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.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Elaine Hopper celebrates her Roast in a haunted house

 The three hostesses of the AR&T are at it again. Lyn and Sharon argue in front of a huge antique mirror fighting over the lip plumping lipstick Lyn just got from one of the other guests at the rollicking party in the house in Amityville, N.Y., where ghosts roam and murder has taken place.

The Amityville Horror took place in this house and it is open to nether worlds and creatures.Psychics, ghost hunters, witches, warlocks,
vampires, werewolves, we got them all. this is gonna be the best ghost house party ever!

Mary sneaks between the two others and grabs the lipstick. She liberally puts it on. WOW! It kinda stings. When the three of them look at their faces they freak over the huge lips they have.

"Don't worry Sharon, it will go away. Yeah," Lyn chuckles, "let's try kissing."

"Good idea," Sharon pipes in. "Love kissing! As soon as we greet Elaine, we each go and find a good kisser." Lyn has her eye on a tall, dark, vampire. He sure should know how to kiss!

All right let's find our way to Elaine Hopper herself. The three big lipped ladies are all smiling and looking for a good kiss.

Gothic  CommentsWhy are there still all these cobwebs and darn this is one huge house. "I can't find the front door!" Mary grabs the arms of both Sharon and Lyn and they creep along. One door opens and is filled with vampires and werewolves, another has mediums all humming, and going and coming out of their bodies.

Gothic CommentsFinally! Lyn opens the huge double doors and there she is, the Guest of Honour, Elaine. The rooms is huge. Gothic  Comments

"Ah, I see Oliver remembered Elaine's pies,"
Sharon is pleased, There are pumkin pies and individual cherry pies, and a huge cherry pie in pride of place, decorated with a copy of Elaine's cover. "Look at the sushi tower, Holy Moly. Chinese food fills the tables,

"Mmmmm Mongolian Beef." Mary drools, "and Chinese Garlic Chicken - ooh and Mexican food as well!."

Lyn grabs an egg roll and a strawberry diquiri and the three go to greet Elaine.

She is lovely in her diaphanous dress of lovely bronze silk. They compare dresses, Mary in emerald green, Lyn in stunning cobalt and Sharon in a fabulous crimson creation. They give the lipstick to Elaine and she puts it on. In seconds with her lips huge, Elaine blows kisses to her many guests. The three hostesses hug Elaine and they all begin to circulate.

Oliver in his best black and crimson attire creates a stunning figure. He smiles with pride as he offers Elaine a hand made crab ragoon and a diet pepsi slushy. Elaine takes a dainty bite, careful to not deflate her lips.

"Mmmmm, delicious."Would you care to trip the light fantastic?" Oliver whisks Elaine away and Mary, Lyn and Sharon, all begin to dance, floating onto the dance floor, they swirl and even though Lyn trips over her feet. She is having fun. They are all having fun!

Fantasy Comments
So the banquet begins, amid the wailing of ghosts and the crying of spirits,
Gothic  Comments
let's party!

So You Want To Marry Our Mom

ISBN-13: 978-1-60272-709-0 (Electronic)
ISBN-13: 978-1-60272-778-6 (Paperback)

A disembodied voice begins to read:

When erotic romance writer Jackie Duarte’s kids nominate her to be a television bachelorette on Perfect Mate and help to pick her next husband and their new father, her life becomes crazier than it’s already been. Now the whole world will meet her bratty ADHD/ODD twelve-year-old, perhaps learn of the penname she has fought so long to keep under wraps, and see her house on television...and she’s no Martha Stewart.

Worse yet, the ghost of her husband has long been talking off her ear but now he’s also giving her dating advice, telling her how to flirt and whom to marry. She has to be extra careful not to speak to him aloud while the cameras are rolling or risk being put into a straightjacket.

But worst of all, Doug Applebaum, her best friend and the younger man she had wanted to marry but gave up on, finally decides he loves her, after she’s legally committed to wed one of the bachelors on her show. What can Jackie do now? Go back on her committment to the show, ignore the advice of her children and her deceased husband, or follow her heart straight into Doug’s waiting arms?

Genres: Romance / Contemporary Romance / Paranormal Romance
Length: 95k words (TBD paperback pages)

Read a short excerpt...

...When Joey introduced Jeff the cameras zoomed in on the new man. “Meet Jeff Elliott, Jackie’s high school sweetheart, the man she almost married, and the man who never got over her.”

