Thursday, March 17, 2016

Playin' in the sand with Tracy Krimmer...plus a special giveaway

Tracy Krimmer's first two novels in her "Pasttime Pursuits" series received glowing reviews from Gail (Caching In review) and Sara (Jay Walking review), so I've been eagerly awaiting the third and final book, Sparing the Heart. Well, that's not the only reason. It's about BOWLING! This also made me think of a movie that Tracy and I both love....Grease 2. Who can forget "Score Tonight?" Of course, this month's theme is perfect for Tracy, since it also makes us think of "Girl for All Seasons."

Tracy's love of writing began at nine years old. She wrote stories about aliens at school, machines that did homework for you, and penguins. Now she pens books and short stories about romance. She loves to read a great book, whether it be romance or science fiction, or any genre in between, or pop popcorn and catch up on her favorite TV shows or movies. She's been known to crush a candy or two as well. Aside from her full length novels, she also has written several short stories. Tracy lives in Wisconsin with her family and dog. You can find her at her website, blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Today's your lucky day, as you're invited to Tracy's Facebook party to celebrate the launch. A bunch of authors will be celebrating with fun activities and giveaways. Tracy is giving away an adult coloring book and colored pencils to a lucky US reader!


Synopsis of Sparing the Heart:
Realtor and amateur bowler Kate Hayes is the ultimate fixer-upper at this stage in her life. Grieving the death of her father, she moves to a brand new town for a fresh frame. She quickly realizes, however, that location isn’t everything she’s always preached to her clients when she finds herself falling into the same bad habits. To break the cycle, she joins a local bowling league and meets handsome – but taken – meteorologist Kellan Valentine. Will their friendship lead to sunny skies or it is another forecast for disaster?


Favorite season: Summer
Picking my favorite season is easy. Summer. I don't mind Spring. The smell of rain is one of my favorite things about it, but it's still a tad chilly. The same with Fall. The colors changing are beautiful, but I swear once October rolls around the wind kicks in making it even colder. Winter -- forget about it!

Favorite thing about this season overall:
Summer is my favorite for so many reasons. Of course, it all started when I was a kid and there wasn't any school. Summers were spent outside playing baseball in the lot next door, sunbathing on the driveway, or simply reading a book on the porch. My family took trips to Wisconsin Dells to go to the water park. Now, as an adult, I get to experience summer through the eyes of my kids. There's a lot of time spent on swings, drawing chalk on the patio, and I often pull out the chaise lounge and read on my Kindle with my dog at my side.


During this season...

Favorite thing to eat:
Fruit is huge for me in the summer and is easily my favorite thing to eat. Strawberries, grapes, raspberries -- I love them them. The juicer the better! Often times I'll pick up spinach leaves and make a fruit salad topped with lemon juice and Parmesan cheese. This works great for lunch or just a snack.

Favorite thing to drink:
Coffee. For me, it always comes down to coffee. In the summer I like iced coffee when it's super hot out. However, nothing beats a freezing cold glass of water.

Favorite thing to wear:
Clothing is one of the best things about summer. I live in tank tops and skirts. I wear tanks all year long, but in every other season I have a button up shirt over it or a hoodie. In the summer I break out the tank tops and show off my arms and shoulders. I've worked hard to get my arms in shape over this past year so I am very excited to expose them!

Favorite holiday that occurs:
The big holiday over the summer is the Fourth of July. Over this time my family usually heads to a cabin in the woods. We spend a week there and visit the beach many times. During the holiday, we attend a parade and eat BBQ with family we only see once or twice a year.



Favorite thing to do:
The summer brings so many great things. I love being outside, or even inside with the windows open and a slight breeze. I don't even mind the rain as long as Mother Nature leaves the tornadoes!

Thanks to Tracy for chatting with us and sharing an adult coloring book and colored pencils with a lucky winner.

~Introduction by Melissa Amster

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11 comments:

Tracy said...

Thanks for having me!

Janine said...

I have recently picked up coloring again and really do find it relaxing. I have a cat book that I enjoy.

Brooke Bumgardner said...

I love summer, too. :) After winter, there's nothing I look forward to more than warm, sunny days.

Hailey Fish said...

I adore coloring and have been doing it since I was little and was doing it even before "adult coloring" was in. It's amazing how instantly you feel calm after you begin coloring. :)

traveler said...

I colored when I was young and loved this past time and have now started once again. It is so special since it reminds me of life when things were simpler and fun.

dd said...

I like coloring nature and animal pics the most. I have a ton of adult coloring ebooks on my Kindle. They just need to be printed as a pdf first before coloring.

Carol Fragale Brill said...

I'm a huge summer fan and we have a lot of favorites in common. All the best on your launch
Carol

rhonda said...

Love coloring the new adult coloring books have me hooked

Rita said...

I love coloring and have coloring books I bought many years ago. I love coloring flowers and anything with a lot of detail. It's a great way to relax.

Melanie Backus said...

Coloring is such a stress reliever. I loved coloring as a child as well.

Linda Kish said...

I read or take walks for stress reducing. My DIL colors though. I encouraged it.