Monday, August 12, 2013

Geoducks are for Lovers, by Daisy Prescott: Spotlight and Excerpt




Title: Geoducks are for Lovers 

Author:  Daisy Prescott  

Release date: May 15, 2013 

Age Group: Adult 

Genre: Contemporary Romance/Women's Fiction 

Tour organized by: AToMR Tours


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Book Description: 

Food writer Maggie Marrion is just getting back on her feet after a horrible year, or two, or three. With their twentieth reunion approaching, she invites four of her closest friends from college for a weekend at her beach cabin. What she doesn’t expect is her best friends, artist Quinn Dayton and part-time erotica novelist, Selah Elmore, to play matchmaker. The two plot a surprise that will make the weekend, and her life, a lot more interesting. 

Gil Morrow, former grunge musician turned history professor, joins them as Selah’s date for the weekend. After coming face to face with the one who got away, he decides he's waited long enough to get the girl. With the support of old friends, a few wishing rocks, the world’s largest burrowing clam, and a hot lumberjack thrown into the mix, Gil reminds Maggie that forty-something isn’t too old for second chances. 

Can we learn to love the life we have and let go of who we expected to be? What happens when the generation from The Breakfast Club and Reality Bites meets The Big Chill? Come spend a weekend with these Generation X-ers as they share laughter, tears, life’s ups and downs, old stories, and new beginnings.


“Then there were three,” Selah declares. “You two don’t need a chaperone, so I think I’ll go in and maybe write some smut.” Selah kisses the top of Maggie’s head as she passes by. “Live in the moment,” she whispers to Maggie.
“And then there were two,” Gil says as he sits up to poke the dying fire. “Do we need to stay until it’s out?”
“We can spread out the logs and pour seawater on them when we want to go to bed.”
“I don’t mind hanging out a little longer. It’s such a gorgeous night.” Gil lies down next to Maggie and tilts his head back on the log to look at the stars.
“Sometimes we can see the Northern Lights here in the winter. They’re amazing.” She follows his lead to keep the conversation neutral. She scoots down so she is lying next to him, her hands clasped on her stomach.
“Must be beautiful. I missed seeing them in Alaska since I went during the summer solstice. Twenty-four hours of sunlight and all that.”
“When did you go to Alaska?”
“I went with Judith and her parents on a cruise.”
“A cruise doesn’t sound like something you would choose.” Maggie acknowledges to herself she doesn’t know everything about this Gil.
“Not really, no.” Gil laughs, but it’s a dry laugh. “There was a lot about our relationship I wouldn’t have chosen. But Selah is right. It was something I did which lead me to be who I am now. To be with who I am with now.”
Maggie turns her head to face him. “I’m glad you’re here. Even if it has taken us too long to come back together.” She reaches out and interlaces her fingers with his. They stay that way for a while as the fire dies out and the stars slowly move across the sky. Neither breaks the comfortable silence as no more words are needed.


Before writing full time as a freelance content creator, Daisy worked in the world of art, auctions, antiques, and home decor. She earned her degree in Art History and endured a brief stint as a film theory graduate student. Baker, art educator, antiques dealer, blue ribbon pie baker, fangirl, content wrangler, gardener, wife, and pet mom are a few of the titles she’s acquired over the years.

Daisy and her husband (aka SO) currently live in a real life Stars Hollow in the Boston suburbs with their rescue dog, Hubbell, and an imaginary house goat. Geoducks are for Lovers is her first novel. She is currently at work on her second novel set in Ghana.


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Twitter: @daisy_prescott

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