Five years ago, hounded by scandal and haunted by a shameful secret, the beautiful, wealthy Shannon Malone fled Manhattan for the mountains of New Mexico and took on a new identity, a new life.
Then one morning a sinister whisper on the phone that seems to come from beyond the grave begins to unravel her new life.Someone is convinced she has the missing millions from her stepfather’s massive investment scam. Someone who also has another, far more sinister reason to come after her.
Shane’s new neighbor Matt Brennan, an architect fleeing the empty glitter of L.A., likes what he sees, but he’s wary. He suspects she’s not who she says she is, and something in her past has left her with crippling sexual inhibitions. In spite of everything, he can’t resist her, and he falls hard and fast.
At first resentful of his intrusion on her solitude, Shane learns to trust Matt enough to tell him the truth, about everything. When they finally fall, the release of Shane’s defenses ignites a passion so fierce it stuns them both.
When the shadows of Shane’s past turn real and dangerous, Matt vows to keep her safe at all costs. And she’ll do anything to protect the man she loves from the twisted killer who will stop at nothing to finish his deadly game.
Targeted Age Group: Adults
Book Price: $2.99
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
Romantic suspense takes readers on a roller-coaster ride, filled with highs and lows, thrills and chills, tears and maybe even some laughter. It’s as much fun as you can have with your clothes on!
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
READ! Read as many good books as you can, especially in the genre you want to write in. There’s a lot to learn from masters of the genre, and you have to write a whole lot of words before you get good at it. Don’t just coble something together and throw it out there. Find great beta readers (I call mine “first readers” and tell them to be brutally honest with you (in a kind way). What works? What doesn’t? Give them a questionnaire covering the points you most want help with. Then rewrite, rewrite, rewrite, as many times as it take to get your novel as close to perfection as you can make it.
My final word? Real writers NEVER NEVER EVER GIVE UP!
A traditionally published author of nonfiction (“Long Island Wine Country: Award-Winning Vineyards of the North Fork and the Hamptons”), Ms. Starwood has turned to her real love, writing romantic thrillers. Her debut novel, “Shattered Blue,” is receiving rave reviews from book bloggers and Amazon readers alike.
From InD’Tale Magazine: “This is quite the impressive and entertaining debut novel! The book contains a good solid plot line, an entertaining and believable story, and a realistic romance. There were a couple of nice little twists to the story to keep the reader on their toes.”
Ms. Starwood lives with her husband on the North Fork Long Island, in a modest cottage on one of the region’s many tidal creeks. She’s hard at work on her next romantic thriller, the first in a planned series.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I’ve always loved romantic suspense novels, so when I wanted to write a novel of my own, naturally that’s the genre I chose. I love plotting and writing thrilling romances with heroes and heroines readers love to love and villains they love to hate!