Friday, April 12, 2013

A to Z Challenge: K is for...Kidnapped



Welcome to the 2013 A to Z Challenge!

This year, I’m focusing on two themes:  Emotions and grammar,
depending on which letter we’re on each day.

I’ll be sharing mostly what I’ve learned about writing emotion into a novel, but I’ll also be throwing in a few key grammar lessons, pet peeves I’ve picked up while working as an editor.

Here’s the thing: I couldn’t figure out a topic for emotion or grammar that began with K,
so I thought I’d go a little off course.  But if that’s not good enough, you could always go to my
K post from last year.  Either way, I appreciate your indulgence. 

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K is for Kidnapped:  to steal, carry off, or abduct by force or fraud, especially for use as a hostage or to extract ransom.

I’m sure you’re wondering why I picked kidnapped.  Well, if you haven’t yet read my book, The Mistaken, then you might not know it’s a huge part of the story.  Funny thing is, the hard part of pulling that off was making the reader sympathize with a protagonist who commits such a heinous act, not to mention quite a few others.  But, I must have done a decent enough job because…


Not only is The Mistaken still loitering in Amazon’s Top Rated in Romantic Suspense, it’s also ranked fourth on Goodreads’ Kidnapped list, along with CJ Roberts’ Dark Duet Series and Lucy Christopher’s Stolen, all of which I enjoyed.

I’d love to have your support, too, so if you’re a Goodreads member, feel free to sign in and hit the "vote for this book" button.

Thank you!  Thank you verra much!



16 comments:

mooderino said...

Voted!

Nick Wilford said...

Hooray! Good for you. I think it's down to your awesome characterisation and how you made us sympathise with Tyler.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That is awesome!! I'll go check, but I think I already voted.

Craig Edwards said...

Heinous indeed! But congratulations!

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Congrats!! I will be glad to vote. :)

Michael Offutt, S.F.A. said...

I knew this would be your "K" word. I must be psychic.

LD Masterson said...

Congratulations. That must feel great.

L.G. Smith said...

Awesome! Think I voted on some Goodreads lists for you before. :))

Christine Rains said...

That's terrific! I'm reading your book right now on my Kindle. Loving it so far. Tyler is quite the brother to stick by Nick after everything.

Heather M. Gardner said...

I am supporting as we speak!

Heather

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Fantastic! And since I genuinely loved your book, I'll be happy to cast a vote for it. Here I gooooo.

Carrie Butler said...

Congratulations! :D

Scribbles From Jenn said...

Congratulations! It is a big feat to make the reader sympathize with a evil protagonist. You deserve a pat on the back. Or better yet, great comments on your book :D
Jenn @Scribbles From Jenn

Rhonda said...

Congratulations! Very cool to be doing so well at Amazon.

Rhonda @Laugh-Quotes.com
Visiting from AtoZ #41

Mark Means said...

Well, a kidnapping can evoke quite a bit of emotion, so I think you're safe in that respect.

And, I voted, as well :)

petedenton said...

I had no idea there was a goodreads kidnapped list! Consider yourself voted for :)