Hey, ya’ll–I’m blogging! No it’s not the apocalypse, it’s April. It’s raining weddings this time of year, and because I love weddings, this week’s Writer Wednesday is about that very thing. What’s Writer Wednesdays? It’s a year-long blog hop I’m doing with some good friends and wonderful authors. **
Without further ado: I’m a gonna tell you a tale about my wedding day. My then-fiance and I were adamant that we didn’t want a lot of hoopla over our wedding. So much so, that we decided to pseudo-elope! We didn’t tell anyone, picked a day and hired a preacher to meet us at the Ft. Worth Botanical Gardens. We were feeling pretty smug about our secret wedding and it was a dream come true to marry the love of my life in such beautiful surroundings. The simple ceremony was about expressing our vows to love and cherish each other, not about whether the DJ played the right song at the reception.
We had a disposable camera for pictures (this was before the advent of smart phones, ya’ll–give me a break) and all was good…until we asked the preacher to take some photographs for us. This is where it comes in handy to know that the preacher was an amputee. That’s right–he was missing his left arm, which is fine for signing a marriage licence, but operating a camera? Not so much. Have you ever tried to take a picture with one hand? It’s hard. Apparently. Because all of our wedding photos are of the preacher’s pinky finger.
That’s okay. I can still remember it like it was yesterday, even though it was fifteen years ago. It so happens that April is my anniversary month, by the way, and yes, I did get married when I was twelve, why do you ask?
Tells us a highlight of YOUR wedding day or a wedding you’ve attended in the comments.
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I have a FREE online read available now on Harlequin’s website. It’s being released in serial format which means one chapter a week for the next eight weeks. Hope you enjoy! Read the first chapter of MATCHED TO HIS CRUSH now. Click here.
Marcus was a geek in high school. Now he owns a billion-dollar company. And the only thing he needs to make his life complete is the perfect wife. So he signs up with the matchmaker at EA International, because she has a reputation for finding soul mates…. But instead of providing the promised perfect match, he’s paired with the girl who once crushed his heart in high school—former head cheerleader Adriana! Now, though, the tables are turned. His beautiful nemesis may have fallen on hard times but that’s not enough atonement for her mean-girl past. Marcus will woo her—and exact his revenge. Yet Adriana isn’t the girl she once was, and soon Marcus is tempted to forgive her mistakes and appreciate the woman she’s become…
If you like it, don’t miss the companion stories starring three more couples matched by EA International.
On August fifth, the LOVE IS… anthology will release at e-tailers near you! A collection of 300,000 words, and more than 40 authors, covering all heat ranges and genres, there’s something in here to appeal to everyone. And all of the proceeds are going to charity — specifically, to:
Reach out and Read which prepares America’s youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together.
Today, we are celebrating with a cover reveal for the anthology webring style. Participating authors are revealing the anthology cover, and ALSO sharing their individual story covers. (my contribution will be released by itself as a free ebook later this year)
CONTEST ALERT!!!Anyone who comments on each of the blogs (listed here, at http://www.daynahart.com/coverlist/) will be entered to win a copy of the anthology when it’s released. And one commenter here at my blog will be entered in a drawing for a copy of my new release, MARRIAGE REINVENTED. So please, when you get to the end of the page here, click the link for the next author’s blog, or continue to The List to find more authors to visit. Thanks!
And now for my favorite part: the cover! And not because it’s amazing and awesome but because three ladies I adore are listed at the top. :)
Love is… Anthology
My contribution to the anthology is The Invention of Marriage, the short prequel to Marriage Reinvented (available now for US $.99! click here for more details).
Love is…the freedom to make it up as you go.
Alexia Ford has it all figured out. Career path toward her dream of becoming an inventor—check. Blind date with a mild-mannered accountant—check. Don’t drop any balls….not so much. A chance encounter with sexy industrialist Jesse Hennessey launches Alexia into a sizzling juggling act that could signal the demise of her plans. Or is it the beginning of a joint venture?
Venture capitalist Leo Reynolds is married to his work, but now he needs a wife. Someone to run his home, host his parties—and accept a marriage that’s strictly business. His one rule: love will play no part in their union. At least that’s the lie he tells himself, until he meets his match….
Enter Daniella White—handpicked by the matchmaker as the perfect wife. Marriage to Leo means security, and she’s willing to give up passion for friendship. But the moment they meet, sparks fly. And now temptation—and Leo’s own heart—have the billionaire ready to change all the rules.
To love, honor and betray…
After surviving the painful disintegration of her marriage, Alexia is finally ready to follow her dream. When she applies for a patent on the product she’s invented, she discovers someone has beaten her to it—her ex Jesse, the man she once loved beyond measure. The double-crosser is holding her patent hostage until she agrees to give their relationship another shot.
Till passion do us part…
Jesse wants to get back what’s his—Alexia. The deal is simple. If she lives with him for three months, he’ll sign over the patent. But as the undeniable heat between them explodes, old hurts and new secrets surface, compromising everything they thought they knew about themselves and their marriage.
For as long as we both shall clash…
Suddenly, the deal becomes a desperate battle to hang on to the only woman Jesse’s ever loved—and she’s not interested in another broken heart.
Be on the lookout for the prequel to Jesse and Alexia’s story, The Invention of Marriage, in a multi-author anthology coming in August!