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!
Brandie Hall says
I am in love with your books, once I start one I can’t put it down.
Harper Bliss says
Oh, thank you so much, Brandie! 😉
Kent Andersen says
I really don’t need any of the things that are being given away. I just wanted to say I LOVE your stories and wanted to say happy anniversary! 13 years is a very good start. 😉 My anniversary was last week July 11 and my beautiful wife and I have been together for 33 years. Here’s wishing you two many more wonderful years together. <3
Harper Bliss says
Happy anniversary to you as well, Kent! And thank you for stopping by!
Heather - Not Everyone's Mama says
I need to read something of yours. Everyone and their mama keeps telling me how good they are! Thank you! heather1974 at gmail dot com
laurie goudge says
Thank you for the giveaway
Kyla Patton says
What a sweet story! Grats on 13 years! My hubby and I are at 5 years now 🙂 kamclauc AT gmail DOT com
Thanks for the giveaway! firstname.lastname@example.org
Definitely a romantic story.
bituin76 at hotmail dot com
Thank you so much for the giveaway. You are a new to me author, great to learn about you!
Cassandra Hicks says
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
dixiedukegurl2 AT yahoo DOT com
Judy P says
I have had a chance to read any of your books yet. I hope you have a great year. And see you in the books.
Thanks for the chance to win!
natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com
Thanks for hosting!
Valerie Rhodes says
Very nice site you have.. not really into the genre.. but appreciate the hard work that goes into creating new books. 😉
vals_hemi at yahoo dot com
Juana Esparza says
Thanks for the chance.
jmesparza821 at gmail dot com
Christina T says
Thanks for the chance at these great giveaways and for participating in the hop!
Eva Millien says
Thanks for sharing your wonderful story. Thanks for sharing the awesome giveaways. evamillien at gmail dot com
April Holgate says
First I wanna say, I am so sorry to be cut and pasting this but it is the end of the day and the hop is almost over. I know crappy defense but I am tired! I promise I am adding books as I go along!
So many great books being added to my TRB list today!!
Thanks for being in the hop!
bn100candg at hotmail dot com
Silvia Fugate says
My husband and I met 11 years ago in germany. He moved back to the USA after we dated for 4 months . I realized two months later that he was the one and gave him the yes hed been waiting for. On November 9th I flew to visit him in Georgia and on Dec 9th we got married in Vegas. Its been a roller coaster but I wouldnt trade it for anything! I have been blessed the second time around hope everyone finds happiness like I did.
justjanhvi at gmail dot com
Jessica M says
Thank you so much for being a part of this hop and for giving me the opportunity to win! usmcwifey1(at)live(dot)com
Thanks for participating in the hop and for a chance to win!
dragon5174 at gmail dot com
Mel Bourn says
My husband is always doing romantic things for me. He shares he stories from childhood, leaves notes around, and just reminds me everyday.
bournmelissa at hotmail dot com
Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
elizabeth @ bookattict . com
Hi! Thank you for the fun hop and giveaway! 🙂
Thanks for the great giveaway!
Harper Bliss says
The winners have been randomly picked (and notified). Thanks for hopping everyone!