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Guest Blog: Sami Abrams Prizes: 2 E-books to Commenters--Be sure to put your name in the comment!

Welcome to Sami Abrams! By the way, Sami, I lived in Manhattan, Kansas, when first married and my husband was stationed at Ft. Riley.

Hi! My name is Sami A. Abrams. I live in Northern California, but I’m a Kansas country girl at heart.

For a writer, I’m a weird one. I’m an extrovert and tend to talk…A LOT. I think my introvert writer friends tend to shake their heads when we’re together. 😊

Book: Title and Back cover blurb

Twin Murder Mix-Up is book 2 in the Deputies of Anderson County series.

Keith and Charlotte’s story has friends to more, twins, and a secret baby, plus lots of action.

A case of mistaken identity…has lethal results. After capturing a murder on her camera, photographer Amy Baker becomes the next target—but her identical twin is killed instead. Now on the run with her sister’s newborn, Amy has only one person to turn to—Detective Keith Young, her childhood crush. But when they discover Keith is the baby’s father, can he regain Amy’s trust to keep them safe…before the killer strikes again?

Share one thing that you found difficult or challenging about writing this book.

This is a tough question. I have several stories that I have struggled with, but this wasn’t one of them. Overall, Twin Murder Mix-Up was easy to write. I knew the characters and enjoyed telling their story.

I guess you could say that the challenge occurred after I’d turned it in. When my debut released, I read a lot of the reviews, and worried that I hadn’t included the things that readers love from Buried Cold Case Secrets.

An excerpt:

Trees towered over the road on his left, and a steep rocky bank overlooking the swift-running river loomed on his right. He loved this area of the county, but the curves in the road made for interesting driving during the winter months when snow and ice covered the county highway. However, with the summer sun shining down, the water sparkled, and light arrowed its glow through the leaves on the trees. The area had a serene beauty about it. He resisted the urge to roll down his window and allow the scent of the trees to waft in, letting him remember his grandma hanging clothes on the line in her backyard.

A smile tugged on his lips at the memory. He tapped his brakes as he approached the curve.

Nothing happened.

Pushing harder on the pedal, his foot went to the floor. He gripped the steering wheel tighter. “Um, Ams, we have a problem.”

She spun to face him. “What is it?”

“The brakes are gone.” He tried the hopeless action one more time. Still nothing. “Call 9-1-1. Tell them an officer needs assistance and give them our location.”

Amy fumbled with her phone and placed the call. “Okay, now what?”

The fear in her voice rattled him, but he had to keep his attention on the task at hand. He couldn’t leave Carter an orphan after he’d just found him.

Amy sat up straight and gripped the dashboard. “Can we make it to the straightaway?”

“Not sure. It’s still a couple miles from here.” His gaze flew to the rearview mirror and landed on the empty car seat. Keith sent up a thanks to God that they’d left Carter home with his dad.

The air whooshed from Keith’s lungs at the sight of a large deer carcass in the middle of his path. The tree-lined side of the road held less room than the riverside. But without the ability to slow, could he make it past?

“Hold on, Ams.” The loose gravel from the tiny shoulder of the road spit from his tires, pulling his vehicle toward the drop-off. He fought for control. The tires held, then slipped too far for him to recover.

“Hold on!” Keith flung his arm in front of Amy in a futile attempt to stop her from whipping forward.

The truck slid on the rocks and careened over the edge.

Amy’s scream pierced the air.

Ask the blog reader a quirky question or two. I want to encourage comments and engagement.

1. Do you have a childhood friend that you still keep in touch with?

I have a couple, but I don’t talk to them as often as I’d like. However, Facebook helps. 😊

2. If you have a sibling(s), what is your favorite family memory?

I loved Christmas with my sister and two brothers. I am quite a bit younger, so we didn’t have a lot of vacation together that I remember, but family Christmas was always a thing.

Thank you, Sami, for joining us! Your book sounds exciting!

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Thank you, again, Sami, for sharing!

PS I just realized that I'm doing a review through Celebrate Lit for this book--by coincidence, that's next week. Stay tuned!

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