Title: Blind Redemption
Authors: Denise Dearth and Amy Gillen
Genre: Mystery, Detective, Paranormal Mystery, Lesbian, F/F, LGBT
Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing
A woman is missing, paths are misleading. Can Psychic Detective Jackie Vaughn see through the veil of lies to find her?
Why Did We Write Blind Redemption?
Our novel, Blind Redemption, was written to inspire, highlight issues women face and provide entertainment for lesbians. Domestic abuse is a topic we’ve been exposed to in our own lives and we created this work hoping that any woman living with spousal fear or stuck in an unhealthy environment can find the strength to reach out and get help. In addition, with awareness we hope that anyone who suspects someone living with abuse can provide a helping hand even if it’s just lending a non judgmental ear.
Researching the book we learned more about human trafficking. While prostitution is often the first thing people associate with trafficking we chose to write about slave labor. That statistic is staggering. The latest from the International Labor Organization estimates that there are 14.2 million people trapped in forced labor in industries including agriculture, construction, domestic work and manufacturing. i We live in the United States where human trafficking victims have been identified in cities, suburbs, rural areas and in all fifty states and in Washington, DC. ii
A fascination with the psychic realm also inspires us. Whether you believe in psychic phenomenon or not experience has taught us to keep an open mind. As far as we’re concerned universal wisdom doesn’t have static boundaries. We feel that everything in the developing human character is available for each of us to explore and ponder no matter how concrete or illusive. To gain some insights on psychics please visit us on facebook and check out Amy’s interview with Indianapolis psychic, Amy Auset Rohn. http://www.facebook.com/JackieVaughnPI
For Amy and I it comes down to writing stories that are relatable and empowering to lesbians and also straight women. Although revealing what it’s like to be a lesbian is no longer taboo the social evolutionary tide is still changing. Barriers and prejudicial stereotypes exist. We know we live with it. If we can expose some injustices and keep the reader engaged, we’ve achieved success. Thank you for having us as guests on your blog!
i “Labor Trafficking in the US.” Polaris Project n.d. Web August 2015 ii “Get involved. The Victims.” National Human Trafficking Resource Center. Web August 2015 Denise Dearth & Amy Gillen http://www.fictioncorner.com Who’s Cryin’ Now book trailer song available on Amazon, iTunes and iHeart Radio.
Kidnapped and sold into the Chinese slave trade the survival of Annette Freder, the wife of University Chancellor, Charles Freder, depends on struggling psychic detective, Jackie Vaughn.
Crippled by grief over the unexpected death of her wife, Jackie deals with her anguish through pills and booze. While these coping mechanisms numb her pain, the growing addiction hampers her abilities, and places her health and livelihood in jeopardy. The missing person’s case of Annette Freder shifts Jackie’s focus, challenging her psychic abilities.
While on the job in China, Jackie finds herself with limited access to medication, resulting in bouts of withdrawal and depression. But that is just one of the many hurdles hindering Jackie in her quest to find Annette and return her to safety. Will corrupt police, maxed out credit cards, an ousted Greek intelligence officer assassin, and a revelation from an unexpected source prove too much for her?
Entangled deceit and unravelling lies Blind Redemption captures the essence of the human spirit and the power of redemption.
Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B014U2PX9G
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B014U2PX9G
Amazon AU: http://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B014U2PX9G
Amazon DE: http://www.amazon.de/dp/B014U2PX9G
Prize: $6.99 WIP Gift Card
About the authors
DENISE DEARTH is a novelist and songwriter. Blind Redemption is the first novel in the compelling Jackie Vaughn detective series. She is a member of Broadcast Music Incorporated, a music performing right organization, and the National Writers Union, UAW Local 1981. When’s she’s not writing she may be seen riding a two-toned, sky blue and white Victory Vegas Steel horse into the Midwestern sunset.
AMY GILLEN is a co-creator of the Jackie Vaughn detective series. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Indiana University. She is a poet, photographer, and entrepreneur with a passion for kayaking and travel.
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