Thank you to my editor and publisher, Ashley Christman. And to the entire Entranced Publishing Team.
Thank you to my publicist (Yoda) Emily Marquart. In addition to handling publicity, Emily is also an editor and a writer. Check out her gorgeous tumblr.
And a big thanks to everyone who bought, read, and/ or reviewed The Best Man. It is beyond exciting to see my baby out there swimming with the big boys on Amazon.com.
In honor of The Best Man's release, I had asked some of my fellow Entranced writers what their favorite wedding book or scene was. Check out their fun and varied responses!
My favorite is actually a series: The Bride Quartet by the amazing Nora Roberts. I absolutely love this series as it follows four best friends who run a wedding planning business--Vows. They all have different roles--photographer, baker, florist, and planner. We see their friendship and each of them fall in love and get married.
Rachel Kall is the author of Legally Undercover, a sexy romantic suspense novel available now through all the top e-book retailers! You can find her online at: http://www.rachelkall.com/
Much Ado About Nothing
I just adore Claudio and Hero's wedding in Much Ado. The duplicitous shrouded bride is all fine and good, but the awesomeness begins when mischief makers expose secret love letters between Benedick and Beatrice. Though they're forced to admit their affections, each gets in one last jab en route to the altar. Beatrice concedes to marry Benedick to save his life, "for I was told you were in a comsumption." He agrees he'll wed Beatrice, "but by this light, I take thee for pity." And so the snarky lovebirds embark on their own unique kind of happily ever after. That's gonna be one heck of a honeymoon.
ST Bende is the author of Elsker, a YA romance with Norse twist. It is currently available at all fine e-book retailers. Find her online at: http://stbende.blogspot.com/
One of my favorite "wedding" themed contemporary romance series is The Marriage to a Billionaire series by Jennifer Probst, which includes The Marriage Bargain and The Marriage Mistake. Although these stories inhibit the "marriage of convenience" trope, in the end they truly fall in love. It's as if their love was meant to be. If they weren't forced to get married, they never would have found their true soul mate. I also love how this series ties in past characters, so you can see how their happily ever after is truly a happy ending.
Melinda Dozier is the author of contemporary romance Time Changes Everything, coming out May 13! Her second novel, Breaking the Rules, is coming out in July. You can find her online at: http://www.melindadozier.com/
I absolutely love Bella and Edward's wedding scene in Breaking Dawn. I'm a hardcore Twilighter and the journey from friends to husband and wife was like, whoa-intense! I love being inside Bella's head as she clings to her dad and shakily stumbles up the aisle, but most of all I love the way her fear melts away when she sees Edward waiting for her.
Lousie is the author of the upcoming YA phenomenon, In Stone. Check her out online at: http://bookishblurb.com/
My favorite wedding scene is from The Vow. I love that they get married in front of their favorite piece of art surrounded by their friends.It's the way it should be. Not about the glits but about the friendship and love they share. I can't find the book to quote the scene but that's the jist.
Connie Michael’s upcoming YA release is Entranced. She also writes adult romance as Ava O’Shay. Keep your eye out for 1000 Sleepless Nights and Main Attraction. Look for her online at Loco for Libros (Crazy for books) http://connie-avidreader.blogspot.com/
When I was a little girl, my grandmother bought me a paper doll book that had the whole bridal party in it. The best part was, I could use my imagination and have my very own wedding. I loved dressing up the dolls and pretending that I was the bride getting ready on her wedding day. I don’t know what happened to that book, but it was similar to the one I attached.
Georgeann Swiger is the author of the young adult paranormal romance Adorned to be published this fall by Entranced Publishing. You can learn more about her and her book by following her on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Georgeann-Swiger/354944307955157?ref=hl or by checking out her website georgeannswiger.com.
Rebecca.It is a suspense, romance, and a drama. Possibly the greatest book that I've read.
The reason I love Daphne du Maurier's famous novel, Rebecca, is that it portrays all aspects of love - new and innocent, old and experienced, well intentioned yet naive, and every level in between. You wonder about a love that 'was' in its pages, a love that has passed - and you yearn to see the hope of a new love bloom and survive, in the wake of that past and unspoken tragedy. This read will haunt me forever, and the name Rebecca still brings chills and prickles up my spine.
Nicole Camp is a rabid writer, and ice cream lover, living in Arizona. When not writing, she is exploring the world through amateur photography, snapping pictures of her surroundings. Her debut novel, Shadow Born, comes out fall 2013!
You can find Nicole online at: https://sites.google.com/site/shadowbled/
And now, what you've all been waiting for....the winner of THE BEST MAN giveaway: TIFFANY M!!!
Congratulations, Tiffany! I'll be e-mailing you with the details soon.
Thank you to everyone who entered. I have a few more events planned for this summer, so I hope you stick around.
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