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, July 22, 2011

Paula Martin's West End show Party Roast for 'His Leading Lady'



It’s opening night at the musical “Token of Love”, in London’s West End. The musical is based on the story written by Paula Martin,  from her recent release “His Leading Lady”.


The girls from the Author Roast and Toast are dressed to the nines! They are wearing evening gowns and look spectacular Mary in her deep green gown, with its generous bodice, Lyn in her deep blue gown that is just short of the ground and shows her generous feet, and Sharon in a deep burgundy gown, snug around her generous butt.

Cuddles and Nibbie aren't allowed into the ballroom, of course, so donned in their own little Tam o'shanters, they'll be having their own party.


The Limo pulls up to the  spectacular Lancaster Ballroom at the world famous Savoy Hotel overlooking the river Thames.
Oliver steps out of the passenger side, he helps each of them get out of the Limo and walks them into the Ballroom. He excuses himself while the girls find their tables and he goes to get the guest of honor. He looks spectacular as always in his dress kilt. The girls are all excited, never having been to an opening before.

Paula  strolls in on Oliver’s substantial arm and he leads her to the table that the Author Roast and Toast Hostess’s wait. They welcome their guest and suggest she partakes of  the lovely food arranged for them all today.

Today’s celebration has a true Scottish flavor. So everyone is there for this exciting event. They wave to Algelina and Brad, Gerard Butler in his newly worked over body and Josh Halloway,  all of whom have flown in to London specially, Sean Connery,  the Beckhams - oh and is that Pippa Middleton over there?

The ballroom is packed as the orchestra breaks into a gentle tune.

The food is typically Scotch. A finger buffet that includes wonderful Scottish Salmon,
Abroath Smokey Haddock fishcakes,
Grampian chicken,
Aberdeen Angus Mini Steaks,
neeps and tatties
customarily served
with haggis
Whiskey Mac Prawns, Haggis in puff pasty, Mini Scotch eggs, neeps and tatties, dips and salads followed by the usual desserts.



 
Cranachan
Scottish Whiskey Walnut tarts, Scottish shortbread with strawberries and Drambuie sauce, Cranachan, Dundee cake, Flapjacks, Drambuie orange segments, and everything liberally laced with cream, fill the tables.


When everyone is stuffed the music gets a little louder. Soon Sharon interrupts the party to tap the microphone and then announce today’s guest. Paula looks ravishing in her sexy black dress. The girls join hands in solidarity. Which won’t last long. And who is that she is glued to? Hmmmm…

“The Author Roast and Toast welcomes Paula Martin, please pick up your copy of her book and have it signed  before the dancing begins.” Sharon smiles at Lyn and Mary. One just never knows with these three.


For today’s fantastic prize there is one question. Who would you want on your arm to celebrate this Scottish ball and dance all night?



His Leading Lady’

Blurb:
Jess Harper’s predictable life is turned upside down when she discovers that Lora, her twin sister, has disappeared.  It’s just a week before rehearsals are due to start for a new West End musical in which Lora has the lead role.  Jess decides to pose as her sister in order to save Lora's career.  This brings her into close contact with arrogant theatre director Kyle Drummond.  Attraction sparks between them but there’s also evidence that he had been dating Lora.  So is Jess simply a substitute – in real life as well as in the show?  And what will happen when Lora eventually returns? 

Excerpt:
Jess sat down on the couch and wrapped her hands around her mug of coffee as she thought back over everything that Lora had said.  She knew it wasn’t unusual for Lora to have self-doubts before she started a new show.  But once she got involved in rehearsals, she pushed all her uncertainty to one side, and in the end no-one would ever have known that she’d had a moment’s apprehension about anything.  This had to be more than simply Lora’s initial panic but Jess couldn’t even begin to guess what else it could be.

            She looked up at Kyle sat down at the piano.  His slim fingers ranged over a few arpeggios before starting the melody of No-one Understands, one of the songs from the show.

            Despite all her worries, Jess smiled.  “That’s my favourite song.” 

