COMING NOVEMBER 2015
Deena is running from a dangerous past. When she finds herself in a small fishing village tucked away on the banks of the Chesapeake Bay, she thinks she is finally safe. While there, she discovers a journal that weaves a story of secrets, passion, and unrequited love. In its pages, she discovers the answers to her struggle with the shadows of her own past. In the end, those shadows close in on her and threaten all that she holds dear.
Today’s blog tour of Hearts in the Storm takes us to Quiet Fury Books Blog for a spotlight and author interview. Check it out. Quiet Fury Books Blog
What’s in a name? In my novels, a lot. I choose the names of most of the characters, places, and even things much in the way that many parents choose the names for a new baby. Names are selected for their meaning. Sometimes the name reinforces character traits. Sometimes the name gives deeper meaning to the story. Here are just a few examples:
Dreams of the Sleepless – The name of the town that serves as the setting for the story was selected for a reason. The underlying concept is reinforced by an inscription on a headstone in the story.
Molly’s name is actually a variant of another woman’s name.
Hearts in the Storm – Although we see very little of Brody in the book, he is a pivotal character. His name actually has two meanings that apply in the story. Can you find a hidden reference to one of the meanings that ties him to another character?
Not sure if you caught it, but Jimbo explains how he came up with the name of the cafe. It’s not just a bit of conversation that I threw in. It is significant to what is going on in the story.
These are just a few examples. If you are a story nerd like I am, you may have fun discovering the others.
“This is a touching story about loss, tragedy, and overcoming it. The way the author pulls you along spilling bits of the past only hints at the losses felt by Trista and Duck, but when the entire truth was revealed, it gave me goosebumps. The conclusion had some surprises as well. I thought it was going to end one way, but Mr. Seward managed to surprise me. Job well done.”
At last, Hearts in the Storm is available in paperback version on Amazon –http://amzn.to/1tLg8Vj
To celebrate the release of the digital version of Hearts in the Storm on Amazon, the book is available for free download May 24 – May 26. After the free promotion, it will be available at regular price for $3.99. Dreams of the Sleepless is also available now on Amazon for the regular price of $3.99.