Giveaway + Blog Tour: Just Add Argyle (Fabric Hearts, #3) by KC Burn

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Hello! I’m KC Burn and I’m thrilled to be here, chatting about my new release, Just Add Argyle, the third in my Fabric Hearts series. In Just Add Argyle, one of the locations Tate and Jaime spend time at is Area 52, a mini golf course inspired by Area 51 and Rothwell alien invasions, and located along one of the main touristy strips in Kissimmee (a city which abuts Orlando and its many theme parks). Area 52 is a figment of my own imagination, but it’s based on a number of mini golf courses in that area.

When I lived in Florida, my commute took me past a bunch of tourist shlock. At the giant wizard or enormous mermaid, I could get all the 99 cent mugs and cheap beach towels I could want! Ignoring, of course, that Orlando is a good hour’s drive from a beach, but hey. One of the mini golf courses was pirate themed, another jungle themed, and yet another seemed based on Gold Rush era mining. That one in particular was interesting to drive past. There was a giant waterfall that you could see from the road, and I could never quite figure out how they got that water such a lurid shade of toilet bowl cleaner blue. Definitely didn’t look like any sort of natural water I’d ever seen!

However schlocky, though, I adore those mini golf courses. I’m terrible at them, and any hole-in-one I’ve ever gotten has been a complete fluke, but they’re fun. I love trying to direct balls around obstacles such as windmills or sending down a hungry hippo’s throat. It’s low stress and there are times when it can be hysterically funny.

Why did I feature a tacky tourist trap of a mini golf course? Tate Buchanan, one of the romantic leads, is a young man who lives with his mother in abject poverty. He doesn’t drive and is a high school drop out. For the purposes of the story, I needed him to be able to easily access multiple places that might employ someone with little education and also put him in the thick of tourists where he can easily get into trouble. There are, unfortunately, areas around Kissimmee that are economically depressed, and the almost garish nature of the tourist strip acts like pancake makeup hiding wrinkles and blemishes.

The other reason I included a mini golf course is simply that I have some great memories of playing those courses, and there’s something about ‘em that makes me think of Florida, and Orlando specifically. I’d be willing to bet that Kissimmee/Orlando has the greatest concentration of mini golf courses in the entire country. It’s a small anchor point that I think anyone who has been to the area will immediately recognize. And no matter how ridiculous the theming, they are a lot of fun.

I do, however, despise grown up golf – both playing and watching. If the game involved blue or purple or pink golf balls, and an occasional dancing elephant instead of a sand trap, I might be interested. Maybe. For now, I’ll stick with the hokey mini-golf that’s a bit of a guilty pleasure for me. Sadly, I don’t always get a chance to play when I’m in Florida, but whenever I drive past ‘em, they make me smile.

What about you? Got any touristy stuff that brings back good memories?


Tate Buchanan is a troublemaker who can’t keep a job, no matter how many times his lucky argyle sweater gets him hired. Add to that a learning disability and an impetuous nature that sends him into altercations to protect the defenseless, and he hardly manages to make friends, let alone find a man who’s interested in him for more than one night.

Most people think EMT Jaime Escobar is a player, but the truth is he wants a serious partner—he just can’t justify wasting time on guys he knows aren’t a match. But when he treats a gorgeous redhead after a fight, he finds the spark he’s spent so many years looking for.

Jaime wants to take the next step with Tate, but it’s clear Tate’s not going to curb his impulsive behavior—his next fight sends him to the hospital. Jaime’s relationship with a near criminal isn’t something his family is ready to accept, not any more than Tate is willing to be kept a secret. Jaime will need a lot of understanding—and some luck of his own—to keep them both. But this is one fight he’s going to see through to the end.

Available at: Dreamspinner Press and Amazon


KC Burn has been writing for as long as she can remember and is a sucker for happy endings (of all kinds).  After moving from Toronto to Florida for her husband to take a dream job, she discovered a love of gay romance and fulfilled a dream of her own -- getting published.  After a few years of editing web content by day, and neglecting her supportive, understanding hubby and needy cat at night to write stories about men loving men, she was uprooted yet again and now resides in California. Writing is always fun and rewarding, but writing about her guys is the most fun she’s had in a long time, and she hopes you’ll enjoy them as much as she does. 

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