            He glanced round at her.  “Really?  I thought you said it was When You Come Home?

            “That was when I being Lora.  Simon told me it was her favourite, and it’s a really good chorus song that Lady Kate leads.  But No-one Understands encapsulates the whole theme of the show.  Lady Kate’s waiting for Callum to return from the Crusade and, even though everyone is trying to tell her that after all this time he must be dead, she knows his vow that he’ll either return or send his half of the ring to her on his deathbed.  His token of love.”

            Kyle stopped playing.  “You know the legend?”

            “Not in detail, but I’ve read the script.”  

            “It’s an interesting story from Argyll.  Callum is the show’s name for Colin Drummond who was Lord of Loch Awe.”

            “Drummond?  Any relation to you?”

            “Yes, one of my ancestors.”

            Jess had the feeling there was more to it than Kyle was saying but he’d turned back to the piano.  

            “Sing it, Jess.”

            “Me?   But I don’t know it.”

            He handed her a libretto. “Try it.”

            Jess looked at the music then stood up and moved nearer the piano. “Okay, but I’ll make a mess of it.”
            Kyle played the intro and Jess started, tentatively at first.
           
            No-one understands – how my heart belongs to you –
            No-one understands – that to you I must be true.
            They think that I’m a fool,
            Clinging to the past,
            Hoping beyond hope.
            They just don’t understand that I’m
            Waiting for you.
           
            Her confidence grew as she continued with the remaining verses and she forgot where she was, even forgot that Kyle was there.  The emotional words and music took over and she sang from her heart. 

            She hit the final high note with a pure, rich tone and held it while Kyle played the concluding few chords.  Then she came back to reality again and gave a small embarrassed shrug.

            Kyle turned from the piano to look at her, his eyes wide with astonishment.  “Wow!  That was excellent, truly excellent.  Well done!”
 

Paula Martin

I write, therefore I am. 
(Borrowed and adapted from Descartes -'Cogito ergo sum')



Buy ‘His Leading Lady’ from www.whiskeycreekpress.com


 


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107 comments:

  1. Well, darlings, don't you all look positively wonderful in your beautiful gowns? And I'm so delighted with my stunning little black number.
    Let the party begin!

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  2. I'm not much for parties, Paula. But this is a charming way to introduce your characters and book. Hope it stirs some sales.

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  3. What a creative post!! I love it!! I have to say this is one fabulous ball to have attended! Cheers, Jenn

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  4. Thanks for visiting, John. Hope you enjoyed some of the delicious food while you were here!

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  5. It's fun, isn't it, Jenn? Am hoping Colin Firth will drop in sometime ;-)

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  6. This is so cool how you created a party to introduce the characters of your book!! I absolutely loved it!!

    Kathy
    http://www.thetruckerswife.com/

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  7. The food is delish (although I'm a little leary of the haggis) and the music divine! You look great too, Paula.

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  8. Hello Paula

    Welcome to your 'Author Roast' Party and congratutulations on 'His Leading Lady' - and what a lovely excerpt!

    You do look ravishing in that dress - oh look - Colin Firth just passed me a note, and says would you care to join him for a cocktail!

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  9. Jrlindermuth, Jenn, Kathy and Jennifer so glad you were able to attend our special celebration for Paula. Oliver will be with you shortly to serve you with refreshments and your choice of drink.

    Sharon and Mary will join us shortly they may be suffering a little from jet-lag at the moment! :)

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  10. Kathy, it was fun researching all the food (even though it made me feel very hungry!)

    Jennifer - go on, try the haggis! And oh, if only I was as slim as 'my' picture. These ladies at Author Roast and Toast can work miracles, you know!

    Lyn ....whoosh..... am just off to see Colin Firth. I may be missing for - erm - some time :-D
    But I'll be back to meet Sharon and Mary.

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  11. Welcome to your party, Paula. You look smashing in that sexy black number, dah ling. His Leading Lady sounds fabulous. Congratulations. Off to fill my plate, although I think I'll pass on the haggis.

