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Meet Carrie Daniels from The Deception

I wanted Carrie Daniels, a leading character in my contemporary romance novel, The Deception, to have a girl-next-door quality about her. Judging by the comments I’m getting from reviewers; I must have hit my mark. 

A successful freelance photographer and former child model, Carrie’s entire world is about to come crumbling down. Her mother suffered a debilitating stroke, and Carrie became destitute once her mother’s insurance money ran out. Unfortunately her financial calamity is only the beginning of her troubles. Her significant other is about to end their relationship. Once he does, she will be left homeless and extremely vulnerable. Louise, her former mentor, will then exploit Carrie in an ugly way for her own selfish gain.

As the story progresses, Carrie will experience both sides of infidelity. First she will learn that Doug, her significant other, has been unfaithful to her. Later, she will meet Scott, a married man who has presented himself to her as single and available. However, Carrie will leave the relationship once she realizes Scott’s stories aren’t adding up, but by then it will be too late.

Scott’s wife, Maggie, has found out about their affair. Seeking revenge, she will unleash a diabolical plan to destroy Carrie’s life, once and for all. Yet in spite of everything, Carrie remains resilient as she tries to make the best out of what she can. She’s the kind of character readers can root for; sweet on the outside, but strong on the inside.

Carrie is a fictitious character, although I’ve put a little bit of myself into her. Photography is one of my life’s passions, and when I was young, I dreamed about becoming a model. 

Marina Martindale



The Deception is available on Amazon, Barnes&, and with other online booksellers


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