Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and to celebrate, over 300 bloggers are going to be talking about hot men and why we love them. But that’s not all! We’ll be hosting giveaways, because what would Valentine’s Day be without gifts?
Because Romance fans like to do things up big, we have THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH and EVERY blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 200 times!
Now what are those prizes?
1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $100 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!
My giveaway is a $5 Amazon gift card and a chocolate bar from the wonderful Portland company, Moonstruck Chocolates!
Their candy is To Die For, so I know you’ll love it!
Be sure to answer the question at the end of my post and leave your e-mail address to be entered for my prize and the Grand Prizes! The first two Grand Prizes are International, but the Swag Pack and my giveaway are US only.
I had so much fun on the holiday hops, I’m back for Valentine’s Day. Even though I love love (and chocolate!), V-Day isn’t a holiday I usually celebrate. Maybe because I’m single, but that’s beside the point.
Heartbreakers. I have a fragile heart for a tough old broad, so it’s not easy for me to gauge what makes a heartbreaker in general terms. Personally, I love a bad boy—they’re unpredictable and reckless and if you follow one you’re sure to get something you didn’t see coming. I followed one for a while, he helped me misspend most of my youth and I still appreciate a surprise, as rare as they are. As long as the thing you get isn’t a motorcycle crash at 75mph or a doctor with a serious expression saying “please sit down” when you already are—you’ll probably make it through your association with the bad boy-heartbreaker okay.
Even with my very breakable heart, I love heart -wrenching fiction. My absolute favorites are stories that wring my heart out like a soggy kitchen sponge and leave me breathless. Like true surprises in life, these books are rare. Any author who can make me feel this way becomes an instant auto-buy; I’ll even pre-order if possible, so I can savor the anticipation of falling in love with characters I’m practically begging to break my heart. So I guess it’s not a surprise that many of my stories deal with heart-wrenching themes. Do I cry when I write? Sometimes. Not all of my stories are this intense, but I do hope at least once to make a reader feel the same way I do right before I add a new author to my auto-buy list.
My debut novella, Comfort and Joy, takes-on a heavy theme—recovering from violence—but I hope it’s as uplifting as it is heart-wrenching.
Which do you, as a reader, like better: books that make you cry or books that make you laugh?
Leave me an answer in the comments, along with your e-mail address, for an entry in both drawings!
Comfort and Joy by Charley Descoteaux
How much love does it take to heal the wounds of hate?
Sam and Charlie have been together over a decade, and their commitment to each other has only grown stronger through the years. But love isn’t always easy, and eighteen months after a violent assault, their fairy-tale relationship is still struggling. Charlie can’t shake the lingering fear of attracting more violence by displaying affection, and he’s angry at himself for not getting past it. Sam would do anything to help Charlie feel better—if only he knew what that was.
The century-old farmhouse in Northwest Oregon is the perfect place to spend the holidays with Sam’s family, but it was their refuge after the attack, and it still holds painful memories of those difficult first months. Christmas should be a joyful time, but even being surrounded by people who love him isn’t enough to make Charlie feel safe. He could try to keep to himself, but even if Sam agreed to give him the space he needs, Sam’s warm and loving family might not. And even though they agreed not to exchange gifts, Sam has a surprise up his sleeve that he hopes will make everything merry and bright. But he may end up more surprised than Charlie before the week is out…
Don’t forget to hop on back to Carrie Ann’s site to visit another blogger, for more giveaways and more entries for the Grand Prizes!