Do you have something to celebrate? Whether it's a Birthday, New Release, or something else

Do you have something to celebrate? Whether it's a Birthday, New Release, or something else - Book your Celebration Roasting Bash now ! BUT FIRST PLEASE READ OLIVER'S RULES !

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We don't do reviews or interviews. just virtual parties to promote your book!

As many of you may know, our beloved sister hostess SHARON DONOVAN, tragically passed away on 11th April 2012. We who knew her, loved her, and were inspired by her courage and determination to face head on whatever life threw at her. When she could no longer see to paint she turned to writing and showed her amazing talent in the Inspirational Romance and Romantic Suspense genres, and her story 'Charade Of Hearts' was awarded the coveted Predators and Editors Award in January 2011.

This Blog was a source of great delight to her, she was one of the founder hostesses and she contributed to the fun and silliness in her own original way, and was kind enough to let her unique creation, the hunky butler 'Oliver' join us for our Friday romp and prepare 'virtual breakfast' for the guests on the following morning. It's beyond hard to have to go on without her, but we know that she would have been the first to insist that 'the show must go on.' She is, and will always be with us in spirit.
Sharon, dear friend, we will never forget you.
The Author Roast and Toast is part of the legacy you left us. Let's raise a Toast to you as well as all our guests.
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Friday, January 22, 2010

Wendi Zwaduk meets the Author Roast and Toast Gals

WITCHYS WIKKED GRAPHIX

The tension is incredible. The crowds are pushing at the ropes that hold them back. Movie stars pass before them on the red carpet, dressed to kill and wearing jewelry so valuable it's incredible. The stars are here in full force to celebrate the coming release of Wendi Zwaduk's new book, Right Where I Need To Be.

They are coming into the Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, for the Golden Globe awards. This year they have a special category for Best Romance.
Look Orlando Bloom, Liv Tyler, Johnny Depp, Beyonce, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Wow!
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Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Anniston, and numerous other celebrities walk into the lavish and gala affair.

They are invited to the after award party. Now that is gonna rock!
The menu is amazing. There are several entres offered; tender porterhouse steak and potatoes, lobster newberg, fresh from Alaska, King Crab legs, several gourmet chicken dishes, and even Hallibut poached with a fresh herb sauce. Side dishes from Harvard beets, to fresh crisp asparagus tips, line the tables. And the deserts, sinful! Who knew chocolate cake could be made in so many ways! And, of course, bottles of blush wine stand ready to flow.

Mary, Lyn and Sharon wait by the entrance to the Hotel, dressed to the nines. Sharon in an off the shoulder white, sequined, Versace, Lyn in a gorgeous black sequined, form fitting dress by Stella McCartney
WITCHYS WIKKED GRAPHIXWITCHYS WIKKED GRAPHIXWITCHYS WIKKED GRAPHIXand Mary, always the one to laugh at fashion is now dressed in a short trendy, black and pink Betsy Johnson number. But the one who kills us all in the dress department is our lovely Wendi in a red low shoulder, sequined gown by Ralph Lauren.
The hostesses are beaming and enjoying the taste of the limelight. Star struck, Oliver keeps pulling at the collar of his crisp white shirt. He looks so sexy in a tuxedo.

He holds a dozen lovely roses.

"Wendi may I escort you down the red carpet." His hooded eyes devour Wendi. Sharon kicks him and he perks up.

Finally everyone is seated. The nominees for best New Romance are read. "And the winner is Wendi Zwaduk!" The audience breaks into thunderous applause as Wendi makes her way to the microphone. "Thank you, thank you all." She finishes her short comments and since she is the last winner after Avatar, everyone makes their way to the dining area.

Sharon stands after everyone is seated. "We'd like you to join us in welcoming Wendi to our blogspot, please feel free to comment. And for a chance to win a download of Wendi's book as soon as it's released , can you name the three stooges - and remember there were more than three of them over their careers.

Wendi always dreamed of writing the stories in her head. Tall, dark, and handsome heroes are her favourites, as long as he has an independent woman keeping him in line. He'd better be willing to stand up to the baddie while looking hot. Oh, and if he can drive a controlled slide, even better.


She earned a BA in education at Kent State University and currently holds a Masters in Education with Nova Southeastern University. She taught art in a high school for four years until she realized she preferred to draw and paint--alone.She loves NASCAR, romance, books in general, Ohio farmland, dirt racing, and her menagerie of animals. Cats are her favorites, but she's a sucker for basset hounds and German shepherds.


She has one novel coming soon from the Wild Rose Press, entitled, Right Where I Need to Be and a short story coming soon from Total E Bound, called Learning How to Bend. She's also written short stories for Long and Short of It Reviews."

Right Where I Need to Be - Coming May 7th, 2010 from the Wild Rose Press!
Learning How to Bend - Coming Soon from Total-E-Bound!

