Saturday, July 5, 2014

So What's the Weather Like? Special Guest Tami Veldura Explains Why There's No Weather Talk In Stealing Serenity

Today I'm so pleased to host one of my new friends from RainbowCon, Tami Veldura! Don't forgot to check out her new book Stealing Serenity--I was fanning myself just looking at the cover! There's even a giveaway, so don't forget to sign up for that, too.

It was a dark and stormy night

By Tami Veldura

It was a dark and story night.

You're never going to see a line like that in one of my books. Why? Because I live in San Diego.
Have you ever been to San Diego in Southern California? The joke is the weather is always sunny and seventy. At least, I'm told that's the joke. What's the weather like tomorrow? Sunny and seventy. Next week? Sunny and seventy. New Years? Sunny and seventy.

I put my stories in my hometown by default. I never thought about the weather until my boyfriend mentioned how truly bizarre it is that it doesn't ever change. My entire relationship with the different modes of the weather is like most people's relationship with a foreign country. Sure, I know about Kenya. There are lions there.

Rainstorms? It's water in the sky, terrifying, I'm sure.

Tornado? Of course they're evacuating. That thing will eat you. 

Like a lion. From Kenya.

So when I write my stories I usually forget to put anything about the weather into them. Because the weather simply doesn't exist as a variable in my life. I don't have a rainy-day plan. I've never encountered snowfall. If a thunderstorm rolled through here I'd probably hide under the bed with the dog. 

I would have to do research for the effects of a simple April shower The rhyme says they happen in April.

So when you crack open Stealing Serenity, don't go looking for the weather. Look for a thief scoring the biggest payday of his life (hint: it's not the photograph). Look for a businessman falling for the smartest guy he's ever met and denying himself every step of the way.

Look for ropes tying knots between the two of them, photographs capturing their closest moments, and a heist that just keeps getting in the way.
All About Tami

Tami Veldura is a writer, reader, lover and artist. She currently resides in San Marcos, CA. She writes science fiction, fantasy, steampunk, and GLBTQ fiction.

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Stealing Serenity
Author: Tami Veldura
Publisher: Bottom Drawer Publications
Novella: 25,000 words
Heat Level: Scorching
Digital ISBN:  978-0-9923696-9-9
Buy: Bottom Drawer Publications
Review: Goodreads
Read Flash Fiction: Tami's website

Blurb: “Serenity,” a photograph worth four million dollars, was sold at auction to an anonymous bidder. Stealing it will represent the largest payday Daniel will have ever had. To make that happen, he poses as a photography curator to attract the attention of Kearin, the auction house owner.

Kearin takes Daniel under his wing to work in the non-profit branch of his business, but it’s a cover for his desire to see Daniel naked, bound, and needy for the camera. Kearin has a client interested in a very specific portfolio—filling the request would put him at the top of his field.

Daniel thinks he can use the modeling to get closer to “Serenity.” What he doesn't expect is to fall for Kearin's brand of intensity instead. So does he go for the photograph or Kearin's heart? He wouldn't call himself a master thief if he couldn't steal both.

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