Centre College alumna Brooke Folley Counts ’03, a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author who writes under the pen name Kathleen Brooks, will host a book signing event at Barnes & Noble in Lexington, Kentucky, on Saturday, Oct. 14, for her latest book, “Forever Concealed.”
As part of the author’s bestselling Forever Bluegrass Series, “Forever Concealed” is set in Keenston, a fictional small town outside of Lexington.
“Gabe Ali Rahman is the standby heir to the crown of his father’s country, Rahmi, and he’s okay with that,” Counts said, describing the plot of her book. “He’s had a lot of fun enjoying the perks of being a prince living in the U.S. When his king asks him to negotiate a peace treaty, Gabe sees his chance to prove himself as something more than tabloid fodder.”
Counts said that Gabe conceals his identity when he rescues a woman from unwanted attention at a bar. He could never imagine the trouble that came with his lie.
“Sloane Holiday just wanted to keep her nose down as she finished her master’s degree,” she continued. “Without the help from the family she left behind, Sloane depended on waitressing at night to pay for school.”
For Sloane, everything was going according to plan until one night someone noticed her. The unwanted attention eventually led to gunshots, and now this mysterious man insists on protecting her.
“I love writing plot twists, mystery and a good dose of comedy,” Counts said. “I had so much fun writing this story. My favorite thing about this book has been the readers’ reactions, as they tell me they’ve woken up their spouses laughing in bed, or that it cheered them up after a rough day.”
Counts said she is looking forward to her book signing at Barnes & Noble, especially the Q&A that follows.
“I love meeting and talking with my readers at signings,” she added. “Each book is so meaningful to me. I also may hide a little Easter egg or a small side mystery in the series, because I love to hear what the readers think is going to happen and hear what they’re looking forward to in the next book.”
Learn more about author Kathleen Brooks (Brooke Counts ’03) and her other bestsellers on her website.
by Kerry Steinhofer
October 10, 2017