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DEAL OF THE WEEK: Weekends by Lindy S. Hudis (mystery suspense)

WEEKENDS COVER 2OUR LACHESIS PUBLISHING DEAL OF THE WEEK is Weekends by Lindy S. Hudis (mystery suspense)

Buy it at Lachesis Publishing for only .99 cents this week!

WHAT IT’S ABOUT:

An innocent-sounding family reunion at an exclusive California beach resort turns into a weekend of murder, deceit, exposed secrets and unexpected intimate encounters.

John Peterson has it all: He’s a respected, successful Beverly Hills entertainment lawyer with a loving wife and grown son, the strikingly handsome young film director Joe Peterson. John also has a secret and he decides to gather his disparate family members at the elegant Hotel Del Moor in picturesque Linda Bella, California for some luxurious fun, togetherness and re-connecting before revealing his secret. Unbeknownst to the family, a brutal serial killer is lurking in the midst of all the wondrous festivities.

EXCERPT:

The man woke up next to victim number twenty. He had tied her firmly to the bedpost by her wrists and ankles, then passed out. She was nude, her eyes red from crying, her face had a petrified look on it. Her nose was also swollen and bloody from the repeated blows to the face.

He met her at a local watering hole. She said her name was Lisa, and she was beautiful – just the type. The man smiled, nodded, and feigned interest in her pathetic little life. As she was babbling on and on about how she was an aspiring actress, he reached in his front, right pocket and pulled out his trusty pills. He plopped them into her drink when she wasn’t looking. He sat back counting the minutes until the drug took effect.

Getting her out to a taxicab was so easy, the cab driver just figured she was some drunk bar slut, and she was. The man ordered the cab to take them a sleazy, roach infested motel in Alphabet City, a seedy neighborhood on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Once there, he took the young woman, tied her up, and raped her until the sun came up. As she started to come to, and realize what was going on, she started to cry out for help. In New York, a woman can scream and scream until her face turns blue – nobody would ever come. That was the beauty of all this, the man thought. Just in case she did holler, he duct-taped her mouth shut.

Now it was morning, and the man was bored. He got up, showered, and dressed. The woman looked at him, frightened and confused, as he pulled his jeans on. He checked his watch and realized he needed to move quickly. “See ya.” He sneered at her, and promptly walked out the door, leaving her tied and helpless. The man had a plane to catch.

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Q and A Tuesday: Round Three with Lindy S. Hudis (mystery, suspense, erotica author)


paperbackbookstanding_849x1126 (1)Today’s Q and A is with mystery, suspense, and erotica author Lindy S. Hudis. Lindy has published several books with Lachesis Publishing which you can find here.

Why are you a writer?

Because I would go insane if I did anything else! All kidding aside, I love to make up stories and characters in my head. I have always had a vivid imagination, so I decided to put it to good use! I just want to make a living doing what I love, that way, you never work a day in your life!

What do you love to read in your spare time?

I read everything. I love fiction, non-fiction, Stephen King, self help and spiritual books. I just love to curl up in my chair and read the vision of other writers. I feel it nourishes my brain and spirit.

What are three things that you do that are important to your career as a writer (aside from actually writing the book)?

1) Promote, promote and promote some more. I feel that as much promotion as possible is the best thing you can do for your career. How can a reader purchase your book if they don’t know you exist? 2) Have a life outside of writing. Sometimes, real life can inspire you and tell you the best stories that you could ever dream up in your head. 3) Think positive. I firmly believe in the power of positive thinking, you attract to you what you are, so don’t get discouraged and stay upbeat!

What are three of your top goals in your writing career?

Well I would love to have a best seller! Yes, I would love to be interviewed by all the television shows, but I also want to move and inspire people! I want to keep writing, do away with that pesky writer’s block, connect with readers and other creative people and to make a living doing that I love.

A_wrinkle_in_time_digest_2007What is your favourite first line ever from a novel? “It was a dark and stormy night . . .” From “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle. It is one of my favorite books ever and one of the first I bought for my personal library as a child. Everybody seems to hate that opening line, say it is clichéd and all, but I love it. I love to go against the grain and love what everybody else hates!

 What is your go-to power energy snack when writing?

Fruit, vegetables and power bars. Healthy snacks only in our house!

hollywood-wives-jackie-collins-paperback-cover-artWhat was a book that made you go “aha!” and why? (fiction or non fiction).

I was reading Jackie Collins “Hollywood Wives”. Her characters are so over-the-top and fun. I love the way her stories just grip you and that is why they are such a quick read. I would love to live that kind of life. I just had an “Hey, I can do that” kind of moment when reading her books. I just love that kind of glamorous lifestyle of her characters. I was also living in Hollywood at the time!

How do you cope with bad or nasty reviews?

It depends on what kind they are. If it’s just some internet troll causing trouble on Amazon, then I just shrug it off. I have had some pretty nasty ones on there, but they are mostly childish and unintelligent, then I know it’s just somebody being a jerk. A well known publication “Weekends” several years ago and I was pretty upset about it, but then I just came to realize that it is just one person’s opinion and you can’t let that get to you. Jealous frustrated writer perhaps? I just keep that in mind, too.

SM-CLUB-COVERWhat do you listen to when you write?

The dog barking or the cat tearing something up. I try to work in silence but it very rarely happens.

Cats or dogs?

Both, I have both, plus a fish tank with tropical fish and a leopard gecko.

