Friday, October 2, 2020

Announcing the Release of Dark Moments

Dark Moments
Book 4 in the Angel Falls Series
is now available
in the Kindle Store.

Andras Aguilar spent his whole life believing that he may have committed unspeakable acts of violence while suffering lapses in his memory. But then, the beautiful Doctor Harper came to Angel Falls and started searching for answers. Will she be able to free Andras from the dark moments in his life?

Characters that you have come to know in the first three novels in the Angel Falls series also appear in Dark Moments. Roddy Eastman and his sister Kris, Russell and Maggie Zarek, and the character our readers love most of all - Bella Morales.

But it is Andras Aguilar that our beta readers tell us they can't get enough of. He is devastatingly handsome, flawed, and brave. Our strong female lead, Doctor Harper King, will make a huge difference in his life.

We are hoping you like the book as much as we enjoyed writing it. You will find it here in the Kindle store.

Friday, May 1, 2020

Cold Vengeance is Available Now

We are excited to announce that Book 3 in the Angel Falls Series
 is now available in the Kindle Store. 

To be one of the first to get your copy,
Click here 

Our loyal readers will be happy to know that many of the characters in Angel Falls and Crimson Roses return in Cold Vengeance, and the setting is in beautiful New Mexico.

When Detective Dominick Flores’ ex-wife disappears, he must find her to put his two sons’ minds at rest. He puts his trust in Kris Eastman, a private investigator whom he met the year before while he was investigating one of her brother’s clients. Attorney Roddy Eastman has faced off with Dominick in court many times as they each tried to do their jobs fairly. The two men bear grudging respect for one another.

 After the case turns into a homicide, Dom is accused of murder, and the evidence against him mounts. Kris calls on Roddy to help, and Dom agrees to let Roddy represent him. Kris puts her life and her reputation on the line to save Dom and flush out the real killer. When the killer kidnaps Dom’s boys and takes them to a campground in the snow-covered Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Dom goes after them. Somehow, Kris must find a way to rescue the man and his children who have stolen her heart.

We would love to know what you think of the book after you read it. Please consider leaving us a review on

Saturday, December 7, 2019

FREE Christmas Candee

Charlene Tess and Judi Thompson have had a busy year. We published Angel Falls and Crimson, and a new novel we want to tell you about.

We are off on a new venture. We have decided to write romantic comedies under a different pseudonym (Annie Curtis). These novels will be shorter than our romantic suspense novels, they will not have a mystery or murder, but will instead be a light contemporary romance. Think Hallmark Movie with more sexy, sensual scenes.

We have just finished our first novel, Christmas Candee, and we would like to offer you a free copy to review. Of course, if this is not the genre for you, feel free to decline.

If you would like to read and review Christmas Candee, it will be FREE December 8-10. You will find it here

For our loyal readers, we will have a new romantic suspense out sometime in 2020, that will continue the story of Roddy Eastman and Pepper Chan from Crimson Roses, and feature Roddy’s sister Kris.

Thanks for reading,

Tess Thompson

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Crimson Roses Is Now On Sale

We are excited to announce that our latest romantic suspense novel is now on sale.

She can’t outrun the nightmare from her past—                                                                                      Pepper Chan tried to leave the scars of her abduction behind her when she joined her current veterinary practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico. However, a chance encounter with Roddy Eastman, the brother of her former best friend, leaves her shaken and desperate to keep her distance. The last thing Pepper wants to do is relive the terrible ordeal from so many years ago. Her kidnapper was never caught, and Pepper is afraid to trust anyone.
—or avoid the terrifying omens in the present. Attorney Roddy Eastman is determined to find out why Dr. Chan wants to avoid him. He tries to convince himself that his drive to seek out answers from her is just his concern for his sister’s friend and not something deeper—like his long-standing attraction to her since high school. The sudden murder of her boyfriend makes it clear that a deranged murderer is taunting Pepper, waiting for the right moment to strike. When Pepper reluctantly reaches out to him, Roddy offers her his help. Together, they must dig into her past to uncover the identity of the stalker before his twisted plans can become a reality.

If you have read Angel Falls, you will recognize Roddy Eastman, the attorney who helped Maggie and defended Russell. He is special to Bella and is Maggie's best friend. It's not necessary to have read Angel Falls to enjoy this novel, but knowing the backstory will make for a richer experience.

Monday, September 16, 2019

An Adventure with Sisters Writing Crime

Photo of Sisters Writing Crime

Our experience at the Colorado Gold Writers Conference turned out to be a typical Tess Thompson adventure. By ourselves, we are healthy, relatively organized, rational women. However, when you put us together, chaos reigns. It’s been going on for years.

We attended the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Conference in Denver, and on the way, we missed our exit and ended up heading for Wyoming. The GPS led us in circles, but we finally found our hotel, pulled into the underground parking garage, and drove up the ramp to a level that had to be at least a mile above the mile-high city. We squeezed into the tiny spot and left our luggage in the car while we checked in.

As soon as we exited the elevator, we realized we hadn't heard a beep-beep sound. Oh hell, we forgot to set the car alarm. Like the safety-conscious travelers that we are, we got back in the elevator, and oh double hell, we didn’t know which level we had parked on. Since we knew we parked near the top, we hit button number four. We got out of the elevator and wouldn’t you know? No car! We tried button number three. No luck. The winning number was two. We couldn’t believe it was number two since we thought we’d nearly climbed Pikes Peak.

