Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Author Guest Post: Lyndi Alexander on her novel "Love Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me" - When Love is Blind

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Release Date:  August 22, 2012

When Love is Blind...

Remember that first blast of new love, where everything seems like it’s part of a brightly-colored, wrapped package for your favorite holiday ever, and it’s all just for you?

Especially coming off a bad relationship, it’s almost unbelievable to find something so wonderful and perfect. But you really, really want to believe it. And therein lies the trap.

Even the most wonderful and romantic of lovers could have a dark agenda, some hidden purpose for starting that relationship with you, and unless you apply a critical eye under those rose-colored glasses, you could be in for a road straight to lovers’ hell.

Our world moves fast these days. We fax, we text instead of mailing letters. We microwave dinner, instead of slow-cooking. Most of us have the attention span of thirty-seconds, trained that way by hours of watching television. Our view toward romance isn’t any different. We don’t take time, the way our grandmothers did, to woo.

Instead of meeting through a stilted introduction, perhaps exchanging formal letters, sitting on the porch with a chaperone carefully monitoring the situation, today’s woman is just as likely to find someone at a party, a bar, or at work. The Internet make it easy for someone to project an image to you, telling you what you want to hear, knowing it might be hard for you to make a full investigation. Your ‘prince’ may post a flattering picture that doesn’t show his bad habits, his drinking, his other women he’s got on the line, and if you’re willing, he can lead you right along that path till he’s hooked you.

Then what do you have? Have you bought him things, or signed him up for your cell phone contract? Has he moved in with you and emptied your bank accounts? Have you left your children behind to move cross-country with him, only to find he’s a vicious abuser and you have nowhere to turn? As a family-law attorney, I’ve seen all these things happen to clients of mine. We all want that dream, that happily-ever-after. But we owe it to ourselves to be cautious, especially in that most vulnerable period of new love.

In Love Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me, Sara Woods is on the rebound from a nasty divorce when she comes to Ralston, Ohio to work for a newspaper there. When she meets Dr. Rick Paulsen in the course of her first assigned story, she finds a connection between them she definitely wants to fan into a bigger flame. After all, he’s good-looking, he’s a successful doctor, he’s interested in teaching her new things about herself she’s never known. What could be wrong with that?

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Back of the Book
Running away isn’t necessarily the answer. 
In her mad rush to escape a failed marriage, Sara Woods takes the first job available and lands in the middle of a mystery. Her first assignment as a news reporter for the Ralston Courier is the investigation of a string of deaths, all young women, all her age.

She becomes a patient at the Goldstone Clinic, a local mecca of healing, to deal with chronic pain from her past. But all is not as it seems at the Goldstone,  its doctors and nurses are all the picture of perfect beauty and health. Patients at the clinic first seem to get better, then they deteriorate. Sara enlists the help of Dr. Rick Paulsen, who teaches her how to access her internal power, skills she never knew she had, revealing secrets from her past. Police officer Brendon Zale also takes an interest in Sara, but he acts like a stalker, watching her every move, and he won't leave her alone. 
As she digs deeper into the story, and more young women die without explanation, she tries to choose allies wisely, but not till the last confrontation does she discover the identity of her true enemy. 
By then, it’s too late.

Lyndi Alexander dreamed for many years of being a spaceship captain, but settled instead for inspired excursions into fictional places with fascinating companions from her imagination that she likes to share with others.

She has been a published writer for over thirty years, including seven years as a reporter and editor at a newspaper in Homestead, Florida. Her list of publications is eclectic, from science fiction to romance to horror, from tech reporting to television reviews. Lyndi is married to an absent-minded computer geek. Together, they have a dozen computers, seven children and a full house in northwestern Pennsylvania.


  1. Two things come to mind - the first time you take a long road trip together and the first time one of you is sick - a lot is revealed and not necessarily good!

  2. *LOL* Good point, Angela! That's a real character-revealer. :) Thanks for stopping by.

  3. The minute they start leaving their skanky socks and underwear lying around!

  4. Ah, but by that time they've been staying with you. How much damage could they already have done...?

  5. Hmmm....I think the veil is lifted after you take a trip together or when you are in college and he visits you during studying for finals!


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