Derek Ciccone


Derek Ciccone is an avid fiction writer. Painless is the first one to be published, followed by The Trials of Max Q and The Truant Officer in 2011. Derek grew up in Connecticut and attended Arizona State University, where he graduated with a degree in Political Science. He now resides back in Connecticut and works as a Marketing Analyst for an advertising agency.
Derek’s stories are fast paced mystery/thrillers filled with suspense, humor and romance. But at their core are memorable, layered characters who take you into their world and make you not want to leave. The consistent trait of these characters is they are seemingly regular people who are placed into unthinkable situations.
When Derek’s not working or writing, he enjoys movies, playing basketball, and spending time with my family & friends. He also likes to read the writing of others, in which he really admires the character development of Nelson DeMille, the fast pacing of James Patterson, and the inventive plot twists of Harlan Coben.
For more information on Derek and his writing you can go to his website or follow the progress of Painless or his other work by joining his interactive book club on Facebook.

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Confederate Gold
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 90,060. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
JP Warner and Gwen Delaney head to Savannah, Georgia for a much needed vacation. But it turns out to be anything but relaxing when a local restaurant is burned to the ground, and the manager found dead inside. JP and Gwen are dragged into a century-old conspiracy and forced to face off with one of the most powerful families in the country … with all roads leading to the Confederate Gold.
Kristmas Collins
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 91,440. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
All Kris Collins wants for Christmas is to survive. But with everyone from a ruthless assassin to the FBI, and even his ex-father-in-law after him, it looks like a long-shot. It all comes down to a Christmas Eve showdown, and Kris knows his only chance to make it to Christmas morning is to write a new chapter to a classic tale.
The Truant Officer
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 104,740. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Darren McLaughlin thinks he's having a nightmare as he watches his wife being abducted. Things turn for the worse when Darren realizes he didn't know his wife as well as he thought. But he stays true to his marriage vows, and knows he must do anything possible to win the race to save her. The question is: will he get there first, or will death do them part?
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 124,400. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
A fast-paced thriller mixed with a heartwarming story of redemption. A series of ominous incidents make Billy Harper realize there is something very different about Carolyn Whitcomb. But when a rogue organization called Operation Anesthesia learns of Carolyn’s “gifts,” Billy must risk everything to save the life of the little girl who taught him to live again.

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