For Love Book Series Launches with Nod to Jane Austen, Nora Roberts Bringing Elegance Back to How New Jersey is Portrayed in Entertainment
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2017

After years of television shows and movies portraying New Jersey in less than desirable ways, New Jersey native Cathy Padilla has written a contemporary romance novel, A Taste for Love, highlighting the beauty and grandeur of Monmouth County. Available for purchase April 18, the novel is set in the rolling hills of Holmdel and uses the tagline: New Jersey - Where Love Blooms and Gardens Grow. Written employing the same point-of-view used by both Jane Austen and Nora Roberts, third-person omniscient, the author hopes to bring back the underused perspective while giving a nod to two prolific romance authors. "I wanted to share a story that is both heart-warming and interesting and I find the omniscient point-of-view creates more complex characters. I grew up loving Pride and Prejudice (by Jane Austen) and it felt natural for me to write from a similar viewpoint." Padilla says. "It's not popular today, in fact most editors frown upon it and call it 'head-hopping', but I have faith my readers will embrace the story and heroine. I appreciate my publisher, Clean Reads, allowing me this opportunity. It is a 'clean' romance, so readers can share the book with their grandparents and teens the way my mother shared Austen with me." Padilla has lived in Monmouth County her entire life, except for the four years she spent at The College of New Jersey (Ewing, NJ) studying English and journalism. After being hired as the first editor of the college magazine at TCNJ, she worked as the Director of Institutional Advancement at Monmouth University for nearly a decade promoting the college. While a student at TCNJ, her linguistic professor encouraged her to write novels and it became a some-day goal she says she is thrilled to have come to fruition. Padilla founded an online organization called LookingForEats that donated all profits to children with cancer who live in New Jersey and for the Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Money was raised through events with local celebrities such as Chef Lidia Bastianich and television personality Caroline Manzo. Deciding to spend more time at home caring for her mother, Padilla has since dedicated herself to writing. A Taste for Love is the story of a career-minded, independent woman facing a loveless marriage dictated by blackmail. She falls in love with a man she doesn't know has come to save her and finds a way to overcome her own reluctant heart. Set at a fictitious country club, The Club at Longview, readers meet and come to know the Texmara family. The first in a series of 'For Love' books, the novel goes beyond surface romance and contemplates what it means to love and the sacrifices love sometimes requires. All romance novels have a happy ending, but not every character in Padilla's books find his or her happily ever after. "I love a great story. So I wanted to write love stories that are realistic with exciting plots and a good bit of suspense," Padilla says. "My editors keep commenting how refreshing it is to read characters who don't really do what the reader expects them to all the time. I'm hoping my readers feel the same way." You can contact Padilla at 732-272-5044 or at Cathy6Padilla@gmail.com to request review copies or an interview. High resolution book cover photos are available at 4Love.Club. Please visit Padilla's website: 4Love.Club and become a member of the club that is dedicated to the love of family, fun, food, and entertainment...because it's all For Love! (more...)

Scoop: WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE! on Bravo 9/11 - 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

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VIDEO: The Manzo Family Talks Third Season of Bravo Reality Show
by - Sep 9, 2016

Caroline Manzo is set to launch the third season of her own spin-off show, “Manzo’d With Children" on Bravo. The reality star stops by this morning's TODAY to talk about what's ahead. (more...)

Scoop: WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE! on Bravo 9/11 - 9/15
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Scoop: TODAY 9/5 - 9/16 on NBC
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Scoop: TODAY 8/29 - 9/9 on NBC
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Scoop: TODAY on ABC - Monday, August 29, 2016
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Scoop: TODAY on NBC - Monday, August 29, 2016
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Watch First Looks at New Seasons of MANZO'D WITH CHILDREN, DON'T BE TARDY on Bravo
by TV News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Bravo Media brings back two of its fan-favorite families this fall with season three of MANZO'D WITH CHILDREN returning Sunday, September 11 at 9pm ET/PT and season five of DON'T BE TARDY... returning Wednesday, September 14 at 10pm ET/PT. (more...)

Scoop: WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE on BRAVO - Week of November 1, 2015
by TV Scoop - Nov 1, 2015

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Scoop: WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE on BRAVO - Week of November 1, 2015
by TV Scoop - Oct 26, 2015

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MANZO'D WITH CHILDREN Returns to Bravo for New Season Tonight
by TV News Desk - Aug 16, 2015

Two of Bravo Media's favorite OG Housewives from Atlanta and New Jersey return as “Don't Be Tardy…” season four premiers tonight, August 16th at 10p.m. ET/PT and the second season of “Manzo'd with Children” immediately follows at 10:30p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Scoop: WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE on BRAVO - Week of August 16, 2015
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Scoop: WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE on BRAVO - Week of August 16, 2015
by TV Scoop - Aug 12, 2015

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MANZO'D WITH CHILDREN Returns to Bravo for New Season 8/16
by TV News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Two of Bravo Media's favorite OG Housewives from Atlanta and New Jersey return as “Don't Be Tardy…” season four premiers on Sunday, August 16th at 10p.m. ET/PT and the second season of “Manzo'd with Children” immediately follows at 10:30p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Bravo's DON'T BE TARDY... & MANZO'D WITH CHILDREN Return Next Month
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

wo of Bravo Media's favorite OG Housewives from Atlanta and New Jersey return as “Don't Be Tardy…” season four premiers on Sunday, August 16th at 10p.m. ET/PT and the second season of“Manzo'd with Children” immediately follows at 10:30p.m. ET/PT. From high school graduations to wedding bells, both Kim Zolciak-Biermann and Caroline Manzo must learn to let go and let live as their children embark on the next chapter of their lives. (more...)

Scoop: WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE on BRAVO - Week of November 2, 2014
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Scoop: WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE on BRAVO - Week of November 2, 2014
by TV Scoop - Oct 28, 2014

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Bravo Preps for Ultimate 'Sunday Funday'
by TV News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

A reunion, finale and special… oh my! Bravo Media offers fans a jam-packed night full of laughs and drama on Sunday, November 2. Viewers will get a blast from the past when “The Real Housewives of Atlanta: Road Trip Countdown to Season Seven” airs at 8pm ET/PT.Celebrity hairstylists and co-hosts of Bravo's “Fashion Queens” Derek J and Miss Lawrence will take a look back at some of the most memorable moments from season six as they explore Atlanta and stop at unforgettable locations from last season. (more...)

Scoop: WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE! on Bravo
by TV Scoop - Oct 27, 2014

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