So I was sitting watching a sunny Grand Canal, Venice, and it was looking just Grand indeed, and then I switched over to another webcam offered by the same service, and here was Piazza di Spagna in Rome with those fabulous Spanish Steps (if you wonder why they call them Spanish, I do have a piece in my romcom novel “Scot Free in Hollywood” that explains exactly how they came to be called The Spanish Steps) – anyway, anyway, I'm watching the Piazza di Spagna with those great terracotta and ochre tints to the ancient buildings, and I started to wonder about just how much one can see of life on a webcam like that.
And, letting my imagination explore the possibilities, I contemplated the chance that you could, in fact, witness a crime happening right there before your eyes. What would you do about it?
I mean, think about it – you're sitting there with your morning coffee, and you witness a crime ... pretty unsettling, right? But what can you do about it?
Certainly nothing to change the outcome, and it's a strange feeling to think of what one could see on a webcam. And so my writing mind pondered the idea of a story set around just such an event, and then it grew to where my unquenchable romance thing butted in (and I use the word advisedly), and voilà we have “Night of the Webcam” launched today on the ever-illustrious Amazon Kindle Scout program.
Now, those kind folks at Amazon love to see activity and interest, by way of Nominations and so, IF you felt inclined to read the 5000 word sample beginning of “Night of the Webcam” and subsequently give it a nomination (if you felt it worthy), I'm sure they and I would be delighted.
I suppose here I should make clear that in my books I don't write in this rambling mayhem of thoughts style – no, that's just how I infrequently dive back into my blog – but I should also say that I DO respond to my blog comments, so if you want to ask me about my writing or such – fire away.
Here's the link to the Kindle Scout “Night of the Webcam” campaign where you can read the excerpt and, I hope, click the blue 'Nominate Me' button at the lower right of the box with the cover image.
And speaking of Kindle Scout, I was miffed to see a few glitches (words ran together, spaces in front of accented letters) that were certainly not there in my submission, and will NOT be there in the final book. Software conversion issues, I imagine. Oh well ...
The book is a combo of mystery, thriller and romance with some hot sex and enough bad guys to make it interesting, AND I've got great locations ...oh yes, I do.
Cheers, all the best
~ Author of fiction