Brain to Books Blog Tour Kim Troike

Fast Facts:

Author: Kim Troike A.K.A. Caroline Clemens
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Book: Into the Vines from the Vintage Bleu Trilogy

Bio

Kim TroikeKim Troike is a female author residing in Atlanta, Georgia. She has written fiction in the adventure, mystery, romance and contemporary genres. Her latest epic novel is “Into the Vines” which includes award winning Bleu Moon, published by XLibris in January 2015 and available as an e-read or print on Amazon.
Previous published works of Kim Troike are “String The Cranberries” and “Kiss Ride” both are novellas available as e-reads on Amazon. She’s a blogger and previously a part time journalist. Occasionally, she pens poems or children’s stories using the pen Caroline Clemens.
Kim has worked most of her life as a nurse in the acute settings of the Intensive Care Units. Her journey in life met with some struggles and many wonderful people along the way. She combines this storytelling in poetic and intricate words woven to master the English language. Read her compelling and unique stories of children, families and love; anything that makes the world go forward.
She is a member of the Georgia’s Writer Association, honorary winner of the London and Los Angeles Book Festivals for Bleu Moon, participant of Georgia Red Clay Writer’s Conferences, nominated Georgia Author of the Year for Bleu Moon, and uses gardenlilie and theivorytide as profile names on social medias for the net.

Blurb

Into the Vines A family is formed on a vineyard through extreme circumstances after a pilot rescues persons around the globe from disasters!

Excerpt

December 23rd, 2012
RSVP: Marie and Nicolas
*complimentary Vineyard Stay
“How many have responded?” he asked.
“Marie told me about forty family and friends responded, with ten additional from the vineyard Christmas guest book,” Brie answered.
“So with us that makes about sixty with all of us. There should be plenty of room if everyone is spread out amongst the two floors,” Olivier said.
“Two . . . floors?” she asked.
“Yes, you didn’t go upstairs?” he asked.
“Upstairs, you mean the bedrooms?” she answered.
“Brie, there is a large dance floor with piano and band area. A small bar for parties,” he said surprised she had not seen this.
“Really, you have a dance floor on the second floor?”
“Yes, you’re going to like it, if you like to dance.” He raised his eyebrows a little.
“I thought Marie would use the front hall and guest receiving area for the reception,” Brie said.
“Back in the day, they built these dance halls upstairs to entertain the guests and to look out over the vineyards. To entertain themselves and enjoy the festivities! You’ll see,” Olivier said.
“Did your brother and sister also hire a band?” Brie asked.
“Surprises, Brie, let’s just be surprised,” Olivier answered. Brie smiled. She liked surprises.
Brie looked out the window at the snow coming down; it made the countryside look beautiful. The moon was about half full, but bright, as it lit up the homes and chateaus. In the distance, she could see a very large, old chateau and she wondered who built these. They seemed so magical. She decided she needed to look at a book and read about this part of France. Marie’s gift shop probably had one. She should buy it for Olivier, and then he could fill in all the extras with his knowledge of the area. She looked over at Olivier, and he was in full control over his emotions. He seemed fine, no further episodes of dreaming or waking up to terror as of late. He was calm, happy, and not missing the missions. He was focused on the future, the new vineyard he purchased, their wedding, and even talks of children. Brie wasn’t sure what the future held, but she knew one thing: she would not worry because that didn’t help anyone.

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