Ginger ~ Thanks for inviting me to participate on your blog this week!
It's been two years since I published my first book with Samhain Publishing: Long Strange Trip. This book is dear to me because of so many reasons. The story is set in San Francisco, my favorite city in the world! I'm from this area, and lived in the upper Haight (not in the 60's!!!), and this is where my lovable Rose Red lives. It's an ugly duckling story, but it's the man who is transformed by this carefree hippy chick. Kenneth Hailey, a math professor from the East Coast, has no idea what's in store for him when he meets up with this smart and sassy redhead.
Here's a quick blurb: Kenneth Hailey believes he can deal with everything logically - even love. Until he meets Rose Red, a free-spirit flower child who believes in loving the one you're with. And, while love plays its part, for Kenneth, 1967 is the year he wakes up.
Rose Red, a free-spirited flower-child, challenges Kenneth's very essence. She itches to strip him of his button-down shirts, crew cut and thick rimmed glasses by introducing him to her world of love-ins, protest rallies, and rock concerts.
Their worlds collide, and Kenneth finds himself falling down the rabbit hole, hanging on for dear life! Not willing to give up his old habits, he tries to retire into his shell, a place of security and comfort, but Rose has other plans for him.
You can read more about LST at my website: http://www.vickigaia.com/bookshelf.htm