It’s a bird. It’s a plane…. by Nancy Brophy
Posted by SeeJanePublish
I Googled the dance of happiness and expected to see this photo of Snoopy and Charlie Brown. And I did, three quarters of the way down the page. There are a lot of pictures under that generic title. Most are neither happy nor dancing.
But I am happy. And my Snoopy ears are flying. This week I released Book I in the Team Daniel’s Series, What The Blind Woman Saw.
Releasing a new book is like pushing a bird out of a nest and hoping it will fly rather than plunge to the ground. As the mother you try to maintain your Mona Lisa smile when inside you look more like the character in Munch’s Scream.
But on Tuesday, I smiled calmly, opened my hand and pushed my little bird out into the world. Of course it wasn’t a perfect first flight. I immediately noticed an extra word in the blurb, so I had to correct it. Which delays everything another day or two. But that’s why one pays a copy editor.
Because I hang with writers, my friends have advice. For that matter so does my family, but I manage to ignore them.
Make this book into a series is one I hear over and over. And it’s not that I don’t want to do it. I do. I swear. But I haven’t been able to. Until now.
Here’s how I did it. I wrote the beginnings of book 1 and 2 at the same time. I am now finishing book 2 and know how to start book 3. The whole time I’m writing book 2 I’m thinking about book 3. I’ve never done this before. It seems more like real life. Life goes on even after you ride into the sunset.
So, here’s the blurb or backcover:
What if everything you knew about your marriage and your husband was wrong? And what if that knowledge put your life in danger?
By the time Gillian Brooks discovered her husband was an international assassin, she was already up to her neck in trouble. Her tenant’s boss has been murdered and her duplex has been burglarized. Braden Daniels, the sexy, overbearing former SEAL turned security specialist rides to the rescue, expecting everyone to follow his lead. Instead Gilly sees him as just one more man she can’t afford to trust – a bruise to his alpha male ego.
While Braden has been trained to see what others miss, his encounter with the mystery writer is as far from the script as one can get. He is intrigued. Forced to work as a dysfunctional team they first have to figure out who is truly the villain and which version of her husband is the truth.
Unlike her novels, Gilly discovers that even the most self-assured heroine occasionally must accept a helping hand and that fate has no problem smacking a person on the head. Life is truly what happens when we’re making other plans.
Here’s the link: What The Blind Woman Saw
Please buy it so my bird will soar, but equally importantly. If you buy it and you like, write a review. Amazon sales are review oriented.