Blurb for:
Right Where I Need to Be

Sometimes the love of your life isn’t the one you expect, but he’s the one you need.

Cass Jenson needs an actor for her made for TV movie. The previous actor dropped out, leaving her stranded.. Her savior shows up looking sinfully sexy and totally right for the part, but what part is she auditioning him for? Her movie or her bed?

Logan Malone needs an acting job and fast. With his string of broken hearts, his professional life lies in shambles. To resurrect his career, he must audition for a television role which could be the job of a lifetime. That is, if he can work with distraction and Cass is a major distraction with a heart of gold. Is their budding relationship enough to survive separation, lies, and a couple zany fans?

Here is a short excerpt:

Logan’s hand caressed her shoulder.

“Can I help you finish? You and your friend should be sipping margaritas and ordering the lawn boy around, not sweating yourselves to death.”

She raised her brows. “You thought being a movie star meant you were entitled, that’s what.”

A wolfish grin curled his lips. Flecks of gold lit his hazel eyes, sending a fresh rush of lust to her
core. He leaned in very close to her ear. “Maybe.”

She took a fortifying breath and fought the urge to taste him. Damn that cologne. Her heart
skipped a beat. She donned her best sultry smile.

Two could play his game. “Really?”

He nodded. She licked her dry lips. How could one man be so irritating and damn sexy at the same time? She scooted close enough so her bare knee brushed against his denim-clad thigh.

Firm muscles without an ounce of fat. Ooh. “Do you want to explore?”

“Uh-huh.”

Cass took his hand, teasing his palm with her fingers and caressing the creases in his skin. His
voice went from friendly to sexy in an instant, making her thighs quiver with excitement. “Cass.”

“Yes.” She bit her bottom lip and filled his hand. “Okay. Explore to your little heart’s content.”

His eyes opened wide before he scrunched his brows. “Keys?”

Cass grinned. “Yep.”

His blank expression turned into a frown. “For what?”

She patted his thigh and stood up. “The mower. Tell me when you finish. I’ve got an acre in the back that’s got your name on it.”

Learn more about Wendi at:

http://www.wendizwaduk.com/

http://wendizwaduk.blogspot.com/

http://www.myspace.com/racegirlrwz
You can also friend her on Facebook

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127 comments:

  1. Hi ladies! I found the sauciest little black dress and my favorite arm candy. I"m ready to party.

    This is a great experience and I want to thank you all for coming and the girls for putting on sucha lavish event.

    Hugs!

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  2. Oh, and did I mention that cake and Oliver look divine today?

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  3. Hello Wendi and welcome to your Awards Celebration. Your dress is amazing, you look fantastic!

    Your hostesses and your fans are waiting to greet you, as is Oliver, he's ready to wait you hand and foot and serve your favourite food after making sure your glass is kept filled. He's been clutching your book all day, waiting to ask you to sign it for him!

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  4. Oliver blushes at Wendi's words and places a huge chunk of chocolate cake before her, together with his precious copy of 'Right Where I Need To Be' and his best pen for her to sign it with, as he winks and blows her a kiss.

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  5. Hey Wendi!!

    Looking fabulous, darling! Simply fabulous! *grin*

    I'm so excited about Right Where I Need To Be. The cover alone is to die for.

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  6. As a good friend of mine would say, You just gotta love it!

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  7. Welcome to your celebratory party, Wendi! You outsparkle the lights. Enjoy the festivities and Oliver will see to your every need. And your books sounds yummy! Congratulations on the release. Sharon waves madly to Lyn, patting Cuddles and Junior. Then she waves to the first guest. Welcome, J. Champagne, but of course?

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  8. Why thank you, Sharon. I think we could convince Oliver to find some bubbly.

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  9. Absolutely, Oliver, darling, champagne please! What a grand affair, Wendi. We're so honored to have you with us today. Can you tell us more about this hunky romantic hero? He sounds hot.

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  10. Bubbly, blush wine, you name it, and Oliver will come up with it! :) (Just take a look at his cocktail menu at the bottom of the side column

    Talking of which Oliver dear, I don't suppose you have any mead? Oh, I have to wait for the next mediaeval or Celtic Roast! OK I'll have a chocolate martini then please.

    Wendi did I tell you how much I enjoyed your excerpt - and you do look amazing!

    (Turns to give Sharon a hug. Hi there Sharon, you look great too!)

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  11. Hi J A, welcome to the party. Yes, that cover of Wendi's is pretty 'hot' isn't it LOL

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  12. Why thank you ladies.

    About Logan... yes, he is scrumptious. Although he spent quite a bit of time working on bit parts in movies, his big break came in the television series, Mending Fences, but his cocky attitude and penchance for the finer things, sent him down a path he wasn't ready for. In an attempt to get things back on track, he read for the part of Jonathan in Cass Jensen's made for tv movie Broken Wheels and Broken Hearts. When he saw Cass... well... it was lust at first sight. But you have to read on to know what happens next.

