Travels and Travails Publishing
7528 Pershing Blvd. Ste. B #288
Kenosha WI 53142
K. J. Klemme
TITLE: Tourist Trapped
AUTHOR: K. J. Klemme
PUBLISHER: Travels and Travails Publishing
DATE OF PUBLICATION: Sept. 1, 2014
RETAIL PRICE: $12.95 US (Paperback)
Chaos shatters Amanda Sloane’s controlled world when she trades Chicago courtrooms and designer suits for sweat-soaked ventures into the Yucatan to find her missing sister. She searches old haunts and uninhabited lands, and learns to trust no one. Racing against time, Amanda faces death threats, deceptions, and ghosts from her past. Will she escape paradise?
Book One in the Trapped trilogy
Crackerjack divorce attorney Amanda Sloane spends her life defending the soon-to-be-ex-wives of Chicago’s upper crust, but her orderly world crumbles when her estranged father persuades her to help search for the half-sister she’s resented for thirty years.
Amanda drags along computer-geek-turned-attorney Chad Cooper, and together they chase across the Yucatan, pursuing an ever-changing string of leads. The duo encounters treacherous alliances, attacks on their associates, and a deadline for a hefty ransom.
Amanda digs up more than clues when their search collides with the past she believed long buried. Old memories chip away at pretenses, threatening to crush Amanda’s carefully constructed life.
Time is running out. When the bullets start to fly, Amanda and Chad wonder: who will survive Cancun?
K. J. Klemme
Karlie Klemme spends her days supporting software systems with nervous coworkers—all fearing Karlie will kill them off in one of her stories. Decapitate a developer? Asphyxiate an analyst? Maybe maim a manager? When Karlie gazes off in the distance, everyone starts to sweat.
Desperate to use her powers for good, Karlie put pen to paper and wrote Tourist Trapped, a suspense novel that debuted in 2014. She set the story in Cancun, tapping into her experiences from numerous jaunts to the Yucatan.
When not torturing characters or frolicking in the tropics, Karlie enjoys kayaking, gardening, skiing, and joyrides in her roadster. She lives in Wisconsin with a Westie and a Scottie-mix who allow Karlie to cohabit with them…as long as the treats cupboard remains well stocked.
K. J. Klemme
A computer-geek by day, Karlie spends her evenings and weekends murdering and maiming. She inflicts torture and a myriad of miseries…on paper. Karlie believes the only good character is a tormented one.
In her youth, while growing up in Central Wisconsin, Karlie didn’t exhibit signs of protagonist abuse. Instead, friends admired the finesse with which she threw gutter balls while bowling, and how she could spin on the playground merry-go-round for hours without tossing her cookies.
Realizing the talents of her adolescence wouldn’t provide her with a viable occupation, Karlie chose a career in computers. But the writer in her wouldn’t be quiet. Finally, a few years into the new millennium, she capitulated and started writing.
In November of 2012, Karlie began work on the suspense novel Tourist Trapped, which debuted in September of 2014.
When she’s not working her “day job” or hammering on her keyboard, Karlie enjoys kayaking, gardening, skiing, and joyrides in her roadster. She lives in Southeastern Wisconsin with a Westie and a Scottie-mix who allow Karlie to cohabit with them…as long as the treats cupboard remains well stocked.
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K. J. Klemme
A computer-geek by day, Karlie spends her evenings and weekends murdering and maiming. She inflicts torture and a myriad of miseries…on paper. Karlie believes the only good character is a tormented one. She applied that principle in her suspense novel, Tourist Trapped, which debuted in September of 2014.