Steph

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    1. Hi Steph!

      Mea culpa :-(. I'm frantically working on it, I promise :-). So glad you enjoyed Step One!!! Kayla is taking me through the wringer on this next one. We have different ideas about what should happen next... she'll probably win ;-). Thanks for taking the time to stop by. I really appreciate it!

      ~Heidi

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  4. I abso love it. I cannot wait til the next one is out. If you need a reviewer, I would love to have the chance!!!!! Heather at http://redheaded-bookworm.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hi Heather!

      I'm going to take you up on that!!! Thanks for the offer and I'll be in touch as the release date draws near. Thanks again!

      ~Heidi

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  5. Hi, me again. I was wondering if you would like to do an interview for my blog. If so, you can send me an email at redheaded.bookworm at yahoo dot com. Thanks!

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  6. Is it going to be released soon? Date? I have been checking regularly because I can't wait!

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  7. I'm interested in what will happen in the second part of this series. The first ended perfectly and now I'm regularly checking to see if the next is coming anytime soon....I am, however, patiently waiting :)

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  8. Just finished flirting with death loved it! Cant wait for the next one! Any idea when it might be out?

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    1. Hi April!

      So sorry this is so delayed!!! Flirting With Murder is hot off the presses! Can't wait to hear what you think:-)

      Happy Reading!
      ~Heidi

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  9. When will Step 3 be out? Just read one and two and I'm dying for three!

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    1. Hi Kristi!

      WooHoo!!! So glad you liked them! Especially Flirting With Murder, since I've been biting my nails to hear what people think!!! Nobody has reviewed it so far, so I was worrying that it was a flop...

      Flirting With Secrets is about halfway done. I hate to promise a release date, having overshot my deadline for FWM by about six months, but I am hoping for early summer:-).

      Thanks for reaching out to me (I've been neglecting my site here for far too long). I really appreciate your kind words.

      Happy Reading!
      ~Heidi

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  10. I am absolutely OBSESSED with the "Assassins Anonymous" series! I read Flirting With Death AND Flirting With Murder within two days -- I absolutely could not put them down!! Heidi you have officially stepped into the #1 spot of favorite new authors! PLEASE tell me that Flirting With Secrets will be coming out soon!? I'll be first in line, that's for sure!!

    Thanks again for your wonderful books and I can't wait to get started on your other series while I wait for #3 to come out!

    -- Lauren C.

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  11. Wow, Lauren! Thank you so much! I have been debating between finishing the next book in The Mystic series or Flirting with Secrets... I guess I have my answer on which one I need to concentrate on :-). I'll write as fast as I can! Thanks again! You've just made my year! Happy reading! ~Heidi

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  12. I haven't started the Mystic series yet, but I can't wait to start!! I just purchased a Dose of Reality, and of course, LOVE IT! I seem to be drawn to your suspenseful romances!
    You keep writin' and I'll keep on readin'! Seems to be workin out just fine lol.
    Thanks Heidi!

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  13. Hello Heidi!
    I happened to have bought "Flirting with death" from Amazon when it was free like 2 weeks ago and its very hard to put down! I'm almost done with it and plan on buying the second one as soon as I'm done. I'm happy to see that you plan on writing another one, I can't wait for that to come out. Great job! I will be leaving reviews on Amazon and GoodReads when I'm done.

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    1. Hi Ashley!

      I'm so glad you're enjoying it and thanks in advance for your reviews!!!! Flirting with Secrets is in the works, as well as Flirting with Fame... you're the first to know the title of the fourth "step" :-). Make sure you add your email to my newsletter signup so you don't miss out on any freebies or giveaways I run! Happy New Year! I hope you'll stop back by to let me know what you think about the rest of the series.

      Happy Reading!
      ~Heidi

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  14. Hi heide I'm really looking forward to your third book coming out after reading Flirting with Death and Flirting with Secrets were so addictive to read and very difficult to put down. Love your characters and also the story lines.

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    1. Thanks so much for reading, Tinkerbell! I'm so glad you're enjoying Kayla's wild adventures. I released Flirting With Secrets today, so I hope you have fun reading it, too! (That's also why this response is soooo late... sorry for the delay!!!)

      I hope you're having a great summer!

      Best,
      Heidi

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  15. Sorry I meant Flirting with Murder.

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  16. Hi Heidi,
    I had read the Mystic Series awhile ago. Jumped on here to see if there were new books. And discovered the Assassins series. I LOVE your writing! I read the first two books in two days, because I couldn't put them down! I am forcing myself to wait for the third one until this weekend, otherwise I'd never get sleep ;) I am totally addicted...don't know what I'll do after I'm done with the third book... !! :D

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  17. Any new updates on when step 4, flirting with fame is coming out? I am so excited for it.

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  18. Trying to patiently wait for Step 4: Flirting with Fame. Any updates on a release date? Winter is around the corner and I'm stocking up on books to read as I like to hibernate at home with a good book :-)

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