Complementing my interviews, today’s Author Spotlight, the two hundred and fifty-ninth, is of thriller / suspense novelist Darcia Helle. If you would like to take part in an author spotlight, take a look at https://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/author-spotlights.
Suspense, random blood spatter and mismatched socks consume Darcia’s days. She writes because the characters trespassing through her mind leave her no alternative. Only then are the voices free to haunt someone else’s mind.
Join Darcia in her fictional world. The characters await you.
And now from the author herself:
What would it take to push you over the edge?
Michael was an average guy, living a happy but uneventful life. Then his fiancé was raped and murdered by a repeat offender. In life, we all have a defining moment and this was his. Someone else’s act of rage pushed Michael over the edge.
Revenge is a deeply personal act of retaliation through physical and / or psychological trauma or murder. Revenge is less about justice and much more about getting even, inflicting pain, and lashing out against the person or people that hurt you.
Vengeance is an act of retribution in which a person is attempting to achieve his / her idea of justice. The goal here is not so much to lessen your own pain by hurting the other person, but to achieve some sort of balance in a chaotic world.
One act of extreme violence forever changes the person Michael was. He was pushed over the edge of that figurative cliff, and there is no going back. His life becomes about the pursuit for vengeance. In his mind, he is balancing the scales of justice.
Many people won’t agree with Michael’s methods, believing our criminal justice system, while flawed, remains our best option. Others might wish they could do the things Michael does.
Wherever you think you stand, none of us can ever truly know until our own lives have been touched by this kind of violence. Hopefully, none of us will ever have to answer the question that now defines Michael Sykora’s life.
You can find more about Darcia via…
- Website: http://www.QuietFuryBooks.com
- Blog: http://www.QuietFuryBooks.com/blog
- Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/quietfurybooks
- Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/darciahelle or @DarciaHelle
- Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Darcia-Helle/e/B002LTMF7O
and her Michael Sykora novels:
- No Justice (Book #1): http://www.amazon.com/Justice-Michael-Sykora-Novel-ebook/dp/B002E9HMKQ
- Beyond Salvation (Book #2): http://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Salvation-Michael-Sykora-ebook/dp/B002PDOQVY
- Killing Instinct (Book #3): http://www.amazon.com/Killing-Instinct-Michael-Sykora-ebook/dp/B00D477B7Q
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