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Susan Cox | 20 Questions: THE MAN IN THE MICROWAVE OVEN
Author Guest / November 2, 2020

1–What’s the name of your latest release?  The Man in the Microwave Oven 2–What is it about? Theo Bogart is hiding out in San Francisco to escape the tabloid press after a family tragedy in her native England. For the past year she’s lived a secret life, concealing her identity from her new friends and neighbors.  Dangerous family secrets follow her and when the woman who threatens to expose her is murdered, Theo is plunged into the kind of danger she fled 5,000 miles to escape. 3–What word best describes your main character(s)?  Conflicted. 4–What makes your story relatable? Theo thinks she’s alone but finds good friends and even love where she least expects it. 5–Who are the people your main characters turn to when they need help?  Theo relies on her gruff and secretive grandfather and her best friend, Nat, who owns a neighborhood coffee shop. 6–What do you love about the setting of your book?  Are you kidding?  It’s San Francisco! I love everything about the city, lived there for years, and enjoy revisiting it through Theo’s adventures. 7–Are you a plotter (follow an outline) or a pantster (write by the seat of your pants)? Definitely a pantster–even…

Lisa Harris | Author-Reader Match: THE ESCAPE
Author Guest / November 2, 2020

Instead of trying to find your perfect match in a dating app, we bring you the “Author-Reader Match” where we introduce you to the authors as a reader you may fall in love with… It’s our great pleasure to present LISA HARRIS!  Writes:  Lisa Harris writes adrenaline-fueled suspense laced with romance. Her latest novel, THE ESCAP, is book one in a brand-new US Marshals series and explores the dangerous job of chasing down fugitives. Lisa has been compared to the thriller style of J.T. Ellison and Julie Garwood and is known for crafting fast-paced adventures with complex suspects, romance, and messages of faith. d About:  While many people love an adrenalin rush–anything from extreme sports to amusement parks to high-stress jobs–Lisa’s perfectly content to spend her days sitting behind the safety of her computer screen while she puts her hero and heroine’s lives on the line. But she’ll never pass up a safari and a close-up encounter with wild animals in the African bush, as she’s lived on the African continent for almost two decades. What I’m looking for in my ideal reader match: Someone who lives for getting tangled up in a suspense novel filled with twists and turns…

Davis Bunn | Exclusive Excerpt: BURDEN OF PROOF
Author Guest / November 2, 2020

Ethan was staring at the moon. He sat up, gasping and choking. He rolled off the padding and clawed at the raw planks of the floor. Then he heard the water. A soft summer breeze blew up tiny waves. They splashed like cymbals against the pilings that rose to either side of where he lay. He gripped the nearest strut and forced himself to his feet. The night was utterly dark. He was dressed in a pair of raggedy cutoffs and a T-shirt. On his feet were leather sandals curled and cracked by salt and hard days. He was completely alone. Ethan cried out, a choking sound wrenched from the terror and confusion that filled him. He knew where he was. What was more, he knew when. The summer before his final year at the university, when he and his best friend had wrangled jobs at the Holiday Marina. The long pier ran back to the shore, every plank in place, the pilings straight as arrows. The marina’s unmistakable form was silhouetted by yellow streetlights. Four A-frames housed the sailing classes, the repair shop, the store, and the stockrooms. An old canvas inflatable raft lay on the pier, with a…