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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Give Thanks for the Simple (Sometimes Silly) Pleasures

With Thanksgiving days away, most of us take the time to reflect on those things we’re most thankful for. I give thanks for my husband and son, and that we’re all healthy. I’m thankful we have enough food to eat and roofs over our heads.

However, I thought it would be fun to list other more simple, even silly, things I’m thankful for. Here’s my list, in no particular order.

·         The Zombie Apocalypse hasn’t happened yet
·         Tom Mison on Sleepy Hollow. He’s not your grandmom’s Ichabod Crane.
·         That first sip of coffee in the morning
·         That first sip of wine with my evening meal
·         Happy Hour at my favorite watering holes
·         Weight Watchers cream cheese slathered on a bagel flat (only 5 WW points plus)
·         Williams-Sonoma Pecan Pumpkin Butter
·         Anything pumpkin
·         Netflix
·         Dark chocolate with rich, red wine
·         Romance novel heroes with their sculpted bodies and lovemaking skills
·         Hallmark Christmas movies
·         Christmas songs
·         Scoring a Kate Spade handbag at a deep, deep discount
·         Scoring anything at a discount
·         The Hangover (I’ve seen it four times and laughed as much each time)
·         Bradley Cooper
·         Any day the sun shines
·         Girlfriends
I could go on and on but then I'd never finish this blog. Below is Tom Mison and the cast from Sleepy Hollow. See why I'm thankful for him? What simple, silly things are you thankful for?

My latest release, A Groom for Christmas, is like a Hallmark Christmas movie, with some intense love scenes. If Hallmark made a movie of it, I'd want Tom Mison to play Jake Falco, The Falcon.

Here's the blurb:
When a young woman hires her hometown’s former bad boy to be her pretend fiancé for the holidays, she finds she can’t wrap up her feelings as easily as a Christmas gift.
New York jewelry designer Graceann Palmer has two days to find a fiancé to bring home to Pennsylvania for the holidays so her matchmaking mama will quit fixing her up with jerks. The Falcon, a motorcycle-riding, leather-clad former high school crush, helped her out once before. Maybe he'll do it again.
Jake Falco, man of many mysteries, is back in town on a mission—one the people of Spirit Lake most likely won't appreciate. When Graceann presents him with her crazy scheme, it gives him something he's always wanted—a chance to get to know Graceann. It also gives him the perfect opportunity to add fuel to his project of revenge.
But as Jake and Graceann grow closer, their engagement-of-convenience begins to feel like the real deal—until Jake’s secrets are revealed.
Can a relationship that began with lies and secrets bloom like a rare Christmas rose into happily-ever-after?


Sandy said...

I'm really thankful for hubby and family the most because they're always there when others leave you.

For the silly things, I'm thankful for laughter and girlfriends. The crazy things we've done together. For scooter rides with hubby and wind in our faces.

Tina Donahue said...

A Groom for Christmas sounds wonderful. I love stories like this. :)

Rose Anderson said...

Cute post Cara. I've been blessed with wonderful family and friends and for that I'm truly thankful.

jean hart stewart said...

Cute post... I'm thankful for so many things I'd bore you to death listing them all. Everybody have a great day...

Melissa Keir said...

What a great list! I love Sleepy Hollow. I'm thankful that I have wonderful friends like all of you!

Cara Marsi said...

Thank you, Sandy, Tina, Rose, Jean, and Melissa. We all have much to be thankful for. Sometimes is the little things that give us great pleasure.

Marianne Stephens said...

Love your list...some of my favorites are there (did I mention chocolate??).
Good luck with your books!

Renee Vincent / Gracie Lee Rose said...

Hmm...good question. I suppose the silly thing I'm thankful for is being able to admire all the beautiful men who grace our covers and profess it's all necessary research -- part of our job :-)

The serious things I'm thankful for are my undying loyal fans who continue to support me in amazing ways, my fellow authors who are so generous and gracious, and my darling family who understands the hard work I endure to continuing writing.

Happy Thanksgiving to you Cara!

Cara Marsi said...

Thank you, Marianne and Renee. We all have wonderful things to be thankful for. Renee, I share your pain at having to admire all those handsome hunks on our covers.

Gemma Juliana said...

I didn't make it yesterday, but I'm here today to say I am thankful for everything in my life. The sunset, the sunrise, family and friends. Perhaps hardest to say I'm thankful for is the hard lessons that have made me wiser and more patient. Thanks for asking, Cara. I like your list - I can chime in on a lot of those and now I have to check out Sleepy Hollow!

Cara Marsi said...

Thanks,Gemma. And please do check out Sleepy Hollow. Tom Mison is swoon-worthy.

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