Sunday, September 4, 2011

Fatal Wedding Big Reveal Day 14: Honeymoon!

**Make sure to check the sidebar to see if you've won any of the random prizes over the last 14 days!**

Sam and Nick are finally getting a week off together—granted, they had to get married to make it happen! We need to send this special couple to a place where they can recharge, regroup and reconnect after some crazy months. I'll let the photos do the talking... Remember to comment to be entered into the grand prize drawing for one of two prizes: A Kindle or a Nook (or $100 to Amazon or B&N if you already own a device) OR advance Fatal Books for the life of the series. Be the very first to know what's up next for Sam and Nick!

Honeymoon Destination 1
The St. Regis Bora Bora Hotel, Tahiti, French Polynesia

Honeymoon Destination 2

Honeymoon Destination 3
Paradise Island Resort & Spa, Maldives Islands, Indian Ocean

And the winner is....

Number 1: Bora Bora!

Phew! Well, that does it for the Fatal Wedding planning. I hope you've all had as much fun as I have planning Washington's Wedding of the Year. Sam and Nick asked me to tell you how very much they appreciate your input to their big day and how very much we ALL appreciate your enjoyment of their ongoing story. We'll release the results of your choices TOMORROW in the FREE Fatal wedding novella, Fatal Destiny.

Another very special thank you my dear friends Alyson Hackett and Ronlyn Howe, who came up with all the beautiful choices for Sam and Nick. About five minutes after I had the big idea to involve readers in Sam and Nick's wedding, it dawned on me that it would be an enormous amount of work to put together the variety of choices we've given you over the last 14 days. Aly and Ronlyn LITERALLY saved my life (and saved Sam and Nick's wedding) by stepping up to the plate and hitting a grand slam. Thank you both so much!

Okay, watch for two posts tomorrow. The first will put the whole thing together in one place, with all your winning choices highlighted. The second will reveal the two winners of the grand prizes.

For today's last prize, I'm offering another signed copy of the print version of Fatal Affair, the story that started the series. Comment here on the blog to be entered into the drawing.

Thank you all for making this so much fun! I really hope you enjoy Fatal Destiny!


Anonymous said...

This has been so much fun. I can't wait for tomorrow! Thanks to everyone.


Sheree said...

With those three choices, no one can go wrong.

ironss [at] gmail [dot] com

Michelle said...

Beautiful choices for starting married life! Looking forward to see how they all fit together.

Michelle McMichael

HistoricalRomanceJunkie Rita said...

This has been an amazing 14 days! Loved seeing all the pretty dresses and locals and stuff to pick from and feel a part of the celebrations! I can't wait to read which were actually chosen!!!

As for honeymoon, those first few pictures of Tahiti just stole my breath. So romantic and quiet and *sigh*!!! That's totally my pick.

Again, this has been a great blog event and I've enjoyed every second of it! Kudos and applause for Alyson and Ronlyn! Great work all around, gals!!

best wishes!!!

email: historicalromancejunkie)AT(gmail)DOT)com

Jackie said...

Wow! Just WOW!

Anonymous said...

more great p;aces sounds ds fun wish i was there
cant wait whoo
congrats what a great party thanks

kim h

Marie Force said...

Glad you like the honeymoon choice! I am ready for a trip there myself! :-) Of course I want to take Nick with me, but Sam is having none of that!

Sooooo much fun to do this with all of you! Thanks a million for coming out to play every day!

Tara said...

An amazing spot for a week long honeymoon! Marie, please tell me this post has inspired you to write the short story about the honeymoon.

Can't wait till tomorrow for the big wedding!

Taratseng at gmail dot com

JenM said...

Hooray - Bora Bora won. We are headed off to Hawaii today, which is great, but I've always dreamed of those overwater bungalows in Polynesia. They just look so amazing. I know Sam and Nick will have a wonderful (and relaxing) time there.

jackiedanner said...

Um, yeah, I'd like to go to any of these places! Beautiful!

Kay said...

NO bad choices there, but Bora Bora just has a fun sounding name...

Kay Polt

michmcginty said...

Wow!!! Beautiful locations! Any of them would be perfect. Can't wait to read their story.

Michelle McGinty

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Stacey said...

