It’s Day 10 of the #MysteryNovember book tour, hop aboard and enjoy the ride.
Today our guest is Georgia Rose and her book Before The Dawn.
‘ …he moved closer and slowly ran the point of his blade along my jaw line as he spoke softly, intimately, to me.
“So, you are Trent’s woman. Now that is very…appealing.” I glared back at him silently.’
There are testing times ahead for Grayson and Trent as trouble threatens Melton Manor. When an attack is made against those on the estate, Grayson gets caught in the middle finding herself and those around her in terrible danger. Terrified when she thinks tragedy has struck again she fights to protect those she now views as family and, suffering bloodshed and pain, confronts her fears – both brought by the enemy and by the one she loves.
Where is your home town?
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire – although I actually live about 8 miles from the town in a small village.
What do you like about writing in the mystery genre?
I think this stems from my reading where I often like there to be a bit of intrigue to the story. When I first thought up the Grayson Trilogy I really enjoyed planning it all out in my head and I loved the way the various points in the plot came together. There is joy to be had in having a plot hole and then another part of the story falling into place to fill it.
What sub-genre of mystery does your book fit?
Romantic suspense, though in Before the Dawn the emphasis is definitely on the suspense with plenty of action and adventure thrown in. In some quarters it has even been called a thriller.
Where is your book set?
Before the Dawn is set on the completely fictional Melton Manor Estate, which is located somewhere in England. Readers have made suggestions of where it is for them and these have ranged from Gloucestershire to Cornwall but other than the fact it is based in a rural, soft rolling landscape I cannot be any more precise. With a fictional setting readers build up their own image and I have had some talk to me about how they see the estate and occasionally argue about where something is placed, which is a bit surreal.
Can you introduce us to the main characters?
Before the Dawn is the second book in The Grayson Trilogy which I have written in the first person from the point of view of Emma Grayson. In the first book, A Single Step, she came to the estate as the groom looking for a new start after suffering a terrible tragedy and eventually she fell in love with Trent, the estate manager. He has had his own issues to deal with in the past and it also turns out that neither he, nor anyone else on the estate are who they initially seemed to be and the mystery surrounding Melton deepens.Emma now finds herself, along with everyone else, in danger and has to rely on others, particularly everyone’s favourite, the irrepressible Carlton, for help. Her relationships, including the one with Trent, grow throughout this book and all the cast from the first story are back but so are some less than welcome characters and Emma needs to use every ounce of strength she has to survive.
Where can readers find out more about you and your writing?
Follow on Twitter: @GeorgiaRoseBook
The Grayson Trilogy page on Facebook: The Grayson Trilogy FB Page
Georgia Rose on Facebook: Facebook
Where can readers find your book?
Universal link for Before the Dawn at Amazon:- getbook.at/BeforeTheDawn