I’m thrilled to have Anna Del Mar by the blog for her next release – The Stranger. I’ll get a review of this one up soon, but just know I adore Anna’s books.
Today she’s sharing a bit about her INSPIRATION.
How the Majesty of Alaska Inspired My Writing
By Anna del Mar
I’ve always loved traveling. I find joy in the journey and satisfaction in the learning that comes from it, in meeting new people and experiencing other cultures. But the first time I traveled to Alaska, I found something else: inspiration for my writing, a strong creative drive to share the beauty I discovered there with my readers. I kept going back for more.
From my personal, life-transforming travels through Alaska, my latest romantic suspense, The Stranger, was born. The Stranger is the second book of my Wounded Warrior Series, following on the heels of my Amazon bestseller, The Asset. The Stranger features Summer Silva and Seth Erickson, fire and ice, a most unlikely pair. I like to say that fiery Summer’s character benefited from all of my Alaskan misadventures—believe me, there were plenty of those and they weren’t always pretty or dignified—while icy Seth is Alaska in the flesh.
The story goes something like this: When her sister runs away with a guy she met on the internet, Summer, a warmth-loving Miami architect chases her reckless sibling to Alaska and finds her life in danger from more than the elements. Only a stranger, Seth, a wounded warrior who is also a powerful Alaskan tycoon with a quarreling family as complicated as Summer’s and no time for a lady in distress can save her from disaster. Together, two strangers from different worlds and opposite spectrums of the thermometer must unravel the intrigues that threaten their lives to chase after a new dream, in majestic Alaska.
The vastness, the beauty and the character of Alaska inspired me to write The Stranger. I hope that when you read the story, you are inspired as well. So come along on the journey. I’m happy to share. You can visit Alaska from the comfort of your reader and laugh, cry and feel along with Summer and Seth as they fight their demons and find forever love. And if you fall in love with Alaska, well, believe me. I understand.
For more info about The Stranger, visit the Tour Page.
About THE STRANGER:
- Series: The Wounded Warrior #2
- Release: August 22, 2016
When a mysterious stranger is your only hope…
The scars of the past have left their mark, both physical and emotional, on former military pilot Seth Erickson. Off-grid in the far reaches of the bitter Alaskan wilderness, he wants only to be left alone with his ghosts. But he can’t ignore a woman in need—beautiful, stranded and nearly frozen with fear.
Summer Silva never imagined that the search for her missing sister would leave her abandoned on a wintry back road, barely escaping with her life from a cold-blooded killer for hire. Now, hiding out in the isolated cabin of the secretive wounded warrior who saved her, Summer knows she must do what she fears most. Putting her trust in a stranger is all she has left.
All defenses are down
After a fiery first night together, Seth and Summer are bound by a need as powerful as a Bering Sea superstorm—and vulnerable to enemies just as fierce. For Seth, reawakened by desire, there is no sacrifice too great, no memory too dark, to keep Summer safe. But murder and treason lurk everywhere and Summer may not survive Alaska’s ruthless winter.
$25 Amazon Gift Card
2 eCopies of The Stranger
2 eCopies of The Asset