NOT YOUR USUAL SUSPECTS

A group blog featuring an international array of killer mystery, suspense, and romantic suspense writers. With premises and story lines different from your run-of-the-mill whodunits, we tend to write outside the box. We blog several times a week on all topics relating to romantic suspense and mystery, our writing, and our readers. We welcome all comments and often have guest bloggers. All our authors can be contacted separately, too, using their own social media links.

We find our genre delightfully, dangerously, and deliciously exciting - join us here, if you do too!


Julie Moffet . Clare London . Cathy Perkins . Jean Harrington . Daryl Anderson . Nico Rosso . Maureen A Miller . Sandy Parks . Lisa Q Mathews . Sharon Calvin . Lynne Connolly . Janis Patterson . Vanessa Keir . Tonya Kappes . Julie Rowe . Joni M Fisher . Leslie Langtry

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Release Day Giveaway!

Release day is always exciting, but when it's your debut, nerves compete with anticipation. Your baby is going out into the big bad wide world.

Publishing can be a long drawn out adventure. The sale, edits, all the work to make the story happen; the thrill of your cover (isn't it great?) and finally a publication date; all of it led up to this day.

Carina posted the novel on NetGalley. Reviews start showing up and Yay! Some people 'got it' and loved it but others were disappointed by the lack of sex. I'll go ahead and state for the record, The Professor is a suspense with a romance sub-plot.

To all the people who've read it - I'm glad you enjoyed the story. It's my ultimate goal: to invite the reader into my world and carry them along for the ride.

And to all of you who haven't, I'm giving away a copy to a commenter!

THE PROFESSOR by Cathy Perkins

Someone is murdering women on South Carolina's college campuses: three women, three different schools. The Governor's order to State Law Enforcement Agent Mick O'Shaughnessy is simple: make it stop. More political maneuvering diverts Mick to nearby Douglass College. There, instead of another dead body, he finds Meg Connelly, grad student and faculty advisor for the latest victim.

Determined to finish her master's degree, Meg doesn't need anybody's help - including her estranged family - to succeed.

There's something irresistible about Mick, but the last time she let someone get close to her, she lost everything except her self-respect.

As the investigation heats up, so does their relationship. But Mick's interest in Meg doesn't just endanger her heart—it puts her in the sights of the killer.

Available now from Carina Press at Amazon http://amzn.to/tm7uf6, Barnes and Noble http://bit.ly/rQKCHp and other online e-bookstores.

18 comments:

Elise Warner said...

I'm hooked, Cathy. Sounds terrific.

Rita said...

Congrats on your new release. People crack me up. They always have something to say there wasn't enough of this there was too much of that. I wanted this in the book I wanted that. Like okay.
My book. My rules.
Looking forward to reading it.

Cathy Perkins said...

Hi Elise

Hope you like the story! Thanks for stopping by

Cathy Perkins said...

Hi Rita

You made me laugh!

I'm just glad there are more people saying they love the suspense or the characters or just plain enjoying the story :)

Maureen A. Miller said...

I would buy this book based on the cover alone...but knowing the author, I know the inside is just as good!

Kathy Ivan said...

Congratulations on the debut release, Cathy! I remember that feeling well with my debut too!

People always expect something other than what you intended. I always say write the book the way you see it happening and it's the right book, regardless of what the critics feel. Your story, your way!

Cathy Perkins said...

Aw shucks, Maureen {nudges toe}

Cathy Perkins said...

Thanks for stopping by Kathy!

A debut is exciting - and it's wonderful when people enjoy the story! I suspect most of us are storytellers at heart and love to draw in our audience.

Jane said...

Congrats on your debut release, Cathy. Can't wait to read "The Professor."

Marcelle Dubé said...

Congrats on your launch, Cathy! I love the premise of the story and I look forward to reading it. May it be the first of many for you.

Cathy Perkins said...

Hi Jane & Marcelle!
Thanks for checking out The Professor. It's been a wild week but so exciting. Thanks for helping me celebrate.

Cathy Perkins said...
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Wynter Daniels said...

Congrats, Cathy! Sounds like another must-buy!

Romance Reader Enthusiast said...

I work in an academic setting and would love a chance to read this type of book. Thank you.
lareynolds0316@gmail.com

Anne Marie Becker said...

Congratulations on the release, Cathy! Looks fabulous. :)

Cathy Perkins said...

Hi Wynter!

I do like your thought process ;)

Hope you enjoy the story

Cathy Perkins said...

Hi Romance Reader!

With so many friends who attended the small colleges in SC, the setting never had a chance to be anywhere else. Of course, I made up the school and hopefully none of your professors went off the deep end!

Cathy Perkins said...

Hi Anne Marie

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy it.

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