Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Welome to DV Stone!

Jennifer, thank you for inviting me here today to talk about my latest release, Rainbow Sprinkles. This novella is part of my publisher, Wild Rose Press’s summer series called One Scoop or Two. 
When the call for submissions came out, I thought I’ve got this. I used to own a small restaurant and ice cream shop. But Rainbow Sprinkles became more. As I began writing the story of Gloriana Jones, my sister came to mind. Like the character, my sis too, became widowed at an early age. And while this is in no way biographic of her story, I’ve dedicated it to her. 
It deals with a second chance at romance. The main characters Gloriana Jones and Nathan James, both lost their spouses. They are now ‘seasoned’ adults and dealing with the concerns of meeting and dating someone after many years. Guilt, self-esteem, and worry about how things work now.  Something I believe many of us struggle or struggled with. 
But the two get a little otherworldly help along with two drooly Bassett Hounds and a cast of characters you will come to love as I have. I hope your followers will enjoy an uplifting story, whether at the beach, lake, their backyard or nearby park. 
Thank you again for allowing me into your world
D. V. 

Retired and widowed Gloriana Jones is forging on with the plans she and her late husband dreamed of—bringing joy and happiness, one ice cream cone at a time, to Lake Unami. But bad weather is drowning her dream. A trip to Upstate NY is bittersweet for Nathan James. He is excited to see his first granddaughter but without his wife he's lonely. When his car breaks down, he heads to the only light he can see, an ice cream shop. With aid from a heavenly source, electricity sparks, but will the two weather the summer storms and find love a second time? Or will their hopes and dreams melt away?

“Do you mind if I wait until the tow truck gets here?” He plucked the wet shirt away from his chest with the long fingers of one tanned hand. “It must be electrical, even the radio stopped working.” 
“No, you're welcome to hang around as long as you need.” Gloriana riffled through a cardboard box under the counter, pulled out an extra-large t-shirt, and tossed it to him. “Here you go. The restroom is through there.”
Mr. Gorgeous beamed a perfect toothy smile. “Thanks. I'll be right back.”
When he disappeared into the hallway, and the door clicked shut, Gloriana fanned her face. What the hot fudge was wrong with her? “Coffee. Make coffee.”


Hi, my name is D. V. Stone. I am a multi-genre author of two independently published books. Felice, Shield-Mates of Dar is a fantasy romance. Agent Sam Carter and the Mystery at Branch Lake is a mid-grade paranormal. Recently, Rock House Grill was released by Wild Rose Press. I also host Welcome to the Campfire and A Peek Through the Window, both weekly blogs. Here’s a little more about me.

Born in Brooklyn, D.V. Stone has moved around a bit and even lived for a time on a dairy farm in Minnesota before moving back east. Throughout her wandering, she always considered herself a Jersey Girl. She met and married the love of her life, Pete—a lifelong Jersey Man, and moved this time to Sussex County. They live with Hali, a mixed breed from the local shelter and their cat Baby.

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  1. Jennifer, thank you so much for allowing me to be here. Rainbow Sprinkles is on of my favorite works. And there are so many other sweet treats in the Once Scoop or Two series. 🍦

    1. So happy to have you! Best of luck with the book.

  2. I love the premise of this series and your book sounds like a perfect addition to it!
    Good luck and God's blessings

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  4. I adore Bassett Hounds, D.V.! Gentle souls. We had several years ago. Wishing you all the best with Rainbow Sprinkles. :)

  5. Great to read a little background on Rainbow Sprinkles - best of luck with sales, Donna!

  6. I too like second chances! And this story sounds like a wonderful one. I can't wait to read Rainbow Sprinkled :)

  7. A second chance seasoned romance! Perfect. Good luck with sales.

  8. I love romances with older characters!!

  9. Congrats, Donna. Love the premise. Rainbow Sprinkles is on my TBR.