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Elizabeth Andrews: Birthdays and Wishes (Contest)
Friday, July 28th, 2023

UPDATE: The winner is…Cindy!

Hi, everyone! I have to start with a big thank you to Delilah for letting me come play in her space again. I always have a great time with all of you.

It’s my birthday today, and I was thinking the other day about birthdays past. The ones when you’re a kid and they’re a bigger deal. In our house when I was growing up, my mom would make us what we wanted for our birthday dinner, plus bake and decorate our cake (also the flavor of our choice). Blowing out the candles on the cake was a huge thing, making that wish. Trying to decide what to wish for. I don’t think I remember any of those long-ago wishes, I’m sure they were frivolous things, silly things to an adult, but probably important to a little kid—a new doll, some books, a new pet, things along those lines.

Now I’m the adult and the meal and cake are my responsibility, which is fine, I do the same thing for my husband and sons (though I don’t bake their cakes, my decorating skills are awful!).

I do still think about birthday wishes…what I’d like if a birthday wish could come true. I’m a writer, after all, and wishing and what-ifs are part of the job description. These days, though, my birthday wishes are much different than when I was a little girl. I would wish for my family to stay healthy and safe. For more sanity in the world, for people to care about others more and be less hateful. This week, I’d wish for people to treat animals better—there are a lot of stray and feral cats in our neighborhood, and just last week, a pregnant cat showed up; she has a flea collar, so she belonged to someone, but she’s hungry, so she’s showing up at our house where two of the strays have made their home in our carport. I could come up with a more frivolous wish or two if pressed—I’d wish to win the lottery and then I could make sure the cats in our area were all taken care of (after I’ve made sure my family is taken care of, of course, haha), or that I’d sell tons of books—but mostly I think my wishes would be more practical.

What about you? Can you still come up with some fanciful wishes to go along with more practical wishes for your birthday?  I’d love to hear about them. If you comment with your birthday wish(es), I’ll enter you into a drawing for a choice of one of my ebooks. I’ll draw the winner on Monday, July 31, 2023 after noon, so you have a little time to think of a good wish or two.

Thanks again to Delilah for having me!

About the Author

Lifelong book addict Elizabeth Andrews fell in love with romance novels as a teen, a love that’s carried into adulthood. Now she writes her own, full of sexy heroes and strong heroines. Her stories range from paranormal to contemporary, to who knows what her imagination might come up with along the way, but happy endings are a guarantee!

You can find her at

About her Books

Light the Way Home
Single dad Nate Baxter has his hands full with his son and his haunted lighthouse. He doesn’t have time to spend with a woman…especially one who won’t stick around, like his ex-wife.

But Lucie Russo’s not like other women Nate’s met. She’s sweet and sexy, and his mouth waters every time he’s around her.

Will a family emergency cause him to break his relationship rules? And if he does, will his heart be broken too?

Hunting Medusa
Medusa’s Daughters Book 1: When Kallan Tassos tracks down the current Medusa, he expects to find a monster. Instead he finds a wary, beautiful woman, shielded by a complicated web of spells that foils his plans for a quick kill and retrieval of her protective amulet.

Andrea Rosakis expects the handsome Harvester to go for the kill. Instead, his attempt to take the amulet imprinted on her skin without harming her takes her completely by surprise. And ends with the two of them in a magical bind—together. But Kallan isn’t the only Harvester on Andi’s trail…

Protecting Medusa
Medusa’s Daughters Book 2: Being the Medusa will put a real crimp in a woman’s social life. Lucky for Philomena Gregory, she gave up on men long before Athena’s curse landed on her head. Not even the naked man in the bathroom will change her mind.

Ryder Ware has waited six years to meet Mena in person. Flirting on the phone and via email is no substitute for face to face when a man is so intrigued. But now that Athena’s Harvesters have found her, Mena has no choice but to let him keep her safe—and close, very close.

14 comments to “Elizabeth Andrews: Birthdays and Wishes (Contest)”

  1. Debra Guyette
    · July 28th, 2023 at 7:14 am · Link

    I wish for a fabulous trip to go somewhere I have never been with lots of hot men waiting on me and buying me what I want.

