Friday, October 18, 2013

Release of my 16th Book

Normally this blog is about raising freshwater angelfish and focusing on my rescue dogs on Friday Friends. But I wanted to let you know that my 16th book, The Tempest Murders, was just released and this week I began my first book tour to promote it.

The book is considered cross-genre, and I'm finding that men really love it. It is a detective story with Irish Detective Ryan O'Clery attempting to solve a series of murders in North Carolina as Hurricane Irene barrels toward the coast. In another sense, it is a love story that stretches across centuries and halfway around the world. And in another, it is considered slipstream, which means it moves between the present day and the past, blending together like time travel.

The book is a nominee for the 2013 USA Best Book Awards and is a nominee as well in the 2014 International Book Awards.

Ryan O'Clery has always had vivid dreams of a woman he loved and lost at the hands of a killer in 1839 as a massive storm swept across Ireland. But when he discovers a journal his uncle five generations past and halfway around the world in Ireland, he realizes they were not fantasies but memories of a man who died nearly two hundred years earlier. He also discovers that the murders he is currently investigating are nearly identical to those Constable Rian Kelly was investigating as the killer set his sights on his soul mate, Caitlin O'Conor.

When Ryan meets Cathleen O'Reilly, a television reporter, she is the exact image of the woman in his dreams. He becomes convinced she is the reincarnation of Caitlin O'Conor - and he is Rian Kelly. As a hurricane nears their shores, he realizes the killer's next target is the woman he is falling in love with.

This is the story of soul mates found, lost and reunited... And the lengths to which one man will go to change their destinies.

The book can be purchased at any book store or through amazon ( for Kindle or in paperback) or in the UK at (Kindle) or (paperback).