Shannon here: Leann Betts shares insight into her character’s romance from her latest, Contemporary Romantic Suspense, Missing Deposits. Comment or answer the question in this post to enter the drawing for a copy. Paperback for U.S. only or ebook. Deadline: Jan 4th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Leann:
Interview with Carly Turnquist, forensic accountant:
- What’s the most romantic thing your spouse has ever done for you?
Just the other day, Mike had an hour break in his workday, and he looked across the desk and asked me, “Can I fold that mountain of laundry for you?” I almost swooned with love for that guy!
- What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done for your spouse?
One of Mike’s love languages is touch, so I found a booklet of “Love Coupons”, and marked every one that offered a back rub, foot rub, massage, or cuddle time for him. He has been busy cashing those in. Often. I suspect he’s making copies so he can get multiple uses J
- Where is the most romantic place you and your spouse have ever been?
I told Mike before I married him that I would live anywhere with him, even if it meant living in our car (if times got rough). So wherever we are, romance is there, because he is there, too.
- Do you and your spouse have a favorite romantic restaurant?
We both love buffets, and crab legs, and prime rib, so we have a favorite buffet that offers unlimited on crab legs and prime rib. It’s not romantic per se, but we only go there for special occasions, so it’s romantic in the middle of the hustle and bustle of a buffet.
- Do you and your spouse have a favorite song?
Stand by Your Man. It was the first song we danced to at our wedding. Some folks think it puts women down, but if you listen to the words, you realize it’s about recognizing our man isn’t perfect, but that when I stand by him, we are stronger and better together.
- What’s the most romantic present your spouse ever bought for you?
I always wanted to try oil painting a-la-Bob-Ross of the 70s and 80s public television. Mike took me to a class, and I’ve been painting ever since.
- What’s the most romantic present you ever bought your spouse?
Mike loves to eat, so a few years ago, I took him on an all-day eating frenzy interspersed with activities. We started at a breakfast restaurant, then went to a batting cage. Lunch was at a local sporting goods restaurant, followed by two hours of traipsing the store with him. Then on to miniature golf, and then our favorite buffet. However, after eating three large meals that day, he made me promise we would limit future birthdays to eating only twice.
- Do you and your spouse have a favorite romantic vacation destination?
No, but we want to cruise the Panama Canal. Our favorite vacation–and perhaps most romantic to date (besides, of course, our road trip honeymoon)–was our Alaskan Cruise. Until I found the body.
- What simple gesture does your spouse do that melts you every time?
He waggles his eyebrows.
About Leeann: Leeann Betts writes contemporary romantic suspense, while her real-life persona, Donna Schlachter, pens historical romantic suspense. Missing Deposits is the 11th title in her cozy mystery series, and together she and Donna have published more than 30 novellas and full-length novels. They ghostwrite, judge writing contests, edit, facilitate a critique group, and are members of American Christian Fiction Writers, Writers on the Rock, Christian Authors Network, and Sisters in Crime. Leeann travels extensively to research her stories, and is proud to be represented by Terrie Wolf of AKA Literary LLC. Learn more and connect:
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About the book – Missing Deposits: Carly looks forward to a vacation when Mike is hired to assist a rancher family in western Colorado catalogue their various mineral rights following the discovery of a large copper field on their property. However, Carly soon learns that the real wealth—and the real danger—aren’t below ground. Someone is out to keep a secret bigger and more profitable than copper.
And they’re willing to kill for it.
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