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About the author:
Zoe Delambre is a fifth-generation Texan who has spent a great deal of time in Europe. Her 21st Century trans-continental style has been called a mixture of Alexandre Dumas and Janet Evanovich. The over-arching theme of her fiction is smart, strong women embracing life. She says most of her characters show up while she's swimming laps and they won't shut up until she tells their stories. And that, indeed, is how TRUE AZUL and the rest of the Salt Tales series were born.
What inspired you to write your book?
The Salt Tales characters bugged me for years every time I swam laps. I swim laps every day, so there was a lot of bugging. I finally just gave up and wrote it. Some stories simply beg to be told. Or bug the author until they are told. This is one of those . . . my self-defense to swim in peace.
Here is a short sample from the book:
. . . out of the corner of my eye I saw Candy pull off one of her shoes and just as I emptied my cartridge into Smuggy’s chest, that red zinger zoomed through the air and the nine-inch stiletto nailed him smack dab between the eyes. All nine inches of it. He fell to the floor like a brick pillar. The thud was utterly musical.
“Been wantin’ to do that for years,” I heard her say from my left. “It actually worked.”
I turned to look at her. There was my old camp buddy and sorority sister Candy Beaver standing there in her impeccable little black silk suit, nary a wrinkle, her lipstick not so much as smudged, one stiletto on, one bare foot. Surrounded by blood, guts, and glass shards I could have sworn she had the barest trace of a tiny grin on her face.
“What kind of business did you say you’re in?”