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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

And the winner is...

Congratulations to Christy Hayes!! The random drawing has just been completed and you were the winner of Jennifer Becton's wonderfully fun novel, Absolute Liability! I'll get you two connected so Jennifer can send you the copy of the book. I hope you'll enjoy reading it as much as I did!

As for news here, A Summer in Europe just got another really lovely review, this time a 4-star one from Romantic Times. They wrote: "Brant’s charming and engaging tale will allow readers to immerse themselves in the magic and beauty of Europe along with the characters. Although the descriptions of the scenery are amazing, the development of the characters and their unique personalities are what really make this novel shine. What an enjoyable escape!"

Happy sigh ;).

And, if I seem a bit frenzied, it's because I'm headed out of town for the next few days -- just me and some awesome women's fiction writers. I'm really looking forward to it. Only problem is that I need to stop leaving my packing until the VERY LAST minute!!! Tons yet to do today...

So, a question, when you take a trip, are you a minimalist when it comes to your baggage or do you have a tendency to overpack (like, um, I do)?!

5 comments:

Edie Ramer said...

I agree with every word that RT said (though it should've been a Top Pick, lol).

Enjoy your time with the other writers. I'm jealous. We never did get together. Liz and I plan to go to RT in Chicago, though. I think it's in April. I'm guessing you'll be there. :)

Marilyn Brant said...

Edie, you know I love the way you think!! Thank you for your kind words about the review, xox. As for RT, I'm so psyched that you and Liz will be there! Yes, I'm going -- it'll be my first RT conference -- and the fact that it'll be held in Chicago was definitely a draw. It's still about an hour away from where I live, but much nearer than some of their other locations. And I'd still love to do that MM get together one of these days...

Jakki L. said...

Marilyn, congrats on another great review!
As far as packing goes, the times when I try to minimize either my things or the kids things, I always forget parts to outfits. So we get to where we are going and I have to go to Christmas Eve service in jeans (b/c I forgot tights & my dress will look "hookerish" w/o them), or Luke has no undershirts for his polos, and somehow I ALWAYS forget accessories if I pack light! Needless to say, I have given up my efforts to pack light. Plus, one never knows what kind of mood one might be in while gone!
I hope you have a wonderful time on your trip! It sounds like fun!

Jakki L. said...

Congratulations, Christy! I hope you love Vincent as much as I do! :D

Marilyn Brant said...

Jakki, LOL!! I know just what you mean about forgetting things... I was trying to minimize as I packed for the trip and, of course, forgot a couple of important items that I had to pick up at the airport! And thank you for the good wishes on the retreat -- it was a really fun getaway ;). Hope you had a wonderful weekend, too!!