Riley LaShea

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Riley LaShea grew up in an Ohio town that looks like a dust speck on most maps. It was boring and awful, so she got the hell out of there. Now, she doesn't know where she wants to be, so over the past several years she has lived in Nashville, Orlando, Fort Worth, Allentown, Columbus, Kansas City, Raleigh, outside LA and inside Manhattan.

She won a lyric contest judged by the Indigo Girls in high school and a screenplay contest judged by Creative Screenwriting Magazine once. Her first published novel became a bestseller at one indie bookstore in Oakland that has since gone out of business.

Known to take great risks in the noble pursuit of creativity, sometimes she prefers to just sit around eating chocolate yogurt and doing KenKen in pajama pants.

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21 Weeks: Weeks 15-21
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 118,780. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2016 by Riley LaShea. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
21 weeks. 20 victims. 2 cops at odds. 1 serial killer. 21 Weeks is a fast-paced police procedural thriller series that ramps up in intensity with each victim that falls until its explosive final week
21 Weeks: Week 21
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,550. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2016 by Riley LaShea. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
For twenty weeks, the team at Las Vegas Metro Homicide has been unable to stop this serial killer from terrorizing their city. With days left to catch him, and facing a threat unlike any the team has faced before, Detective Beck Nash has one chance to prove she may be the only person who has ever been truly equipped to go toe to toe with this killer. Or die trying.
21 Weeks: Week 20
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,180. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2016 by Riley LaShea. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
A fire at a family home carries echoes of Sergeant Bishop’s past. The only survivor a young boy, he is also marked as their serial killer’s next victim. As the team rallies to keep the kid out of the hands of a madman, they are so focused on their victim they may miss something that causes one of their own to pay the ultimate price. 21 Weeks is a fast-paced police procedural thriller series.
21 Weeks: Week 19
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,610. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2016 by Riley LaShea. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
A sniper is terrorizing the city. No way it can be a coincidence, the sudden surge in deaths goes against everything their serial killer has done before. Unless, of course, the killer's victim is not one of those shot. 21 Weeks is a fast-paced police procedural thriller series that ramps up in intensity with each victim that falls until its explosive final week.
21 Weeks: Week 18
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,290. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2016 by Riley LaShea. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
When the serial killer takes someone close to her, Detective Beck Nash must keep it together in order to stay on the investigation, but the outcome of events may finally push this detective to her breaking point. 21 Weeks is a fast-paced police procedural thriller series that ramps up in intensity with each victim that falls until its explosive final week.
21 Weeks: Week 17
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,580. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2016 by Riley LaShea. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Hijacking the performance of a well-known Vegas illusionist, the serial killer puts his latest victim on public display, making it a challenge for the team to find the victim’s actual physical location, while, to complicate matters, Detective Beck Nash gets a call from mob boss Giancarlo LaVigne.
21 Weeks: Weeks 8-14
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 119,540. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2016 by Riley LaShea. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
21 weeks. 20 victims. 2 cops at odds. 1 serial killer. 21 Weeks is a fast-paced police procedural thriller series that ramps up in intensity with each victim that falls until its explosive final week
21 Weeks: Week 16
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,480. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2016 by Riley LaShea. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Expecting their serial killer’s next murder to be as public as his last few, the team rushes to a hospital on lockdown when a man is admitted to the emergency room with a potentially infectious disease, as Detective Beck Nash navigates working with her old partner again. 21 Weeks is a fast-paced police procedural thriller series that ramps up in intensity with each victim that falls.
21 Weeks: Week 15
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,680. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2016 by Riley LaShea. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Detective Beck Nash is forced to make some difficult decisions in regards to her career and personal life when her pursuit of the serial killer puts everyone she cares about at risk, as Vegas faces a rash of UFO sightings that must be connected to their killer’s murder spree. 21 Weeks is a fast-paced police procedural thriller series that ramps up in intensity with each victim that falls.
21 Weeks: Week 14
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,940. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2016 by Riley LaShea. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Reason to believe a missing woman with a traumatic past and a strange affliction will be their next victim, Detective Beck Nash and team try to figure out where their killer may surface, as a break in the investigation gives them whole new insight into the mind of a madman. 21 Weeks is a fast-paced police procedural thriller series that ramps up in intensity with each victim that falls.
21 Weeks: Week 13
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,200. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2016 by Riley LaShea. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Best guess as to where their killer will strike next taking the team into the storm drainage tunnels under the city, Detective Beck Nash seeks help from a trusted old friend, while going head-to-head with a recruit with whom she couldn’t have less in common. 21 Weeks is a fast-paced police procedural thriller series that ramps up in intensity with each victim that falls until the final week.
21 Weeks: Week 12
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,100. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2016 by Riley LaShea. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
With new information regarding the killer’s pattern and old murder scenes, Detective Beck Nash and team have some idea where their killer might strike next. Focusing their attention on a swanky strip club near The Las Vegas Strip, nothing, however, can prepare them for how the killer’s next murder plays out. 21 Weeks is a fast-paced police procedural thriller series.
21 Weeks: Week 11
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,490. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2016 by Riley LaShea. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Juggling multiple murders the same week, the details of one victim’s past throws everything the team thought they knew about their killer into question, as legal limitations get in the way of the investigation, and Detective Beck Nash sees something in the killer’s previous murder sprees no one has ever seen before. 21 Weeks is a fast-paced police procedural thriller series.
21 Weeks: Week 10
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,720. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2016 by Riley LaShea. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
When a distillery owner is found fermenting in a tank of his own wort, the alcohol throws the science into uncertainty, as the investigation reveals a dark side to their victim, and a chance encounter puts Detectives Nash and Williams in mortal danger. 21 Weeks is a fast-paced police procedural thriller series that ramps up in intensity with each victim that falls until its explosive final week.
21 Weeks: Week 9
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,080. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2016 by Riley LaShea. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A dying man in prison for a murder committed by their serial killer, the team must find a way to free him, and, to keep her adopted family safe, Detective Beck Nash proves there is nothing she won’t do. 21 Weeks is a fast-paced police procedural thriller series that ramps up in intensity with each victim that falls until its explosive final week.
21 Weeks: Week 8
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,020. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2016 by Riley LaShea. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
When a woman with dreams of Vegas stardom becomes the victim of her own gory production, it connects back to a previous death at the same location, as Detective Beck Nash’s probe into old cases reveals a startling truth. 21 Weeks is a fast-paced police procedural thriller series that ramps up in intensity with each victim that falls until its explosive final week.
21 Weeks: Weeks 1-7
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,710. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2016 by Riley LaShea. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
21 weeks. 20 victims. 2 cops at odds. 1 serial killer. 21 Weeks is a fast-paced police procedural thriller series that ramps up in intensity with each victim that falls until its explosive final week.
21 Weeks: Week 7
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,110. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2016 by Riley LaShea. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Starting with a fight, Detective Beck Nash’s Monday gets no better as she is buried in paperwork, the serial killer’s latest victim is buried in sand, and the past refuses to stay buried. 21 Weeks is a fast-paced police procedural thriller series that ramps up in intensity with each victim that falls until its explosive final week.
21 Weeks: Week 6
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,730. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2016 by Riley LaShea. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A woman’s body is found in a van at an auto salvage yard, her stomach cut open as if something has been ripped from within. Up to Nash, Williams, and Bishop to figure out the true nature of their victim’s torture, for Beck the case hits a little too close to home. 21 Weeks is a fast-paced police procedural thriller series.
21 Weeks: Week 5
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,920. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2016 by Riley LaShea. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
When a student is found murdered on the campus of a local high school, Nash and Williams must face off with their fellow detectives in pursuit of the truth, while Bishop is missing in action and Beck’s brother, Leo, is falling back into old habits. 21 Weeks is a fast-paced police procedural thriller series that ramps up in intensity with each victim that falls until its explosive final week.
21 Weeks: Week 4
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,410. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2015 by Riley LaShea. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
When a young woman is strapped into the driver’s seat of her car and sent plummeting over a cliff in Red Rock Canyon, it’s up to Detective Beck Nash and her partner, Detective Kevin Williams, to prove, once and for all, their serial killer is practicing a new brand of torture.
21 Weeks: Week 3
Price: Free! Words: 15,680. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2015 by Riley LaShea. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A man is found dead in the stairwell of a casino hotel. Stabbed multiple times. His wounds stuffed with casino chips. Investigation hindered by the hotel staff’s attempts to cover up the true nature of the crime, Detective Beck Nash must pull out a few tricks of her own as she tries to determine if the murder is the work of someone with a personal vendetta or a serial killer.
21 Weeks: Week 2
Price: Free! Words: 15,420. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2015 by Riley LaShea. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Recruited to help hunt for a serial killer who has gone without capture for forty years, her second week in Homicide Detective Beck Nash already finds herself at odds with veteran detective Mick Bishop, the original lead on the case. Instincts pulling Beck one way, Bishop’s experience leads them in another, and Beck will learn what it means to be the new blood on the case.
21 Weeks: Week 1
Price: Free! Words: 13,810. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2015 by Riley LaShea. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Beck Nash arrives in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide division with a shaky reputation and a lot to prove. Trying to adjust to the mold, Beck's only goal is to make it to week’s end. But as shocking as the first day of her first week in Homicide turns out, it will be nothing compared to her last.

