Welcome to the Blog Tour for From an Unknown Sender by Traci Hunter Abramson & Sian Ann Bessey, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
About the Book
Title: From an Unknown Sender
Series: Falcon Point Suspense #2
Author: Traci Hunter Abramson & Sian Ann Bessey
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Release Date: November 21, 2023
Genre: Clean Suspense
After spending a busy holiday season putting drug smugglers behind bars, CIA operative Cole Bridger is looking forward to spending a quiet Christmas in Vienna with his girlfriend and fellow operative, Isabelle Roberts. But when Isabelle is tasked with investigating a string of suspect financial transactions and redirects a suspicious package to a museum in Amsterdam, she inadvertently places Cole’s cousins in the crosshairs of a drug smuggling ring.
Lars and Marit have no desire to be drawn into the deadly dealings of the criminal underworld, but when Lars’s sister, Tess’s, life is placed in danger, they willingly join Cole and Isabelle in their efforts to uncover the mastermind behind the drug smuggling ring. Unfortunately, the two couples’ involvement does not go unnoticed. And though each step brings them closer to the truth, they also reveal a startling picture of greed and corruption at the center of a dangerous organization that will stop at nothing to retrieve what it has lost.
Interview with the Authors
1) What inspired this unique series? This series was inspired by the co-authored book, Heirs of Falcon Point. In that book, Paige Edwards came up with the original concept, and then the two of us joined with A.L. Sowards to create a unique family saga. When we finished, we (Sian and Traci) realized that our characters still had a lot of story to tell. That’s where the Falcon Point Suspense series was born.
2) How do you have to collaborate to make the multi-author voices sound like one?
We each write certain characters’ points of view. Any time the story is being told from Lars’ or Marit’s perspective, you know it’s Sian writing. And if the story is being told from Cole’s or Isabelle’s point of view, it’s Traci writing. This helps us to keep the character voices consistent, but we also have been very blessed that our writing styles are so compatible.
3) Do you have plans for more books in this series?
Yes. There will be three more books in the series. One is already written, and the other two will be soon.
4) How do your writing styles compliment each other?
Traci is an expert in writing suspense, and her background working for the CIA helps give our books credibility. Sian grew up in the UK, so she has a good basic feel for how Europeans live and speak. We each bring our own strengths to these books and a willingness to give and take with the storyline.
5) Who is your favorite character to write?
That’s almost impossible to answer. We love all four of our main characters, and it’s been fun for us to get to know them better with each book in the series. We especially love their banter and loyalty to one another.
6) What do you like about writing suspense? Romance?
More than anything, we love experiencing how the characters learn and grow when faced with various challenges.
7) What has been your favorite thing about writing this series?
Our favorite part of writing this series has been the opportunity to work together. We have so much fun bringing our characters to life, and it’s amazing having someone to share all the ups and downs as well as the surprises with.
8) What do you do to celebrate a new book?
Sian: Collapse in a heap!
Traci: Open a new document and start writing.
9) Anything fun you can share?
We’re both discovery writers, but Sian does like to have a loose plot in mind. Traci, on the other hand, is the ultimate discovery writer and has no idea where the story is going to go. Two thirds of the way through these books, Sian usually has to pin Traci down and force her to decide who the bad guy is.
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About the Authors
Traci Hunter Abramson was born in Arizona, where she lived until moving to Venezuela for a study abroad program. After graduating from Brigham Young University, she worked for the Central Intelligence Agency, eventually resigning in order to raise her family. She credits the CIA with giving her a wealth of ideas as well as the skills needed to survive her children’s teenage years. She loves to travel and recently retired after twenty-six years coaching her local high school swim team. She has written forty-five best-selling novels and is an eight-time Whitney Award winner, including 2017 and 2019 Best Novel of the Year.
Connect with Traci by visiting traciabramson.com to follow her on social media and sign up for email updates.
Sian Ann Bessey was born in Cambridge, England, and grew up on the island of Anglesey off the coast of North Wales. She left her homeland to attend university in the US, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in communications, with a minor in English. She began her writing career as a student, publishing several articles in magazines while still in college. Since then, she has published historical romance and romantic suspense novels, along with a variety of children’s books. She is a USA Today best-selling author, a Foreword Reviews Book of the Year finalist, and a Whitney Award finalist.
Sian and her husband, Kent, are the parents of five children and the grandparents of three beautiful girls and two handsome boys. They currently live in southeast Idaho, and although Sian doesn’t have the opportunity to speak Welsh very often anymore, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch still rolls off her tongue. Traveling, reading, cooking, and being with her grandchildren are some of Sian’s favorite activities. She also loves hearing from her readers.
Connect with Sian by visiting sianannbessey.com to follow her on social media and sign up for email updates.
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