Lisa, Sandra and I are thrilled to be on your blog and to tell you a little bit about our newest release from Prism Book Group , Destined for Deception.
Beneath the emerald waves, churn deception, corruption, and murder.
Forensic accountant Drew Arnoud could be on vacation. Instead, he’s investigating misappropriation of BP’s oil spill settlement funds in the beachside town of Destin, Florida. Having his kayak tipped by head hunting specialist Bree Finley could be a coincidence, or could she be involved? Either way he’s keeping her close, maybe too close. In his search to reveal the truth, he finds his life and his heart in jeopardy. And Bree Finley has been betrayed before by her ex-husband, but is it possible he’s involved her and their company in fraud? Who can she trust? She must decide, but the wrong decision may prove deadly.
Here’s the intriguing teaser trailer:
From Suzanne Purvis:
Sandy and I wrote the first draft of Destined for Deception while spending three days together at a beach front condo in Destin, Florida. Just us girls with nothing to do but write. It was a dream come true for both us. We had an inkling of an idea and of course the setting. Then we spurred each other on to write, write, write.
All the places mentioned in the book are either real, like Pompano Joes, and the East Pass Bridge, or are based on real places. We also capitalized on truth being stranger than fiction, and loosely based some of our plot on bizarre events that occurred in Destin after the BP oil spill. Then after months and months and months of revising we finished our first novella.
Sandy and I both agree what we love most about the book is the setting. Blue-green water, white sand beaches and small town politics made the perfect backdrop to develop our plot and characters.
Writing a book together was such a fun experience. Think about hanging out with your best friend and discussing mutual friends (our characters) over coffee. Or wine. Shared responsibility is a definite plus to co-writing. Everything from developing plot points, to finding the perfect title, to writing loglines and blurbs all seem a little easier when you can share the stress. The biggest negative is we live 50 miles apart. But if we lived closer, who knows how much writing we’d get done. :)
The writing and publishing process wasn’t new to either of us, but we found working with Jacqueline and Joan of Prism Books was a delight. Everything from re-working edits to sharing the phenomenal trailer Jacqueline produced for us went smoothly and timely.
Of course we would love our readers to be ask when they finish the book “when does the next one come out?” But seriously, we hope our readers enjoy the suspense, drama and breathless ride through the streets and waters of Destin with Bree and Drew.
Destined for Deception is available: On Amazon
About the authors, a tale of North meets South.
Sandra Tilley After trading my Sweet Home Alabama for Pensacola, Florida, I'm still Southern--through and through. I was born and raised in a small town near Birmingham, Alabama. For twenty-five years, I taught sixth and seventh grades in the Chalkville-Trussville area. In 2001, I said good-bye to Trussville, Alabama, and hello to beautiful Pensacola, Florida. I taught English at Bailey Middle School in Pensacola for six years and spent many hours sitting on the beach grading essays. Now, on any given day, you might find me on the white sandy beaches of Perdido Key enjoying the sparkling blue-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. But I won't be grading essays. I'll be plotting my next novel or short story.
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Suzanne Purvis, a writer and artist transplanted from Canada to the Florida Panhandle. Wedged up against Alabama and Georgia, the Deep South oozes into this corner of Florida, and once you visit you won't want to leave. That's what happened to me. Hard to resist the sweet tea, sweeter accents, and the sugar-white-sand beaches. I write fiction of the long, short, and flash variety for both children and adults, usually with a touch or more of humor. I've garnered a few awards including first place in the University of Toronto, Trinity College Short Fiction Contest. I’m a huge football fan, love the beach in winter, small rodents freak me out, and my favorite holiday is April Fool’s Day which just happens to be my son’s birthday. My favorite color is lime green, but not to wear. My favorite food is popcorn, but I rarely get it at the movie theatre. I’m adding yoga to my life, but I won’t attempt a headstand. And I still love hanging out in the children’s section of the library.