Favorite Friday – CRW Blog Hop Special Guest – M.L. Guida!

Hello! I’d like to welcome paranormal romance author M.L. Guida! Welcome M.L., it’s a real pleasure to have you here today talking about the mystical month of May. You tell a great story about springtime – and wildlife – in the Colorado mountains.

For all my visitors, be sure to leave a comment for M.L. She’s giving away a copy of “Dark Promise,” book 1 of her Underworld Series! Check out her website  HERE  and look for the trailer for this exciting story set in Dillon, Colorado…and the Underword.


MLGuida imageI’d like to thank Lori Corsentino for hosting me on her website.

The month of May is the time for new beginnings – school ends, summer begins, flowers bloom and hot days. Summer is one of my favorite times, because my family opens our cabin in Frisco, Colorado. Frisco has always been a magical place for me with Lake Dillon, aspen and pine trees and fresh mountain air. Frisco appears as a setting in many of my books, “Dark Promise” and “Tortured Soul,” especially in the Underworld Series. In my Angel of Death series, I mention a mountain cabin, but do not specify the location. In fact over Memorial Day, I plan a trip up there to rejuvenate and relax.

I’ve always wanted to see the wildlife up there, but only saw a deer once. I’ve been going up there since I was born. Maybe my family and I make too much noise. However, this is not true for one of my friends, Susan. She is an avid jogger and fiercely independent – a collision for disaster in Frisco.

On Mount Royal, there used to be a town called Mason, but it is long deserted. An avalanche destroyed the little mining town and there are only ruins. Tourists and locals like to hike up to the site, but not during dusk, but not true for Susan!

She decided to go jogging around 5:00 pm. Do you see the problem yet? As she was jogging up the trail, people were coming down the trail and she was the only one on it. Her tingling warning signal should have gone off, but sometimes I think she turns it off or ignores it. She arrives at the ghost town and takes a deep breath. A rustling in the bushes overhead grabs her attention. Does she run, no. She investigates. She is expecting to see a deer and waits in anticipation.

Through the bushes, a huge brown bear stares down at her. Susan freezes. She tries to remember what to do if you see a bear – grab a stick, act like your taller, climb a tree. But she does neither.

The bear remains still and watches. His head was the size of a Toyota engine. She backs up and bolts down the trail, never looking back. Her heart threatens to burst through her chest, but she does not stop running until she hits the main street of Frisco. What did Susan forget? The bear did not follow her. But there’s another predator who resides up in Mountain Royal who would not hesitate to chase her. Mountain lions.

Lucky for Susan, neither the bear nor the mountain lion found her particularly appetizing. She now goes by the name Bear Bait. So, when you hike in the mountains do not follow Susan’s example and become a main dish for a hungry bear or mountain lion.

Thanks Lori for allowing me to stop by.

Speaking of new beginnings, this summer, Five Prince Publishing is releasing two of my books – “Dark Promise” and “Tortured Soul” – which are both set in Frisco, Colorado. Passion in Print is releasing my other book, “Betrayal,” in August.

Dark Promise cover art image  Ravaged Soul cover art image    Betrayal cover art image

M.L. Guida writes paranormal romance. She loves the Rocky Mountains where she loves to ski, hike and mountain bike. She is currently pursuing her Master of Art in Creative Writing through Regis University.

15 thoughts on “Favorite Friday – CRW Blog Hop Special Guest – M.L. Guida!

  1. Thanks M.L. for sharing your great story. Also thanks everyone for coming by and commenting!

    Remember to stop in the next CRW blog hop stop with M.L. Guida hosting the ever vivacious Lizzie T. Leaf! Check it out on Monday, May 21st at http://mlguida.com/ be sure to comment for a chance at prizes!

  2. I became so engrossed in the Susan story that I almost thought the bear or the lion would turn out to be paranormal characters. You’re a great story-teller and I can’t wait to read all that you’ve written.

  3. Love all the pictures of your book covers lined up. Gorgeous! Poor Susan, fleeing the bear. Glad he didn’t decide to chase her, you never know with bears. Spring is one of those times they wake up grouchy, so it’s better to be careful. Have fun relaxing up at the cabin, sounds like a great way to start the summer!

  4. *adds Frisco to list of places to visit*

    We’re slowly exploring little places beyond the I-25 corridor. The state is so big and there are so many places to go that we could certainly use some ideas.

  5. I’ve never been to Colorado, but I’m intrigued by the very real sense of place that permeates all the blog hop entries so far.

    • Thanks for your comment! If you like the outdoors, Colorado is a great place to visit – and definitely to live! We get over 300 days a year of sunshine, and all 4 seasons. Plus we’ve got the mountains to the west, and Denver’ a pretty large city with lots of things to do. : )

      • It’s beautiful up there in the Summit area. I love Breck – lots of great spelos. It has been WAY too long since I’ve hit the spelos. Looks like you had a great time!

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