Friday, February 10, 2012

With Love Valentines Day Blog Hop AKA...Win Stuff!

Welcome to the With Love Valentines Day Blog Hop! This is a wonderful event with a bunch of author's participating and so MANY great prizes up for grabs. Thanks to the wonderful Drea for organizing it :). For those of you who might land here and don't know me, I write hot and steamy romance, contemporary as well as paranormal/urban fantasy real soon. My stories have tough alpha heroes who might be a little rough and rugged around the edges, but when they fall for the heroine? Man, they fall hard. They'd do anything, endure anything, sacrifice anything. For her. Sigh...

So what am I giving away? I'm giving away a $25 dollar gift card to an online book store (winner's choice) AND a copy of any 1 book from my ebook backlist! Not bad, right?

How can you win? Follow me, friend me or follow this blog and leave a comment here through the 14th telling me the most unusual, special, funny, touching thing you ever got or did for Valentines Day! I'll select a random commenter from this post as the winner!

Ready to go hopping and see what else is up for grabs? Click on the badge below and check out the other great participants!! Good luck and have a wonderful Valentines Day!!


  1. happy valentines day hop,

  2. When me and my hubby started dating I was still in high school and our first v-day he sent roses and a huge teddy bear to school for me :) and had been spoiling me ever since! Happy Valentines day :)

  3. The best Valentines gift I can think I have ever gotten was 8 years ago. After 3 years of trying to get pregnant a second time we found out I was finally pregnant just days before Valentines. Aside from that one my hubby has always been awesome with gifts, he really knows me and always knows just what I will like. Even if its just a book or a Cd or cake supplies. He is the best!

    Hope you have a wonderful Valentines day!

    alinaduffer @

  4. Hope you have a naughty Valentine's Day.

  5. My favorite Valentine's Day gift was given to me in college. We had been dating for one month. He gave me a necklace and a huge teddy bear. It was the first time a man had given me jewelry. We were engaged two months later.

    Thanks so much for the giveaway! I follow you on Twitter as @GeishasMom73

    geishasmom73 AT yahoo DOT com

  6. Although I am long time married, I'll never forget way back in high school we had Candy Grams. For .50 the social committee would deliver red candy heart suckers with little messages to home room classes on Feb 14th.

    Well I sent one to this boy I liked. I will never forget how nervous I was sending the message and I chickened out never signing my name on the little note. I cant remember exactly what I said but I am sure it was something lame like "OMG you're so cute" lol
    No I never did tell him it was me. My total red face may have given it away if he had glanced my way.

    I am much braver now. *giggles*
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

    MichelleKCanada @AnotherLookBook
    another_look_book_reviews at hotmail dot ca
    I follow you on Twitter and Passionate Reads.

  7. Hope all your dreams come through this Valentine's Day.

  8. I sent you a friend request on Facebook. My best gift was a card from my hubby in 2007. It was sweet and very romantic. I still have it. lol Thanks for the give away. Happy Valentine's Day.

  9. My best gift would be a photo of my surprise stay at a hotel with my hubby.


  10. My best gift is from my dad... a set of diamond & pearl earrings and necklace...

    I subscribed with btw.

  11. i am a GFC follower- catherine c

    my most special Valentine's Day was last year because it was the 1st year my boyfriend and i were physically together to celebrate. The previous 2 years we were apart due to our long distance relationship

    catherine0807 at hotmail dot com

  12. Probably the most touching was one year in my mid 20's when I was on bed rest due to blood clots, my sister brought her 3 kids over to spend the day and we were all curled up on a pull out couch, watching movies & eating popcorn. That definitely helped to pass the time.
    Have a happy V'day
    GFC follower: June M.
    manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

  13. Three years ago on Valentines my DH to be drove 8 hours to come see me because I told him I needed him. He at that time was just a friend and had been in the friend zone for ohhh 13 yrs. We hadn't talked much for a few years and when he came to rinky dink cow tipping land in bfe Kansas it felt right. We had dinner, he brought me a card and flower and asked me why he was never good enough. Only took him 13 years to tell me he'd loved me for 13 yrs. Over the next two weeks he drove back to help me pack and move back home where I belonged. Hasn't been a cakewalk but I couldn't imagine spending my life without him. The prospect of it ever happening is soul crushing.
    I follow you here , twitter ,fb :)

  14. I don't celebrate the Valentine's Day (I think it's a commercial trap), but I welcome any gift or a sign of affection. The nicest (and unexpected) thing I received was an 'thank you' book from my high school classmates.


