Welcome readers, I've got the wonderful JC McKenzie for you this Thursday.
And we're helping her celebrate the release of her newest book
The Shucker's Booktique,
part of the Lobster Cove series brought to you by The Wild Rose Press.
Hi JC, thanks for being with us again.
Can you tell me three words that describe yourself starting with A, B, and C ?
A – artistic
B – brainy
C – caring
What are your three favorite things?
My son, my husband, the ocean… in that order!
What for you is the best part of writing? What is the worst?
The best thing is being able to write the book I want to read.
The worst is trying to juggle my desire to write all the time with a full time job and being a mom, wife and friend.
Is there a process you stick to, or do you just write as it hits you?
Right now, I write whenever I have a spare moment. I feel like I’ve been doing mostly editing with two releases coming out around the same time and a third project in the final editing stage before submission, but I hope I can spend more time actually writing new stuff soon. Mostly I write after my son has gone to bed or is taking a nap. It’s hard to write a sexy scene when you have miniature cars being chucked at your face. Plus, I don’t want to miss spending time with my son.
Was there any particular inspiration for your characters or story?
When the Wild Rose Press announced the Lobster Cove project, I immediately got the idea for this story and it wouldn’t leave me alone. I had to put my other project on hold, so I could get it out of my system.
What’s the one thing you would do if you could be your character for a day?
If I could be Lon, I’d ride the waves and live by the tide. There’s something truly beautiful about getting lost in the moment and tuning into the environment.
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MISSING AUNT? MYSTERIOUS STRANGER? STRANGE TOWN? WILLA’S GOT PROBLEMS BIGGER THAN A BARCODE
Title: The Shucker’s Booktique
Series Name: Lobster Cove
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Editor: Lara Parker
Cover Artist: Debbie Taylor of DCA Graphics
Theme(s): Shapeshifters, supernatural
SubGenre(s): Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
Rating: Spicy (PG13)
Page Count: 115
Word Count: 27346
Digital Price: 2.99
Digital ISBN 978-1-62830-659-0
COPYRIGHT © 2014 by J. C. McKenzie
After her fiancé dumps her and her beloved Aunt Jenny goes missing, Willa Eklund travels to Lobster Cove with a broken heart to search for Jenny while running her bookstore. When a mysterious man visits the Shucker's Booktique on a stormy night drenched in rain and covered in mud, Willa's heart melts under his stormy gaze. She wants Lon and the answers he may have, but he also has a secret. Can Willa trust him?
Lon Devlin is a Tempest, a water sprite who can only take a human form during stormy nights. He rides the waves, lives by the tides, and nothing can hold him down, not even a beautiful woman. When he visits his mortal friend, he discovers she's missing and her intriguing niece has taken her place. He wants Willa, but he also wants answers. What happened to Jenny?
Thump! Thump! Thump!
No! She gasped. It couldn’t be. The banging on the front door of the booktique had to be a figment of her imagination. She couldn’t will Lon into existence. Why would he come back? Especially if he was involved. Unless…cold ice prickled up her spine…unless he needed to eliminate her to take care of loose ends.
No. Crazy thoughts, Willa. He could’ve taken care of her the night before. No, her heart hammered against her chest for a different reason. But it didn’t matter. The knocking on the door wouldn’t, couldn’t be him.
Thump! Thump! Thump!
Could it? She clutched her hot mug in both hands and turned toward the doorway leading to the bookstore. From the kitchen in the back room, she had a clear view through the store to the front door, but not who stood on the other side.
“Willa!” Lon growled. “Wake up and let me in!”
Willa gasped and almost dropped her cup. The tea sloshed around and some spilled over her hands. It burned, but she didn’t move. She couldn’t breathe. Somehow the air got trapped inside her throat. Why was he here? What did he want?
Oh God, let it be me!
About the Author:
Born and raised on the Haida Gwaii, off the West Coast of Canada, J.C. McKenzie grew up in a pristine wilderness that inspired her to dream. She writes Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance.
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Twitter Page: www.twitter.com/JC_McKenzie
As a special treat, JC is running a Rafflecopter Giveaway from October 15-22