Bringing Romance Back to Michigan
By Cindy Spencer Pape
One of the things I’ve had fun with in the course of writing over 30 romance stories and novels is setting many of them in my home state of Michigan. Curses, available from The Wild Rose Press, was one of my very first books, and is set in the fictional town of Sanctity in the Upper Peninsula. My Geek Love series, with Cerridwen Press and Ellora’s Cave, are also set in a fictional town, this one located in southern Michigan’s beautiful Irish Hills. Finally, my Urban Arcana series with Carina Press is set in and around Detroit. (When they’re not hopping Underhill, that is.)
So why Michigan? Especially, why Detroit? Partly because it’s home and I love it. Partly because it has a wide variety of terrain, and everything from small farming communities to modern urban amenities. And yes, the sense of urban decay in Detroit makes it an ideal setting for a paranormal community.
Since it’s Michigan author’s month here at Fang-Tastic books, I’m offering one of my available Michigan books (winner’s choice) to one random commenter (pdf, unless you’re within the continental US, then we can talk about paperbacks—I have a few of some of the books).
I’ll wait until Friday to draw, to give people plenty of time to enter. You can click on the links below to find out more about which book is for you.
Curses (Wild Rose Press)
Geek Love #1: Dragon in the System (Cerridwen Press)
Geek Love #2: Djinni and the Geek (Ellora’s Cave)
Geek Love #3: Teach Me (Ellora’s Cave)
Urban Arcana #1: Motor City Fae (Carina Press)
Now my new release for today is set in the wilds of Washington State. It’s a free read from Ellora’s Cave, though, so you can download it just for fun.
Click the link below to check out Sporting Wood.
Sporting Wood: Ellora’s Cave
Finally, thanks to Roxanne for hosting today, and to all of you who stopped by to check out my books. I love to hear from readers!
Here’s where you can find me, out and about on the web.