Author Katherine Garbera takes a look at the romance of modern-day pirates.
Pirates are usually found in historical romances and to be honest I love a good pirate romance. When I started writing The Pirate there were a few stories in the news about the Somali pirates and it gave me the spark of an idea. This book is the second in my Savage Seven series and I wanted to do something different than The Mercenary, which took place in South Africa in the diamond mines there. And to be honest I fell a little in love with the entire African continent when I was doing my research.
Debut Romantic Suspense author J. Wachowski writes about her art.
A long time ago, I read that a finished piece of art (book, painting, or song) is the beautiful corpse of a time of creation. Sounds a little creepy but that idea resonated in my head. A writer gives a book energy and passion to bring it to life. After the story’s complete, it exists separate from you.
“The End” always brings a mix of relief, accomplishment, and sadness. I celebrate with a present. I find a piece of art to represent the story--a print, painting or photo—something to hang in my office, maybe? Sometimes, I find the perfect thing at a craft fair. Sometimes, they come from friends or family.
Sometimes, there’s magic involved.
After I wrote my first mystery, In Plain View, I happened to wander into a store up the road from my house. There was a poster on display. A panorama photograph of a farm house surrounded by weather worn fences and bare limbed trees.
My story is set in the deep Midwest, where hundred year-old oaks rise from oceans of grass. These trees embody survival. Shaped by fire, lightning, drought and snow, they rarely have perfect forms. They’ve seen too much for that.
Laura Griffin will continue her Tracers series for three more installments. The first two romantic suspense novels in the series, Untraceable and Unspeakable, both received high ratings. RT Reviewer Annette Elton says of the series first, “The characters are top-notch, and their gradual romance — entrenched in mystery and suspense — leaves readers sighing contentedly as the last page folds.”
Griffin’s Tracers are forensic scientists who work alongside detectives to, as Griffin puts it, “solve the most unsolvable crimes.” Her forensic scientists all share a dedication to bringing killers to justice. In Griffin’s own words, “these investigators are relentless.”
Each series installment focuses on a different relationship and mystery all connected by the high-tech lab where the characters interact. But Griffin says, don’t expect this series to get stale, “I like to spice things up with characters from all different walks of life and a wide array of forensic specialties.”
In Untraceable, readers met secondary character Sophie Barret, who will take center-stage as the heroine of book four. Kelsey Quinn, of the Deadly Promises anthology out this September, will also be making an appearance later in the Tracers series.
Today RT Web Editor Morgan Doremus and RT Assistant Web Editor Whitney Sullivan caught up with four fan-favorite authors at the Book Expo of America: Debbie Macomber, Carla Neggers, Rochelle Alers and Beth Kephart. Be sure to check out the GIVEAWAY at the end of the blog post!
Author Debbie Macomber was signing copies of her latest release Hannah's List. Even after Macomber ran out of books, fans were still lining up to meet her. The widespread appeal of Macomber's fiction is undeniable. One fan even exclaimed, "You can't personalize it - I have to share your books!"
After the signing was over, Macomber had a few minutes to answer questions with Whitney.
WS: What was something that was new, or different, while you wrote Hannah's List?
DM: There are portions of the story which are written in male first person point of view, which I've never done before.
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Author Debra Webb wowed RT Reviewer Annette Elton with May's Anywhere She Runs. Annette calls this series second (following June 2009's Everywhere She Turns) a read that is "fast-paced ... the way romantic suspense is supposed to be." So we asked Debra Webb to give us a behind the scenes look at her latest release.