Often authors grab their stories from the headlines and twist them around to create something new and fresh. But sometimes, things happen the other way around. A story is written and then we see something similar in the news. That happened to me last week.
Two unrelated news stories come together in one novel that I wrote four years ago!
If you keep up with the news you’re aware of the government spying via the NSA and data mining techniques, etc. You might have also caught the snippet of a story about someone who purchased a decommissioned missile silo from the cold war and is refurbishing it into his home.
In Disarming Andi, my hero Vance is working on a classified government project—data mining software to predict or find potential terrorists. Isn't that what the government claims to be doing now?
It just so happens that Vance is also finishing out a project to retrofit an old missile silo. This is one of my earlier books and it was great fun to write. I enjoyed learning about the missile silos, their uses--past and present--and how one would go about refurbishing them.
Also, I learned much about North Dakota’s big role in the cold war. Want to find out more?
Here is the whole blurb for Disarming Andi:
Vance inherits a missile launch site—a relic from the cold war buried beneath the plains of North Dakota. But he doesn’t consider staying in the underground dwelling until he meets Andi, the woman responsible for remodeling it into a lavish home.
Upon meeting Vance, Andi may have just gotten her second chance to discover what her grandfather hid inside the old missile base decades before when he served as a missileer. Is she prepared to detonate her growing feelings for the new owner in order to find the hidden treasure?
You can order all three of my Heartsongs sprinkled with suspense—Disarming Andi, Exposing Amber, and Praying for Rayne—packaged in North Dakota Weddings. This collection releases July 1st and you can pre-order it today for your eReader or in print.
North Dakota Weddings:
True life threatens true love in three contemporary romances from North Dakota. Andi is remodeling a decommissioned missile site and searching for a treasure hidden within. Can she detonate her feelings for the owner when romance gets in the way? Amber is excited to be a new summer intern for the Harrington museum and Dr. Brandon Selman. It’s the opportunity she needs to determine her future, but will past secrets be her undoing? Rayne’s job designing magnificent fountains for FountainTech is a dream come true until charges of corporate espionage swirl. Is it the end of her dream. . .and love?
And as usual, I am giving away a copy! Please leave a comment about what you think is the most unusual aspect of this story along with your email address!