Monday, February 20, 2012

Gnome On The Range by Jennifer Zane (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Please give a warm welcome to author Jennifer Zane!

Thank you for having me as a guest on your blog today. I have written an interview with one of my characters from my book Gnome On The Range. Goldie is the wonderful, interfering, meddling mother-in-law who runs the town's only adult store. Enjoy!


Interview with Goldie, owner of Goldilocks Adult Store- Bozeman, MT

When did you open your store and why an adult store?
I opened the store back in the mid-seventies. I'm what you would have called a daring woman. People probably call me a lot of other things today, but that hasn't stopped me yet! Back then, no one talked about sex let alone shopped in a store to buy something to help improve it. Winter in Montana makes for many a cozy night. What better way to spend it than in front of the fire with the one you love?

Speaking of love, do you consider yourself a matchmaker?
If the shoe fits! I wouldn't exactly call myself a nosy sort, but I don't like to see young people all alone. If two people can find love between the sheets, I'm all for helping out.

In what ways do you help, specifically?
I've been known to give someone a little nudge. Others, I provide a little box from Goldilocks to help them get things moving along.

So you think having sex is a way to fall in love? What about dinner and a movie?
Hell. Dinner and a movie are just fine. It's what comes after where I come in. Sex is good anytime. Morning, bedtime, whatever. As long as there are two, or more (!), consenting adults who are staying out of trouble and away from too much TV, so much the better.

Too much TV?
Rots the brain.

Okay. Describe your latest success story on the relationship/marriage front.
All right. I'll replace the names to protect the innocent, but if you're reading this and from Bozeman, it might not be too hard to figure it out. Jessica hadn't been in a relationship in a loooonnng time. She'd found someone who'd relit her pilot light, if you know what I mean. But she was too chicken to make a move. So I sent a little care package to the man, Thomas.

Your care package made them fall in love?
Hell no! It made her so angry with me she took things into her own hands. She wasn't overly quick about it so I threatened another care package. Two days later, bam. The deed was done.

So you really are a matchmaker. In a weird sort of way. Who's your next love victim? Do you have someone in mind?
I sure do! Haven't met the right man for her yet, but when he comes along, I'll be ready.

To do what exactly?
Help them fall in love. By the way, are you in a relationship?

Oh, um. No.
I knew it. Make sure you give me your address and I'll send you a little package from Goldilocks. I'm guessing you're into [author of story removed this section of the interview for personal reasons]. Don't worry, we have that kind of thing in the store.

And that's all for today. Thanks to Goldie of Goldilocks for today's enlightening blog experience.


If you enjoyed this little impromptu interview with Goldie, please read Gnome On The Range to learn how she meddles in the love life of Jane West (aka Jessica in the interview above).
Here is the book blurb:

Once you get the zing you can’t go back.
Jane West has everything a woman could want. A job in a small Montana town’s only adult store, two busy young boys and one dead husband. Everything except a little excitement--a little zing. But that changes one summer morning at a garage sale when her kids buy some garden gnomes. 
Now someone wants those gnomes and will let nothing get in their way. Including Jane. This new excitement for Jane spells trouble for a relationship with new neighbor--and hot fireman--Ty Strickland. Can Jane and Ty handle a relationship meddling mother-in-law, crazy kids, and stay alive while trying to solve the mystery of the garden gnomes?

Jennifer is kindly giving away one digital copy of Gnome On The Range to one reader! To enter, just leave a comment on this post and then fill out the RaffleCopter below. Additional entries are available but not required. Good luck! 

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  1. Fun character interview. I like that Goldie helps people "fall in love." Sometimes we all need a little help. Thanks for the blurb and giveaway. Put this book on my TBR pile.


  2. What a cleaver plot! Love that it is set in Montana- one of my favorite places.

    Adding this to my tbr pile.

    Heather E

  3. Sounds cute and exciting! and the gnomes started it all =)

  4. Thanks for the post and giveaway. It sounds like a cute read.

  5. This book sounds really interesting. Please enter me in contest.

  6. thank you for the great giveaway, i love the cover, it's wonderful and the book sounds awesome. i can hardly wait to start reading.

    tammy ramey

  7. I wouldn't have thought by the title or cover that this is a mystery. Sounds interesting.

  8. Hmm, I could use a care package from Goldie! And I can't pass up anything gnome related, hehehe. This will go in the TBR stack.


    madamswalt (at) gmail (dot)com

  9. What a great interview! We could all use a little love in our lives. :-)

  10. I LOVE Gnomes!!! LOL This book sounds great! :)
    goodblinknpark @

  11. Thanks for the interview & giveaway. ;-)

  12. WOW this is a great interview...and i love the cover, it's wonderful..i cant wait to read this book..

    thanks for the giveaway

    icha09 at gmail dot com


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