Thursday, July 14, 2016

Thrillerfest

With: Veronica Forand

Congratulations to "Trish J.", the winner in Veronica's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated!


I just got home from Thrillerfest in New York City. Thrillerfest is the annual conference for the International Thriller Writers. It takes place in New York City every year.
The International Thriller Writers is an honorary society of authors, both fiction and nonfiction, who write books broadly classified as “thrillers.” This would include (but isn’t limited to) such subjects as murder mystery, detective, suspense, horror, supernatural, action, espionage, true crime, war, adventure, and myriad similar subject areas.
I joined ITW back in 2015 when my first thriller “Untrue Colors” was published and was included in the 2015 Class of Debut Authors. This program is a fantastic entry into the literary world. The highlight of the program is being introduced to the members of the organization in a breakfast presentation ceremony. The group for 2016 came from around the world to take part in the celebration.
Thrillerfest also includes workshops for both writers and readers. The highlight for me is always the interviews with famous authors. This year CJ Box, Gillian Flynn, and Heather Graham were among those interviewed on the main stage. The interviews are always done by their contemporaries and can sway far outside of normal press interviews, revealing the human side of some of these mega stars.
I’d highly recommend going next July. The city is full of excitement and the authors are engaging and accessible. And while we wait for next July, I hope you take the time to indulge in my True Lies series. All three books are available for download now and I can’t wait to hear what you think! 

TRUE PERIL

Dive into the world of drug cartels and assassins in this thrilling conclusion to Veronica Forand’s True Lies series in TRUE PERIL.

She's this assassin's toughest assignment ever...

Socialite Trista Patterson has turned her back on her life of privilege and dedicated herself to helping others. Her mission to protect the world’s children often takes her into the bleak and violent underbelly of third world countries. When a kidnapping attempt goes wrong, Trista quickly finds herself running for her life...and married to a man she just met...as she’s placed at the top of the Cartel’s most wanted list.

Some days no good deed goes unpunished.

Dane O’Brien has spent his life in the shadows. Once a lethal assassin he grew tired of losing his soul with every hit, trading his gun and missions for a conference table and office politics as an undercover operative for the CIA. But when visiting his humanitarian sister turns deadly, Dane finds himself swearing to protect her beautiful and passionate friend Trista no matter the cost...even if it means stepping back into the world he swore never to return to. Although falling for the tough-hearted Trista is easy, keeping her alive is hard.

Find out more at: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Kobo | iBooks

Check out the other books in the True Lies series!
UNTRUE COLORS, True Lies #1
“A briskly paced romance featuring breathless suspense.”—Kirkus Reviews

Available at: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Kobo | iBooks

TRUE DECEPTIONS, True Lies #2
Available at: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Kobo | iBooks

About Veronica Forand:

A Golden Pen winner in romantic suspense and a triple finalist in the Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense, Veronica Forand is an attorney and a novelist. She's lived in Boston, London, Paris, Geneva, and Washington, DC and currently resides near Philadelphia. An avid traveler, she loves to roam across continents with her husband and kids in pursuit of skiing, scuba diving, and finding the perfect piece of chocolate.

Read more about her upcoming releases and appearances at http://veronicaforand.com/.

Connect with Veronica: Facebook | Twitter | Amazon | Goodreads

Giveaway:
One lucky reader leaving a comment or email will win their choice of an eBook from the True Lies series.

Giveaway ends 11:59pm EST July 14th. Please supply your email in the post. You may use spaces or full text for security. (ex. jsmith at gmail dot com) If you do not wish to supply your email, or have trouble posting, please email maureen@justromanticsuspense.com with a subject title of JRS GIVEAWAY to be entered in the current giveaway.


8 comments:

  1. Thrillerfest sounds like it would be a great conference to attend. I know that I would meet several authors whose books I love to read. jmvarner50@hotmail.com

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  2. It's always great to go to a conference with other like-minded people. I love the energy I always come home with after attending something like that! True Peril sounds great...lots of suspense. Thanks for the chance!
    Goldgirl149@hotmail.com

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  3. A friend gave me her copy of Untrue Colors and I loved it! Immediately put True Deceptions at the top of my ginormous wish list!! Crossing my fingers my name gets picked. Trishleroy49 at gmail dot com

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  4. A friend gave me her copy of Untrue Colors and I loved it! Immediately put True Deceptions at the top of my ginormous wish list!! Crossing my fingers my name gets picked. Trishleroy49 at gmail dot com

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  5. interesting conference

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  6. Thrillerfest would have been so much fun.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  7. I have to enjoy Thrillerfest from Sacramento CA. I'm so glad to "meet" you, Veronica, on the Romantic Suspense blog today. I find the combination of romance and action/intrigue/mystery a delightful way to pass some "me" time at home. I have purchased book one in this series and have pre-ordered book three so as to get a good flavor of your writing. Thanks for your post. jdh2690@gmail.com

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  8. I have to enjoy Thrillerfest from Sacramento CA. I'm so glad to "meet" you, Veronica, on the Romantic Suspense blog today. I find the combination of romance and action/intrigue/mystery a delightful way to pass some "me" time at home. I have purchased book one in this series and have pre-ordered book three so as to get a good flavor of your writing. Thanks for your post. jdh2690@gmail.com

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