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Title: Jewel Cave
Author: Elizabeth Noble
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: unknown
Genre/Sub-Genre: Contemporary, Crime Fiction, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Mystery
Through ten wonderful years Griff Diamond and Clint Bishop weathered good times and bad together. Lately they haven’t spent as much time together as they’d like, and their physical relationship is suffering. Then Clint loses his job at the steel mill. Instead of worrying, he sees it as an opportunity to lean on his steady partner, start his writing career, and rekindle the passion they’ve lost.
But a friendly relationship with another author turns to obsession, putting Clint’s life in danger. Taken against his will to the Jewel Cave system in South Dakota, Clint must rely on the skills he’s learned from Griff to survive.
Fearing the worst, Griff tracks Clint across the country. As a US Marshall, Griff’s always been the man who keeps everyone safe, but he doesn’t know how he and Clint will survive this.
1. We are here today to talk about The Jewel Cave. What can you tell us about it?
Jewel Cave is a suspense novel revolving around the kidnapping of a man, Clint and what his longtime partner, Griff goes through to find him. That is only half the story, however. The second half of the book deals with Clint’s recovery and focuses on the fact both he and Griff were victims.
2. Tell us more about Griff and Clint?
At the beginning of the book they’ve been together about ten years. While they do love one another a great deal their relationship has gotten a bit stale. They’ve fallen into a rut and don’t do much about it until a stalker threatens Clint’s life. They find out they’ve both learned from the other skills that become life-saving skills for Clint. Later they struggle to cope with Clint’s ordeal, learn it was traumatic for them both and they need to fix their relationship or lose it and go their separate ways.
3. What about The Jewel Cave makes you the most proud?
I had to do an outrageous amount of research into caving, US Marshal procedure, DNA evidence and basic crime scene stuff. There are a lot of rules and regulations about what branch of law enforcement in the United States deals with what sorts of crimes. I had to work hard to make all the pieces of this book fit together.
4. If you could give one piece of advice to aspiring writers, what would it be?
Never give up.
5. What can readers of the first two titles int he Circles series expect from The Jewel Cave? Will readers need to read books 1 and 2 (Run for the Roses and The Barlow Lens respectively) to fully enjoy book 3?
Like Run for the Roses and A Barlow Lens, Jewel Cave is a suspense novel. However, in this case the mystery revolves around a kidnapping, not a murder. The characters of Griff and Clint are briefly introduced in A Barlow Lens, but this book completely stands alone. There is no need to read the previous two books to fully enjoy Jewel Cave.
6. How do you keep characters consistent through a story? Do you write out extensive character bibles?
I don’t have extensive character bibles, but I do have notes and images for each character. As for keeping them consistent throughout a story, I know what each person likes, dislikes and what they would or wouldn’t do. I just go with what feels right for each character as I write them.
7. What are you reading right now and what is next on your to-be-read list? I’ve been reading the first book of the Dresden Files. I’m not sure what I’ll read next, I decide that when I get there.
8. Rapid Fire Time
World of Warcraft or Everquest? Everquest
Coke or Pepsi? Coke
Porsche or Prius? Neither—give me a truck or Jeep
Train or Plane? Plane
Vanilla or Chocolate? Chocolate
Sweet or Savory? Sweet
Beach or Mountains? . Mountains
Handcuffs or Rope? Rope
9. What are you working on? What is next? Currently I’m working on the first book of a new urban fantasy series that will feature four of the characters from The Sleepless City. That series was written with Anne Barwell. My new series, Akhkharu Nasaru is a spin off solo project with lots of action and espionage.
Clint nearly jumped out of his skin when someone’s strong arm snaked around his waist and pulled him back against a firm body. Warm breath blew in his ear along with the words, “You left the door unlocked again. I could be the neighborhood whack job here to bludgeon you to death after defiling you.”
“You scared the crap out of me!” Clint yelped, trying to squirm away, but it was useless. “You’re the guy on this street with all the big guns.” Behind him Griff chuckled and used one finger to move Clint’s hair away from his neck. He pressed a soft kiss to the spot. Clint glared down at the dogs. “And you two! You need watchdog lessons.”
Griff let go of Clint, turned him, and shook him by the shoulders for a second. “Lock the goddamn doors. Even if someone smashes through the storm door, you’ll at least hear them.” He raised his eyebrows and leaned away from Clint, letting him go. “For me. Please.”
“What you really don’t want is some moron busting up the storm door since you’d have to help me replace it,” Clint muttered.
Griff pointed up. “Hey, I happen to have a deep appreciation for that door. Notice I’m tactfully not mentioning how delightful you are when you work on a construction project?” Clint burst out laughing. Griff’s blue-gray eyes twinkled, and the corners crinkled in the way Clint loved when Griff smiled. “Sorry I’m late,” Griff said, leaning down to pet the dogs.
About the Author:
Elizabeth Noble started telling stories before she actually knew how to write, and her family was very happy when she learned to put words on a page. Those words turned into fan fiction that turned into a genuine love of M/M romance fiction. Being able to share her works with Dreamspinner is really a dream come true. She has a real love for a good mystery complete with murder and twisty plots as well as all things sci-fi, futuristic, and supernatural and a bit of an unnatural interest in a super-volcano in Wyoming.
Elizabeth has three grown children and is now happily owned by an adorable mixed breed canine princess named Rosie, and two cats, Murphy and Yeti. She lives in her native northeast Ohio, the perfect place for gardening, winter and summer sports (go Tribe!). When she’s not writing she’s working as a veterinary nurse, so don’t be surprised to see her men with a pet or three who are a very big part of their lives.
Two of Elizabeth’s books have received Honorable Mentions in the Rainbow Awards.
Circles website: http://elizabeth-noble-circles.weebly.com/
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