Happy National Rescue Dog Day!

Dogs are love

When my darling friends Lindsay Emory and Ophelia London and I decided to write The Last Plus One, we knew two things: it had to be swoony and it had to have dogs.

Honestly, what’s better than falling in love to the pitter patter of sweet doggie feet?

In these three novellas that take place at the same beach wedding in Maine, the bride’s mother’s rescue dogs are always around. On the beach when they’re not supposed to be, roaming the extensive grounds of their compound, even chilling with the guests at the lavish pre-wedding cocktail party in the parlor.

And maybe, just maybe, they give a cupid-like nudge to the three couples as they figure out they’ve met their last plus one.

Do you love your romance with a side of sweet puppy love?

I have a signed paperback of The Last Plus One to give away—just tag me in a Twitter or Instagram post* (I’m @WriterAHaughton) with your favorite mutt. Make sure to use hashtag #TLPOdoggy so I see it. Post by midnight May 31, 2019*

*If you don’t have Twitter or Instagram, feel free to email me your picture.

**void where prohibited by law. Open to US residents only because of shipping concerns. Winner will be notified on social media. If I haven’t heard back from you by 6.7.19, you’ll forfeit your prize and I’ll attempt to select another winner.

World Book Day

Is it a coincidence that World Book Day coincides with the BIRTHDAYWEEK™ celebrated by Ophelia London, Lindsay Emory, and one Alexandra Haughton (that's me!)? 

I think not. 

While we won't meet to celebrate the trine of LLL awesomeness until next week at our traditional Ladies Who Lunch outing, there's no rule that says we can't celebrate with y'all before then. 

Sooooooo. We are hosting an Amazon Giveaway of TLPO aka The Last Plus One aka a swoon-worthy (and laugh-out-loud funny!) collection of three long novellas. (We're talking about 40k each--no skimping on story or the swoon, my friends.) 

AND because I know not everybody reads on a kindle or kindle app, I've got another giveaway up my sleeve. So stay tuned. 

Make sure to enter the sweepstakes here

Bon chance!

Five for Friday

 

Since I left my day job, I've kind of become a little bit like the dowager Countess of Grantham: "what is a weekend?"

No, it's not because I'm a member of the aristocracy (though if you have an heir or a spare lying around, be sure and give him my number). It's because when you freelance, every day is a workday.

But I've decided that I'm going to make Fridays FriYAYs in 2017--sure, I'll get a little work done, but I'm going to celebrate life by doing extra fun things or enjoying little moments (or objects) and report back. 

And if I miss one here or there, just know it's because I'm out having a fabulous time with a British spy who is also at a Navy SEAL and heir to a Dukedom. Who has a ranch in Wyoming and an island in the Maldives. And rides a motorcycle. 

So here goes the inaugural Five for Friday:  

1. Had a super fantastic lady lunch with my local braintrust. Cookies, laughter, and tears were shared. And plans for world domination, duh. 

2. Return of blanket scarf weather! 

3.  It was raining so I couldn't go for a walk outside, so I decided to get a manicure with an extra long arm and hand massage.  

4. I got news my childhood bff will be in town next week. < hallelujah hands

5. I got two awesome things in the mail – both of which will make productivity so much more beautiful. (And if you follow me on Instagram – especially Instagram stories – you already got a sneaky peek of them.) 

I LOVE my  ringly . &nbsp;(Yeah, that's a ginormo emerald.) Wearable tech FTW.&nbsp;

I LOVE my ringly.  (Yeah, that's a ginormo emerald.) Wearable tech FTW.