Sunday, May 14, 2017

#CHICKLITMAY BOOK BOYFRIEND BLOG HOP


#ChickLitMay is here once again, and this year thirty fabulous Chick Lit/RomCom authors, including yours truly, are celebrating with a blog hop that will introduce you to the male protagonists in our books. These hotties are competing to win the coveted title of Book Boyfriend 2017, so they will be doing their very best to convince you to vote for them. If you visit all the stops on this hop, you can enter to win a HUGE prize that's guaranteed to bring a smile to any Chick Lit fan's face. (Details below.)

Let's get this hop started with the one, the only (as far as he's concerned), the heavily accented DANTE MARCHETTI from Mixing It Up . . .


 
"Buon giorno, hoppers! Eet ees I, Dante Marchetti, Manhattan restaurateur, television personality, and "culinary virtuoso" as Food & Wine Magazine recently called me (and they're not wrong). Eef you could taste thees luscious, creamy black truffle risotto I just made, there would be no question in your mind as to which man ees most deserving of your vote in thees leetle contest. Talent ees sexy, yes? As ees passion for what you do. And I am very passionate about cooking beautiful, tasty food."



"What are my other assets, you ask? Just look at me. Eef you like your man to be tall, with a thick mane of dark hair, smoldering espresso-colored eyes, and a body that could easily get him a role een the next Magic Mike movie, then you have found him. Also, I have a great sense of personal style. When eet comes to fashion, my motto ees, "The tighter, the better." Eef you are wondering what I wear under my chef coat, I have two words for you: wife- beater."

"I am a self-made man who has worked hard to achieve my success unlike a certain self-entitled principessa who has had everything handed to her and thinks she ees how you say . . . the knees of the bee? Speaking of my TV co-host, please ignore the smear campaign she ees waging against me. She cannot stand eet when I am een the spotlight, getting all the attention and appreciation I am due. Also, I believe she ees secretly een love with me (Who can blame her?) and ees jealous at the thought of me gaining more admirers from thees hop.

Vote for me because I am the best man for the job (and eet will make Cecily
furiosa)!"
 

E-mail your vote for DANTE MARCHETTI to BOOK BOYFRIEND 2017 and enter to win the hop Grand Prize following these instructions:

Want to win a Kindle Paperwhite + 30 e-books written by the participating authors, including Mixing It Up by me? All you have to do is
hop to all the stops on the list below, collect the candidate's name at each stop, then submit all 30 names to BOOK BOYFRIEND 2017 and you will be entered in our Grand Prize giveaway. Entries for the hop will be accepted until Sunday, May 21st at midnight E.D.T. A winner will be chosen on Monday, May 22nd. This Grand Prize giveaway is open internationally. Good luck!




30 comments:

  1. Hmmm ... I believe it is Dante who is the knees of the bee :)

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    1. LOL He'll be happy to hear you say that, Geralyn! ;)

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  2. Ha, this made me laugh - and swoon a bit. Gotta love a man with an accent :)

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    1. An accent is hard to resist, Meredith!

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  3. A book boyfriend with an awesome accent AND who can cook... love it! :)

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer. That's my dream--to find a man who can cook so that I don't have to! ;)

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  4. Oh. My. Word. That black truffle risotto looks so good... almost as yummy as Dante! ;) Love how Cecily was able to "help" Dante's pitch!

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    1. Well, of course, Cecily had to get her two cents in, Cat! ;) And yeah, that risotto is mouth-watering. YUM!

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    1. I'll send Dante right over, Natalina! ;)

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  6. Dante is definitely a dish...a really hot dish!

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    1. Ha! He thinks he is anyway, Barbara. ;)

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  7. Haha - I love it. Not exactly humble though, is he? ;)

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    1. Uh, no, Dante does not suffer from any insecurities. ;)

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  8. Chefs seem order of the day.lol.

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    1. They are popular in fiction right now, Lizzie!

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  9. Love it! And I'd vote for him if I could have some of that risotto!

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    1. I'm sure the two of you can work out a trade agreement, Holly! ;)

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  10. He eez so fuhnee. I thinka the wife-beater shirt comment made me laugh out loud!

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    1. You speak Dante's language, Celia! And yeah, he'll find any excuse to strip down to that wife-beater! ;)

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  11. How you say...? Haha. That cracked me up. Who doesn't love a chef?

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    1. Dante is amusing, as well as an amazing chef! ;)

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  12. This book seemes so cute. I have it on my Kindle app but haven't got to it yet! But helllooo, Italian hero...

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    1. That's so nice, Cassandra. Thank you! I hope you enjoy MIXING IT UP when you get a chance to read it. Dante isn't the only hottie in the book either.

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  13. Great food, hot man AND a dreamy accent? Dante is a total shoo-in!

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    1. Well, you know all about dreamy accents, Glynis! ;)

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  14. All smarm, no charm... :D Love it!

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    1. Thanks, Karen! Cecily has very strong opinions about Dante! ;)

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