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Five Fact Thursday - Finding Euphoria, By C. Becker #mystery #romance #secretpast

Finding Euphoria –the first book in the Euphoria trilogy

Thank you Kryssie for hosting me on your blog today! Here are my five facts for my thriller romance novel Finding Euphoria.

1. Aparistine, the toxic chemical from the Bixa aparra plant in Finding Euphoria was originally going to be myristicin from the common spice nutmeg.

2. The title Finding Euphoria has a double meaning—the protagonist’s search to find the drug Euphoria to save her son, and also the protagonist’s journey in finding joy in her life after years of sorrow and regret from giving up her baby for adoption.

3. Inspiration for this book came from creating a drug to cure Parkinson’s disease.

4. A different Bixa aparra component (leaf, root, and flower) is the focus of each book in the Euphoria trilogy.

5. The names of one of the book’s researchers and her father collectively form the name of a neurotransmitter, acetylcholine.

Finding Euphoria, By C. Becker Blurb

Hailey Langley refuses to be a victim and has moved on from her traumatic past. But her marriage problems worsen when a deadly illicit drug threatens to draw her into the life she left behind.

Mark Langley has allowed his job to interfere with his marriage, but he never suspected the secrets in Hailey’s past might hold the key to solving both of his current investigations.

Together, they must unravel the mystery of the drug called Euphoria and find a way to save not only their marriage, but countless lives, before it’s too late.

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A resident of Bridgeport, WV, C. Becker earned a B.S. degree in Medical Technology and MT (ASCP) certification in Pennsylvania. She has worked in clinical settings analyzing body fluids and testing drugs of abuse. As an author, C. Becker has published multiple stories in various genres.

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Sneak Peak:

Her hands squeezed into tight fists. The urge was unbearable. “I wouldn’t tell her.”

Parker ran a hand through his hair. “Argh! Don’t you understand? She’d take one look at your face and know the truth. Don’t forget, you’re the one who wanted us to protect him.”

She stood. “Well, you did a hell of a fine job, didn’t you? You divorced Grace and deserted him. Parenting takes sacrifice, Parker. You were too busy changing careers, and now he’s messed up with drugs. How did that protect him?”

Standing, he reached for her.

“No. You stay away from me.” She extended her hands and backed up a step. “Justin’s dying! Dying, Parker! And I don’t know him…You won’t let me see my own son.”

He wrapped his arms around her.

She pushed him, pummeling her fists against his chest with all her strength.

He silently took his beating.

“Why did I do it? Why did I ever give him up?” She searched his face. Finding no answers, she rested her head against him and let him hold her. A dozen daggers stabbed her core. “Oh, Parker. It hurts so much. I missed his whole life. What if I lose him forever?” With as much force as she could muster, she scraped her nails deep across her hands.

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