Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Day 1 of the St. Anne's Day Soiree

Hi Anne Fans and welcome to the VIP St. Anne's Day Soiree!

 When it's St. Anne's Day, it's your day too!

Until the actual St. Anne's Day on July 26, we will be having fun with all things "Anne."  Before you leave the site, make sure to go to the right and enter the sweepstakes to win the $50 Gift Certificate to Red Lobster, which will be drawn by Rafflecopter at the conclusion of the festivities.

In addition, on July 26, you will be able to download the digital version for FREE of St. Anne's Day in celebration of this great day and the book's official launch.  Because "When it's St. Anne's Day, it's your day too!" 

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If you are a romance novelist, you know that one of the elements of a romance novel is the "cute meet," when the main characters meet for the first time.  It is supposed to be memorable and unique.  In case you haven't yet read St. Anne's Day, I won't give away the details of what happens when our heroine, Anne, meets her match--but it's not violin music and rainbows.

I enjoy hearing how people met their mates in real life.  I met my husband through a blind date.  However, the craziest "cute meet" I have ever heard was told to me by my boss when I was working at Westinghouse more than 20 years ago.

My boss was in college at the time and her roommate had a blind date that evening. Unfortunately, the roommate got a tampon stuck inside her (didn't know that could happen--something new to worry about) so my boss took the roommate to the ER where a handsome young doctor extracted the tampon.  They made it back home in time for the date.  When the bell rang and my boss opened the door, she nearly fell over.  Standing in the doorway was the young doctor from the ER, who had just removed the tampon!  She said her roommate just about died when she came around the corner and saw him standing there.

Needless to say, the roommate and the doctor married within the year!

Do you have a "cute meet" story, either yours or someone you know, that you'd like to share?  Please post in the comments.  

P.S.  Don't forget to invite a friend who you think would enjoy our party.    

1 comment:

  1. 2 stories. My Mom and Dad met on a blind date. Friends of my Dad wanted to set him up with one girl and he told them no because she was a distant cousin. So, they set him up with my Mom. They had to pick her up at play practice at school. There were two other couples in the car so Mom had to SIT ON HIS LAP!Hello, how nice to meet you, hope I'm not too heavy?!?!? They were together from that moment on.

    Next one, my sister was working at the US Steel Building. It started to snow heavy so she ran down to the Gimbels Department Store to buy boots. While walking back to work she was waiting to cross the street and some guy brushed the snow off his shoulders on to her. They started to talk for the next few blocks. He worked in the same building and rode the elevator up with her. She got off the elevator and all he knew was her name was Mary and what floor she worked on. He went to his office and looked up in the building directory what offices were on that floor. He called the one and asked if there was a woman that worked there named Mary. They said there were 2. He said he didn't know her last name but she had the most beautiful blue eye. They connected him to my sister. And the rest is history.