My guest on today’s “A Book and a Chat” is one of those authors whose been writing since they could first hold a crayon, and actually has many of the early exercise books full of their stories. However home schooling six children would not normally allow much time to write, unless as my guest Raquel Byrnes explained during the show, you are a bit of a night owl.
Raquel lives in Southern, California, and considers herself an inspirational fiction writer creating romantic suspense with an edge-of-your-seat pace novels. Her first book in the Shades of Hope series, “Purple Knot” was released on June 3rd which will shortly be followed by “Ruby Dawn” with a the third in the trilogy “Bayou Blue” available in 2012.
Raquel is one of those authors that take the research for a novel very seriously, she has taken private detective courses, gun classes, and underground tours to get every detail right for her novels.
About “Purple Knot”:
When her best friend, is murdered, Reyna Cruz doesn't believe the police have the whole story. An investigator by trade, she has the talent to track Summer’s killer, but when clues lead to a family connection and a vicious gang, she suddenly becomes the hunted. At the end of her rope, Reyna must decide to trust the God she believes abandoned her.
Wanting justice for his sister’s murder, lawyer Jimmy Corbeau agrees to help Reyna—even though she’s his ex-fiancé, and their break-up devastated him. Romance is reawakened, but so are memories of their tragic undoing. Jimmy must decide if he will fight for a future with Reyna or allow their past to derail the investigation and his second chance at love.
When the investigation goes awry and Summer’s infant daughter is kidnapped, Reyna must put her life on the line. Will Jimmy and Reyna survive the desperate measures it takes to recover his niece, catch a killer, and secure a happily-ever-after for them all?
So listen to an interesting and hugely entertaining show as I spend thirty minutes sharing "A Book and a Chat with Raquel Byrnes".
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