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Blood Sisters Author Interview and Giveaway

About the Book

Book:  Blood Sisters

Author: Jim O’Shea

Genre:  Suspense/Thriller

Release Date: June 16, 2020

Libby Meeker is seeing things.
The young Salt Lake City architect is experiencing visions of her twin sister, despite the fact that Melissa died mysteriously almost one year ago.

If that’s not bad enough, a serial killer surfaces in northern Utah, and a series of bizarre clues lead Detective Troy Hunter to Libby…and unspeakable possibilities that begin to shatter her fragile world.

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About the Author

o sheaAuthor of two highly-rated thrillers (The Linen God and The Reluctant Disciple), Jim O’Shea spends his time crafting novels of suspense that frequently tackle the dynamic between faith and science. Jim believes God continues to reveal his creation masterpiece through scientific discovery, and that Christian fiction is a great tool to expose those emerging truths.

His third novel, “Blood Sisters”, takes a more traditional approach to mystery thrillers with a mind-bending whodunit in the tradition of Agatha Christie, Harlan Coben, and Michael Connelly. His fourth novel, “I, Witness”, will return to his faith/science roots and feature a compelling blend of espionage, leading-edge science, and salvation.

More from Jim

I had a dream years ago about identical twin brothers horsing around on a bridge over a rushing river. One tragically fell in and his body was never recovered, but years later the surviving twin began seeing his late brother outside his bedroom window, in the shadows of the church next to his home, and in passing cars and busses.

That dream eventually became the basis for my latest Christian mystery/thriller. In “Blood Sisters”, Libby Mitchell is not only seeing her deceased twin sister all around her small Utah town, but also dealing with the frightening reality of a serial killer targeting young women with red hair. When a series of bizarre clues point Homicide Detective Lee Hunter to thirty year old, red-haired Libby Mitchell, the mystery takes more than a few unexpected turns, providing a thrill ride the reader won’t soon forget.

Author Interview with Jim O’Shea

How do you select the names of your characters?

I often use the first and last names of friends and family, but never together in a single character. Those selections are totally random, as I make a point of not associating any character’s traits (good or bad) with someone close to me. Often the character will demand a more ethnic, circumstantial, or “purposed” name, and those are selected only after extensive research.

What was your hardest scene to write?

Blood Sisters is a classic “whodunit” with psychological undertones, so the scene in which all the pieces finally come together was complicated….but also fun!

What comes first, the plot or characters?

For me, it’s always the plot. My belief is if you have a strong story, the characters in the story will practically write themselves. In the case of Blood Sisters, the female lead was faced with daunting challenges on many fronts, and as a result was strong, resourceful, and resilient.

Who is the author you most admire in your genre?

Ted Dekker is not only the preeminent author of Christian suspense, but several of his books have also been made into movies. I like engaging my readers, and Ted is very adept at keeping his on the edge of their chairs, which I greatly admire.

What do you like to do when you are not writing?

I enjoy playing golf and ice hockey, and my wife and I love both entertaining in our home and nagging out with friends in local haunts.

Thank you, Jim, for your time and letting us get to know you better!

Blog Stops

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Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, June 21

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For the Love of Literature, June 23

Inklings and notions, June 24

For Him and My Family, June 25

Betti Mace, June 26

A Baker’s Perspective, June 27 (Author Interview)

April Hayman, Author, June 27

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, June 28

deb’s Book Review, June 29

Artistic Nobody, June 30 (Author Interview)

Mary Hake, June 30

Blogging With Carol, July 1


To celebrate his tour, Jim is giving away the grand prize package of a $20 Starbucks gift card and a copy of each of Jim’s three books!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.