Posted by: theresegilardi | June 12, 2011

Mega Blog Hop – Party Till Your Heels Fly Off

LA FETE DE LA MUSIQUE

WELCOME ABOARD THE

PARTY OF YOUR LIFETIME!

 PARTY ‘TILL YOUR HEELS FLY OFF:

MEGA AUTHOR BLOG HOP

 

HAPPY SUMMER SOLSTICE! I WISH ALL OF YOU THE HAPPIEST OF SEASONS! (AND A HAPPY WINTER TO THOSE SOUTH OF THE EQUATOR.) THANK YOU ALL FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE MEGA-BLOG HOP, AND LEAVING YOUR FASCINATING COMMENTS. I REALLY ENJOYED INTERACTING WITH YOU AND HOPE YOU WILL VISIT MY BLOG AGAIN AND JOIN THE NEXT HOP LATER THIS SUMMER.  THE WINNER FOR THIS BLOG HOP IS INGA.  CONGRATULATIONS INGA!

 

 TOUR RULES:

1) HAVE FUN!!!

2) INVITE ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS!!! SPREAD THE WORD!!!

3) THIS TOUR STARTS:  Monday, June 13, at Midnight (Arizona Time)

      THIS TOUR ENDS: Monday, June 20, at Midnight (Arizona Time)

      Winners will be drawn and posted June 21st! *** 

4) MEET AND MINGLE WITH ALL THE AUTHORS! EXPERIENCE A NEW PARTY DESTINATION AT EVERY STOP! PARTICIPATE IN EVERY BLOG CONTEST AND BE ENTERED FOR CHANCES TO WIN MULTIPLE PRIZES! EVERY BLOG VISITED IS ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO WIN!!

5) PARTICIPATION AT ALL BLOGS IS RECOMMENDED, BUT NOT REQUIRED. REMEMBER, THE MORE BLOGS YOU HOP, THE BETTER YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING PRIZES. EVERY AUTHORIS WAITING TO MEET AND INTERACT WITH YOU, SO PLEASE BE SURE TO SHOW EVERY AUTHOR SOME LOVE!

6) DID I MENTION TO HAVE FUN?  WHOO! HOO!!

***Authors have full discretion to choose an alternate winner in the event any winner fails to claim their prize(s) within 72 hours of their name being posted or after notification of win, whichever comes first. Anyone who participates in this blog hop tour is subject to these rules***

BONJOUR MES AMIS AND WELCOME TO LA FETE DE LA MUSIQUE !

Oui, oui, mes petits, the sounds of jazz, rock, reggae, rap, classical, hip-hop, and pop music shaking the stone walls of the French capitol WILL last all night and ARE guaranteed to suck you from your seat, out onto the streets and into the cafes, bars, restauraunts, parks, and churches celebrating the arrival of the summer solstice. On this, the shortest night of the year, you will party with priests, punks, and poodles – for everyone is invited to what must be the world’s largest musical block party.

The festivities start before sundown, when kids in cars blast all manners of music from their speakers.  The corner cafe normally half-full of slumped over commuters in search of a quiet glass of wine is suddenly jammin’.  The jukebox is spitting out Edith Piaf tunes, the waiters are humming as they tuck their fingers into their black vests and sway along to the music, and les Parisiens are locking arms with all as they dance along city sidewalks and waltz beneath the stars that twinkle above Le Louvre.

La Fete de la Musique is a celebration of song that would make Apollo, god of music, proud. It’s a celebration that Cupid never misses, a party fit for the god of love, who is the hero in « Matching Wits With Venus ». Trust me, this Cupid is not your mother’s Valentine’s Day cardboard cut-out.

For centuries Cupid has longed to be more than Venus’s arrow boy.  When he’s sent to eliminate “Happily Ever After by Amelia”, the matchmaking business threatening Venus’s status as the goddess of love, Cupid decides to steal Amelia’s methods and make his own matches.  While spying on Amelia, Cupid accidentally shoots himself with his magical arrow and falls in love with her.  But bereaved Amelia doesn’t believe in the existence of Roman gods, and she’s certainly not looking for romance.  She’s too busy perfecting the patented personality profile that’s made her Hollywood’s favorite matchmaker.

