Saturday, August 27, 2011

With almost perfect timing... and thanks to Minnette Meador

My husband's on his way back from a trip to England, so when Minnette Meador--an author who has three books coming out this summer(!)--presented me with my surprise "grand prize" for following her online during the release of A Ghost of a Chance (paranormal romantic comedy, set in Portland, and released in June 2011) the timing seemed just perfect. I could welcome him home with a glass of Oregon wine, served in beautiful Portland and Oregon glasses, by the light of flickering tea-lights. I could serve something small, hot from the oven, with my new Portland rose-garden oven-mitt--something with blueberry and lemon preserve perhaps, and Oregon chocolate afterwards. I could even take a nice relaxing bath to get me in the mood...

Ah, but then I checked the flight status and found they'd cancelled his flight. So instead I stayed up half the night waiting for husband to wake up in England so I could give him the news. Since my husband had no access to the internet and no-one was answering their phones, I ended up rescheduling him online over here--I hope they remember they said I wouldn't have to pay. And now my husband's on his way, will "only" have a 15-hour (!!!!!) layover in Atlanta Georgia, and I'll see him tomorrow morning--not quite the right time for relaxing glasses of wine, but there again, by tomorrow morning my husband won't care.

Oh, and those books that Minnette's got coming out this year? I won the 2nd grand prize for following (and commenting on) her blogposts during the release of A Ghost of a Chance; soon you'll all be able to find lots of fascinating facts about ancient Britain when she tours the internet with The Gladiator Prince (August 2011), and who knows what The Bell Stalker (October 2011) will bring. Meanwhile, don't forget to look out for Starsight volumes I and II, the Centurion and the Queen, and The Edge of Honor as well.

5 comments:

Bearman said...

What a great prize.

Hope your hubby makes it home OK

Minnette Meador said...

The pleasure was all mine, darlin' - I was afraid he'd get stuck but very glad you'll see him tomorrow. Enjoy the prize... You definitely deserve it! M:o)

Laura Eno said...

Congrats on all the goodies!
15 hour layover????? I'd die.

maryrussel said...

Congratulations on the great prizes! I'm sure you will get a chance to enjoy them with your hubby soon.

Sheila Deeth said...

He's home. Slept a lot then went to work this morning--I guess we'll see how long he lasts before he needs to sleep again. And the goodies are great!