Monday, October 17, 2016

Take action against sexual assault and sex trafficking

It's Giving Tuesday and several of the causes I support are doing double and triple matches today. Please consider donating to:

COVENANT HOUSE  (Triple match today)


Covenant House is a nonprofit charity serving homeless youth with a network of shelters across the Americas. Each year in the U.S. alone, as many as 2 million youth experience a period of homelessness, and every year more than 5,000 of these young people lose their lives to the streets.

POLARIS  (Double match today)

Polaris is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization that works to combat and prevent modern-day slavery and human trafficking. The organization works directly with victims, hosts tip and crisis hotlines, and offers solutions to those victimized by human trafficking. The organization is one of the largest anti-trafficking organizations in the US, with programs operating at local and national levels through their offices in Washington, DC and Newark, New Jersey. They operate the National Human Trafficking Resource Center NHTRC),  which serves as a central national hotline on human trafficking.


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This election has aimed a harsh spotlight on the rampant sexual abuse of women and children, both girls and boys, in this country. The Huntress Moon series is my ongoing attempt to confront the evils of rape culture and misogyny and the damage sexual abuse inflicts on ALL of us – and asks the question: “What can good people do about evil in the world?”

Many of my readers write to me asking what they can do to fight rape, child abuse and sex trafficking. I’ve compiled a list of organizations I support and other resources here.

Every month I donate a portion of my royalties to organizations that rescue and work with homeless, trafficked and sexually exploited teens, that work to prevent sexual violence and abuse, and to Planned Parenthood, which works tirelessly to ensure that every child is planned, wanted, and cared for. If you’d like to learn more about organizations in your country, state and community, here are some links to places you can start:



Children of the Night is a privately funded non-profit organization established in 1979 and dedicated to rescuing America’s children from the ravages of prostitution.  



Since 2007, MISSSEY has devoted its energy to the heartbreaking epidemic of commercial sexual exploitation by supporting and advocating for youth who are victims of child sex trafficking. We are a survivor-centered, trauma-informed organization confronting the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) in Oakland, in Alameda County, and throughout California.



Covenant House is a nonprofit charity serving homeless youth with a network of shelters across the Americas. Each year in the U.S. alone, as many as 2 million youth experience a period of homelessness, and every year more than 5,000 of these young people lose their lives to the streets.



End Rape on Campus (EROC) works to end campus sexual violence through direct support for survivors and their communities; prevention through education; and policy reform at the campus, local, state, and federal levels.



Thorn partners across the tech industry, government and NGOs and leverages technology to combat predatory behavior, rescue victims, and protect vulnerable children from sexual exploitation.



For nearly 100 years, Planned Parenthood has promoted a commonsense approach to women’s health and well-being, based on respect for each individual’s right to make informed, independent decisions about health, sex, and family planning. Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide.

POLARIS 


National Sexual Assault Hotline       Call 1-800-656-4673  (800-656-HOPE)


Be aware that different local charities have different ratings as to effectiveness – you can check the rating of any charitable organization here: CHARITY NAVIGATOR


“Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that 
good men should look on and do nothing.”

                                                                – John Stuart Mill

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

BITTER MOON Goodreads giveaway!

Goodreads is giving away 100 copies of BITTER MOON, #4 in the Thriller Award-nominated Huntress series! 

BITTER MOON is available for preorder, on sale Nov. 1. Click here to enter the giveaway, 

But – you really need to read the Huntress series from the beginning, and as it happens, Amazon Prime members can get Book 1, HUNTRESS MOON for free this month. Click here to order.

Also for bloggers and reviewers - BITTER MOON is now up for download on Netgalley. Let me know if you'd like a direct link/invitation.  alex AT alexandrasokoloff DOT com

The Huntress/FBI Thrillers:

Special Agent Matthew Roarke is on the trail of that most rare of killers – a female serial. His hunt for her will take him across four states and will force him to question everything he knows about evil and justice.






BITTER MOON:  A haunted FBI agent and a ruthless killer track evil across decades in the next thrilling Huntress/FBI novel. A sixteen-year-old cold case offers Roarke a glimpse into the Huntress's past…and a chance to catch a savage predator.

Pre-order now for Nov. 1 delivery, $3.99

Friday, July 8, 2016

BITTER MOON available for pre-order!

I'm very excited to announce that BITTER MOON, Book 4 of the Huntress/FBI Thrillers, is now available for pre-order.
BITTER MOON is out November 1, and you can order it for just $3.99.
But remember, these books should be read in order! So if you need to catch up, start with:
     Huntress Moon
     Blood Moon
     Cold Moon


As you might guess by the cover, this book takes Roarke deep into the desert, following a sixteen year old cold case that may be the key to Cara's bloody history. It's probably the most mystical of the books, unfolding on a dual time line, with the present and past intersecting as Roarke and fourteen-year old Cara both race to stop a sadistic serial predator.
There are new characters I think you'll love as much as I do, and you'll find out much more about Cara's past. And there are new settings! The California desert is possibly my favorite place on the planet, and for this one I'll be taking you to the magical Coachella Valley and the wine country of Temecula.
Scroll down for more details about the book - but if you haven't read the first three, you'll want to do go back and do that first.
                                                    Pre-order BITTER MOON

                                  ------------- WARNING:  SPOILERS FOR THE SERIES -----------

BITTER MOON
FBI agent Matthew Roarke has been on leave, and in seclusion, since the capture of mass killer Cara Lindstrom—the victim turned avenger who preys on predators. Torn between devotion to the law and a powerful attraction to Cara and her lethal brand of justice, Roarke has retreated from both to search his soul. But Cara’s escape from custody and a police detective’s cryptic challenge soon draw him out of exile—into the California desert and deep into Cara’s past—to probe an unsolved murder that could be the key to her long and deadly career.
Following young Cara’s trail, Roarke uncovers a horrifying attack on a schoolgirl, the shocking suicide of another, and a human monster stalking Cara’s old high school. Separated by sixteen years, crossing paths in the present and past, Roarke and fourteen-year-old Cara must race to find and stop the sadistic sexual predator before more young girls are brutalized.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

All three Huntress books $1.99 on Kindle for June!

The first three books of my Thriller Award-nominated Huntress Moon series are on sale for just $1.99 each on Amazon US in June! If you haven’t caught up with the series, here’s your chance to get a great deal.

To get the deal, go here - 


Prior to making your purchase, click the Enter the Code button, enter READJUNE16, and click the "Apply" button. 



         Special Agent Matthew Roarke thought he knew what evil was. He was wrong.

    









Tuesday, May 10, 2016

All three Huntress books in Australia's Top Ten!

Huntress Moon, Blood Moon, and Cold Moon are topping the bestseller charts in Australia this month! It's thrilling to see all three books in the Top 10.




http://www.businessinsider.com.au/the-10-bestselling-ebooks-in-australia-for-april-2016-2016-5

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

SALE ALERT!

The first three books in the Huntress series, and my witchy supernatural thriller Book of Shadows are all just 99p on Amazon UK this month!





Saturday, December 12, 2015

HUNTRESS MOON wins Voice Arts Award!

HUNTRESS MOON has won the Voice Arts Award for Best Audiobook Narration: Crime/Thriller! Congratulations to my brilliant narrator, R.C. Bray - who also narrated THE MARTIAN.

All three of the Huntress books are available in audio, narrated by Bob, and we're currently collaborating on an audiobook of BOOK OF SHADOWS as well, to be released in early 2016.

Listen to a sample here
Buy the audiobook on Audible
Buy the audiobook on Amazon