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He's hiding out because someone wants him dead...
Cameron Rafferty is keeping secrets. Dangerous secrets that could endanger the lives of everyone around him. His plan was simple...keep a low profile until the would-be-killer was found. And it was working - until an accident changed everything. Before he knows it, he finds himself becoming more involved with the family next door, and wishing for things he shouldn't. Things that will put their lives in jeopardy, too.
Her summer plans didn't include secrets and danger...
Spending summers on Bois Blanc Island was a tradition for author Laura Keane and her young son. Filled with special memories of the husband she'd lost to war, she looked forward to days of reminiscing, playing, and working on her newest novel. She didn't expect this year to be any different - but that was before their sexy neighbor came to her rescue like a knight in shining armor. Will that armor be tarnished when she finds out what he is and why he's living next door?
Hi, I’m Kristy, and I’m a writer-a-holic.
I’ve been writing since I was in the ninth grade – unless you count the plays written for my siblings and cousins to perform for all of our parents before I turned ten, and then it’s been a bit longer. So there’s no doubt this is what I was meant to do, and it’s something as necessary to me as breathing. Okay, maybe not quite as important as breathing, but it’s a huge part of my life.
So huge that when I was injured in a car accident in 2008, I was afraid I’d lost it forever.
For two years, I couldn’t write. The stories were there, I just couldn’t get them out of my head and onto the computer screen. Instead, my life was filled with various tests and therapies, and I was exhausted and in pain. The only goal I had was to get back to normal. And when, after giving 100% to that, I was told to set my sights on 80%, because that’s probably all I could expect, I worked even harder. If giving it my all wasn’t good enough, then I’d give more … because I was getting everything I’d lost back. And that included the writing.
Laying Low in Paradise was an experiment. I’d tried to work on a couple of books started before the gentleman ran a red light and totaled my van, but the words wouldn’t come. I knew where I wanted to go with each one, but there was a wall I couldn’t break through, and so I thought, maybe if I try something new…
The first chapter was born from a hint of an idea. There was no outline, no plans to continue beyond that point. Nothing. I just wanted to see if I could do it.
Since that landmark day in 2010, I’ve written eleven more books, as well as a few novellas and novelettes. Among them is Laying Low in Paradise. The rest of the story was buried in my brain, and I couldn’t be happier that it was.
I thoroughly enjoyed finishing Cameron and Laura’s tale, but was surprised to find how much readers loved them. So much so that I received many requests to write stories for two other characters – Finley Hughes and Nolan Campbell. After thinking about it – for nearly a year – I decided to do exactly that. Last month, Nolan’s story hit the virtual bookshelves, and Fin’s is due out sometime in 2015.
The sixth anniversary of the accident was nineteen days ago. When I look at my life, before and after, I realize that what I thought was one of the worst things that could have happened actually turned out to be one of the best. Now I know I can do whatever I set my mind to – including making the stories that play out in my head come alive in however many books I’ll ever wish to write.
Kristy K. James' first goal in life was to work in law enforcement, until the night she called the police to check out a scary noise in her yard. Realizing that she might someday have to investigate scary noises in yards just as dark as hers if she continued on that path, she turned to her other favorite love...writing. Since then her days have been filled with being a mom and reluctant zookeeper (7 pets), creating stories, and looking for trouble in her kitchen.
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