“So now I’m writing Ben’s story. It takes place in Scotland, where he’s gone on a leave of absence from his cardiology practice to decide what to do about his life, and whether to give his marriage a second chance. It’s nighttime, and he’s in a camper at the summit of the highest, most treacherous road in the highlands. A fierce storm has blown in from Iceland and a frantic young woman is banging on his door. It seems there’s been a terrible accident…”
This is the road Fiona was on the night of the accident in my upcoming sequel to Wrongfully Accused. Ben’s camper was at the top…
Check out my newest guest post at Not Your Usual Suspects today! In this post I share some of my experience in the Highlands.
Here’s a sample:
So as I drive through the highlands for the first time, I try to imagine what it would be like to live in a place so ruggedly beautiful but so seldom truly warm. I’m from New England, so I’m partial to cool weather, but August in Scotland means bundling up in fleeces and hoodies, particularly when the wind is blowing. Still, watching the clouds swirl around green hills and rock ledges wrapped in heather, then roll down into the valleys, I suspect it would take a long time to tire of this magical place.
What can I say? It’s been an amazing trip!
Check out this review of Betrayed by Trust at RT Book Reviews!
This is a story full of intrigue and betrayal, with characters that may or may not be trustworthy. Add to this an underlying theme of family that grounds the players in what’s truly important and this book is a winner.
Head over to RT Book Reviews to read the rest!
The lovely Angela Campbell was nice enough to share her webspace with me so I could participate in the Tasty Summer Reads Hop! I answered 5 questions, and share a fantastic spaghetti sauce recipe from Betrayed by Trust.
Here’s an excerpt:
1) When writing, are you a snacker? If so, sweet or salty?
Oh, yes, I have to snack, but I try to snack on healthy stuff. And I like to mix the sweet and salty—peanuts and raisins, or sliced apples with cheddar cheese or peanut butter. Yum! Or a bowl of cherries, grapes, whatever’s handy. If I’m writing late in the evening I like to snack on Prosecco…and dark chocolate.
2) Are you an outliner or someone who flies by the seat of their pants? Are they real pants or jammies?
Betrayed by Trust is out now! Enjoy!
Head over to Happy Ever After to see what I have to say about DC scandals and how it relates to Betrayed by Trust!
When you look at the Clinton affair, JFK’s multiple affairs, and all the congressmen and senators’ affairs, have you noticed that it’s always the men getting caught with their pants down? Their wives and married female colleagues never seem to get caught, but are they really so innocent or are they just better at being sneaky?
Son of the Enemy is a Night Owl Top Pick with 4 1/2 stars!
Here’s some of what they had to say about it:
The chemistry between John and Hannah is off the charts. Their relationship is very realistic in its portrayal. I loved how slowly the relationship built and how each of them was unsure of the other. While the sex was hot and steamy, it was not the main focus of the book.
Overall, this was a fantastic book. The mystery was interesting and all of the secondary characters helped to draw you into the story.
Son of the Enemy was reviewd on the Guily Pleasures Book Reviews website!
Here’s some of what they have to say:
“This is the first book I have read of Ms. Barrons and let me just tell you she knows how to pull a reader into a world full of secrets, suspense, heartbreak and passion. This book had all of the elements I crave in a romantic suspense” ~ Rhayne, Guilty Pleasures
Head over there to read the rest! Let me know what you think!
Son of the Enemy is officially out now! Enjoy!
In the meantime, I’m blogging on the USA Today blog Happy Ever After today about some TV shows that helped inspire my new book—stop by and say hi!