Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Tour: DATE BY MISTAKE Anthology (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Please give a warm welcome to a few fabulous authors from the new DATE BY MISTAKE anthology!

Top Ten Things to Keep In Your Purse or How I Was Forced To Wear a Fanny Pack for Two Years by Jill Monroe

I am the last person you'd ever want to ask what to keep in your purse… because honestly, it won't be there for long.  I have this (bad) habit of losing my purse.  Been that way since high school.  I'm not sure what it is, but I'll just set my purse down somewhere and forget about it.  And it doesn't matter if it's an expensive purse or something cheap (I've tried working that rationale).  If it's a purse and I put it somewhere, it's going to be lost or stolen.  

So, after losing it twice* in one year, I made this bet with my husband that I'd wear a fanny pack for a year if I lost it again (in an attempt at adverse psychology).  I guess I don't need to tell you the rest of the story.

My year of wearing a fanny pack is almost over, when, for Christmas, my daughter who was about 6 or so at the time, gives me this bright teal fanny pack.  She was with my mom at the mall when she spotted it.  She fell in LOVE with it, and thought it the most beautiful thing (her mom HAS been wearing a fanny pack in her purse formative years I suppose) and just knows I will LOVE it, too.  My mom tried to talk her out of it, but no.

So anyway, I had to wear a fanny pack for another year.  

*I say twice because this doesn't factor in the times I left I purse and went back and it was still there.  My sister-in-law reminds me of a time I called her late at night to retrieve my purse from a restaurant .  She'd been coloring her hair and had to go with a towel wrapped around her head.

Top Ten List for Dates by Candace Havens

This is fun. It really depends on the kind of date. A third date might require different items than a blind date. But in general: 

1. Small toothbrush and toothpaste (spinach in teeth is not sexy)
2. Breath mints, because who wants to give up garlic for a man?
3. Small makeup bag w/lipstick/gloss/powder/small thing of vanilla perfume/extract (men LOVE this smell)and those little blotters. 
4. Cell phone, with a pre-plan of at 8 p.m. your BFF will call and check in. At 9, your other Bff will call and check in. He knows what's happening, unless he's an idiot, but this is a necessity in case you need to exit stage left. 
5. Girl stuff (expect the worst, and pray it doesn't happen)
6. CONDOMS don't leave home without them. You just never know. And safe sex is a necessity.
7. Make up remover, in case No. 6 ends up in the walk of shame.
8. Protein bar (um, to keep up your energy for No. 6. Or if the food is bad.) 
9. Cash and a credit card. 
10. Your I.D. just in case it turns into a wild night and you end up in jail. 

Gwen Hayes - Things have changed so much since I actually dated. For instance, I used to always have a quarter for the payphone. Now that I sound super old... I'd bring:

1. My phone. Also helpful for quick texts to BFF to call with an "emergency" to get out of date if necessary.
2. Small compact for food-stuck-in-teeth check
3. Credit card in case he's a schmuck and makes you pay.
4. Car keys--if it's your first or second date, you might want to be your own driver.
5. Lipstick if you wear it. I don't.
6. breath mints
7. Kindle--I take it everywhere. You never know!
8. emergency cash
9. small make-up remover moist towels for a less obvious walk of shame the next morning if things go better than expected

Title: Date by Mistake (Anthology)
Author: Candace Havens, Shannon Leigh, Gwen Hayes, Rosemary Clement-Moore, Jill Monroe
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 277 pages
Release Date: March 2013
Imprint: Indulgence
You never know what you’ll get when …
Mr. Virile and the Girl Next Door by Gwen Hayes
Seduction is the name of the game when two rival dating advice darlings agree to be romantically linked to boost publicity. But all bets are off when they take the battle of the sexes from the web to the bed!
Tycoon Reunion by Candace Havens and Shannon Leigh
Sparks fly when a project brings a heartbreaker back to town and into the path of the woman he left behind. He’s determined to win her over in the boardroom … and the bedroom!
Passionate Persuasion by Rosemary Clement-Moore
A hot playboy who has left a string of hearts in his wake can’t forget the cellist who haunted his fantasies. Now it is his turn to usehis power of persuasion to prove he’s the only man to keep her satisfied.
Date on the Run by Jill Monroe
When a reporter mistakes a hard-bodied military man for a crime source, she soon finds it’s just as much fun undressing her new bodyguard as it is uncovering her latest case…
Four stories, four dates. How can these dates by mistake turn into love ever after?
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Shannon LeighAuthor Website Goodreads
Gwen HayesAuthor WebsiteTwitterGoodreadsFacebook Author Page
Jill MonroeAuthor WebsiteTwitterGoodreadsFacebook Author Page 
Rosemary Clement-MooreAuthor WebsiteTwitterGoodreadsFacebook Author Page

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  1. I leave my purse odd places. So now I lock it up somewhere and leave it.
    Right now it is in the trunk of my car.
    Debby236 at gmail dot com

  2. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me. I would love to read this book. Tore923@aol.com

  3. This sounds like a fun read. I usually try not to take my purse in to places unless I really need too.

  4. I was very bad for this when I was younger. In my late teens/early twenties I actually left it at my grandparent's house on Christmas Eve and did not realize it until I was about 45 minutes away, and had to turn around to go back for it, lol.

  5. This sounds like a lot of fun :) Thanks for the awesome post! Knock on wood, I've never left my purse anywhere or have had it stolen.

  6. I want to read this book and thanks for the giveaway

  7. Sounds great. Looking forward to reading it.

  8. I'll have to think about what I need on my list of ten.

  9. I can't wait to read this book! It sounds like such an fun read :) Luckily I have never left my purse anywhere I shouldn't have. I tried to instill that in my daughters but apparently I failed because they lose their purses all the time. Thank you for this giveaway!

  10. When my kids were babies I would forget my purse since I had the diaper bag.


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