Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Searching for Gertrude-Book Spotlight

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About the book 

While growing up in Germany in the 1930s, Rudolf falls in love with the girl next door, Gertrude. He doesn’t care what religion Gertrude practices, but the Nazis do. When the first antisemitic laws are enacted by the Nazi government, Gertrude’s father loses his job at the local university. Unable to find employment in Germany, he accepts a position at Istanbul University and moves the family to Turkey. Rudolf, desperate to follow Gertrude, takes a position as a consulate worker in Istanbul with the very government which caused her exile. With Rudolf finally living in the same city as Gertrude, their reunion should be inevitable, but he can’t find her. During his search for Gertrude, he stumbles upon Rosalyn, an American Jew working as a nanny in the city. Upon hearing his heartbreaking story, she immediately agrees to help him search for his lost love. Willing to do anything in their search for Gertrude, they agree to work for a British intelligence officer who promises his assistance, but his demands endanger Rudolf and Rosalyn. As the danger increases and the search for Gertrude stretches on, Rudolf and Rosalyn grow close, but Rudolf gave his heart away long ago.
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This WWII era story, set in Istanbul, is emotional, captivating and amazing. The author has obviously done her research, and she makes actual historical events an integral part of the story.
~Book Babble

This story is just full of historical details that really give the reader a sense of the life that the people in Europe were leading during this dark time in history. It provides an excellent backdrop for this information that keeps the reader wondering what the two characters will discover next.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews
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Runaway Groom by Lauren Layne-Book Review

Runaway Groom by Lauren Layne

About the book 
Gage Barrett’s reputation as a ladies’ man has been greatly exaggerated, but none of that matters after a drunken bet lands him on Jilted, a reality TV show that matches runaway grooms with wannabe brides. Now he’s stuck at a Hawaiian resort with nineteen women competing to drag him back to the altar—and one contestant who’s even more miserable than he is. Gage has no idea how feisty, independent Ellie Wright wound up in the cast, but it’s obvious she hates his guts. And if there’s one thing Gage likes, it’s a challenge. . . .
Ellie can’t believe she let her best friend talk her into exchanging her dignity for a glorified bikini contest. Still, she could use the exposure—her business is struggling—and she’ll probably be one of the first to get eliminated anyway. But Gage isn’t the shallow jerk Ellie anticipated—and he’s in no rush to send her home. As stolen kisses turn into secret trysts, she finds herself losing track of what’s real and what’s for the camera. With the wedding finale looming, this runaway groom is tempting Ellie to start believing in storybook endings.

And I thought 
So sad it's the end of the series!  Need more Please!

I loved it.  You just know it's going to be good with a happy ending that makes you smile.  It did!

I loved the story it was quirky and funny. 

I loved the characters.  

Of course there were quite few ladies. But there wasn't much need to keep them straight as most didn't last long. 

Especially because in the initial introduction they were each only allowed 2 min.  and Ellie went over.   Mainly because Gage was engaged in the moment.   Which left Ellie in a bit of a bad position with the few other contestants that were 'mean girls.'

The main characters Ellie and Gage were charming.  

You just end up rooting for them.  

I won't spill any of the beans except early on Ellie tells Gage one of the girls has plans for an extreme method of getting his attention.  At the same time Ellie tells him she wants to get sent home.  

But Gage is too smitten and doesn't even realize it.  Gage ask Ellie to spy for him and tell give him a heads up on the wierdo's.  And there are a bunch! 

The two begin texting and become friends.  Which leads to a happy ending.  

But before the happy ending there is a twist and surprise!  

I enjoyed Runaway Groom so much I hated to see it end! 

There is one bedroom scene that might make my granny blush.  

There is a little language in the first few pages.  Mainly because Gage doesn't want to be in the reality show and has a few words to say to his agent.  Once he gets it off his chest everything quiets down.  

I usually don't give star ratings here any more but this one deserves a rating.  I wish I could give more but I'll have to leave it at 5 plus!  

If you love romance.  If you love romantic comedy you will not be disappointed! 

