When a beautiful socialite is savagely murdered in Chicago’s Oz Park, Detectives Gabriel Cronan and Angel Ramirez find her last hours have a sinister tie to two lovers. One is a mystery and the other is a famous violin virtuoso.
A child prodigy turned world class musician, Ethan Chandler is young, handsome—and blind. He’s surrounded by admirers with insatiable appetites for his undeniable talent and guileless charm. From doting society women to fanatical stalkers and brazen gold diggers, the reclusive violinist’s life is filled with an inner circle of mesmerized sycophants who are skilled at keeping secrets.
After Cronan and Ramirez expose a shadowy connection between Ethan and the victim with a private elite sex club, they discover intimate desires and dark passions aren’t the only things worth hiding at all cost. A vicious killer will stop at nothing to settle a blood score.
Targeted Age Group: adult
Book Price: $2.99 (July 5 – July 31)
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
Suspense and crime fiction has a faster pace and the plots are grittier. I love writing about police procedure and forensics too, so my novels have cross over elements of other influences, like romantic suspense, thrillers, mystery, etc. I have done many things to research my books, besides maintain a small library of forensics and FBI profiling/behavioral books. I’ve taken a 45 hour workshop with a local police station, toured crime labs, fired weapons at the FBI firing range at Quantico, visited the CIA at Langley, and the State Department in DC. Everything fascinates me.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
It’s important to learn the craft of writing through local writers groups, conferences, workshops,etc. Writing isn’t easy but it is the most rewarding job I have ever had. Write, write, and write some more. Don’t rehash the same project over and over., but finish every project you start, to work through your mistakes instead of jumping onto something else and run the risk of never finishing anything.
Bestselling, critically-acclaimed author Jordan Dane’s gritty romantic thrillers are ripped from the headlines with vivid settings, intrigue, and dark humor. Publishers Weekly compared her intense novels to Lisa Jackson, Lisa Gardner, and Tami Hoag, naming her debut novel NO ONE HEARD HER SCREAM as Best Books of 2008. She also pens young-adult novels for Harlequin Teen. Formerly an energy sales manager, she now writes full time. Jordan and her husband share their Texas residence with two cats of highborn lineage and two lucky rescue dogs.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I’ve been published by HarperCollins with my Sweet Justice Series and other books. I’ve also got a new YA book coming out with HarlequinTeen November 26th – Crystal Fire, book #2 in the Hunted Series), but this is my first self-published full length crime fiction suspense novel. While I still sell to traditional publishing houses, I hope to expand my indie offerings with special projects I am writing between contracts. It’s been exciting.