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Guest Blog: Carole Brown E-Book Prize to Random Commenter

Dear Readers, thank you so much for visiting the blog and welcoming our guests! I hope each and every one of you is doing well...I am grateful for your kindness.

Besides being a member and active participant of many writing groups, Carole Brown enjoys

mentoring beginning writers. An author of twenty-some, some of which are best selling, award-winning books, she loves to weave suspense, mystery and tough topics into her books, along with a touch of romance and whimsy, and is always on the lookout for outstanding titles and catchy ideas. She's also published two children's books and is in two anthologies. She and her husband reside in SE Ohio but have ministered and counseled nationally and internationally. She has found that the traveling and ministering has served her well in writing her novels. Together, they enjoy their grandsons and great granddaughter, traveling, gardening, good food, the simple life, and did she mention their grands?

I suppose what people say to me the most is about my kindness. I'm pretty big hearted and love doing things for others. It's something I can do. I try to overlook hurtful remarks or actions. I want to live a positive life as much as possible.

Tell us about your book—title and back cover blurb.

Trouble at the Resort (Book Three in the Denton and Alex Davies Mystery series)

It's winter at the Ski Resort in Colorado, and threats, schemes of theft, fraud and perhaps even murder from someone trying to destroy Jeremy Meadows is no fun at all.

When Denton and Alex Davies are called by his longtime friend, Jeremy, to come help he and his niece, Daffodil (Daffy) Meadows, they interrupt their traveling to head to Colorado. Suspects are plenty including Jeremy's romantic interest, Chef Janeth.

The plot to destroy Jeremy is especially vicious considering the criminal behind it all is dragging Daffy into it. The trouble is, Daffy has Down's Syndrome, and though everyone seems to love her and her artistic talent, there's obviously one person who doesn't care to hurt her to get what they want.

Will Jeremy's once-in-a-lifetime chance of happiness with Chef Janeth happen, or will one or both of them suffer from the outrageous attacks at the resort?

Will sweet Daffy have to suffer the consequences of a too-trusting heart?

And will Denton and Alex be able to find the culprit who's trying to wreck havoc before it's too late?

Share one thing that you found difficult or challenging about writing this book.

Most times when I'm writing a book, especially suspense, that it's fairly easy for me (by keeping notes) to keep track of details, clues, etc.

But mystery is a little harder. For one thing, in mystery, you normally don't reveal the bad/criminal, etc. till the last minute. You add clues to keep everyone guessing till the last minute. In suspense, your bad guy can be seen most times and act out right in front of the reader. In Trouble at the Resort, I found all the clues I added were a little hard to keep track of.

Was it worth it? I think so. I hope so. We'll see how my readers react.

OR share an excerpt.

Chapter Ten

I stared down at the two dark figures below then squinted at them. It looked like one of them

was...what? Arguing with the other? Trying to get away?

“They both are too big to be Daffy and too tall to be Jeremy. Who are they?”

Alex shrugged. “Have no idea, but they seem to be arguing, for sure.”

I turned and headed to our bedroom. “I'm going down.”

“Denton, no. They could be dangerous. Let me call security.”

“Too late. They'll be gone. I won't do anything foolish.” I was out the door before she could argue further.

I practically ran to the elevator and headed to the nearest door. I stepped outside and hurried to the side of the main building. Peeked around the corner...and saw nothing. I stepped around the corner, took two steps and thought a streak of lightning had struck me.

I wavered on my feet, my brain telling me not to pass out, but my body insisting that was the only thing I could do. I fell, hitting the ground at what I later would think was about seventy miles an hour. My eyes focused just a moment—before I passed out—and I stared up at a dark figure, the face only a dim outline, his words low and hissing.

“Stop meddling in things you have no business. Next time, you won't wake up.”

I couldn't see his face, but my gaze dropped to his feet and I recognized them.

Old shoes.

And then the lights went out.

Ask the blog reader a quirky question or two.

Q 1: If you had to appear in a movie (or book), which would you rather be/do: Be a detective

searching for clues (remember, you have to be clever enough to know what a clue is and smart

enough to put them all together) or be the hunted in a suspense movie or book? Do you love the thrill of evading danger, etc.? Why?

Q 2: Denton and Alex Davies in this series are a couple who really care for each other. Alex built

a thriving Real Estate business, and well, Denton is Denton, who loves solving mysteries. He

loves his wife and friends, but if he has to step on toes to get to the bottom of a mystery, then so be it. He doesn't care (much) whether the people he questions likes it or not because to get answers from people who don't want to give you those answers, you have to be pushy at times.

Doesn't phase him. Tell me: could you be a detective and ignore others' attitude toward you?

Would you like to be a detective?

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Debra Pruss
Debra Pruss
Mar 11

I would rather be the detective. I love suspense. Your cover is fabulous. It would be challenging to read a person to determine if they are telling the truth or not. Thank you so much for being here. Thank you for sharing. God bless you. Have a wonderful week.

Carole Brown
Carole Brown
Mar 17
Replying to

Thank you, Debra Pruss for reading and replying! I too love suspense! It certainly is challenging and, I think, takes a special kind of thinking to figure out some suspenses. I hope you get to read the book!


Mar 10

I’d rather be a detective than be hunted. Although I wouldn’t like asking pushy questions at all. Long ago, I worked as a journalist for a small weekly paper. I loved the lifestyle pieces. But after my first controversial article, I felt horrible and told my editor that I’d stick to writing my column, thank you very much!

I love that you have a sweet character with Down’s syndrome in your story.

Mar 24
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Dianne, you are our winner! So sorry I'm late notifying you, but better late than never! :)


Mar 10

This mystery sounds like a great read, would love to read in print.

Thanks for introducing me to a new author and their books.

Here's hoping I win, fingers crossed🤞🤞🤞🤞.

Carole Brown
Carole Brown
Mar 10
Replying to

Oh, I hope you get to read the book. If you check on Amazon, you'll see all my books! Thanks so much for commenting!

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