Title: Blind Redemption
Authors: Denise Dearth and Amy Gillen
Genre: Mystery, Detective, Paranormal Mystery, Lesbian, F/F, LGBT
Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing
A woman is missing, paths are misleading. Can Psychic Detective Jackie Vaughn see through the veil of lies to find her?
Kidnapped and sold into the Chinese slave trade the survival of Annette Freder, the wife of University Chancellor, Charles Freder, depends on struggling psychic detective, Jackie Vaughn.
Crippled by grief over the unexpected death of her wife, Jackie deals with her anguish through pills and booze. While these coping mechanisms numb her pain, the growing addiction hampers her abilities, and places her health and livelihood in jeopardy. The missing person�s case of Annette Freder shifts Jackie�s focus, challenging her psychic abilities.
While on the job in China, Jackie finds herself with limited access to medication, resulting in bouts of withdrawal and depression. But that is just one of the many hurdles hindering Jackie in her quest to find Annette and return her to safety. Will corrupt police, maxed out credit cards, an ousted Greek intelligence officer assassin, and a revelation from an unexpected source prove too much for her?
Entangled deceit and unravelling lies Blind Redemption captures the essence of the human spirit and the power of redemption.
Meet Psychic Detective Jackie Vaughn, a protagonist with heart and a heart riddled with pain.
What’s a Psychic Detective? I’m a registered detective. My specialty is solving missing person’s cases. I have psychic abilities that sometimes help me in my work.
What’s it like being Psychic? Do you do readings? I’m just like everyone else. I don’t do readings. I’m trying to get through my own life and can’t begin to tell anyone how to live theirs.
You live in Indianapolis, Indiana. Why not move to a more “gay friendly” place? I grew up on a farm in rural Indiana. As soon as I graduated college I moved to Indianapolis. This is my home. For the most part people are accepting. It’s usually the politicians who get sidetracked.
Are you in a relationship or married? My wife Loren died tragically.
What is one strong memory that has stuck with you from childhood? Why is it so powerful and lasting? There’s not one in particular. Summers with my Aunt Tess stand out. She taught me to be proud of who I am. She nurtured my abilities.
What makes you laugh out loud? People who think they know how I feel.
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? I have an addictive personality.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? To be sober and able to cope. I’m working on it.
What is your current state of mind? Despite setbacks I remain hopeful.
What is your most treasured possession? My wedding ring.
What do you consider the most overrated virtue? Faith. I don’t have a problem with anyone’s religious beliefs. I do have a problem when the beliefs of someone else interfere with my rights or those of others.
How would you like to die? If I die trying to help someone I’m okay with that.
What is your greatest regret? Both of my parents died when I was in college. I’m an only child and I didn’t cope well. I wish I could have had more time with them and could have gotten to know them better as an adult.
What is your motto? I like a quote from Jane Wagner. “All my life I wanted to be somebody. Now I see that I should have been more specific.”
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DENISE DEARTH is a novelist and songwriter. Blind Redemption is the first novel in the compelling Jackie Vaughn detective series. She is a member of Broadcast Music Incorporated, a music performing right organization, and the National Writers Union, UAW Local 1981. When�s she�s not writing she may be seen riding a two-toned, sky blue and white Victory Vegas Steel horse into the Midwestern sunset.
AMY GILLEN is a co-creator of the Jackie Vaughn detective series. She earned a Bachelor�s degree in English Literature from Indiana University. She is a poet, photographer, and entrepreneur with a passion for kayaking and travel.
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