Monday, May 11, 2009

Exposure Released

My 18th book, Exposure, has now officially shipped. You will see it showing up on the shelves of all bookstores soon. I'm hearing reports that people on the influencer list are already receiving their copies.

Exposure is the story of newspaper columnist Kaycee Raye, a woman plagued by fears. When her worst fear comes true, it's enough to pull Kaycee under.

Or is the danger all in her head?

Thematically Exposure is about fear. Here's an excerpt from the cover letter to influencers about why I wrote the story:

Ironically, this author of Seatbelt Suspense® harbors an inexplicable mixture of fears. I’m scared of bees. I don’t do heights. Or closed spaces. The mere sound of a dentist’s drill makes me shake. I’m terrified of roller coasters or downhill skiing—anything that produces that sensation of falling.

Today’s world is full of fear—for good reason. People fear failing, succeeding, living, dying. Today and tomorrow. Work and retiring. Are our fears self-fulfilling? How much do they hold us back from becoming all we can be?

Can God provide any help at all?

Enter Kaycee Raye. Terror-filled. Determined. More than a little crazy. About to go over the edge. Enter Lorraine—caught in a nightmare.

I generously lent Kaycee some of my fears. A snippet of my “World’s Worst Dental Patient” story from my blog even found its way into the book. I also chose my home town as the setting for the havoc. Sorry, Wilmore.

Better buckle up for the ride.

The launch party/signing for Exposure will be held this coming Saturday in downtown Wilmore, KY at 2:00 p.m. Hope to see you local Kentuckians there. Downtown businesses have gotten involved, donating over $400 in goods and services as prizes. We'll have a grand time.

Good thing I refrained from blowing up the town in my book. We'd have lost our venue for the party.


Pam Halter said...

Congrats, Brandilyn!

Sarah Salter said...

If it makes you feel better, I'm scared of bees, too... And spiders... And snakes... And clowns. Yes, clowns. However, it seems to me that writing about your fears might have been rather therapeutic. I know that it is for me.

Have a great launch party! I look forward to reading this book!

Tracy said...

I received mine yesterday. I will be starting it today. And will probably finish it tomorrow. :-) So I'll be exerting my "influence" on Tuesday or Wednesday. I'm thrilled to get going.

Sheila Deeth said...

Congratulations Brandilyn. I got it. I loved it. I will write a review and post it later today.

Niki Turner said...

Almost done. Read last night until my eyelids wouldn't stay open anymore, then dreamed about the storyline! Awesome book. Ditto what Sheila said about the reviews and so forth. BTW, I laughed and laughed about the dentist visit. I had that exact same experience last January!!! Just need to live on laughing gas!

Ralene said...

Congrats, Bradilyn! I'm excited for you, the book sounds aweseome! I'm totally with you on the dentist thing. :)