Saturday, February 14, 2015

Falling in Love on Valentine’s Day…with a book!

Falling in love is easy to do, right? Well, maybe only if you find the perfect person. And finding him or her is hard, isn’t it?! I actually lucked out in that area. After dating a string of wrong people all through high school and college, I met my now husband online…back before online dating was popular.

When I was little, Valentine’s Day was a fun, mystical day. We’d exchange little valentine’s with candy taped to it with classmates. Maybe we’d get a secret note or someone would “like” someone else. We’d get a party at school. Somewhere along the way, Valentine’s Day loses its magic.

As adults, there’s so much pressure surrounding the day. If you aren’t coupled up, you’re lonely. If you DO have someone special, you have to get them something, go out to eat, and make something of the day. Valentine’s Day is a lot of work!

So how about this…anyone can fall in love on Valentine’s Day…if they know how to do it! And here’s how. Think about your favorite type of book and then go out and find the perfect fit. Fall in love with the characters. Enjoy the words flowing on the page. Make it a point to immerse yourself in the story.

It’s exactly what happened to me when I wrote “Accept this Dandelion.” Though I didn’t write the book on Valentine’s Day, I feel deeply and hopelessly in love with the characters, the storyline, and the humorous angle. And it couldn’t be avoided. The story came to me and bugged me relentlessly till I wrote it down. I couldn’t have a peaceful night of sleep until the book was completed.

Lucky in love? Great! Go read a good book and think of your loved one when you find characters you admire. Alone? Fine! Read a book and imagine who you might end up with someday!

If you read “Accept this Dandelion,” I hope it puts a smile on your face and laughter in your heart. It was meant to give you a break from everyday life. If you read something else, I hope it brings just what you need to your life…on Valentine’s Day or any other day!

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Accept This Dandelion

By Brooke Williams
Release Date: February 4, 2015 from Prism Book Group
Genre: Romance/Comedy
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Renee Lockhart has her eye on a lofty goal…to fill the open position of morning radio show host at the radio station where she works.  When her co-workers sign her up for a local TV version of “the Bachelor,” Renee goes along with it in order to raise her public profile.  Ben McConnell, the most eligible bachelor in town, insists that Renee be placed on the show, despite her bumbling audition.  Ben gets much more than he expected in Renee.  He gets a girl who doesn’t bow to his every whim…and a girl who opens his eyes to true, unexpected love. When nothing goes right on the local program called "Accept this Dandelion"...hilarity ensues. Imagine your worst possible dates happening...on TV!

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About the Author

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Brooke Williams writes in a sleep-deprived state while her daughters nap. Her romantic comedy is best read in the same state. Brooke has twelve years of radio in her background, both behind the scenes and on the air. She was also a television traffic reporter for a short time despite the fact that she could care less about hair and make-up. Today, Brooke stays at home with her daughters and works as a freelance writer for a variety of companies. When she isn’t working for paying clients, she makes things up, which results in books like “Accept this Dandelion.”  Brooke is also the author of “Wrong Place, Right Time,” “Someone Always Loved You,” and “Beyond the Bars.” And she looks forward to the upcoming released of “Mamarazzi” and “Baby Sheep Gets a Haircut.” Brooke and her husband Sean have been married since 2002 and have two beautiful daughters, Kaelyn (5) and Sadie (nearly 2).

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Praise for Accept this Dandelion

"This book is adorable. I had to sneak away from my desk to read the rest of it once I started. It had my smiling and laughing the whole way through."
-Sarah, Advanced Reader Copy Review

What could possibly evolve from such a strange attraction? That's the meat of Accept this Dandelion, purportedly a romance, but in essence so much more. Acceptance is, indeed, at the heart of Accept this Dandelion: acceptance of self, others, and the paths life offers up, whether for good or bad.
-D. Donovan, eBook Reviewer, MBR
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Renee leaned way over in her chair, throwing her arm up beside her for dramatic effect. She had the perfect line to close her short ad, but instead of delivering it, she flung one of the flickering candles to the floor with a loud crash.
“Fire!” she screamed as she realized the flame had not extinguished, but rather had transferred itself to the hem of her dress.
Before Renee could stop drop and roll, Ben leapt from his chair and threw himself across the small space separating them. The pressure of his body against her leg put out the fire instantly, but it also toppled her chair over, leaving them in a heap on the concrete.
Renee found herself on her side with Ben’s breath on her cheek. She slowly turned her head, though what she really wanted to do was push him away and run out of the studio as fast as possible.
“That was quite a commercial.” Ben didn’t make a move to rise. “Are you okay?”
Renee wasn’t sure how the dress looked, but there were no burning sensations on her leg. There was a twinge in the pit of her stomach. She nodded. “I’m okay.” She met his eyes and allowed herself a few beats to study him closely. He was handsome. And now, he was even a hero. Though he wouldn’t have had to save her from burning flames had she not set herself on fire.
Ben deftly got to his feet and pulled Renee from her chair as the producer rushed over and the camera operators stood by, panning down to capture Renee’s smoldering dress.
“Hey, Renee,” Ben whispered into her ear, “next time there’s fire between us, I’m not going to put it out.”

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