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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Venturing Inside The Mind of Regan Black @ReganBlack

Venturing Inside The Mind of Regan Black
It’s a pleasure to be here today courtesy of Orangeberry Book Tours. If you’re still here after reading that daunting headline, clearly you’re a person of rare courage and I thank you for sticking around. J
As a paranormal romantic suspense author, my mind can often be a dark and bizarre place. Some days there are rainbows and unicorns – and always sexy heroes – but usually I have a great deal more fun writing dark and edgy adventures like Bulletproof, Double Vision, and all the upcoming installments in the brand new Unknown Identities series.
For whatever reason, I was blessed with an imagination far more vivid than necessary. This is great for my chosen profession, but it presents a few challenges in real life.
Horror films and books are a ‘no-go’. My dreams after viewing or reading anything in that genre are always ten times worse than the original presentation. When weird things happen in the real world, my imagination fills in blanks that probably aren’t really there.
There was the day my son and I spotted a shirtless man with a military haircut in our neighborhood walking in circles around a tree while carrying a big kitchen knife. Was he planning a little target practice once the traffic cleared? Could it be he was talking himself in to or out of a murderous rage? I didn’t think it was smart to stop and ask. Even though I felt a bit like Gladys Cravitz from Bewitched, civic responsibility had me calling the police to check on him and I hope they sorted it out safely.
And thinking of Bewitched brings to mind another example when I noticed a teenage girl in a fairy costume crouching under a tree all by herself on the side of the road. That image is still stamped in my brain. How and why had she stopped right there? It seemed as if she’d simply materialized and yet there had to be a logical explanation, right?
What can I say? It’s rarely dull inside my head.
More than once I’ve woken myself up laughing out loud at a silly dream, or come awake in a cold sweat from some bizarre nightmare (even without the assist of the horror genre). The most recent moment was during a ridiculous dreamscape I was chuckling, but what brought me awake with laugher was hearing myself (in my dream) composing a Facebook post about it – even in my sleep I knew I couldn’t condense it to 140 twitter characters.
Day in and day out, I just try to embrace my weird imagination that leans toward the dark side, but usually in a good way. That unique combination led to Bulletproof after all, and the various experiments, enhancements, and adventures that populate the entire Unknown Identities series.
After reading my books a friend once called me a ‘nice girl with a dark psyche’. I guess that’s as good a phrase as any to describe the strange landscape inside my head.
What does it take to set your imagination rushing to fill in the blanks?
Live the adventure,

“Dark, gritty, sexy suspense with one hell of a hot hero.” -USA Today bestseller Debra Webb
A soldier is nothing without his honor.
To avoid a dishonorable end to his decorated military career, John Noble made a deal with the devil. He gave up his name, endured harrowing training, and accepted every mission thrown at him for one purpose: redemption.
When he accepts his latest orders, providing personal security for a reporter in trouble, he bargains hard to guarantee it will be his last job for the shadow agency he knows only Unknown Identities (UI).
An ambitious reporter, Amelia Bennett, is about to break the story of her career, if she lives long enough to tell it. Caving to her boss’s demand, she hires a bodyguard and soon it is obvious John Noble is the only obstacle standing between her and certain death.
Just when John believes he has found someone he can trust and love, who loves him unconditionally for who and what he has become, his orders are amended: Amelia Bennett is to be terminated.
Introducing Unknown Identities: an alternative for elite soldiers and spies facing criminal charges… if they can survive the program.
Don’t miss Double Vision, the next installment of this sizzling, action-packed series.
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Genre - Romantic Suspense
Rating – R
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