Book Shower – Cold Comfort by Ellis Vidler

19 Dec

Echelon Press

 The Book Stork Has Arrived for Ellis Vidler!

When a thug attacks Claire Spencer, owner of a charming Williamsburg Christmas shop, she hires security consultant Ben Riley to find out why.

While dodging a speeding car, ducking bullets, and escaping from murky swamp waters, proper Claire and freewheeling loner Riley struggle against their powerful chemistry. But if she’s picket fences, he’s barbed wire.

Buy this book! Win this book! (Details below)

Suspense with romantic elements

ISBN 978-1-59080-861-0/eBook: 978-1-59080-862-7

Congratulations to author Ellis Vidler on her book, Cold Comfort, which was launched on Dec 4, 2011. If you leave a comment below, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a FREE e-copy of this book!  (Deadline Dec 26th)

Ellis, have a glass of virtual champagne tell us about your new arrival!

Years ago I visited an enchanting Christmas shop in Rotenberg, Germany. One day Claire Spencer popped into my head as the perfect owner. Then came danger, and with it,  Riley. 🙂

What did you feed your muse during the book’s development?

Coffee, by the gallon, with chocolate as an occasional consolation or reward (it’s multifunctional).

Did you experience any complications during the growth of this book?

Not with the story, at least not beyond the usual revisions, but agents thought it didn’t fit into romance or suspense, so it languished for quite awhile.

What is your favorite feature of this book (ie. character, setting, plot, etc) and why?

The characters, definitely. I love Claire, “the velvet sheathing the steel demurely” to quote Stephen Vincent Benet’s “Portrait of a Southern Lady.” And of course Riley. I have to fall in love with my characters to make them work.

Describe the perfect reader for this book.

Someone who enjoys action, danger—vicariously of course—and wants to fall in love along with the characters. It’s been described as a can’t-put-down page-turner, which really pleases me.

Are you expecting any more books (wink, wink)?

Oh, yes. I’m working on one with a touch of paranormal that’s set on a fictitious island off Charleston and another that features characters from Haunting Refrain and Cold Comfort. At least one of them will be out next year.

Thanks Ellis! We wish you much joy (and lots of sales!)

Ellis Vidler, author and editor, won the South Carolina Writers Conference Literary Award for short fiction with “Restitution,” included in Tea in the Afternoon, a collection of three Southern short stories. Her other books are Haunting Refrain, a mystery with romantic elements, and The Peeper, a suspense novel she wrote with retired LEO Jim Christopher.

Ellis is a member of Sisters in Crime and Romance Writers of America. Ellis’s home is in the South Carolina Piedmont with her husband, two dogs, and assorted strays.

Visit Ellis at her website and blog, and on her Facebook and Twitter page!

6 Responses to “Book Shower – Cold Comfort by Ellis Vidler”

  1. the writ and the wrote December 19, 2011 at 10:33 am #

    Congratulations on your new release, Ellis!

    • Ellis Vidler December 19, 2011 at 9:26 pm #

      Thank you. It’s exciting to have a new book out.

    • Ellis Vidler December 28, 2011 at 8:49 am #

      Hi, Writ and Wrote! You won the book. I think I can reach you by email, but just in case, I’m ellis (at) ellisvidler (dot) com.

  2. Stacy S. Jensen (@StacySJensen) December 21, 2011 at 1:22 am #

    Congrats on the new release. I’m working through a nonfiction list right now. I’m writing your title down for my future list. I love the detail about the shop arriving before the characters. Good luck.

    • Ellis Vidler December 21, 2011 at 8:25 am #

      Thanks, Stacy. Usually my characters are here long before anything else, but that was a wonderful shop and I really wanted to use it somewhere. Then Claire walked in, and I knew it was hers. Fun to do.

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