Hello fellow Authors, Readers and Fans,
I’m getting close to the end of the writing process for my newest book, #30 in my career and it is titled BABY DADDY. It will be book #1 in my New Adult Romantic Suspense Series, SCANDALS. It is a first person book which has been a lot of fun to write and a welcome change. And if you were at the Texas Writers’ League panel a week or so ago this also had the benefit of Bob. But I digress. I thought it would be a little limiting, the first person not Bob that is, but I found what you lose in the scope of a scene you more than make up for in the depth of the character throughout the story.
Being a new adult genre there are several touchstones that the story must have. I don’t want to spoil the experience but trust me it does touch several of them in such plot points and story lines like college life, sex, music, the consequences of making one decision over another, moving out of your parents’ house for the first time, for some of the main characters their first serious first jobs, deciding who you want to be “when you grow up”, a person’s first serious relationships, and even some major money decisions.
How do you pack all this it one story? Simple. You’ve got to set up the series in book one and while book one’s main character is all about one Killeen Ames, the others have a voice that must be heard.
So here’s the back cover blurb and the current working cover. All comments are welcome and I’m starting to look for willing volunteers who are interested in receiving an ARC in another few weeks in exchange for a pre-release review. Drop me your email address at Kathy@nightwriter93.com. The ARC is FREE of course.
The story takes place in Austin in current day.
THE BACK COVER…
Killeen Ames had it all…beauty, brains, a college scholarship, a rich and handsome boyfriend. She found out she is pregnant…now the boyfriend has disappeared and the scholarship is in jeopardy. An attorney arrives at her door with an offer she can’t refuse.
She walks into the meeting and is surprised to find out that her real father had been a popular music star who is now dead. Even more shocking is the four strangers who share the same absentee dad. He has left them a highly successful private investigation agency, Scandals. The catch is…they have to make the commitment to work there.
It’s a difficult choice for them to make…leave their old jobs, schools and lives and run the agency. Killeen’s decision is further complicated when she meets the totally irresistible manager of Scandals. Her attraction to him is immediate and volatile, but she knows they have no future. She has a secret she can’t share.
But there is a darker side to their dilemma. Someone is determined that they not get their inheritance. In fact, someone wants them all dead. Should they run back to their safe lives or should they stay and try to stop a killer…before he kills them?
And here’s the cover…
Thanks in advance for your input! It is invaluable!