Disguising himself as a mortal financial advisor, Cupid manages to break through Amelia’s guarded exterior.  As their passion deepens so does Cupid’s guilt about deceiving Amelia.  Cupid’s interference with Amelia’s life causes her business to falter, leads to a sterile spring that threatens the animal kingdom, and shatters the longstanding peace between the Roman and Greek gods.  With the fate of the natural and under worlds at stake, Cupid must decide whether to reveal his true identity and risk losing the chance to live happily ever after with Amelia.

PRIZES FOR THIS CONTEST

GRAND PRIZE – A signed paperback copy of « Matching Wits With Venus »


I would love to connect with you!

Facebook : Therese Gilardi

Goodreads : http://www.goodreads.com/theresegilardi

Merci beaucoup for enjoying La Fete de la Musique with me.

To win a prize, or to just connect, please leave me a coment explaining how you celebrate the arrival of the summer solstice. May your life be full of warm moonlit evenings, great reads, and fabulous music.

Your next stop on this blog hop is http://madisonroadtohell.blogspot.com/2011/06/party-till-your-heels-fly-off-mega.html.



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Responses

  1. I celebrate as a Pagan would as that is what I am. Granted neither my mum nor I have our ritual things with us, we still observe the gods and all of that.

    • ashley, that’s fabulous! i have a few books on paganism, i know that the seasons are a big source of celebration. i also have a celtic mother ….

  2. Hi there! Paris est si belle! Merci pout le tour! Great blog and I am now following u on Network blogs!

    leanne_gag[at]hotmail[dot]com

    • hi leanne, thanks so much for the follow! i’m pleased you like my choice for the tour.

  3. Fabulous idea! ooo la la

    • thanks, sue – give la fete a try, i’m sure you’ll love it.

  4. we just have a party
    trvlagnt1t@yahoo.com

    • nothing beats a party, does it? the theme is definitely secondary.

  5. I dont celebrate….. But I think it might be fun to try! Thank you for participating 🙂

  6. Lovely post, Therese! I think I’m following you on all places except Goodreads…haven’t gotten my act together there yet. Cheers!

  7. thanks christine! we’ve got plenty of time to hook up on goodreads.

  8. How I would love to celebrate well maybe take a nice long walk under the moonlight with the man of my dreams , stop at the beach and enjoy the waves crashing.

    I am following thru Network Blogs

    • thanks so much for the follow donna! i love your idea of a moonlit stroll – i’ve recently read of people taking “moonbaths”. interesting.

  9. Hey!!
    Here in Spain we have a bonfire and at twelve o’clock we all jump into the sea!!
    Following through Network and Facebook^^
    melissasanchezdempsey@hotmail.com

    • melissa, you are so lucky – what a lively way to celebrate. thanks so much for the follow!

  10. o how cool! i love this! my mom and i have just recently started studying wicca (about a year or so) and we are going to a get together with a bunch of people in the area to celebrate summer solstice. we’re new to it all, but im so excited! thanks for the giveaway! 🙂
    shadow_kohler@att.net

    • shadow, have a great time at your celebration – how fabulous. thanks for your visit.

  11. Just added you on Facebook and Goodreads! 🙂
    Sounds like a great party!

    kristinaleigh1@hotmail.com

    • thanks for the adds, kristina! it is a fantastic party.

  12. thanks kristina, i’m so happy to hear that!

  13. not sure how we would celebrate, its always summer here in HAwaii!! But a party would be what we would do!!!! thanks:)))

    coastiecolellas@hotmail.com

    • you are so lucky, paradise all year round – i feel the same way most of the time here in so. cal, it’s almost always perfect weather.

  14. i’m definitely putting this one on my summer reading list it sounds fun and different

    terri_dion@hotmail.com

    • terri, thank you so much. have a wonderful summer.

  15. I really don’t do anything to celebrate. I just am thankful when the snow and ice goes away! And I can switch to sandals and flipflops or go barefoot, LOL

    • Forgot email: manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com
      Also following on Network Blogs: June Manning

    • i hear you june, so much of my life has been spent in boot country.

  16. Love it great job! This sounds like fun…by the time I got to your party I would be really inebriated…and I don’t drink much lol. So if I misbehave just put me in the corner.

    • you crack me up, monique! don’t worry, you don’t have to sit in the corner.

