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Saturday, April 13, 2013

Old Route 66

Today's excerpt is from RETURN TO RAINBOW ROCK, which is both the literal return for Marcie Carmody, whom readers met in Book 4, and a metaphorical return for me; this is the first Rainbow Rock book few years. In this segment, Marcie is driving around the area, showing Holbrook, Arizona and its environs to Ryan Fields, a new attorney to the area who will soon be her direct supervisor. Ryan is speaking:

"Why don’t you show me a little of where Old Route 66 used to run and we’ll call it done.” 
“You’ve already seen part of it,” Marcie said. “You know Interstate 40 follows fairly close to the same path…” 
“Right. I just want to see what’s left of Route 66 in this area.” 
“Sure. Turn left here and I’ll give you the Route 66 tour—for a few miles, anyway.” 
“Left it is.” 
Marcie watched him carefully as he made the turn. She couldn’t help noticing the flex of his forearms, the strength in his biceps, the smooth curve of his cheek just waiting for her touch… Get a grip, Marcie, she chided herself. The man is off-limits
The little voice inside her argued, Shouldn’t he know that, too? The fact he had just made a second date for two days from now suggested he was having as much trouble remembering that as she was. Marcie, old girl, you’re going to have to watch yourself. You are already in deep tapioca here. She sighed and turned her attention back to Old Route 66. 

Susan Aylworth is the author of eight published novels, all currently available in digital form for various e-readers. Her ninth book, ZUCCHINI PIE: GRANNY'S RECIPE FOR LIFE, is coming from Covenant Communications in June. RETURN TO RAINBOW ROCK will soon be available as an original e-book, the seventh in the Rainbow Rock series. Find Susan at or follow her @SusanAylworth.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Here's the cover for my newest, coming in June from Covenant. The book tries to answer the question, "What is the recipe for healing a broken family?" And for the curious, yes: it has recipes, too. In case you can't read it, the title is ZUCCHINI PIE: GRANNY'S RECIPE FOR LIFE. It's taken some time to get this one from my brain into print, so I'm thrilled to see it.