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Monday, January 29, 2018

About That Kiss by Jill Shalvis-Book Review

About That Kiss: A Heartbreaker Bay Novel by [Shalvis, Jill]

About the book
When love drives you crazy…
When sexy Joe Malone never calls after their explosive kiss, Kylieshoves him out of her mind. Until she needs a favor, and it’s a doozy. Something precious to her has been stolen and there’s only one person with unique finder-and-fixer skills that can help—Joe. It means swallowing her pride and somehow trying to avoid the temptation to throttle him—or seduce him.
the best thing to do…
No, Joe didn’t call after the kiss. He’s the fun time guy, not the forever guy. And Kylie, after all she’s been through, deserves a good man who will stay. But everything about Kylie makes it damned hard to focus, and though his brain knows what he has to do, his heart isn’t getting the memo.
…is enjoy the ride.

As Kylie and Joe go on the scavenger hunt of their lives, they discover surprising things about each other. Now, the best way for them to get over “that kiss” might just be to replace it with a hundred more.
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And I thought
If you crack this one open.  Be prepared plan a few uninterrupted hours.  Set yourself up with some refreshments and then enjoy. 

I have to say I was very pleasantly surprised.  I expected this to be a good book.  But it was better than good it was great!  

I really didn't expect to like as much as I did.  

It seemed to be very quickly paced to me.  Maybe because I enjoyed it so much it just read fast.  The chapters were not terribly long and so it was easier to read in little spurts of time.  

I just loved Kylie.  She was just a bit funny and sweet.  

And then there's Joe.  Everyone in the arena of friends and co-workers see him as the hurt and solitary guy that stays away from relationships.  

But Kylie gets under his skin.  And into his heart even though he tries to keep it closed off.  

When a special carving her grandfather made goes missing Kylie talks Jo into helping her track it down.  

Jo reluctantly agrees and puts them on a ride together that neither one really wanted.  At least they didn't think they did.  

It doesn't take long for their attraction to each other set off sparks.  

I loved all the characters in this book.  I did not realize that it was a part of a series until I started writing this review.  I would love to read the beginning of the series and learn their stories.  

The plot and story line was well written and kept me turning the pages.  

All the characters are fun and interesting.  

This was a great read.  There was no language.  There were some bedroom scenes that might make my mama blush a wee bit. 

I looked forward to reading the rest of the series.  

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Book Review-Survival of the Fritters-A Great Escapes Tour/Giveaway

Survival of the Fritters (A Deputy Donut Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Kensington (January 30, 2018)
Paperback: 256 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1496711878
E-Book ASIN: B071HKMK38
About the book 
Emily Westhill runs the best donut shop in Fallingbrook, Wisconsin, alongside her retired police chief father-in-law and her tabby Deputy Donut. But after murder claims a favorite customer, Emily can’t rely on a sidekick to solve the crime—or stay alive.
If Emily has learned anything from her past as a 911 operator, it’s to stay calm during stressful situations. But that’s a tall order when one of her regulars, Georgia Treetor, goes missing. Georgia never skips morning cappuccinos with her knitting circle. Her pals fear the worst—especially Lois, a close friend who recently moved to town. As evening creeps in, Emily and the ladies search for Georgia at home. And they find her—murdered among a scattering of stale donuts . . .
Disturbingly, Georgia’s demise coincides with the five-year anniversary of her son’s murder, a case Emily’s late detective husband failed to solve before his own sudden death. With Lois hiding secrets and an innocent man’s life at stake, Emily’s forced to revisit painful memories on her quest for answers. Though someone’s alibi is full of holes, only a sprinkling of clues have been left behind. And if Emily can’t trace them back to a killer in time, her donut shop will end up permanently closed for business . . .
What others said
The mystery of who killed Georgia is quite involved and goes back many years. The clues that eventually lead us to the killer are not easy to decipher and lead the reader down various paths until the truth is revealed.
~Storeybook Reviews
The author tells a fascinating story and keeps the reader’s attention from beginning to end.
~Book Babble
This is a good start to a new series, with enough introduction and backstory to make you want to know more about the characters, and a great plot to boot.
~The Book’s the Thing
This was a fabulous start to a new series.
~A Chick Who Reads
I enjoyed the characters as each one was introduced and feel that this is a solid foundation for more books to come which I am interested in I must say.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews
I loved everything about this mystery and found myself guessing until the very end.
~Melissa’s Mochas, Mysteries, and Meows
Relationships, friendships, and even the hint of a future romance are elements that I loved.
~The power of words . . .
And I thought 
A cozy yummy read that ends with some amazing recipes for Do Nuts!
Ginger Bolton keeps the reader engaged and guessing who actually dun it. 
From thinking it was the new neighbor and friend of the poor doll maker that had her last do nut just pages into the book.  
And so was her long time friend that no one knew about really a friend or a foe?

