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Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Behind & Beyond My Books: BUCKLES ME BABY & Cozy Mystery Cross-Pollination
I luuuvvv goin' Behind & Beyond My Books - giving y'all the inside scoop on how the ideas take shape for each book I write.
And I haven't done that for awhile.
So here we go Behind & Beyond My Books with BUCKLES ME BABY - Book Three in my Bootscootin' Books Series.
BUCKLES ME BABY will be released on Kindle and Smashwords this Valentine's Day!!!
I don't have the Book Cover yet...but as soon as I do, I'll share it with you!!! But, in the mean time, I do luuuvvv this graphic my fabulous cover designer created to use 'til the actual cover is finished.
Anyhoo...about the BUCKLES ME BABY book...here's a teaser:
Think paparazzi-hell and Ponzi-scheme fall-out meet home-shopping and Babies “R” Us.
Manhattan-raised, marketing and promotion impresario Audrey Holtz has taken her friend’s belt buckles from Music City boutique favorites to home shopping channel wait-list-only items. But she’s traded in her high-power stilettos for Sketchers ‘cause her feet are swollen and killing her. Pregnancy is a bitch, especially when you’ve assumed a false identity to dodge paparazzi on account of your Madoff-style, Ponzi-scheming parents.
Nashville TN homebuilder Damian Baker is screwed and not in the construction sense of the word. Who would have thought the first room he’d be designing and building for his dream home would be a nursery...for his and Audrey’s twins? But he’s hell-bent on providing well for and protecting the woman he loves plus the children he can’t wait to meet.
Audrey and Damian may not be able to hide from the camera lenses, the baby blues, and belt buckle mania, although they can hide behind their love. But is their love strong enough to deflect the blinding glare of the spotlight?
I call BUCKLES ME BABY a Romantic Comedy-Cozy...as it's a hybrid cross of the romantic comedy genre and the cozy mystery genre.
And as you may know from my previous blog posts, 2011 is all about hybrid crosses here in D. D. Scott-ville...or what J. A. Konrath and I call Cross-Pollination.
Cross-Pollination is taking characters and elements from one story in a particular genre and putting them into a completely different genre. And it's a brilliant way to treat your readers to a new genre that maybe they've never read before but will enjoy because they love the characters and elements you've crossed-over into that new genre.
So yeah...BUCKLES ME BABY is a Romantic Comedy-Cozy.
And here's how I've done it...
BUCKLES ME BABY includes the following fabulous characters and elements (many of whom and which you've met in my first two Bootscootin' Books - BOOTSCOOTIN' BLAHNIKS and STOMPIN' ON STETSONS):
*** The Mom Squad (ohhh yeahhh...these bad ass, middle-aged plus bitches are back and in wayyy over their somewhat blue-haired heads)
*** Roxy, Jules and Audrey (my three Bootscootin' Book heroines)
*** Zayne, Cody and Damian (the hotter-than-hot cowboy heroes that complete my three wanna be cowgirl heroines)
*** A Bernie Madoff Ponzi-scheme style twist (that I'll cross-pollinate...there's that word again...into my Cozy Cash Mysteries that debut this Spring)
*** Paparazzi from Hell
*** And why just have one baby on the way...why not two?! Yep...Audrey and Damian are having twins in the midst of their chaos
*** Okay...here's where the Cross-Pollination really kicks in...BUCKLES ME BABY introduces super U. S. Marshals Zoey Witherspoon and Roman Scagnoli (well...actually, Roman is a for-real Marshal, and Zoey is a wanna-be...but whatever...that's just a minor detail). Anyhoo...It's Zoey and Roman's job to protect my quirky-crazy cast of characters then take themselves...oh, and The Mom Squad too...into my new Cozy Cash Mystery books.
So what do ya think?!
We've got Birthing Babies...Twin babies that is. Battling paps...as in paparazzi. And breaking free from Ponzi-scheming parents.
A couple of U.S. Marshals tossed into the mix who will then take you right into the wild, wild ride of my Charlie's Angels - Mom Squad style Cozy Mysteries, featuring my Stephanie Plum-esque Zoey Witherspoon who was once Audrey's Avon Lady of sorts - and my Roman Scagnoli (who could be Christopher Chance of Human Target's secret twin).
Are you starting to see how fun and fabulous Cross-Pollination can be?!
Sexy Sassy Smart BUCKLES ME BABY & Cross-Pollination Wishes --- D. D. Scott
Labels: Behind and Beyond My Books, Buckles Me Baby, E-Book Country Experiments, The Cozy Cash Mysteries
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