3 Book Spotlight & Author Interview: Every Move She Makes, Death and Desire and Twelve Hours by Various Authors

Book Blurb & Info

Every Move She Makes
By Jannine Gallant

No matter where she goes, he knows her every move…

Long ago, Rachel Carpenter was a glamorous soap star. She gave it all up to move to Napa Valley with her daughters to open up a bookstore near her family vineyard. Her life is safe and dependable, until she encounters Kane Lafferty at a wilderness camp in the rugged High Sierra. A burned-out police detective struggling with his own demons, Kane is instantly attracted to Rachel. And like Rachel, he isn’t sure if he’s ready to open up his heart. But everything is about to change…

Someone is watching from the darkness. A fanatic obsessed with Rachel for years has decided to claim what he believes is his. It will be up to Kane to not only protect his new love and her family, but to uncover the identity of the stalker before it’s too late for all of them…

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Author Info

Jannine Gallant Bio:

Write about what you know. I’ve taken this advice to heart, creating characters who live in small towns and plots that unfold in the great outdoors.I grew up in Gasquet, a tiny town in Northern California, where as kids we swam in the river, ran wild in the woods, and rode our bikes every-where we wanted to go. Now I live in Tahoe City with my husband, two daughters, and dog, Ginger. When I’m not busy writing or being a full time mom, I enjoy taking Ginger for hikes in the woods around our home.Whether I’m writing romantic suspense, contemporary, or historical romance, I try to bring the beauty of nature to my stories.I graduated from U.C. Davis with a double major in history and creative writing. Though I’ve worked in both the restaurant and ski industries, I never wanted to be anything but a writer. After many years of pursuing my passion, I’ve finally achieved success, proof positive that dreams do come true!

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Death and Desire
By P.H. Turner

Ancient rituals. Up-to-the minute deception.

Reporter Taylor McWhorter knows something is going on at the newly reopened uranium mine on the local Navajo reservation. The Native workers are being fired. Rumors of bad Native American spirits and shapeshifters mingle with the stink of leach pit mining. The rough red mountains and steep canyons hide more passes and getaway trails than any maze. And Taylor’s sources keep turning up dead…

Until she meets Captain Trace Yazzie, head of the tribal police force and plenty to reckon with on his own. The chemistry between them is enough to incinerate Taylor’s rule about mixing business and pleasure. But with a murderer on the loose, priceless Navajo artifacts turning up in the wrong places, and Trace’s suggestion that spirits disturbed from looted burial sites might be part of the problem, Taylor can’t afford to lose her head to lust. This might be the story of the year. But unless she keeps her wits about her, it could be the last one Taylor ever tells…
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Q&A with author
P.H. Turner 

In your own words, what is Death and Desire about?

Investigative television reporter, Taylor Ford has a conundrum with her belief in the laboratory-science theory drilled into us in high school:

Only what is able to be duplicated in a lab is truth. Only what science can measure and study exists.
She is forced to redefine her definition of reality and see beyond her self-imposed boundary of what she believes can exist into a dark and foreign land populated by frightening creatures- or she and her Navajo cop aren't going to make it.

Is Death and Desire a standalone book or will it be part of a series?

Death and Desire is the first book of five in The Nation series. Beneath the Dark Moon is the second and Trance Dancers is the third.

What genre would you say Death and Desire is and what sets your book apart for fans of the genre?

Death and Desire is a contemporary romantic suspense unfolding in the land of never summer mountains and high walled desert canyons of the Navajo Nation in Arizona. While the book and the characters are fiction, the Navajo Way is accurately portrayed. 

What are some of the elements of the world you created?

If you have been fortunate enough to visit Arizona, the land is unforgettable. The desert, the slot and finger canyons, the dry air and red dust clinging in the breeze all stay with you when you are back home cleaning the lint out of your clothes dryer. Within the dramatic backdrop of the land, Anglo culture and Navajo mysticism and rituals collide.

If you had to pick one thing, what is your favorite thing about the world you’ve created?

The Navajo people.

What was your favorite scene to write for either your hero or heroine in Death and Desire?

There are a couple of scenes where Taylor and Captain Trace Yazzie negotiate their relationship and the confines of their work. She's a nosy reporter and he's a Navajo cop. They find and use information differently and can't always share with each other which leads to conflict and confusion between them.

What was the hardest scene to write?

Several scenes in the final chapter. There is a lot of action and cross between the characters.

What's your favorite line or quote from Death and Desire?

When her gay field producer attempts to discuss her love life and says:

“Hey! You look surprised. I can prove it to you. Five minutes after a woman gets in bed, if nothing good is happening, she’s thinking about what’s downstairs in the frig. Right? Be honest.”


Do you recall how your interest in writing originated and what made you decide to pursue it as a career?

I wrote really bad short stories as a child. All set in Arizona and Utah where my family vacationed.

What inspires you to put the pen to paper or fingers to the keyboard?

I am inspired by the daily news rotation:   immigration, environmental disasters, gang violence, drugs, and the failure of public schools to educate. All the unsolved issues we are wrangling with.

What are some of the elements in/of your writing process?

The primary element is research. I will not willingly misled my readers. Rituals, beliefs, cultures, and challenges are all presented as realistically as possible.

