Favorite Vacation Destination by Tracy Reed – Guest Blog and Giveaway

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Favorite vacation destination

Perfect timing with this question. I’ve just returned from a three-say business trip, for my vacation.

I was in one of my favorite cities in the world, Paris. My family and I had not had a vacation in quite a while. When I told my mother about a trade show I wanted to attend in Paris, she said, “Let’s all go.” So we spent three days in Paris at a trade show and, the balance, enjoying the city. Then we took the Eurostar to London for four days. It was an incredible vacation.

I often use Paris as a backdrop in my books. In part three of The Alex Chronicles…oops, I just gave something away. Anyway, in The Alex Chronicles Part Three, Alex goes to Paris a couple of times. And in The Good Girl, Paris plays an integral part, because it’s home for one of the characters.

This was my second trip to Paris, and I still love the city. It’s a city I could see myself living in. Who knows, maybe some day I’ll get a little pied-a-terre. Until then, I’ve decided I need to make it a point not to let so much time pass before my next visit.

My second favorite vacation destination, is a luxe hotel with a great pool. When I really need to unwind, I like laying by the pool, absorbing the sun while reading a book in between naps. I want to visit the Seychelles and the Maldives. I’ve seen pictures and I need a couple of weeks at the Bayan Tree Resort in the Seychelles. I haven’t picked my spot in the Maldives, yet. Oh, and I want to try the Viceroy Anguilla. The villas look incredible.

Alexandra “Alex” Miller and her best friends are more like sisters. They live by the code that a good girlfriend will stick by you and be honest with you not matter what.

They’ve been friends over twenty years and have seen each other through marriage, divorce, broken engagement, death and other minor crisis. But it’s the secrets they’ve failed to trust each other with. Each of them is holding on to a secret they believe could destroy not only their reputation, but their friendship as well.

Alex and her best friends, Chloe, Taylor, Kendell and Dionne all long for one thing, a happy ending. As they’ve gotten older, they’ve discovered, not everyone gets the fairytale happy ending they want, but the reality life has orchestrated for them.

Enjoy an excerpt:

He stopped in front of us and my mind immediately filled with thoughts no good Christian girl should know anything about. I wonder what he looks like wet and naked. I looked around hoping I hadn’t said that out loud.

“Hello, Taylor.” He smiled.

Oh God, did You recycle Barry White’s voice box and put it inside this beautiful package? My hormones and body went into a tailspin and I was ruined for any other man on this planet.

“Hi Moses. I’m glad you came.”

He kissed the back of her hand and replied, “Thank you for inviting me. Good evening, I’m Moses Adair.” He took my hand, turned it over and gently kissed it. I think my uterus just flipped over.

Moses, lead me to the Promise land. “Alexandra Miller.”

“Are you the Alex?” He asked.

If I wasn’t, I was now. “Which Alex would that be?” I replied with a smile.

“The Alex I’ve been hearing people talk about all evening.”

“Depends on what you’ve heard.” I’m trying to flirt and that’s not something I’m good at. I wanted to tell him, “I’m whoever I need to be in order to keep talking to you.”

“Excuse me,” Taylor said and left us standing in the middle of the room.

“I heard a woman say she hoped the pink dress Alex was wearing would be available at the store, because she liked the way it…” He slowly looked me up and down. When his eyes met mine, he was smiling. I instantly recognized that smile. It’s the same one I had when I first spotted him. “…framed her face.”

I gave him the same smile he gave me. “Then, I guess I am that Alex.”

About the Author:I am a single Christian woman who loves God, Fashion and Cute Guys. Not all women who write Christian fiction will admit to that.

The subjects I write about are considered taboo in Christian fiction. If you want to read about Christians dealing with unrequited love, apprehension to give love another chance, arranged marriages, physical attraction, divorce, annulment, controlling their urges, infidelity, abortion, dating younger men, being a single mother, slipping up and sleeping with your estranged ex, standing up for yourself, being honest about not liking your in-laws, still being attracted to your ex, battling postpartum depression, having challenges in your walk with Christ or if you aren’t too proud to admit you sometimes get angry and yell at God, then you’re in the right place.

The people that read my books have a thing for designer clothes and accessories and aren’t ashamed to admit it. To them a cute Christian guy on their arm is the finish to the perfect outfit. Sort of like lipstick, you don’t have to have it, but it sure makes you feel prettier when you do.

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  1. Thanks for hosting!

  2. Do you ever suffer from writer’s block and, if so, how do you overcome it?

    • Hi Peggy,
      Thank God, I haven’t suffered from writer’s block, per se. I have encountered mini writer’s gaps. When that happens, I remove myself from my work for a few minutes. I listen to some music, do some stretches, get a snack or cook. I do something to clear my head. What usually happens during those breaks is, I play the characters conversations in my head. Then when I go back to work, the words flow.

      Good question.

      • Thank you for taking the time to answer my question, Tracy.

        Do you write every day? Do you have a word goal for each day you write?

  3. The excerpt was intriguing. I would love to read more. Do you enjoy researching? I do.

    • Hi Debra,
      Thank you for stopping by and posting. I’m delighted you enjoyed the excerpt. I hope you read the full story and ejnoy it as well.

      Do I enjoy research…good question. I write contemporary romance, so the research is fun. I invite you to check out the character boards on my Pinterest site. It’s a sampling of how much I enjoy my research, especially the “Manly Research” Board.

  4. kim amundsen says:

    Love the excerpt.

  5. Really enjoyed the excerpt.

  6. Rita Wray says:

    I liked the excerpt.

  7. Hi Long and Short,
    Thank you for hosting me and my book, What My Friends Don’t Know. I’m excited about spending the day with you and your readers.

  8. Thank you for the chance!

  9. Tracy, your vacation sounds wonderful-and, of course, I am envious! I enjoyed the excerpt, thank you for sharing!

    • Hi Betty,
      My vacation was amazing and worth every sacfrice my family and I made to take it. I’m so glad you enjoyed the excerpt. I hope you enjoy the book as well. Thank you for posting.

  10. I have enjoyed learning about the book but I have so many questions. Who is Taylor, Moses and Bas? I guess I’ll have to read the book. Thank you fo sharing!

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