Beth Kendrick's Black Dog Bay novels never fail to entertain and make us smile, so we're excited to read her latest, Once Upon a Wine. And who can resist the cute dog on the cover of this one?!? Thanks to Penguin Random House, we have a copy to give away!
Some fun facts about Beth, courtesy of her website: She's a Leo, a middle child, and a formidable Trivial Pursuit opponent. She reads everything she can get her hands on, from the classics to comic books. She doesn’t drink coffee (something she has in common with Melissa A, along with her favorite Girl Scout cookie...which you'll find out about soon). Beth lives in Arizona in a very cute fixer-upper that she bought in a burst of totally delusional, can-do confidence. And finally, she has two large dogs (possibly Rhodesian Ridgebacks) named Roxie and Friday. Visit Beth on Facebook and Twitter.
Beth is here to celebrate her pub day and play Loaded Questions with us, so let the game begin!
Cammie Breyer needs a big glass of cabernet—her restaurant failed and her chef boyfriend left for a hotter kitchen. Just when she thinks she’s hit rock bottom, her Aunt Ginger calls with a surprise. She’s bought a vineyard—in Delaware. At Ginger’s command, Cammie returns to Black Dog Bay, the seaside town where she spent her childhood summers with her aunt and her cousin, Kat.
The three women reunite, determined to succeed. There’s only one little problem: None of them knows the first thing about wine making. And it turns out, owning a vineyard isn’t all wine and roses. It’s dirt, sweat, and desperation. Every day brings financial pitfalls, unruly tourists, romantic dilemmas, and second thoughts. But even as they struggle, they cultivate hidden talents and new passions. While the grapes ripen under the summer sun, Cammie discovers that love, like wine, is layered, complex, delicious, and worth waiting for… (Courtesy of Amazon.)
What is your favorite Girl Scout cookie?
Thin Mints, always and forever.
What makes you comfortable?
Giant, ungainly dogs trying to sit on my lap and leaving fur all over my black pants. It’s what I’m used to!
What movie should have been a lot funnier?
In order to answer this question, I would actually have to go to a movie, which hasn’t happened in…um…wait, hang on…carry the three…a really, REALLY long time. (Deadlines, single parent, etc.) The obvious solution is for me to throw caution to the wind, go to a theater--preferably one of the swanky ones with leather recliners and cocktails--and report back next week.
If you could give anyone a big hug, who would it be?
My son, the light of my life. He’s at the age where he’s starting to resist hugging and holding my hand in public. *sob*
I could see myself as a “Gwen.”
What is way too dangerous for you to even try?
Starting to watch a new TV series (like oh, say, “Bloodline”) when I’m on deadline. I’m not really known for my self-control, so the result would inevitably be binge-watching, a word count of zero, tears, desperation, and excessive Thin Mint consumption. Ask me how I know.
Thanks to Beth for visiting with us and Penguin Random House for sharing her book with our readers.
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