June 3, 2015

Leave Yesterday Behind new #romsuspense @LaurenLinwood #RLFblog

Leave Yesterday Behind 
This quick interview includes info about the author, and introduces the story.

About the Author

Lauren Linwood became a teacher who wrote on the side to maintain her sanity in a sea of teenage hormones. Her historical romances use history as a backdrop to place her characters in extraordinary circumstances, where their intense desire for one another grows into the treasured gift of love. Her romantic suspense novels feature strong heroes and heroines who unite to defeat a clever antagonist and discover a deep, abiding love during their journey.
A native Texan, Lauren lives in a Dallas suburb with her family. An avid reader, moviegoer, and sports fan, she manages stress by alternating yoga with long walks. She plans to start a support group for House Hunters addicts—as soon as she finishes her next piece of dark chocolate.

Interview with Lauren Linwood

Why did you write this book?
I've written and published six historical romances, and I was looking for a new challenge. I enjoy reading romantic suspense, so I decided to see if I could write one. The result was Leave Yesterday Behind.
What is your favorite genre to read?
Naming my favorite genre is like asking me to name my favorite child! Actually, I only have one child (LOL – she is my fav!), but I have many genres I enjoy reading. In romance, I lean toward historicals, suspense, and contemporaries. I also read thrillers, biographies, mysteries, straight suspense, and even horror.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
I adore Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird. He's intelligent, a great father, full of integrity, and a role model for everyone.
What are you working on at the moment, and will see from you in coming months?
My career goal is to alternate releasing historicals with romantic suspense novels. My next release is a medieval historical romance. A Knight for Kallen will be out in November 2015. That will be followed by Illusions of Death, a romantic suspense coming in March 2016. I've finished another western historical romance and am putting the finishing touches on different romantic suspense. I'll pitch both of these to my editor soon. Hopefully, she'll be in a buying mood!
Please tell us about your latest book.
Callie Chennault vaulted to fame on the nighttime soap Sumner Falls, but after a decade of playing the same role, she is ready for a new acting challenge. When Callie is attacked by a stalker on the streets of New York, she takes a leave of absence from the show and returns to her roots in Aurora, Louisiana, to heal both physically and emotionally and determine her next career move.
Former professional baseball pitcher Nick La Chappelle has also come to Aurora to lick his own wounds after a messy divorce. A Cy Young winner and one-time ESPN broadcaster, Nick longs for the quiet of a small town in order to write murder mysteries under a pen name.
Sparks fly when Callie believes Nick is taking advantage of her great-aunt's hospitality, but they resolve their differences—and surprise themselves by falling in love. Their bond is tested when both Nick and Callie become the focus of a serial killer nicknamed Lipstick Larry. Can they outwit a murderer bent on seeing them dead and survive to build a lasting relationship?

About the Book

Title: Leave Yesterday Behind
Genre: romantic suspense
Author: Lauren Linwood
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

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  1. Thanks to the fabulous RLF blog for hosting me today. I've shared several of my historical romance releases here, and today I'm excited for my 1st romantic suspense coming out today!

    1. You really are leaving the past behind, aren't you? :) I hope you'll continue to write those. I love your books.

    2. Thanks, Kayelle. I'm still writing my historicals, but I'm challenging myself and trying something a little outside my comfort zone. My goal is to alternate historical with suspense. I have a medieval coming out in November, and then my next romantic suspense is released in March 2016.


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