Stop the Clock


Stop the Clock

by Cassie Swindon

GENRE: Romantic suspense

NOTE: The book is free.

Stop the Clock is the finale in the Golden Chains trilogy.

Raelyn Bell has already experienced death and loss. Her family is falling apart at the seams. Despite her fears that Zohaib will hurt the few people she has left, Raelyn is still determined to prove him guilty. But this villain’s hunger for more power threatens to rip her and Kody apart.

To save Raelyn from being captured, Kody Walsh makes a deal with the devil and is dragged across the border to the middle of a rainforest by Zohaib’s hostile force. Commanded to complete unimaginable tasks for the sake of the enemy, Kody’s stakes couldn’t be higher.

Raelyn desperately seeks for any way to rescue Kody and has to decide if she can trust her mother for help after all they have been through. Can they see this journey through without losing their lives—and each other?


Raelyn lit another candle. The flicker added a layer to the dancing light coming from the fireplace. Seducing Zohaib with an email of this gorgeous model might be the only way to plant a virus and access his files. Raelyn refused to let that scumbag capture or sell one more woman.

She turned too fast, sending her new Canon camera flying. The naked woman beside her reached out and grabbed the stand before the tripod toppled to the cabin’s floor.

Woops, sorry.” Raelyn shook her head.

It’s fine. I got it.” The model followed Raelyn’s gaze. “Why do you keep glancing at the clock?”

No reason.” Raelyn handed over an elaborate Venetian mask.

I need you to wear this over your face.”

The model smiled. “We’re playing dress-up?”

The man we’re doing this for is Italian, and he likes mystery and games.”

The woman clicked her tongue and fastened the mask on, covering most of her face. “Whatever you say…” She took the sheet of paper and angled it closer to the fire. “So, this is the script? … I’m all yours, Zohaib. Where and when can we meet?” She crunched the paper into a ball. “This is crap. I have a better idea.”

You’ve done this before?” Raelyn asked.

Manipulated a man? Of course. You haven’t?”

About the Author

Instead of the boring bio info, here’s some interesting tidbits about the author:

Tackled her father for a pair of Michael Phelps’ personal goggles

Cried when the Cubs won the World Series

Met husband freshman year of college- a blizzard & tequila may have been involved

Moved cross-country by the flip of a coin

Mutated into a zombie when daughter was born in 2013, then again 17 months later when her son was born

Evacuated from a boat crash in the Atlantic during a whale watching tour

Witnessed a wild horse pack galloping through the Rockies

Cofounded a three-person Beanie Baby Club in the 90s- in a treehouse

Snorkeled in The Great Barrier Reef

Broke her foot when pretending to be a Baywatch lifeguard

Stranded in a Cancun lagoon while jet skiing

Crunched the back of a Dodge Neon against a wall while transporting a Medieval knight to a pub

Invented a symbol language to pass notes to her best friend in high school

Swung off a rope swing of pirate ship in Aruba

Backpacked through Italy

Stole plaques showing what swim records she broke






Cassie Swindon will be awarding a $10 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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  1. Replies
    1. Thanks so much! I started writing in April 2020 :-)

  2. I love a good suspense. I have not yet read anything in this series so I need to catch up. sounds like a good read.

    1. Thanks so much. The first is Break the Stone in the Golden Chains trilogy

  3. I love the cover and think the book sounds good.

    1. Thanks so much. The cover of the third has something a little different than the first two, Break the Stone and Hunt the Storm. I wonder if you can spot the difference?

  4. I'll want to go back and read the trilogy from the beginning.

  5. I love Romantic Suspense and this sounds like a book I won’t be able to put down!

    1. Thanks so much. Other readers have said it's a quick read.


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