Dear readers, I’m thrilled to introduce you to Susan if you haven’t found her before. And this book is a wonderful, strong suspense novel. I’m reading it right now, and it is really keeping me guessing. I like that. Often I figure out a suspense novel by the time I'm in the middle of the book. I’m way more than halfway through and still wondering.
Welcome back, Susan. How did you come up with the idea for this story?
I love to look at the current news headlines and then ask a what if question to create a twist that makes the topic interesting and compelling, and that’s exactly what I did with Fatal Mistake.
If you were planning a party with Christian authors of contemporary fiction, what six people would you invite and why?
I would invite other authors who write romantic suspense so I could talk to them about the market and also share how thankful I am that there are other authors writing in the same genre. So that would include authors such as Elizabeth Goddard, Dani Pettrey, Lynette Eason, Dee Henderson, Lisa Harris, and Irene Hannon.
I love the books written by all of these authors. Now let’s do that for a party for Christian authors of historical fiction, what six people would you invite and why?
Well, this is embarrassing. I don’t read historical fiction so other than you,
Lena, I can’t name any
authors in that genre. I’d love to have dinner with you though, if I am ever in
Texas again! J
And I’d love to have dinner with you. I do hope you will be at ACFW conference this year. After missing three in a row, I’ll be there. It is so close to where I live. Many times, people (and other authors) think you have it made with so many books published. What is your most difficult problem with writing at this time in your career?
My biggest problem is finding fresh and new ways to put a heroine in danger. You can only try to put them in harm’s way so many ways, and after twenty-five plus books, it’s getting challenging. But it’s also fun in that it causes me to be creative and look for new things. For example, in the new series I am working on right now, I start with the heroine being cornered by a bucking bull in a rodeo arena. I never in my wildest dreams thought I’d be researching rodeos and the cowboys who participate in them, but it’s been very interesting. I even got my daughter to watch a bucking bull rider series on Netflix with me. Now she wants to go to a rodeo.
Tell us about the featured book.
Fatal Mistake is book one in my White Knight’s series. The series features an FBI Critical Incident Response Team that includes experts in crisis management, explosives, ballistics/weapons, negotiating/criminal profiling, cyber crimes, and forensics. All team members are former military and they stand ready to deploy within four hours, anytime and anywhere to mitigate the highest-priority threats facing our nation. Each book also features a story ripped from today’s headlines. In Fatal Mistake, the FBI agent must protect a woman who can identify a terrorist bomber all the while trying to catch the bomber.
Here’s the back cover description for Fatal Mistake:
Each day could be her last...but not if he can help it.
Tara Parrish is the only person ever to survive an attack by the Lone Wolf bomber. Scared and emotionally scarred by her near death, she goes into hiding with only one plan—to stay alive for another day. She knows he's coming after her, and if he finds her, he will finish what he started.
Riggins has had only one goal for the past six months—to save lives by ending
the Lone Wolf's bombing spree. To succeed, he needs the help of Tara Parrish,
the one person who can lead them to the bomber. Agent Cal Cal
puts his all into finding Tara, but once he
locates her, he realizes if he can find her, the Lone Wolf can, too. He must
protect Tara at all costs, and they'll both
need to resist the mutual attraction growing between them to focus on hunting
down the bomber, because one wrong move could be fatal.
Please give us the first page of the book for my readers.
Thursday, April 28
He was coming for her, and he was close.
He’d parked on the driveway and would soon head for the pump house, taking long strides. Spaced evenly, methodical, as she knew Mr. Perfectionist would take, his footsteps rustling over dead grass, bringing him closer.
At the door, he would twist the rusty knob. Step inside. Spot her. She could almost hear his thoughts when he did.
I was sloppy. Now she knows. Do I let her live? Kill her? How can I dispose of the body?
The body. Ha! Her. He was going to kill her. She’d grown up with him. Lived next door for years, but he had no choice now. He had to know she wouldn’t keep quiet about this…this what? She didn’t even know what to call it.
She swept her gaze over the rough-hewn table, pausing at neat piles of white blocks covered in green cellophane. Explosives—military grade, like she’d seen in briefings in her job as a government translator. The blocks sat solidly among triggers, wires, pipes, and items she couldn’t identify. Items for a bomb. Maybe several bombs. Pages and pages of diagrams, maps, and other papers were scattered beside the equipment.
Recent television news stories raced through her brain. Explosions on the first of every month. The destruction. Chaos and confusion. Nothing more than burned-out shells left behind. Death. Muslim women. Always women.
Oh my gosh! Oren. Her childhood best friend was a killer. A terrorist. The Lone Wolf Bomber. No…no. Couldn’t be, right? But the evidence…
His car door slammed in the distance, the echo reverberating through the quiet.
She had to escape, but how? The only door and window in the tiny building led to the path he’d take.
Readers, see. I told Susan’s writing is wonderful. Now, Susan, how can readers find you on the Internet?
To learn more about me readers can stop by any of these locations on the web.
My Website - http://www.susansleeman.com
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/SusanSleemanBooks
Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/susansleeman
Review Site - http://www.TheSuspenseZone.com
Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/susansleeman/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/susansleeman/
Thank you, Susan, for sharing this book with us.
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