Friday, August 31, 2012

Romancing the Hop Blog Hop

Hi all!! ::waves:: I'm participating in the Romancing the Hop Blog Hop!


People always seem taken aback when I say I write GLBTQ romance. They either don't know how to respond, didn't realize there such a thing *existed,* or they think I write porn.

I'll be the first to admit, some of my books are heavy on the sex and light on the substance. Why? Because I like to write about sex!

But most of my stories carry a romantic theme. Whether it's the fated-to-be-together werewolf Calliph and werecat Mateo from "Omarati," or the older man David and the hot little stud muffin Brandon from "A Good Bargain," or even the Human William and the native alien Intugu from "Torn" in the "Simply Smut" anthology - everyone falls in love. 

Why? Because love is thrilling. It's fun, scary, horrific, uplifting, joyous, sad, depressing, adventurous, lazy, hot, passionate, lukewarm - every emotion possible is wrapped up in love. 

To that end, I like writing romances. I like seeing my characters find their "one" - I like watching them struggle to overcome obstacles so they can be together. I like that warm and fuzzy feeling when they find their happily ever after. 

What about you?? Why do you like romances so darn much??

Leave a comment below with your answer, and your e-mail, and I'll enter you to win a free pdf copy of my 7-story anthology "Simply Smut."

GOOD LUCK!!!!!


****PLEASE BE AWARE:  I write GLBTQ romance. GLBTQ stands for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer. This means my works feature same sex relationships AND same sex sexual acts. If being associated with that isn't your cup of tea, kindly pass on to the next blog in the hop and leave the spot open for someone else. Thank you.****










43 comments:

  1. I never would have read romances if it weren't for m/m, because all the het romance plots I'd seen looked so cliched. A happy ending is paramount, but the permutations of how to get there is what makes romance fun.

    koozebane(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  2. Thanks for being part of the blog hop.
    bidelia78@yahoo.com

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  3. I like romance for the same reasons, it is all about watching the main couple develop that connection and overcome any hurdles that might be in their way.

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

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  4. I like reading romances, seeing how the couple overcome their problems, finding how they can't live without each other, coming to the HEA.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

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  5. I like romances for the happy ending.
    sqwalker2@hotmail.com

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  6. HEAs give me the warm fuzzies. :-)

    Diana
    bookofsecrets(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  7. Most of the GLBTQ romance that I have read has featured characters who tend to be much more human and vulnerable than those in the het romance that I read for years. I think that reading in this genre has not only become a favored way to pass the time, but also another avenue to consider things from another's point of view.

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  8. I love romances because every characters journey to love is different. Romance is different for every one & every couple. What is romantic to a man may not be romantic to woman and that is what I like. Thank you for the giveaway.
    kaylyndavis1986@yahoo.com

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  9. My life is boring and books take me away and romances work for me. I also need to like the characters .
    r.d1@myfairpoint.net

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  10. Thank you for the giveaway!
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

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  11. I love escaping into a book. What a fun hop! delphinareadstoomuch at yahoo

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  12. I love that no one (usually) dies and I dont have to cry my eyes out. With romance there is the happy ever after. Thx for giveaway.

    blinkysthebest at aol dot com

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  13. I read romance for an escape.
    I've read your kind of romance for education- LOL.
    mcv111 at hotmail dot com

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  14. I love reading romance - between all types of couples - because I feel like I am getting a peek into their HEA.
    beck.paloma@gmail.com.

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  15. I love entering a new world when I read...an escape from reality.
    Yvette
    yratpatrol@aol.com

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  16. I like it for the twists and turns. Not the HEA, but the other stuff.
    Jesse
    jesse.kimmelfreeman@gmail.com

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  17. I love it because it's an escape for me (plus the sexy scenes are great) :) Thanks for the awesome & amazing giveaway!
    cassandrahicks1989@yahoo.com

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  18. For me, romance is all about the trust and respect built between the characters. Since I write BDSM, these elements are very important.
    Thank you for participating in the blog hop!
    qwilliarain(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. I love the chase and the HEA.

