It was a sad night, friends. Ben Cohen was knocked out of Strictly Come Dancing.
Honest to God, I’m gobsmacked. I’m no dancer, but I thought his Charleston was great. It was definitely the most fun dance of the night.
So here it is…his last dance on Strictly. Pat L, this is particularly for you. A moment of silence, please, to appreciate the beauty, wonder and huge personality that is Ben Cohen.
My seven-month-old baby and I have been doing our own interpretation of Ben and Kristina’s dances every Monday. (I play Ben. When Doodle Bug played Ben during our American Smooth routine, she dropped me.) I’m sad there won’t be any new dances for us to do together. She laughs hysterically when I do bicep curls with her.
Ben, I said weeks ago that I hoped you did really well on Strictly but, more than that, I hoped StandUp Foundation did well at making the world a kinder, gentler place. Obviously that fight is nowhere near over, but you’ve done an incredible job at inspiring people and introducing your work to millions of new fans. I really hope you’re proud of what you’ve achieved. You should be.
As both a charity communications specialist and a romance novelist, I spend a lot of time thinking and writing about people who show heroic qualities – people who are faced with unthinkable tragedy yet turn their own loss into action so that no one else has to face what they have. I don’t work for the StandUp Foundation (thought I’d love to volunteer, if they needed me), but I’m really impressed and inspired by their work, so I hope you’ll take a moment to check them out on Facebook, Twitter and on their website.
Okay, moving on…all is not lost because I’m still giving away Ben’s calendar, which benefits his foundation. Here’s the post you need to comment on. I’ll announce the winner on Thursday. Good luck!
Win Christmas romance novellas!
Mine Under The Mistletoe comes out in less than two weeks! Gah!
Five of my fellow authors and I are giving you a chance to win our novellas. Since our stories are set across the U.S. and (in my case) London, I put together this fun map quiz. Go answer the questions and you could win some steamy romance from me, Christi Barth, Brighton Walsh, Alison Packard, Kinley Cade or Shari Mikels!
I’ll choose the winners one week from today!
Hope you all have a fantabulous week!