Sunday, July 4, 2021

Author Interview & Giveaway: Blood Sisters by Jim O'Shea

About the Book

Book:  Blood Sisters

Author: Jim O’Shea

Genre: Christian Suspense/Thriller

Release date: June 16, 2020

Libby Meeker is seeing things.

The young Salt Lake City architect is experiencing visions of her twin sister, despite the fact that Melissa died mysteriously almost one year ago.

If that’s not bad enough, a serial killer surfaces in northern Utah, and a series of bizarre clues lead Detective Troy Hunter to Libby…and unspeakable possibilities that begin to shatter her fragile world.

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About the Author

The author of two previous highly-rated thrillers (The Linen God and The Reluctant Disciple), Jim O’Shea spends his time crafting novels of suspense that frequently tackle the dynamic between faith and science. Jim believes God continues to reveal his creation masterpiece through scientific discovery, and that Christian fiction is a great tool to expose those emerging truths.

His third novel, “Blood Sisters”, is also very highly rated on Amazon but takes a more traditional approach to mystery/thrillers with a mind-bending whodunit in the tradition of Agatha Christie. His fourth novel, “The Beacon”, will return to his faith/science roots and feature a compelling blend of espionage, leading-edge science, and salvation.

Author Interview

What was the inspiration behind this novel?

Jim: I had a dream years ago about twin brothers horsing around on a bridge over a rushing river. One fell in and the body was never recovered, but later in the dream the remaining brother began to mysteriously see his dead twin around their small town. Although the situation, characters, and circumstances were all changed for the novel, this dream was the original basis for “Blood Sisters”.

What was the most surprising thing you discovered while researching and writing this novel?

Jim: Although the shared traits, tendencies, and physical attributes between identical twins is fascinating and well known, I learned the complex relationship between twins is far more than a biological one.

What do you hope readers take away from this novel?

Jim: The main character in Blood Sisters is a beautiful, successful architect on the surface, but that façade masks many deep-seeded issues. If the reader were to gain anything other than a fun read from Blood Sisters, it would be to always be sensitive to the hidden challenges that lurk behind a smiling face.

If the novel was made into a movie, who would like you to see play the main characters?

Jim: That’s a great question because, as an author, you tend to visualize your characters as you write them. I hadn’t given any thought about who might play them in a movie until now, but I could easily envision Jessica Chastain as the female lead character (Libby Meeker) and Matthew McConaughey as the male lead (Detective Troy Hunter).

Where can readers find out more about you and your novel?

Jim: My website ( is one source, but I’ve always felt reader reviews were the best sources of information about a book and its author. Amazon is the biggest of course, but there’s also Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, Publisher’s Weekly, Google, Facebook, etc.

Blood Sisters: O'Shea, Jim: 9781522302704: Books

More from Jim

I’m fascinated by science in general, but more specifically by discoveries over the past hundred years that point directly to a Creator and His creation. The new findings fly in the face of mainstream physics which suggests matter and energy make up everything in our universe and that all things, including our consciousness or soul, are direct results of their interactions.

Fortunately, humankind’s advancements in physics, cosmology, quantum mechanics, biology, etc. point directly to the fact that the universe had an actual beginning as claimed in the Bible and our existence can not be explained by natural processes such as evolution. This should be a great comfort to every Christian, and my writing often tries to take these emerging truths and wrap them up into page-turning stories that provide the reader not with just a thrill ride, but also a glimpse into God’s glory!

Blog Stops

Book Reviews From an Avid Reader, July 3

Beauty in the Binding, July 4 (Author Interview)

Texas Book-aholic, July 5

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, July 6

Mary Hake, July 6

Inklings and notions, July 7

For Him and My Family, July 8

deb’s Book Review, July 9

Locks, Hooks and Books, July 10

Blogging With Carol, July 11

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, July 11

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, July 12

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, July 13

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, July 14

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, July 15

SodbusterLiving, July 16


To celebrate his tour, Jim is giving away the grand prize of a $20 Starbucks gift card!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.