Alana Candler, Marked for Murder
Alana Candler is on someone’s hit list. But why? A stalker is breathing down her neck at every turn, hiding in the shadows, waiting for her to make a mistake— to freeze long enough for him to make his hit. When the stalker kidnaps her from a hotel and leaves her to die, Jaydn Holbrook, CEO and owner of the largest company in Tennessee, saves her life and promises to protect her.
Jaydn’s high school friendship with Brad, Alana’s brother and the City’s Police Chief, gives him incentive to protect Alana and shelter her from the growing danger. Alana’s trust in God’s protection intrigues him and compels him to explore her faith further, but when she mentions her aversion to rich, executive-type bosses, Jaydn keeps his position at his company secret—trying not to destroy their fragile bond.
As tensions build, Jaydn and Alana are caught up in a dangerous web of hiding from the pursuer trying to kill them and fighting the attraction they feel for each other. While Brad scrambles to find her stalker and Jaydn struggles to keep her safe, Alana searches her memory to find the motive someone might have for murder.
About Joanie Bruce (Atlanta, Georgia Author)
Writing simple picture book manuscripts and mysteries for her children was something Joanie enjoyed doing for fun, but her passion for writing exploded when she started working in the Christian suspense genre. As an avid reader, she welcomed the transition from reading to writing and considered it a wonderful new experience to please others with her words.
Joanie has four published Christian suspense novels, "Alana Candler, Marked for Murder", "A Memory Worth Dying For," "Murder for the Time Being," and a Christmas Trilogy, "Holly, Ivy, &Intrigue."
Joanie and her husband, Ben, live on their Black Angus cattle farm in Madison, Georgia….about an hour from Atlanta. Writing and painting portraits from her home in the country is an opportunity she loves. Thankful that God has given her the talent to write, draw, and paint, Joanie strives to use them to encourage and delight others, and to honor Him in all her accomplishments.