As an author of romantic suspense, I have studied killers and what motivates them. In Eternal Press’ thriller DEEDS OF DECEIT evil manipulator Hilary heads up the violent branch of a cult. The front organization, Get Megawatts, appears to be a “green” wind turbine organization. The cult must keep members in line as they sell overpriced miniature windmills on the street. Another task is strong-arming donations. Hilary wants the heroine Bayliss Jones to donate her estate. Isolated Bayliss lives alone on Jones Mountain, and recently broke it off with Todd, a set designer. Hilary takes up with the set designer who builds a realistic ghost contraption to scare Bayliss into submission. (What fun I had building this last Halloween!) As the story moves forward, Hilary exhibits her killer profile: She tortures cult members and enjoys this more than execution. She kills for power and money. Unless on an evil mission, she’s isolate, has a habit of lying, and usually sleeps alone to hide her bed-wetting habit. Here’s a peek at the story with my book trailer for Deeds of Deceit.
My work-in-progress is Where Malice Hides, Book Two of my Welcome to the Lake Series, and my antagonist is going to be a huge surprise!