Author in Our Castle

They meet by chance. The timing is wrong.

Three years later, she finds him again, but their separation was poisoned with narcotics and bloodied by enslavement.

Her freedom gambled away, Charlee Grosky escapes the international businessman who held her captive. But his power reaches beyond her protective barriers and threatens everyone she has come to love.

Jay Mayard wears his tortured secrets under his rock god facade. Drugs are his release, even as he seeks to be the man forged of the steel only she can see.

In a celebrity world filled with paparazzi, groupies, and drugs, Jay and Charlee must face their worst fears. When the battle is over, what will be left...Beneath The Burn.

“Love is like a series of improbable, lonely notes landing together in meaningful chaos.

 

 

 

Where every channel carries a rhythm that conveys an

expression of emotion.

 

 

 

It doesn't feel flat or fake or hollow.

 

 

 

It's not exaggerated with overtones.

 

 

 

 

The complexity might feel organized, but the creation is never controlled.”

“so damn beautiful."
She grinned. "So you've said."
Perched on his elbow, stretched alongside her body, he'd say it again and again until she tired of hearing it. "You're beautiful."
"Uh huh."
"So fucking bea-"
"All right, Casanova. Enough!”

Pam Godwin lives in Missouri with her husband, their two children, and a foulmouthed parrot. When she ran away, she traveled fourteen countries across five continents, attended three universities, and married the vocalist of her favorite rock band. Now, she resides in her hometown, earning her living as a portfolio research analyst, and living her yearning as a writer.

Java, tobacco, and dark romance novels are her favorite indulgences, and might be considered more unhealthy than her aversion to sleeping, eating meat, and dolls with blinking eyes.

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Q. Given the dark nature of your book, how did you go about research?

A. I read a lot of articles. News articles, psychiatric research papers, even the uninhibited forums lurking on the Internet, the ones you find if you dig deep enough. Most of what I sought out, however, are the real-life accounts of people I know. Sadly, abuse is everywhere, and the boy in the oven was inspired by a friend who was courageous enough to share his story.

 

Q. What books have most influenced your life?

A. Vain by Fisher Amelie is one of those books that dislodges your privileged head from your clenched ass. It's bloody empowering. That said, the books that impacted me the most are the Kushiel's Universe series by Jacqueline Carey. They inspired me to pursue this crazy career and they remain my benchmark for writing. Carey's quality of craft has no equal. 

 

Q. What were the challenges (research, literary and psychological) in bringing Beneath The Burn to life?

A. 22 years ago, I shared a glance with a man from a distance, and in that single look, I knew I would marry him. 6 years later, we exchanged the vows that bend often--LOL--but never break. I wanted to capture that suspended connection, link Jay and Charlee in one chapter, and hold it through the scenes that separated them. The challenge was expressing it as precisely and poignantly as I had felt it. I'm still unsure if I succeeded.

 

Q. If you were going to commit the perfect murder, how would you go about it? (A real life Roy would have me considering how to do this)

A. Remove emotion. Every detail, every action, must be methodical, calculated, and focused. The weaponry must be mastered. The will, immovable. The strategy...known by no one. Which is why I can't reveal it to be posted on a popular blog. 

 

Q. So... what can we expect from Pam Godwin? Are you working on a new project at this time?

A. I'm outlining another romantic suspense (a stand-alone). It may or may not come to fruition. And I'm also finishing book 2 in Trilogy of Eve, Blood of Eve.

 

Thank you so much!!! That was fun.

Pam

Elizabeth - 5 Handcuffs

 

OMG!!! This is one of my fave fave books of 2013!!!  PAM hit every effen emotion...  especially the hard, deep, disturbing and heartbreaking themes... and it takes you on an incredible journey... 

 

I just can't even get the words out!! 

 

Just stop what you are doing and READ THIS!!!!  NOW!!

 

Joanne - 5 Handcuffs

 

This book took me on a journey of emotion. It tapped everything I ever wanted in a book and then dug deeper. 
I loved this book -Read this!!!

 

Kelly - 5 Handcuffs

 

Beneath the Burn - Synopsis:

 

They meet by chance. The timing is wrong.

Three years later, she finds him again, but their separation was poisoned with narcotics and bloodied by enslavement.

Her freedom gambled away, Charlee Grosky escapes the international businessman who held her captive. But his power reaches beyond her protective barriers and threatens everyone she has come to love.

Jay Mayard wears his tortured secrets under his rock god facade. Drugs are his release, even as he seeks to be the man forged of the steel only she can see.

In a celebrity world filled with paparazzi, groupies, and drugs, Jay and Charlee must face their worst fears. When the battle is over, what will be left...Beneath The Burn.

Genre: Romantic/Erotic Thriller

 

MY REVIEW:

 

This book is beyond anything I ever imagined it would be. It has stoked those hidden burning depths that my book loving soul craves. Not many books have managed it, but Beneath the Burn has trumped, exceeded and surpassed. To say I found this book to be truly exceptional would be an understatement because it's just hit 'awe-inspiring 5 star shelf territory'.

 

This story incorporates every little sinful element I look for in a dark erotica read. It's shocking and downright upsetting in parts, yet powerful - resonating strongly of inner strength, heroism and survival.

 

Beneath the Burn is no easy read, but it is refreshing! It's devastatingly disturbing in places, yet it's compelling and crafted with such passion and flawless execution, it pulls you in deep, and doesn't let go until the last word whispers through your mind.

 

I cringed with repulsion. I cried in unison. I laughed devilishly. I angered with bitter resentment. I embraced the burning desire. I conquered the demons. I survived until the very end...I lived and breathed this book!

 

I fell so deeply for these two broken souls, as I played witness to the horrors they were subjected to at the hand of others, to then gradually pick up the pieces by confronting their fears and putting trust in another.

 

I loved the message behind the story, it projected itself with unwavering clarity. It speaks of loss and betrayal, of abuse and desperation, but it also speaks of love, hope, and the possibility of second chances... There are so many miles you can run before you circle back to where you started... in order to break the cycle, you must expel the demons, confront them, and they will set you free. Wear your scars with pride... for it is proof that you are strong... that you survived.

 

If you like to invest quality time in the darker penned works of literature with a crime thriller, BDSM and broken alpha male Rock Star twist, then you certainly cannot go far wrong with this little multifaceted gem.

 

Absolutely incredible!

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