Friday, January 4, 2013

Flashback Friday and A Cruise:)

Jan 1973:
I don't remember the exact month this happened, so I'm choosing to post this now.  Did I mention I was an anxious child, and always wanting to please?  Well for whatever reason, I had to use the bathroom at the exact time my 1st grade teacher chose to call our names and handing out papers.  I didn't want to be laughed at for being in the bathroom when she called my name, so I tried to hold it.  And didn't make it.

Mom told me recently, "You talked to her more in that ten minutes than you had the entire 1st semester, while she took you down for some dry clothes."

I don't remember that part; I just remember the humiliation of wetting my pants in class, all because I was too darn scared to run to the bathroom in case my name was called!

Present Day:
It's SCP's 2nd Anniversary and you're invited on our Cruise:)

Grand Prize- iPad2
First place- Kindle Fire
Second Place- $50 SCP gc
Third place- $25 SCP gc

All you have to do is start here and visit the participating author's blogs.  Leave a comment on each one; some authors are offering individual prizes.  Also, match the authors with their Port O'Call and send it in an email to Dawne Prochilo:

List of participating authors:
Marie Rose DuFour          Lindsay Downs          Imogene Nix
Jean Joachim                    Karen Cino                Jennifer Simpkins
Melissa Keir                    Kathleen Ball              Paloma Beck
Angela Quarles                Davee Jones               Flossie Benton Rogers
Dawne Prochilo               Sandy Sullivan            Layla Hunter
Sherry Gloag                   Colette Saucier           Michel Prince
Cynthia Arsuaga              Gray Dixon                 Jeanine McAdams
Tamara Monteau             Jan Graham                Carolyn Gibbs
MS Spencer                    Chloe Waits               Christina Cole
Shannon West

*NOTE:  On the SCP site, both Sandy Sullivan and Chloe Waits' blog links are incorrect.  I have their correct links above.  Enjoy the cruise!

Ready to start the fun?


Gretchen McLaren has her life mapped out. A tour of duty with the Peace Corps, then working as a social worker for the elderly. But her boyfriend Joe Walker doesn't agree with her plan, and tries everything in his power to change her mind. But will he succeed? Or will his efforts drive her into the arms of another man?

Troy Anderson finds himself hearing the words no man wants to hear, "I just want to be friends." But when a skilled manipulator tries to tear down the woman he loves, will he fight for her? Find out what happens when jealousy upsets the balance of love and ambition. Has Gretchen been blind to true love the entire time?

Buy Link:

I picked this particular SCP book because I'm going through this issue with my daughter, and now seems like a perfect time to sail away to....Saint Maartin's Island!

I'll throw all the names in a hat and draw one lucky winner at the end of the contest for a copy of this book or any of my others.  Book #5 will be out hopefully next month.  So good luck and enjoy the cruise!


Rhonda's Doings said...

would love to visit St. Marrtin's Island and read your book.

Karen said...

I would love to sit on the beach enjoying the crystal clear water.

Tessa said...

Outside it's raining and nothing can be more tempting than think about sun and warm weather. This cruise really is so much fun, thank you!
tessa (dot) bamberg (at) kolumbus (dot) fi

Amy S. said...

Balancing Act sounds good!

Lisa said...

Looking forward to reading Balancing Act


Shay O said...

Would love to visit Saint Maartin's Island! Your book sounds great, please throw my name in the hat! 1luckywoman(at)cox(dot)net

Scuba Girl said...

Thanks for putting up the correct links!

Scuba Girl said... (sorry)

Anonymous said...

Balancing Act and crystal clear waters-- can't beat that, Molly!

Jean MP said...

Look forward to reading Balancing Act, sounds like a great story.
skpetal at hotmail dot com

Crystal Newman said...

As I look outside my window and see the snow. I would love to be on an Island right now.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your next book! :)

ckpoisonedrose AT gmail DOT com

BLHmistress said...

What a beautiful place to visit and perfect to just lie outside and read :).

Dawna N.


Belinda G said...

I loved this blurb and wouldn't mind reading the book. It was interesting.

Cruising is just about the best of all vaycays...sun, water, food and beaches...LOL

Belinda G
belgre AT comcast DOT net

pc said...

Sun and sand versus 40 degree weather?...definitely sun and sand is better!
Balancing Act sounds like a great read...we never want to think we've missed love that's been right in front of us the whole time!

Penumbra said...

I'm more of a cold weather person, so wouldn't pick an island getaway most likely :)


Susan W. said...

My mom and I went on a cruise that stopped at St. Maartin. It's a beautiful Island.

laura troxel said...

Ive never been on a cruise. I have a friend that takes a cruise every year. Cant wait to read your book.

SherryGLoag said...

That's an unknown destination to me. I like your cover pic.

Eva's Flowers said...

I'm not sure I've heard of Saint Maartin's Island before, but anything with the word island sounds like fun!


donnas said...

Sounds good. Thanks for sharing!!

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Stacey said...

Happy New Year

Lindsay said...

Some day I'd love to go to St. Maartin's

K. April Holgate said...

Happy Cruising!! This is a great trip and I am def going to check this book out! Happy Anniversary Secret Cravings!!


Shadow said...

Hi! Happy Anniversary and Happy New Years! Ive always wanted to go to Ireland. That would be my dream! Thanks for the awesome hop and all the giveaways! This is so fun! Thank you!! Have a great day! Best wishes and many blessings to you!

Kay Webb said...

Thank you Molly, looking forward to reading some of your books. I look forward to traveling to New Zealand sometime.

L.C.D. said...

i'd take a visit to just about anywhere right now. it's cold and rainy. i guess i'll have to use my imagination to get away. your books are the perfect source.