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Today I have the pleasure of welcoming Andrea Kane to the blog. She's on tour promoting the new romantic suspense anthology, "Love is Murder", to which she contributed a story. Kane’s psychological thriller "The Girl Who Disappeared Twice" became an instant New York Times bestseller, the latest in a long string of smash hits. It introduced Forensic Instincts, an eclectic team of maverick investigators, each with different personalities and talents, all with one common bond: a blatant disregard for authority. "The Line Between Here and Gone", which I'll be reviewing in July, is the next exhilarating installment in the Forensic Instincts series. Armed with skills and talents honed by years in the FBI and Special Forces, and training in behavioral and forensic psychology, the team solves seemingly impossible cases while walking a fine line between assisting and enraging law enforcement.
With a worldwide following and novels published in over twenty languages, Kane is also the author of eight romantic thrillers and fourteen historical romances. She lives in New Jersey with her family, where she is plotting new ways for Forensic Instincts to challenge the status quo.
Where to find Andrea online:
website and blog
Bea: What is your guilty pleasure?
Andrea: I don’t even have to ponder this one. Ice cream. Always ice cream. If I could, I’d take a quart (maybe even a half-gallon if I had room) of homemade ice cream, a giant spoon, and eat it all in one sitting. Too bad broccoli and ice cream can’t switch places in terms of calories, fat content, and healthy eating!
Bea: Describe your favorite meal.
Andrea: I’d start with a Caesar salad, move on to filet mignon and lobster tails with a lovely glass of Beaujolais, and end with some fabulous profiteroles. I’m getting hungry just answering the question.
Bea: If you were not a writer, what would be your career?
Andrea: I can never answer this question, because I can’t imagine being anything BUT a writer. I almost went to law school, but then my writing called me back. It’s no use. I’m just a diehard storyteller.
Bea: If you could time travel, which year would be your destination?
Andrea: I’m fascinated with Regency England, which is why I set most of my historicals there. I’d have to visit some of the grand balls of the nobility, see the carriage rides through Hyde Park, and watch the Bow Street Runners in action. But I could never deal with the chamber pots!
Bea: What inspired your contribution to LOVE IS MURDER?
Andrea: I really wanted to give my readers romantic closure on FBI agents Sloane Burbank and Derek Parker. But I was also dying to mix in one of my new Forensic Instincts team (the series I’m immersed in right now). “Lockdown” gave me the opportunity to do both, and to do it in a romantic setting and a life-threatening situation.
Andrea, thank you for taking the time to answer some questions and I look forward to your guest post on here in July for your next book, "The Line Between Here and Gone".
Brief Excerpt from Kane's Short Story, "Lockdown":
It was times like this that Claire Hedgleigh hated her psychic gift.
Her best friend was about to get married. The chapel was alight with anticipation and joy.
But all Claire could sense was darkness. Dark energy. Filling the room. Hovering over the fairy-tale setting.