Patricia W. Fischer is one of those great Texans I love so much. She’s smart, kind, generous, but also very hard working. I love her can-do attitude and her desire to contribute and when the Men of Marietta series was being developed, the Tule team though she’d be an awesome fit. Help me welcome Patricia to my blog and so glad she has a chance to meet you, my amazing readers and friends!
Hello Tule Readers! I cannot accurately express how excited I am that my book Burning with Desire, earned a spot in the Men of Marietta series.
This is my first book with Tule and I hope I brought all of you a story that you’ll love because I sure had a great time writing it.
To give a bit of backstory, last summer when we discussed this project, our fearless leader, Jane Porter, gave me the chance to bring a brand new character to a familiar place in Marietta—the Main Street Diner.
What a challenge! But I pulled out many of my family recipes and began thinking what a new kid in town would add to an already happy establishment. Food brings people together and gives us all a great idea of what it’s like to be sitting at the next table and listening in on the conversation between the hero and heroine.
Being from Texas, I knew I wanted Gabriella Marcos, the heroine, to come from my home state, but getting her to Marietta was a bit of a challenge. After a bit of brainstorming with writer friends, I figured the best way to get someone out of their comfort zone is giving them no other choice and Gabriella really has no other choice but to leave everything she knows and head to the very cold state of Montana.
Along with being the new owner of the diner, she also brings her teenage daughter, Trinity, a two beloved pets, Cookie Cat and Belle, a lab.
Upon their arrival, she awkwardly meets her neighbor, Kyle Cavasos, a firefighter and paramedic with the Marietta First Responders.
Kyle hasn’t been in Marietta that long either, but he’s been a welcome addition to the fire department, especially since he’s agreed to pose for the calendar to raise money for Harry’s House.
Coming up with inspiration for my characters wasn’t difficult. Instantly, I knew I wanted Gabriella to be Hispanic and the first actress I thought of was Gina Rodriguez from Jane the Virgin. She’s smart, gorgeous, and the perfect compliment to Kyle Cavasos, who reminds me of Jensen Ackles from Supernatural . (Guess I was in a CW mood when I came up with the story.)
Add in some good recipes, fun conversation, hilarious pets, and some saucy scenes, stir and savor and you’ve got Burning with Desire, coming April 18th.
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the book.
Give me a shout or write a review.
Because I’m in Hawaii right now, I can’t help but think a Hawaii giveaway would be just the thing. So for great beach reads and a Hawaii Starbucks drink card and chocolate macadamia nuts and so much more, leave a comment, welcoming Patricia to the blog, and/or comment on the Men of Marietta series and you’re entered! Contest ends Saturday with winner announced Sunday.