Thursday, December 5, 2013

Guest post from David Wind and Terese Ramin, co-authors of 'The Cured


  The Cured
Title: The Cured
Author: David Wind & Terese Ramin
Genre: Suspense/Thriller
Publisher: Smashwords
Pages: 274
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-1-48178-874-8

 When over 4000 people world-wide died after taking a cure for cancer, the drug was recalled. But the questions kept coming. Was it contamination? Was it sabotage? Or,was it outright murder by an insane research scientist in retaliation against the pharmaceutical giant he worked for and to avenge the death of his wife?

 And everyone wanted Doctor Donald Brockman! The lawyers wanted answers; the FDA wanted answers and, Homeland Security wanted the doctor!

 When the 911 code flashed across her beeper, Doctor Kira Brockman went cold. The one thing she had been dreading had happened and her life as she knew it had been changed, and the change was for the worst!

 The wrong people had found her father!

She knew she had very little time to get out of the hospital, to find her brother and to run before Homeland Security and the FBI found them, and they were not the only ones: the lawyers who were in the midst of a huge class action suit against the international pharmaceutical manufacturing giant who had sold the cancer cure wanted her and the evidence she had as well as the lethal security team from the drug company who was trying to stop Kira Brockman from disclosing the evidence only she could get—evidence that would save her father—and they would use any means necessary to stop her.

And so begins a heart stopping cross country race to save her father's life and prove he was not responsible for the deaths of 4000 people—The Cured—who had survived cancer because of his medication and then inexplicitly died from the very cure he’d created.
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Top 5 thrillers of all time?

The Chancellor Manuscript (Robert Ludlum) – David
The Silence Of The Lambs (Thomas Harris) – David & Terese
Boys From Brazil (Ira Levin) – David
Gorky Park (Martin Cruz Smith) – Terese
99 Coffins (David Wellington) – Terese

Or what makes a good heart-pounding thriller?

From Terese:
For me, a good, heart-pounding thriller is about something that affects its characters at a global level – it’s a “save the world” sort of scenario. I want to care about the characters and their cause, be right on the pages with them as they race toward the conclusion. By their very nature, thrillers have to be page-turners – something I can’t put down, that keeps me up all night reading, or holds up dinner because I have to read just one more page or chapter or… They also have to be filled with consequences that change the course of the characters’ lives – whether those characters are protagonists or antagonists. I want the thrillers I read and those that I write to have plenty of action that builds throughout the course of the book until it simply explodes into the climax and sets me down into a hugely satisfying conclusion. If a thriller doesn’t have that, it’s lost me.

Or how to conduct research for a medical thriller?

From David:
I handle research, be it medical, legal, police procedural in the same way.  I start with basics and move forward.   I look for the book’s earliest references to whatever the subject is I’m researching (usually on the Internet), then I move on to the people who are experts in the areas I am researching.  Once I have an understanding of the subject, I hit the research books and then back go to people so I can get further understanding of what I gained with the book research.  In the long run, I’ve learned it’s the experts, not the books, or the internet, but the people who know their area of expertise  who can explain it to you.  But, and most importantly, in order to truly comprehend what the experts are explaining, the books are a very necessary element.


David WindDavid Wind is the author of 34 Novels. He began writing in 1979 and has published novels of suspense, adventure, science fiction, historical fiction and romance. David's novel, Angels In Mourning, won the reader's choice Book Award from It is available as an Ebook and Trade Paper. David's thrillers are The Hyte Maneuver, (a Literary guild alternate selection), As Peace Lay Dying, and Conspiracy of Mirrors which were originally written under the pen name David Milton. For the mystery/suspense novels, And Down will Come Baby, Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep and Shadows, David worked with his wife Bonnie Faber Co-Op, is a mainstream novel about the lives of people inhabiting a New York City cooperative apartment building. Queen of Knights, a medieval fantasy, and The Others were stories of fantasy and science fiction. In 1988, David was honored by science fiction writer and Hugo Award Grand Master Andre Norton, who, after reading Queen of Knights, asked David to write a short story for inclusion in her Andre Norton's Tales From The Witch World 2 Anthology Series. David also wrote the novelization of the 7 day ABC miniseries, The Last Days Of Pompeii. David lives in Chestnut Ridge, NY, with his wife Bonnie and their sub-standard poodle, Alfie.


Terese RaminTerese Ramin is the award winning author of 10 novels of romance, romantic suspense, adventure, paranormal romance, and thrillers available in the U.S. and worldwide. Her shorter works have been published in anthologies, including the charitable collaborations Bewitched, Bothered, & BeVampyred (to benefit the International Red Cross) and The Sound and the Furry (to benefit the International Fund for Animal Welfare – IFAW). Her work has been translated and published in Dutch, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, and Portuguese. Among her many writing achievements Terese has been awarded RWA Golden Heart Award and the Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award. She lives in Michigan with her husband. For more information about Terese, please visit

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