Hey everyone! Well, as you may all know (I’ve only mentioned it a FEW times!) it’s my birthday today! Very soon I’m going to go and browse a book shop to see what delights I can treat myself to, but first of all I have a very special birthday themed guest post from Rachel Harris, the author of My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century. I hope you enjoy reading Rachel’s post …
Fantabulous Birthday Parties and SUPER SWEET Presents!
Thank you so much for having me, Kelly, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
I’m so excited to be here to help you celebrate =)
As you may know from the title of my debut book, MY SUPER SWEET SIXTEENTH CENTURY, my main character, Cat Crawford, is getting ready to celebrate her birthday, too. In fact, trying to escape it—or to be more specific, trying to escape her huge, televised Sweet Sixteen gala—is pretty much what sends Cat on her magical journey throughout time.
Personally, I loved my Sweet Sixteen. About eighteen of us planned it together…okay, our parents mostly planned it while we obsessed over silly stuff like the perfect theme and who our dates would be—Moonlight and Roses for theme, and a cute guy name Ricky for me, if you were curious (*grin*).
Over the years, I’ve had many wonderful birthdays, ones with my children and amazing husband, some spent on vacations, but honestly, that Sweet Sixteen is probably the most memorable. And I still have my custom-made burgundy dress hanging in my closet. Unfortunately, it doesn’t still fit…though it would rock if it did. And while a cameraman did walk around catching all the late-night revelry of the party and our spastic dancing for our own video use, sadly MTV did not choose to broadcast it.
But even more sadly, there was no mysterious tent for me to stumble upon, and no one gifted me with a once in a lifetime time travel adventure to the sixteenth century to celebrate.
Had I met up with a certain gypsy lady and been given the chance to experience history in 3-D, I can say with complete certainty that would’ve been the most memorable. And I can further guarantee I’d have made at least double the amount of cultural mistakes my girl Cat does during her own adventure. But for the chance to jump into the pages of a history book or my favorite historical novels, traveling to Renaissance Florence or even Regency London, I’d be willing to put up with a little—or a lot—of embarrassment along the way!
How about YOU, lovely reader? What was your most memorable birthday? What would your fantasy birthday celebration involve? And finally, how would you feel if on your 16th birthday, you were sent on your own time travel adventure? Where you would go?
Leave your answers in the comments for a chance to win a Super Sweet Swag Pack in honor of Kelly’s birthday today!
Thank you sooo much to Rachel for taking the time to answer the questions I asked her for this post and an extra thank you for the giveaway to celebrate my birthday!
Have a look at ITCHING FOR BOOKS for the full tour schedule to see who’s taking part and what’s going on in the tour!