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#ThrowbackThursday Wedding Inspiration for ONE SUMMER NIGHT

I’ve always been a beach girl. Growing up on Long Island, a lot of my summer was spent on Jones Beach and now that I’m a Jersey Girl, I spend as much time as I can down the Jersey Shore. When the idea came to me for the At the Shore series, there was no doubt that there would be a wedding on the beach for one or more of my Jersey Girls. Years ago, hubby and I attended a fabulous wedding in California and as I started to write the wedding scenes for ONE SUMMER NIGHT, I remembered that West Coast wedding and thought about how a New Jersey version might look. Here’s a photo from the California wedding. Gorgeous, isn’t it?

Special Pricing for a limited time!

FYI – My publisher has dropped the price of ONE SUMMER NIGHT to .99 cents for a limited time! If you haven’t already picked up your e-book, you can do so at the following retailers:

#WisdomWednesday – Is bad publicity good publicity?

There are some things that most writers have on their bucket list, including hitting the NY Times Bestseller List. If you write anything other than romance, you might also have “appear in the New York Times Book Review” on that list. As a romance writer, being in the Book Review was not on my list mainly because the NY Times normally doesn’t pay much attention to us. They even got rid of the Mass Market Fiction list which is where a lot of romance writers might appear on a list.

Imagine my surprise when I got a note from my publisher that I might be in the Times. It was like a WHAT? REALLY? And sure enough, Mr. Robert Gottlieb included ONE SUMMER NIGHT in his “Round Up of Romance” http://nyti.ms/2xxXZ78.

I have to admit that when I first read the review, I didn’t know what to make of it (besides the weirdness factor of having an 86 year old man think that ” The sex between Maggie and Owen is equally delicious . . .”)

And then came all the commentary about the “Round Up of Romance” and the ensuing justification by the NY Times Editor for choosing Mr. Gottlieb to review romance and the manner in which he reviewed it (see below).

So for today, I’d be interested in hearing your take on the “Round Up of Romance” and whether bad publicity is just as good as good publicity.

 

#WineWednesday Gran Marnier Rosé Spritz

Many thanks to those of you who dropped by for the chat last night! We had a blast and it was wonderful getting to know you!

So I’m trying to hold onto summer a little longer since it’s my favorite time of year and what’s better in the summer than a cooling wine spritzer. This recipe was adapted from one from Bon Apétit which called for the use of Aperol. By the way, if you haven’t tried an Aperol Spritz, please do so. I had one the other day for the first time and it was delicious.

But now, picture this. You out on the beach, reading a good book. Maybe even ONE SUMMER NIGHT while you sip your Gran Marnier Rosé Spritz!

Gran Marnier Rosé Spritz

3/4 cup mango nectar, chilled
1/4 cup Gran Marnier (You could also use Cointreau or Benedictine or Triple Sec – anything orange-flavored)
1 bottle sparkling Rosé or if you’d like, Moscato Asti, chilled
2 tsp sugar
Juice of one orange

Mix all the above in a pitcher and stir! Serve chilled and garnish with an orange slice and a maraschino cherry (only because I really like those! LOL) Or use lime wedges and berries as a garnish. You can also change out the Rosé with a nice prosecco. In fact, there are lots of tasty fruit-flavored proseccos out now that would work well in the recipe.

#FunFriday One Summer Night Release Celebration Continues!

OMG it’s hard to believe release week is almost over! It’s been so exciting and thank you all so so much for taking this journey with me. As I’ve said before, YOU are one of the best reasons for continuing to write. I love hearing from you and spending time with you! I hope I’ll get to see you at some of my upcoming events! In the meantime, I hope you’ll check out ONE SUMMER NIGHT which has been getting some rave reviews including this one from RT Book Reviews:

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#WaybackWednesday – A Day in the Life on Release Day for ONE SUMMER NIGHT

Ever wonder what an author does on a release day or any other day for that matter? Here’s a quick glimpse into a typical day for me and a visit from ONE SUMMER NIGHT on release day! WOO HOO!

You can check out ONE SUMMER NIGHT at these retailers:

Amazon Kindle: http://amzn.to/2krMwfE
Amazon Paperback: http://amzn.to/2kYLWZV
B&N: http://bit.ly/2kNuo0p
iBooks: http://apple.co/2qsqdwx
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2fuEphL

#ManCandyMonday and Release Party for ONE SUMMER NIGHT

It’s hard to believe that the release day for ONE SUMMER NIGHT is almost here! JUST ONE MORE DAY! Sign up for the release party before midnight EST Today (Monday, October 2) for a chance to win a $10 Gift Card, Kozie, bookmark (made by me) and a T-shirt! Plus, there will be hourly giveaways at the release party starting at 10 am EST!

And now, today’s Man Candy! David Gandy is a repeat Man Candy, but honestly, he is so so sexy! Especially in a suit just like Owen Pierce from ONE SUMMER NIGHT. There is something just powerful about a man who is dressed to the nines. What do you think?
Photo of David Gandy by Adriano Cisani

#ManCandyMonday Tyler Hoechlin is my choice for Owen Pierce!

OMG! Just 8 days to go until the release of ONE SUMMER NIGHT so we have to get to the really important stuff, like who to cast for the movie! The hero in the story, Owen Pierce, is dark-haired and has charcoal grey eyes shot through with silver. He is drop dead handsome and dresses like someone off the pages of GQ in bespoke suits since he is a real estate tycoon.

After giving it a lot of thought and doing thorough research – a tough job but someone has to do it — my choice to play Owen Pierce in a movie version of ONE SUMMER NIGHT is Tyler Hoechlin! So what do you think?

You can buy ONE SUMMER NIGHT at these retailers:

Amazon Kindle: http://amzn.to/2krMwfE
Amazon Paperback: http://amzn.to/2kYLWZV
B&N: http://bit.ly/2kNuo0p
iBooks: http://apple.co/2qsqdwx
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2fuEphL

Tyler Hoechlin SDCC 2014 (cropped)

Photo Credit: By Gage Skidmore [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons