May 20, 2016

Best Countries to Visit by @deborahcoonts, author of CRUSHED #CrushedTour

In Napa Valley, he who has the best grapes wins.
And in the pursuit of perfection, dreams and hearts can be crushed.

Sophia Stone is a widow on the brink of an empty nest, stuck in an unsatisfying job managing the vineyard for a mediocre Napa vintner.  Faced with an uncertain future she wonders how do you choose between making a living and making a life?  Between protecting your heart and sharing it?  Five years ago, after her husband was killed in an accident, Sophia put her heart and dreams on ice to care for those around her.  Now her home, her dreams, and her family’s legacy grapes are threatened by the greed of the new money moving into the Valley.   Sophia has a choice—give up and let them take what is hers, or risk everything fighting a battle everyone says she can’t win.

Nico Treviani has one goal in life: make brilliant wine.  A woman would be an unwanted distraction.  So, while recognized as one of Napa’s premier vintners, Nico finds himself alone… until his brother’s death drops not one, but two women into his life—his thirteen-year-old twin nieces.  In an instant, Nico gains a family and loses his best friend and partner in the winemaking business.  Struggling to care for his nieces, Nico accepts a job as head winemaker for Avery Specter, one of the new-money crowd.  And he learns the hard way that new money doesn’t stick to the old rules

Publication Date: March 9, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: The Heart of Napa, Book One


Spain. I lived there a long time ago and fell in love with the country and the people. Always enjoy going back. Such a varied and special place.

France. I love the French approach to life and enjoyment. And who doesn’t love Paris? And Champagne?

Italy. The enthusiasm of the people, their warmth, it’s all so infectious. The country is beautiful and varied. If I run away from home, look for me in Rome.

I’d love to get to New Zealand—it looks lovely and their Sauvignon Blanc is terrific.

I’ve not traveled to Africa, South america or India—all are on my bucket/wish list. Africa for the animals, South America for the nature, India for the tigers and the spirituality.

Deborah Coonts’ mother tells her she was born in Texas a very long time ago.  Deborah isn’t so sure—her mother can’t be trusted.  These things we are fairly certain of though:  Deborah was raised in Texas on BBQ, Mexican food and beer.  She is the author of WANNA GET LUCKY? a humorous romantic mystery set amid the glitz, glamor and gaudy of Las Vegas that was a NY Times Notable Crime Novel and double RITA™ Finalist and received several starred reviews as have the five sequels. CRUSHED the first novel in her Heart of Napa series is out now.  Deborah can usually be found at the bar, but also at her website.

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