Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Making My Husband Nervous About the FBI Watchlist

With: Dee Tenorio

Congratulations to "Mary P.", the winner in Dee's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated!

I don’t mean to do it. It just kind of happens. I try to tell him, “I’m hardly the only person looking up RPGs and if you can have one stored in your attic.” (The answer is no, by the way.) He just gives me a raised eyebrow. As you can guess…I get that look a lot. It has some variations—the squinted left eye, the double raised brow and my favorite, the eye twitch. The poor man is going to lose total control of his face one of these days. Why?

Because I kill people. You know, for a living. (That was originally going to be my post title, but Hubby almost took my computer away when I mentioned it.) (Eye twitch)

Sure, they are fake people, but I still have to study my profession. Lots of people know a lot about the subject and I don’t want to be the author that makes them laugh uncontrollably. So I study the guns my characters use. I look up manners of death and poisons and knives and bombs… I consider it the same as understanding legal proceedings and arrest charges and self-defense techniques. He mentally counts these as flags that will get me on the Watchlist and waits for a night raid. I once pointed out that I probably won’t get on the list unless I actually purchase a large firearm or a large amount of ammonia and fertilizer.. You can guess what happens. (Eye Twitch)

But, he might have a point. I really do enjoy messing with folks. My purse is really a tote bag. Know what it says?

I’m plotting against you.
(I’m a writer. It’s my job.)

Which likely explains why I write about serial killers, police investigations and dangerous folks in the first place. I like thinking about dark situations and how to get out of them. I like the idea of being a little bit mysterious. A tad bit dangerous. And not in that “Don’t get too close, she'll accidentally poke you in the eye!” way, either. (Although, sadly, I am. It’s a miracle my husband can still see.)

So, while I don’t relish the idea of being night raided (well, not by the FBI, anyway.), I do ever so much revel in being considered mysterious. (As in capable of of mystery.) Since there isn’t a trace of mystery to me as a human being ("I eat steak, therefore, I am.”), I’m determined to make the most of this. I’ll just tell myself all that eye twitching is really a wink.

How about you? What quality do you wish you had? All commenters will be entered into a drawing to win a $5 Gift Card to either Amazon or Barnes and Noble (Winner’s Choice!)

by Dee Tenorio
Release date: 7/21/15

Some secrets are worth dying for…    

Undersheriff and former Marine Rick Trelane had one constant his entire life—his friendship with Whitney Peterson. Through thick and thin, she has never faltered. Never blamed. But when her former lover turns up dead, Rick must look past the walls he’s built to the woman he thought he knew inside and out…and discover he was wrong.

Whitney has secrets, deadly ones. The deeper he digs, the more he sees her as a woman he desires. And suspects. But as bodies start turning up, so does the evidence against her. Now the air is thick with secrets and shadows and giving into the longing could turn both their worlds upside down. Because this killer is just getting started…         

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About Dee Tenorio:
Dee Tenorio has a few reality issues. After much therapy for the problem--if one can call being awakened in the night by visions of hot able-bodied men a problem--she has proved incurable. It turns out she enjoys tormenting herself by writing sizzling, steamy romances of various genres spanning paranormal mystery dramas, contemporaries and romantic comedies. Preferably starring the sexy, somewhat grumpy heroes described above and smart-mouthed heroines who have much better hair than she does. The best part is, no more therapy bills! Well, not for Dee, anyway. Her husband and kids, on the other hand...

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  1. hehehehe... your poor hubby probably secretly has a lawyer on retainer if the FBI or homeland security does come calling :) congrats on the new release! I just picked it up and I'm very excited to dive in!

  2. interesting post; not sure

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  3. I really like your idea of being mysterious. I'm afraid I'm too predictable. The book sounds great, looking forward to reading it.


  4. The research must fascinate. I'm sure someone/big brother is taking notes.

    I'd like to be more spontaneous. (I make lists about lists.)


  5. I wouldn't mind being less crazed outside of my comfort zone... being more sure of myself, confidence.

  6. I think I would like to be more open to new experiences and less fearful that "the worst is going to happen".


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