Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Oops! My Bad

by
Patricia Bradley

Oops! My book, Silence in the Dark, released yesterday and I didn't know it until Monday! 

How can that happen, you ask? 

When you get one date from your publisher but then check Amazon and the date is different, you don't know what to think. Amazon even changed it twice, reflecting the May 5th date my publisher gave me. I thought the date was still in May...

Let me tell you a little bit about Silence in the Dark. Here's the back cover copy:

In one of the most dangerous states in Mexico, Bailey Adams is running for her life . . . again.

When Bailey Adams left Logan Point two years ago for the mission field of Chihuahua, Mexico, she thought she was getting away from her problems. Running into her ex-fianc√© Danny Maxwell was not part of the plan—neither was being chased through the city by the local drug cartel, the Calatrava. Now despite her best efforts, Danny is her only chance of escaping the people chasing her and getting back to Logan Point safely. Can Bailey find the strength to face what’s coming? And in the midst of the chaos, can she keep herself from falling in love with her rescuer all over again?


With lean, fast-paced prose that will keep you turning the pages, Patricia Bradley pens a superb story of suspense and second chances.

And I love the banner Revell made for my Facebook and Twitter pages:

And I love that Revell is running my first book, Shadows of the Past, for FREE in digital format at all the major epublisher sites like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, CBD...

Back to Silence in the Dark. The opening scene is something that happened in my life. While fictionalized in the book--I was never actually in danger--it was very traumatic and has stayed with me for more than fifty years. Have you ever had something to stay with you that long--good or bad? If you want to share, leave a comment and I'll enter you in a drawing for Silence in the Dark. (Ebook if outside the Continental US.)

20 comments:

  1. A couple of things that happened during my childhood have stayed with me and affect my thinking even 50 years later. Fortunately that person is out of my life now.

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  2. Oh, Jan. I'm glad you don't have to come in contact with that person anymore!

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  3. Wow, the book sounds fabulous!! Not the real life happenings that inspired the beginning, that's not fun. There are a few life happenings that stick with me even though I try to repress those memories. (how bad is that?!) But I do feel everything that happens to us shapes us. Thank you for sharing with us!

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    1. Thank you, Susan, and I agree. God doesn't waste anything.

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  4. I had something happen to me at a very young age. It stayed with me until I was a wife and mother.....when a wonderful pastor's wife showed me that I needed to forgive in order to be at peace again. I still remember, but I can live with it now. Forgiveness is a powerful thing. I would love to read your book.

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    1. Debbie, I learned a long time ago that forgiveness helps me more than the other person. Most of the time they don't acknowledge they did anything wrong. And it is almost impossible to forget. :-)

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  5. I don't recall anything as dramatic/traumatic as what you described but I remember some specific things from that long ago that affected my entire life. By the grace of God, they no longer have the grip on my life they once had but some of the memories are still fairly vivid n my mind.

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    1. So glad you have overcome, Edward. It's not easy. Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. Loved Shadows of the Past, Pat. Looking forward to reading this one. You know how to build the suspense.

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    1. Thank you, Emily! So glad you stopped by.

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  7. I absolutely cannot wait to read your new book! Love your books!!

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  8. I absolutely cannot wait to read your new book! Love your books!!

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  9. I don't remember anything dramatic (good or bad) from that long ago, but whether we remember or not, we're shaped by our experiences. I do remember as an elementary-school-age child a rebuff from a friend's parent that seriously inhibited my confidence for a number of years. Come to think of it, bits of the roots may still be down there, needing pulling. Thanks for making me think of this... time for a chat with the Master Gardner.

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    1. Glad to be of help, Janet. Yes, adults can really do a number on kids. When I was in the 7th grad the art teacher let us use her wheel. After my first attempt, she said, "get up. You'll never be able to do that." It was over 40 years before I tried again. And she was wrong. :-)

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    2. And now pottery wheels are in your novels. I'm glad you tried again.

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  10. Yes, being spurred by a rooster when I was a couple of years old. It was so near my eye, no anesthesia could be given when the doctor stitched me up. I feel it is responsible for my extreme dislike of blood, needles, etc.. I still have the scar 70 years later.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of "Silence in the Dark"!!

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    1. Oh, Bonnie! I don't blame you. That would certainly stick with you. When I was 3, I got my arm stuck in a wringer washer and I can still remember being in bed with my arm tied to the bedpost to hold it above my heart.

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  11. Love this series!

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