Review & Interview: Reflection by Kim Cresswell

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Review & Interview: Reflection by Kim Cresswell

Florida investigative reporter, Whitney Steel, has lived in the shadow of her legendary father long enough. To prove herself she needs to find the “Big” story.

She found it.

Now it may kill her.

After receiving a lead pointing to the world's first cloned human, now a small child, Whitney vows to unravel the truth. However, sifting through the facts proves to have dangerous results, including death threats and murder.

When she's nearly killed, but is saved by undercover FBI Special Agent, Blake Neely, he refuses to let her get in the way of his own objective—at least not right away.

Caught in a lethal game between a billionaire obsessed with genetic perfection, his hit man’s thirst for retribution, and a Colombian drug lord fresh out of prison determined to make Blake pay for his twin brother’s death over a decade ago…

Can they save an innocent child before it’s too late?

Faced with tough choices, with deadly consequences for many—Whitney soon realizes that sometimes a story becomes more than just a story.


Title: Reflection
Author: Kim Cresswell
Published by MuseItUp Publishing
Source: Author
Published: January 25, 2013
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 293
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: three-flames

Reviewed by Angelique

Whitney, a very stubborn and extremely talented journalist goes on the hunt for an illegal cloning operation after witnessing the assassination of her ex-husband. This hunt not only puts her life, and the lives of her closest friends in danger, but also brings her across the path of Blake Neely. Blake, a highly trained undercover agent for the FBI is working as the head of security for Nathan, the man in charge of the illegal cloning operation. Whitney finds herself at odds with her feelings for Blake. Surely she shouldn’t be attracted to the bad guy?

This was a brilliantly written story with fascinating plot twists that keeps the reader guessing right through to the end. It is a very tough book to put down. Especially once you start getting into it. Blake is an easy man to fall in love with. A well written character, who by no stretch of the imagination is perfect. This only makes him more lovable.

I did however find myself wishing I could throttle Whitney more then a few times. She is a very talented and independent woman. At times way too independent. She refused to rely on Blake or even trust him, especially at times most needed. Her distrust in Blake got her into hot water quite a few times. However, my dislike for Whitney pushed aside, her penchant for trouble did make for a very interesting read.

This was a brilliant mixture of action, romance and mystery. Well worth a read.

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Kim Cresswell

Vanessa: Would you please start by telling us a little bit about yourself?

Kim:  My name is Kim Cresswell and I was born and raised in southwestern Ontario, Canada. After becoming disabled with Fibromyalgia and Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome, I returned to my first love, writing. I write romantic suspense, thrillers, and supernatural mysteries. I’m also an avid reader of suspense, thrillers, romance, horror and paranormal novels.

Lori: How do you cope with writer’s block?

Kim:  I have experienced writer’s block a few times. What works for me is to be creative in a different way. I’ve been designing graphics for years. If I can’t write, I fire up Photoshop and design a logo or a book cover.  Works every time.

Lori: What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

Kim:  When I’m not writing, and not spending time with my family, I curl up with a book or watch a movie.

Vanessa: What is one thing about you that your readers would find surprising or never guess about you?

Kim:  I’m a gamer chick! A gaming junkie. Have been since the ’80s. I’m a die-hard PC gamer and known to play first-person shooters (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3), adventure, fantasy and  RPG’s (Role Playing Games).

Vanessa: Can you tell us about your current work in progress, perhaps you could share a favorite fact or piece of fascinating information it?

Kim:  I have few works in progress.  Lethal Journey is a thriller and will be released this summer. The story features mobsters;  old-school-type crime syndicates. It’s been fascinating to research.

The sequel to my award-winning romantic suspense, Reflection, is slated for release late October or early November.

I am also contributing two true crime stories for the upcoming True Crime Serial Killers Anthology. I’m thrilled to be involved in this project which includes some of the top bestselling true crime authors (November release).

Gaele: Where do your ideas come from? Do you set out to ‘outline’ a plot and situations, or do you let the characters take you along for the ride, and clean it up later?

Kim:  My ideas come from many places such as movies, conversations and experiences to name a few. Occasionally, an idea smacks me in the side of the head. Such is the case with another book I’m working on, a supernatural mystery. The idea came from a terrifying dream—the perfect scenario for the story’s villain, a serial killer. I watch the news, read the paper, and search the Internet looking for interesting stories that make me ask the question, “What if?”

Since my books are plot-driven, I always outline. I use the Hero’s Journey based on The Writer’s Journey by Christopher Vogler to flesh out the main plot.  As far as characters, I start with nothing more than a name, and then allow the plot to dictate character development. It’s a system that works well for me.

Gaele: Best advice you have ever been given about writing?

Kim:  Love your readers because without them you really don’t have much except for a bunch of words.  They are the ones who fuel our writing.

Rachel: If you could visit any time period and location (past or future) when and where would you go?

Kim:  I’d love to travel back in time to Hollywood during the ’40s. The legends, the glamor, glitz and clothing. Oh, I’d be a very happy girl. <smile>

Vanessa: What do you enjoy most about being an author?

Kim:  Being able to share my work with others. I love my readers!

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