Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Gone Like a Freight Train, Gone Like Yesterday...

DANGEROUS PURSUIT is in the mail to my editor, which means it's time to start a new project. It's time for Iris's story.

When y'all get around to reading FORBIDDEN TERRITORY (you ARE going to buy it, aren't you?), you'll learn that my heroine, Lily, has two sisters who also have special paranormal gifts. DANGEROUS PURSUIT tells the story of Lily's youngest sister, Rose. The book I'm about to start will tell the story of Iris, the middle sister.

I wasn't sure I was going to write Iris's story. Nothing was coming to me for her. And I had a series idea I was itching to pursue, involving a global security agency who specialized in doing the kind of freelance security and rescue missions that official government agencies couldn't do. Then it occurred to me that I could use Iris's story to launch my series by taking her out of her comfort zone and putting her in a dangerous, alien (to her) setting--a Caribbean island on the verge of a violent overthrow by a secret terrorist cell seeking to set up a base of operations in the Western Hemisphere.

So, looks like Iris's story will be told after all.


Jen said...

Sounds fabulous. Bought "Forbidden Territory". Love the blog title. That's my son Paul's favorite song. He calls it "The Freight Train" song. LOL.
I love the concepts you're coming up with for the three sisters. Wonder why we always do three? I mean I was the youngest of three, but is that the norm?
I've got two boys, so maybe I'll write a series about two boys.
I don't get your book until June sometime. Can't wait.

Michelle said...

Oooh, definitely sounds like fun! Enjoy!

Hawa Bond said...

Greetings, Paula! I'm a friend of J.F. in New Jersey. I purchased three copies of Forbidden Territory and gave one as a gift. I read the book the same day it arrived in the mail... and I enjoyed it very much! I have never read a book in the romantic mystery genre, but I look forward to reading about Lily's sisters. Keep up the great work!