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About Five Steps Beyond:

CIA operative Titus Ray took five steps. But not just any steps.
They were five steps beyond his expectations, five steps beyond his experience, five steps beyond his past.

He took five steps beyond his expectations . . .
When Titus is summoned to the White House, he expects to be offered a Top Secret assignment. What he doesn’t expect is where that assignment will take him, and how he’ll survive if he accepts it.

He took five steps beyond his experience . . .
Even though Titus has been through a lot in his twenty-year career with the Agency, he’s never had to learn about uranium enrichment, he’s never had his appearance altered, he’s never had to be a marriage counselor.

He took five steps beyond his past . . .
Operation Strike Out finds Titus revisiting his past to prevent the Iranians from developing a nuclear weapon to annihilate Israel. When he discovers the tentacles of his past are reaching into his present, seeking to destroy his future, he realizes he has to act quickly.

Will his prayers be answered in time or has his time come to an end?

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About One Wonders:

He’s Silas McKay, head of Discreet Corporate Security Services (DCSS) in Dallas, Texas.  She’s Ashley Davenport, the daughter of DCSS’s highest-paying client.

They each have personal issues . . .
Silas is a grieving widower who has difficulty relating to women and wants to be left alone. Ashley is an independent woman who just got her PI license and wants Silas to mentor her.

They each have family issues . . .
Silas is trying to be both father and mother to his college-age daughter. Ashley is trying to prove she no longer needs her father.

They each have spiritual issues . . .
Silas is struggling to maintain his faith in God. Ashley is struggling to believe there is a God.

Now, they’re working together to solve a corporate espionage case  . . .

As they investigate whether a research scientist is selling company secrets to an ex-con with a mysterious past, Silas realizes he is as intrigued by Ashley’s vivacious personality as he is by the case itself. Suddenly, when their complicated investigation takes an unexpected turn, his concern for Ashley’s safety threatens to overcome his good judgment.

One wonders . . .
Can two people of the opposite sex with different personalities be attracted to each other? Will their differences be an obstacle or a blessing?

One wonders . . .
Can a research scientist and an ex-con be engaged in criminal activity together? Will Silas be able to uncover the truth before it’s too late and someone gets hurt?

Discover the answers in this inspiring suspenseful read from USA Today bestselling author, Luana Ehrlich. This novella kicks off her new Silas McKay Suspense Series, a character-driven, emotion-packed series featuring Silas McKay, a corporate security investigator who’s not afraid to take risks, but who’s a little skittish about making changes.

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About Two Believe:

It was no ordinary robbery. The suspect is no ordinary thief. The investigator is no ordinary detective.
He’s Silas McKay, head of operations for Discreet Corporate Security Systems in Dallas, Texas.

Silas doesn’t usually investigate stolen merchandise, but when his boss asks him to look into a jewelry heist at Gadise Diamonds, a high-end store in the Dallas area, he makes an exception.

When Silas learns this was no ordinary robbery, and the suspect is no ordinary thief, he enlists the help of Ashley Davenport, who’s no ordinary woman.

It was no ordinary robbery . . .
It happened in broad daylight, no weapons were involved, and there were plenty of security cameras present.

The suspect is no ordinary thief . . .
He’s Todd Harriman, a billionaire’s son, who could afford to buy the entire jewelry store, so why would he devise an elaborate plan to steal merchandise from it?

Ashley is no ordinary woman . . .
She’s a wealthy socialite, about to start her own detective agency, and the last person Silas needs in his life right now, especially since he’s still angry at God for the loss of his wife, and Ashley doesn’t believe in God.

As Silas and Ashley work together to confront the guilty party, Silas must confront his feelings about Ashley as well as his anger toward God. Can Silas believe God wants the best for him? Can Ashley find the faith to believe? Can two believe?

Two Believe is an inspiring suspenseful read from USA Today bestselling author, Luana Ehrlich, and Book II in the Silas McKay Suspense Series, a character-driven, emotion-packed series featuring Silas McKay, a corporate security investigator who’s not afraid to take risks, but who’s a little skittish about making changes.

