Friday, May 30, 2014

The Ringer by Amber Malloy

Amber Malloy dreamed of being a double agent but couldn't pass the psyche evaluation. Crushed by despair that she couldn't legally shoot things, Amber pursued her second career choice as pastry chef. When she's not writing or whipping up a mean Snickers Cheesecake, she occasionally spies on her sommelier. Amber is convinced he's faking his French accent.

Lane Garret is a dead ringer...

Newly single, cheaters decoy Lane Garret is excited about her fresh start and believes everything is at last on track. Unfortunately, her fantasy of the good life is blown away…along with one of her marks. While on a date, Lane not just witnesses a murder but almost becomes a victim. Saved in the nick of time by one hot detective, she wonders if someone wants her dead.

On forced leave due to a pending Internal Affairs investigation, Jackson (Jax) Thornbird agrees to do a friend a favor. Tricked into decoy security, Jax decides one night will be easy enough, but things go awry. When shots are fired, he grabs the girl and leaves the scene of the crime—a rash decision that could ruin his career. However, Jax has a hunch the intended target wasn’t the dead, cheating husband.

Q) What inspired you to write this story?
MSNBC aired a program about a doctor in Chicago who lost his license due to drug abuse. In order to make money, he started to traffic parts from dead people to donor patients.

Q) How long did it take you to write?
Three months is usually the norm for me.

Q) What is your favorite thing about writing?
The adventure, of course. Sometimes I have an idea where the story I’m writing is going, but once and a while I get derailed. The story takes a lot of twist and turns.

Q) What is your least favorite thing about writing?
The solitude is great, but when you’re unsure about something then it’s a problem.

Q) If you could be any famous person for one day, who would you be and why?
Good question! It’s a tossup between Audrey Hepburn, Marie Antoinette way before the beheading, and Angela Davis—she looked really hot in the 70s and that’s hard to do.

Q) What is the oldest thing in your fridge and how old is it?
I throw stuff out all the time, so maybe the creamer and that’s good until forever.

Q) What can readers expect from you in the future?
There’s nothing on the schedule, so it will be a surprise to me as well.

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