ChocLit Spotlight | “Search for the Truth” by Kathryn Freeman a ChocLit author I’ve been curious about reading!

Posted Friday, 27 November, 2015 by jorielov , , , 0 Comments

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I have come to appreciate finding new ways to help spread the word about the novelists and stories I personally enjoy reading via ChocLitUK. When Brook Cottage Book Tours first started to announce upcoming blog tours featuring the authors I’ve come to know as a book reviewer, I couldn’t wait to jump on board the tours! For you see, as a ChocLit reviewer, I haven’t had the pleasure of reading each ChocLit novelist as of yet – although my ChocLit Next Reads List on Riffle is a good indication of my earnest intention of reading their collective works!

Imagine my happy surprise finding in the batch of Autumn tours, one featuring a novel by Ms Harris (who is an auto-read author of mine!) and one novel by Ms Freeman of whom I have not yet had the pleasure of reading. Similar to my curiosities broached on a Cover Reveal by Ms Browne, I wanted to highlight what inspires me to read Ms Freeman; as I had happily shared my joy of finding a new adoption story during my spotlight for The Lost Girl.

I vaguely remember chattering about this novel on Twitter, yet when I went to find the tweets I shared about the story, I came up a bit empty! I am unsure why, as I tried to remember the wordings I had used to describe the exchanges, but for whichever reason, those tweets are lost somewhere in my feeds! The main reason I wanted to share them is because I believe I had mentioned the reason why this particular story leapt out at me to read initially? It’s hard to tell – that’s the irony of Twitter, you can share all these lovely convos, but trying to find where those tweets go weeks and months lateron is a bit of a mystery!

One thing I can say for certainty: I am finding myself drawn into heart-stirring contemporary fiction whose layers of intrigue and relationships are keenly becoming of interest to read.

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Search for the Truth by Kathryn Freeman

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Sometimes the truth hurts …

When journalist Tess Johnson takes a job at Helix pharmaceuticals, she has a very specific motive. Tess has reason to believe the company are knowingly producing a potentially harmful drug and, if her suspicions are confirmed, she will stop at nothing to make sure the truth comes out.

Jim Knight is the president of research and development at Helix and is a force to be reckoned with. After a disastrous office affair he’s determined that nothing else will distract him from his vision for the company. Failure is simply not an option. As Tess and Jim start working together, both have their reasons for wanting to ignore the sexual chemistry that fires between them. But chemistry, like most things in the world of science, isn’t always easy to control.

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Published by: ChocLitUK (@ChocLitUK)

RELEASE DATE: 13th August, 2015 – ebook version

Formats Available: this is a Digital First release! print and audio should follow next!

Genre(s): Contemporary | BigPharma | Suspense | Espionage Fiction

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Kathryn Freeman

A former pharmacist, I’m now a medical writer who also writes romance. Some days a racing heart is a medical condition, others it’s the reaction to a hunky hero.

With two teenage boys and a husband who asks every Valentine’s Day whether he has to buy a card (yes, he does), any romance is all in my head. Then again, his unstinting support of my career change proves love isn’t always about hearts and flowers – and heroes come in many disguises.

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My best friend from high school went into the Pharmacy Industry, and coincidentally we reconnected after a long search to find each other again whilst she was at the latter stage of graduating as a pharmacist. I still remember our long conversations on the phone about the particulars of what was involved with her studies and how her impression of pharmacy had changed since before she started her studies; as the industry wasn’t quite what she imagined it was to be. I could sympathise as sometimes our initial impressions about something does not match or hold up against further enquiries and research. I oft think about her as she has a demanding schedule of hours and responsibilities, I had hoped might have calmed down after her last promotion.

Even before we reconnected and I knew of her path, I sometimes have found myself intrigued to find stories of women who are working inside this field, as the last time I connected to a story, it was through an indie film starring Katherine Heigl (Side Effects | info on Wikipedia). What I appreciated about Search for the Truth is how it digs into the gritty realities of what is being created and how what is being created may or may not be conducive to keeping a Pharma company on the right side of ‘first do no harm’. I felt seeing how Freeman layered the story whilst building the relationship tension at the same time would prove to be a wicked good read, as it would be anchoured in the reality of an industry few write about and grounded by how life evolves out of ordinary hours. A good time to percolate drama and convincing situations where hard choices would surely need to be made!

