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Here Comes the Bride Blog Hop

Posted by on Oct 2, 2015 in Books, General, Writing | Comments Off on Here Comes the Bride Blog Hop

Here Comes the Bride Blog Hop

Welcome to Fabulous Fun Friday! I’m taking part in the ‘Here Comes The Bride Blog Hop’, featuring my novel Royal Secrets, about a family owned Las Vegas wedding chapel where dreams come true and are just as easily destroyed. Read on for an exclusive interview with Lily Lavendar of Royal Secrets.  Lily joins us to chat about brides and her family’s wedding chapel. P.S. Don’t forget to enter the ‘Here Comes The Bride’ blog hop contest at the end of Lily’s interview… you could win big!  ...

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Here Comes the Bride

Posted by on Sep 8, 2015 in Books, General, Writing | Comments Off on Here Comes the Bride

Here Comes the Bride

Love wedding movies? Me, too! Love Las Vegas? I’ll second that! And with my new wedding book coming up as an October release, is it any wonder I’ve got weddings on my mind? Secrets of the Royal Wedding Chapel will be published by Booktrope Publishing on October 13th. I’m way beyond excited about the cover (hint: the book is set in Las Vegas). As soon as I get the ‘official nod’, I promise to share the cover with you. Meanwhile, I’ve been having way too much fun checking out different videos featuring films...

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10 Fun Facts on Vegas Weddings

Posted by on Aug 25, 2015 in General, Writing | 2 comments

10 Fun Facts on Vegas Weddings

You’re got the guy and the ring. Congratulations! Now it’s time for the day you’ve dreamed of all your life. A big, splashy wedding. A drop-dead gorgeous gown (Vera Wang? Pnina Tornai? Jenny Packham?) A reception with free-flowing champagne and a scrumptious buffet. Calories? Who cares? It’s your wedding day, right?   Then reality sets in. Your family (or you and your fiancee) can’t afford the lavish affair you’ve always dreamed of. Worse, there’s family in-fighting. No one agrees on anything....

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Humiliation in a Helicopter

Posted by on Aug 20, 2015 in Books, General, Writing | 2 comments

Humiliation in a Helicopter

When I was 16, I visited Mt. Rushmore with my mom and younger sister. While we were there, my mother had the brilliant idea that it would be fun to take a helicopter tour and view the monument from above. A helicopter ride? How cool was that?! We joined the line at the counter (limit of 7 people) and waited our turn to sign up. I was eager to join in the fun… that is, until the pretty young girl behind the counter asked each of us how much we weighed. “There’s a weight limit,” she explained. My mother (quite heavy at...

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My Two Weddings

Posted by on Aug 17, 2015 in Books, General, Writing | 8 comments

My Two Weddings

I love weddings. I love weddings so much that I got married twice. The first time, my husband Steve and I had an elaborate church wedding. I felt like a princess as I walked down the aisle on my father’s arm. Steve was waiting for me at the altar in front of our 200 guests. During the wedding mass, I was giddy with excitement as the priest pronounced the vows that bound Steve and I together as husband and wife. We were young, we were in love… and we were married!   Twenty years later, Steve and I hopped a jet for Las Vegas and renewed...

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The Right Design by Isabella Louise Anderson ~ Friday Fiction Finds

Posted by on Aug 14, 2015 in Books, Featured Author, Friday Fiction Finds, Writing | 1 comment

The Right Design by Isabella Louise Anderson ~ Friday Fiction Finds

Summertime is the perfect time to indulge with a new romance… or read about one! Friday Fiction Finds welcomes Author Isabella Louise Anderson, a Chick Lit Goddess extraordinaire, who’s visiting today to chat about her debut novel, The Right Design, published in 2014. Isabella is known for her light, witty voice, her fun, sassy style, and for providing her readers with a delicious curling toes-in-the-sand read that will leave you wanting more, more, more long after the sun has set. * * * About the Book * * *  Do business and...

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Falling for the Mom-to-Be by Jenna Mindel ~ Friday Fiction Finds

Posted by on Aug 7, 2015 in Books, Featured Author, Friday Fiction Finds, General | 6 comments

Falling for the Mom-to-Be by Jenna Mindel ~ Friday Fiction Finds

One evening in 2001, I was reading our hometown newspaper when a feature article caught my eye. “Local Woman Publishes First Regency Romance Book” was the lead. Local? Woman? Author? As an unpublished author, and being a local, I was hooked. Settling in, I devoured the article about Jenna Mindel, from my own little town in Northern Michigan, who had just published her first book through Signet Regency Romance. After reading the article five (5!) times, I screwed up every ounce of courage I had (after all, I’d never talked to...

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Let’s Be Frank by Brea Brown ~ Friday Fiction Finds

Posted by on Jul 31, 2015 in Books, Featured Author, Friday Fiction Finds, Writing | 2 comments

Let’s Be Frank by Brea Brown ~ Friday Fiction Finds

Ever read a book, then wish that you could meet the author so you could chat with them about all the characters, and how they were able to make a world they envisioned inside their head come totally alive? Miss Brea Brown is one of those authors, a multi-published, multi-talented writer whose sassy, witty voice has earned her fans through the world. Friday Fiction Finds is uber-excited to welcome her today as Brea chats about one of her latest novels, Let’s Be Frank.   * * * About the Book * * *  Nate Bingham’s successful career as...

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The Perfect Son by Barbara Claypole White ~ Friday Fiction Finds

Posted by on Jul 24, 2015 in General | 4 comments

The Perfect Son by Barbara Claypole White ~ Friday Fiction Finds

Every once in awhile, a book comes along that takes your breath away. You read, and you read, and you can’t put it down until those heartbreaking words ‘The End’. And then you’re left heartbroken because the book has ended and you must say goodbye to characters you’ve come to know and love. THE PERFECT SON is one of those books. While reading, I found myself wavering between fascination and angst at the brilliant plotting and rich characterization, while also trying not to be insanely jealous of author Barbara...

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Finding Jake by Bryan Reardon ~ Friday Fiction Finds

Posted by on Jul 17, 2015 in Books, Featured Author, Friday Fiction Finds, General | Comments Off on Finding Jake by Bryan Reardon ~ Friday Fiction Finds

Finding Jake by Bryan Reardon ~ Friday Fiction Finds

Every once in awhile, a book comes along that grabs me by the throat, shakes me hard, and won’t let go until I’ve read the very last page. Finding Jake by Bryan Reardon is one of those books. Published earlier this year, Finding Jake is a psychological suspense story of a school shooting. It is powerful, gripping and terrifying (especially if you are a parent). Bryan Reardon is a brave and brilliant writer who deftly handles a delicate subject matter in a compelling way that keeps you flipping pages to find out what happens next....

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