    And hey, what can I say? I'm a sucker for hazel eyes, a lopsided smile, and self-assurance. Logan's a lethal combo of all three.

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  13. Sharon drools. Sounds like the perfect man. Turns to Lyn and tosses her head back with dignity. Ah, air kisses, darling on both cheeks. After all, we're in Hollywood, right Wendi? And here comes Oliver with the bubbly and the chocolate martini. J.A., champagne. Let's all gather round for a toast. To Wendi!

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  14. And in return, I want to toast you, too.

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  15. Everyone raises their glasses.

    "To Wendi!"

    Aw, thanks Wendi, 'Cheers'! (Or as we say in Wales, 'Iechyd da!)

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  16. OOH, that sounds so cool.

    Thank you ladies.

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  17. It means 'Good Health' and is the usual toast in Wales!

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  18. Well, now if Mary were here, she'd be knocking me around. Think she'll make a sneak attack, Lyn? You see, Wendi, Mary and I have this little cyber war going on between us. Last week while Lyn was shall we say in la la land after her third jug of mead, I challenged her to a sword fight at the medieval castle and she ran for the hills. I called her a yellow bellied coward. Then she threw a pie in my face. Speaking of the three stooges???

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  19. Knowing Mary, Sharon, I think if I were in your shoes I'd be afraid - VERY afraid! *Grin* You never know what our Mary's up to or when she's going to appear!

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  20. Sounds like a blast, even if you're covered in whipped cream.

    But then again, slapstick comedy is my favorite.

    Hee hee

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  21. did someone say Chocolate? *Beth floats in acting mysterious. (Attention seeker). Hi Wendi. You look fabulous. So does your book.

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  22. Yep, someone said chocolate. You see, you can't have a party without some cocoa confection. Glad you could make it, Beth!

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  23. Sure! Love that cocoa confection. Has anyone warned you to watch your back over here? This place may look wonderful but has a reputation for mayhem and strange goings on.

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  24. Hello Beth, welcome. Do have an extra large piece of chocolate cake!

    Mayhem? Strange goings on? Tut, tut Beth, I can't imagine what you mean!*Grin*

    Anyone seen Cuddles and Junior lately by the way?

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  25. Hello, Beth. You're just in time for a champagne toast. Oh, Oliver, more of the bubbly. Sharon narrows her eyes at Lyn. You think I should be very afraid? Hmmm. Do you know something, dear? Let's not forget how I cracked Mary over the head with the lamb chop that had her kissing the king's feet. Oops, that was you! Sharon spins about. All the celebrities and all these stars to cheer you on, Wendi. Here, here.

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  26. Oh, are we discussing a potential food fight? Or shall we duel with the asparagus?

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  27. Nary just loves food fights. You should just see Sharon and Mary when they go at it hammer and tongs! (It's all in fun really, though you'd never know it!)

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  28. Ah, see now crab legs make good catapults... hmm...

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  29. Sharon smiles an evil grin. So, Wendi, dear, you like slap stick, do you? Hmmm. Our parties have been known to get...shall we say...a bit feisty! And it's your party and the Three Stooges may make an appearance...so...forewarned...forearmed. Oh, how Mary would love to be here. Hee hee

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  30. OH! Logan heard the words chocolate cake and needed to make an appearance.

    Why, hello, ladies. I see you're all having a wonderful time. But I couldn't allow dear Wendi to show up alone. She made me look so handsome in her book and well, you gotta give props where props are due.

    But why ruin a perfectly good porterhouse by tossing it at someone? My theory is eat, drink, and be merry... and chase Cass while I'm at it.

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  31. Slapstick and pratfalls are my favorite. My Man Godfrey is one of my favorite movies. Carole Lombard rocks.

    Where is Mary, anyway?

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  32. Why, hello Logan, come and sit here by me, oh all right, next to Wendi then. Oh dear, I kinda think you've made OLiver jealous, he thinks he's the only good looking man here" LOL.

    Well Wendi, I think I heard Mary muttering something about New York, after the awards ceremony, I think she may have taken Cuddles and Junior with her - either that or they're cooking up something unspeakable between them!

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  33. Mmmm. Logan, darling. Come let me show you around. And you are just as Wendi promised..as hot

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  34. Ah yes, but Oliver *happy sigh* brings cake and bubbly. And Logan, for all his good looks, is taken. *sigh*

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  35. Ah yes, but Oliver *happy sigh* brings cake and bubbly. And Logan, for all his good looks, is taken. *sigh*

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  36. Oh, Mary. Yes, she did mutter something about hitting the sales in NY

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  37. Although I could feign sadness that Mary went to the sales, I shan't. I'm a sucker for shoe sales. Why have one pair in one color when you can have them all?

