Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Romance With A Touch of Medical Suspense #MFRWAuthor #Medical romance #Suspense #BWLPublishing

I love medical suspense stories and have read my share. One day, I decided I wanted to write one but I didn’t want to write one where there as an evil doctor. After toying with a number of scenarios, my villain was born. The characters followed and I found they all had some form of an obsession, including the villain. The heroine is a nurse, whose controlling husband died a year ago. She has a neighbor who she likes but she becomes obsessed with not wanting to be controlled. Among her colleagues is a nurse obsessed with gossip, one who has a relationship with a married doctor, a young ambitious doctor who wants more than he has, a young nurse obsessed with him and a colleague obsessed with drugs. Suddenly the story took form and gave me one of my most favorite villains. One of my friends loved the book but put the villain on her most hated character list.

 Code Blue

I really enjoyed writing this book and finding the twists and turns to keep the suspects coming and to reach the end.

In the medical suspense Code Blue by Janet Lane Walters, published by Books We Love and previously published as Obsessions, nurse Susan finds the body of the hospital’s “gossip queen” in the orthopedic storage room. She doesn’t realize this is the first of a series of murders involving her colleagues or that her life is in danger. She is a widow and is exploring a new romantic relationship that promises love but she fears the man she is falling for is as controlling as her dead husband. The arrival of courtship gifts, at first, seen as innocuous soon takes on a sinister note.


This book kept me on edge from the first page to the last. Several times I just 'knew' I'd figured out who the killer was, but each time, there was a bit of doubt there until the very last paragraph! I highly recommend this book. 4 Stars (Excellent!)"--Tracie's Book Reviews by Kathy's Faves and Raves 

"A series of murders, suspense, action, a tad of love makes OBSESSIONS an intriguing tale designed to mystify your mind. If you love mysteries, you'll love Janet Lane Walters newest release. 4 Stars!"--Just Views 

"Fast-paced mainstream novel ... Walters plots carefully, each scene constructed to perfection. For readers who enjoy being terrified, this is an author to turn to for entertainment. She tells all, while managing to create paranoia among the characters."--Affaire de Coeur

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He stood in the shadows just beyond the brightly-lit Emergency Room entrance. She was here. A series of quickly inhaled breaths brought a feeling of euphoria. He caught his lower lip between his teeth and savored visions of what was to come.
     He felt the softness of her skin and of his fists pummeling her body. Susan would be with Mommy and he would be free. There would be no one to scold him for doing the things that made him feel so powerful and so strong.
     He slapped his jacket pocket and growled. No hard piece of metal pressed against his hip. Susan was here. What had he done? He had planned this event so carefully but somehow, he had forgotten a vital piece of the plan. He pulled off his gloves and shoved his hands into his pockets.
     What would he do now? He rocked from his heels to his toes. It had to be tonight. He couldn't wait.
     The glow of anticipation faded. He struggled to renew the fire.
     Susan was like Mommy. Until he closed her eyes, he couldn't act. Before he had a chance to make those people pay for what they had done to Mommy she had to die. He knew she would tell on him.
     "I'll never leave you. They'll have to kill me first."
     "Mommy, don't leave me."

At ten fifteen, Susan pushed the med cart into the nurses' station. "If anyone wants me, I'll be in the back." Her feet ached. She needed the lift a cup of coffee would bring.
     When the unit secretary turned in her chair, her red hair swirled like a matador's cape.            "Bad news," Kit Carbonari said. "When I got back from break, I found a note about an admission. Guess who has the empty bed? It's a seventy-year-old with a fractured hip."
     "Murphy's Law," Susan mumbled. No break tonight. The next half-hour would be spent with the new patient. She abandoned the med cart in the middle of the nurses' lounge, strode across the room and opened the door.
     "Barbara, let's go. We're getting an admission."
     No strident voice answered. No acrid aroma of cigarette smoke tainted the air. Where was the practical?
     As she retraced her steps to the nurses' station, her shoes slapped against the dark green carpet. She paused at the desk. "Has anyone seen Barbara?"
     Kit shook her head. "She didn't take break with us. Acted like she had a hot date."
     "Guess it's gossip rounds tonight." One of the practicals giggled. "Think of all the juicy stories she'll have when she gets back."


1 comment:

Tina Donahue said...

I love medical suspense stories too! Congrats on your release. :)