Tuesday, April 2, 2013
A-Z Solomon's Compass Style: Book Release and Boatyard
This is AJ again. I think I’m starting to get the hang of these introductions.
First … it’s Carol’s Big Day!
This is Release Day for SOLOMON’S COMPASS!
A missing belt—her uncle’s prized possession. The lure of buried treasure. And a sexy former SEAL who makes U.S. Coast Guard Commander Taylor Campbell crazy. What more could any woman want. Right?
Taylor is in Rock Harbor, Texas, on a quest to unearth her uncle’s treasure—a journey far outside the realm of her real life. There’s one glitch. Taylor's certain the buried treasure was all in Uncle Randy's dementia-riddled mind. Now he’s dead.
Former SEAL Jake Solomon is in Rock Harbor under false pretenses to protect Taylor from the fate that befell her uncle and the other members of a tight circle of Coast Guardsmen called the Compass Points who served together on Point boats in Vietnam.
Jake is definitely not supposed to become involved with Taylor. That was his first mistake. Taylor is attracted to Jake as well, but she refuses to wait for him to locate the killer when she knows her plan will force her uncle’s murderer into action.
But the killer's actions are just what Jake is afraid of.
There’s a boatyard in our story called Copano Bay Boat Works. It’s located on Oyster Bank Road, on the southern outskirts of Rock Harbor.
Carol modeled Rock Harbor on a real Texas town. Here’s a photo of what is actually on the site that is the story home for Copano Bay Boat Works.
And look at that!
It’s a mini-boatyard. But it doesn't look much like Copano Bay Boat Works. Except for some of the equipment.
Any other coastal Texans out there?
Carol has a prize for the first person who can identify the real town AND the real name of this street.
It's a great price, but I can't tell you what it is. The contest will run throughout A-Z until someone posts the correct answers.
Today Carol’s blogging with Mason Canyon at Thoughts in Progress. She’s talking about a few things she thought people would have asked about her books.
Tell her I said hi!