Tuesday, May 5, 2015

"Jammin" with Kristy Woodson Harvey...plus a book giveaway

It's May, which means two things....it's International Chick Lit Month AND our five year blogoversary! To celebrate both this year, we're all about having parties and have asked our visiting authors to throw parties for their books or characters. 

Our first party host is the lovely and charming Kristy Woodson Harvey. She's celebrating her debut novel, Dear Carolina, and has an event you won't want to miss! 

Melissa A just finished Dear Carolina this past week and enjoyed the sweet and light-hearted story about how one person can never have too many people who love them. If you're a fan of Beth Hoffman's novels, give Kristy a try. She won't disappoint! 

Kristy lives in North Carolina and graduated from UNC. She spends her free time in Beaufort with her husband and their two year-old son. She blogs over at Design Chic about creating a beautiful home, and is proud to now call herself an author, as well. You can find out more about Kristy at her website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Stop on over to Kristy's party. TWO "guests" from the US will be able to take home copies of Dear Carolina!


You're invited to Kristy's party for Khaki and Jodi from Dear Carolina:

Characters you will also get to meet:
Lucy Peterson from The Dog Year, Grenady and Cade from What I Remember Most, Destiny from Adria Cimino’s Close to Destiny (she’ll bring champagne as a hostess gift!), Amy Reichert's Chef Lou from The Coincidence of Coconut Cake will be catering and will bring along Al and John, Helen from Sonja Yoerg’s House Broken, Sarah from Katie Moretti’s Thought I Knew You, Lanie and Beth from Amy Sue Nathan’s The Glass Wives (They’ll drag Evie along too!). We’ll let guests bring friends too. It will be that kind of party!

The theme:
It will be a joint launch party for Khaki’s new interior design book and Jodi’s new cookbook. Maybe a “Desserts, Decor and Dancing” theme!

The specialty beverage:
The Strawberry Jam-tini. Jodi is all about making jam, and it’s strawberry season right now! Yum!

What time?
Nighttime! Khaki loves a black tie event, so we’ll be pulling out all the stops for this one!

Special musical guest:
The Chairmen of the Board, a legendary shag band, will be playing all night long! They did write the song “Carolina Girls,” Carolina’s namesake, after all! The ladies can kick off their heels and dance all night!

Location:
Outdoors, please! Preferably somewhere by the ocean, just like Dear Carolina’s cover.

Thanks to Kristy for celebrating with us and sharing her book with our readers!

While we're celebrating International Chick Lit Month here, you can also visit the ICLM blog to celebrate some more over there and see who is visiting!

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22 comments:

Janine said...

I actually have created my own drink. it's for summer time. It's a watermelon martini. I use fresh watermelon juice.

Bonnie Franks said...

It would be an iced coffee drink with Bailey's. I love hot coffee that way and I can just about taste it all icy cold. Yum.

susieqlaw said...

I would call it the Susie Q. My most recent creation is a blueberry banana vanilla almond smoothie. I had it for breakfast!

S.Sabia said...

I would make a snagria-tini. It would have berry flavored vodka and a bit of sangria.

cpr040304 said...

I would make a perfect blend of sweetness using natural flavors a mix of berries and lemon and call it "Sweet Claudia"

Kelly M said...

Something with tequila and berries in it. Kel's Beach Breeze.

Amanda Saltsman said...

I would use coconut rum and captain morgan cranberry juice lime and fresh strawberries and call it a splash of summer

traveler said...

My drink would be for summer. Lemon and sparkling water called lemon love.saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Ruth Lyons Mazur said...

Pineapple juice with coconut rum - Sally's sparkler

Sharon Landon said...

I love a little Vodka, Midori, and tonic water with a garnish of honeydew melon. I think I'd go simple with the name and just call in a Melon tonic.

Bonnie K. said...

I've never created a drink before. Hmmm. How about pureeing a cup of frozen berries such as strawberries and raspberries, dilute with some iced tea, drizzle a little honey, add a splash of vodka and call it the River City Iced Tea.

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Terri. said...

It would be a smoothie or frozen drink with orange and vodka and schnapps

Denise Berube said...

Oops, sorry, failed to see only open to US only, Darn, disregard my entries.

Hailey Fish said...

The drink I'd create would be: chicklitarita! It would contain tequila, fresh watermelon juice and anything else that makes a frozen watermelon margarita taste really yummy!

Carol Fragale Brill said...

I'd call it flamingo, purée fresh cherries (or strawberries) freeze in an ice cube tray. Pour vanilla vodka over the ice cubes and serve in a tall, thin glass

Rhonda J G said...

Not to creative with drinks but I love peppermint schnapps in hot chocolate!

bn100 said...

chocolate and caramel; not sure what to name

Caroline Gobble said...

Sweet Caroline--champagne, strawberry puree, and a splash of peach juice

rubynreba said...

I'd love a smoothie with every possible fruit!!
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Beth and Kristy said...

You are so sweet to share these beautiful words about Dear Carolina. I can't tell you how much I appreciate all your support! Thank you!!

Katherine Ivan said...

Grey Goose vodka + Ocean Spray 100% cran-raspberry juice = The Leonardo (after the actor)

Nova said...

rum, orange vodka, more than a splash of pineapple juice, splash of orange juice, grenadine, ice. tropical sunset.