Author Lynne Constantine’s new
Shocking Conspiracy Thriller
What if the decisions we make are not our own? If the shows and movies we watch were written with the intent to shape our opinions on life and death matters?
If policy changes and legislative battles are actually fought and won in their living rooms not the voting booths? That’s the premise of author Lynne Constantine’s latest book “The Veritas Deception”, a conspiracy thriller novel, inspired by Constantine’s career in marketing and advertising. The novel has strong themes of redemption and good vs.evil played out on the political and media landscape. Lynne is using Pubslush to crowdfund her novel.
The book begins with the murder of the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and the revelations that follow. The wife of the Justice, Taylor, along with her investigative reporter, ex-fiancé Jack, discover that the Chief Justice’s entire identity had been fabricated and his vote owned. But by whom?
The main villain of the story—Damon Crosse—exerts his influence over the masses by placing men and women indoctrinated at his secret facility into positions of power—from Congress to Madison Avenue. The novel, the first in a series, will follow Taylor and Jack as they go on the run and try to stay alive long enough to find the only man who can help them stop Crosse before his dark intentions for society are fully accomplished.
Lynne is asking for your donation to secure the funds necessary to publish the book and help it reach as many people as possible.
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A Note from Suzanne: I am so excited about Lynne’s new book. You may remember Lynne from her best selling novel, Circle Dance.
Interview with Lynne Constantine
Why did you write the book?
This book came to me over 15 years ago when I worked in marketing and had a lot of time to think during the commute from Baltimore to the D.C. area. Spending hours in meetings with ad agencies devising campaigns to lure people into buying things they couldn’t afford with money they didn’t have, I was struck by how susceptible we all are to the images and messages that inundate us hour after hour, day after day. How our opinions on a broad array of issues such as euthanasia, legalization of drugs, human rights, and allocation of resources, just to name a few, are also influenced by media and entertainment. The characters and plot lines have undergone many changes from inception to creation, but the themes and messages have remained the same.
As I noticed the very climate of television and pop culture evolving over the years, I couldn’t help but be concerned by the drastic change in values and mores espoused. The shows that kept me company in my teen-aged years centered around families and communicated a clear sense of right and wrong. Only a few decades later, we turn on the television during the now non-existent “family hour” and near pornographic images and themes are impossible to avoid. How did things get so far in such a short amount of time?
THE VERITAS DECEPTION is a book that I felt needed to be written.
Is this the start of a series?
The book was originally intended to be a stand-alone but as the characters came to life and the book reached it’s conclusion, I realized there was still much more to tell. There will be at least a sequel, and possibly a trilogy.
What do you plan to do with the funds you raise?
Social media will play a key role in the marketing of the book and I will incorporate the lessons I learned marketing CIRLE DANCE which was a Kindle best seller. I have built a consultancy around all I’ve learned about social media to help other authors, and I will do the same to market THE VERITAS DECEPTION and with your help we can take it to the bestseller list.
Specifically the money will be used for:
– Cover design
– Final editing
– Book layout
– Reward fulfillment
– Online banner ads
– Email marketing campaigns
– Online book tour
– Print ads
– Public Relations
– Press Releases
– Book Reviews
– Paid Promotions
What is your favorite thing about the writing life?
I love having the ability to enter into any world I want. Being a writer allows me to travel to wherever my imagination takes me. As I get involved in a new story, I enjoy the research process and learning something new. I also fall in love with my characters as they develop and am often surprised at the how they turn out.
I love getting feedback from readers. When I get an email telling me that a character or a piece of writing has spoken to someone—it is extremely gratifying. I always enjoy participating in book club discussions and hearing the different interpretations of the story from the club members’ perspectives.
What was your favorite book as a child?
Anything Nancy Drew. One of my best memories was going every week with my father to buy the latest in the series—that was back when department stores carried them. Afterward he and my mother and I would grab dinner upstairs and I’d have vegetable soup and grilled cheese with my new book on the table next to me.
Who are some of your favorite authors?
C.S. Lewis in an all time favorite for his gorgeous prose and fantastical worlds. Dean Koontz for suspense—no one keeps me turning the pages like he does. David Morrell has been a longtime favorite of mine, he’s a master of the thriller genre and poetic writer. He also happens to be one of the nicest people I’ve ever met, and I always look forward to seeing him at Thrillerfest in New York every year.
What do you do when you’re not writing?
If I’m not writing, you will find on social media working and doing some socializing—my kids who are social media aficionados themselves—tell me I’m on too much. When I do tear myself away, I like to take long walks with my husband and our golden retreiver, Tucker. I love to spend time with the family watching a good show or just hanging out. I am crazy about the beach, and of course, I love to read.