We have a guest post today from J.D. Faver, author of contemporary romance and romantic thrillers.
Thanks so much for having me here, Alicia and Roy. I’m very excited about my latest release, BAD VIBES, the third novel in my romantic thriller series: THE EDGE OF TEXAS.
The setting for this series is about 25 miles north of the Mexican border on the lower Texas coast. South Padre Island is a beautiful semi-tropical resort separated from the mainland and the small coastal village of Port Isabel by the two-and-a-half mile Queen Isabella Causeway spanning the Intracoastal Waterway. I first fell in love with this location when I was a member of a catamaran racing team. We had a 16’ Hobie Cat and sailing off the beach at South Padre was a favorite spot on the racing circuit. I used to always love to get up early and watch the dawn break on the beach. I also loved taking long, early morning walks. Being able to put the first footprints in the sand is exhilarating.
Writing a series has been great fun for me. I usually get a little depressed when I’m writing the last chapter of a book because I’m saying goodbye to the characters I’ve created. But with a series, I just say “Bye for now. I’ve already planned lots of trouble for you in the next book.” Spending more time with the characters also lets me know them so intimately. Their feelings, and idiosyncrasies have been revealed and I know what they will and won’t do in any given situation. They sometimes seem to take the story away from me and write it themselves. All I do is take dictation.
BAD MEDICINE was the first of THE EDGE OF TEXAS romantic thrillers and it’s FREE October 15th through the 17th. I hope everyone has a chance to download it.
BAD MEDICINE is followed by BAD KARMA, and BAD VIBES picks right up where BAD KARMA leaves off. The heroine is Darla Calhoun, one of the team of deputies the sheriff relies on. She is suffering a major heartache due to her husband’s financial betrayal and suicide. She is recovering, but still feels angry and sad. She’s trying to maintain a positive facade for the sake of her twin 4-year-old sons as well as performing in the tight-knit law-enforcement team under the leadership of Sheriff Rafael Solis.
Darla arrests a vagrant, hanging around the marina, but after he’s cleaned up, she discovers a hunky, hard-body with a smoldering gaze hidden beneath the filthy rags. He turns out to be a federal agent working undercover. He’s after a gang of human traffickers using the Intracoastal Waterway to bring sex slaves into the United States from Mexico. Rafael assigns Darla as liaison officer to work with the feds, bringing her face-to-face with the “Iceman”, Mike Burke, the undercover agent she arrested. Darla, Mike and his partner tear up and down the Intracoastal Waterway in pursuit of the human traffickers, but when two local women disappear, the search becomes personal.
I hope everyone has a chance to visit South Padre Island and the Lower Rio Grande Valley. In the meantime, you can visit through my series and keep up with the happenings. My goal is to entertain…and keep you awake nights. 😉
The order of this series is
(1) BAD MEDICINE <FREE through the 17th of October. Grab a copy.
(2) BAD KARMA
(3) BAD VIBES
(4) BAD DREAMS <Under Construction>
Visit J.D. Faver’s website: http://www.jdfaver.com/