by Lesley Davis
While writing “Dark Wings Descending” its spin off was already making itself known to me and asking to be written at exactly the same time. Being the kind of writer that has enough trouble keeping my concentration on one story as it is, (thanks to my M.E. and the endless distraction afforded me by my love of gaming), I had to put aside the follow up and keep my attention firmly fixed on the demon infested world that Private Investigator Ashley Scott and Detective Rafe Douglas inhabited. But Special Agent Blythe Kent made her appearance in that story as a teaser and to make sure I didn’t forget that her story would be next.
“Pale Wings Protecting” will continue in the same kind of supernatural theme but I wanted the setting to be a little lighter. So, what could be more fun than two law enforcement types going undercover together, having to pretend to be lovers, all while they try to solve a case involving the kidnapping of children? Okay, so the fun isn’t in the actual kidnapping bit, but I loved the idea of two women working together to portray lovers and not being able to reveal their real identities. Blythe gets to work with Detective Daryl Chandler, the kind of cop who looks and acts like a cop no matter what she does. Can they convince their new neighbours that they are in fact a totally devoted couple, one that wants a baby desperately, while they investigate the suburbs they find themselves suddenly living in? And then there’s the supernatural element, but I’ll leave that for you all to discover for yourselves! And don’t think Rafe and Ashley didn’t think it was only fair they got to cross over into Blythe’s story too. The gang’s all here to investigate the goings on in the disgustingly rich neighbourhood of Cranston Heights.
When I received the cover for this story I was thrilled to pieces to see how striking it was. It’s the perfect accompaniment to “Dark Wings Descending”. I hope all who see this cover will want to read the story inside and will enjoy it once they do. It’s scheduled for release 2014 from Bold Strokes Books so keep an eye on their web site and mine for further details. The time will fly past, honest!!
I am currently working on a new story. Sometimes certain characters are VERY insistent that they have more of their story to tell and, as a writer, you just have to listen to them! (Otherwise you’ll get nothing else written!) So for those who enjoyed “Playing Passion’s Game” you can expect to see Trent and Juliet and their merry clan of gamers return. The main story, however, will centre around two new characters, one of which will be Mrs. Tweedy’s granddaughter. This is a work in progress though and any delays due to my playing on my games consoles will be classed as ‘research’. That is to purely make sure the gaming side is authentic, of course! Well, that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it! I’m enjoying being back with Trent, she’s been a character I got a large amount of feedback on, all wanting to see what happens next now that a certain room in her home has been designated for something other than a spare room!
Just before this blog went to print I received the new date of release for “Pale Wings Protecting”. It’s scheduled for publication 14th October 2013 so there’s only eight months to go!
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