Shawntelle Madison | What I learned from Matchmakers
January 20, 2014
In my story, REPOSSESSED, my heroine
Tessa is a matchmaker. Instead of helping men and women find their match, she
helps supernatural creatures like warlocks, witches, and even werewolves. I've
even written a scene where she has matched gnomes! I have enjoyed writing about
a supernatural matchmaker, but to be honest, I find real life matchmakers just
as fascinated. On television, we've all had a chance to see the Millionaire
Matchmaker on Bravo TV in action. She takes millionaires, many of them
eccentric, and finds them a love match—well—most of the time. I
won't go into details, but if you did a search on the Internet, you'd find that
there are so many matchmakers out there. Professional matchmakers who help
people find the right mate.
I'm happily married, but I did have some time on the dating scene. As I
researched matchmakers, I learned so many things I wish I would've done myself.
Care to find out what I wish I knew? Here are the top four things I learned from
1. Leave your baggage at home. You'd be surprised how many women and men have
been hurt or scorned by someone else, but it's amazing what you can find out
there when take the time to begin at square one. So if you've got a grudge
against all redheads since your last boyfriend dumped you, you might be holding
yourself back from the perfect redhead who's been waiting for you all along. And
hey, he might be cute, too!
2. Be adventurous. I'm a homebody. I married another homebody who loves to hang
out at home. But, the thing is, we never would have gotten to know each other
unless we left the house and went places. If you're dating, I say check out the
local pub or even try Meetup.com. There are so many fun things to do, and for a
geek like me, I've found like-minded folks who want to do the same things I do.
3. Don't rush things. Not that one night stands aren't fun, but when you want
the love of your life, it might be best to get to know them as a friend first.
They might be hiding more than skeletons in their closet.
4. To thine ownself be true. That old saying from Shakespeare has a valid point!
Before you can let someone else into your life who will love and respect you,
you need to take care of yourself. Have pride in your appearance. Show your true
self to others instead of what others what you to be. Don't put on an act. Find
what makes you happy: whether it be the right job or even the right place to live.
These sound like the basics huh? I'll be honest and admit I didn't follow all of
these rules. I got lucky and found Mr. Right in college. If you're searching for
that special someone, I hope you find the right man like Rob and Tessa in REPOSSESSED.
Return to Shawntelle Madison's Coveted universe in this fun new series
featuring witches and warlocks!
Supernatural matchmaker Tessa Dandridge knows a little mist here and a little
magic there will help reckless werewolves and precocious pixies find love. That
is, until her magical Smythe scroll is lost in her repo'ed car and she can't
contact her V.I.P. clients. To connect with an important client cavorting in the
fifth dimension, Tessa must depend on handsome Rob Shin, a warlock repo man, to
enter Limbo and find her Smythe Scroll.
Rob has money problems of his own, thanks to the bank determined to foreclose on
his elderly aunt and uncle's home. Repossessing magic wands and cursed pianos
from disgruntled warlocks isn't the best pay, but the Navy SEAL works well as a
repo man to pay off his family's debts. Rob's repossession jobs catch up with
him when a powerful warlock seeks to end his life for his constant meddling,
drawing Tessa in the middle.
Shawntelle Madison is a web developer who loves to weave words as well as code.
She'd never admit it, but if asked she'd say she covets and collects source
code. After losing her first summer job detasseling corn, Shawntelle performed
various jobs--from fast-food clerk to grunt programmer to university webmaster.
Writing eccentric characters is her most favorite job of them all. On any
particular day when she's not surgically attached to her computer, she can be
found watching cheesy horror movies or the latest action-packed anime. She lives
in Missouri with her husband and children.
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26 comments posted.
Re: Shawntelle Madison | What I learned from Matchmakers
I love supernatural romances books this sounds really good
thanks so much for the giveaway
(Denise Smith 8:17am January 20, 2014)
I love paranormal romances and look forward to reading this one as well. Thank you!!
(Bonnie Capuano 10:03am January 20, 2014)
Enjoy reading paranormal romances and this is one I look forward to reading.
(Jean Patton 11:06am January 20, 2014)
I am excited to see Tessa & Rob's story. :-D
(Karin Anderson 11:18am January 20, 2014)
Sounds really interesting... love paranormals.
(Colleen Conklin 11:40am January 20, 2014)
This isn't my normal genre of reading, but you definately are a master of words!! Your synopsis of the book has me hooked, and I'm really curious to read your book - in fact, this might even get me started into the genre itself!! I got so burned out hearing about Twilight, that I ran in the other direction!! This book, on the other hand, looks like the type of book that would make for some great Winter reading that would actually be enjoyable!! Thank you for posting today, and letting us know about your book!!
(Peggy Roberson 11:48am January 20, 2014)
Great advice Shawntelle, I'll have to keep that in mind, not only for dating but for
life in general. I'm looking forward to reading Repossessed.
(Barbara Elness 12:32pm January 20, 2014)
Sounds captivating and intriguing. Thanks for this giveaway.
best wishes and much happiness.
(Sharon Berger 1:08pm January 20, 2014)
Sounds good- great prize package thank you.
(Suzanne Bischoff 1:14pm January 20, 2014)
Your book really sounds like a good read
(Jean Benedict 2:22pm January 20, 2014)
Looking forward to reading the latest in the Coveted series.
(Mary Chin 5:47pm January 20, 2014)
Wow, Congrats on your new book: REPOSSESSED. I like the book
cover too! I really enjoy reading about Werewolves, Witches
and Warlocks too! I would love to win and read your
fascinating book in the New Year 2014. Thank You very much.
(Cecilia Dunbar Hernandez 6:28pm January 20, 2014)
A story about a matchmaker sounds great.
(Denise Austin 6:30pm January 20, 2014)
I love match maker stories!
(Betty Hamilton 7:11pm January 20, 2014)
i cant wait to read'repossessed' it sounds like a WHOLE lot of funi like this genre of book. i just finished "real vampires know size does matter" and i enjoyed every page.
(Sue Hieber 7:24pm January 20, 2014)
Repossessed looks really great! I love great cover art, and this really draws you in! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
(Veronica Jarvis 7:52pm January 20, 2014)
This is not the genre I usually read, but you have peaked my interest to read it.
(Roseann Moss 8:08pm January 20, 2014)
Sounds like an interesting read; I like the idea of supernatural matchmakers.
(Janie McGaugh 8:22pm January 20, 2014)
I am looking forward to read the latest in the Coveted series. I love the cover and thanks for the chance.
(Jennifer Beck 10:26pm January 20, 2014)
Thanks for a chance to win and read your book. Sounnds like a interesting book.
(Linda Hall 11:43pm January 20, 2014)
I love your advice. It is so true that many of us that have been hurt in a relationship, kept us from having a relationship that we really deserve.
(Kai Wong 12:27pm January 21, 2014)
Hope to win
(Aaron Polish 9:48am January 21, 2014)
I LOVE your work!!! PICK ME!!
would LOVE to win & read!!
(Pamela Faye Howell 4:26pm January 21, 2014)
I really enjoy your books. Congrats on the new release. Thanks for the giveaway. Keep the books comin'
(Kimberley Coover 5:30pm January 21, 2014)
A fantastic post to read through thank you.
(Mary Preston 8:13pm January 21, 2014)
What an interesting book! I love paranormal romance, but I have never read a book about a supernatural matchmaker. This book is definitely going on my wishlist. Thanks for sharing.
(Bonnie Hometchko 10:08pm January 25, 2014)
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