Everybody Likes Italian

"I'm Frank."

"And I'm Rose. We're the Triolas. Our restaurant--"


"Pardon Frank. He loves to interrupt."

"You just take too long, honey. Who, what, where, when, and why. But first I need to tell these folks who won the e-copy of WEIGHTED by Ciara Knight."

"Ooh, I'm excited. Who won?"

"Drum roll...the winner is L.G. Smith!"

"Yea! Congrats, L.G. Carol has probably contacted you already. If not, her email address is in her profile. Give her a shout."

"See, Rose? Just the facts. No rambling."

"So since you're all no rambling here and straight to the point, do I call you Speedy now? You never--"

"Rose, it's a family blog."

She kissed his cheek. "And you're a sweetheart. Go make sure things are running on time in the kitchen. I'll behave. Until later."

"Promise? The later part?" He wiggled his eyebrows.

"Go!" Rose watched the love of her life swagger through the swinging doors.

"Oh, gosh. I almost forgot. Carol's guest blogging today at Ninja Alex's blog, Alex J. Cavanaugh. She said to remind you that all commenters HERE through Thursday at 10pm CDT will be eligible for a free Kindle copy of IN NAME ONLY. Carol will announce the winner in Friday's post. Frank and I are in that book. You'll like it!

"Now I need to go get ready for the lunch rush. Between the marinara and the gelato, Frank and I will take turns responding to your comments. Ciao!"


Liza said…
Now I'm hungry! Time to go make breakfast. Gosh, I don't know what Italians eat for breakfast. Somehow my oatmeal doesn't seem like it is going to cut it this morning.
Happy to host you today.
Linda G. said…
Ha! I love when your characters stop by for a visit.
L.G.Smith said…
Oh, awesome! Thanks so much. And nice entry over at the Ninja's place. :))
Ciara said…
Congrats, L.G. I enjoyed the post at Alex's blog.
LR said…
Will head over and check it out. ;)
Carol Kilgore said…
Hi, Liza! It's Rose. I'm Irish, and Frank eats anything. His mom always has coffee and biscotti, so I really don't know either :)

Alex - Carol said she's having a ball over there!

Teresa - It's awesome to win a book, right?

Linda G - Frank and I are having a great time here.

L.G. - Congratulations! And I'll pass that info along to Carol.

Ciara - I read your first chapter. WOW! When Carol gets back I'm grabbing her Kindle :)
Talli Roland said…
Haha! Loved this, Carol. And congrats to the winner!
Cheryl Klarich said…
Aww... so CUTE!!
Will check out the Ninja post.

Bless you!
Congrats to LG! I'm hopping over to Alex's to see you! Julie
Beth said…
Hi Carol! (waves at monitor) Thanks for sharing the excerpt of the book. Can't wait to read the rest of the story.
Linda Kage said…
You two are a hoot!
Carol Kilgore said…
Talli - Frank here. You're looking lovely, all rounded out. I'm sure excited. Rose and I have been discussing the prospects of getting pregnant.

Cheryl - Rose is the cute one. Bless you, too.

Julie - I'm surprising Rose with a Kindle for her birthday. She loves to read.

Beth - You'll love it! Trust me :)

Linda - Rose is the funny one. I just like to flirt :)
Southpaw said…
Mmmm, Italian. You know I actually met someone who didn't like Italian. I think they were actually from Mars.
CATachresis said…
Hehehe! Very funny! Congrats to the winner :) I don't need to win a free kindle copy!!! ;)
nutschell said…
what a great way to introduce Ciara's book! Congrats to L.G>!

J. A. Bennett said…
Ms. Carol you are so clever ;) Congrats to L.G. Smith! :)
Carol Kilgore said…
Southpaw - This is Frank. Not liking Italian is sacrilege. Someone send Curiosity a message to be careful.

CATachresis - So we're funny, are we? Well, maybe I know this big DOG :) I'll pass the giveaway news on to Carol.

nutschell - It's a fun week around here. Carol's keeping us hopping.
J.L. Campbell said…
Carol, I think you'd write some great flash fiction. There's a whole lotta touring going on. Going over to see what's happening.
Carol Kilgore said…
Rose here. Frank's back in the kitchen supervising the switchover to the dinner prep crew.

J.A. - I'll pass your comments on to Carol :)

J.L. - Did you know Carol does write flash fiction? She says it's her second favorite form.
Clarissa Draper said…
I love how you're writing your posts. I've already stopped by Alex's blog. Congrats on your tour.
Cherie Reich said…
Congrats to L.G.! And you did a great post at Alex's!
Carol Kilgore said…
Clarissa - I'm loving that she's letting all of us have our day. Especially now that it's my turn with Frank!

