Denise Dearth and Amy Gillen on Blind Redemption ~ Blog Tour, Guest Blog, Playlist, Rafflecopter Giveaway

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Title: Blind Redemption
Author: Denise Dearth and Amy Gillen
Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing
Cover Artist: unknown
Genre: Fiction, Lesbian, Mystery, Paranormal


Kidnapped and sold into the Chinese slave trade the survival of Annette Freder, the wife of University Chancellor, Charles Freder, depends on struggling psychic detective, Jackie Vaughn.
Crippled by grief over the unexpected death of her wife, Jackie deals with her anguish through pills and booze. While these coping mechanisms numb her pain, the growing addiction hampers her abilities, and places her health and livelihood in jeopardy. The missing person’s case of Annette Freder shifts Jackie’s focus, challenging her psychic abilities.
While on the job in China, Jackie finds herself with limited access to medication, resulting in bouts of withdrawal and depression. But that is just one of the many hurdles hindering Jackie in her quest to find Annette and return her to safety. Will corrupt police, maxed out credit cards, an ousted Greek intelligence officer assassin, and a revelation from an unexpected source prove too much for her?
Entangled deceit and unravelling lies Blind Redemption captures the essence of the human spirit and the power of redemption.

My Writing Life

“I have no idea what will come next in my writing life or life in general. I like not knowing, but I know what I want. That doesn’t mean it will happen, but I’ll give it my best try.”  Rita Mae Brown

Thank you for allowing me to be a guest on your blog!  Amy Gillen is co-creator of the newly released novel entitled, Blind Redemption.  Amy has a bachelor’s degree in English Literature. She’s instrumental in plot and character development while I handle most of the writing chores.

Years ago I read Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown.  I loved her wit and writing style.  I located an out of print book she wrote entitled, Starting from Scratch, A Different Kind of Writer’s Manual.  Thumbing through those pages I knew I was way out of my league.  At that time I’d written and recorded a lot of songs but not even a short story to my credit.  Despite limitations, my curiosity and the joy that comes from the writing process beckoned.

I worked mundane office jobs for years, putting my head down and getting through each mind numbing work day.  Secretly and with as much discretion as I could muster I got my “work” done and then got down to business.  The business of creating characters and plots that is.  Some people write solely for money.  I don’t blame anyone for cashing in on good old fashioned creativity.  I write to occupy my mind.  Writing takes me far away from the daily grind.

When I was young I had an opportunity to have lunch with Daniel Stern’s (movie star) mother during a management conference.  I remember how welcoming and kind she was. I couldn’t wait to ask to her about the keys to success.  “Success has nothing to do with talent and everything to do with luck,” she said.  I’m sure my face flushed. That wasn’t what I expected to hear.
I forged on.  Each rejection became a badge of honor getting me one step closer to my goal of becoming a published author.  Now that our first novel has finally found a home at Wayward Ink Publishing we are truly thankful.  I haven’t a clue what will happen next, but I know I want to create entertaining stories that inspire people and I’ll give it my all.

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About the Author

DENISE DEARTH is a novelist and songwriter.  Blind Redemption is the first novel in the compelling Jackie Vaughn detective series. She is a member of Broadcast Music Incorporated, a music performing right organization, and the National Writers Union, UAW Local 1981. When’s she’s not writing she may be seen riding a two-toned, sky blue and white Victory Vegas Steel horse into the Midwestern sunset.

AMY GILLEN is a co-creator of the Jackie Vaughn detective series.  She earned a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Indiana University.  She is a poet, photographer, and entrepreneur with a passion for kayaking and travel.

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Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

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