Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Love is in the air - Blog Hop

It's almost Valentine's Day.  And while I can't say I'm a fan of the commercial version of the holiday, I do love the idea of spending time letting those we care most about know how we feel.
If you'd asked me when I first started my writing career if I wrote romance, I would have laughed and said "ah, no." It's not that I don't like the genre. But it's one of my dirty little secrets. You know those books you read when you're away at the beach, or when you just need to escape to a perfect world. I would have told you that I wrote fantasy.
As you can probably tell from the blog's tag line ("Stories about characters that live . . .and love."), I've had to readjust my thinking. I kept noticing that romance always crept into my stories. In those early ones, romance wasn't a main plot line, but a subplot.
Now I have three fantasy/romance short stories published in collections or an anthology and one fantasy/romance novella in print, and my current work in progress is an erotic romance. So, I write romance stories or ones with strong romantic elements most of the time. And for the Love Is In The Air Giveaway Hop, I'm giving away e-book versions of two of them: Shots At Redemption and Apollo Rising.
To enter the contest, please comment below. The contest will stay open until midnight EST on February 14 (of course), and the winner announced on this blog on February 16.
Shots At Redemption Blurb:
Even mythical beings need a chance to correct their mistakes and reclaim lost loves.\

We all make mistakes. In this collection, a witch, a goddess, and a dragon take their shots at redemption in the hope of reclaiming lost love.

In "Best Dressed and Obsessed", Janelle, a graduate-level witch, chooses a magic dress to enthrall her professor. Sadly, the dress is cursed. At her graduation ball, will she kiss the man she loves? Or kill him?

Eons ago, Zeus decreed that Odysseus leave Kalypso. In "Kalypso's Song", Odysseus is reborn as a scholar. Can Kalypso convince him to reclaim the love they were denied?

The sea dragon Ryu spares a ship crossing her domain when a human child aboard reminds her of her own lost children. Ryu finds an unlikely surrogate family in "A Sea Serpent's Tale". When her new family is attacked by another dragon, can Ryu save them?

Shots at Redemption. We want them. We need them. But, do we get them?
Apollo Rising Blurb:
Shot by Cupid's golden arrow, Apollo has only truly loved Daphne. He visits her each eclipse, and longs for reunion. He seeks the Fate's advice and learns he may finally restore Daphne to her true water nymph form by enlisting other gods' assistance.
If  Apollo fails Daphne will be lost to him forever. To regain Daphne's soul, Apollo must deal with the devil, King of the Underworld. Love-torn and treacherous, Hades would slay the pantheon to remain with his wife for the full year. Apollo's quest might just give Hades the leverage he needs to do so.
Will Pheobus Apollo surrender the sun to reclaim love? Can he break Daphne's curse or will his attempt destroy her forever? Will she still love him after millennia as a soulless tree? Will the end of the quest see Apollo rising, or in sunset?

Don't forget to check out the other great blogs in the hop for more chances to win. 

Love is in the Air Blog Hop 2013
1. Under the Covers (Host) 39. LITERAL ADDICTION (US & Int) 77. Dark Divas Reviews (INT)
2. The Jeep Diva 40. Dani Harper, PNR author, (INTL) 78. Another Look Book Reviews (INT)
3. Kindles and Wine 41. Nite Lite Book Reviews (INT) 79. Paperbook Queen (INT)
4. Amber Lin 42. Book Lovin' Mamas 80. The Book Tart
5. Addicted2Heroines 43. I Smell Sheep (US) 81. Delighted Reader (US)
6. Miss Vain's Paranormal Fantasy (INT) 44. Scarlett Sanderson (INT) 82. Kristine Cayne
7. Queen of All She Reads (Int) 45. Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy 83. Dana Delamar - Romantic Suspense (INT)
8. Queen of the Night Reviews (Int) 46. Rhian Cahill (INT) 84. Ju Dimello (INT)
9. Lea Barrymire (INT) 47. Tabby @Insightful Minds (INT) 85. Helena Harker
10. Book Monster Reviews 48. LaVerne Clark - Novel Natterings (INT) 86. Evelyn Jules
11. Cocktails and Books (int) 49. Paranormal & Urban Fantasy Reviews {INT} 87. Maggie Wells
12. Reading Romances (INT) 50. Riverina Romantics (INT) 88. Donna Cummings (INT)
13. Dakota Trace 51. Book Savvy Babe (INT) 89. HEA Romances With A Little Kick
14. Isabelle Drake 52. Cari Quinn (US & INT) 90. Ana♥ @ Beach Bum Reads
15. Nicole Morgan 53. Patricia Leever 91. Amanda P @ Paranormal Romance
16. Diane Thorne - Erotic Romance Author 54. Wendi Zwaduk 92. Amanda and Dawn @ Lets Get Romantical(DOM)
17. Cabal of Hotness (INT) 55. Megan Slayer 93. 3 Partners in Shopping USA
18. lisa beth darling 56. Talk Supe 94. Deal Sharing Aunt USA
19. Ren's Little Corner (INT) 57. Lee Brazil 95. Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews
20. DMG-Spike (INT) 58. June Kramin 96. Bonnie Bliss
21. The Secret Sanctuary of Books (INT) 59. Romance Book Club 97. Michelle Clay
22. Dianne Hartsock (INT) 60. Close Encounters with the Night Kind 98. Natalie-Nicole Bates (INT)
23. Happily Ever After - Reads (INT) 61. Taboo Reviews by Lolita 99. Author Julieanne Reeves
24. Books of Love (US Only) 62. Kerry~I am a book addict...and proud of it (INT) 100. Christine@ RCJR eZine Blog
25. Holley Trent (INT) 63. Desiree Holt 101. Ann Cory (US/CAN)
26. Kallypso Masters 64. Read Our Lips! Book Review Blog 102. Nancy DiMauro
27. DC Juris 65. Romancing the Dark Side (INT) 103. Eleni Konstantine
28. Billi Jean 66. Nya Rayne 104. Nicky Penttila
29. Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews 67. 105. The Book Referees
30. Bianca Sommerland 68. CS Maxwell ~ Where's My Muse (US) 106. Blakely Chorpenning
31. Kindred Dreamheart (INT) 69. Darkest Addictions (Int.) 107. Literal Hotties Naughty Book Reviews
32. Paige Tyler 70. Simply Ali 108. Susan D. Taylor
33. Hot Listens (INT) 71. Goldilox and the Three Weres (INT) 109. Rhonda Laurel
34. Serenity Woods (INT) 72. Sara Daniel 110. Lily Harlem
35. Maxine Mansfield 73. AJ's Reading Nook (INT) 111. Hannah Fielding Romance Novelist (INT)
36. Rhys Astason (INT) 74. Blackraven's Erotic Cafe (INT) 112. Aubrey Watt (INT)
37. Natasha Blackthorne ~ Erotic Romance (INT) 75. Blackraven's Reviews (INT) 113. Normandie Alleman (US & INT)
38. Day Dreaming Book Reviews 76. The Readers Roundtable (INT) 114. Book Sniffers Anonymous (INT)


BLHmistress said...

Thanks for the giveaway!


Kelly Powell said...

Awesome!!! Thank you for sharing!!! Thank you for the giveaway!!!

Nancy DiMauro said...

BLHmistress and Kelly - thanks for stopping by. Wishing you luck on this and the other blog hops.