Character Spotlight: Lisa Harris & Lynne Gentry’s Mia & Race (with a giveaway)

Ghost HeartMeet a physician and a pilot in

Lisa Harris & Lynne Gentry’s

romantic suspense

Ghost Heart

Harris-Gentry Suspense


The Story

A brilliant transplant surgeon. A rogue organ broker. A ghost child.
And the legend that could destroy them all.

A brutal murder convinces surgeon Mia Kendall there’s more than she imagined to the mysterious spike in heart transplant rejections. Determined to find answers before she loses another patient, Mia gets sucked into a dangerous international medical web. With time running out for her youngest transplant recipient, Mia is forced to partner with a disillusioned ex-military pilot who flies brokered organs across East Africa. But searching for the truth will prove costly for the unlikely duo racing to stop a madman before he annihilates a rare and cursed bloodline.

Introducing Mia & Race


Brief physical description

Dr. Mia Kendall abandoned the need to maintain her infamous family’s good name along with her Angelina Jolie good looks the moment she set foot on the Dark Continent. Her olive complexion and chestnut hair tolerate the African sun well, but whenever she shops the markets of Dar Salaam or travels to a remote village, she still feels very white and very privileged. Her emerald green eyes are expertly trained to assess emergent medical situations, but for some reason, they’ve failed to help her diagnose the cause of her patient’s heart rejections.


Angelina Jolie

Strengths and weaknesses

While no one could question Mia’s self-assured brilliance in the operating room, her naivety and self-doubt can lead her to trust the wrong people.


Insists on trying to grow a plant, even though no one would ever accuse her of having a green thumb.

Your inspiration for the character

Lynne’s daughter is a highly-skilled anaesthesiologist.  Medical professionals face ethical decisions daily. Exploring the strength of character required for doctors to do their jobs was fascinating.


Brief physical description

When it comes to impressing the ladies, Race Daniels has always enjoyed being confused for a younger version of the actor Jon Hamm. Race got his strapping frame and square jaw from his stern father, but his unruly hair and piercing blue eyes came from his never-miss-a-thing mother. Usually flashing a lopsided grin goes a long way in prying information out of the tightest lips. But he’s had to resort to more than his charm and good looks to pry the screwed down tight lid on the beautiful Dr. Mia Kendall.


A young version of actor Jon Hamm

Strengths and weaknesses

Don’t be fooled by Race’s laid-back, common sense approach to a problem. He’s an extremely smart, highly trained ex-military pilot and nothing gets past him. His excessive flirting and huge humanitarian heart are cover ups for the deep hurt he’s carrying inside.


Race always has a stick of gum in his mouth, is a slob when it comes to keeping his cockpit clean. But he’s meticulous when it comes to maintaining the safety and performance of his plane or anything related to his job as an organ transport pilot.

Your inspiration for the character

Race is a combination of the strong men who’ve served their country at great personal cost. Returning to civilian life can be difficult and unfulfilling. He is based on the hero all of us would like to believe we could be.

Background to the story 


LYNNE: In 2008, a newspaper article featured a picture of a terrified albino. The fear in his pale eyes caught my attention. As I read about the horrors these fragile people faced in Africa, I couldn’t believe such evil existed in the world. I emailed Lisa, who lives in Mozambique, and asked her to investigate.

LISA: Until Lynne wrote to me about the article, I’d never heard of these barbaric crimes. But after doing some further research, I discovered that the atrocities against albinos had been going on for years. Once we learned that the witch doctors targeted the pale skin and hair of this minority to make good luck charms and potions, we knew we had to tell their story.

Thanks Lynne & Lisa!

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19 Responses to Character Spotlight: Lisa Harris & Lynne Gentry’s Mia & Race (with a giveaway)

  1. Have never traveled to Africa but would like to visit South Africa since I have some friends from there.

  2. I have never been to Africa but have always wanted to go on a safari!

  3. I have never been to Africa. I would really like to go to Tanzania and go on a safari.

  4. Yes, I’ve traveled to Morocco in north west Africa. I would like to go to more African countries, too, specifically Ethiopia, Kenya and Egypt.

    Thanks for this giveaway opportunity!

  5. I’ve visited a lot of Portugal and been to the Rock of Gibraltar, but that’s the closest I’ve been to Africa.

    This book sounds fascinating. Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. I’d love to go to Africa. Not sure which would be my top pick, but high on the list are Uganda and Kenya.

    • Would love to know why you chose those African countries to visit, Rosalyn.

      • I should have included those details, right?! :) We have cousins living in Kenya, which is why we’d love to go there. Also, I am currently reading “Kisses From Katie” with my daughters, and so we are hearing so much about Uganda that it feels like it would be incredibly special to go and see those places & people we are reading about.
        Doing an African safari sometime would also be incredible. :)

        • Having family or someone you know makes visiting a foreign country even that much better. I agree, Rosalyn, an African safari sounds wonderful. Lisa Harris has been on several and her photos are stunning. Maybe we could convince her to share a few of them with us. :)

  7. Love reading through your comments. I’ve lived in Africa for almost two decades and there is still places I’d love to visit! Happy reading!!

  8. I have never travelled to Africa. But I have a good friend from South Africa who is a helicopter pilot. I would love to visit her in her home country one day.

  9. I have never been to Africa, but I would to go and experience their culture, I love their traditional dances and unique music, but also to see the beauty of its wildlife.

  10. I’ve never been in Africa. I’ve been to Africa though. I was in the military I had deployed on a Naval ship. Certain members of our unit had to leave the ship to do training in Africa, I wasn’t one of them. I’d love to go. I’ve always wanted to visit a Safari.

  11. Never visited Africa. I did a report of Ghana in Jr. High over 50 years ago, so maybe Ghana.

  12. Have not traveled to Africa but I think anyplace I would visit there would be an amazing experience.

  13. The snippet I’ve read has me wanting to read the book! I hope I can win the book or find the book somewhere to buy it.

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