February 11, 2013

The Valentine Interviews:  Lynn Emery

There's been a lot going on in the world of author Lynn Emery, and she's here to tell us about her latest eBook plus a new audiobook!

Bettye: Lynn, tell us about your new projects.

Lynn: Sweet Mystery is about a woman coming home back to her hometown to bury her father. She is pulled into unraveling a fifty-year-old family “Whodunit?” and the mystery of making love last. My audiobook, A Darker Shade of Midnight, is about an interracial crime fighting couple facing down supernatural and human villains.

Bettye: I read Sweet Mystery when it was initially published under the Arabesque line of paperbacks, and I enjoyed it immensely.  It had a lot of atmosphere, and your writing transported me from my home environment to the Louisiana bayou.  I could practically smell the Spanish moss on the trees!  

What inspired you to tell these stories?

Lynn: Rae Dalcour, the heroine, is a blues musician. I love the blues and tangled family mysteries. A Darker Shade of Midnight is about the Cajun/Creole cultural beliefs about the paranormal world.

Bettye: I admit to enjoying the blues myself (I didn't always, but I married a blues lover and have learned to appreciate the art), and I absolutely adore tangled family background stories.  What would you say to someone not familiar with your work to try to get them to give you a try?

Lynn: Readers who love a good mystery, colorful characters and a flavor of Louisiana culture will enjoy Sweet Mystery. Those who like a good mystery with a little other worldly flavor will enjoy A Darker Shade of Midnight. Both have sensual love stories woven in.

Bettye: And don't forget the atmosphere!  I love the way the settings are incorporated into your cover designs.

Any special plans for Valentine's Day?

Lynn: I can’t say I’ll do anything special on Valentine’s Day, as I’m single at the moment.  :-)

Bettye: And you've certainly been busy...Lynn, thanks so much for stopping by.  

Readers, Sweet Mystery is available in print and Kindle formats at Amazon, in Nook format at Barnes & Noble, and in all eBook formats at Smashwords.  The audiobook of A Darker Shade of Midnight (this title is also available in print and eBook) is available at Amazon


Lynn Emery said...

Thanks for inviting me over, Bettye!