Friday, September 30, 2016

Touching Death by Becky Johnson

Title: Touching Death
Author: Becky Johnson
Publisher: Independent
Pages: 209
Genre: Mystery/Suspense

Rachel Angeletti knows things. She always has. With one touch she sees secrets, emotions, lies. Her gift helps her to be the best museum curator in Chicago. It also makes her personal relationships difficult.
Her life is complicated enough when a run in with her ex and an unanticipated vision sends her reeling. One touch and she sees death. One touch and she is thrown into the midst of killer’s dark fantasy. Now Rachel is in a fight for her life against a killer she knows too little about.

With danger stalking her around every turn Rachel is in a thrilling race against the clock. Can she catch a killer before he catches her?

Touching Death will take you on a riveting, page-turning, journey into the mind of a killer and the heart of a survivor.

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  • Touching Death is available at Amazon.
  • Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.
Becky Talks Book Covers

Isn’t this cover great? It was done by Lori Follett at Wicked Book Covers.
Cover design is so important, and one of those lessons I learned after I published my first book. (The current cover on my first book is cover number 3. It took some time, but I learned!) I knew right away what I wanted the cover to look like. I wanted the hand reaching, and I wanted it to be red. I wanted something that related to the story and gave the right feel. My goal was to focus on the touch aspect (since that is the theme for the series) and I wanted it feel mysterious. Also, my other series has a blue color theme and I wanted a different look. And red is absolutely Rachel Angeletti’s color!

It took several tries in order to get to the final cover. First we had the hand and the red background, but the hand wasn’t quite right. I wanted it to be reaching out of the cover like the person behind the hand had just touched something or was about to touch something. Once we got the hand right then next task was to get the smoky look. It was too smoky then it wasn’t smoky enough. I think I drove Lori crazy! Mostly because I’m not so great at describing what I want when it comes to cover design! It took some time but I think the final product is perfect. It’s exactly what I wanted. I wanted the book cover to tell the story. I wanted it make people think, to wonder what the hand was reaching toward, and who the person attached to the hand was. I think it does a fantastic job of doing just that.

About the Author

Books are Becky Johnson's passion and always have been. She used to get in trouble in school for reading during class!

Becky has Master's degrees in social work and history, and for her day job she is a social worker. In her writing she tries to answer a question that is important to both social work and history: Why? She always wants to know why people do the things they do or feel the way they feel.

When not reading or writing she enjoys yoga, photography, cooking, and makes a pretty mean chili!

Her latest book is the mystery/suspense, Touching Death.
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