Thursday, August 30, 2012

Romancing the Hop!

Welcome to Romance the Hop
What is your favorite thing about Romance? Well, we authors are ready to share our romantic tips and favorite romance reads! Starting on Friday and ending on August 31st, over 100 Authors and Bloggers will share their favorite things about romance, reading romance, and dating.

And while we do that, we are EACH doing a giveaway. Yep. There will be over 100 giveaways on each blog hosted by that Author or Blogger.

But that's not all....

We have THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 100 times!

Now what are those 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!

Yep. ALL of that! Whoot! Be sure to come back here on Friday and over the weekend to enjoy some stories and facts about our favorite Romance events and reads and enter to win!

Now for Forget the Housework, I'm Reading.......'s prize
US B&N or US Amazon formats please
An eBook of Dancing Naked in Dixie by Lauren Clark
An eBook of Racing to Love ~ Carter's Treasure by Amy Gregory

These are 2 of my fave book from this year's reviewing.  Dancing Naked in Dixie is a fun Chick Lit and Racing to Love is a wonderful love story.
Here's a little about the books

Travel writer Julia Sullivan lives life in fast-forward. She jet sets to Europe and the Caribbean with barely a moment to blink or sleep. But too many mishaps and missed deadlines have Julia on the verge of being fired.With a stern warning, and unemployment looming, she's offered one last chance to rescue her career. Julia embarks on an unlikely journey to the ‘Heart of Dixie’—Eufaula, Alabama—home to magnificent mansions, sweet tea, and the annual Pilgrimage.

Julia arrives, soon charmed by the lovely city and her handsome host, but her stay is marred by a shocking discovery. Can Julia's story save her career, Eufaula, and the annual Pilgrimage? 


Lauren Clark is the author of Stay Tuned and Dancing Naked in Dixie. She writes contemporary novels set in the Deep South; stories sprinkled with sunshine, suspense, and secrets.

A former TV news anchor, Lauren adores flavored coffee, local book stores, and anywhere she can stick her toes in the sand. Her big loves are her family, paying it forward, and true-blue friends. Check out her website at

To get a copy of Dixie or Stay Tuned:

Find more about Lauren here:


For a guy who could see the end of his twenties, love had always been elusive, and he sure wouldn’t have believed in love at first sight.  It wasn’t so much that he was a skeptic, but Carter Sterling had a career that kept him moving—literally.  He was racing before he entered grade school, and had made a winning career of it.  But it left him with little chance to connect with anyone, especially a woman who could understand.  When he saw her for the first time, it was as if the air had been knocked out of him.  A connection so strong, so magnetic, that he knew instantly Molly West was the woman for him.  Perfect in every way, a love so strong and pure, it was almost too good to be true.  Carter had an innate need to protect her without even realizing if there was a need to.  The mark on Molly’s back proved his gut instinct was absolutely spot on

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  1. Great hop post today, thanks so much for the giveaway !!!

  2. Both books sound fantastic. Thanks for participating.

  3. Great posts. Books sound awesome. Thanks for the chance to win.

  4. Thanks for the giveaway

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

  5. thanks for participating - and well - I adore the title.

    I'm slowly but surely working my way through a bunch of read for reviews.... it's nice to know that I'm not the only one ignoring things in favour of a read

  6. Awesome giveaway!! I do forget the housework in favor of reading!

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

  7. You sound like a woman after my own heart. I've been wanting to read DANCING NAKED IN DIXIE for a while.


  8. Awesome giveaway. Thanks for the giveaway.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  9. These look like some really fun reads. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win them :)

  10. Thanks for the giveaway


  11. Great prizes. Thanks for the giveaway.

  12. I love escaping into a book. What a fun hop! delphinareadstoomuch at yahoo

  13. So want to read Dancing In Dixie.
    koonie2888 at

  14. The prize books sound great And I so agree with the name of your blog!
    mcv111 at hotmail dot com

  15. Both books look great, either one would be wonderful to read.
    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!

  16. Sounds fantastic!


  17. Thanks for the awesome & amazing giveaway!

  18. Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  20. Thank you for the chance to win...

  21. Both sound great and they are new authors to me. Thank you for the giveaway.

  22. Romance is all about building a relationship :-) Great blog! Fun Hop!


  23. Great post!! I think the little things that are done out of the blue just because he loves you are the most romantic!!

    thanks for the contest!!

  24. Thanks for being part of the hop

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  25. Both books seem to be my kind of reads and I'm sure I'd very much enjoy reading them. Thank you for the giveaway and for being a part of the hop. :)

    Crystal Craig

  26. Thanks for participating! Really like the hop so far!! I love reading, especially 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! My friend and I went out for our last big night out before classes started again. Thanks so much! Hope everyone else is having a great long weekend!!

  27. Sound like great reads! My favorite book is Lover Unleashed by J.R. Ward. I just love Vishous! I love to read, read a lot of romance, just about any genre of romance. I hope I get to add these to my TBR list!

    Thanks for the giveaway and for being part of this fun hop!


  28. Love this HOP and all things romance =)
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

  29. The books sound interesting. I will check them out.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  30. 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! :-}
    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.

  31. 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!

  32. Love to read romance books because I like to know that at least someone is getting an HEA, even if the characters are only fiction! Thanks for joining the hop and the awesome giveaway!
    ehaney578 at aol dot com

  33. 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!

  34. Thx for the hop.

    blinkysthebest at aol dot com

  35. Thanks for the hop. I have found several new authors I am looking for to reading, plus new blogs to follow.

  36. Thanks for being on the hop!!

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

  37. Thanks for the hop. Dancing Naked in Dixie sounds great.

    doxisrcool at

  38. Thank you for being part of the blog hop. :)


  39. I'm just dying to read both of these. Thanks for doing a giveaway! anna dot garner 6305 at googlemail dot com.

  40. Thanks for the contest!
    I like that there is always a process. They meet, they fall in love, they overcome something and fall in love more and live happily ever after.  I like the true love in the stories!!

  41. I'd love to read Dancing Naked in Dixie :)

    jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

  42. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  43. Thanks for the giveaway.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  44. Why I like Romance Novels….The reason I like Romance Novels so much is because it is one place where I can be anywhere like England, Scotland, Rome, Ireland, or anywhere in the US. I can also be in any time like 1200’s Scotland, 1500’s England, 1900’s Chicago. I can be anyone like a princess, a servant, a werewolf, a duchess, a vampire, or a lost soul. But no matter what I get the privilege and the experience to overcome many different obstacles and find love. I am a mother of three teenagers as well and there are many days when I need an escape and my heart needs a rest from the trials of being a parent and trying to do what is best for everyone but yourself. I have overcome cancer, loss, and financial problems and Romance Books let my heart soar and feel free. Let me tell you in this world, and during this time where life can have so many struggles it is great that you can be, have, and do so many things to find love and romance and still be yourself!

  45. Thanks for sharing :)
    Love finding more authors to read


  46. Thanks for being a part of the hop. I hope that you had a great labor day weekend! sounds like great books!
    jessangil at gmail dot com