Three days ago, she was sitting in a hospital room with a man that had just murdered his three small children because he was angry his wife had left him. After making the arrest, she let the perpetrator know that when he got out of prison she was coming after him. He would not be able to hide from her. She left the hospital, went back to work and quit on the spot.
After a great deal of persuading, her captain convinced her that an indefinite leave of absence was in order instead of quitting. She went home, packed her bags and jumped in the car. With no destination in mind, she just drove.
Rachael found herself on the side of the road, unsure of where she was and on the phone with her partner. All she wanted to do was run as fast and as far as she could from the image of those three small babies with bullets in their bodies.
Officer Patrick Sheehan pulls in front of Rachael while she is bent over the hood of her car looking at a map. He overhears the conversation between Rachael and her partner and thanks fate for dropping a homicide detective right in his lap. His good friend, Emily, was murdered just days ago and Patrick knows who killed her, her husband and his boss, the Chief of Police of Brownwood, Texas.
Boyd Campbell has taken extreme measures to cover up his wife's murder but Patrick is going to do everything in his power to put this monster away. He doesn't care what he has to do or say to get this cop to stay and work this case. He needs her help and she is just going to have to deal with it. She could just blame fate for bringing her here when he needed her expertise. After all, the only important thing at the moment is getting Justice For Emily.
Tell us about your current release.
I currently have three books out. My first, Maggie Mae, is a steamy contemporary romance with a ghostly paranormal twist. My second, Justice For Emily, is a steamy romance/suspense/thriller with a ghostly paranormal twist. My third, for those that do not like as much steam, A Brother's Love, is a romance/suspense/thriller with a ghostly paranormal twist.
I love writing ghosts of loved ones into my stories. They play such different roles in each of my books. As you can tell by the excerpt for Justice For Emily, sometimes they add a bit of comic relief to a storyline that deals with very difficult subject matter.
Tell us about your next release.
I'm really excited about my next book. It is different than anything I've ever written before. The name of the book will be Soul Mates. It will primarily by a steamy historical romance with some really cool magic thrown in.
Does your significant other read your stuff?
My husband, Michael, is my biggest supporter. It's funny because the man just doesn't like to read. When he found out that I was writing my first book, he got that look on his face. That's right, ladies. All married women know that look. It's the, "Oh no! She's doing something new. I'm going to have to pretend that it's really good." look. LOL
When I finished Maggie Mae, I was so nervous to give it to him. I told him that I was counting on him to tell me the truth. I really needed an objective opinion. I thought that since he really doesn't like to read, he'd get through a couple of pages and call it quits.
After an hour of me wearing the tile out from pacing through the kitchen, I peeked into the living room and he was still reading. I paced the kitchen some more.
After another hour, I peeked into the living room again. He was crying. I had hit pay dirt! My husband was really enjoying the book!
He put it down and gave me a big hug. He said, "You know I don't like to read, but I think this is really good. You've got to do something with this."
I just love that man!
Tell us about your family.
I have been married to the most wonderful man in the world for 33 years. We were high school sweethearts. Together, we've raised two beautiful, strong, independent women.
My daughters, their lifestyles, their career choices, their strength of character, and their stubbornness, are the inspiration for my lead female characters in my books.
What songs are most played on your Ipod?
My taste in music is just as eclectic as my taste in movies or books. I like it all. I grew up listening to Tammy Wynette and George Jones, Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett. I can still picture my mom moving through the house and singing tunes from these fabulous artists in that beautiful
As for the newer stuff, my Ipod is filled with Sugarland, George Thorogood, Celine Dion, Pink, No Doubt, Lady Gaga, Kelly Clarkson, just to name a few. Like I said, eclectic. The last time I checked, I had about 4,000 songs on my Ipod.
What is your favorite meal?
My very favorite meal is chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and white gravy, fried okra, homemade rolls.
When Mike and I got married 33 years ago, all I knew how to cook was chicken fried steak. We literally had it every night for the first month of our marriage. I really married a saint. Thank God he loves chicken fried steak as much as I do. Finally, he came to me and said, "I love this food, but I've gained 30 pounds in one month. We have to start eating something else." LOL
Now, being older and much more health conscious, we only eat it once every few months. I miss the good old days.
Do you have a Website or Blog?
I host a blog called
Enter for a chance to win a digital copy of Justice for Emily.
"Like" Sandy on Facebook for a bonus entry.
A second winner will be chosen if more than 10 peeps comment on this post
(not including author posts or my posts).
This Giveaway ends Jan 21st 11:59 PM Central Time.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sandy Wolters is an author and blogger. Her genre of choice is contemporary romance and romance/suspense/thriller, both with a ghostly paranormal twist. “Nothing beats a good romance, especially when those you love and have lost come back to assist you in unexpected ways when you need them most.”
She hosts a blog called Sandy's Spotlight that introduces fabulous authors to avid readers every other Friday. There she provides information about the author and a book review for the featured book. Starting in mid December 2011, Sandy also hosts a book discussion that runs simultaneously alongside Sandy's Spotlight giving readers the opportunity to interact with the featured spotlighted author. No invitation needed! Everyone is welcome to join in.
THANKS FOR LOOKING!!