Missing the Crown Jewels

Missing the Crown Jewels

After a devastating divorce, Peyton Crown is finally surfacing from a dark hole of despair. She finds herself hoping for a new life with Mason ‘Storm’ Starr, her brother’s best friend.

Storm’s intent is simple: hide in the quiet confines of his best friend’s family horse ranch in Kentucky. The perfect place to sort out his life after walking away from the Army, and fight his internal demons. His solitude is interrupted by his buddy’s little sister. The chemistry between them is off the charts, and he willing surrenders the battle.

The Crown family begins receiving threats, just weeks before the Kentucky Derby. The overprotective men in Peyton’s life vow to keep 24/7 tabs on her and the family’s prize horse—Prince Bourbonville—a hopeful for the next Triple Crown. Circumstances arise that threaten to keep Peyton and Prince away from the derby, but Storm and her brother Coach are determined they’ll attend, no matter the sacrifice.

Meet Peyton Crown

Gender:  Female
Age: Thirty
Profession:  Manager of the Crown Credit Union
Do you have any special skills or training?  I have a Master’s degree in Business
How would you describe yourself?  Quiet
Who is your significant other(s)?  Mason ‘Storm’ Starr is on my radar.
How would your friends and family describe you?  Kindhearted

Tell us about your family. 

I grew up on a horse farm in Bourbonville Kentucky which is located just outside of Louisville. I have three older brothers who are all overprotective, especially since my mother died.  I was in high school when my mother passed away.  It was absolutely devastating.  My Dad is a kind and caring man, but also a shrewd business man. 

What do you think was left unsettled in your story? 

My brother Jerimiah ‘Coach’ Crown, bless his heart, needs to find a woman–someone who will make him happy.

If you could change anything about your story what would it be? 

I would have made a move for Storm far sooner than I did.  So much valuable time was wasted. Time that I could have spent with him.

Now, it’s my pleasure to introduce you to Mason Starr (Storm)

Gender:  Male
Profession:  Co-Manager of the Crown Horse Farm (Secretly, I’m also co-owner of a business that runs extensive background checks for the Federal Government and private businesses).
Do you have any special skills or training?  I have a Police Science degree and spent 12 years in the Army.
How would you describe yourself?  Self-sufficient
Who is your significant other(s)?  Peyton Crown is on my radar.
How would your friends/family describe you?  Loyal

Tell us about your family. 

I grew up on a small dairy farm in Wisconsin. I had a good, wholesome upbringing.

What do you think was left unsettled in your story? 

You see, I suffer from PTSD but working on the horse farm and spending time with the Crown family has helped me to make progress.

If you could change anything about your story what would it be? 

I would have made a move for Peyton far sooner than I did.  So much valuable time was wasted. Time that I could have spent with her.

Now let’s get to know Val Clarizio.

Who I am

I am a wife, sister, aunt, mother to two fur babies, an accountant, oh yeah, and a writer of romantic suspense and contemporary romance novels.  I love to read, write, and spend time in the great outdoors–hiking, kayaking, camping, and snowmobiling are some of my favorite activities.  However, I do like to be inside too.  I love watching movies–comedy, romance, war…

What genres I write in

Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, and now I’m taking a kick at Time Travel

Favorite genres to read

Romantic Suspense

Favorite TV shows

Castle, Outlander, Game of Thrones, Shameless and Sleepy Hollow

Last movie I saw on the big screen

I think it was Saving Private Ryan. Yes, I know that was some time ago.

What’s on my Netflix list

Season two of Outlander

Coffee or Tea

Definitely Coffee

Chocolate or Caramel

Chocolate, and more chocolate.

Rock N Roll or Country

Depends on my mood, but usually classic country will win out.

Lumberjack or Police Officer

Tough one.  Okay, when I’m in my hometown it is Police Officer but when I’m at my cabin in the woods it is Lumberjack.

Tropical Island or Winter Cabin

Another tough one, but I’ll go with winter cabin.

You can purchase Missing the Crown Jewels here:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06WRN6N8Y/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_x_xzqPybF0DYAPD Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/missing-the-crown-jewels-valerie-j-clarizio/1125729459?ean=2940154203811
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/missing-the-crown-jewels-a-chandler-county-novel iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1229371643

Valerie Clarizio lives in romantic Door County Wisconsin with her husband and two extremely spoiled cats. She loves to read, write, and spend time at her cabin in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

She’s lived her life surrounded by men, three brothers, a husband, and a male Siamese cat who required his own instruction manual. Keeping up with all the men in her life has turned her into an outdoors enthusiast, of which her favorite activity is hiking in national parks. While out on the trails, she has plenty of time to conjure up irresistible characters and unique storylines for her next romantic suspense or sweet contemporary romance novel.

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I’ll be giving away an ecopy of Missing the Crown Jewels next week, Monday, May 22, 2017 to one lucky winner.  All you have to do is comment below with your favorite romance trope.  

Winner will be selected randomly.  Any prize not accepted within 60 days will be forfeit.  

  • Nicole O

    This sounds good!
    I love friends to lovers and siblings best friend stories

    • Val Clarizio

      Thanks, Nicole.

  • Tammy Earwood

    I love second chances of any kind.

    • Val Clarizio

      I like writing second chance love stories. They’re feel-good stories.

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