Leanna Ellis this week/romance in life

» Posted on Feb 18, 2008 in Blog | Comments Off on Leanna Ellis this week/romance in life

The winners last week were Stormi (Lethal Deception) and Melody (Stuck in the Middle). Congratulations!

This week I’m having Leanna Ellis as my guest author. She is giving away Elvis Takes a Back Seat (isn’t that a neat title–love it) in a drawing. If you want to be entered in the drawing, please email me at margaretdaley@gmail.com or leave a comment with your email address in it. The drawing closes next Sunday evening.

Leanna Ellis’s bio:

Winner of the National Readers’ Choice Award and Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart Award, Leanna Ellis has written several novels. She now writes women’s fiction for B&H Publishing. Her book Elvis Takes a Back Seat is the launch title for B&H Publishing and will be released January 2008. Visit her website at leannaellis.com.

Elvis Takes a Back Seat
January 2008
B&H Publishing
ISBN: 978-0-8054-4696-8

A young widow, determined to fulfill her husband’s last request, hauls a three foot bust of Elvis strapped in the back seat of a vintage Cadillac from Texas to Memphis to return it to its rightful owner. The road trip with her eccentric aunt, who knew the King of Rock n’ Roll, and a temperamental teen, hits roadblocks and detours as the three women uncover pieces of their own past along with the bust’s mysterious history. The discoveries change the course of their lives forever.

Romance in your life
by Margaret Daley
To a romance writer (at least this one) Valentine’s Day is a special day because we celebrate love. To me love is (to quote a song) what makes the world go around. We see it everywhere–in books, on TV, in movies and in going through our everyday lives.

I’ve been married thirty-seven years and thank God everyday for my wonderful husband. But it’s just not my husband who I love but also family and friends. Valentine’s Day is not just for celebrating that one important love in your life but celebrating love itself. Without love in our lives what do we really have. Without the love of the Lord, my families and friends, my life would be empty.

As I mentioned above we see love everywhere. What are some books or movies you’ve seen that celebrate love–that leave you feeling good when you put the book down or finish watching the movie? There are so many for me, but I’ll name a few to get the ball rolling. I love the movie True Lies. It was fun and about renewing a love in a marriage. Another I saw again recently on TV (while I was exercising–and believe me the time went so much faster while I was viewing it) was Romancing the Stone. I love adventures and mix a good romance into the adventure and that’s my kind of movie. In fact in movies that don’t end happy, I walk away frustrated, wanting to rewrite the ending. That’s the way I felt about the movie, A Message in the Bottle (I believe that’s the name of it) where it was a beautiful love story until the end. The end left me so unsatisfied and definitely NOT uplifted.

So what are some good love stories you’ve read or seen lately? I’m always looking for ones I haven’t seen or read. Any suggestions?