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  38. Oh Oliver? Since Sharon made off with Logan, I do believe I need a another glass of bubbly. Do you ming having a seat with me a moment?

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  39. Oooh Wendi, you shouldn't encourage him - Oliver I mean - he's been making eyes at you all evening, I think he's completely smaitten!

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  40. Looking forward to the book,Wendi,and congratulations on your "award." Right up there with Avatar. What a privilege! :)

    Looking forward to doing some signings together when the book's released--we'll have the "sweet" and the "sultry"--best of both worlds!

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  41. I wouldn't want him to feel neglected. Sending Oliver a wink.

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  42. Mary sneaks into the backstage area.
    No one knows that she is here. Now what can she do to Sharon. Aha! I'll get her on stage where the performers are, and where the awards are given. Now in this one spot is a very big exhaust fan. Ha! Mary in her disguise that covers her lovely black and pink dress, invites Sharon onstage, however she has moved the microphone. When Sharon goes to speak her dress will go sky high. He!He!He!There it goes up and...

    Sharon is wearing huge bloomers and a push up bra. Ha! Look at the look on her face. And the best part is no one knows where I am!

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  43. Hi Debbie (Lyn Waves)Joint booksignings? That'll be fun. Meantime let Oliver get you some refreshments.

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  44. I'm back. And here comes Oliver, winking wildly at Wendi with more of the bubbly. You know I had to just show Logan around a bit. Welcome, Debbie, have a toast with us and some chocolate cake. What I was saying before Logan...distracted me was about shoes. Now, come on, ladies. Who remembers her name? Was it Amelia something? The she devil of all those too cool shoes?

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  45. Lyn, followed by Cuddles and Junior rush onstage. Whille Lyn stands in front of Sharon to hide her embarassment, Cuddles and Junior pull Sharon's dress back down.

    Lyn looks around. Who could have done this? It has Mary's hallmark, but it couldn't have been her - she's in New York!

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  46. Logan is quite the talker, isnt he? I love him though.

    But the more time I spend with Oliver... my allegiences... hee hee

    But we were on the topic of shoes... I'm a boot girl, myself. The tall ones with the sexy high heels are my fave.

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  47. Wonder what other mischief I can get into? HHHHAAAA!
    Wendi's book is so good that I will have to snatch a few copies.
    Thank goodness I brought more cream pies to throw if necessary!

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  48. Sharon, distracted by all the hoots and whistles, feels the draft and knows instantly Mary Ricksen is in the house. But a real crowd pleaser, she takes it in stride and struts off to find Mary....

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  49. Mary put a thick coating of vaseline on the floor in front of where Sharon sits. So when she gets up. Whoooo, flying! BraHaaaaaHaaa! There she goes. Whoosh up in the air. I don't want her to hurt herself, but this is funny!!
    There goes Sharon, helping her. Hmmmm. Lyn, she acts so nice all the time. Let's see if she likes to sit on a whoopie cushion. There she goes! HHHHHAAAAA! I'm good!
    The teletransporter is a great to have.

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  50. Sharon waves wildly as three men come into the ballroom and discover the yellowed bellied Mary Ricksen, hiding behind the pleated curtains in a pair of shades and black wig. They pull her out in full view and give her a knuckle sandwich. Why, it's the Three Stooges. Sharon shoots them the high five. Thanks, guys.

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  51. Ah, but lets question her before we give Mary the pies. Or we could let said stooges deal with her...

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  52. Ha! Those fools have no clue I have several androids that look like me in the room. My hiding place can never be found. An in my disguise no one knows it's me. Those darn three stooges, are so dumb, they took off with one of my androids! But me they'll never find. Unless they guess what movie star I am disguised as. Until then havic will roam!

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  53. Lyn and Wendi, you two look way too stunning. With me and Mary all torn and tattered, allow me to make you two fit in. Sharon pours champagne over their heads, backing off with a wicked cackle...

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  54. Wendi better stop eating those cream pies. They will make her high! There is a lot of creme liquor in them. 120 proof too!
    Oh I am good, it's so much fun to watch them look for me. They'll never guess who I am disguised as!

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  55. HHHaaaa Sharon is getting into trouble on her own. Look at the shock on Wendi's face. Whooooo!
    She decked Sharon! Lyn too!

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  56. Oliver said the pies were harmless...

    And that wasn't me hitting poor Sharon. I manipulated an android to do my dirty work. I have other *ahem* things to do.

    Oh, Oliver?

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  57. Look at that! Wendi brought her own android. Too bad the girls didn't think ahead. That Wendi is sharp. Maybe we can plan some mischief together. If I can find the real Wendi.

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  58. Ha! The joke's on you Mary Ricksen. That wasn't me either. Seems that we all had the droids take over our selves today. I'm disguised as one of the movie stars. Catch me if you dare!

