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.