  17. Have never celebrated, but now I am thinking that a party would be a great idea.
    I just added you on Goodreads

    skpetal at hotmail dot com

    • thanks for the add, jean. it is a great excuse for a party, isn’t it?

  18. I usually have a party to celebrate. Thanks for doing this.

    here’s my email casper131979@hotmail.com

    • hope you enjoy this year’s festivities, sabrina.

  19. I’ve never considered the Summer Solstice as a holiday so I don’t do anything to celebrate. Love the French words!

    email: feliciarogersauthor@yahoo.com

    • thanks felicia, and merci for popping over.

  20. Liked you on Goodreads and friended you(sue brandes). I don’t really do anything either. I just enjoy the flowers and try to get out more. Fun post.
    Sue b
    katsrus(at)gmail(dot)com

  21. thanks for the friendship, sue! i love your idea about enjoying flowers. the reason for the season.

  22. Summer Solstic I usually celebrate with working in my garden 🙂

    I just added more coins to the jukebox !

    thanks for the fun 🙂

    kym
    krykym(at)fullchannel.net
    (sent u a fb friend request)

    • kym, that sounds like a perfect way to celebrate summer. thanks for the friendship!

  23. In Estonia, where I’m from, the Summer Solstice is one of the bigger events during the year. Christmas during winter and the summer solstice during the summer. We call it Midsummer Nigt. It’s a national holiday.
    The tradition is to have very big bonfires and summer parties during this evening and night and if you could see the country above from the sky, it would seems lit like a candle 🙂 Most of the people spend this night together with their friends and family, starting their evening with barbaque and when it gets little darker, then the bonfire is lit. Actually, since it is the longest and lightest night, then it never really gets dark during the summer solstice.
    The old tradition is, that young and unmarried girls go to the forest to search the flowers of ferns and in case they find it, they will dream about their husband to be during the night. there is another saying, that in case couples see or find glowworms during the night, they will be happily ever after 🙂

    • what a beautiful description of the night, inga – “lit like a candle” from the sky. estonia sounds lovely.

  24. Forgot to add my email: inga(dot)kupp(at)gmail(dot)com

  25. What a lovely blog post! I like to bring in the summer with a big BBQ with friends xx Nothing better than a warm evening spent outside with friends and laughter!

    • you are so right, joanne – you’ve really captured that summer spirit.

  26. Hi! I’ve found you on goodreads 🙂
    I’m enjoying the discovery of all these authors throughout the blog hop!
    In Australia we usually celebrate summer with family bbqs and lots of sports!
    Or going to the beach or swimming with friends at a pool 🙂
    ~SydneyGen ~ SydneyTwiMum

    • hi there sydney – you are so lucky to live in such a summer-like paradise. i’m so happy to hear you found me on goodreads – it’s a load of fun, isn’t it?

  27. I don’t really celebrate Solstice because summer here comes so much earlier, hech most would say it never leaves, that it feels weird to do so. I’ve always wanted to do a bonfire party on the beach though. Alas, that is impossible where I live… We’re not even allowed to have open fires burring right now because of fire danger.

    • hi jennifer, i guess that’s a good thing, that you enjoy summer all year round. thanks for your visit.

  28. I start my summer of by taking my daughter and son to the public pool for the slides and rides, as a birthday gift.

    • rhonda, what a great way to start the summer! you’re so lucky to have access to a pool with slides. thanks for popping over.

  29. I celebrate with chocolate-but then, that’s how I celebrate everything >< My family goes to the Botanic Gardens near our house for a festival and then on to a strawberry festival aimed at the solstice. It's really fun, I recommend. edysicecreamlover18ATgmailDOTcom I would love to read and review your novel!

    • dear krystal, how about combining the strawberries and chocolate? thanks for the offer to review my book!

  30. Im in Australia we dont celebrate that here, but if we did it would be by the beach, bonfire, marshmellows, music dancing and scuttering through the waves !!! Loved your book, would love it in paperback !! I Follow you 😉

    kat
    kittee_cat@bigpond.com

    • thanks katrina, and thank you for your visit! i guess you are lucky enough to have the chance to celebrate year-round in australia. i appreciate the follow, and the review.

  31. your good read page was not working for me but i try later and the pic are great have a great summer

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