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Don’t miss out on a chance to read about Clare’s journey from ER nurse to a woman in hiding as she is hunted down by deadly strangers from her past. Two men vie for her heart while they promise to keep her safe from harm. Can she let her guard down and open her heart?
The tension continues to build as I near completion of my second novel–Winter’s Icy Caress. I’ve reached the 60,000 word mark as of today, and I am looking forward to the coming days. The excitement of bringing my ideas to completion is an emotional “high”, and the excitement spurs me on to my next projects.
In Winter’s Icy Caress, Clare Thibodeaux is hoping to find her “happily ever after” despite a past littered with death and sadness. But life in the Northwoods of Wisconsin has been anything except normal when two young women from the area turn up missing. Clare’s determined to find the connection between the missing area women in the hopes of uncovering the person who abducted them. As her personal life begins to fall apart, Clare finds herself embroiled in the search for a serial killer who has selected her as his next target.
I have some plotting started for the third book in the Clare Thibodeaux Series. At this time, I don’t have a title for the next book, but the “Clare” junkies out there should be reassured there are more adventures and danger ahead. Not everyone is who you thought they were, so expect more surprises.
If you haven’t had a chance to read Exodus, I hope you will check it out. It’s available for $0.99 on Amazon.com and Smashwords.com.
When I came up with the idea for Exodus, it wasn’t even an election year. I didn’t want to write a “fiction-mimicking-life type of story. I planned to write a Romantic Suspense which had aspects of domestic terrorism.
As each chapter rolled out, my writing forum members would ask if I was getting inspiration from the current political cycle. That would be a ‘negative’. My original premise came from my time in the Army Reserve in the 80’s. An individual or group had tried to gain access to the reserve center to obtain military equipment. They weren’t successful, thank goodness.
“Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t. ~ Mark Twain
This led me to research domestic terrorism. I found some mind-blowing statistics about the rapid increase in extremist groups and domestic terrorism over the last two decades. I had no idea.
Violence in the name of political beliefs isn’t a new idea. Think Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton’s duel, assassinations or attempts on political figures, and the bombing of the Federal building in Oklahoma in the 90’s, you will find a small sampling of my thought process.
I write fiction. I create plausible and implausible worlds where I decide the outcome. I do think the adage “truth is stranger than fiction” is true. This is a crazy world with unpredictable people, and I’m happy the world isn’t comprised of cookie-cutter people. How dull would the paintings, music, film and books be without the diverse creative citizens of our world.
I can only say, I hope and pray this political season doesn’t reflect my book. If so, we are in for a helluva ride!!
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