Romancing the Hop Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Romancing the Hop Blog Hop! Huge thanks as always to Carrie Ann Ryan for sponsoring it!

What is your favorite thing about Romance? Well, we authors are ready to share our romantic tips and favorite romance reads! Starting on Friday August 31st-Monday September 3rd, 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!

Now what are those prizes?

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $130 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: The following Swag Pack!

This hop could NOT come at a better time for me, because my release from last week, NO FLOWERS REQUIRED, is all about romance. heroine, Alexa, doesn't really think she needs any in her life. She believes she just wants  some stress-relieving smexy times while she fights to save her business, but she's oh so she soon discovers when she meets the swoony hero (at least I hope you think he's swoony!) Alexa's a florist who loves purple roses (which signify love at first sight - an important factoid from the book) but isn't attuned to her own heart - at least until Dillon helps show her the error of her ways!

Here's NO FLOWERS REQUIRED's (Love Required #2) blurb: 

Flower shop owner Alexa Conroy had it all before the recession hit and her customers fled to cheaper shopping grounds. Desperate to make ends meet, she sells her dream home and moves into the rundown apartments above her shop. When she spots six feet of sexy distraction—complete with muscles, piercings, and tattoos—ripping up flooring, Alexa knows the karmic windfall she’s due just landed on her doorstep.

And the attraction’s definitely not one-sided.

Dillon James, reluctant heir to the corporation about to foreclose on Alexa’s shop, is not about to jeopardize their scorching chemistry by admitting he’s not the building’s handyman. But with only weeks until her business goes under and his identity is revealed, Dillon must find a way to convince Alexa cooperation isn’t a dirty word, help her save the shop from his brother’s greed, and persuade her that he’s not the enemy…or risk losing the only woman who’s seen the real him.

Now...what prizes am I offering?

A $5.00 gift certificate and 1 of my ebooks to one winner!

All you have to do is:

1) Become a follower of the blog

2) Let me know if you'd like to receive my newsletter

3) Answer this question in the comments and leave your email address: 

What is the most romantic thing someone has ever done for you?
OR what is the most loving thing you've ever done for yourself? 

(Yeah, yeah, I'm an erotic romance author, LOL, but that can mean all sorts of things - like going for a massage, buying new shoes, etc!)

Ready to keep hopping? Check out the linky list below!


Kelsey Summer said...

I follow your blog via RSS. I would love to receive your newsletter (kesummer69 at gmail dot com). The most romantic thing someone has done for me was (not very original, but) when my husband proposed to me. He's not usually into the romance, but he went all out. Nice dinner, flowers, and then a long walk along a boardwalk where he got down on one knee. Twenty years later we're still happily married.

kesummer69 at gmail dot com

miki said...

I'm a GFC follower ( miki) and i already receive your newsletter

I don't have a boyfriend so that part of teh question isn't for me now i'm not used to take care of myself^^;; so it's not that easy either...what did i do for myself... i guess i bought myself flowers, i don't have a garden so i like having flowers ( plants not cut) with all colors and i thought that i deserved to buy something for me for once^^


Lisa said...

I follow you via GFC (Lisa G). I would like to receive your newsletter. The most romantic thing anyone has done for me was when hubby & I were dating. We has been dating for a few months when my birthday came around. He came to my apartment while I was sleeping, tied balloons to my front door, & went back home. When I opened the door to leave for work, I found them. It totally made my day.


Anonymous said...

I just started following your blog and signed up to receive your newsletter. My husband has given me flowers a few times, but other than that nothing very romantic.

Karen H in NC said...

I follow you with GFC as Karen H in NC.
Add me to your newsletter list.
I'm single and have been for ages so I can't really remember the last time anyone did something romantic for me.

kareninnc at gmail dot com

Patricia said...

I follow on GFC as Patricia Williams.
I would like to he signed uo for the newsletter using same email listed below.
Most romantic thing done for me was flowers and a helium ballon that Saudi happy 21st birthday when I turned 40 and freaked out. My husband knew how to make me smile.

Kaylyn D. said...

I follow via GFC as Kaylyn Davis. I believe I am already signed up for the newsletter. The most romantic moment was when my hubby gave me my wedding gift before pictures. It was a 3 string pearl necklace. I love them & wear them every anniversary. Thank you for the giveaway.

Eileen said...

I treat myself to massages and get pedicures. Its a nice treat to myself now that I can afford it! LOL
I follow your blog and get your newsletter.

Renald said...

