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.

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RWA16 San Diego

The Kiss
The Kiss by the USS Midway

Romance Writers of America Conferences are always a good time to explore a city. I was in for a surprise staying at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina on West Harbor Drive as far as the location goes. I had seen the condo high rises going up maybe six years ago and also noticed new housing in Little Italy. San Diego has always been a great place to dance, dine, go to the theatre or take a walk along the marina, but in the last five years downtown has become gentrified and perhaps The Finest City to live.

Seaport Village Fountain
Seaport Village fountain

From the Marriott Marquis you can walk north on the marina to Seaport Village for shopping, restaurants and a carousel then the USS Midway area.

Princess Leia in Gaslamp
Storm trooper takes Princess Leia prisoner through Gaslamp

Across the street, over the train tracks into Gaslamp, shopping and dining are fabulous. (However, I did notice homeless spinning a yarn as they panhandled. It also smelled like urine walking the streets. But moms pushing strollers and men walking dogs didn’t seem to mind.) The food and service were excellent at The Food Shop at 465 5th Avenue which serves Vietnamese, sandwiches and pho in a tiny warm space. The organic tofu with rice noodles was savory and filling. Across the street and kitty-corner is The Burger Lounge which offers awesome food and service. As I ate the quinoa burger an exotic brunette in her forties asked me if my food was good. I told her it was orgasmic. She was delighted. (The fresh pickles in the Thousand Island dressing made it pop. Pickles. Orgasmic. Sorry, I just realized. Grin.) She passed by again after using the restroom and wished me happy dining. I’m pretty sure she told the waitress, “I’ll have what she’s having.”

City view
A pixelated city view from the Marriott Marquis San Diego through the Comic-Con ad

The only downside was the Marriott. Men were on scaffolding outside my window for two days putting up a Comic-Con ad. So much for the view. The city jail is on Front Street and the police sirens echo off the buildings every night. And I could hear the elevator on the other side of my bed too. I would recommend another hotel more north. The pool and location were the best part.

Comic-Con eclipses RWA

As I left with Oh Sherry by Journey blasting on the radio, the chatty, chocolate eating, wine drinking women of romance gave way to the hum of Warner Brother’s big rig trucks maneuvering in the doc with a manly crew dressed in black waiting to get to work.