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17 February 2010

Karlene Blakemore-Mowle - release day for 'Fallout'

It's my great pleasure to welcome Karlene Blakemore Knowle to my blog today, to celebrate the release of her novel 'Fallout', from the Wild Rose Press.

(There is a short silence as Karlene steps forward onto the stage. She waits while the thunderous applause dies down. Lyn gestures to Karlene to take a seat.)

HL: Make your self comfortable, and tell us a little bit about yourself first, Karlene.

KB: I have four children and a real life hero husband. I started writing about nine years ago then stopped to have children. I’ve since thrown myself back into writing a year ago and haven’t been able to stop.

HL: That's how it gets one, Karlene! LOL. Have you had anything published, apart from 'Fallout'? KB: I had a small play performed locally and Fallout is my first published book.HL: The first book is always so exciting, Karlene and it must have been fun to see your own play performed. Before we read the blurb and excerpt of your book, tell us what you enjoy writing about the most?KB: I love to write about Australia and its diverse landscapes. I have been fortunate enough to have lived in both extremes and have a deep and loyal love for all regions of my big, beautiful country. On weekend’s I love to enjoy the beautiful coast, I’m lucky enough to call home.

HL: It's wonderful to live in a beautiful location, isn't it. It does help to inspire the muse! Finally, where can readers contact you, Karlene?

KB: I can be contacted on facebook, MySpace, and Twitter.
Feel free to come and take a look at my blog: http://karlybm.blogspot.com where you can find my trailer to Fallout and special interviews with Jake and Tully.

HL: That's a great trailer, Karlene, and I loved reading the interviews. I understand you've also just received a new contract, so it's double congratulations and a double celebration, wow, what a great day for you!

Now let's find out more about your new book release!

Blurb for Fallout.

Risking their lives for others is second nature, but can they trust each other enough to risk their hearts?

Tully Chambers is no damsel in distress. An up and coming detective, she had her sights set on promotion until the day her partner was murdered and she ended up on the run from the mob.

Jake Holden has demons of his own. Having served his country for over twenty years, he’s found himself wounded, alone, and without a plan for his future. What starts as a simple diversion--trying to figure out the feisty little waitress next door—turns out to be his most dangerous mission yet.
From the tropics of Far North Queensland to the rugged isolation of the Northern Territory in Australia, two modern-day warriors discover their greatest fear isn’t that of a madman’s revenge–but of laying their hearts on the line for love.

Excerpt for Fallout.

Someone was trying to break in…

“Who are you?” she demanded.

“What the hell?” The intruder struggled, to twist without success, beneath her.

Tully registered his deep voice before repeating her question. “Who. Are. You?”

“Jake Holden,” he growled back.

“Why are you breaking into my house?”

“Lady, I have no idea what you’re talking about. This is my house. I’m trying to open my door.”

Now that her eyes had adjusted to the light outside Tully could make out the profile of a strong face, grimacing in pain. He had short dark hair and was nicely built. Under her knee she noticed his strong neck and broad shoulders. He didn’t have the physique of a body builder, all muscle and no neck, but he still appeared to be very fit. She also smelt alcohol. While she wouldn’t have said he was inebriated, his reaction time had been off a little.

“I just moved in today. You can check my licence and see for yourself,” he offered, grunting in pain.

“Where is it?”

“Well, if you let me up I’ll get it out for you”

She wasn’t about to let this guy up just yet, not until she got to the bottom of this. “Where’s your licence?”

“Front right hand side in my trousers.” His tone came out stiff and full of wounded indignation.

“You’ve gotta be kidding me. Who keeps their wallet in their front pocket?” she scoffed, thinking he had to be lying to create an opportunity to make a break for it.“It’s not in my wallet, I just took my ID and cash to the pub,” he growled. “But if the thought of sticking your hand down my pants scares you—”

Ooh you can't leave it there Karlene - oh well what a great hook! Thank you so much for being my special guest today, and I hope you have loads of sales.

Purchase 'Fallout' Here: http://www.thewildrosepress.com/fallout-p-3855.html