Meet Romance Author, MEGAN RUTTER

dangerous-ground-001-2Sinkholes.  The perfect place to hide a body.  Until kids decide to explore one.

Standing over the skeletons of young women discovered deep beneath the earth, Deputy Sheriff Ingrid Olaffsen knows she is facing the challenge of her career: crimes she thought she’d never see in rural Minnesota.

The oldest of eight sisters and the first female deputy in Fillmore County, Ingrid hoped returning home after her father’s death would help her learn to love police work again.  That love of the job is tested in a way she’d never imagined as she hunts this psychopathic killer.

Soon another girl disappears and Ingrid knows she has to work fast before the unspeakable happens yet again.

When Michael Wilson appears in town, Ingrid is drawn to the enigmatic former Marine with sad eyes and a killer smile, but she doesn’t trust his motives. His kisses feel like the first drop of a rollercoaster, but Ingrid doesn’t know if it’s her or the case that Michael’s truly interested in. She does know that the only place she feels strong and whole is in his arms.

They must learn to trust each other and let go of the secrets in their past or a monster will be left free to kill.

How can Ingrid believe in love when she can’t trust the ground beneath her feet?




For  today’s blog, I would like to introduce Romance Author, Megan Rutter. Welcome Megan.

Thanks for having me, Maighread.

Let’s get started and learn some exciting facts about your work.

  1. What genre do you write?

I write romantic suspense.  Mine is a darker toned romantic suspense where the suspense drives the plot just as much as the romance.

  1. Why did you choose this genre?

I believe in love.  I’ve been married to my love and best friend for the past 16  years, and while we may get irritated with each other at times, we’re still in love.  However I also like books that excite, thrill and spook a reader out.  For me writing a dark romantic suspense is the best of both worlds.  Seriously, lets face it, love finds us Forthe most inconvenient times, for my characters it literally finds them as they are standing over dead bodies.

  1. What is your latest book?

My debut novel is Dangerous Ground.  It’s the first in a series.

  1. When will it release?

It will be released this fall.  My release date isn’t set yet, but I’ll let you know when I know.  Heck I’ll let the entire world know.  I’ve been working toward this for YEARS!

  1. Who is your target audience?

My primary target audience would be fans and readers of romance/ romantic suspense novels.  However as the genre and it’s readership is changing and my book is darker than most, I would also hope that I could target people who enjoy mysteries, thrillers and suspense.  SO we’re talking mostly women over 20 who enjoy a good love story, but anyone else who wants to open my book is always welcome.  😉

  1. What do you hope they learn from/like about your work?

I don’t expect my readers to be actively learning from my books, however as a former forensic scientist, every bit of trivia and scientific information I use is      accurate.  So I hope you’ll have some great trivia and fun facts to talk about at your next party.  I just want you to enjoy the story and fall in love with my characters.  They really need someone to root for them because I’m a bit mean to them at times.

  1. Tell us a bit about yourself?

Oh save me!  I’d much prefer to talk about my books than myself… I was born in the mountains of Colorado to an ex-hippy and a former marine. Yes I was raised by Dharma and Greg. I spent a lot of my summers and vacations on my grandparents’ ranch near Leadville. I studied forensic anthropology and ancient history in college and worked in the field for several years before I realized that for every mummy and set of ancient remains I would be given the honor of studying, I would have to identify ten sets of recent remains, most of whom were homicide victims.  So I left to pursue my dream of being an author. Now I live on a sustainable agriculture research and development farm in Southeastern Minnesota with my husband, daughter and a menagerie of animals.  I’m a full time farmer, research assistant, mother and writer.  Happily for me I get to fill my novels with all the dead bodies I wish.  Let’s just say I’m busy littering the countryside with fictional fatalities.  😉

  1. Do you belong to a writing circle/group?

Yes.  Yes I do.  I belong to an online critique group that has authors from California, Utah, Colorado, Louisiana, Minnesota, Vermont and even Ireland. I’m also a member of Pikes Peak Writers.

  1. What do you like about being in the group?

Writing is a talent.  All writers have it to a certain extent.  However just like any talent, it takes hours of practice and lots of critique to become a skilled writer.  And if we’re lucky, one day we become an exceptional writer.  That is why I love my critique groups.  We push each other to be better.  To strive for the greatness that is in all of us. To not settle for second best.

  1. Do you have any new stories on the go?

You do know that’s a dangerous question to ask a writer.  Right?  We ALWAYS have new stories that we are formulating, plotting, thinking about or actively writing.  Our primary tool for our job is our imagination and it never stops.  Right now I am writing the second book in the series that Dangerous Ground began.  But at the same time I’m plotting out the next two books in the series. Plus I’m debating doing a prequel. (Still thinking about that one.)  And I’ve got ideas for two novels that will take me in a completely different direction.  So yeah.  I’m constantly thinking about and working on new book ideas.  Stay tuned for the latest madness that leaps from my head.  But don’t worry, they are kissing books.







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