Author Sahara Roberts courts Desire & Deception

In a world that celebrates the cut-throat, step on anyone who gets in your way attitude especially in business, one of the most amazing things about being an author is how everyone shares the love. We help each other, offer advice, constructive critique and when you’re very, very lucky, sometimes even a NYT best selling author will take a few minutes (actually 45 minutes in this case but who’s counting!) after hosting a chat to graciously talk to you, one on one, about your plot. I don’t want to drop any names, lest the author in question be flooded with “help me” requests, but she is one of my favorite authors. (Sorry, this will not help you find her). It was hard to be all cool and collected while sweating through my Fan-Girl urges, but I think I pulled it off.  Hopefully she’ll read this and know how very much I appreciated her time and insight.

So how did this miracle come about you ask? (Seriously, you know you’re curious). My girl Sahara Roberts, a.k.a. trouble maker in arms, crit partner and all around bestie, that’s how. She asked a favor of the aforementioned author and you could have knocked me over with a feather (admittedly not an uncommon occurrence on a Friday night but this was a Wednesday!) and (this is the amazing part) she agreed to go over my WIP  issues with me!! Did I mention NYT best selling author??

So, I ended up feeling much better about my plot, I’m logging words again, and if I squint real hard, after a couple of shots of Grey Goose, I swear I can see the finish line off in the distance. I’m kidding! Sorta. Anyway…

Something else unique to authors, we actually love it when one of us makes it, reaching the status of Published Author. We help each other, stay up late untangling plot lines and offering support, not just to our friends but the community at large. Where else could someone like me, a total stranger, have a one on one with (yeah gonna mention it again) a NYT best selling author?! It is, quite simply, an awesome community to be a part of it. So right here, right now, I’m very happy to showcase my best friend’s debut novel:

Sahara Robert’s “Desire & Deception” (Entangled Publishing)

Someday when I get the big bucks I’ll spring for a website that comes with drum rolls, Ta-Da’s and confetti fireworks, until then you’ll have to settle for this girlfriend, and my congratulations!

Fireworks

Thanks to Public-Domain-Image.com for the great photo

 

 

Desire and Deception

 Tessa Marshal has fulfilled her long awaited dream of homeownership. She celebrates by taking a vacation with a friend but gets more than she bargained for when her adventure becomes a terrifying ordeal.

Kristopher “Kris” Harmon has spent years climbing the ranks within the Mexican cartel. He walks a tight line between vicious drug runners with agendas of their own and working with the cartel leaders he’s trying to organize. Any distraction could prove fatal for him.

Their worlds collide when Tessa is mistaken for a drug mule and taken captive. As time runs out for both of them, Tessa has to reach beyond her fears and trust a stranger while Kris must choose between his lifelong ambitions and saving Tessa’s life.

If they want to survive, both must trust that there is more to the other than what meets the eye.