    +1 I'm following your blog.

  15. Happy Valentine's Day. Thanks for the giveaway.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

    +1 I am a new blog follower

  16. Happy Valentine's Day!!

    I followed the blog, your facebook, and twitter

    tamariasoana at yahoo dot com

  17. I'm following the blog! A few years ago my dad got me a stuffed kitten for Vday since I can't have a real one. Unusual, but I treasure it.


  18. I'm following the Blog~ Thanks for a great giveaway and Happy Valentines Day!
    My best valentines was a 4 ft stuffed bear found at my desk that morning! It was super sweet and DH is not usually like that! LOL

    stardf (AT)

  19. Happy Valentine's Day. Please enter me into your contest

    yinyang1062(at) yahoo(dot)com


  20. The most romantic thing I've ever gotten was a cd with the song Making Memoriesnof Us by Keith Urban from my husband.

    author_shannon_leigh at

  21. My most romantic Valentine was a dinner at my favorite restaurant. We had a great time :)
    Thank you for the giveaway!
    Happy Valentine's Day!
    GFC follower - Cayce
    cayce006 at yahoo dot com

  22. Following on Twitter @celjla212.

    For our first Valentine's day, which was actually our first date, my now hubby brought me a giant teddy bear sprayed with his cologne, and a box of chocolate :)

    celjla212 at aol dot com

  23. Happy Valentine'Day
    Most special one for me was the year my husband gave me red roses and took me out for a fancy dinner.
    GFC follower JeanP
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  24. One of the coolest V-Days for me was a couples spa day -- complete with champagne & strawberries!

    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
    GFC: BookAttict

  25. GFC and twitter follower!

    I loved my Valentine's day last year! I was single and so was my best friend who was gay. We went and got massages, went out for a nice lunch, and then saw the movie Valentine's day. It was a nice, fun bonding day. Just proves you don't need to be in a relationship for the day to be celebrated and special!

    mmbrack AT earthlink dot net

  26. Happy Valentines Day. Just spending the day with my hubby and going to dinner is what I enjoy! Thank you for being in the blog hop!

  27. new follower...Valentine's Day...I think a scavenger hunt for a gift that ended in the ...Kitchen. had you going didn't it :)

  28. My grandson painted me a picture, he was 3 at the time 16 now. He cringes when he sees it hanging in may room but I love it.

  29. I am a GFC follower (June L). One year when I was still in high school I had a bad break up and moved out of my boyfriends house. One of my best and sweetest guy friends sent me a rose in the secret cupid even at my school.

  30. I had the stomach flu one year on Valentine's day! I lost four pounds over the next two days! Interesting...

  31. I like the thoughtful gifts that don't cost a lot. for some reason those are the ones i remember

    jslindzy @

  32. Last Valentine's Day was the best for me! My wonder man surprised me with an engagement ring! He took me to the store just to "try on" rings. Unbeknownst to me, he had already bought the ring and when I tried it on I was informed it was mine!! I was so excited and happy I almost fainted! Best day EVER!!
    GFC follower: Ashley Applebee
    Ashley A

  33. do school parties count where everyone gives u a card lol i have never gotten a vday gift tho i dont celevrate it with my better half we celebrate our love everyday and he writes me songs and sings to me and tells me how beautiful i am even when i look like crap

    ty for the chance

    folow as SiNn

    twitter follower @bainesgoddess
    facebook friend request Beverly G

  34. The best Valentine gift I received was from my husband several years ago...a ring with a heart shaped ruby, which is also my sons birthstone. Thx for the giveaway op...Happy Valentines Day <3

    barbbattaglia @

  35. This isn't really that special, but for our first valentines day, my boyfriend thought that turning the lights low and playing barry white would do it for me. It didn't, but I still like him. :)
    Follow as Katrina Page
    oneagainst at hotmail dot com

  36. First Valentine's card in first grade I think, with a read heart, we made them in our art class and then my best friend gave me his.
    Happy Valentine’s Day!!!
    E_l37(at) gmx {dot} de

  37. A couple weeks before Valentine's Day in 2002 I had a miscarriage. Hubby brought me a stuffed male & female gorilla hugging with a heart in the middle. I still have it.

    GFC follower Lisa G
    twitter @wolphcall
    FB friend request Lisa George


  38. The most special thing I recieved for Valentines day was a puppy with a rose in his mouth. It wasnt so muc the gift as it was the way he bought it. I was in highschool and he pedaled his bike, with my best friend on his handlebars, 5 miles to the store and back just to surprise me :) I still have the puppy! I hope your V day is rockin!! I followed GFC Nikki, twitter @Mc_Carver, and facebook friend Sherri McCarver!!

