Thursday, August 10, 2017

SPOTLIGHT w/INTERVIEW - Through Her Eyes (The Mind’s Eye Series, #4) by Deborah Camp

Through Her Eyes
The Mind’s Eye Series, #4
by Deborah Camp
Date of Publication: July 24th 2017
Cover Artist: Patricia Schmitt
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Paranormal Romance
Tagline: She can see evil and evil can see her

BLURB
Psychic detectives Levi Wolfe and Trudy Tucker comb the streets of New Orleans in search of a serial killer who has claimed 19 lives and counting.

The suspect was in an accident almost two years ago that left him paralyzed in a wheel chair, but the murders continue. Is he faking it or has he enlisted a protégé to continue his reign of terror?

As Levi and Trudy draw closer to the truth, Trudy discovers new and unsettling psychic abilities in herself.
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Excerpt:

“So, tell me about your experience,” Trudy said, sitting next to Levi.
“It was strange. Very strange. I was contacted – during a business meeting, mind you – by the dead son of the new contractor I was speaking with in my office. This kid – a salvage yard murder victim – popped into my head and started yelling at me. I tried to shut him out, but I couldn’t. I had to actually stop the damned meeting and tell the man that his deceased son was demanding an audience. Gonzo thought I’d lost my noodle.”
“Good Lord!” She covered her parted lips with her hand. “I’d say that was a heck of a coincidence, but . . .it seems to be so much more than that.”
“Yeah, right.” He sat back and drummed his fingers on the table for a few seconds. “Anyway, the kid – Clayton Nelson – was hitchhiking in New Orleans when a guy in a pickup stopped for him. He couldn’t see much of the man’s face because he wore a ball cap and sunglasses. He had a mustache that looked fake to me. He used the ploy of something being wrong with his truck to get the kid to look under the hood and then he knocked him out with a blow to the head. Clay came to in a basement, his wrists and ankles bound with plastic ties and chains.” He shuttered his gaze from her. “That’s where he was murdered.” A few seconds ticked by before his lashes lifted to reveal his dark blue eyes that never missed much. “You’ve been in contact with the murderer already, haven’t you?”
Her heart jolted. He was uncanny. “I was in contact with someone who’s warped. I don’t know if it was the salvage yard killer.”
“Was he murdering someone?”
“Something. A cat.”
Levi’s upper lip lifted in disgust. “Jesus.”
“Yeah. He was practicing, I think.” She shuddered and blocked out the memory.
“The kid in my head showed me a compass and pointed to the N on it.”
She gasped at the reference. “Your true north?”
“Bingo. His way of telling me that you were already part of this.”
She reached for her glass of juice. They must be destined to examine this case. How else could she explain what happened to Levi and what she’d already experienced?
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Author Info
Deborah Camp is the author of more than 50 romances, both contemporary and historical. She received the first Janet Dailey Award (given to a romance novel that best addressed a social problem). "My Wild Rose" dealt with battered women and children.

A bestselling author, Deborah's books have been praised by reviewers, bloggers, and readers who love complex characters and clever plotting. She always mixes in a bit of humor, even in her romantic suspense novels.
Communicating with readers and other writers is something she enjoys, so don't be shy about visiting her online. If you post a review of her books, you'll probably receive a personal "thanks" even if the review isn't entirely favorable!

Deborah lives in Tulsa, OK where she is continually inspired by real cowboys, real Indians, and real heroes and heroines.

 
MY INTERVIEW WITH DEBORAH CAMP

How would you describe your style of writing to someone that has never read your work?
Several reviewers have likened The Mind’s Eye books to J.D. Robb’s In Death series. I can see that, sort of. My heroines are sassy and smart. My heroes are bad boys with soft hearts. My books move at a fast clip. I try hard not to write scenes that you want to skip over because they’re repetitive or slow-moving. I put humor in every book. I prefer to write in the 3rd person. Writing in first person makes it more difficult for readers to become the characters – they are reading about someone else’s experiences, like a diary. In 3rd person narrative, it’s easier to slip into the character’s skin and become that viewpoint character. Anyway, that’s how it is for me.

What are some of your writing/publishing goals for this year?
I’m writing a western historical romance now and I hope to release it in December.

Do you feel that writing is an ingrained process or just something that flows naturally for you?
I think people can be taught to write – up to a point. However, I believe that novelists are born. You still have to hone your craft, but novelists don’t “look” for book ideas. The ideas come to us and rattle around in our brains until we either prove to ourselves that they won’t make a good book or we go ahead and commit them to paper. I have known people who learned to write adequately, but it was never natural for them. They struggled and never quite caught on. It’s like being able to sing. Some people are born with great singing voices – like Barbara Streisand. I can sing, but I could take every singing lesson from every great voice coach and I’d never be a singer like Streisand. I’d improve, no doubt. But up to a point. That doesn’t mean that Streisand hasn’t worked to improve her voice and her song interpretation. She has and still does. But she was born with a gift.

Where would you spend one full year, if you could go ANYWhere? What would you do with this time?
I’d go to Greece and spend my time writing on the beach and looking through the ruins. I’ll tell you a secret: I think I had a past life in Greece. I’ve never been there, but I’ve always been drawn to photos of Greece. I feel this yearning when I look at photographs taken there, especially on the island of Crete. It’s strange.

Can you share you next creative project(s)? If yes, can you give a few details?
Just in the past week, I’ve decided to do a spinoff of The Mind’s Eye. I’m in the early stages of planning it, but it will feature another psychic. He will have abilities that are different from what Trudy and Levi do. And he’ll be recruited to work for the F.B.I. and the C.I.A. in covert operations. Shhhh! Keep this under wraps! (😊 It’s just between us Book Junkies for now.)
Hey! I’d like to invite you to read the first book in the Mind’s Eye series, if you haven’t already. Join my Happy Campers Super Cool Readers Group on my website (www.deborah-camp.com) and I’ll send you “Through His Eyes” FREE (mobi or epub version, your choice).

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