Cassandra Piat

All about the woman, the author and Mauritius…

Stuck with Me Weekend Blitz

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This past weekend Stuck with Me was part of a blitz organised by Jenny at Neverland Blog Tours. I’m thrilled to be able to share lots of new reviews, as well as a few excerpts and guest posts…

Ali The Dragon Slayer – Review

“If you want something slightly different from the run of the mill Chick-Lits give this a go.”

Brizzlelass Books – Review

“One thing I was extremely impressed with was Cassandra Piat’s handling of anxiety”

Everywhere & Nowhere – Review & Excerpt

“It is a very light-hearted story, it does deal with some more serious issues like deception, trust and anxiety.”

The French Village Diaries – Review

“This book is a perfect, easy (no-thought-required) holiday read that is packed full of laughter and emotions, and that will transport you to Mauritius, a very special place.”

Jenny in Neverland – Talking Anxiety with Cassandra

Life at 17 – Review

“There were some terribly funny moments especially during the first half of the novel. I laughed a lot”

Rae Reads – Review & Excerpt

“The setting for the story is stunning and Cassandra Piat has really set the scene, there were plenty of occasions where I felt as if I was right there on holiday”

The Little Novelist – Q & A

The Stationery Geekette – Review

“Anyone who loves reading a bit of romance and comedy should really give this a go I would highly recommend it.”

The Writing Garnet – Review

“Stuck with Me is your ideal holiday read”

With Love for Books – Review & Guest Post on Samantha – one of my characters from Stuck with Me

“Stuck with Me is one of the sweetest romance stories I’ve read in quite a while, it’s as sweet as honey and I loved it from the beginning. The characters are so likeable and I felt the happiness radiate off the pages.”

A big thanks to Jenny at Neverland Blog Tours for organising this weekend blitz and thanks to all the bloggers who took the time to review and/or host me on their blog 🙂

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HOLLY JOLLY CHICK LIT HOP IS HAPPENING NOW!

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Make the holiday season even merrier by discovering new reads from some of today’s best chick lit and romantic comedy authors during the Holly Jolly Chick Lit Hop on Facebook.

 

Here’s how it works: every day from Monday, December 5 through Friday, December 16, readers are invited to hop around to more than 60 authors’ Facebook pages (with about five stops each day) to receive gifts and enter to win prizes.

 

Here is the schedule, which includes the list of authors posting each day and links to their Facebook pages in case you’d like to give them a “like” and follow along:

