Oh sure, the beach sounds lovely and relaxing, doesn't it? Unless you're living in a suspense novel! In my imagination, I've been hanging out in Monterey, enjoying the gorgeous California coastline...and dodging potential killers, for my newest release Seaside Secrets. It's an occupational hazard. We fiction writers always imagine what is the worst possible thing that can happen in any given setting. Crazy isn't it? While other folks are collecting shells or building sandcastles, I'm looking at the drainage pipe thinking, "Could I hide from a killer in there?" Terrible huh?
Here's a quick blurb from Seaside Secrets.
Navy chaplain Angela Gallagher wants to put the past behind her, but she's still haunted by the wartime death of her assistant. So when his brother claims he's in danger and pleads for her to use her family's private detective company's resources to help him stay alive, she can't turn him down. But someone will stop at nothing—even murder—to keep her from revealing their secrets.
So while I've got beaches on the brain, what's the coolest beach you've ever been to? We love Natural Bridges in Santa Cruz where the Monarchs stop during their migration and, of course, Coronado which has an ice skating rink right on the beach in December! Giving away a copy of Seaside Secrets to one lucky winner!