And then the tables turn and the great nephew who had a history in town before he left 5 years ago becomes the suspect.  

Or was it the neighbors who don't want sidewalks put into the neighborhood.  

Or the post mistress that just might have a vendetta against the doll maker. 

Emily's head is spinning from the ever growing list of suspects. 

And then just when you think she is getting closer to an old friend Brent and helping him with the investigation while keeping it 'low key' he is taken off the case and an old rival is brought to town to investigate.  

All does works out in the end but not before Emily is almost taken out by the 'real' murderer.  Brent and her father in law and the 
rest of the towns police arrive just in time to save her and arrest the 'real bad guy'.  

Survival of the Fritters was a super fun and yummy read.  

I enjoyed all the characters and look forward to many more books in this new series!

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

PLAYBOY BOSS-Lola's Blog Tour Bookstagram Blitz

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Playboy Boss (Society Playboys #2)
By Roe Valentine
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age category: Adult
Release Date: January 23, 2018
I have not read this book.  I cannot comment on it's content.

About the book (provided by Lola's Book Tours)
:When ladies’ man Konrad Korr meets his new player-hating temp, Scottie Roberts, everything he believes about love comes crashing down.
Konrad Korr lives by the motto “work hard, play harder.” He’s used to women falling for him, but the idea of letting himself fall for a woman leaves a bad taste in his mouth. Then he meets Scottie, the temp filling in for his assistant, who doesn’t think he’s anything special. On day one, they butt heads, but on day three he begins to question his cynical view of love. When a hookup list of his recent conquests comes to light, will he be able to convince Scottie he’s turned over a new leaf?
Scottie Roberts doesn’t need a man. She needs a paycheck. Behind on rent, she takes a temp job with infamous playboy CEO, Konrad Korr. While she hates being an accomplice to breaking the hearts of his many women, she can’t help but fall under his spell in a moment of weakness. Determined to keep her heart protected, she denies the possibility he could change, especially when she finds a list of his lovers. Can she trust he won’t crush her heart?

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“Was that one of your women at the door?” Scottie’s voice came from behind him.
Konrad closed his eyes, his heart falling. Damn. He turned, meeting her hardened gaze. How could he answer her?
“Will I have to send another bouquet of flowers on Monday?” Her words crushed him.
I’m such a wanker.
“It’s not what you think.” It was absolutely what she thought. And more. He scrubbed his face. “She’s someone I had a fling with earlier this year. That’s all. I haven’t seen her since.”
Scottie crossed her arms over her chest, spinning on her heels back through the living room with him following behind her until they reached the bedroom again.
“I don’t know who you are, Konrad.” She collected her clothes. “I see the Konrad who I swear makes me feel like I am the only person in the world, and then I see the other Konrad who has a different woman every day. Women who show up at his house unannounced. Women I have to send flowers to.”
He reached for her, though she pushed his hands away. He let out a sound of frustration. “You are the only person in the world right now.”
“Right now.” Her anger flashed through her ever-changing eyes.
“That’s not what I meant.” Damn. He kept screwing up, saying the wrong thing. This was not his game. He had no idea how to get her back to where she was before the doorbell rang, when they’d been comforting each other, and he was thinking how much he liked her in his bed.
In a flash, she was dressing and walking across the massive bedroom again.
“Wait, Scottie.” He followed her, completely naked. “Don’t leave. Talk to me. Please.”
She turned, her face flushed. “I can’t help how attracted I am to you, Konrad.”
“And I can’t help how much I am attracted to you.” The sweet feel of relief was on the wings, waiting to return. He needed to know she’d still want him when he could do this better, when he knew how to treat her the way she deserved.
“But I also know what I get with you.” She waved her hands in exasperation. “I can’t do this. Every time I think about who we are, I know this is too much for me. It affects me in a way you don’t understand.”
“Then tell me,” he pleaded, which sounded so odd. He’d never seen this side of himself. “I want to understand.”
Silence. Her teeth worried over her bottom lip and for a brief moment, he thought she was going to tell him. Instead, she shook her head. “I can’t fall for someone like you. I’ll hate myself.”
She turned, dashing from his room and through the living room and in the direction of the exit.
“Wait. Let me at least drive you back to the office if you’re not going to stay.” She’d left her car there.
“No. I’ll order a car.” She bumped her leg on the white leather sectional on the way to the door. He followed her, his wide stride keeping up with her fast legs with no problem.
“Be careful, love. Don’t hurt yourself.”
Spinning around just before she reached the front door, she held her hands up, making contact with this chest. “Stop it! Stop being sweet, Konrad. That makes it harder to not like you, to not want you.”
“You don’t have to go. You don’t have to make a decision about me this very moment.”
Their eyes met, lingered. Would she stay? He had no idea. He knew absolutely nothing about what she would do or say.
“I work for you.”
“You work for A-Plus Temporaries.” The need to take her in his arms was intense, but he didn’t dare touch her, not after she dropped her hands from his chest.
“Yes, you’ve mentioned it.”
“I don’t feel the same as before.” Words flew from his mouth, words he should have kept inside. “I don’t want to be who you think I am.”
“But you are.”

