CJ Lyons


As a pediatric ER doctor, CJ Lyons has lived the life she writes about in her cutting edge suspense novels. She has assisted police and prosecutors with cases involving child abuse, rape, homicide and Munchausen by Proxy and has worked in numerous trauma centers, as a crisis counselor, victim advocate, as well as a flight physician for Life Flight. CJ credits her patients and their families for teaching her the art of medicine and giving her the courage to pursue her dream of becoming a novelist.

Her first novel, LIFELINES (Berkley, March 2008), received praise as a "breathtakingly fast-paced medical thriller" from Publishers Weekly, was reviewed favorably by the Baltimore Sun and Newsday, named a Top Pick by Romantic Times Book Review Magazine, and became a National Bestseller. LIFELINES also won a Readers' Choice Award for Best First Novel.

Her second novel, WARNING SIGNS, was published by Berkley in January, 2009, with the third, URGENT CARE, in November, 2009. To learn more about CJ and her work, go to www.cjlyons.net.

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BLOOD STAINED: A Lucy Guardino FBI Thriller
Series: Lucy Guardino FBI Thrillers, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 83,870. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
New from New York Times and USA Today Bestseller, CJ Lyons: WARNING: the Lucy Guardino FBI Thrillers are NOT for the faint of heart! They depict adult situations, realistic violence with consequences, and delve deep into the darkness of the human heart and mind.
Face to Face: Hart and Drake, Book #3
Series: Hart & Drake Romantic Thrillers. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 80,760. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Drake hunts a stalker with deadly intentions. Hart fights for justice for one special victim while also fending off her ex and his family as they try to destroy everything she holds dear. Neither realizes the real danger lies with an old enemy whose fury has grown and will not be satisfied with anything less than Hart and Drake's blood.
Sleight of Hand
Series: Hart & Drake Romantic Thrillers, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 111,430. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
In SLEIGHT OF HAND, Cassie jeopardizes her career and risks her life to save a patient from the "perfect" mother whom she suspects of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, while Drake delves into a cold case, the same case that killed his father.
Snake Skin
Series: Lucy Guardino FBI Thrillers, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 111,180. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
When it comes to "breaktakingly fast-paced thrillers" (Publishers Weekly), CJ Lyons is a "master of the genre." (Pittsburgh Magazine) Just your average Pittsburgh soccer mom, baking brownies and carrying a loaded forty-caliber Glock…
Lost in Shadows: Shadow Ops Book #2
Series: Shadow Ops. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 72,880. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2009. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
A West Virginia mountain, the middle of a blizzard, killers on his trail...no place for a city boy like Lucky Cavanaugh, an ATF explosives specialist. Wildlife Biologist Vinnie Ryan heals not only his injuries but also his broken heart. But when they uncover a terrorist plot, Lucky is forced to choose between duty and passion,risking the life of the woman he loves to save the lives of thousands.
Chasing Shadows: Shadow Ops Book #1
Series: Shadow Ops. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 75,010. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2009. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Going undercover is easy for Chase Westin--until a Christmas Eve mission takes him back to his hometown and face to face with his estranged brother. When KC, an undercover FBI agent, flies into Chase's life with her purple, punk-rock hair, Hollywood-hype leather and chains, and Doc Martens, Chase realizes that falling in love is more dangerous than catching bullets.
Nerves of Steel
Series: Hart & Drake Romantic Thrillers, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 107,090. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2009. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
“A perfect blend of romance and suspense. My kind of read.” –#1 New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown Dr. Cassandra Hart is fighting a war. And losing. A deadly drug epidemic, a killer stalking her hospital…meet the ER doctor who never gives up. Written by a pediatric ER physician, NERVES OF STEEL combines gritty realism with the rush of the ER.

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