Welcome to the Blog Tour for Aftermath by Terri Blackstock, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: Aftermath Author: Terri Blackstock Publisher: Thomas Nelson Release Date: May 11, 2021 Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense/ThrillerThis gripping new thriller from New York Times bestselling author Terri Blackstock will leave you on the edge of your seat. A devastating explosion. Three best friends are at the venue just to hear their favorite band . . . but only one of them makes it out alive. A trunk full of planted evidence. When police stop Dustin with a warrant to search his trunk, he knows it’s just a mistake. He’s former military and owns a security firm. But he’s horrified when they find explosives, and he can’t fathom how they got there. An attorney who will risk it all for a friend. Criminal attorney Jamie Powell was Dustin’s best friend growing up. They haven’t spoken since he left for basic training, but she’s the first one he thinks of when he’s arrested. Jamie knows she’s putting her career on the line by defending an accused terrorist, but she’d never abandon him. Someone is framing Dustin to take the fall for shocking acts of violence . . . but why?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
(3) winners will receive a print copy of Aftermath by Terri Blackstock!
Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight May 11, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on May 18, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.
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What made you decide to write Christian Suspense novels?
I started out writing secular romance novels, and after thirty-two books, I came under intense conviction that I wasn’t really using my gift the way God intended. I had been a Christian for many years, but I had a new spiritual awakening and decided that I couldn’t write another word that didn’t glorify God. That meant buying back some contracts I had with my publishers, and God provided that money because they owed me more than I owed them. I could see that His blessing was on this.
At that time, I enjoyed reading suspense novels more than romance. I went on a cruise during that time, and it seemed that every single person on the cruise had a John Grisham novel. I thought, what if I wrote John Grisham-type books with a faith message? If I was starting over, I might as well write what I loved. At that time, there weren’t many suspense novels in the Christian market, so I got to work on some proposals, and I pretty quickly sold them to Zondervan in a four-book deal. I chose to use my real married name, rather than the names I’d been writing under, because I didn’t want any confusion about which books I wrote when.
I love writing suspense novels because there’s always kind of a ticking bomb and time running out, and my characters, whether they’re Christian or not, are in the middle of life or death situations that make them deal with spiritual things. I don’t have to cram a faith message into the story. It’s organic and is just a natural element when characters are close to dying or suffering in some way. And whenever God puts me through something in my own life, I generally wind up writing about it, because I know that lots of others are going through similar things.
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