Title: Deep Connections
Series: Connections Series #1
Author: Rebecca Graf
Genre: Paranormal, Romance, Suspense, Thriller, Mystery,
Publisher: Silver Tongue Press
Format: Ebook | Paperback
Length: 298 pages
Just as love appears, so does the darkness. With her heart reaching out for one man, Brenna finds herself the target of an unknown stalker. Who is he? What does he want? How far will he go for her? Death is an option. Brenna discovers more than she bargained for and learns that the stalker will kill for her. It all comes down to decisions, and no matter what she chooses it will demand sacrifice and someone’s blood.
Brenna’s eyes fluttered open to see a blur of trees flying by. Her head pounded and her stomach began to roll from the pain she felt and the fast-changing scenery. A careful look at her surroundings told her she was in some older model car. She inhaled deeply to calm herself, but confusion set in as her senses were assaulted by unfamiliar smells. Her eyes widened in fright as terrifying memories began to flood her mind. Turning slowly, afraid of what she might see, she gazed at the man behind the wheel of the speeding car. She shivered when she saw he was just as repulsive as she remembered. Who was he and what did he want with her?
Sensing her stare, a pair of dark, soulless eyes turned towards her. A smile appeared on his unkempt face. “Well, well, sleeping beauty awakes.” Brenna’s stomach rolled again as she felt his eyes slide hungrily over her body. She pushed up against the door in an effort to put as much distance between the two of them as she could, but he shook his head in disapproval. “No need to be dramatic.” He turned his attention back to the road. “We both know you won’t jump out.”
About the Author:
Rebecca Graf lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her husband and three children. She worked as an accountant for 20 years before taking the plunge and write online for various sites and companies. Now she runs a publishing company, Silver Tongue Press, and writes full time while trying to keep up with all the activities of her children.
Have you had other careers before becoming a writer?
I was an accountant for 20 years. I worked with in government, manufacturing, education, publishing, and insurance.
Are you a full time writer or do you have a “day job”?
I do not have a ‘day job’. I am self-employed as a freelance writer and as a partner in a publishing company, Silver Tongue Press, as well as other small online adventures.
Tell us about your current series/WIP.
Deep Connections is the first in a trilogy. If you read the book, you realize that quickly when you come to the end. It is a cliffhanger. The sequel, Dark Connections, will be out in a couple of months. This is a story of a deep love between two people, Brenna and Slaton. It is a story of destiny and survival. Brenna finds herself as the one chosen to fulfill a prophecy that only one person wants to see accomplished and he appears to be a demon. He will do anything to possess Brenna so that he can obtain power to get revenge that he has been harboring for several generations.
What is your favorite part of writing?
I love watching the story unfold and develop down avenues I never knew existed. I have a storyline planned and then the characters take over. I argued once in a story about killing of a character. I didn’t want to, but the characters said I had to. It was a horrible fight. In the end, I complied.
How does your family feel about your writing career?
My husband is probably my biggest fan and he has yet to read my books. He is always supportive of what I do. My children don’t really react to it. I don’t think it feels real to them until movies are made of the books. I was really surprised when so many other members of the family liked the book. I was walking on could 10 when they would tell others about it.
Do you have critique partners?
I have several writer friends and ones that just love to read that help critique my work. They are honest and point out where I need to fix things and even make suggestions on the plot. I couldn’t do it without them. They are the best.
What is most difficult for you to write? Characters, conflict or emotions? Why?
The three you mention are pretty easy for me. I guess emotion would be the hardest of them as I struggle with learning new ways to show instead of tell. I want to have the character act the emotion instead of the narrator telling it. That can be hard and has to be tackled during the editing process.
Are you a plotter or a pantser?
I do a little plotting but mostly I’m a pantser. I start writing and watch the screen to see what really happens. It is not uncommon for me to have a plan and as I write be shocked at what comes out on the keyboard. It is usually nothing I plan.
Tell us about your hero. Give us one of his strengths and one of his weaknesses.
Slaton is the man of the hour. He is a man who has found his soul mate and has to find subtle ways to show her while keeping a lot of his own life hidden from her until she is ready to accept it. He almost loves too much. Though he is in his twenties, he still has a lot of growing up to do in the romance department. He understands what is happening between him and Brenna and wants to open it all up to her knowing that she would struggle to accept it all.
Tell us about your heroine. Give us one of her strengths and one of her weaknesses.
Brenna is a woman who stands by her principles and is willing to face whatever comes her way even when she is quaking in fear. She doubts herself a lot. She always wonders if she is doing the right thing but she keeps on going because deep down inside she knows it is alright.
What genres are you drawn to as a reader?
I love mysteries, action/adventure, romance, and paranormal. Fantasy can be interesting. I will read science fiction to review a book, but you won’t find me seeking it out in a bookstore.
- Where can readers find you?
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