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Saturday, July 19, 2014

#SaturdaySpotlight: @StacyJuba & Twenty-Five Years Ago Today

Hello Again!

Whew what a week! I sure hope you enjoyed the International Authors' Day blog hop! Remember, if you missed out on participating, you can always check out the authors and their books on my Pinterest Board.

It is with great pleasure I bring you the first in several blog posts to come with my new friend, Stacy Juba, so without further ado...Here's Stacy.....

Stacy Juba loves to write stories about Characters at a Crossroads: individuals who are finding themselves and getting on the right life path after overcoming obstacles. Her goals are to entertain readers of all ages as well as inspire them. She has made numerous bestseller lists including GalleyCat’s Barnes & Noble Bestsellers and GalleyCat’s Mystery and Thriller Bestsellers. Stacy has written about reality TV contestants targeted by a killer, an obit writer investigating a cold case, teen psychics who control minds, twin high school hockey stars battling on the ice, and teddy bears learning to raise the U.S. flag. Browse her website for more information on her mystery, romance, and contemporary fiction books for adults, teens, and children, guest author features and resources on how to build your own “character,” and for her book/product reviews and advocacy relating to Type 1 Diabetes. Find out more about Stacy by visiting/following her at the following places!

Website, Facebook, Twitter @stacyjuba, Goodreads & Pinterest!

Now about the book....


Twenty-Five Years Ago Today: Should we dig for the truth when Pandora's Box is a coffin of buried secrets? For twenty-five years, Diana Ferguson's killer has gotten away with murder. When rookie obit writer and newsroom editorial assistant Kris Langley investigates the cold case of the artistic young cocktail waitress who was obsessed with Greek and Roman mythology, not only does she fall in love with Diana's sexy nephew, but she must also fight to stay off the obituary page herself. Get in on the secret - join thousands of readers in discovering who killed Diana Ferguson.


Excerpt:
Cheryl came up behind Kris. Her voice sounded sad and tired. "Please don't tell my mother too much, even if you're making progress. I don't want to raise her hopes."

Kris glanced back at Irene, who hunched on the couch, turning the locket over in her hand. "I'll be careful with what I say. My aunt would've been eager, too."

"How was your cousin killed?"

"She was strangled, kidnapped by a neighbor while walking alone. We were twelve."

Cheryl heaved a sigh. "I'm sorry. I remember reading about that. It happened locally, didn't it?"

"Yes."

"I know you're a terrific writer. I couldn't have been happier with the business story. I'm just concerned about my mother."

"I understand," Kris said. "I won't let you down."

She trudged out to her car and brushed off her windshield. She waited behind the steering wheel as the defroster warmed the interior. Not knowing Diana's whereabouts must have tormented Irene. Kris's family had agonized over Nicole's disappearance. As one day blended into the next, Nicole had seemed further and further away.

Finding her was worse.

Kris had learned a new phrase that May, a litany that surged back into her mind, drumming to the beat of the windshield wipers. If only.

If only it hadn't rained the afternoon Nicole had disappeared.

If only she hadn't climbed into the car with Randolph Coltraine.

If only Aunt Susan had been home when Nicole called for a ride.

Kris swallowed the metallic taste in her mouth. If only I didn't trick her.

She chose the long route home, driving fast. She hadn't driven in New York and had forgotten the thrill of a climbing speedometer. Her first week back, she'd landed a speeding ticket.

Kris skidded onto the Fremont State College campus, her tires kicking up tufts of snow. She passed dorms, tennis courts and the library before parking in front of the deserted baseball field. White trees cast shapeless shadows across the broad expanse of snow.

A chunk of ice slid off the roof, hitting the front window. Kris jumped, her hand to her heart.

"No one's out there," she murmured, gazing into the woods. "Not now."

But once.

Beyond those trees, Diana had lain dead.

Police had crowded the scene, their search over.

Middle-aged reporter Dex Wagner had scribbled in his notebook.

Twenty-five years ago today.


Wow, sounds like an intriguing story! Twenty-Five Years Ago Today can be purchased at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Audible and iBookstore. Find out more about the book HERE! 

Hope you enjoyed the spotlight! Stay tuned weekly for more Tuesday Treasures, Thursday Thoughts and of course Saturday Spotlight.

Until later... Take care, God Bless and Remember.... Sometimes what we perceive as a disappointment is actually a divine delay. 

Something to think about!
"Inspirational with an Edge! 

2 comments:

VK Lynch-Doran said...

Hi, Pamela
great blog post and terrific blog!!
Please contact me, ASAP, regarding your visiting Wild Women Authors blog this week
thanks!
Kat Henry Doran & Veronica Lynch
WildWomenAuthors@yahoo.com

Stacy Juba said...

Thanks so much for hosting me, Pamela!