Spring is in the Air!
Spring’s official kickoff is March 20. This year, like most years, cabin fever’s followed closely by spring fever! It feels wonderful to break loose of the heavy coats, the house, the burden of snow and ice. As Mark Twain said, “It's spring fever.... You don't quite know what it is you DO want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!”
No wonder spring time turns everyone’s thoughts to love. It’s just in the air - literally.
Music’s an important part of courtship for most people too. Couples often have a special song, and hearing it immediately brings back the early days of their relationship. It’s just one more thread in the bond of love between them.
I love to incorporate this notion into stories. Music’s always held a special place in my heart, and can conjure so many emotions, especially if the singer’s passion comes through in the song.
The hero in my contemporary fantasy novel, Surfacing, is just such a musician. He’s passionate about his music. When he finds a girl who shares that passion, it creates a strong bond, and ignites their romance.
Here’s the blurb:
Grandpa lines up a job for AJ at Weeki Wachee Springs, where beautiful women perform as mermaids. Grandpa says real mermaids exist, but AJ doesn’t believe – until he meets Cassiopeia. She helps his passion for music resurfaces. But greedy Chaz finds out about her, and threatens to kill them if AJ doesn't go along with his plan to make a fortune with a real mermaid show. Can AJ save Cassie, even if it means losing her?
Surfacing is available in ebook and print from Whiskey Creek Press http://www.whiskeycreekpress.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=824
I hope you’ll pop over to my blog to read reviews, view the trailer and more: http://catemasters.blogspot.com/2007/12/surfacing-contemporary-fantasy.html
Happy Spring, everybody!
Cate Masters has made beautiful central Pennsylvania her home for the past 20 years, but she’ll always be a Jersey girl at heart. A lover of all great writing, she aspires to entertain and enthrall with her own stories. Most days, she can be found in her lair, concocting a magical brew of contemporary, historical, and fantasy/paranormal stories with her cat Chairman Maiow and dog Lily as company. Look for her at http://catemasters.blogspot.com, and in strange nooks and far-flung corners of the web.