August 2, 2009

Blog Tour - Seduce Me by Robyn DeHart





GUEST POST
It was suggested that I might blog on the happiest day of my life. I could talk about the day I graduated from college, it was a great day and my family was so proud. Or I could talk about the day I finished writing my first book. It was two years in the making and frankly I wasn’t sure I’d ever finish it. It was rough and needed a lot of work, but I’d done it, I’d written an entire book from chapter one to “the end.” Or what about the day I got that call – my cell phone’s caller ID had that 212 area code, New York City! I answered the phone already shaking and sure enough it was the call I’d waited seven years to receive. It was a great day, to be sure. And what about Tuesday, July 28th when my 5th novel hit stores? Seduce Me is by far my favorite book I’ve written to date, it’s exciting and fun and sexy and adventurous.
All of these were great days. But the happiest day of my life, well, that’s an easy one.
I’ll give you a hint…I wore white from head to toe, walked slowly and stood next to the love of my life. Okay that’s more than a hint, that was a dead giveaway. It was my wedding day. I was a blushing bride, and it was truly the happiest days of my life and totally magical. The Professor (aka my husband) and I wanted an intimate ceremony that was totally about us; a celebration of our love. So we found a beautiful little chapel in the hill country of Texas nestled on beautiful grounds full of oak trees and wildflowers. The day was absolutely perfect and considering it was the only sunny/dry Saturday in a nine-week span, that in itself was a miracle.
The ceremony itself was very traditional, although we did communion instead of the unity candle. We had two songs performed, one Eva Cassidy’s You Take My Breath Away and two, Twila Paris’ How Beautiful. My nieces were all flower girls and my nephew did a reading. I had four attendants, my sister was my matron of honor and three of my girlfriends rounded out the rest. They all carried a simple bouquet of three star-gazer lilies bound with a simple ribbon.
Because of the way the inside of the church was constructed, we did all of our official photos outside, which was really quite lovely.
There seems to be a trend these days to have very formal and fancy receptions with full meals and personalized favors and the whole nine yards. We opted not to do this and decided instead to do a simple dessert reception, which I really think was fitting for our afternoon wedding and everyone seemed to enjoy. Because of this, I really wanted to splurge on the cake. We used the best cake company in Austin and it really was so delicious - white cake with amaretto filling and buttercream frosting. YUM! I liked the square and we did whimsical swirls on it to match my dress. The Professor and I had talked before the wedding and I thought we’d agreed that there would be no cake stuffing or smashing. Evidently we were a bit unclear on that. But I couldn’t be mad because it resulted in my favorite wedding picture.
Along with the cake we did a chocolate fountain with all the yummies - strawberries, marshmallows, pretzel rods, and other fruits. It was so tasty.
I know I’m totally biased, but I honestly think it’s the prettiest wedding I’ve ever been too. We got so many compliments on it, saying it was the most romantic wedding ever and that everyone could just feel our love. Which really is the best compliment when it comes to this sort of thing. But in the end no matter what happened that day we were married and that was the very best part. It took me a long time to find my Prince Charming, but he was so worth the wait.

It’s my own happy ending (though it’s not really the end, is it?) that inspires me everyday when I sit down to write my books. Like my newest release, Seduce Me, which pits a sassy heroine against a to-die-for hero. They must work together against the forces of a criminal mastermind in the quest for the illusive Pandora’s Box.

So how about you? What was the happiest day of your life?

You can visit Robyn's website here.



Seduce Me is about a man named Fielding Grey who has been sent to uncover an artifact. While searching for this item, Grey runs into a member of Solomons, an elite secret society who are searching for world treasures. Grey's dad was part of Solomons and Grey felt as if his dad was stolen by this group with the lure of untold wealth. The treasure they are in search of at this moment is Pandora's box.

Esme walks into a room in her house and to her surprise, finds that her room has been ransacked and the culprits are still present. She tries to stand her ground and tell them that she doesn't have anything worth stealing. She tells them she doesn't know anything about the key they are in search of. Esme is captured and held by these men.

Esme finds Pandora's box. Will she hand it over to this group that kidnapped her to save her life, or will she and Fielding fall victim to this powerful box?

