Update – Janet Kerr is the winner of the draw for a digital copy of Touched by Death!
I’m ecstatic to be able to tell you about my new release! It seemed like a long time coming! But I am truly grateful to have this one released. A lot of things came in-between, constantly putting the completion of this project back. And as always, many hands came together to make this book shine!
After reading my Psychic Vision series and now Touched by Death, one of the many hands asked me – where do I get these (crazy, weird, wild, psychotic, certifiably insane – insert any adjective you like 🙂 ) ideas for my stories?
Honestly, I was stumped for an answer! How does one explain a muse that delves into the deep and dark and unimagineable for a while then pops up with comical off-the-wall characters like Mosey from It’s a Dog’s Life (a basset hound that steals the show.)
In Touched by Death, the earthquake scenario hit me up the side of the head, and the lightning quick thoughts that followed formed the basis for the book. Five minutes of being blasted by my muse and I fell to her whim – Jade and Dane’s story was born.
Most of my books are the same. I never get a full plot to work with. I never really know my characters until I start writing – which is when they start to get to know me enough to open up.
I’d love to have a muse that gives well laid out plots, red herrings all worked up and characters that know who they are – but I didn’t get one like that. 🙁
Then again, what I do have is a muse that thinks out of the box, in fact, I don’t think she even knows what a box is :). And she’s not too worried where her ideas go.
So I told my reader my pat answer about where I get my ideas – ‘I have no idea!’ Lol.
Here’s the cover and blurb –
Death had touched anthropologist Jade Hansen in Haiti once before, costing her an unborn child and perhaps her very sanity. A year later, determined to face her own issues, she returns to Haiti with a mortuary team to recover the bodies of an American family from a mass grave.
Visiting his brother after the quake, independent contractor Dane Carter puts his life on hold to help the sleepy town of Jacmel rebuild. But he finds it hard to like his brother’s pregnant wife or her family. He wants to go home, until he meets Jade – and realizes what’s missing in his own life.
When the mortuary team begins work, it’s as if malevolence has been released from the earth. Instead of laying her ghosts to rest, Jade finds herself confronting death and terror again. And the man who unexpectedly awakens her heart – is right in the middle of it all.
So what do you think? Too dark? Too weird? Or just about right? Do I need therapy? Or do my friends need therapy after being associated with me? (nope, we’re so not asking them 🙂 ) I’m going to give away a free ecopy of Touched by Death to one commenter!
For those that are interested in the book – it’s available exclusively at Amazon.com. (At least for a couple of months!) Print version will be available soon!