Shannon here: Carole Brown shares insight into her real life romance & a chance to win a copy of her latest mystery, Bat Crazy. Comment or answer the question at the end of the post to enter the drawing. Deadline: Sept 12th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Carole:
- What’s the most romantic thing your spouse has ever done for you?
Well, we weren’t rich when we first met, but for our first Christmas, my two present requests were for: a piano and white roses. I got both! My husband has seldom let me down through the years.
- Do you and your spouse have a favorite romantic restaurant?
I LOVE romantic dinners! We don’t really have a favorite, but candles, flowers and quiet music and conversation with the man I adore, sounds romantic to me!
- Do you and your spouse have a favorite song?
We love the old romantic songs like: Sweet Caroline and Through the Years
Recently, we’ve enjoyed I Love Dreaming
- What’s the most romantic present your spouse ever bought for you?
My husband does a lot of romantic things for me, but one of my favorites was when he was giving a report to a conference and in it he not only thanked his wife (me!) but presented me with a dozen roses. Beautiful act of love.
- Do you and your spouse have a favorite romantic vacation destination?
We love traveling so it’s hard to pick, but the Smokies is one of our very favorites. Whether we’re laughing together or listening to music shows or walking in the streams and forest trails, we love being together. Because we work at it, in spite of our differences, our love is stronger than ever.
- What simple gesture does your spouse do that melts you every time?
My husband is a super polite man (and he taught our boys the same!) but one thing I love is his hands: the way we hold hands, the way he guides me when walking, and I love watching his hands when he’s working. Strong but gentle.
About Carole: Brown not only has her award winning (Winner of the 2015 Christian Small Publisher Award in General Fiction, nominated for an Epic Award, RWA International Digital Awards finalist in Inspiration, Laurel Award finalist, Selah finalist; Genesis semi-finalist) debut novel, The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman, available for purchase now, but a companion book called West Virginia Scrapbook: From the Life of Caralynne Hayman, filled with tidbits of information about West Virginia.
A fun, lighthearted mystery series began with the first book: Hog Insane, introducing Denton and Alex Davies. Her WWII romantic suspense Spies series began with With Music In Their Hearts, began featuring three red-headed sisters, three spies, and three stories.
Besides being a member and active participant of many writing groups, Carole Brown enjoys mentoring beginning writers. She loves to weave suspense and tough topics into her books, along with a touch of romance and whimsy, and is always on the lookout for outstanding titles and catchy ideas. She and her husband reside in SE Ohio but have ministered and counseled nationally and internationally. Together, they enjoy their grandsons, traveling, gardening, good food, the simple life, and did she mention their grandsons? Learn more and connect:
About the book – Bat Crazy:
Monster Bats with red eyes that attack humans?
Denton doesn’t think so and Alex hopes not, but who are they to quibble with the local gossip?
Transmission problems and a blown tire land Denton and Alex Davies right in the middle of a dilapidated, unfriendly town that’s welcoming no strangers, least of all nosy ones with a bent toward solving mysteries.
But with support from the town detective–an admirer of the Davies–and their own tenacious personalities, Denton and Alex aren’t easily scared off. Not when warnings in the form of painted bats show up on the porch of their rented cabin, not when the mayor threatens to run them out of town and not even when Denton finds the bones . . .
An ancient story, a bit of a map, a lost jewel and even a bat clan serve to provide the Davies and their sidekick, Taffy, the dog, their hardest case so far.
Question for readers: In Bat Crazy, Alex is not crazy about bats. What animal (insect, bird, whatever) is your least favorite; one you’re not “crazy” about?
Come back Sept 2 for Cathy Elliot!