Our next stop was the bar because we figured we really deserved a drink. Judi ordered an Amaretto and soda for herself and an Amaretto Sour for Charlene. The bartender, a cute little gal who couldn’t have been any older than ten, looked at Judi, and said, "What's Amaretto?” She indicated the bottles on shelves behind her and Judi pointed to the distinctive bottle saying, “That’s it.” Judi then repeated the drink order, and the bartender with a perplexed look on her face said, "What’s in an Amaretto Sour?”

“Hell, I don’t drink it. I guess it’s got lime or lemon in it,” Judi replied and took out her phone to google the directions for making the drink. Judi paid for the drinks with her card and left shaking her head. The next round was on Charlene, and Judi felt a great sense of pride when Charlene returned to the table carrying two drinks without any incident. Now, the bartender was one rung above her colleagues because she had learned to make an Amaretto Sour.

Later that night, the message light began blinking on the phone in the hotel room. Charlene called the front desk, and after hearing the message, slapped her forehead and said, "I am such an idiot." Turning to Judi, she said, “I left my credit card at the bar.”

Realizing Charlene didn’t hold the sole title as an idiot, Judi said, “Maybe it was mine.” They both looked in their respective wallets, and yes, Judi was the culprit who had left her card at the bar. In Judi’s defense, it probably happened during all the confusion while she was playing bartender.

The last major incident, well for this trip anyway, involved the room safe. We tried to lock our jewelry away. It’s not as if we had drippy diamonds or anything, but our jewelry, some of which we inherited from our dear mother, was sentimental. We aren’t the Kardashians after all. We didn’t see the printed directions and managed to lock ourselves out of the safe and had to call security. A kind man helped us open it, and said that this happened all the time. Yeah, sure it did, we thought.

I wish we could say that’s all that happened on this trip, but the rest we’ll just keep to ourselves. We are too busy writing to have time for the nice young men in clean white suits to come and take us away.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Here's Our Latest Novel

Here's our latest cover. Isn't it amazing? 

We want to thank Chaz Bourland, the talented graphic artist who designed the cover and suggested the title of our new novel. 

Angel Falls is available now on 

in the Kindle Store

Here's the trailer with a peek at the plot.

Here's More News

When an Angel Whispers is Book 1 in a trilogy featuring Chance O'Brien. It was FREE on in the Kindle Store for 3 days in April and over 3500 people downloaded it. If you haven't read it, we invite you to give it a try. It is one of our most popular novels. The other two novels in the series are Student Body and The Devil Makes the Rules.

When an Angel Whispers

In a terrifying romantic thriller from Tess Thompson, a young FBI agent is forced to relive her greatest fear.

Macy Adams, a beautiful law student, is abducted and assaulted by a vicious serial killer known as the Bayou Butcher. She escapes with the help of a guardian angel and Houston Police Detective Chance O’Brien.

After fleeing her captor, she begins to build a new life but is plunged back into his murderous grasp by circumstances beyond her control. More women are murdered, and only Macy can help the FBI catch the Butcher before he kills again. What they don’t know is that this time he is out for revenge and is pulling Macy into his carefully planned trap.


Our readers loved the characters in When an Angel Whispers and wanted to know more about Chance O'Brien's grandparents. At the end of When an Angel Whispers is a link to sign up for our newsletter to get your copy of The Dancer and the Cop. It's a FREE vignette describing Vilma's (Babushka's) and Paddy's love story. Judi Thompson wrote it, and it's delightful! 

NOTE: If you previously purchased When an Angel Whispers or you are already subscribed to our email list, please email us for the link to The Dancer and the Cop. <>.

If you have read When an Angel Whispers, please consider leaving us a review. We need a substantial number of reviews so that we can enter contests and advertise on certain book websites. Reviews do not have to be long and involved. You don’t have to give a synopsis of the plot. Just a few brief sentences in which you describe your honest opinion of the book. If you wish to write a review, here’s the link to take you to the book review page on Amazon. 

Thanks for reading,

Judi Thompson and Charlene Tess (aka Tess Thompson)

Judi and Charlene (aka Tess Thompson)

Monday, February 18, 2019

Stolen Laughter on Sale

We are excited to announce that Stolen Laughter is on sale in the Kindle Store with a new cover. If you haven't read this book yet, we hope you will give it a try. Then, if you want to follow the characters, you can read the sequel, Terminal Identity.

Our readers are telling us they love the characters in these books that include Bryce Cameron and his brother Quinn, and the women who love them. Hannah Brody and Dixie Lee King are as different as two women can be. Hannah is a psychologist, and Dixie is a waitress in a diner, but they lost their hearts to the Cameron brothers who are from a wealthy family in Atlanta.

Here's what one reviewer said:

"Fascinating, intriguing, and absolutely an excellent read is the romantic mystery, Stolen Laughter by Tess Thompson. Starting with the prologue, the characters are believable and invite the reader to become invested in their lives. One of the many things that I like about the Tess Thompson style of writing is their ability to give the reader the amount of information needed to form a mind's eye picture, but not so much that the reader gets bored with minutia. Sometimes the reader doesn't realize that what seems unimportant to the storyline is really expertly and intricately woven into the plot.

For me, guessing the direction that the novel will take is part of the fun of reading a novel, and I love to be right, but in this case, I was totally surprised, which a good thing. This book is truly filled with unexpected twists and turns. Although sequels are not something that I think about or hope for, but in this case, I would love to see a sequel because Juliette intrigues me."
     --Halley Glen

Be sure to get your copy while it is on sale.

Thanks for reading,

Tess Thompson