About Joyce McCarthy
Joyce says, "I weave stories about the darker shades in human relationships. The many ways in which they unravel and manifest themselves end up creating stories that thrill, that excite, that scare."
In her day job, Joyce works in one of the world’s leading consulting firms in a leadership position. When she's not writing, she loves to travel. She's also a voracious reader and a movie buff. Visit Joyce Online: Facebook * Twitter * Blog *
Joyce's novel, Trails of Sin, is an erotic thriller in a corporate setting with a strong element of suspense and a powerful undercurrent of selfless love.
Q1. When did you write Trails of Sin?
Joyce: I wrote ‘Trails of Sin’ about a year back. It took me 6 weeks to finish the first complete draft of the book, and then I worked on a few iterations as of successive drafts of my work.
Q2. What was the spark that gave you the story idea?
Joyce: While the setting of the story is in a London corporation amid the power struggles, the insecurities, the treachery and the hypocrisy that characterize the corporate world, there were a number of interesting characters that took shape in my mind as I started writing the story.
We have a woman grieving over the separation from her lover, being forced to gratify her urges only through their virtual rendezvous, and seeking revenge. We have a woman completely taken over by jealousy and frustration, having lost her love. We have an evil corporate honcho, who is a compulsive womanizer and at the same time, has the responsibility to save his dwindling business, and it is important to portray that dilemma. We have a wife coming to terms with her husband’s infidelity and actually beginning to enjoy the forbidden pleasures herself, and I talk about her journey.
Q3. Why do readers buy Trails of Sin?
Joyce: (1) The book is fast, exciting, and sexy. (2)There's a diverse set of very interesting characters which the readers will absolutely love. I spoke about some of these characters above. (3) The London setting. A story is not just about human characters. The ambience, the milieu, the society, the city, and even the times have key roles to play.
A lot of the action takes place in a corporate setting, in a company manufacturing state-of-the-art phones and personal music players. I touch upon issues like corporate espionage, inter-continental travels, and workplace relationships with sexual overtones. This is a contemporary story that needed a throbbing, ‘happening’ modern-day urban milieu. And what could be a better choice than London?
About Trails of Sin by Joyce McCarthy
When Andrew Smith, the head honcho of Tech-Me gets into a steamy affair with Emma Atkins, the new intern in office, his secretary and ex-girlfriend Betty Wilson swears revenge.
Soon strategic secrets of the company are leaked out through craftily designed torrid acts of seduction of Tech-Me bosses.
As Tech-Me starts losing ground and there are storms brewing in Andrew’s private life, he realizes there is more to his predicament than professional issues.
He is left searching for answers as shadows of a sinful past haunt him.
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If you like danger and hot sex with your romance, try Trails of Sin by Joyce McCarthy.