I am very pleased to be here among all these terrific authors and being able to discover some fantastic new reads. There is a wonderful grand prize up for grabs...but you must visit each blog on the hop and leave a comment WITH YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS. Here are some of the items up for grabs:
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
What better way to celebrate this hop than to be discussing romance? Romancing the Hop. Hmmm...the name of this hop really got me thinking. We all love romance, that's why we're here. We all long to swept away in an epic saga that tugs at our heartstrings, takes us to new places and makes us fall hopelessly in love with swaggering Alpha heroes.
Can you all remember your first romance? Can you still picture the color of your first love's eyes, or the scent of him? I have to admit, this hop made me think of some of my first loves.
My first, in kindergarten (yes, I started young) was a little boy named Sammy. He had a bright smile and his eyes crinkled with it. There was a climber in our classroom. At nap time, Sammy and I would lie down on either side of the climber, and smile at each other, invariably exploding into giggles.
One of my next loves was a boy named Brian. I was 8. He was 12. It was doomed from the start. However, young Rosanna was smitten with him. He was a jock, had winged brown hair (this was the 70's), and pretty eyes. I used to follow him all over the schoolyard, just to be near him. His friends, also older boys, used to tease him and make fun of his "little girlfriend." Brian, to his credit, just laughed it off and was very kind to a love-struck kid.
Once in high school, I fell in love for the first time with my first real boyfriend, a nice young man named Shawn. With Shawn, I had my sexual awakening, and there nothing quite so sweet as "parking" with him and exploring!
Years later, I'm a happily married mom of two sons. My husband is the love of my life. He does sweet things for me like always filling my car with gas, and bringing me flowers on unexpected days. He tells me he loves me every day and every night, and I love it when he gets that look in his eye, even after 20 years together. I know I'll go to my grave adoring him.
Please read on and I'll give you a glimpse of my latest love story, Sweet Hell. It is a sexy paranormal about the randy god Dionysus and his very unexpected lover. And as you go through the hop, I hope you remember all your romances, and smile.
To find some more terrific authors in the hop, click on the rose pic up top!