Monday, April 23, 2012

Welcome Author J.E. Taylor:)

Peace and quiet…
Hi folks,
Molly was good enough to let me visit on her blog today.  My blog tour has another week to go and all I can think of right now is the beach.  April is always a tough time of year for my family because we’re just itching to open up our beach home on the southern shore of Maine.  Unfortunately, opening weekend is usually the first weekend in May, so we have just a couple weeks left, and just like those couple weeks before Christmas a kid, this goes excruciatingly slow. 

We’ve had the same ritual for the past thirteen years ­– from May through September, the beach is our refuge.  A little slice of sanity in an otherwise insane schedule of work, kids activities and all the running around that accompanies the multitude of events packed into a week.  Between baseball and other activities, we really don’t get to utilize the property until summer, but still, it’s much needed R&R when we arrive and collapse on the deck, soaking in the sun and the sounds. 

Beyond our getaway, I find I can escape the demands of the world when I’m in the writing zone.  When I’m in that special place where words spill from the keyboard at a frenetic pace, and they paint the picture I’m seeing in my head – that’s the sweet spot and there’s nothing quite like it. 

If I had to choose between our beach home and writing, I’d have a difficult time because while one gives me peace and relaxation, the other sparks a life in me that is hard to quantify and I’m not sure I could shut off the stories building in my mind anyhow now that the floodgates have been opened.

So what is your refuge?  The beach?  A mountain cottage? A quiet stream in the woods? A good book? 

Thanks for swinging in to listen to me babble a little.  If you’re in the market for a good mystery, check out my new release – Crystal Illusions:
Assistant D.A. Carolyn Hastings has an uncanny knack for putting away criminals. With one of the best prosecution records in recent history, her future as Manhattan’s next District Attorney looks certain. But her sixth sense for winning cases threatens to work against her when she starts seeing a string of murders through the eyes of the killer.

With suspects piling up as fast as bodies, and the motives of those closest to her questionable, Carolyn doesn’t know who to trust. When the FBI assigns Special Agent Steve Williams to the case, Carolyn discloses her deepest fear - that the man she loves may be the one responsible for the city’s latest crime spree.

The only thing Steve knows for sure is Carolyn has an inexplicable psychic connection with the killer, and all the victims have one thing in common…a striking resemblance to Carolyn Hastings.

And he knows it’s only a matter of time before this psychopath knocks on her door.

Taylor has a strong thriller where every single character has reasonable doubt flashing like a neon sign hanging over them, and right from the beginning you are trying to guess who the killer really is. Gripping, rich and magnificent - crime whodunnits don't get any better than this!Author Poppet / Gemma Rice – Author of Quislings, Blindsided, Djinn and Dusan

J.E. Taylor is a writer, a publisher, an editor, a manuscript formatter, a mother, a wife and a business analyst. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and two children and during the summer months enjoys her weekends on the shore in southern Maine.

Visit her at and check out her latest release Crystal Illusions available on Amazon and other e-book venues.


JETaylor said...

Thank you for having me here today Molly!

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Fran Lee said...

Wow! Sounds like you have another winner, girl! And I have a wonderful little place I go once a year in the's a very special condo in Snowbird Utah. My sister and her hubby bought into one of them new-fangled time-share thingys back in 1979...the first of its kind in Snowbird. She got too ill to go up anymore so she gave it to me. That week rejuvenates me. I have a two-level unit that sleeps ten. I love waking up to look out at the mountainside. Sometimes there are deer (or moose) coming down to the swimming pool below my balcony. There are always gorgeous birds and funny-as-hell ground squirrel that climb over to beg for nuts. Sigh...

Oh, can bet I'll be checking out your books, girl.

Molly Daniels said...

Thanks for being with me today J.E.:)