Today, I'm welcoming fellow Soul Mate Publishing Author, Rachel Sharpe to talk to us about the setting of one of her Jordan James, PI suspense novels.
Read on for a chance to win a Jordan James, PI ebook!
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF SETTING by Rachel Sharpe
When I first decided to begin the Jordan James, PI series, I only knew two things - I wanted her to be a private investigator, and I wanted to set the series in New England.
Although I was born and raised just outside of New Orleans, Louisiana, my father’s family is from New England and I have been fortunate enough to spend a lot of time there.
It is easily one of my favorite vacation destinations for many reasons, including the picture above. I took that picture a few summers’ ago when I visited my cousins on Martha’s Vineyard.
Martha’s Vineyard is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been and after that trip, I knew I wanted to set one story on the island, which I did in LOST DISTINCTION.
I have always felt that setting is just as important as character development and plot which is why I have spent so much time choosing the settings for all of my stories.
Thanks, Rachel for sharing the great picture and why you chose an island setting for LOST DISTINCTION.
I'm a big Jordan James, PI fan and recommend the suspense novels to all mystery readers. Take a peek at them, below. Click on the covers to see them on Amazon!
When Jordan James decided to embark on a career as a private investigator, she never could have imagined that a chance encounter would lead to her staring down the barrel of a gun on the roof’s edge of a high-rise building. As she begins to investigate her first case, the puzzling murder of a prominent businessman that has left Boston’s finest mystified for more than two decades, she finds herself suddenly immersed in a treacherous underworld brimming with betrayal, raw greed, and political subterfuge of international proportions. In the midst of this, she discovers she is falling for her mysterious client despite the hints of his dark past. Can this feisty Southern girl with a penchant for trouble solve this baffling case or is she doomed to become another tragic chapter in an international conspiracy?
"COLD AMBITION" Available Now on Amazon!
When private investigator Jordan James agreed to search for the missing son of a U.S. Ambassador, she didn’t realize she was walking into a case one hundred years in the making. The deeper she delves into this unusual assignment, the more shocking, and the more dangerous, it becomes. With time running out and lives at stake, Jordan must race to identify the culprit of an elaborate plot while also uncovering a far more personal truth too intimate to ignore...
"LOST DISTINCTION" Available Now on Amazon!
When private investigator Jordan James decided to join her best friend on the set of her hit television series in the Rocky Mountains, she had no idea she would become a key player in a murder mystery more suited for the big screen than the slopes. With one actor dead and a killer on the loose, can Jordan uncover the culprit before another victim makes headlines on Hollywood Minute?
"BITTER RETRIBUTION," Available Now on Amazon!!!
Rachel Sharpe is the author of the Jordan James, PI series, including Cold Ambition, Lost Distinction, and Bitter Retribution. Although born and raised in the South, "Yankee" relatives first led Rachel to historic New England, which she has come to consider her second home and is the setting for the series.
After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in English, Rachel began dedicating her free time to her childhood passion, writing, and in the fall of 2013, she signed with Soul Mate Publishing. An active member of Sisters In Crime, Rachel currently resides with her husband and their children in the Greater New Orleans area.
"COLD AMBITION," "LOST DISTINCTION," and "BITTER RETRIBUTION," available now on Amazon from Soul Mate Publishing!
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Leave a comment and tell us who is your favorite Private Investigator (young or old) and you will be automatically entered in a drawing for a free ebook of BITTER RETRIBUTION.
Monster (my writing buddy) will paw the winner at random.
Thanks, Rachel for stopping by!