Skip ahead quite a few years to my current status of author. The skin better be good and thick to handle critiques of your work, bad reviews, and comments that hit below the belt concerning your creations by people who don't even know they're swinging at you. Okay, that was rather long and convoluted. Let me explain.
I'm three books published into a five book series. Confession here...when I wrote book one, I didn't actually think about the series angle enough. I set book one and two in Arizona, but because of the story in book one, book three takes place in Austria. Kind of wacky, but I went with it. It involves the neo-Nazi movement too. The cover has a swastika. I thought my cover artist did a great job. To me, it spoke to the suspense and danger of the book. Apparently, this might not appeal to some readers. Truthfully, only one reader told me it didn't appeal to her even though she loved the first two books. She won't read it. Only one...but if one, then there could be more who feel that way.
Where is my self proclaimed tough skin on this issue? I'll admit, I'm bothered. What can I do about it? Not much now. I do keep wondering, are there others who are missing out on what I think is one of my most involved plots and story to date because of my setting and villain choice? Jeez, I just don't know.
In Austria to meet her great-grandfather and explore his castle estate filled with priceless art, August Myer arrives to find he’s died suspiciously. As one of the heirs, her life is in danger, turning this fairytale Alpine adventure into a nightmare of unexplained accidents, neo-Nazi threats, and murder.
Inspector Tobias Wolf splits his time between his profession and fighting the spread of neo-Nazism. But when the beautiful, intriguing American crosses his path during a murder investigation, ensuring her safety challenges his priorities…and his heart.
When August learns the handsome inspector’s involvement with a major female Nazi is more than he’s admitted, and the death of her great-grandfather is somehow connected, she takes the investigation into her own hands. The outcome could be the death of both of them.
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