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Author Anna Hackett with TIME THIEF and a GIVEAWAY!

We have author Anna Hackett talking about her latest release Time Thief and she's giving away an e-copy to one commenter!

Sweet Revenge

The other day I was driving and a car cut me off. They just pulled in front of me, making me stomp on the brakes. Then he gives me a breezy wave. I mutter under my breath but shake it off. No big deal.

Not long later, I’m in a long line of cars in the right lane because there’s a sign very clearly stating that the left lane ends. A car zooms up on the left, all the way to the front and then expects to be happily let in. I mumble about rude, thoughtless drivers…but quietly, because my toddler’s in the back seat and I remind myself to set a good example for him.

Later that evening, I’m driving with my husband. We’re merging into a lane and at the worst possible moment, the light ahead turns red and part of our car is still in the other lane. Blocking traffic. Oops, but thankfully there’s no one in that lane. Then, of course, a large pickup truck zooms up and the driver starts honking his horn and flashing his lights at us.

I have no idea what he expected us to do but I can sense my husband’s blood pressure rising and I admit, I feel a burn of annoyance. Just as the light changes, our new ‘friend’ veers to the left, through a petrol station and then roars out back onto the road ahead. If he’d waited another ten seconds, we would have been out of his way.

Bad drivers, people who push in line, being left on hold forever, someone saying something nasty about a friend…all things that ignite that little burn. But usually, being the level-headed, good-natured people we are, they are soon forgotten.

But what if someone did something so terrible to you, you couldn’t forget? What if someone took away your family, destroyed your dreams and ruined your chance at a normal life? I hope none of us ever have to find out, but I did wonder what that little burn of annoyance would turn into under those circumstances.

That was something I explored as I wrote Time Thief and all the action and suspense that went with the story. TimeThief was born out a single image—a woman standing in a busy bank…about to rob it by stopping time. Turned out she had a good reason for robbery—revenge. But more importantly, I wondered what…or who…it would take to make her give up on their long dreamed about revenge.

We all have bad days but if we’re lucky enough, we have someone who gives a hug and makes it better. For me, a wild, exuberant hug from my toddler cures everything!

Anna


To learn more about Anna, visit her website, www.annahackettbooks.com, follow her on Twitter  or like her on Facebook.

29 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great story Anna :)

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  2. Thanks, Jemi! I love mixing romance, suspense and a little danger.

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  3. Wow- that really gets the intrigue going! Sounds like a great read~

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  4. Hi Shelley,

    Thanks for reading this post and for your comment!

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  5. Hi Shelly -- glad to hear you're intrigued! Hope you give Time Thief a try.

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  6. Thanks, Nas. A huge thank you to you and RBH for having me.

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  7. Congrats on your new release, Anna! I love your Bites, so I couldn't wait to download this one. (You don't need to include me in the giveaway since I just bought it.)

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  8. Hey Laurie! Nice to see you. Thanks for the congrats and for downloading TIME THIEF. Your latest vamp book is in my TBR - can't wait to read it!

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  9. I love the sound of Time Thief. What a great premise!

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  10. Thanks, Denise, glad you like the premise!

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  11. It's amazing what can spark a story idea. You just never know what or when it will hit you!

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  12. Hi Karen -- that is so true!

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  13. I love the title, and a giveaway! Yeah! Double happiness, thanks, Anna!

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  14. You're welcome, Christina. Thanks for stopping by.

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  15. Sounds like gripping stuff. I'm intrigued.
    For a moment, though, I thought you were going to write that the impatient driver had good reason to be trying to slip through the line of traffic and cut across the petrol station.

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  16. Great cover. The revenge impulse behind the character's actions sounds interesting. I've felt that burn, but not so intensely.

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  17. Oh I wish I could wreak revenge this way too!! Yay! Love how The Time Thief's act of revenge is steeped in complexities!!! All the best, Anna!! Take care
    x

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  18. That does sound good! And a toddler hug is wonderful medicine!

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  19. Hi Madeline -- He obviously thought he had a goo reason - not that cutting through or flashing his lights got him where he was going any quicker!

    Glad you're intrigued. Thanks for stopping by.

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  20. Hi Medeia --

    So pleased you like the cover and the theme. I never started out with "revenge" being my theme, it just happened. I enjoyed exploring that impulse.

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  21. Me too, Old Kitty. I could do many, many things if I could stop time!! All the best to you too.

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  22. Thanks, Susan. You are absolutely correct -- a toddler hug is the best! Said toddler is driving me crazy this morning, but he'll hug me later and all will be forgiven (-:

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  23. And now the winner.....

    Karen Lange!

    COngratulations Karen! Please contact Anna for your book!

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  24. Thank you so much! Will get in touch with Anna. This is a nice surprise!

    Have a great rest of the week! :)

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