Blog Tour: Sins That Haunt by Lucy Farago
Sins That Haunt by Lucy Farago
Part of the 'Women of Vegas' Series and CAN be read standalone.
Genre: Romantic Suspense
The glitz and glamour of Las Vegas hide a multitude of sins. And in Lucy Farago’s show-stopping series, a lawyer and an FBI agent take a walk on the seedy side, where greed breeds a deadly desperation...
Civil attorney Shannon Joyce walks the line of law and order, but she learned from day one how to put up a good front—thanks to her con man father. Thirteen years ago, she left the east coast and her life of crime behind. Her high school sweetheart, Noah, was collateral damage, but some things can’t be helped. But now there’s no escape when her past comes roaring down the Strip—in the oh-so-tempting form of the man she left behind...
Special Agent Noah Monroe has Shannon exactly where he wants her—in the back of his car in handcuffs. Her grifter father has been murdered, and the FBI needs Shannon to keep one of his scams in play to bag the big bad guy who was financing him. Once again a pawn in someone’s else game, Shannon will have to trust her instincts to survive both the peril threatening her—and the passion Noah reignites…
"Lucy Farago has an eye for detail, a heart for romance, and a voice as layered as her plot and characters!"--Roxanne St. Claire, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author
I didn’t set out to be a writer.
I went to university thinking I’d come out with a degree that would allow me to help people. And for a short time it did. But then I got married and had two children and 12-hour shifts were no longer an option. So I took a job as an office administrator and learned book keeping. When I had my third child, I chose to work from home and kept the books for my husband’s restaurants.
I’d been artsy all my life.
I wrote poetry and short stories in high school but never really considered it writing. It was just a way to express myself.
When the kids came along, I spent hours decorating their rooms, finding ways to incorporate whatever theme I’d come up with. I didn’t consider myself creative. I was just having fun.
Then we moved to a lovely village outside the city limits, and I found myself at home with a new baby and nothing to do. I was proficient at my bookkeeping and it took up little of my time. So I baked. Again, being creative never crossed my mind. I’d found something I enjoyed doing and I didn’t gain an ounce by sharing with my friends—letting them worry about the calories. Creative? Hey, I needed to stay busy.
No stranger to a gym, I learned I could get paid to workout. I became a fitness instructor. I’m known for the inventive ways I torture my members week after week. No creativity here. I’m just a sadist at heart.
I then rediscovered romance novels.
Karen Marie Moning became one of my favorite authors. On her website, she gave advice on how to become a writer, as did another of my favorites, Sherrilyn Kenyon. Me, a writer? Didn’t you have to go to school? Sure you did. I had friends who’d done just that. But I figured what the heck, and tinkered with a story. Getting published never crossed my mind. Again, this was just for fun, because I wasn’t trained to be a writer.
It was my husband who pointed out all the things I didn’t do to be creative. He encouraged me to go for it, to be a writer. I had my own hero and didn’t even realize it.
I joined the Romance Writer’s of America in 2007 and my local Canadian chapter shortly after that. In the summer of 2014, one year after I met my editor at the RWA conference in Atlanta, Kensington Publishing offered to publish my Women of Vegas series, and I signed with The Knight Agency. It may have taken me a little while to figure it out, but I am proud and happy to say I am a romance writer.