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WELCOME AUTHOR CAROLE BROWN
2/3/2018 2:00:00 AM by: Patti Shene

FEATURED BOOK:  A Flute in the Willows

AUTHOR’S NAME:  Carole Brown

PUBLISHER:  Story and Logic Media Publishing

GENRE:  historical romantic suspense

STAND ALONE OR SERIES:  Book 2 of The Spies of WWII

TARGET AGE:  16-100

 

IT IS MY PLEASURE TO WELCOME AUTHOR CAROLE BROWN TO PATTI’S PORCH. CAROLE SHARES THE ELEMENT THAT LIGHTENS THE TONE IN HER SUSPENSE NOVELS.

 

CAROLE IS OFFERING A GIVEAWAY! SIMPLY LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW TO ENTER THE DRAWING FOR A COPY OF A FLUTE IN THE WILLOWS.

 

I'M A DREAMER OF SORTS

 

 

by

 

 

Carole Brown

 

My husband has always told me that reading makes me want a fairy tale life. I snicker because I know he's right. I suppose reading from an early age and my own romantic nature tends to pull me that direction of my romantic loves.

 

I love music.

 

I wanted some form of music as subplots in The Spies of WWII. Warm, inviting, and a romantic pull would give a lighter tone in the midst of the suspenseful feel of the book. Take a look:

 

Scene from With Music in Their Hearts

Chapter 14:

Emma Jaine listened, her breath bated, her eyes on his chiseled face. A lump rose in her throat and she had to blink several times to force down the tears filling her eyes.

“And all the time you knew it…you made me happy.”

Smoldering with laugher and light and something else, his green-eyed gaze rested tenderly on her face, caressing it, loving it, stroking it.

“Give me, give me what I cry for…”

Emma Jaine swallowed and blinked again.

“You made me love you.”

The warmth in his voice sent shivers coursing down her spine. It was winter so why did the wild thought send heat through her body? Shaking her head, she let her hands drop into her lap, careful to avoid his eyes. Her heart thumped like a sprinter running toward a goal. She drew in a long breath. He’d done enough damage to her heart today. She couldn’t afford any more.

 

In With Music in Their Hearts, I used voice and piano as the musical subplots.

 

Scene from A Flute in the Willows:

Chapter 17

She’d fallen in love with the flute then. From that day forward, she’d not looked back, but had coaxed and begged and nagged for a flute of her own, until—finally—for her seventh birthday, she’d unwrapped the long package and gazed upon the most gorgeous gift she’d ever received. It had been her prized and beloved treasure.

Now, she lifted it and polished until the wood gleamed with beauty. Then, slowly she lifted it to her lips and sat silent a moment. Her gaze drifted to the tall willow tree outside her window. Wouldn’t be as good as sitting beneath it, playing for the birds in the branches...or Jerry sitting close by, as they’d done several times before he left, but close enough.

She tucked her flute beneath her arm and hobbled to the window.

The first notes became second ones, and then the song was pouring from her flute. When the last note ended, she allowed her arms to lower and smiled at her image reflecting from the glass window.

She’d not forgotten.

 

In A Flute in the Willows, I kept to one musical instrument. Given Josie's athletic abilities and ambitions, creating her with a love for a “delicate” instrument provided the balance she needed. I also gave her an emotional passion while playing that also balanced her slightly-less professional talent.

 

Music is definitely part of my “loves,” and it's proven to be a valuable resource in The Spies of WWII.

 

Do you, as readers, enjoy subplots such as music in the books you read?

 

Blurb for A Flute in the Willows:

Both rebels in their own way, Josie and Jerry Patterson must figure out how to keep the other's love...and keep the German enemy at bay.

She has two loves—her skating and Jerry, her husband. But when he returns home looking like a skeleton trying to return to life, she's scared. What happened in Germany to change a man so much? Has another woman captured his heart?

Jerry has vowed to let Josie live her own glamourous life...especially after what happened in Germany. But when his wife's life is threatened, Jerry realizes he can't stand by and do nothing. Jerry has to risk all for the very soul and life of himself—Josie.

These two damaged, rebellious people learn the hard way that leaning on God instead of their own selves and abilities is the only true way to love and happiness.

 

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DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A COMMENT TO BE PLACED IN THE DRAWING TO WIN A KINDLE COPY OF A FLUTE IN THE WILLOWS BETWEEN NOW AND TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH AT MIDNIGHT MST.

 

Besides being a member and active participant of many writing groups, Carole Brown enjoys mentoring beginning writers. An author of ten books, she loves to weave suspense and tough topics into her books, along with a touch of romance and whimsy, and is always on the lookout for outstanding titles and catchy ideas. She and her husband reside in SE Ohio but have ministered and counseled nationally and internationally. Together, they enjoy their grandsons, traveling, gardening, good food, the simple life, and did she mention their grandsons? Visit Carole online:

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Comments

Rose From Blog At 2/14/2018 6:14:56 PM

Love the cover and the book sounds great!

