Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Fun Read & Great Writing Advice

MYSTERY MONDAYS 2015-2016: Writing Tips From Over 30 Contributing Authors

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Although not all mysteries are crime-related, many novels in this genre are. If you are looking for some insider information on writing mysteries from authors themselves, this is a great collection of short, easy-to-read pieces, with both professional and personal slants.

https://kristinastanley.com/2016/06/20/mystery-mondays-a-gift-for-you/In celebration of the one year anniversary of her blog series, MYSTERY MONDAYS, Kristina Stanley, best-selling author of the Stone Mountain Mystery Series, pulled together the permission of her guest bloggers and is offering a free collection of their words of advice.

It's worth a look. My own personal piece on "The Mystery of Life" is on page 61.

Order MYSTERY MONDAYS 2015-2016





Eileen Schuh, Author
SHADOW RIDERS
DISPASSIONATE LIES
FIREWALLS
FATAL ERROR

Schrödinger's Cat
THE TRAZ


Wednesday, March 30, 2016

International Crime spotlighted in SHADOW RIDERS

Whose jurisdiction is it, anyways?


Off-shore, international, across borders, in the skies--criminals seek to take advantage of murky jurisdictional laws governing global crimes. International (and national) laws have not kept pace with transportation, communication, and electronic technologies that makes international crimes easy...and extremely profitable.

Prosecutors cannot win cases against criminals if the prosecuting country doesn't have jurisdictional authority to try such cases. On which side of the border did the crime originate? On which side did it take place? The citizens of which country were the victims of the crime? The laws of which country were broken...by whom, and where?


It's actually a wonder that we are able to successfully prosecute international crimes. That we often do, says a lot of good things about the cooperation between law enforcement agencies from different countries...and the intricate knowledge they all must have about each others' laws and jurisdictional boundaries.

Canada's laws regarding the prosecution of international crime plays an important role in SHADOW RIDERS. The drug-smuggling gangsters are held accountable in their native land rather than in South Korea, where they were attempting to get a foothold in the illicit drug market.

I did a lot of research to see how such international police operations pan out before the courts. I believe Allison, my hapless heroine, was very lucky indeed to be allowed to face her criminal charges in Canada. Under the rarely-used general extraterritorial jurisdiction section of Canada's Criminal Code, jurisdictional privilege can be claimed if fraudulent Canadian Passports were used to facilitate the crime and/or if the crime/s took place across several borders.

Tudor, Allie's kindly lawyer notes, however, that Canada has a history of willingly letting the country with the heftiest penalties take over the prosecution of international cases. 

All the legalese aside, the real drama in SHADOW RIDERS is exploring why women such as Allison Montgomery choose to stay in violent domestic relationships. Exactly what mental and emotional processes convince her to risk her soul, her freedom, her life in order to remain loyal to her abuser?



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“A riveting plot & dynamic characters will leave you craving more." 

"...a horrifying, suspenseful trip.”

"Shadow Riders is a thriller with depth and weight and fully explored characters...." 





Eileen Schuh, Author
SHADOW RIDERS
DISPASSIONATE LIES
FIREWALLS
FATAL ERROR

Schrödinger's Cat
THE TRAZ

Monday, March 28, 2016

The secret side of domestic violence



Canadian Author Tackles the Verboten

New thriller explores the secret side of domestic violence


ST. PAUL, AB, March 22, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ -- SHADOW RIDERS, a brand new thriller by Canadian author, Eileen Schuh, does not shy away from the disturbing issues of domestic violence and the incomprehensible emotional bonding that ties abused to abuser.

Dramatized for exceptionally enjoyable reading, one almost can't help falling in love right alongside Allison Montgomery with her violent, vulnerable and mesmerizing captor.

At book's end, after all the psychological counseling we receive along with Allie, we know for sure one shouldn't stay with an abusive partner, and yet....


From the moment Allie falls in love with the 'bad boy', the very core of her being is forever changed.

Allison Montgomery is wrapping up a career as a successful entrepreneur when she's brutally kidnapped and whisked to South Korea. To ensure her survival, she gradually forges a bond with Carbon, her smooth-talking but abusive captor, a bond that over time proves incredibly strong.

A criminal record, death threats, counseling--nothing can convince Allie to betray her illicit lover.

However, a team of dedicated cops, an understanding lawyer, her ex-husband-- there are those who persist in believing she can break free of Carbon's hold.

She must. Justice for six massacred men depends on it.

- An exploration of the emotional ties that trap women in violent relationships. -


A discussion section at the back of the book for use by Book Clubs, delves into a variety of social issues addressed in the novel, such as international drug trafficking, gangs, our justice system, societal views on love, and readers' views about domestic violence.

Amazon purchase link

Eileen Schuh is the author of two adult SciFi novellas (Schrodinger's Cat and Dispassionate Lies) and three novels in her ongoing BackTracker series, The Traz, Fatal Error, and Firewalls. The Traz also comes in a school edition.

Although Shadow Riders is not part of her series, several beloved BackTracker characters make appearances in the novel. "Who better than Shrug, Chad, Katrina and Sergeant Kindle to investigate the violence?" she asks.

Born Eileen Fairbrother in Tofield, Alberta Canada, Schuh now lives with her husband in the boreal forest near St. Paul in north eastern Alberta.

She invites you to visit her online:

Website
Blog
Facebook
Amazon author page
Twitter

Eileen Schuh, Author
SHADOW RIDERS
DISPASSIONATE LIES
FIREWALLS
FATAL ERROR

Schrödinger's Cat
THE TRAZ

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Introducing SHADOW RIDERS

Canadian author, Eileen Schuh is excited to launch her new adult thriller:
 
 SHADOW RIDERS


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“A riveting plot & dynamic characters will leave you craving more." 


"...a horrifying, suspenseful trip.”


"Shadow Riders is a thriller with depth and weight and fully explored characters...." 




From the moment she falls in love with the ‘bad boy’, the very core of her being is forever changed. 

Allison Montgomery is wrapping up a career as a successful entrepreneur when she’s brutally kidnapped and whisked to South Korea.

To ensure her survival, she gradually forges a bond with Carbon, her smooth-talking but abusive captor, a bond that over time proves incredibly strong.  A criminal record, death threats, counseling—nothing can convince Allie to betray her illicit lover.

However, a team of dedicated cops, an understanding lawyer, her ex-husband— there are those who persist in believing she can break free of Carbon’s hold.

She must. Justice for six massacred men depends on it.

Dedicated to those 
Who cannot break free of love
Despite the pain 

Although this novel is not part of my ongoing series, the beloved BackTracker characters make an appearance in SHADOW RIDERS. Who better to investigate the violence than Shrug, Chad, Sergeant Kindle and Katrina?

Available as an eBook and paperback!