Monday, August 18, 2014

Tour Kick Off - Deceitful Truths by @maggiethom2 #giveaway

(Book 2 The Caspian Wine Series)

Date Published: March 2014

He created a legacy that no one could imagine…

Tarin has lost a week of her life. She doesn't know what happened but not long after she returns to work she is suspended from her job. Confused and pregnant, she quits and agrees to marry Stephen, only to be thrown into a whole new nightmare. Desperate, she grabs her son and moves across the country to get away from her abusive husband and to avoid her unforgiving father. Thrilled at getting the Tech assistant job at Knights Associates, not only will she be helping them solve cyber crimes but she'll be able to use their connections and resources to solve her own mystery. Who stole a week of her life? And will they return to steal the secret she is now protecting?

Graham and his partner Guy can't keep up with the demand. They are being flooded with requests at Knights Associates, where they offer a combined service of private investigator and that of solving cyber crimes. It appears that someone wants to get their attention, not only have they been hacked but Guy's family business, Caspian Winery, seems to be under attack as well. Hiring an assistant seems to be the answer but when Graham discovers she's been accessing their high-security accounts, he decides the cause of their predicament might be closer than he thought. Is their new assistant behind the problems they're having? If she's so innocent, why is someone after her?

Tarin and Graham discover that although they don't trust each other, they are forced to work together to solve several seemingly unrelated crimes that may lead to one disastrous conclusion. Can they figure it all out before Tarin's nightmare plays out? Before an eighty-year-old woman pays with her life? Or before Tarin learns a truth that may seal her fate, a truth that will keep her and Graham apart, a truth that neither one of them may be able to forgive or forget...

(Caspian Wine Series - Book #2. This novel is standalone but is a Sequel to “Captured Lies”)

"... Deceitful Truths showcases Maggie Thom’s talent... a masterpiece that begs to be read and savored!..." Dii at Tome Tender

#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?

Writing is an incredible career and one that has many avenues within it to make a career out of - writing novels, short stories, ghost writing, writing articles, writing blog posts, writing technical papers, etc. So yes, I absolutely do see it as a career.

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

Deceitful Truths is a standalone book but is book 2 in a series and I have to say it was a lot more difficult than I had imagined. I have a whole new respect for authors who write series. I had to ensure the information that I brought over from book one was accurate and consistent. Then I had to make sure that the characters from book one didn't take over the story, which they actually did a few times. So it was quite a process of writing a new character's story and blending it with the previous story and characters. I found it to be a lot of work but a very interesting process.

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

I have a group of people (readers & writers) who help me with critiquing and feedback and generally to bounce ideas off of.

#4 – What is next for your writing?

I currently have two other books published - Captured Lies (book one) and Tainted Waters. I am working on two new novels - Deadly Ties and Split Seconds.

Deadly Ties - What connection could there be between a twenty year-old murder and a thirty year-old murder and a present day attack on Kyara's mother? Did her grandmother falsely go to jail for twenty-years?

Split Seconds - Twins sisters meet for the first time as adults and soon discover that someone has gone to great lengths to keep them apart and will even kill to ensure that continues. 

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

I do have an addiction to reading, I don't read as much as I used to but I do try to read and review at least 50 books a year. I am currently reading Legitimate Targets by Peter Facer.

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Award winning author, Maggie Thom, took the challenge and leapt off, leaving a fulltime, twenty year career in management, to write full time. After publishing her first suspense/thriller book Captured Lies, October 2012, she published her second novel, Tainted Waters, April, 2013. Tainted Waters went on to win 2013 Suspense and Thriller Book of the Year through Turning the Pages Magazine and Captured Lies won book of the Month through LAS Reviews (February 2014). She published her third novel, Deceitful Truths (The Caspian Wine Series - Book 2), March 2014. An avid reader and writer her whole life, she decided to break the monotony of wishing to be an author by making it happen. She is a wholehearted nature lover and likes nothing better than to take a book, hike to a remote spot by a river or waterfalls and read. Married to her best friend, she is learning that humor, love and patience help her navigate her way through her twins’ teen years. Her motto: Escape to read and Read to escape. "Maggie Thom writes a fast paced thriller laced with romance that keeps the reader interested and on edge!" InDtale Magazine

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  1. Good morning. Thank you very much for hosting Deceitful Truths and for organizing my tour. :)

  2. I am intruiged about her losing a week of her life . That would certainely freak me out