Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Guest Blogger MacKenzie McKade - The Perfect Place

If you could imagine a perfect place to live where would it be? What would the scenery, the weather, and the housing look like? What would the people be like? What types of occupations would flourish?

When Cathryn Fox and Nikki Duncan asked me participate in an anthology we asked ourselves some of the above questions. It was Cathryn who introduced us to the small coastal town of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. If you would like to see a couple pictures of this beautiful town visit Cathryn’s blog right here on Nine Naughty Novelists’ site at http://ninenaughtynovelists.blogspot.com/2011/04/guest-blogger-cathryn-fox-beautiful.html

Speaking for myself, I immediately fell in love with the location. Born and raised in the deserts of Arizona, I have always had a fascination with water. Whispering Cove, although make-believe, was the perfect place for me to let my imagination go.

It was easy to envision the type of people who would live in this seaport village—a place where the community’s livelihood lies in the arms of the ocean, its embrace sometimes serene and sometimes turbulent. While some folks wish only to escape, others grasp tightly to their childhood roots. You’ll find that Whispering Cove is a place where history and character is revealed in each of the townspeople and where the ocean calls those who have strayed to return.

From three crotchety, conniving old grandfathers who only want their grandchildren home and happy, and will stop at nothing to have their way, to each of the heroines/heroes struggling with past memories, Whispering Cove has all the warmth and charm you can ask for.

In Wild in Whispering Cove Andrea Adair is one who has strayed, not from seeking greener pastures, but to run away from a memory too daunting to face. Finding her way back isn’t a piece of cake. Cake?

And what would a town be without its cuisine?

During one of Andie’s and Brody’s scenes they feast on Lobster Rolls, a delicacy which I have never had the opportunity to taste until I visited Florida. Oh yum! The bread was so soft, the lobster so sweet and succulent. While entrenched in their story I even found myself wanting to make some garlic fingers and chowder, even though I don’t much care for clams.

I think this is a great lead in to Cathryn Fox’s Wet in Whispering Cove where her heroine is a chef, and she is cooking up a lot more than clam chowder in her kitchen. Also, you won’t want to miss Wicked in Whispering Cove by Nikki Duncan. Naughty boys are as much fun as Nine Naughty Novelists.

Below I’ve include a Blurb of Wild…In Whispering Cove. Thanks so much in allowing me to visit with you. And, as always, happy reading!

Mackenzie McKade

Wild…in Whispering Cove

Haunting memories made her run--family forced her return--can love make her stay?

Ten years ago a tragic accident forced Andrea “Andie” Adair from Whispering Cove, leaving behind her family, friends, and fiancĂ©. A dark secret keeps her away from the sleepy seaport village, until she receives an ambiguous telephone from her grandfather. He’s in the hospital. Desperate to cling to her only living relative she races back home and straight into the arms of the one man she can’t bear to face.

Sheriff, Brody McGrath, built his life without the woman of his dreams, but when he catches Andie, thinking she’s a prowler, he isn’t prepared for the onslaught of emotions—grief, regret, heartache, and love.

There is no denying the old spark between them still burns brightly, but can love defeat the demons of Andie’s past and allow her to live again?

Purchase at Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, and Borders

A taste of the erotic, a measure of daring and a hint of laughter describe Mackenzie McKade’s novels. She sizzles the pages with scorching sex, fantasy and deep emotion that will touch you and keep you immersed until the end. Whether her stories are contemporaries, futuristics or fantasies, this Arizona native thrives on giving you the ultimate erotic adventure.

When not traveling through her vivid imagination, she’s spending time with three beautiful daughters, three devilishly handsome grandsons, and the man of her dreams. She loves to write, enjoys reading and can’t wait ’til summer. Boating and jet skiing are top on her list of activities. Add to that laughter and if mischief is in order—Mackenzie’s your gal!

