About the Book
Book: Buried Cold Case Secrets
Author: Sami A. Abrams
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release date: December 28, 2021
Recovering her missing memories…
Could be the key to solving a murder…
Searching for her best friend’s remains could help forensic anthropologist Melanie Hutton regain her memories of when they were both kidnapped—unless the killer gets to Melanie first. For her safety, Melanie must rely on Detective Jason Cooper, who still blames her for his sister’s death. Can Jason set the past aside to solve the cold-case murder…and shield Melanie from the same fate?
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About the Author
Two-time Genesis winner Sami A. Abrams and her husband live in Northern California, but she’ll always be a Kansas girl at heart. She enjoys visiting her two grown children and spoiling their sweet fur babies. Most evenings, if Sami’s not watching sports, you’ll find her engrossed in a romantic suspense novel. She thinks a crime plus a little romance is the recipe for a great story.
More from Sami
What writer doesn’t grow up reading every chance they get? That would be me.
Until my thirties, I hated to read. Then someone told me about Terri Blackstock, and I decided to give her books a try. I was hooked. I guess there’s something to finding the right genre. Romantic Suspense is it for me. Of course, that makes sense. I love CSI, NCIS, and Criminal Minds. Over the years, I have expanded my taste, but there’s just something about suspense that keeps me coming back.
A little over five years ago, I decided to start checking off some of the items on my bucket list. I learned how to rock climb and got my scuba certification, among other things. When I got to the item, writing a novel, I sat down and pounded it out. Check the box; I was done. Wrong. God had other plans and placed some amazing people in my life.
One of those plans was attending MurderCon, a conference for writers where they learn from experts about, you guessed it…murder. Actually, it’s about police procedures, crime scene analysis…the list goes on and on. One of the workshops I attended was with a forensic anthropologist, and the idea for Melanie Hutton and Buried Cold Case Secrets was born.
I loved writing Melanie’s story. She’s a fighter and refuses to let anything stand in her way, including the man, Jason Cooper, who blames her for her best friend’s death. Jason holds on to the past and his hatred toward Melanie, but he soon learns that if he puts aside his assumptions and listens, he’ll discover the truth about the day his sister died. Letting go of his anger and blame is tough for Jason, but when he does, he finds the life he’s always wanted.
I hope you enjoy reading Melanie and Jason’s story as much as I did writing it.
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Interview with Sami
- Share something your readers wouldn’t know about you.
I did acrobats and gymnastics growing up, and my instructor was a 1950’s famous contortionist. Yup, she had us doing the same things she did. Can you say pretzel?!
- What book is currently on your bedside table?
There are so many books coming up that I can’t wait to read, but right now, Life Flight by Lynette Eason has my attention.
- What has been your favorite part of the publishing journey?
Holding my first book in my hands was pretty awesome. But I think the best part of my journey are the writer friends I’ve made along the way. Writing can be a lonely business, but having people that you can turn to for help that understand the struggles, or just have a conversation with is special.
- What were the highlight or key challenges you faced when writing this book?
I think the biggest challenge of Buried Cold Case Secrets was figuring out who the bad guy was. Inside scoop: I had no idea until I wrote the ending. 😊 As for the highlight, that would be winning ACFW’s Genesis contest with this story (under a different title). That was amazing!
- What is the key theme and/or message in the book?
Buried Cold Case Secrets is a journey of forgiveness and letting go of the past. Jason discovers that holding onto his anger only hurts himself. It isn’t until he puts his anger aside and listens to Melanie that he finds peace within the forgiveness.
- Where can readers find out more about you and your books?
People can find me at www.samiaabrams.com. I’d love for everyone to sign up for my newsletter so we can stay in touch.
- Any current or upcoming projects you’d like to tell us about?
I’m currently working on revisions for my Elite Guardians Collection novel with my mentor Lynette Eason, and Sunrise Publishing which should release in June 2022.
In addition, I have another Love Inspired Suspense releasing September 2022. Twin Murder Mix-up, Book 2 in the Deputies of Anderson County series, will go on sale August 23, 2022.
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To celebrate her tour, Sami is giving away the grand prize package of a book, a coffee mug, a notebook, a pen!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link to enter. https://promosimple.com/ps/17198/buried-cold-case-secrets-celebration-tour-giveaway