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  12. Lyn rushes over to hug her sister hostess.

    I'll join you at the refreshment table - I have to say I haven't quite got the courage to try haggis either! Ooh and I think I'll have some champagne from the fountain!

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  13. Air kisses, Lyn and Mary, lovely gowns, the designer worked miracles covering you girls grand assets.

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  14. Enjoy your tete a tete with Colin, Paul, don't forget to come back though, LOL!

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  15. Welcome John, Jen, Kathy and Jennifer. We're so happy you like the party we hostesses and Oliver have prepared for our stunning guest. Doesnt Paula look marvelous and this book is a must buy.

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  16. Kisses, Paula my love. May I dare say you steal my breath. A sparkling flute of champagne, my lovely.

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  17. Sharon, Lyn, Mary, exquisite. May I refill your champagne flutes, my sweets? My but you ladies can knock 'em back. Wink

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  18. John, Jen, Kathy, Jennifer, a glass of fine bubbly, welcome

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  19. A heaping platter of food, Paula my pretty, served with a wink and a smile.

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  20. Oliver dear, thank you. May |I say how handsome you look in your kilt.
    Oh yes, I definitely think Colin Firth needs to look to his laurels! *wink*

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  21. Quite a party! And more good food than I'm allowed to partake of, but it is so tempting. Paula, your book sounds like a good read. I'll have to try it. Oh, and Sharon and you other ladies, thanks for inviting me all the way across the pond for this.
    Pat Dale

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  22. Welcome Pat, it's so good to see you here, enjoy the party!

    (and don't worry about eating, all food at the Roast is non-allegenic, non fattening and really good for you!)

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  23. Sharon, you look absolutely divine, dah-ling! But you and Lyn MUST try the haggis - with a large helping of neeps and tatties, of course (cue the bagpipe serenade...)

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  24. Oliver, your devilish charm has won me over. I've dumped Colin Firth in the corner.

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  25. Welcome, Pat - I'm sure our hostesses have planned a wonderful roast and toast planned for you next week, I'll look forward to it.

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  26. Pat, my good man, welcome. A platter of haggis perhaps

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  27. Paula, Oliver kisses her hand. You steal my heart.

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  28. Welcome Dale, we are looking forward to your tavern party next week. In the meantime, grab a plate and party on

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  29. LOL Paula dear heart, haggis scares me. I'll have more champagne whilst I listen to the bagpipes sing. Oh dear, is that a blue ribbon under that bagpipe player's kilt. I DARE SAY THIS REQUIRES CLOSER INSPECTION

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  30. Paula, another wonderful excerpt perhaps

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  31. Ooh yes, Paula - the assembled guests all turn and shout in unison:

    More! More!


    I'm afraid I agree with Sharon, I'm scared of trying the haggis too (I feel sorry for the poor wee critters, with their two short legs and two long ones for scrambling down Scottish mountains).

    I'll certainly dive into a large plate of neeps and tatties though!

    I don't know about Mary and Sharon, really I don't! LOl. While they're checking out the bagpipers let's hear another wonderful excerpt, if you would, pretty please.

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  32. Mary steps from behind a potted palm she has been hiding behind. She has been watching the guests. Someone told her that there was gonna be movie stars and she was hoping to grab Josh Halloway as he strode by. No luck.
    Girls you all look so lovely and your dress is diving Paula. So my stars this ball is divine! Mary hugs Sharon, Lyn and Paula.

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  33. Mary turns green, blue and purple as she tries to figure out what to do with the haggis she's tasted. It's strange and ugh!
    Potted palm anywhere???

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  34. Mary dear! There you are - I thought you were with our Sharon inspecting -er - bagpipes.

    Lyn puts her arm around her sister hostess. Here sweetie, have my handkerchief. (And don't let Paula know you spat out the haggis, they're a real delicacy in Scotland you know!) LOL

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  35. Delicacy? I must be classless. It's beyond strange getting up there into awful! Don't tell Paula, but I like the oatcakes much better.
    Sharon is over in the corner necking with some hot boy toy. Do you know who it is??? And who were you with when I came in. Huh???

