Sunday, February 12, 2012

Our Second Day

Yeah, never say I was one to not think of great titles...LOL! I was just lazy today but there’s nothing lazy with announcing winners from yesterday. Please go to the website for all the details at Valentine Blog Hop Event Page. and see the wonderful group of authors that are promoting there. There are two-hundred and sixty three authors, that’s right you heard it, 263 authors who want to give things away to you! Glad you could stop by! Click on some or click on all, with each you’re guaranteed to find great authors with fabulous giveaways.

Valentine Day Blog Hop
 First, let me commend the one commenter that emailed me to say that my comment function on this blog wasn’t working. For that, I am truly sorry. Many of you actually tracked me down via Twitter or looking through this blog and sent me personal emails. I’m glad you made it. The problem’s all fixed now and all you need to do is to click on the number after the word ‘Comment’ at the top of the blog. I know it’s odd to have the comments at the top but I didn’t realize that when I started using this template. I will be getting a whole new blog soon and can’t wait.

Also, remember, to be in the grand prize drawing, you must comment on this blog. Just passing by and reading it won’t get you anything but a good read in the blog-o-sphere. Commenting will and the more the merrier as well as increasing your chances for a win.

Now...on to the important stuff...the winners of yesterday’s drawings are: Kimbre15 ~ you have won a copy of my latest release and I will be sending it to you shortly; books4me ~ you have won the $10 gift certificate and I’ll be emailing you to get your choice of place.

Today, I’d like to talk about great love stories. Yesterday, I talked about why we even have a Valentine’s Day and why it even came into the public eye. I’m going to list out my favorite ten couples of all time. And I’ll be like David Letterman and give them to you in reverse order. I think some of you will be surprised as not all of them come from books but rather movies. That's what happen when a good love story comes to the screen.

10 ~ Del & Tiger from Sword Dancer by Jennifer Roberson ~ This is a wonderful fantasy book about two people from opposite sides of their world and how coming together is for the good of not only themselves but the rest of their world.

09 ~ Julius & Cleopatra ~ Most people fall in love with the Mark Anthony and Cleo story but not me. How these two manipulated each other in and out of the bedroom is something to behold. Their story is timeless in oh so many ways.

08 ~ Scarlett & Rhett from Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell ~ Who can have a list without these two? I know, I doesn’t end happily but the story telling is so good that just for a moment, you forget that.

07 ~ Heather & Brandon from The Flame and the Flower by Kathleen Woodiwiss~ This was the first true romance that I ever read and I was smitten. Need I say more?

06 ~ The Warriors of Spider by W. Michael Gear ~ This book is set in the far future. It has a Native American like culture, a group intent to destroy it and a man kidnapping a woman...what more can a girl ask for?

05 ~ Frank & Rachel ~ The Bodyguard ~ This is one of the best love stories around and today my personal tribute to Whitney Houston, may she RIP after her tumultous life.

04 ~ Lucy & Jack ~ While You Were Sleeping ~ This movie is so endearing and who can resist the leaning dialogue with all sexes trying on the shoes.

03 ~ Will & Anna ~ Notting Hill ~ OMG! This is one of my favorites of all time. It has some great lines and is hot!

02 ~ Martini & Kitty ~ If you haven’t read any of Gini Koch’s Alien series, all I can say is...what are you waiting for? The pairing of these two is a tango worth reading.

01 ~ Kyle & Sarah ~ The Terminator ~ Yeah, this is my all-time most romantic pairing ever. What girl can’t resist this: ‘I came across time for you, Sarah.’ My heart still flutters every time I hear it, say it or read it. I did name my youngest Kyle in honor of this movie. Yes, it did help that the name was part of my husband’s family history and we both got what we wanted. LOL!

Now, it is your turn...what are your ten most romantic couples?

See you all tomorrow!



  1. One of my favorite couples is from the 1989 movie The Abyss. Yeah, that's reaching back!
    Virgil 'Bud' Brigman (played by Ed Harris) and his wife Lindsey Brigman (played by Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio). They are estranged at the start of the movie and forced together by circumstances. Delicious. Directed by James Cameron, this is an awesome movie!

  2. One of my favorite couples is from the 1989 movie The Abyss. Yeah, that's reaching back!
    Virgil 'Bud' Brigman (played by Ed Harris) and his wife Lindsey Brigman (played by Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio). They are estranged at the start of the movie and forced together by circumstances. Delicious. Directed by James Cameron, this is an awesome movie!

  3. 10? Wow, that's alot. Okay, in no particular order, here are some of my favorite couples.
    Netta and Tahn from Tahn by L.A. Kelly.
    Vane and Bride by Night Hunger by Sherrilyn Kenyon.
    Simon and Kaylee from Firefly and Serenity.
    Faramir and Eowyn from the Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein. (They so beat out Aragorn and Arwen. :) )
    Odd and Stormy from the Odd Thomas series by Dean Koontz (even if she is dead).
    Any couple by Patricia Briggs (Mercy and Adam, Samuel and his lady, Charles and Anna, Tier and Seraph).
    Boo and Ainsley from the Boo series by Rene Gutteridge.
    Kale and Bardon from the DragonKeeper series by Donita K. Paul.
    Robin and Miriam from the Disney version of Robin Hood.
    Nykyrian and Kiara from Born of Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon.

    Whoosh, is that 10? I love them all. :)


  4. My top couples- Marshall & Lilly (How I Met Your Mother) Sookie & Eric (Sookie Stackhouse Novels) Buffy & Angel (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) Those are my Top 3. Thanks for the giveaway. Happy Valentine's Day.

  5. Wow, I'm the first for the day... HIYA!

  6. Ok so, I'm a blonde... I forgot to put in my 10 fave couples...

    10) Tristan & Isolde from the movie of the same name
    9) Ren & Camilla - Nightshade Trilogy
    8) Ansel & Bryn - Nightshade Trilogy
    7) Phedre & Melisande - Kushiels Trilogy
    6) Anita & Jean-Claude - Anita Blake Vampire Hunter
    5) Anita & Asher - Anita Blake Vampire Hunter
    4) Catherine/Alexander - Pride of Lions and its sequels
    3)Moirin & Bao - Kushiels Legacy, Naamahs Trilogy
    2) Imriel & Siodne - Kushiel's Legacy Trilogy
    1) Phedre & Joscellin - Kushiel Trilogy

  7. Norah,

    I had forgot about them. They're a wonderful couple in a very bad situation. It's a great movie!

    Thanks for stopping by!


  8. Wow, Ashley! What a wonderful list.

    Thanks for sharing!


  9. Kaylyn,

    Yup, Buffy and Angel are one of favorites too...just not in my top ten...BUT Angel and Cordelia actually beats them out in my mind.

    Thanks for sharing!


  10. Shadow,

    Not sure if you were the first or not. Welcome anyway!


  11. Shadow,

    Absolutely wonderful list...thanks for getting it up there...and for stopping by.


  12. Top three:
    Buffy and Angel
    Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy
    Sookie and Eric