Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway ~ ALL BAGS GO TO CLEVELAND by C.S. Hale

All Bags Go to Cleveland
by: C.S. Hale
Genre: Paranormal/Romantic Comedy
Release Date: August 21, 2020
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Angela Grimalke appears more blonde bombshell than the gremlin she is. But there is no denying her supernatural truth after her clumsiness gets her fired from her modeling career. Forced to work for her family’s upscale airline, she spends her days slinging luggage and wishing her parents would get off her back about finding a nice gremlin guy to settle down with.

Relationships were the last thing on her mind, not that her family would accept that.

For Dave Ford his frequent business travel made it next to impossible for him to find a woman who could tolerate his chaotic schedule. Which is why he appreciates Angela. Neither of them are looking for love, but Dave feeds Angela's addiction for chocolate while she provides him with the chaos to keep him on his toes.

However, as Angela’s parents bombard her with a parade of "eligible" gremlin men at their weekly family dinners, she finds herself torn between who she longs to be and her family’s expectations. Will she give in and live the life of magic they want for her? Or risk it all by to confessing to Dave that she isn’t human?


Cleveland was born at a writer’s conference where I was seated next to agent Andrea Brown’s husband. We had been talking travel and he asked, “Why is it that when your luggage is misdirected, it always goes to Cleveland? Why do all bags go to Cleveland?” I remember exactly where I was - driving in a roundabout - three days later when the answer hit me like a clap of thunder - gremlins. But in this case it was a blond bombshell of a gremlin who no one would suspect and she hated her powers.

I’m not sure how the premise eventually came to me of Angela being stuck in this parade of “eligible” gremlin men at her family dinners, like in My Big, Fat Greek Wedding, where her family only wants her to be happy but they’re making her miserable, and then she meets Dave. She desperately needs someone to rebuild her confidence, and Dave is perfect. But just like in When Harry Met Sally, you know romance is going to blossom.

Cleveland gave me a chance to indulge my fondness for chocolate, and I’ve had almost everything that Angela has had - from the Fat Witch brownies to the Fran’s chocolate salted caramels, La Cure Gourmande’s chocolate olives, and the Heidelberger Studentenku├č. I even tried Vosges’s bacon and chocolate bar though Angela passed on that one.

I fell in love with New York while on a background trip there with my niece. From the Belgian restaurant that I could eat all my meals at to the snowy view of Central Park from the Boathouse, New York (other than that first life-threatening cab ride) was a magical experience. One day I hope to visit the city when it’s not covered in snow.

I hope you enjoy Angela’s adventures in New York, Paris, and London as much as I have. Grab some chocolate and a pomegranate martini and enjoy!

Focusing on the sparks of energy skittering along her fingers, she sent her magic into the printer. Angela might look like the cover model she’d once been but no one would guess that Windsor’s check-in counter was currently staffed by a pair of gremlins. Dave’s day—or rather night and morning—were about to become a little more exciting than he’d imagined. Dave would have a nice, relaxing flight to London while his garment bag went to Cleveland.

She tamped down the tendrils of guilt rising in her gut. It needed to be done. It was this bag or some mishap not of her choosing. Besides, who in their right mind would check a Louis Vuitton garment bag? First class contained specially built closets in which to hang them. She searched Dave’s thoughts again.

Where have I seen her before?

Angela snapped right back out and jerked her head down. She attached the claim sticker to his boarding pass and handed it to Dave, keeping her focus on the counter. Hopefully, her smile hid the panic now whirring in her chest like the engines that would take Dave across the Atlantic. “Enjoy your flight, Mr. Ford.”

“Always do.” With a small salute, Dave headed toward the security queue. What were the chances he’d be so cheerful in the morning?

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Catherine “C.S.” Hale has been writing fantasy since she could hold a pencil. When not holed up in a comfortable corner writing all her books out by longhand, she can be found somewhere by the sea, enjoying tea and pastries.

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32 comments:

  1. I appreciate getting to read about your book. With sisters and daughters who love to read, this helps so thank you.

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    1. I hope this is something they would like. Are they addicted to chocolate like Angela is?

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  2. Okay, this definitely sounds interesting! Gremlins! Wonder what the char thinks of the movie franchise 'Gremlins'? lol

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    1. I think Angela finds it humorous. She and her family are SO different from either the wet or dry gremlins. Though Cousin Wendall is a different story...

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  3. CS Hale is a new author to me, but I look forward to reading this. I always love meeting new authors. Thanks to this blog for the introduction.

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  4. Thanks for having me! I'll pop in again during lunch and after work to answer any questions.

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    1. You're welcome. Thank you for stopping by.

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  5. I liked the excerpt. Sounds like a good book.

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  6. this sounds like a great escape of a book.

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  7. Fantastic, saw this on a few pages recently.

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  8. I enjoyed the excerpt and a look behind the book, sounds like a great read! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. I love the cover. It really caught my attention.

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  10. Love the cover. New author to me, adding to my TBR list.

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  11. "Forced to work for her family’s upscale airline, she spends her days slinging luggage and wishing her parents would get off her back about finding a nice gremlin guy to settle down with."

    Her family sounds like a lot of fun. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  12. "For Dave Ford his frequent business travel made it next to impossible for him to find a woman who could tolerate his chaotic schedule."

    He'd be perfect for someone working in the airline business, lol.

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  13. "However, as Angela’s parents bombard her with a parade of "eligible" gremlin men at their weekly family dinners, she finds herself torn between who she longs to be and her family’s expectations."

    Doesn't sound like very fun family dinners.

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  14. "Will she give in and live the life of magic they want for her? Or risk it all by to confessing to Dave that she isn’t human?"

    That is risky! Great plot!

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  15. "Cleveland was born at a writer’s conference where I was seated next to agent Andrea Brown’s husband."

    That's a great place of birth, lol.

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  16. "Why do all bags go to Cleveland?” I remember exactly where I was - driving in a roundabout - three days later when the answer hit me like a clap of thunder - gremlins. But in this case it was a blond bombshell of a gremlin who no one would suspect and she hated her powers."

    This book sounds like fun!

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