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About The Book:

CIA operative, Titus Ray, is used to helping his protégé, Ben Mitchell, stay out of trouble.
This time, though, Ben’s trouble is brought on by his father, Senator Elijah Mitchell.

When a shakeup in the leadership at the CIA opens up the division head position at the Russian desk, Senator Mitchell uses his influence to recommend Ben for the job. The problem is, Ben doesn’t want a desk job. He’s content being a covert operative.

To thwart his father’s efforts, Ben plans to showcase his skills as an intelligence officer by volunteering for an upcoming mission to Venezuela.To do this, Ben needs Titus’s help, and although Titus agrees to be part of the operation, he discovers there’s a problem with Ben’s plan. Well, several problems.

First, Ben fails to see the big picture . . .
The objective of the mission is to gain intel on an Iranian military base being built in Venezuela, but when Titus gets concerned about what else the Iranians are doing there, Ben isn’t interested in hearing it.

Second, Ben is distracted by the female on the operational team . . .
Helina Vargas, an attractive, vivacious woman, is the third person on the operational team and captures Ben’s attention immediately. Unfortunately, Ben’s attention needs to be on the operation.

Third, Ben fails to recognize an obvious threat to operational security . . .
As the mission reaches its apex, and the protocols have to be changed, Ben’s inexperience becomes evident, threatening the operation itself.

Suddenly, both men find themselves in trouble, more trouble than they ever expected. Can Titus get them out of the mess they’re in, or will Ben salvage the operation and bring it to a successful conclusion? And then what? Is Ben still destined to take a desk job?

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About The Book:

Mylas Grey doesn’t want to be famous. Not even for a day.
As a private investigator, he prefers to fly under the radar.

Mylas Grey doesn’t want to be famous. Not even for a day.
As a private investigator, he prefers to fly under the radar.

However, when a well-known doctor asks Mylas to investigate his father’s murder, that’s exactly what happens. Suddenly, Mylas is dodging reporters while interviewing suspects and searching for the dead man’s elusive girlfriend.

In the end, he narrows his suspects down to three . . .

First, there’s the fired employee . . .
The man had opportunity and means, but did he have enough fire in his belly?

Then, there’s the ambitious daughter . . .
She had motive, opportunity, and means, but would she really kill her own father?

And finally, there’s the disgruntled client . . .
He had motive and means, but did he have opportunity?

Mylas has a few other things on his mind besides catching the killer, like learning to work with the staff he’s put together at his new private investigative agency, an undertaking that turns out to be more difficult than he anticipated.

And then, there’s the love of his life, Whitney Engel, who’s not sure she wants to be involved with someone who keeps showing up on the national news every night.

As Mylas closes in on the killer, he makes a costly mistake, one that could prove deadly. Will his desperate prayers for a miracle be answered?

Book IV in the Mylas Grey Mystery Series is a fast-paced whodunit, full of intriguing characters, excellent storytelling, and inspiring faith.

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About The Book:

CIA covert operative Titus Ray is used to keeping secrets. This time, it’s different.
This time, he’s keeping secrets from his boss, his handler, and his wife.

Operation False Flag is the secret Titus is keeping from his boss . . .
While his boss, Deputy Director of Operations, Robert Ira, would ordinarily be aware of any operation being run out of the Agency, this mission concerns the DDO himself, a mission that could cost him his job.

The whistleblower behind the operation is the secret Titus is keeping from his handler . . .
Even though his handler, Douglas Carlton, has been tasked with directing Operation False Flag, he has no idea Titus knows the identity of the whistleblower who gave the Inspector General the files that set the operation in motion.

The operation itself is the secret Titus is keeping from his wife . . .
Operation False Flag is a Top Secret mission, which means Titus can’t share the details with Nikki, but deceiving her about what he’s doing is a lot harder and more costly than he thought it would be.

Book VIII in the Titus Ray Thriller Series is an emotional roller coaster ride involving Titus’s personal life, his relationships at the CIA, and his desire to live out his Christian faith in the midst of a secret mission, a mission that turns deadly.

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About The Book:

Mylas Grey is determined to find the person who shot a politician in broad daylight.
There’s just one problem. The killer left no clues behind. Zip. Zilch. Nada.