To learn more about Mackenzie, please visit www.mackenziemckade.com. Send an email to Mackenzie at mackenzie@mackenziemckade.com or sign onto her Yahoo! group to join in the fun with other readers and authors as well as Mackenzie. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wicked_writers/.


A taste of the erotic…A measure of daring…A dash of laughter…

WILD…IN WHIPSPERING COVER – Amazon, Smashwords, Now Available

A LITTLE WHITE LIE – Samhain Publishing, Now Available

MERRY CHRISTMAS, PAIGE – Samhain Publishing, Now Available

BOUND BY DESIRE – Samhain Publishing, Now Available in Print


Donna Del Grosso said...

Your descriptions of all the seafood are making my mouth water. At 8:35 in the morning! Seriously, your books are always good. I'll have to pick one up to keep my lonely heart... busy! LOL

Cathryn Fox said...

Oooh, we had such fun with this series...so good!!

Nikki Duncan said...

Such serious fun. :)

Mackenzie McKade said...

LOL Donna, you're such a card. Did you know that Red Lobster here in town serves Lobster Rolls? Yummmm...


Mackenzie McKade said...

Cathryn/Nikki, I have to say you two were a blast to write with. I love your characters and stories!

Thanks so much for stopping by.


Nine Naughty Novelists said...

Welcome Mackenzie! You guys came up with a great setting.

Meg Benjamin said...

Er...that last comment was from me.

Mackenzie McKade said...

LOL... Thanks Meg! I'd love to visit some of the coastal towns to get a real feel of the scenery and people.

I'm a native of Arizona and most of my traveling has been for business, which means I've seen a lot of airports and hotels. *g* I've never ventured too far from home for vacations, so there is a whole world out there for me to explore.


Mackenzie McKade said...

So tell me where your perfect place to live would be. It's people? Scenery? Weather?


Jen B. said...

I read Wicked...In Whispering Cove over spring break. BTW, it was a perfect beach read. I have Wet and Wild on my summer reading list. What a fun little town!

Mackenzie McKade said...

Thanks Jen. I know Nikki would be so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed Wicked. I'm sure I speak for Cathryn, as well as, when I say I hope you like Wet and Wild, too!


Juniper Bell said...

I love the concept of this series, and I think you came up with a great setting in Whispering Cove. However, as far as perfect places go, in my humble opinion nothing beats Hawaii. ;)

Kelly Jamieson said...

Welcome to the Naughty Nine Mackenzie! Love the idea of writing connected stories with other authors ;-). I've never visited the east coast of Canada, though I am Canadian, always wanted to though!

PG Forte said...

Hey, Mackenzie. Welcome! My perfect place? California. The central coast. Hands down. Although, after having seen Juniper's piece of Hawaii I have to admit that, yes, that's pretty damn perfect too. ;)

Mackenzie McKade said...


I've never been to Hawaii, but I plan to visit. I'm such wonderful things about the islands.

Merry Christmas Paige, one of my Christmas books, is set in Kauai. It really got me thinking I've been missing something. *g*



Mackenzie McKade said...

Thanks, Kelly! I have to say this is a wonderful place to visit.

Canada is another place I'd love to visit; however, the weather where Cathryn lives sounds like something I might be able to do without. *g*


Mackenzie McKade said...

Hey PG,

Yes. California is beautiful whether it's the south or north. I'd love to live in California if it wasn't for the traffic.


Jacee James said...

Any beach is perfect for me, as long as I have my hunka-husband along for the ride. I get extra sandy just to give him an excuse to wash me thoroughly in the shower...lol.

I love all your stories and while I haven't had the chance to read this one, it's on my list. Great interview.

Mackenzie McKade said...

Thank you, Jacee! I hope you get to read each of the stories in the Whispering Cove Anthology.

And, I agree! Any beach is hard to resist when you have the right man beside you. *g*


daydrmzzz said...

Mackenzie I so enjoy your books :) and I agree California rocks! I'm a southern Cali girl and wouldn't leave unless I vacation and I so love to do that :)