Did you notice the double exclamation marks? Can you tell how excited I am?
There is nothing like a book release. I get that flutter in my stomach the night before. I toss and turn all night. Then on the morning of pub date I jump out of bed and immediately want to go to the book store.
The release of this new book, UNSPEAKABLE, is particularly special to me because I’ve had this story in my head for such a long time. Well, not the story exactly, but the people. Every time I’ve met a female cop or interviewed an FBI agent or read a book about the FBI Academy, I’ve been thinking about this heroine. And now here she is, alive on the page.
Her name is Elaina McCord, and she’s the rookie agent who gets in way over her head when she goes to a popular Texas beach resort to help local police solve a string of brutal murders. Elaina is sharp, stubborn, resilient, and also a fish out of water in the Texas border region. Lucky for her (and because this is a romantic suspense story) true crime writer Troy Stockton shows up to help her navigate the local politics… but of course his help comes with some strings attached.
It was so much funresearching this book! I got to interview FBI agents all over the country and hear some amazing war stories. I had a chance to tour the Academy at Quantico. I got to fire a Glock for the first time. I got to walk around Hogan’s Alley, where agents-in-training practice takedowns. I got to fire a Glock.
And then I got to sit down at my computer and let the story flow and weave in all the details I’d gathered and … I can’t explain it. I just felt like it came together. So when the cardboard box arrived on my doorstep filled with books, you can imagine how excited I was. I hope readers enjoy the story as much as I enjoyed writing it.
Let me share a review, and then get to the fun part. THE GIVEAWAY!!
“A tight suspense with the sexiest of heroes and a protagonist seriously worth rooting for!” 4 1/2 STARS! –RT Book Reviews
Oh, and Fresh Fiction put a smile on my face, too:
“Laura Griffin’s Tracers series is spellbinding and full of twists and turns. A page-turner until the last page, it’s a fabulous read.”
I hope you will like the book, too! To celebrate the release this week I’m giving away a signed copy of UNTRACEABLE, along with a $25 GIFTCARD TO BORDERS. Just leave a comment for a chance to win! And drop by my Web site at www.lauragriffin.com if you’d like to read an excerpt.