Mylas gets involved in an intriguing case of MURDER . . .
When Mylas arrives in his hometown to spend time with Whitney, he agrees to help his father, a local private detective, examine the files of a politician who was murdered in cold blood.

Mylas gets involved in an intriguing case of murder with NO CLUES . . .
The wife of the slain politician believes her husband’s murder is connected to his duties as a state legislator, but the police find no clues to his murder and no evidence to support her claim.

Mylas gets involved in an intriguing case of murder with no clues BUT ONE . . .
As Mylas examines the politician’s files, he comes across a single set of initials. Could they be the clue he needs to unlock the killer’s identity?

In the meantime, what about Whitney?
Mylas is clueless about her as well. When he finally realizes something’s going on with her, it may be too late. Will his obsession with a killer destroy their relationship for good?

THREE DAYS CLUELESS is Book III in the Mylas Grey Mystery Series.

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About The Book:

CIA operative Titus Ray knows nothing about his next assignment.
Nothing except the person in charge of the operation will be Ben Mitchell.

Operation Concerned Citizen will be Ben’s first assignment as the primary officer in charge of a mission. When Titus learns it’s a simple mission with a clear objective but requires a complicated plan, he questions whether Ben will be able to handle it. When he discovers there are underlying circumstances, he questions whether he’ll be able to let Ben handle it.

It’s a simple mission . . .
Ben, as head of an operational team that includes Titus, will escort Boris Khrasnoff, a Russian defector, and his daughter back to the U.S.

It has a clear objective . . .
Since the defector has intel about the Kremlin’s secret plans to invade a neighboring country, the mission’s objective is to make sure Russian military intelligence is not aware of Boris Khrasnoff’s intentions to defect.

It requires a complicated plan . . .
Ben and Titus, along with a woman from the U.S. State Department, will pose as members of a delegation to an economic summit in Brussels, Belgium, a summit Boris Khrasnoff will attend as part of the Russian delegation.

There are underlying circumstances . . .
Ben has doubts about a woman on the team, while Titus is concerned about the reliability of an old acquaintance. Ultimately, both men have issues with their respective roles in the operation.

When the simple mission proves difficult, Titus discovers he’s not the man he thought he was, and he’s not the man he wants to be. He’s a man learning to live out his faith while living in the shadows, and sometimes those shadows aren’t shadows at all.

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New Release

About The Book:


He was in the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong person.
Now, he’s forced to assume an identity from his past.

CIA covert operative Titus Ray always figured one day he might encounter someone who knew him as a different person from a previous operation. He just never expected it to happen on a family vacation.

It was the wrong place . . .
While vacationing in Bridgetown, Barbados, Titus suddenly finds himself face-to-face with an Iranian businessman who knew him as Hammid Salimi when he was living in Tehran during a deep-cover operation. Forced to resume his old identity, Titus learns of a Russian government scheme to help Iran avoid strict economic sanctions imposed on them by the U.S.

It was the wrong time . . .
When Hammid Salimi receives an invitation to attend a party on the island where both Russian and Iranian bankers will be present, Titus risks his life to learn more about Russia’s plans to aid the Iranian regime.

It was the wrong person . . .
After Titus learns the Russians, in partnership with some Iranian investors, have developed a new banking transaction software, the Agency sends Titus to Beirut to participate in the beta testing of the computer program, where he discovers a Russian businessman is not who he claims to be, a discovery that almost costs Titus his life.

It was the wrong place, wrong time, and wrong person, but it was the right decision.

The decision Titus made to resume his old identity could have had disastrous consequences. Instead, it caused him to rely on his faith, confront his anger issues, and depend on the power of prayer.

Book VII in the Titus Ray Thriller Series takes Titus on a perilous journey from Barbados to Beirut. Along the way, Titus uncovers his boss’s secrets, deals with an obnoxious co-worker, and falls in love with Nikki all over again.

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Release for One Day Gone

About The Book:

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One Day Gone is Book I in the Mylas Grey Mystery Series.

Mylas Grey is a private investigator but don’t call him a private detective.

That title belongs to his father—not to him.

