Crimson Wonderland Blog Hop

Snow resting on scattered rocks sprinkled throughout a black creek? Crocus’ bullying winter as they push their green through the white? The ‘roll down the windows and blast the playlist’ feeling that comes with the first seventy degree day of spring? Or the humid heat that lays thick on the shoulders of a woman as she watches the murder of her parents?

Welcome to the changing seasons of upstate New York in the romantic suspense, Black Creek Burning. I am visual and rely heavily on the picture an author creates. I believe readers should forget where they’re at when they read. Come…leave your computer and visit the lovely, heartwarming, tension building world of Black Creek Burning.

Brianna Chapman is the only witness to the murder of her parents…an arson that was meant for her. After several years, Brianna learns to cope by burying herself in her beloved teaching job by day and landscaping business by night. What she doesn’t count on is nationally renowned woodworking artist, Nathan Reed. He and his two adorable young nephews move into the run-down historical farmhouse behind her. Nathan pushes his way through Brianna’s hard shell and is determined to both win her heart and solve the murder.

The story takes place in the middle of scenic upstate New York near Seneca Lake in the fictitious small town of Northridge. Come join Nathan as he, “patiently transforms Brianna from an icy self-proclaimed independent into a woman willing to accept the love of a strong man and a family in need of a mother…” as said by EPIC Award Winning Author, Laurie Larsen. You’ll travel through three seasons with both the physical and metaphorical changes that occur in each. Enjoy a saucy stop in an Oregon tree house hotel and a sentimental trip to Niagara Falls.

To enter the rafflecopter contest for a chance to win either a $100 giftcard or one of two $50 giftcards to Amazon or Barnes and Noble, be sure to leave a comment below. Here is the link to an interactive list of all the participating blogs. Increase your chances of winning and visit a few more.

Ladies in Red, Crimson Romance Authors Blog.

Good luck and thank you for visiting upstate New York!

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31 Responses to Crimson Wonderland Blog Hop

  1. Sharon Clare says:

    You are an expert at drawing readers in to the worlds you create, R.T. I could see and smell Black Creek and wanted to move right in beside Brianna and Nathan!
    Can’t wait to read your next Black Creek story!

  2. You did a great job, especially with the first couple of paragraphs of description, beautiful and fresh! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, you’ve become an outstanding author, and you were great to start with!

  3. Dawna Newman says:

    Just with those couple of paragraphs you had me pulled in , I definitely am going to check out Black Creek Burning.


  4. Lisa Walker says:

    I loved the excerpt! This is definitely going on my TBR list.

  5. laurie goudge says:

    Just with those couple of paragraphs you had me pulled in , I definitely am going to check out Black Creek Burning.

  6. Renee B says:

    You painted such a beautiful picture of the fictional town. I would love to win this so I can experience Brianna and Nathan’s love story. Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  7. R.T., I’m looking forward to getting lost in your book soon – I’m waiting for the print version!


  8. Excellent visuals created in your intro to your novel, you have me hooked!

  9. April says:

    I love blog hopping because it adds new books to my to read list!


  10. Shannon G. says:

    I’m ready to visit! I’ve got the image in my mind and I’m ready for more 😀
    bas1chsemail at gmail dot com

  11. Pam B Morris says:

    I loved this blog, R.T. Love that you think in visuals, I do too. Excited to read Black Creek Burning for Christmas!! Isn’t Hopping fun?!

  12. Beckey says:

    Wonderful excerpt, thanks for sharing (I am going have to look at this one)


  13. Joy F says:

    Thanks for the excerpt and the hop.

  14. ki pha says:

    Love bloghoping!! A great way to find some new books and authors.
    Thanks for the hop!!


  15. Sounds like a really good read. I’ll be sure to add this one to my TBR list. 🙂 Thanks for participating and wishing you lots of luck with your release.


  16. Eva says:

    You are wonderful at setting a scene!!

    Thank you!


  17. Jessa Grey says:

    Sounds like a wonderful book! I’m going to put it on my ‘to read’ list for sure!

  18. Lisa Walker says:

    I forgot to put my email in my comment. Sorry!

  19. Jenny says:

    The book sounds wonderful!

    Jyl22075 at gmail dot com

  20. Belinda G says:

    I too am a visual person. I like to see either in print or in my mind’s eye what the results should be. An author who is able to suspend my reality and transport me to the scence as they saw it, IMO are constantly working to perfect their writing skill. I prize reading those authors the most.
    I love the book blurb. Sounds like an interesting read. The pics are beautiful!

    Thanks for the opportunity to share.

    Belinda G

  21. Trix says:

    Both Oregon and Niagara Falls intrigue me, so this sounds great!


  22. JanD says:

    Love it when I’m immersed in a book.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

  23. Mel Bourn says:

    Sounds like an amazing place. The pictures are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  24. Yay!! Just stopping by on my way around the hop! This is so much fun!


  25. Brittany says:

    Sounds great!

    bme722 at gmail dot com

  26. Amanda in GA says:

    Hopping over from Bluestocking Ball. Loving the blog hop finding lots of new books to read

  27. michelle b says:

    another book to add to my list! thanks for the hop!

  28. Kat Morrisey says:

    I love these blog hops because I find so many great authors! And, I love that I hopped onto this blog because I enjoy reading stories set in upstate NY (I live north and east of the Finger Lakes region. I think. I am really bad at directions. Kinda near Syracuse! LOL) Good luck with your continued writing and thanks for the opportunity!

  29. Elke Feuer says:

    What fun. Hope you found lots of new readers. Can’t wait to read your book now that it’s on B&N.

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