WISHING EVERYONE A SAFE, COMFY, AND WARM FILLED VALENTINE’S EVE…
or Jour D’amour (as Peter) Rock Star would say
I picked up a copy of Justin Timberlake’s Man of the Woods CD the other day which is
now available and sharing a couple of my outdoor and woodsy activities to honor the theme of it…
with my Casting Choice for my heroines dad in my Dead Ringer books…
Man of the Woods in Vinyl, hiking, a museum with favorite Bear art, and Spenser for Hire’s Robert Urich as my choice for Tom Cass…
Also Megan Fox Desert Style from Transformer’s 2 –my actress pic for Katie Cass in my books (loved her pink outfit) from this part of the movie, a good Valentines Day outfit IMO –and a beautiful bouquet for all hard working ladies (like my heroine)…
And finally, a song to top off this Valentine post. A favorite, blast from the past (early 90’s) re-make of Go West’s song from the Pretty Woman soundtrack–in case any of you missed SNL’s Jimmy Fallon and Paul Rudd’s fun re-make music video “King of Wishful Thinking” the other night…
It’s been going around on social media and a great song for those dealing with a breakup this holiday — and has lots of nostalgia and fun, it’s a favorite:
Cheers! XOXO Tia
Hello Angels & Knights:
February is upon us already and yesterday was the day of the Groundhog! Tomorrow is the Super Bowl and it’s cold, and I am really looking forward to seeing some of the commercials, advertisements and new movie trailers–especially the one for Mission Impossible 6…if you read my Author Bio I adore Tom Cruise and love his commitment as Ethan Hunt in the series and I think he’s kind of cute too!
And in case you missed my previous update my Book Two will be available in March around St. Patrick’s…a friend of mine said she left my book on her coffee table and when a friend stayed over he read it that night (in one sitting) and wanted book two…which will be available in March..
So without further ado…there have been quite a few questions asked from friends and other readers about story related happenings–in my Dead Ringer book one and more, so I’m going to answer two of those questions today and share a readers favorite character…
- When Katie (my heroine) spots a Denver license plate during one of her almost hit and runs–one reader’s question was is there such a thing as a Denver license plate…and Yes there is such a thing as Denver plates (check one below):
2. And another reader’s concern was why Katie my main character graduated in the winter? Why winter–and not a spring graduation…well, my heroine had quite a few things happen to her during her senior year of college (a scandal for one) which is mentioned so it would not be unusual for her to take a semester longer than the schedule she may have planned (although we can only speculate) for her reasons have not yet been shared.
A FUN FACT:
I also graduated college in the winter…I had more than my fair share of credits just not the right ones for the degree I was earning. I liked taking classes and took some courses along the way on subjects I was interested in (that did not apply to my degree)– and not because I had to just because I was interested, so when graduation came around I needed two specific courses to complete the degree I was earning and took them in the fall:
WINTER GRADS ROCK!
AND A READER’S FAVORITE IS
CHACE THE FACE
One of my readers found him interesting and a dandy as she put it, and was curious to know more about him and his situation. Chace is the hot but sleazy laborer–who works at Cass who Katie went out with once, and I imagined someone who looks like Rob Lowe (for being very easy on the eyes) since described as other-worldly good looking, he is also extremely problematic and Trouble with a capital T to say the very least..
That is all for this update! Thanks for reading!
XOXO Tia B.
Happy New Year
BETWEEN PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL OBLIGATIONS MY BOOK RELEASE DATES HAVE CHANGED:
BOOK TWO WILL RELEASE IN MARCH 2018 (AROUND ST. PATRICKS) perfect since a St. Patrick’s themed book..
BOOK PARTY WILL BE A WEEK AFTER THE RELEASE OF BOOK THREE (to be announced) — coordinating the venue, with band and photographer…
In the meantime I’ve added a new playlist (Tia’s top tunes & faves) and updated my Rock Star Peter Sleigh playlist on my author YouTube!
Also below is an excerpt from book one ROCK STAR which is available…
and a Mood Board to accompany my Dead Ringer series:
Each week I will be updating and sharing answers to readers questions, reader favorites, location inspiration in Real Time, and more…
SO STAY TUNED!
Have a Rockin’ weekend! XOXO Tia
BACK (with Blurb) & FRONT:
A Dead Ringer for Katie HARD TO HOLD!
COMING 2018 (to be announced)!
And if you haven’t had a chance to check out my interview with Musician Todd Meredith–tab over to my Tia’s Behind the Scenes and get to know him, it’s fun mixed with romance & Rock & Roll (the link below):
pic below of Todd as Carl Perkins in the live production of
Million Dollar Quartet (holding the guitar) one of the many performances where he rocked the house:
& finally What I’m reading:
“The Next Elvis: Searching for Stardom at Sun Records” by Barbara Barnes Simms –who tells her story of working at Sun Records as Publicist & Sales Promotion Coordinator from 1957-1960 who liaised with distributors and wrote liner notes for the first albums of Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis & Charlie Rich…
& a new banner featuring my three book Dead Ringer Mystery series, a (crime-comedy-caper) with romance:
Book One “Rock Star” is (available now), Book Two “Real Time” (coming in March), and Book Three “Hard To Hold” (2018) to be announced…
SO CHECK BACK SOON!
Thanks for reading! You Rock! Tia B.
MY BOOK THREE COVER & TITLE
“A Dead Ringer for Katie HARD TO HOLD!”
of my Dead Ringer Series…
More information (including the back with blurb)
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Below are excerpts from both of my books “A Dead Ringer for Katie ROCK STAR” & “A Dead Ringer for Katie REAL TIME!” of my
DEAD RINGER SERIES
“A Dead Ringer for Katie REAL TIME!” Excerpt 1:
“A Dead Ringer for Katie ROCK STAR!” Excerpt 2:
“A Dead Ringer for Katie REAL TIME!”
Excerpt 3 & 4:
Book One Rock Star is already available &
Book Two Real Time is coming soon!
Also a bonus pic of one of my book shelves, with Katie doll and some book related and not book related collectables…
Ninja’s, a Lei, an alligator and copies my Book One…
Thanks for reading!!! And Happy New Year!!!
WISHING EVERYONE A FESTIVE AND SAFE HOLIDAY…
Driving through the neighborhoods, listening to holiday music while looking at all of the lights and decorations…
(is a holiday tradition)
And below are a few of my holiday favorites from this season–
with a new Author pic…
Happy Holidays!!! Merry Christmas!!!
I will also have an excerpt to share from “A Dead Ringer for Katie REAL TIME” around the New Year! Have a wonderful evening…
And Happy Reading : )