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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Thursday Spotlight: Lainey Bancroft

Ah, January. Arguably the longest month of the year. All the holiday camaraderie and chaos has passed, leaving us tired, broke and often bloated with cocktails and cookies we enjoyed but must pay for. Resolutions—many that we remember making just a short three hundred and sixty five days ago—are staring us in the face. And for some of us, snowstorms and extreme cold weather alerts have left us house bound due to road conditions and school closures. Can’t you feel the shack-wackiness setting in?

An island escape sounds good to me right about now. If only Santa had stuffed those plane tickets into my stocking—along with a few dollars for rum punch! Sadly, the stocking contained cozy socks and necessities this year, so I’ll compromise. How about a cruise to Cozumel? Come along with my characters Maggie and Cole as they soak up the sun, frolic in the ocean, and indulge in a fantastic—and often funny—faux honeymoon!

Cozumel Karma! By Lainey Bancroft. Available in digital now at Absolute XPress and coming out in print Valentine’s Day!

Here’s the blurb:

The only nod Maggie O’Shea gives to Karma is the belief that no good deed goes unpunished. She’s certainly done enough good turns for her family. Fortune isn’t smiling on her, particularly in the romance department.

The lone significant relationship she’s had is with her lesbian friend, Pat. Men have pitched her so many strikes, she’s considering batting for Pat’s team. Pat insists a singles cruise will be the perfect spot for Maggie to get it on, without having to get along with a man.

Maggie feels ill about sailing on “The Good Ship Syphilis” but when a blond Adonis collides with her rental car in Cozumel and he’ll do anything to make it up to her, things take a turn for the better.

With her caustic wit and language as salty as the sea-kissed patio of his beach house, Maggie isn’t the sort Cole would normally look twice at. But the red-haired hot head proves to be even hotter in bed. While he works to convince her the incredible week they spend together is more than a mere magical moment, Maggie discovers Cole could be destined to be a part of her future—whether she wants it or not.


Denysé Bridger said...

Having read this book, I can attest that it is a beautiful, witty, thoroughly entertaining and enjoyable story - very engaging characters and witty writing. A winner ALL the way 'round, so if you haven't had the pleasure yet, folks - get a copy, it's well worth it!! Lainey's penned another wonderful winner with this one!!

Way to go, Lainey!!!
Love & Hugs,

lainey bancroft said...

Awe. Thanks Denyse. And thanks for stopping by to keep me company!

danie88 said...

Hi Lainey!

Your book sounds like a great read! Definately adding it to my wishlist!

Laurie D. said...

Hi Lainey! This book sounds great! I hope to get my hands on it very soon!

And what a fun article - my stocking didn't hold any warm destination travel tickets either, too bad Santa is always so darned practical when he comes to my house!

Kath Calarco said...

Lainey, your blurb is enticing. Great job! Do you hire out?

lainey bancroft said...

Thanks, Danie!

That is always one of my be on someones wishlist!

lainey bancroft said...

Hi Laurie!

Doesn't it stink when Santa gets all grown up and sensible? lol

Here's to good Karma! Hope you find your way to Cozumel--or at least to Cozumel Karma--soon. ;-)

lainey bancroft said...

Thanks, Kath! Sure, I'll blurb ya, Babe!

I've actually reached a stage where I like writing them...just don't ask me how I feel about writing a sucknopsis!...Well, I guess I just told you. ;-)

Colleen Love said...

Hi Lainey and everyone else.

Great blog post! :D

I have had the pleasure of critiquing this book. If you need a stay at home vacation, yeah, this is it. Lainey takes you by the hand and leads you right through it. I was sad to see it end.

Great read, Lainey. Looking forward to more of them!!


lainey bancroft said...

Big HUGS, Ms. Love!

Be careful what you wish for. You know I've got a half dozen excursions ready for take off!

And I can't wait to travel back in time with you when your book comes out!

Edie Ramer said...

Lainey, I read your excerpt and thought it was great!

lainey bancroft said...

Thanks, Edie! Glad you enjoyed it!

I can only hope it compares to your DEAD PEOPLE, finaling in the American Title contest! Amazing!

(Follow Edie home, blog folks, she's in a biggie contest and deserves your support!)

Marilyn Brant said...

What a great little essay and an enticing story--can't wait to read it!!

lainey bancroft said...

Wild Waves, Marilyn! Thanks for stopping by. I'll let you know the second Cozumel Karma is in print!

lainey bancroft said...

And the winner is:

danie88! contact me through my web site and let me know which paperback you want and where to send it.

Good luck to the rest of you who entered for the Amazon or B & N gift card!!!