SHADOWS: “Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants for Grownups”

mybookwasreviewed_bwThank you to SheriLyn Lexxi for the 3 star review of LET THE SHADOWS FALL BEHIND YOU on Night Owl Romance:

This book is kind of a “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” for grownups. Four friends who bond together in childhood, each coming from a troubled past, they create a group for themselves–only does one of the women go above and beyond to take care of the others–even murder? I don’t normally like suspense books but this book kept me coming back for more… 

Kathy-Diane Leveille

Author of LET THE SHADOWS FALL BEHIND YOU (Kunati Books)

ISBN:978-1601641670

“It’s often said, but not usually with such eloquence, that the only one you can’t outrun is you. Kathy-Diane Leveille writes with passion and assurance of a woman who risks sacrificing far too much to try to erase the things she knows are true.” –Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of The Deep End of the Ocean

SHADOWS interview on THE BOOKWORM

buck13I’ve had a great time being a guest this week on THE BOOKWORM. Naida Scrotchet asked: When did you start writing your new suspense novel LET THE SHADOWS FALL BEHIND YOU?

My answer: I started writing LET THE SHADOWS FALL BEHIND YOU on coffee breaks while I was at the hospital.  I began working as a medical transcriptionist because it didn’t sap my creativity the way journalism did, and left room to pursue my dream of writing a novel.  I can’t remember the initial spark for this story, but I do know I wanted to write about a woman whose lover disappears into thin air.  I usually don’t do research in my initial draft too much.  I start with the question or puzzle first, followed by the character, and exploring their journey as they try to solve it.  I find if I start researching too soon, it can be a distraction, and an excuse not to write. 

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Thanks Naida!

Kathy-Diane Leveille

Author of LET THE SHADOWS FALL BEHIND YOU (Kunati Books)

ISBN:978-1601641670

Let the Shadows Fall Behind You is a haunting story of disappearance and loss and, ultimately, of redemption.  Weaving together a world of family loyalties and family lies, of broken bonds and of those that endure, it combines the nuance of poetry with all the suspense of a thriller.” Nino Ricci (Author of The Origin of Species)

Congratulations to SHADOWS Contest Winners

buck1Congratulations to Marjorie Roy who won the June $50.00 gift certificate from Amazon. As part of the celebration of the launch of my new suspense novel LET THE SHADOWS FALL BEHIND YOU, a draw was held each month from January to June for everyone who receives my E-muse newsletter. By the way, E-muse is on hiatus for the summer, but will be back in the fall. The regular draw will continue at that time with a $25.00 Amazon gift certificate awarded on the release date of each newsletter. That goes a long way towards buying a book, but I always have a hard time deciding which one.  If you’re a winner, you receive the gift via e-mail quickly.

I also held a draw at the launch and each book signing for a $100.00 gift certifcate to a spa (location dependent on the winner). I’d like to congratulate Judy Gibson whose name was chosen in a blind draw. A pedi, mani or massage, Judy? You’ll be getting that in your mailbox soon so you’ll have a few days to decide.

Thanks everyone for taking part!