Wednesday, April 07, 2010
Easter was this past Sunday, which for me means that my family gathers together, makes Easter baskets, goes to church and then out to brunch, has a huge Easter egg hunt for all the kids in the backyard and then my mom and I make Easter dinner while everyone else rides herd on the sugared up children.
As I sit here writing this blog, reflecting on my brand new erotic suspense, Tease Me, I’m reminded of how lucky I am to belong to a loving family, one that has traditions and helps each other out when we need help. Because when I set out to write Tease Me, I deliberately created a heroine who had no such familial support—and almost no support whatsoever, actually. And then I plopped her down in the middle of an untenable situation, one that she could not navigate through without a lot of help …
Lacey Richards is a true crime novelist, one who shows up in New Orleans planning to write about a famous prostitution ring that had broken up there about a year before. But as she begins to research the ring, she runs into brick wall after brick wall—until she finally manages to collect enough pieces to figure out that what is really going on is much bigger than she ever imagined—and much worse. She finds a human trafficking ring, much larger than the simple prostitution ring the police broke up, made up of college girls who have been kidnapped from various countries around the world and forced into sexual slavery. Girls who either have no family to turn to or who have been cut off from their families by the men who abuse them and force them into prostitution.
Determined to bring these girls’ plight out into the open, Lacey turns to the only person she can trust-- her neighbor—and lover—Byron Hawthorne to help her solve the mystery. But the closer they get to the truth, the more dangerous things become, because the corruption reaches higher than either of them could ever have suspected. And when Lacey—and her very sexy blog—attract the interest of one of the men who runs the sex trafficking ring, suddenly she and Byron must fight to keep her from turning into just another statistic …
So as I sit here writing this blog, I really am grateful for all of the opportunities and experiences I’ve had in my life, for my family and friends, for my education and for a career that I love. What are you thankful for?
Posted by Tracy Deebs at 10:08 AM