Thursday, December 19, 2019

NAUGHTY AND NICE: A HOLIDAY TREAT

With: Peggy Webb

Congratulations to "Charlene", the winner in Peggy's giveaway. Please contact JUST CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE to claim your prize!


“We are proud to present Naughty and Nice, the first book in Peggy Webb’s Sunday Cove Series,” says publisher Micky Hyman at Red Sky Presents, a division of Red Sky Entertainment….”We welcome this talented, versatile writer to our roster of authors.” (Quotes from their recent press release.)
This past summer I had the good fortune to sign a multi-book contract with Red Sky Entertainment, a company that “develops and publishes series from accomplished authors, and develops them for movies, television, digital media, and merchandising.” My four-book romantic comedy series, Sunday Cove, was part of that deal. Red Sky has a keen eye for books that will translate well to film. Contrary to popular opinion, not all good books do. I discovered that many years ago when I studied screen writing and started my first book-to-film screenplay.
Red Sky Entertainment was founded and is managed by two giants in the entertainment industry. Myron A. (Micky) Hyman, an entertainment attorney, negotiated film, television and licensing deals for the wildly popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Jim Rosenfeld is former President of CBS Television Network, and later Senior Executive VP of the CBS/Broadcast Group.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg for both these extraordinary men.  I still pinch myself that they saw the film potential in a body of work I’ve spent thirty-five years creating. This is a long-held dream of mine come true! Always, when I write I envision my mind as a stage and “see” the scenes playing there. I often describe my characters as people waiting in the wings for their cue to come onstage.
Naughty and Nice is one of my favorite romantic comedies from my classic collection. I wrote new scenes, created a charming fictional Mississippi Gulf Coat town, added a host of regular Sunday Cove characters and created a lovely magical, romantic Legend of the Orange Blossoms to turn Naughty and Nice into Book 1 of my new four-book Sunday Cove series. I think you will appreciate that I kept the old-fashioned virtues of compassion, respect, modesty, clean language and closed bedroom doors.
I hope you also have fun reading about Holly Jones, a church hostess who is preparing the Christmas pageant and has no time for love….until the preacher sends her to welcome an unwelcome newcomer and she gets a whiff of orange blossoms. Holly is based on my dear friend, Alice Virginia, a flamboyant red-head who sits beside me every Sunday in the choir loft where we sing first soprano at our church. Besides my mother, Alice is the only person I’ve ever been able to snatch from real life and put on the pages of a book. She’s heavily fictionalized, of course, but she loves to tell folks she’s “Holy Holly.” And she really did wear that bed sheet to church and pretend to be an angel. The live nativity actually happened, too. Wait till you read it. You’re going to laugh aloud. I guarantee it! 

GIVEAWAY:
               A huge thanks to readers for stopping by and to Maureen A. Miller for hosting my guest post. Do leave a comment and tell us what you think of Naughty and Nice and who you’d like to see play the lead in a film version (fingers crossed!). One lucky winner will receive a $10.00 gift card from Amazon.

Get Naughty and Nice here and enjoy some holiday magic!

           
    Naughty and Nice is an Amazon exclusive. Please do leave a review there so other readers can find it and join the fun!

USAToday bestselling author Peggy Webb is a former instructor of writing at Mississippi Sate University. With nearly 100 novels in multiple genres to her credit, she’s the most prolific author her state has ever produced.  Her literary fiction under the pen name Elaine Hussey garnered accolades and comparison to Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird). Peggy enjoys gardening, playing her vintage baby grand, singing in her church choir and sitting on her front porch with friends.  Learn more at www.peggywebb.com and follow her on Facebook,
Twitter, Goodreads, BookBub and Amazon Author Page.

Giveaway ends 11:59pm EST December 20th. Due to GDPR regulations you no longer need to submit your email address in the comments. If you have been selected as a winner your name will be posted at the top of the post. You may then contact maureen@JustContemporaryRomance.com to claim your prize. Your email address will be shared with the author/publicist providing the giveaway. 

19 comments:

  1. That's fantastic news! I think that Jayma Mays is a creat commedy actress.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Natalija. Enjoy the book and good luck in the contest.

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  2. Naughty and Nice sounds like a romp. I pictured Elena Satine to play Holly in the movie version!

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    1. Dee, it IS a romp! Thanks for joining our conversation. Enjoy the book and good luck!

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    1. I can see Emma as Holly Jones. She has that comedic vibe! Thanks for stopping by, Laney. Good luck in the contest.

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  4. Maureen, thanks for hosting me today. It's a pleasure to chat with readers about this holiday romantic comedy from Red Sky. I'll be popping in throughout the day to answer your questions and chat with you. Happy Holidays!

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  5. I nominate the fabulous Allison Tolman (currently on ABC's EMERGENCE) to play Holly. And kudos to the network and producers Tara Butters and Seth Barrish for casting a healthy-looking real woman (instead of a skinny model type) to play the lead role in this wonderful new drama.

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    1. Couldn't agree more, Charlene! My character Holly is a real woman who worries about her weight and her neighbors! She wonders if her new dress makes her look fat but still can't resist having a second doughnut. Many of us can relate! Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. I have no idea who should play the part... not good with names, but this does sound good!

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    1. Could be! Thanks for stopping by and good luck with the contest!

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  8. Sounds like a fun read! Not sure who should play the part - have to read the book first.

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    1. I hope you do, Taurus! it's a fun holiday romp! Thanks for stopping by.

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  9. Congratulations on the film news! Because the story is set in a Mississippi Gulf Town I would say Reese Witherspoon would be a good lead. She has a sweet southern accent. I remember her movie Sweet Home Alabama and she's the first person I thought of for the lead! Good luck to you on this project!

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    1. Elizabeth, Reese is a great choice. She lives part-time in Nashville just a moderate drive north of me. With these two powerhouse guys at the helm, I'm certain we will soon be looking forward to seeing just who plays the role of Holly!

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  10. Ooooh, red-haired TV actress always makes me go with Alicia Witt. And congratulations for the film news!!!

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    1. Ami,that's a great idea! I hope we'll all be seeing Alicia or some other great comedic actress in the role of Holly in the near future. I'm so happy to be part of the Red Sky team, and I expect great things to come!

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