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  36. Who knows, Mary, sweet sister, and Paula went off with Colin Firth but was making eyes at Oliver, now lets see, who can you and I find to flirt with?

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  37. Mary takes her tiny camera out of her purse. She is gonna catch everyone on film today! First she shoots Sharon, who bending over does not notice the sign Mary has stuck to her butt. "Yes this is real!"
    Lyn chuckles, but she doesn't know that Mary has slapped a "Bigfoot sighting" sign on her back. She checks her hooters, making sure they are secure. Cause Sharon is gonna try to bounce them to France.

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  38. I have a confession - I had haggis once - and that was enough! But you can't have a Scottish-themed party without haggis, can you? Maybe Sean Connery is around somewhere - oh, and Robbie Coltrane too.

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  39. Mary smiles at Lyn, she doesn't know about the line of hot guys waiting to ask her to dance. Mary points to the first guy. Lyn looks down at his very short body and bald head. Smiles and passes out. It's okay Lyn we'll look for stars instead. Here, I took your sign off. Mary ducks as Lyn swings at her.
    Sharon is still in that corner with...Who is that???

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  40. Sharon, no, you can't turn on all the fans so that all the bagpipers' kilts will lift in the air.

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  41. Phew that's a relief, Paula. About the haggis I mean. Was afraid it might be a favourite of yours!

    I've been to Scotland twice and passed on the haggis both times - knowing what's in it is a real turn off!:)Aberdeen Angus beef and smokies, now, that's a whole different ballgame! :)

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  42. Kilts lifted???? Did I miss it???
    Where???

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  43. Fraid so, Mary - you were too busy looking for Sean!

    And who was asking for another excerpt? How about
    "She’d been kissed passionately before but nothing had prepared her for Kyle’s kiss. His mouth took possession of her in a seductive demand for surrender."

    There's more at http://paulamartinromances.webs.com/excerpt.htm

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  44. Wonderful party and setting, Paula, and I feel right at home with the Scottish food! Just popped in on the arm of the handsome Ewan McGregor to say hello to you and your lovely hostesses (and Oliver of course).

    Have a brilliant evening!

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  45. I missed it?!?! Darn, does it happen often? Hey, who put the sign on my back? What does it say. Could you take it off Lyn, and read it to me??
    Sharon did you? Nah, Sharon would never do that.

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  46. Rosemary so you're the one who grabbed Ewan? Where is Josh and or Gerard???

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  47. Wow look at all the fabulous people here. And a great feast too. Hi Paula your book sounds wonderful. Great cover.
    Sue B
    katsrus(at)gmail(dot)com

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  48. Which star do you prefer Sue???
    I love Josh Halloway, I nearly croaked when they stopped the Lost series on TV. So I invited him here, I missed him terribly!

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  49. Hi Rosemary, Hi Sue!

    Mary sweetie, here's that notice,but of course dear Sharon was only joking - wasn't she?

    What a scintillating excerpt Paula, ooh I feel all warm and misty eyed!

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  50. When she doesn't say anything I wonder? She does have that bit of the devil in her blood, remember?
    She has all the signs of being...

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  51. Hello Paula, Ladies, and of course Oliver Love,

    What a lovely party! It's so grand to be at the Savoy. (One of the winners of "Hell's Kitchen" is a chef here...how fun!)

    Paula, I'm so excited about the release of "His Leading Lady". When I first 'met' you, you were pitching it around, and now here it is for the world to read! What a treat.

    And, speaking of treats, Oliver, you get your sexy self over here and give me a smooch!

    Ladies, as usual, you've outdone yourselves. A Roast & Toast party it always the place to be. Cheers!

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  52. Now that sign "take one" is not funny!
    Well kinda funny, LOL, very funny!

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  53. ...a person who puts signs on her sister hostesses' backs?

