Friday, August 8, 2014

Blog Tour: Captured Lies by @maggiethom2 #interview & #giveaway

Book #1 The Caspian Wine Series


Date Published: October 2012
She was kidnapped not once but twice and now someone wants her dead because of it...
Her life was a lie!
Bailey knew her upbringing wasn’t normal but she’s worked hard to stabilize her life. At 29, she finally has a good business, a stable home; her life is miles from that of her childhood. Then suddenly her mother dies, leaving a gaping hole and a discovery that they may not even be related. If Guy, the private investigator is to be believed, her life is a lie. Using the skills she learned on the streets, Bailey travels back through a sketchy and dangerous past, to find answers. Dodging bullets, staying ahead of those who want her dead and convincing Guy she can do it alone, are making it difficult to discover not only the secrets of her mother’s past but that of a family claiming she is theirs.
Everyone seems to have a story... but who’s telling the truth? And who wants her dead? Is Guy part of the solution? Or part of the problem? To discover the facts, she’ll have to untangle a web of deceit, lies, and secrets, dating back over thirty years.

But can she do it in time...

Captured Lies won Book of the Month LAS Reviews (March 2014)

"This is a story that when you start to read it you don’t want to put it down until you finish it." Cindy's Reviews
"Captured Lies is a very edge of your seat sort of book... I was totally enthralled with this book..." Tammy's Tea Time
"Maggie Thom has a hidden gem with Captured Lies!... Like an onion, each layer of this action-packed tale becomes more involved, more wickedly deceitful and more dangerous..." Tome Tender

"Captured Lies is an outstanding book and it was a book I couldn't put down..." Dee Sauter (Moderator Linda Howard Book Junkies)
What is the hardest part of writing your books?
I really think it's the fortitude to stick with it and get it done. It's a lot of time, grey hairs and commitment to not only write the book but then to spend the time editing, getting others to read it and get their feedback and then edit, rewrite again. It is a tremendous amount of work but truly I wouldn't change it, the hard work truly makes it all worthwhile.

What songs are most played on your Ipod?
I hope you Dance by Lee-Ann Womack
If I had a Million Dollars by Bare Naked Ladies
The Wind Beneath My Wings by Bette Midler
Anything by the Eagles

Do you have critique partners or beta readers?
I have both critique partners and beta readers. I think they are so important to every writer. They make all the difference in helping me see my story through new eyes. I love the teams that I have, they are truly invaluable to me.

What book are you reading now?
Darkness Follows by Emerald O'Brien

How did you start your writing career?
Writing started for me as a young child, I think mostly curiosity about life and to see what I could create. It is something I did off and on for many years. It wasn't until the late nineties when I joined a writing group that I really decided that I wanted to do something with my writing. But life happened for a little while but once I was able to find time for me again, I really started writing and in 2012 I finally published my first novel.

I currently have two that I am writing.
Deadly Ties - What connection could there be between a twenty year-old murder and a thirty year-old murder and a present day attack on Kyara's mother? Did her grandmother   falsely go to jail for twenty-years?

Split Seconds - Twins sisters meet for the first time as adults and soon discover that someone has gone to great lengths to keep them apart and will even kill to ensure that continues. 

Award winning author, Maggie Thom, took the challenge and leapt off, leaving a fulltime, twenty year career in management, to write full time. After publishing her first suspense/thriller book Captured Lies, October 2012, she published her second novel, Tainted Waters, April, 2013. Tainted Waters went on to win 2013 Suspense and Thriller Book of the Year through Turning the Pages Magazine and Captured Lies won book of the Month through LAS Reviews (February 2014). She published her third novel, Deceitful Truths (The Caspian Wine Series - Book 2), March 2014. An avid reader and writer her whole life, she decided to break the monotony of wishing to be an author by making it happen. She is a wholehearted nature lover and likes nothing better than to take a book, hike to a remote spot by a river or waterfalls and read. Married to her best friend, she is learning that humor, love and patience help her navigate her way through her twins’ teen years. Her motto: Escape to read and Read to escape. "Maggie Thom writes a fast paced thriller laced with romance that keeps the reader interested and on edge!" InDtale Magazine

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