if you clean it, it will come

Word of the Week: ghost tastethe familiar taste that accompanies a post-meal burp. It’s like deja vu in your mouth.


Over the weekend, I did some cleaning & rearranging in my dining room—also known as The Playroom or Kitty Cat Central. My entire house is decorated for the cats’ pleasure, of course, but the dining room especially is like a feline Disneyland.

(For the record, this is not a picture of my actual dining room.
I wish!  :kittylaugh )

Anyway, I also have some boxes of book stored in there—which the cats like to sleep on, otherwise they’d be outie! And while I was moving a few of those around, the lid came off of one & I happened to look inside.  What was on top? you might be asking.  (Well, you should; you know I’m leading up to a Big Reveal here.  :tongue )  It was The Alibi by Sandra Brown.

Oooh. You know how much I love Sandra Brown.  And since I just finished Smash Cut, I am totally in the mood for more, more, more from her.  But remember my vow:  I shall read no book that ain’t set down South.  I really want to try to stick with that so I remain in a southern frame of mind while I’m writing my “Dynasties:  The Kincaids” story for Harlequin Desire, which is set in Charleston, South Carolina.

I couldn’t resist picking it up, though.  Taking a look.  Skimming the back cover blurb.

OMG!  Guess what?!  It’s set in Charleston!

Check it out:

The sensational murder of one of Charleston‘s most powerful citizens, real estate tycoon Lute Pettijohn, rocks the city and gives ambitious prosecutor Hammond Cross his chance to become the city’s next district attorney—if he wins the case.  His investigation turns up no shortage of people who wanted Pettijohn dead.  But when the prime suspect turns out to be a mysterious woman who holds the secret that can shatter Hammond’s ambitions, he faces a moral dilemma and a haunting question:  Was he set up to be the perfect alibi?

Charleston!  Charleston, Charleston, Charleston.  Not just one of those nice, southern states…Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama…I’ve been running across in my search, but actual, factual Charleston itself.  Woot! :vday   I am dee-lighted.

And…sorry, but the other books I had started or planned to read next had to be pushed to the back burner.  It’s The Alibi all the way bay-bee.

Of course, now I can’t help but wonder what I might find if I cleaned another room.  But I really don’t wanna. :knock



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  1. Jane says:

    I’ve never read Sandra Brown’s books. Might have to give them a try. :beachball :jump

    • Heidi says:

      They are so good, Jane—I highly recommend. Don’t think I’ve ever read one of hers I didn’t like…& some I absolutely loved. She used to do more romancey & is now into heavy-duty suspense, but they still always have a great romance at the core. She’s one of my fave authors. :wink

  2. Anne says:

    That almost looks like my house. I have a cat tower in both the livingroom and bedroom and fleece blankets on almost every surface. (Except this one looks a lot less furry. At least I don’t have fur tumbleweeds like my sister with two cats and two dogs.)

  3. Hollie says:

    Yay for you!!! finding something that you didnt remember having is sooo exciting!
    Like finding money in a pocket from the previous year…or a letter from a loved one tucked in somewhere unexpected! Love Love Love that feeling!!

  4. Laura J. says:

    Well I’m not a fan of suspense…so I won’t be reading these (yes, I’m a wimp when it comes to scary stuff) but I have a friend that loves her books!!!

    Glad though for you that it is set in Charleston!!! Got to keep you in the mood!!! So you got Dwayne chained to the bed to flip the pages for you?!? How about Jason? He can be there in case it gets to scary to comfort you. Then of course both of them can help with the em….research? Yeah research, for the HD:TKinkaides’s more steamer pages.

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