My article "A Midwesterner's Love Letter to Martha's Vineyard" is published in the Spring, 2014 issue of Cape Women Online. While the article is about my novel The Ghosts of Aquinnah, it is also a personal piece about writing, life, loss, and my family history on the island of Martha's Vineyard. To read the article, visit the CWO site here.
I'm really excited to share my new blurb for Polar Night! Written by the mega-talented Michael Di Gesu, the new blurb focuses more on the antagonist of the story, the monstrous Aleksei Nechayev, and the secret he is trying to keep hidden from struggling Fairbanks detective Danny Fitzpatrick.
At noon the sun awakens as rural Dalton highway is painted on the arctic, Alaskan horizon. Silhouetted against the burning haze, a haunted asylum pierces the never-ending sky.
A woman screams.
A silken voice and a powerful grip to the throat persuades her silence. His classic Russian features, not unlike the minted image of Czar Nicolas II, remain frozen in time. “Please do not disappoint me like the others, my darling.”
The doorbell chimes. He releases his hold and caresses her cheek. “Natasha,” escapes his lips as he ascends the creaky wooden stairs. A calm hand opens the door. The glistening snow on the front porch pales against Aleksei’s skin and charming smile.
The callused hand of detective Danny Fitzpatrick flashes a search warrant. His puffy, bloodshot eyes lock onto Aleksei’s ...
The young woman cries out, but only Aleksei hears. They will never find you my dear. This beaten and hung over man does not have a clue.
Hours later, the detective crosses the threshold and shudders as if encased in a block of ice. The sun drops to sleep and an eerie shadow creeps alongside him. He shakes his head.
Aleksei watches from the peephole. You feel my immortal essence ... do you not? A forceful hand bolts the door. Aleksei probes his elongating eye teeth.
It is time for a new plan ...
If the blurb piques your interest, there's never been a better time to check out Polar Night! It's on sale for 10% off at Smashwords now through October 6. Find Polar Night on Smashwords here and use coupon code DK46V to get the discount.
And if you'd like to enter my September Giveaway for a chance to win an Amazon or B&N gift card or Polar Night swag, use the Rafflecopter entry form below.
I was interviewed by the wonderful mystery author Yolanda Renee for her site Defending the Pen. Come visit me here to learn more about Polar Night and my writing.
And visit my writing blog here to learn more about Yolanda's books and her real-life adventures in Alaska, the setting for Polar Night.
I'm participating in The Blogger Book Fair all this week and encourage everyone to come to the fair and join in on the fun.
Hundred participating and many are holding giveaways and other promotional activities in conjunction with the fair. In addition, there are tons of fun and creative events going on, including Readers Choice Awards, Flash Fiction and Synopsis Challenges, and Excerpt Days. Visit the events page here to see everything that is scheduled during this fun-packed week.
I'm interviewing four fellow BBF authors at my writing blog this week, so please stop by and learn about these authors and their books. In addition, visit me at L.R. Wright's blog on Tuesday and at the blogs of Jeff W. Horton and Cathrina Constantine on Wednesday. I will also be visiting Shah Wharton before the fair comes to a close. It's been fun swapping posts and interviews with these authors.
See you at the fair!