August 14, 2014

Cindy A. Christiansen Shares: The Balancing Act

Yes, sometimes it feels like all my balls are in the air and ready to fall to the ground.  Who hasn’t been there?

Although I love writing, it isn’t my main priority.  My family comes first, and with two autistic boys with additional disorders, my life is busy.  My multiple health issues don’t help either. They’re like trying to juggle bowling balls.  I wish life was as organized as an office supply store, but it’s not.  (You just have to look at my messy desk to see that.) LOL 

I try to accept what is, deal with the day-to-day issues, and enjoy each and every day no matter what I’m doing.  I guess that’s pretty much what all my characters do as well.  They have their own goals in mind, but life keeps throwing conflicts at them.

In my third book of A Merchant Street Mystery series, Fortune for Fools, that’s what happens to antique shop owner, Zeke Abberley.  His father walks out on the family and the business.  His brother, Zach, gets married and leaves on a long honeymoon.  His aunt Adele suddenly marries and leaves him to run the shop. And, he bids on an out-of-state antique collection, including a possibly famous painting called The Kiss by F. Hayez, and the painting arrives damaged.  On top of all of this, he can’t seem to be around Lavinia Vega without injuring her.  Is it fear or love?

Risk-taker Zeke Abberley knows how to be bold when it comes to his antique shop on Merchant Street in Salt Lake City, Utah. He successfully bid on a collection of 1800s antiques in Nauvoo, Illinois that may contain a valuable Hayez painting. However, love is another matter. Afraid that all women are users, he’s always injuring his dates, particularly Lavinia Vega, who works at her father’s art gallery.

Studious Lavinia Vega is tired of proving to Zeke that she has no ulterior motives. When Zeke brings her a damaged painting to restore and authenticate, she is eager to help but not get involved. When she uncovers a hidden map behind the painting that leads to valuable buried coins, the game plan changes. Or so Zeke thinks.

Will the mysteries Zeke, Lavinia and her Poodle, Vivete, uncover teach them that fortunes are for fools and love is everlasting?

Sweet Cravings Publishing:

Stay balanced,
~Cindy A. Christiansen

Cindy A. Christiansen writes sweet romance with humor, suspense...and dogs! She's the mother of two awesome boys who just happen to be autistic. Dogs have helped her through multiple health issues so she honors them in her books and donates both time and money to help them. She lives with her wonderful family and delightful dogs in West Jordan, UT.
Here's what her books give you:

* A clean read with no bedroom scenes or offensive language.

* A tantalizing, fast-paced plot.

* A story without a lot of boring description.

* Down-to-earth heroes and heroines with everyday jobs.

* A rollercoaster ride of emotions you face right along with the characters.

* A special dog to steal your heart.

* A few added facts, a good message, and that important happily-ever-after ending.

More about the previous books in the series: 

Worth the Wait: A Merchant Street Mystery Prequel

Barnes and Noble:

Dependable Adele Abberley is tired of seeing to everyone else’s responsibilities. When idealistic Kipp Waterbury drops by her antique store, will his romantic nature help her to view the world in a brand new light?

 Time Will Tell: A Merchant Street Mystery #1
Sweet Cravings:
Barnes and Noble:

Holly just can’t figure out all the mystery on Merchant Street. Will her imagination run wild when people are willing to kill for a worthless clock and a sexy homeless man just isn’t all that destitute? Only time will tell.

Hunting for Happenstance:  A Merchant Street Mystery #2
Sweet Cravings:
Barnes &Noble:

Daniela is tired of waiting for love and life to come to her. When her Uncle Benito goes missing while out deer hunting, she asks Duston with his expert dogs to help find him. Will they both stop waiting for happenstance and shoot for what they want—love and happiness?

1 comment:

Cindy A Christiansen said...

Thanks for having me on your blog, Danielle!