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  54. Blush, Debra, I so appreciate your comments. And you know what you're right!!!!! YAY For the AR&T. Paula you make us look good! Especially the way you have sashayed around the ballroom in that sexy black evening gown! You look marvelous.
    But I d need some sort of mischief. What do you suggest?

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  55. Yeah, who on earth would do a thing like that Lyn??

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  56. That last comment was meant to be in answer to Mary's comment about the phantom back-sign poster - in other words our beloved Sharon! Unfortunately it got posted out of order.

    Mary, I have to go and speak to that nice guy in the kilt over there - now you behave yourself, no mischief y'hear?

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  57. Good evening, Paula--and Hywela, Mary, and Sharon...oh, of course I remember--Oliver. What a grand party! I've never been even close to such a thing, but y'all do look lovely.
    Paula, Loved your book! I recommend it to anyone. Hint: peek at my Goodreads page.
    Now return to your guests, I'll just move along--Celia

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  58. Debra, how nice to see you. (And thanks for the nice comments about the Blog.) Welcome to Paula's celebration. Have you seen the other excerpt on her site? The link's a few comments back!

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  59. I'm back girls, was off with my kilted bagpiper. Blush, tis true what they say! GRIN

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  60. Mary sweetie, you need glasses. Your sign read why pinch one hooter when you can do two

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  61. Lyn darling girl, do you think it a bit naive to tell ALL the kilted pipers that your feet won a blue ribbon. They're all grinning, saying something about comparing prizes and their eyes are gleaming. Here they come

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  62. AAHHHHAAA! It was you Sharon!!
    I knew it!
    Just testing you. And they think I am the bad one! Ha!!!

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  63. By the way Sharon, there is the mead. On a tray balanced on your butt. Kim move over Sharon has you beat!!!
    Lyn it's the foot lovers group after you again!

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  64. Lyn, they want to play show and tell

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  65. Mary, did you get pinched by a pirate, your hooterless once more

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  66. Paula, thrilled to pieces that you don't like hattis. Fab excerpt btw, love it

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  67. Big waves to Celia, Debra and Sue and Rosemary. Eat drink and be merry It's a party affter all

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  68. Mary goes to find what Sharon has done with her hooters...

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  69. Si I disappear for a while into the corner for a quick snog with Colin - I mean, I've just been chatting to the charming Mr Firth - and come back to find you getting up to all kinds of mischief. Girls, Girls, this is the SAVOY - you are supposed to behave yourselves here (and if you believe that, you'll believe anything!)

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  70. Rosemary, so it's you who's bagged the gorgeous Ewan, is it? You go, girl!

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  71. Sue, thanks so much for coming to my party. All the very people are here, of course.
    I love the cover too, designed by the fabulous Kendra at Whiskey Creek Press.

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  72. Hi Debra, so glad you could make it, hope you had a good flight across the pond?
    I got my print copies of His Leading Lady yesterday too - so good to hold a REAL book in my hands.

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  73. And another friend from the Colonies - waves to Celia! And thank you so much for your wonderful reviews, first on Amazon and now on Goodreads.
    :-)

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  74. Oooh I'm back, sorry if you missed me - no-one told me Richard Armitage had been invited and doesn't he look good in a kilt? We had so much to discuss, yes Sharon dear, it's interesting to know these stories are true isn't it! *Grin* Mary my sweet, I will have a glass of mead when you've finished seeing how many you can balance on Sharon's shapely - er- shapely - er on Sharon.

    Hello Celia *waves* wonderful to see you - and I'll have to read your review. I haven't read Paula's book yet, but it sounds fantastic!

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  75. My favorite is Sean Connery. I could listen to his voice all day.
    Sue B

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  76. Richard Armitage is here? ...swoons...

