Hello everyone! Today I have Juanita Aydlette visiting with her book, It's In The Blood. Like most of us are, she is a pet lover, and has two dogs. She shares why she has animals in her stories. Welcome, Juanita!
This isn’t a humorous story but more of an explanation.
I have two small dogs—which is a bit unusual for me. I've always had big dogs in the past, but little dogs are so entertaining. Now, I have two females, a yorkie mix and a shih tzu. They are both rescues; one eight months ago and the other, one month ago. They love each other and they play around the clock.
If my husband didn't protest, I would probably try to acquire as many pets as I could. I think animals tend to bring out the soft side of most people.
I think pets belong in books, because they will definitely draw the curiosity of the reader. Pet lovers—and there are millions, can relate to animals as family member. I think it's important to them to find an author that feels that way too.
I agree with you, Juanita, and sometimes I have pets in my books as well. Tell us a little bit about the book, It's In The Blood and the video trailer you have for it.
Never stare at a shirtless hunk with green eyes.
Gabrielle Madsen is drawn in by such a pair of eyes that captures her soul and leaves her a prisoner of an addictive kind of love--not that she's complaining. But her educational trip turns out to be more than just a fun-filled summer escapade.
She's faced with a life-changing decision that could affect the world around her. Her discovery of this ancient, legend-come-to-life proves to be deadly, but her swooning heart can't break away. She and Josh Van Ness fall in love and must battle the forces that want to keep them apart.
Away from the open menagerie was a path surrounded by dense trees. It was across a narrow decorative bridge built into the landscape. The thick greenery provided a shady side to the open garden. A spotlight created by the sun beckoned to me from inside and I walked away from the others. My eyes were fixed on the pink and red groundcover that glimmered with a hypnotic seduction. I ventured toward the fragrant breeze, unaware of how far I had strayed.
After only a few yards inside the cover of the trees, my body was seized again by a rumble and a frightening snarl. A chill blanketed me and I couldn’t move. I didn’t dare look around, for the back of my blouse had already been saturated by the heated moisture from the breath of the beast. My first instinct was to scream, but fear had stolen my voice. So I took a deep breath and held it. The scent of horror filled my lungs. It was familiar.
Was I being stalked by the animal that lurked outside my hotel grounds?
Help me please, rang inside my head. My eyes squeezed shut as its sharp fangs pinched my shoulder. Tears filled my eyes and my hands formed a fist. I waited to feel my bones snap when suddenly, it let go. The leaves crunched. The sound grew fainter by the second, then nothing. My eyes remained closed as I trembled and listened.
“Miss?” A woman’s voice severed my nightmare. “I saw you come out here. We’re getting ready to go to another area. You don’t want to be left behind.”
Without hesitation I ran past her, clutching my throat and sobbing. The other tourists were boarding the van and I made my way to the back. The woman I believed saved me from certain death, came and sat beside me.
My body trembled as the bus came to stop. I ran from the tourist center to the hotel. Once inside the bathroom, I stripped and examined my shoulder. A painful bruise was both in front and in back. I cried out loud, shook convulsively, and then laughed hysterically.
Was I going mad?
Publisher’s website for paperbacks: http://www.classactbooks.com/component/virtuemart/cat-fantasy/it-s-in-the-blood-716-detail?Itemid=0
I enjoyed your video trailer, Juanita, and the book sounds very intriguing and I think I'll just have to add it to be TBR list! Tell us a little bit about you!
About the Author:
Juanita Aydlette is from Shreveport, Louisiana, and now lives in Texas. She’s the only girl in a family of four brothers. She love music, planting flowers and is a dog lover…that’s why she works at an animal clinic.
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Wow, congratulations, Juanita on your award for the Top Ten Finisher in the Preditors & Editors Readers' Poll! Thank you for stopping by and sharing your book with us. I wish you great success with it.
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3/20/2018 07:44:06 am
Very interesting, Juanita!
3/20/2018 09:38:02 am
Sounds like an interesting story! Best of luck with the book.
3/20/2018 10:30:51 am
The excerpt certainly piques the interest! Best wishes and enjoy your little dogs--they are the BEST!
3/21/2018 05:58:34 am
Thanks everyone for your support. It has been an exciting journey for me; one that I hope will continue for years to come.
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