 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 5th

Rich Amooi https://www.facebook.com/author.richamooi/

Glynis Astie https://www.facebook.com/glynisastieauthor/

Melissa Baldwin https://www.facebook.com/authormelissabaldwin

Laura Chapman https://www.facebook.com/laurachapmanbooks/

Nikki Mahood https://www.facebook.com/NikkiMahood/

Carol Maloney Scott https://www.facebook.com/carolmaloneyscottauthor/

 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6th

Laurie Baxter https://www.facebook.com/LaurieBaxterAuthor/

Jamie Farrell https://www.facebook.com/JamieFarrellBooks

Laura Kenyon https://www.facebook.com/laurakenyonwrites

Liberty Kontranowski https://www.facebook.com/libertykontranowskiauthor/

Amy Lynch https://www.facebook.com/AmyLynchauthor

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7th

Traci Andrighetti https://www.facebook.com/traciandrighettiauthor/

Renee Conoulty https://www.facebook.com/ReneeConoultyAuthor/

Robyn Neeley https://www.facebook.com/RobynNeeleyAuthor/

Gail Olmsted https://www.facebook.com/gailolmstedauthor

Meredith Schorr https://www.facebook.com/MeredithSchorrAuthor/

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8th

Amanda Aksel https://www.facebook.com/AmandaAksel/

Cat Lavoie https://www.facebook.com/CatLavoieAuthor

Nikki LeClair https://www.facebook.com/NikkiLeClairBooks/

Cassandra O’Leary https://www.facebook.com/cassandraolearyauthor

Zara Stoneley https://www.facebook.com/ZaraStoneley/

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9th

Tracie Banister https://www.facebook.com/tracie.banister

Hilary Grossman https://www.facebook.com/HilaryGrossmanAuthor/?fref=ts

Beth Labonte https://www.facebook.com/bethlabontebooks/

Monique McDonell https://www.facebook.com/MoniqueMcDonellAuthor/

Clodagh Murphy https://www.facebook.com/clodaghmurphyauthor

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10th

Becky Monson https://www.facebook.com/AuthorBeckyMonson/?fref=ts

Tracy Krimmer https://www.facebook.com/krimmerauthor/

Andrene Low https://www.facebook.com/andrenelowauthor/?fref=ts

Cassandra Piat https://www.facebook.com/Cassandra-Piat-1700738916820157/?fref=ts

Amy Rivers https://www.facebook.com/amyrivers.writer/

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11th

Leah Marie Brown https://www.facebook.com/leahmariebrownauthor2/

Karen M. Cox https://www.facebook.com/karenmcox1932/

Kate O’Keeffe https://www.facebook.com/kateokeeffeauthor/

Jean Oram https://www.facebook.com/JeanOramAuthor/

Fern Ronay https://www.facebook.com/FernRonay

 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 12th

Jax Abbey https://www.facebook.com/JaxAbbeyAuthor/

Laura Barnard https://www.facebook.com/laurabarnardbooks

Phoebe Fox https://www.facebook.com/PhoebeFoxAuthor/

Jenny Gardiner https://www.facebook.com/jennygardinerbooks

Stacey Wiedower https://www.facebook.com/StaceyWiedower.author/

 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13th

Amy Gettinger https://www.facebook.com/Amy-Gettinger-1412625005719904/

Jennie Marts https://www.facebook.com/JennieMartsBooks/

Elise Noble https://www.facebook.com/EliseNobleAuthor/

Rosa Temple https://www.facebook.com/RosaTempleWriter/

K.C. Wilder https://www.facebook.com/girlonawirekcw/

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14th

Isabelle Andover https://www.facebook.com/IsabelleAndover/

Michele Brouder https://www.facebook.com/MicheleBrouder/

Jennifer Farwell https://www.facebook.com/JenniferFarwellAuthor

Holly Tierney-Bedford https://www.facebook.com/HollyRecommends/

Nicole Waggoner https://www.facebook.com/NicoleWaggonerAuthorCircusofWomen/

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15th

Kathryn Biel https://www.facebook.com/kathrynrbiel/

Geralyn Corcillo https://www.facebook.com/geralyncorcillothewriter/

Maggie Dallen https://www.facebook.com/MaggieDallenAuthor/?fref=ts

Jillianne Hamilton https://www.facebook.com/JillianneHamilton/

Patrice Locke https://www.facebook.com/bypatricelocke/?fref=ts

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16th

Cindy Arora https://www.facebook.com/cindyaroraeatwritelove/

Amy Avanzino https://www.facebook.com/AmyAvanzino/

Erin Huss https://www.facebook.com/theapartmentmanagersblog

Susan Murphy https://www.facebook.com/susanmurphyauthor/

Lucie Simone https://www.facebook.com/simonandfig

There are also several Amazon gift cards as bonus prizes on the event page. Every day that you participate and leave a comment on the main post for the day, you will be entered into the drawing to receive the prizes. Be sure to check back every day to maximize your chances!

Happy Holidays to all and to all some fabulous reading!

 

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Stuck with Me… now on Amazon :)

 Stuck with Me is out on Amazon.. yay!! What a lovely present for my 43rd birthday 🙂 So many people helped me with this book and I hopefully included everyone in my acknowledgements. Here’s a screen shot from Stuck with Me to thank you, my social media followers…

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 And here’s what a few people who helped me along the way have to say about Stuck with Me

“I read an early draft of this book and was completely charmed.” Meredith Schorr, bestselling author of romantic comedy and sassy women’s fiction

“It was one of the best romantic comedy stories ever”Sequence – Beta reader

“What a great book… There were moments in this book that I literally laughed out loud. Then there were moments that just kind of warm your heart… “ – Nicole – Beta reader

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And if you’d like to know a bit more about Stuck with Me, I’ve got a Book Blast organised by Aimee from Hello Chick Lit and here’s the schedule for … with thanks to all these lovely bloggers 🙂

Visit all the Tour Stops:

Grass monster – Twitter Blasts
Kristin’s Novel Cafe – Book Promo/Social Media Blasts
Book Lover in Florida Book Promo/Author Guest Post
Rae reads – Book Promo/Excerpt Post
Ali’s Book Nook – Facebook Post
Jena Books – Book Promo Post/Author Guest Post
Hello…Chick Lit – Book Excerpt Post
Authors & Readers Book Corner – Book Excerpt Post
BFD Book Blog – Book Excerpt Post

