Tonight 9/30:Wine & Dine w/Secrets Lies & Family Ties @ Woodhouse Spa 5:30 - 8:00pm
1447 Woodward Avenue
Title:Secrets, Lies & Family Ties (formerly titled: Sweet Reunion)
From the author that brought you Mistaken Identity. The twins are back helping a friend find what he wants.
Perfect Opportunities can lead to perfect wickedness
Grae is given the perfect opportunity to be someone she is not. She gives herself to the man she has dreamed about since high school.
With every twist and turn, Ezekiel Chambers finds that he can never be the son his father wants him to be. Now this mysterious woman has turned his world upside down and for the first time in his life, Ezekiel actually has a reason to stand up for what he wants against his cruel father.
Can Grae tell Ezekiel who she really is or should she just walk away from the best thing they've ever experienced?
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Sylvia Hubbard - Author of Stone's Revenge and Secrets, Lies & Family Ties
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
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Thursday, September 25, 2008
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Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
I wanted to let you know about my September TV interviews, as a crime writer.
My Biography Channel's Crime Stories interview from May 2008, episode, "The Love Slave Murders," will be rebroadcast as follows:
Sunday, September 14th, 6:00 pm, EST
A second interview, a new one, will be on the Investigation Discovery channel's new series on killer couples, Wicked Attraction, in an episode entitled, "Twisted Twosome," as follows:
Sunday, September 14th, 8:00 pm, EST, and Saturday, September 20th, 5:00 pm, EST.
As such, BOTH interviews shown on same day, two hours apart--September 14th!
I will be talking about my bestselling true crime book, THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS, sexual and serial killers, Gerald and Charlene Gallego, as well as serial homicides in general.
Hope you get to watch and spread the word, friend!
Have a great weekend!
R. Barri Flowers
FEMALE CRIME, CRIMINALS AND CELLMATES (McFarland, October 2008)
"The Wrong End of a Gun," SEATTLE NOIR (Akashic, Spring 2009)
MURDER PAST, MURDER PRESENT, ed. (Twilight Times, Summer 2009)
Writing as Devon Vaughn Archer:
DESTINED TO MEET (Harlequin/Kimani, 2008)
KISSING THE MAN NEXT DOOR (Harlequin/Kimani, May 2009)
CHRISTMAS DIAMONDS (Harlequin/Kimani, November 2009)
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
www.FictionAddiction.net had a great forum topic on this subject (Read More... ). I decided to use my blog today to address it.
I'm a killer. I'll say it bravely and I let my readers know that I'll kill characters easily in a heartbeat when I feel that it would move the story forward or liven up the action.
Sex sells, but killing keeps them reading, LOL.
It's almost never planned. I think the only real plan I had to actually kill someone off before the book died was in His Substitute Wife... My Sister. I knew one of those sisters had to die and it was so many times I wanted to kill off the lead character so bad because I hated the way she was too.
My initial "taste" into murder started with Stone's Revenge. This was my second novel. In my first novel, Dreams of Reality, there was death, but it was justifiable killing. The bad guy and the bad girl dying is no big thing. Murder occured in SR, where I killed young siblings of the main female protagonist and of course the big thing about the book was that I was dealing with "the son of a serial killer." A lot of the backstory had to do with his father and I even went back to his grandfather to show that there was no reason as to why the male protagonist was killing. "The apple don't fall too far from the tree theory."
There have been novels I haven't killed characters. A lot of drama and love ensued. matter of fact after SR, I wrote Deceptive Nights and I didn't kill anyone. Almost, but didn't.
When I start a story I usually know my main protagonists will be at the bottom of the bucket, but killing anyone in the story as I introduce characters I really have no intentions all the time. Now in Sin's Iniquity the decision to kill off one of the main characters came at a time when I knew reality had to step into the romance right quick because it was become to fluffy and nice. I didn't want a nice story for Sinclaire. I wanted evil and hurt and pain for her. That's cruel to say, but I did even though she was genuinely nice person and didn't deserve it.
It's not that I have these intentions in real life. Really not. I've been killing mad but not enough to hurt anyone.
But I always say I'm bad on paper and good in life.
I'd love to hear your views on killing off your characters.