Friday, March 16, 2012

Query #44: "Before the Daisies Grow" by Micki

This query is from Micki for the novel Before the Daisies Grow. Thank you, Micki, for the honour of allowing me to work on and post this!


Toss the bloomers, get a bikini wax and slip into a thong: life begins at sixty-ish.

Dotty, Wilma and Nora accept Lucas’s invitation to holiday on the island of Brazzina, but have no idea of the dangers they face. Unbeknown to them, he is a drug baron with an ulterior motive.

Thank goodness for the chance meeting of Major Milestone, a yummy gentleman who has Dotty’s hormones doing the tango. Sadly for her, he has to rebuff her amorous advances when he learns their holiday plans coincide with his covert military operation on the island. As duty come first, his priority is to capture Lucas and his drug cartel, then destroy the islands opium plantations. The onus is now on him to provide his clandestine protection of the trio to avoid their slaughter. What he didn’t reckon on was Dotty discovering he’s their protector, nor her assumption he’s kidnapped them for devious deeds. Her harebrained escape plan nearly obstructs his covert mission. Furious, Milestone speculates these wretched women are indeed opium rookies for Lucas. When the truth is finally revealed, embarrassed Dotty tries to scheme on how to win Milestone heart: failing that, her high-speed vibrator will have to suffice.


Toss the bloomers, get a bikini wax and slip into a thong: life begins at sixty-ish.

Dotty, Wilma and Nora are going on holiday to the island of Brazzina. Unfortunately for them, their charming host Lucas is a drug baron who plans to use his silver beauties as opium mules.

Enter Major Milestone, a yummy gentleman who has Dotty’s heart doing the tango. Although he's going to Brazzina too, he keeps resisting her amorous advances, and it's giving Dotty the vapors. But after the Major [does something dramatic], Dotty realizes she and her friends have just been kidnapped, and it's up to her to engineer their escape. Dotty enacts a hare-brained scheme only to discover two things. One: she may be hot, but she's not so hot at fool-proof plans, and two: the Major was on a covert mission to capture Lucas and destroy the island's opium plantations.

With the mission near-scuppered and Milestone now suspicious the ladies are in cahoots with Lucas, Dotty must find some way to win her Major's heart back. If she doesn't, the soft Brazzina surf is going to be the only thing kissing her toes anytime soon!

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