Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Guest Blogger, Author Lorelei Confer

I talked to Lorelei Confer about her new book, DEADLY DECEPTION, a romantic suspense involving the abduction of a young woman being held for the human sex trade. She's working on her next human trafifcking novel now. Here's a little about the book . . .

Human trafficking. One of the most prolific and profitable businesses in the world and growing every day. But that's only in third world countries, right?

Isabella Donnelley finds out the answer the hard way--through personal experience--when she is drugged at a friend’s house and transported from Denver, Colorado, to Stoney Creek, Virginia, to be sold to a crime boss as a sex slave.

She puts her life in the hands of a man she finds intensely attractive but also distrusts. Now she must rely on him to keep her safe from her pursuing abductors--and maybe from him, too.

Wyatt Bowman, former-cop-turned-detective, is assigned to the Task Force of Human Trafficking. Sparks fly when a young and beautiful woman bursts into his house. But what neither one of them counted on was how much their lives would change.

A Siren Erotic Romance


Eliza asks Lorelei: Tell us a little about what to look for if we suspect someone is a victim of human trafficking and how can we help stop Human Trafficking?

Lorelei says: First you need to know how to identify a possible trafficked victim?

QUESTIONS to ask of a possible trafficking victim:

• What type of work do you do?

• Are you being paid?

• Can you leave your job if you want to?

• Can you come and go as you please?

• Have you or your family been threatened?

• What are your working and living conditions like?

• Where do you sleep and eat

• Do you have to ask permission to eat/sleep/go to the bathroom?

• Are there locks on your doors/windows so you can't get out?

• Has your identification been taken from you?

If you suspect human trafficking call the Trafficking Information and Referral Hotline at 1-888-3737-888


  1. Thanks for the information on human trafficking. Good luck with your book, Lorelei. :)

  2. Hey ladies! Lorelei, how have you been!? I hope all has been well!
    Eliza, I hope you have been well too!!
    Hugs to you both!

  3. Hi, Cecile...thanks for stopping by and saying hi. Hugs back at you. I'll see if I can't find a good picture of Gerard to share with you. :-)
    ~~~ Eliza

  4. It's crazy what kind of research we do for the novels we write. Best of luck on your book, Lorelei.

  5. Human trafficking is so horrific -- thanks for bringing attention to this new form of slavery. You've posed a great list of questions to ask someone if they suspect trafficking. Best of luck with the book!

  6. Hi Cecile, Thanks for stopping by.

    Hi Catherine: How true what we do for our novels.

    Hi Elle: Gald to hear from you. Thank you for dropping by.

  7. Thanks for stopping by Cynthia.It's great to have your support.

  8. Lorelei,

    I wish you the best of luck with your new novel! It sounds awesome! My next book also deals with this subject--although from a slightly different perspective. I'm having a hard time with the research...it's just such a horrible topic...

    Donica Covey

  9. Hi Donica: Thanks for stopping by. I did about three years of research before I wrote the first book. I used local detectives and got a lot of information from the national website. Good Luck with your book!

  10. I'd like to thank everyone who stopped by and commented and also, Lorelei for making this information available. I'm looking forward to her next book.
    ~~~Eliza M

  11. Hi Eliza and Lorelei,
    Thanks form sharing this very "all too real" subject and what questions to ask. I have to read your book Deadly Deception.
    Carol L