Thursday, February 25, 2016

Watercolors in the Rain - Book Beginnings on Friday and The Friday 56

     An established artist meets and falls in love with a talented novice, but the timing is all wrong. Can soulmates reunite or will they have to be satisfied with memories?
     Author Kay Springsteen has created an engrossing tale of two artists in Watercolors in the Rain. Her artistic "word pictures" are detailed and fascinating and add color and depth to this romantic story. The author must be an artist herself! I'm including one example of her descriptive writing in today's Friday 56. 

Book Beginning:
"Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination." - Voltaire
Chapter One
     Heaving a dramatic sigh her mother would be proud of, Eve stood at the base of the concrete steps and studied the ancient building currently known as Sinclair Galleries. Gargoyles stared back at her from the roof. She squinted up at the closest one, an ugly sucker with a downturned mouth and jagged teeth - had the serpent caught in its talons just writhed?

The Friday 56 (from 56% on my Kindle):
     Focusing on his painting, he picked up his palette and brush and began touchups on the lilacs at the edge of the canvas. He dragged the brush through the umber, loading one side of the bristles, and then added a stem. Twirling the brush across the canvas so umber blended seamlessly into forest green, he added a leaf.

Genre: Contemporary Romance (Adult content)
Book Length: 411 Pages
Amazon Link: Watercolors in the Rain
Author Website: Kay Springsteen - The Romance of Your Life
FYI: I have previously featured The 13 of Hearts by this same author HERE

     When graphic designer Eve St. Aubin walks into an art exhibit and finds herself in a heated kiss with world renowned artist Kyle Sebastian, her memories whisk her back to the summer they’d shared five years earlier. He’d been her mentor in more ways than one… until he left without a word. Now she has nothing to say to him… or at least that’s what she keeps telling herself. 
     When he met Eve, Kyle’s career had been in the tank. Lighting the fuse on her talent had rekindled his own artistic ability. Loving her, watching her blossom as a woman had inspired him to new heights. He'd had to let her go back then, but he always knew he'd see her again. Now that he has, he's not prepared for the edgy woman she’s become, nor did he expect he'd still be in love with her. 
     When explanations aren’t that simple, and no common ground seems to be had, how will they overcome their past to create a future? Or can they?


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  1. I like the synopsis for this one. Thanks for sharing. :-)

  2. I think you had me until the "adult content." Is it at least skimmable adult content or is there quite a bit?

  3. I don't read a lot of contemporary romance. I like mine with some murder or the supernatural. LOL
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

  4. I like the sound of this - makes me wonder what made him go away without a word - thanks for visiting my Friday meme

  5. Sounds good. I have a contemporary romance this week too. I am spotlighting Just This Night by Mari Madison this week. Happy reading!

  6. This sounds good. I love the cover. I'd love for you to check out mine...

  7. Watercolors in the Rain is an AWESOME book! I highly recommend it.

  8. Gorgeous excerpts and premise! I do love a book in which the "word pictures" are as lovely as the paintings and other artistic renderings. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  9. Thank you so much for featuring me. This story is the first one I've set in an actual "real" place. Mackinac (pronounced Mackinaw) Island in upper Michigan is one of those idealistic resort type towns that somehow manages to combine tourist with real living and NOT feel like a complete tourist trap. Residents live there year-round, though the height of the tourist season is spring through fall. It was because of the atmosphere that I chose to send my artist characters there.

  10. Sounds like it could be a very vividly written novel.

    Friday Memes

  11. Oh this is absolutely gorgeous. I will have to put it on my list. Thanks for the visit.

  12. Wow, this one sounds great! I love the idea of word crafting, like painting a picture. Enjoy the book!

  13. Sounds like this one has beautiful imagery. Does the plot take a back seat? If not, this sounds like an excellent book!

    Here is my F56:

  14. Love the sound of this book.

    ENJOY, and have a good weekend.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

  15. This sounds like a sweet book and I love that painting plays a big role. Happy weekend!

  16. interesting premises!

  17. Hi Sandra,

    This book may be just a bit too 'romancy' for my liking.

    However the author has chosen her theme well, as it provides her with plenty of opportunity for using the creative and descriptive writing style she obviously enjoys.

    The cover art and book's title also continue with the theming, which makes it look and sound like the complete package.

    Thanks for sharing and I hope that you enjoy :)


  18. Hi,
    Your books sounds interesting. I'll have to check it out. Thanks for stopping by my place. Have a great day!

  19. This sounds like it would be a good book! Happy weekend!

  20. I love the beginning -- it really sets the scene and gives you an idea of the character.

    Thanks for participating in BBOF!

  21. This sounds really good. i love the descriptive writing too! I'm going to add this one to my TBR. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog! Hope you're having a great weekend!

  22. An artsy-themed cover and read ... sounds lovely :) Here's mine for the week:

  23. I love the descriptive writing! Happy Sunday!

  24. The snippets sound interesting but it isn't really my go to genre. Thanks for sharing!

    Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings).

  25. I love the cover... but then, it should have a nice cover with that plot!


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