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Monday, November 19, 2018

Harry Wegley and Free Books!

Beth Sanchez is brilliant, introverted, beautiful, and a survivor of a great tragedy that left her in the crosshairs of a drug lord, but Drew West thinks she has a heart worth winning, and he's willing to die trying.

Today I'm featuring novelist (Harry) H.L. Wegley, author of the high-action, romantic suspense novel, No Turning Back (Trinity Press International, October 2018).

Harry served in the USAF as an Intelligence Analyst and a Weather Officer. In civilian life, he served as a Research Scientist in Atmospheric Physics. After earning an MS in Computer Science, Harry jumped ship to build computer systems for Boeing for 20 years before retiring near Seattle, where he and his wife small-group ministry, their grandchildren, and hiking on Olympic National Park beaches.

Harry is an award-winning author of 12 inspirational thrillers and romantic-suspense novels and has more on the way.

Please tell us one random thing we might not know about you.

By age 12, I already had NFL wide-receiver speed. But at 15, my sprinting dreams were dashed when I tore my quads severely while competing in the long jump on a cold, windy day.

I feel your pain! I've never been much of an athlete, but I have a black belt in TaeKwonDo, and six months after earning my belt, I had to retest (it's part of the process). That was on a cold, windy day as well, and the dojo was so cold that I tore my hamstring while testing. I felt like my leg might fall off. 

I'm sure you were disappointed that your injury side railed you. I guess we never know our future with 100 percent certainty!

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of No Turning Back.

Elizabeth (Beth) Sanchez, daughter of the man who formed a militia and drove out the Del Rio Cartel, was the lone survivor after drug lord, Hector Suarez, retaliated, massacring the people in her town. Seven years later, Beth has an MBA, American citizenship, and is ready to chase her dreams. While on a Big Bend hiking excursion, Beth encounters Suarez who is bent on killing the one remaining symbol of resistance to his power, Beth Sanchez.

After once being called a coward, Drew West has a mile-high chip on his shoulder and an impressive resume of fighting skills. He’s ready to fight anybody, anywhere, especially if someone needs protection.

When Suarez tries to kill Beth in Big Bend, Drew humiliates the drug lord and captures Suarez’s little brother, Ricardo. Hector Suarez places Beth and Drew at the top of his hit list. When a federal prosecutor offers Beth and Drew protection for their testimony against Ricardo, Beth fears a safe house cannot stop another massacre. But Drew offers her a different option, his protection on a horse ranch half a continent away. But if Beth accepts Drew’s offer, there will be no marshal protection and no turning back.

What is it about Beth that will make your readers care about her?

Beth Sanchez survived major tragedy in her life and has a lot of guilt to overcome. That will certainly draw readers’ sympathy. But the mystery and intrigue surrounding her rare personality type, the female INTJ—the most searched personality type on the Internet—will draw a lot of interest. Experiencing the mental and emotional journey of this highly intelligent, yet introverted, young woman as she faces extreme danger and many life-changing decisions will draw a lot of readers to Beth. And, as mentioned in the author’s notes, much of her backstory is based on true events.

If your book was developed into a film, what’s one song you’d love to have in it?

About 25 years ago, Al Denson recorded an upbeat song that could be describing our love relationship with God or a deep love between two people. The song, "Living in the Light of Your Love," is one that Drew, an author in my story, might write for Beth. Here’s a YouTube link for those who want to hear a great song: https://bit.ly/2Fs7xp8

What is the last novel you read that you would recommend?

Long Way Gone by Charles Martin is a modern-day retelling of the prodigal son story. If you like music and acoustic guitars, you’ll love the story. But it also illustrates that, even if there’s an eventual good ending to the prodigal’s story, the events during his journey make the prodigal’s path a heart-rending choice that we should avoid.

What are you working on now?

Two weeks ago, I released a techno-thriller with romance, Virtuality, a warning about technology that will almost assuredly go bad in our society. And I’m editing an espionage thriller with a strong romance thread, The Janus Journals, that should release around Feb 1, 2019.

Busy writer! Where else can readers find you online?

My Web Links:

Website: www.hlwegley.com
Facebook author’s page

Many of my readers have friended me and use my FB profile page: Facebook

The book can be purchased online via the following button:

Finally, what question would you like to ask my readers?

What kind of stories do you prefer—those that flow slow and sweet, like molasses, with a lot of introspection and description or faster-paced stories that cut back on the slow-moving parts and maintain a faster pace?

Thank you, Harry, for visiting and telling us about yourself and your book. Readers, Harry has offered to give away free e-copy of his novel. To enter, leave a comment and your email below in answer to Harry's question, above. "Please enter me" won't get you entered. Remember that U.S. subscribers are entered an additional time in each drawing. The drawing is done by email, so leave your email address, like so: trish[at]trishperry[dot]com. 

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Sylvia A. Nash said...

Greetings, Harry and Trish. I'm already a fan of Harry's books. I'm intrigued by the blurb for Virtuality. I love molasses in any form. I do like time to get to know characters in the stories I read. It makes their stories more real to me. Introspection helps that. Some description helps, too, but I'm not a fan of long, drawn out descriptions. I tend to skip over them. I also like action. I read and watch nothing-but-action stories and enjoy them, but I prefer a mix of slow and fast.

H L Wegley said...

Thanks for stopping by, Sylvia. In Virtuality, I tried to tell Vince and Jess's backstory through bits of internal monologue each time something triggered an important memory and I used a couple of flashbacks. Other than those, the story moves at a rapid pace. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

Sylvia A. Nash said...

Just realized. I forgot to leave my email address for consideration! These senior moments aren't as far apart as they used to be! sylvia[at]sylviaanash[dot]com



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