Sunday, February 27, 2011

IN THE SHADOW OF EVIL - Robin Caroll - Free Book

I've been waiting for this book to release. Welcome back, Robin. Do you have a favorite genre to write? If so, what is it?

I can’t imagine not writing in the suspense and suspense subgenre. I grew up reading Trixie Belden, then Nancy Drew, before cutting my teeth on Mary Higgins Clark so mystery/suspense is what I enjoy reading, so naturally that’s what I enjoy writing.

If you didn’t live in the part of the country where you do, where would you live?

I don’t think I’d be able to survive anywhere outside of the south, although I would love the idea of a summer home in Maine. No idea why—I’ve never even been to Maine. LOL

When you get that summer home in Maine, you'll have to invite James and me. What foreign country would you like to visit and why?

Scotland, because I’d love to visit the castles and my husband wants to play St. Andrews Golf course.

I've heard that course is awesome. Describe what you think would be the most romantic vacation you could take.

Just about any vacation alone with my husband is what I think would be the most romantic.

Where would you like to set a story that you haven’t done yet?

Hmmm…for some reason, I think I’d like to set a story in Alabama or Georgia.

It's true that you're southern through and through. What is the main theme of this novel?

Forgiveness. I hope readers will gain insight in that sometimes, things are not always what they seem, but God is always good and always with us. I also wanted to show deep relationship dynamics of adult children and their parents...with misunderstandings and implied hurts.

Tell us about the story.

Informed by the real-life fallout of the U.S. economy and devastation caused by multiple hurricanes along the southern coast, In the Shadow of Evil tells a modern day story involving the exposure of a building rebound scam. Amidst the layers of unethical practices, supply shortages, and excess murders, a top Louisiana homicide detective loses his heart to a charitable contractor while uncovering a secret about his tragic past.

Oooo, I can't wait to read it. Please give us the first page of the book.

Eighteen Years Ago

What a night!

Maddox turned into the residential area and glanced at the digital display on the car’s dash—12:28. Great, late for curfew. He smiled. Being late was worth it when he’d had a hot date with Julie Cordon. Man, the girl was something else. Beautiful, sexy, and funny. Just being with her made him feel special. Made him forget ots of things, including time.

He was seventeen and shouldn’t have a curfew anyway. A senior in high school and he had to be home by midnight? All his pop’s doing.

Tyson Bishop . . . Mr. Air Force man, determined to force the entire family to live by rules and regulations.

But his dad was over foreign soil right now, jumping out of perfectly good airplanes. His mom understood better, wasn’t quite the stickler about curfews like his dad. Good thing too. Maddox was almost thirty minutes late tonight. Pop would blow his top and ground him for at least a month. Probably take away his car. But not Mom. She’d just caution him to pay closer attention to the time.

Launch into the whole spiel about responsibility and accountability. He could recite it from memory.

Maddox whipped into the driveway and pressed the garage door opener. The light from the kitchen door spilled into the garage. Mom would be up . . . waiting. He should’ve called. But being around Julie was like being caught in a time warp. Even the car’s interior held her smell. Light, flowery . . . teasing and
tempting.

He killed the engine and jogged up the steps, slipping his charming smile into place. His mom had never been able to stay mad or disappointed when he flashed his dimples at her. He’d promise to mow the grass tomorrow before Pop got home, and she’d forget all about his tardiness.

He shut the garage door behind him and entered the kitchen.

“Mom? I’m home.” The hint of roast lingered in the air.

The house was as silent as a tomb.

That's quite a hook! How can readers find you on the Internet?

My website is http://www.robincaroll.com/ and there one can sign up for my newsletter, visit my blog, find each of my books’ webpage, and follow me on social medias like Twitter and Facebook.

Robin, thanks for dropping by.
 
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22 comments:

Robyn said...

I'm with you on wanting to read suspense. :-) I didn't read as much Trixie Belden as I did Nancy Drew---but the love of mystery is the same.
OH--and you have a great name. :-)

Robyn
coolestmommy2000 at gmail dot com
NE

Anonymous said...

I would love to win a copy of this book. Angela from Kentucky.

Marianne said...

i love suspense novels, and i actually have a lot of the original Trixie Beldon books! i would love to win this book. i am in Arizona mitzi_wanham[at]yahoo[dot]com

Robin Caroll said...

I LOVED Trixie Belden. I did eventually get to the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys books, but something about the "Bob Whites" have stuck with me through the years. :)

grannyvon said...

I love supense and I live in lower Alabama. Yes, please do one in Alabama. I would love to win this one it starts out making me already speculate what is next. Thanks for the entry. ybutler@oppcatv.com

Linda Kish said...

I would love to read this book.

Linda in California

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Annette W. said...

Suspense is my favorite! Will be looking into Robin Caroll...and hope to win!

Cindy W. said...

Oh, I love Robin's work and I will have to read this book. Would love to win a copy. Thank you for the chance.

I live in Indiana.

Smiles & Blessings,
Cindy W.

countrybear52[at]yahoo[dot]com

Robin Caroll said...

Grannyvon, I have family in AL and love the state. Might have to set a book there!

Thanks, everyone, for your support and encouragement.

Carol said...

I loved Trixie Belden and Nancy Drew so I'm looking forward to reading Robin's book!! Carol in IA

choco1950(at)netins(dot)net

karenk said...

please count me in...thanks :)

karenk...from PA
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Charity said...

Would love to be entered:) And Robin, Maine is very pretty and beautiful but ice cold too:D

esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com
Nauvoo, IL

kristen said...

Oooo, sounds interesting!
Thanks for the interview.
Please enter me:)
Kristen from WA

Robin Caroll said...

After you read the book, please drop me a line and let me know what you thought of it! :)

apple blossom said...

thanks for the interview.

love to be included

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

from ND

tarenn98 said...

Great post. I have read your other books and so enjoyed them.Would love to win this one.
tarenn98[at]yahoo[dot]com
NC

Trinity Rose said...

Great giveaway.
Love these kind of books.
Trinity Rose
from OH

Sarah said...

This books sounds interesting! I would like the win.

Brenda said...

I like to read suspense!

Please enter me.

I'm an email subscriber.

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windycindy said...

I love the suspense genre! Please count me in...
Many thanks, Cindi
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Carman said...

Oh! Please enter me! This book sounds awesome! :)

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I live in the midwest. :)

Judylynn said...

I would love to win this book. Please enter me.

Judylynn in Tennessee