I realized I hadn’t taken our scenic route to Yellowstone Park for a while. I believe the Park is still closed, though it might have opened by the time this post goes live. It’s been such a funky spring, it is hard to know.
The hubs is a dedicated geyser gazer and will wait for days to photograph one of the rare eruptions. If you’d like to see more his Yellowstone Flickr set, just click here.
My personal scenic route has been mostly in my imagination as I take it back to New Orleans for the next installment in my Big Uneasy series. The fictional food doesn’t quite satisfy, but I can get the music vibe with a playlist and see the sights in my mind. Score!
Speaking of The Big Uneasy, I was thrilled to get my first review of Relatively Risky from Midwest Book Review:
“Jones’ writing style is unique: a strong dose of noir balanced with humor and witty dialogue. The plot moves at a fast pace as does the chemistry between Alex and Nell. The characters are well-developed and likeable, the relationship between Alex and his 12 siblings fun, and the New Orleans ambience conveyed so realistically the reader will feel as if they have been plopped down right in the middle of the Big Easy.”
Oh yes, I’m happy. 🙂 Have you been to Yellowstone Park? Seen a geyser? Gazed at it for a while? All comments are entered into my monthly drawing for $10 AnaBanana gift card. Winner is announced in the first blog post of the new month.
Nell Whitby is starting over in New Orleans, meeting with a publisher for her children’s book, sketching tourists in the French Quarter, and leaving the tragic death of her parents behind. When a handsome detective asks her for a date, her fresh start seems perfect…until a dangerous family secret bubbles up from the past and puts her life in jeopardy.
The oldest of thirteen children, detective Alex Baker has two goals in life: solve murders and avoid anyone under the age of ten. That is, until the day the quirky children’s book author foils a carjacking, becomes a target for the mob, and makes his libido sit up and reconsider the whole no-kids thing. If he doesn’t protect her, she’ll be the next body to turn up in his homicide investigation.
As bullets start to fly, Nell can’t resist her sexy bodyguard or ignore her past, and Alex must protect the irresistible kid-magnet who has them both in the crosshairs.