Book Promoting: Rock House Grill
Author of the Series: Impact
D. V. Stone is a multi-genre author of two independently published books. Felice, Shield-Mates of Dar is a fantasy romance. Agent Sam Carter and the Mystery at Branch Lake is a mid-grade paranormal. Recently, Rock House Grill was released by Wild Rose Press. Rainbow Sprinkles a novella is coming out on July 8th. She also hosts, “Welcome to the Campfire,” and, “A Peek Through the Window,” both weekly blogs. Here’s a little more about her. Born in Brooklyn, D.V. Stone has moved around a bit and even lived for a time on a dairy farm in Minnesota before moving back east. Throughout her wandering, she always considered herself a Jersey Girl. She met and married the love of her life, Pete—a lifelong Jersey Man, and moved this time to Sussex County. They live with Hali, a mixed breed from the local shelter and their cat Baby.
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Hello! D.V. Stone! Tell us all about the new projects on the horizon?
Well, this July 8th I have a second book, a novella, with Wild Rose Press coming out. Rainbow Sprinkles is a second chance romance. It’s a story near and dear to my heart.
Do tell! What inspired it?
I took the NaNoWriMo challenge a few years ago. 50,000 words in 30 days. I had to write what I knew. In the past I was both an EMT and owned a small restaurant. I completed the challenge but then there were a few years in-between where Rock House Grill sat on the shelf until I got around to editing. I love it! And besides those great endeavors, what do you do for fun, besides writing? I’m a Glamper. My DH and I have a 5th Wheel camper and love to travel. Nothing better than sitting around a campfire with a glass of wine and either a good book or family and friends.
You are brave! What is your favorite quote?
Your thoughts of God are to human. ~ Martin Luther
That’s wonderful and very apropos today. Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
YES! Oh, sorry didn’t mean to shout. This is a quote from a minor character that grasps the concept. His name is John and he helps Aden in rehabilitation. “Circumstances change us. We can curse them and let them control us. Or, we allow whatever happens to make us better.”
Wonderful. If you could have dinner with any author, living or dead, who would it be and why?
J.R.R. Tolkien. He is my favorite author and the inspiration for me wanting to be one.
That would be a wild dinner wouldn’t it? What a creative mind. What do you use to envision your characters?
Do you have a storyboard, pictures, mental images, etc? I keep images I’ve googled in my header of the document. This gives the characters a face to go with the name and shows up on each page. Also, when I get stuck, I can look them in the eye and ask, “What do you want?”
About the Book
Rock House Grill
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Release Date: April 6, 2020
Author of the Series:: Impact
Book Cover Artist: Tina Lynn Stout
Book Genre/Sun-genre: Romance Suspense
“Easy, you’re going to be okay.” A soft voice eased through the chaos around him. The owner of the voice grabbed his arms and held them in a firm but gentle grip. “I’m right here with you. You are not alone.” “Can hardly m-move.” His voice slurred. “C-can’t see anything.” “You’ve been in an accident. I’m an EMT with the ambulance squad,” the velvety voice calmly explained. “You can’t see well because we’re under a tarp. Hold still, okay?” “‘K.” A small light flickered at the edge of his vision. It shone into a bag next to him. Penlight. “You’re restrained to a board. It’s to keep your head from moving and causing more injury.” She continued to talk to him. The voice reached down somewhere inside him, calming and peaceful, so he focused on it. A glow from spotlights on the outside lit whatever covered them. The shadow gave the woman the appearance of a halo—like an angel.
Let’s finish with everyone’s favorite… Speed Dating!
Favorite movie: Today—Guardians of the Galaxy
Best place you’ve visited: Acadia, Maine
Place you’d like to visit: Jerusalem
Favorite food: Ice Cream
If a movie was made about your life, who would you want to play you?: Lucille Ball
What song best sums you up? Landslide
Oxford comma, yes or no? Yes
Pen or pencil? Pencil
Favorite music? Classic Rock
Coffee or tea? Both
What does your desk look like? It’s a built in cozy nook.
What is your writing vice or must-haves? Post-its
Plotter or pantser? Pantser
Mac or PC? PC
Favorite dessert? Carrot Cake
What is your favorite thing to learn about in your free time? History
You have a time travel machine. Where and when? Space, the final frontier…
Are you earth, wind, fire or water? Fire