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  59. Oh, you can find me, but what if I don't want to be caught? Hmmm... who else can I play tricks on with this nifty android? (Muahahahaha). Catch me if you can.

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  60. There is only one way to get them all. Mary holds a lighter to the sprinkler system and the whole room is filled with rain! Fortunately due to Oliver's cocktails they are all dancing and don't care. But there are a lot of androids with electrical shocks that put them all our of work. No androids of any kind are here anymore. The android detector has assured me. Now there is Wendi, I can tell it's her by the black dress. We dressed the android in red. Sharon is waterlogged and her androids all dead. boy am I good.

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  61. Sharon pats Wendi on the back. Good thinking. We must keep one step ahead of that Mary. She's a sly one. But she has no idea who she's dealing with. More wicked cackles erupt... But where is Lyn? The real Lyn? And who was that running off with the drenched wig? Hope she didn't steal her diamonds. She probably hired a thief because last night, she called and said she was dying to keep them. And now she's gone missing. Oh, Oliver. He works undercover as a PI, you know. Find them and bring them to me. The real zlyn and Mary. Seems there could be trouble in Dodge.

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  62. Oh you mean black dress... Not so fast. This is a Hollywood shindig, so I brought extra dresses. Wouldn't want a wardrobe malfunction.

    You just think it's me.

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  63. Those fools will never figure out who I am disguised as. Lyn is a dead giveaway cause Cuddles keeps going to her.
    Junior is in on my plans and will not give me away. Now that the androids are all frozen. We have to move them off the stage. the awards are beginning. Te, He!

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  64. Lyn turns to Wendi and Sharon, with a gleeful grin.

    Diamonds? What diamonds?
    Oh these are mine all mine!You know I never should have shown Mary around my starshipcruiser. How was I to know she'd steal the replicator? Pity about the droids being drenched, it was have been fun to have an Oliver of our own each, wouldn't it Wendi. Ther replicator's had ait as well.

    No Sharon, that wasn't me you saw running away, that was my doppleganger. She's shorted out now! Lyn collapses in a fit of giggles. 'Shorted out!' get it? See I'm only fiuve foot nothing!!

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  65. Delightful party, Wendi -- and LOVE the twist at the end of your excerpt! Sounds like your heroine is a girl after my own heart. :)
    Congrats on the release!
    Linda

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  66. Diamonds? I know nothing of the diamonds.

    I spent the last few moments with Oliver..er... I mean...a lady doesn't share her secrets.

    But my guardian did his job well.

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  67. Sharon sneaks up on the balcony with her special glasses Oliver has lent her from his last case. Ah ha. They scan everyone out who is incognito. She spies the yellow belly and grins broadly. When the real Mary Ricksen struts around, hob nobbing with the rich and the famous, she'll get what's coming to her. Evil grin.

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  68. Why thank you for stopping by, Linda. Do have some cake and ask Oliver for a nice drink. He's got the best...er.. ratings around.

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  69. You do realize, you'll hurt yourself up there, Sharon. And Lyn, you shouldn't replecate diamonds. Have them made for you. That's what those pesky shorted out droids are for, even if they aren't that tall.

    Oh Mary? Isn't it time for the awards? I'm sure there's a special one for you.

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  70. Oh, I'm just fine up here, Wendi. Sharon blows kisses to the Hollywoods celebs. With her special glasses, she spies the real diamonds Lyn is trying to smuggle. The Welsh witch. Hmmm. Sharon waves to Linda and motions for Oliver to fill her glass. Soon, very soon. Good things come to those who wait, Mary Ricksen. Time for the awards to be presented. Drum roll....

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  71. Little do they know, but I have all the diamonds. Everyone in the room is wearing fake diamonds and has no idea. Mary didn't know that the others were replicating diamonds. Those rats didn't include me. No wonder I go rogue.
    They are giving out the minor awards. Best publisher, stuff like that. When the real ceremony starts they are all in for a big surprise. Wendi is lucky her award is the most important, Best New Romance Novel, so it will be last. What a shock to those in the room when I set it off. Oh, no clues. But It will make a nice shocker.

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  72. They think they have replicated diamonds. Only the true owner knows who has the real ones.

    Yes, here here, more bubbly!

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  73. Junior, quick, put this liquid into all the alcohol bottles, into the mixes, everywhere. In a short while they will begin to laugh! I made the potion out of wolfsbanned. Everyone who drinks it will turn into a wolf for one hour. That ought to be funny! This is so much fun! Wendi in her black dress has no idea. I hope that isn't the only copy of her dress. Very nice,but it will rip if she changes in it.

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  74. ah, but you see, wolfsbane doens't affect me. My cat refuses it. My dress will be just fine. Mary will never see me in this cobalt blue creation.

