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Friday, August 22, 2014
Dellani Oakes Wined, Dined and Read
am so pleased to be invited by my friend, Uvi Poznansky. Many thanks for thinking of me! I'm proud to be a part of the Wined, Dined and Read blog tour.
book I'm going to talk about is my historical romance, Indian Summer.
This is my first published work and holds a special place in my
your main characters were glasses of wine, which would they be?
Manuel Enriques were a wine, he would be San Sebastian Winery'sCastillo Red, a dry red, this wine is a delight with a deep burgundy
color and a hint of oak. Light on the tannins this wine should
complement meats or richer foods nicely. Manuel is bold, fearless and spicy hot. He is a true romantic hero.
wine has a hint of fruit and sweetness and the tiny bubbles that
produce tingling flavor all through the palate. Gabriella is innocent, bubbly and ready to take on life. She may be young, but she is spirited and effervescent.
your book in one meal:
book would be Mariscada, a seafood casserole with lobster, clams,
shrimp and lots of garlic and ginger, onions and other savories add
depth to the meal. Set in St. Augustine, Florida in 1739, Indian Summer has something for everyone: love,
lust, intrigue, spies, action. . . .
does your book smell like?
smells briny like the river that flows by St. Augustine. With the
Atlantic a stone's throw away, Anastasia Island between it and the
ocean, The Matanzas River, an intercoastal river flows by. It smells
like hot, tropical climes and the heady perfume of exotic flowers.
candy would your book be?
the famous rock candy of the Spanish Quarter, of course!
book’s snack would be?
sausages from the historic Spanish section.
your most memorable meal:
would have to be at Cortessa's Restaurant in St. Augustine. We went
for our 25th anniversary. The meal was delicious, beginning with
their signature artichoke soup. We dined in the portrait room, in
which all the walls are painted with mythological images, like the
Three Graces. Not only was the food wonderful, the service was
fantastic and the atmosphere relaxing. It's a shame that Cortessa's
closed. It was a St. Augustine icon.
food word to describe your writing style:
will someone find you eating/drinking when you’re really into a
I like pretzels with ice cream, so I really
prefer both salty and sweet.