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Angels At Midnight & Chasing the Wind by Norma Beishir
ANGELS AT MIDNIGHT
Ashley Hollister's world was shattered when she lost custody of her only child...
Collin Deverell's inheritance was destroyed by his ambitious twin brother...
From Publishers Weekly:
Set primarily in the glamorous art milieus of San Francisco and Manhattan, Beishir's (Dance of the Gods) novel makes exciting stopovers in Monte Carlo, Venezuela, Big Sur and other exotic locales. The pages are rife with sizzling sex, suspense and conflict, expertly paced, as both hero and heroine are motivated to bend the law by a powerful need for revenge. Abby Giannini, who has changed her name to Ashley Gordon, loses custody of her son in a vicious court battle with her deceased husband's parents. Collin Deverell, heir to an oil fortune, trades his share in his late father's company for the rights to his mother's art and jewelry estate. But when his ambitious twin Justin defrauds him of his inheritance, Collin too has a score to settle. Collin and Ashley's joint quest for justice and lusty romance make for compulsive reading.
--Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information Inc.
CHASING THE WIND
Who is Connor Mackenzie?
Is he the result of an illegal experiment…or is he the prophet foretold in an ancient text discovered in the Sinai wilderness? This is the question he and his pregnant wife must answer in a race against time across four continents to save their unborn child as they try to stay one step ahead of an international think tank with an unthinkable agenda…a pair of FBI agents investigating a series of abductions of gifted children…and an obsessed photojournalist who believes he’s stumbled onto the biggest story of his career….
Chasing the Wind is the first book in a series. Book Two, An Army of Angels, will be available Fall 2012!
Bestselling author went over the wall...and never looked back!
“Beishir pens a winner with this gripping thriller...confidently builds to a revelatory and spellbinding finale.”
--Publishers Weekly on The Unicorn's Daughter
“Expertly paced...compulsive reading.”
--Publishers Weekly on Angels at Midnight
Norma Beishir sold her first novel in 1985. That novel, Dance of the Gods, was published by Berkley Books as a lead title in 1988. Before it was even completed, the same publisher gave her a contract for two more books and a six-figure advance. She published a total of five successful novels through Berkley, and though she has nothing but praise for her editors and the publicity department, the association was not without issues. Her novels were, for the most part, set in glamorous international locations, and she found her agent and publisher unwilling to consider subsequent projects that weren't “glamorous.”
With a stack of rejected proposals, she began to wonder if she should be wearing a scarlet letter (not an “A,” in case you're wondering). Personal crises forced her to take time away from writing novels for a few years. During that time, she considered other career options—screenwriting for one. But, as she puts it, “Writing a screenplay is like putting your baby up for adoption. You give up all parental rights, and if you ever do see it again, you're probably not going to recognize it.”
She conceived the idea for Chasing the Wind, which she wrote with her son Collin, who's her researcher. Interest in the new project was immediate. In spite of its international backdrop, Chasing the Wind is far from glamorous. The protagonist, Connor Mackenzie, is a man with secrets—some of which even he's not aware. With its Christian versus science themes, it was seen as too Christian for the mainstream market...and too mainstream for the Christian market. Once again, Beishir found herself in a difficult position. She did not want to tone down the Christian elements of the story, as she was advised to do. Determined to finally write the books she wanted to write, she and Collin made the decision to opt for self-publishing.
“It wasn't an easy decision,” she admits. “I knew some people—mostly those I knew in the business—would see it as a failure on my part. They'd think I did it because I wasn't able to sell Chasing the Wind. Not true. I made this move because I'm a stubborn control freak who wanted to write the books my way.” She has no regrets. After self-publishing Chasing the Wind and Final Hours, she decided to reissue her Berkley backlist as ebooks via Beishir Books, the imprint created by herself and Collin. They recently released The Unicorn's Daughter (originally published by Berkley as A Time for Legends) and Angels at Midnight. In the coming months, they will release the remaining three backlist books, along with four original novels...all available exclusively through Amazon.
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