By: Dee J. Adams
Congratulations to Lori, the winner of Dee's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated.
One month from today is the release of the third book in the Adrenaline Highs series. Dangerously Close is a little different from it’s siblings, Dangerous Race and Danger Zone in a couple of ways. The suspense in this book comes from wondering just what the villain is going to do next, how she’s going to do it and who she’s going to do it to. This was the first book I’ve written where the villain wasn’t a secret for the majority of the book and I wondered as I wrote it if it would be as scary because of that fact. I discovered that knowing who the villain is doesn’t necessarily take the suspense out of a story, it just heightens it in a different way. Instead of wondering, “Who done it?” we get to watch the villain in progress and hope our hero and heroine discover the culprit before it’s too late. It’s not only a way for us to root for the good guys, but it puts a new level of suspense on the page waiting for the other shoe to drop.
The other difference is there isn’t a race car in sight. After everything Ashley went through in Danger Zone, she insisted it was her turn for a Happily Ever After and I agreed with her. (But, the poor girl isn’t done suffering.) I couldn’t really put Ashley behind the wheel of a race car since she was going to law school and working for a law firm at the same time. What I had in mind for her required someone whose voice played a key role in one of the book’s turning points. Since identifying a race car driver by voice is virtually impossible for most of the population, our hero has another profession. He’s a rock star who hits bottom after a life-changing concert.
One of my favorite things about this book was watching Ashley cope with her new life. Even though she was scared about her future, she kept a good attitude and her sense of humor. The fact is none of us know what’s around the corner and everything can change in an instant. Ashley kept reminding me to live for now. Bad stuff happens and we can’t control it, but if we deal with it and try to find any type of humor in it then we can move onward.
I’m giving away a digital (advance!) copy of Dangerously Close to one lucky commenter. Tell me what your favorite suspense is? Do you like guessing who the villain is or do you like watching them work and rooting for the good guys when they are all in a scene together?
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