Follower GFC , as r.d1
Follow by e mail.
He has done flowers in the pass.
Romantic ,(LOL) my husband thinks just having sex is it. So, No Flowers are Required. ;-)

laurie said...

i don't have a boyfriend right now but ones in the past it's always been the little things that matter

Anonymous said...

Nice post.
The most romantic thing anyone has ever done for me was when my husband made a candle light dinner, and then gave me a slow massage and included my feet {which at the time were swollen and sore}
Thanks for the chance to win and being part of the hop.

Mel Bourn said...

Good post! The most romantic thing my husband did was cook a pepperoni lasagna for valentine's day. It was his first time cooking for me.

GFC: Mel Bourn/ Melissa
email: bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

I already receive the newsletter and love it.

bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

andieleah said...

Gfc Andrea Wardlow
I'm pretty sure i receive your newsletter but maybe we should double check.
The sweetest thing my bf ever did for me was right after my dad died and i was a hot mess and i may have been drinking a lot and he let me cry and talk about my dad while he braided my hair...not so sure that counts as romantic but definitely sweet.

Shannon Ro said...

Following via GFC, I'd rather not get the email just because I get so many. My most romantic moment was my husband proposing to me in front of a waterfall. He was so nervous!

fencingromein at hotmail dot com

Cheryl McInnis said...

I'm a GFC and email follower, and am signed up for your newsletter :0)

The most romantic thing I can remember is from a few years ago when I was pregnant and worked all day on my feet...when I got home my husband would rub my feet with lotion for as long as I wanted. It was heavenly :)

Delphina said...

What a fun hop! delphinareadstoomuch at yahoo

I think the most romantic thing, well one of the first, was to bring me a book instead of flowers the first time he came to dinner.

Kassandra said...

Email =

The most romantic thing my hubby does for me is when he knows I have been having a bad day or just down for whatever reason, he finds a way to take me out to dinner or just to get away for a couple of days.


Sharon Clare said...

I'm a gardener at heart and love flowers, so how lovely to have a book set in a flower shop!

Sounds like a great read.


*yadkny* said...

The most romantic thing someone has ever done for me was wash my truck:) I'm a simple country girl so I guess it doesn't take much:)

*Follow by email

Ann Q said...

My husband thinks that buying plants that he likes is romantic, so, for me, I buy romantic books.

Anonymous said...

Great post! I follow your blog.
My husband wrote a poem called the miles of marriage for our 11th anniversary.
Thanks for participating in the hop and giving us all a chance to win.

rubyswan said...


Jean MP said...

GFC follower JeanP
Add me to your newsletter -skpetal at hotmail dot com
Most romantic thing my husband did was plan our wedding, we were married in Hawaii on a sailboat at sunset.
Thanks for the fun bloghop
skpetal at hotmail dot com

Foretta said...

Great post!! I think the little things that are done out of the blue just because he loves you are the most romantic!!
following GFc

thanks for the contest!!

Jesse Kimmel-Freeman said...

Feedburner followed. I think my hubby taking me to see Wicked was it. I love MUSICALS, he doesn't. But he knew I do so he planned out a big night for us. :0)

Dovile said...

The most romantic thing done for me was a surprise gift of red roses.

Thanks for the chance!
GFC follower - Dovile

Thanks, but no newsletter for me.

spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

JanD said...

The most loving thing I've done for myself is working out (lifting weights).
Following you by email & would like to receive your newsletter.
bituin76 AT hotmail DOT com

Cassandra said...

I follow by email and I would love your newsletter :) The most romantic thing I've ever had done was a past boyfriend wrote me a poem not knowing I write them myself :)
Thanks for the awesome & amazing giveaway!

Liese2 said...

The most romantic thing my husband has done is surprise me with a trip to Italy for my birthday!

Veronika said...

I love flowers and chocolate so it's always romantic for me. Or just walking holding hands.
verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

Vanessa N. said...

The most romantic thing my boyfriend has done was surprise me with a massage after I had a very busy and crazy week at work.

Patti said...

Thanks for participating! Really like the hop so far!! I love reading, especially romance. I love reading contemporary, historical and erotic romance. I love the happy ending that is garenteed at the end. My favorite book is Lover Mine by JR Ward! I love John Matthew and Xhex. My favorite romantic moment was when my fiancé asked me to marry him! We meant two years ago right around when summer was ending when my friend and I went out for our last big night out before classes started again. I think it is romantic when he brings me flowers because no one else has ever done it! Thanks so much! Hope everyone else is having a great long weekend!!

ronnkelly3 said...

