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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Welcome Ashley March, author of Romancing the Countess

Ashley March is giving away a copy of Romancing the Countess to one random commenter, AND as a grand prize at the end of her blog tour, she is giving away at least 50 books to one lucky winner! 

Apart from the chances visitors have of winning a copy of ROMANCING THE COUNTESS, Ashley will give away at least 50 books (maybe more!) to one lucky winner at the end of the book tour! All you have to do is collect the answers to the clues she gives for each book tour stop and at the end of the tour in November email her with your answers. One random winner with all the right answers will win at least 50 romance novels! Is this easy to do? Yes. Is August 22nd to the end of November a long time? Yes; such a contest is not for the faint of heart. Is it worth it for a chance to win at least 50 romance novels? If you're a rabid romance fan like Ashley is, definitely!

Ashley kindly took the time away from her hectic writing and family schedule (two little girls!) to answer all my questions, so be sure to read and leave a comment for a chance to win a copy here, and maybe you'll also win 
The Grand Prize! 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

All Saint's Day in New Orleans' Cities of the Dead

Relics of St.Roch's
Relics of St.Roch's
"To all whose desire is to be rich and to live a short life, but a merry one, I have no hesitation in recommending New Orleans." 
                                                               --Henry B. Fearson, Sketches of America, London, 1819

Decorating the Graves All Saint's Day, New Orleans 

 New Orleans likes to follow up her seasons of festivity (some might argue debauchery)  with a day set apart for  religious observance - a Catholic feast, or celebration.
Mardi Gras is followed by Ash Wednesday, and today, after Halloween's orange and black party, is
All Saint's Day.
Now, understanding New Orleans is impossible, but I'll give you a glimpse into the thinking of her inhabitants...

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