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BIDDING ON THE BOUQUET
by Catherine Castle
Please enjoy the following article by Catherine related to her new novel:
In Love with Bling
If you look at my author picture you will see a huge hunk of turquoise around my neck and two more pieces on my ears. On any given day, I wear four rings on my fingers, and I have enough rings to wear a different one almost every day of the month. I have several bracelet watches, one from the Cracker Barrel country restaurant store, which can be switched out to match my outfits. I hunt in antique stores for vintage pieces and old turquoise items. If it sparkles and looks pretty, I’ll wear it. If it’s expensive, I’ll wear it. If it’s just cheap costume jewelry, and it’s pretty, I’ll wear it. If it’s unusual and pretty, I’ll wear it. Big, small, or in-between. I’m not picky—I’m just in love with bling.
When I was writing Bidding on the Bouquet, my heroine decided she, too, liked jewelry and bling. In fact, the chance of acquiring a solid rose-gold flower tempted her enough to participate in a risky venture.
While I’m mostly a plotter and plan out the big details of a story, I do allow my characters to take me on side trips. When Marietta was given a jewelry account to market, she couldn’t help but gush over the one-of-a-kind designs the client showed her. I hadn’t planned the stories Marietta came up with as ads for the pieces. They just flowed from me, or rather from her, like water from a broken main.
The pieces in the story are made by Marietta’s nemesis, Willow, and when Marietta creates fabulous stories to use as an ad campaign, Willow isn’t happy because she thinks Marietta is trying to one-up her in the eyes of her mother, who runs the jewelry company.
I wish I had a picture of the three pieces of jewelry, but the designs are from the depths of my brain, so a description will have to do.
From the Mystic Gems collection featured
in Bidding on the Bouquet
Sounds breath-taking, doesn’t it? I’m certain you’ll love the mythical tales that go along with these Mystic gems. I know I did when Marietta spun them.
Maybe someday I’ll talk my hubby into letting me loose in a jewelry store and get the jeweler to make these pieces for me. It’s happened before. My hubby let me design a snowflake ring that came from a story we wrote together. (pictured on the right)
And he shocked me when he agreed to the price. Jewelry loving gal that I am, I can dream it will happen again.
What about you? Do you love bling as much as Marietta and I do?
Welcome, Catherine. Please tell us a little about your novel, Bidding on the Bouquet.
The chance to catch a bridal bouquet containing a solid gold rose makes underprivileged, down-on-her-luck grad student Marietta Wilson pawn everything she owns to come up with a bid to win a bridesmaid spot in the most prestigious wedding of the season.
When he discovers his sister is auctioning off bridesmaid spots in her wedding party, wealthy, elitist Chip Vandermere is appalled. Not only is it in poor taste, but no self-respecting lady would stoop so low as to bid. Convinced Marietta is a gold digger, Chip sets out to thwart her plans.
A social climber and a social misfit. Can a bridal bouquet unite them?
Where can readers find you online?
Catherine’s Amazon author page
Catherine’s Goodreads page
Stitches Thru Time blog
SMP authors blog site
Where can readers purchase Bidding on the Bouquet?
Catherine, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. Catherine is offering an eBook copy of Bidding on the Bouquet to one commenter to this blog post.
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Till next time … keep on smiling.
My latest book is out – Her Reason to Smile, a novella. Here is the cover, and you can read more about the book and the first chapter here.