With: Jannine Gallant
Congratulations to "Taurus", the winner in Jannine's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated!
Thanks for having me on your blog today! I’d like to discuss a controversial topic. No, not politics! I see enough of that on social media… But, Every Vow SheBreaks does have an unusual and dubious element involved in the storyline. Bigfoot. I grew up in the heavily forested area of Northern California where tales of Bigfoot encounters are prevalent. When I set this book in the Redwood Forest, I couldn’t resist adding a bit of folklore… However, I didn’t want readers to think I was a complete loon, so I had to handle the topic carefully. I introduce a group of somewhat whacky scientists who are searching for Bigfoot. My heroine is writing an article on their activities for a nature magazine and hoping for a sensational photo to boost her career. So, the question becomes, do they actually see a Bigfoot? Or not? I tried to leave it up to the reader to decide if the big, furry creature was a bear…or a Bigfoot. Here’s a short excerpt. You decide.
She raced toward the narrow gap between the trees. Branches slapped her face. Behind her, a string of vicious oaths turned to footfalls pounding the earth in long, ground-eating strides. A whimper slipped from her throat. If he caught her…
A hand brushed her back, tangled in her hair. She jerked away and cried out as strands ripped from her scalp. “No. No. No.” Her toe caught the edge of an exposed root. Arms flailing, she stumbled forward and kept running.
Her attacker slammed into the ground behind her with a thud and a moan. The bushes shook as a growl echoed through the forest. An unearthly wail sent a rush of goose bumps across her skin. Claire risked a single glance over her shoulder and caught a glimpse of a creature with shaggy, brown fur on the trail beside (insert villain’s name—no spoilers!). When he screamed again, she turned away. Blood pounded in her ears and roared through her brain. Rounding the trunk of a giant redwood, she smacked into something hard, and screamed and screamed and screamed…
I’m giving away an e-copy of Every Vow SheBreaks to one lucky commenter. So, tell me, does the idea of Bigfoot add to the mystery and make you more interested in reading the book…or do you think I’m completely crazy?
EVERY VOW SHE BREAKS
A Promise Can Follow You To the Grave…
Claire Templeton is drawn to the majestic beauty of the California Redwoods in the hopes of capturing an unexplained phenomenon on camera. What she doesn’t expect is to run into her first love, Jed Lafferty, the boy she worshipped as a child, the man she’s never been able to forget.
Carefree, fun-loving Jed doesn’t believe in fate, preferring to make his own luck. But when he runs into the little girl who used to follow him like a shadow, now an irresistible woman, he can’t help feeling the odds are turning in his favor. Letting Claire walk out of his life the first time might be his single biggest regret. But when strange gifts and cards left for Claire turn sinister, it’s clear someone else from her past isn’t ready to let go . . .
About the Author:
Write what you know… I've taken this advice to heart, creating characters from small towns and plots that unfold in the great outdoors. I grew up in a tiny Northern California town and currently live in beautiful Lake Tahoe with my husband and two daughters. When I'm not busy writing, I hike or snowshoe in the woods around my home. Whether I'm writing contemporary, historical or romantic suspense, I bring the beauty of nature to my stories.
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