The Marked Bride

Shadow Watchers #1
Romantic Suspense, Shadow Watchers #1, Clean Read

Romantic Suspense

Clean Read.


Shadow Watchers Series, bestselling romantic suspense, bestselling military romantic suspense, Vicki Hinze

#1 The Marked Bride (Tim)

#2 The Marked Star (Nick) Coming 2/23/16

#3 The Marked Witness (not yet released) (Sam)

Related Novels:


Vicki Hinze, crossroads crisis center series novels, bestselling romantic suspense novels

Crossroads Crisis Center Series

#1 Forget Me Not (Ben)

#2 Deadly Ties (Mark)

#3 Not This Time (Joe)


beyond the misty shore, vicki hinze


“A thriller you won’t soon forget, especially if you’re a fan of the romantic obsession mastered by Alfred Hitchcock in Vertigo or Otto Preminger’s Laura. Vicki Hinze’s latest blends disparate elements together with surprising ease, and the result is a darkly original tale where hope and faith provide the light. The story, though, isn’t so much about faith conquering all so much as coming to the realization of its limitations and learning to overcome them, which comes define Brandt’s very heroism. Such spiritual elements would’ve overburdened the tale in lesser hands. Good thing’s Hinze’s are as sure and steady as they come, making Forget Me Not not to be missed.” (On Forget Me Not)

–Providence Journal



Superstar Elle Bostwick is kidnapped in London. But who has kidnapped her? NINA, a group of powerful and ruthless opportunists who will do anything to anyone to gain access to something Elle has that they want? Or the CIA, who is equally determined to prevent NINA access to what it wants? And why a singer? Why Elle? And why does she not know what they’re after?

Days later, Elle mysteriously turns up at a Shadow Watcher’s wedding reception, and the Shadow Watchers, Nick Sloan specifically, is ordered to keep her safe—indefinitely. But the top secret entity issuing the orders doesn’t say why or who is pursuing Elle. All information is being atypically withheld. That has never before happened. Why now?


Nick and Elle have a history. He left her without even saying good-bye, determined to never need or want anyone—not after surviving his horror show of a family. Nick learned the hard way to never dare to love anyone. He didn’t know Elle had been walking wounded, too.

Now she’s burst back into his life–with baggage that could get them and the other Shadow Watchers killed. Who is on their side? Who is their real enemy? And what does that enemy really want? Most importantly, will they find out before they end up dead.


Nick willingly risks his life for her, but does he dare to risk his heart? Does Elle? Both have little reason to trust. Little reason to dare, except for the hope of love they find in each other. But neither is certain… Is love enough to heal deep wounds? To spare the lives and hearts of Nick and The Marked Star?


Shadow Watchers was first created in Vicki’s Crossroads Crisis Center Series and continues in Shadow Watchers Series.

Crossroads Crisis Center Novels:

  1.  Forget Me Not (Ben)
  2. Deadly Ties (Mark)
  3. Not This Time (Joe)

Shadow Watcher Novels:

  1.  The Marked Bride (Tim)
  2.  The Marked Star  (Nick)

Coming in 2017

3.  The Marked Witness (Sam)


Note: Wed to Death is a Shadow Watcher Short Story dealing with a different team.

Read the first three chapters now. READ PREVIEW

Not Yet Released.

© 2016, Vicki Hinze

Published by Magnolia Leaf Press

ISBN: 978-1-939016-17-1


Shadow Watcher Novels

  1. The Marked Bride
  2. The Marked Star

Related Books

Crossroads Crisis Center series

  1. Forget Me Not (Ben and Kelly)
  2. Deadly Ties (Mark and Lisa)
  3.  Not This Time (Joe and Beth)

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