Thanks for inviting me to your blog Shona. I’m so happy to be here. I’m celebrating the release of my first full length novel, Kane’s Bounty. This is one book in a series of bounty hunter themed books releasing throughout the month of May from Ellora’s Cave Publishing.
Have you ever asked yourself the question, why did that book start there? Well here’s the skinny…
For me KANE’S BOUNTY could only begin in one place. It starts when the hero and heroine meet for the first time. Kane is a bounty hunter and Lena is the fugitive who he has tracked to a bar in Savannah, Georgia. He’s biding his time to pick her up when another bounty hunter attempts to jump in and take her. The intruding hunter makes several key mistakes and things get out of control. The bar erupts into a brawl that includes bikers, drunks and mobsters. A sense of panic in the room tells Kane it’s time to make his move.
The decision about a books opening is not always this clear. I have written an entire chapter only to realize or be told that the book should start in chapter two. It can be heartbreaking when you have to dump a bunch of great back story.
The second book of my Mayan Destiny series, MAYAN CRAVING originally started with the hero, Asher in his home gathering supplies and rushing to his airplane to save the heroine, Nancy. It was a good scene and the reader would have revisited one of the characters from the previous book. A picture of their life was painted. In the second scene Asher is attacked by a dragon and his plane crashes. Ultimately, the dragon scene became the beginning of the book and the earlier details had to be woven into the book.
Sometimes it’s difficult to start a book where there is action and often action is more subtle. Maybe the lovers only make eye contact or shake hands. Maybe a volcano erupts to start off the series of events that bring the two together. Whatever the author chooses has to draw the reader in and seduce her into wanting to turn the page. Droning on about the scenery, while it may be beautifully written, will not keep me up all night with that book. And we all love those books that won’t allow us to sleep until we know they all lived Happily Ever After. J
Telepathic bounty hunter Kane has one rule—never get involved with a fugitive.
It’s a simple assignment with good money at the end. Picking Lena up is no problem. Protecting her when her ex-husband, mercenaries and another bounty hunter threaten her turns into the fight of their lives.
Together, the Stones of Adeline and Lena are powerful magic. She never considered the complication of the sexy bounty hunter and her undeniable desire for him. Their paranormal bond will need to be strong if they’re to survive together.
Ellora’s Cave: http://www.ellorascave.com/kane-s-bounty.html
On The Hunt: http://www.ellorascave.com/series/on-the-hunt.html
Barns & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/kanes-bounty-as-fenichel/1114804828?ean=9781419945052
Website Link: http://asfenichel.net