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Monday, May 1, 2017

The danger rises - Streets of Glass by Michelle D Argyle

"I was very into it and could visualize everything. Loved it and the plot. It brought out many emotions in me, even sadness. Well written and definitely kept me hanging on and wanting more.
Totally would recommend this book!" - Emily, Goodreads


Release date: May 1st, 2017

Eighteen year-old Starry is destined to take over her father’s powerful drug syndicate. But when she finds out he has kept her only sister a secret from her, she can’t trust him anymore. Furious, Starry vows to find Emma, even though she knows her defiance could lead to losing the position she’s worked so hard to inherit.

But Emma isn’t quite the sister Starry hoped for. She’s a straight-laced good girl who wants nothing more than to take down the syndicate that destroyed her family. Starry, willing to do anything to secure her place in the syndicate, accepts her father’s ultimatum to kill Emma and everyone helping her. But the more Starry gets to know Emma, and the more secrets she uncovers, the more she questions whether the price of saving the syndicate is too high—even for someone as cold-blooded and vicious as Starry.


As an author, I’ve found the best description of a thriller is when the characters or main cast of characters are in peril throughout the book, whether it be physical or emotional peril. If there’s not a constant, looming threat to the characters, the book will usually fall into the category of suspense, not thriller. What this means for a thriller is that it had better keep up the tension page after page. And if that’s the case, where does love fit in? Is there time for that? You bet there is! 

I think the best thrillers combine a lot of different elements, but one of the best elements is a love plot. Nothing can up the ante for a character than the idea of losing a lover. Either that, or the possibility of a new romance about to blossom. In my novel, STREETS OF GLASS, I have two main characters, both with love interests. My character Starry is quickly falling for the manager of a strip club (sketchy, I know . . . but so is Starry), and my other main character Emma is quickly falling for the only person alive who will help her—a hot guy she meets in a dirty laundromat. 

As the story progresses, so do these relationships. The danger rises with each turn of the plot, which also ups the tension of the relationships and whether or not our main characters are going end up happy and in love . . . if they end up alive at all! I think that’s where love fits into a thriller—right in the middle of all the messy, dangerous things going on to threaten the main characters. What better place to really wring out the characters’ hearts and emotions than to throw love in there as well? More tension, more page-turning action!

About the author:
Michelle lives and writes in Utah, surrounded by the Rocky Mountains. She's a foodie and also adores anything Star Wars related. She loves to read and write books in the time she grabs between her sword-wielding husband and energetic daughter. She believes a simple life is the best life. Michelle mainly writes contemporary Young Adult and New Adult fiction, but occasionally branches into other genres.

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