Please welcome M. Garnet. When I learned that her most recent publication was a switch from her usual fare, I asked her to talk about why she decided to write a contemporary romantic mystery this time around.
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Anne, I want to thank you very much for inviting me as a guest on your blog. There is a lot to say about my story EYES OF DANGER due to the fact that it is a little different than most of my published books, so the opportunity to talk about it with your readers is something I appreciate.
When I put up an introduction for my release of this story I said “I locked up my vampires in the closet and turned off my telescope”. My fans who have read my stories will understand what I meant by that strange little sentence. I have written several stories about love that included space travel with strange events and strange individuals. There is something that I love to write about sexy aliens.
I also have had a reasonable amount of success writing about Vampires including a series called BLOOD SISTERS of which the third in the series, MISERY was awarded a four star award from Romance Review saying it was ‘an outstanding read’. Some would say I should stay with what is selling. I want to say here that I do love my vampires and I have the fourth in the series with the publisher at this moment.
But, there is always something that draws me back to the contemporary mystery genre so I just can’t resist plowing through my old notes and emailing all my great research contacts to get back into a modern thriller with love pulled apart in the middle of evil government types with too much power.
With this story, I wanted to bring my reader along with the heroine into a web that she got lost trying to understand as she fell in love with a pair of dark eyes. I needed to surround her with some real locations, actual threats and true ways of getting away and safe.
For some authors research can be tedious and boring. For me it is exciting and a great way to learn. On top of that, because of my long and interesting life, I have had the surprise to find that I have a plethora of people that I know personally who have first hand knowledge on things that most of the citizens around us never even saw on the evening news. My list of people I can dip into involves retired Navy Seals, Experts on Police and Federal armament and every military type you can think about. My email reaches out to those in almost every US state but also those who personally experienced time deep inside the working process of both the government and the largest businesses that run this world.
The cover may not have a half naked vampire or very sexy alien on it, but still my favorite artist Carmen Waters did an outstanding job doing artwork that was stunning. Pardon the pun but it is ‘eye catching’. I also have to give credit to my editor Tex Burd who keeps me out of any trouble that might make me look like I slept through all the courses on Lit 101.
This is the third in the genre of contemporary mystery love story I have written but, I will have to warn my fans, it won’t be my last. I just hope that there are some fans and perhaps some new ones that will find this story with a strange turn at the end interesting enough to recommend it to others.
Again Anne, thanks for this opportunity.
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Learn more about M. Garnet on her website.
You can purchase Eyes of Danger at Extasy Books.