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  75. I am going to have to leave. The potion is in everyones glasses. Darn Junior missed Lyn and Wendi, but there goes Sharon. Hey, how did she get her couture dress off without rippingit! Well everyone in the room is a werewolf, when they change back everyone will be naked. Haaaa! Junior stick around and take some picture. I am gonna leave now for a bit, so they can't find me. They are all gonna be pissed for sure!

    I should be able to watch the happenings though with one of the things I got on Sharon's ship. A beautiful crystal ball. I'll return it, I promise. But for now, I am gonna hide out and come back later. TE He! Werewolves everywhere!

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  76. Aha, Junior left the potion out of Wendi and Lyn's drinks. They are standing there with their mouths wide open. Werewolves everywhere, hope no vampires show.

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  77. Good thing I haven't shifted into my cat. What a ruckus that'd be.

    But does Miss Mary get to leav in the middle? She created this mess. I think the wolves need to scent her and seek her out.

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  78. Well, crud, everyone turned into werewolves. Can werewolves type? Or are their paws too big for the buttons?

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  79. Heads pointed and mouths agape, the rich and famous of Hollywood howl, "aaaa wooooo...Werewolves of London..."

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  80. Wendi! So, sorry I'm late (Kealie strolls in with Juan and Carlos in tow). :::air kisses::: The boys got a bit... frisky and I had to have the limo circle the block a time or... fifty.

    And, Wendi, darlin' I left you a couple presents in my limo. Whenever you're ready to... unwrap them they're waiting. :-D

    Wow, so proud of you, cher! Best Romance! Not that I'm surprised you understand... (noticing the chaos around) Looks like I got here a bit late for all the excitement...

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  81. Oh, dear... werewolves. Guess I shouldn't drink the wine...

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  82. Presents? Hmm... I do believe I should be a good guest and make sure they haven't wilted...er.. I mean... lost their luster.

    Ahem, but join in the festivities. Chaos reigns inside and out.

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  83. oh, and Kealie, darling, you need to touch up your lipstick. It's a little wayward.

    (steps close to carlos) Honey, you might want to take care of that.

    Just sayin'.

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  84. Well, my children, I must take a powder before my big award. I have presents to deal with and a few other things. But I shall return. I hate to miss anything, but duty calls and I haven't had my rabies shots lately.

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  85. Sharon winks to Kealie. It's all right, hon. We've all been there. Have some red wine and grow some fangs...

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  86. (surreptitiously swipes a napkin from the table and wipes smeared lipstick) Wendi, hon, you made poor Carlos blush.

    (moves to Carlos and hands him the napkin)He's so adorable when he blushes.

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  87. (Grinning wildly) Yes, please do let your pets grow fangs. Rawr.

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  88. Oh, where is Oliver? I ran out of champagne.

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  89. Sharon, lovely shindig... even with the wolves sniffin' about. Thanks for throwin' it for Wendi! Who is this lovely Oliver I've been hearin' so much about? (looking about for a new hottie to ogle)

    And, Wendi, be nice while unwrapping your gifts... they can be a bit fragile if you play too hard with them.

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  90. Hmmm... fangs... I'm not so sure that would be a good idea. My lovelies turn into panthers when fangs are involved... somehow I don't think we want them fightin' like cats and dogs.

    I'll stick with the bubbly...

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  91. Ah a stamina and flexibility test.. good.

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  92. Altogether now - I am woman - hear me ROAR! Lyn glances sideways at Wendi. Say, Wendi, how come you and I seem to be the only ones without fur and long tails (Yes, Cuddles and Junior that goes for you too!) Ah well, thank goodness I'm still wearing my diamonds.

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  93. I stayed away from the wine in favor of the champagne. Plus, I have a slight diversion or two.

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  94. Kealie - have you not se3en the delectable Oliver. He's the one in the tuxedo carrying a bunch of red roses for Wendi. (He's also in the sidebar.) Yes, he's a hottie. I hope he hasn't been 'turned' too!

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  95. Blast, I do believe Mary turned him too. Hopefully it wears off soon.

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  96. All right dearies, I must away for a bit, but I'll be back.

    ::air kisses::

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  97. Mmmmm... Oliver, how very nice to meet you!

    Don't scowl so, Juan... I don't think there's room for another hottie for the harem. Besides, I doubt I could lure him away from the lovely ladies here at the Author Roast & Toast... It sure could be fun to try though... :::winks at Oliver:::

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  98. Oh, fine, leave right as I get here... but I know you have to come back... if for no other reason than to tell me how you loved your presents. :::air kisses:::

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  99. Air kisses to Wendi. And yes, Kealie, more champagne from Oliver. Don't get him too big headed, though. His ego could win an award tonight. Isn't that right, Oliver, darling?

