Please help us welcome author Anna Martin today on the tour for her new novella, Rainbow Sprinkles, part of the States of Love series from Dreamspinner Press. Anna’s talking Disneyland with us and is also offering a great giveaway, so be sure to check out the Rafflecopter widget for details on how to enter.
Hello! And welcome to my blog tour for my Dreamspinner Press ‘States of Love’ novella Rainbow Sprinkles.
Rainbow Sprinkles tells the story of Cooper, a down-to-earth guy who makes ice cream at the Dreamy Creamery, and Drew, who’s a Prince at Disneyland. I’d actually had the idea for the characters for a while when I saw the open call for States of Love novellas, which gave me the perfect excuse to write a ridiculously fluffy little story about two guys falling in love in California.
I’m a big, big Dis-nerd. Unapologetically so, with a huge amount of love and an abundance of opinions. Since Rainbow Sprinkles is only a novella I don’t want to give too much of the story away, so I’ve got a little excerpt for you and then through my blog tour I’ll be covering some of my favourite parts of Disneyland!
Up today is my favourite attraction in Mickey’s Toontown. Please do leave a comment and let me know your favourite rides and places at Disneyland!
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Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
The Wildest Ride in the Wilderness!
Big Thunder dominates Frontierland in a way that makes it almost impossible to choose anything else as my favourite. Sure, the Mark Twain Riverboat is a nice way to relax, take a moment away from the madness and soak in some atmosphere, but there’s nothing quite like the thrills of Big Thunder. It’s one of the rides I’ll usually go back to more than once, if I have time!
Apart from the ride itself – and who doesn’t love a good runaway mine train?! – I have a theory that you’ll always find a hot guy working on Big Thunder. I’ve tested this theory a few times now, and I’m not sure if it’s because the costume for cast members working on Big Thunder is actually pretty sexy, or if someone working in Disney management automatically directs the hot guys to this ride, but trust me when I tell you to look out for the hotties in Frontierland!
Big Thunder is a great example of how Disney manages to tell stories through rides. In most theme parks, a ‘runaway mine train’ is all you’re going to get as far as a concept is concerned; at Disneyland, there’s a whole story about an abandoned town in the Midwest, where gold miners once lived and worked. Everything from the queue to the ride itself shows you this story, which I absolutely love.
About Rainbow Sprinkles
Length: 21,795 words
Cover: Garrett Leigh
Buy Links: Dreamspinner | Amazon US | Amazon UK
Blurb: Cooper Reed has a fairly relaxed life for someone who lives in LA. He’s no celebrity—just the guy who makes sundaes at the Dreamy Creamery, and that’s the way he likes it. The highlight of every week is the beautiful guy who turns up and orders a sundae with rainbow sprinkles. Cooper still isn’t sure if that’s a code, because he has a huge crush and the hot guy is terrible at flirting.
Drew Tanner, it turns out, is an original California dreamer. He’s as wholesome as apple pie and twice as sweet, a real-life Disney Prince at Disneyland. But while Drew’s head is in the clouds, Cooper’s feet are firmly on the ground, and their different outlooks might be more than their new relationship can take.
“Can I get a….”
He looked over the menu like he didn’t stop by here at least once a week. Cooper would have expected anyone who got two sundaes a week to be a little chubby around the edges, but not his hottie. He was tall and broad shouldered, with a narrow waist and long legs. Most of the time he came by in workout gear. Whoever thought to put an ice cream parlor on the same patch as a gym was either an idiot or a genius. Probably a genius, since the Dreamy Creamery was signposted on billboards for miles, and they were on the main route into Disneyland. The place saw a lot of tourist traffic.
“Birthday Cake and Green Tea.”
Cooper winced. “You sure?”
“You’re sure something,” Cooper laughed, turning back to the freezers and his scoop. “In a cup, right?”
“Yeah. And with—”
“Rainbow sprinkles,” Cooper finished for him.
Always the same. Always gross combinations of ice cream, topped with rainbow sprinkles, and if that wasn’t code, Cooper was going to die.
About the Author
Anna Martin is from a picturesque seaside village in the southwest of England and now lives in the Bristol, a city that embraces her love for the arts. After spending most of her childhood making up stories, she studied English literature at university before attempting to turn her hand as a professional writer.
Apart from being physically dependent on her laptop, Anna is enthusiastic about writing and producing local grassroots theater (especially at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where she can be found every summer), going to visit friends in other countries, and reading anything that’s put under her nose.
Anna claims her entire career is due to the love, support, prereading, and creative ass kicking provided by her best friend Jennifer. Jennifer refuses to accept responsibility for anything Anna has written.
Follow the Tour
March 29 – Love Bytes
March 31 – Diverse Reader
April 3 – Gay Book Reviews
April 5 – The Novel Approach
April 7 – My Fiction Nook
April 10 – Bayou Book Junkie
April 12 – MM Good Book Reviews
April 14 – Joyfully Jay
April 16 – Anna Martin