Friday, October 14, 2016

FALL INTO ROMANCE GIVEAWAY HOP!


Welcome to the
FALL INTO TOMANCE
Giveaway Hop

I stopped reading for the longest time. When I was a kid, I always had a book with me, but in my late teens and into my early adulthood, reading became a distant memory next to life, being a mom and going to college.

Then one day, I came across a thick book my husband salvaged from a flood in his old apartment. He was upset because the dust jacket was destroyed and it was a collectors edition of The Dark Elf Trilogy by R. A. Salvatore. The way he talked about that book made me curious so I decided to read it. And I loved it. It ignited my passion for reading again and I read ALL the books in the series. (The series is huge! Thousands of pages kind of huge!)

I was loving reading again, but I was only reading in fantasy and paranormal. I missed my other genres but it was like I was lost and had no idea where to start again. Then I saw a news report on television about this little known book that was sweeping the world by storm. You might have heard of it. Fifty Shade of Grey? Yeah, don't judge me. I once again became curious. So I purchased it on my ereader and I. Was. FLOORED. Romance? No. I never read romance. I mean, sure, I read the classics growing up. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë was and still is one of my all time favorites, but present day romance? No. I still had the torrid images of my mom's Harlequins with the body building He-Man type cover model with long flowing hair and the big breasted swooning girl in a hoop skirt dress floating in my head.

But this... this book blew my mind. Once I finished those three books, I was a woman possessed. I joined a Goodreads group and in that group were all kinds of suggestions. I read the Thoughtless series by S.C. Stephens, Crossfire series by Sylvia Day, the Rescue Me Saga by Kallypso Masters, The Dark Duet books CJ Roberts... it went on and on. I read every Kristen Ashley and Nora Roberts books I could get my hands on.

Then... then someone suggest this new genre hitting the stands called New Adult. My first book in that genre was the Breathing series by Rebecca Donovan and I was once again, blown away. I gobbled up everything I could. The Slammed series and the Hopeless series by Colleen Hoover, the Crash series by Nicole Williams, the Pushing the Limits series by Katie McGarry ... the list is endless.

So much romance and I loved it ALL! Adult romance, new adult romance, erotic romance, paranormal romance, sci-fi romance ... if it had romance in it, I was eager to read it.

Then my best friend, someone I met online in a Goodreads group, suggested I start a blog and the monster was born! But I regret nothing. NOTHING! :)

I could go on and on but this post was supposed to be short and sweet with a giveaway attached. Sorry, I get a little obsessive about books.

There are so many books I could try and feature as my giveaway but I like to have a signed paperback as my first place giveaway, so I chose one of my favorites I just happened to have an extra copy of on my bookshelf. Lick by Kylie Scott. I've read this book at least six times and I NEVER get tired of it. It's just one of those reads you can escape into and love the story and the characters because they make you "feel".

GIVEAWAY TIME...
First Place Winner - SIGNED COPY OF LICK (Stage Dive #1) by Kylie Scott plus a random swag pack. Some of the swag is signed, some of it is not.
Second Place Winner - $10.00 Amazon Gift Card
Third Place Winner - $10.00 Amazon Gift Card

Good luck guys! And don't forget to enter the other blog giveaways through the Linky at the end of this post! Happy Reading!


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58 comments:

  1. It was Harlequins - I found a used book store that used to sell them for 10 cents each (30 years ago!)

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  2. It was Lynsay Sands actually, and her Highlanders series. Got hooked right away.

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  3. Tracie Puckett's Webster Grove series got me hooked on romance.

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  4. The Nicholas Sparks books got me interested in reading romance!

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  5. It was a historical romance book and that when i started

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  6. The Nicholas Sparks books for sure.

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  7. I liked Mrs. miracle because it is a cute christmas love story.

    Thanks for giving.

    Besos Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

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    1. Damon Suede's HOT HEAD is my favorite!

      --Trix

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  8. Nine Rules to Break When Romancing A Rake by Sarah MacLean.

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  9. Maria Theresa SantosOctober 14, 2016 at 7:31 PM

    Fifty Shades of Grey

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  10. Jeaniene Frost’s - Halfway to the Grave got me hooked.

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  11. gosh. i don't even remember. My first one was a zebra historical, I think. It was way too long ago.

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  12. Your post is awesome,I enjoyed reading :)
    Montana Sky by Nora Roberts.
    Lick is amazing book!
    Thank you for the great opportunity :)

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  13. Your post is awesome,I enjoyed reading :)
    Montana Sky by Nora Roberts.
    Lick is amazing book!
    Thank you for the great opportunity :)

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  14. Victoria Holt were some of my 1st books

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  15. When I first started reading many many years ago, I read Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen and I have been hooked from then on!!!!

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  16. Christine Feehan and Karen Marie Moning

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  17. It's a lot of years ago, but I'm pretty sure it was Venetia by Georgette Heyer.

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  18. I started reading Harlequin Romances when I was in school, I don't remember the tittle of the first one.

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  19. While I've been a reader since the age of 10, I did not start reading romance novel until my 30s. Bella Andre and The Sullivan Family totally stole my heart!

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  20. I think it started with Pride and Prejudice.

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  21. It was the Fifty Shades Trilogy that got me back my love for reading. Now I am hooked and become a bookworm.

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  22. As a child, The Secret Garden. As a romance reader, Nora Roberts

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  23. Fifty Shades of Grey got me into reading romance.

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  24. Fifty Shades of Grey got me into reading romance.

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  25. I started with Harlequin when I was in 8th or 9th grade..been hooked since and expanded my horizons!❤

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  26. The Painter series by Melissa Lee

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  27. The Painter series by Melissa Lee

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  28. Omg definitely those harlequins romance amd johanna lindsey

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  29. Twilight was the first book that I read that I enjoyed and had romance in it. After trying to find something to read after finishing the series I realized that it was the romance aspect that I gravitated to. I've been reading romance ever since.

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  30. Twilight series was the first book i read and got me hooked on Reading all different types of romance

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  31. James Patterson's books and twilight

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  32. Books by Laura Kaye turned me into a lover of romance

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  33. Honor's Splendour by Julie Garwood :)

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  34. Jeaniene Frost’s Halfway to the Grave

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  35. I don't remember the title but it's paranormal romance that keeps me coming back for more.

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  36. I've always been a reader of the classics. But what started my love of reading back up was probably Fifty Shades.

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  37. A book about Cleopatra when I was in high school.

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  38. Nicolas Sparks definitely.

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  39. Any books by Lisa Renee Jones definitely made me want to read erotic romance :)

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  40. I've always read but preferred matey/ suspense. 50 Shades brought me too the romance, indy side of life.

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  41. I've always read but preferred matey/ suspense. 50 Shades brought me too the romance, indy side of life.

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  42. I started out reading cheesy romance novels that my mom had around the house lol. Got me hooked and now I've found some amazing authors and hope to be one mentioned in the near future!!

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  43. Judy Blume and other teen books got me started on romance books.

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  44. The Flame and the Flower by Kathleen Woodiwiss

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  45. I cant remember the exact book, but it was some Christmas romances my mother gave me while I was in the hospital for surgery to read. Oh I loved them...and I was hooked! Love romances!

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  46. The last really great romance that I read was Falling Star
    by Laura DeLuca.

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  47. I think it was the Sweet Series by Maya Banks.

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