Thursday, January 16, 2014

Winter Wonder Man Blog Hop!

It's the Winter Wonder Man Blog Hop! Grand prize is a book gift certificate, and I'm giving away ebooks, too!

What makes a hero wonderful to the point your toes curl? Read on!

I. Hate. Winter. I won't apologize for it, either. I am not a cold weather person, and I am counting the days until Spring. These past few weeks my productivity has slowed because the cold just saps my strength. When you're too tired to read a book, you know you're in trouble, and I am already behind on my 2014 reading goal.

However, I don't mind writing winter-themed romances. I have a few shorts with a late-year setting. A Winter's Dare is a paranormal, interracial love story with a matchmaking ghost, and By the Chimney With Dare is about a guy who finds love with Santa, sort of. Both stories are part of a series I wrote, called Dareville (named for the town in which the stories were set). Going forward, I am certainly open to winter romances in the new worlds I am building. I enjoy the heroes I created here because they are laid-back, handsome, and open to new experiences. Devon in A Winter's Dare has no hang-ups and finds confidence sexy. Jimmy in By the Chimney has no qualms about giving his time to a good cause. A man who embraces charity and is willing to help others is definitely a winner.

Anyway, I don't doubt many people find winter a romantic time of year. That first kiss in the falling snow. Cuddling up by the fire. Exchanging gifts and kissing under the mistletoe. New Year's Eve with the one you love. Winter inspires many romantic scenarios, so I can see how it's nice in that respect. Shoveling sludge and paying high heat bills, not so much.

What is your favorite winter-set romance? I'm giving away two eBooks from my backlist to one lucky commenter for the duration of this hop. Good luck!


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23 comments:

Michelle @ Book Briefs said...

This is awesome. I am having so much fun looking at all these yummy guys on this hop.

Thanks so much!

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Valeri Davila said...

Thanks for the awesome blog.
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Lisa G said...

I live in sunny San Diego so we don't really have a winter. I do like reading winter romances - the last one I read was Alaska with Love. Thanks for the giveaway.

Donna Newman said...

Dance With the Devil by Sherrilyn Kenyon I believe was set in winter. I love her Dark Hunter series.

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gigi said...

Please count me in. Thanks!

Jill Prand said...

I love a man who's protective, loyal, and funny
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H.B. said...

It's okay to hate winter, I hate it myself sometimes.

Gosh I don't think I have a winter set of stories I like or have come across yet.

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E.L. F. said...

I can't think of any particular ones where winter really stands out but I always enjoy that excuse to snuggle by a fire with hot chocolate and an even hotter man, lol Thanks for the giveaway!

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Stacey said...

I don't pick op winter ones specifically...but i love the ones with skiing, fires, getting snowed in! LOL...all of them obviously ;)

Stacey
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Emily said...

I love Backwoods Asylum by Megan Derr.

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Nana Prah said...

You're not alone when it comes to hating winter. Falling in love with Santa sounds like a dangerous thing to do.

Book Attict said...

Cold Night + Hot Guy + Exceptional Scotch = Perfect Winter Night!

Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
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JanD said...

I like Dark Celebration by Christine Feehan.
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books4me said...

As long as it's a well-written book, I'll read it any season! I rarely read books over again as I have so many books to read now but when I didn't, I loved to read Dark Magic by Christine Feehan...you can tell as the book is literally falling apart and I need to purchase a new one! LOL

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bn100 said...

Don't have a fav

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Shadow said...

There are so many! I really like Christine Feehans and JR Wards books! There all so good! lol Thank you!
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Cathy Lee said...

Love those winter scenes in Dr. Zhivago!
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Delphina Miyares said...

WInter's Dare looks awesome!delphinareadstoomuch at yahoo

Juliee said...

I like the tall dark bad boys. jfitze2@hotmail.com

Stella Eromonsere-Ajanaku said...

For my toes to curl, my heart to warm and to sustain my interest the hero has to be true to himself, have strength of character, show consistency, be nice but have a mind of his own.

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Steph F. said...

Deep Kiss of Winter was really good and Sweet Magik, both are awesome winter themed romances.
Thanks for the giveaway.

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Juana said...

My favorite books to read in Winter + all yr round are paranormal romance books.

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Leigh Ellwood said...

Congrats to Stacey, winner of this hop's giveaway! Will be in touch soon.