Tour arranged by: HCL Author Services & Book Tours
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Stuck with me is available now on Amazon at the release price of 99c/99p until November 30th

 
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Stuck with Me… Book Blast Sign Up…

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So it’s finally happening, Stuck with Me will be released on Amazon on November 24th (on my birthday!). Aimee from Hello Chick Lit is organising a book blast and signups are now open, click the link below if you’d like more details. I’d be thrilled if you’d like to join me on my release day 🙂

http://hellochicklit.com/book-tour-signup-stuck-with-me

And here’s the blurb…

Molly, known for her unflagging optimism and constant cheeriness, is thrilled to win an all-expenses paid vacation to Mauritius. She packs her camera and a few colourful bikinis and can’t wait to have some fun in the sun. Little does she know there’s a catch.

Adam is a journalist on assignment and his mission is to test Molly’s optimism and see how far she can be pushed before she breaks. Surely it can’t be that hard?

What happens when Molly meets the hilariously cantankerous Adam and finds that she can’t seem to shake him? How will Adam successfully complete his task when faced with Molly’s beautiful smile, quick wit and curvaceous body?

As they bicker their way around the island, Adam and Molly realise that there’s more to each other than meets the eye. An unexpected friendship develops between them which soon turns into much more. But what will happen when Molly learns the truth behind Adam’s trip to Mauritius?

A heartfelt, funny and touching story about life, love, and trust.

And here’s a link to my Stuck with Me Pinterest board:

https://www.pinterest.com/cassandrapiat/stuck-with-me-photo-album/

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September Newsletter Giveaway

Subscriber giveaway – 3 Amazon Kindle copies of Dating for Decades

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I read Dating for Decades last month and really enjoyed it so I’ve chosen it for my September Newsletter Giveaway. Everyone on my mailing list on September 28th goes into the draw and three names will be chosen at random and each will receive an Amazon.com Kindle copy of Dating for Decades.  If you’re not on my mailing list yet – here’s the link to sign up http://eepurl.com/bwZKl5

And here’s a bit about the book:

IT guru Cassie Noble can depend on networks and servers. It’s the people in her life that always let her down. With her fortieth birthday looming, she’d love to find a way to trust and commit to someone.

Eager to work out her problems methodically, Cassie reaches out to her support group. Electrician Keith manages to infiltrate their all-female ranks, infuriating her with his flippant jokes and his all-too laid back attitude. The other women all find him hilarious and she can’t see why. She takes this seriously and he’s doing anything but.

When Cassie needs Keith’s help on a project at her day job, she’s dreading having to work closely with him, however much his hazel eyes make her stop dead in her tracks. As days turn to weeks, he starts to break down her hard exterior. She’s seeing new possibilities. She’s seeing the future…a life that is joyful and bright. A life that includes Keith.

But when a letter from her mother drags her back to the world where Cassie has no control, she shuts down. Can her support group yank her back from that place where hope is lost? And can the man who once drove her crazy be the one who finally doesn’t let her down?

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Please help me choose the beginning for my prologue!

Hi everyone!

I’m trying to get my second book finalized but I’m stuck on the prologue!! I have three different versions and I just can’t decide which one works best. Every time I read through them, I change my mind on which one I prefer!!

So, I would really, really appreciate your help with this… If you have a moment, please could you read through the three options below and let me know in the comments which one works best for you.

Many thanks 🙂

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VERSION 1

PROLOGUE

Passport ✓
Airplane ticket ✓
Foreign currency ✓
Hotel address ✓
Hotel voucher ✓
Boarding pass ✓

Looks like I have everything, I sighed in relief. A wave of excitement washed over me as I realised that I was really, truly flying off to Mauritius! I still couldn’t believe my luck – and to think that I had won this trip made it all the more amazing. Suddenly it dawned on me that maybe this was one of those wonderful dreams you never want to wake up from, but inevitably do. No, it just couldn’t be – could it? I pinched myself hard to double check and instead of feeling pain, I heard a loud “OUCH!” coming from my left hand side. I turned in horror to the man sitting next to me.

“Oh my God! Did I really just pinch you?” I asked, utterly mortified.

His scowl was quickly replaced by a chuckle when he saw the look on my face. “If you wanted to get my attention, you could have just talked to me you know.”

I laughed and introduced myself.

“Can I at least ask why you felt the need to pinch me?” he grinned.

