Top 10 Favorite Beverages:
While I write:
1) Coffee -I live in Seattle, I’m required to drink it
2) Tea -My mother’s British, I’m required to drink it
3) Hot Water -My favorite drink (try it, it tastes different than cold water)
4) Juice -I do ½ juice ½ water, they are too sweet (based upon the above list, you’re probably wondering about this)
5) Beer -My mother’s British, my father’s German, it’s in my genes and it’s good!
Because I write:
6) Scotch -The burn as it slides down the throat is cleansing
7) Moscow Mule- The perfect tart and spicy cocktail
8) Wine -I live in wine country, all my friends drink it, and I want to be accepted
9) Whiskey Sour- A close friend of the Moscow Mule, minus the spice.
10) Bloody Caesar -Relative of the Bloody Mary, but spicier and tangy-er!
Top 10 Favorite Places to Read:
I average four books a week, variety req’d!
1) In bed- Before I go to sleep
2) In bed- When I wake up
3) On the couch -After the kids go to school and I transition from Mom to writer
4) Under a palapa in a tropical environment (if snacks are involved, this is a perfect scenario)
5) Floating on the water on a hot day, with #4, 5, or 7 from list above
6) On the patio, when it drizzles, with a blankie, and #1, 2, 3, 6, or 8 from list above
7) In front of a fire, with any of the above listed
8) On the bed -When I’m supposed to be cooking dinner
9) In the car - While I’m waiting for my offspring who need a ride
10) Wherever I am, cause I always take my Kindle with me.
Book Blast - Venus Rising...
Jared Harrison, a war correspondent in the Middle East accepts a position as guest lecturer. Upon meeting, the two find themselves drawn to one another, sensing the others deep wounds.
Thrown together on a voyage of discovery, the two travel through exotic India. Amongst beauty and poverty, sorrow and friendship, they both will finally face the past that has shaped them and the present that defines them.
Will the answers they find close the gap between them or push them further apart?
An extremely enjoyable read, you will instantly be intrigued by the 2 main characters in this novel and the storyline is an enthralling journey. Be prepared for an interestingly captivating and very emotional time.
Akshaya is a gorgeous, intelligent, successful, educated goddess like lady who captivates the attention of every man she comes in contact with. Jared is an intelligent, successful, educated, handsome, athletic, witty, charming, and well-traveled man. Individually these characters seem invincible and perfect, the envy of all those around them. However, under the perfect facade the world sees, they each have their own personal demons to deal with. Both physical and emotional scars that they manage to hide from the outside world, but struggle to come to terms with themselves.
Developing uncontrollable emotions for each other makes things even more complicated. Can they trust each other enough to share and conquer their demons and still continue with their success, including a "business" trip through tumultuous parts of India? You will have to read it to find out! Enjoy...
Edel Rogers: The best book I've read in a long time! 5 Star Review
Venus Rising is a beautiful story, beautifully written and clearly very well researched. It's a love story, but it's much more than that. From the first page on, I was hooked and I didn't want to stop reading till I got to the end.
The more I read, the more I came to know and care about all the characters, not just Akshaya and Jared, and I really wanted them to find happiness. I felt their emotions, and both laughed and cried at times.
Venus Rising is one of those books that makes you want to get to the end quickly so you can find out what happens, but when you get to the end you wish there was more to read.
I'm already looking forward to Celia's next book!
Meet the Author - Celia Kennedy
The imagined world has always fascinated Celia. She has studied Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Interior Design, and pretty much every other subject matter. Like her childhood, it was the ride that was the most entertaining, arrival at a degree, not anywhere as important.
Mark Twain said, "Write what you know." When combining this concept with her unusual life experiences (working at a nuclear submarine base when Chernobyl blew, testing software Bill Gates kept close tabs on, travelling extensively while quite broke, or falling in love with her boyfriend's close friend) thinking of what to write about isn't challenging; there just needs to be more hours in the day.
Celia published Charlotte's Restrained, The Accidental Stalker in December of 2012 and Venus Rising in August of 2013. Look for Kathleen's Undressed, The Accidental Enigma, a companion novel to Charlotte's Restrained, to be published in November 2014.
Currently she lives in Washington State with the loves of her life.
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