Mylas is the Chief Investigator for Senator Davis Allen, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. His job is to do background investigations for the President’s judicial nominees, and that’s the only kind of investigation he’s interested in doing.

But then Lizzie, the Senator’s daughter, goes missing from her campus apartment.

And suddenly, just like that, Mylas finds himself back in his hometown of Columbia, Missouri, investigating her disappearance as if he were a run-of-the-mill private detective.

Nothing about the investigation is easy.

Discovering a motive isn’t easy . . .

Lizzie has a reputation for doing the unexpected, and she could have just left town for a few days without telling anyone. On the other hand, she could have done something stupid and gotten herself into serious trouble.

Staying focused on the investigation isn’t easy . . .

When Mylas meets a beautiful photographer at his brother’s church, and she offers to help him find Lizzie, he finds himself getting a little distracted from the investigation—well, maybe more than a little distracted.

Revisiting his past isn’t easy . . .

As Mylas is forced to spend time in his hometown, he begins to question his career choice, his rejection of Christianity, and his failed personal relationships.

Solving the mystery of Lizzie’s disappearance isn’t easy . . .

It gets even more complicated when Mylas learns Lizzie was researching an article for her campus newspaper about a judge with a secret past. Is the judge connected to Lizzie’s disappearance? Did Lizzie’s boyfriend play a role? What about Lizzie’s roommate?

So many suspects. So little time.

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New Release for TSF

About The Book:

2019-0689 Luana Ehrlich b02Two Steps Forward  is the sixth book in the Titus Ray Thriller series featuring CIA intelligence officer, Titus Ray.

CIA operative Titus Ray expects the unexpected. 
Just not this time. Just not this way. Just not on his honeymoon.

An unexpected encounter in Morocco . . .
Titus and Nikki begin their new life together in a church ceremony in Norman, Oklahoma and immediately fly to Marrakesh, Morocco for their honeymoon. Then, the unexpected happens, and Titus has an encounter with Jihadi terrorist Baran Asan.

An unexpected discovery in Israel . . .
Cutting their honeymoon short, Titus and Nikki head over to Israel to search for their foster child’s grandmother, but then an unexpected discovery leads to a second sighting of Baran Asan and reveals disturbing news about a planned assassination in Iraq.

An unexpected assassination in Iraq . . .
With time running out, the Agency sends Titus to Baghdad to prevent the assassination of the Iraqi Prime Minister. But is he really the assassin’s target? Could it be someone else?

Book VI in the Titus Ray Thriller Series is a spellbinding adventure of the unexpected, where Titus learns to rely on his fledgling faith, confront his past failures, and embrace a new life with Nikki Saxon Ray.

What People Are Saying About Titus Ray Thrillers:

“The characters are very well-developed and believable. I enjoyed the way the author described Titus Ray’s internal struggles and character flaws creating a very authentic main character. The story was action-packed and one is left wondering how the author could be so knowledgeable of the CIA and the work of their covert operatives.”

“Excellent read full of action and intrigue, with a dash of soul mixed in for good measure.”

“A fast paced story line full of cliffhangers, conspiracy and romance!”

“I’m definitely hooked on this series. Much suspense, twists and turns.”

” I recommend these books for all who enjoy good clean fiction, especially involving current events in the world. I like the development of the characters and their relationship.”

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About The Author:

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Luana picked up her first adult spy novel when she was eleven years old. Today, she continues to have a passion for the thriller/suspense genre of fiction. In addition to being an avid reader, she is also a news fanatic and follows events around the world on a daily basis, particularly the Middle East.

Luana is an award-winning author, minister’s wife, and former missionary. She has lived in Norman, Oklahoma for the past two decades. Previously, she resided in several states in the South and Midwest, and, along with her husband, she served as a missionary in Costa Rica and Venezuela.

Occasionally, she reports on the experiences of newly converted Christians for Baptist Press, a national news service for Baptists. She was also a weekly columnist for The Indiana Baptist, where she told the stories of ordinary people who became followers of Christ. Luana is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers, and her fourth book, Four Months in Cuba, was a finalist for the 2018 Carol Awards in the mystery/suspense/thriller category.

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