Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Thankful Author 2018- CB Clark

I have so much I’m thankful for. I’ve been blessed with a loving and healthy family, good friends, a warm, comfortable home, nutritious food, and a safe environment. How lucky am I? 

Millions of people in this world don’t have enough food to eat. There are the homeless, civilians in war-ravaged countries, and countless refugees who risk their lives to flee their homes and escape to safer places. 

This past year has been challenging. I lost a parent, two close friends are struggling with cancer, and due to a bug I picked up on my travels, I have lingering health issues. It would be so easy to dwell on these negatives, but when I look at the big picture, I realize how fortunate I am both personally and professionally. My fourth book, published by The Wild Rose Press, was released this year, and two of my books were made into audible books. My publisher has also contracted another romantic suspense, and that book should be out in early 2019.

Though I may face challenges, and not every day is golden, I’m much better off than so many others. This is the time of year I remind myself of the importance of appreciating what I have, and I try and lend a hand to others who are less fortunate. 

I wish each and every one of you a wonderful Thanksgiving and happiness in the months ahead!

After five years of hell with an abusive husband, Natasha Hartford vows never to trust another man. Then she stumbles onto a murder scene and meets sexy, stubborn Homicide Detective Chase Brandon, a take-no-prisoners tough guy who’ll settle for nothing less than the truth. Sparks fly, but Chase’s suspicions and Natasha’s innate distrust block the way to happiness. 
The detective struggles with his own troubled past and is determined to find the truth behind the shadows dimming Natasha's eyes. As more murders occur and a possible connection to her ex-husband appears, Chase fears her life is in danger. 
Natasha and Chase race to find the killer before he strikes again. Their survival depends on their willingness to overcome their mistrust of one another. Will they overcome their fears and find love again?

The thick carpet muted the tapping of her high heels as she fled through the reception area and down the hall to the elevators. In spite of her cowardly retreat, she wanted to shout in triumph. She’d been terrified of angering the surly detective, but she’d dragged up her courage and told him what she thought. Blood buzzed through her veins, fueled by the adrenaline rush. Damn. It was good to have her old fire back.
She glanced down a short corridor on her left and stumbled to a stop. How had she missed the ropes of yellow police tape blocking the entry to one of the rooms? Her breath hitched in her throat. That must be where the grisly crime had occurred.
The shocking truth struck her like a blow—Jonas Waverley was dead. Murdered in cold blood. She staggered and grabbed onto the wall.
“Ms. Hartford, wait.”
She glanced back.
Detective Brandon strode along the corridor toward her, his long legs eating up the distance, a determined expression on his face.
Her earlier spurt of courage vanished, and she whirled and dashed toward the bank of elevators. Chest heaving, heart pounding, she hit the button for the elevator, jabbing it again and again.
“Look, I’m sorry,” he said, catching up. “I was hard on you, but I’m just doing my job. A man was murdered.” He rubbed the back of his neck. “I have to examine every possible lead, question every person of interest.”
She shuddered and stabbed the down button again. Person of interest? Her? She was a person of interest in a murder investigation?
“Can we go somewhere and talk?”
She shot him a look, making it clear what she thought of his suggestion.
He lifted one shoulder. “Maybe we could grab a coffee? I have a few more questions I’d like to ask.”
The elevator pinged, and the doors opened with a hiss, revealing a middle-aged man and an elderly woman who stared at them with vague interest.
Natasha stumbled toward the elevator.
Detective Brandon grabbed her arm, holding her back. “Ms. Hartford, wait.”
Warmth from his large tanned hand seeped through the thin material of her raincoat and raised goose bumps on her arm. “Let me go.” Her voice was shrill with rising hysteria. She tugged, but he held on, his grip tightening.

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C.B. has always loved reading, especially romances, but it wasn’t until she lost her voice for a year that she considered writing her own romantic suspense stories. She grew up in Canada’s Northwest Territories and Yukon. Graduating with a degree in Anthropology and Archaeology, she has worked as an archaeologist and an educator. She enjoys hiking, canoeing, and snowshoeing with her husband and dog near her home in the wilderness of central British Columbia.


  1. CB, you're so right, it's all about putting both the good and the bad in our lives into the proper perspective. Condolences on your loss and prayers for your continued health.

    1. Thank you so much for hosting me on your site, Angela. I really appreciate your kind comments. Happy Thanksgiving.

  2. Wow, you do have a lot to be thankful for, and it's important to put it all in perspective. Best of luck with everything!

    1. Thanks, Jennifer. You're always so supportive of fellow authors. That's another thing to be thankful for.

  3. Christine, you are 100% right. The glass is always half full. Wishing you continued success and the best of health to you and yours

    1. Appreciate you stopping by, Charlotte. All the best to you and yours.

  4. Thanks so much for sharing, C.B.! I love your positive outlook. Wishing you all the best--in your career and personal life. Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. You're so kind, Mary. Thank you for stopping by and commenting. Your positive wishes are more than welcome. Enjoy your Thanksgiving.

  5. Thanks for sharing! Wishing you continued (recovering) health and good luck with your books!

    1. Thanks, Jean. Appreciate your support. Enjoy this season of thankfulness. All thebest.