Lex Chase’s Top 5 Mainer Quirks

December 7, 2016

 

Lex Chase's Top 5 Mainer Quirks

 

Hello, Internet! I’m Lex Chase here at the lovely DSP Blog to talk about my brand-spankin-new release (and very first contemporary) The Unlikely Prospect!

It’s part of Dreampinner’s States of Love line, featuring stand-alone stories taking place in each of the 50 states of the USA. The Unlikely Prospect features my beloved homestate of Maine. It’s the story of loner lobsterman Harper Cook who loves the sea and people not so much. When he’s “voluntold” for a nude calendar destiny slaps him upside the head when he crosses paths with Los Angeles out-a-statah Sean Blackburn.

Now, ask anyone how much I burst with Yankee Pride. And I live in the Deep South where us Northerners are called Damned Yankees because we stayed behind. And here I’m presenting a list of my top five personal Mainer quirks:

5: I’m a Red Sox fan since before the womb. Like my granddad, my uncles, and then me. Red Sox Nation is in my blood. Boston Strong!

4: I actually don’t like lobster or seafood in general. I have to leave the kitchen when my family is cooking the poor bastards. They thrash and squeak as the steam goes through their shells. It just freaks me out. Also, not kidding, lobsters are actually the cockroaches of the sea.

3: I don’t have the Downeast accent. I grew up as a Navy brat and my dad got stationed in Japan, followed by California and I learned the San Fran Valley accent. And it just stuck. Forever. But yes. I can say “Pah’k tha kah ‘n Hah’vah’d Yah’d” (Translation: “Park the car in Harvard Yard.”) Also it’s not “Bar Harbor” it’s “Bah-Hah-Bah.”

2: I have a relative who is an astrophotographer. His work has even appeared on the first edition cover of my DSP Publications title Chasing Sunrise. On a clear night and you wait for your eyes to adjust, you can see the Rift in the Milky Way with the naked eye.

1: The Goldsboro community of Maine, which includes Prospect Harbor, also appears in my urban fantasy series Fairy Tales of the Open Road. In the second book Bayou Fairy Tale, Taylor and Corentin move to the village of Sullivan and actually live on my Aunt’s property but with a fictional house. In The Unlikely Prospect, Sean lives on my Aunt’s property but the house is a fictional Queen Anne with the same floorplan. In Fairy Tales, Taylor volunteers at the Jesup Memorial Library, a place Harper in The Unlikely Prospect passes every single day.

 

Check out The Unlikely Prospect today!

 

The Unlikely Prospect by Lex Chase

 

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Blurb:

In Prospect Harbor, Maine, lobsterman Harper Cook has always loved the sea. He and his two brothers work the harbor waters, in a fishing village of one thousand where everybody knows everybody else’s business and nobody wants to be different.

When it’s time for the annual Men of Maine pinup calendar, Harper’s brothers eagerly volunteer him. Harper isn’t thrilled to bare it all to raise money for an elementary school playground—until he meets out-and-proud Los Angeles out-a-statah Sean Blackburn: the highly available first-grade teacher with Hollywood heartthrob looks.

Harper has no desire to ever stand out from the crowd, but Sean persists and earns Harper’s friendship. Through Sean, Harper opens up to new possibilities. Things get steamy, but Harper still protects his heart. Though   the right pressure in the right place might crack even a loner lobsterman out of his shell.

 

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Author Bio:

Lex Chase once heard Stephen King say in a commercial, “We’re all going to die, I’m just trying to make it a little more interesting.” Now, she’s on a mission to make the world a hell of a lot more interesting.

Weaving tales of cinematic, sweeping adventure—and depending on how she feels that day—Lex sprinkles in high-speed chases, shower scenes, and more explosions than a Hollywood blockbuster. Her pride is in telling stories of men who kiss as much as they kick ass. If you’re going to march into the depths of hell, it better be beside the one you love.

Lex is a pop culture diva, her DVR is constantly backlogged, she has intense emotions about Hannibal’s Hannigram, and unapologetically loved the ending of Lost. She wouldn’t last five minutes without technology in the event of the apocalypse and has nightmares about refusing to leave her cats behind.

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