Wednesday, July 3, 2013

VICTORIAN TEA PARTY

Welcome to my Victorian Tea Party!  There's yummy treats, great giveaways,and the beach! 




Who's in the mood for a party? There's a strawberry shortcake, finger sandwiches, tarts, cranberry scones, peanut butter cookies, brownie bites, whipped cream puffs, herbal teas, and pink lemonade. Later tonight they'll be cocktails. Grab something sweet, kick back and enjoy the party!

 I'm celebrating the release of my novella Sun, Sand & Seances by having a Victorian Tea Party. I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate a story set in the romantic old historic town of Cape May, New Jersey.  Sun, Sand & Seances was released last week by Decadent Tease.






Here's one of the oldest hotels in town. A psychic fair would be great here!



A horse and carriage ride with a tour guide who gives you some of the history of the town along with a few of the ghostly tales from years gone by.




Here's one of the living rooms in a bed and breakfast. I'd love to have tea in here. 







Sunset at the beautiful Sunset Beach.



                              Here's the book trailer made by Winterheart Design. 



BLURB

Bobbi Collins is a caring and devoted kindergarten teacher who had her world turned upside down when her fiancé died after a lover’s quarrel. Five years later, she still struggles with acceptance. Her role as an educator fills up her week, but on weekends, she longs for something more. When she stumbles across a newspaper ad for a psychic fair in the historic town of Cape May, New Jersey, it seems like the answer. Bobbi is determined to revive her once vibrant life.

Kevin Carlton a successful realtor is tired of the dating game. He doesn’t remember buying a raffle ticket, but when his co-worker announces he holds the winning number, he decides to take a chance and attend the all expense paid weekend in Cape May, at the Lady of the Sea's Psychic Fair. He hopes to find a spiritualist who has the ability to contact his late father and prove he has become a man to be proud of.

Sparks fly when Bobbi and Kevin run into one another at the fair. When strange happenings occur, Bobbi rushes into her ex-boyfriend’s arms. She never imagined having a weekend of magic, memories, and a chance to rekindle the flame with her lost love. 

Can sun, sand, and séances cast a spell on their hearts and allow the reunited couple to find what they both desire, or will the spirits sabotage it all?

EXCERPT

He sat beside her on the bed and slid close. “Don’t be scared. There’s always something to repair in these old hotels. Try not to let all of the ghost stories get to you. It’s all in fun.”
“The stories I’ve heard sound real.”
“I think the air conditioner made the noise.” He laughed.
Bobbi grabbed the blanket from the edge of the bed and placed it around her shoulders. “Don’t you feel the cold air?”
“Did you turn it on when you came into the room?”
“No, I thought you did.”
“Now, that’s weird. I didn’t touch it.” Kevin tucked her against him. With their bodies close, neither of them said another word.
The warmth of his touch calmed her nerves, and Bobbi turned to gaze into his eyes. She gasped when he gave her an intense stare and placed his hand on the side of her face. Her desire surfaced and the wall she’d built to protect her heart since her fiancé’s death began to loosen. His cologne teased her to remember how sweet he had always been. As Kevin pulled her close and nuzzled her neck, she wrapped her arms around his broad back. When he placed his lips on hers and searched her mouth with his tongue, she whimpered and surrendered to his embrace. His kiss a reminder of the fun-filled days and long passionate nights. Why had she given him up? The image of her fiancé flashed in her mind like a bucket of cold water, and she shoved against Kevin’s chest, loosening his hold.

I'm giving away prizes too!  1. 25.00 Amazon gift card  2. An e-book copy of Sun, Sand & Seances. The party goes on all week. I'll announce the winner on July 11. 

Here’s where you can find me hanging out. 











I'm adding an extra giveaway! Two randomly selected guests will receive a beautiful jeweled bookmark made by Nicole Laverdure.










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30 comments:

Maureen said...

I hope ya don't mind...I invited a bunch a' pirates ta yer tea party. I sure hope ya have some rum handy...they can get rowdy without something harty ta drink...

Joanne C. Berroa said...

Good luck with your party!!! It's a great time for a beach party. Hope you get a lot of sales.

Kathleen Ann Gallagher's Place to Reflect said...