I giggled and told him about winning a trip to Mauritius. He was friendly and easy to talk to so we chatted until I finally heard my flight being called.

Oooh, that’s me!” I exclaimed, jumping up in a flash as he watched me in amusement.

“The plane won’t leave without you, you know?” he said grinning.

I beamed back at him. “Well, I’m not taking any chances!” I said chuckling, as I waved over my shoulder and practically ran to Gate 3 where we were boarding.

VERSION 2

PROLOGUE

“OUCH!”

I jumped in surprise, swivelling in horror towards the stranger sitting next to me.

“Oh my God! Please tell me I didn’t just pinch you!”

His scowl was quickly replaced by a chuckle when he saw the look on my face. “If you wanted to get my attention, you could have just talked to me you know.”

“I’m so sorry, not to mention totally embarrassed, but I was actually meant to be pinching myself…” I said, feeling like a fool.

“And pinching yourself is something you do for fun?” he joked.

“No! I giggled my face flushing. “I won this trip in a photo competition and I guess I’m having a hard time believing that it’s actually real,” I explained. “I mean, just imagine – me, Molly Malahan, from Perth Western Australia, flying off to Mauritius! Totally surreal – so I was pinching myself to make sure I wasn’t dreaming.”

“Well Molly Malahan from Perth Western Australia, I duly confirm that you’re not dreaming,” he said solemnly, stroking his arm, wincing.

I hid my face behind my hands and groaned in embarrassment.

“I’m only kidding, it didn’t hurt,” he laughed. “Well not much anyway…” he added teasingly.

He was friendly and easy to talk to, so we chatted until I finally heard my flight being called.

Oooh, that’s me!” I exclaimed, jumping up in a flash as he watched me in amusement.

“The plane won’t leave without you, you know?” he said grinning.

I beamed back at him. “Well, I’m not taking any chances!” I said chuckling, as I waved over my shoulder and practically ran to Gate 3 where we were boarding.

VERSION 3

PROLOGUE

I had checked, double-checked and triple-checked that I hadn’t forgotten anything and, finally reassured, I was now sitting in the departure lounge waiting for my flight to be called. I was having a hard time sitting still and just couldn’t believe that I was really, truly about to fly off to MAURITIUS!!!

Oh no! What if this was one of those wonderful dreams that you never want to wake up from, but inevitably do? No. No way. It just couldn’t be – could it? I pinched myself hard just to be absolutely sure and to my surprise, instead of feeling pain, I heard a loud “OUCH!” coming from my left hand side. Puzzled, I turned towards the man sitting next to me and noticed that he was rubbing his arm, wincing. I raised my eyes to his and was met by his angry glare, and suddenly realisation dawned…

Oh my God! Please tell me I didn’t just pinch you!”

His scowl was quickly replaced by a chuckle at the sight of my horror-stricken face. “If you wanted to get my attention, you could have just talked to me you know.”

“I’m so sorry, not to mention totally embarrassed, but I was actually meant to be pinching myself – you know, like you do when you want to make sure that you aren’t dreaming.”

“Well I can confirm that you’re not,” he said solemnly, stroking his arm again and grimacing.

I hid my face behind my hands and groaned in embarrassment.

“I’m only kidding,” he laughed. “It didn’t hurt. Well, not much anyway…” he teased. “So want to tell me about it?”

“I won this trip to Mauritius in a photo competition and I guess I’m having a hard time believing that it’s true,” I babbled excitedly. “I mean, just imagine – me, Molly Malahan, flying off to MAURITIUS!”

“Well that explains a lot,” he said with a grin.

He was friendly and easy to talk to, so we chatted until I finally heard my flight being called.

Oooh, that’s me!” I exclaimed, jumping up in a flash as he watched me in amusement.

“The plane won’t leave without you, you know?” he said grinning.

I beamed back at him. “Well, I’m not taking any chances!” I said chuckling, as I waved over my shoulder and practically ran to Gate 3 where we were boarding.

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My June Newsletter Book Choice – Miss Adventure

Subscriber giveaway – 3 Amazon Kindle copies of Miss Adventure 
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I just love Geralyn Corcillo’s books and have read them all – Queen of the Universe, 4 in the Afternoon and Miss Adventure… And this month I’ve chosen Miss Adventure as my newsletter book choice because I loved it and couldn’t put it down, it really made me want to get out there and do all the things I’m scared of doing:-) It was fun, funny, inspiring and touching.