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  100. Oliver blows kisses to Wendi's departing form, then turns to Kealie, winks broadly and presents her with a red rose from the table arrangement before flexing his biceps and planting a kiss on her cheek.

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  101. Tall, dark, and handsome sounds good whether it's chocolate cake ar leading men. Have a fun day Wendi!

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  102. My plan is now in action. Yes!!!! With all the guests as werewolves, and a few visiting vampires, the three stooges have left. No one has answered the question. So if they don't, I will claim it!
    There were Joe, Curly Joe, Shemp, Moe and Larry. Ha!
    I can't believe no one has grabbed at the chance for a free pdf of the evenings best novel!
    When no one is looking, the werewolves included. Mary places her surprises all around the room. The noise will be defining and the stink bombs, cherry bombs, (just to mention a few) will blow you away. Literally. I have plans for a grand finale that beats them for all time. Wendi will like it when she sees her name in the fireworks. But Sharon will not like the stink bombs going off aroud her. She doesn't know where they are. AAAHHHHAAA! I am the best villan, if only Oliver hadn't given me that full of the devil brew. I can't go back.
    Get ready Sharon and Lyn!! And any other visitior for Wendi!

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  103. Good job Oliver's still in his human form - he's enough of a wolf in real life! (A hunky one though.)

    Sharon, dear friend, I think we;d better get you and all these guests changed back into their human form!

    Cuddles, come here boy, there's a good unicorn, we need your enchanted horn to change all these lovely ladies back. Don't worry folks, Cuddles will make sure you're wearing your beautiful evening dresses as well.

    Oh dear that Mary is so naughty - I thought it was Cuddles and Junior that always got into mischief - and she's run off to hide. Oh just wait till Sharon gets hold of her - I wouldn't want to be in your shoes Mary!

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  104. *sigh* Oliver, you sure are a charmer. Roses are my favorite. :::kisses Oliver's cheek:::

    Yes, well, Sharon, can you blame the man... I believe the ego is well-earned. And he takes such good care of y'all! (Juan's scowl turns to a growl)

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  105. Wait till they see Cuddles cannot change them back! It will wear off, but not till after my finale.
    Not the end of the show, just my departing gift.

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  106. Oh dear... Juan's not too happy with my flirting... I'd better go soothe his ruffled feathers. Doesn't he know I'd never replace him? *sigh* I'll be back ladies... hopefully without too much mayhem happening between now and then.

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  107. Thanks for the help Juan, I know she was flirting with Oliver. Shall we let it happen?
    Okay,let it happen!. Mary pushes a large button with a big smiley on it. Steam powered robot arms drop the bombs on the room. Kaboom!! fire crackers skare the hell out of the werewolves, who turn human and rush to find their clothes! Stink bombs go off all around Sharon and Lyn licks the honey that fell on her from a bucket above. The mayhem is horrific! Explosions of fireworks go off everywhere. It's total mayhem and chaos. There is Wendi, she was protected by a magic spell and has no effect, but everyone else is!! Mary puts on her cloak of invisability and roams through the room. Yes! She smiles and leaves without anyone seeing her. She goes out and gets into her Jaguar and roars away laughing like a fool! Later after a half hour or so, things will magically go back to normal. But Mary is still laughing in the distance and Wendi is holding her hand over her mouth to keep from chuckling.
    The affair continues, Sharon needs a new dress and Lyn, well she needs a bath and a new dress...

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  108. Lyn and Sharon rush upstairs to their luxury suites to have a quick shower and change into the spare evening gowns they just happen to have brought with them.

    That Mary! Sharon is seething, I hate to think what she has in store for Mary when she comes back.

    'bye for now Kealie, we'd love to see you back again. We can't guarantee everything will be running smoothly and without mayhem though! (Grin)

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  109. Sharon comes up to Lyn and Wendy and Kealie and Kathleen. Okay, girls, here's what I was doing in the balcony with my spy glasses on. Looking out the window for Mary's car. Oliver ran out and filled it with stink bombs. They should be firing just about....NOW!!!!

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  110. Thank goodness I am wearing this cloak of invisablility. Or I would smell the stink bombs. Junior, likes the smell, wants to roll in it. So everything is fine.
    Juinor when you're done, please throw them all out. Thanks Cuddles for all your help. He! He! You'll never get me Shaorn, I'm to good at this. Ha, Ha, Ha,,,,,Bye! for now.

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  111. Cloak of invisibility? What cloak of invisibility? Mary's not wearing a ... why are you grinning like that, Sharon. Oh, you got Cuddles to what? Oh no, you didn't - did you!

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  112. That's right, Lyn. She thinks she's so clever. But we pulled it off. Ha ha ha. Evil grin.

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  113. Hi ladies. I can see you but you can't see me. hee hee. You thought Oliver ran off with Kealie, but no... I stole him away for a bit and hid under one of the tables.