When she turned, he felt the biggest hole in his chest emerge. Complete emptiness inside. And just like that, she was on the other side of the door.

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Book Review- Kiss Carlo-I Read Book Tours

About the book 
• Hardcover: 544 pages
• Publisher: Harper (June 20, 2017)
From Adriana Trigiani, the beloved New York Times-bestselling author of The Shoemaker’s Wife, comes an exhilarating epic novel of love, loyalty, and creativitythe story of an Italian-American family on the cusp of change.
It’s 1949 and South Philadelphia bursts with opportunity during the post-war boom. The Palazzini Cab Company & Western Union Telegraph Office, owned and operated by Dominic Palazzini and his three sons, is flourishing: business is good, they’re surrounded by sympathetic wives and daughters-in-law, with grandchildren on the way. But a decades-long feud that split Dominic and his brother Mike and their once-close families sets the stage for a re-match.
Amidst the hoopla, the arrival of an urgent telegram from Italy upends the life of Nicky Castone (Dominic and his wife’s orphaned nephew) who lives and works with his Uncle Dom and his family. Nicky decides, at 30, that he wants more—more than just a job driving Car #4 and more than his longtime fiancée Peachy DePino, a bookkeeper, can offer. When he admits to his fiancée that he’s been secretly moonlighting at the local Shakespeare theater company, Nicky finds himself drawn to the stage, its colorful players and to the determined Calla Borelli, who inherited the enterprise from her father, Nicky must choose between the conventional life his family expects of him or chart a new course and risk losing everything he cherishes.
From the dreamy mountaintop village of Roseto Valfortore in Italy, to the vibrant streets of South Philly, to the close-knit enclave of Roseto, Pennsylvania, to New York City during the birth of the golden age of television, Kiss Carlo is a powerful, inter-generational story that celebrates the ties that bind, while staying true to oneself when all hope seems lost.
Told against the backdrop of some of Shakespeare’s greatest comedies, this novel brims with romance as long buried secrets are revealed, mistaken identities are unmasked, scores are settled, broken hearts are mended and true love reigns. Trigiani’s consummate storytelling skill and her trademark wit, along with a dazzling cast of characters will enthrall readers. Once again, the author has returned to her own family garden to create an unforgettable feast. Kiss Carlo is a jubilee, resplendent with hope, love, and the abiding power of la famiglia.
And I thought 
They had me at the cover.  When I was offered to read
Kiss Carlo from Laura at I Read Book Tours I jumped at the 
chance.  It just looked dreamy to me.  The gorgeous 
cover drew me in.  Opening the first few pages had 
me and kept me drawn in to the end. 
Kiss Carlo wasn't a fast read at 544 pages.  But many 
times you just don't want a book to end.   This was one.
Honestly I wasn't sure how I felt about the time period.
I have never read a book from this time period and 
wasn't really sure how I would like it.  
Honestly I have wondered where I've been that I haven't 
stumbled onto Adrianae Trigiani before.  I've welcomed 
the introduction.  
I look forward to reading more!  
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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Daughter of the Sun by Zoe Kalo

