Author Patricia Bradley’s Debut Novel Book Celebration – “Shadows of the Past”

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Today I’m so excited to celebrate with my friend Patricia Bradley during the week of her debut novel’s release!

During the next two days each person who comments will be be entered in a drawing for a free copy of her new novel and a $10 Amazon Gift Card.

Just read the sample first pages on Amazon of her new novel Shadows of the Past and share one thing you liked or thought was the most intriguing to be entered in the contest.

Share the buzz with your friends and if they comment that you told them of the contest in their comments, you will be entered another time in the contest drawing for each new friend who comments. Monday the winner will be announced.

Patricia Bradley‘s manuscript for Shadows of the Past was a finalist for the 2012 Genesis Award, winner of a 2012 Daphne du Maurier award (1st place, Inspirational), and winner of a 2012 Touched by Love award (1st place, Contemporary). She is a published short story writer and is cofounder of Aiming for Healthy Families, Inc. When she’s not writing or speaking, she can be found making beautiful clay pots and jewelry. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America and makes her home in Mississippi. Learn more at


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A sneak peak at the heroine:

Psychology professor and criminal profiler Taylor Martin prides herself on being able to solve any crime, except the one she wants most desperately to solve–the disappearance of her father twenty years ago. When she finally has a lead on his whereabouts, Taylor returns home to Logan Point, Mississippi, to investigate. But as she is stalking the truth about the past, someone is stalking her.

(I loved her spunk and the spark she shares with the hero. She’s intelligent and intuitive, but struggles to balance that with what she feels in her heart.)

A sneak peak at the hero:

Nick Sinclair pens mystery novels for a living, but the biggest mystery to him is how he can ever get over the death of his wife–a tragedy he believes he could have prevented. With his estranged brother the only family he has left, Nick sets out to find him. But when he crosses paths with Taylor, all he seems to find is trouble.

(Nick endeared me to him with his strong loyalty for family and tugged at my heart with his wife’s loss. Early in the story I felt the chemistry between him and the heroine and cheered for them to get together.)

What do you love about the first pages of Shadows of the Past?  (Click the title link to go to Amazon and read the first few sample pages.)

(Leave a comment below to enter in the drawing. See more info in the beginning of this post.)

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About Michelle Lim

Author Michelle Lim is the Brainstorming/Huddle Coach with My Book Therapy Press and the Midwest Zone Director for American Christian Fiction Writers. Michelle’s romantic suspense is represented by Karen Solem of Spencillhill Associates and has gained contest recognition in the Frasier, the Genesis, and the Phoenix Rattler, winning the Genesis in 2015 for her genre. Michelle writes devotionals for The Christian Pulse Online Magazine and Putting On The New. Since her nonfiction book release, Idea Sparking: How To Brainstorm Conflict In Your Novel, through public speaking and online chats Michelle helps writers discover the revolutionary power of brainstorming to bring new life to their stories.

14 thoughts on “Author Patricia Bradley’s Debut Novel Book Celebration – “Shadows of the Past”

  1. The fast-paced prize-winning opening chapter nearly made my hair stand on end and took my breath way. I’ve now read my advanced copy twice, once for great story, second time to glean very skillful plot pace and character interweaving. This book and author are going places. I’m proud of Pat and so very pleased.

  2. Thanks, Michelle! And the question you you kept asking made such a difference. What is the POV character’s goal in this chapter? 🙂

  3. Michelle Lim says:

    Thanks, Pat! I absolutely love your story…so when does book 2 release?

  4. Amber Writes says:

    I really like that the main characters are a psych professor and a mystery writer! It seems new and interesting while also reminding me of favorite shows like Mystery Woman, Diagnosis Murder, and Jane Doe!

  5. Amber Writes says:

    I really like that the main characters are a psych professor and a mystery writer. It seems new and exciting while also reminding me of tv favorites such as Mystery Woman, Diagnosis Murder, McBride, and Jane Doe!

  6. Hi Pat,

    Congratulations on your debut release! How exciting!

    And I’m excited to find another romantic suspense author. 🙂 Can’t wait to read Shadows of the Past! It sounds like a page-turner.

  7. Besides the fantastic cover and the gripping first pages, what I really liked was the first 4 lines….kind of a creepy Shakespearean prose. Nice!

  8. […] Thanks everyone for stopping by to celebrate with me in the debut of Patricia Bradley’s new novel, Shadows of the Past. […]

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