Beverley Bateman’s new romantic suspense with a paranormal twist is set in New Orleans, amid jazz, ghosts and a corrupt justice system. With the assistance of visions, voodoo and a special dog, can she find love with a cop, solve a murder and survive the death threats?
Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Let’s play Is It True with today’s guest, Beverley Bateman, author of Death Southern Style, a romantic suspense. This is a game with yes and no questions. Writers can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.
Death Southern Style by Beverley Bateman
Genre Romantic Suspense with a touch of Paranormal
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
When Perrine Dupré dies under suspicious circumstances her daughter, Julie Ann Dupré, returns to New Orleans to find the truth about her mother’s death. She uncovers a family secret, hidden for years. Now someone is trying to kill her. Will the little dog who appears after her mother’s death help her? Is the sexy detective out to help her, or is he part of police corruption?
Detective Connor O’Reilly, a native of New Orleans, comes from a family of police. He’s an honest cop but realizes there is corruption in the division. His father may have died as part of that corruption. He meets Julie Ann, checks out her mother’s death and finds it was badly handled. Julie Ann deserves the truth and he wants to find it for her.
Julie Ann and Connor work together to unravel the real reason behind Perrine Dupré’s murder, Julie Ann’s mysterious past, and why people want her dead, while developing their challenging relationship. Can they both survive? And can their relationship survive?
Is it true:
this is your first book?
No. I’ve written several series and other standalone book.
this book is part of a series?
No, not this one
you lost sleep while writing this book?
No. Actually, I usually solve my problems while I sleep. I think about the scene or character and what the challenge is and go to sleep. In the morning I wake up and often I have my answers.
you did research for this book?
Yes. I usually do research. For this book I researched New Orleans, history, police corruption, voodoo, ghosts and culture traits. I did the research online, online groups and with a visit to New Orleans.
some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example)
Yes. There is a dog. Sorry, can’t say any more.
this book has more than one genre?
Yes. It’s a contemporary, romantic suspense with paranormal elements.
you speak more than one language?
you grew up where you live now?
No. I’m Canadian and still live here but I was born in Alberta, moved to British Columbia and recently moved back to Alberta, but a different town.
you love to read?
Yes. I love romantic suspense, JD Robb and a lot of self-pubbed authors. I also enjoy murders, suspense and biographies. I usually read before I go to bed.
you are never late?
Not usually. I have a good sense of time, but occasionally detours and traffic can throw me off. so
you love pizza?
Yes. Chicken fajita pizza is awesome. And so is bacon and shrimp.
you love sushi?
Yes. I love California rolls and tempura.
you have a pet?
Yes. I have a 10-year-old, overweight rescue dog. Benji is a Poochon – part poodle, part bichon.
Where to buy Death Southern Style
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Beverley Bateman now lives in Medicine Hat, Alberta. She recently moved from the Okanagan Valley in BC, Canada. Instead of vineyards, orchards, lakes, and mountains she has ranches, farmers and a close community. She lives there with her husband and her Bichon-poodle rescue dog. During the cold Alberta winters, she snowbirds to Arizona and does glass fusion, watercolor painting and plays the ukulele besides working on her latest romantic suspense. Hunted, Missing and Targeted are part of her Montana series. She also has her Holly Devine series; A Cruise to Remember, and a Murder to Forget. Don’t Go is her darker romantic suspense.
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Beverley-Bateman/e/B008M01F5E
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