|Author Toby Neal|
Early last year I launched the Paradise Crime Series, starring Sophie Ang, a MMA-fighting FBI tech agent with a dark secret. Sophie first appeared in Book 4 of the Lei Crime series, Broken Ferns. She was so compelling that I gave her a point of view in the next book, Twisted Vine—something I’d never done before —and then I had to keep editing back to keep the story focused on Lei Texeira, my main character. While writing Wired In, Paradise Crime Book 1, I realized I wanted to do a whole new series with her as main character.
|Twisted Vine by Toby Neal|
In Wired Rogue, I so enjoyed getting Sophie out of her computer cave and out into the field. In Book 2 she is still chasing the vigilante, The Ghost, a character that reoccurs throughout the series. When I began writing, I had an idea that Iwanted more action, and a less “tech-heavy” plot (because, let’s face it, computers are not my area) but I had NO IDEA Jake Dunn would show up on the page, that he’d be such a powerful character and shake things up so much…and the twists that happen weren’t in the outline! Jake has turned into a popular character that my readers love!
|Wired In by Toby Neal|
Earlier this year I released Sophie’s next stories, Wired Hard and Wired Dark. I missed having her work with Lei Texeira (from the Lei Crime Series), so these tow badass women reunited on a case.
Some days I wake up and pinch myself. This series is not even two years old and it has been blessed with book awards already. I have the best job in the world, creating characters that take on a life of their own and capture the hearts and minds of readers, taking them on a journey to amazing places they may never see—like the incredible Waipio Valley, on the Big Island!
I hope you choose to journey into the Paradise Crime Series while Wired Rogue is on sale for a limited time for only .99! Keep an eye out for book 5, Wired Dawn in December.