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Guest Blogger: Emma Jay
Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

I’d been itching to write a wedding story for awhile, but I couldn’t write about the bride and groom—they’re already at their happy-ever-after. The Nora Roberts bride books were intriguing, but I didn’t want to go to that level of research.

Then I went to a wedding in the Hill Country. It was a gorgeous setting, a limestone and glass building, an open floor plan, a gorgeous patio on the cliffs overlooking the Pedernales River. Perfect for my story.

And I watched a bridesmaid and a groomsman make eyes at each other. There was the story. Why should the bride and groom have all the fun? That it turned out to be erotic was just a bonus as Eric and Haven rediscovered the passion they’d found when they met at the bride and groom’s engagement party.

In my story, I added hotel rooms for the wedding party to slip in and out of, and lengthened the wedding to a weekend-long event to give my hero and heroine lots of time to sneak around.

Do you like wedding stories? What are some of your favorites?

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8 comments to “Guest Blogger: Emma Jay”

  1. Brandy W
    · February 2nd, 2011 at 11:25 am · Link

    Its been so long since I’ve read a wedding story I can’t even remember. I do like them though. I like seeing the guests sneek around and have a bit of fun.

  2. Emma Jay
    · February 2nd, 2011 at 4:51 pm · Link

    Brandy, if you get in the mood to read a wedding story, other than mine, try those Nora Roberts wedding books. They’re very romantic!

  3. Brandy W
    · February 2nd, 2011 at 8:41 pm · Link

    You know I’ve never read a Nora Roberts book. There’s a rebel in me that screams no. I think she’s afraid she fall in love like the masses of other people then have to glom on to her backlist. lol

  4. Fedora
    · February 2nd, 2011 at 9:07 pm · Link

    Hi, Emma! I do like wedding stories–I have Nora’s on the TBR 😉 Brandy, many of Nora’s stories are pretty fantastic; some of them don’t work for me for one reason or another, but wow, I have to say that there’s a reason she’s known as La Nora. I’m amazed at how consistently she can pull off the combination of great characterization and good storytelling and do it SO fast. She’s got about a gajillion books…

    Anyway, it isn’t entirely a wedding story, but a story somewhat about a wedding I loved was Susan Kay Law’s (aptly named) A Wedding Story–it’s a historical about a widow who proposes to a former colleague of her late husband… The rest of the trilogy is just as funny and memorable 🙂

  5. Brandy W
    · February 2nd, 2011 at 9:12 pm · Link

    See Fedora that’s the problem. Nora has a gajillion books. Where does a person start? And then is there enough money to buy everything? lol One day I might try one. I admit I’m scared.

  6. Jen B.
    · February 2nd, 2011 at 9:33 pm · Link

    Like any book the setting is what normally first draws me in. I have read a couple of books that take place at a wedding. Right now, I can’t remember the name of a single one. They really left an impression, huh?

  7. Emma Jay
    · February 3rd, 2011 at 6:48 am · Link

    Brandy, I think your fear is absolutely justified, LOL! Like Fedora, not all of them work for me, but especially the last in the series did.

    Hi, Fedora! That sounds like a fun premise for a historical novel!

    Jen, settings get me every time, too. I’m dying for time to read the new Cherry Adair, because it has to do with treasure hunting or something like that. Want!

  8. Fedora
    · February 3rd, 2011 at 4:34 pm · Link

    Brandy, if you’re interested in trying, e-mail me and we can see if we can line you up with some good possibilities–and we can start by seeing what your local library has 😉 Don’t want to dive in with something you’re definitely going to dislike 😀

    And Emma, I know you’re short on time to read, but do try that series if you’re ever in the mood–it’s a very cute/fun read!

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