Thursday, December 26, 2013

Blog Tour: Christmas in Dogtown by Suzanne Johnson

This virtual book tour is presented by Bewitching Book Tours.
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Welcome to The Wormhole and my stop on the tour.
It is my pleasure to feature Suzanne Johnson and Christmas in Dogtown.

About the Author:
Suzanne Johnson writes urban fantasy and paranormal romance (under the name Susannah Sandlin) from Auburn, Alabama, on top of a career in educational publishing that has thus far spanned five states and six universities—including both Alabama and Auburn, which makes her bilingual. She grew up in Winfield, Alabama, halfway between the Bear Bryant Museum and Elvis' birthplace, but was also a longtime resident of New Orleans, so she has a highly refined sense of the absurd and an ingrained love of SEC football, cheap Mardi Gras trinkets, and fried gator on a stick. She’s the author of the Sentinels of New Orleans urban fantasy series and, as Susannah Sandlin, the Penton Legacy paranormal romance series.

Christmas in Dogtown
Suzanne Johnson
Genre: Sweet Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Story Vault
Date of Publication: December 2012
Number of pages: 30
Word Count: approx. 11,000
Book Description: 
A woman who spent years escaping her rural past learns that Dogtown, Louisiana, hides more family secrets than just the recipe for boudin blanc…..
Resa Madere’s on the verge of losing it all. The boyfriend’s gone. The job’s history. Her beloved house is on the brink of foreclosure. She’ll do anything to save it—even spend a long Christmas holiday working in St. James Parish, Louisiana, helping her uncle run the family meat business. But the community of Dogtown, which has been home for seven generations of the Madere and Caillou families, has deep roots and deeper secrets. For Resa, going home is one thing.
Getting out might not be so easy.

My thoughts:
This is a giant sized story held in a super little book.  The characters are great, the setting is wonderful - of course since I too live on the Mississippi River, I am biased.  I was thrilled to find a completely new spin on shifters.  The storyline is clever and entertaining.  I was sad that it was so short, but it read like a novel - if that makes sense.  I am hoping that there is more to come from Suzanne Johnson and Resa and Chan and their world.