Cherie - Carol will be glad to know you liked her post :)
Arlee Bird said…
Had me going there for a moment. Now I'm off to see you at Alex's place.

Tossing It Out
LD Masterson said…
I caught Carol over at Alex's. Good thing Frank and Rose were here to cover things.
cleemckenzie said…
Marinara AND gelato? Where's the fresh fish? Sorry. I've been visiting wild and wooly blogs and I got carried away for a minute.

I think I'm following you around today. I just saw your post at Alex's and then your comment at Mark's. We should car pool!

Good luck on your book. Great to meet you.
Carol Kilgore said…
Still Rose here. Frank is putting the finishing touches on a special request birthday dinner.

Arlee - Carol's working late over there.

M Pax - Another woot from me!

LD - We're having fun!

cleemckenzie - We have fish on the menu almost every night :) Carol would be up for carpooling.
Lynda R Young said…
A big congrats to LG.
And yay to you, Carol, for taking over the ninja captain's home territory.
A fun post! Congrats to the winner!

Emily R. King said…
Fun way to deliver info, Carol! Great seeing you at Alex's blog.
Carol Kilgore said…
Lynda - Rose is leading the Happy Birthday group so I get to talk to all you ladies. Carol said she's having a great time over there with Alex. I'm a little jealous.

Nas - It's just Rose and I talking, but I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Emily - I think I need to meet this Alex fellow to make sure Carol is all right.
Suzanne Furness said…
Great to *meet* you, Carol. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Suzanne Furness said…
Great to *meet* you, Carol. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Shelley Munro said…
Great to meet Frank and Rose :)
Bish Denham said…
I love this intimate, friendly banter. This is a loving, comfortable couple. Sweet.
Carol I loved your post on Alex's blog. These two seem like fun characters I'd love to get to know better. I think I want pasta for lunch!
Carol Kilgore said…
Suzanne - I'm Frank, but great to meet you, too! Carol will be back here tomorrow.

Shelley - We're happy to meet you, too.

Bish - Don't tell Rose we're comfortable. Me, I like it. She'll want to mix it up. Well, maybe I like mixing it up a little, too, but don't tell her that, either :)

Tracy - I know Carol will be happy to hear that. Rose and I are, too.

Fun! And congratulations to lucky L.G.!
I'm on my over to your guest post now.
Gwen Gardner said…
I love Italian - the wine helps:) I just caught your post over at Alex's. Well done. And congrats on your new release. I'd love to host you Carol, if you're still looking for tour stops. Drop me a line.
Morgan said…
LOL! So clever! And I LOVED you over at Alex's! It was great! And go L.G.! :)
Jemi Fraser said…
Loved your guest post over at Alex's place!! :)

I already have my copy of In Name Only so I'll let someone else win. It's a GREAT book everyone!! :)
Sherry Ellis said…
I enjoyed reading your guest post at Captain Ninja's place!
Carol Kilgore said…
Cynthia - Rose here. Carol's been at Alex's almost all day. We sent her a salad for lunch. Don't forget, one commenter on this post will win a copy of Carol's book. She'll announce the winner tomorrow.

Gwen - I'll pass that news on to Carol, and she'll be in touch.

Morgan - Everyone's chatting about Carol's post at Alex's. I need to read it.

Jemi - Yeah! What you said! Frank and I may be over-partial :)

Sherry - I want to be a Ninja!

Anonymous said…
What an adorable couple! They remind me of Mary Higgins Clark's Elvira and Willie in The Lottery Winner. :)
Anonymous said…
Congrats to the lucky winner:)
mshatch said…
Very funny! And can I just say how much I love your header pic? It looks like a lovely spot to sit at the end of the day.
Christine Rains said…
Hilarious! Saw you over at the Ninja Captain's earlier today and had a giggle. :)
Anonymous said…
Congrats to L.G.

It was great seeing you at Alex's blog.
Carol Kilgore said…
Linda - Rose here. I don't feel very adorable after sweating in the kitchen all day, but that you. I'll pass the comparison along to Carol. And I'll make sure to tell Frank you said so :)

tfwalsh - I haven't seen Carol since this morning, so I don't know who the winner is yet. You can find out in her new post tomorrow.

Christine - I'm going to read that post right now!
Carol Kilgore said…
Oops. Well, I'm going to read that post as soon as I respond to Medeia. I love your name, by the way. Pardon me, I'm rambling again. Carol said she's had a ball over there.
Carol Kilgore said…
mshatch, this is Frank. Rose forgot to turn off the computer. And I see she forgot to respond to your comment here as well. She's been really excited about us having our day here.

Carol took the header photo in Galveston, and truth be known, I'd like to be sitting there with Rose right now with a beer to relax a little.

Rose is calling from the front door. Time to lock up and go home for the night.