Monday, November 13, 2023

Blog Tour + #Giveaway: Breaking Point by Bailey Thomas @Bailey_Author @XpressoTours

Breaking Point
Bailey Thomas
(Mill Creek Mystique)
Publication date: October 9th 2023
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense

FBI analyst, Noah Parker, receives credible intelligence on a kidnapped woman from a ghost in his past who happens to be the man who shot him. The catch, he must act alone to obtain the geographic coordinates of her location.

Terrified and alone, Jasmine West doesn’t know if she’ll survive another day. When a lone man appears in her makeshift prison, they forge an alliance to survive.

Can they find the middle ground between analyzing and action when corruption and deceit surround them?

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Interview with Bailey Thomas

Series: Mill Creek Mystique

Book: Breaking Point, book three

Genre: Romantic Suspense

    How many books have you written and which is your favorite?

    I’ve written many stories, from picture book stories to complete-length novels. It wasn’t until later in my life that my husband encouraged me to go after my dream. As of today, I have three published books. I love all my books, but Breaking Point is my favorite.

    If you’re planning a sequel, can you share a tiny bit about your plans for it?

    The world of Mill Creek is growing. I just signed a contract with my publisher to bring books four and five to life. Kane and Annika’s story will be told in book four, Kane’s Reckoning. We will learn more about Larry Behr in book five, Legally Bound. The best part of this world is there are always more characters who deserve stories.

    Do you want each book to stand on its own, or are you trying to build a body of work with connections between each book?

    Mill Creek Mystique is a series, so if you read the books in order, you’ll get more background and information about the town and subsequent characters. However, each book can be a standalone read.

    How did you come up with the title for your book?

    The series is a blend of imagination and my summer trips to our family’s mountain retreat, complete with a rustic cabin––as in no electricity. On our property stood an old mill, and all those images from my childhood came to life when I created the fictitious town of Mill Creek. As for the story title, Breaking Point, its name stems from the emotional journey that my main character, Noah Parker, is embroiled in as his story unfolds.

    How long did it take you to write this book?

    Five months.

    What does the title mean?

    See above.

    What did you learn when writing the book?

    That I’m happiest when I do a mix of plotting and punster.

    What surprised you the most?

    The initial direction of my plotted story took a drastic turn one night when I couldn’t sleep. I had this revelation about a different ending that I loved. I shot out of bed, immediately wrote it down, and didn't return to bed until I figured out how to weave in this plot change throughout the story.

    Have you ever killed off a character your readers loved?

    Not yet…

    What do you do to get inside your character’s heads?

    I use a character worksheet and go through an exercise of interviewing them and see where the answers go.  

Author Bio:

Bailey Thomas lives in the beautiful but hot southwest with her husband and their adorable four-legged children. An only child, Bailey’s active imagination and adventurous nature always kept her busy. Now, she channels those creative powers into storytelling.

Her wonderful husband encouraged her to chase her dream of becoming an author and continues to be her greatest champion. Being able to write these stories has been a thrilling experience that is truly special to her.

When she’s not behind a computer working on her next deadline, she’s reading her favorite authors, playing with her fur babies, and spending time with her husband. They love to watch movies and sports and play all types of games.

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ShirleyAnn said...

I enjoyed read the post it was great to get to know a new author to me.

Marcy Meyer said...

The cover looks amazing. Sounds like a story I would enjoy.

Sherry said...

This sounds like a good book.

Jessica Beard said...

I'm excited to read this book!

Daniel M said...

looks like a fun one