Jeff closed the gap between them and enveloped her in a giant, crushing bear hug. He whirled her about and kissed her senseless. Finally, when she couldn’t breathe, her head spinning, he set her on unsteady feet.

“Hi,” she whispered, not sure what to think. They’d broken up so long ago it was hard to remember why. But it’d had something to do with Debbie Dean and a flash of renewed anger washed over her.

::He was never good enough for you. I was so much better.::

::What happened to forgive and forget?::

::You can forgive him then forget him. Problem solved.::

She swallowed a sigh. There was no speaking to Vance. ::You’re impossible. I’m here to give them all a chance.::

Joey interrupted the chaos in her mind. “And meet Doug Applebaum, Jackie’s best friend now and since her husband died. He’s her rock, her mainstay, and the man who’s secretly, madly in love with her.”

A cacophony of emotions collided and exploded inside her. Tingles shot down her spine and her knees buckled. Her ears rang with a dizziness she couldn’t quell. Joy warred with fury and doubts. She clutched at the railing. When Doug moved as if to hug her, her eyes widened and she took a step back away from him. “Is this true?”

::Whoa! You didn’t tell me this was a soap opera.::

::Butt out.::

Doug nodded, his eyes darkening with an intensity that threatened her sanity. “Yes. I thought I’d have time to court you and make you fall in love with me. Then you went on this damned show.”

“Keep it PG, guys.” Joey shook his finger in Doug’s face. “This is a family show.”

Pulling Doug to the bow, she lowered her voice. It didn’t help her mood when the cameras dogged them. “Why didn’t you tell me? You’ve hardly come around in months. You never call anymore. How was I supposed to have an inkling you love me?”

Doug hung his head. Before he could take his next breath, the sea breeze whipped up, blowing his hair across his face. He reached up and tucked it behind his ears. “I didn’t want to push you. I thought you needed more time.”

Incredulous, she wanted to throw up her hands. “More time to be lonely? To miss you? To…”

Amazement and hope flashed across his eyes. “You missed me?”

::You missed him?:: Vance echoed. ::I should have known. It’s always the best friend.::

Feeling like a scratched CD, she repeated, ::Butt out.::

Remembering how abandoned she’d felt, she nodded and veiled her eyes. She felt as dark and deserted as the sea looked tonight. “Oh yeah. And very unloved, unwanted, and lonely.”

She turned her accusing gaze back to him. “I want—no, make that need—a man who will be there for me. A man who will romance me, spend time with me, and cherish me and my kids.”

She dragged in a ragged sigh. “I don’t need another cold relationship and especially not another dead marriage.”

“I’ll be there for you and the kids. I swear it.” Doug took her hands in his, his gaze imploring and hopeful.

Sparks zapped her and she snatched back her hands and hid them behind her. Physical electricity wouldn’t be enough this time around. “Words won’t do. You’ll have to prove yourself.” On a choked sob, she ran past him and almost knocked over the cameraman. “If you can."


  1. Hi Elaine,
    Ooh you were brave going to such a spooky place for an interview.
    Great excerpt, sounds like a fun story.



  2. Welcome to your Roast, Elaine, did you bring Jackies spookie husband Vance with you? I think he'll feel right at home in this spooky mansion.

  3. Hi Magaret

    Lovely to see you at Elaine's Roast Party. Do take a seat, Oliver will be with you in a moment with refreshments. OOps watch out for the cobwebs! LOL.

  4. Ladies, I'm sure you'll have a fun day in your spooky place. Elaine's book sounds interesting.

  5. Elaine, you're braver than I am:)
    I LOVE the premise of this book!!

  6. Thanks Margaret. I hope people will like it.

    It is spooky in here. (shiver)

  7. Knowing Vance, he’s probably tagged along or was here waiting for us. If someone starts playing practical jokes, it’s got to be him.

  8. Oh oh! I just got caught in a bunch of cobwebs. Hopefully Oliver won’t mind helping me to get them off? Oliver?

  9. Hi Caroline and Molly.

    Welcome to Elaine's party. You're right ladies, Elaine's book sound a wonderful read, doesn't it!

  10. I love my diaphanous dress and I’m having sooooo much fun dancing. I’m literally floating on air.

  11. You're right Elaine, if there's anything strange going on we'll blame Vance! LOL! I can't wait to here more about this book of yorus.

