Thursday, 1 August 2013

CELESTIAL TOURS **REVIEW & GUEST POST: Dark Connections by Rebecca Graf

Publication Date: April 2013
Publisher: Silver Tongue Press
Genre: Paranormal/Suspense

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The story continues from its start in Deep Connections. Brenna has given her heart to Slaton, but Creeper just won't die. Death cannot stop him from possessing the one to fulfill the prophesy. Now Brenna and Slaton have to fight not only for their own lives but for all those they love. As they do, they discover who Creeper really is and why he wants Brenna so badly. Be prepared for more mystery, suspense, and sweet love.

Rebecca Graf spent over twenty years in the accounting field with no way to release her creative juices. To do so in accounting, could get you life. So she began writing online. From there, she ventured into fiction. Dark Connections is her fifth published book with many more in the works. Rebecca is the mother of three children and lives with them and her husband of twenty years in Wisconsin.

The Development of Deep Connections

When I originally wrote Deep Connections, it was just a sweet love story with a very small hint of the supernatural. Nothing big or dramatic about it at twenty-five thousand words. Then a friend said to expand on it. I started writing. The scene that came out was a shocker. The girl was kidnapped. Where did that come from? The whole story changed.

It was through the second round of writing that I realized the book was going to be a series. As I write, the story kept saying that it would have be split into three segments. I had no idea how. As far as I knew the bad guy was going to be defeated at the end of the first book. It was only when my daughter, fifteen at the time, named the others books for me. She said since the first was Deep Connections the rest were to be Dark Connections and Deadly Connections. The titles then told me what the other books would be about.

As the Creeper character grew, so did the story. He kidnapped her. Why? I then had to rewrite every scene to put in a stalker leading up the kidnapping. I knew there had to be a wreck because Brenna wasn’t going to just be kidnapped. Then how does he survive. 

That is when that hint of paranormal exploded. It took over the story. There was more to the stalker as well as more to Slaton and his family. I was shocked at how the story began to have a life of its own.

Now the story was more than a romance. There was mystery as well as suspense. The Creeper had a past and a secret. What was it? Well, that wasn’t explored in the first book entirely. It would be the second one for all that to come out.

Watching how the story developed was so much fun. I think developing Creeper was the most fun because he was the unknown, loose-cannon. Can’t wait to see what he has for us next.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing your post and the giveaway. This sounds like a great book. evamillien at gmial dot com


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