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Details, Details, Details…

Details are essential in any story. That is why it is so important to get them right, but it is equally important not to go overboard in explanations. As I am finishing up my novels and about to enter the formatting stage, I am having to dial down some of the details. It may be a little more time consuming, but I promise it will be worth it!

After all, I hope my readers will want to know why the second homicide in the novel has a double meaning for the stalker/killer. I just know you’ll all want to read it without a bunch of mundane details, too. Don’t worry, though! It has been fixed and edited thoroughly!

Thank you all for reading and your continued support!!

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In the Mind of the Antagonist

As I finish up on my novel, I just wanted to provide a little more insight to what my readers can expect. To (hopefully) keep you all entertained while reading, you will encounter moments where the novel gets “into the mind” of the stalker. I have done this to give that particular character more depth and anchor their future roll in the second book of the trilogy, A Stalker’s Revenge.

As much as I would love to share a piece of the novel where I have done this, I’m not going to do so. I don’t want my readers figuring out who the stalker is before I even get it published, after all. I do want to thank all of you for your feedback, and I encourage it to keep coming. You all are what makes publishing book worth it!

Thank you all for reading!!

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Novel Cover Conundrum

As the publishing of my first novel draws near, I am faced with yet another task – picking a cover. Even ebook copies have them, so I want to make sure my hardcopy and digital readers see a fantastic cover the moment they get the novel. The only problem is, what should be the main focus of my novel’s cover?

I have several options, but picking only one is present a bit of a challenge. So, I am asking for the help of my blog and FB followers. What do you see being on the cover of my novel – based on the synopsis provided and the title?

Thank you all for reading and your continued support!!

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Compliments

I know it’s been a couple of days since my last post, but I have had a few things going happening. Aside from that, I have still been working to get my book out and pick a cover. I do want to thank each and every one of my followers for keeping up with my progress. You guys rock!

On that note, I do have a tiny favor to ask. If you really like something, please feel free to comment on it. I enjoy reading feedback on my work – as any aspiring writer does. Please keep it professional and appropriate. I know I don’t have to worry about any of my followers, though. Again, you guys have been awesome!

Also, if you like my blog, please follow my page on FB – GatorGirl’s Writer’s Nook. Also, feel free to share my blog or FB page with friends. Thank you all for reading and for your continued support!!

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The Home Stretch

As I am finishing editing my book, I realize that I don’t have much left in it to do.  Here is the overview/synopsis of my first novel:  A Stalker’s Obsession.

 

Izabella Jacobson is in trouble – big trouble.  The TV talk show host has a stalker, and, no matter how much she ignores them, they’re not backing down.  When her father is alerted to her growing problem, she knows that the NYPD Police Commissioner will unleash the best on his force to help her.  The only issue?  She doesn’t want any help – until she meets one of the detectives assigned to keep her safe.

Cade Brenson always preferred to work in the shadows, which made him the perfect Navy SEAL.  Now a detective for the NYPD, he’s thrust into working a case for one of the most influential men in the city – his boss, the Commissioner.  Despite the potential career-enhancing perks this may bring, Cade faces two problems.  One: the case closely resembles one that still haunts him; and, two: the case involves his feisty, incredibly sexy neighbor – who just happens to be the Commissioner’s daughter.

As if Cade’s dilemma couldn’t get more complicated, Izabella’s stalker ups the game by committing a string of violent murders.  Forcing the two to spend even more time together, Cade and Izabella eventually give in to the temptation – bringing a lot more trouble and murders.  When the stalker hatches a carefully crafted plan that leads to Izabella being kidnapped, Cade realizes that he must finally face the mistakes of his past to rescue the woman that has become his future.

 

I hope you enjoy this synopsis of my novel!  Please let me know what you think.  Thank you for reading!

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The Plot Thickens

Read here for another little taste of my novel, A Stalker’s Obsession.  Cade has just realized something at the second crime scene, and it is bad… very, very bad.

 

Cade remained silent as Rita motioned for her morgue attendants to come to take the body away. A sick feeling had settled in the pit of his stomach as he realized what was happening. Cade knew the reason that this murder was not like the others – just like he knew why the M.O. had changed. The killer was sending him a message loud and clear by making this crime scene way too neat. Logan may have been the one murdered, but he was just a pawn in this psycho’s game. Cade was the actual target of last night’s homicide, but now he needed to prove it.

 

I hope you enjoyed this little piece of my novel.  Thank you for reading!

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Typos Are A Writer’s Worst Friend

I had to fix a typo on my last blog post. Even after correcting the mistake in my novel, it somehow did not copy to the blog post. I must not have copied the correction before posting on my blog last night.

As a writer, I do not like typos and frequently point them out in anything I read. Call it a curse, but I call it dedication to the written word. Okay, I also do call it a curse… Just kidding! I just like to be thorough, and I want my readers to have the best experience possible.

On a positive note, I feel blessed to have so many people reading my blog. I hope you are enjoying it, and I hope you enjoy my novel upon its release. This experience has been more exciting and fulfilling than I ever realized. I truly appreciate all of you!!

Thank you all for reading!

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A Snippet in A Snap

Here is a snippet from my novel.  It takes place after Cade and Izabella are introduced together for the first time in the book.

 

Cade shook his head and blinked a few times. He had been here for two months and had only spoken to her in the hallway or elevator. How in the hell could she consume his thoughts this much? Fruit of the forbidden tree, maybe? Izabella was the Commissioner’s daughter after all, and he wasn’t planning to get fired after just arriving two months ago.

 

I hope you all enjoy this little piece!!  Thank you for reading!!

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Rain Makes for Great Stories

As the storms rage outside and I cannot sleep, I thought this would be a great time to do a blog post.

In this post, I’m going to introduce some additional characters that play a big part in the main characters lives in my novel.

  • Mia is the best friend and adopted sister of Izabella. After a chance meeting in London when the women were children, Mia’s parents are tragically killed in a car accident when returning to the town of Berkshire. With no family left and only the quick friendship of an American Police Officer, Mia is quickly added on as the newest addition of the Jacobson family. The two women have yet to live apart since their fast friendship began, and each will do anything to protect the other from harm.
  • Brent is a combination of things. Mia’s fiancée, the women’s next door neighbor, Cade’s roommate, and both detectives college friend/roommate from Texas. He would do anything to protect the woman who is like a sister to him, including make sure the next guy she dates doesn’t hurt her. That is why he is counting on his good buddy Cade to make sure Izabella is kept safe, because he has seen the way Cade looks at her – and he’s never looked at anyone like that before…

I hope you all enjoy a preview of a couple of the supporting characters of A Stalker’s Obsession. Thanks for reading!!