Romancing The Books Blog Hop

Hello my lovelies!! It’s BLOG HOP time!! I love blog hops… so many cool places to visit, and really cool prizes to win!! This is the first one I’m participating in this year, and it’s only 24 blogs, so you’ve got no excuse not to visit them all!!

Our gracious hosts for this hop are Delighted Reader and Livre D’ Amour. And because I’m “linky-tool challenged”, below is a copy and pasted list of the 24 blogs participating. Scroll down a wee bit to see what you can win from ME on Valentine’s Day!!

1. Delighted Reader (US/CAN) 13. At The Maple Table (US)
2. Grace@Livre De Amour-Books of Love (US) 14. H.D. Thomson (INT)
3. Rage, Sex and Teddy Bears (INT) 15. Making Time For Mommy
4. Poison @ Picked by Poison 16. Close Encounters with the Night Kind
5. Sheri @ Writing and Reading Romance (US) 17. Anna’s Book Blog (US)
6. Casey Crow 18. Olivia Hardin (US)
7. Mommy Reads too Much (US/ Can) 19. Romance Book Club Blog (US)
8. eReading on the Cheap (INT) 20. Michelle’s Book Blog (US)
9. Taking Time for Mommy (US/CAN) 21. Rhys Astason (INT)
10. Books Make Me Happy (US/CAN) 22. Lola James (US)
11. Read2Review 23. Hildie McQueen Author (INT)
12. Beck Valley Books (INT) 24. Jennifer Zane- Author (INT)


PRIZE #1: After The Night (non paranormal)

I’m offering a copy of the very first romance book I ever read. You see, romance wasn’t my first reading love. I grew up on mythology and fantasy… and although I’ve only read ONE book by Linda Howard, it was enough to start me on a path to all things lovey-dovey & sexy! I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve re-read this book.


Faith Devlin: A poor, outcast child in Prescott, Louisiana, she’d always adored the town’s golden boy from afar. But he called her white trash that sultry Southern night when his rich, respected father disappeared, along with her pretty Mom. Now Faith wanted to hate Gray Rouillard…not to feel a powerful surge of desire. But she couldn’t quench her passion, any more than she could hide the truth about the past she had waited so long to unravel.

Gray Rouillard: Even when he raised hell, he did it with style. Reckless, charming, and backed by Rouillard money, Gray controlled the town of Prescott — and Devlin was a name he never wanted to hear again. But when he gazed at Faith Devlin, all he saw was a swirl of tangled sheets and her silken flesh beneath him. To care for her was impossible, unthinkable…because Gray Rouillard planned to use all his power to ruin her.

PRIZE #2: Dating The Undead (paranormal)

Gena Showalter and Jill Monroe teamed up to create a fantastically unique and yummilicious Valentine’s Day read. It’s a “magazine” for lovers of all things “other”, and it’s a MUST HAVE for fans of these two authors!


They’re drop-dead handsome— and we’re not kidding!

Welcome to the first and only guide devoted to loving the immortal man in all of his furry, feathery, fiery glory. Here is a forbidden-fruit salad of features, fiction, fashion, and more, including:

—Lipstick on His Collar

Is your immortal just a little bit…immoral?

—Angel in the Kitchen

Heavenly dishes that don’ take an eternity to prepare

—A Kiss is not just a Kiss

Immortals we crave divulge their lip-smacking turn-ons

—Undead & Well-Read

What’s hot between the covers this month

—A View from a Guy

Zombie Jack’s turn


Our indispensable guide to heavenly bodies

So… It’s as easy as 1-2-3 to enter… here’s how:

  1. Comment below with the name of the first romance book you read
  2. Tell me which of the two prizes you’d like to win
  3. Include your first name and email address so I can notify you if you win

Following my blog and/or liking my facebook page is NOT required for entry… but it would make me smile if you did 🙂

Winners will be chosen at random and notified on Wednesday, February 15th. Each will have 7 days to respond with mailing address or another winner will be chosen.

Good luck, everyone!! Happy Valentine’s Day, and happy hopping!!


  1. Comment by Carol L.:

    The first romance book was something by Nora Roberts an early book of hers. And I can’t think of the title right now. But that’s what hooked me. I’d love to read Linda Howard’s After The Night. Thanks for this opportunity.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  2. Comment by Crystal Young:

    The first romance book I read was by Lindsay Mckenna I don’t rememeber the title however I have read alot of different romance books. I would like to read Dating the Dead.

  3. Comment by books4me:

    Wow, the first romance book I read was probably Deanie by Judy Blume. I love Linda Howard but I think I would like something unique so let’s do Dating the Dead would be a hoot!

