Wednesday, March 27, 2013

ANSA: Nancy Thompson

Welcome everyone to another week of ANSA (Authors Not-So Anonymous)!  This week it is my pleasure to introduce Nancy Thompson.

Nancy Thompson is a suspense/romance fiction author.  "They're rather dark and emotional and have a bit of violence, but it's never gratuitous.  My books have strong themes.  The Mistaken, for example, is all about forgiveness and acceptance."  She began writing in March 2010 with her debut novel The Mistaken.  Her novels have been published by a new small press called Sapphire Star Publishing.

She currently lives with her husband, son and their two pets in the western part of Washington.  "I've been with the same guy for 30 years and married for 22.  We have one son who's currently attending college.  I have a giant snow dog, Jack, and a new kitty named Skye.  I love to cook, play the piano, watch movies, and travel, but if I could, I'd spend my days reading.  I'm an interior designer by trade, and have operated my own company for the last 16 years.  But most recently, I took a position with my publisher as a book editor, which keeps me very busy when I'm not writing my own stuff."

Nancy's debut novel The Mistaken released in Fall of 2012.  She is currently working on the sequel titled Leverage "It's about a man who turns to vengeance following the death of his pregnant wife, but his poor judgment leads him to do unspeakable things that put he and his his brother's lives in serious jeopardyI'm now working on the sequel, titled Leverage.  Once again, it's all about revenge and how far people will go for personal justice and to protect those they love, but this time, the tables are turned."

The biggest inspiration for Nancy's novel(s) is music.  "Music inspires me.  In fact, The Mistaken was inspired by one song, Thirty Seconds To Mars' Hurricane.  The lyrics, "Tell me, would you kill to save a life, would you kill to prove you're right?" made me wonder what could make a good, law-abiding man commit a violent crime and could he ever return to the man he used to be.  I tend to listen to rather dark, gritty music, like Three Days Grace, Smile Empty Soul, and Staind, all great angst-ridden tunes to inspire me."  Her all time favorite author is John Hart, but she also loves Greg Iles and Michael Connelly.

Book Blurb for The Mistaken:
All Tyler Karras wants is to enjoy life with his expectant bride. What he gets instead is a graveside seat at her funeral. With the woman who killed her uncharged and still free, all Ty wants now is revenge.

His brother, Nick, has dangerous connections and suggests a sadistic plan:  grab the woman responsible and hand her over to his associates--sex-traffickers in San Francisco's Russian Mafia. They offer Ty more than he dreamed possible. In exchange for the woman, they'll finally let his brother leave the business for good--with his debt wiped clean and his heart still beating.

There's just one problem:  Ty kidnaps the wrong woman.

Now he must protect Hannah Maguire from the very enemy he's unleashed, but the Russians are holding Nick as leverage to force Ty to complete the deal. Caught in a no-win situation, Ty must find a way to save himself, his brother, and the woman, but with the Russian Mafia, even two out of three makes for very long odds.

Pick up a copy of The Mistaken from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and iBooks.  Happy Reading!


Nancy Thompson said...

Thank you SO much for having me over today! It was a real pleasure!

HilyBee said...

It is my pleasure Nancy! :D So happy to have met you!