Today, I’m doing a spotlight on good friend and fellow author, Lisa Harris.
Lisa is a prolific author with a body of work that boasts over thirty novels and novella collections in print.
If you’ve not read any of her work, then you’re in for a treat! Pop along to her website, Facebook page or just search for her on Amazon and browse her impressive list of titles.
Her latest release, Ghost Heart will launch on 1st August and is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com. Check out the sneak preview below.
A brilliant transplant surgeon. A rogue organ broker. A ghost child. And the legend that could destroy them all.
A brutal murder convinces surgeon Mia Kendall there’s more than she imagined to the mysterious spike in heart transplant rejections. Determined to find answers before she loses another patient, Mia gets sucked into a dangerous international medical web. With time running out for her youngest transplant recipient, Mia is forced to partner with a disillusioned ex-military pilot who flies brokered organs across East Africa. But searching for the truth will prove costly for the unlikely duo racing to stop a madman before he annihilates a rare and cursed bloodline.
Reasons for writing this book
"Just over a decade ago, a newspaper picture of a terrified albino caught the attention of my good friend, Lynne Gentry. As she read about the horrors these fragile people face, she couldn’t believe such evil existed in the world. She called me to find out if what she’d read was true. Until Lynne wrote to me about the article she’d read, I’d never heard of these barbaric crimes. But after doing some further research, I discovered that what she’d read was true. Once we learned that the witch doctors use the pale skin and hair of these fragile people to make good luck charms and potions, we knew we had to tell their story."
- Lisa Harris
According to legend, their kind could never die. When they grew old, they simply vanished from this world, like smoke from the cooking fire that snakes above the spindly baobab trees and slithers away.
But not all legends are true.
Or so Jeme prayed.
Squinting through the shimmering rays of the grueling African sun, Jeme balanced the bowl of dried beans on her head and pressed through the crowded marketplace. A maze of narrow paths twisted around her, each lined with dozens of sellers who sat in cramped wooden shops displaying wares on rickety tables.
The smell of curried meat roasting on the grills mingled with the pungent odor of dried fish baking in the late afternoon heat. Jeme’s empty stomach roiled as she hurried past piles of tomatoes, peppers, oranges, and colorful bags of spices. If only she could escape the whispers competing with the buzz of the buyers and sellers. Whispers that spoke of the magical powers of albino blood spilled across the brown earth, and of potions that could bring untold wealth.
She stepped into a puddle left over from the late afternoon rains, barely noticing the mud oozing between her toes. In Makuru, fish and vegetables weren’t the only things forsale.
There was a price for human flesh, promising the strongest magic.
LISA HARRIS is a Christy Award finalist for Blood Ransom and Vendetta, Christy Award winner for Dangerous Passage, and the winner of the Best Inspirational Suspense Novel for 2011 (Blood Covenant) and 2015 (Vendetta) from Romantic Times. She has over thirty novels and novella collections in print. She and her family have spent over thirteen years working as missionaries in Africa. When she's not working she loves hanging out with her family, cooking different ethnic dishes, photography, and heading into the African bush on safari. For more information about her books and life in Africa visit her website at www.lisaharriswrites.com