Author, Character, Deal, Setting, Spotlight

Distorted with Christy Barritt’s Mallory Baldwin

Fans of romantic suspense will want to check out this series by Christy Barritt! I had the opportunity to read and review book 2 last year and it was deliciously intense! I haven’t been able to squeeze in Distorted but I expect it to be just as thrilling!

Mallory Baldwin Q&A

quote from Distorted by Christy Barritt

Describe yourself in five words 

Mallory: Broken. Bruised. Determined. Stronger. Wiser.

Beth: Amen to that! You’ve been through so much!

Will readers be able to follow your story in future books?

Mallory: I may be making some appearances! However, Ethan from Distorted will be getting his own book next.

Beth: Good to know!

If you could be an animal, which would you choose and why?

Mallory: A bird because I want the freedom to fly.

Beth: Great answer, that would be quite an experience!


About the Book

Distorted by Christy Barritt

DistortedMallory Baldwin is a survivor. A former victim of human trafficking, she’s been given a second chance, yet not a night goes by that she doesn’t remember being a slave to weapons dealer Dante Torres. Despite being afraid of the dark and wary of strangers, Mallory is trying to rebuild her life by turning her tragedy into redemption.

To former Navy SEAL Tennyson Walker, Mallory seems nothing like the shattered woman he rescued two years ago, and he can’t help but be inspired by her strength and resilience. So when a stalker suddenly makes Mallory vulnerable once again, Tennyson steps up as her bodyguard to keep her safe.

Mallory and Tennyson’s mutual attraction can’t be ignored, but neither can Mallory’s suspicion that Tennyson is keeping a terrible secret about her past. As the nightmare closes in, it’s not only Mallory and Tennyson’s love that comes under fire but their very lives as well. Will their faith sustain them? Or will the darkness win once and for all?

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About the Author

USA Today has called Christy Barritt’s books “scary, funny, passionate, and quirky.”

Christy, a Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author, writes both mystery and romantic suspense novels that are clean with underlying messages of faith. Her books have won the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Suspense and Mystery, have been twice nominated for the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, and have finaled for both a Carol Award and Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year.

She’s married to her prince charming, a man who thinks she’s hilarious–but only when she’s not trying to be. Christy’s a self-proclaimed klutz, an avid music lover who’s known for spontaneously bursting into song, and a road trip aficionado.

Christy currently splits her time between the Virginia suburbs and Hatteras Island, North Carolina. She has more than fifty books published with over one million copies sold.

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About Cape Thomas, Virginia

What inspired you to create this setting for the book?

Christy: I created the fictional town of Cape Thomas for Dubiosity, Disillusioned, and Distorted. I did so because I’ve spent a fair about of time of the Eastern Shore of Virginia. It’s a peninsula of land between the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean.

I wanted to capture the area—the migrant workers, the wealthy mixed among the poor, the idyllic Bayfront setting. It’s now the headquarters for Trident, a private security firm. It’s also the perfect place to hideaway because of its remote location.

Beth: I’ve never visited (except via books!)

Virginia East CoastWhat kind of research did you do on this setting?

Christy: I spent a lot of time on the Eastern Shore, where my fictional town is set. I liked it over there so much that I almost bought a house in the area! The shores of the Chesapeake Bay are absolutely beautiful and so serene. It’s a great place for taking life at a slower pace.

Beth: Sounds like the perfect place to read a book!

What’s something readers don’t know about this setting?

Christy: Back in the forties, the Eastern Shore was one of the most wealthy areas of the country. People used to come from all over to stay in their lodges and resorts. Today, it’s one of the poorest areas of the country. People discovered that living in such harsh conditions wasn’t easy. So it’s almost like the land time left behind.

Beth: We like it better with small crowds anyway, right?! Christy, thanks to you and Mallory for stopping by to visit with us!


Deal Alert

Dubosity and Disillusioned ebooks are on sale for $1.99!

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Your turn reader friends, have you visited Virginia’s Eastern Shore?

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