So everyone on my mailing list on June 28th goes into the draw, three names will be chosen at random and each will receive an Amazon Kindle copy of Miss Adventure. So if you’re not on my mailing list yet – here’s the link to sign up http://eepurl.com/bwZKl5

And what’s in my newsletters? Here are the last two I sent…

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Chatting with the Chicks of Chick Lit

 

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Ha ha ha ha welcome, welcome everyone to Chatting With the Chicks of Chick Lit. I’m your host, Chuck Lottateeth, and I am so thrilled to be able to introduce you to some of the most fascinating characters in literature today. I’m talking about the leading ladies of Chick Lit—those enchanting, romantic, darling, sexy, sweet, funny, headstrong—and, let’s face it, sometimes downright frustrating—modern women who headline this fabulously fun genre. I’m sure you’re going to love getting the skinny on these “novel” heroines, and who knows? You might just find your new BFF on the pages of one of these books!

Today’s guest is Lucy Evans, the heroine of the romantic comedy What’s it gonna be? Lucy is 26 years old, is quirky, fun-loving and a scatterbrain who has a knack for finding herself in awkward, yet hilarious, situations. We thought for a minute that she wouldn’t be coming , but it seems she was just running a little late. Here she is now, so, without further ado, please put your hands together and show some love for today’s guest…

LUCY EVANS! .

Chuck: Hello Lucy, it’s lovely to have you here with us today

Lucy: Hi Chuck, hi everyone. It’s so exciting to be here. I’m so sorry for being late…

Chuck: Never mind, you’re here now and that’s what matters. So shall we start then?

Lucy: Yes, let’s do it Chuck!

Chuck: Okay, here goes; Lucy, if you were a shoe, what kind of shoe would you be?

Lucy: A shoe? Er… well, I’m not much of a shoe person (I know, I know, weird right? Me being a woman and all…), but I guess if I had to compare myself to a shoe, I would definitely be a comfy pair of trainers with a few holes in them, mix matched laces and a few stains here and there.

Note: Just so we’re clear, the fact that there are mix-matched laces doesn’t have anything to do with me trying to be fashionable…

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Chuck: (laughs): Right! Now for something a bit different but a question I’m sure you’ve thought about before: What are the three items you would absolutely need to have with you if you were shipwrecked on a desert island?

Lucy: Well, I th-

Cassandra: Well, that’s easy… Ian Somerhalder of course!

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Chuck: Oops, sorry ladies and gentlemen it looks like the interview has been hi-jacked by Cassandra Piat, author of ‘What’s it gonna be’ – the book in which Lucy is the star.

Cassandra: Oh no, I’m so sorry Chuck and Lucy. I have a hard time keeping my mouth shut, but I promise to butt out now and leave Lucy to it… (<<laughs sheepishly>>)

(Lucy and Chuck laugh)

Chuck: So, let’s get back to your three things Lucy.

Lucy: Okay… let me think, so first and foremost, my Kindle which of course would have a solar powered charger (I read that in a book recently where the girl, who had crash-landed on a desert island… had a solar powered rechargeable mobile phone!!! How cool is that? This said, I’m not much one to search the net and find out about all the new technologies, so I’ve got no idea if that exists in real life or not – but as we’re talking hypotheticals here, I’ve decided that it does, and I now have one on my Kindle 🙂 ).

Next, I’d definitely bring a big notebook and pens as I need to keep my creative jujus working (in case I get inspired and think of amazingly great ideas for potential future campaigns to impress my boss when I get back  🙂 ). I also love drawing doodles and  keeping a journal – and it would help to keep me sane.

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Oh hey, it might also be useful for doing the whole ‘message in a bottle thing’ – I’ve always wanted to do that!

Okay, next… well I’d have to say a hammock. I mean, what could be more perfect than lying in a hammock on a beautiful island…?? Oh actually, I know! Eating chocolate while lying in a hammock on a desert island! Yep, it’s pretty amazing but my hammock came with a mega huge bag of chocolates! It was a special deal when I bought it so it counts as one item… right Chuck?

 

 

Chuck (laughing): Wel-ll, I’m not sure Lucy… but I’ve got to say that I like your cheek, so yeah, let’s say it counts as one item.

