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Guest Katya Armock

Friday, March 8th, 2013

It’s been a few weeks since I shared a recipe, so today author Katya  Armock is joining me to share one of her favorites and to tell us about her latest release from Etopia PressTo Hiss or to Kiss.

Thanks for hosting me, Anne.

Today, I’m going to share a recipe. My main characters, Chloe and Jorge, share a love a Scotch. My husband and I also enjoy the beverage and a general love for Scotland in general. For his birthday this year, we hosted a party with foods similar to what one would have at a Burns Night party (for more information about the yearly celebrations of Robert Burns, go here). That means we served haggis, neeps (turnips) and tatties (potatoes), and cranachan ( a dessert featuring Scotch).

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Guest: Antonia van Zandt

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

My treat for you today is fellow Etopian, Antonia van Zandt. In honor of her latest release Vienna Valentine she’s sharing with us a little history on Vienna.

Vienna – Capital of Romance

Emperor Franz JosefFor some, it has to be Paris. For others, the eternal city of Rome. But, for me, one city towers head and shoulders above all others when it comes to the Capital of Romance – Vienna.

Vienna used to be the capital of a great Dual Monarchy – the Austro-Hungarian empire – and, in the second half of the nineteenth century, its ruler, Franz Josef, decided he would transform the cramped streets of the city into the most magnificent capital in Europe. To do this, he undertook a massive building project which included gutting the inner city and constructing the elegant Ring, framed by majestic buildings built in classical Grecian style.Vienna at night

World War I saw the destruction of the empire and the break-up of its territory. A much smaller republic of Austria emerged, but still with its opulent capital. Despite heavy bombing in Word War II, a massive restoration programme saw the rebuilding of the Ring and now, today, the city of Strauss and Klimt weaves its magic for anyone with romance in their heart.

The Viennese enjoy the finer things of life, anBlaue Bar, Hotel Sacherd music, art and diverse cultural activities abound. Enjoy a romantic dinner for two in the elegant Grand Café, within the Grand Hotel on Kärntnerring, followed by Swan Lake at the Opera House just up the road. Then, late night drinks in the Hotel Sacher – topped off with a slice of their famous chocolate cake. Wander through the streets and stroll along the banks of the Donaukanal. On a warm summer evening, just a gentle breeze will ruffle your hair. Magical.

By day, hop onto the tram and circumnavigate the Ring, stopping off whenever you see a beautiful building that takes your fancy. You can spend all day doing this! There is so much to see and fascinate. Or maybe you’d prefer to see Franz Josef’s masterpiece from a horse drawn carriage. You can pick up a Fiaker near the cathedral.

VolksgartenHold hands, walk along leafy roads and through peaceful parks (try the Volksgarten, near the Hofburg, which houses a lovely statue of Empress Elisabeth – Franz Josef’s beloved and tragic wife). In Vienna, it’s surprisingly easy to escape the hustle and bustle of the streets. Don’t miss it!

Now I’ve got you in the mood, let’s heat things up a bit. Here’s a taste of Vienna Valentine:

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Charley Descoteaux is in the house!

Friday, February 1st, 2013

I have a special treat today – My very first visitor!  I feel like I’m in the big time now.  Cool!  Fellow Etopian Charley Descoteaux is blogging here today about Romancing In Place.  And while Charley’s here, I’m over on her blog chatting about today’s technology.  So, please head over there later and check it out.

Now, please take it away Charley…

Thanks so much for letting me take over your blog, Anne!  I just love the cover of your book, and it started me thinking about what makes a place romantic.  Are some locations inherently romantic, or is it in the eye of the beholder?  I’ve never been there, but when I think of Paris I think Romance.

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 For some, it’s London or Victoria, BC, or maybe a beautiful provincial park with a waterfall . . . 😉WorthTheRisk_ByAnneLange-800x1200 1

As I start another story set in Portland, Oregon, I can’t help but wonder how romantic it seems to readers who have never been here.

 pic 2 portland at nightBefore I moved to Portland I didn’t have much of an opinion about the city.  All I knew was what I’d heard in high school – that pot was legal.  *lol*  Turns out that’s not true, but Portland has a lot going for it romantically.  Whether you’d be happiest on a moonlit stroll along the river, a drive in the country or out to the coast, Northwest Oregon has you covered.   We even have plenty of waterfalls.

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Visiting RRR

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Today I’m over at Ravencraft’s Romance Realm chatting with Charlene Wilson.  Please stop in and say hi.

http://ravencraftrealm.blogspot.ca/

Anne

The FINAL-Six Sentence Sunday-Jan 27, 2013

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

We’ve hit the end of Six Sentence Sunday folks.  I only just began in late December, and already the last call for this ride has been made.  Please check out my new release – Worth the Risk …where…Even the hottest sex might not be enough to ease the pain of the past…  for more click on my Books tab

And now, this final week’s  installment to Six Sentence Sunday.  I struggled with what six to give.  Suspense or romance?  Leave you with a question, or leave you (hopefully) wanting more?  I opted for hot and sexy, and not PG.  So, from A Legacy of Secrets, my current project, unedited.

He smoothed his hands up and down her thighs, as his eyes drifted closed and her arousal reached out to tease his heightened senses. “You’re going to be my lunch today, Lily. I’m going to eat you until I’ve had my fill. I want to taste your cream on my tongue. I want to lap it up as it spills from inside you.”

“Then stop talking about it and just do it.”

Don’t forget to check out the many other entries from some fabulous authors. Visit the official website at http://sixsunday.com.

Thank you for enjoying Six Sentence Sunday with us. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Anne