Wined, Dined and Read Blog Tour

Nothing goes better with a good book than a good meal, or a good glass of wine for that matter. Learn more about the science-fiction political thriller The Extraction List by discovering what tantalizing treats it partners with, and get your literary mouth watering!

Blurb: When fifteen-year-old Riley Crane figures out her best friend Olivia is being abused at home, she knows just who to turn to: her mother Claire, writer and spokesperson of President Gray’’s Parental Morality Law. Under this law, Taskforce Officers remove children from their homes if their parents do not meet certain guidelines, taking them to government-run boarding schools where supervisors rehabilitate them, turning them into productive members of society. Or at least that is how it was supposed to work… Now, after a government official threatens to make Riley the law’s latest victim, Riley and Claire must rely on Cain Foley, a gifted killer with a tongue as sharp as the knives he carries, to get them out of America alive. Though he slices through men’s necks as if they are warm butter, Riley can’t seem to keep her cheeks from flushing every time he speaks. But when they stumble upon a deserted boarding school, Riley sees that escaping the country is only part of their problem. Together, Riley and Cain figure out that a killer can save a life, and a mother can damn a nation.

Food for Thought:

1) If your main character were a glass of wine, which one would they be? Like a good Riesling, Riley is smooth and sweet when she wants to be, but has no problem giving you a swift kick in the pallet if she thinks you need it.

2) Describe your book in one meal: My book is like my husband’s amazing hazelnut-crusted chicken. It’s sweet, savory, and full of layers of flavor!

3) What candy would your book be? Dark chocolate, because it sticks with you long after you’re done with it.

4) What does your book smell like? My book smells like being deep in the forest, surrounded by trees: fresh and spicy.

5) Your book’s snack would be: white cheddar popcorn, because it’s my favorite and I wrote it haha.

About You:

1) Describe your most memorable meal: My husband is an amazing chef, so I have been fortunate enough to have several very memorable meals. If I had to pick one that wasn’t cooked by him, I would have to say it would be when we had the opportunity to go to Gordon Ramsay Steak and I tried Beef Wellington for the first time. Aaaamaaaziinngg!

2) One food word to describe your writing style: Stir-fry. I take a lot of ideas and try to get them down as fast as I can.

3) What will someone find you eating/drinking when you’re really into a good book? I usually can’t be bothered to snack while I’m reading a good book!

4) Sweet or Salty? Salty, all the way.

Continue the Food and Wine Pairing Tour by checking out the author links below and learn about some fantastic work!

-D.A. Rhine, author of the Vampires of the Chesapeake Series and all-around lovely person. Have a bloody-good time over at her blog and purchase her work here.

-Christina Escamilla, author of The Day the World Went Away and the AMAZING 64 Deaths. Learn more about her on her blog at and go to the following links to pick up copies of her work:
My purchase links are below and my website is Thanks!

The Day the Words Went Away

64 Deaths

-S. Usher Evans, the writer of the Razia Series which takes you on a fast-paced pirating adventure. Pick up the first book in the series entitled Double Life here and get to know her at

-J.J. DiBenedetto, author of the Dream Series. See what it’s like to see inside other peoples’ heads through this series of awesome novels. Visit his blog at and purchase his work here:

I hope you enjoy this blog tour. Eat, drink, and get reading!


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