By now you all know that I am a big fan of wedding romances and you might have even seen me praise and rave about Kissing the Maid of Honor by Robin Bielman, the first in her brand new Secret Wishes series, which was a delight! (Still sceptical? Take a peek at my review.) So today we are happy to welcome to BLI Robin Bielman, who has brought us not just a fun game but a terrific giveaway as well, so take a seat and let the fun begin!
Hi everyone! I’m so happy to be back on Book Lovers Inc. today! Thanks to all the BLI gals for having me, and an extra big hug to Stella!
So, I thought I’d do something a little different today to celebrate the first book in my Secret Wishes series, KISSING THE MAID OF HONOR. I had the best time writing this book! Every day that I sat down to write was a great day, and today I want to enlist you in a little writing. I promise it will be easy! And fun!
KISSING THE MAID OF HONOR MAD LIBS
Have you all heard of Mad Libs? It’s a game where one person prompts another for a list of words to substitute for blanks in a story. Usually a prompt – such as noun, adverb, adjective – is supplied because the person giving the words isn’t reading the story. In my version here, I thought I’d do a little variation on this popular game and ask you fill in words to an excerpt from KISSING THE MAID OF HONOR. You don’t have to have read the book to play along. You can guess what word goes in the blank. However, anyone who posts their answers/suggestions below will be entered into a giveaway for a $15 gift card to the online bookstore of your choice and a digital copy of one of my backlisted books. List your words in the comments and I’ll be popping in to say hi and maybe throw a few hints out. Ready? Here we go…
Luke didn’t see the point of learning choreographed dance steps, but it made his _____________ happy, her smile and laugh contagious, and he found himself enjoying even his missteps.
His partner didn’t hurt matters, either. Paired with the beautiful _____________, he gave silent thanks for his new role as best man. If he’d had to watch Sela dance with someone else, he might have gone insane.
A disconcerting thought he decided not to examine too closely.
“Remember, the basic step is one of the most beautiful of the rumba. So if nothing else, stick to it, and the dance floor will be yours,” the instructor said.
Luke peeked at Sela out of the corner of his eye. The slight imperfections in her profile made it the most ________________ he’d seen. With his photographer’s eye he imagined shooting her face from different angles and in different lighting and had a feeling every single one would spark beauty to a thousand different beholders. She might be a girl from his hometown, but there was something about her that was worldly.
She turned her head, catching him in the act of _____________. He darted his attention away.
“Now let’s step into the closed position once again and begin,” the teacher said.
At first they moved rigidly, fighting the natural rhythm of their bodies like they still needed to battle to keep things normal. But as the music continued, their moves melted into a fluid sway of hips and torsos and Luke couldn’t think of anywhere else he’d rather be.
“Close your eyes and feel the movement. Let the music guide you,” the teacher said softly as she wove around the dance floor.
Luke waited for Sela to shut her eyes. Christ, she was pretty. The woman made scrubs look ___________. But it was what she had on the inside that suddenly made his mouth drier than the Sahara Desert.
Her eyes fluttered open. “You can wipe that smug look off your face. You’re not that good of a dancer.”
“No?” Without missing a beat, he spun them around, their steps in perfect tandem. An invisible string kept them in harmony. The flush of Sela’s cheeks kept energy humming through his veins.
Her eyes narrowed and her lips pursed, and Luke imagined she’d much rather have a ______________ in her hand so they could fence instead of move with each other.
“You know what they say about show-offs, don’t you?” she said.
“Tell me.” He twirled them away from the others, his fingertips increasing the pressure on her shoulder blade.
“They’re compensating for something else. Usually something _________.” Her gaze dipped below his waist as they both stepped back.
He laughed. For the second time in the last hour she’d done what few women could—raise his hackles in the most engaging way.
“Sweetheart, there’s nothing small about me,” he whispered when they came together. “And if you need proof, I’d be _____________ to show you.”
Robin Bielman lives in Southern California with her high school sweetheart husband, two sons, and crazy-cute mini Labradoodle, Harry Dresden. When not attached to her laptop, she can almost always be found with her nose in a book. She also loves to run, hike, and dip her toes in the ocean. Writing is a dream come true, and she still pinches herself to be sure it’s real.
She is also the author of Worth the Risk and Yours At Midnight from Entangled’s Ever After line. She loves to connect with readers.
For more information on Robin and her books visit
Kissing her best friend’s brother never felt so right…
Sela Sullivan is resolved to be the best maid of honor ever, even if it means tolerating the best man. Insufferable, too-handsome Luke Watters is not only the guy who humiliated her at a kissing booth in high school, but he also happens to be her best friend’s older brother. Positive he’s the same arrogant jock, Sela vows to focus on her duties and steer clear of the frustrating—and frustratingly tempting—Luke.
As a world-renowned extreme-sports photographer, Luke is used to undertaking life-risking adventures. But risking his heart for the beautiful Sela Sullivan, who clearly still hates him for his rejection all those years ago? He didn’t see that coming. Sela inspires a passion he’s never known, and the more time they spend together, the more he craves her. But can he prove to the maid of honor he’s become a man of honor?
Robin has generously offered a $15 gift card to the online bookstore of your choice and a digital copy of one of her backlisted books to one lucky commenter!
All you have to do is leave a comment and tell us your answers to the missing words.
This giveaway is open to all!
(You can read our full giveaway policy here)
Please be sure to include a valid email address in the comment form (need not be in the actual body of the comment).
Giveaway ends on Saturday 6 July 2013 and we will announce the winner on Sunday.