Are you a Plotter or a Panster?

I come from a broadcast journalism background and I am a Plotter! I have legal pads, post-a notes, and chits of paper littering my desk as well as a pad of paper and pen by my bed in case I have an idea in the wee hours.  I plot out the intersection of the characters and the action to the final scene.

Have you released anything under a different pen name, and if so, is there any difference between them?

I wrote some very dry academic papers for publication and may they rest in their obscure journals.

What's next for you?

I am working on Trance Dancers, the third book in the Nation series.

Is there anything you’d like to add or say to your fans?

I decided to write fiction when I rode the light rail in Denver into work every morning. There seemed to be an unwritten rule book for riding the train. Don't make eye contact. Don't speak to anyone. And for heaven's sake don't bring coffee on the train!

The women  pulled something out of their briefcase or bag to read, and I remember thinking, This is probably the only time we are not answering to someone, our kids, our boss, our spouse. We get a train ride to and from work to luxuriate in doing whatever we want. I think about my fellow riders when I write. I want to take you to another place and entertain you before the train stops and you go back to work!

Personal questions......

Now I know this is like asking you to choose between your own children, but out of all your amazing characters, who is your favorite and why?

Taylor. She is assertive, hard headed, and borders on being reckless, but she has the capacity to grow and the discernment to make good changes.

Are there any of your stories or characters that hold a special place in your heart?

Sawyer, Taylor, and Jessica. All strong women, confident and independent. I love them.

If the book had to have a theme song, what would it be?

One of the beautiful Navajo songs from the Blessing Way ceremony.

Lastly, What things do fans not know about you and what don't they know about the book?

About me:

  1. My first job was filing the paid tickets for a mechanic- in the summer, in a garage with no air-conditioning.
  2. I have had the pleasure of living  and working on the Atlantic seaboard, the upper Midwest, the south, the Rocky Mountains, and the west coast. America is a beautiful country! I met people who were "place proud" and vocal about it everywhere I lived-proud of their cities, their culture and each other. I cherish the memories I shared with them.
  3. I have two children who make my heart burst with pride and a sister with whom I play well.
  4. I have the personality of a border collie, I have to be doing something.
  5. Sometimes, that something involves a lot of chocolate.

And about Death and Desire:

  1. I loved learning about the healing ceremonies of the Navajo.
  2. Studying the Navajo concept of the practice of the Witchery Way frightened me. The veil between good and evil is permeable and transected too often for my comfort. 
  3. My sister is an environmental engineer and I pestered her with questions about the effects of uranium mining on the environment and the people. Sadly, none of them are good. She was a wonderful reference.
  4. My daughter is an anthropologist and she loaned me a couple of very good texts about the Navajo people and patiently answered all my questions.
  5. My son is a psychologist and answered my questions with, "What? Why are you asking about that?"

Author Info

P.H. Turner Bio:

Teaching and shooting news and documentaries took me to work on the East and West coasts, the Midwest and an island in the Gulf of Mexico. Born a fourth generation Texan, I live in Denver with an energetic mutt that waits patiently every day for me to come home and work on my second novel.

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Twelve Hours
By Leo J. Maloney

“A must!” —Lee Child

Black Ops veteran Leo J. Maloney delivers an explosive tale of international intrigue and the menace of a third World War. The clock is ticking…

Twelve Hours

New York City is under siege. A bomb has exploded in Penn Station. Islamic terrorists have occupied the Waldorf Astoria. And a bloody, catastrophic battle is being fought in Grand Central Station. It’s all part of an insidious plot targeting a visiting head of state. Dan Morgan knows what he has to do to prevent an irreversible domino effect from bringing the world to its knees. There’s just one catch. Dan’s teenage daughter is trapped among the hostages. And she’s determined to fight her way out…

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Leo J. Maloney Bio:

Leo Maloney was born in Massachusetts, where he spent his childhood and graduated from high school and attended Northeastern University. In the mid 1960’s, while in the army, he was recruited to become a deep cover black ops contractor for a clandestine government agency.

While he was serving his country in the secretive world of Black Ops over 30 years, he operated several “cover” businesses including a classic car brokerage, promotions and limousine companies, and a detective agency. He served as a municipal police officer in Revere, Massachusetts and is still a licensed private investigator in the state of Massachusetts.

After leaving his career in black ops, Leo continued several of his cover businesses, and also had the opportunity to try his hand at acting in independent films and TV commercials. Leo has 5 movies to his credit both as an actor and behind the camera as a producer, technical advisor, and assistant director.

In his most recent project, Leo began writing, reliving many of his Black Ops experiences and evolving them into his books. In 2011 he signed a contract with Kensington Publishing Corp for the Dan Morgan thriller series. The first book, Termination Orders, was released in September 2012. The second book, Silent Assassin, was released in August of 2013. The third book, Black Skies, was released on 26 August 2014. The fourth book a novella, Twelve Hours, will be released in March of 2015. It’s now official, Leo has signed a movie deal with Amber Entertainment in LA / London to bring the “Dan Morgan” thriller series to the “BIG SCREEN”. It is slated to begin filming in 2015.

Leo currently resides in a suburb north of Boston with his wife and their German Shepherd, Neika.

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