The End is Near…

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  Unlikely Merger is finished! Although we don’t yet know the ending….it’s a huge secret! Until we know which hero Mercy chose, Write Integrity Press is keeping us entertained with stories of road trips and summer, and Fay Thompson Lamb is revealing—finally—who write whom with interviews of each author. Working on a collaborative novel was a fun and new experience …

Reuben’s Home: SaMo

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Rock star Reuben Miller lives makes his home in the beachfront city of Santa Monica, California. Surrounded by Los Angeles, Santa Monica has become a a resort town, and its residents are generally more affluent renters, celebrities, surfers, professionals, and students. Santa Monica beach is the “Baywatch” beach—the beach of the famous (or infamous, depending on your point of view) TV show. …

Steve’s Home: Great Barrington

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Mercy Lacewell’s latest contact is Steve LeClerc. His brother’s trucking business is headquartered in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, ranked #1 in Smithsonian magazine‘s 2012 list of “The 20 Best Small Towns in America”. Great Barrington is part of The Berkshires. The Berkshires actually run through Massachusetts and Connecticutt, but the term is used by locals in reference only to the portion of the mountain range that lies within …

Levi’s Home: Gateway to the West

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Levi Shepherd hails from St Louis, Missouri. A huge city with a long history, St. Louis was founded in 1764 and named after Louis IX of France. After England defeated France in the three-sided Seven Years’ War, the area was ceded to Spain. The United States acquired this territory in the Louisiana Purchase, after which St. Louis developed as a major port on the Mississippi River. With its …

Talon’s Home: Madison, Alabama

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Madison,  a quaint town in Alabama is the home of Talon Hawthorne. Less than 30 square miles and less than 50,000 people, tiny Madison is nearly swallowed by its more famous neighbor, Huntsville. However, Madison has plenty of appeal all on its own. The charming city has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live and Top 10 Places …

Gabe’s Home: Space City, USA

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Swampy lakes abutting hi-tech buildings. Alligators sunning themselves in the shadow of rockets reading for the sky. Such is the contradiction of Titusville, Florida, home to Gabriel “Gabe” Mann. Situated across Indian River from the Kennedy Space Center, the city is nicknamed Space City, USA. As a bedroom community for the many nearby space and aeronautics companies, it is home to some 43,000 residents and claims the title “Gateway …

Ric’s Home: America’s Finest City

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Ric Montoya, owner of Montoya Olive Oil Company, makes his home in San Diego, California. The city by the bay was established in 1769 by the Spanish monks, who founded the first of several missions on El Camino Real, The King’s Highway. San Diego is known for its perfect weather, beautiful beaches and numerous tourist attractions. Perhaps its most famous attraction is …

Mercy’s Home: The Mile-High City

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  The heroine of Unlikely Merger, Mercy Lacewell, hails from Denver, Colorado. Denver lies between the expansive Great Plains to the east and the snow-capped Rocky Mountains to the west. It’s known as the Mile-High City since its official elevation, as marked by by a benchmark on the steps of the capitol, is one mile above sea level. The elevation, proximity to the …