Thursday, December 3, 2009

Laura Griffin talks about Untraceable! (& a Giveaway - closed)

CONGRATS TO LUCKY WINNERS - DEBBIE & PATRICIA

Award-winning author Laura Griffin started her career in journalism before venturing into the world of romantic suspense. Her books include WHISPER OF WARNING, THREAD OF FEAR, ONE WRONG STEP, and ONE LAST BREATH. Visit her web site at www.lauragriffin.com.

Today, Laura is here talking about her latest book, Untraceable.
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Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos I’ve always wanted to disappear. Have you? Maybe just for a day or even a weekend. The heroine in my latest novel, Untraceable, takes the disappearing thing to a whole new level.

Alexandra Lovell is a PI who has a niche business helping women vanish without a trace and begin new lives in safety. Is this really possible? As I researched this story, I learned that it is possible, but very tough to pull off because we leave digital footprints practically everywhere we go. Each time you buy something online, subscribe to a magazine, or rattle off your telephone number to some cashier at a store, you are giving complete strangers loads of personal information about yourself. Now imagine someone who wants to harm you knows where to look for all that.

In Untraceable, a woman on the run from her abusive husband finds herself in just this situation. Alex helps her client drop off the radar, but when she goes missing for real, Alex suspects foul play and turns to jaded, sexy homicide cop Nathan Devereaux for help.

I hope you’ll enjoy Alex and Nathan’s adventure! UNTRACEABLE is the first book in my new romantic suspense series. Drop me a line at laura@lauragriffin.com and let me know what you think. Next up, UNSPEAKABLE and UNFORGIVABLE, coming in 2010.

Happy reading!
Laura Griffin
I've heard of these things and of brave souls who risk all to help those in need. This one sounds very thrilling. I'm quite looking forward to reading it!

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GIVEAWAY

The Prize

There will be TWO winners, since Laura has generously offered to give away a signed copy of UNTRACEABLE and a signed copy of WHISPER OF WARNING!

To Enter
  • Leave a thoughtful question or comment to be entered to win. Usually, I pick the winner randomly. But not this time. So make your question/comment count!
  • Please list your email address within your comment so that you can be notified should you be chosen as a winner.
  • Readers who've won here in the last 3 months are not eligible.
For Extra Entries

Please leave a NEW comment for each extra entry you do.

Deadline   Midnight CST of January 3, 2010.

Eligibility  US only.

Please read the Disclaimer. Good luck!
Note - This book was received for review/feature consideration.
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  1. boris.cynthia at gmail.com

    Have you ever thought about starting over? Where would you go?

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  2. This must be one of the most heart wrenching decisions to make. i could not leave my family. But I do understand, since I was in an abusive relationship at one time and the thought did cross my mind.
    It took years and moving a distance away to feel safe. (and changing my name) but I didn't totally disappear.

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  6. Hi, Laura! Thanks for this giveaway. If you were forced to give up life as you know it in order to survive, what would be the one thing that you would miss most?

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  10. justpeachy36@yahoo.com

    I remember watching a movie a long time ago in which Julia Roberts played a woman in a domestic violence relationship and it was centered on how she faked her own death and started over somewhere else with a different life. However, in the end he found her and eventually she had to face him.

    I think that women who are able to start over are very brave to completely give up the life that they know and are familiar with, friends, family etc.

    But, like everything else sometimes you have to face to music and stand up for yourself and try to make sure those who hurt you are punished for their actions.

    Both kinds of women are hero's in my book.

    I think this looks like a great book and I look forward to reading it.

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    If you could just disappear for a couple days what would you enjoy most? I would like to disapear just for a couple of days and forget about everything. LOL.

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  15. I'm not in an abusive relationship, thank God, but I'd still like to disappear and start a new life. Who wouldn't at some point in life. Life is hard. I'd love to be a traveler to distant shores, with no responsibilities at all. It would be like an extended vacation, but leaving everything behind, like a vision of a life that perhaps never was. I would certainly miss my husband the most.

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  18. It's scary when you think of how easy it is to find some one. I can't imagine how terrible it is for people who need to disappear to save their life.
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  19. I have read one of her books so far and really enjoyed it. Would love to read this wonderful book as well. Please enter me. Thanks!

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  24. It can be done if someone doesn't want to be found. A person must change Their ID and carry over as little of their past as possible. This often means changing your social security and insurances for a start, and not contacting friends and relatives. We have a cousin who dropped out of sight with his daughter when faced with custody problems (her mother was an abusive drug user and had lost custody and parental rights. The father was too young to support her, so his brother adopted her. Six years later, another judge returned custody to her. Not wanting her to be exposed to the drugs, abuse and sex, her father took her and disappeared for 8 or 9 years until she turned 17 or 18.). I don't know how he did it, but they weren't found until the daughter wanted to meet her mom and they came out of hiding. I won't say it was the right thing to do, but with no experience, he was able to stay off the radar. I'm sure a professional could probably have found them if they had tried hard enough.
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  31. I would really enjoy reading this book- I nearly left a relation ship before hubby got help for alcoholism. This really hits home for me. jacksond@nhr3.net

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  33. I wonder if shelters that assist families escape from unwanted domestic situations are having to go undergroud, because of the nunber of books and movies that deal with a woman escaping her batterer? Do batterers visit women's shelters searching for their victim after she escapes?

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  39. dheim@ctc.net writes," D.V. is a terrible problem. By the time the abusee finally arrives at the point of wanting to totally detach, they've often exhausted and revealed shelters, safe houses, close friends, etc. The love factor denies common sense and often survival instincts. It would be nice to have a domestic violence network similar to the witness protection program where the abusee could be provided with a totally new identity. Unfortunately, most abusers don't stop abusing until they are physically constrained by incarceration or otherwise to do so. So many instances of D.V. end in death."

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