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How many of you out there love

behind-the-scenes tours?

I’m a huge fan and over the holiday break, I was lucky enough to have my husband buy me tickets to the Warner Brothers Hollywood Tour. I took my teen daughter with me because we are both avid Gilmore Girls fans. During the two week break, the tour features a special “Stars Hallow” experience where you can walk around the set, eat in the town, take pictures and feel like part of the show. It was an amazing time, especially getting to share the tour with my daughter, who despite being thirteen, still loves her mom.

A lot of my books feature small towns, because like many readers, there’s something magical about them. I personally live in a mid-size city of 300,000 but our roots were from being a small town. I still run into people I know at the grocery store, we have cafes and restaurants that locals live and die for, and you can get from one side of town to the other in fifteen minutes. We have quirks like odd high school mascots (Drillers), roads that never get finished, a downtown filled with antique shops and stores in alleys, and a TV weather man who happens to also be the anchor man for the news. I have lifelong friends here, an amazing church where I know everyone, and extended family that makes my life richer.

I love where I live here in the Central Valley of California, though I could do without the blazing summer heat. I guess that’s what air conditioning is for though, and the rest of my town makes up for the heat in spades. I wouldn’t trade where I live for anything.

Comment below and tell me about where you live. Are you a big city person, a small town lover, or country fan?

 

 

The Girlfriend Rescue

by Jenna Brandt

(clean romantic suspense)

A search and rescue cop training to become a K-9 handler, a lovely dispatcher who always has his back, and an earthquake that threatens to tear them apart…

Officer Ted Hendricks has been biding his time, locating missing skiers and hikers for three years in Colorado, while waiting for a chance to become a K-9 handler. When a spot opens up at the Disaster City Search and Rescue facility in Texas, he jumps at the chance to go, even though it means leaving his girlfriend behind.

Dispatcher Deanna Harper had one strict rule — never date a cop. That all changed when she got to know Ted Hendricks. He was the only single officer in the department who didn’t hit on her, which made him all the more appealing. When he decides to travel across the country to train as a K-9 handler, she decides he’s worth taking a chance on a long distance relationship.

When Ted’s team is deployed to help in the aftermath of an earthquake in Colorado, Ted finds out that Deanna was in the epicenter. Can Ted find Deanna in time to save her? Will Deanna be able to survive until he does? And if they reunite, will they find a way to be together despite the distance between them?

Step into the world of Disaster City Search and Rescue, where officers, firefighters, military, and medics, train and work alongside each other with the dogs they love, to do the most dangerous job of all — help lost and injured victims find their way home.

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About the Author:

 

Jenna Brandt is an award-winning, international bestselling author who writes sweet inspiring contemporary and historical fiction with elements of romance, suspense and faith. She has been an avid reader since she could hold a book and started writing stories almost as early. Jenna has been published in several newspapers as well as edited for multiple papers and graduated with her BA in English from Bethany College where she was the Editor-in-Chief of her college newspaper. Her first blog was published on Yahoo Parenting and The Grief Toolbox as well as featured on the ABC News and Good Morning America websites.

Writing is her passion but she also enjoys cooking, watching movies, reading, and spending time with her three young daughters and husband who are the inspiration behind lots of her characters. She enjoys living in the Central Valley of California and spending summers on the Central Coast. She’s active in her local church where she volunteers on their first impressions team.