Rebecca Zanetti – Love is All Around Us

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The Joy or Romance Everywhere

Hi all!  I’m so excited to be involved with the Read a Romance Month…and believe me, I WickedEdgedefinitely see the joy of romance.  My parents have been married for nearly fifty years, and my husband and I are going on eighteen years this December.  Life gets in the way a lot, but romance is all around us, right?  So I’m trying to get organized these days, and I’ve been creating a lot of lists.  I thought it’d be fun to list five great romantic moments in film.

Casablanca:  I love the scene where Rick Blaine meets back up with Ilsa, and she asks him if he remembers the day the Germans marched into France.  He says that of course he remembers…”The Germans wore gray, you wore blue.”  That makes me sigh every time.

When Harry Met Sally: The ending where Harry says he loves her, and she complains about his timing, and he says, “I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”

The Last of the Mohicans:  When Hawkeye has to leave Cora and he says:  “You stay wicked ridealive, no matter what occurs! I will find you. No matter how long it takes, no matter how far, I will find you.”

Lord of the Rings:  When Arwen says, “I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone. I choose a mortal life.”

The Princess Bride:  When Wesley and Buttercup meet back up, and Wesley says, “Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while.”

One of my all time favorite authors is Jennifer Apodaca  (aka Jennifer Lyons)  

Keep an eye out for Debra Elise ( ) who has her first book, Saving Maverick, coming out in November. 

Questions for the Author:

Tell us about a moment in your life when you experienced sheer joy. rising assets at lake.jpg

A moment in my life when I experienced joy would be when I went jet skiing with our
son the other day.  The day was sunny and the lake sparkled, and we took the jet skis out and just had fun.  We went early morning and had the lake to ourselves, and we decided to race.  It was joyous, and for a moment, I was a kid again.

Tell us about a place that brings you joy, or is attached to a memory of joy.view

A place that brings me joy is a mountain close to where I live.  I used to go huckleberry picking with my grandparents there when they were alive, and it brings back so many good memories that joy is all around that mountain.

Tell us about a sound that brings you joy.

A sound that brings me joy is my daughter singing.  She has a wonderful voice, and she likes to change the rhythm of popular songs, and that makes me happy.

What recent book have you read that brought you joy. (Or a book you read in your life that brought you so much joy you’ve never forgotten it.) Why?

I recently read a bunch of papers I found in my grandma’s old trunk, and one of them contained a diary of one of her ancestors, a girl who traveled in a covered wagon across the country.  The times were hard, but somehow, I could hear her voice and it seemed familiar. I think I felt joy at realizing how tied we are to the past.

And for fun, the joy of choice ~

Pick your Chris! Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pine, Chris Pratt, Chris Rock, Chris Evans or Christopher Plummer (circ. 1964 aka Capt. Von Trapp?) – trying for a little diversity! ;o)

My Chris would have to be Chris Pratt.  Yeah, he’s something to look at, but beyond that, he’s a really good guy with a great sense of humor. 

Rebecca is generously giving away a box of books from her different series as well as some fun swag to both U.S. and international readers.

Rebecca-4Rebecca Zanetti is the author of over twenty-five dark paranormals, romantic suspense, and contemporary romances, and her books have appeared multiple times on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists.  She lives in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest with her own Alpha hero, two kids, a couple of dogs, a crazy cat…and a huge extended family.  She believes strongly in luck, karma, and working her butt off…and she thinks one of the best things about being an author, unlike the lawyer she used to be, is that she can let the crazy out.  Her current series are: The Dark Protectors, The Maverick Montana Cowboys, and the Sin Brothers series.  Upcoming series are: The Realm Enforcers and The Scorpius Syndrome.

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  • Sharlene Wegner

    When Harry Met Sally is my favorite movie! There are so many great lines in that one! Thanks for the essay!

  • Karen Mikusak

    Awesome prize! Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Chelsea B.

    Chris Pratt does seem like a mega awesome dude.

  • mariannewestrich

    The Princess Bride is my all-time fav movie! Glad to see it made your list.

  • Ren

    Thanks for sharing. Loved your “loves”. My sons are 22 and 24 so any time spent with them is precious. Enjoy it while you can because before you know it they will be gone.

  • Erin F

    thanks for such a fun post!!! Your quotes were spot on 🙂 Now I need to go rewatch all of the movies!! Thanks for sharing!

  • Debra Elise

    I love the time/joy you spent with your son 🙂 Thanks for the shout out, Rebecca!

  • Kathryn Trask

    I have seen many good reviews for your books, I have one of the first in a series on my Kindle, but not reached it yet!

