Today we are getting out of the big city and moving to the beautiful Caribbean beach. I don’t know what’s bluer, the sky or the water. The waves are lapping at the shore, the water warm and clear. It’s gorgeous and serene. That is until the party moves here.
So let’s get this party started. Bars are being set up for all the tropical drinks. It’s really not a beach drink unless it has an umbrella in it. What makes it taste so much better with an umbrella? There are tables all around filled with tropical fruits. The arrangements are beautiful.
Plenty of beach chairs and an area built for dancing. There will be a show of native dancers. Leis are being passed out, so it smells wonderful around here. The waiters are all shirtless (of course), it is hot on the beach after all. There is a hands off policy with the staff, but looking is just fine.
Annie Jones Vintage style all the way – “I’ll be wearing a party dress with crinolines and a bouffant do bringing a yummy treat – SPAM anyone?” Debbie Kaufman is bringing some thirst-quenching Georgia sweet tea, her signature chocolate chip cookies, and free tickets for single or duo parasailing rides over the beautiful Caribbean.
Missy Tippens says, “I’ll be bringing a pan of my dark chocolate brownies, because every party needs chocolate!” Ramona Richards brought suntan lotion, snorkles, masks, & fins for swimming, chocolate sundaes. You’ll have to eat those sundaes pretty fast in this heat. Rose Ross Zediker says, “Since coconuts are in abundance on the island, I’ve brought a black walnut and coconut bundt cake for an afternoon snack.” Ruth Logan Herne told me, “I’m inviting Captain Jack from Seekerville to be my date for the party… hubby is busy working! And Jack and I are bringing rum… rum cake, that is! With a delicious butter sauce that only the Captain knows how to make….”
A. Martin plenty of beach towels printed with cover art from everyone’s favorite books, as well a power source so those who want to read ebooks while enjoying the festivities can plug in, read on, and party down. Zee Monodee said, “To the Caribbean, we bring a gris-gris from New Orleans that bestows luck on memoirists telling their stories from all over the world.”
Bottom Line: I am so relaxed here I don’t think I want to leave.
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Many thanks to the following for their generous prizes:
Annie Jones – A taste of the south – packages of seeds, cute garden gloves, some Louisville local yummy delights (chocolates probably because you know, bourbon doesn’t ship well )
Debbie Kaufman – A paper or e-book copy of The Doctor’s Mission, winner’s choice, signed Keeper Kase card, and a lightweight Zebra print scarf with matching Zebra print pierced earrings.
Janet Dean – A copy of my April release, The Bride Wore Spurs
Katy Lee – ecopy of Real Virtue
Micah Caida -YA Fun Basket with signed copy of Time Trap, Hunger Games DVD, popcorn, hot chocolate and a blanket.
Margaret Lesh – 1 ecopy of Normalish plus some custom bookmarks!
Mary Connealy – Swept Away, book #1 in Trouble in Texas series.
Missy Tippens – A copy of Georgia Sweethearts from Love Inspired.
Ramona Richards – Two copies of my new book, Memory of Murder (Love Inspired Suspense), and two gift cards (either Starbucks or Bath & Body Works, reader’s choice).
Rose Ross Zediker – Two copies each (making six winners)of Lily of the Field Job’s Tears Rose of Sharon And one I owe you copy of my May release Wedding on the Rocks
Ruth Logan Herne - Three sets of “The Lawman’s Second Chance” and “His Mistletoe Family”.
S. A. Martin – $10.00 Amazon Gift Certificate
Stephanie Barko – Signed paperback of the culinary autobiography “Tasting Home: Coming of Age in the Kitchen” by UC Davis Professor Emerita of Women & Gender Studies Judith Newton
Zee Monodee - Cameo appearance in next book