INTERVIEW WITH GEO SHAW FROM JENNIFER HILLIER̵...

We will discuss with Geo Shaw, from Jennifer Hillier‘s JAR OF HEARTS, how she endured abuse, her best friends’ murder, going to prison, and the scorn of the community. EC:  Do you think people can reinvent their life—did you? Geo Shaw: I’m working on it. I have a lot of baggage that follows me wherever I go. But I believe we can do anything if we work hard enough and want it bad enough. I made it all the way to vice president of a large pharmaceutical company by the time I turned 30. That isn’t nothing. I’ve reinvented myself a few times now—I know I can do it again. And honestly, what other choice is there? EC: Did...

INTERVIEW WITH ANN PARKER

  A DYING NOTE by Ann Parker brings to life San Francisco during the late 1800s. As a co-owner of the Silver Queen Saloon the main character, Inez Stannert, had a stake in an upscale brothel. This sixth book of the series has a change of venue from Leadville Colorado to San Francisco California. Besides the change of setting there is a change of professions for Inez and her ward, Antonia Gizzi. Inez is content to settle into her new life until the body of a musician washes ashore upon the banks of San Francisco’s Mission Creek Bay. She recognizes the victim, someone who came to her for piano lessons. As Inez begins her investigation,...

INTERVIEW WITH BETH WHITE

A REBEL HEART by Beth White brings to light the Reconstruction Era. It is a valuable tale of love and forgiveness between the characters and as a nation. Readers will be sympathetic not to the brutal plantation slave owner, but to those who became collateral damage. The daughters, Selah, Joelle, and Aurora, want a roof over their head and food in their stomachs, while the freed slaves attempt to use their skills to make a living. The mystery involves Yankee, Levi Riggins, a retired Union officer, now a Pinkerton agent, who goes undercover as a hotel management agent, to investigate several train robberies and explosives. Selah agrees to his...

INTERVIEW WITH KAREN WHITE

  DREAMS OF FALLING by Karen White once again proves why readers have fallen in love with her books.  Blending together friendships, betrayal, loyalty, and forgiveness over three generations makes for a gripping plot.  At the heart of the mystery are the secrets each character is hiding. This is a story about three generations of women and is told from the perspective of Ceecee, Ivy, and Larkin. The main story goes from the present day (2010) to 1951 flashbacks. Set in Georgetown, South Carolina, the story begins as Larkin returns home to help locate her missing mother, Ivy, and realizes there is a dark secret centering around the...

INTERVIEW WITH PATRICIA BRADLEY

  JUSTICE BETRAYED by Patricia Bradley is the third book in the Memphis Cold Case series.  Any series set in Memphis must eventually delve into its famous resident, Elvis Presley.  Bradley combines a riveting mystery with some fun facts about the Elvis Week that includes a tribute contest. Homicide detective Rachel Sloan must endure interviewing an Elvis impersonator, Vic Vegas, who wants her to look into the death of his friend, another impersonator that happened years ago.  He entices her by claiming that his death is related to her mother’s murder, which has never been solved.  After Vic turns up dead she and her supervisor,...