Hi Maureen! I'd love to have a bunch of pirates at my tea party. I'll start serving up the good stuff early.

Thanks for joining me!

Kathleen Ann Gallagher's Place to Reflect said...

Hi Joanne!

I'm not counting calories today, The strawberry shortcake is heavenly.

It's great to see you here!

Nicole Laverdure said...

Have fun and just enjoy the moment!

Nicole Laverdure said...

I don't believe in psychic but I do believe in coincidences! And that thing happen for a reason!

Kathleen Ann Gallagher's Place to Reflect said...

Hi Nicole! Hope you picked up a few snacks before you left. I'm having a great time. Yes, things do happen for a reason.

Thanks for joining the party!

Anonymous said...

I don't believe in psychics, but I do tune in to coincidence and fate to a certain extent!

vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

Kathleen Ann Gallagher's Place to Reflect said...

I appreciate your opinion, Vitajex. Thank you for stopping by! I hope you had a piece of cake.

bn100 said...

not really

bn100candg at hotmail dot com

rubyswan said...

No:Pe! they Bring a lot of entertainment 2 the Table though/slaP stick comedy((giggle))! thanQ!
redz041@yahoo.com

Mary Preston said...

I dont know that I do believe, but I could be convinced I think.

marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Kathleen Ann Gallagher's Place to Reflect said...

I love hearing all of your comment. Thanks so much for joining the party, bn and Ruby!

Great to see you back, Mary Preston! Hope you stick around for the cream puffs.

BLHmistress said...

I am not sure part of me wants to believe.

Rafflecopter Name Dawna Newman

Kathleen Ann Gallagher's Place to Reflect said...

Hi Dawna! Thanks for joining us today. My heroine is desperate for answers. What she finds is unexpected.

Good Luck!
Have a great weekend!

magic5905 said...

No, not really, but I love reading and watching about them.

Kathleen Ann Gallagher's Place to Reflect said...

Hi Magic, Welcome to the party! I hope you enjoyed your time here. Thank you for joining us!

Jennifer Wilck said...

Love your party idea! And Cape May is beautiful. My husband and I spent a long weekend here a few years ago--it was beautiful. I don't particularly believe in psychics, although I have to admit they freak me out a tiny bit. :) Good luck with your book!

Kathleen Ann Gallagher's Place to Reflect said...

Hi Jennifer! I'm so glad you stopped by. Hope you enjoyed your time at my party and it brought back good memories.

Thanks so much!

Daniel M said...

not yet, maybe if I came across a good psychic - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Kathleen Ann Gallagher's Place to Reflect said...


Hi Daniel,

It's so nice of you to join the party. Hope you're having a great Sunday!

Sherry said...

Not really. When I was younger I went see some but they never told me anything.
sstrode at scrtc dot com

Kathleen Ann Gallagher's Place to Reflect said...


Hi Sherry,

It's great to have another guest at the party!

Thanks for stopping by!

Helena Ferrell said...

Thanks for the hop! I can't say that I actually believe in psychics due to some religious beliefs, but I do love to read about them!

Helena Ferrell
deathangyl@gmail.com

Kathleen Ann Gallagher's Place to Reflect said...


Hi Helena! It's great to have another guest join my tea party! I hope you had a good time.

I think you'll find the psychics in Cape May friendly.

All the best!

dv8 said...

I don't believe in psychics

Tina B said...

I do believe in psychics. I have witnessed too many things not to believe in the unknown. :)
Great excerpt! Thank you for sharing and for the giveaway.

Kathleen Ann Gallagher's Place to Reflect said...

It's great to read all of your comments!

Thanks for taking a minute to visit!

Kathleen Ann Gallagher's Place to Reflect said...

Hi Tina! I've witnessed things that can't be explained too. I'm glad you enjoyed the excerpt. Thanks for joining in!

Good Luck!

Kathleen Ann Gallagher's Place to Reflect said...


The count is in! Congratulations!

Grand Prize winner is Maureen O Betita.

Second Prize winner is Janice Thomas.

Winner of jeweled bookmark is Helena Ferrell.

Thank you for joining me at my Victorian Tea Party. I hope you visit me again.

Happy reading!