Friday, May 30, 2014

Tour Kick Off - TRUE Blue by Susan Rae - #giveaway

Romantic Suspense
Date Published: May 16, 2014

      Sometimes we must revisit the past to embrace our future.
Twenty-four years ago, the murder of a Chicago police officer changed Joey DeLuca’s life.  He lost his best friend and first love, Meghan McConnell, when her mother whisked her out of town.  Now, on the eve of another officer’s death, Meghan is back and about to step into his life again.
There is very little gray in Joey's line of work as a Lt. Detective--it is either black or white, right or wrong. But Meghan’s insistence on finding answers to her father's murder threatens those beliefs and throws his marriage to CPD Detective Andi, his career, and the entire DeLuca family in jeopardy when new revelations come to light.
Can Joey save his marriage, solve the murder, and keep his family together all at the same time?
The third book in the DeLuca Family Series, TRUE blue can also be enjoyed as a stand-alone novel.

#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career? Yes, I do. I have been writing since I was in grade school, but between the short stories and plays I wrote then to publication of my first novel, heartbeats, I worked at a few other jobs including telephone operator, insurance representative, and freelance feature writer. Now, I am happy to say I am an author.

#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process? I want to stay sticking with it and believing in my writing through the rejections; but actually, the rejections fueled my determination to succeed.

#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family? So many people encouraged me, from my professors in my creative writing classes to my fellow members of Chicago-North RWA, the local chapter of Romance Writers of America. Through the critique sessions, workshops, and friendly advice I was able to hone my skills and learn the ins and outs of getting published.   

#4 – What is next for your writing? I have ideas for many novels in my head, but one seems to be particularly pesky. It’s a time travel Romantic Suspense set on the East Coast of Maine. I’m getting anxious to start the actual writing. 

#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading? Unfortunately, with spending so much time writing, I don’t read as much as I would like.  However, I am always looking for a good suspense novel. I still read every Mary Higgins Clark book that comes out, as well as Nora Roberts, Jayne Anne Krentz, Tom Clancy, Linda Howard, and Iris Johansen. But I also like women’s fiction and fantasy novels including Tolkien’s and Steven Kings’.  

DESCRIBE Your Book in 1 Tweet: The past collides with the present when Chicago Police Det. Joey DeLuca’s childhood sweetheart breezes into town seeking answers to her father’s twenty four year old murder.

This or That?

#1 - iPd or Mp3? Mp3.

#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla? Vanilla.

#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries? French Fries.

#4 – Comedy or Drama? Yes. Love both, depending on my mood!

#5 – Danielle Steel or Nicholas Sparks? Nicholas Sparks.

#6 – Fantasy or Reality? Yes. Again, depending on my mood.

#7 – Call or Text? Yes. Depending on the situation.

#8 – Public School or Home School? Public.

#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate? Hot chocolate.

#10 – eBook or Paperback? I love the feel of a paperback in my hand, but I read more and more on my Kindle. It’s just easier to take a lot of books with on vacation or elsewhere, easier to hold, and to turn the pages!

Susan Rae grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Columbia College, Missouri with an emphasis in creative writing. She penned her first melodrama in fifth grade for a Girl Scout Drama badge. Complete with hero, heroine, and dastardly villain, it wasn’t so different, really, than the romantic suspense she writes now.
“I love writing romantic suspense because it allows me to combine a sexy, passionate love story with a gritty suspense tale—in my opinion, the best of both worlds.  It also allows me to express my appreciation for the outdoors in the settings that I recreate on the page.”
Freefall,  Susan’s second novel, takes place in Wisconsin's Kettle Moraine Forest and beautiful Door County.  ICE blue returns to the busy streets of Chicago and the shores of Lake Michigan to continue the story of the DeLuca family which began in her award winning first novel, heartbeats. InTRUE blue, the third book in the DeLuca Family series, Susan was thrilled when it became apparent that her characters must take a trip to Montana’s majestic Glacier National Park. 
When she is not sketching characters, you might find Susan on the golf course working on her handicap, or traveling around the country seeking out new settings for her novels with her husband and empty nest puppies, Ginger and Nikute.  To read more about Susan’s novels and the writing life, please visit her website/blog at

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