Hello Everyone, welcome to my stop on the Taken: A Frankie Post Novel by LM Pruitt blog tour! First of all, I want to tell everyone a little bit about Taken. This book is an urban suspense, investigation novel, with a twist. The twist is some heavy sensuality! All together, I absolutely loved this book and I rated it 5 Stars. (Read my Review) Therefore, I am very happy to host author LM Pruitt today as she is here with a Guest Blog and a Giveway!
Cheating spouse? Stolen jewelry? Missing person? Call Frances–Frankie–Post. A private detective with a trick of two up her sleeve and a few skeletons of her own. What starts out as a simple missing person’s case dumps Frankie and her lover Jack right in the crosshairs of a dangerous human trafficking organization. With lives on the line, bad blood and old wounds finally see the light of day. And Frankie and Jack are forced to realize: The past always catches up with you. Always.
And now that you know a little bit about the book, here is the guest post from LM Pruitt!
The City That Never Sleeps
New York. The Big Apple. The City of Skyscrapers. Gotham City. The City that Never Sleeps. There are a hundred nicknames for New York, a thousand things to see and a million places to go. Now, obviously I’m not going to be able to highlight all those places. Instead, I’m going to detail a little more some of the ones mentioned in Taken.
First up—Trailer Park Lounge and Grill. Located at 271 W. 23 Street in Chelsea, the Trailer Park is southern tackiness at its finest. Complete with black velvet paintings on the walls and Pabst Blue Ribbon in the can, the establishment definitely lives up to its name. The menu is heavy on traditional bar or bowling alley snack food, with names like the double-wide burger and even throws down the gauntlet by offering sloppy joes in beef, chicken, or veggie. Drinks include huge cocktails such as the Lover’s Concerto and Jim Bob’s IQ. Like I said, southern tackiness—and kitsch—at its finest.
Now, I’ll admit that both Ugly Willie’s and Low Places are straight from my crazy mind, but that’s not saying there aren’t places like them in a city known for its cosmopolitan flavor. Off the Wagon in Greenwich Village, while not being bad enough to require a Hazmat suite, is definitely on the lower end of the spectrum. Seriously—I did a search for dive bars, and this popped up on the list. It’s very much a beer and wings hangout, with 14 beers available, most if not all of them by the pitcher. And while I’m not a fan of beer myself, I can appreciate a great drink special just as much as anybody.
Strip clubs are a dime for… well, more than a dozen. And yes, the area around Ground Zero is as seedy as depicted. For those with more refined tastes, might I suggest Sapphire Gentlemen Club? They offer bottle service, an extensive list of wines and champagne, and complimentary concierge services. Oh, and did I mention they also do bachelor and bachelorette parties along with divorce parties? A little something for everyone, as the case might be.
While I could keep going—after all, it is New York—I’m going to end our little tour there. For one, thinking about a double-wide burger has me hungry. And for two, I don’t want to end up sounding too much like a guide book.
But mostly it’s because of the burger.
L.M. Pruitt has been reading and writing for as long as she can remember. A native of Florida with a love of New Orleans, she has the uncanny ability to find humor in most things and would probably kill a plastic plant. She is the author of the Jude Magdalyn Series as well as New Moon Rising, featuring Cari Gravier, and Taken, featuring Frankie Post. She is currently at work on the next book in the Moon Rising series, Harvest Moon Rising, due out April 2012. Ms. Pruitt makes her home in Florida with two cats–one smart, the other not so much.
If you want to follow the tour, tomorrow’s stop is at Readergirls and don’t forget the final stop giveaway!
As part of the tour, I have 1 e-copy of Taken to giveaway! This giveaway is open to US and International, must be 18 or older. Entering is easy, just leave a meaningful comment (ask a question, chat about NY, etc), and fill out the Rafflecopter. Be sure you input your email address correctly so I can contact the winner!