Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Author Interview – Robin Mahle

How do you promote this book? Ahh, the million dollar question.  This is something I do struggle with.  It is increasingly difficult to get noticed amongst the thousands of other books available either online or in brick and mortar stores.  I suppose I don’t promote the book insomuch as I try to develop relationships through social media to let people get to know who I am.  If they like me, maybe they’ll read my book.  I’m pretty active on Goodreads, which I truly enjoy.  Of course, there’s Twitter, but I rarely promote my book there.  Again, I try to put myself out there so people can get to me as an author.  I suppose my next step is getting involved in blogging a little more and following some of the other bloggers out there.  It’s something that’s constantly evolving and I hope to gain a better grasp of as I publish more novels.

Will you write others in this same genre? Oh, most definitely.  I’m working on the sequel to Redwood Violet at the moment.  Then, I have a partial work in progress that I will likely tackle after that.  All of which are in the suspense/thriller genre.  Intrigue mixed with a little fear is what I love about writing in this genre.

How much of the book is realistic? Sadly, a great deal of this storyline is realistic, I believe.  As a parent, parts of it were actually very difficult to write.  But, I do feel that I stayed true to the process that take place in these situations.

How important do you think villains are in a story? For me and the stories I like to write, villains are crucial elements to the plot.  The ones I write about are disturbing and very frightening individuals.   Something about that just appeals to me.  That’s not to say, however, that I can relate to my villains on a personal level.  They scare me too.

What are your goals as a writer? Honestly, I just want to write stories that people enjoy.  I don’t expect great fame and fortune; of course, that would be awesome, but I am realistic and if I am able to contribute enough to help support my family with my writing, then I have accomplished my goal.

Katie Reid is living the quintessential Southern California life. A dream job and her college sweetheart, Spencer top it all off. However, she can’t seem to shake the terrible dreams that have been tormenting her nights these past few months.

After seeking help to find relief from the exhausting effects of these dreams, it becomes apparent that Katie is dealing with something much deeper and much more sinister. Her only solution is to delve into a past that no one wants her to remember.

With the horrific discovery of a dark secret kept hidden for years, Katie is drawn into a world mired in evil and lost innocence. And only with the help of Detective Marshall Avery will she be able to channel her pain and anger.

But, will he be able to contain Katie’s desire for vengeance that has begun to unravel her perfect life?

The first in a two-part series, Redwood Violet will keep you firmly in its grip and refuse to let go!

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Genre – Mystery  / Thriller / Suspense

Rating – PG

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