Tuesday, October 23, 2012

ExcerpTuesday: Eileen Schuh

FATAL ERROR: New Release

The much-anticipated second book in Schuh’s BackTracker series is now available on Amazon. This action-packed, character-generated crime novel hit cyberspace to a chorus of rave reviews.

"In Fatal Error, Eileen Schuh gives us a wise, haunting, deeply moving sequel to The Traz. The very best in today's motorcycle gang stories just got a little better. Her character of Katrina is the Scarlet O'Hara of the new generation. Unforgettable!" —Betty Dravis, best-selling co-author of award-winning Six-Pack of Blood/

Here’s a quick peek at how the story begins....


Northern Alberta Police Detachment, Edmonton, September 1996

Katrina shivered, curled her feet under her on the chair and wrapped the afghan tighter around her. She'd not felt warm since the cold wash of the rescue chopper had whipped about her on the ridge.

It had been a long flight. When they'd finally set down, someone had hustled her through the deepening cold of the September dusk and had sat her in this small corner office.

She shivered again. The intense chill reminded her of that frigid October night a long time ago. Ages ago, it seemed.

Or perhaps that night had never existed.

Perhaps what had happened in that dark Quonset was just a shifting, circling, recurrent nightmare. A wordless collage of violent images. A dream thing she'd always be able to stifle by concentrating on other matters.

Beyond the wild beating of her heart and the chattering of her teeth, she heard ringing phones, radio static and clacking boots. The familiar police station sounds reminded her of her father—and of Chad, the undercover officer who had promised to meet her here tomorrow and find her a safe home with a real bed.

A shadow appeared, pooling darkness at her feet. Katrina looked up. An imposing, heavyset, grey-haired man, absorbed in a file of papers in his hands, stepped into the room. Stiff, starched and formal, with sergeant stripes on his shoulders, he looked so much like the father she'd lost. He was a lot heavier, but had the same soft blue eyes and the same uniform.

"I understand you're—" His eyes met hers. A look of shock cut across his face. "How old are you?"


"In Fatal Error, author Schuh creates a compassionate tale of human behaviour and consequences. Writing with her trademark depth and intelligence, she draws us into the compelling world of teen-runaway Katrina Buckhold." —Donna Carrick, award-winning author of The First Excellence

"Eileen Schuh weaves a subtle plot where nothing is quite what it appears. Katrina’s continuing journey is a painful one as she lays old ghosts to rest and tries to find her place in the adult world." —Joanna Lambert, author of Between Today and Yesterday

"Fatal Error held me as captivated as The Traz. A great sequel." — Jacinta Zechariah, book reviewer for World Literary Café

Eileen Schuh is the author of THE TRAZ and FATAL ERROR (the first two books in the young adult BackTracker series), and SCHRÖDINGER'S CAT—a sci-fi novella.

Eileen lives with her husband in the remote northern boreal forests of Alberta, Canada. Drawing inspiration from the wilderness, she creates entire universes populated with fascinating characters doing intriguing things.

Eileen recently retired from a life of careers that varied from nurse to journalist to editor to business woman. She remains active in her adopted community of St. Paul and basks in the love and loyalty of an entire flotilla of family, friends and fans—virtual, imaginary and real ones.

She invites you to visit her online:

Blog: http://eileenschuh.blogspot.com
Website: http://www.eileenschuh.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EileenSchuhAuthor
Twitter: @EileenSchuh

Buy or Sample FATAL ERROR Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/Fatal-Error-BackTracker-book-ebook/dp/B009P593YU/ref=sr_1_4?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1349992395&sr=1-4&keywords=Fatal+error


FATAL ERROR in the UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fatal-Error-BackTracker-book-ebook/dp/B009P593YU/ref=sr_1_14?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1350321688&sr=1-14

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1 comment:

Eileen Schuh: said...

Thank you for hosting me, Chris. I wrote FATAL ERROR, Book II in the BackTracker series, before I wrote Book I (The Traz), so for those who haven't read The Traz, no worries. FATAL ERROR reads quite well on its own. However, I must warn you, just as I was subsequently compelled to write a prequel, I'm sure that after reading FATAL ERROR, you'll feel compelled to read THE TRAZ and find out how it all began.