You know fall is finally here when your favorite television shows finally start back up again! Tonight, it’s the premiere of the new Dancing with the Stars season!
So, here’s the bad news, good news part. I know I had announced I’d be blogging this season of Dancing with the Stars. BUT! Turns out my “The Bachelorette” posts on USA Today were a pretty big hit…so, they’ve asked me to tackle a whole new assignment. This time it’s scripted television. I know! Being a romance writer, they were thinking maybe I’d be just the right fit to do a weekly little chat about a certain very popular romance that’s been unfolding on our tv screens every Monday night for the past few seasons.
Yes…it’s true…I’m going to be recapping your favorite crime writer and mine…I get to dish about CASTLE!
Me. Nathan Fillion. And, yeah, yeah, Stana Katic. But basically, the important points? ME. Nathan Fillion.
I waited a full heartbeat (mostly to catch my breath) then said YES!!
Given both shows air Monday nights and the deadline for these things is very tight, I can’t do both. So, please, please forgive me, all of my ballroom loving friends! Hoewever!! To make it up to you, whenever possible, I will be live tweeting Dancing with the Stars (which will also post to my Facebook Fan Page.) So check me out on Twitter right HERE. And sign on to all the daily fun and frivolity on my FB page (where all the action really is) HERE.
Then every Tuesday morning starting at 6am…you can join me at my USA Today’s Happy Ever After column to catch up on all the latest Castle dish!! Starting next Tuesday, September 24th! Also? I’m totally giving away free stuff while I’m at it. (And the first week? It’s a good one!!)
But hey, it’s only September 17th you say. I don’t want to wait a whole week for some goodies, you mention. I hear ya! So, in a show of good faith, let’s give something away right now!
Next Tuesday, September 24, is also when my next new release hits the stands. THE SUGAR COOKIE SWEETHEART SWAP, hits the stands! Just today, Kirkus Reviews had this to say about it:
“Three best friends attend their small-town community Christmas cookie swap, bemoaning their loveless state, but the holiday season will prove to be their most romantic ever.
Clara, Abby and Lily have been friends since childhood, and they are each devoted to their Blue Ridge town of Pine Mountain. Abby and Lily are both baking entrepreneurs, while Clara can’t boil water, so it’s no big surprise when Clara has one of her friends bake her cookies for the annual cookie swap. It is, however, a huge surprise when Clara’s assigned to write a column on holiday cookie baking for the local paper. Trekking to the bookstore a town away for a cookie cookbook for beginners, she runs into Will, her college crush/friend, who is now the hunky cover model for a charity beefcake firemen’s calendar. Still reeling from the attraction she’s never forgotten, Clara is both mortified and fascinated when she nearly burns down her house, Will comes to her rescue, and she winds up in his guest room. Holiday yearning and romance ensues. Meanwhile, Abby, who has created an online business selling anatomically correct gingerbread men through the innovative use of peppermint sticks, regrets her decision to bring some of her wares to the conservative community’s cookie swap. Saved by a gorgeous stranger who walks in off the street and pays a fortune for the still-boxed cookies, Abby is stunned an hour later when she finds the handsome man unconscious in his wrecked car, the victim of a storm-related accident, and takes him to her isolated cabin to wait out the blizzard. Finally, Lily is preparing for the event of her life, a cookie baking contest at an area resort. She’s up against one of the best chefs around, Pete Mancuso, who just unwittingly humiliated Clara in front of the whole town. Lily wants nothing more than to beat the arrogant man and put him in his place, but the more time she spends getting to know him, the more she realizes his place is right by her side.
Three writers, three fun, sexy Christmas romances—light, sugary holiday fare.” ~ Kirkus
Want to win a copy of your very own? Here’s how! Simply send me an email to email@example.com with “Nathan Fillion AND Christmas Cookies? Heaven!!” in the subject line. (Cut n’ paste, it’s simple.) I’ll pick a winner and announce it here on Friday. (Don’t forget to check back to see if you’re the big winner!) It’s that easy! And the giveaway is open to all my readers! International readers, too! I love and am thankful for all of you.
So go enter already, then join me tonight at 8PM EST on Twitter #DWTS for the season premiere live tweet dish on Dancing with the Stars!! Who will stun us? Who will shock us? Who will make us wish we’d watched something else? Don’t make me go to the glitterdome all alone!