Friday, August 31, 2012

Romancing Blog Hop

My husband is the romantic type. I met him in high school, so yes we are high school sweet hearts =)  His romantic streak started early in our relationship. He would shower me with gifts, love, and attention <3

After he graduated (the year before me), he went away to Navy boot camp. After his training he was stationed five hours away. He would drive home to me almost every weekend, and on the way he'd stop at the convenience store by my house to buy me a red rose. 

While he no longer buys me flowers 20+ years later - because I forbid it (it's too expensive), my mother found a pewter tray with a rose. She bought it for us because she said it reminded her of all the red roses my husband used to bring me on his visits home.  So now we have a nice reminder (photo below).


Celebrate romance with us on this blog tour and you can win one of these THREE grand prizes just by entering a comment on the participating blogs. 

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!

***In addition I would like to offer a digital copy of my erotic novella, Let's Keep On Truckin' to one lucky commenter on my blog (I will be using to choose the winner).

Blurb from “Let’s Keep On Truckin’” (By Laci Paige and Decadent Publishing, heat level 4).

Lily loves traveling on her job since no one can do it better than her. Being out on the open road gives her plenty of time to reflect and avoid unwanted attention, but somehow it always finds her....

When she comes across Ryder, first at a grocery store, then at a rest stop, sexual desire sparks and she knew she had to have him. If only her ex hadn't shown up, igniting a fantasy she never thought possible.

Seeing Alex in a whole new light, Lily realizes second chances are in order, but will she have to choose between the two men? Or could she be happy with both?

You as a reader can go to EACH blog listed below and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 180 times! Good Luck! 


  1. So must be so grateful to have found him

    i wish you many more years together ( and why not a plant of roses to have new ones each year^^)


    1. I used to choose my winner and it chose #1, and Miki you are the first comment so YOU WIN a copy of my eBook erotic novella. I will be emailing you shortly!

      You are still entered for a chance to win a grand prize so don't worry about that being a factor.

      Have a great day! :)

  2. That is a lovely romantic thing to do! I wish you many more rosy years together.


  3. Thanks for the giveaway!

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

  4. awwww so sweet! i bet that bowl reminds you of how wonderful yer hubby is

  5. Aw, what a sweet, thoughtful gift. Lovely story.
    Thanks for sharing it with us, and the chance to win.

  6. What a fun hop! delphinareadstoomuch at yahoo

  7. Amazingly, you never grew bored with a man trying to please you! When I try this, women just think "friend zone" and I die another death.

    cantorron at aolcom

  8. So romantic !!!!!!!!!!!!!! ** sigh **

    This is why I read romance and erotica ! If Im not gettin the real thing I will read it ! ** snickers **

    ;) kat

  9. Lovely story!

  10. lovely story...
    I think it's a 'please each other' with surprising little things.. that keeps it fresh and gives you something to appreciate.

    thanks for participating

  11. Roses fade, but this one never will, such a lovely gift ! My husband is not romantic in the least so I get practical gifts, like camera, kindle etc... I put them to really good use though :)
    ptitpupuk at sky dot com

  12. That was a lovely story, such a wonderful gift.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  13. Lovely tray.
    bituin76 AT hotmail DOT com

  14. My hubby and I are high school sweethearts too! :0)

  15. That was a great story and what a beautiful gift!

  16. Thanks for joining the hop.
    magic9505 at embarqmail dot com

  17. Great post!!! I love romance books but they must have HEA’s! My favorite are series because I love seeing the characters again in other books!!

    thanks for the contest!!

  18. Thanks for the awesome & amazing giveaway :)

  19. My hubby isn't a huge romantic but I find him romantic. He does always hold my hand which I find extremely romantic. Thank you for the giveaway.

  20. Thank you for sharing!
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

  21. Thanks for sharing! Great blog and fun hop!

  22. My husband and I do little romantic things for each other. Like buying a movie or book we know the other wants, or cooking a favorite meal just because. My husband tells me he loves me everyday because he said he wants me to always remember that I love him.

    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

  23. I love when my husband touches the nape of my neck , it is his way of showing me his love for me...I also love when he set's up our massage table and calls me to our bedroom to give me a full body massage....that is romance...

  24. Thanks for participating! Really like the hop so far!! I love reading, especially romance. I love reading contemporary, historical and erotic romance. I love the happy ending that is garenteed at the end. My favorite book is Lover Mine by JR Ward! I love John Matthew and Xhex. My favorite romantic moment was when my fiancé asked me to marry him! We meant two years ago right around when summer was ending when my friend and I went out for our last big night out before classes started again. I think it is romantic when he brings me flowers because no one else has ever done it! Thanks so much! Hope everyone else is having a great long weekend!!

  25. Romance to me is the little things...holding hands, opening doors, which my husband still does after 30 years. Or just calling me in the middle of the day from work for no reason.


  26. Thanks for the awesome hop and giveaways! This is so much fun! Thank you! My favorite thing about romance is the romance. lol I love the characters, the plots, the HEA's, the love. I love it all!

  27. I love the chase and the HEA.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  28. What a great hop! Grand prizes, old friends to visit and new ones to meet… and chances to win at each stop too. I’m in Blog heaven! :-}

    I’m a sucker for the HEA. All my favorite authors give me a great story line, characters I can identify with, HOT love scenes and a perfect HEA! <^_^>

    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.

  29. Thanks tons for the hop! I only read romance. My fav is Lora Leigh! Going to parade Monday with brothers and sisters! Should be FUN!

  30. Thanks for being in the hop!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  31. Thanks for the hop. DebP

  32. For me, romance is all about the trust and respect built between the characters. Since I write BDSM, these elements are very important.
    Thank you for participating in the blog hop!

  33. I love romance because I get to fall in love over and over. Just such a wonderful feeling.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  34. For me romance is about the little things and the HEA.
    Thank you for being part of the blog hop. :)


  35. I like the happily ever after.

  36. HEAs are my favorite part of romance.

  37. I love the escape that romance novels provide from everyday cares.
    mcv111@hotmail dot com

  38. I love the HEA. Your husbands sounds like a wonderful man.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  39. I don't let my husband buy me flowers, either. It's not so much the cost, but rather that I have a black thumb and they die the next day. I would rather have a book :)

    jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

  40. The HEA is my favorite part :)

    lindsayavalon (at) gmail (dot) com

  41. I am sucker for a plausable story amd HEA

    My fiance and I do little things for each other like post it notes say thanks, thinking of you, missing ya & more (we even send this via an ecard on FB, text message, or email)


  42. That is so sweet. I love how you now have a tray with a rose on it. Thanks for being a part of the hop. I hope that you had a great Labor day weekend!
    jessangil at gmail dot com

  43. That is very sweet and romantic and wonderful that you guys are together 20+years, I am now in my fifth year so am just 1/4 way there, lol. Wish yall many many more happier years together.