Pub date: March 13, 2017 by Carina Press
Series: Lessons in Control, 2 of 3
Genres: Carina Press Romance Promise, Male/Male, Romance, Romantic Suspense
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Elliot Mills comes face-to-face with evil in this follow-up to Fair Game and Fair Play from bestselling author Josh Lanyon
One final game of cat and mouse…
Ex–FBI agent Elliot Mills thought he was done with the most brutal case of his career. The Sculptor, the serial killer he spent years hunting, is finally in jail. But Elliot's hope dies when he learns the murderer wasn't acting alone. Now everyone is at risk once again—thanks to a madman determined to finish his partner's gruesome mission.
When the lead agent on the case, Special Agent Tucker Lance, goes missing, Elliot knows it's the killer at work. After all, abducting the love of his life is the quickest way to hurt him.
The chances of finding Tucker are all but impossible without the help of the Sculptor—but the Sculptor is in no position to talk. Critically injured in a prison fight, he lies comatose and dying while the clock ticks down. Elliot has no choice but to play this killer's twisted game and hope he can find Tucker in time.
About Josh Lanyon
A bestselling author of over sixty titles of classic Male/Male fiction featuring twisty mystery, kickass adventure and unapologetic man-on-man romance, JOSH LANYON has been called "arguably the single most influential voice in m/m romance today." Granted, that was yesterday.
Today Josh's work has been translated into nine languages. The FBI thriller Fair Game was the first male/male title to be published by Harlequin Mondari, the largest romance publisher in Italy. The Adrien English series was awarded the 2nd Annual All Time Favorite Male Male Couple by the Goodreads M/M Group. Josh is an Eppie Award winner, a four-time Lambda Literary Award finalist for Gay Mystery, and the first ever recipient of the Goodreads Favorite M/M Author Lifetime Achievement award.
Josh is married and lives in Southern California.
· The Setting: a post featuring some images to show where the book takes place
Five Tips for Writing Memorable Settings Guaranteed to Bring Your Story to Life
1 - Don’t be afraid to mix real venues with imaginary venues--especially if you’re writing mystery fiction and a crime is going to take place at one of these real venues. Change the names to protect the innocent. Of course sometimes this can backfire. I used Anderson Island in the Puget Sound as the basis for the island where ex-FBI agent Elliot Mills would live, and named my island Goose Island. Unfortunately, there is already another Goose Island in the Puget Sound. So every year I get a number of letter from readers complaining that my Goose Island is “all wrong.” :-D
2 - Use actual real estate listings when choosing where your main character will live. These listings are full of fantastic bits of information about your protagonist’s residence, and you’ll generally have photos to download of the house and yard for future reference as well. Additionally, this will give you plenty of info about the neighborhood where your main character lives--including local shopping and crime rates. Thanks to real estate listings, I not only know what Elliot’s cabin looks like, I know when the local businesses change hands too -- heck, I know when the island’s only restaurant changes its menu. I’m really upset the general store decided to discontinue that raspberry crumble cake!
3 - Don’t forget to consult Map Quest or Google Maps for driving distances. Or ferry schedules for sailing times.
4 - Local blogs are a fantastic source of information about given area. Because I based Puget Sound University on the University of Puget Sound, not only did I have the official school blogs and newspaper and course descriptions to download and study (and, of course alter), I was able to read blogs by students and teachers alike.
5 - Don’t forget the weather. You’ll find weather is tied to both the mood and the theme of your story more times than not. The Pacific Northwest where Fair Chance takes place can be dark, cold and rainy. The inclement weather added to the general moodiness, that sense of a gathering storm.
Josh Lanyon is the author of Man, Oh Man: Writing Quality M/M Fiction -- as well as over sixty other bestselling titles of classic mystery, kickass adventure and unapologetic man-on-man romance.
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