Monday, September 24, 2018

This book looks so good! Check out Cabin 12

Title: Cabin 12 (Rock Point #2) 
Author: Freya Barker 
Genre: Romantic Suspense 
Release Date: September 13, 2018 
Cover Designer: Freya Barker 

Even at thirty seven, with a challenging but rewarding career as a paramedic, Bella Gomez is treated as the baby of the family. It’s made her allergic to anyone meddling, so she chooses to keep mostly to herself. Unfortunately that doesn’t stop her family from inserting themselves in her life. Nor does it deter the one man she knows she shouldn’t get close to from showing up on her doorstep.
Jasper Greene, an FBI agent with the La Plata County field office, doesn’t even know the meaning of family. His team is his family, which is why—when his boss asks him to keep an eye on his baby sister—Jasper readily complies. Even when the sister in question is a spectacularly developed princess with plenty of attitude.
With a shooter on the loose and corruption running rampant, Bella is a magnet for trouble, and Jasper finds himself with his hands full—in more ways than one.

What’s the most difficult thing about writing characters from the opposite sex?

Exactly that: they’re from the opposite sex.

The term alone highlights the potential pitfalls, although I don’t think we’re essentially that different at all. I believe we all have similar issues that occupy us, we simply respond to them differently. Where women (generally speaking) are more vocal about their happiness or displeasure, for instance, men tend to keep things closer to the chest, even if they may feel the same emotions. You can generally recognize trouble when a woman gets loud, and a man gets quiet. We tend to show our emotions to the world and men hide them.

I realize I’m generalizing, but these are things I take with me when I shape my characters.

I actually enjoy writing from a male point of view. I enjoy trying to figure out what a man’s motivation might be to say or do the things he does. Men tend to say woman are hard to figure out, but men are no less so. I’ve learned a thing or two—growing up with four older brothers and later raising a couple of sons—about the male gender. I often pluck little bits of character trait from the men I know and have known in my life, and form a personality from those.

I think my greatest challenge in writing a solid, and especially believable, leading man, is that I’m really just guessing at how men really look at women.

And if I had the answer to that, I’d be Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s next squeeze!



Freya Barker loves writing about ordinary people with extraordinary stories. Driven to make her books about 'real' people; with characters who are perhaps less than perfect, but just as deserving of romance, thrills and chills, and their own slice of happy. A recipient of the RomCon “Reader’s Choice” Award for best first book, “Slim To None”, and Finalist for the Kindle Book Award with “From Dust”, Freya has not slowed down. She continues to add to her rapidly growing collection of published novels as she spins story after story with an endless supply of bruised and dented characters, vying for attention!

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