Deliciously Entangled

A few years ago, Hubby and I spent ten wonderful days in Paris, one of our favorite places to vacation.  From there we took trips to  surrounding attractions like Giverny (think Claude Monet) and Normandy (incredibly moving experience).  A major highlight for me was a trip to Reims, in the Champagne region of France.  (Huge surprise, right?)  P1150528Among the tasting rooms we visited was Moet et Chandon a Eperney, the makers of one of my fave champagnes ever.  (Did I mention this was a highlight? :-))

Knowing this, Hubby insisted on buying a bottle to haul on the plane with us (back in the days before the Shoe Bomber changed all that).  And from the moment the cash register rang up our purchase, my hero guarded that sucker like it was the Hope Diamond.  Why?  Because, he declared, this bottle was special, this bottle was destined to be “The One.”

As in, the one we cracked open when I sold my first novel. . ..

Cheers,
-Melia

41 Comments »

  1. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m so excited for you and can’t wait to hear all the details.
    BTW, you can bring wine on plane now if you buy it in the terminal after the security checkpoint.

  2. Most excellent! Love the way you shared your news and can’t wait to hear all the details.
    Enjoy your Champagne! 🙂
    Hugs to you and your handsome hero.

  3. WHOOHOO!! Congrats, Melia!! I’m not surprised, you are very dedicated to your writing, and making it the best it can be!! You have certainly earned it! XOXO.

  4. Okay, so what kind of celebratory Paleo item can I bring to Starbucks tomorrow? Maybe something to spike our coffee with? You know, just to make it a real toast when we raise our cups to you! Hugs and hugs and hugs!

  5. Woot! Woot! Woot! I am sooo dense. I read the headline and the first paragraph and figured you were celebrating your anniversary. Not that anniversaryies aren’t important. Then I saw your note on the vine and had to come back here. Huge Congratulations! Well deserved after a long time. I hoep you become a bestseller for them.!

  6. Hi Melia, I am so thrilled for you!!! You have an inspiring work ethic! I can’t believe it’s been 11 years since you joined the chapter. How time flies! I am so looking forward to hearing more about your first sale.

  7. Oh, Maggie, you crack me up! I adore your honesty, cuz I’d have never known otherwise. 🙂

    Thanks so much for everything. Truly. And don’t be surprised if I come knocking on your computer for advice – you’ve been warned! 🙂

    Hugs,
    Melia

  8. Awesome! I knew you were destined to get published. It’s persistence that gets a book published as much as talent and right place at the right time. Congratulations!

  9. Melia,

    So, so happy for you! I knew it was just a matter of when!!

    Congrats on starting with Entangled, as they have a swiftly developed a rep for fast-paced, fun romance and have many, many followers.

    In which of their lines will your book be featured?

    best,
    Cathryn Cade

  10. Thank you, Cathryn!

    I sold to the Indulgence imprint, and am wrapping me head around the whole process — wow. I think it’s starting to hit me! 🙂

    Hugs and happy writing,
    Melia

  11. Hi, Wolfgang!

    I must confess I have NO IDEA what you said, but I think it’s wonderful of you to stop by and comment. 🙂 I have a German-speaking author friend who I’ll hit up for a translation. . ..

    Have a fantastic weekend,
    Melia