SPOILER ALERT – Please read no further!
To avoid spoilers, it is advised to read the first novel, Marquel, then Marquel’s Dilemma before reading Marquel’s Redemption
Recovering from a kidnapping that ended lives on Mt. Lee, Los Angeles, the actress best known by the stage name Marquel no longer has to worry about her abductor returning. Her live-in bodyguard, retired military officer Rick Jones, and his agency are keeping watch over tabloid-journalist-turned-kidnapper Mark Collins' friends in the Vasquez cartel.
While her living arrangement with Rick is strictly professional, their chemistry becomes unavoidable, making their proximity ever more challenging as she works through the losses that brought them together.
As past demons collide with unforeseen events, the present becomes a dangerous landscape where no one is safe!
Can Marquel endure the winding roads of fame and loss that will ultimately lead to her redemption?
About the Author
A protege of the late master of the pulps or paperback originals, Harry Whittington, Emily interviewed Whittington during her days as a feature writer for the Clearwater Sun daily newspaper and its weekly division. They became friends and he taught her how to plot and gave her approval of the original outline and sample chapter for "Marquel" shortly before he died in 1989.
After Whittington passed away, Emily challenged herself to write as her mentor did and wrote a chapter a day and finished the novel "Marquel" in 52 days. A sequel "Marquel's Dilemma" was added in 2015 and the final book in the series "Marquel's Redemption" releases Sept. 27, 2018.
When Emily's second daughter Blair was born, Emily and husband Tom focused on raising their family. Emily then took time off from writing to publish others in her zine Bohemian Chronicle, while also working evenings as a graphics supervisor for Valpak.
Fast forward, both daughters are now grown and work in Hollywood. The girls made a book trailer for their mother's novel "Marquel" with Oscar-nominated actor Eric Roberts and Emily's daughter Marquel in the lead roles. Daughter Blair wrote, directed and produced the "Marquel" book trailer.
For more details on the novel's history read: http://www.thefilmmom.blogspot.com/2012/10/why-book-trailer-now.html