It's been a little over a year since Tess first made her appearance in Crisis of Identity. She captured the hearts of a few fans with her sassy attitude and bold independent nature. One reviewer said Tess was her new favorite heroine. A few loyal fans of Tess have suggested over the last year that she needed another book, you know, just to finish up the loose ends left dangling in Crisis of Identity.
So I wrote Crisis of Serenity. Well, actually, Tess dictated the book to me. I am just the loyal vessel through which her story is told. A book's characters can definitely highjack the story line.
The hardest part about writing the follow up novel was making sure Tess was still Tess. The same sassy, butt kicking heroine who ran from danger in the pages of Crisis of Identity. In Crisis of Serenity, she's the same Tess, just a bit older and a bit wiser.
Crisis of Serenity is set for release in July 2014. Here's the blurb...
Tess Copeland lives a quiet life in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Thanks to the government’s witness protection program, she enjoys the freedom of never having to glance over her shoulder to see if someone is following her. Life has become safe, serene...and boring. Her heart longs for something more than just existing...until a ghost from her past shatters her serenity.
Once upon a time, Tess was stuck between the FBI and the men the feds were trying to take down. Jake Coleman is the U.S. Marshal who extracted her from the jam she was in with the FBI, a man she could have fallen for...hard...if she had let herself. It’s been a year since she last saw Jake, and in all the months that have passed, he’s never tried to find her. The longer he keeps his distance, the more she wonders why his absence hurts so much.
When a stranger comes to town searching for her, all of Tess’ old fears are resurrected. Asking Jake for help with her current crisis might lure him into a dangerous trap involving murder, kidnapping, and revenge. When Jake and Tess come face-to-face with the past, they will have to use all their wits to survive.
Have you read Crisis of Identity yet? Here's the purchase link if you haven't.