New Release: Six Days of Memories and #AuthorInterview with Stacy Eaton

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Detective Natasha Foster will put her job on the line to prove her gut feeling is dead on.
When Detective Foster responds to the scene of a crash, she finds the female passenger dead, a bag full of money in the back seat and a body in the trunk. It is only when the driver, whom she nicknames Jay, wakes up with no memory that she must go with her instincts and continue the investigation in a way that was never taught.
Jay finds himself lost, but drawn to the beautiful detective who steps above and beyond the call of duty. His need to know if he was a victim or the criminal pushes him to try and recall what happened and who he is. With the pull of a trigger, Jay’s memory will suddenly return and with it, the terrible truth.SEatonBanner

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Excerpt

Excerpt – Chapter 7 – Jay

Normal people wake up with random thoughts filling their mind; little remnants of things they did the previous day or a list of stuff that was on their agenda for the day. Not for me, though.

I woke up slowly, as if I was fighting to get above a heavy cloud. My mind was sluggish, dark, and for the most part empty. The only thing that raced through my brainwaves was the fact that I didn’t know what the hell was wrong with me.

I heard a beep and a female voice in my room say, “He’s waking up.”

Another voice spoke from right beside me, as if they were only inches from my head. “Okay, I’ll be right in.”

Right in where? You’re right next to my head! I tried to turn and see where the voice came from, but pain radiated through my neck so I stopped. I reached up to touch my neck and wondered why my hands felt so heavy. I blinked and realized I had something attached to one of my fingers. I blinked again. Where the hell am I?

“Hello, there?” the first woman said. She was wearing dark gray medical scrubs and had an ID hanging around her neck. The name printed in large letters was Julie.

I swallowed twice before I tried to speak. “Hello.”

Before the woman could say anything further, another woman in dark blue scrubs hustled into the room and directly toward me.

“Well, hello there, sir. Nice to have you back with us.” She smiled and glanced at the monitor near my head.

“Where am I?” I croaked through a dry throat, and tried to wet my lips with my sandpaper tongue.

“You’re in Fairview Memorial Hospital. Do you remember what happened to you?” The nurse drew her attention back to me as I tried to shake my head and winced. “Don’t try to move your neck. You have some minor swelling in your spine. The collar you are wearing will help give you support and limit your movements until the swelling goes down and we know if there is any damage. How do you feel?”

“Like I’ve been hit by a truck,” I rasped. “Can I have some water?”

“I’ll let you have a few sips, but you need to be careful. You were in a car accident and have been unconscious for a while.” She stepped away and I heard the click of fingers on a keyboard. There must be a computer behind me, I thought.

She returned to my side. “Can you tell me your name?”

I stared into her face. She was probably around forty and her brown eyes were intent on mine. My name? “Um…” I searched my dark mind. What the hell is my name? I had no clue.

She put her hand on my arm. “Calm down, it can be very confusing when you wake up after an accident. Do you not remember your name?” I saw her glance up at a monitor. I didn’t have to look to know my heart was racing. I could feel it thudding in my chest.

“No, I can’t remember it,” I stated.

“What about where you live?” she asked slowly, turning her attention back to me.

“Don’t know.”

“Is there anything you can tell me about yourself?” she questioned.

“I’m in a hospital.” I heard her chuckle.

“Okay, why don’t you rest for a little while? I’m going to let the doctor know you’re awake. I’m sure it will all come back to you soon.”

“Do you know what my name is?”

She stared into my eyes. “Nope, I was hoping you could tell me.” She patted my arm, allowed me to take a long sip of water from a straw, and then turned and left the room.

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And now for the interview! So, Stacy, tell a little bit about yourself . . .

What do you do when you’re not writing?

Work, work and more work, lol… When I am not writing, I’m doing my job as a full time detective, working on my personal business, playing taxi for my daughter or involved in meetings and planning for my local Domestic Violence Center where I serve on the Board of Directors. It’s more like, I write when I’m not doing these other things!

What do you do for leisure?

My idea of leisure is hiding from technology! The best place to do that for me is on the beach. It gives me the chance to recharge and unwind. To me there is nothing better than feeling the sand on my toes, hearing the water crash against the shore and feel the wind and sun on my body.