Loved it! Books like this are why I have such a passion for reading. When I was little and thinking about what I wanted to do with my life, I would change my mind everyday. I wanted and still want to do so many things that I will probably never be able to do. Not because I don't believe in myself but because some of things that I want to do would probably kill me. I would love to dig up dinosaur bones, I would love to be a treasure hunter, I want to discover a cave, just to name a few. I may never do some of things that I want to do physically but when I read I am able to be whatever I want to be. It's the greatest release. I would probably be insane if it wasn't for great storytellers to help me escape from my troubles.

Thank you Anna and Robyn for allowing me to participate in this blog tour.

Participating Blogs:
http://yankeeromancereviewers.blogspot.com/ - Aug. 1 - 14 review and giveaway
www.thebookgirl.net - Aug. 1 - 14 giveaway and review
http://bridget3420.blogspot.com - Aug. 2 guest blog and giveaway
http://alphaheroes.blogspot.com/ - Aug. 3 review
http://carolsnotebook.wordpress.com/ - Aug. 3 Q&A, review, and giveaway
http://www.bookwormygirl.blogspot.com/ - Aug. 4 giveaway
http://startingfresh-gaby317.blogspot.com/ - Aug. 4 Q&A, review and giveaway
http://booksoulmates.blogspot.com/ - Aug. 5 giveaway
http://dreyslibrary.blogspot.com/ - Aug. 5 guest blog, review and giveaway
http://bookinwithbingo.blogspot.com - Aug. 6 Q&A, review, and giveaway
http://www.mgpblog.com/ - Aug. 6 giveaway
http://ajourneyofbooks.blogspot.com - Aug. 7 Q&A, review, and giveaway
http://hotdealsbybec.com - Aug. 7 giveaway
http://justanothernewblog.blogspot.com/ - Aug. 9 Q&A, review and giveaway
http://reesspace.blogspot.com - Aug. 10 review and giveaway
http://jmomfinds.amoores.com/ - Aug. 10 review and giveaway
http://kayespenguinposts.blogspot.com/ - Aug. 11 review and giveaway.
http://cherylsbooknook.blogspot.com/ - Aug. 11 giveaway
http://seductivemusings.blogspot.com/ - Aug. 12 guest blog and giveaway
http://martasmeanderings.blogspot.com/ - Aug. 12
http://nightdweller20.wordpress.com - Aug. 12 review and giveaway
http://mustreadfaster.blogspot.com/ - Aug. 13 review and giveaway
www.mybookaddictionandmore.wordpress.com - Aug. 13 Q&A, review and giveaway
www.thisbookforfree.com - Aug. 14 guest blog and giveaway
http://www.chickwithbooks.blogspot.com/ - Aug. 14 review and giveaway
http://trinsnook.blogspot.com - Aug. 14 review and giveaway
http://fallingofftheshelf.blogspot.com - Aug. 14 review and giveaway
http://aparkavenueprincess.blogspot.com/

Anna over at Hachette has given me permission to give away 5 copies of this book
Open to residents of the US and Canada
Cannot mail to a P.O. Box

ENTRIES:

Leave all entries in one comment or separate comments:
+5 for answering Robyn's question
+1 for following this blog
+1 for following me on twitter
+5 for sharing this contest -make sure you leave the link in your comments (on your blog, -sidebar counts, Myspace, Facebook, etc.)
+1 for tweeting (right sidebar - make sure you leave your twitter name in the comments) THIS CAN BE DONE ONCE A DAY
+5 for following my new blog freebies4meandu.
+5 for faving me on Technorati (right sidebar)
+1 for friending me on Myspace here.
+1 for friending me on Facebook here.
+1 for friending me on GoodReads here.
+1 for friending me on Book Blogs here.
+1 for grabbing my NEW button and placing it on your sidebar - leave link or your this entry does not count.
+50 for purchasing a Blog Makeover by Tara here.

*Current friends/followers receive the extra points as well - just make sure you remind me in the comments*

**Must leave an email address in comment or must be visible in blogger profile**

Winners will be chosen August 9th and notified via email.

41 comments:

Dixie said...

It's really hard to pinpoint just one as being the happiest.
I suppose it was when I found out that I was pregnant the first time-we had tried for a while-I recall smiling all day!
I follow this blog and I follow on twitter as well.

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Caroline said...

Hi Robyn!

Your wedding day sounds so lovely!! The chapel and the cake--so yummy!! Whew. Wish I had been one of the guests. LOL I can just see everything.

Your book sounds wonderful too. I will be looking for on my next visit to the bookstore. It's a very interesting premise...

Take care,
~Caroline

Jenny N. said...

