Monday, January 18, 2016

10 Confessions from S.K. Derban, author of 'Uneven Exchange'

10 Confessions from Authors is our newest feature!  Here you will find authors from all walks of life and all genres telling us their top ten confessions.  Our guest today is S.K. Derban, author of the mystery romance, Uneven Exchange.

1.      I secretly would like to work undercover like Alexandra in Uneven Exchange.
2.      When I am stuck on a paragraph, I get up and sort laundry.
3.      For No Apparent Reason was my first published book, but the second book I wrote.
4.      Uneven Exchange was the first book I wrote, and the second book published.
5.      When I write dialogue, I pace and act of the scenes. (Good thing I am usually alone in the house!)
6.      I have a boyfriend book crush on Daniel Jake Taylor in Uneven Exchange. I think it is because he reminds me of my husband.
7.      Whenever I think of a good sentence, or hear a great name, I jot the idea on any scrap of paper available. I have a desk drawer filled with the colorful note papers.
8.      I would prefer to look like Alexandra.
9.      Call me crazy, but I thought once my first book was published I would have more time to write!
10.  I dream of renting a beach house, or cabin in the woods, and being able to write for an entire month!

About the Author

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, S.K. Derban moved to London within the first three months, and remained in England until the age of five. Her mother, born and raised in the United Kingdom, was involved with the London Royal Ballet Company, and a great fan of the arts. Even after returning to the United States, S.K. Derban’s life was filled with a love of the theatre and a passion for British murder mysteries.  Her personal travel and missionary adventures also help to transport readers virtually across the globe.  S.K. Derban has smuggled Bibles into China on five separate occasions, and has been to Israel on seven missionary trips.  When writing, she relies on all aspects of her life, from a strong faith in the Lord, to her unique combination of professional experience.  The many personal adventures of S.K. Derban are readily apparent as they shine through into her characters.

Her latest book is the mystery romance, Uneven Exchange.
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About the Book:

Title: Uneven Exchange
Author: S.K. Derban
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Pages: 344
Genre: Mystery/Romance

Like fire and ice, Alexandra Callet’s life runs hot and cold.

At the age of thirty-three, Alexandra owns a stunning home and a successful interior design company. But she is in love with her business partner, Jake Taylor, and he doesn’t even seem to realize she’s a woman. She should be on top of the world, but instead she feels dragged down by the void in her heart. Hoping for answers, she decides a trip to Mexico might soothe her soul.

Jake Taylor only pretends to be a confirmed bachelor.

Jake has been entranced by Alexandra’s determination and exotic beauty since the moment they met, but she has no idea how he feels. He considers confessing his love, but fears jeopardizing their friendship and business. He’s caught in a web of pretending he doesn’t care, and doesn’t see a way out of it.

Alexandra is recruited for a dangerous mission.

Following her trip to Mexico, her resemblance to a member of an assassin’s family leads Alexandra to be recruited by the DEA. Her training leaves her distracted, and her business begins to suffer. Jake notices her sudden change, and feels her slipping both personally and professionally beyond his reach. Should he finally take the chance…before it’s too late? After all, he has nothing to lose.

However, when Alexandra returns to Mexico for her mission, things go terribly wrong.
Will she be able find the strength to fight and escape the peaceful haven that has now become her prison? Or will Jake lose Alexandra forever…

For More Information

  • Uneven Exchange is available at Amazon.
  • Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.

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