Flames of Desire Blog Hop #ValentinesDay #giveaway

Flames of Desire banner

Welcome to the Flames of Desire
Valentine’s Day Blog Hop, from Feb. 5th – 11th!

The Grand Prize Is A Kindle Fire HD 7”!

Winners Need To Be In The US or Canada to Win Items That Need to Be Shipped, But Anyone Can Win an E-Book.

All the prizes on the hop page except the books for the winner’s Kindle will given away daily!

The Power and Appeal of Romance

Romance is the most popular of all fiction genres. Women today are stressed out by modern life. Romance novels are about female empowerment. By the end of the book, the heroine has overcome all obstacles and she even gets the guy. Some men say they don’t like romance because “the woman wins”. I prefer to think that both people win when they form a loving, committed relationship.

Novels help people escape from their problems, even helping them deal with the emotional, even the physical, pain of their lives. When my mother died some year’s ago, I was devastated. For several weeks afterward, it seemed like the only time I wasn’t crying was when I was reading. (Unless I was crying over something that happened in the book.) Reading can be a form of inexpensive stress relief.

Happy sensual weddingRomance also affirms values like love, commitment, bonding and family. The books often end with a proposal, a wedding, or the birth of a child. When you come right down to it, romance is about the survival of the species!

Yet romance gets no respect in the literary world. The books are criticized for being unrealistic. Is it unrealistic to think that young men and women are going to fall in love and marry? If so, we’d better add Homo Sapiens to the endangered species list.

Hoppers get extra entries towards the grand prize by doing the following things:

Follow each blog
Like and follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Leave a comment with your email address

Comment Example:
Name: Jane Doe
Email: [email protected]
Comment: Great post!
Twitter: Followed
Facebook: Followed
Blog: Followed
Country you live in: US

Callie

My new love, Miss Callie.

My prizes are:

$10 Amazon gift card

2 e-book copies of Lily and the Gambler

To win one of my prizes, leave a comment below with your name and email address.

promised graphic

Available at Amazon Kindle, BN/Nook, Kobo and Smashwords.

Add to your TBR list at Goodreads.

To keep hopping follow the link below.
http://safariheatbooktoursandauthorservices.blogspot.com

Enjoy the hop!

Linda

16 thoughts on “Flames of Desire Blog Hop #ValentinesDay #giveaway

  1. Name: Anita Hui
    Email: thebigbluewall77 (AT) gmail (DOT) COM
    Comment: Reading romance novels is totally my escape from the worries of everyday life. I absolutely disagree that the genre is unrealistic, so many people go through the rituals of dating to fall in love and find a life partner, how is that not mirroring real life? I’m all for the HEAs!
    Twitter: Following already
    FaceBook: Following already
    Country: Canada

    • I completely agree, Anita. Romance is universal and timeless. Thanks for following on Twitter and Facebook.

  2. love a good romance novel, I read a book a day now i have a few authors i enjoy and i enjoyed reading the Lady Elinor’s Escape and also Rogue’s Hostage a bit of historical romance great reads

    • Thank you so much, Trudy. Your kind words about my books mean more than I can say. We authors often toil in isolation and obscurity and a few kind words from readers can make our day! Or week. Thanks again. So glad you enjoyed the books.

Leave a Reply