How Shopping Correlates with Dating and Relationships: a romance blogger post by multi-genre author Marie Lavender
Not about books, but you can see how I funnel romance into my writing…
How Shopping Correlates with Dating and Relationships
I love, love, love shopping…well, for almost anything! I can never be trusted with a credit card. 😉 Most of the time I resist temptation, but now and then, especially if I have some extra money on my hands, I indulge in one of my hobbies – shopping for clothes, or even books.
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But whether you’re browsing online or in the store, shopping for clothing items is a whole other animal. At least with a book, you can be sure you will usually end up a satisfied reader. The only issue, for me at least, might be a bunch of glaring grammatical errors, or so much head-hopping that I get fictional whiplash.
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Shopping for clothes, however, is a different story.
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If you’re looking at stores on the internet, you have…
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One of my stories is in this great anthology! 😉
I am pleased to announce a great book release by Solstice Publishing, my very own publisher!
This special romance collection, Cupid’s Arrow, officially released yesterday! Yay! That’s awesome! Congrats, everyone, on your new release!
When a new book comes out, it’s always an exciting time for an author!
Here’s a brief look at Cupid’s Arrow, just in time for that special romantic holiday tomorrow.
Valentine’s Day is filled with romance and special relationships. The sweetness of a couple coming together is perhaps the best part of this very special day. Will these couples share that very important first kiss?
This is the blurb for Cupid’s Arrow:
Will Millie be a victim of, hot, passionate, and fleeting war kisses?
Romance has no age barrier
The biggest mistake of Aly’s life could turn into the promise of new love…
Can love be rekindled after a lifetime?
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I had to share this incredibly inspiring story! And I love kitties so…
Greetings and meows, dear peeps and pets!
Maisie here, guest hosting on Jennifer’s blog today.
I thought it was high time I shared a little “cat tale” with you from five years back.
It was the Fall of 2010 and my sister Vivian and I, both three years old, had recently moved around the bay to Newtown with Jennifer and Paul. Up until then, we’d been raised as indoor city cats who rarely went outside unless it was in the backyard under vigilant watch by our owners.
While our soon-to-be permanent home on Perry’s Point was undergoing restoration and renovations, our little family had to bide our time in Mike Perry’s summer-house over near Barbour Tickle. As the weeks passed and our owners grew eager and impatient to move to the Point, they told us that once we got there, we would have the freedom to…
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A new review for Second Nature!
As the author notes about the protagonist – a vampire, “All he’d ever hoped for, when you looked past the bitterness of fate, was acceptance. He had foolishly wanted to be accepted despite his supernatural flaws. And that just wasn’t possible.” That ironically is true for the very genre of romance in the sense that window of acceptance of deviations is rather slim…
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So, in keeping with the romance theme, I thought I’d give you a head’s up. I am gearing up to release a short story soon. It’s a contemporary romance. Haven’t focused on one of those for awhile. It’s good to have a break from history and magick sometimes. LOL.
Why am I telling you this? Well, I thought it would be cool and apropos for the blog to give you an exclusive cover reveal of my next book. It’s going through formatting now and should be released soon. Here is the cover and blurb for your reading pleasure!
Initial Blurb for Second Chance Heart:
After a wild storm forces her to take shelter in a small town inn, Dana Nelson thinks that all she has to worry about is a brief stay before she heads back to the city. She gets far more than she bargained for…
The last thing…
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A lovely plug about the big giveaway from Olga Nunez Miret! Thanks, hon! 🙂
This is an extra post today because wonderful author Marie Lavender has organised a fantastic giveaway. 42 authors, 77 titles and 150 donations. I’m donating a couple of my titles Click Me Happy! and I Love Your Cupcakes but there is such a great choice that I’d go there straight away if I were you.
To participate in the giveaway, you only need to CLICK on the links and visit the two blogs. And I recommend you carry on visiting. Here they are:
Go, quick! Don’t waste any time!
Good luck with the giveaway, thanks to Marie for organising such a great event and thank you all for reading and clicking!
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Yay! Two new reviews for Second Nature!
Great news! I just found two new awesome book reviews for Second Nature, my latest paranormal romance/urban fantasy release! Yay! Here is one from Crystal’s Many Reviewers site:
I’ll go ahead and admit it. Ever since Twilight, I’ve been a sucker for the forbidden human/vampire romance. That’s what attracted me to this book, and I was not disappointed.
Desiree has lost in love big time. She found her husband with another woman and now has supported her own sister in getting married and expecting a baby. She’s happy for the people in her life who deserve and get love, but finds herself wishing it could be for her. Alec is a vampire. He’s old, and has a system for getting his needs met. But when Desiree comes into the picture, she turns his world upside down. Can they make this unconventional love and passion work? Or is it doomed…
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A new love poem!
It’s beyond words what I feel for you,
but I always try to capture it.
I can only say I feel…
The way you draw me close,
holding me tight,
I’ve never felt so safe with anyone else.
I can only feel…
The way you speak those words,
professing your love,
saying you’ll always take care of me,
I can only feel…
blessed to have you.
Looking into your eyes,
a fascinating mix of brown and green,
the way you kiss me and my eyes drift closed,
I can only feel…
When you smile at me or give me that gaze full of affection,
the way we work so well together,
even when we link hands and they fit so perfectly,
I can only feel…
blessed beyond measure.
our souls connect,
our bodies were made for each other.
I can only feel…
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Everything to Me
Every time you leave, I yearn more for you.
When we’re apart, nothing feels right until we’re reunited.
I could spend a lifetime learning the many facets of you and I’d never get tired.
I can see the love in your eyes and I reciprocate it.
You show your feelings in so many ways…
You take care of me,
you worship my body completely.
I could never ask for a more perfect love.
It means everything to me…
Real love isn’t perfect…
It has its occasional hiccups,
a mild argument or difference of opinion,
the wait to be together,
to become one in a perfect union,
our hearts together.
But, that’s what makes life interesting.
We are similar in many ways,
connecting beyond the visible,
even speaking in unison now and then followed by a laugh,
finishing each other’s…
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