  39. The most touching thing that comes to mind is the card I got from my husband this year. It was so sweet it made me cry! Those are my most favorite type of gift!
    Happy Valentine's Day!
    GFC follower: Lexie@BookBug
    Twitter follower: @LexieBookBug
    Email: lexie.bookbug at gmail dot com

  40. Most special VDay was when I was in high school and my crush asked me to be his girlfriend in his Valentine's card.
    Happy Valentine’s Day ^_~


  41. Hi,
    Please enter me in your contest.


  42. Thanks for being on the Blog Hop! I am enjoying discovering authors that are new to me! My list of TBR books is growing leaps and bounds. Thanks!!

    We celebrate Valentine's Day the day after. When everything is on sale. We see who gets the best deal and the winner gets to choose the evening's "entertainment". I lose alot.. wink wink.


  43. I tend to make my boyfriend a homemade meal every Valentine's Day. I supposed this could be romantic or horrible depending on how it turns out as it's always him playing the role of guinea pig. :)

    I just followed you on twitter as sanddanz, followed your blog, and also added you on facebook (Rhonda Wilson)

    sanddanz at gmail dot com

  44. Several years ago my granddaughter ask me for $1. I asked her why she told me it was a secret. So I gave it to her and the next day she gave a little heart she got at the story and said it wasn't a secret anymore. "Happy Valentines Day Nana I love you" ;D

    Have a great V-Day.


  45. We never did much for Valentines Day. We had a tight budget. This year its just me so wont really be anything special this year.

    GFC follower

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  46. Happy Valentine's Day!

    I'm following you on Twitter and Facebook. Hubby surprised me by taking me out to a nice dinner on a night that wasn't Valentine's (in advance). It was so sweet!

    Thanks for participating in this blog hop!

    mimirose41209 at hotmail dot com

  47. Happy Valentine's Day! I loved it last year when my nephew made me an adorable card with his painted handprints.


  48. I'm following on Twitter:@ellielost
    A puppy to cheer me up, really cute one too,it has grown and is very loyal :)

    Happy V'day

  49. Happy Valentine's day

    best gift for me is a day without the kids carrying on
    gfc follower

  50. The first V-day with a boyfriend, was after he & I were both out of high school. One of my friends knew this caterer who offered a special box lunch for Valentines day, delivered with a rose, some chocolate & a stuffed animal. I ordered one for my guy & had it delivered to him at the gas station where he was working. He was very surprised & very embarrassed, but he took the time when he got off work, to pick me up flowers & candy, which he later admitted he might not have bothered with if I hadn't got him first. He never got me anything for Vday after that, so is it any wonder, the relationship ended?

    drainbamaged.gyzmo at

    1. oops, forgot to include my GFC follower info: Kathy Merkel

  51. Hugs and kisses always welcome, Happy valentine Hop. deb p

  52. My cat's giving me 'love'. Of course, that happens every day but, it's always nice. :)

    I am following the blog under meninaiscrazy

    menina.iscrazy @

  53. Haha, skinny-dipping in a neighbors pool, while they were home AND awake! :)following as well

    Thanks for the giveaway and Happy Valentines day!!tkisastarATyahooDOTcom

  54. i love the page you have
    desi the blonde at msn dot com

    thanks for the hop

  55. I think the most unusual was the time my ex gave me a breadbox for Valentine's Day. He was such a romantic.

    GFC as seriousreader

    seriousreader at live dot com

  56. Thank you sharing and for the great giveaway! Happy Valentines! A special moment, my family got together, bought food and candy and we spent the day watching movies and we all ended crashing in the living room. ;) It was fun!
    gfc- shadow_kohler

  57. Happy VDAY! I don't seem to have any Vday romantic memories.. funny, or otherwise. I do love watching romantic films and reading romance novels during the month of Feb - e specially VDAY which is what I did most of today :D.

    gfc and twitter - pams00

    pams00 @

  58. Follower, love Pay UP by the way. Hope you had a great Vday. lisagk(at)yahoo(dot)com

  59. I'm pretty sure I'm following you everywhere, Kaily (well, except to the grocery store ;))

    Best Valentine's Day present? DH let me go off to my class and took the kids out to dinner :) They brought me some back too :D

    f dot chen at comcast dot net