Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Birthday Bash Giveaway

It's my birthday!!! 

Well, my birthday isn't until the 31st but It's never too early to celebrate. Now, the 31st will be the anniversary of my 21st birthday is next Wednesday... go ahead and do the math. 

I'll be 26 and I'm kind of freaking out about it. When you're growing up all you think about is reaching those major milestones... 16 when I could get my driving permit, 18 when I would be an adult and 21 when I could go out and party. Then last year was my 25th birthday and all my cards wished me a "Happy Quarter Century". Then it hit me... I was in my mid-twenties. 

So, now I'm on my way to thirty. Do you remember when you were younger and thinking 30 was so old? I don't feel old and I certainly don't think 30 is old. So I refuse to change my youthful ways and grow up. 

Anyway, I'm going to tell you a secret... I don't like my birthday. Yes, I like presents but what I hate is people singing Happy Birthday to me. I have learned to deal with it from my family but if we go out to a restaurant I forbid any public singing because I cry. I've been known to run to bathroom and hide under tables when the singing starts. The one time I was trapped and I cried my eyes out. I was 20. 

But the best thing about birthday is the cake and the presents. I would love to send everyone some cake but I don't think it will ship well. So, how about some presents?

I like presents, and not only do I like receiving presents but I like giving presents. So for my birthday I'm giving away three of my favorite romance novels to three luck people. 

Historical: The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie by Jennifer Ashley
Contemporary: Good Girl's Don't by Victoria Dahl
Paranormal: Dark Lover by JR Ward

To enter to win one of the books just fill out the form and tell me which book you would want as a present. 

Good Luck! The giveaway is open until Aug. 31st at midnight. All I ask is that along with filling out the form you make sure you follow For The Love of Romance, because let's not forget I'm having a follower giveaway. 

So, do you hate your birthday? Do you run screaming from the room like me when someone starts singing? Did you have a mid-twenty's crisis like did?

Monday, August 22, 2011

I'm taking over the world... one follower at a time!

So I've been busy lately and have neglected you all dreadfully. For this I apologize... with Henry Cavill.

See ladies, he's sorry too. Forgive me?

So, August has been crazy. I went to RomCon in Denver and it was awesome. There are not enough exclamation points to tell you how excited I was to be going. I'm going to do a full RomCon recap but I will tell you it involved riding crops, handcuffs, red rope and tying a certain hot model up with said rope,  kilts, margaritas and so much more.  Oh, and if you missed the last episode of Romance Lately you can see our recap of RomCon. I'm the one wearing the mask.

August is also my birthday month. Of course I need to wait to the very last day of August to celebrate but that's fine because I'm not ready to age another year. But I am ready for presents, I'm always ready for presents. I also like giving presents and that's why I'm having a special Birthday Giveaway... more on that later this week!

I've also been planning new things for For The Love Of Romance. I'm going to start putting up my reviews. I have a lot to put up from my reviewing over at The Season (ps The Season is having a big giveaway for their 2nd Anniversary. Lots of book and a chance to win your choice of e-reader.) So along with my Season reviews I'm going to start doing some here.

Now that I have rambled a bit I'm going to tell you what my plan to take over the world is. Well, not the world but you know what I mean. I want For The Love Of Romance to be a place where we all can get together and talk about romance. You are the reason I wanted to start a blog. So, to take over my little area of the blogasphere I'm having a follower giveaway.

Yes, I am bribing you all to come listen to me ramble. What's in it for you? Well, let me tell you:

1. Jenn LeBlanc's illustrated romance novel The Rake and The Recluse (an e-copy) once I reach 40 followers.
2. A $10 gift card to once I reach 50 followers
3. An e-book of your choosing (up to $7.99) when ever I reach 60, 70, 80 and 90 followers.
4. The Grandprize! When I reach 100 follower one lucky person is going to receive a $25 gift card to, 2 of my favorite books of this year, and 2 books of your choosing. And when I saw books, I mean actual books unless you prefer the e-books.

Now, what kind of hoops am I going to make you jump through? Well... none. All I ask is that you follow using the Google Friend Connect. Once I reach the next milestone I'll put up a post and all you have to do is fill out the form with your name, address and email. Simple, yes?

I'm not against bribing either so I give you Richard Armiatge. And It's his birthday! See we were meant to be, same birthday month!

So there you have it. My plan to take over the world, one follower at a time.

As I try to make For The Love of Romance a fun place, what do you want to see on the blog?