Since starting my blog almost two years ago I have “met” some really good people. The “met” is in quotes because I only know these people via the internet but still call these people my friends. They have been there for me through thick and thin with just the right words, a virtual hug, a silly picture, sharing my joys and picking me up when I stumble. The geography is the only thing that sets these people apart from the friends I have here in Fall River. Ellery is one of those friends who if we didn’t have the miles between us I could see us as real life friends as well.
I am so excited she is here today sharing with us something I myself have wondered about. So get a cup of coffee and relax and enjoy a visit with my friend Ellery Adams.
Hi Lori, I am happy to be here.
By Ellery Adams
A reader asked me this question recently and I found it fascinating. What she really wanted to know was does my character do things I’d be afraid to do? Does she have more fun? Is she more adventurous? Et cetera.
First of all, though Olivia and I are both in our early forties, love animals, and grew up with the ocean as our back yard, we’re really quite different.
For example, Olivia is standoffish. After years of being followed by the paparazzi, the oak barrel heiress values privacy above all other things. And while she’s emerging from her shell of solitude and I spend much of my time alone creating novels, I cherish my relationships with others. I’d be nothing without them.
Another thing Olivia would never do is join Facebook. The idea of chatting with complete strangers who share common interests would have no appeal to her. I love it! It’s brought me closer to so many readers, to so many wonderful people, like your fabulous blog owner (xoxo).
However, I would love to be able to drop into Olivia’s five-star restaurant, The Boot Top Bistro, and take my pick of anything on the menu. I’d love to live in her house overlooking the Atlantic, and be able to stroll around the charming seaside town of Oyster Bay, North Carolina whenever I wanted to!
But Olivia might actually be jealous of me, because her lifelong dream is to become a published author. I can check that off my list, but I can also understand her determination to succeed at that goal. Maybe the more she learns about love and friendship, the better she’ll be at creating fictional relationships?
Until then, she can live the life of a tall, thin, gorgeous heiress and I’ll be me. I get to live vicariously through her after all!
And for you, my friends, I have a gift. Someone posting a comment will win a signed copy of THE LAST WORD!
So please tell me which character you’d like to be for a day and maybe you’ll win!
Thank you so much Ellery for being here today!!! and for offering an autographed copy of The Last Word! Happy Holidays my friend, I see awesome book sales as one of your Christmas presents!!!
About This Author
Ellery Adams grew up on a beach near the Long Island Sound. Having spent her adult life in a series of landlocked towns, she cherishes her memories of open water, violent storms, and the smell of the sea. Ms. Adams has held many jobs including caterer, retail clerk, car salesperson, teacher, tutor, and tech writer, all the while penning poems, children’s books, and novels. She now writes full-time from her home in Virginia. To keep up with Ellery bookmark her web page today.
The Last Word
A Books By The Bay Mystery
3rd in the Series
Berkley Prime Crime
The Berkley Publishing Group
A Division of The Penguin Group
Cover Illustration by Kimberly Schamber
Cover Design by Rita Frangie
Olivia Limoges and the Bayside Book Writers are excited about Oyster Bay’s newest resident: bestselling novelist Nick Plumley, who’s come to work on his next book. But when Olivia stops by Plumley’s rental she finds that he’s been strangled to death. Her instincts tell her that something from the past came back to haunt him, but she never expects that the investigation could spell doom for one of her dearest friends…
I have loved all the books in this series but this one is the best so far and brings to light the authors amazing growth as a writer. Ellery Adams takes a little snippet of North Carolina history, unknown to most people, and masterfully weaves a mystery featuring the characters we have gotten to know and love right into that history making it relevant today. It is absolutely brilliant.
The way the mystery unfolds surprised me but it just flowed so naturally it couldn’t have played out any other way.
Ellery writes books I really get caught up in, yes to use my tagline, I “escape” effortlessly into her stories, like I am actually smelling the ocean, feeling the wind and hearing the ocean waves hitting the beach. I used to think it was because the best vacation our family ever had was a week spent at Caswell Beach, North Carolina, several years ago so I already had a picture of this seaside town in my mind, but reading this book I realized it was the author’s words taking me there, not some old memory. In fact if we ever returned I wouldn’t be surprised to find someone just like Olivia treasure hunting along the beach will her canine friend by her side.
It is always the right time of year to take a mini vacation to Oyster Bay. I promise you will enjoy every minute of your trip.
In addition to the autographed copy Ellery is offering (U.S. Only) I will be giving away my review copy so be sure to leave a comment to enter Ellery’s prize and fill out the form below to win my copy.
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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Receiving a complimentary copy in no way reflected my review of this book. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”