Spring is here, or nearly depending on where you are sitting all comfortable in front of your computer. What goes along with spring besides birds chirping and flowers blooming...love and weddings! Two things our guest author knows plenty about, help me welcome Christi Barth!
Christi: I LOVE visiting this blog – thanks for having me!
Lexi: Nice to have you back Christi! Another great release from you, A Fine Romance, the second book in your Aisle Bound Trilogy is out! Congrats! I know this just released...but can I bug you about when Aisle Bound #3 will be out?
Christi: Of course – I want everyone to know. Book 3, Friends to Lovers, releases on October 14. Book 4, A Matchless Romance will be out in early 2014.
Lexi: Can’t come soon enough! Your sweet contemporaries never disappoint. And what goes good with a sweet love story, chocolate. You have some yummy delicacies in A Fine Romance. Your hero, Sam, is a chocolatier...well, runs the family bakery, but has a knack for chocolate. Did you go out and try some new pastries or foods for this book?
Christi: I wish I could blame my gourmet truffle budget on research! I trolled the Internet for flavor combination ideas without ever getting to taste them. But I do enjoy searching out small chocolatiers when I travel, because they always have amazing creations that are a great souvenir.
Lexi: Do you enjoy wine Christi? There are times I am reading...and snacking on some chocolate (I confess to being a chocoholic, though not as bad as Sam your hero) and I think, hey this would go great with a bottle of...! Readers can check out our joint review from last Sunday when we did Wine Club review and pairing, A Fine Romance was our first one. And boy did I find the perfect wine for it! If you had to pick a wine to go along with A Fine Romance, what would you pick Christi?
Christi: Do I enjoy wine, OF COURSE!!!!! Well, it would have to be a red to really pair well with all the chocolate. My suggestion is Molly Dooker Shiraz The Boxer. But don’t limit yourself to drinking it with chocolate. It’s a great wine with anything.
Lexi: You have a couple picnic type basket scenes, each one makes my mouth water. If you had to pack the perfect picnic lunch for your husband what would you bring?
Christi: We picnic on every summer holiday, and a few dates in between. We take it very seriously (kind of a perk of living near so much water – bay breeze, great views – irresistible!). There has to be some sort of summer pasta or grain salad, grapes or cherries, Doritos, cookies, and a bottle of wine. I encourage everyone to picnic more – great date night activity!
Lexi: You can pack a lunch for me any day, especially if you happen to sneak in a sexy man like Sam Lyons. Each of your male leads has his own quirks, but topped off with plenty of good qualities and drool worthy good looks. I am going to be sad to see the end of this series! So pick one, who are you going to miss the most?
Christi: I’m still writing book 4, so as usual, I’m most in love with my current hero. Pierce is a video game creator who runs triathlons (had to sneak those muscles in somehow). But…(whispers and leans closer)…I think my absolute favorite hero is book 3’s Gib. Who among us can resist a sex god with a yummy British accent?
Lexi: Yeah, I am making you think today. Lots of choices! Speaking of choices readers if you are in the mood for a fun sweet contemporary check out A Fine Romance!
Thanks for stopping by again. Congrats on your release and I can’t wait to have you back for the next one!
Christi: Thanks so much. I actually have a book coming out on July 8 to tide you over. It isn’t part of the series, but Love At High Tide is a sexy, sassy, ultimate beach read.
Lexi: Looking forward to it! Though not quite as much as Gib's book, sex god with a British accent...bring it on Christi!!!
Christi is such an awesome guest, she is giving away one ecopy of Sam...oh wait, of A Fine Romance to one of our lucky readers. To enter leave a comment for Christi about your favorite chocolate or wine...or both! Then fill out the Rafflecopter, good luck!
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