Thursday, January 15, 2015

Trouble in Paradise

I absolutely love southern fiction, so it makes sense for me to write it. My Class Reunion series (Pretty Is as Pretty Does, Bless Her Heart, and Tickled Pink) are all set in a fictional town near Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Most of my other books are also set in the Southeast, but you'll often find my characters making their way up to New York City - one of those places I love to visit as often as possible.

Order here: Trouble in Paradise
One of the things that I find fascinating is when you take a southern girl and place her out of her element. Her accent will grow thicker, and she'll make everyone around her smile - even when what she's saying isn't intended to be funny.

This month, I published Trouble in Paradise, the first book in my "Belles in the City" series. Here's a blurb:

Southern belle Charlene Pickford finds herself in a pickle after landing the job of her dreams in New York City. Her boss Alan might be attractive, but when it becomes obvious that he's hiding some deep, obviously very dark secret, she feels an overwhelming urge to flee. 

She could go back to Georgia to help her parents—even though they've made it clear that they don't want her hovering. Or she can stick around and see what happens with her career and her feelings for Alan. Decisions, decisions, decisions … 

The second book in the series, One Foot Out the Door, is currently in production. I've written it, and now it's being revised and edited. As soon as it's available, I'll post the information here.


CatMom said...

Congratulations on another book, Debby! This one sounds as delightful as your other books I've read. :) And being a southern girl myself, I always enjoy reading stories about southerners.
Blessings, Patti Jo

Debby Mayne said...

Thanks, Patti Jo. This one was fun to write and a little different because it's southern fiction set in New York City. I hope you read it and enjoy it.