Welcome to Tuesday!! The month of March is ticking away slowly creeping to spring. Making me and many others want to go outside and enjoy the sunshine, but before you do join us as Jacqueline Seewald shares her latest release with us and gives on lucky poster a chance to win a copy.
Jacqueline Seewald has taught writing courses including Creative Writing at the high school, middle school and college level and has also worked as an academic librarian and educational media specialist. Seven of her books of fiction have been published. Her short stories, poems, essays, reviews and articles have appeared in numerous publications such as: SASEE, AFFAIRE DE COEUR, LOST TREASURE, THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, PEDESTAL, SURREAL, AFTER DARK,MAGUSZINE, THE DANA LITERARY SOCIETY JOURNAL, PALACE OF REASON, LIBRARY JOURNAL, THE ERICKSON TRIBUNE and PUBLISHERS WEEKLY. A romantic suspense/mystery thriller, THE INFERNO COLLECTION, has been published by Five Star/Gale in hardcover and a sequel has been contracted for publication in February 2009.
When Kim Reynolds, a reference librarian at the university who has clairvoyant ability, is contacted by her friend, Lorette Campbell, a grad student in the English doctoral program, a chain of frightening events unfolds. Lorette, worried that someone is out to harm her, asks Kim to look into the possibility that an inferno collection exists at the library.
After Lorette dies, the police initially write it off as a suicide. Kim begins her own investigation, placing her life in jeopardy. Romantically, she becomes involved with dashing, popular professor, Don Bernard, as well as tough police detective, Mike Gardner, who also possesses psychic abilities.
Kim recognized the policeman who came to her door, wondered why she hadn’t realized who he was before. He was just as tall and well built, with the same calm, steady gray eyes. But he was no longer casually dressed as he had been at the library. His conservative gray suit matched his eyes, making him look more like an accountant than a law enforcement officer. His manner was friendly and not the least bit intimidating. But Kim wasn’t fooled. She studied his rugged, masculine features. This was a formidable, dangerous man, even if he chose not to emphasize those qualities.
Michael Gardner took out his shield and showed it to her. “May I come in and talk with you? I’ve been assigned to check into the death of Lorette Campbell. I understand you found her body and identified yourself as a friend of the deceased.”
She could only manage to nod her head. For a moment, his eyes met hers. Then he was staring at her, connecting on a metaphysical level. She resented the intrusion into her psyche, into her very soul, and met his gaze with a defiant look. Something passed between them, a jolt of kinetic energy. She recognized it for what it was. Why should there be this potent attraction between them? She quickly looked away, confused and frightened, denying the chemistry and that something more.
He followed her into the living area and sat down on a straight-back chair, removing a small notebook and clicking a pen.
“I want to go over what you told the uniformed officers last night.” Much to her relief, his tone was polite and professional. “I have some questions for you.”
She furrowed her brow. “I told them everything I knew. Why do I have to go over it again? It was awful.” Careful what you say to him. You can’t trust a policeman.
He gave her a kind look. “I don’t know if you’re aware of this, but your friend didn’t die of natural causes.”
My romantic suspense/mystery thriller THE INFERNO COLLECTION was published in hardcover by Five Star/Gale at the end of June 2007. Gale is mainly a publisher that deals with libraries. So if you decide to check the book out, it’s likely you’ll find it in your library, or if not, ask them to order it!
If you’d like to buy your own copy, it’s available from the publisher for a 10% discount, or from:
Barnes and Noble:
It occurred to me that some of you might enjoy reading romantic short stories that I’ve written which were sold to internet publications and are posted for free reads. It will also give you a chance to see if you like the kind of writing I do. So here are some things to check out and enjoy:
http://www.romancerag.com/SHORTFICTION.htm “Rose in Bloom”
http://chicklitreview.org/novdec2007jacquelineseewald1.aspx “The Open Door”
http://chicklitreview.org/chillofthrillaug2007jacquelineseewald1.aspx “Touch Not the Cat”
http://chicklitreview.org/novdec2006jacquelineseewald1.aspx “The Phone Call”
A copy of THE INFERNO COLLECTION If you would like to win a copy of my novel, please answer the following question in 25 words or less in an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org that includes your name and snail mail address. On the submission line write: contest entry for THE INFERNO COLLECTION.
Question: What is an inferno collection?
All correct answers will be eligible for the drawing except my friends and relatives. One winner will be selected randomly.