Romancing The Hop..B*l*o*g H*o*p


What is your favorite thing about Romance? Well, we authors are ready to share our romantic tips and favorite romance reads! Starting today Aug 31 and ending September 3, 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!

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet

2nd Grand Prize: A $130 Amazon or B&N Gift Card

3rd Grand Prize: A Large Swag Pack


So since this hop is all about romance and dating I’m going to share a snippet from Bid For Love. We all have adventures in dating but my heroine Nico is having her own adventure in speed dating. 

Bid For Love

Nico sat nervously at her table as a tall well dressed man sat in front of her. He was wearing a navy blue suit and a white dress shirt with the top two buttons undone. His short brown hair was slicked back.
“Uh ha, no not now,” she heard him say out of nowhere.
“Excuse me?” Nico asked as he sat in front of her.
“Which part of not now did you not comprehend?” he said once again.
Nico didn’t know if she should tell him to leave or get up on her own and leave. As he turned his head she noticed the tiny wireless earpiece. It explained his comment or at least she hoped that was the reason for his rudeness.
She noted how he was staring her up and down as he smiled. Uncomfortable, she adjusted her glasses. He’d just looked at her like she was a piece of meat or something. If this guy was a preview of what was to come, she wanted out. Now!
Instead of talking to her, he’d spent the whole three minutes on his phone. He was glued to the darn thing. What was the point of even being there if he was going to spend the whole time on his phone? No wonder the guy was still single.
Unfortunately the next few men weren’t any better. One was here to find someone to have a one night stand with, and another was looking for someone attractive so he could make his ex jealous.
Nico was intrigued by the things people revealed when they only had three minutes to talk and make a first impression. So far, most of them were not good ones.
After all she had seen so far, she was more than ready to bolt, and fast. The only thing left was to figure out how.
Just as her last three minute nightmare was coming to an end, she glanced around the room. Surprisingly she saw something that made the evening even worse than it already was.
There on the other side of the room, sitting at a table, was Jeff. The man who rocked her world. The man she wanted with every fiber of her being.
He was seated with a drop dead gorgeous brunette who had the tightest little number on she had ever seen. The woman’s extra large sized breasts were pushed up and out for every guy to see. There was no way to miss them.
Nico tried to finish off the last few moments of her meeting with her current so-called date, but her attention kept shifting back to Jeff. It didn’t help that the woman he sat with was throwing herself at him. The flirtation couldn’t have been any more obvious, especially considering her leg was rubbing his up and down before it disappeared above his knees. One of Jeff’s hands was also under the table.

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I will be giving away a handcrafted bookmark to one lucky winner.

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Comments (93)

Sherry S.September 3rd, 2012 at 4:02 pm

I love seeing them work out all of their problems and the HEA.
Sherry S.
sstrode at scrtc dot com


Renee BennettSeptember 3rd, 2012 at 4:09 pm

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.


bn100September 3rd, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Very nice excerpt.



Yazmin RangelSeptember 3rd, 2012 at 5:03 pm

What I love about romance is always getting a HEA.
Thank you for being part of the blog hop. 🙂



CatherineSeptember 3rd, 2012 at 8:07 pm

Great excerpt. Thanks for sharing!
catherinelee100 at gmail dot com


JoSeptember 3rd, 2012 at 9:12 pm

I am finding so many new books to read on this blog hop!

jochibi AT yahoo DOT com


Tammy TurnerSeptember 3rd, 2012 at 9:12 pm

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!


MonicaSeptember 3rd, 2012 at 9:15 pm

I’m really enjoying this blog hop and finding lots of new authors!
mcv111 at htomail dot com


MonicaSeptember 3rd, 2012 at 9:16 pm

I’m really enjoying this blog hop and finding lots of new authors!

Sorry email typo on first post.

mcv111 at hotmail dot com


JuneSeptember 3rd, 2012 at 10:42 pm

I love the HEA/HFN endings in romances
Thanks for the giveaway 🙂
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com


Jessica BSeptember 3rd, 2012 at 11:56 pm

Thanks for being a part of the hop. I hope that you had a great Labor day weekend!
jessangil at gmail dot com


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