    BTW you can read all my reviews (so far!) at http://paulamartinromances.webs.com/
    (including Celia's)

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  77. Absolutely, Sue, Sean has a too sexy for his own good voice. Lyn, I'll smile every time one of the girls cracks a joke about a blue ribbon, having first hand knowledge and all. Wink
    Hope the kilted lads treated you like the lady you are during the wicked game of show and tell. Wildly wicked wink

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  78. Mary, Josh and Collin are playing hoops with your bouncing hooters. Who knew that old trailer song would be your logo
    Bouncing boobies for sale or rent, who's to rent fifty cents

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  79. You have been hanging with Nibbie too long Sharon. There is a bit of the devil in ye!
    Mary collects the hooters she uses to protect her real ones and puts them back in her bodice. Now she is huge!!! They are big to begin with. I may try armor!
    Oh Sharon, could you stop for a moment. I need to grab a canape off of your butt shelf. Thanks. Mary ducks!

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  80. Mary and Sharon, you two are irrepressible! And I'm wondering just who Lyn has manoeuvred into a corner somewhere? Oliver, maybe? Well, he does look rather sexy in that kilt.
    As for me, I'm getting on famously with Colin, m'dears, so I'm very happy. Wonder which suite he's staying in tonight? Hmmm!

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  81. *Giggle* *Giggle* Brware low flying canapes.

    By the way did you girls read that other excerpt of Paula's?

    http://paulamartinromances.webs.com/excerpt.htm

    Oooh yes, that Richard! So many hunky men in kilts. What's a girl to do?


    I'm off to read Paula's reviews, though 'tis getting late, but the party will go on until the wee hours I reckon!

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  82. Weeehay! Wonderful reviews Paula, Congratulations and well done!

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  83. You go Paula...with Colin, three cheers for bribing his room numver out of the kilted lad wearing a smile and not much else. Oh, your reviews are good too. Smile

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  84. *Blush* Actually I've been madly in love with Oliver since I first met Sharon and she introduced him as her butler - but his heart belongs to his bosslady - although I think he's developed a soft spot for you too the way he keeps casting his eyes in your direction - so I'll just have to make do with Richard! *wink*

    Have fun with Colin!

    Now ... what are Sharon and Mary getting up to?

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  85. Thanks for reading my reviews. Even having critique partners giving you the 'thumbs-up' and then being accepted by an editor isn't the same as getting great reviews from readers, especially other authors.

    You do realise I'll probably not be able to sleep tonight since my imagination will be running riot about a night at the Savoy with Colin!

    Myabe we'll have to have a giggly breakfast tomorrow and swap tales about our - hmm - passionate encounters with Colin and Richard.

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  86. You bet Paula!

    You;ve been an anmazing guest of honour - and the party's not over yet!

    I do agree about the reviews, a glowing review from a reader or fellow author makes all that hard work worth while!

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  87. What do you mean Lyn. Paula is locked in her room with Colin? That's why the do not disturb sign. Mary giggles, well at least she is having her dream night at the Savoy!
    Lyn? Mary turns to find a do not disturb sign on her door and a huge pair of women's shoes outside to be shined.Sharon oh Sharon! There is a lot of noise behind Sharon's locked door. A lot of Yee Hah's! a few Hold your horses! And a lot of other things. Odd things!!
    Mary stands in the hallway wondering what happened. Then she takes off her shoes, unlocks her door, and pulls Josh in with her. Nite all see you tomorrow!!! What a great time. I may be back to check on the rest of the party which continues in the ballroom!! Great job ladies!!! Ain't this fun!!! Where is Oliver???

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  88. Hey let's go room hopping and visit the others Josh! ~~~~

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  89. Lyn pops her head round the door -
    don't you dare - that's called 'voyeurism' she hisses, before closing the door quicly.

    Yes, what fun. See you all tomorrow!

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  90. Meanwhile, from Colin's suite at the Savoy comes the sound of ....... nope, we won't go there!

    Thanks, Sharon, Mary and Lyn, I've had a ball today. Such fun!

    I'm already planning my party for when my next book is released (next February - book me in please! Maybe a barn dance in the Lake District or how about one of those cruise ships on the Seine in Paris? Which do you fancy?

    Back to Colin now, he's waiting for me (I wish!)

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  91. It's been such fun having you here Paula. Yes we'd love to 'Roast' you again in February. We'll work out the details when this one's all over!