  2. Elizabeth Andrews
    · July 28th, 2023 at 7:36 am · Link

    Mmm, hot men waiting on you. That sounds like fun, Debra!

  3. cindy
    · July 28th, 2023 at 7:57 am · Link

    Happy Birthday to you! Mine was exactly 1 month ago (June 28th). It wasn’t a BIG one, but almost. I don’t remember many of my birthdays as a kid but I do remember my dad loved having parties for me. He’d invite a lot of kids and always had my fav. cake: white or yellow with a pineapple walnut filling and a proper cake icing. Don’t remember many of my wishes. I do remember wanting a Noel Harrison’s (Rex’s son) album (vinyl to those who don’t know what an album is) and I got it.
    Over the years, I know I never wished for much. I knew how things worked and was aware of money and family financial obligations. One year I wished for a cheesecake and got 3 different ones! I always enjoyed getting a cake. But over the years as time and people have gone, I no longer get one. If I want one, I have to make it.
    Oh, I still wish. Some are whimsical: I wish the cleaning elves would come to my house at night and clean everything so It would be done when I’d wake up. I wish I would come home and find someone left me a home cooked meal so I wouldn’t have to cook for myself. I wish I’d get all my chores done so I could waste time later to do something fun.
    Now I have the practical and selfish ones. I wish I felt better. I wish for more hours in my day. I wish to get more writing done on all my WIPs. I wish for time to paint. I wish my new web design classes would stick in my head. There’s a biggie–I wish I knew where all the time went. And I wish YOU a happy birthday!

  4. Elizabeth Andrews
    · July 28th, 2023 at 8:23 am · Link

    Happy belated birthday, Cindy!

    I don’t think I knew Rex Harrison’s son had an album, or even that he was a performer. Interesting tidbit. 🙂

    The pineapple walnut filling in your cake sounds delicious! I love both of those, but I don’t think I’ve ever had them together in a filling in cake. I’m tucking that away so I can try it one of these days.

    I’d love some cleaning elves myself. lol

    Thanks for the birthday wishes! 🙂

  5. Colleen C.
    · July 28th, 2023 at 12:31 pm · Link

    Happy Birthday!!!
    I would love to build my dream home…

  6. Elizabeth Andrews
    · July 28th, 2023 at 1:32 pm · Link

    Oh, that’s a good wish, Colleen! I’m not sure what my dream house would be right now, so you’ve given me something to think about. And thank you! 🙂

  7. cindy
    · July 28th, 2023 at 9:27 pm · Link

    Hi Elizabeth. Noel Harrison was in Girl From UNCLE. British with a moppy haircut. Sort of reminded me of David McCallum from Man From UNCLE. Loved them both.
    Cake filling. Mix pineapple preserves and finely chopped walnuts. Really good stuff!

  8. BN
    · July 28th, 2023 at 10:22 pm · Link

    Happy birthday!

    Trip around the world

  9. Elizabeth Andrews
    · July 29th, 2023 at 7:47 am · Link

    Thanks, Cindy! Now I have to look more closely at that movie. lol And I’m writing down the filling notes! 😀

  10. Elizabeth Andrews
    · July 29th, 2023 at 7:47 am · Link

    Thank you, BN! That’s a great wish! All the places to see, that would be so much fun!

  11. Christine Cushing
    · July 31st, 2023 at 9:00 am · Link

    I just want to be healthy and happy.

  12. Elizabeth Andrews
    · July 31st, 2023 at 11:11 am · Link

    That is a fantastic wish, Christine! 🙂

  13. Elizabeth Andrews
    · July 31st, 2023 at 8:04 pm · Link


    The winner of the drawing (via ) is…


    Cindy, please email me at elizabethandrewswrites @ (without the spaces 🙂 ) so I can get your book prize sorted.

    Thanks again, Delilah, for having me! <3

  14. Delilah
    · August 3rd, 2023 at 10:57 am · Link

    Congratulations to Cindy! And thanks so much to Elizabeth for being a great guest!

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