I was lucky enough to receive a copy of Suzanne’s ARC for Royal Street to blurb. And not only was the book great, but it took place in one of my favorite cities, New Orleans.
Having taught for two years in Shreveport, Louisiana, I went down to New Orleans quite often.
I would sell a kidney for a beignet right now. I mean, look at them! Here’s a close-up. Rawr.
But my ultimate favorite has to be good ole red beans and rice, with a sausage. Everything’s better with a sausage!
Yes, all of these photos were taken during my own travels. And yes, I’m drooling remembering each and every delicious meal.
ABOUT TEMPEST RISING: Living in small town Rockabill, Maine, Jane True always knew she didn’t quite fit in with so-called normal society. During her nightly, clandestine swim in the freezing winter ocean, a grisly find leads Jane to startling revelations about her heritage: she is only half-human. Now, Jane must enter a world filled with supernatural creatures alternatively terrifying, beautiful, and deadly- all of which perfectly describe her new “friend,” Ryu, a gorgeous and powerful vampire. It is a world where nothing can be taken for granted: a dog can heal with a lick; spirits bag your groceries; and whatever you do, never-ever-rub the genie’s lamp.
ABOUT NICOLE PEELER: Nicole Peeler is a professor of English literature and creative writing at Seton Hill University, in Greensburg, Pa. She also writes urban fantasy novels for Orbit Books. Her third novel, Tempest’s Legacy, just hit shelves in January.
For those American readers interested in Nicole’s fiction, Orbit Books is offering her first book, Tempest Rising, as this month’s Orbital Drop, downloadable on multiple platforms for only $2.99. Click HERE for more details.