What Does A Florida Girl Know About Bombs??
When I was asked by Angela to write a posting for Romancing the Pen I thought I’d tell you about my research journey with my latest release from Solstice Publishing Capture In Lies. This is the second book in the In Lies Series and I wanted it to be spectacular and not a run of the mill romantic suspense novel. I wanted things to go BOOM in a big way so I decided that my villain The Emperor would use bombs to get his point across.
Well what in the world does a Florida girl like me, who has had no military experience or training, do to find out about bombs? And how do I keep the FBI and Homeland Security from knocking on my door and confiscating everything I own? LOL Well, while I was pondering that question the newspaper landed on my driveway. When I opened it up there was an article all about the local city bomb squad. So…I contacted the reporter who wrote the article and asked how I could get in touch with the Bomb Squad Commander. I knew he was going to think I was some kind of kook but he was GREAT! He answered my millions of questions patiently and Would Not under any circumstances tell me how to build or disarm a bomb, but he did give some great resources. I’m telling you it is SCARY to know the information that is out there.
Any way it made Captured In Lies a great book and I think you will really enjoy the fruits of my research labor. The lesson I learned through this process? All you have to do is ask. I’ve found that many experts love to talk about their skills and when you tell them you are an author they are more than willing to help you out. So don’t hesitate! Call them up and ask them.
Here is the blurb from Captured In Lies.
In Book Two of the In Lies Series Jack and Caroline are faced with insurmountable odds and we get to meet sexy Bomb Squad Commander Dane Kendrick. Dane will become embroiled in Jack’s tumultuous life and meet his beautiful sister, FBI Agent, Lucy. Although they meet under less than ideal circumstances the sparks fly leading to a passion that explodes off the page, literally. Read on to see what’s in store in Captured In Lies…
Just before Thanksgiving and after a passionate honeymoon in the Caribbean, Jack and Caroline Weaver return home to D.C. to start their new life together. Approaching their house Jack’s cell phone rings and the violent explosion that follows will change Jack’s and Caroline’s lives forever. The Emperor is back and he wants revenge.
Jack, reeling from what has just happened to the love of his life, is anxiously awaiting word from the doctor when he gets another call. The relentless Emperor now has Lucy, Jack’s sister, strapped to a bomb, somewhere in the city and in order to find her he must play a deadly game of scavenger hunt. The stakes are upped even higher when The Emperor places another bomb in Boston knowing that the sexy ex-SEAL with the maverick reputation can’t be two places at once. How can Jack find his sister, keep his wife safe, and stop the destruction of American lives?
Jack will be forced to trust a former military comrade, hunky Bomb Squad Commander, Dane “Boomer” Kendrick. Dane must go after Lucy while Jack heads to Boston. When Dane locates Lucy and arrives on the scene there is an instant attraction, despite the fact she is set to explode in less than 3 minutes. Can Dane and Lucy defuse the bomb and save Lucy’s life? What about defusing the passion that begins to grow between them? Will Jack be able to stop the deaths of innocent Americans without losing those most precious to him? It’s hard to know who to trust if you’re Captured in Lies.
Thank you Angela for having me on Romancing the Pen. I look forward to corresponding with your readers!
Kelly, thank you for visiting with us today! It’s good to know the bomb squad isn’t just dishing out info willy nilly
To Read More about Captured In Lies, check out Book One Sealed In Lies, and read about the other books she’s written please visit her website. Her books are available in both ebook and paperback. I’m sure she’d love to autograph a copy for you!
You can buy her books at the following sites:
Solstice Publishing – a GREAT publisher by the way.
and many others!