Sunday, November 13, 2011

Guest Post - Stacy Eaton

Once again, we have author Stacy Eaton with us.  She is promoting  the second book in her series, Blue Blood for Life.  Stacy was with us last month for an interview and promotion of her first book, My Blood Runs Blue. Welcome back, Stacy!

Publisher: Outskirts Press (September 2011) 

After a month off, Kristin comes back to work happier then she's been in a long time. Her new status in life has her solving crimes faster and better than she ever could before.
When Alex goes missing, Kristin finds she finally has to reveal the secrets of her life to her friends. Will they be able to stand beside her after they learn all that she has hidden from them?

Julian and Gabe stand beside her faithfully as they try to locate Alex. They are surprised to find Trent in Fawn Hollow, but know that Trent may be the only one to do what Alex has asked them to do. As one more choice is taken away from Kristin, she attempts to make the best of it, but finds herself drawn to Trent in a way Julian and Alexander could never compare to.

Trent goes to work with Kristin to keep her safe but will he be able to handle all that her police world entails? Can he handle the side of her that she reveals, the one that Alex and Julian know nothing about? When Kristin and Trent uncover the connection between her job and the kidnapping, they are finally able to put the pieces together, but can they get to Alex fast enough? Will Kristin be able to handle rescuing Alex and all that she learns in the process?

Join Kristin, Julian, Trent and Alexander as they dive into a new mystery that will have you turning the pages quickly to find out who is responsible and how Kristin’s life is forever changed once again.

From Stacy:

It is a pleasure to be back on the To Be Read Pile blog!  Thank you for having me again!

As many people have learned by now, I am a police officer.  When I was 30, I made a huge career change and entered into the police academy.  Since December of 2000 I have worked on the streets in a small township as a patrol officer.  Now just because I’m a patrol officer doesn’t mean I don’t do things other than write tickets and drive around taking care of reports and accidents.  

My department is small, only 10 of us there. So over the years I have had the chance to do more than just be a patrol officer.  One of my favorite things to do is investigate.  I love to get to a crime scene and look it over, study it and see what the pieces tell me.  I love to put all those pieces together and figure out what happened and why.  

So when I started writing, I used that knowledge and that love of my job to enhance my stories.  While in the My Blood Runs Blue series, I write more from the patrol officer side, I do write more about investigations and detective skills in some of my other books.  The fact that I have this knowledge lends credibility to my stories and helps readers to understand it. 

I learned a long time ago when I would testify in court that many of the public don’t always understand why we do the things we do or understand the terminology as we use it.  While I am writing, I try to make it clear what is going on so that the average person can understand it and while they are seeing it through the eyes of a police officer, they can understand it better. 

I hope that by using my knowledge, I can not only entertain people, but I can help to educate people.  Investigations are not like you see on television; they take days, weeks and months to figure out things. I want people to see that and understand that.  I want people to know that when they see a real cop out there on the streets and they might look like they are doing nothing, they are probably doing more then you know.
I enjoy being able to use my knowledge and my experiences to bring life to characters and pull readers into a story that they can enjoy.  The most awesome thing I can hear from people is when they say, “this author knows what she’s talking about and it shows in her work.”  

Thank you again for allowing me to visit on your blog!! I hope to hear from your readers!!! 

About the Author:

The author Stacy Eaton is a police officer and business owner. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two children and her dogs, Dakota and Garda. She is an avid photographer and enjoys reading and charity work.
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