Thursday, March 30, 2017

I'd Love to See My Series on TV ♦ Nike Chillemi ♦ Giveaway

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I'd Love To See My Series On TVby Nike Chillemi

Oh, yes, I'd be thrilled to have my series on TV. That's if they didn't water down the Christian inspirational message, and that's a big if. This would be my potential problem with any television producer in the market for taking a chance on an independent detective story writer.

I think, the problem for them wouldn't be that the story was dull, or lacked enough action scenes for television. There's plenty of action in my Veronica "Ronnie" Ingles/Dawson Hughes trilogy and even some grit. Television's problem with my stories would be the lack of salacious scenes and the lack of gratuitous scenes glorifying the underbelly of society. Those two seem to be the default setting for today's cable television series. That is one reason I watch so little TV, even the so-called excellent crime fiction dramas.

Actually, I did watch two such series. I won't name them. I stopped because eventually they each got so dark in outlook I could not stand to expose myself to them any longer. Of course detective series, by their very nature, deal with darkness as the cops pursue a killer. These otherwise excellent TV series began to glorify the darkness and wallow in the debased. That's when I had to use the "off" button on my remote.

Let me give you an introduction to my Veronica "Ronnie" Ingles/Dawson Hughes trilogy. Below are the thumbnail blurbs for each. And I'll be giving away a copy of the first in the series, HARMFUL INTENT. **Details below**

HARMFUL INTENT: Sweet, askance romance, warm intimacy, sophisticated themes presented tastefully. ~  Betrayal runs in private investigator Veronica "Ronnie" Ingels' family. 

So, why is she surprised when her husband of one year cheats on her? The real shock is his murder, with the local lawman pegging her as the prime suspect.

DEADLY DESIGNS: Fast paced detective story, with dry humor. Sweet, romance, warm intimacy, sophisticated themes presented tastefully.  ~  Private investigator Veronica "Ronnie" Ingels teams up with Deputy Dawson Hughes to find a geeky radio broadcaster's missing wife and young daughter. They fear the woman and child were taken by Islamic terrorists as revenge against the husband's pro-Israel, conspiracy theory broadcasts. The investigation takes Ronnie and Hughes from a manicured Connecticut estate, to interviews with an elitist A-List society crowd, and run-ins with cranky local police detectives. Then they plunge deep into the seamy, drug-riddled underbelly of the fashion world, with the specter of international terrorism hovering.

BLOOD SPEAKS: Taut and compelling detective story, with a clandestine twist. Dry humor. Sweet, romance, warm intimacy, sophisticated themes presented tastefully. ~ Veronica "Ronnie" Ingels, Brooklyn gal PI, waited a long time for the solitaire on her finger. When her sometimes boss, a shadowy figure and director of a secret government organization, offers a one-week bridal shopping vacay in Maryland she jumps at it. It doesn't take long for Ronnie and her bridesmaids to become targets of the killer. It goes without saying, Taylor County Deputy Sheriff, Lieutenant Dawson Hughes leaves Texas to protect his bride-to-be. He's joined by a conservative political activist and a Gabby Hayes look-alike who are bound to defend their bridesmaid lady loves.

Nike N. Chillemi has been called a crime fictionista due to her passion for crime fiction. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and is the founding board member of the Grace Awards, a reader's choice awards for excellence in Christian fiction. 

She was an Inspy Awards 2010 judge in the Suspense/Thriller/Mystery category and a judge in the 2011, 2012, 2013 Carol Awards in the suspense, mystery, and romantic suspense categories. She writes monthly book reviews for The Christian Pulse online magazine.

Her recent contemporary detective series (HARMFUL INTENT and DEADLY DESIGNS) has garnered acclaim and has been called: sassy, witty, gritty, charming, and yummy. 

Her historical suspense Sanctuary Point series brought on a crime wave that swept the south shore of Long Island during the 1940s (BURNING HEARTS, GOODBYE NOEL, PERILOUS SHADOWS, DARKEST HOUR) won acclaim and awards. 

Where to find Nike:

**Nike is looking forward to giving an ebook copy of HARMFUL INTENT to one blog reader who leaves a comment.
Entering is easy! Just leave a comment in the section below, along with your email (in case you win) and, to make things interesting, tell us why you'd like to win this book.
Giveaway ends Thursday, April 6, 2017, at Midnight O'clock, Central Daylight Time.


  1. Hi Nike,

    Good to see you here. I don't do e-books, so please count me out of the drawing, but I enjoyed reading your take on TV series. How about we aim for Hallmark? There's a new Hallmark mystery channel, I hear?
    Keep up the good writing, girl!

  2. Hi, Gail, good to see YOU here, too. I think Hallmark would be perfect for Nike's series. Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. Hugs...