Thank you to Little Fiction for hosting me on the blog tour for TURNING POINT, the third book in The Kathleen Turner Series. There will be a total of five books in the series. Book four, OUT OF TURN, will be released on 12/17/13.
Prior to writing romance novels, I worked as a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer in the IT field for years. IT was a field I just sort of fell into and found I had an aptitude for it, so I stayed. I wouldn’t say I had a passion for a job until I began writing. Whereas most people would say computers and writing are two separate parts of the brain, I would disagree. Many of the problems I faced on a daily basis in IT required thinking outside the box to find the solution, so perhaps technology isn’t so far from the creative centers of the brain than you would think.
I’m here today to talk about the third book in my continuing series, The Kathleen Turner Series, TURNING POINT. Kathleen Turner begins in book one, NO TURNING BACK, as a runner for a highly successful law firm in Indianapolis. An unfortunate introduction to Blane Kirk—partner in the firm, Navy SEAL, rich playboy—sends her life in a new direction. Murder and mayhem follow Kathleen and she’s forced to turn to Blane for help. In NO TURNING BACK, we’re introduced to Kade Dennon—ex-FBI cyber crimes agent, current assassin-for-hire—who just happens to be Blane’s half-brother. The lives of these three intertwine throughout all the books, leaving all of them changed in marked ways.
My inspiration for The Kathleen Turner Series began when I knew I wanted to write a series that contained the same characters so I could stay with them for several books. That’s one of my favorite things to read myself so naturally, that’s what I wanted to write. Kathleen is an homage to one of my favorite heroines of all time – Nancy Drew. I grew up reading about Nancy and her adventures so Kathleen and her strawberry-blonde hair is a nod and wink to Nancy. Another cornerstone of this series is the love triangle, which is one of my favorite romantic elements and I was very excited to write my own.
If my books were made into a movie, Kathleen would be played by Amanda Seyfried, Kade would be played by Ian Somerhalder, and Blane would be played by Chris Hemsworth.
If I were to describe my heroine in five words, they would be (in no particular order): loyal, naïve, trusting, brave, sweet.
After her promotion from law firm Runner to Investigator, Kathleen Turner is learning the ropes of her new job from none other than assassin-for-hire Kade Dennon, a situation her boyfriend Blane Kirk is none too happy about. But the lessons with Kathleen take a back seat when Kade becomes a target. Previously untouchable, his enemies now know of the chink in his armor – his brother’s girlfriend.
And Kade’s not the only thing coming between Kathleen and Blane. From Blane’s inexplicable defense of a man guilty of a horrible crime, to a mysterious stranger from Kathleen’s past, to Kathleen’ risky investigation into human traffickers, the obstacles mount against a relationship that’s just begun to find trust again.
While Blane considers a job offer that would take him back to the front lines in the war on terror, Kathleen is determined to pursue her new career, with or without his approval. Unfortunately, her current case is far more dangerous than anyone knows. Someone close to Blane will go to extreme lengths to split them up, lengths that may prove worse than death for Kathleen.
Kathleen, Blane and Kade must atone for the sins of the past and the present. The fallout will force Kathleen to a turning point…in her career, and her life.
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