Today is November 15th which means that NaNoWriMo has arrived at the half-way point! Any NaNo writers out there? How are you doing? Keep it up...just two more weeks to go!
If you saw my last post, you read about a new book coming out by an author named Leigh Scott. It's a trilogy called The Goddess of Tornado Alley, and this first book is titled Dead Beat Dates and Deities. She posted the first chapter of this novel on her blog on November 1st. Today she is posting chapter two and I don't want you to miss it. Follow this link to check it out.:
In case you didn't see my post a couple of weeks ago, here's the synopsis to the first book of the series:
Twenty-nine year old loan officer Frances Reed, more commonly known as Frank, is smart and beautiful, on just this side of plump with a fondness for caramel macchiatos and white cheddar cheese popcorn that borders on addiction. She’s been on more than her share of dates but has yet to find her prince among an army of toads. Her love life is helpless and she’s sure she’s doomed to live her life without finding that special someone she wants to fight over the remote control with.
During another disappointing date, this one at a restaurant in the local mall, Frank drinks one too many margaritas and decides to ditch her suitor while he’s in the bathroom. She consoles herself with a sale at her favorite lingerie shop but gets a concussion instead of a push up bra when she falls headfirst into a decorative Aphrodite fountain. While unconscious, she has a ‘dream’ in which the statue comes to life to reveal that Frank is a descendant of the goddess herself. With Frank being as romantically challenged as she is, Aphrodite is less than pleased.
Believing this encounter to be nothing more than a hallucination, Frank decides to dismiss it…until her paramedic falls instantly in love with her best friend and a spark is ignited between her mom and her doctor. It soon becomes apparent that people fall in love when in Frank’s presence. Using her newfound ability, Frank starts up a wildly successful online dating site that puts her little town of Sparrow, Nebraska on the map.
What in the world is a goddess born from the sea doing in Tornado Alley? And why can Frank make love connections for everyone in town but herself?
Happy reading, and for all those NaNo participants...KEEP WRITING!