Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Author Spotlight - Chris Redding, Author of Blonde Demolition

Everyone, please join me in welcoming Chris Redding to the blog today. Chris is the author of the thriller/suspense novel, Blonde Demolition.

Title: Blonde Demolition
Author: Chris Redding
Genre: Thriller/Suspense

Available: Amazon (ebook), Smashwords, Amazon (print)


You just can't hide from the past...

Mallory Sage lives in a small, idyllic town where nothing ever happens. Just the kind of life she has always wanted. No one, not even her fellow volunteer firefighters, knows about her past life as an agent for Homeland Security.

Former partner and lover, Trey McCrane, comes back into Mallory's life. He believes they made a great team once, and that they can do so again. Besides, they don't have much choice. Paul Stanley, a twisted killer and their old nemesis, is back. 

Framed for a bombing and drawn together by necessity, Mallory and Trey go on the run and must learn to trust each other again―if they hope to survive. But Mallory has been hiding another secret, one that could destroy their relationship. And time is running out.

Excerpt from Blonde Demolition

Booth leaned against the wall in the firehouse, his gaze glued to the beer trailer. When the contract had come down, he hadn't believed whom he would have to kill. She couldn't look any more harmless.

She did know how to defuse bombs.

Go figure.

The kill would be easy. Still, he hadn't been given the go ahead yet. He'd practice his shot until it was time. 

Even if that wasn't how he'd kill her. 

For a moment his heart wasn't in it. He tamped that down. It was unprofessional. Exactly what they'd feared would happen.

He shook his head. No. He'd do the kill.

Shifting his shoulders to ease the tension, he wondered if he was getting too old for this life. He longed for a beach somewhere. The millions he'd stashed away would work for him for many years.

Just one more, he kept repeating to himself.

One more dead body and he was free.

He could feel the sun on his face already. There'd be beautiful women to attend to him. There were no virgins in heaven for him and he was fine with that. He wanted his reward in this life.

He rubbed a hand down his face. The door to the beer trailer opened.

His mark stepped out. 

Time to put on his concerned face.

Meet Chris Redding

Chris Redding lives in New Jersey with her husband, two kids, one dog and three rabbits. When not writing she works for her local hospital in the Emergency Services Department. She has been writing for thirteen years and has six books published. 

Website: www.chrisreddingauthor.com
Blog: chrisredddingauthor.blogspot.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/chrisreddingauthor
Twitter: www.twitter.com/chrisredding


Chris is giving away two sets of wine-themed notecards. Within the U.S. only. Ends May 23rd, 11:59 PM Pacific time.

To enter:
1)leave a comment with your answer to the question: What is it about thriller/suspense books that attracts you as a reader?
2)leave your email address

Thank you for stopping by and commenting!


  1. Just picked up a copy of the book on Amazon -- it sounds great, loved the excerpt! As for what attracts me to thriller/suspense books, I think it's the page-turning addictiveness of a high-octane thriller and that little tingle of dread during the height of the action. That vicarious adrenaline surge while you're still safe at home is nice, too. And when the masters combine all that with great characters, it's a definite can't-miss combination for me!

    1. Jen - I love how you phrased that! This is exactly why I like thriller/suspense--a great adrenaline rush while in the safety of my home combined with great characters and an excellent story. I'm so happy this post sparked your interest in Chris's book! Thank you for stopping by and commenting.