Hey everyone! I’m doing another giveaway, this time for Valentine’s Day. All you need to do is answer this question: What are you doing for Valentine’s Day?
I know on Valentine’s Day I’m probably going to be doing homework. My boyfriend is coming down to Boston for that weekend, but he’s leaving on Valentine’s Day because he has work the next day (and we both have homework). My guess is my Valentine’s Day will involve a nice breakfast with my boyfriend, a tearful goodbye, and (in an unromantic turn of events) a major study session in the library wearing my shabbiest yet most comfortable clothes and toting a travel mug and thermos of tea as well as a water bottle. Oh yeah. I live the high life.
Skip the chocolate this Valentine’s Day and enjoy some romance novels instead. Not only will they put you in the mood for the big date with your significant other (or that night in front of the TV with all the movies Ryan Gosling has ever made), but they are also a lot of fun (and less calories). Here are some of them from AllRomance and Smashwords that you can enjoy.
“We should feel nothing toward her, yet I’m drawn to her– as powerfully as I’m drawn to you.”
If you’ve been reading Lover’s Quarrel reviews, then you know how much I love plot and character with my sex scenes. I mean, look at how much I hate The Doctor’s Slave compared to Mine for Tonight when they (very) roughly have the same concept. The scarcity of plot in erotica can be particularly vexing when I’m in the mood for a MMF threesome. (Doesn’t happen often, but even then I want some plot and good characters.)
“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”
― Albert Einstein
Well, if Einstein says it….
I can’t say that reading these fairytale retellings will truly make you more intelligent (maybe they will. Who knows?). But they are definitely a lot of fun. I don’t know about you, but I love a good fairytale retelling. Here are a few romance novels retelling fairy tales that are as old as time.
It can be a good thing, but at the same time it can ruin relationships or at the very least cause fights and angst. Simon and Kara haven’t totally figured out how to deal with their money, even though they are engaged. Kara is still self-conscious about the income gap between them and wants a prenup. Simon is worried that Kara doesn’t think that he trusts her and wants to do anything and everything to prove that he does. Then there’s the little matter of Kara’s pregnancy.
What do you do when the love of your life is almost kidnapped by druggies? You do everything you can to convince her to come home with you, of course. Which is exactly what Simon does with Kara. But even with Kara reluctantly living with Simon again, things aren’t perfect. Kara won’t accept anything less than a relationship and Simon is still trying to figure out how to be in one. Can Simon put his past behind him so he can finally have happiness with Kara?
Hi, everyone! I hope you are all having a safe and happy New Years! Thanks for everyone who has read and enjoyed my blog in its first full year of existence.
And now for the giveaway. I have decided that instead of only one, both of my commenters will get free copies. I really appreciate you for commenting, guys, and I wish you the best on your resolutions. So, Lira Brannon and Alison Brodie,thank you for commenting and congratulations! For the giveaway, please send me an email via the contact form so I can gift the book to you through Smashwords.
When you think the plot is getting thin, just throw a desperate druggie into the mix. That’s what J.S. Scott did with Mine for Now, the second in the Billionaire’s Obsession series. Unlike Mine for Tonight, its sequel has a dose of reality in Kara and Simon’s relationship and shows that not everything is roses after the knight in shining armor has saved the girl. While a dose of reality is a good thing in writing– and is usually lacking in billionaire romance novels– Mine for Now is my least favorite in J.S. Scott’s series.
Nothing says sexy like a brooding billionaire. I mean, in a world of car payments, nine-to-five nightmares, and student loans hanging over people’s heads like spiders on their bedroom ceilings, it can be a lot of fun to daydream about a billionaire lover who will take it all away. Unfortunately, a lot of them are really bad, like Fifty Shades of Writing So Bad I Want All The Characters to Spontaneously Combust. The damsel in distress routine can also be sadly lacking plot and character development, like in The Doctor’s Slave.However, Mine for Tonight is definitely one of the good ones.