I’m thrilled to be here at RomCon® today to chat about my debut novel, Lowcountry Boil! I love introducing Liz Talbot to new folks, though bless her heart, she’s had her hands full lately. In Lowcountry Boil, Liz has to come to terms with the one who got away—her obsession with Michael Devlin, her True Love. Regrettably, Michael married Liz’s cousin, Marci the Schemer. Now, of course, there were extenuating circumstances, you understand—like Marci’s made-up pregnancy—but still, most folks in Stella Maris, Liz’s home town, will tell you that she should have gotten over all of that years ago.
Maybe Liz could have moved on if she’d gone home to Stella Maris sooner. Her family sure tried to talk her into coming home. But for ten years she lived four hours away, where it was easier to idealize Michael and what they once had than to risk getting hurt in a new relationship. Liz’s sister, Merry, thinks Liz is seriously nuts for not jumping all over Nate Andrews, Liz’s hot partner. But Nate is Liz’s best friend—and her ex-husband’s brother. Liz’s relationships with men are a little complicated. Maybe I should tell you about her job. Her love life may be a hot mess, but she’s a kick-ass private investigator.
If Liz and Nate aren’t working a case for a local defense attorney, they’re chasing down someone’s cheating spouse, or investigating UFO sightings for a client with more money than sense—hey, whatever pays the bills, right?
Read about Liz and her latest case in Lowcountry Boil…
LOWCOUNTRY BOIL Susan M. Boyer | September 18, 2012 (Henery Press) Private Investigator Liz Talbot is a modern Southern belle: she blesses hearts and takes names. She carries her Sig 9 in her Kate Spade handbag, and her golden retriever, Rhett, rides shotgun in her hybrid Escape. When her grandmother is murdered, Liz high-tails it back to her South Carolina island home to find the killer. She’s fit to be tied when her police-chief brother shuts her out of the investigation, so she opens her own. Then her long-dead best friend pops in and things really get complicated. When more folks start turning up dead in this small seaside town, Liz must use more than just her wits and charm to keep her family safe, chase down clues from the hereafter, and catch a psychopath before he catches her.
Susan M. Boyer has been making up stories her whole life. She tags along with her husband on business trips whenever she can because hotels are great places to write: fresh coffee all day and cookies at 4 p.m. They have a home in Greenville, SC, which they occasionally visit. Susan’s short fiction has appeared in moonShine Review, Spinetingler Magazine, Relief Journal, The Petigru Review, and Catfish Stew. Her debut novel, Lowcountry Boil, is a 2012 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense recipient and an RWA Golden Heart® finalist.
Thank y’all so much for visiting today! Liz loves her job. How about you? Do you have your dream job? If not, what would you do if you could have any job you wanted? Tell me about it in the comments section (and please leave your email address). One lucky reader who comments on my blog will be randomly selected to win a free copy of Lowcountry Boil—winners choice of format—trade paperback or eBook. Good luck!