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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Driven by fear - Warm Springs Trilogy #1 

The Georgia townsfolk’s true Southern charm is the unexpected prescription needed to heal her soul, and the sexy carpenter who touches her heart are distractions she didn’t plan on, but they might offer her a chance at a new life, if she can let go of her past.


Driven by fear and desperate to protect her family, Samantha is forced to leave Chicago and everything she’s worked to achieve, only to start over by tossing a dart-at-the-map. The Georgia townsfolk’s true Southern charm is the unexpected prescription needed to heal her soul, and the sexy carpenter who touches her heart are distractions she didn’t plan on, but they might offer her a chance at a new life, if she can let go of her past.

Town heartbreaker, Spencer Malloy, isn’t looking for anything serious. His days are perfect working as a contractor, attending his nephew’s baseball games or taking him fishing. He never expects to fall for the big city girl, Samantha. She’s not his type, timid and closed off, but in her unguarded moments, he’s intrigued by the woman he can’t get out of his mind. The urge to get closer to her grows stronger each day, and when the shadow of evil resurfaces, he vows to protect Samantha, even if it means abandoning his home and joining her on the run.

When confronted by the man who’s bent on revenge, Samantha must choose between running again to save the people she loves, or if she has the strength, to stay and fight for her new life.

Small town beauty queen, Jenny Fillmore, is a survivor. In the wake of having been kidnapped by a madman, she’s managed to put her life back together, complete with a successful career and a serious boyfriend. But, when her first love returns and hires her as his real estate agent, old wounds are torn open, making Jenny question whether or not she has the life she wants. It turns out broken hearts don’t heal so easily and old desires don’t always fade with time.

Professional baseball player, Adam Hamilton, didn’t expect a career ending shoulder injury. Thrown a curveball in his prime, he returns home to Warm Springs and the one woman whose heart he broke to pursue his sports dream. But, earning Jenny’s forgiveness won’t be easy. What he and Jenny once shared was real, but she’s moved on. With the new man in her life, time isn’t on Adam’s side.

Why suspense? 

I write suspense, contemporary, and YA, but suspense is probably my favorite. I like the extra tension it can bring to a story and the way it can make you stay up at night reading.Preferably with the light on. It is also a genre that can carry over to other genres. For example, I can incorporate it into my YA books by adding in a villian or a high school nemesis. 

Suspenseful stories also propel the characters in different ways. The danger can make the leads in the story cling to each other harder or be forced to count on one another for support. And, doesn’t a stressful situation bring out one’s true self? 

Something else I love about writing suspense is the opportunity to create villains and their backstories. Like actors who enjoy stepping out of their comfort zones, I too like playing around with a character who is nothing like me. Well, hopefully nothing like me. In my debut Safe at Home, a man hell bent on revenge haunts my heroine and propels the story. In Running Home you see one of the characters trying to piece their life back together after having their life threatened by such a man. The final book will be back in the suspense vein, but our villain won’t be an outsider like in Safe. He will be the kind who lurks no further than your own backyard. Happy reading!

About the author:
Christina Kirby holds a degree in Public Relations from Auburn University. She worked in banking for four and a half years before deciding to become a stay at home mom to her two sons.

Moving every couple of years because of her husband’s job, Christina has had the opportunity to meet all kinds of people and live in many different states.

Fortunately, writing is something she can take with her no matter where she lives.
Christina is an avid reader of romance, young adult and anything having to do with pop culture. She also knows a copy of Entertainment Weekly and a chocolate chip cookie can cure anything.


Linda Romer said...

Hello Christina, Safe At Home sounds great. I would like to read your book. Thank you

Arf2-D2 said...

Sounds like an exciting series. In the second one, we all root for the "hero", but I always feel bad for the other guy. The one she is currently dating.

amy bowens said...

The series sounds amazing

patrick siu said...

I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

Selenity Jade said...

Another book to my TBR list!

Cass Raynaud (orchidée) said...

It's sounds good and the cover is beautiful :D

Stephanie LaPlante said...

I'd love to read these. Sounds awesome!

Wendy Hutton said...

sounds like a great read

Ally Swanson said...

Fantastic post! I really enjoyed reading the book description and the guest post! Looking forward to reading this book!

Dan Denman said...

I like the description of the book. I like suspense too!

Coline T. said...

the story looks really great :-)