Today, my guest is another author participating in the Nutcracker Reimagined anthology. Please welcome Tina DeSalvo!
Hi everyone, and thank you Deb for inviting me to stop by to say hello and talk about my books. It is one of my favorite things to chat about. It’s up there with talking about recipes, family and oh, heck, let me confess now, I like to talk about almost anything. Yeah, the truth is out, I enjoy visiting with readers and anyone who doesn’t rush off in the other direction (I have yet to chase after anyone). LOL. I guess I should introduce myself so you know who this chatty person is yammering away – My name is Tina DeSalvo and I write contemporary romances with a little bit of mystery and a whole lot of laughter and emotion. My favorite settings are small towns. And, I love to surround my hero and heroine around eccentric, crazy, well-meaning people who make us smile, laugh and just plain-ole feel good. In my Second Chance Novel series, my books are set in the heart of Cajun Country in south Louisiana – a place I am very familiar with as that is where I have lived, worked, raised my family and passed a good time! I hope you give the Second Chance Novel Series a try – Elli, Jewell, Abby, as well as, Hunt for Christmas, Out-lanta and A Second Chance in Vegas.
The Rocky Mountains also hold a special place in my heart, too. My hubs, Mr. Co-Man, and I spend a lot of time there enjoying the majestic scenery and cool temperatures. We consider it a second home. The Rockies is the setting for my Cloud Hill series – the first book (a novella) is part of the AMAZING Nutcracker Reimagined Christmas Collection. I am so honored to be included with the wonderful authors writing for this collection! The title of my novella is Christmas at the Inn on Cloud Hill. The following books in this series are Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer – the names of the sisters this series is about and you briefly hear about in Christmas). Oh, I’m so excited to share this series with y’all!
I had so much fun writing my story, Christmas at the Inn on Cloud Hill for the Nutcracker Reimagined Christmas Collection. As I mentioned before, it is the first story of a new series I am writing, so researching and exploring then new setting has been really fun. I have moved from the bayous of Louisiana to the high elevation Rocky Mountains of Colorado with this setting. Although the landscape is very different, the heart of what I write about is the same – small towns, sense of community and family with a hodge-podge of eccentric personalities. All, who are basically good people who care for one another and the place they live. In this Christmas novella Country Music Superstar, Daniel Brooks, has comes to the tiny village of Cloud Hill for a little R & R and reunites with a childhood acquaintance, Aurora Morgan. Now an accomplished muralist who is back in Cloud Hill to paint a mural at the historic Inn of the owner’s four daughters, Aurora hopes to prove to herself she has indeed come to terms with a horrific life-changing event from her past. She didn’t realize she would have to face the man who had set it all in motion though – Daniel Brooks. As they get reacquainted for the first time in over twenty years, the town’s historical society decides that good fortune has rained down on them with a talented artist and a musician! They manage to get both Daniel and Aurora to help with the annual Christmas Festival – in particular the Nutcracker Variety Show. I hope you enjoy this story with its elderly ladies dancing in sequined tutus, defiant fostered three-legged deer, and a kilt-wearing handyman, who all play roles to create this Nutcracker story REIMAGINED in a way to bring Daniel and Aurora together to find love, happiness and resolution.
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Learn more about Tina and her books at her website.
Tina has very graciously offered a giveaway today, of two free copies of her e-book, e-book copies of the first Book in her Second Chance Series, Elli, a Second Chance Novel. Please comment on this post and say what it is you like or dislike about the Classic Nutcracker Story for your chance to win. Good luck!