by Lisa Clark O'Neill
Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Categories: Action/Adventure, Mystery/Thriller
Publisher: Lisa Clark O'Neill
Release Date: June 4, 2013
Heat Level: Steamy
Word Count: 103,000
Samantha Martin’s carefully reconstructed life is teetering on the edge of disaster. After surviving an abusive childhood, Sam is only months away from completing her hard-won college degree when she gets devastating news about her brother. Donnie, her protector and best friend, lies in a coma in a
Sam struggles with the question of who shot her beloved brother as well as the monumental expenses of his ongoing care, and in desperation seeks ready cash by agreeing to act as the “entertainment” for a local man’s bachelor party – where to her everlasting mortification, she encounters the one man who’d ever meant enough to her to break her heart.
Forensic artist Josh Harding recognizes the butterfly tattoo on the curvaceous hip of the wig-bedecked stripper. After all, he’d spent hours sketching her lovely figure while a student at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Now here she is, eight years later, and it becomes clear that Sam is in trouble. Seemingly unrelated threads weave into a pattern surrounding her and her brother. Exposing criminal enterprise among the upper echelon of local society and the shocking truth behind the city’s most famous murder, the unexpected connections that neither Josh nor Sam saw coming draw them both into a tangled web of love and Deception.
Warning: This title is intended for readers over the age of 18 as it contains adult sexual situations and/or adult language, and may be considered offensive to some readers.
To get started can you tell us what you are working on or have coming out?
Right now I am working on OBSESSION, which is the, er, follow-up to the follow-up of my current release, DECEPTION. The book in between those two, NEMESIS, will be available in early November.
Which genre(s) do you write and is one of them your favorite?
I write romantic suspense, because I feel that it combines the best of my two favorite genres.
If someone hasn't read any of your work, what book would you recommend that they start with and why?
Well, my books are in series format, so even though they each stand alone, I would recommend beginning with the first one, SERENDIPITY.
Plotter or Pantser? Why?
I am absolutely a pantser. I admire plotters, I really do, but I never know where my characters are going to take me when I sit down at the computer. I am definitely character-driven as opposed to being plot-driven.
About the Author:
One fine day in the not-too-distant past, Lisa Clark O’Neill left Wittenberg University with a BA in English, which she promptly neglected. After working as an interior designer, decorative artist, and Montessori art teacher (there may have been a BA in art as well,) she finally settled into the role of mother to two very fine children.
However, two years of doing the stay-at-home-mom brain cell melt drove her to pull out a pen and one of her old college notebooks.
That turned into six manuscripts.
Lisa spent subsequent years avoiding housework by burying her nose in just about every romance novel she could get her hands on, after completely falling in love with the genre. Her own work falls into the romantic suspense sub-genre, with strong comedic undertones.
Lisa currently lives in the
area with her family, her dog, her
cat and her daughter’s pet rabbit. When she isn’t attempting to keep the rabbit
from eating the woodwork, she’s hard at work on her next novel. Atlanta
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