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What's on Page 45?

It's #ChickLitMay, y'all! Some chick lit author friends and I are doing some fun things to celebrate this month.

Today I've been invited to write a post about what you would find on page 45 of either my work in progress, or my newest release. Since I've yet to hit page 45 on my WIP (getting close, though!), I'm going to tell you about page 45 of my newest release Speak Now (or Forever Hold Your Peace).

On page 45 of Speak Now, we are actually in a flashback scene, where Bridgette – the main character – meets Ian – who will eventually be known as, “the one that got away.” Bridgette is a nervous wreck her first day of Freshman orientation, and after falling and scraping up her knees, Ian comes to her rescue, having bandaids in his backpack (he has a worry-wart for a mother). The connection is practically instantaneous.

“So tell me, Bridge from Goshen, what do you want to be when you grow up?”

“I can't really say,” I told him, after agonizing for a few seconds about how to answer that. “I'm still trying to figure it out.”

“Well, don't go into dance,” he said, pointing to my knees. I could feel heat instantly on my face.

“Yes, thanks for that,” I said and rolled my eyes.


So there you have it! To check out more of Speak Now, click here: Speak Now

And now for the giveaway!


A one-pound package of caramels from Whitney's Goodies The winner can choose their flavor from those listed below.

This giveaway is open to residents of the USA only.

The Girl Next Door (Crème Caramels): A scrumptious, full-bodied caramel. Old fashioned, melt-in-your-mouth bliss!

The Charmer (Chocolate Crème Caramels): This smooth, chocolate cream caramel will add panache to your day. An exquisite and elegant morsel, simply irresistible.

The Movie Star (Orange Crème Caramels): A timeless treat that will satisfy caramel fans of all ages. “The stuff that dreams are made of!”

The Bombshell (Lemon Crème Caramels): A bodacious bit of heaven with a bold citrus pallet. They will leave you satisfied and refreshed. Caramels are a girl’s best friend!

Always a Lady (Rose Caramels): A delicate bouquet of rose essence infuses this lovely caramel: alluring, tantalizing and reminiscent of another era. They are perfect for weddings and bridal showers. A definite for ladies who lunch or breakfast at Tiffany’s.


To enter, answer the following question in the comments section below.

In 4 or 5 words, why do you think SPEAK NOW would be a good read?

Entrants must leave their full name, along with an e-mail address. A winner will be chosen via on Tuesday, May 19th.

Make sure to visit all of the participating blogs for more chances to win!

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