I’m thrilled to be joined today by Tessa Robertson, whose sassy and seductive thriller Assassin By Day has just been released.
Here’s the blurb:
What would you do if the mystery to your mother’s death lay with your employer?
After years of unanswered questions, Mishka Vald sets out to uncover the skhodka’s involvement in her past. What she doesn’t expect is to join forces with men who push her to become a double-agent and confirm her future. While hunting down leads, the ruthless assassin realizes a life in the shadows is the only way for her to protect those she loves.
For Mishka, forbidden love is worth the pain when it comes to Eddie Harper, a military man turned cop. Her affection waivers when duty comes first and she joins forces with an elite Russian soldier, Alexei Petrovich. With a blackmailer threatening her school love, she seeks refuge with a fellow assassin, Nickolas Volkov. And when pushed too far, she’s ushered to a secure locations…and straight into the arms of mysterious handyman, Dylan Kain. As the pieces fall into place, their mangled order reveals each man’s true intention. Whose deceit can she accept and whose will obliterate her?
All roads lead back to the woman she thought dead—her mother. Now, as weddings are crashed and alliances tested, Mishka uncovers a deadly game and the players involved. Her heart, once unable to budge, is thrust into action, but which man can keep her soul intact?
You can buy the book here: myBook.to/assassinday
Thanks so much for visiting the coffee shop Tessa. What can I get you?
I will take a vanilla chai latte and some cherry cheesecake please 🙂 Awesome, thank you so much!
Which fictional character would you like to spend a day with?
I would love to spend a day with my main character, Mishka Vald. She would definitely keep me on my toes the entire time. We both have foul mouths and sassy attitudes, so I think we’d get along. I’m not an assassin like her, but I think it would be fun to kick a bit of ass and look sexy doing it.
I’m glad to hear you’re not an assassin! What is your favourite film?
Choosing a favourite film is like asking what book is my favourite. I have too many, but I’ll narrow it down to the thriller genre as Assassin By Day is along those lines. I would say the Bourne movies are the ones I can watch over and over and never tire of them. The intricate plot, action, and mystery involved with the main character gets me every time.
I can never get enough of the Bourne movies! What made you choose to write a thriller/suspense novel?
As a reader, I like to be motivated to continue a book and feel an emotional connection through action and mystery. The same can be said as to why I write this genre. I want readers to engage in the story and keep flipping pages because they need to know what happens next.
If your book was made into a film or TV series who would you cast in the main role?
This is a writer’s dream come true, so of course, I already have the roles cast. For Mishka, I would choose Marie Avgeropoulos. Although, she’s MUCH shorter than Mishka in the book, she fits the overall appearance of this character.
Tell me one thing about yourself that would surprise people.
Not many people know that I am double jointed in my arms/shoulders. It’s really funny when people first see it and I love that I’m a bit of a freak.
That certainly is impressive! Thank you for answering my questions and huge congratulations on the book – I’m looking forward to reading it.
Tessa Robertson has been landlocked in the heart of Iowa, USA for the better portion of her life. She grew up on sci-fi and action movies, but isn’t nearly a ninja…yet. Since childhood, writing stories and reading have been a constant. Moonlighting in a law firm, she takes on her favorite cases: criminal. Her stories push the limits of standard characters and explore the thriller facets of romance and action.
In her spare time, Tessa attempts to teach her Australian Shepherd and Golden Retriever new tricks; spends copious time with family; catches up on her favorite shows; and listens to country music.