I love when my husband touches the nape of my neck , it is his way of showing me his love for me...I also love when he set's up our massage table and calls me to our bedroom to give me a full body massage....that is romance...

GFC Follower/ ronnkelly3

Shadow said...

Thanks for the awesome hop and giveaways! This is so much fun! Thank you! My favorite thing about romance is the romance. lol I love the characters, the plots, the HEA's, the love. I love it all! Whats the most ive done for myself? Went on a shopping spree and bought a ton of books. I was in heaven! :D
GFC: shadow_kohler
Newsletter: yes please

Krystal Shannan said...

Thanks for sharing. Love the blog, great hop!

Followed blog :-)

CrystalBee said...

Not the most romantic, but def. the sweetest was when I was in the 3rd grade and was given a box of chocolate from a boy in my class for Valentine's day. Strange that something so simple stuck with me for so long.

...I wonder what he's doing now. :)

Thanks for the chance to win!

-Crystal (

p.s. I am a follower and subscribe to your newsletter.

JoAnna said...

GFC - beckerjo
Please add me to your newsletter.

Most romantic was a series of things my husband did for me. He got me a pink ribbon necklace to lift my spirits during radiation. He came to almost all my radiation appointments to be there for me. He helped me with the treatments for the skin irritation from the radiation. And let me tell you some of the things I tried were pretty smelly. He sent me pink roses on the last day of my radiation. He's the best and I'm so lucky to have him.

beckerjo at verizon dot net

Kim D said...

Thanks tons for the hop! I only read romance. My fav is Lora Leigh! Going to parade Monday with brothers and sisters! Should be FUN!

bn100 said...

I follow via email.
Make a meal without being asked


donnas said...

Thanks for being in the hop!

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Cryscringle said...

No Flowers Required seems like a great book and something that I'd definitely read! :)

I follow through email and GFC: Cryscringle.

Yes, I would love to receive your newsletter.

The most romantic thing my boyfriend has done for me has been that he washes my back whenever I take a shower and always makes sure that I'm feeling okay and cuddles me often! :)

Thank you for the giveaway! I really enjoyed your post. :)

Crystal Craig

booklover0226 said...

It is more of a gesture, he kisses my hand and then kisses the inside of my wrist. That action melts me each time.

I follow via email.
Yes, add me to the newsletter group.

Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! What a great contest. ummmm, The most loving thing I've done for myself is maintaning my hair color! I've been going grey since I was 19. I now get my hair professionally colored a bright vibrant red. It makes me happy and feel like my true self :p

katfish184 at

ps. I'd love to receive your email!

Michelle Bledsoe said...

The most loving thing I do for myself is indulging in romance books. Reading them makes me very happy.
Signed up for newsletter & follow blog.

koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

Sherry said...

I treated myself to a spa weekend.
I would love to get you newsletter.
GFC - Sherry S.
sstrode at scrtc dot com

latishajean said...

Thank you for the great giveaway! I love to read about romance but don't have any in my life! What a fun blog hop I love happy endings in books!
Newslettter subscriber

Nay Nay said...

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! :-}

My husband while on a cross country trip with his family (we were dating at that time) made them stop in several small towns so he could get me a coffee cup from each of them because he knew I collected different coffee cups. I still have those cups and we’ve been married over 20 years. <^_^>
Following you via email subscription.

Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.

Lindsay Avalon said...

I'm following your blog and signed up for the newsletter!

The most romantic thing anyone has ever done for me is probably every time my husband surprises me with something I asked for a while ago and forgot about :)

lindsayavalon (at) gmail (dot) com

June M. said...

I do follow your blog by GFC: June M. and newletter subscribed in a previous hop.

Best thing I have done for myself was quitting smoking almost 2 years ago. I started as a young teen and smoked for over 20 years before quitting. I rewarded myself after 6 months of not smoking by buying a kindle :)

Thanks for the giveaway :)
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

Emily said...

The most loving thing I've ever done for myself was when I spent an entire day at the spa getting pampered and spoiled. I've never felt that good and stress free since.

GFC: Emily


mcv said...

I'm enjoying the hop and discovering lots of new authors!
mcv111 at hotmail dot com

Sarah Kalaitzidis said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!
GFC: red_tigergirl2
sign me up!

jessica said...

I'm a GFC follower. the most loving thing that I have done for myself is take time to pamper my body. soaking in a tub and relaxing. Thanks for being a part of the hop. I hope that you had a great Labor day weekend!
jessangil at gmail dot com