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Three Things with Dylann – September 17, 2023

This book came recommended by one of the co-owners of Tropes & Trifles (a brand new romance-only bookstore that will be opening in the Twin Cities after the first of the year (YAY!) I’ll take it with me to Florida this week so I have something to read while I’m lounging on the beach… LOL. Trust me, there won’t be much lounging going on. I’ll be at a big writing conference where I’ll be trying to cram my brain full of fabulous information. But just in case I have a few minutes to sneak away, at least I’ll have something to read! Have you picked up this book yet? If you want to check it out, you can find it at Amazon or your favorite bookseller!

USA Today Bestseller!
One of Amazon’s Best Romances of August!

She has a to-do list a mile long and falling for her coworker isn’t on it—yet somehow he’s become her top priority in this romantic comedy from the national bestselling author of Love in the Time of Serial Killers.

Lauren Fox is the bookkeeper for Cold World, a tourist destination that’s always a winter wonderland despite being located in humid Orlando, Florida. Sure, it’s ranked way below any of the trademarked amusement parks and maybe foot traffic could be better. But it’s a fun place to work, even if “fun” isn’t exactly Lauren’s middle name. 

Her coworker Asa Williamson, on the other hand, is all about finding ways to enliven his days at Cold World—whether that means organizing the Secret Santa or teasing Lauren. When the owner asks Lauren and Asa to propose something (anything, really) to raise more revenue, their rivalry heats up as they compete to come up with the best idea. But the situation is more dire than they thought, and it might take these polar opposites working together to save the day. If Asa thought Lauren didn’t know how to enjoy herself, he’s surprised by how much he enjoys spending time together. And if Lauren thought Asa wasn’t serious about anything, she’s surprised by how seriously he seems to take her

As Lauren and Asa work to save their beloved wintery spot, they realize the real attraction might be the heat generating between them.

A writing friend recently recommended this podcast and I can’t get enough. Not only do hosts C.T. and Michael provide invaluable insight into writing male characters, but they also give listeners a welcome sneak peek into just what the heck might be going on inside guys’ heads. Here’s the description from the website:

“Welcome to Writing Guys where guys talk all things “men” for authors. That’s why we’re here, to dive into that weird, testosterone-fueled mass of gray matter that every guy has… the male brain.  If you’ve ever wondered what goes on in there, here’s the podcast where we unravel everything and anything you want to know to make those brooding, heroic, mysterious male characters in your writing jump off the page to steal your readers’ hearts. So, what does an orgasm feel like? What’s the fastest you’ve ever fallen in love? Is there such a thing as “the one?” What turns you guys on, and what turns you guys off? If you want to know, this is the place to ask. So, if you’re writing guys… let’s talk.”

You can find more info about their podcast and the link to their website here.

Pumpkin Spice Latte

I tried my first pumpkin latte of the season from Caribou Coffee this week. The leaves are already changing here in Minnesota, so I felt like it was appropriate and not too early. Are you a fan? I think I’m going to have to try one from Starbucks too, so I can decide which one tastes better. Who do you think makes the best pumpkin spice lattes? I’d love a recommendation!

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