All beautiful choices!! Can't wait for tomorrow's release!! I'll have the Kindle wireless turned on and in the morning, I can start reading:)

Amy said...

This is another set of choices where none is better or worse than the others. Sun, sand, Sam and Nick, and a shower to rinse the sand that finds itself in interesting places. Hubba hubba.

This is way goofy, but it's my anniversary tomorrow and my present to myself is a day off at Sam and Nick's wedding in a pedicure chair. I'm SOOO excited.

Marie Force said...

I love hearing the stories about how you all plan to read the wedding story!

Jenn, have a great trip to Hawaii! I'm so jealous!

Amy, happy anniversary! Enjoy that pedicure!

Danielle328 said...

All three choices look amazing and they seem such a relaxing destination. Finally they are getting married! Great job Marie!
Can't wait for tomorrow!

Danielle Beahn

Jess said...

I liked #2, but #1 is great as well. Thanks for the giveaway.

Jcross 719(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sarah L said...

They all sound wonderful!

Sarah Landon

Pat L. said...

Thank you for a wonderful contest and I would love a copy of this book in print.

And I agree with the choice.

Anonymous said...

WOW!! I want to go !! #1 is perfect

Mariann McLaughlin

Dru said...

This has been fun and I look forward to reading it and seeing how it is put together.

Anonymous said...

Bora Bora is a dream destination!

peggy d said...

wish we were going witht hem, Bora Bora looks fabulous

Alison said...

Three amazing choices! Sam and Nick will love Bora Bora! This has been so much fun! Can't wait for tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

Bora Bora!!! I wonder if Sam and Nick need a security guard? I could help out!! Here's hoping their honeymoon is relaxing and they don't get caught up in a mystery to solve! Thanks for a fun two weeks of anticipation. Tomorrow morning I'll be ready to attend the big event from my bed!!!

Judy F said...

Right now any of those three look wonderful to me. Great pick.

Judy F

mom2mmml said...

Thank you for doing this big reveal, it has been fun! Cannot wait for tomorrow!


angels9805 at yahoo dot com

Hope said...

I chose Bora Bora cause I was being selfish and that is where I want to go.

Great job ladies in all of your planning. Wonderful choices for each wedding day surprise.

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Karen C said...

Bora Bora looks like a truly delightful place for a honeymoon!

Thank you for involving your readers in the wedding planning - it's been a lot of fun.

Karen Cherubino

krisgils33 said...

So excited for the wedding tmrw!!!

Na said...

I would love to go to ANY of those places. Wow! Bora Bora sounds wonderful.

Na S.
Cambonified [at] yahoo [dot] com

krisgils33 said...

So excited for the wedding tmrw!!!

Millybuwee said...

My choice was #2. I can just see Sam and Nick enjoying time alone from their busy life.

Anonymous said...

The honeymoon choice is perfect!! I had so much fun doing this contest and can't wait to read the wedding.

Patti Fleming

StephanieJS said...

The wedding reveal has been so much fun! Love the honeymoon destination! I know Sam and Nick are anxious for time together with no work interruptions.

It's supposed to be rainy here tomorrow. I plan to curl up in my big chair and read Fatal Destiny. My family has already been warned that interruptions are not allowed tomorrow. I can't wait!

Stephanie Staton

Joy said...

They ALL look fabulous but I did like Bora Bora the best. I'm so glad the day is almost here! I feel like I have a front row seat to the wedding :)

Virginia said...

Oh what great choices you have there, you can't go wrong with any of these places. Thanks for a fun week.

Grow old with me! The best is yet to be.
Robert Browning

oklanannie said...

An overwater villa in Bora Bora is the perfect choice for Nick and Sam. Just beautiful!

Thanks for sharing the fun days of planning and prizes with us! What fun!

Anne Woodall

Julia said...
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Julia said...

I know I pick # 2 for their honeymoon but I guess #1 is also a beautiful placed too :) Thanks Marie Forced, Alyson Hackett and Ronlyn Howe for the contest and many great choices to pick from. Thanks for letting us be part of Sam and Nick wedding preparing! I had fun! :) And good luck to everyone for grand prize! :)

Julia-Yen Pham
little12u_2000 AT yahoo DOT com

Anonymous said...

Oh man! While Bora Bora looks lovely, I really wanted them to go to the Maldives!

