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Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Food Temptress 2010 Winter Virtual Book Tour

The Food Temptress 2010 Winter Virtual Book Tour Stop – About the Author: Rekaya Gibson’s love for food is evident throughout her fiction work, “The Food Temptress,” and her children’s book, “Are There French Fries in Heaven?” Some of her nonfiction articles have appeared in the Cabo Living Magazine, Desert Saints Magazine, and Lake of the Ozarks Second Home Living Magazine. In 2006, she self-published an e-Book, “Wow Them With Your Grant Proposal” under her own e-publishing company, Gibson Girl Publishing Company. She holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of New Orleans. ekaya resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. You can reach her at www.foodtemptress.com

What is The Food Temptress?

The Food Temptress is a fiction novel about a 30-year-old single woman named Ambrosia (meaning - food and/or drink of the gods) who uses food to seduce men and it converts them into the perfect guy. Set in New Orleans, she captures the hearts and minds of different men, ranging from the local sheriff to a Bourbon Street musician. Each short story serves up a delectable treat connected by Ambrosia’s continuing quest for both romantic and culinary perfection.

How did you come up with the concept for the novel?

I developed the concept from the adage, “a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” I took my own interpretation and expanded upon it by using my creativity. As result, I birthed The Food Temptress.

Looking at the book now, what surprises you?

I was surprised at all the men that Ambrosia dated – 16 total.

What do you want readers to take from your book?

I long for readers to have an emotional connection to my characters.

Who are some of your favorite writers?

Some of my favorite writers are as follows: Maya Angelou, Venise Berry, John Grisham, Michelle Mckinney Hammod, Jill Nelson, and Jennifer Weiner.

What are you reading now?

I am reading “Life with McDuff: Lesson Learned from a Therapy Dog” by Judy McFadden and “Excessive Baggage” by Sean Gardner.

What’s next for your writing career?

The sequel, “The Food Enchantress,” comes out in mid-April by Xpress Yourself Publishing Company. I am working on a cookbook that comes out in November. In addition, I am finishing a historical fiction featuring a female pharaoh and I am writing a fiction novel, “Mama Don’t Like Ugly.”

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