Thursday, December 3, 2015

Day 2 - Gone Without a Trace and More Release Party

Patricia Bradley

Good morning! It's Day 2 of my Release Party! And today I'm talking about Gone Without a Trace, the 3rd book in the Logan Point series. (I would have put another ! but I think I used my quota already today) 

I thought you might enjoy a conversation my hero from Gone Without a Trace, Alex Jennings and I had while I was working on the book:

“You busy?”
I looked from my computer to the doorway. Alex Jennings leaned against it, a frown on his face. “A little. Do you have a problem?”
“No. I just want to hang out.”
I hate it when characters won’t tell me what’s wrong, when I have to drag it out of them. I closed the top on my Macbook. “Spit it out.”
“Spit what out?” Nevertheless, he stepped into the room and moved a research book from the Queen Anne chair beside my desk before he sat down. His 6’2” frame looked ridiculous in it.
“Hold on a sec,” I said, and exchanged places with him. “Now, what’s wrong?”
“Nothing.” He crossed his arms and stared out the window.
I waited.
After two minutes of staring, he turned to me. “What am I doing in Logan Point, Mississippi? I’m a Texan, all the way back to the Alamo, and Texans belong in Texas.”
“You don’t like Logan Point?”
“I didn’t say that.” He smiled. “Actually, it’s a great little town. And I love Kate’s B&B. Did you know that woman can do some cooking?”
“Hmm. I think I knew that. So, what’s the problem?”
Alex pressed his lips together. “It’s that detective you paired me with. Livy Reynolds. She’s driving me crazy.”
He didn’t know how that warmed my heart. I managed not to smile. “Exactly how does she do that?”
“She’s going to organize me to death. Have you seen her lists? That woman makes a list for everything. And that’s not all. She.Is.A.Control.Freak.”
“And you’re not?”
I doodled with my pencil. “Do you like anything about her?”
A gleam lit his eyes. “Have you seen her with Abby? That little girl has Livy hogtied.” He tilted his head. “And she has courage. She’s pretty, too.”
“So it’s not all bad?”
His eyes widened.  “Uh, uh. You’re not going to—” He jumped up and palmed his hands up. “No. Don’t you dare try to  get us together. Not happening. Not in a million years. She’s too bossy. And she hates flying.”

“If you say so.” I took my chair back and shooed him out of my office. I’d just figured out another way to torture the both of them.

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The past is repeating itself--and time is running out

It's been more than two years since homicide detective Livy Reynolds's cousin disappeared from Logan Point. Unlike most people in her hometown, Livy has never believed that Robyn left voluntarily. When Dallas private investigator Alex Jennings contacts her concerning a senator's missing granddaughter who was last seen in Logan Point, Livy notices eerie similarities between the two disappearances. With self-doubt plaguing her and an almost instant dislike of the self-assured PI, she's finding this investigation an uphill battle. But with the prospect of finding her cousin on the horizon, she'll have to find a way to work with Alex--before it's too late.


  1. Funny!!! Do you do this to all the books you read? Think of scenarios or conversations with the characters?! Cool! Thanks again for a great post!

  2. Yep, I usually do. It helps me get to know them.

  3. This is much more fun than a boring character interview. :)

  4. Lol, I love it! Characters seem to be so much fun. Oh and for a Christmas recipe, well, I don't do much. My best is taking Oreo cookies, covering them with dipping chocolate, and sprinkling with sprinkles while it dries. Voilá, Christmas cookies!

    1. Susan, that sounds delicious...and my favorite part--easy! Thanks for stopping by and leaving the recipe.

  5. Fun conversation! Thanks for sharing. ;)

  6. I would love to have your imagination. I will do the next best thing and enjoy your books. Much easier for me. LOL

    1. Aww, Jan. That's sweet! You've made my day!

  7. Interesting way to get to know your characters! I like it!!