Today I would like to welcome Chris Almeida and Cecilia Aubrey! I don’t really wanna take too much time saying how much I’m looking forward to getting to their book, but I really am! If you guys want to know more about them and their books, check out http://caduobooks.com/ and http://countermeasureseries.com/
The Bucket List
Books provide readers with mental imagery and sensory input. They read the stories and travel to other countries, planets, worlds through the printed words. It’s a rush to find yourself living other people’s lives, seeing what they see, tasting what they taste, feeling what they feel.
But what about the author? Does he or she experience the same rush while writing the books that take readers in such wondrous adventures? I can only speak for our own experience and for us the answer is yes.
While writing the Countermeasure Series books, we have had to research and learn about places we haven’t visited. We have had to learn new languages, discover new foods, the typical vegetation in certain areas and much more. We read books, dug through encyclopedias, contacted locals, requested help from friends who have been to those places and watched many hours of videos on the required subject.
The in-depth research is not something unusual for us. We are both sticklers for detail and can spend hours talking and discussing about the best way to find the information we need on the web. We are also avid library users and my town’s library has one of the most advanced systems. The place looks like Starship Enterprise. I enjoy my time there thoroughly and dig out the knowledge I need to have in order to write our stories like a mole digging a hole.
Cecilia had been to Monte Carlo in the past so her memories of the city helped give color to our collective view of the place, but the majority of the work has been done via sheer vicarious living through other people’s eyes.
As the books are being written, we continuously add to the long bucket list of the places we want to visit in the future. Places we have lived through the writing of the books, places we hope to experience, live and in vivid color, one day to match the stories and images we created in our minds. It might take a while to get through the list and do all the crazy, wonderful things we have listed on that bucket list but, only then, we will feel fully satisfied in our journey.
CECILIA AUBREY (C. AUBREY)
Cecilia Aubrey’s writing has been included in business publications and communications for several years. A year ago, Cecilia took on the role of a character in an online role playing group, and met partner, Chris Almeida. The development of story ideas, research, writing and collaboration in bringing those stories to life spurred a desire to take writing to a higher level. A few months later, a new passion was formed and, together with Chris Almeida, she began writing Erotic Romance. Inspired by the works of many Romance, Paranormal and Erotic authors, the majority of Cecilia’s free time is spent in collaboration with Chris on a number of short stories and several writing projects including an Erotic Romance Suspense book series. For fun and inspiration, they have continued to role play regularly.
CHRIS ALMEIDA (C. ALMEIDA)
Chris Almeida began writing children’s stories at a very young age. Chris’ life took a totally different course when technology came into play, and the next 17years were spent delving deep into the world of programming and web design.
It was in 2010, when Chris began role playing online as a hobby, that writing wormed its way back into the picture. This time, writing storylines for the role playing group. The ideas and plots created for the game awoke the inner writer and a few months later, together with, partner in crime, Cecilia Aubrey, began writing Erotic Romance and later Romantic Thrillers.
Now, together, they have created a number of short stories, are currently working on a couple of book series and have several projects on the side lines. Through it all they have continued to enjoy role playing through their favorite characters.
Synopsis: Suspicious and determined never to fall into the love trap, security specialist Cassandra James takes on a chase to recover files stolen right out from under her nose. In an effort to prove to her father—also her boss—that she is a capable woman, she follows the digital trail—a trail that leads her directly into the arms of Trevor Bauer, an NSA analyst who appears to have more secrets than she has scars…
Haunted by the mystery surrounding his parents’ disappearance, Trevor Bauer’s dreams for his own life have been put on hold. But being confronted by Cassandra James derails every one of his best laid plans to avoid a relationship until he can find the closure he desperately seeks. When he accepts her request for help in recovering the files she’s hunting, they embark on an adventure that takes them across the ocean and into a world of intrigue and violence. As things between them begin to heat up, Trevor realizes that, if he is ever to win Cassandra’s heart and the future he craves, he has no choice but to reveal all his secrets.