Friday, April 1, 2016

Indie Friday: Maddox Files: Back to Business

Guest post by R. J. Davies Mornix

Maddox Files: Back to Business is about a 26-year-old woman who has had enough, she was working a dead-end job and living with her fiancé who cheated on her but it all changes when she catches him in the act the second time. Dice quits her job, kicks her fiancé out and opens up her own business, Maddox Investigations. Her first client is Ryan Winters never been married before but after a weird car accident finds himself married to the very beautiful Lily Winters. As Dice digs into this case to figure out what is going on, she soon discovers that Lily is not who she says she is but it’s worst. Who is Lily Winters? A demon? An alien?

This book was for me to test out the self-publishing market, I didn’t want the normal things that I saw out there.  I checked online and noticed there weren't many female private investigators who were in their 20s, I knew it had to have a strong female character and I grew up watching detective shows. I wanted her to be dealing with strange cases with a slice of science fiction flavor to them.

It’s based in Toronto a place where I use to live. I started off with her parents. Her mother was a nurse and her father a professional gambler. Her mother lost the bet for naming their daughter and this is how she got the first name, Dice. Dice Maddox was born, she has a few characters she has to deal with and a couple exes. A new guy who she likes more than she is willing to admit.

Dice discovers she that her uncle has a secret he was keeping from her.  Finding out about it makes her feel a little closer to him and it opens her mind to the world around her.

This book is about Dice Maddox opening with her in an unsatisfying situation and it progresses with her discovering new things about herself and the people she thought she knew. Her ex Chris who she was engaged to just doesn’t disappear out of Dice’s life; he sticks around and wants another chance with her. Getting back into the business she meets up with another ex who is on the police force. There are some other characters that she meets along the way that shows up in future books.

I didn’t find any struggles writing this book, in fact, it practically wrote itself. It was like I had Dice Maddox pacing behind me saying yes to this and no to that. I had completed the first draft in 22 days at Nano Camp. It’s been through a series of rewrites and edits but it’s stuck very close to the original manuscript.

The most satisfying moment was when I got my author copy in the mail and saw my book in print.  I had always considered myself an Author but now I was a Published Author. Thanks to my husband he kept pushing me forward with this or I would still be editing this book to death. This book is the first in a series, so far I have seven books lined up, the first four are already written. I would love for everyone to know Dice Maddox. 

Maddox Files: Back to Business by R. J. Davies Mornix
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