I will know by the first of September whether my book, The Tempest Murders, will be published this year. If so, it will be released in time for the Christmas season.
It is a stand-alone book and not part of the Black Swamp Mysteries series. However, for all my fans who love Irishmen, you'll be happy to know it features an Irishman named Ryan O'Clery. Here is the plot:
Detective Ryan O'Clery has experienced vivid dreams throughout his life of a woman he loved and lost. When he stumbles upon his ancestor Constable Rian Kelly's journal, he discovers that what he thought were dreams were really Rian Kelly's memories. Nearly two hundred years before, Rian lost the great love of his life during the worst storm in Ireland's history--and during the height of the storm, his soul mate was murdered by a serial killer.
Now Ryan O'Clery is working a series of murders eerily similar to Rian Kelly's cases--but half a world away in North Carolina. Every victim matches the description of his soul mate. And when a reporter, Cathleen Reilly, appears on the scene to cover the cases, she looks identical to Rian Kelly's love -- and the woman in all of Ryan O'Clery's dreams.
Ryan becomes convinced he is the reincarnation of Rian Kelly and Cathleen Reilly is his lost soul mate. As Hurricane Irene barrels toward the North Carolina shore, Ryan must stop the killer before history repeats itself... but time is running out.
The book confronts the question, Is history destined to repeat itself? Or can Ryan stop a killer and be reunited with his eternal soul mate?
Do you believe in soul mates?