HEA versus HFN
Welcome to Day 2 of the Romancing The Blog hop. I’m just getting to many of your comments today as I’m on the other side of the world. The majority of you love those happy endings, so I’m going to be talking about those here in a moment.
The first thing I need to do is to award the $20 gift certificate to Amazon...the winner for August 31st is...Liese2(firstname.lastname@example.org)! Come on down and claim your prize. I will email you at the address you provided. Congrats!
I can see some of you scratching your head...HEA? HFN? Whatever is that woman talking about? Happily-ever-after versus happily-for-now is the topic of the day. Now, in my honest opinion, I don’t buy the happily-for-now and feel cheated. Those are the books where the hero and heroine end up together but you aren’t sure they’re going to stay together.
The main genre I see doing these endings are Urban Fantasy and rightly so. Those books aren’t romance and shouldn’t even be seen as such...but still...there are moments where I feel cheated even though I know the story isn’t a romance.
Romance is all about the happily-ever-after and I want to see those people together. Period. I don’t want to think that they may be going through more of the same negative stuff in another book. It was one of the traits that made me give up on Rosemary Rogers after the first book. I mean, really, how many times can you pull a couple apart, throw them back together and NOT have your readers heads spinning. I never knew what was going to happen next and I didn’t like it one little bit because the book was a romance not a saga.
Some of my favorite romance writers of today are those with me here on this blog hop. People like Carrie Ann Ryan, Melissa Keir, Nina Pierce, Felcity Heaton, Jenna Jaxon, Jennifer Lynn, Lexi Ryan and Ella James to name but a few. I also love Lisa Mondello, Debra Holland and Cynthia Woolf. There are so many great authors to choose from, my head spins daily as I look at my ebooks to decide what’s next from my own to-be-read pile. The great choices are many, so none of us should be hurting for our happily-ever-after.
Who are some of your favorite authors of today? Why do you like them? Do they provide the happily-ever-after you’re looking for? Can’t wait to hear from you!
Remember, there will be another give away of a $20 Amazon gift certificate to one lucky person who comments today. Don’t forget to leave your email!
Again, here are the details for the blog hop. Hope you all enjoy!
What is your favorite thing about Romance? Well, we authors are ready to share our romantic tips and favorite romance reads! Starting on Friday, August 31st and ending on September 3rd, over 200 Authors and Bloggers will share their favorite things about romance, reading romance, and dating.
And while we do that, we are EACH doing a giveaway. Yep. There will be over 200 giveaways, one from each blog hosted by that Author or Blogger.
But that’s not all...
We have THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 200 times!
Now what are those prizes?
1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $130 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: The following Swag Pack!
Yep. ALL of that! Whoot! Be sure to come back here on Friday and over the weekend to enjoy some stories and facts about our favorite Romance events and reads and enter to win!
Now, there’s only one way to enter...and that’s to leave a comment...don’t forget your EMAIL address because we need to get hold of you should you win.
Here’s the list of who is participating in this blog hop. For every comment you make, you will get an entry for the fabulous grand prize. Can’t wait to see you answers...so...don’t forget to answer the question, what is your favorite thing about Romance?
See you all tomorrow!