Why, you ask?
Well, October 4th marked the day my fifth and last book in the Oak Stand trilogy hit the shelves. It’s called A Touch of Scarlet, and I freaking love it because it’s fun, sexy and fashioned after the romantic comedies of yesteryear. When I was young, I loved watching Hepburn/Tracy movies…or Hepburn/Bogart movies. African Queen anybody? And this book has those same characteristics with some modern flair. So I think it’s the perfect book for a lazy afternoon, snuggling in the bed, on the couch, or up to the tip of your nose in bubbles.
It’s good, but I’m slightly sad that Oak Stand is in my rearview mirror cause that little town has been good to me. I’ve had imaginary burgers at the Dairy Barn, played Wii with Ester at Tucker House and climbed fictional trees with Hunter Todd while Herman the Chihuahua runs circles beneath us. Let’s just say this place became very real to me. Maybe it’s because there are elements of realness nestles within the pages. Realness of my childhood wandering the historical labrynth of the town library, of splashing my hands in the water fountain in Academy Park or fresh as the breeze through the pines as I wheel around on the four wheeler. Oak Stand is every Southern town (especially my hometown of Minden) rolled into one. It’s one person’s paradise (Bubba Malone) and one person’s hell (Kate Newman), but whatever it is, it has been my playground for the past five books.
So do you miss your fictional worlds? I miss Harry Potter’s Mythical World. Oh, for some butterbeer at Hogsmead! Leave me a comment about the fictional places (or, heck, even real ones) and I will choose a lucky commentor to win a copy of A Touch of Scarlet..or any book out of my backlist. And let’s open this up to all commentors, ENALR and guests alike.