Yes, I know, I’m taking a break from my blog hiatus again. I had forgotten I was supposed to post this during the time I decided to do my hiatus. Plus, I’ve run into a few snags with my writing and editing and need to take a short break from that (more on that on January 5th). So, without further ado, here is a guest post from Patty Rose about her new book, Revenge.
My name is Paula Rose, and I’m here to discuss why my writing Revenge was tantamount to solving a crime. In fact, I knew the crime, and I knew the plot. However, things began to change.
Inside Revenge, Olivia Foster is a strong woman and a quick mind. Well, as you would expect, her fiery personality changes the plot in many directions as she dared feats never imagined by the writer. For instance, she ditches her bodyguards and decides to go it alone. Who was ready for that? I certainly wasn’t, since it wasn’t in the story . . . my story. Although, it wasn’t always tough to change plot twists with Olivia’s daring approach, plotting was a difficult task with keeping up with the detective, Phillip Landon.
Detective Lt. Phillip Landon sent this work into a tailspin as he insisted on portraying a different set of characteristics than anticipated. This man’s career made him, at times, unapproachable, but he was turning into someone I really didn’t know. He started out with a certain background, but as he grew, his background changed adding layers and baggage. At one point, it was easy to see that I knew Olivia much more than her leading man. Well, it was because I did. He wasn’t the man that I had first sketched.
Meanwhile, with all these plot changes, the villain shifted from dark to darker, and at least one secondary character became more prominent. However, another character appeared without checking in with the writer first. This man was a nice fit but changed a few moments to be sure. Plus to factor in the rewrites meant this story really did become a nail-biting suspense even to me right up to the end.
It is my fondest hope that readers will enjoy the characters and the built-in suspense as much as I did.
Revenge by Paula Rose
As a job coach, it’s up to Olivia Foster to ensure her clients work in a safe environment, understand their positions, and serve their employer’s mission. The death of her brother drives her career choice, and she loves her job. It remains her only focus until one of her autistic clients goes missing. Then Olivia’s employer ends her position and adds her to the suspect list, but she makes plans to bring the missing young man home.
Meanwhile, Detective Lt. Phillip Landon is deep into second-guessing his career choice, but his well-honed instincts see major flaws inside this missing person’s case. Surprising contacts, mysterious happenings, and threats can turn deadly. Can he keep Olivia safe, protect his heart, remove the job coach from someone’s target list, and adopt a faith he never knew all while adjusting to the new lives of his old family?
Release Date: December 16, 2014
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Paula Rose provides inspiration through Christian romantic suspense stories where “average” families come into extraordinary situations, brushed with life-size strokes of reality and a touch of humor. Born in Philadelphia, she lives in Southern New Jersey with her husband and rescue kitty but often plays amateur photographer in both states.
Goodreads Paula Rose: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8392724.Paula_Rose
Goodreads Revenge: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22735988-revenge
Anaiah Press: http://anaiahpress.com/PRose.html
Bookfun.org profile: http://www.bookfun.org/profile/PaulaRose