Still, they will be having a great time no matter where they go as long as they are together (and don't stumble upon any dead bodies LOL).

Christina R.

Anonymous said...

So happy to see a copy of this book in print.

All the destinations look great.

Good luck to all tomorrow.

Natalie's Mama
PS - I picked Bora Bora.

Melissa B said...

Marie, how big are the bags Sam and Nick are taking to Bora Bora? I'll try my hardest to squeeze into one ;-)

I told my family I'm attending a wedding tomorrow and I'll be unavailable to them!

These past two weeks have been so much fun. Thank you so much for including all of us in the wedding planning!

Melissa Blubaugh

Jackie 0668 said...

Each of those choices is spectacular. Bora Bora will be perfect for them. Hopefully their mobile devices do not work there! Can't wait to read the story tomorrow.


Melissa B said...

Twas the night before the Fatal Destiny release
And all Marie, Sam and Nick fans
Are clearing their schedules
For tomorrow we have a wedding to attend, we have plans

All you ravenous readers
Charge those Kindles and those Nooks
Make sure you get some sleep
'Cause tomorrow you'll be lost in this eBook

Fellow wedding guests, excuse us
Please make some room
Forgive us, we want to be as close as possible to the groom!

Oh here comes the bride!
Look how gorgeous she is
A brilliant smile on her face
So evident to all she wouldn't
Want to be any other place

In front of family and friends,
Nick takes the orchid from Sam's hair
With a murmured "ohh"
The romantics assembled can only stare

Sam and Nick pledge their forever love
A lifetime filled with passion and adventure
As Sam's mother and Nick's best friend John look down from above

The newly married couple shares a kiss
Nick's hands pulling Sam close
After only a few short minutes
They are the epitome of wedded bliss

Off they'll journey to Bora Bora
Where the ecstatic couple's paradise,  their much needed escape awaits

But those of us reading fear the end of the novella 
Having to waiting until February 2012 for Fatal Flaw we'll hate!

Marie Force said...

OMG, Melissa! That is FABULOUS! Thank you so much for your cleverness. Wonderful! I have to repost that on the blog! I have to make one small edit, however, as Sam's mom is still alive, but currently out of the picture.

Thank you again! I love it!

Jane said...

I hope to visit Tahiti someday.

Jane C
janie1215 AT excite DOT com

Anonymous said...

One is perfect for Sam and nick. Cindy Addleman cindya69@gmail

Mary G said...

That middle pick in choice one caught my eye again.

This was such a great idea Marie.

Aly & Ronlyn
You did such a great job. You should be wedding planners. Thanks for letting us play grown-up pretend.

Mary Grzesik

Barbara said...

Sounds wonderful, absolutely ideal. Hoping they can really leave the world behind??

Danielle West said...

There was no wrong answer with those choices :)

Melissa B said...

Marie, earlier today I was reading (for the umpteenth time) Line of Scrimmage and confused Ryan's mother with Sam's in my poem. Reading your reply pos I had an "oh, no" moment rather than Oprah's "A-ha" one :(

I apologize for the error!

Marie Force said...

Oh please don't apologize, Melissa. I adored the poem! I love all the excitement for the wedding!

Monikarw said...

I'm soo jealous of Sam & Nick right now! LOL!;P


Johanna R Jochum said...

A vacation for me is going to town without the kids! LOL! I would love to go to Bora Bora!~ HEAVEN! Thanks for sharing with us! It has been super fun!


Catherine said...

Any of those places would have been a nice and romanttic getaway for Sam and Nick! So glad Borra Bora won though :) These last 14 days have been amazing! Thank you for for including all of your fans in the beautifully planned wedding :)
Catherine Bice

Danielle Gorman said...

I loved the Bora Bora destination. Makes me definitely want to go there.

I have had so much fun with the wedding planning. Thank you for letting us be involved.

oklanannie said...

Melissa - great poem to celebrate the marriage of Nick and Sam and the release of FATAL DESTINY! Loved it!

Kristy said...

I love all the choices, but I would personally like to go to #1 so I'm glad it won. :) Can't wait for the release tomorrow. This has been fun!

Kristy S.

elunestar AT yahoo DOT com

Jenn said...

Excellent choice and it was a lot of fun to be a part of the creative process.

Safari Poet said...

Yeah! My choice was picked again.