Thursday, January 12, 2017

Release Week: Exposed in Darkness by Heather Sunseri, a Guest Post, and a #Giveaway!

Exposed in Darkness

Exposed in Darkness by Heather Sunseri 
Series: In Darkness #1
Print and e-book, 350 pages
Genre: Romantic Suspense, Adult
Published January 10th 2017 by Sun Publishing

Just days before the running of the biggest thoroughbred horse race in the world, an act of bioterrorism kills Kentucky’s lieutenant governor, and former FBI Special Agent Brooke Fairfax receives a video of the murder from her long-time anonymous source. When Brooke discovers domestic terrorists are actually after the governor—her late husband’s brother—and that the radicals are eyeing more targets, she heads to Kentucky to stop the threat.

Shortly after the political assassination, the FBI zeroes in on one person: international mogul Declan O’Roark. Though Brooke has been out of the game since her husband was murdered, her former boss thinks she is the perfect candidate to connect Declan to the crime.

Despite the FBI clearly establishing means and opportunity, Declan remains unfazed; his motives have nothing to do with murder, but with getting closer to Brooke Fairfax. And Brooke finds the case becoming even more unclear as she falls for the FBI’s number one suspect.


Welcome to The Book Bag, Heather ~~ I have heard other authors say that they 'hear voices in their head' and that is how they write their books: the characters are telling their stories. Not being a writer myself, that concept has always intrigued me. Does this happen to you? How do you come up with your stories?

I’m not really a “voices in my head” kind of person. That’s not to say that I’m not still a little bit crazy, because I tend to become my characters as I write.

For example, in Exposed in Darkness, my main character, Brooke, falls and sprains her dominant arm pretty badly. I spent so much time trying to imagine every scene with her unable to use her shooting arm or the arm/hand she used to wash her hair – you get the point – that I began imagining that I was the one with the hurt arm. I would get up from my desk at the end of the day, and I would still be thinking about how “I” can’t use my right arm for whatever task I was doing next.

To write my stories, I try to put myself into each scene and into the head of the character whose point of view I’m writing from, then I imagine that scene playing out like a movie on the screen. What am I seeing, smelling, hearing? When another character does something, what does that look like, how does it make me feel, and how do I react to it?

As far as how I come up with stories? I’m a “what if?” kind of person. I read or hear something on the news, or I watch a good movie, and I begin playing the “What if?” game. For Exposed in Darkness, I started by thinking of the many ways we are being terrorized these days, and I began asking the very difficult, and very dark, questions of how a terrorist could strike a crowded event. Then I went through the motions of how my amazingly strong female protagonist could stop the attack.

About the author

Heather Sunseri is a recovering CPA who began writing novels in order to escape the mundane life as a muggle. After twenty years in the corporate world, Heather decided to use her business savvy and curious mind to start a publishing business anchored by fictional stories. She is proof that one can be a numbers person and a creative… And that it’s never too late (or too early) to get a do over.

She’s married to the love of her life, mom to two amazing kids, and caregiver to the best golden retriever and one very, needy cat. When she’s not writing, she’s making homemade pizza and drinking Kentucky bourbon.

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