Thursday, February 11, 2010

DOUBLE TROUBLE - Susan May Warren - Free Book

Always a pleasure to have you, Susie. Why did you become an author?

I love to write! And I’ve always been a storyteller. So the two seemed a good mix. :-) But more than that – I was living overseas when I began writing for publication and it just wasn’t practical to try and break into the non-fiction/magazine article market. So, I dove into learning how to write a novel…and found my niche. I’ve always loved fiction, so perhaps, deep down, I’ve always been a novelist.

If you weren’t an author, what would be your dream job?

I’d love to be an editor. I love to help people craft stories and see them come to life. I believe in the power of story to affect and change lives, and I’d like to be a part of that process.

I commend you for all you do to help aspiring novelists. If you could have lived at another time in history, what would it be and why?

1940’s -1950’s. I love the values, the fashion, the music…I would have joined up to be in the military (maybe a WASP) or a war correspondent. :-) (But I would have had the cutest shoes!)

I was born in the 1940's--a WWII baby. What place in the United States have you not visited that you would like to?

Washington State

How about a foreign country you hope to visit?

Italy

What lesson has the Lord taught you recently?

That when He gives us a blessing, or a gift, or a skill, He wants us to share it. It’s not just for us – it’s for His kingdom.

And isn't that a wonderful thing to really live out? Tell us about the featured book.

Double Trouble is the continuing adventures of PJ Sugar. Now that she’s working as a PI, she expects to do PI things – so why won’t Jeremy let her do some super sleuthing? Instead, he assigns her to act as a body double for a paranoid woman who thinks someone is after her. Except….someone is. And PJ has to figure out who before she becomes his next victim. I love this story not only because of the growing romantic triangle, and PJ’s efforts to take on a new persona, but because of the subplot with Gabby, the elderly next-door neighbor who loves vintage movies and to dance. I wish I had a neighbor like Gabby!

Please give us the first page of the book.

Chapter 1

PJ Sugar had been born to sneak up on people. She clearly possessed the instincts of a panther, with the ability to find her prey and slink up to them in the shadows, pouncing only when they least suspected.

Suspected adulterer Rudy Bagwell didn’t have a prayer of escaping.

“I’m telling you, Jeremy, we’re going to nail him this time.” She wasn’t sure why she felt the need to keep her voice to just a hoarse whisper into the cell phone or even to slink down into the bucket seat of her VW Bug—it wasn’t like Rudy or his cohort in crime, Geri Fitz, would hear her.

PJ glanced at the digital clock on the dash. It glared 2:14 a.m., a resounding gavel bang to Rudy’s guilt.

After all, who would be sneaking around after midnight?

Without, er, a good reason. Like a stakeout.

“I followed him to the Windy Oaks Motel off Highway 12,” she continued. She glanced at the soot-dark picture window next to the peeling door of the ancient one-story motel. A brass number eight, slanted at a corrupt angle, glared against the parking lot lights as if spotlighting the sin behind the closed doors.

If she were picking a location to have a tryst with her old high-school sweetheart, she might have aimed higher than a graying yellow motel edged with weeds, a broken swing-set, a muddy sandbox, and a Dumpster stuffed with a ripped prison-striped mattress. Oh, the romance.

Just sitting in the greasy parking lot made her itch, as if she might be the one engaging in the skullduggery.

Now that she was a PI in training, she got to use words like that. She had even highlighted this one in the Basics of Private Investigation manual Jeremy had assigned her to read as part of her apprenticeship. She had read the “Stakeout” chapter three times. And, if she did say so herself, had the “Tailing Your Suspect” techniques down to a science.

Nope, Rudy wasn’t getting away with cheating on his wife. Not with PJ Sugar on the job.

Sounds like a fun read. I love your books. How can readers find you on the Internet?

Go to: http://www.susanmaywarren.com/ , or www.facebook.com/susanmaywarren
Twitter: www.twitter.com/susanmaywarren  or http://www.mybooktherapy.com/

Thanks for having me today!

