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Blog Tour: Truth and Consequences by Sarah Madison

Truth and Consequences (Sixth Sense 3) by Sarah Madison
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (October 14, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 163476627X
ISBN-13: 978-1634766272
Amazon: Truth and Consequences (Sixth Sense 3)
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When FBI agent Jerry Lee Parker wakes from a coma after a murderous attack on his life, he has no memory of his immediate past. In the blink of an eye, he has gone from having a nearly photographic memory to recalling nothing of the last six months of his life, including his partner and lover, John Flynn. While Lee tries to reboot his past and reconnect with John, there are events at play around him he doesn’t understand. John is keeping secrets from him, secrets which could get them both killed.
Matters come to a head when Lee is hounded to turn over a mysterious artifact, of which he has no knowledge. The two men wind up in a fight for their lives as they risk everything to keep the powerful relic out of the hands of a ruthless killer. In order to protect those he loves, however, John may be forced to make a deal with the devil.

Excerpt:

I knew the moment John walked into the bar. It was like my sonar pinged, my radar lit up—you name it. I heard the door open, and without turning around, I knew it was him because the hair on the back of my neck stood up. Because something in my gut tightened, and my cock lifted in earnest. I watched him in the mirror as he scanned the room, locked in on my presence, and stalked toward me like a panther in a pen full of sheep. Everyone else in the room was aware of him as well. I practically preened when he came up beside me. He took a seat and signaled the bartender, who came over with flattering attention.



Meet the author: Sarah Madison is a veterinarian with a big dog, an even bigger horse, too many cats, and a very patient boyfriend. She is a terrible cook, and concedes that her life would be easier if Purina made People Chow. She writes because it is cheaper than therapy.

"I’m a veterinarian, so I tend to put animals in my stories. I lead a very prosaic and boring life, so I make up for that with a wild imagination. I like to explore “what if?” questions in my stories, which lean toward the unusual and alien. You’ll seldom get a simple contemporary romance from me. I love reading stories where two people simply fall in love, but when it comes to writing stories, I always have to throw a curve ball.

Truth and Consequences is book 3 in the Sixth Sense series. It features FBI Agents Jerry Lee Parker and John Flynn, and the events that occur when Flynn accidentally touches a mysterious artifact and gains unusual powers. As the Sixth Sense series unfolds, we learn there is a set of such boxes, and that Lee and John aren’t the only ones looking for them. They’re in over their head, and the water is just getting deeper…"

1) How do you feel about e-books vs print books?
I am very much aware that the advent of e-books made it possible for publishers to take a chance on an unknown author such as me. If it weren’t for the explosion of e-publishers in the wake of the development of e-readers, I’d probably still be waiting for my first contract.
E-publishing took the reins out of the hand of the Big Six (or Five, depending on who you cite) and put it in the hands of the reader. No longer did you have the Big Five serving as a gatekeeper to the reading public, deciding that all heroines had to fit a specific mold (preferably Barbie-like) and all heroes had to appeal to a certain demographic. For the first time, diversity became possible, and to the surprise of many, readers lapped it up.
That said, until I bought a Kindle Paperwhite, I read very few e-books. I like the feel of a print book in my hands. I own over a thousand hard copies. Someone can walk into my house and know that I’m a reader and what kinds of books I like to read. Prior to the Paperwhite, I found e-readers too heavy and clunky to carry around, and reading on my phone drained the battery. Not to mention the very real problem that reading on an e-reader frequently would keep me awake long past the time when I should have been sleeping.
The Paperwhite changed all that. I can read it outside. I can read in bed and it won’t keep me up until 3 am unless the book is that gripping. It’s lightweight, and the battery lasts longer than my old Nook. It’s perfect for travel. I can download new stories with a single click. Given the prices of paperbacks have become ridiculously high, most of my new purchases are in e-book form now.
But if I love an author’s work, I buy the story in print. I want that print copy. I crave that print copy.

2) What process did you go through to get your first book published?
Oh dear. Well, I’d written a story—in fact, it was the first one in this series—Unspeakable Words—and on a whim, I submitted it to Dreamspinner. Never in a million years did I expect to get a contract! In fact, my initial reaction was to take it back and say it wasn’t ready yet. It wound up on Dreamspinner’s Best Seller list for over a month. I was stunned at its reception. Virtually everything I’ve ever submitted has been accepted for publication, with the exception of one or two short stories I’d submitted for anthologies. I’ll be the first to admit, short stories aren’t my forte. In fact, most of my novels began as short story prompts and grew all out of proportion!

3) How do you find or make time to write?
That is the toughest part of this whole gig. I work in an emotionally and physically demanding profession with long hours and frequent interruptions. Many days I come home too mentally fried to contemplate writing. I try to carve out a little time each day though, but it’s one of the reasons I write more slowly than some.

4) Name one person who you feel supported you outside of your family members?
I am supremely fortunate that my boyfriend is incredibly supportive. He doesn’t just think I’m a good writer, he offers his services as proofreader, formatter, website designer and more. We met online as the result of my accidentally signing up for an internet dating service. Because of his background in IT, he googled the name I used on the dating site and discovered my online fanfiction archives. And he still wanted to go out with me! He confessed to having read some of my stories before we went out on our first date, and it soon became obvious he’d read more than one or two. We’ve been together almost a decade now, and I consider him the most important person in my life.

5) Tell us about a book you’re reading now.
I’m reading a murder mystery I picked up for free on Book Bub. I’m struggling with it because I intensely dislike the heroine. I’m guessing she’s supposed to be independent and assertive, but I think she’s just rude. Her behavior is inconsistent, too. I can’t decide if she really is an unlikeable personality or if perhaps we as readers have been taught to be hypercritical of female protagonists. Huh, I feel a blog post on the subject coming on…

Where to find the author:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/akasarahmadison
Facebook Author Page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Sarah-Madison-Author/106445646104338
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SarahMadisonFic
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/sarahmadisontoo/
Other: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B004K9QY5C
Goodreads Link: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4057853.Sarah_Madison

Tour Dates & Stops:
14-Oct: Vampires, Werewolves, and Fairies, Oh My, The Blogger Girls, MM Good Book Reviews
15-Oct: Jessie G. Books, Divine Magazine, Lee Brazil
16-Oct: Iyana Jenna, Three Books Over The Rainbow, KathyMac Reviews
19-Oct: Kimi-Chan, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words
20-Oct: Wicked Faerie's Tales and Reviews, The Fuzzy, Fluffy World of Chris T. Kat, Emotion in Motion, Book Reviews, Rants, and Raves
21-Oct: Full Moon Dreaming, Happily Ever Chapter
22-Oct: The Hat Party, Bayou Book Junkie
23-Oct: Hearts on Fire, Love Bytes, My Fiction Nook
26-Oct: BFD Book Blog
27-Oct: Molly Lolly, Inked Rainbow Reads, Elisa - My Reviews and Ramblings



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