FBI agent Alexis Toles is dispatched to New Rochelle, New York, to investigate threatening letters sent to Congressman Christopher O’Brien, and to protect his ex-wife Cassidy and six-year-old son, Dylan. But when she gets to New Rochelle, Alex discovers that there is more to the situation than simple stalking or political agendas; she finds that she has growing romantic feelings for Cassidy—and that the feelings are mutual.
As Alex and Cassidy explore their budding romance, they must surmount many obstacles in explaining their relationship to those around them, including Dylan. All the while, the investigation continues, and the disturbing, convoluted, and complicated web surrounding the threats begins to unravel, placing the characters’ lives in grave danger.
What genre is this?
Intersection is a taut political thriller that combines the action and suspense found in hit television shows like 24 with the insight and drama found in the widely popular fiction of LGBT authors such as R.E. Bradshaw and Stacey D’Erasmo. It is sure to appeal to fans of intrigue, mystery, and romance, and to provide positive role models for marginalized groups and relationships.
Is this a standalone novel or part of a series?
Intersection is the first novel in a four part series featuring FBI agent Alexis (Alex) Toles and school teacher Cassidy O’Brien.
It’s the romance between the two of them that, in our opinion, makes this different. Tell us a little more about it.
Lesbian fiction and lesbian romance readers will also enjoy Intersection as the relationship at the center of the story is between two women. Intersection is not erotica nor is it all romance or all action. It is a blend of the action, adventure, mystery, drama, romance and humor.
Tell us about Alexis Toles.
Alex Toles is a profiler at the FBI. She has a background in intelligence and served in Iraq where she was injured in an IED attack. Alex is a close friend of the president, John Merrow, whom she served under in Iraq. She is extremely intelligent, speaks multiple languages, is described as having the body of an athlete and the face of a movie star. Alex’s journey is as much personal as it is professional in Intersection. She is a deeply compassionate woman but someone who has walked to the beat of her own drum for many years and is cautious in her personal attachments. Readers will hear other characters describe her as having immense integrity, keen insight and as being incredibly loyal. Alex is also somewhat detached, never seeking long term relationships and keeping most f her personal relationships within her professional sphere. Meeting Cassidy O’Brien begins to change everything for Alex as she begins working one of the most dangerous and challenging cases of her career.
Tell us about Cassidy O’Brien.
Cassidy O’Brien is an attractive, affable school teacher who happens to be the ex-wife of a prominent congressman. People simply fall in love with Cassidy. She is not only bright and witty, she is also kindhearted and down to earth. The center of Cassidy’s life is her family. her six year old son, Dylan and her mother. Rose McCollum. Cassidy is a devoted mother and daughter and is also extremely devoted to her students. She could be described as genuine, a bit idealistic and spunky. When Alex arrives at Cassidy’s home, both their lives are set on a course for rapid change that neither can anticipate. Cassidy simultaneously opens doors for Alex while serving as a grounding force in the agent’s life.
Have you written any other books that we should read next?
Intersection is my first novel. I am currently finishing the sequel, Betrayal which should release sometimes in May or June of 2014.
It will be followed by two more adventures with FBI Agent Alex Toles and Cassidy O’Brien; Commitment and Conspiracy. I am also working on the beginning of a novel that is a dramatic romance called Falling Through Shooting Stars.
Tell us a bit about yourself.
While I write as Nancy Ann Healy, most people call me Nance, Nan or sometimes even Nana, though I am NOT a Nana! I have a varied professional background. I have worked as a college bookstore manager, a church administrator, a karaoke host and even as a stand up comedian in the past. Creating has always been a part of my life and something that simply fills my soul. I have directed live theater, been onstage, enjoy painting and drawing, play the saxophone and flute, and of course love to write.
Currently, I live in Connecticut with my wife, Melissa and our son, Christopher. We are kept in line by our two dogs Maggie and Sydney Bristow. I am also a student, completing my studies in social justice through Arizona State University.
Do you have a website where we can keep up with your work?
YES!! I have two websites: The Bumbling Bard hosts my social writing, blog and other creative pieces. Alex and Cassidy have their very own site! http://alexncassidy.com/
How can we follow you on Twitter and/or Facebook?
Indeed you can follow me on Facebook and Twitter. My Facebook Page can be found at https://www.facebook.com/nancyann.healy. My Twitter Page: @BumblingBard.
How easily do new storylines come to you? If we give you four random words – Man, Woman, Mexico, Future – can you give us a brief storyline?
Jeffrey Abbott (man) is on his way to Cozumel, Mexico for a much needed respite. After ten years with the CIA, Jeffrey is looking for a place to unwind away from the chaos and constant upheaval of his former life. He is looking forward to some quiet time to plan his future. Jeffrey meets the beautiful and engaging Ana Rios and begins to plan an entirely new life for himself. But, when Ana disappears suddenly, Jeffrey finds that establishing a future away from his past might be an impossibility. In his quest to find Ana he will uncover a plot that threatens more than just his plans for a happily ever after with Ana. Immersed again is a world of political power and economic greed, Jeffery will have to return to his roots if he hopes to save the future for everyone.