Men of valour, women of steel #3
He’s saved her life. He’s falling for her. But she’s a killer.When FBI agent Mike Collins fishes an escaped murderess who claims to be suffering amnesia out of the sea, he is puzzled. A model prisoner, why did she escape when her parole hearing was so close? Who was the man who impersonated an assistant D.A. when he visited her in hospital?Collins, a committed bachelor who mistrusts women, is nevertheless intrigued by this woman. He is torn between his duty and his strong attraction to this ‘supposedly’ uncaring murderess who rejected her newborn baby in the prison hospital.Can he find out the truth before it is too late?
When and where do you prefer to write?
I do most of my writing during the evenings in my study or in bed. During the day I write at my gym or in my lounge. In the summer I write in the gazebo.
Do you need peace and quiet when you are writing?
No, but I can’t concentrate when there are noisy groups around me.
What is your favourite and least favourite genre?
Historical romance/suspense is my favourite. My least favourite is science fiction.
Say someone asks if they can use your name in a book. Would you rather be the ‘good one’ or the ‘bad one’?
The bad one. The bad characters usually have a more interesting life although they may come to a sticky end.
Where can I find you when you are reading?
At the gym, in my lounge or in bed.
Where can I find you when you are not writing/reading?
At the gym, walking along the canal towpath or in my lounge.
What goes through your mind when you hold your new book in your hands for the first time?
Will the readers like it? Is it a good cover for this type of book?
How do you come up with a title for your book?
TV programmes often inspire me. Watching a child being rescued from a collapsed building made me think of Saving Grace. Escape from fear was inspired by a programme that looked at women who had been abused by their partners and needed counselling to overcome their fears.
How do you pick a cover for your book?
I look at covers that reflect a scene from a book or look like a character. In Saving Grace, the photo shows a house in a mountain scene like that of Mammoth Mountain where a chase takes place. The two protagonists are also featured on the cover. In the Spymaster’s Redeemer the heroine is shown holding a glass as if she is using it to tell the future as she is psychic.
What is the title of the next book on your to read pile?
The Stalker, book 2, The Secrets of the Home Wood series by Julie Whitely Pamerleau.
Thank you, Toni Bolton and Random Things Tours
About the author
Dawn Bolton taught law and economics in Higher Education. After leaving formal education she started a tutorial agency. She still tutors adults and children in English, Maths, Creative Writing and French.
Recently she has started writing stories and novels. She writes historical romances under the name of Alexie Bolton and romances/suspense/crime under the name of Toni Bolton. She is an enthusiastic artist and illustrates her own children’s stories. She enjoys renovating houses and has renovated a pub which she now runs as a guesthouse. She enjoys skiing, yoga and going to the gym. She shares the house with her husband and her cats Angel and Louie.