    Wendy Dee
    books4me67 at ymail dot com

  4. Comment by Katrina Page:

    The first romance I ever read was Little Women. Which is only a little bit romantic. lol but hey, I was young! I’d love to read After the Night. 🙂 Thanks.
    oneagainst at hotmail

  5. Comment by Mary @Sweeping Me:

    I am unsure of what the first one I read was. I think it was a harlequin romance that I stole from my dad’s girlfriend.
    I would love Dating the Dead and then any other one.

    Thanks for the chance!
    mary_reiss @

  6. Comment by Foetta:

    After the Night sounds great would love to win it.
    first book i read was by Johanna lindsey, her Mallery series

  7. Comment by Mary Preston:

    WUTHERING HEIGHTS would have to be the first romance I read. All that angst really got to me.

    I’d love to read AFTER THE NIGHT thank you.

    Mary P


  8. Comment by heather kaufman:

    I can’t remember the name of the 1st book, just that it was Nora Roberts.
    I would like the 1st book 🙂

  9. Comment by Sara M:

    The first romance novel I ever read was Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead.

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’d love to win Prize #2: Dating the Undead.

    Sara M
    sara_UFblog [at] yahoo [dot] com

  10. Comment by Shadow:

    Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! The first romance book i read was Savage Surrender by Natasha Peters, and truthfully, i hated the book!!! I then read one of Johanna Lindseys Mallory books and fell in love. I was hooked ever since! If i win, may i have prize 2 please? Thanks!
    email subscriber
    liked you on fb- shadow kohler

  11. Comment by Barbara:

    Oh my…I honestly do not remember the name of the first romance novel I read. It was one of my Mom’s that I snuck away from her room when I was a kid…but I don’t remember the name…I’m old LOL 🙂 I would LOVE to win After The Night…thx for the giveaway opportunity! Happy Valentines Day <3

    barbbattaglia @

  12. Comment by booksaver:

    The first full out romance book I can remember reading was The Flame and The Flower by Kathleen Woodiwiss. I was a teenager.

    I’d be happy with either but I’ll pick Dating the Undead.

    seriousreader at live dot com

  13. Comment by Renee G:

    I would love to have the Linda Howard book. The first romance book I read was Nina Grant Pediatric Nurse when I was in high school. I’ve been hooked ever since.

  14. Comment by Krysykat:

    I’ll have to say ‘Pride and Prejudice’ was my first ever Romance read.
    I’d love to win ‘Dating The Undead’.


  15. Comment by June M.:

    The first romance book I read was an old Avon teen book in the 80’s (I was about 9). I think it was called Waiting Games. I would love to win DATING THE UNDEAD.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  16. Comment by Sherry S.:

    It’s been so long since I first started reading so I can’t remember what book it was. It was probably a Harlequin romance book though. I would love to win After The Night.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  17. Comment by Alaina:

    the first romance i ever read was Lyons Lady by Julie Garwood.. i was young.. and it was my moms book.. i’d sneak out to the car to read it by the overhead

    i would love the gena showalter one Dating The Undead! (i have all linda howards!) thank you!

    alainala AT hotmail DOT ca

  18. Comment by Michelle Brack (@WakeAngel79):

    I honestly have no idea what the first romance I even read was! That was so long ago!!!

    I would love to win Dating the Undead. It looks great!!!!

    mmbrack AT earthlink DOT net

  19. Comment by JoAnna B:

    I believe it would be The Witching Hour by Ann Rice. I would love Dating the Undead.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    beckerjo at verizon dot net

  20. Comment by Shadow:

    The first one i read was Savage Surrender by Natasha Peters. Such a sad book. I actually hate it. lol
    If i win, may i have prize two please? Thank you! Happy Valentines!

  21. Comment by Pam S (pams00):

    Sweet Valley high and classics like Gone with the Wind were among my firsts.

    ty for the giveaway!

    pams00 at

  22. Comment by donnas:

    Im pretty sure it was a Danielle Steel but which I cant remember.

    I would pick Dating The Undead

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  23. Comment by vampedchik:

    Wow thats so long ago! LOL I read alot of JD Robb growing up and Nora Roberts if those will count. Also Katie MacAlister brought me into the genre more. 🙂 can I go for prize 2? they both sound good but if I could only pick one…
    Thanks so much!
    goodblinknpark @

  24. Comment by SupaGurl:

    Pride and Prejudice was the first one I read!

    I would love to win Dating the Undead!!

    Heather aka SupaGurl

    supagurlheather @

  25. Comment by Helen:

    That was so long ago. I can’t remember, but it was definitely a paranormal maybe Lynsay Sands or Katie Macallister. I would love to win prize #2.
    helldog3 at

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