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Monday, March 16, 2020

Denise Weimer and Free Books!

Even if she evades The Eye, someone wants her silenced.

Before we meet today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the free copy of Susan Page Davis's historical romance collection, The Mail-Order Standoff, is:


Congratulations! I'll be in touch with you via email, and we'll get your book right out to you. I encourage readers to keep commenting and/or subscribe at right (above my list of books) in order to learn about new releases! U.S. subscribers are entered in the drawings a second time when they comment.

And now let's chat with novelist Denise Weimer, author of the romantic suspense novel, Traces (BLING! Romance, Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, March 2020).

Denise Weimer writes historical and contemporary romance and romantic suspense set in her home state of Georgia. She’s authored eleven novels and a number of novellas.

As a managing editor for the historical imprints of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, she also helps others reach their publishing dreams.

A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise always pauses for coffee, chocolate, and old houses.

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

I used to participate in living history and led a mid-1800s vintage dance group. That kinda ties in with writing, though, I guess, because it really proved inspirational for my historical novels.

Because I lived most of my life in Northern Virginia, I've seen plenty of living history groups reenacting Civil War battles, but I've never see vintage dance groups. What fun!

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of Traces.

When a failed romance and a $500,000 prize lure Kate Carson into participating in the reality TV show, Traces, the least she expects is to pick her partner. After all, she’s the PR spokeswoman of the company that derived a thirteen-lens, rotating camera from military use and installed it atop Atlanta’s tallest skyscraper. But she never would have chosen to evade techno hunters for twenty days with “G.I. Joe.”

Stoic, ex-military Alex Mitchell is the sort of man she always vowed to avoid, while the shadows of Alex’s past cause him to spurn emotional involvement. When Kate’s insider knowledge makes her a target of someone more threatening than game show hunters, Alex offers her only hope to reveal the dark plans of proponents of The Eye.

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

Kate Carson initially strikes her partner for the reality TV show, Traces, as picky and perfectionistic. In fact, Alex calls her “Red the SurveyCorp Poster Girl.” He can’t fathom why producers would pair someone with his military and security training with a ginger-haired, high-heel-wearing beauty who works in PR for the very company that made the technology they’re tasked to evade. Indeed, darting through Atlanta’s Underground and homeless shelters to evade surveillance does seem to bring out the worst in Kate. But gradually, Alex learns her perfect façade shields insecurity and guilt over past failure in life. With his support, Kate learns she’s more capable than she’d ever dreamed … even to the point of putting her life at risk to protect the secret she carries.

My hope is that readers can relate to characters who struggle with a weakness or past hurt, but who rise to challenges, grow, and change through God’s power.

What is something you’ve thanked God for this week?

For the way I’ve seen Him provide, direct, and answer prayer in the lives of my daughters. Very specifically!

Very little makes us moms happier than seeing our children blessed.

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

Most of my reading time is for editing or author endorsement purposes, but the last book I read for enjoyment that I would definitely recommend was Mist O'er the Voyageur, by Naomi Musch. It’s just the sort of immersive, action-packed frontier historical romance I go for—and also enjoy writing myself.

What are you working on now?

Currently, editing projects, and marketing for Traces and my other March release, Spring Splash, require most of my time. Here’s the blurb for Spring Splash:

When an injury sidelines college swimmer Anna Callaway, her dreams are crushed. She pours herself into her sports marketing practicum, helping a local special needs organization promote their athletic event. What she doesn’t expect is a swim team ripe for the Special Olympics—and their handsome but stubborn coach.

Craig Holt has dealt with eager and ignorant volunteers before. No matter how determined or persuasive uptight Anna might be about coaching his team to the Special Olympics, he has no intention of allowing her to raise the hopes of his swimmers, his sister, or his guarded heart.

Then Anna herself gets a second chance at becoming a champion. Will she pursue her lifelong goals or make room for a new dream?

After fifteen years as a swim mom, this novel is dedicated to my daughters and holds a special place in my heart. I’m also focusing my attention right now on my younger daughter, a high school senior completing her final swim season and heading toward graduation. My days with her are limited.

Where else can readers find you online?

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Website: deniseweimerbooks.webs.com

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You can read a sample of the book HERE (click on "Look Inside")

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

What do you think about the premise for Traces? Does the concept of The Eye seem realistic to you? Believe it or not, it’s based on actual military technology that was also used to surveille the Rio Olympics.

Thanks, Denise, for visiting and telling us about yourself and your book. Readers, Denise has offered to give away a free copy of her book. To enter, leave a comment and your email below in answer to her 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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Trudy said...

Yes, actually, I think the premise is good, and it could be happening somewhere today.

Anonymous said...

Considering what is foing on today with this virus, I definitely can believe that the eye is a real thing. I guess at this point we have more questions than answers.
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Unknown said...

Thanks for stopping by, ladies! Yes, real life is feeling stranger than fiction lately.

Linda said...

I've always heard that fact is stranger than fiction!
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Patty said...

I certainly believe the concept of the Eye could be something we see in real life! I

This sounds like an intriguing book.



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Bonnie M. said...

It seems very realistic to me! Reminds me of "Big brother is watching you" concept in the futuristic book 1984. I would love to read Traces.

Trish Perry said...

I love the concept of the book and the twist of making the reality show only the beginning of the intrigue. It makes me think of the kind of show you'd see on FX or Netflix.

Melanie Backus said...

I am intrigued by this one! Would love to read it!
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Nancy P said...

In today's world, nothing seems impossible. Sounds like a good story. Thanks for the chance.

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