Tomorrow is the release day for my latest book, Tempted by the Wrong Twin (though I hear the eBook is already available - actual release dates are hard to pin down nowadays!).
So I'm in the mood to celebrate!
And, although I'll probably do something fairly low key, I'm having an indulgent moment where I'd like to dream big. Perhaps a champagne and strawberries breakfast overlooking the French Alps? Or maybe cocktails on the beach of my very own private island in the Great Barrier Reef?
Tell me, if money, travel and access weren't issues, what would be your ideal way to celebrate something?
I'll choose one commenter to send a signed copy of Tempted by the Wrong Twin (or another book from my backlist if you already have this one on preorder.
Congratulations on the new release, Rachel! I can't wait to read it. :-)ReplyDelete
Hmm, if money was no object... I think I'd choose to celebrate on one of those amazing European river cruises (from Amsterdam to Budapest), reclining in luxury and sipping something French as I watched the most amazing scenery drift past. Happy sighs. :-)
Michelle, I'm assuming that since money is no object, that travel sickness doesn't exist in this fantasy either? If so, I'm totally on board with this plan! (With bonus pun!)Delete
I can't wait to read this one yay :)
For me I would love to be on a cruise from Sydney to Hawaii at the moment the would be a way to celebrate and I could be in a deck chair cocktail and your book in hand :)
Oooooh, a deck chair cocktail en-route to Hawaii sounds like an awesome way to celebrate, Helen! (And I love the addition of my book. ;) )Delete
Looking forward to reading this one, Rachel. Definitely French Champagne for me, and most probably in Paris.ReplyDelete
Sue, French Champagne in Paris? Oh, that will be hard to top!Delete
Seeing as it's only a dream, I would celebrate by going on a world cruise on Regent Seven Seas Explorer with my soulmate and mother. I'm bringing dead people back to life for my celebration. lolReplyDelete
Therese, bringing dead people back to life for the celebration is genius! I'd bring my father back because he died before seeing me a published author. I have a feeling he'd be proud, so it would be lovely to have him back for that one day of celebration.Delete
Of course he would be proud of you. You're a beautiful person inside and out. I don't know how anyone could not be proud of you. And don't come back with one of your mushy Bambi replies. lolDelete
Yeah, going to have to disappoint you and go mushy anyway. ;)Delete
Awww... Thank you, Therese. That's a very sweet thing to say. Come closer to the screen... no, closer... ready? (((((hug)))))
Oh stop it! lolDelete
I'd celebrate with all my family and friends on an exotic cruise to Hawaii or the southern Caribbean!ReplyDelete
Laurie, I've been fascinated by the Caribbean since I was young, though now I'll have to do some more research and find out if I prefer the southern or northern part! Great suggestion!Delete
I can't wait to read your book, Rachel!ReplyDelete
If money were no object and neither motion sickness or vertigo, then I would like to celebrate by travelling around the world with my soulmate in an airballoon, while sipping champagne and savouring delicous and decadent bites.
Wow, Riet. I said that motion sickness wasn't an issue, but I still wouldn't have thought about going as far as an air balloon - even thinking about it makes me woozy. But, if I could do it without nausea... Yep, I'd definitely like to try that!Delete
Going for the mundane I'd love a sleep in. The early mornings are doing me in.ReplyDelete
Dreaming bigger, much bigger obviously, I'd love to sail around the Greek islands.
Mary, I hear you on the sleeping in. How about sleeping in each morning on a yacht that's sailing around the Greek islands...? :)Delete
If I had the money I would go to Dubai and sip champagne in my room at the Burj al-Arab looking across the Palm island, living the dream :) I do have this pre-ordered ;)ReplyDelete
Jan, I don't even know what the Burj al-Arab is - you're so worldly! Off to google!Delete
I love Dubai and the Middle East so know a lot about it. :)Delete
Clearly I have some research to do! :)Delete
Congratulations on the release Rachel! Looking forward to reading this new book from you!ReplyDelete
I'd go to Europe again!
Nas, I've never been to Europe, but I'm desperate to go. I need to write out a bucket list!Delete
I've always been a strong proponent of celebrating with my husband, ahem, so at home would be just fine with me - with an otherwise empty house being the bonus, LOL.ReplyDelete
Oh! Having takeout menus available for food to be delivered would be another bonus....
Laney, the advantage of your plan is that money is no object (other than for the takeout!), so it's... well, I was going to say totally doable, but then paused because of the unintended pun, but you know what I mean. :)Delete
Rachel, I love celebrations. Okay, if money were no object, how about a weekend at Lake Como in a private villa with a champagne breakfast looking out over the lake? Last time I visited there I stayed in a youth hostel...!ReplyDelete
Annie, would you believe I just had to find out where Lake Como is? Now that I know I'm a little blown away. And thinking that your plan sounds *perfect*!Delete
Congrats on release day for Tempted by the Wrong Twin Rachel.ReplyDelete
For celebration, it would depend what I was celebrating, however as things currently stand with not limitations, celebration would be drinking bubbly and spending time with good friends in a warm locale. Possibly with lots of dancing.
Count me out of the drawing since this book is on it's way to me again, and I also already own all of your backlist.
Lyn, I practically happy-sighed when I read your suggestion. I'm sure you're as over winter as I am (probably more so, since you're further south), so good friends, warm locale, and drinking bubbly sounds divine.Delete
Looking forward to reading your book. I would celebrate by taking a road trip across the US to Alaska and back.ReplyDelete
Mary, growing up on US movies and TV shows, I know just enough about what that would entail to know I'd love it, but not enough that it wouldn't still be new and fascinating all the way. What fun!Delete
Congratulations on the new release!! It looks fabulous :)ReplyDelete
Hmm if money was no object...I'd go to a fancy spa, get a long massage and indulge myself with a few other pampering treats. Then top the day off with champagne and dinner, so I can get dressed up and spend quality time with J. Maybe there would also be a big, fluffy bed and some small fluffy puppies involved ;)
Stefanie, I love that you've covered all bases with your plan - even puppies! From hereon, you shall be known as the Master Planner!Delete
Congrats on the new release, Rach!ReplyDelete
I think I might join Annie at Lake Como is she'll have me :-)
Amy, I'm starting to think we might need a writing and reading retreat at Lake Como so we can all go. I'll start packing so I have a bag on standby!Delete
Congrats on your new release, Rachel !!!!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyDelete
If money was no object and motion sickness is gone also -- I would say a trip around the world because I have only been out of the US three times in my life so far on Royal Caribbean cruises - which totals about 3 weeks worth of travel
Congratulations on your new book Rachael!ReplyDelete
I'd head to Tuscany and hire a fully staffed villa, a place where all I need to do is get out of bed when I feel like it, saunter outside and spend the day either basking on a sun lounge with a good book, great food and wine or floating in the pool.
I'd spend summer in Provence with my husband. Hire a villa up in the mountains - with its own Michelin star chef to provide delicious meals.ReplyDelete
A full wine cellar, huge library - may have to rethink that, as my French couldn't cope with a full novel. So, with that in mind, a private tutor to get me up to speed.
And extend an open invite for family and friends to come and stay and celebrate our good fortune.
happy release day will be one to read----LynWReplyDelete