Books

The Island Getaway (Meddling Friends - Kelsie: Book 3)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,870. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Book 3 of the Meddling Friends - Kelsie Series A year after settling into their life together in Toronto, Kelsie and Laken escape to Hawaii, but with Melissa convinced they’re going to get married without her and Laken’s parents anxious to integrate Kelsie into their ‘one with nature’ way of life, relaxation may not be all that easy to come by.
Club Storyville
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 87,160. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
When Elizabeth's grandmother, Nan, gets sick, she hires Yankee nurse Ariel Brandt to care for her. Drawn to Ariel at once, Elizabeth's feelings soon grow out of her control, and she finds herself torn between her own desires and the deeply-ingrained rules of the society in which she lives. Will an unexpected journey to New Orleans, and into Nan's past, help Elizabeth find her future?
The Four Proposals (Meddling Friends - Kelsie: Book 2)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,830. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Two months after the romagical events of The Wish List, winter is thawing and Kelsie and Laken's love is in bloom. Between trying to convince Margo's long-time boyfriend Walt to pop the question, the meddling of Kelsie's friends, and the return of Laken's parents from Hawaii, these star-kissed lovers are about to have a spring they will never forget.
The Wish List (Meddling Friends - Kelsie: Book 1)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,960. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When Kelsie's friends send a letter to Santa on her behalf, asking for a girlfriend for Christmas, the gift seems to materialize in the form of Randa, a seemingly perfect woman who possesses all the attributes her friends requested. When a chance encounter brings another woman into Kelsie's life, though, she begins to wonder whether perfect is right and if Santa could be way off the mark.
Behind the Green Curtain
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 119,100. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
When Caton takes a position as personal assistant to the wife of her sleazy boss, the attraction between the two women spirals into a torrid affair.
Black Forest: Kingdoms Fall
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 114,280. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
After escaping her fairy tale, Cinderella finds love and friendship in the world beyond her own pages. The storyteller, however, is not happy about Cinderella's defiance. In order to hold onto the freedom and happiness she has found, Cinderella must take on an unexpected role - reluctant leader of a forest-wide revolution.

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