My New Best Friend ~ Outside the Margins with Adrian J Smith

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I have a release in two weeks. It’s something I’ve been looking forward to for a while now since the release is for one of my all-time favorite characters that I have ever written. Grace is definitely a woman after my own heart. When I started writing her stories I had two goals in mind. One: write a crime/mystery novel about a beat cop, since they are rare to find. Two: write a police procedural that actually shows the reality of being a beat cop.

I do believe I accomplished that. I worked security for four years in college, and we worked alongside the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department. I had an off-duty officer on just about every shift I worked, and I was amazed with all the crap they had to deal with and just how difficult their jobs truly were.

Grace was the creation that was to embody this. She needed to have a soft heart with a hard exterior, she needed to be deep but have personality quirks that would make her amusing. She needed, most importantly, to become my best friend.

And she did. So much so that after I finished the first series I wrote with her, I just had to write another series. I’ve actually planned out several mini-series to accumulate into one giant series.

Grace deals, in all her books, with the reality of life in ways that we as readers have to deal with them. The heartaches of losing family, the joys of celebrating new life and new love, the wonder of following our passion down the rabbit hole. Grace has certainly taken me down the rabbit hole many a time, and I’ll continue to let her drag me with her.

These are the types of characters I love to fall in love with, the kind I love to read about over and over again. They become my new best friend; they become characters that I just can’t get out of my head no matter how hard I try. Which is exactly what every author wants. It’s exactly what every reader wants. We want to fall in love with the stories we have such passion for.

So tell me. Who is your new best friend, and where did you find them?

~Adrian J Smith


Title: Lost & Forsaken: Missing Persons #1
Author: Adrian J. Smith
Publisher: Supposed Crimes
Publication Date: 06/01/2016
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Genre: Crime Fiction, Lesbian, Mystery/Thriller


Detective Grace Halling has a nice ring to it, or so Grace thought until she receives her first case.

Grace has been visiting Harold Crighton for years, and when he suddenly goes missing from the Campbell Home with seemingly no trace, her world is thrown into a spin. From finding her feet as a detective to learning how to be a better girlfriend to Amya and trying to find her place in a new and different world of no longer being a beat cop, Grace plows ahead and grits her teeth.

Although not the lead detective on Harold’s case, Grace is determined to put as much effort into finding him as possible. That is until she’s saddled with her own case and her focus becomes divided.


Lost & Forsaken: Missing Persons #1 on Goodreads
Supposed Crimes
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

About Adrian J Smith

Adrian J. Smith, or AJ€ as she is often called, has a generous and soft heart. She loves to rescue stray cats and dogs, as well as those who just escape. Her hoard of animals currently includes two cats, a dog and a fish, but no children as of yet. She’s passionate about LGBT et al rights, women’s rights and children’€™s rights.

AJ loves to read and write lesbian fiction, simply for the fact that strong women make her swoon and when two are involved her knees turn to jelly and she falls head over heels in love. AJ travels around the United States, and sometimes the world, gathering up stories for her novels. Currently, she lives in the middle of nowhere of the middle of nowhere and is rather difficult to find except on the internet, where she spends a lot of her time.

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