Book Tour – “The Shucker’s Booktique” by J.C. McKenzie

Book Tour – “The Shucker’s Booktique” by J.C. McKenzie

I’m happy to be participating in the book tour for J.c. McKenzie and her new novel, “The Shucker’s Booktique”. Here’s J.C.:

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Born and raised on the Haida Gwaii, off the West Coast of Canada, J.C. McKenzie grew up in a pristine wilderness that inspired her to dream. She writes Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance.

You can follow her all over the Interwebs:

J.C. McKenzie’s Website | Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | The Wild Rose Press | Amazon

And here’s her book…

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After her fiancé dumps her and her beloved Aunt Jenny goes missing, Willa Eklund travels to Lobster Cove with a broken heart to search for Jenny while running her bookstore. When a mysterious man visits the Shucker’s Booktique on a stormy night drenched in rain and covered in mud, Willa’s heart melts under his stormy gaze. She wants Lon and the answers he may have, but he also has a secret. Can Willa trust him?

Lon Devlin is a Tempest, a water sprite who can only take a human form during stormy nights. He rides the waves, lives by the tides, and nothing can hold him down, not even a beautiful woman. When he visits his mortal friend, he discovers she’s missing and her intriguing niece has taken her place. He wants Willa, but he also wants answers. What happened to Jenny?

 

J.C. has an excerpt for us…

Thump! Thump! Thump!

No! She gasped. It couldn’t be. The banging on the front door of the booktique had to be a figment of her imagination. She couldn’t will Lon into existence. Why would he come back? Especially if he was involved. Unless…cold ice prickled up her spine…unless he needed to eliminate her to take care of loose ends.

No. Crazy thoughts, Willa. He could’ve taken care of her the night before. No, her heart hammered against her chest for a different reason. But it didn’t matter. The knocking on the door wouldn’t, couldn’t be him.

Thump! Thump! Thump!

Could it? She clutched her hot mug in both hands and turned toward the doorway leading to the bookstore. From the kitchen in the back room, she had a clear view through the store to the front door, but not who stood on the other side.

“Willa!” Lon growled. “Wake up and let me in!”

Willa gasped and almost dropped her cup. The tea sloshed around and some spilled over her hands. It burned, but she didn’t move. She couldn’t breathe. Somehow the air got trapped inside her throat. Why was he here? What did he want?

Oh God, let it be me!

And here’s a great interview with her…

Who is your favorite author?

That’s a tricky one! Of all time?!? I’d have to say Roger Zelazny because he opened my eyes to the possibility of the supernatural living amongst the mundane.

How do you describe your writing style? 

Snarky with a side of humour

Use no more than two sentences. Why should we read your book?

When Saturn next aligns with Mercury, the universe will create a vortex of evil, and all those ignorant of my work will be sucked into a giant black hole of untold horror.

Have any of your characters been modeled after yourself?

Absolutely none of them!

If you could exchange lives with any of your characters for a day which character would you choose and why? 

I would choose Lon, from The Shucker’s Booktique. He’s a Tempest, a water sprite that rides the tides. I love the ocean, and I love the idea of dissolving into an incorporeal form to be one with the currents.

What books have most influenced your life? 

Oh my. You’re really not pulling any punches. The most?!? There’s so many that I love. I almost cried when I had to do a top ten book list. Okay, maybe a tear escaped. I’m going to list the books that have influenced my writing and what I consider my favorite books. I haven’t let any piece of literature, aside from university textbooks, influence my life in a grand capacity.

  • The Amber Series, by Roger Zelazny
  • The Chronicles of Faerie, by O.R. Melling
  • The Chronicles of the Cheysuli, by Jennifer Roberson
  • Mermaid’s Song, by Alida van Gores
  • The Hollows Series, by Kim Harrison
  • The Mercy Thompson Series, by Patricia Briggs
  • The Wheel of Time Series, by Robert Jordan
  • The Witches, by Roald Dahl
  • Tiger Eyes, by Judy Blume
  • Child of Awe, by Kathryn Lynn Davis

If you could select one book that you could rewrite and add your own unique twist on, which book would that be and why? 

I don’t think I would. I love books as they are.

Beatles or Monkees? Why? 

Beatles. No deep philosophical reason. I just like their music more.

Who should play you in a film of your life?

Jennifer Gardner. She’s down to earth and seems like someone who likes to laugh.

And, last but not least, there’s a giveaway, too!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

 

 

 

 

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