I’m so excited to have Susan back to tell about her new release Dead Wrong, I am a big fan of Susan’s and must say I loved this book! So without further adieu I give you my interview with Susan Sleeman.
Please give us short summaries of the two books in this series.
My November release, Dead Wrong is the second book in my Justice Agency series. This is a five book series about five siblings with a law enforcement background who now work together in a private investigations agency to help people who traditional law enforcement can’t help.
Dead Wrong features Kat Justice a former Portland police officer. When her client and old college friend is murdered, Kat knows the killer will come for her next. Her survival depends on finding her unknown enemy first…and working with homicide detective Mitch Elliot, her onetime crush. It takes all her professional skills to ignore the sparks between them, but Kat can’t allow the handsome cop to get close. She’s seen too many people she loves die, so she vows just to do her job without getting emotionally involved. Yet keeping her distance may not be the best way to protect her heart—or their lives.
Double Exposure featuring the oldest sibling, Ethan Justice released in June, and I’m thrilled to give away copies of that book today. In this book, photographer Jennie Buchanan unknowingly captures a drug-cartel meeting on film and now she has become a killer’s next target. Even worse, her only protection from the danger that threatens her life is the man who threatens her heart. Dodging bullets almost seems safer than facing the feelings stirred up by seeing former FBI agent and ex-boyfriend Ethan Justice again. Ethan vows to safeguard Jennie from the deadly men on her trail. And for a second chance at Jennie’s love, he’s willing to risk anything to expose the truth—about the drug smugglers, the past and the future together he still wants.
What is the take away from Dead Wrong either spiritual or otherwise?
Dead Wrong is all about worry so I chose the verse, Matt 6: 27 – Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? Kat Justice struggles with worry. Her worry stems from losing family members and worrying about losing another loved one. She has to learn that worrying is a sin. That it’s telling God she doesn’t trust Him to work things out in His way.
What inspired this story?
As often happens with my plots, I came upon the germ of an idea for Dead Wrong’s plot while reading news stories on the Internet. The article that sparked the idea talked about people who keep cell phone accounts active for loved ones who had died so they can call the loved one’s voicemail to hear their voice. As usual, my mind took a weird twist and I asked the question, what if when the grieving loved one called the phone number someone answered the phone? In Dead Wrong, Kat’s friend does just that. Mourning the loss of her brother who committed suicide, she calls the voice mail and a man answers. She knows it’s not her brother on the end of the line, but she’s long thought her brother wouldn’t end his own life, and she’s now certain that the man who answered the phone is her brother’s killer. She hires the Justice Agency to find the man who possesses her brother’s phone.
What are you currently reading and besides this book is there one you recommend? 🙂
I’m currently reading my good friend Elizabeth Ludwig’s romantic suspense book. No Safe Harbor is her first romantic suspense book and it’s wonderful. Though I’m not a big reader of historical novels, hers captured me from page one and I’m not wanting it to end. I just finished reading The Stars Shine Bright by Sibella Giroello. This is one of her Raleigh Harmon novels. I recommend her books for many reasons, but I especially love her prose and her unique look at even the most mundane things in life. She writes beautifully, has created a unique character in Raleigh, and the suspense keeps me turning the pages.
For those aspiring writers who may be reading this interview, do you have one tidbit of advice to offer?
Since you just asked about books I read, I’d like to suggest that aspiring writers who are aiming for publication, read books in their chosen genre. Not just a book here or there, but voraciously devour novels by authors currently being published. This will not only give you a flavor for what publishers are looking for, but it will also help you learn the craft of writing. You can study the books to see what works for you as a reader and also what doesn’t work. This can help you develop your own writing style. And if you are targeting a specific publisher, like Love Inspired Suspense, reading the books can give you a feel for the pacing and style of the books.
Susan has graciously offered to give away three copies of Double Exposure If you would like to be entered for a chance to win a copy be sure to leave a comment for Susan and include the answer to the following question. Susan would like to know what your favorite genre of fiction is and why you like reading it. You must answer her question for your comment to be entered into the drawing. The drawing will take place Monday November 19, 2012. I will contact you by email to let you know if your name is drawn.
This drawing is only open addresses in the USA. Void where prohibited.
SUSAN SLEEMAN is a best-selling author of inspirational romantic suspense and mystery novels. Her first romantic suspense title, High-Stakes Inheritance earned a spot on the ECPA bestseller list and her Garden Gate Mystery series, which features Nipped in the Bud, and Read Between the Tines has enjoyed time on Amazon bestseller lists as well. And The Christmas Witness was named a finalist in the 2011 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense. In addition to writing, Susan hosts the popular internet website TheSuspenseZone.com.
She currently lives in Florida, but has had the pleasure of living in nine states. Her husband is a church music director and they have two beautiful daughters, a very special son-in-law, and an adorable grandson. To learn more about Susan stop by any of these locations on the web.
To learn more about Susan stop by any of these locations on the web.
Review Site http://www.TheSuspenseZone.com