Book & Author Details:
Silenced Memories by Brittney Sahin
Publication date: September 15th 2015
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense
Kate Adams has never found it difficult to keep a professional relationship with her clients . . . but then she’s never had a client like Michael Maddox. From the moment she arrives in Charlotte, Kate is tongue-tied by the devastatingly gorgeous former Marine and intelligence genius turned multi-millionaire entrepreneur. Michael seems at first glance to be the perfect catch, except for one problem. He doesn’t do relationships. And Kate doesn’t do one-night stands.
But as the tension mounts between them, Kate discovers she has larger problems—an untraceable stalker . . . and a dangerous past. When Michael offers his protection, Kate is grateful, and yet afraid. For as they grow closer, she realizes that Michael has his own secret past. And while he might save her life, he will surely break her heart.
Brittney Sahin began writing at an early age, with the dream to be a published author before the age of 18. Although academic pursuits (and, later, a teaching career) interrupted her aspirations, she never stopped writing–never stopped imagining.
It wasn’t until her students encouraged her to follow her dreams that Brittney said goodbye to Upstate New York in order to start a new adventure in the place she was raised: Charlotte, North Carolina. Here, she decided to take her students’ advice and begin to write again.
In 2015, she published her first novel, Silenced Memories. When she is not working on upcoming novels, she spends time with her family. She is a proud mother of a spunky toddler and a lover of suspense novels, coffee, and the outdoors.
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What’s your favorite genre to write? Favorite genre to read?
I like to write Romantic Suspense. I like to read suspense, romantic suspense, thrillers/mysteries, and contemporary romance
Is there something that draws you to this genre?
I love to read about the development of a relationship between characters. I can read any genre as long as there is an element of romance involved. Although I read traditional romance too, I prefer another underlying story (suspense/thriller) weaved within the book.
Print or E-book?
E-book just because I tend to read a lot more this way!
If you could give one piece of advice to aspiring writers, what would it be?
Don’t do it alone. Get help/feedback from others- and try not to let constructive criticism get to you.
What novel have you recently released (or is up and coming)?
My novel, to be released 9/15- is a romantic suspense: Silenced Memories. The novel takes place, for the most part, in the heart of Charlotte, N.C. – Romance tangles with mystery as an ex-Marine, turned millionaire, steps in to save his stunning events planner from a stalker and her dangerous past—but readers will discover he deals with his own issues, which he has tried to ‘silence.’
When writing, do you have a target audience in mind?
I would say women over 18 (no age limit!). Although my book is both romance and suspense- the general assumption is that women are the target readers for romance.
Tell us about your protagonist.
Kate Adams is smart (Harvard MBA grad). She took over her stepmother’s event planning business at an early age & developed it into a multimillion dollar company by 27. She is headstrong, a bit stubborn–and always pulled together–until she returns to her place of birth (Charlotte) & meets the elusive Michael Maddox.
Michael Maddox is an ex-Marine (Special Forces). He retired from the Marines 5 years prior to meeting Kate. He became a successful and wealthy entrepreneur upon exit of the Marines, but he is heavily committed to helping veterans and launches a business initiative for veterans (which is how Michael and Kate meet- through planning an event for the business initiative).
What kind of research have you done for your story?
A lot of research on the military (with specific regards to the Special Forces division of the Marines). I try to make everything as authentic as possible. Whether I speak with the police, or do research with a designer (my female protag: an events planner) . . . I like to cover the details.
Any last shout outs or words of wisdom?
Follow your dreams because we only get one shot at life.