  • Sue G.

    Sometimes it’s great acting like a kid again, huh?

  • Joan Varner

    I enjoyed list of 5 great romantic moments. Every one was definitely a winner.

  • Sheila M

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I loved your 5 romantic movie moments.

  • Rochelle

    Oh my I love that scene in Last of the Mohicans. DDL is swoon worthy.

  • Christyna

    Great, awesome list! Lots of joyful emotions for watchers of these films.

  • Deana Dick

    I also love jet skiing. It is so much fun to feel free as you glide across the water. I don’t know how to swim, but it gives me joy to get on that jet ski and trust God as I smile and have fun.

  • Texas Book Lover

    I used to watch The Princess Bride over and over! So good!

  • Bernadette

    Loved your movie list! Your post was so sweet. It’s always a joy to read your books because i love getting immersed in the unique and wonderful worlds you create! I just can’t wait to read your upcoming book!

  • jcp smith

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  • cheryl c.

    I enjoyed reading your favorite lines from some romantic movies. I like to replay special moments when I watch a movie at home. I also reread favorite passages in sigh-worthy books.

  • Jennifer C

    Those are some great movies! I live a couple hours away from the beautiful waterfall shown in Last of the Mohicans; I love visiting there. I really enjoyed your essay.

  • Martha B

    I was so, so thrilled to read the Sins brother series will continue!

  • catslady

    I agree with the movie lines that you selected. My husband and I just celebrated 46 yrs. 🙂

  • Kim

    Rhett Butler’s last line would be on my list. It was a perfect rejoinder to Scarlet.

  • LSUReader

    Your choice in movies is flawless. I still think Casablanca is the best-written movie of all time. Thanks for a fun post.

  • Dorothy Salvagin

    I loved all the movie lines from those great movies

  • Glittergirl

    Love hearing from fellow PNWers, expecially ones I suspect are Oregonians <3. Thanks for the post Rebecca! Romance is important to find anywhere you can, expecially with the long, monogamous marriages like ours. Tuesday will be our 36th, can't believe it's been that long…

  • Diana Michelle Tidlund

    lol on the singing of daughter…hell no on daughters signing

  • Really interesting and amusing list of great romantic moments! I love them all! And thank you for the beautiful giveaway!

  • Debbie Fuller

    I agree with The Lord of the Rings sigh moment.

  • Judy Contino

    Love those movie lines too.

  • Carol Luciano

    Thank you for your post. All excellent. Movies. I love all your series. My list for christmas is filleed with your Titles. 🙂 I start early so my kids have plenty of time. :).
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  • Trudy Baker Dowling

    Loved learning about some of the things special to you. I love huckleberries.

  • Aye Lopez

    Thanks for the chance! 🙂

  • Linda Henderson

    The Last Of The Mohicans has always been one of my favorite movies. I even bought the sound track to the movie I loved it so much.

  • Carol Opalinski

    Great post! And thanks for a chance to win!

  • Valerie Spearman

    I love Rebecca’s books. I have been a follower of her for quite some time. Everything she writes that I have read have all been 5 stars or better. Thank you for hosting.

  • Dawn Anderson

    That scene between Rick and Ilsa is one of my favorites.

  • Pamby50

    Sept 8 will be 34 yrs. Who would have thought it. I love all your movie choices. I would add the original Sabrina. When Linus and Sabrina are dancing and Linus asks her to say in french, My brother has a lovely girl. She repeats it back to in french. Then he says, “I wish I were my brother.” Sighs

  • Bernadette Long

    Some of my favorite romance movies are also on your list!

  • LisaVH

    That LOTR quote is fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

  • Diana Giote

    Great movies. Arwen’s quote is my favorite quote out of the entire trilogy.

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  • marypreston

    Wicked covers – love them.

  • Marcy Shuler

    I love your movie quote list. Thanks also for recommending Debra Elise. I’ll check out her book.

  • Diane Sallans

    I love ‘Last of the Mohicans’ – it has a fabulous soundtrack.

  • Arlene Downey

    I’m loving your books!

  • kirsten west

    I love your books and enjoyed the movie quotes.

  • Mary McCoy

    Thank you for the great quotes, and discovering that diary sounds wonderful!

  • Eileen Aberman-Wells

    I loved Casablanca!!! The romance, the mystery, the love!! And The Princess Bride, who didn’t love that movie!! I’ve enjoyed your books along with your post. Thank you for sharing!!

  • Kai W.

    I love your books. Those are also my favorite movies.

  • Glenda

    Aww thanks for the wonderful movie quotes! I am jealous of your diary discovery! It sounds wonderful!