Posts Tagged ‘women’s fiction’

Moms With Secrets
Tammy & Lisa Mom Detectives Book 1
by Bena Roberts
Genre: Chick Lit , Cozy Mystery, Parenting Drama
Move over Thelma and Louise! Enter Tammy and Lisa two moms of troubled
teenage boys. Not convinced of the school’s ability to deal with
serious issues, the two mothers become mom detectives.
Meet Tammy Lewis – the local politician’s wife. She is a dutiful wife and
adores her family. Her life in her cozy village and Victorian home is
perfect.
Enter Lisa Evans – an enigmatic yoga teacher and single mother. Lisa has
worked hard to succeed in her life, and when she discovers her
teenage son might be dealing drugs, she comes up with a crafty plan.
Lisa sets out to frame innocent mom Tammy Lewis for her son’s
misdemeanors. Lisa’s son and Tammy’s son are best friends so; the
set-up could work.
Is Tammy the pushover that Lisa believes?
More importantly? Has the village school got the accusations right? Are
Mark and Ethan, Tammy & Lisa’s children really the local village
school drug lords?
Author Bena Roberts has delivered a warm and witty short read ideals for
mums with troubled teenage boys who understand the pull of
motherhood. How far would you go to protect your teenage son?
Bena Roberts was a journalist and analyst. Now she prefers the title
novelist and romance adventurist. She graduated in England 1994 and
then with a Masters in 1997.
Born in 1973, Bena lived in West London until she was 24. Then she lived
and worked in Budapest, Bruges, Prague, Amsterdam, Vienna, Hamburg
and Munich. She currently resides in Germany, between Heidelberg and
Frankfurt. Although she still refers to London as ‘home.’
Bena successfully created a technology blog which gained funding, had
lunch with Steve Ballmer and was ‘top 50 most influential woman in
mobile.’ Her blog also won several awards including Metro Best Blog.
Bena has two children, loves small dogs and always writes books with a cup of Earl
Grey.
Bena’s favorite literary style is black humor, and she hopes to offer a unique voice
in this area. Her books aim to confront the darkest of life
experiences, with levity. Most of her writing is heavy hitting yet
also entertaining. The second novel out in 2018 offers
thought-provoking fiction which embraces the absurd with reality.
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Three college juniors. A swim team. A manipulative coach. Unexpected life circumstances. A girl struggling with her sexuality. A story that you will not forget.

Angels Can’t Swim is a novella that captures so many elements of the life of a student-athlete, from mental health to sexuality to relationships. While partially a story about swimming, it is also the story of finding yourself, finding your voice, and figuring out who you want to be. Focusing on college students and those around them but dealing with issues that cross the lifespan, readers from young adult all the way up will all enjoy this book and find something in one of the characters that sounds a little bit like them.

 

My new book, Angels Can’t Swim, will be available on Kindle June 22. The book is a novella that focuses on college swimmers, sexuality, and mental health. Please check out my website to learn more! Excerpts below…

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“On a medium campus in a small town near a big city, two teammates trudge through the snow to breakfast after Friday morning lift. One is tall, one is shorter. One is shy, one is chatty. One is slower, one is fast. One is gay. Both are exhausted.

They are friends. They speak but don’t speak; talk about practice and class and their other friends but not about the things that live inside their heads, the things waiting to be talked about.

On the inside the tall shy teammate thinks about what she will eat, what she should eat, and what she did eat, and wishes she never actually had to eat again. On the outside she makes a sarcastic joke and feels butterflies in her stomach when the chatty teammate laughs. She tries to kill the butterflies with her mind.”

“In Jenna’s mind Ted is a sculptor, sitting behind the stages of their lives and constructing an atmosphere that will help them swim fast, fixing the little things that need to be fixed. In this role he is caring, helpful, devoting his efforts to the good of the girls and the team. And yet underneath her admiration, underneath her gratefulness, deep down Jenna knows that sometimes he walks a thin line between simple caring and the dark side of too much. Too much behind the scenes, too much outside of swimming, too much in their private lives.”

 

Book Details:

Book Title: The Last Dance by Lonna Enox
Category: Adult Fiction, 226 pages
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Women Sleuths
Publisher: Lonna Enox Publications
Release date: June 24, 2016
Tour dates: June 18 to July 13, 2018
Content Rating: PG-13 + M

Book Description:

Saddle Gap, a quiet little town in southwestern New Mexico, seems the perfect place for Sorrel Janes to start her life over. But within a few days, she finds herself entangled in two murders, the object of harassment, and the number one suspect in a murder. Will her past terrors destroy her future dreams? Amid the evolving conflicts, she resolves to reconstruct her new life and find happiness. Detective Chris Reed is equally resolved to solve the murders as well as Sorrels secrets. Neither of them suspects where the steps of this dance will lead, but they are too stubborn to sit this one out.

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Author Interview Lonna Enox The Last Dance

If you could put yourself as a character in your book, who would you be?  That question is difficult, because Sorrel, my main character, has some of my personality but is much more assertive, confident, and courageous.  I tend to be more like Will, the journalism college student, who struggles with a career he loves even while he longs to fulfill the expectations of those he loves most.

Do you have another profession besides writing?  I have a Master’s Degree in English Literature.  When I began college, I planned a degree in journalism.  Along the way, I worked as a reporter for various amounts of time.  But teaching, which I found rewarding, fit well into having a family of my own.  I loved that career.  Now, it provides financial backing while I pursue this lifelong dream.

How long have you been writing?  My mother said I wrote my first book when I was 4.  She had started practical nursing training, my older brother had started school, and my dad kept my younger brother and me with him as he farmed to provide winter food for the cattle.  I wrote my books with a crayon on brown grocery bags and then read them to Ben.  They never knew when or how I learned to read or write.

Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?  Ideas just arrive.  My brain has always been a “what if”.  I see something or someone and I wonder, “What if ?”  The information comes from research.  I go to the area where I want my books to be set and my husband Ron and I spend time there, walking, taking photos, talking to people, etc.

Do you ever get writer’s block?  I seldom get writer’s block. What helps you overcome it?  Sometimes I write a letter to someone to get my mind flowing.  Other times, I will make a journal entry, something often that has no relation to anything in my book.  When I have finished it, I realize that I have either solved a problem for a character…or raised a question.

What is your next project?  I am almost finished with the fourth book in my Sorrel Janes series.

 

Meet the Author:

 

 

Lonna Enox is a former high school and college English instructor. She grew up on a ranch in New Mexico, where she learned to love critters, reading, and “wide open” spaces. She is a wife, mom, and grandmother, as well as the proud owner of 4 rescue pets–3 cats and a dog. Aside from an early stint as a newspaper reporter, she also spent 10 years as a freelance magazine writer. She is happiest exploring a wildlife refuge, cuddling little ones and critters, or snuggled up reading a good mystery. Lonna is a professional writer with over 250 printed articles in a variety of national and regional magazines. She has written in several genres and The Last Dance is her debut mystery.

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