by James R. Tate
First off, I want to thank Sylvia Ney for all of her help and advice, and the opportunity to speak about my novel, BLOOD BIAS. I also have to throw a shout-out to Jessica Ferguson. She’s never failed to respond to my pleas for advice.
BLOOD BIAS is a murder mystery set in a fictional town in Southeast Texas. "Revenge is only a tourniquet for the bleeding soul”.
Chief of Police Reese Glockman just thought he had problems, with his wife lying comatose in the hospital and his estranged daughter nowhere to be found, but things get dramatically worse when two murders dirty the quality of life in his town of Ferguson, Texas, creating doubt about his ability to objectively do his job, and maintain his sanity.
To make matters worse, an old acquaintance with the Houston FBI office wants Reese to step aside and let “the pros” handle the murders. Something about the case has the FBI convinced a serial killer is on the loose, and he’s branding his victims with a symbol of his past.
Reese tries to stay out of the way, but when his daughter suddenly appears out of nowhere to be at her mother’s bedside and becomes the latest pawn in the killer’s deadly game, it becomes personal, and nothing will stand in Reese’s way, not even the killer’s trail of blood, or mysterious band of accomplices.
I love to read good mystery books, and since they are #3 in annual book sales, I decided I would try my hand at writing one. Of course, nobody mentioned that it is also one of the hardest markets to break into. After thirty rejections or so, with no feedback on why it was being rejected, I lost my patience and decided to self publish. I had also started two new projects and wanted to see BLOOD BIAS in print. I read books to get lost in the story, and I think that’s how I write. I hope everyone enjoys the read.
The book is now available at Booklocker.com, Amazon and B&N. It will be available in paperback, and for all e-readers including Kindle I-Pad/phone and Nook. I’m offering a free gift at my blog http://jamesrtate.blogspot.com/2012/03/blood-bias-available-more-info-here.html. Come visit me there or on Facebook.
You can read an interview with James here. You can also read his free short story "A Silent Cry in the Night" here.