Please welcome author Lucy Kevin to the blog this week. Lucy’s focus in her books is on the support staff that make a wedding go smoothly
We’re so used to seeing the wedding from the perspective of the bride and groom, I thought it would be fun to explore the wedding drama from the point of view of the people who plan it. Namely the wedding coordinator (The Wedding Kiss – coming Winter 2012), the dress maker (The Wedding Dress – Coming Fall 2012), the caterer (The Wedding Gift), the florist (The Wedding Dance) and the music director (The Wedding Song – coming July 2012).
That’s why it seemed appropriate to name my new series set at a premiere San Francisco wedding venue: Four Weddings and a Fiasco. Every wedding story has at least one debacle, whether it’s invitation misprints or a dress arriving in the wrong size or catering mixing up the delivery times.
At my wedding, we had a surprise birthday cake for my father. (It was his 60th birthday.) The only place big enough to hide his enormous cake was in the oven. I must have told everyone a hundred times not to turn on the oven!
I’d love to hear if you had any wedding fiascos…and how they still ended in happily ever after.
~ Lucy Kevin
After Julie Delgado’s restaurant closes, she temporarily takes over the catering position at the Rose Chalet, a full-service San Francisco wedding venue. She plans to dazzle the bride and groom so the Chalet’s owner will keep her around, but fate has other plans for her when the bride’s brother shows up for the first food tasting.
Andrew Kyle is not only the Cuisine Channel’s Edgy Eats host and chef, but his recent review of Julie’s restaurant was the final nail in its coffin. Once he meets Julie at the Rose Chalet, he’s certain she’s playing it safe. And he wants nothing more than to be the one to break her guarded passions loose.
But despite the undeniable sparks between Julie and Andrew–and the fact that he seems to believe in her when no one else does–can she afford to be taking risks with her cooking, with her career…or with her heart?
When Lucy Kevin released her first novel – SEATTLE GIRL – in 2011, it became an instant digital bestseller. Her next two fun contemporary romance releases – SPARKS FLY and FALLING FAST – have also appeared on many Top 50 bestseller lists, climbing as high as #4 on the Top 100. Her books have been read by half a million people on their e-readers and the Washington Post has called her “One of the top digital writers in America.” If not behind her computer, you can find her reading her favorite authors, hiking, knitting, or laughing with her husband and two children.
If you liked this wedding related advice, there’s more. In honor of my daughter’s upcoming wedding, in the June Bride Blitz I’ve assembled a month’s worth of authors with wedding and bride related novels — and wedding stories and trivia to share. You can see more by clicking on the More June Bride Blitz on the sidebar to your right. I’m also picking a related item to feature on Amazon, just for fun. You can see those in the widget on the sidebar to the right, too. Don’t forget that I have wedding related books, too (look up in the navigation bar). Oh…and you can see the June Wedding Blitz on Pinterest, too.