Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Book Block: IMAGES OF BETRAYAL by Claire Collins

And we're back, with another Book Block! Slowly getting through the backlog here... =)


Written by Claire Collins

Book Title: Images of Betrayal
Genre: Romance/Suspense/Mystery
Format: Trade paperback and coming to E-book
Book Length: 266 pages
Publisher: Second Wind Publishing LLC
Release Date: August 22, 2008

A brief overview: Tysan Reynolds knows all about betrayal. Her biggest worry is how to make enough tips as a waitress to pay her rent. Walker Sandoval walks out of a storm and into her life. Dark, handsome, and mysterious, the photographer begins spending more time at the restaurant when Ty is there. While Ty feels unsure of her place in the world, Walker seems to know just where he belongs. She’s drawn to Walker’s sense of strength and self-assurance. He suddenly appears whenever Ty needs someone tough on her side. The photographs Walker shows Ty both intrigue and terrify her. Pictures should capture a moment in time and preserve it forever, but Walker’s pictures show events that haven't happened yet. When the details of the photos become real life, Ty finds herself in danger along with her friend and co-worker, Sheila. With Sheila's family standing strong with Ty to learn more about their future, they discover there is more to these pictures than meets the eye. Is their future predetermined? Is Walker Ty's only hope to save herself and Sheila's family? When Ty receives a picture of her sister bound and gagged she knows she has to fight to save her sister and herself from the Images of Betrayal.

The "Book Block": Character development: When I started writing this book, I only had a vague idea of where it was going and who was the hero and who was the villain. Near the middle of the book, the hero and the villain both became clear in my mind and I went back to put in the clues depicting the personality of each. I was surprised to find that all of the clues were already there to subtly lead the reader to determine who was the villain and who was the hero before it became obvious. Sometimes, as the story plays out in my mind, I have to get it out on paper even when I don't know exactly how it will end. After pieces become clearer in my mind, it is easy to go back and drop in the right information in the right places to flesh out the characters to show who they really are.

Where To Buy The Book: Amazon

Claire's Website: http://www.freewebs.com/authorclairecollins/index.htm

4 comments:

Margay said...

This is one of the books on my tbr list. Congratulations, Claire!

Morgan Mandel said...

Sounds like a must read book!

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ryan field said...

I think these book blocks are wonderful. Keep them coming.

clairecollins said...

Thanks all! You can also purchase "Images of Betrayal" as well as "Fate and Destiny" from www.secondwindpublishing.com

Claire