Lucy: YES! (Lucy punches the air in victory). Thanks Chuck – you’re the best! But Chuck, I have to add that it’s really important that I be shipwrecked with someone practical like Matt  – you know, someone who would think of bringing a lighter, a pen knife and drinking water – otherwise I really don’t like my chances…

Chuck: I think you have a point there Lucy, but hey, this is your shipwreck, so you can create it any way you want and bring whoever you want with you right?

Lucy: You’re just the best Chuck!

Chuck (laughing): Okay Lucy, so let’s move on now with the next question. This one will give us a little idea of your romantic side… What would be the perfect date for you if you had only $ 15 dollars?

Lucy: Oh that’s easy! Matt and I on the beach at sunset with a chilled bottle of white wine and a box of sour cream Pringles… What could be more perfect?

Chuck: Sour cream Pringles?? Hmmm… well I can think of a million other things that would top sour cream Pringles, but this is your perfect date not mine isn’t it?

Lucy: (laughing) Yes, and don’t spoil it for me Chuck!

Chuck (chuckles): Actually, come to think of it, nothing beats those sour cream Pringles!!

Lucy: (laughs) That’s the spirit Chuck!

Chuck (laughs): How about if you up the stakes a little and say that you had $50 to spend on that perfect date?

I guess then it would be sharing a delicious pizza and a good bottle of red wine with Matt (which Matt would choose as I have no idea what’s what where wine’s concerned!) and we’d snuggle up on a comfy sofa in front of a fireplace in winter…

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Chuck: That sounds wonderful. How about with $ 5,000?

Lucy: Oh wow, that’s a lot of money. I have no idea what I could do with that. I have to say here that I have no idea what anything costs – I am hopeless with money and when it comes to budgeting and planning my expenses, and knowing what costs how much, I’m terrible!

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But let’s say I would find it pretty cool going to Venice with Matt and riding on a gondola with him one night when it’s the full moon (although with my track record that could be potentially dangerous and I just hope that I wouldn’t end up in the water!!).

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Chuck (laughs): Am I correct to deduce that you are on the clumsy side Lucy?

Lucy (giggles): That’s an understatement. I’m not sure if its clumsiness or just my scatterbrain, but I often find myself in embarrassing situations.

Chuck: It must make for an exciting life though?

Lucy (laughs): I guess it’s one way to look at it!  But anyway, back to my trip… I think I’d like to head to then go to Austria by train and stay there in a log cabin in the mountains for a few days. And finally, maybe spend a few days in Paris, going to the Café Theatres every night, strolling through the streets of Paris, going on the ‘bateau mouche’ at night, visiting Montmartre, Notre Dame de Paris…

I hope that all this falls within my budget… but I’m not much of a glamour girl and wouldn’t want to go and eat in the most expensive restaurants or stay in flashy hotels. I enjoy the simple things in life so I think we should manage on our given budget.

Chuck: That sounds grand Lucy! And who knows, maybe one day Matt will take you to all these places. Now for the next question, something a bit different this time; If your best friend is asked to describe you in five words. What would they be?

Lucy: Hmmm… that’s a hard one. Okay, let me see… she would probably say that I’m loyal and am always there for my friends, which I guess I do try to be. I think she’d say that I’m quite easy going and fun too. I tend to laugh a lot and try to make things fun. I think she’d probably mention that I’m completely disorganised, a major scatterbrain and always, always late!

Chuck: And now, how about if your nemesis is asked to describe you in five words?

Lucy: Nemesis? I don’t actually think I’ve got a nemesis so to speak… it doesn’t really go with my personality. I guess I can imagine that some people find me annoyingly scatter-brained, hopelessly disorganised, exasperatingly always late, messy and lacking a bit of fashion care (I sometimes forget to brush my hair, I don’t wear make-up, and as I’m often – okay, so always – late, I tend to put on whatever’s clean and ironed and they aren’t always the greatest ensembles!!)

Chuck (laughs): And you mentioned that you were a secretary??

Lucy: I know! How can that even be possible? But I didn’t say that I was a good secretary now did I?

(Chuck and Lucy laugh)

Chuck: Okay, let’s move on. Now for something fun: If you could be the heroine in any chick flick, who would you be and why?

Oh wow, I love chick flicks and have so many actresses I would love to be! It’s so hard to choose. But I think that if I had to choose the one that would fit me the best – it would definitely be Bridget Jones.

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We are scarily similar in so many ways! But hey, I would get to star with – and even kiss – Hugh Grant… That would be so amazing. I could listen to his accent all day!