    Thanks,
    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

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  20. I love reading romance books because it is an escape away from real life, knowing in the end that the girl gets the guy and they live happy ever after....I have met my Love and we do have a Happy Ever After...

    ronnkelly3@aol.com

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  21. I love reading about how kind and gentle men can be in books
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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  22. I love romances because they take you out of the real world for an hour or two and you can believe that love will last forever.

    Lasha
    mslasha @ gmail.com

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  23. Thanks for the awesome hop and giveaways! This is so much fun! Thank you! My favorite thing about romance is the romance. lol I love the characters, the plots, the HEA's, the love. I love it all!
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. I love romance so much because of the HEA's. We don't get enough of those in our everyday lives, so it's nice to be able to crack a book open and get one whenever I want to.

    sam1slim1@gmail.com

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  25. Love is simply love... if only the world was so simple...
    lsbookcrazyatyahoo.com

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  26. Great post!!! I love romance books but they must have HEA’s! My favorite are series because I love seeing the characters again in other books!!

    thanks for the contest!!
    forettarose@yahoo.com

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  27. Omarati sounds like fun! I love escaping into a HEA.

    maryjooller [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  28. Thanks for the warning and the explanation of what the Q meant in GLBTQ. Never seen it with a Q before. LOL Romance for me is the HEA at the end. Got to have a HEA!
    edor628@verizon.net

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  29. I read primarily GLBTQ romance and BDSM stories because they are more raw and more real to me than others. Even with werewolves, vampires, wizards or zombies, the underlying stories pull me in and are ultimately more satisfying as an escape and as a means to relax and enjoy a good story rather than the more generic books.
    Hugs,
    Donna
    donnafisk@bellsouth.net

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  30. I've found I can't live without a happy ending and that's what makes me love romance.
    molly dot frenzel at gmail dot com

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  31. Thanks tons for the hop! I only read romance. My fav is Lora Leigh! Going to parade Monday with brothers and sisters! Should be FUN!
    swkimbell@yahoo.com

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  32. I love GLBTQ romances. For why I like romance is because I don't have that in my life! Thanks for the great giveaway.
    red_tigergirl2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  33. I love romance because it's so UNLIKE real life...LOL. It's true escapist reading.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

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  34. Romance is about putting another before yourself. Wanting to do the little things so that that other person is happy, thus making you happy. This is the essence of the romance I love to read.
    mel
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

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  35. It's hard but I'll try to list some reasons on why I like romance so much. I like the feelings, the happy endings, the 'lightness' (not having to think so much), the escape that romances provide for me. I also like the sex but it isn't the #1 reason that I like romance. I don't think that I could list them in # order. Thanks for being a part of the hop. I hope that you have a great labor day weekend.
    jessangil at gmail dot com

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  36. I love romance for the happily ever after, but more so the journey that the hero and heroine have to take in order to get their happily ever after. :) Thank you for the giveaway and for being apart of the hop!

    Crystal Craig
    craigcrystal(at)ymail(dot)com

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  37. I love romance for HEA, the journey and everything that it takes to get there.

    Thank you for being part of the blog hop and for the giveaway. :)

    yazmin.z.rangel(at)gmail(dot)com

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  38. I love romances for the HEAs that don't seem to happen as often in reality, how love always conquers all, and yes, even the journey. Just because love conquers all doesn't mean you don't need to work for it. :)

    tiger-chick-1(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  39. I used to read loads of romance books but then try became stale mm has reintroduced me to a genre I love

    Sarah S

    Sarahs7836(at)gmail(dot)com

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  40. Love comes in so many forms...& has no one way of differing one person to the next

    BeckeyWhiteATgmailDOTcom

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  41. Romance has a broad spectrum with something for everyone. Many of us would be so bored if we had to stick with a single genre.
    tjandbcd at optonline dot net

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  42. One of the things that I love most about the romance genre is that you can find a great book to read, no matter what you are in the mood for. Historical, contemporary, futuristic, paranormal, sci-fi, BDSM, m/f, m/m, m/f/m, m/m/f, etc. So many delicious choices ;)
    Thanks for the giveaway: :)
    June
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

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  43. I love reading m/m books and I need a HEA ending.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

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