Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Seed of an Idea by Coral Russell plus Kindle Fire giveaway

Today I welcome author Coral Russell who has just released her novel Sacrifice. It sure sounds like a good one

And be sure to enter the giveaway drawing at the bottom for a chance to win ebooks and even a Kindle Fire. 

About Sacrifice

When Mexican drug cartels fight for control along the border, Juarez becomes the murder capital of the world. In El Paso, Texas it's drug business as usual: a grifter sets out to buy her freedom, a car salesman runs drugs to make his fortune, a gang leader battles to rise among the ranks of the cartel, and a detective and his wife are ripped apart by a family secret. Everyone's fate lies in the hands of an old woman. Will she let the past die with her or take revenge the only way she knows how? Sacrifice is a fast-paced, gritty story that'll keep you guessing, gasping, and gripping your eBook.

Get the novel at Amazon.

How did the author come up with the idea for this novel?

Here's what Coral Russel has to say.

Thanks to The Indie Exchange for letting me kick off my Sacrifice Book Release and Tour and also to The Bunny's Review for helping sponsor the tour.

The Seed of An Idea

I never knew where writers got their ideas. Mostly they said it comes to them out of nowhere or by doing research on some subject and just because it might look like a tidbit from their life, it really isn't. I also heard that it's not 'Write what about what you know.' but rather 'Write about what you want to know.'

Having finished Sacrifice I can definitely tell you that tidbits of the story came from real life and sometimes you write what you know and what you don't want to know. Don't get me wrong, real life is boring a majority of the time. When you're writing fiction you have to spice it up. So lets say I had this friend. I hadn't talked to her in a while because I moved away. She passed away after a long illness and thinking back on our relationship I realized I had a secret I was going to take to the grave.

Now the assumptions are: one, she never told anyone else. You know how someone tells you, 'I'm going to tell you a secret...' and no one else is supposed to know only come to find out later everyone knows. Yeah, so that's a big assumption. Two, it wasn't anything earth shattering. Like I said, life is generally boring.

Here's the fun part. What if? What if I was really the only person who knew. What if it was earth-shattering at least to one other person. And that's how the story begins...

To be continued. Find Part 2 at Java With Jambor on March 15th.

Enjoy the book trailer. It will really get you interested. 

Get the novel at Amazon.

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