Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Author Spotlight ~ What She Knew

We have a special treat at the desk today. Kimberly Hughes and Tamy Burns, better known as the writing team behind the trilogy, What She Knew. Much like real life, this fictional tale of what Marilyn Monroe may have known, and of Kennedy's assassination is riddled with conspiracies, lies, threats and secrets. The ever-present, what ifs abound in this thought-provoking and entertaining first novel in the trilogy.

Book one, “Fateful Night” is on sale right now for 99¢ and is a must read in advance of the second book, “Darkest Day”. Speaking of the second book in the What She Knew trilogy, it was released on 17 September! And, there's a book launch planned for 20 September that you are all invited to attend. It's always a great party when Kimberly and Tamy get together with their friends – old and new!

Did Marilyn Monroe commit suicide? Did someone get away with an elaborate plot to murder the famous sex goddess? On that “Fateful Night” in August 1962 find out what may have happened to her and why she was killed. Many argue that she was involved in way too many secrets from different factions of the world. She was a smart woman who could play the dumb blonde to attain her stardom yet she unwittingly learned of conspiracy plots and political threats that would not only end her life but that of the current president, John F. Kennedy.

In this fast paced suspense every major player of the early sixties is involved, from the world politicians, to the Rat Pack, to Hollywood, and the mafia. What if Marilyn Monroe had lived and what if what she knew could have saved JFK?
Fact or fiction? What if....


Let's get a closer look at the What She Knew team.

T.L. Burns
As Burns' co-author puts it "She is the foremost researcher and historical guru for the "What She Knew Trilogy." They have just finished writing book two in the trilogy and are in the process of writing book three.
Burns passion is for at-risk families. She volunteers her time to help the needy, not with a hand-out but with a hand-up. She is married and has two grown sons, best sons in the whole world, Kenny and Deven and one 4 legged son, Digby.
Burns is very proud of her boys. Her oldest, Kenny, is married with three kids and is the artist for all of their book covers. Deven is in college pursuing his degree in Engineering.

                T.L. Burns & K.R. Hughes 
K.R. Hughes

Hughes is an English major from Amarillo, Texas. She now resides near Atlanta, Georgia. She enjoys writing with her co-author T.L. Burns. They have just finished writing book 2 in the trilogy and are currently in the process of writing book three.

Hughes enjoys working with budding writers and tutoring English. Her passion is for at-risk teens. She volunteers to help teens realize their potential and find their passion. Hughes has two grown children, Justin and Kayti, and two four legged girls, MayZee and Ruthie.

Find other works by this author in the Historical Romance section, pen name is Kymber Lee, "Treasured Love" and "Lord Tristan's True Love" are both a fun romp written in Regency England in 1811. Lee (Hughes) wrote these novels for her grandmother who is a huge supporter of her work.

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Before we exit the room, here's a sneak peek at the newest addition to the 
What She Knew Trilogy:

“Darkest Day”
By K R Hughes and T L Burns

On the tragic day of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, the nation mourns the loss of a president who stood for radical change and whose charisma carried him through the masses with never before seen devotion. Kennedy’s determination to pay the U.S. back for his good fortune never wavered, with a presidency riddled in strife from the Cuban Missile Crisis to the Cold War and finally to the Vietnam conflict 
nothing was easy for him.

In this fictional novel, Kennedy isn’t on a world tour or even in Texas in 1963. Instead he is in the Alps recovering from back surgery, a ruse that he had planned with Bobby, and his double months in advance 
of the tour. With the oval office tapped and the ever present Bobby running interference there was little likelihood that anyone would realize this was not the president. In fact, no one did.

Now, the world believes they’re beloved president is dead, there is no going back for Jack. While the decisions are difficult, it is far better to leave his ‘death’ alone than to risk political failure for his family 
clan and ridicule for his young widow.

Kennedy must now take on another face, name, and identity. Who is behind the assassination? What was the ultimate goal in killing the president? Was it to topple the American government and take down the Kennedy’s with it? Find out in this action packed conspiracy novel.

 It's been my pleasure to share the first two What She Knew books by T.L. Burns and K.R. Hughes with my readers today. I hope you get the opportunity to read this imaginative trilogy soon.