Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Trifecta…Mardi Gras, Valentine’s Day, Book Release

Happy Belated Mardi Gras! – Happy Early Valentine’s Day!

Since my monthly blog date falls in between two holidays, I thought we should have a three day party!

Laissez les bon temps rouler!  Let the good times roll!  Mardi Gras, one of my favorite holidays is definitely celebrated in my family.

Even Duffy gets into the act with his Dragon Costume!

I hosted a Mardi Gras party and had the king cake flown in from Haydel’s Bakery in New Orleans.  Look who found the baby!  That makes it official...I'll be hosting again next year :)

My Valentine’s Day is still a mystery but I was informed it will be "complete with pink champagne and a surprise dessert!"

Since I write romance, I am always interested in everyone's Valentine’s Day stories.  And this year I’d love to hear yours.

My favorite wasn't the day as much as it was the gift…a lop-eared bunny I named Arizona Tesla. She was the sweetest creature.  Sadly she is no longer with me, but she will always remain my most special Valentine.

What was your best, worst, funniest, most memorable Valentine's Day?

Continuing on the celebratory path, tonight I will be web chatting about my debut book, BETTING ON TEXAS.  

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BETTING ON TEXAS officially releases on March 5th, but you can pick up a copy sooner directly from Harlequin® at

And remember...commenting on any of the American Romance blogs automatically enters you in the monthly drawing for one of our books!

Amanda Renee
Betting on Texas (March 2013)
Home to the Cowboy (August 2013)
Legacy of a Lone Star (Early 2014)


Anonymous said...

The Marci Gras party was terrific!!

Leigh Duncan said...

Can you believe it, Amanda? I've never been to Mardi Gras or a Mardi Gras party. But I'd love to try one of those cakes. Yummmm.

Happy Valentines Day (almost). Hubby, an engineer, rarely remembers the date. This year, I walked him past a Hallmark store and suggested he might want to go inside. He glanced at the window displays (all pink hearts and cupids) and asked, "Why?" Which is why I find romance in books, I guess. LOL

Amanda Renée said...

Leigh - The king cake was incredible. I always worry about food items being dried out when they are shipped around a holiday, but this was so moist and just a hint of sweetness. It was a hit!

I would love to see your hubby as a hero in a book. That scene would be perfect, just make him single and clueless about romance :)

Kaelee said...

I have never been to Mardi Gras either. the cake is very different looking. Now I have to go find out all about king cake. Looking forward to your book.

linda s said...

I have never been to a Mardi Gras, either. Now I have to follow KAelee and find out what the significanse is of a baby in a king cake. Most mysterious.

Dh always buys me flowers fo Valentines... or something quite silly. He is very sentimental.