What would you do if you could no longer write? Say, for example, the ability to use technology (computer, pens, pencil, paper, ink, paint, ect.) to write was no longer in existence.

Ha – I’d lose my ever loving mind! If I couldn’t get all those characters out of my head, it would drive me absolutely nuts! You would be calling the light white men with the little white coats to come take me away.

Tell a little bit about your current project (can be current release).

Well on June 13th, I released a romantic suspense called Distorted Loyalty. Today – I am happy to announce is the “Official” release day for another romantic suspense called Six Days of Memories! I’m so excited about these two books!

What are they about?

Here are the blurbs for the two books:

Distorted Loyalty –

Emergency room Doctor Rachel Wilde and Detective Grant Murphy meet by chance and it takes only one glance and a simple gentle touch to ignite their senses.

When Grant’s wife is in a tragic accident, Rachel goes above and beyond the call of duty to save her life. It is the moment she faces Grant again that their lives begin to spin out of control and they realize the lives of their loved ones were deeply intertwined.

The distorted loyalties of the ones they lost will drive a wedge between them and it will take another death, a last will and a look beyond the grave to find the path they must follow.

Six Days of Memories –

Detective Natasha Foster will put her job on the line to prove her gut feeling is dead on.

When Detective Foster responds to the scene of a crash, she finds the female passenger dead, a bag full of money in the back seat and a body in the trunk.  It is only when the driver, whom she nicknames Jay, wakes up with no memory that she must go with her instincts and continue the investigation in a way that was never taught.

Jay finds himself lost, but drawn to the beautiful detective who steps above and beyond the call of duty. His need to know if he was a victim or the criminal pushes him to try and recall what happened and who he is. With the pull of a trigger, Jay’s memory will suddenly return and with it, the terrible truth.

How long did it take you from concept to finished product?

Well with Distorted Loyalty, I came up with the idea and twenty eight days later the first draft was done. I rocked that one out because the characters were going nuts in my head and I had to get them out.

When I wrote Six Days of Memories, I had a lot going on in my personal life. I didn’t get the chance to really sit and write the way I normally do, so it took me about two months to write. Still not too shabby, but not as fast as I like to write.

What have you learned about your writing style?

Is there a formula you stick to when writing each book, or is it different each time?

Many of my books, not all, I write the first half of them, then go to the end and right the conclusion. Once I know where I want the story to end, I go back and get from point A to point B to finish it up.

I’m a complete punster! I have never sat down and plotted out a book. I let it come on its own. When I came up with the concept for Whether I’ll Live or Die, I figured out the first chapter, the last chapter and title first thing. I wrote them both and then went and filled in all the rest.

Of course, I say this while I am in the process of actually plot out a series of books called One Every Thirty-Six. A paranormal story about magic and death.

What themes do you usually visit when writing?

All of my books are written in the law enforcement world. At least one, if not two of the major characters are police officers. Usually I have a pretty kick butt heroine detective or officer, like in Six Days of Memories. In Distorted Loyalty, Grant is the detective and Rachel is an ER doc.

Because of my knowledge of the law enforcement, I am able to describe scene accurately, and details authentically. Makes for a better story when the readers know that this stuff really happens, I didn’t just make it up on the fly.

Tell us about your available work.

What books do you have currently available?

Currently I have eight books published.

My Blood Runs Blue and Blue Blood for Life are Paranormal Romance with cops and vampires. Garda ~ Welcome to the Realm is another Paranormal Romance, but instead of vampires, you have Guardian Angels.

Whether I’ll Live or Die is a very intense novel about domestic violence that is based off of many things that I went through when I was younger.

Liveon ~ No Evil and Second Shield are both romantic suspense and came out in November of 2013. Plus of course, I have Distorted Loyalty and Six Days of Memories that were both just released.

Right now I’m working on Second Shield 2, a second Garda novel, another domestic violence novel called You’re Not Alone and I’m plotting out the series called One Every Thirty-Six.

I think that’s enough for now! What do you think?

Thank you so much for allowing me to visit Samantha!  I really look forward to speaking with your readers and answering any questions they might have.

And a very big thank you to Stacy Eaton for taking time out of her day to do this interview and talk a little about her books! Also, a very Happy Release Day!

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  1. Thank you Samantha – A pleasure to visit with you and your readers!

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