Tuesday, September 23, 2008

New Release! By A Silken Thread by MK Mancos

OK, it's probably not good that I haven't posted on my personal blogs since January. The only excuse I have is that I get my head into my writing and when I finally look up, an entire day has past and I've gotten behind in all other aspect of the writing biz, save the creative part.

So, today is the release date for By A Silken Thread. I'm very excited about this book because in the grand scheme of things, it is the first one I ever finished writing. Granted, it was in a much rougher form back then - well, to be hones, it was awful - but you have to figure, I wrote it in 1993 when I was first trying my hand at crafting a novel. And I hadn't a clue. But I loved the idea so much that I kept it on a back burner until I learned more about craft and character development, plotting and dialogue - and mostly logic. In that first draft, I had my characters doing the most illogical things. *shrugs* But the writer's journey is filled with pot holes. I have to say the only things about this book that resembles the original version are the character names and premise. Everything else went through a major overhaul.

So, without further ado - here is the blurb of By A Silken Thread.

The line between life and death is as elusive as a silken thread.

Two women…linked by one deadly memory.

On an ice-encrusted road in New Jersey, Tara Johanan loses control of her car and drives off an embankment. At the same moment in Palmetto Springs, Florida, in an unwitnessed attack, Charlotte Durand is shot in the head and left for dead.

Both women die. Both return. But near-death experiences are not always straightforward. Tara woke up with the voice and memories of a comatose woman in her head. And she can remember a shooting she never witnessed.

Telling the family a loved one is the victim of a violent crime is the worst part of the job for Detective Marcus Danforth. When his stepsister is the victim, and the loved ones his family and best friend, it’s crippling. He’ll do anything to uncover the mystery of Charlotte’s shooting.

Believing the story of a beautiful accident victim may be too much for him—even in the face of overwhelming desire. Even as the shadows of death grow darker.

By A Silken Thread by MK Mancos, Samhain Publishing