    Oh - um - I see Oliver's helping you with those cobwebs. Oliver, you were supposed to remove those before the guests arrived! Oh, I see, it adds to the atmosphere. Oh well!

  12. He look absolutely goregous in that dress, Elaine, and yes, air dancing is such fun! :)

  13. Hi Molly! (waving like mad)

    And hi everybody! There’s PLENTY of sushi and pie and all kinds of gastronomical delights. But Oliver’s the yummiest. J

  14. Thanks Caroline. I’m sure Oliver will protect us. And I’m sure Vance won’t let those other ghosts hurt us.

    Please, have some sushi. What’s your favorite type?

  15. Oh no! My glasses just broke. I can’t see. Can Oliver guide me?

  16. You’re right. The cobwebs do add to the atmosphere, but they’re pretty yucky and spiders give me the creeps. I only want the vampires biting me, not the spiders.

  17. This sounds like a fabulous read, Elaine. Putting it on my TBR list! :)

    *Waves madly at the R&T hostesses*


  18. Hi Sky!

    I’m so glad you could join us. We need all the warm blooded humans we can get here. It’s us against the ghosts and vampires.

  19. Welcome to your haunted party, Elaine! What fun it is to float about amidst the cobwebs. Oops, Oliver. what a hunk of vampire you are. Yes, I'll take a bloody mary. Wink. Cobwebs? I thought they were curtains? LOL
    Elaine, how lovely you look and your book sounds delicious. You must introduce us to Vance. Sharon blows air kisses to her sister hostess Lyn. Then waves madly to Margaret, Molly, Caroline and Sky. Yes, grab and I do mean grab, darlings, Oliver for a drink!

  20. Hello Sky, welcome to Elaine's Roast.
    iIt's great to see you, make yourself at home and enjoy the feast.

  21. Hmm, I'm glad Oliver managed to guide you to the table with all the suchi on, Elaine Lol!

    Oliver perhaps if youy could just take your eyes off Elaine for one moment, perhaps you could clear away those cobwebs and collect up all the spiders and put them outside?

  22. Hi Sharon!

    The cobwebs do sort of look like iridescent curtains. As long as the spiders hide they can stay.

    Vance ~ I want to introduce you to everybody here. Please say hello loud enough for everybody to hear you, not only Jackie.

  23. Oliver is such a cutie and I can’t take my eyes off him, either. But I would appreciate it if he could get the spiders out.

  24. Mary runs to Lyn and Sharon.
    Oh my lips are so cool! I've been kissing so many guys my lips are even bigger!
    Wonder if any scary things will happen in this house?
    "Sure I'll move." Mary looks over her shoulder and lets out a scream.
    "Someone just put their hand on my shoulder and gave me a push! And there was no one there!!!
    There are ghosts here Elaine, take care!! Since we don't drink we can't even get fortified!!!
    "Oh Oliver can you make me a virgin daiquiri too? Anyone else?"

  25. Spiders are the least of our problems. Look at the bats flying in. Mary lets out a horrifying scream and passes out cold...

  26. Oliver, out with the spiders and webs, please. We aim to please our guest, Elaine. Here, have another cocktail.

  27. Air kisses, Mary. Cool lips instead of hot lips. LOL Look out. Here comes another hand, straight for one of your fake hootrs.

  28. Okay, I’m ready to DRINK. If we can’t get out bring on the alcohol. We might as well die happy.

    Oliver! Please tell your good fellows to turn into their lovely vampire selves and save us!

    Vance! Do your guardian angel thing. NOW!!!

  29. Lyn blows air kisses to sister hostesses Mary and Sharon.

    Watch that hooter Mary - it's slipping! Hey laine, that's not Vance taking liberties is it? *Grin*

  30. Mary stands up and straightens out her dress, one of her lovely boobs almost, well almost. Mary smacks Oliver on the hand. "I don't need help putting it back, I coulda used help getting up.
    Look all the bats are turning into, my gosh it's, not possible, the guys from Twilight and a bunch of other hot vampires. Whoowheee!! Doggie!!
    Let me at em. Oh, scuse me, you first Elaine. Who is that guy you're grabbing behind you????

  31. I suggest a strawberry daiquiri? You can't taste the alcohol in it?
    Oh my there are some guys without shirts on coming in. Word is they are werewolves lookin' for women!!

