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The Best Plan Of Attack

Carly Brown Author Interview

The Celine Bower Story: Chronicle Two follows two people, one a vigilante the other a man with a desire to harm others, whose paths intersect. How do you balance story development with shocking plot twists?

I find it easiest to balance the story development with plot twists if I grow each character and what they are a part of by suspending them in time away from each other, until they are needed again. For example, I didn’t even consider Celine and her actions while I was creating Troy and what he was doing. The best plan of attack is to have a solid outline planned out before you even begin then slowly work your way toward the action.

Which scene or chapter in the book is your favorite? Why?

My favorite scene in Chronicle Two is the ‘juice lady’. I could just hear her shouting so loudly as she was running to help. It made me feel like we are all connected in some way, and no matter your circumstance, there is always a way to help another person.

What do you think makes a story memorable to readers?

The stories I remember most are the ones where I actually felt like I knew the characters. I think it helps readers connect when you feel like you can reach out and touch someone, like you’ve developed a connection with them even though you will never meet in real life.

Do you have any advice for aspiring authors out there?

My advice to aspiring authors would be this: don’t quit your day job. The only other advice that I could give is to read everything; read things that aren’t in your genre, read articles, old library books, and try to read the things that other people recommend to you. And, don’t give up; there will be times when the only person that cares is you, and that’s okay, just don’t give up.

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Mosaic Press published The Celine Bower Story: Chronicle One in 2020 which established Carly Brown as an original voice in this genre. She was awarded the Winner Readers’ Choice Niagara Falls Review, 2020, The reviews were unanimous in their overwhelming critical praise. The highly anticipated Chronicle 2 is schedule to be published in 2022.

“I couldn’t put this book down! It kept me on the edge of my seat…Can’t wait for Part 2.” —Kara Foster

“I devoured this book! If you love a badass female protagonist overcoming all odds, this book is for you! From start to finish, this book keeps you riveted on Celine, her palatable need to over come her trauma, and on what will happen next. Can’t wait to see more from this author.” —Nicolle McKinnon

The Celine Bower Story

Carly Brown’s The Celine Bower Story: Chronicle Two is a gripping tale of murder, revenge, and the quest for escape. This exciting story follows the life of Celine Bower after she endures a brutal attack and rape and sets out to seek her own justice. However, in order to evade police questioning regarding the violence inflicted on her attackers, Celine must go into hiding. Meanwhile, we also follow Troy Alexander, who is struggling with losing his mother, a strained relationship with his father, and a disturbing urge to murder young women. Eventually, these two characters’ paths intersect in a suspenseful and captivating narrative.

The author’s masterful character development and descriptive language shine through in this novel, particularly in how she portrays the characters’ personalities and actions. For example, the use of phrases such as ‘Troy said venomously’ paints a vivid picture of his persona, allowing the reader to better visualize the events in the story. While there are some references to ‘Chronicle One,’ the evidence of what Celine is running away from is gradually incorporated into the narrative skillfully and captivatingly. Readers will have no trouble following the storyline and understanding where Celine is coming from.

Carly Brown has done an exceptional job of creating complex and intriguing characters with unique backstories. In addition, the delicate handling of specific themes throughout the book adds depth to the characters and the storyline. While there are moments where the pace of the story may seem slow, and the connection between the individual stories may not be clear, these elements ultimately contribute to the reader’s anticipation and curiosity surrounding the narrative.

Overall, The Celine Bower Story: Chronicle Two is an excellent read full of unexpected surprises, and I would highly recommend it to anyone seeking a thrilling and thought-provoking novel.

Pages: 200 | ISBN : 1771616482

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It Was Dark And Scary

Carly Brown Author Interview

The Celine Bower Story follows a woman whose need for revenge after she’s viciously assaulted changes her into a new and vengeful person. What was the inspiration for the setup of your story?

