Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Living to feel alive

With: Barbara DeLeo

Sale alert!

There have been times in my life where it’s felt like I’ve been going through the motions, being the little hamster on the wheel and trying to keep up while it spins faster and faster. But sometimes things happen which make us stop still and take stock, helping us realize that the best part of living a life is making ourselves feel alive.

At times I’ve taken this to extremes such as:
     the time I walked through a crocodile infested jungle in Thailand
     the time I jumped from a pamper pole (that’s a pole miles in the air which you stand on top of and then jump to a trapeze....sound like fun!?)
     there’s the time I suggested the whole family might like tofu for dinner....
     and the time I decided to get a “pixie” cut and looked more like one of the seven dwarves.

In The Bouquet List, the first in my “Weddings in Westchester” series, Yasmin Katsalos has just recovered from a near fatal illness and she’s decided to make a list of the things that scare the hell out of her to celebrate being alive.  Here’s the blurb:

                       He's #5 on her Bouquet List. Tall, dark...and completely forbidden.                              

After a too-close call with death, Yasmin Katsalos is checking some things off her Bouquet List—things to do after you thought you were going to die. Fun fashion choices? Check. Purple hair and a cute diamond nose stud? Check, check. Now she's on to item #5: a flirty fling with a man who's tall, dark, rich...and totally out of her league.

And restaurateur Lane Griffiths definitely fits the bill.

Lane isn't just out of Yasmin's league. He's also her brother's best friend and therefore off-limits. Now that they're working together on renovations for her family's wedding hall, however, Yasmin has plenty of opportunities to bewitch, bother, and boldly seduce. He's reserved. She's relaxed. The only thing they share is a spark of attraction that's too strong to resist. But is Lane just another item on her bouquet list... or has Yasmin found something on her list that will last?

To celebrate the release next month of book two, and its re-issue in “sweeter” format, The Bouquet List is on sale for a limited time.

“The Bouquet List” is available from all great e book stores  here

Barbara DeLeo’s first book, co-written with her best friend, was a story about beauty queens in space. She was eleven, and the sole, handwritten copy was lost years ago, much to everyone’s relief. It’s some small miracle that she kept the faith and is now living her dream of writing sparkling contemporary romance with unforgettable characters. After completing degrees in psychology and English, then travelling the world, Barbara married her winemaker hero and had two sets of twins. She still loves telling stories about finding love in all the wrong places, with not a beauty queen or spaceship in sight

Barbara is the author of Contract for Marriage, Dishing up Desire, Last Chance Proposal and The Bouquet List

Buy links:         http://www.barbaradeleo.com
Website:          www.barbaradeleo.com
Twitter:           https://twitter.com/BarbDeLeo
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