Sunday, February 5, 2012

Romancing the Valentine Giveaway Hop

Romancing the valentine giveaway hop
Who doesn't want to win a romance for Valentine's Day? To celebrate the month of love, I'm giving away 3 free copies of The Selkie Spell!
About the book:
In this modern-day fairy tale romance, American doctor Tara Moore's life is transformed when she travels to an enchanted Irish island and discovers she has the power to break a 200 year old curse. Desperate to escape a dark and dangerous past, she struggles against a passionate attraction to a handsome islander, Dominic O'Sullivan. But the enchantment of the island soon overpowers her and she falls helpless under its spell. 
To enter to win a free e-copy of The Selkie Spell:
1) Leave a comment about how you discovered your first romance novel, what it was, and why you loved it.
2) If you follow my blog by clicking on the "Join this Site" button to the right, you get brownie points. :)
Winners will be announced on Valentine's Day.
Hop and enter the other giveaways!


  1. Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas! So cliche, alas, I suppose it was a James Patterson introduction to romance novels for me. I don't remember all the details, but it was definitely a breath of fresh air to read something light, fun and somewhat sultry instead of something more dense like a biography or really any non-fiction. This was many years ago, and then I fell off the bandwagon, and recently I read The Selkie Spell and got back into romance novels!!!

  2. Since it was back in the 70's I'm not sure. I know I got my first "bodice ripper" from a woman I was babysitting for at age 13-14ish. She had a whole closet of them, the Kathleen Woodiwiss type. I was really into sweet Barbara Cartland romances in jr. high.

  3. I was a teenager in love with historical fiction & I happened upon a historical romance. What a pleasure. I ended up searching for more, more, more!!!

    I followed your site.
    skovach717 (at) gmail (dot) com

  4. When i was 12 or 14 (somewhere in there) and i got grounded. Im my moms closet, i discovered a huge box of romance books. Mostly historical and harlequin presents. The first one i read was called Savage Surrender by Natasha Peters. I hated it! It almost turned me off books. But then i found a Johanna Lindsey (one of her Mallory stories) and i fell in love. I went through the box of books so fast! I started reading 2-3 books a day, depending on the size of them. I ended up converting half my room into a library. ;D Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!
    gfc- shadow_kohler

  5. my sister and mother loved romance novels-my first was probably Montana Sky by Nora Roberts. There's nothing like a romance novel to warm your soul.

  6. i would read all the time as kid was punished so i read any thing i could get my hands on and during the summer i get over 100 book and read them

    desi the blonde at msn dot com

  7. I think that I got my first romance book from a relative, I don't remember what the title was but it was set in the 18-1900s and in California. I loved the drama and romance! :) Thanks so much! allicat0818[at]yahoo[dot]com

  8. I was 16 and a friend of mine suggested a book to me, I fell in love with the Romance genre.
    GFC- Krysta Banco


  9. I can't really remember all of it but my dads girlfriend at the time used to read harlequin romance novels so I took one of hers and read it. I still love them to this day! I was about 15 or so. Thanks for the giveaway!

    mary_reiss @

  10. Technically I discovered my first romance novels hiding in my Grandma's house when I was really little. I don't think I was quite old enough to get it:) Now I totally understand why she had stacks of them all over the house - because they're fabulous! No need to enter me in the giveaway obviously since I already have your book and love it! :)

  11. Just popping in to say 'Hello'. Wish I'd found this before, I'd have joined in witha giveaway of my Welsh/Greek Muse romance. Ah well, next time! :)

    Bes tof luck, The Selkie Spell sounds wonderful!

  12. I was looking for a book to read and a friend recommended a book to me.


  13. I snaffled my big sister's copy of The Thorn Birds - twas terribly risque especially coming from a small Irish village as we did! Love the sound of your book. :-)

  14. Hi Sophie I love the sound of your book!

    I cant remember my first romance book. I would say I started with sweet valley high and the classics in my preteens... i remember as an early teen getting my grandma's barbara cartlands and harlequins lol.

    gfc and twitter follower - pams00

    pams00 @

  15. A friend loaned me The Wolf And The Dove by Kathleen Woodwiss. GFC follower.

  16. Well I loved Georgette Heyer and in the early 70's I read the Grand Sophie and I became a fan.
    mcv111 at hotmail(dot)com

  17. Happy Valentine's Day! Thank you so much for sharing your stories about the first romance you read. Mine was Nora Robert's Sea Swept and I fell in love with the genre immediately. It sounds like a lot of you started with Kathleen Woodwiss, so a big thank you to Ms. Woodwiss for turning us all on to the books we love. :)

    The three winners of a free e-copy of The Selkie Spell are:
    1) Mary @SweepingMe
    2) Pam S
    3) Lovely Trees

    Thank you all SO MUCH for taking the time to enter the Romancing the Valentine Giveaway Hop. I hope you discovered some fun new authors along the way. :) If you didn't win and you're still interested in downloading a copy of The Selkie Spell, it's on sale through Amazon for $.99 through midnight tonight. (I will contact each of the winners directly.)

    Wishing you all a magical Valentine's Day. :)

  18. Ooh, include me here, even though it's long past Valentine's Day!

    The first romance I remember reading and loving was Daphne du Maurier's 'Jamaica Inn', which my best friend and I devoured when we were twelve. It had such a wonderful combination of adventure, danger, PLUS a strong, believable heroine and slighly rougish hero, that we were hooked.

  19. What a great blog hop. I love to curl up with a good romance.