Guest post with author M. M. Shelley, Mishap & Mayhem tour
I'm so happy to welcome M. M. Shelly to the blog today. She's stopping on her Mishap & Mayhem tour and she's going to tell us about herself and the Adventures on the Mediterranean.
Mishap & Mayhem was published April 3rd 2011.
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M.M. Shelley is a storyteller, wordsmith and dreamer. MISHAP AND MAYHEM, a captivating story of faerie's and magic, is her debut novel. She has traveled the world extensively in search of the magic which is often overlooked in every day life. M.M. Shelley is a native of southern California, and a student of mythology from which she gets much inspiration.
Adventures on the Mediterranean Having never visited Nice, France before I didn’t know what to expect, I had seen pictures and read books, but I decided to go with an open mind. There was one thing I was sure going to do. That was to buy a bottle of Olive Oil. I had read that there was a shop in Nice that had really good Olive Oil and I wanted to try it out.
With my travel book in hand I traveled the streets asking some locals for directions when I stumbled into road blocks or just couldn’t seem to find the street. Along the way, the path was filled with venders who had set up shop on long white tables. I don’t know if that was something they do all the time or if it was just my luck. I do like to support artist and I did buy some silver jewelry from a silversmith, he was kind enough to give me directions.
After spending a good deal of time looking for the shop, I found it to be quite anti-climatic. The store was cute and was filled wall to wall with different oils; I suppose my problem with it was that you couldn’t try any of the oils. I asked the salesclerk which one was the best and she told me that it really depends on my taste. So, I took a gamble and grabbed the first one I saw. It did turn out to be quite good and worth the hassle in finding the store. I wonder if they take online orders?
As I made my way out of the store, two little old ladies were eyeing it. The one closes to me was about to take a step onto the curb. She must have miss-judged the height of the curb because she stumbled and was about to fall, thanks to my fast reflexes I stepped forward and caught her; preventing her from falling onto the concrete ground. She was very grateful and thanked me over and over again.
Thinking about it afterwards, I thought if this had been a book she would have invited me home for supper where it just so happened that they were having a party and I would have met her incredibly handsome grandson or something like that. But, nope, we parted ways and all I have is wishful thinking of what could have been.
Nice is a great place to travel to and people watch. All are there for different reasons. Some are there to hit the beach and its clear waters, others are there as a stopping point before they move further down the Mediterranean, and some are there for the Olive Oil. Whichever serves you best you are sure to have your own adventure.
Thanks to, Mysterious Rose, for letting me share with you all today. You can find me over at my blog mmshelley.blogspot.com and on twitter @MM_Shelley and be sure to take a look at my book, Mishap & Mayhem.
Thank you so much M. M. Shelly for being here today, It's been a pleasure and I'd really enjoyed your guest post. Good luck with future books:-)
For centuries magical beings have hidden in the darkness, waiting. Some good, some evil. A battle is brewing, and only twins, Grasiella and Tatiana, have the power to stop it.