I was living in Blackpool in England, and I woke up one morning and realized I was going to be late for work. I left my house in a hurry; all I had on me were my keys and my phone. I was running down this street trying to get there on time when I got to a crossroads. In front of me was this dark alley, and I could go down there, or a couple of blocks up was the city street, but I thought ‘nah, I don’t want to be late’. I ran as fast as I could down this alley. It was dark and scary; there were dumpsters and vans and doors slamming and at one point I looked up and saw this vision of a woman coming out of one of the buildings and walking down the fire escape. I stopped to watch her for a second, then I realized I was going to be late for work, so I started running again and by the time I got there I felt like I knew her whole life story. The Celine Bower Story began on paper napkins.

Celine Bower is a compelling character that goes through a dramatic transformation. What were some driving ideals behind her character’s development?

The driving ideals behind Celine’s development were that her purpose would still revolve around her service to others and in making the right choices based on her abilities and strengths. If one were to consider Celine a superhero or vigilante—it is the traumatic event that becomes the catalyst for change which drives our heroes to take the law into their own hands. Celine didn’t strive to become a hero; she became one by taking vengeance on those who had terribly wronged her. I think she would have loved to have stayed the same person she was before she was attacked and left for dead; that kind and loving free spirit, but instead, based on things that happened and her need for vengeance, she was forced to adapt and become more than what she had planned for herself.

What were some themes that were important for you to explore in this book?

Some of the themes that I thought were of importance had to do with the events that led up to Celine becoming a vigilante. Vengeance, which was something that Celine had never considered as a response to anything that had happened in her life before she was attacked suddenly became relevant to her and what she considered to be an appropriate punishment for rape. The other theme that I considered of great importance was the need for my character to pick herself up and brush herself off after what happened to her, and not in such a way that her suffering or trauma was trivialized, but to demonstrate that she possessed an inner strength she didn’t know she had, from which to draw from in order to move on from the terrible event that changed her life . I wanted her to not only survive but to thrive after what she went through.

What can readers expect in Chronicle Two?

Readers can expect Celine to be back in action in Chronicle Two which was released in August of 2022. I traveled to the jungles of Borneo in Southeast Asia myself to conduct the research for the second book. I think it’s really exciting and readers will enjoy catching up with Celine once again.

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Celine Bower is a hometown girl living the quiet life and a successful veterinarian. She is twenty-six year sold. Then, she is drugged, kidnapped and gang-raped. The local police seem to be unable to find out who did it. Celine and her best frienddream of ways of getting even with the men responsible for her trauma and the crime. Thoughts of revenge consume Celine. Then a seemingly supernaturalforce gives her a sudden insight into who her unknown attackers are and also where she can find them. Systematically and unknown to anybody, she seeks out the assailants and strikes back viciously seeking her revenge Everyone in town begins to look for the mystery woman committing these acts of vengeance. Can Celine keep her true identity secret while she creates this new vengeful creature? Can she eliminate these predators before her own identity is revealed?

The Celine Bower Story

The Celine Bower Story by Carly Brown is the gripping story of a young woman who decides to take revenge into her own hands and punish men who rape women. This crime thriller begins with Celine tracking down her target and seducing him in a bar. Her plan includes drugging him and then punishing him for his actions. Following this event, readers are then shown the series of events that lead to the initial assault on her.

There are some extremely sensitive topics faced throughout this fantasy novel, particularly those of rape, which I feel are handled well and approached in a sensitive way. Brown hooks readers into her storyline from the beginning with thrilling action. She then takes readers back in time to show how the characters end up in that situation they are in. Learning how Celine comes to have supernatural abilities that take her character to new heights is exciting, as well as watching her hone her new skills. With robust and engaging dialogue, readers are fully immersed in the story and quickly become invested in the characters’ future.

Readers get to know the characters through how the author describes their actions; for example, “John glared around at the other guys in the place as if to dare them to try and interfere.” The reader can tell this character is protective of what’s his, wants to show off to others, and is up for a fight with anyone. The reader can imagine the characters and their behavior through Brown’s descriptive talents, allowing them to feel like part of this fascinating story.

The Celine Bower Story is a riveting crime thriller with a strong woman protagonist. Bringing in an element of dark fantasy with supernatural components gives this novel a unique feel and will appeal to readers of many different genres. If you are looking for a story where the bad guys get what is coming to them, this is the thriller for you. I hope readers will see more of Celine Bower in the future.

Pages: 257 | ASIN : B093XT9B3L

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