Okay, much better J
On March 17th I have a new release coming out from Rebel Ink Press called Accidental Intent. It is a romantic murder mystery and you will read a lot about coffee, because that is all my characters seem to consume.
As for me, I live in beautiful sunny (albeit cold this morning) Boulder Colorado with my husband (and fellow coffee addict) Eben, two kids, three cats, a dog and I'm sure there are more animals to follow. Eben's been talking about inviting a hamster to come live with us, oh and a parrot. My four year old would like to get a couple more cats-- so we are an ever growing menagerie, which would explain the coffee addiction, right?
Accidental Intent also revolves around animals, dogs to be exact. My lead character Lucy is a dedicated dog trainer, maybe a little too dedicated-- it kind of puts her into life threatening situations.
When I sat down to write Accidental Intent, It was just after my first e-pub, Summerland, had been released. It is a contemporary romance, so I had it in my head to write another one set in Colorado. Lucy began whispering in my ear immediately and it all started with a phone call I received from a directionally challenged friend.
Lucy had to have a love interest of course. It wouldn't be much of a romance without one. Nicolai emerged out of the shadows. Tall, muscular with shoulder length, jet black hair and startling ice blue eyes. I was sold before he spoke a word.
So got my heroine, got my hero, had the opening scene (Which now starts chapter two) and friends began to emerge, all was going well until a dead body showed up--
GREAT! A friggin dead body in the middle of my off to a good start contemporary romance. What's a girl to do but go with the flow? Then Nicolai started to speak. "Oh," he said. "Did I mention I was a homicide detective?" He tried to give me one of his seductive half smiles. Those might work on Lucy but all I did was glare at him.
So NOW I have a heroine with an attitude, a hero who happens to be a homicide detective, a dead body, opinionated friends-- Oi! It was going to take a lot of coffee to pull this one off!
Coffee! All my characters LOVE coffee *Whew* something we could all relate to. If I wasn't such a character driven author I think I might have given up, but being who I am, I took dictation like a good writer and allowed my characters to run wild and free through the streets of Longmont Colorado.
Desi Moon http://dbmoonauthor.blogspot.com
When drugs and murder invade sleepy Longmont, Colorado, Lucy Lafferty,
resident dog trainer, finds her quiet existence turned inside out with her name
added to a rising body count. And that wouldn't be good for her four-legged
furry family or her prized designer shoe collection.
During the rising heat of summer, Lucy Lafferty reaches the conclusion that men
aren't worth the effort, especially with an ex-sex partner who pushes to revive
a relationship that never existed. But when she's thrown together on a murder
investigation with Detective Nicolai Petrovski, the mercury rises to dangerous
levels that have nothing to do with the season. Investigating a backwoods dog
rescue unknowingly puts them both into dangerous territory and Lucy, despite
all her bravado, can't help falling for the magnetic cop.