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Saturday, May 24, 2014

This & That for the Merry Month of May

            My turn to blog was rapidly approaching, but I found myself devoid of ideas. Not a good thing for a writer. But there I was, high and dry of topics. Then I read a newsletter that included blog ideas for May. Eureka!
            The article wasn’t quite what I thought. Rather than blog topics, it listed May monthly observances. I picked out the ones I liked, then set about figuring how I could relate them to each other and to writing. So here goes:

            May is Creative Beginnings Month. That certainly relates to writing. We all need a great beginning, a hook that will reel in readers. Isn’t that what it’s all about—hooking the readers?

            May is National Salsa Month. Salsa is spicy and delicious—just like romance novels. A scrumptious opening whets our taste buds for the rest of the story.

            May is Sweet Vidalia Onion Month. Vidalia onions sweeten a salsa recipe. Sweet, tasty Vidalia onions enhance any recipe much as a passionate and sweet love story enhances any romance novel.

            May 27 is Cellophane Tape Day. Cellophane tape holds things together. Good writing, good characterization, and believable conflict will hold any story together, be it sweet or spicy, or a dash of both.

            May 30 is Hug Your Cat Day. I love cats. Most writers own cats. Every day should be Hug Your Cat Day.

            I’ll end on that note as I go off in search of Killer, my sweet black diva of a cat, to give her a big hug.


With summer rapidly approaching, its a time to chill and read lots of books, I am happy to announce that I'm in a limited edition boxed set with two writer friends. We call ourselves 3WriterGals. We write and sometimes drink, not necessarily in that order. Our boxed set of three summer reads is called Sizzling Summer, and it's on sale for 99 cents exclusively at Amazon. That's three full-length novels for 99 cents.

How hot do you like your romance?
A special three-book set 
Lynn Reynolds
Ann Whitaker
Cara Marsi
Love Capri Style by Lynn Reynolds
A sexy, sun-drenched romance set on the island of Capri. Can inept journalist Amanda Jackson get an exclusive on playboy Eric Greyford, or will she wind up as just another item on the gossip pages of his newspaper?
Dog Nanny by Ann Whitaker
A romantic comedy set in the heart of Texas
When vet tech Julie Shields agrees to train two delinquent poodles to save them from becoming doggies of divorce, she doesn't count on having to harness her desire for hunky pilot Nick Worthington.
A Catered Romance by Cara Marsi
There's more than business brewing between two old high school flames.
Stubbornly self-reliant Mary Beth Kendrick needs financial backing to keep her catering business cooking. A looming corporate buyout forces her to accept help from Tom Sackett, the man who broke her heart and left her distrustful of men.

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 Enjoy the rest of May and the Memorial Day holiday!



Tina Donahue said...

Wow, cellophane tape day? Gotta love it. :)

Congrats on your boxed set - may you and your fellow authors make all the lists and burn up the net with your sales. :)

Cara Marsi said...

Hi, Tina,

Who knew there was a cellophane tape day?

From your lips to God's ears about the boxed set.

Sandy said...

Cara, they have a day for nearly everything. lol

I enjoyed your blurbs, and all of the books sound great.

Lynn Reynolds said...

Thanks for the shout-out on the boxed set, Cara! We're already in Amazon's Top 100 for Anthologies - next, NY Times Bestseller?!?!?! (LOL)

Melissa Keir said...

I will have to give my big fat cat a hug as well. He's quite a character and thinks he's really a dog. We don't tell him different!

Best of luck on your boxed set and I can't wait to hear that you've made the NY Times bestseller list with it!

Paris said...

What would I do without cellophane tape:) Best of luck with the boxed set!

Cara Marsi said...

Sandy, you're right--there is a day for everything. Thanks for stopping by.

Lynn, thanks for stopping by. To be in the top 100 of anything on Amazon is great!

Melissa, I've already hugged my big, fat cat today too. You'll definitely here when we make the NYT list! Thanks for stopping by.

Paris, you're right about cellophane tape. It's an unsung hero. Thanks for stopping by.

Rose Gorham said...

I like the way you incorporated May monthly observances to writing. Enjoy your summer!

Cara Marsi said...

Hi, Rose, and thanks. Glad you stopped by.

Marianne Stephens said...

Every single day has some interesting label...Cellophane Tape? Who would have guessed that one?
Congrats on the box set!
Happy Weekend!

Cara Marsi said...

Thanks, Marianne. Next year I plan to celebrate Cellophane Tape Day!

Ann Whitaker said...

I have a dog who thinks he's a cat. He's not fat but fluffy.

Thanks for the kind words about the set. It's always fun to work with Lynn and Cara.

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