Oh my God! What’s the time please Chuck?

Chuck: Twenty past eleven.

Lucy: Oh no! No, no, no. I have to go Chuck!  I have another appointment at half past eleven and I’m going to be late! I’m so sorry for leaving in such a rush but I just didn’t realise how late it was already! Thank you! Thank you so much for the wonderful interview – it was such fun!

Chuck: It was my pleasure Lucy and it was lovely to talk to you too. I hope we’ll … Oh okay, she’s gone. Oops, she just tripped on the way out and her bag went flying, as well as everything that was in it. Oh dear, the poor girl, I’d better go and help her out (chuckles.) Thank you all for listening to us this morning. I hope you enjoyed spending time with Lucy as much as I did.

And… here’s a list of all the other great leading ladies of Chick Lit I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing this month :

Tracie Banister – Willa & Sloane

Tracy Krimmer – Chelsea

Amy Gettinger – Rhonda

Jayne Denker – George, Celia & Jordan Leigh

Karen M Cox – Catherine

Maggie Le Page – Becky Jordan

Whitney Dineen – Mimi Finnegan

Colette Kebell – Gigi

Hilary Grossman – Annabel & Beatrice

Bernadette Maycock – Heather & Sarah Greene

Cat Lavoie – Peri McKenna

Katie Oliver – Natalie Dashwood

Glynis Astie – Meri Palmer

CeCe Osgood – Dorsey Bing

Stacey Wiedower – Jen Dawson

Camille Di Maio – Julianne Westcott

Nikki Le Clair – Phoebe & Edie

Laura Chapman – Harper Duquaine

Thanks so much for stopping by and to return to the FICTION WRITERS BLOG HOP on Julie Valerie’s website, click here: http://www.julievalerie.com/fiction-writers-blog-hop-may-2016

 

 

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Chick Lit May Scavenger Hunt

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May is Chick Lit Month so would you like to win a Kindle PaperWhite and a $100 Amazon gift card? Visit each of the 26 stops on the #ChickLitMay A to Z Scavenger Hunt and collect the alphabet word at each stop (A, B, C, D, etc.), then submit the A-Z list of words via e-mail to traciebanister@gmail.com with the subject “A to Z Scavenger Hunt Entry.” Entries will be accepted until Sunday, May 22nd at midnight E.D.T. A winner will be chosen on Monday, May 23rd. Good luck!

Here are all the stops…

http://katieoliver.com/ko/2016/05/chick-lit-a-to-z-scavenger-hunt/

http://www.feelingbeachie.com/

http://traciebanister.blogspot.com/2016/05/chicklitmay-to-z-scavenger-hunt.html

http://www.change-the-word.com/2016/05/chicklitmay-scavenger-hunt-z.html

http://www.jennifercollin.com/#!E-is-for-Eating-on-the-ChickLitMay-A-to-Z-Scavenger-Hunt/oyl0z/573321870cf2d5f002be2bc4

www.womanreinventsself.blogspot.com

http://wp.me/p5mONo-fm

http://www.glynisastie.com/#!ChickLitMay-A-to-Z-Scavenger-Hunt/c1q8z/5731f6310cf21b2e94b03d4d

http://everyfreechance.com/2016/05/chicklitmay-z-scavenger-hunt.html

http://www.susanmurphyauthor.com/#!J-is-for-JERK/c1q8z/5733cbc20cf2eac0f5213f7a

http://jennygardiner.net/blog/

http://www.maggielepage.com/scavenger-hunt/

http://www.spajonas.com/2016/05/15/chicklitmay-scavenger-hunt/

http://merytonpress.com/chicklitscavengerhunt/

www.moniquemcdonellauthor.com/blog

https://whitneydineen.com/category/musings/

http://hellochicklit.com/2016/05/chicklitmay-a-to-z-scavenger-hunt.html

https://amygettinger.com/2016/05/15/chick-lit-may-scavenger-hunt-r/

http://www.tracykrimmer.com/2016/05/15/chicklitscavengerhunt/ ‎

http://juliemulhern.blogspot.com

http://karenmcox.merytonpress.com/

http://www.robynneeley.com/chicklitmay-a-to-z-scavenger-hunt/

http://booksandwinearelovely.blogspot.com/2016/05/chicklitmay-to-z-scavenger-hunt.html

http://wp.me/p2yU7r-l8

https://brmaycock.wordpress.com

Zwww.jenniemarts.com

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