    Going back to my hiding spot... and Oliver.

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  114. Curses foiled again! The stink bombs eck!! euw! P. U. !!!!

    Well I still got them good. It was worth it. Let's go home and bathe Junior and plan our next revenge!
    but we do love them, they still like me even if I'm bad sometimes.
    In any case you made a lovely entrance Wendi, the food was superb, you picked a fantastic menu. All the stars came and I only casused real trouble after the end of the awards ceremony.
    Sharon needs to be teased sometimes, it makes her happy to try to think of ways to out smart me. Heh, like that could ever happen. Anyways, I wish you the best of luck with your new release and may your career be long and rewarding! Good luck with sales too!!
    You are a real trooper,
    hugs, Mary

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  115. Hello ladies! You all look wonderful. I wish I could be there to drink champagne and party until the wee hours of the morning! Love the excerpt, Wendi, and you look like a million dollars! I will wait for the replay on pay TV!!

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  116. Hiya Kiss - now I wonder what Oliver would make of a lovely name like that? I'm afraid you'll have to wait a little while to find out, it appears Wendi is - er - keeping him busy, LOL!

    Not to worry, he'll need to come back to top up the refreshments. In the meantime, don't worry, by the wonders of future technology we can instantly transport you to the party! Zaawooosh! See? Now here's your champagne and can I tempt you to a slice of this luscious chocolate cake? The party goes on here for as long as we have guests to entertain!

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  117. Welcome, Kiss. Yes, drink the bubbly and indulge in chocolate for as long as you like. Wendi, your party was so much fun and we loved roasting you. Best of luck with sales and keep on smiling.
    Sharon

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  118. Can I just second that - or third it since Mary said it first! LOL

    Yes, it's been such fun having you as our special guest Wendi. Enjoy the rest of your evening - there's still plenty of food, wine and champagne left so if anyone else drops in, they'll be able to tuck in and enjoy.

    Wishing you many, many sales on your release.
    Lyn

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  119. Sorry I missed the party, but some of us had to work instead of hang out with the stars. Wendi, your dress is divine! I hope you sell a million copies of your book.

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  120. Thank you ladies. I had a blast and Oliver... welll. you know... **wink, wink**

    CAn't wait to come back and do this again. This was the most fun ever!

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  121. (saunters back in) Oh, I do apologize for disappearing like that... but I didn't take Oliver... I had to have a long... discussion with Juan about helpin' Mary with her wicked deeds. I'm the only one he's allowed to be wicked with. I don't see why he got so upset... I flirt with all the hotties. *sigh* Cabana boys...

    Anyway, Wendi, darlin' you looked divine... even under the table. Yes, I saw your shoes peekin' out from under there... just sayin'. Love those shoes, by the way. :-D

    I'm glad I could stop by and sample the cuisine and the bubbly... and the scenery. (winks at Oliver) Ladies, you throw an exciting party, I'll give you that. Even amidst all the mayhem, it was a blast... okay, BECAUSE of the mayhem. :::air kisses all around::: (sends another wink Oliver's way and leaves with Juan and Carlos in tow)

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  122. Hi Elaine, thanks for dropping by. And here comes Oliver with a drink with your name on it. Stay as long as you like. Glad you're back, Kealie. Sigh, so many hotties. Wendi, darling, air kisses and congrats for the award. We loved hosting you and had a fab party. Too bad about the werewolves coming to get our dear Mary. Ah, well, she deserved what she got. Seems they don't take kindly to her little games and turned her into a monkey for the next three weeks. Hey, if you see her, toss the chimp a banana... She answers to Marty the Monkey...

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  123. Hello Elaine, there's still plenty of food and drink left - even some chocolate cake, Oliver always keeps a duplicate in reserve (cake that is, not himself, there's only one Oliver, isn't there Sharon!)

    So glad you enjoyed the party, Kealie, and thanks for bringing Juan and Carlos. One can never have enough hunky men at a party!

    And Wendi, you've been such a fantastic, fun guest. We've really enjoyed having you. Don't forget to visitr again - Friday is Party Day - and everyone's welcome!

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  124. I want to thank the werewolves for the wonderful treatment they gave me. The head werewolf shifted to a really hunky looking guy, ahem. He fell in love with me immediately. They gave me a perfumed bath. I smell delish. They used a doppleganger to make the monkey to fool you all. For the next little bit Mary is gonna stay here and be treated like a queen.
    He looks so much like Garard Butler, yummy. Thanks for the trip girls, too bad you couldn't come. You'll never get me, te he he! Suckers!

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  125. Sorry to be late to the party, but wanted to congratulate Wendi on her latest! Sounds like a great read.

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  126. That Mary - always has the last laugh!

    Welcome Cate, Lovely to see you and if you pop into the fridge you'll find plenty of goodies still on offer!

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