+5 The happiest day of my life was when I graduated. My family was so proud of me.

+1 I already follow you through google reader

+5 I also follow freebies4meandu

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The best day of my life was when I became a Mother ;o)

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I became a follower oh your new blog

Belinda M said...

+5 The happiest day of my life, that is really easy...the day my son was born. He changed my whole world for the better.

+1 I follow your blog

+1 I follow on twitter as prairiebelle

+5 I have shared your giveaway here

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renee said...

The happiest day(s) of my life are when my 3 children were born.

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Nonna (Chèli) said...

The happiest day of my life was when I got married 35 years ago.

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Debs Desk said...

+5 The happiest day of my life was the day I gave birth to both of my kids.
+1 I am a follower.
+1 I am a follower on Twitter.
+5 I am a follower of freebiesmeandu.
+1 new button on my sidebar.
Please include me in your giveaway.
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scottsgal said...

As cliche as it sounds, it really was the days my 2 sons were born.

already a follower

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HODGEPODGESPV said...

+5
my happiest day...i don't know i am still looking for it. no, that is not a negative statement to me...i've had many and so look forward as it will probably be my happiest day....i am looking forward, not backwards.

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RachieG said...

I think the best day of my life would be the day I graduated high school. My entire family was here, we had cake, and laughed the entire day. Then afterwards, I stayed with friends and we had the best time. Aww...Still good feelings when I think about it! :)

+1 I'm a follower

+1 I follow you on twitter (r8chieg)


+5 I follow your new blog as well :)

pams00 said...

I have been wanting to read this ever since I spotted the cover on someone's book site. Then after I read the blurb I was hooked.

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Valorie said...

The happiest day of my life was the day I learned I got into Graduate school. I was so happy I cried. :D

Valorie
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Valorie said...

I follow your blog.

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Valorie said...

I follow on Twitter.

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Valorie said...

I follow your new blog.

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Favorited on Technorati.

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Added on GoodReads.

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Added as a friend on BookBlogs.

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Robyn DeHart said...

Thanks for the great review, Bridget. And thank you for allowing me to join you today. Lots of babies for happiest days - DH and I haven't been blessed just yet in that area, but we eagerly await the day. :) Thanks for sharing with me everyone.

Robyn

Lyoness2009 said...

My favorite day would have to be the day after I had my daughter. The day of was so tough but the day after was just a relief and happy day. She was a blessing and still is! :)

+1 I am a follower!

+5 I also follow freebies4meandu

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made4books said...

Hi again! I can say the happiest day of my life was when I married my husband. He never lets it get to him when I closet myself away with a new book,even encourges it because he knows how important reading is to me!! Angela made4books@yahoo.com ( I follow you on google, romantic crush junkies,fresh fiction,the bookgirl, and yankee romance reviews) (by now anyone who is following know I highly reccomend all of your books!!)

binabug said...

following you You are now following bridget3420.
Bridget will have to confirm that you are friends. (facebook)
Do you really want to add Bridget as a friend? (myspace)
email sabina dot edwards at gmail dot com

throuthehaze said...

+5 Happiest day was probably about 3 or 4 years ago...I was in love and it was a beautiful, cool day right after a hurricane had hit and my boyfriend and I just walked and talked all day. Its a day that stands out from the rest

+1 for following this blog

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Anita Yancey said...

The happiest day of my life, was the day I got married. That was 34 years ago. This book sounds so great. Please enter me. Thanks!

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Anita Yancey said...

I am a subscriber!

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made4books said...

I am a huge follower! I adore this author and I think she taks me on great advntures. I have started Seduce me blogs on all her stops. drop me your opinion! Angela made4books@yahoo.com

made4books said...

My happiest day was the day I married my husband.He never says a word when I closet myself in with a new book. He just smiles & shake his head. He is great. I absolutely adore this author she always takes me on a great journey! I'm listing this blog along the way on the scavenger hunt. Angela made4books@yahoo.com

Mariee said...

+5 The happiest day of my life was when I got married.

+ 1 I'm a follower.

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Lee P said...

+5 I have 3 happiest days! My wedding day, the day my son was born and the day my daughter was born. Thanks for this giveaway and please count me in

+1 I follow your blog

+5 I follow freebies4meandu

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Luvdaylilies said...

+5 The first time I was called "Mommy".
+1 I follow (google reader)
Thanks so much, the guest post was fantastic!
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