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
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 of 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 suspect where the steps of this dance will lead, but they are too stubborn to sit this one out.
Guest Post: Lonna Enox The Last Dance - Writing and Reading
As my books are sequels, I took a line about my main character (Sorrel Janes) that had made her curious in the first book, The Last Dance, and developed it into this second of the series. The books can be read in any order, so this point had been almost insignificant in the first book and became important in this one. I also had buried my mother and gone through family "stories". Sorrel had made big changes in her life also, and I explored how we deal with and adapt to life as it changes.
I do not include religion or politics in my books. However, I do not include graphic sexual content or profanity in my books as I find it unnecessary for my plot or characters. (And my two grandchildren read my books.) Religion and politics are not only personal, but also changing in our lives. I suspect they influence us more than we think, but I also hope we can keep our stories and plots focused on how the characters deal with the life they've either chosen or "stumbled into".
I am most proud of Blood Relations, which received the top award from Chanticleer Book Reviews, although I am proud ot all three.
I have always been a voracious reader, starting with Nancy Drew. I love Shakespeare and the American romance novelists. But the books I tend to read for "fun" are suspense. I'm sad that Sue Grafton is nearing the end of the alphabet! I love Robert Dugoni and both of the Kellermans, to name a few. The readers who love my books inspire me to write more. My family inspire me to do what I love and I am humbled by their pride in my work. If I was only able to have 3 books, I’d want a book of Shakespearean plays, the Bible, and a collection of Emily Dickinson poems.
About 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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