Early last year I launched the Paradise Crime Series, starring Sophie Ang, an MMA-fighting FBI tech agent with a dark secret. Sophie first appeared in Book 4 of the Lei Crime series, Broken Ferns. She was so compelling that I gave her a point of view in the next book, Twisted Vine—something I’d never done before—and then I had to keep editing back to keep the story focused on Lei Texeira, my main character. While writing Wired In, Paradise Crime Book 1, I realized I wanted to do a whole new series with Sophie as the main character.
In Wired Rogue, I so enjoyed getting Sophie out of her computer cave and out into the field. In Book 2 she is still chasing the vigilante, The Ghost, a character that reoccurs throughout the series. When I began writing, I had an idea that I wanted more action, and a less “tech-heavy” plot (because let’s face it, computers are not my area) but I had NO IDEA Jake Dunn would show up on the page, that he’d be such a powerful character and shake things up so much…and the twists that happen weren’t in the outline! Jake has turned into a popular character that my readers love!
Earlier this year I released Sophie’s next stories, Wired Hard and Wired Dark. I missed having her work with Lei Texeira, so these two badass women reunited on a case. In Wired Dawn, Sophie reunites with Special Agent Marcella Scott…and her Manolos! I love these powerful women!
Some days I wake up and pinch myself. This series is not even two years old and it has already been blessed with book awards, including this week when Wired Rogue was announced as an Award Finalist in the Thriller/Adventure category of the 2017 BookFest Best Book Awards. I have the best job in the world, creating characters that take on a life of their own and capture the hearts and minds of readers, taking them on a journey to amazing places they may never see—like the incredible Waipio Valley, on the Big Island!
I hope you choose to journey into the Paradise Crime Series while Wired Rogue is on sale for a limited time for only .99! Keep an eye out for book 5, Wired Dawn in December.
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