Reply by: Patti Shene

Hi Rose.Thanks for stopping by.

Joyce Smith From Republic, MO At 2/13/2018 5:04:56 PM

Carole, I enjoyed reading about your book, A Flute in the Willows. I love music and am interested to see how you have used it in the book.

Reply by: Patti Shene

Hi Joyce. I found Carole's post about the use of music in her work to be quite interesting. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.

Carole Brown From Ohio At 2/3/2018 8:20:59 AM

Thanks so much for allowing me to visit, Patti. It's always a pleasure!

Reply by: Patti Shene

It's always a delight to have you visit, Carole. I so enjoyed your post about how you weave music into your novels.

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HEAR NO EVIL BY MARY HAMILTON
3/22/2014 2:39:47 PM  by: Patti Shene

WHEN THE ROAD GETS LONG AND LONELY
3/19/2014 12:56:57 PM  by: Patti Shene

INTRODUCING RYAN'S FATHER BY JUNE FOSTER
3/15/2014 4:19:04 PM  by: Patti Shene

WHERE ARE YOU THE MOST VULNERABLE?
3/13/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

INTERVIEW WITH WRITER BROOKE COX
3/8/2014 11:44:40 AM  by: Patti Shene

Patti's Porch Welcomes Author Rebecca Carey Lyles
3/1/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Flying for Jesus by Lee Carver
2/22/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Putting Out the Fleece by Paula Mowery
2/15/2014 1:02:11 PM  by: Patti Shene

What We Can Learn From the Olympics
2/12/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Hush, Little Baby by Deborah M. Piccurelli
2/8/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Baby, It's Cold Outside!
2/5/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

A Matter of Perspective
2/1/2014 12:52:05 AM  by: Patti Shene

Introducing The Pure Genius Series by H. L. Wegley
1/25/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Monopoly!
1/21/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

welcome author Cheri Swalwell
1/17/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

What Did You Mean By That?
1/14/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Wildlife Video
1/10/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

My Best Reads of 2013
1/8/2014 1:28:40 AM  by: Patti Shene

The Dumbest Kid in School
1/3/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Good-bye to 2013
1/1/2014 1:35:09 AM  by: Patti Shene

Focusing on What Christmas Really Means
12/22/2013 7:00:40 PM  by: Patti Shene

One Spectacular Christmas Display
12/19/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Where are You Going This Advent Season?
11/29/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Shared Experience
11/24/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Facing the Monster
10/25/2013 12:46:47 AM  by: Patti Shene

Review of Reign by Ginger Garrett
9/27/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

I'll Be Happy When...
5/14/2013 11:49:55 PM  by: Patti Shene

Sing Praises - Whether You Can Sing or Not
5/5/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

I Can't Do This!
5/2/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

BREAKING THE RULES
4/28/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR TINA PINSON
4/21/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Vulnerability to Fear
4/17/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Faith and Fear
4/15/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Those Temporary Interruptions
2/21/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Grand Prize Winner at Int'l Wildlife Film Festival
2/7/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Starsongs Giveaway Contest
2/3/2013 2:04:28 AM  by: Patti Shene

Taking Stock
1/30/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Welcome Author Janet K Brown
1/26/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Winter - Bah Humbug!
1/22/2013 10:18:37 PM  by: Patti Shene

Welcome Author Tanya Eavenson
1/19/2013 10:35:41 AM  by: Patti Shene

Welcome Author Margaret Brownley
1/16/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Travel Writing = Nearly Shooting Peacocks
1/12/2013 4:00:39 PM  by: Patti Shene

Water, Water Everywhere - or Maybe Not
1/9/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

The last Day of the Christmas Season
1/5/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Accountability in the Extreme
1/2/2013 12:38:47 AM  by: Patti Shene

The day after Christmas
12/26/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

It's Dec 22nd - And We're Still Here!
12/22/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

The Next Big Thing - Blog Hopping
12/19/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Vanquishing the Christmas Blues by Linda Rondeau
12/15/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Christmas Rayne by Joi Copeland
12/12/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

The Christmas Stalking by Lillian Duncan
12/8/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

News From Nashville & Beyond
12/4/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Author Susan Sleeman offers great advice about wor
11/13/2012 2:10:37 PM  by: Patti Shene

Welcome Home!
11/13/2012 2:00:24 PM  by: Patti Shene

Confessions of a first book editor
11/13/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Going Home
11/13/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

GPCWC in Restospect
11/13/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Vacation in the Adirondacks of New York
11/13/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

I am pleased to welcome author Staci Stallings
11/13/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Meet Award-Winning Journalist And Author Ada Brownell
11/13/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

An Interview with Author Eddie Jones
11/13/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Nano Day 11 - um - day 1?
11/13/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene