Monday, November 5, 2007

Count Your Blessings Contest

Thanksgiving is the perfect time for counting your blessings. All of the White Rose authors here count being a part of the The Wild Rose Press as one of our blessings. We’d like to know what blessings you have.

Leave us a list of three blessings in your life as comments on our blog and you’ll be entered in our contest. Names will be drawn from the entries for free books! Keep watching here for more details.

In the meantime, here’s a sneak peak at Nick and Noelle by Kara Lynn Russell, which will be released as an e-text and in print on November 14. In this excerpt it’s clear that our hero, Nick is having a bit of trouble counting his blessings at Thanksgiving dinner.


Dinner couldn’t have been any more agonizing for Nick if he’d been sitting on a chair full of nails. Gladys had seated Noelle next to him at the crowded table. That put her near enough for him to smell the sweet scent of her perfume. They were packed in so closely that their shoulders brushed. He caught her every movement from the corner of his eye. How was he supposed to ignore her when she was invading his senses like this?
He was careful to give her all the space he could. He even made sure their hands didn’t touch when he passed serving bowls to her. To make matters worse, Natalie just wouldn’t let up about fixing Noelle up with someone. In Nick’s opinion she stunk as a matchmaker. He’d never heard such a list of losers before in his life. It sounded like the roll call for “Jerks R Us.” If Noelle had shown the faintest interest in any of them, he’d…
He’d have said nothing. Because he told her the kiss was a mistake, and it wouldn’t happen again. He’d just been protecting himself against her imminent rejection, but now he couldn’t very well turn around and object to her potential dates.


Georgiana said...

Three blessings:
1. My family
2. I get to stay home with my kids=)
3. Love being part of the garden!!!

Gail Gaymer Martin said...

Nice writing, Kara. Congrats on the new book.

Gail Gaymer Martin

Sarita Leone said...

So many to choose from.

Family and friends.
Good health.
Bringing joy to others with my writing.

Love this post, and look forward to reading this book. Beautiful cover, BTW. :)

robynl said...

1) close sibling relationships
2) a great dh
3) a wonderful new neighbour

great excerpt had me smiling.

Krysten said...

My three blessings are:
1) that my then boyfriend/new husband was in Iraq, he and his squadron returned home safely with not one injury.

2) That even though I am moving away, my friends and family are making an effort to keep me in their everyday lives

3) the new friends I have made that have welcomed me & showed me how to welcome others

Kim said...
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Kim Watters said...

1) My children
2) My friends and family
3) My job

Lisa K said...

1 My Health
2 My Wonderful Friends
3 My Family

Cherie J said...

My three blessings are: My relationship with God, my family and my friends. I know I am richly blessed and I am thankful.

catslady said...

My family - My mother who is a healthy 85!My husband and 2 daughters and their fiance and boyfriend, my sister and all my extended family members.

My 7 cats!

Books, books, books.