25 Blogs in 25 days…the TORTURED tour!
August 19, 2009
Day sixteen of the blog tour
An erotic medieval from Harlequin Spice
Available August 2009
In a time of chaos, darkness, and violence, it is better to live only in the moment, lest your memories eat you alive. A young woman blessed with “sight seeks vengeance against a tyrannical lord responsible for her mother’s murder. Forced to become an executioner’s apprentice, she encounters a Roman prisoner who offers her a way to escape her prison and find a future. Torn between desire, duty, and the chance for revenge, her choice to live or die leaves her TORTURED. (Available now, Harlequin Spice, Aug. ’09)
I’ve been touring the highways and byways of the Internet roads this past week and have found some wonderful sites along the way. I was so excited when I given the opportunity to stop by my friend, Caridad’s site! You can tell by the site that this woman is a mover and shaker in this business and has the deserved success that she does by virtue of her amazing digs ! I stand in awe. For one more second. Okay, on with the tour! 😉
So this summer I had the good fortune to spend some time with my family on a little road trip I like to call the “Americana tour!” We began on the Fourth of July in Chicago and wound up in Washington DC by way of; Niagara Falls, Cooperstown and Philadelphia. In addition, we spent five days hiking over hill and dale the great city of Washington DC and the beautiful areas in Virginia the other side of the Potomac. I attended my first ever RWA convention the following week and so too, my first Harlequin party (double amazing and add ten percent!;))
On Saturday, we headed back home to the Midwest, via Cleveland Ohio, with one more stop to make before heading back home. As some of you may have picked up, I love the Great Lakes. My husband swears I must be a lighthouse keeper on the lakes in another life. So when we pulled into downtown Cleveland around eleven PM, you can’t see a whole lot. When I pulled back the curtains of our seventh floor room the next morning I was in seventh heaven! There before me stretched Lake Erie, already dotted with sailboats and fishing boats. Within walking distance, perched right on the edge of the water is a glass Pyramid—“The House that Rock Built”™—The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Wow, now even if you didn’t love music the way I do, you could not possibly walk through this place and not come away affected. It is a Mecca to Rock and Roll, a history of its roots and how it has virtually become very much a part of who we are. And it reaches farther than America—it goes across the pond to the British invasion and the powerful influence it had on our music.
Pristine in cleanliness and understandably strict about no cameras in the exhibit halls, you begin on the bottom floor of the “pyramid” and work your way to the top. It boasts four floors of museum displays that track music history, offer insight, and background to some of the musicians-singers, songwriters, radio and television personalities that have left forever their musical mark on our lives.
My head was on a swivel and one day I have to go back to see it again and spend more time there. Everywhere you turn every snippet of a song you hear playing in the various exhibits takes you back to a certain time in your life.
I stared for the longest time at a pair of Michael Jackson’s loafers- noting the worn heels, the creases in the leather-how utterly simple they looked and remembered the time I saw he and his brothers perform at our State fair, when he was eleven and I was thirteen. I stood in awe in front of an upright piano, candle wax still dripped down the front and thought of the talent that was once John Lennon.
From Motown to the Beatles, Herman Hermits to Woodstock, the Rolling Stones to Elvis Presley—a visit to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is an experience you will not soon forget! My kudos to the people of Cleveland and to the beautiful little city on the shores of Lake Erie!
There is little I can relate directly to my book TORTURED today, but I hope you had a good time reading about my visit to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! LOL Maybe to some-parents come to mind off the bat—the music we listened to was …um, TORTURE for them;)
Leave me a comment about a special song that holds special meaning fro you personally! One winner will be chosen at random from those leaving comments! Thanks again to Caridad for her gracious hospitality!! Okay I have to do some more snooping around here!
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