Tuesday, May 5, 2009

fun weekend

I was at a small village sports festival this weekend and took a gold medal for air rifle shooting. Nobody was more surprised than I. I hadn't shot one of those in twenty years. I'm ridiculously bad at sports, but now seems I might be good at sports where all I have to do is stand still. Hmm... I'm thinking if I could find a sport where all I had to do was sit, I might even make it all the way to the regional level!

How was your weekend?

My new book SAVED BY THE MONARCH is out this week, so I'm celebrating that. Here is a little taste...

Picture yourself going on a much-needed European vacation to the country of your ancestors. You’re getting off the airplane, and the red carpet is odd, but not alarming. Except, the hot guy in the fancy uniform waiting at the end, in front of a line of guards, is not head of security.

He is a prince.

Now try not to let your chin drop when he tells you that your parents had promised him your hand in marriage before they died --when you were still a child.

He whisks you away in the royal ceremonial limousine before you can get your bearings. And by the time you manage to tell him that under no circumstances will you be entering an arranged marriage with a stranger, you are both kidnapped by anti-monarchy rebels.

You don’t know the country’s politics, you don’t know the lay of the land, you don’t speak the local dialects. You only have one chance for survival: you must trust your life to the prince.

~~Forget kissing frogs. Meet Prince Miklos of Valtria.
And if the crown fits…~~

Have a wonderful day!


  1. We had a wonderful weekend, my husband and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary, we went to a nursery and bought each other some yard plants (Oh, this was a cool nursery....it had a bunch of one-of-a-kinds yard stuff, recycled items that are very unique!)

    The blurb on your new book sounds so interesting Dana, can't wait to get my hands on it!

    I think it's great that you won the air rifle competition.....we have something in common there, while I was in the Army, I won the sharpshooter medal in rifle! :)

  2. My weekend consisted of babysitting my two young grandsons and setting up my new laptop.

    Congrats on winning the air rifle competition.

  3. Congratulations on your gold medal. My weekend consisted of reading and more reading. It was my time to be lazy.

  4. OMG! I have to go get this book! Sounds great, Dana!

  5. How cool is that for a plot?!? Yeah for Prince Miklos.

  6. Thank you for all your comments! Yeah, I'm hanging that medal on the wall! I'm pitifully bad at sports so it's my first ever. :-) Maybe it'll inspire me to try other things.

    Take care,