What do you love about romance?–Romancing the Hop


What do you love about romance? What about romance books? Well, if you love romance, then this hop is for you!

From August 31st – Sept 3rd we’re having a blog hop! Over 200 participants will be blogging about what they love about romance (whether it’s what they love about the books, or whatever), and offering awesome prizes (so don’t forget to include your email address when you leave your comments). You can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 200 times! Just make sure you leave your email! We can’t pick you if you don’t leave us a way to track you down! :p

The THREE grand prizes:

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $130 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: The following Swag Pack

What might you win at my site? I saw these recently and thought they’d go perfectly with the blog hop. One winner will receive a pair of Love earrings OR a $10 gift certificate to Amazon, your choice. What do you have to do to win? You can leave a comment, follow me on Facebook or Twitter, tweet about the giveaway, etc. There’s plenty of chances to win!

So what do you love about romance?

Romance comes in more forms than just the obvious. Yes, there’s naked, skin pressing up against skin, hands and mouths touching and tasting…and other body parts interlocking, as well, but it’s more than the actual sex. Romance is the build up, the tension that coils with each brush of a hand and kiss, of the little actions that aren’t sexual at all that tell a person they care, and the words spoken.

Over the last decade or so, I’ve read hundreds of romances in all shapes and forms—paranormals, historicals, contemporaries, GLBTQ, etc. Light romances. Dark romances. Weird romances. (And that’s one think I love about romance books, there are so many to choose from. It doesn’t matter what kind of a mood I’m in, there’s something to suit it.)

It’s the thrill of the spark, that one kiss or touch that ignites a need within two people that I love reading about. Of seeing two people connect in a way they hadn’t with any other (or for you erotica readers, three or four or…however many people). It’s about reading every page and feeling the tension the author can create between the characters and knowing that there’s going to be a happily ever after, or at least a happy for now. I think that’s the biggest thing for me when I choose a book. I need to know the book will end well for the main characters and romance books give me that guarantee.

It matters, that no matter what obstacles is thrown in the path of the characters, that they can overcome them.

What has been one of your favourite romances this year that you’ve read? Leave a comment with your email for a chance to win and don’t forget to check out the sites of the other participants for more entries toward the 3 grand prizes!

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Amy has spent her entire life in isolation. Locked away in the Centre, a secret government facility where children with extraordinary abilities are raised as highly skilled fighters, she longs for a normal life. A life where being around people doesn’t overload her sensitive telepathic mind. A life where she can’t see through the eyes of a murderer as he hunts his next victim…

J.C. Nikolaiev was a top researcher, but when his conscience got the better of him, he tried to destroy his work and free his subjects–and was imprisoned as a traitor. To save himself and prevent more people from dying, J.C. must catch the serial killer stalking the halls of the facility. But his only leads come from a woman whose thoughts have invaded his mind…

Finally out of the psych ward, Amy joins forces with J.C. to find the killer before he closes in on them. Can their growing attraction withstand the truths they uncover?

You can get book 1 in the Shadow Ops project here: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Carina Press, Audible.com