Monday, July 11, 2011

New Suspense Thriller

Have you ever done anything you're ashamed of?

Well, hasn't everyone?  But if you're a celebrity talk show host with an uncertain past there are some things you would prefer to keep private.  Because when secrets fall into the hands of a stalker, shame can quickly turn to terror.

Exposure one of my favorite books (yes, writers have favorites too!) because it has all the elements I actually like to read: psychological suspense, deep characterization, a tad of crime procedure-- but not too much-- and a hint of romance.  The twist at the end had even  me guessing-- and I wrote it!     

From the back cover:

For Jessamine Cray  it all started with a a piece of slightly weird fan mail, a single typed sheet that read: Have you ever done anything you're ashamed of?  No one takes it as a threat until the second communication comes, and then the third… a blood-stained prom dress, a disfigured photograph from a high school year book, copies of private papers to which no one but Jess should have had access. Every celebrity’s worst nightmare has come true for Jessamine Cray: she is being stalked, and shame is her terrorist’s secret weapon.

For me, the most fascinating part of developing this book was exploring how that one question-- Have you ever done anything you're ashamed of?-- changed each character who had to answer it.  Jess learns things she never wanted to know about her friends, her colleagues, her lovers,  and even herself.  The way each character answered that question became so integral to the plot that now I don't consider a character sketch complete until I have answered the question, What is this character ashamed of?

I hope you enjoy Exposure, which is now available for 4.99 for your Kindle and other e-readers, and in trade paperback for those die-hard paper lovers.   And if  you would like to write a review for on this title, all you have to do is contact me ( for a FREE digital copy.  I  do ask that you post your review before the end of July, however, so better hurry-- this baby is 90,000 words long!


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