I always love having you, Susie. Suzie has a Double Trouble contest you'll want to enter. Here's the link:
http://susanmaywarren.typepad.com/scribbles/2010/02/double-trouble-contest-have-you-entered.html

 
Readers, here's a link where you can order the book. By using this link when you order, you'll be helping support this blog.

Leave a comment for a chance to win a free copy of the book.


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40 comments:

Casey said...

Wow, I'm the first one. :)

I REALLY want to read this book, it looks so good and I enjoy Susan's work. Thanks :)

K said...

Susan May Warren is one of my favourite authors! I have the first book in this series! I would love to read this one!

Thanks!
Kim
lonebanana(at)msn(dot)com

Sheila Deeth said...

Sounds fun. A series to look out for. Thanks.

Edna said...

please enter me into the contest

I follow you on google

I have your button on my blog
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G.R.I.T.S. said...

I have the 1st book to this series, and i love it...can't wait to read this one...please enter me!

Rae Byuel

Anonymous said...

i would love to read this book...thanks for the opportunity.

karenk
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Michelle V said...

Please enter me! I've really been wanting to read this one!

Blessings
Michelle V

Abi said...

Love to win it. I have book 1. Thanks

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raspberrygirl said...

I would love to win this book. Sounds interesting.

Nancye said...

This sounds like a really good book. Thanks for the chance.

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Wanda said...

I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.

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mariska said...

I'd really like to read this book ! Susan is a new author for me :)

Deborah M said...

Sounds like a cute and fun read. I haven't read any of Susan's books yet. Please sign me up for "Double Trouble".
Deborah M.
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Francesca Ivy said...

Haven't read any of her book & I got interested when I saw the "sleuthing" part. I love it.

If it's international, please include my name in the hat.

Thanks.

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Julia said...

Haven't read this series, but want to give it a try.

I subscribe to your blog through email.

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Diane said...

Your book sounds fun. Thanks for the giveaway! :O)

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Charity said...

I would love to read this book:) Please enter me. Thanks so much!!

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sharon54220 said...

I read the 1st book, now I would love to see what happens next.

Thanks for the chance.

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rubynreba said...

Please enter me. Thanks for the chance to win this very interesting book.

Sherry Kuhn said...

Would love to win this book. Thanks for throwing my name in the hat.

Sherry
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stampedwithgrace said...

I enjoyed book one and would love to read this one too! please enter me :)

Anna W. said...

Sounds great! I love Susan May Warren's books! :) Please enter me in the giveaway!

Megan said...

What a fun book! It sounds almost like a Christian version of Stephani plum, no? I hope I win!
Meg

Merry said...

I've enjoyed several of Susan's books and would love to win Double Trouble. Thanks for a chance!

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Simply Stacie said...

Please count me in.

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Carla said...

I would love to read this book.

Cynthia said...

Have serious cabin fever.
Need good book, thanks!

A J Hawke said...

Been snowed in for two days, need a good read.
Put my name in the drawing.
A J Hawke

Brenda said...

I love the sound of this book and would really like to read it. Pleas enter me in the contest!

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kristen said...

Hi Susan and Lena-
Thanks for the fun interview.

April said...

Please enter me. Great interview. I have been looking forward to this book. I enjoy her books. Blessings.
tarenn98[at]yahoo[dot]com

Anonymous said...

I would love to read this book....please enter me. Thanks!!!!
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Martha A. said...

I would love to enter, Susan is one of my favorite authors!!! martha(at)lclink(dot)com

Laura J said...

Please enter me!

Robyn said...

Looks like a terrific read. Please enter me for a chance to win.

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Carole said...

I love everything I've read by Susan so far and appreciate the chance to win a copy of Double Trouble. Thank you!

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Kristi said...

I loved the first book about PJ and would love to read this one also.

Esther said...

Ohh, I would love to win this book! Please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks! Esther
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Sue said...

I would love a chance to win Susan's book. Thank you.

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grannyvon said...

I have read one book by Susan May Warren and loved it. Hope to WIN! Thanks for the entry. ybutler@oppcatv.com