Julie Lawrence is a Victim’s Advocate for the Denver PD. Her job is to respond to domestic violence incidents, fires, car accidents and other tragic events where people need help dealing with their darkest moments. She has had her own share of tragedies in the past which gives her empathy and a unique insight into victims and what they need to heal and move on with their lives. But she is better at giving advice than taking it and has closed herself off from sharing her life with anyone or anything except a stray tiger-striped gray cat.
Rusty Wilson is a firefighter with a reputation for working hard and playing harder. He meets Julie while he is trying to save a burning house and she is protecting a battered wife and an unborn child. He is attracted to her, but not ready to settle down. To his surprise, she resists even his most platonic attempts at developing a relationship. One day a typical call turns into a hostage situation, and Julie rushes to the scene, partly in her role of Victim’s Advocate and partly because Rusty is involved.
She finally accepts his offer of friendship, and as they get to know each other better, they realize they have a lot in common. When a stalker starts playing a cat-and-mouse game with Julie, she and Rusty work together, trying to figure out which of her past domestic violence cases has created a psycho who wants revenge. In her line of work, there are a lot of people who want her dead.
Julie has no idea who is trying to kill her. The warnings had started out as just creepy, but gradually turn into genuine threats on her life. Rusty provides the emotional and moral support she hadn’t realized she needed until the danger increases. Their love affair starts in the heat of passion and ends when he finds out her secrets.
Someone is watching . . . and waiting. Julie has dedicated herself to saving other people. Who’s going to save her?
CRIES IN THE NIGHT is Book #2 in the Denver After Dark series. AFTER MIDNIGHT is Book #1 has won several prestigious awards, including being named Best Indie Suspense Novel of 2013 and third place in the Readers’ Favorite Suspense Novel Award of 2013. Kathy Clark also writes a New Adult Romantic Suspense series (Scandals) and Young Adult Romantic Suspense novels in the CUL8R series under the pen name of Bob Kat.
Targeted Age Group: 18+
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How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
25 of my 29 books are in this genre.
“Kathy Clark’s first 23 romance/women’s fiction novels (published by Harlequin, Dell and several others) have sold more than 3.2 million copies globally in at least 11 different languages and are currently available as ebooks. Her books have appeared on the New York Times and USA Today Recommended lists and have received numerous industry awards including Romantic Times Readers’ Choice Awards and local and national awards. After several years of writing screenplays and teaching advanced level college classes on Media Writing, she returned to novels with new skills, insight and storytelling capabilities.
Kathy Clark still writes adult books but now they suspense with sparks of romance. Denver After Dark is a suspense series about three brothers: a cop, a fireman and a paramedic. Book #1 “”After Midnight”” is about the cop and was released in November, 2012. Book #2 “”Cries in the Night”” is about the fireman and will be released in late fall, 2013. “”After Midnight”” won The Best Indie Book of 2013 award and is a finalist in the Reader’s Favorite awards in 2013.
Under the pen name of Bob Kat, Kathy also writes with husband, Bob Wernly. Bob Kat started in late 2012 with the publication of “”OMG”” (Oh My God). This was the first in their new young adult CUL8R Time Travel Mystery series. It was recognized as The Best Indie Book for 2013 for Young Adults and was a finalist in the Beverly Hills Book Awards in 2013. Book #2 in the series, “”BRB”” (Be Right Back) was published in April and Book #3, “”BION”” [Believe It OR Not] was published in July, 2013. “”BRB”” is a Finalist in the Reader’s Favorite Awards with winners to be announced in September.
Also in late 2012, Bob Kat published a New Adult Romance that takes place in 1969 – 70. “”Life’s What Happens”” is unique in that it is one of the few New Adult novels to not be set in present day but is contemporary is very respect. The story centers on the tumultuous times of 1969 and 1970 at Kent State University and how the students dealt with the issues and changes of the times.
There is also a New Adult series being launched in early fall called SCANDALS. Look for book #1 “”Baby Daddy”” to break open this exciting new genre.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Being and author and a Victim’s Advocate