Awwww *sigh* I’m a bit overwhelmed and all together delighted by Annie Rose Welch. She is a new fav author of mine. I fell hard for her when I read the first book in her Saving Angels series (see my review of Marigny Street HERE) and I’ve only fallen harder with each book she writes. 😀
Annie wrote me a special gift for my Saving The Book Tart event! She shares an interview to celebrate the upcoming release of The Crossroads on August 28th. It’s a chat with some of her characters from this beautiful, heart gripping series. Meet Gabriel and Michael and fall hard for the dreamy storytelling of Annie Rose Welch! I can’t wait to read this book! *Kermit flail*
The Queen of Tarts
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♥ Character Interview ♥
Annie interviews Gabriel and Michael in celebration of the release of The Crossroads
(coming August 28th!)
New Orleans, LA. Café Du Monde.
Evening is quickly approaching. The sun is being kind with its fading light. The wind is gently sweeping by, bringing with it a cool breeze off the Mississippi River. I can hear distant calls from the ships passing through her large girth. The French Quarter is bopping to a busy beat today. The streets are filled with people. On the corner, a mime coated in silver dust looks like he’s doing the robot in slow motion. The musicians across the street, four men in bright tie-dyed shirts, are pumping out a rhythm that has people dancing in the streets.
This is not an unusual occurrence in New Orleans. Ships are always passing through. The wind is always searching for something to carry with it in that slow, entrancing, tropical way it has of moving. The French Quarter is alive every day with a beat that is mysterious and full of charm, a living thing that no one can truly explain. The music only lends its harmony to whatever it feels like dancing to that day.
I sit back, removing my hand from my chin, allowing the server in his uniform to deliver my order. Three chilled café au laits, three orders of beignets. Beignets are a delicacy in New Orleans. Fried dough, almost like a donut, but not, with a heady amount of powered sugar dusting the top. I’ve never tasted anything quite like them. And they’re undeniably better when you’re sitting in the place where it all started.
“Are you going to eat all of that yourself?” The server smiles down at me.
I look up at him and laugh. “No, actually. I’m waiting for company. I thought they might enjoy having something to eat and drink when they get here.”
“No doubt,” he says, his eyes moving from me to the street.
My eyes follow the path of his attention. A man is walking down the street pulling a llama, like the animal is nothing but a big puppy dog.
The server and I start laughing. Together we say, “Only in New Orleans.”
After our laughter tapers off, my eyes find two men walking toward our table. One of them is shorter, with wide shoulders and a muscular physique. The other is taller, leaner, but he’s also muscular, just in a different way. Together they elicit a lot of attention from the people surrounding them. More so than the llama.
The taller one is laughing, an undeniably infectious smile on his face. He’s dancing around the man with wide shoulders, shaking his shoulders, kind of skipping to the music playing around him. The other guy pushes him away, a playful smile wanting to make an appearance on his handsome face. When they arrive in front of the musicians, the taller one starts to really dance. He claps his hands together and then pretends to strum a guitar.
The crowd erupts in cheers. And they’re not cheering for the musicians or the llama. After the pair walks away, the crowd seems to follow behind them. It seems like they are star struck. I guess I would be, too.
They stride up to my table. Their faces are red from the heat, but their skin looks sun kissed. They’re almost glowing with sheen from the sultry day. They make quite the pair.
The guy with wide shoulders reaches me first.
I clear my throat. “Michael.”
If you’re guessing this is Michael Roberts, the world famous boxer, now business owner, you guessed right.
“Hello, you,” he smiles. The iron chair scrapes against the concrete with his movement, and he takes a seat across from me.
© Annie Rose Welch
Series: (Saving Angels, #4)
Release date: August 28th, 2014 |
Publisher: Indie |
Format: Ebook and print |
How do you get there, darlin’? Well, na’, you start by taking Brighten Place. Follow that road all the way down to Marigny Street. After you travel a little distance you’ll come to an old Red Dirt Road, and that road will take you even further, to Lotus Blossom Lane, but you’ve already been that way. Na’ you’re exactly where you should be, darlin’. You’ve arrived at The Crossroads of your life.
Gabriel Roberts is the most famous movie star in the world. He has everything one man could ever want. He has everything except the one thing he feels will fulfill his purpose and complete his life.
Raphael Rose is dying of pneumonia. As he waits on the waning clock of mortality to chime, he has a story to share. One of star-crossed lovers he has never lost hope for.
Two doors down, Madam Catalina has her own story – a shocking past, a love of a lifetime left undone.
Locked behind the doors of Charity Hospital during Hurricane Evangeline, the tangling of souls has unraveled and left each of them at the crossroads of their life. And in the end, whichever road they choose will lead them home.
Born and raised in New Orleans, Annie has a habit of shortening her words and telling long stories. She speaks with a southern flair and cooks with it too. At the tender age of twenty- one, she hitched up her wagons (took her first plane ride) and moved out west to the big shake (California). Her writing career began one sleepless night when she imagined a gorgeous woman and a man with maniacal hair floating above her like lightening bugs falling from the sky. Curious about them, their story, and why they were floating around in her head, she sat down and penned (typed) her first novel, Marigny Street. A dream come true for her, she hasn’t stopped writing since. She loves a damn good love story, always has, no matter what the genre. She is particularly moved by imperfect love that in its own unique way is perfect, the notion of love at first sight, soul mates, and things that are generally out of the norm. When she’s not writing she enjoys dabbling in photography and finding new, inspirational music to add to her collection. She currently (still) resides in the big shake (although her southern roots are calling her home) with her husband, daughter, and their two peculiar dogs, Boudreaux and Tabasco (who, call her crazy, bark with an accent). For lagniappe (a little extra), a virtual cup of café au lait and beignets, please visit Annie’s website: www.annierosewelch.com
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