Sunday, June 15, 2014

Tour Kick Off - Prey of Desire by JC Gatlin #giveaway

Date Published: February 17, 2014
They said the disappearance of two high school students over 25 years ago was mystery that couldn't be solved.
No one ever said it shouldn't be.

Following the abrupt end of a relationship, college student Kimberly Bradford finds comfort in the friendship with her over-the-top neighbor, Mallory. And, Mallory encourages her to get back out there. She would of course if it weren't for the thrilling little love notes and gifts she's been receiving .

Kim thinks they're from her ex-fiancee, not realizing he's been murdered. Worse, whoever is sending her all the extra attention is not only in her inner-circle, but has a connection to that unsolved murder some 25 years ago. That connection puts her life in danger, and exposes secrets better left buried around her closest friends and family.

#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?

Absolutely. Like any career, you have to study your profession, continuously improve, and commit a significant investment in time and education. You must be disciplined and, not just set goals, but achieve them. You have to take it seriously.

#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?

Cutting scenes -- especially character back story -- that I absolutely loved and thought was brilliant. But, I knew those scenes weren’t moving the story forward. You wouldn’t believe what I cut out of ‘Prey of Desire’ to keep that story tight and racing to the big climactic end.  I might post some of the character histories on my blog. That way, interested readers can access it, but it doesn’t interrupt the flow of the book.

#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family?

I’m blessed with a lot of supportive people. My best friend Chad, who’s coached football and is active in his daughter’s dance competitions, is always pushing me to go the extra mile and to keep my eye on the prize. He has to listen to all my ideas – good and bad – and put up with me constantly rambling about whatever page/scene/character that’s tumbling through my head.

#4 – What is next for your writing?

My next mystery-suspense novel “Hangm_n” comes out early in 2015, and I can’t wait for people to read it. It has some really fun characters and a few surprises that I hope no one will see coming, I’m also working on a mystery series idea that I’m excited to launch. 

#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading?

Lately I’ve been reading every marketing book I can get my hands on. I just downloaded and started “Crush It with Kindle” by John Tighe. The last fiction book I read was Leslie O’Kane’s “Death Comes e-Calling.”

DESCRIBE Your Book in 1 Tweet:

A Florida college student discovers her boyfriend’s murder is connected to the disappearance of 2 high school students over 25 years ago

This or That?

#1 - iPd or Mp3? MP3

#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate

#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries? French Fries

#4 – Comedy or Drama? Dramedy

#5 – Danielle Steel or Nicholas Sparks? Did Channing Tatum star in a movie adapted from either one of their books?

#6 – Fantasy or Reality? Fantasy

#7 – Call or Text? Call

#8 – Public School or Home School? Public

#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate? Hot Chocolate

#10 – eBook or Paperback? That’s a tough one. I love them both. Can I choose Audio?

JC Gatlin lives in Tampa, Florida. In addition to regular fishing trips, he wrote a monthly column for New Tampa Style Magazine, then began penning several mystery/suspense stories. He also maintains a blog about mystery writing.

Coming from a large family with five brothers, JC grew up in Grapevine -- a small Texas town just outside of Dallas. He moved to Tampa in 1999, and most of his stories feature the rich landscapes of Texas and Florida as backdrop.

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  1. The plot sounds intriguing, would be an interesting read.

  2. Thanks Lisa! I hope you like the book.

  3. This definitely sounds intriguing. I can't wait for you to stop by my blog later in the tour. :)

  4. Thank you Jonel! I'm looking forward to stopping by your blog as well,

  5. The excerpt got me interested it sounds like a great thriller/mystery

  6. Thanks Stacey. I hope you enjoy it.

  7. The story of the disappearance of two high school students sounds intriguing. I would like to read this book

  8. Thank you Elena. I think you'd enjoy it. I would be happy to gift you a copy of the book via Amazon if you'd be willing to leave a comment about what you thought.

  9. I love the mystery/suspense genre so the overall mystery of the disappearance is the most appealing.

  10. Thanks Elle. I hope you enjoy the book, and let me know if you solve the murder before the sleuth!

  11. I love that it is a mystery novel. It is my favorite genre!

  12. The title intrigues me.


  13. The blurb intrigues me. I really like mysteries/thrillers! :)