  32. Hey Mary, what exactly IS in that daquiri - I think I'll have another! :)

    Wow the party's hotting up. I'm going to see if I can see Vance and have a dance - ooh I'm a poet and I didn't know it! LOL

  33. Well which should I choose? A vampire or a werewolf, they are all so handsome.
    Oh Lyn ain't this the best ever????
    Sharon come out of that corner, well when you're finished testing your lips out.

  34. Good Morning Big Lipped Ladies - LOL. Scary place to be but loads of fun. Blurb was great.

  35. Lol, Mary, your lips look like they'v been working pretty hard too.
    Yay Elaine, Oliver mixes a mean Martini, and can even make 'em non-alcoholic with the same kick!

    Oh you look kinda busy with the handsome vamp fellers, I'm gonna look for Vance again - he keeps disappearing!

  36. Vance is hiding behind Elaine Lyn.
    Maybe you shouldn't be so pushy? If you're too forward, they will think you are easy. (hehe), Have you thought about talking before you grab and kiss them. Heck, you been kissing so much, you didn't need the lip plumper. And goodness look at Elaine and Sharon. They have a line in front of them, waiting for kisses. Vance you better get yours before they start charging!

  37. Vance! Stop that! Hands off my friends. I thought you had your eye on a cutie “up there”.

  38. You HAVE to try the daiquiri. Especially the strawberry one. It’s so yummy, like ambrosia.

    I have to get a dance with Vance, too, before his dance card’s full.

    Vance! Vance! Where are you, Vance?

  39. Vance is as popular as these hottie vampires today. Thank you so much for making Vance so happy. Maybe he’ll give me some peace for awhile.

    Sure! I’ll try a non-alcoholic martini. Oliver!? Please make a martini for me, please.

  40. Hi Patsy. Great to see you. Come and join the fun! Would you like to borrow some lip plumper? (Not that you really need it, LOL!)
    Moi, forward, Masry? Oh surely not! when it comes to kissing, I'm just a gal who caint say 'no' teehee!

  41. I LOVE my long line. This is the best party EVER. Can we stay here all week? All month? Can all the vamps and werewolves stay, too?

  42. Oh drat, I've lost Vance again. Oliver, anaother strawberry dalquiri please *hic* and help me find Vance. Oliver? Oh there he is, mixing a non-alcohol martini for Elaine.

    Elaine, can you tell us a little bit more about Vance and his role in your book? I know he's not the main character, but he does have a certain - shall we say - charisma!

  43. Elaine, we're so glad you're having a good time. This party can last as long as you want (certainly all weekend anyway). And all wheres and vamps are welcome, as long as they don't eat the guests! (only kidding!)

  44. My lips have been bitten a lot today by so many scrumptious vampires, especially your dear Oliver, I don’t need lip plumper but I could use some color. I think I’m in love… (sigh)

    If I let Oliver bite me and I become a vampire can I stay here forever with him?

  45. Your vamps eat the guest? Oh no! Where’s Molly? I don’t see Molly? I hope she didn’t get devoured.

    Is anyone else missing???

  46. Hi Elaine and everybody! Can I get a dance with Vance and Oliver, too? And a martini? Loaded with alcohol please.

  47. Vance is Jackie’s deceased husband. He’s also her guardian angel/ghost. He’s driving her crazy. He’s talking to her way more now than he did when he was alive.

    Doug was Vance and Jackie’s best friend. Vance isn’t too sure he’s kosher that Jackie’s interested in Doug but he wants her and his kids to be happy. Plus Vance has his eye on a cute little guardian angel in training.

  48. I never thought I'd enjoy getting bitten, but I do. If this turns us into vampires, I have it on good authority it will only last all weekend. So bite while you can and enjoy it.
    But no one has bit my lips, just my neck, looks like 20 hickeys. But it's not!
    Vampires don't eat people, but those ghouls and demons at the door look mean. Oliver don't let them in!!!!

  49. Hi Ashley and welcome! So good to see you again! :)

    Oooh Elaine, Vance sounds such an intriguing guy! And isn't it just like a man to decide to talk to his wife when it's a little too late! LOL!

    (Sadly Oliver turns back into a human waiter after the Roast, and he's contracted to work for Sharon for ever and a day, so he'll be going back to her when he's finished 'moonlighting' here! He's all yours for tonight thojugh! :)

  50. So they’re MAGIC vampires? I really love them now. I can be a vamp for a weekend. If it’s next weekend, hubby will never know…

    Are those demons at the door ones with glowing red eyes and green faces? Or glowing yellow eyes and pink polka dot faces?

