Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Virtue Blog Tour!!!



Candice and Susan thought they had it all, but they were dead wrong. Their lives were in jeopardy the day they learned the daunting truth about one formidable man.

Candice, incognito, now occupies the penthouse suite as the in-house call girl at Manhattan's swankiest hotel. She rises to the top of her profession paying more attention to the psychological longings of her clients. After all, sex is so much more than just sex. Even though she has powerful men under her influence, Candice still glances over her shoulder.

Susan, once a wealthy Atlanta socialite, played by the rules only to be confronted with an unimaginable ultimatum. She snaps out of her charm school coma realizing the last twenty-three years played like a sinister joke at her expense. Now she has one goal. Stay alive.

One will survive.

VIRTUE takes you on a ride of sultry suspense. Buckle up.

 My Review:


 This book took me by surprise. I wasn't sure what to expect with Virtue but I am extremely happy that I had the opportunity to read it.

Susan is the picture perfect southern wife who had it all; beautiful home, magician in the kitchen and is married to the perfect man. All that changes in the blink of an eye and she is left to second guess everything.

Candice is a small fish in a big pond when she finds herself in New York. Struggling to become a writer, she finds herself fish on her luck until she goes to The Regal. Will she make it in the Big Apple or will she get chewed to and spit out like chewing gum that lost its flavor?

Find out when you read Virtue!

I found myself laughing and cussing while I read this book. The author did an amazing job on creating scenes so powerful that it's hard to remember that this is just a story. But is it really just a story? Incredible job!!!

Book Link:

Purchase Links:


Author Bio 

My first word was "cookie." That tells you just about everything you need to know about me. 

I was born in Columbia, South Carolina weighing a meager three pounds, which was tenuous back in those days. As usual, I was early for my own birthday by three months. My theory is everyone's punctuality is innate. I'm early for almost everything. 

My folks moved to Atlanta when I was nine months old and I stayed there until I was twenty-four. My itch was Manhattan. I can still remember signaling my first taxi and when that checker cab pulled over for me, I became Audrey Hepburn. Even though I understand the whys, I miss those over sized cabs and their character. There's nothing glamorous in putting your hand out for a yellow Prius. 

I fell for a "Yankee" and never made it back to Atlanta. We tied the knot and made three beautiful children. Funny, my youngest son read the first few pages of VIRTUE, and his only comment was, "This is fiction, right?"

My friends and family have been telling me to write for years. The challenge was coming up with the story. VIRTUE was inspired by scandalous newspaper headlines. A Governor got caught with an escort. That had me scratching my head. Why would a powerful man risk his career? And what about the escort? She looked like a pretty girl and came from a nice family. Then I researched the history of prostitution and came to understand why it is referred to as "the oldest profession." Yes, prostitution is in The Bible.

My second novel, MY FATHER'S AFFAIR, which should be published by June of 2013, was inspired by a true story. I took that story and raised the proverbial stakes. I changed the era and the setting. Things were much different in the early sixties. Small towns are like Cheers where everybody knows your name. But I think the most important aspect of writing this novel was the narrator. The reader sees the story through Ellie's eyes, the thirteen year old daughter, which intensifies the emotions.

Writing gets me out of bed every morning. Okay, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are equally motivating. If I'm not writing, I'm reading. There is nothing better than a great read. My biggest hope is that you find pleasure reading my novels.

Author Links:

Time for a mini Q & A session with our guest today!

Q) Is there a message in your novel/novels that you want readers to grasp?

A) One of my reviewers said it best. There’s no such thing as a perfect white-picketed fence. That’s when you discover someone’s true character. How do they fix the fence?

Q) Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?

A) Virtue was ripped from the headlines. The book I am editing right now, My Father’s Affair, evolved from a story my mom told me about a relative of hers that cheated on her husband.

Q) Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?

A) Publishing your first book is like putting your baby on the school bus for the first time. You don’t want to let go and you worry how it will do out in the world. Saying that, I want to thank the many readers who raved about Virtue, went to the trouble to post a review, and told their friends about a new book they just finished in one day!

Tour Wide Giveaway:

$50 amazon.com giveaway!

To enter leave a comment on as many blog stops as you can!

To follow the Virtue Tour Schedule


No comments:

Post a Comment