It’s the Hot Summer Romance Giveaway Hop and it’s going to be a sentimental one. Be warned. 😉 The topic is romance so it’s only logical that I dedicate this blog post to my wife (who is not very romantically inclined but will secretly love what I have to say.)
The anniversary of the very first time we met falls smack in the middle of this hop. On the 20th of July thirteen years ago, I was fresh out of college, I had terrible red-dyed hair, I was still so young and foolish even though I’d had my heart broken badly a few times already, and there she was. This cute girl with gorgeous curly hair, a shy smile and baggy jeans (those were fashionable back then.)
It took me all of five minutes to fall for her. She made me wait a few months, but somehow I knew she wasn’t going anywhere. Thirteen years down the line, we’ve moved to the other side of the world together, and if it hadn’t been for her, Harper Bliss would not exist. Because she gave me what I’d always yearned for while slogging away at my day job, the most precious gift anyone could receive: time to explore what I really wanted to do. Obviously she had no way of knowing I’d end up writing and publishing erotica, but hey, let’s just say there are worse jobs a spouse could have (although it doesn’t make for the best dinner conversation at the in-laws.)
Together we founded Ladylit and, very recently, launched A Hotter State. We always joke that’s she’s the brain behind it all and I’m the tits, but, all jokes aside, not a story leaves my mailbox until my wife has read it multiple times. But that is nothing compared to the hours she spends listening to my crazy ideas, to my dreams that often know no bounds. She’s always encouraging, always positive and still as cute as ever (although the curls and the baggy jeans have gone.)
Was that romantic enough for you? 😉 Let’s get on with the prizes then!
Here are the rules:
– There are two grand prizes: #1 is a Kindle Fire. #2 is a $50 Amazon.com gift certificate. Grand prize winners will be selected from post comments via random number generation.
– I’m giving away a copy (e-book, any format) of Endless Summer and High Rise (The Complete Collection) to two lucky commenters (picked at random). To enter leave a comment below (include your e-mail address so I can contact you if you’ve won!)
– Visit the links below to hop to as many blogs as you want (and comment often to increase your chances of winning the grand prizes.)
– The hop ends on July 21st (11:59 pm EST), so you have four days to enter the giveaway.
Happy hopping and good luck!