  51. Yup, you and a million other women want Oliver, but he belongs with Sharon. He's her companion, so to speak.
    But he is on loan today, here to wait on you hand and foot. So enjoy while you can.
    Just a secret, we all belong to Sharon and change back on Monday, just like Oliver. For this weekend we are beautiful and have huge lips. Cool huh?
    Look at that!! Is that ghost, no it can't be, yes, it's the Duke!
    He waves to us all, what a ghost!

  52. Both Elaine, all the product of someones imagination. I think it must be Lyn, she has great dreams!
    But be careful of the red ones, with red eyes, and a tail. Could be demon. Go stand next to the duke he'll handle them for you. He's the law!

  53. Hi Ashley! So good to see you again. Better late than never.

    That’s exactly what Jackie says – WHY NOW???

    And that’s a big reason Jackie’s mad at Doug – she doesn’t want another husband who ignores her.

    Oh well. I knew Oliver belonged to Sharon and all of you. But it was fun to dream.

  54. He's not mine, or Lyn's he comes with Sharon. She is so nice to lend him to the roast. He's awfully hot and very sexy. He can be the best butler ever!
    Wish I had an Oliver, but it's nice to see him on weekends.
    So men just don't get it do they
    Watch out the door was open and, OH NO, not the demons. Help, someone help us!! No I don't think I want to kiss a demon. You say, they could change if we kiss them?

  55. Oh no!

    The ONLY demon I MIGHT want to kiss is Cole from Charmed. Of course he was half human and I think he might be dead. I’ll have to ask Vance if he knows.

    Does anybody know how to kill demons?

  56. Hi ladies, I'm back. My lips are throbbing after all those vampire bites. Mmmm...delicious. Yes, Oliver, another bloody mary, if you please. Sharon smiles at Vance as he leads her to the dance floor. Oh, is that the Duke again? Elaine, Vance found out a little too late, didn't he? Oh, well, better late than never. What fun.

  57. Glad you could come back, Sharon. J

    We can all take that as a lesson – to pay attention to our friends and loved ones. Jackie’s a little surprised Vance got in “up there”.

  58. Elaine's going to the eye doctor and doesn't know if she'll be able to see well enough after they dilate her eyes to get on the computer. So unless Vance can type, she asked me to let all of you know she may have to say au revoir for now. She'll try to make it back or get Vance to type for her.

    She wants me to say a big THANK YOU to all of you and to let you know she had oodles of fun today. She really appreciates Oliver, too.

  59. Aw bood luck with the eye doc, Elaine, thanks for popping in and letting us know, Ashley, and thanks for being such a great guest,Elaine. We'll all keep the party going for you f!r when you get back!

  60. Good luck at the eye doctor Elaine.
    Sharon, you devil you.
    Lyn, you devil you too!
    What a great day in the ghost house. Does anybody know what was written on the wall in the basement, in the house where many murders took place in Amityville, N.Y.?
    Now let's see who knows about ghosts and stuff?!?

  61. Wow that's a good question, Mary. I wonder if any of our guests know the answer. Don't forget folks, one lucky person will win a copy of Elaine's book just by commenting here (and helping yourselves to virtual food and drinks served by the delectable Oliver of course.) Extra kudos to anyone who can answer the question, too.

  62. What a fun setting, as always. Loved the excerpt Elaine! Congrats on your release. Wishing you much success.

  63. Hi Cate

    Thanks for joining the party, always nice to see you. Pick your refreshments and take your pick of the handsome males and dance the night away!

    Not sure if Elaine's ghostly character Vance is around - now you see him, now you don't! LOL.

  64. Now where I come from a party is just beginning at this time. Well anytime but that was years ago. Elaine is as we speak recovering from her latest kiss. Who knows who it was, but they knocked her out.
    So Lyn, Sharon if you aren't lost.
    Who was the best kisser you ever kissed. Don't worry no DH allowed here. Or at least at their own risk.
    Vampires especially the werewolves, just love us!! HEHE! My lips are wurtin'. Ay,tink Ay, kisssedd toom any times today.

  65. Dancin' yeah, dancin' yeah!
    Oh that's not the BeeGees?
    Boy, can the Duke dance! Lyn has been whirled around till she's dizzy.
    Vance saves her and sits her down. See, I knew it.
    Oliver I am not drunk, just a bit ditzy, but I know a good writer.
    Good luck Elaine.
    (I hope I speak for all our guests. We're buying your book!)
    Oh look it's...Elaine she's dancin'!!

