Why We’ve “Fallen” for Carey Baldwin

Today I’m speaking with my blogmate and “Best Books of 2014” author, Carey Baldwin. Carey’s book, Judgment was just named a Daphne du Maurier finalist and her newest book, FALLEN, debuts this week! Going with the theme of things that fall, I had a few questions for Carey.

Diana: How many times have you “fallen” in love?

Carey: I don’t really know how many times I’ve fallen in love, but I do believe that we have the capacity to fall in love an infinite number of times. Of course, I had my schoolgirl crushes- I can even remember feeling lovesick in the first grade. I wanted to call the object of my affection and invite him for a play date, but then my aunt explained “Girls don’t call boys.” I was six! Thank goodness times have changed.

But the real loves of my life are deep and many. My husband, my children, my parents, my friends, my patients…Life would be so sad if we were only allotted one love, I think. But, Bill, honey, don’t misinterpret, there’s no “hall pass” in your future! 🙂

Diana: What do you think makes a girl fall in love or you “fall” in love.  

Carey: Intimacy. I think the more I get to know the “real” side of someone, the more likely I am to love them. Okay, let’s be honest though. A hot body never hurt!

Diana: Have you ever “Fallen: from a height? What was your worst fall?

Carey: Luckily, I haven’t yet had a truly bad physical fall. And I’m not afraid of heights, though I’m cautious. I love experiencing the thrill of that grand view you get from the top of a mountain, or a zip line. I think my favorite “fall” is the Tower of Terror at California Adventure. There’s something thrilling about a taking a dive when you know you’re safe. And that’s partly why I like to read and write thrillers.

Diana: How does the theme of Fallen people balance with redemption in your book? We have those that fall from grace, from windows, and into love — how do they, or do they, all find redemption in your book?

Carey: Great question, Diana! I don’t want to give away too much of the story, but I will tell you that one person who could be considered “fallen” by most standards, triumphs over not only fear and the evil that’s pursuing her, but also over her own shortcomings. She finds out she is a lot stronger and braver and more unselfish than she ever knew.

Diana: Here’s the blurb from Fallen. I can tell you, it’s a fast-paced, can’t put it down, kind of read with characters you’ll remember long after you finish.

A body just fell from the sky onto Hollywood Boulevard. 

When a beautiful prostitute is dumped onto the Walk of Fame, FBI profiler Atticus Spenser and forensic psychiatrist Dr. Caitlin Cassidy are called in to solve one of their most baffling cases yet. The media’s dubbed him the Fallen Angel Killer—a crazed murderer who’s leaving the bodies of high-priced call girls in Los Angeles tourist traps.

The killer has raised the stakes, demanding that a mysterious celebrity publically admit to his sinful secrets—or he’ll dispose of his latest kidnapped escort. With every “john” the team exposes in their search for Celebrity X, another Hollywood secret is revealed and another charmed life is left in ruins. With time running out, Spenser and Cassidy will do anything to find the twisted serial killer…before another innocent woman winds up the next grotesque tourist attraction.

For an excerpt, please click HERE.

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As a thanks to readers Carey is offering a $10 Starbucks gift card to one lucky commenter. Falling in love is risky. Tell us what would make you willing to take a chance on love?

About Diana Belchase

I am an author, who won the Golden Heart for my suspense novel "The Spy in the Mirror" and was a Golden Heart finalist, once again, for my second novel, "The Spy in the Harem." I am also a triple Daphne Du Maurier finalist for three other books. Please follow me at my website: TopSecretWashington.com, or friend/follow me on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter or on my YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/DianaBelchase See you there!

Posted on June 9, 2015, in Author Interview, book recommendations, Carey Baldwin, Criminal Profiling, Diana Belchase, New Release and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 38 Comments.

  1. Happy Book Birthday, Carey! LOVE this book. Love ALL of your books. I’m your number one fan, but not in a Cathy Bates Misery kind of way. Promise. (But you’d better keep writing!)

  2. Congratulations on your new release! Caitlyn and Spenser continue to thrive in Fallen. You come up with the most clever storylines! I’m a huge fan!!!

  3. JB Schroeder

    Fallen sounds sooooooo interesting! And as you know, I’m a fan of these cool covers! Can’t wait to read! Best wishes for you and the release, not to mention the Daphne contest! : )

  4. Happy release day, Carey!! So excited to dive into another intense psychological thriller!

  5. Congratulations! I can’t wait to get home and read!

  6. Thanks for letting me interview you today, Carey. Hope your release day is spectacular!

  7. Happy release day, Carey! Great interview, Diana (no surprise). Carey, I loved your answers. FALLEN sounds awesome. Can’t wait to get my virtual hands on it. 😉

  8. I’m here to end the debate… I AM Carey’s #1fan. And, while I have the capacity to go all “Misery” on people, I have a love of NOT being in prison. It’s a win/win for everyone! LOL.
    Congratulations Carey on the release of Fallen. I’m only a few pages in and already hooked.

  9. What a fabulous interview! And I can honestly say that Fallen is great since I’m almost done with it. I think this is Carey’s best book yet!! I hope it’s a great release day with lots of celebrating tonight. 😀

  10. Carey, you hooked me with the first sentence of FALLEN: “It was the kind of scream that could change everything.” Happy book birthday! Wonderful interview, Diana.

    • Thanks Sharon and Krista!

    • Thank you, Krista. I wonder if I dare tell what the real first sentence was- Oh what the heck! I changed it due to outraged cries from my C.P.s Originally it read “It was the kind of scream that made the hair on Elwood Lawrence’s balls stand on end.”
      Good thing I changed it, and good thing I have honest CPs!

  11. GIRLS! I’m so sorry to be attending the party this late! It was a traveling day, MD visits, meeting old friends. What a LOVELY blog, Diana, all the meanings of ‘fallen’. (You creative genius, you!)

    Carey I look forward to another thrilling escapade with Spenser and Cassidy– JUDGMENT was terrific!

    Here’s the definition of love: I flew into a city and drove to a hotel that my hubby is already in (he came yesterday.) But we knew that by the time I got to the hotel he’d been on another flight somewhere else for two days. 😦

    Well, I walk into our hotel room and THERE is a big bouquet of flowers and a note: “Sorry we missed each other. See you Thursday. Love.” Completely unnecessary, completely unexpected and completely appreciated. I LOVE that guy.

    Sadly, Thursday I will be out with a friend and hubby leaves for home Friday, me on Saturday. Crazy but true…have the hotel all week and will see each other late Thursday night only.

    Happy Book Birthday, Carey!

  12. Carey congratulations on the latest release! And congratulations on your Daphne nomination for the previous book, JUDGEMENT.

    Okay…What would make take a chance on love?

    I have to say meeting a man who actually blushed when he asked me out. Something so darned sexy about an alpha male who can blush.

    BTW–That really happened. 19 years ago. We got married six months after that first date.

    Best risk I ever took. 🙂

  13. mandacollinsauthor

    Congratulations, Carey! I can’t wait to jump into another adventure with Spense’s and Caity!

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