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Annabelle Lewis, Author of CUT AND RUN, Talks About Her Writing Inspiration (with a giveaway!)

Cut and Run by Annabelle Lewis
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What inspired me to write my book

I absolutely had to know what my characters would be up to next! Cut and Run can be read as a standalone, but it is the second book in the series of The Boston Clairvoyants. Dead Cat, Run was the first installment exploring how a small pack of normal people with special abilities living in Boston come together to do battle against evil. There is a mythological hierarchy involved in the game of good versus evil which is explained, and I love the thought that there are gifted people (and dogs!) walking among us mere humans who are destined to a higher purpose.

Cut and Run picks up very close to the end of Dead Cat, Run. It’s faster-paced than the first installment, focusing on one short, action-packed week in their lives.

My core cast contains five recurring characters which I often refer to as the Fab 5 – (around the house – not in the books.) 😊 They are struggling, each in their own way, to understand their special abilities and to put them to good use. Jenny is a 20-year college student who has premonitions of the past, present, and future. Max is a tall, gorgeous history professor at Wellesley College who can see the past when he touches people or animals with his hands. He falls hard for Sidrah Keeling who can see the future. Leon Baird has no special superpowers, but he keeps things real for the group and is often hanging with the last of the crew—Bones—a large red dog of mixed breed who came out of nowhere. Bones directs the cast of humans – when she feels inclined. 😊

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About the author:

Annabelle Lewis—a pseudonym for the author—lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Regrettably? Perhaps. She still believes she’s a Texan even though the math no longer supports that. Nor her birthplace. Nor her residence. No offense, Minnesota. You’ve got your good points too, but only about six months of the year.

In her youth, Annabelle was a complete failure. Ask anyone who knew her. Any of her teachers and family would tell you this. High school graduation was a sad day for all when Annabelle walked proudly off the high school stage, her thoughts consumed with boys, beer, and after-parties, and later into the arms of her parents. Her father’s laughter and singular remark? “I didn’t think you’d make it. Get a job at the post office, they have a good retirement plan.”

A high bar and words to live by, but Annabelle wanted more. She needed to flunk out of college too. But damn, she sure did have a good time. Trivial arrest records not-withstanding, it was a growth period for our girl. And if you look closely, you’ll see a bit of what was to come when she majored in criminal justice. Her lifelong aspiration was to become a judge. Hmm.

For better or worse, Annabelle didn’t graduate from college but did find gainful employment and a fulfilling career. This path ended when she became a mom. Married to her wonderful George, who to this day can hardly remember an actual proposal, Annabelle finally became a mother. She didn’t have a clue how hard she would need to work to keep those self-imposed requirements of Downey-fresh, iron-pressed sheets, home-baked meals, and mom-of-the-year awards arriving. She composed a small self-affirmation song and made her children sing it to her for money. She was a very good mom.

After clearing the largest hurdles of motherhood and regrettably, begrudgingly, and not-without-tears, launching her children onto the world, she looked around and realized she had a lot to say. Picking up a laptop, she got to work.

Annabelle spends her days continuing to tackle the challenges of motherhood, for both her humans and canines. She also writes. And reads. And cleans. And cooks. And bakes. And cleans again. She also supports her husband, George, in an administrative capacity for their small business. She’s in charge of payroll and cuts George’s checks. This leads to no marital acrimony.

In the beginning, with the blank page staring at her and possibly in a hostile mood after being literally mauled by a dog and by the world in general, she had an idea. What if she could wield a force of good upon unsuspecting evil-doers? What if she had the resources to get the job done without dealing with committee and anyone else’s whiney-ass opinions?

It was gold. It took off. Annabelle sat down and began to write and couldn’t stop. To date, having written over a million words in the Carrows Family Chronicles and her second series on the Boston Clairvoyants, several items have become quite clear. Annabelle had a lot to say. Annabelle really enjoys writing. And although she hates all things technology, she begrudgingly pounds her head on her desk daily as obstacles are thrown in her path. Almost a hero.

Since entering her world of make-believe, she has rebelled against all intrusion of real-world responsibilities. Her house is a mess, but she tries. Her family is fed, but more often than not, on takeout. She vows to shower every day, but no, it’s a vow she’ll never keep. Her friends are neglected, but not in her heart.

Read her mordacious blog! Read her books! Follow her on social platforms! Sign up for her newsletter! These are all good things. What are you waiting for? Jump into bed with Annabelle. She’s having a swell time. You should join her.

Author links:
https://theannabellelewis.com/
https://www.instagram.com/alewisauthor/
https://twitter.com/alewisauthor
https://www.facebook.com/AnnabelleLewisAuthor/
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17868884.Annabelle_Lewis

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Cut and Run
by Annabelle Lewis
Publication date: August 14th 2021
Genres: Adult, Mystery, Thriller

Their story continues . . .

The four Boston clairvoyants, blessed—or cursed—with special powers, must fight a ruthless enemy and stop injustice. In Dead Cat, Run, the Sisters of Fate drove them together, but at what cost? The God Apollo wasn’t playing around. He’s still dead set on vengeance.

Sinister forces will have a wicked agenda. An energy grab, a mineral rights war, and deadly mercenaries create a mortally serious game. But the psychics’ sibylline abilities aside, they’re only human. At least three of them are. (What’s up with that?)

Can they stop the killers? And who will survive?

An energetic contemporary thriller, Cut and Run will have you on the edge of your seat as the dance between good and evil resumes.

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6 Comments

  1. Anita Yancey Anita Yancey

    It sounds like a great series. I really like the characters.

  2. Hi Becky! Thank you so much for helping spread the word on The Boston Clairvoyants. I’m thrilled that Cut and Run is out and hope my readers will have fun watching evil receive its comeuppance. I’m currently writing the third installment and can’t wait to see how my small cast of avengers will save the day. I wish you a happy and healthy holiday season! Annabelle Lewis

  3. Giselle Giselle

    Thanks for hosting today, Becky! 🙂

  4. Thank you so much for stopping by today! Best of holidays to you too, and good luck with book 3 🙂

  5. I hope you get a chance to read it!

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