  66. Hope you are okay Elaine. I hope the lipstick didn't hurt you. Especially since it was Lyn's idea. HeHeHe
    Thanks for all coming to Elaine's party. Comment and make her day.

  67. Ooh that Duke, can he dance! He's pretty careful with his spurs, I'm glad ter say! Mind you, Vance is perty good too!

    As for the best kisser - ooh - er -that would be telling. But ooh, there's nothing quite like a man who really knows how to kiss ...

  68. Hi Elaine! And hi Lyn, Sharon and Mary! I can't resist a party in a haunted house! I hope a ghost asks me to dance - they're such smooth dancers because their feet never hit the floor! Elaine, I love the premise of your book. So original to combine ghosts and reality TV romance!

  69. Geez, I sure missed Oliver, lol. great party - I love the excerpt!!

  70. Would have loved to have a party in a haunted house when I was a teen. Now, not so much. You guys are so courageous especially inviting a real ghost to join the party.
    Loved the excerpt. Adding that book to my ever growing TBB list.

  71. Thanks for stopping by ladies, grab yourself a vampire, ghost, ghoul, or if you prefer a werewolf. Party on!

  72. The book sounds so great! I can't hardly wait until it comes out in paperback.

  73. I love The Spooky old Mansion your having this party at you know maybe you should have your Halloween party here two?I love haunted houses.This party looks like so much fun hope i'm not to late showing up you know us Night people.of coures you do you have other Vampires here two i see.Great can i get a glass of blood?

  74. Lyn yawns and stretches. Hmm, That was a great party! I must have slept - went out like the proverbal light!Ooh, what a lovely soft pillow I've been sleeping on - oops, sorry Mary, that was your hooter, hope I didn't squash it! And my feet are nice and comfy too - oh it's Sharon's bubble butt! Sorry Sharon!

    Lyn draws back the heavy velvet curtain and peers outside. A heavy mist drips from the trees. The sun is up there somewhere, trying to filter through. Lyn hastily draws the cutains again/. The ghosts and vamps are sitting around laughing and joking with the guests who are still awake, mustn't spoil their fun by letting the daylight in!

    She suddenly notices some new faces. Ah, hello . Welcome to Elaine's party, Beth, Staci, Redheaded Writer,Alison and Tracy, I hope Oliver's been keeping you entertained and well fed and 'watered'.

  75. Hi Elaine!
    Love the excerpt! And how fun to have the party at the Amityville House. I read that book way back when ... still gives me the creeps!

    Cheers to you and your book!

  76. Oh, Sharon stands up and smiles at the ghosts and vamps floating about. And so many more visitors. Hmmm. Remember the old Eagles song-- Hotel California? You can check out any time...but you can never leave? Sharon cackles as she, Mary and Lyn drag the unsuspecting Elaine to the kitchen for Oliver's breakfast. Welcome to the R&T--you can check out any time--but you can never leave. The hostesses cackle like the bewitching vamps they are.
    Thanks for playing ghost with us, Elaine. What fun. Best of luck with all your books. Air kisses and cyber hugs,

  77. Love haunted houses-- love the setting.

    Thanks for sharing your excerpt. Sounds like a great story. :)

  78. Hi Pamela - Hi Karen

    Welcome to Elaine's Roast. You're very welcome (read Sharon's post above! *grin*) Methinks she's right about the 'Hotel California' bit! *cackle*

    Make yourselves at home. Yes Elaine's book sounds an amazing and original read! - and Vance the ghost in her book is a hoot - he's around here somewhere but keeps disappearing!

  79. Mary closes the door to the haunted Amityville house. Any corporal beings are still there. The vamps and shifters are all gone. Just three tired and still smiling hostess's. Lyn, Mary and Sharon, walk down the front walkway and get into Lyn's car. It has very large foot pedals to accommodate her feet, a well cushioned front seat for Sharon's bountiful bottom, while Mary reclines on the back seat, backache don't ya know, from her busty bustline. Yes, three imperfect, yet perfect girls.
    They are just in time to wave to Elaine as she gets into her new Corvette, "Musta been some sales going on huh?" Lyn quips. They all wished the best to Elaine and drive away singing, 'Hotel California', at the top of their lungs. What fun!!!

  80. And the winner of "So You Want To Marry Our Mom" is Stacy. Congrats!


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