Cut and Run by Annabelle Lewis - Adult, Mystery, Thriller - Their story continues . . .
Cut and Run
by Annabelle Lewis
Publication date: August 14th 2021
Genres: Adult, Mystery, Thriller
Their story continues . . .
The four Boston clairvoyants, blessed—or cursed—with special powers, must fight a ruthless enemy and stop injustice. In Dead Cat, Run, the Sisters of Fate drove them together, but at what cost? The God Apollo wasn’t playing around. He’s still dead set on vengeance.
Sinister forces will have a wicked agenda. An energy grab, a mineral rights war, and deadly mercenaries create a mortally serious game. But the psychics’ sibylline abilities aside, they’re only human. At least three of them are. (What’s up with that?)
Can they stop the killers? And who will survive?
An energetic contemporary thriller, Cut and Run will have you on the edge of your seat as the dance between good and evil resumes.
JB’s Bookworms with Brandy Mulder for Cut and Run by Annabelle Lewis
My two-book series of The Boston Clairvoyants has a mythological inspiration, but the stories are firmly grounded in current times - “the today.” I discuss the mythological legend that inspired me in great length in the first installment—Dead Cat, Run, with a bit of a lesser re-tell in Cut and Run. But no worries, I made certain to work with a new editor on the second book to ensure enough of the mystery and questions would be answered to make sense!
There is a prologue in Dead Cat, Run that gives a droplet of explanation for where my group of avengers got their special gifts. I took a small piece of Greek Mythology and added to the story – having the Gods involved in a tug of war.
The mythology: The God Apollo sought the virginity of the Cumaean Sybil (sybil – meaning prophetess from the Italian city of Cumae) in exchange for one wish. Foolish, she gathered up the sand, wishing for life in as many years as the grains in her hand. When she ultimately refused Apollo’s request, he granted her life without eternal youth.
What I added: After a thousand years, when the Cumaean Sybil expired into dust, the Three Sisters of Fate believe she has suffered long enough. They had previously written her fate and Apollo had stepped in and changed it. The sybil was meant to be the destiny of goodness – to help steer man in the right direction. Now, the sisters will have her reborn to reclaim the balance of good over evil. And because the sisters know this will make Apollo angry, they gift the new destiny protectors.
There is a message in my books that through the use of magic, bravery, and love – some evil can be stopped. And isn’t that nice. (And dogs are great. 😊)
Annabelle Lewis—a pseudonym for the author—lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Regrettably? Perhaps. She still believes she’s a Texan even though the math no longer supports that. Nor her birthplace. Nor her residence. No offense, Minnesota. You’ve got your good points too, but only about six months of the year.
In her youth, Annabelle was a complete failure. Ask anyone who knew her. Any of her teachers and family would tell you this. High school graduation was a sad day for all when Annabelle walked proudly off the high school stage, her thoughts consumed with boys, beer, and after-parties, and later into the arms of her parents. Her father’s laughter and singular remark? “I didn’t think you’d make it. Get a job at the post office, they have a good retirement plan.”
A high bar and words to live by, but Annabelle wanted more. She needed to flunk out of college too. But damn, she sure did have a good time. Trivial arrest records not-withstanding, it was a growth period for our girl. And if you look closely, you’ll see a bit of what was to come when she majored in criminal justice. Her lifelong aspiration was to become a judge. Hmm.
For better or worse, Annabelle didn’t graduate from college but did find gainful employment and a fulfilling career. This path ended when she became a mom. Married to her wonderful George, who to this day can hardly remember an actual proposal, Annabelle finally became a mother. She didn’t have a clue how hard she would need to work to keep those self-imposed requirements of Downey-fresh, iron-pressed sheets, home-baked meals, and mom-of-the-year awards arriving. She composed a small self-affirmation song and made her children sing it to her for money. She was a very good mom.
After clearing the largest hurdles of motherhood and regrettably, begrudgingly, and not-without-tears, launching her children onto the world, she looked around and realized she had a lot to say. Picking up a laptop, she got to work.
Annabelle spends her days continuing to tackle the challenges of motherhood, for both her humans and canines. She also writes. And reads. And cleans. And cooks. And bakes. And cleans again. She also supports her husband, George, in an administrative capacity for their small business. She’s in charge of payroll and cuts George’s checks. This leads to no marital acrimony.
In the beginning, with the blank page staring at her and possibly in a hostile mood after being literally mauled by a dog and by the world in general, she had an idea. What if she could wield a force of good upon unsuspecting evil-doers? What if she had the resources to get the job done without dealing with committee and anyone else’s whiney-ass opinions?
It was gold. It took off. Annabelle sat down and began to write and couldn’t stop. To date, having written over a million words in the Carrows Family Chronicles and her second series on the Boston Clairvoyants, several items have become quite clear. Annabelle had a lot to say. Annabelle really enjoys writing. And although she hates all things technology, she begrudgingly pounds her head on her desk daily as obstacles are thrown in her path. Almost a hero.
Since entering her world of make-believe, she has rebelled against all intrusion of real-world responsibilities. Her house is a mess, but she tries. Her family is fed, but more often than not, on takeout. She vows to shower every day, but no, it’s a vow she’ll never keep. Her friends are neglected, but not in her heart.
Read her mordacious blog! Read her books! Follow her on social platforms! Sign up for her newsletter! These are all good things. What are you waiting for? Jump into bed with Annabelle. She’s having a swell time. You should join her.
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Thank you so much for helping spread the word on Cut and Run! I'm thrilled it's released and hope to find an audience of readers who enjoy watching evil squirm as much as I do. :) Best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season! Annabelle LewisReplyDelete
Thanks for being on the tour! :)ReplyDelete