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AUTHOR Thanks to Tami Cox, author of Spirits of Gettysburg: Tales of a Ghost Tour Guide (as Tami Cox Rasel), for stopping by and sharing the inspiration for her new romance novel, Blue Moon Over Martinsburg. West Virginia holds a special place in my life (and heart), so I’ll be checking out this book.

Blue Moon Over Martinsburg by Tami Cox

“My family roots run deep in the Martinsburg, West Virginia area. Being an amateur genealogist, I’ve traced my ancestors as far back as the 17th century in that area. My mother was born and raised in Martinsburg, but came to Baltimore as a “Rosie the Riveter” during the war. However, a treasured memory of mine is summers spent in Martinsburg, West Virginia with extended family during the 1970’s. I’d give anything to go back in time to those summer nights—hanging out with dear friends, strolling down dirt roads barefoot and yes, even teen romance and heartache. It only seemed natural to use that area as the setting for my romance novel. I have an objective in writing this series, but if I tell you the objective, it will be a spoiler alert and give away the ending.

Large blue moon cover 1 Blue Moon Over Martinsburg –the first book in the trilogy, takes a couple through dramatic teen years into early adulthood—with heartbreaking obstacles keeping the couple apart. It’s the story of first love and first kiss (the best kiss, and you only get that kiss once in life, ladies). Boone’s drug addiction is apparent to the reader, but no one else at this time. However, his cocaine habit rears its ugly head in the 2nd novel.

I remember the 70’s as being a much more innocent time for young love and I wanted to bring that out in the novel. However, I think the story will appeal to both a younger audience and those of us who grew up at that time. As one reader wrote to me, “I fell in love with Boone the minute he walked into the setting.” I think most women will feel that way about Boone O’Toole. He is the quintessential country boy.
I think Blue Moon lets the reader fall in love for the first time, or fall in love all over again—with some southern charm along the journey.

I hope you will enjoy reading this sweet romance as much as I enjoyed writing it.”

Want to learn more about Tami and her books?
Visit her at https://www.facebook.com/tami.cox.5
View Blue Moon Over Martinsburg book trailer: http://youtu.be/B2Ky0H4KpGE
View Spirits of Gettysburg book trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bUU6Wq2cnw
Buy Blue Moon over Martinsburg at Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
Buy Spirits of Gettysburg.

Thanks again to Tami Cox for her guest post. Watch Whimsical Words for more Monday Guests, Quotable Wednesdays, blogs from me, and occasional weekend, Readers & Writers Recipes. Have a great day – Vonnie

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