Thursday, September 3, 2015

Lillian Duncan novel

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    DEADLY INTENT by Lillian Duncan


Lillian Duncan: stories of faith mingled with murder & mayhem!
 
Lillian is a multi-published writer with several Amazon bestsellers, including The Christmas Stalking and Betrayed. She writes the types of books she loves to read—fast-paced suspense with a touch or two of romance that demonstrates God’s love for all of us.


Whether as an educator, a writer, or a speech pathologist, she believes in the power of words to transform lives, especially God’s Word.


To learn more about Lillian and her books, visit: www.lillianduncan.net. Tiaras & Tennis Shoes is her personal blog at www.lillian-duncan.com.


Lillian Duncan tells us below bout her novel, Deadly Intent.



DEADLY INTENT is the second in my Deadly

Communications series. It features Maven Morris, a speech pathologist (another word for speech therapist) who has a knack for getting into trouble—deadly trouble.

In Deadly Intent, Maven takes on the foster care of a small boy, abandoned in a park. She hasn’t got a clue how that decision is going to impact her life. She’s in for a lot more trouble than she bargained for.

 I’m not going to ruin the story by sharing what she’s about to face, but let me assure you there’s a reason deadly is part of the title. Instead, I’ll share a bit about how I came up with Maven, a crime-fighting speech pathologist.

 I was a school speech pathologist, also known as an SLP, for more than thirty years. I’ve also been writing for twenty. During the time, I never figured out a way to merge the two together until about two years ago, three things happened within a week of each other.

First I was talking with someone whose daughter had been in a serious car accident that resulted in brain damage. She was having difficulty with her expressive language skills. He was telling me about a program she planned on attending to help.

Second, my brother was talking with me about my writing. He wondered why I’d never featured a speech therapist in any of my books. My honest answer was I’d never figured out how to work a speech therapist into a suspense story. I loved being a speech pathologist but I’ll be the first to admit, it can be a bit boring listening to a student practice S or R again for the 600th time!

Anyway... later in the week I wasn’t doing anything in particular. Probably riding in the car with my husband or watching TV. Two activities that promote daydreaming in me.

All of a sudden, a ten-second movie blip played in my head. I saw a young woman running through the woods. As she emerged from the trees, she ran onto a highway where the headlights of a truck blinded her.

In that instant, the plot of Deadly Communications was born and from that Maven, my crime-fighting speech therapist was created. I love Maven. In many ways she reminds me of myself. In other ways, not at all.

She’s definitely the adventurous one!

To celebrate the release of Deadly Intent, I’m having a giveaway on my blog, Tiaras & Tennis Shoes at www.lillian-duncan.com. Grand prize is a $25 Amazon gift card but that’s not all! Five more winners will get a $5 Amazon gift card. How’s that for a celebration?

All you have to do is hop over to www.lillian-duncan.com and leave a comment on the Deadly Intent announcement. The contest ends September 26. PS. When you leave a comment, be sure to tell me what blog you read about me on. Then check back to see if you’re a winner!

Here's the Back Cover Blurb of Deadly Intent:

Everyone belongs somewhere. The key to happiness is recognizing that place when you get there.

Maven Morris can’t seem to find that place. A childless widow, she has no immediate family. Forced into a medical leave, she has no career. At loose ends, she hasn’t a clue what’s next for her.

Her neighbor, Paul Jordan knows what he wants—to move their friendship to a new level. Maven may not know what’s next, but she does know she has no interest in romance with anyone— not even her handsome neighbor.

When a young boy is abandoned in the city park, he touches her heart. In spite of his obvious special needs, she agrees to provide a temporary foster home for him. She has no idea the impact he will have on her life—or the danger he brings to her doorstep.


Where you can purchase Deadly Intent:
Pelican Book Group
Amazon

 

The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of Chapel Springs Survival by Ane Mulligan is Sonja. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling.

16 comments:

  1. I am intrigued by this one! Thank you for the opportunity!
    I am a follower!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  2. Deadly Intent sounds awesome! I would love to read it.

    psalm103and138[at]gmail[dot]com

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  3. This sounds like such an interesting book!! pat at ptbradley dot com

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  5. This is a new author to me. I like the heroine of this story and think she is interesting!

    Diane
    dianemestrella at gmail dot com

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  6. Small boy--childless widow--handsome wanna-be suitor. Add a mystery and you have the plotline of a great book. Please enter my name, Jo, and I also follow your blog.
    Connie
    cps1950 at gmail dot com

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  7. Sounds like a great read. Thank You!
    karenskrayons(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. Jo, I've enjoyed reading the interviews on your blog.Thank you for offering this giveaway. Deadly Intent sounds exciting and I'd love to read it. Esther ebandyATjunoDotcom

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