I’m not a wine drinker, but I do enjoy festivities that have to do with wine. In Michigan, there are a lot of wineries, especially in the western part of the state. Every year, at the Ella Sharpe Museum in Jackson, Michigan, there is a wine and arts festival that features some of Michigan’s best wines, and artist exhibits. Visitors can sample wine and look at the creative artwork. It was at one of these festivals I discovered my ‘taste’ for wine tends to be of the fruity, sweet type instead of the dry type. My favorite is raspberry wine, with some dark chocolate. Oh YUM!
I also loved to visit St. Julian’s winery when it was on I-94 in Marshall, Michigan. They had great wine tasting opportunities there, as well as a great selection of wine at reasonable prices.
I haven’t been shopping in Alabama yet at the local wineries. However, I see there are plenty of places to go to and will definitely be visiting in the near future.
The idea came to me to write about wine today because my husband got a storage unit that had a nice wine rack to it. I had to claim it to put my wine in, and my chickens on it to guard the wine. I just love this wine rack. Looks pretty nifty, doesn’t it?
I have never used wine in my stories, but now as I think of it, all sorts of possibilities are popping into my head. Those ideas have prompted me to check out the local wineries here and start asking research questions for the next book I write! What a great ‘excuse’ to start wine testing again, huh?
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The search for stolen Sacred Arrows leads to much more.
Marcus Blackhawk is on a mission to locate the Sacred Arrows that were stolen from the Cheyenne Nation. When he learns that someone has seen the arrows he leaves immediately to track the person down and get more information.
Nicole Lancaster ekes out a living in a small town by helping her brother run a motel and working part-time in a restaurant. Her mundane life suddenly becomes more exciting when Marcus arrives in town asking about some arrows that she came upon years ago while hiking in the Elkhorn Mountains. The gorgeous man makes her heart beat fast, but she knows he’d never be interested in a Plain Jane like herself.
When Marcus offers Nicole a large sum of cash to lead him to the cave where she saw the arrows, she takes him up on the offer. After a three-day hiking trip through the mountains they locate the cave, but then the unthinkable happens, and they find themselves trapped inside. As they wait, hopeful they’ll be rescued, they give into the passion that’s been simmering between them.
Will help arrive in time to save them? And if so, can their night of passion ever be anything more? Marcus has no interest in an actual relationship, and Nicole wants the whole nine yards.
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