Monday, December 2, 2013

Monique's Monday Morsel ~ Wk 1 #amwriting #romancereaders

So I promised my readers a weekly morsel of Lily & Justin Are Getting Married, starting on my birthday--TODAY! Yay!!

Each Monday, I shall give a morsel of the story as I go along. I hope you enjoy glimpses of Lily & Justin's follow-up story. We first met the couple in More Than Friends. Now we're revisiting them to see what happens next.

I'd really love to interact with you, so please let me know what you think of each Monday's Morsel in the comments section below. Please don't leave without at least saying hello :).

Lily & Justin Are Getting Married 

~ Monday Morsel ~
Week 1
(Life is perfect ... until the wedding plans begin!)


Life with Justin Knight is fantastic. Lily Harper couldn’t have chosen a more wonderful man. He’s attentive, charming, and successful, and he loves her as much as she loves him. He even proposes on a ski slope in the French Alps.

So what’s the problem?

Nothing about their wedding plans is as Lily imagined. For starters, she hasn’t factored in the possibility of Justin’s mother hijacking the wedding, or Justin’s former girlfriend turning up to make a play for him. Soon, everything Lily holds dear starts to unravel and her old insecurities and doubts return to plague her. 

Justin can’t believe his luck in finding a woman like Lily, or that he got her to agree to marry him. Things couldn’t be more ideal...until the wedding plans begin, and he discovers a secret that could change everything. 


Chapter 1
© Monique DeVere 2013
Crystal Swan Publications
All Rights Reserved

There was nothing ladylike about the tumble Lily Harper took. 

Perhaps if she’d listened to Justin’s instructions, rather than gawp at him like a love-struck snow bunny, she would now have the skills she needed to control her skis on the slope without pitching headfirst down the snow-covered hill. 

It wasn’t her life that flashed before her eyes, as she plummeted down the Alpine ski slope, it was her romance with Justin. Theirs had started with complications. When they first met, Justin had been dating her best friend, and she’d been in a relationship, too, yet it hadn’t stopped the spark of attraction between them. An attraction they’d both ignored until the night they were single and she’d gotten drunk, catch a cab to his swanky apartment, and offered to bop him on the nose for dumping her friend.


Do come back for the next Monday Morsel instalment. 

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  1. hi, Monique. I like the start of this new book. When do you think it will be finished? I can't wait to read more!


    1. Hi, Simone,

      I'm so thrilled you like the beginning of Lily & Justin Are Getting Married. It's been a long time coming, but got pushed back with each project I had to finish.

      I'm hoping to get this story written and published by early 2014. I shall try my very best not to keep you waiting too long :).

      Thanks for leaving me a comment!

      Hugs x

    2. So sorry, Monique, I forgot to say Happy Birthday! Hope you have a very nice and blessed day! :)

  2. Lovely post, Monique. Thank you!
    -R.T. Wolfe

    1. Hiya, RT,

      How lovely to see you! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!!!

      Hugs x

  3. I loved More Than Friends and can't wait to read more of Lily and Justin's story! Thanks for giving us this taster, Monique.

    I'll be back next week for more! :)


    1. You're very welcome, Lissa!

      I'm so happy you enjoyed More Than Friends. Keep an eye out for FREE copy give-aways once the new story is published!

      Hugs x

  4. Wow! I need more!! I love your books, Monique. I'll be first in line for my copy of this next one :D

    1. That's wonderful to see, Marg. As a fan, if you're signed up to my newsletter, you'll get a free copy of the book once it's released!

      Hugs x

    2. Hi, Monique. Where can I sign up for your newsletter? I hope you had a lovely birthday yesterday.

    3. Thanks, Marg, I had a lovely birthday!

      For the newsletter, you simply click the page link (where it says Monique's Newsletter) at the top of this site above the posts and fill in you email addy. You will need to confirm your subscription request from an email sent to your email addy.

      Thanks! :)


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