Friday, October 30, 2015

No Trouble at All by Lisa Acerbo Excerpt, Giveaway & Interview


No Trouble at All
Lisa Acerbo

Genre: Romance/Thriller

Publisher: Destiny Whispers Publishing

Date of Publication: October 31, 2015

ISBN-10: 1943504016
ISBN-13: 978-1-943504-01-5

Word Count:  74,810

Book Description:

Trouble from the Past can Kill your Future.

It's a bad day for Sophie Carter when she stumbles across a dead body in the woods. But when the suspected murderer turns out to be a leather-clad vagabond who died in 1889, her carefully controlled quiet life explodes. Not only is Sophie in the wrong place at the wrong time, but as a local history buff who loves old legends, she knows too much about the past to remain uninvolved. Trouble is a killer and no one can escape.

Detective Jackson Lynch asks Sophie to help him decipher the legend of the Old Leather Man and unravel the mystery of the murdered woman. Going against her best judgment, Sophie joins forces with the distractingly sexy detective on the police investigation and in pursuit of a killer. Jackson is hot to solve the case as they follow the clues through Connecticut and New York State, uncovering both legend and fact.

As they move closer to solving the murder, a series of missteps shove Sophie into Jackson’s arms and straight into the media. Trouble is everywhere. Jackson’s career begins to crumble and Sophie becomes a suspect in the heinous crime. The case unravels. The past and present collide. Sophie is swept into more danger than she could ever imagine when the Old Leather Man comes looking for her hide to tan.


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Excerpt:
Sophie loved to hike and run, continuously finding new trails to explore in the vicinity. She enjoyed the convenience of living forty-five minutes outside New York City, just over the New York border in Glenville, Connecticut. The town was far enough away that she could still immerse herself in nature, but close enough to the city that she could attend concerts, events, and culture when she needed a change. She explored the abundant state parks and open green spaces that abounded close by, enjoying the diversity found in the change of seasons.

Today was a little different. Sophie had departed for her run from her home in southern Connecticut much later than anticipated. A fender bender at the local Starbucks in Greenwich delayed her further.

In her defense, she had just tapped the back of the other car when she backed out of her parking space. There had been minimal damage. The white haired older couple, Fran and Frank Bunkowsky, while a tad grouchy about what the dent might mean for their insurance, were overall relatively pleasant.

They even invited Sophie for tea the next day.


About the Author:

Lisa Acerbo is a high school teacher and adjunct instructor at the college level, holding an EdD in Educational Leadership. No Trouble at All is her third novel. Her first novel about zombies, vampires and romance, Apocalipstick, was published in 2013 followed by a young adult science fiction novel title Remote in 2014. In addition, she has contributed to local newspapers, news and travel blogs including The Patch and Hollywood Scriptwriter. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, two daughters, three cats, and horse.


www.DestinyAuthor.us  – Meet the characters, Sophie and Jackson, read teasers from future books, and learn more about author, Lisa Acerbo  




Twitter: @Apocalipstick_



Interview
Where are you from?
With winter moving in, I hate to admit I live in Trumbull, Connecticut. Brrr. I dislike the cold.  Luckily, my husband, three cats, and horse help keep me warm.

Tell us your latest news?
Halloween release date for No Trouble at All! So exciting and most appropriate as trouble from the past can kill your future. Here’s a quick blurb. It's a bad day for Sophie Carter when she stumbles across a dead body in the woods. But when the suspected murderer turns out to be a leather-clad vagabond who died in 1889, her carefully controlled quiet life explodes. Not only is Sophie in the wrong place at the wrong time, but she is pulled into the murder investigation by a sexy detective, Jackson Lynch. 

When and why did you begin writing?
No Trouble at All is my third novel. My first novel about zombies, vampires and romance, Apocalipstick, was published in 2013 followed by a young adult science fiction novel titled Remote, which was published in 2014. I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember and do it to stay sane, especially during the winter when it is cold and I hate to venture outside.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?
Even after publishing three novels and writing for most my life, there are days I wonder if I should claim the title “writer.”

How did you come up with the title?
I’m horrible at coming up with titles, and it is the last thing that I do. I rely on my family or my editor.  I have a friend, also an author, who told me I had to have the title before stating the project, but that never worked for me and stressed me out.  Instead, I wait until the book is done and then think about the symbols and themes that evolved.  The title of my first book Apocalipstick came from my daughter and so did Remote.  For Apocalipstick, I was telling her about a scene in the book where the main character, Jenna, puts on her mother’s lipstick for the first time after the zombie apocalypse.  She is finally out of harm's way and has the luxury of remembering the past and looking forward to a possible future.  My daughter joked, you should call the book Apocalipstick and the title stuck.  I have to give my editor all the credit for the title of my new book.  Without her, readers would have ended up with a title like “Run and Hide.”  When we checked on Amazon, there were hundreds of other books with the same title.  Luckily, my editor helped me to brainstorm and come up with No Trouble at All.  

How much of the book is realistic?
No Trouble at All is a romantic thriller. While I researched the Old Leather Man and the Felt Mill in Glenville, Connecticut, all the characters are fictional.

Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
The book, in some ways, could also be considered historical fiction as well as a romantic thriller. I researched the Old Leather Man and the Felt Mill in Glenville, Connecticut.  I also grew up in the area.  Many of the stories about the Felt Mill came from my grandparents and mother who lived close by and knew many people who worked there.

What books have most influenced your life most?
I grew up reading novels by Johanna Lindsey, Dean Koontz, and Stephen King, among others.  While entirely different genres, these authors inspired me to want to read more and write fiction.  These days I am drawn to the books my students read like Divergent and The Hunger Games. I love authors who can create vivid conflicts and life-like characters in relationships, romantic or otherwise.  I enjoy reading romances with action and adventure, and I hoped to create a book with those elements.

What book are you reading now?
I am reading the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series by Laurell K. Hamilton.  Even though it was first published in the 1990s, I just found it.  I’m on book seven and loving them all so far.

What are your current projects?
I’m currently fascinated by a local ghost story, the White Lady of Easton.  Supposedly, she roams through the graves of the Union Cemetery in Easton, Connecticut.  I hope to incorporate the ghost as a character in my next novel. 

What would you like my readers to know?

A big thank you to Destiny Whispers Publishing and all the amazing people who work there (especially Leslie).  No Trouble at All would not have existed without their kindness and support. 

Tour giveaway

2 $10 Amazon Gift Cards



3 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for being part of my book tour!

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  2. Thank you for the chance to win :)

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  3. Thanks for informing me about this book.

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