Friday, May 30, 2014

Author Alexandra Forry Discusses Sedona as the Setting for WILDFLOWER

Kinky Vanilla Romance is pleased to share Wildflower by Alexandra Forry. It is a contemporary romance novel available now. I often wonder how/why authors pick the settings of their books. Today, Alexandra explains her choice of Sedona for the setting of Wildflower. She makes Sedona sound good!

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Alexandra will be awarding a $15 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour. Remember, the more you comment, the better your chances to win.
Wildflower by Alexandra Forry

In this beautiful and moving story of love, growth, and redemption among the stunning red rocks of Sedona, Arizona, Sydney—a teenaged Army orphan—discovers that love knows no bounds and life has many twists and turns of fate. After she is forced to move in with her late mother’s sister Blanche and Blanche’s abusive alcoholic husband Dean, Sidney finds purpose and friendship in Lexy, the daughter of Max Heller the City’s most prominent widower and business magnate. Unknowingly, the girls’ antics awaken Blanche’s lost and suppressed passions and stirs Max’s long-thwarted drive to build a loving and complete family. What emerges is the wonderfully successful Epicurian Café, the brainchild of Blanche and Sydney actively encouraged by Max and Lexy. The Café quickly becomes a center of the community, the start of a new life for Blanche and Sydney, and a chance for Max and Lexy to discover true love and the meaning of commitment. An emotional roller-coaster with its exciting twists and turns, Wildflower is an exhilarating and satisfying read

Sedona, Arizona as the Setting for Wildflower

Hello, I’m Alexandra Forry author of Wildflower, and for this Guest post today I’m going to tell how I wound up picking Sedona Arizona out of the billons of small towns and cities in the USA. For starters I love to write about places that I’ve been because when I write the scenes in my story it makes it easier to imagine because it’s like going back to some of my favorite spots when I’m writing.

So why did I pick Sedona to set Wildflower in? While I was a teenage my family’s summer home was in Sedona, I spent a summer there getting to know the town of Sedona and what it had to offer. I always thought the town was great to set my book in, all kinds of people from all over the world come to see the stunning Red Rocks and the vortexes that are around the town. Sedona had something to it that I can’t explain on paper, one who has been there would know what I am trying to say.

Sedona has all kinds of people living there, movie stars, billionaires, and such to a normal Joe. Since my story calls for that kind of lifestyle. Also it’s very artiest, that I’m planning to explore in later wildflower novels.

I just could see a Coffee shop owned by someone in a high end shopping center. Whenever I go there I get a lot of my ideas for my book that I have to take a day pull out my laptop and write. Some of my best scenes in Wildflower were written right in Sedona.

I want to thank Kinky Vanilla Romance for the honor of having me and my book Wildflower on this blog today. If you have any questions or comments, I will be happy to answer.


 “Why don’t we open a business? Like a simple sandwich and coffee shop,” Sydney announced with a glimmer of hope in her eyes.

“A sandwich shop?” Blanche asked, looking surprised and a bit taken aback.

“Yeah, why not?”

While Sydney waited for an answer, Blanche just looked at her, dumbfounded

“Sydney, I would love to open a sandwich shop, but it takes a lot of money--money that we just don’t have.”

“Oh please, Aunt Blanche! I bet you can get a loan from the bank. It will be exciting!” Sydney pleaded.

“I don’t think that your uncle will approve. Sydney I love your idea, truly do! I was taken aback at first, because it has always been a dream of mine to open a little shop of some kind on Main Street,” Blanche said wistfully. ”It costs a lot of money to open up a business, besides I have an offer for a job in Prescott.”

“Pooh on Uncle Dean, and turn down that job. For me, please? You can ask Annette how to open a business--she will know, since she owns her own business.” Sydney said begging her aunt. 

“I will think about it, okay, Sydney?” Blanche said making her way to her closet and picking out a dress.

Author Bio and Links

Alexandra Forry was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. She has Cerebral Palsy but that doesn't stop her from doing what she wants! Omerta Affair was her first novel, then she came out with Timeless Endings, which is the same story line as Omerta Affair but aimed as a woman’s romance. Alexandra is currently working on her fourth novel. She enjoys being a member of the Las Vegas Romance Writers as well as RWA.

Links: Website | Blog | Facebook | Twitter 

Where to Buy: Amazon


  1. Welcome to Kinky Vanilla Romance, Alexandra. I am happy to have you to back here.

    1. Thank you for having me on your blog once again!!

  2. Thank You for having me on this Blog today and if anyone has any Question or comments. I’ll be happy to answer them.

  3. Sedona sounds like a beautiful place. Many years ago I was in Australia visiting family and while watching the news they did a story on Sedona. I was fascinated as I had never heard of the place. It was long before the place became so popular. It's a little sad that it has grown so much.


    1. To tell you the truth, Rita, the town only grew a bit. Now they won't let anyone build anything because the town of Sedona want's to keep Sedona just the way it is. That's why real estate is hard to come by. I would to see Australia someday.

  4. Lovely post today and now I'm interesting in visiting Sedona, Arizona. Living in the UK, traveling to America would be a complete dream for me!

    1. Thank-You. I always wanted to visit the UK. That's why I read so much, because I get to travel in a new places in my head. With Wildflower I wrote it so people all over the world can image being there.

  5. Alexandra...Your personal story is so inspiring! Have you considered writing a non-fiction about your own journey as a writer.

    1. Thank You Catherine, I feel like my life is way too personal to write down. Besides I have more fun writing fiction. Thank You very much for the idea.

  6. Thank you, Skeeter Lee, once again for having me on your wonderful blog and to all the readers that had comment on this post. This is the last stop for my Wildflower virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. I will be awarding a $15 B&N to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour over this weekend.Keep up to date on the latest news on my books at :)

  7. I do like the sound of this.


  8. Sorry, I'm late for the tour. I know people who love Sedona but never knew why. I'd love go to your coffee shop and chat with you.