I like reading romantic dramas sometimes over romantic comedies, because they dig into the harder issues and they takeaway a part of humanity that might always be cut clear and crystal; there are different ways to approach the stories, and seeing how a writer will make choices for her characters but also for her evolving story of intrigue is what holds me to the pages. I am quite eager to see this going into print (hopefully next year!) so that I can see how Tess finds her mission to uncover the truth might not be as easy to do as she first suspected it could be. The title alone points to the plausible path of finding that truth and supposition can be blinding.

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I took a moment to visit Ms Freeman’s blog, and like her, I agree when we find places we can interact with fellow writers who understand our passion for telling stories and for reading the stories of others, is quite the champion moment of discovery! She was referring to a recent RNA event in London, but I too, can relate to this, as too oft in ordinary situations out in our lives, people have this ‘turn off’ button as soon as you mention your a writer or a book blogger (never fails!) as apparently to them I’m speaking about a field that is not tangible or real to them. At least this is something I tend to believe, as it happened over Thanksgiving! I was attending a special Thanksgiving Eve service to promote light, hope and peace whilst going to a Thanksgiving pot luck – it was during the pot luck where you might have felt I was talking about living on a new planet in a galaxy just outside of our own, as this is how relatable speaking about being a book blogger and writer was to those at my table!

I am uncertain why those who love to read find it unapproachable to talk to a writer or someone who loves to share her reading life on a blog – it’s a bit out of step with knowing they love to read? Sometimes I wonder what makes the disconnect? How have we all become a bit disconnected through mutual interests? A bit boggling but to return to what Ms Freeman was sharing about being a part of sisterhood or grouping of people who understand you without the need to validate what your doing (much less what your talking about!) is quite refreshing. Outside of my circle of friends and family, I find anyone who ‘gets me’ and what I do a moment of joy exploding in celebratory fireworks!

I think this is partially why I wanted to create a chat for Rom readers and writers to meet-up with each other on Twitter – to help bridge the gaps between readers and writers, but also, to create a comfortable space where everyone could simply come together and ‘celebrate’ a mutual appreciation for Romance. There is a lot of heart and depth to Romance, and finding people who love reading these types of stories is a measure of joy for me, but to give us a place to happily chatter about these stories was something I hoped would re-inspire everyone to remember to share memories whilst engaging in convos that help us promote the joy the writers give us on a yearly basis.

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I am starting to feature spotlights and guest features for ChocLit via Brook Cottage Book Tours in addition to my own readings of ChocLit during #ChocLitSaturdays (an exclusive feature of Jorie Loves A Story) and the compliment chats via Twitter @ChocLitSaturday | #ChocLitSaturday (of which I created to help promote ChocLit and the love of reading relationship-based Romances as a whole). #ChocLitSaturdays moved to Nurph in 2015, thus quite a heap of our convos are archived by visiting our Nurph Channel: ChocLitSaturday. Our chats will resume in January 2016.

I hosted Sheryl Browne’s Cover Reveal for The Rest of My Life to kick-off my spotlighting, whilst I hosted Liz Harris for her new book The Lost Girl sharing my joy in why I want to read a story set in the West and involving adoption. Be sure to visit me again on Saturday for a *SPECIAL* Guest Feature during #ChocLitSaturdays wherein I offer a conversation about ChocLit’s new imprint: #DarkChocLit! Fun Stuff for Your Blog via

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Visit my ChocLit Next Reads List on Riffle to see which stories I fancy to devour in 2016!

I am looking forward to start reading Ms Freeman’s stories in 2016, starting with Too Charming
whilst awaiting the paperback release of Search for the Truth!

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I am self-educated through local libraries and alternative education opportunities. I am a writer by trade and I cured a ten-year writer’s block by the discovery of Nanowrimo in November 2008. The event changed my life by re-establishing my muse and solidifying my path. Five years later whilst exploring the bookish blogosphere I decided to become a book blogger. I am a champion of wordsmiths who evoke a visceral experience in narrative. I write comprehensive book showcases electing to get into the heart of my reading observations. I dance through genres seeking literary enlightenment and enchantment. Starting in Autumn 2013 I became a blog book tour hostess featuring books and authors. I joined The Classics Club in January 2014 to seek out appreciators of the timeless works of literature whose breadth of scope and voice resonate with us all.

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