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About the book 
Sixteen-year-old Trinity was born during a solar eclipse and left at the doorsteps of a convent along with a torn piece of papyrus covered with ancient symbols. Raised by nuns in the English countryside, she leads a quiet life until she’s whisked away to the Island of Cats and a grandmother she never knew. 

But before they can get to know each other, her grandmother dies. All that Trinity has left is a mysterious eye-shaped ring. And a thousand grieving cats. As Trinity tries to solve the enigma of the torn papyrus, she discovers a world of bloody sacrifices and evil curses, and a prophecy that points to her and her new feline abilities. 

Unwilling to believe that any of the Egyptian gods could still be alive, Trinity turns to eighteen-year-old Seth and is instantly pulled into a vortex of sensations that forces her to confront her true self—and a horrifying destiny.

CULT OF THE CAT - Series Blurb

According to ancient Egyptian prophecy, three feline goddesses—Bastet, Sekhmet, and Mafdet—would one day be reborn as triplets during a solar eclipse.

But someone—or something—separated them at birth. Because if ever they were reunited, they would unleash a blistering power that could destroy the world. 

In an adventure where the past confronts the present, and blood, betrayal and secrets abound, the triplets face each other for the first time. And discover they’re the only force able to stop the evil god Apophis from enslaving humanity.
And I thought 
Not a normal kind of read for me.  

Daughter of the Sun is filled with action and adventure. 
With a combination of Egyptian mythology and cultism Daughter of the Sun is a captivating read.  

A page turner that will keep the reader engaged and turning the pages to the end.  

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Tuesday Teaser-Feat. About That Kiss by Jill Shalvis

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About that Kiss

Kylie Masters watched him walk into her shop like he owned it while simultaneously pretending not to notice him. A tricky balancing act that she’d gotten good at. Problem was, like it or not, her attention was caught and captured by the six foot, leanly muscled, scowling guy now standing directly in front of her, hands shoved in his pockets, body language clearly set to Frustrated Male.
She sighed, gave up the ridiculous pretense of being engrossed by her phone, and looked up. 

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Murder of a Good Man-Book Review-Great Escapes Tour w/ Giveaway

Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Setting – Texas
Camel Press (January 15, 2018)
Paperback: 256 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1603816359

About the book 
When Nora Alexander drives into Piney Woods, Texas, to fulfill her dying mother’s last wish, she has no idea what awaits her. First she is run off the road, then the sealed letter she delivers turns out to be a scathing rebuke to the town’s most beloved citizen and favored candidate for Piney Woods Pioneer: Adam Brockwell. Next thing you know, Adam has been murdered in a nasty knife attack. Suspicion instantly falls on Nora, one of the last people to see him alive. After all, everyone in Piney Woods loved him. Or did they? Nora learns that her mother had a complicated past she never shared with her daughter. Told not to leave town by Tuck the flirty sheriff, Nora finds a job with Tuck’s Aunt Marty trying to get the rundown Tunie Hotel back in the black. The old hotel was Piney Woods’ heart and soul in its heyday as an oil boomtown. Now the secrets it harbors may be the key to getting Nora off the hook. She’s going to need to solve the mystery quickly to avoid arrest, or worse: becoming the killer’s next victim.
And others are saying 
Family secrets abound in this small town novel. . . Not an easy mystery to figure out.
~Laura’s Interests
There is an amazing amount of secrets revealed that I never really saw coming making this a fascinating read, to say the least.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews
And I thought
First off . . . I was reeling right along with Nora about all the secrets!  

It was a little predictable because Nora's mom on her deathbed asks Nora to deliver a letter to a man she never told Nora about.