You can get Lindy’s books at Lachesis Publishing or at amazon, and kobo and iBooks

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Sneak Peek Monday: Weekends by Lindy S. Hudis (mystery/suspense)

WEEKENDS COVER 2Today’s Sneak Peek is from the mystery/suspense Weekends by Lindy S. Hudis.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT:

An innocent-sounding family reunion at an exclusive California beach resort turns into a weekend of murder, deceit, exposed secrets and unexpected intimate encounters.

John Peterson has it all: He’s a respected, successful Beverly Hills entertainment lawyer with a loving wife and grown son, the strikingly handsome young film director Joe Peterson. John also has a secret and he decides to gather his disparate family members at the elegant Hotel Del Moor in picturesque Linda Bella, California for some luxurious fun, togetherness and re-connecting before revealing his secret. Unbeknownst to the family, a brutal serial killer is lurking in the midst of all the wondrous festivities.

EXCERPT:

The man woke up next to victim number twenty. He had tied her firmly to the bedpost by her wrists and ankles, then passed out. She was nude, her eyes red from crying, her face had a petrified look on it. Her nose was also swollen and bloody from the repeated blows to the face.

He met her at a local watering hole. She said her name was Lisa, and she was beautiful – just the type. The man smiled, nodded, and feigned interest in her pathetic little life. As she was babbling on and on about how she was an aspiring actress, he reached in his front, right pocket and pulled out his trusty pills. He plopped them into her drink when she wasn’t looking. He sat back counting the minutes until the drug took effect.

Getting her out to a taxicab was so easy, the cab driver just figured she was some drunk bar slut, and she was. The man ordered the cab to take them a sleazy, roach infested motel in Alphabet City, a seedy neighborhood on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Once there, he took the young woman, tied her up, and raped her until the sun came up. As she started to come to, and realize what was going on, she started to cry out for help. In New York, a woman can scream and scream until her face turns blue – nobody would ever come. That was the beauty of all this, the man thought. Just in case she did holler, he duct-taped her mouth shut.

Now it was morning, and the man was bored. He got up, showered, and dressed. The woman looked at him, frightened and confused, as he pulled his jeans on. He checked his watch and realized he needed to move quickly. “See ya.” He sneered at her, and promptly walked out the door, leaving her tied and helpless. The man had a plane to catch.

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You can purchase Weekends at Lachesis Publishing for .99 cents or on amazon for only .89 cents.

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Lachesis Author Guest Blog: What Inspires Your Writing by Lindy S. Hudis (mystery, suspense, erotica)

Our guest blog today is by Lachesis Publishing author Lindy S. Hudis. Lindy has several titles with us, including the mystery Weekends, a women’s fiction with a dose of suspense City of Toys, and the erotica series Devon and Desiree which includes two installments so far: The S and M Club and The Mile High Club.

Our ongoing topic is: What inspires your writing? Welcome Lindy . . .

LindyAuthorNewI have always been a writer, even before I knew what writing even was. As a child, I used to make up stories in my head, almost like being in a movie. I was a pretty isolated child, so I made up stories, people, characters and situations. I had no idea that I was, in a sense, writing. So, as a budding novelist with a wild imagination, I began to write my imaginary characters and stories down. I wrote my first short story at age nine or ten, and it was a ghost story. Every Halloween, or any family gathering, I was the one who was summoned and appointed to tell the ghost stories. I loved making up worlds and characters, and mostly loved scaring my cousins! However, as I got older, I had no interest in writing horror. One of my literary idols, Stephen King, would be a very tough act to follow.

I am inspired by the world around me. I am inspired by people, how they are, and how I feel they should be. “Crashers” is a morality tale about desperate people caught up in the underworld of crime due to circumstances beyond their control. The story was inspired by an actual event that happened to me. The situation was hardly serious, but the other parties involved became very greedy and selfish, and I was inspired to write my novel. The characters, although fictitious, are edgy, gritty and live on the edge of danger for their own covetous personal gain. Not that I have a fantasy about being that, but I like to see offensive characters get their comeuppance sometimes, which does not happen in real life as much as it should.

WEEKENDS COVER 2I write in many different genres, as I get inspired by many different things. Weekends was inspired by a very handsome man I knew many years ago. It was more a romantic fantasy, not unlike my erotic short stories. I love a bit of danger as well, so I have thrown a bit of suspense into my romantic story. I guess I have always had a fantasy of being a police detective, or being swept away by a gorgeous, handsome cop.  I almost feel that writers live in a fantasy world of their liking, and create inspiration from that world. I can’t speak for all writer’s, but that is how I operate.

City-of-toys-linds-s-kudisMy novel, City of Toys was inspired by my life as an aspiring actress in Los Angeles. It was a difficult, yet exciting time. I experienced many trials and tribulations during my quest for fame and fortune, and it was enough to write a book, literally. The experience was a daunting one, yet very thrilling and rewarding to find that determination within myself to forge ahead in the frightening minefield that is Hollywood. I had the urge to share my experience, and I did. I have no regrets that I never won an Oscar or made it “big”, I feel regrets are a waste of time. However, I had incredible material for a novel.

I just let myself become inspired by many things: life, people, the world, California, New York, traveling to exotic places, romance, sex and adventure. All those interesting things that I fantasize about. I just feel the urge, and I sit down and create my imaginary world. It makes me feel creative, inspired and powerful. I can create my characters to have anything, do anything, and achieve anything I wish them to achieve, do or have. That feeling inspires me. Many other things inspire me – my family, my kids and my friends. I have very creative friends, and come from a very creative family, too. I feel best when I just sit back, relax and breathe, and let life inspire me. Only then, will the inspiration come.

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