What I crave is a character driven story that pulls me in and keeps me turning pages as the heat of the day dissipates and the sun sets over the horizon. Not only is that the epitome of reading to me, it’s the type of story I like to write. For me, PERILOUS SHADOWS, the third novel in my series of historical romantic thrillers, does just that. I knew my main characters, pioneer news woman Kiera Devane and ace radio broadcaster Argus Nye, so intimately that I had to put it down on paper so others could get to know them too. They are complex and compelling. This novel is something of a psychological thriller and a snapshot of when America was about to burst into the technological age.
I love it when reading takes me to a place and time I’m unable to travel to in real life. My Sanctuary Point series transports the reader to the mid-and-late 1940s. It was a tough time for Americans. They’d just come through World War II. But it was also an optimistic time when the country was looking forward and had a spirit of get up and go. It was an era of panache, when ordinary people liked to dress with uber-glamour and pizzazz. What hair styles they wore, the clothing, and oh, those automobiles. GOODBYE NOEL, my Christmas/New Year’s story, takes the reader on a hunt for a fiendish killer while giving a glimpse at how America celebrated the holidays then.
Both PERILOUS SHADOWS (a dead coed, news professionals hunting a killer…sweet romance, warm intimacy, sophisticated themes presented tastefully) and GOODBYE NOEL (murder, mayhem, kidnap, romance…sweet romance, warm intimacy, sophisticated themes presented tastefully) are in ebook format. So throw your Kindle, Nook, Sony Reader, or other electronic devise into your beach bag and have a summer reading blast.
About the Author:
Nike Chillemi has been called a crime fictionista due to her passion for crime fiction. She was an Inspy Awards 2010 judge in the Suspense/Thriller/Mystery category and a judge in the 2011 and 2012 Carol Awards in the suspense, mystery, and romantic suspense categories. She is the founding board member of the Grace Awards and its Chairman, a reader’s choice awards for excellence in Christian fiction. She writes book reviews for The Christian Pulse online magazine. BURNING HEARTS is the first book in the crime wave that is sweeping the south shore of Long Island in The Sanctuary Point series, published by Desert Breeze. GOODBYE NOEL, the second book in the series released in December, 2011 won the Grace Award 2011 in the Mystery/Romantic Suspense/Thriller category. PERILOUS SHADOWS, the third in the series released in July, 2012. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and the Edgy Christian Fiction Lovers (Ning).
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