The third and final book in my Who's Watching Now series is here! If you've followed the series, this is Jed's story, the fun-loving, sexy brother of Kane from Every Move She Makes. Each book in the series stands alone, but I think it's kind of nice for readers to get a last look at what's going on in the lives of the characters they've gotten to know and love after their HEAs. Don't think this book is just more of the same, however, because you're in for an action-packed ride. Every Vow She Breaks puts its own unique spin on the stalker story, and it has an added twist.
This book began with a title. Now normally we write a book and then choose a title to fit it. Vows was created in reverse. I had Every Move She Makes written and Every Step She Takes half done when I decided on the titles for this series. If you're familiar with the song by The Police, you know my title choices for the final book in the series were limited. I decided on Every Vow She Breaks and then set out to create a plot that would fit the title. Kind of bas-akwards, as my dad used to say, but it was actually pretty fun. I created my heroine, Claire, a childhood friend of Jed's, and then invented a cast of characters she broke a promise to in some way. I hope readers will be kept guessing as to which one is the psycho targeting her with weird wedding paraphernalia. What starts out innocently enough escalates into a sick fantasy by the end of the book.
Okay, I promised you a twist. I decided to set this book in the redwood forest of California near where I grew up. The scenery is gorgeous and a bit otherworldly with all those fog-shrouded trees. My setting was simply crying out for something more... So I delivered. Bigfoot. A group of scientists are determined to prove Sasquatches do exist. Claire wants a picture of one to launch her photography career to the next level. Jed is a kid at heart who would love to believe in gentle giants roaming the forest. So, is Bigfoot real? I guess you'll have to read the book to find out! But here's a short excerpt after Jed and Claire are reunited that will give you a feel for the story.
He grinned. “Claire Templeton, does the heart of a rebel beat beneath that proper façade?”
She glanced down. “What’s so proper about jeans and a T-shirt?”
“It’s the look but don’t touch aura you project.”
“Hmm. Is that why your hands are jammed in your pockets?”
He nodded. “It helps me resist temptation and maintain my good guy persona. I wouldn’t want you to think I grew up to be the sort of man who preys on lone, defenseless women.”
“I’m not defenseless. I took classes. Besides, Scoop isn’t just a pretty face. If you threatened me, he’d rip your arm off.”
“Good to know. I’m in favor of keeping that mutt happy.”
“You have something against dogs?”
“Only ones who look at me like I’m on the dinner menu.”
Claire didn’t blame Scoop one bit. The man was drool-worthy. She licked dry lips and turned when the beach ended at a rock cliff jutting into the water. They started back the way they’d come.
“Do you plan to camp with this research group?”
She glanced over. “Not right away, although I may spend the night out there at some point. I have an appointment with the director tomorrow, so I’ll know more after that.”
“I’d give my left—uh, arm to see a Bigfoot. Can I tag along?”
Pressing a hand to her mouth, she couldn’t hold back a giggle. “You sound exactly like the ten-year-old boy I remember. I’ll tell them I have an associate and ask permission for you to join me on any expeditions.”
The giggle erupted in a laugh. “You know it’s all probably a big, fat farce, right?”
“Sure, but what if it isn’t?”
“What if Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy are real?”
“If you’re such a skeptic, why’re you writing the story?”“I’m writing about the process of hunting for a Bigfoot…and photographing a beautiful area of California. Anyway, I have an open mind.” She swept a hand toward the forested hills rising away from the coast. “Who knows, any number of things could be hiding out there.”
So, if you're interested in what happens to Jed and Claire, pick up a copy of Every Vow She Breaks on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple iBooks or KOBO. Have a great day!