Monday, July 15, 2019

A FOUNDATION OF FEAR - Kim McMahill - One Free Book

Welcome back, Kim. God has really been moving in your writing life. What do you see on the horizon?
Well, I hope to see my work reach more people. In this hectic reality we all live in, a little escape from reality can be a nice respite.

You are so right. Tell us a little about your family.
My family has always been adventurous and outdoorsy. Though some have slowed down a bit, the next generation has taken up the baton and keeps us busy trying to follow along.

Has your writing changed your reading habits? If so, how?
Ever since Prism Book Group published Marked in Mexico, I have gotten to know some amazing ladies who were also published by Prism and are very talented writers. I have definitely read some books I never would have dreamed of and found I enjoyed them a lot.

What are you working on right now?
I recently submitted my 4th novel in the Risky Research Series to my publisher, A Measure of Madness. The 5th, and likely final in the series is still in its infancy.

What outside interests do you have?
I love to travel, garden, do jigsaw puzzles, and I enjoy the outdoors. I also have an interest in learning a second language, but that may have to wait until my schedule frees up a bit.

How do you choose your settings for each book?
I generally feel a story when I’m visiting a new location and keep it in the back of my mind for possible inclusion in a future novel. Visiting Mayan ruins in Mexico gave me the idea for Marked in Mexico. I’ve also set several books in parts of Wyoming that I have always loved.

If you could spend an evening with one historical person, who would it be and why?
Nellie Tayloe Ross was the governor of Wyoming from 1925-1927, and the first female governor of a U.S. state. I imagine she faced many obstacles that would be interesting to hear about.

I’m sure you’re right. What is the one thing you wish you had known before you started writing novels?
That I likely wouldn’t be able to quit my day job anytime soon.

What new lessons is the Lord teaching you right now?
Patience, patience, patience…

I’m very familiar with that kind of lessons. What are the three best things you can tell other authors to do to be successful?
First, write a great book. Second, accept constructive criticism from those you trust. Seldom are editors trying to be mean, they are trying to be helpful. Third, if you aren’t a social media guru, become one, and quick!

Tell us about the featured book.
Here’s the blurb for A Foundation of Fear.

FBI Special Agent Devyn Nash is obsessed with taking down Coterie, a deadly group out to control the multi-billion-dollar diet product industry. The FBI’s plan to expose Coterie places Devyn’s best friend and her partner’s fiancé in the crosshairs of this ruthless organization. Can Devyn protect her friend and bring the cold-blooded killers to justice before they strike again while distracted by injury, a sexist bully, and a long-distance relationship with a handsome Wyoming sheriff?

Lobbyist and Coterie assassin Sofia Wilks wants nothing more than to regain control of her life. Sofia knows Agent Nash is nipping at her heels, but the FBI agent isn’t the worst of her fears. She is drawn to a man who has the power to destroy her.

Sounds interesting. Please give us the first page of the book.
Sweat soaked her light pink, I Love DC t-shirt. Hip hop music blasted through her earbuds, helping to keep up her energy level as she pounded down the trail in Rock Creek Park. She ran nearly every night year-round, hot or cold, rain or shine, but with her boss on the road, the past couple weeks at work had been busier than usual. Now she was paying the price.

With only a mile and a half between her and her car, tension already gripped her lazy legs. No one ever said running was easy, otherwise everyone would be doing it, and the trails would be packed with people. As it was, she hadn’t come across another jogger for over fifteen minutes, and the knowledge made her uncomfortable. The park was generally well-used, especially this time of year when the temperatures were pleasant. The hive of activity always gave her a sense of security, but tonight the lack of people encouraged her to run a little faster.

The thick foliage on the deciduous trees crowding the trail made the early evening seem darker than it actually was. As she rounded a bend, she spied a jogger ahead and exhaled a sigh of relief. The tall muscular man’s pace was slow, so she shortened her stride to avoid catching him.

How can readers find you on the Internet?
Twitter:   @kimmcmahill

Thank you, Kim, for sharing this book with my blog readers and me. I’m eager to read it.

Readers, here are links to the book.
A Foundation of Fear (Risky Research) - Paperback
A Foundation of Fear (Risky Research Book 3) - Kindle

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Kim McMahill said...

Thanks for having me on your blog and for letting me share a bit about my new release, A Foundation of Fear. This is the third book in the Risky Research series, but can stand alone. If anyone wants to start at the beginning, A Dose of Danger, is available on KU and the prequel novelette, A Formidable Foe, is always free.

Lucy Reynolds said...

Thank you for sharing a new author to me. I enjoyed reading the interview. Sounds like a good book. Blessings from WV.


Thank you for sharing I enjoyed reading the interview Thank you for the chance to win a paperback book! Blessings SARAHTAYLOR WATERLOO,OHIO

Lourdes said...

Book sounds great, thank you looking forward to reading it. Would love to win.

Lourdes Long Island NY

Connie Porter Saunders said...

Thanks for this interview and the book except. I enjoy Christian suspense and this sounds very intriguing!
Connie from Kentucky

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