    Be gentle with Colin now, won't you! :)

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  92. Things are awfully quiet in those rooms!...

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  93. Stop eavesdropping, Mary! Colin and I are - well, anyway, we are!

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  94. All is well with the guests of the AR&T. Tee Hee!

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  95. How fantastic we all look in our gowns - I love haggis and I'd so love to win Paula's book!
    Janice x

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  96. Hello Paula, oh, and Sharon, Hywela, and Mary. What a great party. I'm glad I was invited. These three girls really know how to throw a bash. And there's Oliver for a bonus. Wouldn't you really prefer him to any old movie star? Your book sounds wonderful and I wish you the success with it that you deserve. Linda

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  97. Morning dawns, sending fingers of sunlight to turn the Thames into a ribbon of gold. Hey, it looks like it's going to be a beautiful day, the British summer is wondeful - when it doesn't rain! LOL!

    Lyn turns and waves to Janice and Linda. so glad you could join us.It's lovely how many of our US friends have flown over to celebrate the release of 'His Leading Lady' (or should I say 'Token Of Love') with Paula. Congratulations Paula, this book sounds like such a great read. Wishing you many, many sales.

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  98. Waves to Janice and Linda, thanks so much for dropping in.

    Beautiful day here too, Lyn.
    Thanks again to you, Mary and Sharon for a fabulous party!

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  99. Good morning. Just checking in quick. It's a working day for me. Could use a whole pot of coffee this morning. LOL. Have a great day!
    Sue B
    katsrus(at)gmail(dot)com

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  100. Hi Sue
    I do believe I can smell coffee and delicious breakfast goodies in the kitchen, make yourself comfortable and drink as much coffee as you like!

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  101. Sharon wakes up, hurriedly slugs down a pot of strong black coffee, brews a cup of Chai, knocks on Lyn’s door. Hurry and drink this, sister. We must go and bail Mary out of jail. With all that snooping and eavesdropping she did last night, she’s been arrested for voyeurism! The cops are holding her hooters until we get there. They said they’d let her and her girls go if they can suck on your popsicle toes and pinch my you know what. Waves to Sue, Linda and Janice sheepishly. Amazing the things you do for sisters. Leave your shoes, Lyn sweetie, you won’t be needing them.

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  102. All right, Paula, you can come along with us to bail Mary out. You have what to offer? Sharon giggles. If you must you must. Let's roll, Oliver has the limo ready.

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  103. My, I feel so honoured to be part of this event. Look at all the elegant men and women so refined and beautiful. I don't fit in here at all with my sloppy outfit so I'll just lurk in the shadows and watch. Thanks for allowing us commoners to join in at your elegant party.

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  104. Is this where we all start singing 'Let's all go down the Strand?' (an old musical hall number in case our colonial companions are not familiar with it!)
    Now - what I shall offer for bail? Hmmm...
    Hi to catmuses, good to see you here (lurking behind Oliver)

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  105. Hi Catmuses. Welcome to Paula's party - don't worry, we always have spare gowns in all sizes for our guests to choose from. Follow me, we'll soon have you dressed to the nines.

    Uh-oh, Paula's singing again, it's a little early in the day for Champagne - but it's her party and she'll sing if she wants to... sing if she wants to - yay!

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  106. Mary leaves her cell, reluctantly. After being arrested she was thrown into a cell with several of the hotties from the ball. Picked up for being drunk. Up all nite listening to drunks sing about bottles of beer on the wall.
    One of the jailers hands Mary back her hooters and she shakes her head putting them back in and adjusting herself. Thanks to Lyn for letting the Detective suck on your toes for me. And Lyn, you are gonna be black and blue from all the pinching. Paula I don't wanna know what they did to you! But thanks for bailing me out. All I did was open one wrong door. There was a senator in there with his girlfriend. After him pressing charges, I'm gonna give the pictures to his wife. LOL!
    In the car Sharon breaks the tension by singing. They all join in and moods are lifted. Oliver winks from the drivers seat. It's a rousing chorus of-----Guess!

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