Welcome to day nine of my Cover Reveal Countdown and Giveaway!
In That Rat, Carter Janson, the men outnumber the females at about two to one—I blame being a mother of only boys—but among the characters I've written over the last, almost four years, these women rank up there among my favorites.
For today I thought it would be fun to spotlight one of the ladies!
Remember, don't forget to comment below to be entered into the drawing for one of three Dreamspinner Press gift cards. And just in time for Christmas!
Just joining us? Let's recap!
During my Cover Reveal Countdown, we'll be giving away three Dreamspinner Press Gift Cards!
First Prize - $25
Second Prize - $15
Third Prize - $10
The rules are easy!
Starting December 10th, every day I'll be posting a little something about one of the characters from my upcoming book. If you know my writing, you know I love my secondary characters. I'll share a pic, an excerpt or a quote, maybe even a little more.
Comment on the countdown post here on my blog, on Facebook, or Twitter. One comment per site. One entry per comment.
Yes! That means you could comment on Facebook, Twitter and directly on my blog, and you'll get three separate entries into the giveaway. And you can do that every day!
On day 10, December 19th, we'll reveal the cover, and I'll also announce the randomly drawn winners of a $25, $15, and the $10 Dreamspinner Press gift cards!
If you're like me, I can never have enough books in my Dreamspinner library!
Maybe the winners will even want to pick up That Rat, Carter Janson! 😄
That Rat, Carter Janson
Every man has secrets, but some are bigger than others….
Felix Peake escaped a shady past to carve out a successful career as an expert in Mesopotamian art and gain the respect of the Chicago art community. But when an assistant curator—a man Felix could easily see himself falling for—asks him to reauthenticate a cuneiform tablet to avoid a looming scandal, Felix’s carefully constructed life could crumble.
The tablet is a fake, and Felix is intimately familiar with the artist. Master forger Carter Janson—Felix’s ex and first love—disappeared from his life six years before without a word of explanation. Now, to hold his world together, Felix must find the original tablet, steal it back, and replace the forgery—all before the museum exhibit debuts. It’ll mean slipping back into a role Felix wanted to leave behind and risking his promising future. But even then, he can’t do it alone. He’ll have to confront that rat, Carter Janson.
Excerpt from That Rat, Carter Janson
“How long have I been cleaning for you?”
“I don’t know.” Carter shrugged. “A few months?”
“It’s been three years, man.” Cabbage looked exasperated, opening her mouth to say something else but closing it again when the waiter stopped to take their orders.
“You know I’m not good at remembering that sort of thing.”
She had to know. She had to remind him every Friday it was payday and every month when it was time to give her the cash for new cleaners. Maybe he needed a personal assistant? Is that what a personal assistant did, pay your bills and make sure you had Pine-Sol for the maid?
“Maybe I need a personal assistant.”
“What you need,” Cabbage began, her voice a little too loud for Carter’s comfort, “is to get your head out of your ass.”
The young woman that comes to clean Carter's loft twice a week, Cabbage is blunt, a little foul-mouthed, and one of Carter's favorite people.
Cabbage started out as two different characters that were merged into one by the end. She is my favorite of all the female characters I have written. She's also based—more than a little—on my sister. LOL
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