I’ve been ‘meeting’ so many new authors for this Staying in with… feature on Linda’s Book Bag and today it’s another new to me author, J.Q. Rose who is dropping by to tell me about one of her books.
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Staying In With J. Q Rose
Welcome to Linda’s Book Bag, J. Q. Thank you for agreeing to stay in with me to tell me about one of your books.
Thanks so much, Linda. I’m looking forward to visiting with you this evening.
Tell me, which of your books have you brought along to share this evening and why have you chosen it?
I brought a romantic suspense novel, Dangerous Sanctuary. The setting is in a small town in Michigan in the spring time, my favorite time of the year. Since it is or almost is spring in our corner of the world, I thought the book would be appropriate for a spring evening.
(I think we could certainly do with a book about spring. It seems to have been very slow arriving here this year.)
What can we expect from an evening in with Dangerous Sanctuary?
This particular book is a quick read, perfect for an evening in, and the quirky characters will make you giggle. One amazon reviewer said, “A florist, an orphan, a cat that needs a new home, an intelligent pot-bellied pig, a wallaby and a homeless man added amusement, interest and suspicion to the story.”
(Oo. I love the sound of that cast of characters. Quite an eclectic mix!)
The story is a “who-dun-it.” Who murdered the church choir director? The handsome detective, although attracted to the female pastor, suspects Pastor Christine clobbered the unsuspecting choir director and pushed him down the stairs to the church basement. The amusing characters and situations lighten up the dark atmosphere of mystery and suspense.
(I think Dangerous Sanctuary sounds highly entertaining.)
What else have you brought along and why?
I snuck in a yummy pizza just waiting for us on the kitchen counter. Can you smell those spices wafting in here? I hope you like pizza with extra cheese, Linda. Pastor Christine and her florist friend, Lacey, often enjoy pizza and cold beer on the parsonage’s screened-in porch while brainstorming ideas on how they can catch the killer.
(I don’t allow myself pizza often so this is a real treat. Thanks J.Q.)
I also brought along a bouquet of fresh spring flowers for the table to celebrate this occasion. Don’t the colors just make you feel happy? I believe I chose spring to be the background of this inspiring story because I liked the juxtaposition of the bright sunny days against the dark crime in the story. Plus, Michigan winters are pretty rough. The only thing that keeps us going is the hope of spring when the landscape is transformed by trees and flowers bursting into bloom, the sun shines, and the warm breezes comfort our winter-weary souls. In the book, the pretty weather helps calm and renew Pastor Christine Hobbs when dealing with the many trying events and twists in her life.
(Thanks so much for the pizza and the flowers. You’re right. They are so cheering.)
It’s been a real pleasure staying in with you to discuss Dangerous Sanctuary J.Q. Thank you for sharing it with us.
Pastor Christine Hobbs has been in the pulpit business for over five years. She never imagined herself caring for a flock that includes a pig, a kangaroo, and a murderer.
Detective Cole Stephens doesn’t want the pretty pastor to get away with murdering the church music director. His investigative methods infuriate Christine as much as his deep brown eyes attract her.
Can they find the real killer and build a loving relationship based on trust?
Dangerous Sanctuary is available for purchase here.
About J.Q. Rose
After writing feature articles in magazines, newspapers, and online magazines for over fifteen years, J.Q. Rose entered the world of fiction. Her published mysteries are Deadly Undertaking, Dangerous Sanctuary and Terror on Sunshine Boulevard released by Books We Love Publishing. Blogging, photography, Pegs and Jokers board games, and travel are the things that keep her out of trouble. She spends winters in Florida and summers up north camping and hunting toads, frogs, and salamanders with her four grandsons and granddaughter.