Today I would like to give a warm welcome to author, Angela McCallister, who is joining us with her book - BAD MOUTH!
A Mini-Vacation Wrapped in a Book Cover
So you thought reading a book only gave you a story to lose yourself in? Well, you certainly get that, but it’s also a great opportunity to “travel.” One of my favorite aspects of reading is getting that bit of flavor of a new setting or even a lifestyle. I’ve never even been on a working ranch, but I can just about taste the dust and feel the culture of ranching life in Lorelei’s Rough Riders, for example. Every book is another opportunity to experience another place or even another time.
Bad Mouth is set in the Pacific Northwest, primarily in the Seattle area. I’ve lived in several different places in Washington, having grown up in the Pacific Northwest. It can get quite drizzly and dreary so it made a great setting for vampires, who naturally abhor the sunlight—hey, Washington does get plenty of sun, too, I assure you, lol.
I’ve always loved Seattle. There are so many quirky little places and features many don’t hear about or get to see, so I’ve incorporated many of these into the setting of Bad Mouth. Gas Works Park is one of my favorites. It’s a 19-plus acre industrial site-turned-recreational park, a fun, unique place to visit. I mention the little, colorful townhomes in Wallingford that somewhat model the colorful homes in Italy. The old Fisher flour mill on Harbor Island really did have one of the piers catch on fire several years ago. Later in the Immortalis series, you’ll get a glimpse of the Seattle Underground, Pike Place Market (with its strange wall of gum), the Fremont Troll, the historic Pioneer Square, and the Bavarian-style Leavenworth nearby.
Now when you get a chance to visit Seattle after reading Bad Mouth, you’ll know all the best places to go. What settings have appealed to you the most? Have there been books that inspired you to visit a particular place?
Before I sign off, thank you so much, Crystal, for inviting me to your blog!
Entangled publishing is giving away one e-book of BAD MOUTH, open internationally, to one reader. To enter, just leave a comment on this post answering Angela's question above and then fill out the rafflecopter below. Good luck!
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Angela is giving away one author-signed paranormal book bundle and one $50 Amazon/Barnes and Noble gift card.