Beverly Hills Torture
by R.W Buxton
GENRE: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
A frantic middle of the night call jolts Gerry from his quiet, but lonely life, back into a world fraught with dangerous creatures of the night. Erin's frenzied call leads Gerry across the country where he finds himself immersed in the luxuries of Beverly Hills and the seedier side of the Hollywood strip.
Sadness and longing grip him as he finds a blood-spattered room and Erin is nowhere to be found.
Alone in a strange city with nothing to go on can Gerry find and save Erin? Or is this the end of something never meant to be?
Her past has caught up with her and he's her only hope.
With a group of trusted friends Gerry takes on the impossible and gives everything to save Erin.
Beverly Hills Torture is the second novel in the Erin Kingsly series. Be sure to check out Capital Thirst.
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Nicolas walked back to the door. He turned and said, “This is a mistake. Mark my words.”
Erin watched him go, then sank to the bottom step of the grand stairway. Her head fell into her hands. This wasn’t the last she’d hear of the High Priestess. More messengers would come. Maybe they wouldn’t ask politely. Maybe they would try to force her. Maybe it would just be more groveling fools like Nicolas. Whatever happened, she wouldn’t give in to them. She wandered back up the stairs into her bedroom. The room she never slept in. It was her retreat though. She picked up the picture of her and Gerry again. He was so happy, and so was she. She saw it in both of their eyes. Honest and genuine happiness. Something she lost. It had been a year since things fell apart. It still felt like the first night alone.
She set the picture down and flopped on the bed. She lay back and tried to forget. But she couldn’t. It was still too real, too raw. Tears rose again and slid down her face. They were lost in her hair, and she stared at the ceiling. There was nothing she could do about her past decisions.
The only way to go was forward. Unfortunately, it would be a painful path.
What does your writing space look like?
My writing space has transformed over the last few years. When I wrote Capital Thirst most of it was done in my study. Mahogany desk, bookcases full of my favorite books, (I used to have a book buying issue) and photos on the walls. There is a reason. I was using an old desktop computer and was stuck in one place.
Since then I've moved to an ultra-thin laptop and now, I write where I’m most comfortable. Usually that’s in my favorite recliner in the family room. Although I have a problem writing there because as soon as I sit down one of my cats thinks it’s time for a nap and will jump up and push the laptop off my lap to get their nap in. Inky even knows how to close the laptop before she pushes it out of her way.
I’ve tried the classic author stereotype of writing in a local coffee shop, but that doesn’t work. I end up people watching or talking to the people I know as they come and go. So even though I frequently take my laptop I get little done there.
Who inspires you the most?
This is a tough question, and it’s not always who, but what inspires me, and how does it inspire me. As an Indie author, I find inspiration through other Indie authors that are out there helping the community. Two people come to mind. Joanna Penn not only is an amazing fiction writer, but she has numerous books on writing and specifically targets Indie authors and the issues we face, and a podcast that’s amazing. The second person is Amy Vansant. I haven’t read her Pineapple Cozy mysteries, but honestly laughed out loud at the Kilty series. But she also works tirelessly supporting the Indie author. Those are just two, but there are hundreds of people out there working hard to support other authors and they are all amazing and inspiring people to talk to.
But what inspires me to go on day after day? Aside from my family, it’s the simplicity of nature. Every morning I’m up to see the sunrise. It never ceases to amaze me. Even when I’m down, it gives me that hope to go another day. Or seeing a flower open in the morning with its petals covered in dew. It happens everyday all around us and most people miss these insignificant events of amazing beauty. But they give me inspiration and hope each day that something wonderful will happen.
What are you working on now?
Currently, I’m working on the revisions to the fourth book in the Erin Kingsly Saga while I wait for the third book to come back from the editor. Writing of the fourth book went great, and I finished early. But the Covid 19 hit and I’ve sort of been floating along just trying to find the motivation to write. You would think with not much else to do I would be hard at work, but the opposite is true, and it’s become a major effort to make the revisions. I’m also working on the story line for a fifth Erin Kingsly book. I swore when I got to the end of the fourth book that was it and I would write something else. But after letting it sit for a month fresh ideas started coming and I’ve at least started planning another one.
Book five, I don’t even have a title yet, but it starts a new chapter in the lives of Gerry and Erin. It’s what the other four have moved toward. I’m still not sure if I should just leave it to the reader’s imagination or try to put it in words.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
I love a good paranormal read, something about the un-dead haunts the fringes of my mind. Mix in romance, love, loss, and you have a great story.
I voraciously read everything, fiction, and non-fiction but always find myself turning back to the darker stories. I’ve always wanted to write and the dream became a reality with Capital Thirst, and the remainder of the Erin Kingsly novels.
I spend most of my days designing and building websites, but my free time is devoted to my wife, family, and cats. Yes three grown children and three cats. Things can be hectic.
For fun you might find me driving winding roads with the top down or out photographing nature.
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