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