Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Virtual Book Tour + #Giveaway: Danger in Shadow by Tessa Carr @TessaAuthor @RABTBookTours



Shadows of Council Creek (Book 2)

Romantic Suspense

Date Published: 03-26-2021



Laurie Lancey has always loved the old picturesque bridge over Council Creek; it's that beauty which gave the town its name.

But then...

A near miss... A chinese fortune cookie with a deadly warning

A murdered co-worker

She knows now the serenity is just a deception. Something sinister is going on here,

And it's all around her.

Investigator Nick Allyn barely manages to save her when the shots are fired.

"This tells me only one thing, young lady," he tells her firmly.

"Those bullets were meant for you.

And only you."



Interview with Tessa Carr

    For those interested in exploring the subject or theme of your book, where should they start?

    Answer: The first book in each series starts with the introduction of each character (generally) so a “first in series” is generally a good place to start. I also write as Pippa Greathouse, and there is a series in those called the “Pike’s Bluff” series that also is contemporary and romantic suspense. For that series I’d recommend starting with Double-Takes. (The rest of my Pippa books are mostly historical romance, although there is indeed mystery and suspense in most of them. When I decided I wanted to write romantic suspense and mystery, however, my publisher thought it would be a good idea if I wrote those under a different pen name, so I use my Tessa Carr name for those.

For the Cape Danger series, I’d recommend starting with The Blue Lion.

For the Shadows of Council Creek series, I would recommend Faces in Shadow.

Each of the books are pretty much standalones, however it does help to have some background.


    How did you become involved with the subject or theme of your book?

    There is a strong family association with Law Enforcement. My husband’s dad was on the Highway Patrol for 35 years, Hubby for 28, sis-in -law for 19, and brother in law for 25 with the Sheriff’s Department.

    So I have a good resource for information when it comes to police procedurals and investigation. I love FBI series’ as well. The H.P. has a division of it who are investigators, and my books are about those men, the cases they work on, and the ladies they are unwittingly tangled up with and end up pursuing.


    What were your goals and intentions in this book, and how well do you feel you achieved them?

    My goals? To achieve a good mystery with as much romance in it as it does mystery. To write one where people don’t know who the villain is until I reveal it to them. And to make the romance as good as the mystery.


    Anything you would like to say to your readers and fans?

    Thank you, thank you, and thank you! I love you!


    What did you enjoy most about writing this book?

    The challenge of changing out the villain at the last minute! It was not only challenging, it was the process of revising and making sure the motives were made clear, and all the revisions were done. How? Why? When? And mostly, Who?


    Can you tell us a little bit about your next books or what you have planned for the future?

    Unless I have more begging from my readers, the next book will be the last one in this series. I do listen to them, and try to accommodate them!

    I’m thinking about doing some paranormal aspects in the next series, but I’m also determined that it is believable.

    I’d also like doing a cozy mystery series at some point.


    How long have you been writing?

    Here’s a bit about it!

    When I was in the fifth grade. My teacher, Mrs. J, was an elegantly coiffured lady whom we all adored. I was no exception.

    One day, she gave us an assignment: Write a short story and read it aloud to the class. Sounds simple, right? We had a block of time, so I got busy and began to write.

    Then it was my turn. I stood, took a deep breath, and began.

    I glanced up at Mrs. J at the entrance of the Grizzley bear, to the camp where my buddies and I were staying in a tent.

    Oh dear, I thought. She doesn’t look good. There was this twitch somewhere around her left eye, and her normally rosy pink cheeks had taken off for the county line.

    By the time the bear attacked and body parts began flying, the twitch had made it all the way down to her mouth. She was as white as the proverbial ghost. She was looking at me as if she was thinking… Strange child.

    She was a trooper, however. She made it all the way through to the end, and remained upright.

    Oh, but my friends loved it! Since they were the characters in it, they thought it was super and kept asking when part two would be ready. And I was thinking…. Hm, “Part two; The resurrection?”

    And me? I was just plain hooked on writing.


    Can you tell us a little bit about the characters in Danger in Shadow?

    Laurie Lancey has always loved the old picturesque bridge over Council Creek; it's that beauty which gave the town its name.

    But then…

    A near miss... A Chinese fortune cookie with a deadly warning

    A murdered co-worker

    She knows now the serenity is just a deception. Something sinister is going on here,

    And it's all around her.

    Investigator Nick Allyn barely manages to save her when the shots are fired.

    "This tells me only one thing, young lady," he tells her firmly.

    "Those bullets were meant for you. 

    And only you."

    Danger in Shadow...  The Shadows of Council Creek (Book Two)

    by Tessa Carr

    If you could spend the day with one of the characters from Danger in Shadow who would it be? Please tell us why you chose this particular character, where you would go and what you would do.

    It would be Eli Garrison. He’s not only a colleague, he’s a friend to Nick Allyn in book two. He has a great sense of humor and can be every bit as “all business” when it’s needed. Eli is always the one who’s alone and looking for a woman in books one and two, and he’s so darned handsome! (But I won’t show you his picture—not just yet!)

    And to spend the day? I’d go on a case with him and just listen and learn.


About the Author

It all started with my fifth-grade teacher, Mrs. J. Ever the elegant, perfectly coiffured lady, gave us an assignment to write a short story and read it aloud to the class.

Mine was about a group of fifth grade kids who went on a weekend camping trip, and encountered a grizzly bear. When it was my turn, I read.

Poor Mrs. J! I began to notice a twitch around her left eye sometime around the approach of the grizzly bear. By the time the body parts began flying, it had increased to her mouth, and her whole face was as white as a sheet.

But she was a trooper, and stayed upright throughout the whole story.

However, the other kids loved the story, because it was about them. Suddenly, I was hooked! Over the years, my writing changed from gory stories (my term as a kid) to space stories. Then spy stories, and finally romance. But the other thing I found I really loved was mystery and romance. I wasn’t satisfied with just reading it. I wanted to write it!


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