1 I hear you have animals in your novels. Tell us about one of the books.
Thank you so much for having me and my book pets visit. Animal rescue is near and dear to my heart. Today I’ll share with you about two very special Basset Hounds in Rainbow Sprinkles. This book is part of the Wild Rose Press “One Scoop or Two” series about ice cream. So what could be better…doggos and dessert! In my novella, there are two hounds named Fred and Sadie. Both quirky dogs are based on my own two from a very fond past. Bassets have an amazing personality and [are] totally food motivated. I brought those characteristics to Lake Unami in Northern New Jersey. Here’s a little taste…
Rainbow Sprinkles Blurb:
Retired and widowed Gloriana Jones is forging on with the plans she and her late husband dreamed of—bringing joy and happiness, one ice cream cone at a time, to Lake Unami. But bad weather is drowning her dream.
A trip to Upstate NY is bittersweet for Nathan James. He is excited to see his first granddaughter but without his wife he’s lonely. When his car breaks down, he heads to the only light he can see, an ice cream shop.
With aid from a heavenly source, electricity sparks, but will the two weather the summer storms and find love a second time? Or will their hopes and dreams melt away?
2. Why do you add animals to your books?
All of my writing has animals in various roles. I’m working on a 2021 (hopefully) release where two German Shepherds (one of my favorite breeds) play a more prominent part. Officer Michael Machau rescued them from a hoarding situation.
I’ve been involved in rescue most of my life. All my fur babies have been adopted, and I’ve fostered both dogs and cats. Bottle kittens by the boatload. And both young and senior dogs. I also worked for almost ten years in an animal emergency hospital.
3. What genres do you write?
I’m a multi-genre author. Since I read everything, that’s the way I write. My favorite is Fantasy/Romance, and Rainbow Sprinkles falls under that category with a second-chance romance and a little heavenly help. I also write mid-grade paranormal and contemporary romantic suspense.
4. Tell us about your kudos or reviews.
I’ve been blessed to have had mostly four- and five-star reviews sprinkled with an occasional three. Rainbow Sprinkles was a finalist in the international digital awards. Rock House Grill a finalist in N.N. Lights Book Heaven, and I’m waiting anxiously for a few other announcements.
One of my favorite reviewers said—Rainbow Sprinkles is a delightful read. Just the book for relaxing at the end of a hectic day. Every page made me happy! That is one of my goals in writing. To make someone happy.
5. How do you promote your books, if you’d like to tell us?
I’d love to skip this question, but it’s an important one. Book promotions are as elusive as a mirage. I’m part of the usual social media, but I don’t know how effective it is in sales. It’s also a great time suck. Blogging is one of my favorites. Being invited to a wonderful site like yours and graciously introduced to your readers is priceless. I also host blogs on my webpage spotlighting other authors and their books at Welcome to the Campfire and Take A Peek. These run weekly on Wednesday and Saturday.
6. Where can readers learn more about your books and connect with you online?
Thank you for asking. Link Tree has all the links, but here’s the individual links:
Marcia James: Thank you, D.V., for stopping by my Go Pets blog! I look forward to reading your novels!
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