Thank you so much for having me on your blog today. I thought in light of the time of year and the nature of my latest release, that I’d talk about weddings. Because let’s face it...everyone loves a wedding.
When I was in my twenties I must have attended a wedding a year. In some cases two weddings a year. I dated my husband for six before we married and we had plenty of time to soak in all the celebrations of those around us. We went to wedding of all faiths, from Catholic to Jewish, Christian to Hindu nuptials. We toasted with full bars where weddings cost more than most down payments on a house, and drank soda because the bride and groom decided to use the money for a condo. There were cakes that could feed a small country and buffets filled with food I couldn’t identify. There were pregnant brides and hung-over grooms. You name it, we saw it.
Weddings are a feast for our eyes and some of the drama that I’ve seen unfold could feed my romance novels for the next decade and never repeat. I love weddings. Sadly, I’ve not attended any in over ten years. So what is a writer to do? Write about weddings! Most of the weddings I write about a fairy tale in nature but when I’m going to put a wedding scene in every one of my bride books I absolutely have to mix it up a bit. So why not add some of the drama that really happens in life? Why not talk about bridesmaid dresses from hell or heat that makes even the best hair designers work drop the second an outside door is opened? There are plenty of LOL moments in life and if it happens at a wedding, it usually ends up on YouTube. Oh, the joy of life in 2012.
So tell me, dear reader…do you have a wedding story that is book-worthy?
Married by Monday
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Catherine Bybee Books
Number of pages: 297
Word Count: 75K
Formats available: E-Book, Print
Book Two in the Weekday Bride Series
Sandy blond hair and Hollywood good looks, Carter Billings could have any woman he wants. However, when he makes his bid for the Governor's seat in the state of California, he needs to settle down and become a family man. Eliza, the woman he secretly adores, embodies the perfect amount of spice and passion to suit his marital needs, but she’s not interested in becoming Mrs. Billings. She can't even stand to be in the same room with him.
It’s much easier to drive Carter away than to give into desire. Matching couples is how she earns a living, but getting married isn’t an option. The secrets she carries are too dangerous to entangle anyone else. When her hidden identity and past threaten her future, she’s left with little choice. Carter is quick to offer solutions to both their problems, but saying yes could mean endangering the man she’s growing to love.
Author of New York Times Bestseller, Wife by Wednesday presents, Book Two in the Weekday Bride Series
New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author Catherine Bybee has been addicted to romance since her teens. After spending a decade of her life working as an RN in urban emergency rooms, Catherine is now dedicated to writing happily-ever-afters for the world to love. Catherine is married and raising two sons in Southern California.
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