As soon as I realized who the man was...he's age etc.  I realized 
he was Nora's father.  But the secrets don't stop there.  And, I can't say more because I just can't 'spoil it'! 

And that is where 'predictable' ended.  I promise if you a fan of a good Cozy you'll love this Cozy.  You might just have a hard time figuring out 'Who Dun It'. 

I loved that the author set us up for a great new series!  Book 
1 has the makings of a great series.  

The characters are fun, believable, charming and welcoming.  
I can't wait to read more about this little town.  

And, to see what trouble Nora might get into down the road!  

I might be a tad biased because the story takes place in the Piney Woods of Texas my home state.  

And, the cover 'got me' because it reminded me so much of a town close to me that is so fun to visit and shop in!  

I am looking forward to my next visit with Nora and her friends 
at the Tunie Hotel!

Murder of A Good Man is a 5 star keep you turning the pages 

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I was delighted to get the chance to chat with Teresa . . . 

Is this your first tour with Lori at Great Escapes? 
No. I found Lori while doing my Pecan Bayou Series. I love it that she caters to cozy authors.

What is your favorite part of the tour? (interviews, quest post etc.)
Interviews! Writers live a pretty solitary existence, so I love it when people ask how I do what I do.

Before we get into the new book I have a few fun questions.  At least I hope they are fun!

Do you have any little guilty pleasures that you indulge in when you writing? 
You are asking me this in January, also known as resolution month. So I say, healthy salads, 8 glasses of water a day, plenty of exercise (and maybe a little macaroni and cheese!)

Do you have any pets that keep you company while you write? I write with Max a toy poodle and Martin Luther a long-haired dachshund.  They helped me out with several books and yes, we all fight over the chair I sit in to write.

Which is more intriguing as a place to write.   A private island?  A cabin in the woods?
The busy city?    Have you ever written in any of these places?
I guess technically I write in the busy city. If I could write anywhere it would be a cabin in the woods. No distractions. I've read books about people who go to a cabin and come back with a book. I can't imagine having that much undisturbed to write. Knowing me, I'd get writer's block.

Can you tell us a little about the new series?  How many books in the series are planned?  This series takes place in the historic Tunie Hotel in East Texas.  The Tunie has seen better days and is picked up in foreclosure by one of the characters. It is the ultimate rehab project, but what fun! I have a brother who has worked in hotels for decades and over the years he shared stories about his life behind the front desk. From drunks, to robberies, to con men and even a few celebrities. What a great backdrop for a variety of characters coming and going. In the first book Nora gets her footing in Piney Woods by finding friends, family and a job. At this time there are two more books planned for the series! I am loving writing Nora and the occupants of Piney Woods.

As I said I am just a few pages in so I have to ask are Nora and Tuck gonna get cozy?
I understand if you can’t answer to keep from spoiling things.  I'll admit it. I'm a hopeless romantic.  If you are a few pages in, then you know there is a definite attraction between the two characters. Could be.

How did you choose the wonderful location of Texas?  I am a native Texan so I 
was super excited to get the chance to read the book!   I love the charming small town!

I think I started considering the Piney Woods area for a book series when I was driving my daughter up to Nacogdoches to look at Stephen F. Austin College. I loved the woods and small town feeling up there.  Maybe it's because I grew in Colorado that I still get excited seeing so many trees! 

If you were to have a little time for a chit chat with one of the cast who would you choose?   What would you serve?  Coffee, tea a glass of wine?  I guess it would be tea with Rosalyn or anyone who was at the Tunie Hotel in forties and fifties.  I loved creating the history of the place and would want to hear more. I grew up near the Stanley Hotel in Colorado It had a history of presidents, inventors and a bevy of famous people who stayed there.  I loved going up there and looking at the rooms, the elevator, the stairway, and even the smell of the wood. I guess it's a hyperactive writer mind thing.

I love the cover my first thought was it reminded me of Grapevine, Texas.  I was wondering how much input do you have in the cover design.  Is it a real place?   I admit I am a bit of a cover junkie I am always curious! 
 I only had a little input, but I wanted the look of a small town. I wish it was a real place because I think I would love to live there!

Thanks so much for visiting today.  I had a great time.  Congratulations on the new book and Best Wishes on the tour!

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