Author Name: Sarah Madison
Book Name: Truth and Consequences
Series: Sixth Sense
Best read as a series
Release Date: October 14, 2015
When FBI agent Jerry Lee Parker wakes from a coma after a murderous attack on his life, he has no memory of his immediate past. In the blink of an eye, he has gone from having a nearly photographic memory to recalling nothing of the last six months of his life, including his partner and lover, John Flynn. While Lee tries to reboot his past and reconnect with John, there are events at play around him he doesn’t understand. John is keeping secrets from him, secrets which could get them both killed.
Matters come to a head when Lee is hounded to turn over a mysterious artifact, of which he has no knowledge. The two men wind up in a fight for their lives as they risk everything to keep the powerful relic out of the hands of a ruthless killer. In order to protect those he loves, however, John may be forced to make a deal with the devil.
Pages or Words: 258 pages
Categories: M/M Romance, Mystery, Paranormal
I knew the moment John walked into the bar. It was like my sonar pinged, my radar lit up—you name it. I heard the door open, and without turning around, I knew it was him because the hair on the back of my neck stood up. Because something in my gut tightened, and my cock lifted in earnest. I watched him in the mirror as he scanned the room, locked in on my presence, and stalked toward me like a panther in a pen full of sheep. Everyone else in the room was aware of him as well. I practically preened when he came up beside me. He took a seat and signaled the bartender, who came over with flattering attention.
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of the 3 books, i liked this one the best because we get to see some emotion from john and find out that he’s not the complete a$$hole i thought he was in books 1 & 2. there is absolutely nothing about the original serial killer until the very end which essentially lends to the cliffy-ish ending. i’m not sure how much i can say here without spoiling too much of the other books or this story but the ending with the bad guy was a bit anticlimactic after a huge build up that was actually pretty good. the author literally switched gears right after that anticlimax and switched back to the original serial killer plot. and now we’re back to waiting for the next book, which you can’t not read because you need to know what happens with both plots now.
this can be a little spoiler-ish so i’m hiding it (view spoiler)[ i thought there should have been some sort of discussion between john and his mother before their relationship was basically healed. telepathy or not they never talked about anything and they were thrown right into a loving mother/son relationship without complete resolution. it bothered me a bit (hide spoiler)]
Hi Sarah, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your current book.
At this point, I’ve done so many of these interviews, it’s tempting to start making up stuff. Like the fact I worked as a dragon wrangler in Middle Earth prior to the defeat of Sauron, when I began working for Bureau 57 in the CIA, collecting alien artifacts for investigation and analysis. In my spare time, I perform in synchronized swimming events, and am a Marylyn Monroe impersonator. The reality is quite boring, which is why I’m a writer.
Truth and Consequences is book 3 in the Sixth Sense series. It features FBI Agents Jerry Lee Parker and John Flynn, and the events that occur when Flynn accidentally touches a mysterious artifact and gains unusual powers. As the Sixth Sense series unfolds, we learn there is a set of such boxes, and that Lee and John aren’t the only ones looking for them. They’re in over their head, and the water is just getting deeper…
Q: Talk to us about your characters in this book. What makes them unique?
A: Well, my FBI agents are just your typical guys… only John Flynn touched a mysterious artifact, and now has unusual abilities. And Jerry Lee Parker has an eidetic memory—practically perfect—except for the fact he has amnesia due to recent head trauma… I love throwing a curve ball at normal and seeing what my characters make of it.
Q: What was one of the most surprising things you learned in getting your book from start to publish?
A: I fully expected to get dozens of rejections before ever publishing a story. In fact, when I received a contract for the first story I submitted, I wanted to pull it back and shout, “No! It’s not ready yet!” In twenty submissions, I’ve only had two outright rejections, and they were because the story didn’t quite fit the criteria the publisher was looking for.
I understand this has to do in part with the fact I began submitting original stories for publication right when e-publishing was first starting to take off in a big way, but I’m frequently gobsmacked to be a published author just the same.
Q: Have you ever gone to a convention? If so, how was it? If not, do you think it’s something you’d like to do in the future?
A: I recently attended Rainbow Con this past July in Tampa. I had a blast! I met so many people I only knew from online interactions, and I learned so much! I sat on panels, I did a reading, and I had a table (which sadly, I spent very little time sitting at). It was a lovely experience, from meeting fans and fellow authors, to the tour at Big Cat Rescue, to the Masquerade Ball. Not only would I do it again, but in the ideal world, I’d attend ALL the conventions.
Sadly, I don’t get paid vacation, so I have a limited amount of time I can take off. I’m already thinking hard about 2016 and which conventions I’d like to attend.
Q: Would you like to be a full-time writer?
A: OMG, yes. Who wouldn’t? In the ideal world, I’d make enough money to write full-time, go to conventions AND travel to exotic places as background for my stories. Sign me up!
Q: Design the ultimate pizza.
A: Oh dear. I’m so boring when it comes to food because I have so many things I dislike or can’t eat—which is why it is ironic I made Jerry Lee in the Sixth Sense series a bit of gourmand.
My perfect pizza would be deep dish, with a crust brushed in oil and crunchy to bite into. I’d stick with the basics—your typical pepperoni, with extra cheese. You’d have to pull away the slices from the pan, using your fingers to break the strands of cheese. The pepperoni would be perfectly oily, so you’d have to fold the slice in half to keep it from dripping as you ate it. Add breadsticks, salad, and a bottle of wine, and I’m one happy camper.
Meet the author:
Sarah Madison is a veterinarian with a big dog, an even bigger horse, too many cats, and a very patient boyfriend. She is a terrible cook, and concedes that her life would be easier if Purina made People Chow. She writes because it is cheaper than therapy.
Where to find the author:
Facebook Author Page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Sarah-Madison-Author/106445646104338
Goodreads Link: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4057853.Sarah_Madison
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Paul Richmond
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