HAPPY WEDNESDAY ALL! I HOPE YOU ALL ARE DOING WELL. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR COMING ON OVER HERE TO BOOK OBSESSED CHICKS AND HAVING A LOOK AT SOME OF MY FAVORITE LADIES AND THEIR BOOKS.
TODAY WE HAVE THE SWEETEST LADY EVER, DEBRA PARMLEY. I MET HER AT LORI FOSTER'S RAGT IN JUNE AND ADORED HER RIGHT AWAY. SUCH A TALENTED LADY AND SO RESERVED. I THANK DEBRA FOR SHARING WITH US. MERRY CHRISTMAS!
|Debra Parmley at the RAGT signing. It was her Birthday|
FOR THE HOLIDAY EVENT, I ASKED DEBRA WHICH ONE OF THE BOOKS SHE HAS WRITTEN IS HER FAVORITE, AND THIS IS WHAT SHE HAD TO SAY.
Historical romance is my favorite romance genre and within that genre my favorite of all my books is my newest, which is set in the 1920’s. Trapping the Butterfly is set in 1926 in Hot Springs, AR and has gangsters and flappers.
This is a story I’d wanted to write for quite some time and it is the first story I sold on proposal, before the first page had ever been written. I’ve been drawn to the 1920’s for quite some time, but when I first started writing it wasn’t a time period that publishers were receptive to. So I was thrilled when my publisher said yes and immediately began to pour through the research files I had collected on the era and the setting.
The Arlington Hotel, where Bethany and her aunt and uncle are staying, is a grand old hotel, which still has the hot baths it was once famous for. I’ve stayed there twice and enjoyed “taking the baths” so it wasn’t a stretch for me to be able to close my eyes and see this story unfolding in front of me. Al Capone used to rent the entire fourth floor though there is no “official” record of the dates he stayed there.
Bethany is my youngest heroine and she’s also my favorite. She’s seventeen going on eighteen and getting ready to celebrate her birthday and to bob her hair and cut up her corsets before her controlling aunt and uncle catch wind of it. Three men have their eyes on Bethany. The detective who is investigating Al’s gang, the man her aunt and uncle want her to marry, and one of Al’s gang who intends to make her his moll. I had so much fun writing Trapping the Butterfly and waiting to see what would happen to Bethany and if she would manage to free herself or be trapped. I hope you will have as much fun reading this one.
Buy links for Trapping the Butterfly:
Barnes and Noble: Nook
Desert Breeze Publishing: epub
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