A Southern Gentleman Book

A Southern Gentleman

“Can a chance encounter with a woman in a Manhattan bar, be enough to heal a nice southern gentleman’s broken heart?”

Today I am hosting super fun Author Tracy Reed of Contemporary Romances. Last year she was on fire determined to publish a book a month. On top of that, she creates her own beautiful covers. I love how she uses the color pink for her title and name A Southern Gentleman by TRACY REED.

In A Southern Gentleman, nice guy Jeremiah Logan, had me at “Pretty Lady.” Southern charm really is enough to fall in love with a hero. Who cares that he has money. Avery Marshall has her own.

Here is a flirty description of A Southern Gentleman.

“A woman walks into a crowded Manhattan bar and meets a nice southern gentleman.” That sounds like the beginning of a bad joke or the beginning of an intriguing love story.

At first meeting, Avery Marshall and Jeremiah Logan, have nothing in common. He’s from Alabama and she’s a native New Yorker. He loves steak and potatoes and she’s trying to loose ten pounds. He thinks her curves are sexy and she loves his accent.

However, their mutual attraction is pointless, because he’s only in town for a few months. But how much time do you need to know you’ve found the “one”?

More about Tracy Reed.

A California native, novelist Tracy Reed pushes the boundaries of her Christian foundation with her sometimes racy and often fiery tales.

After years of living in the Big Apple, this self-proclaimed New Yorker draws from the city’s imagination, intrigue, and inspiration to cultivate characters and plot lines who breathe life to the words on every page.

Tracy’s passion for beautiful fashion and beautiful men direct her vivid creative power towards not only novels, but short stories, poetry, and podcasts. With something for every attention span.

Tracy’s ability to capture an audience is unmatched. Her body of work has been described as a host of stimulating adventures and invigorating expression.

To learn more about Tracy and her books go to readtracyreed.com or follow her on Facebook, Twitter , Pinterest, Instagram, and Tumblr. You can also keep up with Tracy by subscribing to her Newsletter.

TRACY REED books are available at your favorite online bookstore. Click on the links below.

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Vegan Faire

Vegan Faire 1 July 2017Healthy Junk Vegan Faire in Anaheim, CA. Photo by M.C.

In July 2017, Anaheim hosted the glorious Fourth Annual Healthy Junk Vegan Faire. Fresh flower scents waft through the air from natural product vendors on the palm-tree lined street.

This is not the movement of the old, shirtless tan hippie who eats sunflower seeds and smells like he hasn’t bathed in a week. The new hippie is a millennial with washed hair, some tattoos, some conservatively dressed, and many beautiful women with trendy makeup.

The crowd is intent on eating. The line to the Mexican food must be an hour wait at least. The beer garden still has room to spare, but it is early. Fresh pineapple ginger juice is a refresher while waiting in line for Veganation’s faux fried chicken and fries. Honestly, I can’t finish the dish because I’m not used to fried food.

Next year, instead of eating, I’m headed toward the makeup and natural skin care products. The smells are like being in the Garden of Eden. Other vendors sell toothpaste, quality pleather purses, jewelry, cute clothes, and cool T-shirts, and some art. Of course, you will see the animal rights organizations for the whales and dolphins. Sea Shepherd’s Los Angeles Chapter represent.

From the stage, there are music and fun activities like hula hooping to get the crowd going. Children draw on walls of chalkboard and adults take selfies next to the rainbow of words on the black backdrop.

A couple of odd things are Tesla with its white leather seating. In the photo, you can see one of their cars on display. But apparently Tesla offers textile seating. It must have been pleather. Then we waited in line for Indian food. It is so crowded everyone has to ask what line they are in. As we get closer to the vendor we see chicken on the menu. Maybe it’s faux? So we switch to Veganation who clearly advertise their food as plant-based.

You don’t have to be a vegan to enjoy the faire. Hopefully, we will all become aware of the torture and pain of animals and how we can have compassion through these events.

I think the Vegan Faire is going to get busier every year because it is so well organized, and there is something for everyone. Park at the free parking complex near City Hall to avoid the line of cars headed to the paid parking. Hope to see you next summer or find a vegan festival near you.

Vegan Faire, 201 W. Center St. Promenade, Anaheim, CA 92805

Copyright 2017 Melissa Crismon