With: Monica McCabe
Congratulations to "Donna S.", the winner in Monica's giveaway. Thank you to everyone who participated!
Anyone who knows me knows I love to travel. The anticipation of new sights, tastes, and adventures lures me in every time. And it doesn't matter where, if I haven't been there, I want to go. I also want to research it to the extreme. I'll break out maps, study Google Earth, travel sites, and get all the juicy info down on paper. Then organize, categorize, and prioritize. I’d probably color coat it if I could figure out how. Some say I might be OCD. There’s a high probability that I was a gypsy in a previous life, or a travel agent. I was definitely born with a serious case of wanderlust.
It even affects my reading choices. Romantic suspense tends to top the list and I’m always on the lookout for books that offer new experiences, exotic locales, or interesting careers. The best ones do all three. It doesn’t have to be all National Geographic (though I wouldn’t complain). It can be as small as describing an authentic dish of food, or go big and show me a cultural wedding ceremony in the Kalahari. As long as it delivers detailed plots and unique settings, I’m totally on board.
It also turns up in the books I write. I research way more than ever makes it into the story, which is fortunate, because who besides me wants to read all that? But I find hidden gems everywhere. For example, take my debut novel, DIAMOND LEGACY. I saw a newspaper article about an orangutan at the local zoo that needed a root canal. They had to fly in a veterinary specialist. I was instantly hooked. What if I had a heroine who’s a zoo dentist? She’d journey everywhere, clean elephant teeth, and match wits with wild predators. What a fascinating job! The travel, the excitement, the cool safari clothes! The research began and I quickly realized I had to write it.
So admit it…you’re curious too, right? If you'd like to know what kind of trouble a zoo dentist finds when she flies to Botswana to give a rare albino hippo a root canal…then read on.
Africa-where diamonds are the currency of the weapons trade, and trust is the only option between two strangers...
Miranda Parrish is a world-renowned veterinarian specialist with expertise in endangered species. She's fearless and will go anywhere an animal is in need. But when she journeys to Katanga, an animal sanctuary in the heart of Botswana, she lands in the middle of a blood diamond smuggling operation. And there's only one man who can help her.
Special agent, Matt Bennett's parents were murdered by a ruthless arms dealer when he was fourteen. He's devoted his life to avenging their deaths and ending the cycle of violence threatening southern Africa. Undercover at Katanga, he clashes with Miranda. He's never met a woman so stubborn, who'll let nothing stand in the way of what she believes in. But he'll let no one come between him and the vengeance he craves.
Matt and Miranda must learn to work together if they want to save Katanga, and both of their lives, before it's too late.
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Adventuring is in Monica McCabe’s blood. She’s addicted to travel, National Parks, & exploring new places and mysterious locales. She’s climbed glaciers and ancient Mayan pyramids, dived shipwrecks and reef caves, camped in Sasquatch country, and drove across the USA three times. When not traveling she’s writing romantic action adventure books, playing outdoors, or researching that next big trip. Diamond Legacy, her first romantic suspense novel is with Lyrical Press / Kensington Publishing.
Share a unique career field that would make for an interesting suspense novel and you’ll be entered to win a signed copy of DIAMOND LEGACY.
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