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by Dianna T. Benson
Our guest blogger is Dianna T. Benson. Dianna is the award-winning and International bestselling author of The Hidden Son and Final Trimester. Persephone’s Fugitive is her third release. An EMT and a Haz-Mat and FEMA Operative since 2005, Dianna authentically implements her medical and rescue experience and knowledge into all her suspense novels. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and their three children.
Welcome, Dianna. If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus) who would it be?
Please tell us a little about your novel, Persephone’s Fugitive.
Persephone’s Fugitive is Book Two in the Cayman Islands Trilogy. **Spoiler Alert: Reading this book (including the book blurb) before The Hidden Son (Book One in the trilogy) will ruin the ending of The Hidden Son. However, both books are standalones.
When a routine 911 call turns deadly, Paramedic Sara Dyer finds herself held at gunpoint by Jason Keegan, an injured psych-ward patient charged with murder. The situation spirals out of Sara’s control when the confrontation becomes a tense standoff between Keegan and the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.
As Keegan’s hostage, Sara fights to save them both before he blows them up. She realizes his warning to the Cayman police is no empty threat since he’d rather die than spend the rest of his life in a prison cell. Sara soon discovers Keegan is just as determined to survive as she is—provided he can escape Grand Cayman and disappear forever. As she struggles to trust in God’s protection, help from an atheist turns her struggle into a lure away from her faith.
What takeaway value do you want your readers to have?
In Persephone’s Fugitive (and in all my books), I want readers to see how my characters don’t just “get through” or try to “get over” the difficult stuff in life; instead, my characters accept the pain difficult events in their lives cause them and they move forward with a renewed sense of understanding in themselves, in life, and in God.
What did you enjoy most about writing this book? Least?
Most: As in with Final Trimester, I loved showing how EMS actually works emergency scenes.
Least: Writing the sad reality—our loved ones should be the people we can trust and count on the most, but too often that isn’t the case. 99% of the time when someone is injured or killed, a loved-one is the violator (not some ominous stranger). When I’m working a homicide scene or an attempted homicide scene, law enforcement is looking first at the family members to question and arrest.
Where can readers find you online?
Where can readers purchase Persephone’s Fugitive?
Local bookstores and these online locations:
Barnes and Noble
Any parting comment?
Thank you, Jo, for featuring me and my newest release. I enjoyed our time together on your blog.
Thank you, Dianna, for visiting with my readers. One of the commenters will win a copy of Persephone’s Fugitive, which you have offered.
The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for an eBook copy of Dandelions for Dinner by Valerie Comer is Diana M. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.
Till next time … keep on smiling.
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