Welcome to January’s Birthday Blog, with a post – or maybe more – a day for your entertainment and fun :).
Today’s – very first! – guest is R J SCOTT. Please show your appreciation for the post if you enjoy it, and all the author’s links are below for you to take forward. Watch every day for any Rafflecopter giveaways, and don’t forget there’s ALSO a Grand Prize Draw at the end of the month for ONE lucky commenter.
Many thanks for dropping in, and have a great January!
Hugs to Clare for letting me visit!
There is nothing quite as exciting as the possibilities in a new year. The whole concept of starting afresh means we all get to think about brand new projects, or to plan the whole year with military precision. Of course, it’s likely that the plans will go awry by January 13th, but hey, we all tried! If you follow me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/author.rjscott) or read my blog (http://rjscottauthor.blogspot.co.uk/) then you’ll know I love to start something new. And 2016 is no different. I have a brand new series spin off from Texas coming in the summer, lots of new books in current series, but one of the things I am most excited about is the new police series I’m writing with Meredith Russell. So today I thought I would talk about where some of my inspiration for this series will come from, and on the 3rd, Meredith will talk about her inspiration as well.
I’m a huge fans of ‘cop, good guy/bad guy, action’ shows and my fascination started way back with a British TV series called The Professionals. This was two *heroes* who sometimes went outside the law, kind of maverick, but also restricted by the fact that they had to answer to a boss who kept them in line. One was ex-SAS, the other an ex-cop, and they worked for CI5 (Criminal Intelligence 5).
“… CI5 is a fictional British law enforcement department, instructed by the home secretary to use any means to deal with crimes of a serious nature that go beyond the capacity of the police, but are not tasks for the security service or military. …” (Wikipedia)
I am sure the Professionals, with their sometimes blatant lack of respect for the law, was in part the catalyst for Sanctuary, LOL.
Anyway back to the series with Meredith. This will be very different to Sanctuary, more based in and around cases and people at a precinct. With ongoing cases to solve we want to focus on an arc that tracks all the books, but with individual love stories in each book. We both watched Rookie Blue, which we loved; apart from the fact we wanted a couple of the guys to get together instead of finding girls! I also love Criminal Minds, and NCIS Los Angeles… so much inspiration to choose from!
We already have some cover ideas (and when I say that I mean, Meredith, the cover artist, has some wonderful ideas… watch this space for more news in a couple days from her).
So yes, I am excited at this new project, and hope you’ll love it when it comes out (hopefully April/May time.
Happy New Year to everyone, and I ‘hope it’s a good one’.
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Notes and Roses (MF)
The Rancher’s Son (Montana 2, sequel to Crooked Tree Ranch)