Author Val Clarizio’s Favorite Character is…

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April 19, 2017

On May 9th, Author Valerie Clarizio is releasing the fifth book in the new and exciting multi-author branded series based in Chandler County Kentucky.  Her book is entitled, Missing The Crown Jewels.

Valerie agreed to introduce her favorite character to me and her reading audience. Thanks, Valerie for stopping by and sharing.

VC: My favorite character is Mason Starr, aka, Storm and here’s why!

Storm is an Army veteran trying to acclimate himself to civilian life and normal things. Life in general is not as he remembers from prior to joining the service. Storm is a man of few words and when he does speak he’s definitely worth listening to. His loyalty is second to none. He’s got a big heart and a lot of love to give, but he’s unsure as to how to do that in his present state of brokenness.

 ST: What is his most noticeable characteristic?

VC: His loyalty is second to none.

 ST: What quality does he like most in the opposite sex?

VC: Compassion, kindness, and loyalty.

 ST: Where and when was he happiest?

VC:  Until recently, he thought he was happiest when he was in the Army, but since letting his guard down and allowing himself to love Peyton Crown, he’s discovered he’s happiest now.

 ST: What personality trait does he admire most in a friend?

VC: “Loyalty. I didn’t get a lot of that as a kid.”

 ST: What is Storm’s biggest regret?

VC: Fighting his love for Peyton for as long as he did. He wasted so much time that he could have been spending with Peyton.

 ST: What is his favorite motto or expression?

VC: A job worth doing is a job worth doing well.

ST: What living person does Storm admire the most?

VC: His best friend Coach is who he admires most. He’s fought in battle with this man, and his friend’s devotion and trustworthiness is unsurpassed.

 ST: Who is Storm’s favorite fiction hero?

VC: Robin Hood. He has a soft spot for underdogs.

 ST: What is his most treasured possession?

VC: His crown jewel/true love, Peyton Crown.

 ST: What doe Storm like/enjoy/dislike most about Chandler County?

VC: Besides Peyton Crown, Storm loves the horses. Sassy Girl in particular. Sassy is a great horse and good listener. She understands him and has helped him to acclimate to civilian life.


After a devastating divorce, Peyton Crown is finally surfacing from a dark hole of despair. She finds herself hoping for a new life with Mason ‘Storm’ Starr, her brother’s best friend. Storm’s intent is simple: hide in the quiet confines of his best friend’s family horse ranch in Kentucky. The perfect place to sort out his life after walking away from the Army, and fight his internal demons. His solitude is interrupted by his buddy’s little sister. The chemistry between them is off the charts, and he willing surrenders the battle. The Crown family begins receiving threats, just weeks before the Kentucky Derby. The overprotective men in Peyton’s life vow to keep 24/7 tabs on her and the family’s prize horse—Prince Bourbonville—a hopeful for the next Triple Crown. Circumstances arise that threaten to keep Peyton and Prince away from the derby, but Storm and her brother Coach are determined they’ll attend, no matter the sacrifice.

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Valerie Clarizio lives in romantic Door County Wisconsin with her husband and two extremely spoiled cats. She loves to read, write, and spend time at her cabin in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

She’s lived her life surrounded by men, three brothers, a husband, and a male Siamese cat who required his own instruction manual. Keeping up with all the men in her life has turned her into an outdoors enthusiast, of which her favorite activity is hiking in national parks. While out on the trails, she has plenty of time to conjure up irresistible characters and unique story lines for her next romantic suspense or sweet contemporary romance novel.

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Key Words:  Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, Steamy, Military, Horses, Horse Ranch


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