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Celebrate Romance Spring Blog Hop

 

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Welcome to the Celebrate Romance Giveaway Blog Hop!

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Mother Nature washes away the remnants of winter and brings us new beginnings. Buds open to reveal their beauty and romance blooms. Join us in celebrating April and her romance.

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 Movies:     My Favorite Romantic Scenes

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The King And I

Yul Brenner and Debra Kerr

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgVPnWmUqd4

I love the hot and sexy Yul Brenner in this movie. But my favorite scene is when Debra Kerr sings about the thrill of dancing. The song itself, Shall We Dance, is lovely. Yul Brenner is intrigued with her description of dancing with a partner (unique to his culture) and demands she teaches him the steps. There is a part halfway through the scene when Yul realizes something is not right. They are not close enough. The excitement and tension as he eases his hand around her waist and demands to hold her other as he pulls her close… Her chest is heaving in anticipation of the touch and my heart pounds every time I watch it.

 

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Affair To Remember

Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN3EIbIYB5M

Deborah Kerr had the best leading men. Cary Grant is the quintessential playboy and an artist. But Deborah makes him work for her love when they meet on a cruise to America. When she meets his grandmother on an shore excursion, she gives in to her heart. He wants to marry her and she doesn’t trust he’s given up his irresponsible ways. So she strikes a deal. In one year, if he still loves her they will meet at the top of the Empire State Building.

SPOILER: Well, of course they are still in love. But on her way to meet him, with the rendezvous in sight, she is hit by a car and paralyzed from the waste down. Heartbroken, Cary continues to paint. One day, someone buys the portrait he did of Deborah. The gallery owner said a woman in wheelchair bought it. When he runs into her at the theater (she is sitting down with a male friend who is about to retrieve her wheelchair. ) She is aloof and he walks away thinking she loves another man. He looks her up to give her his grandmother’s shawl after her death. Granny saw they were a match and willed it to her. He realizes (when she doesn’t get up from the couch) something is amiss. He strolls into her bedroom and finds the painting. The expression on his face when he realizes why she did not meet him is heart-wrenching. The following scene when they are reunited makes me cry happy tears every time I watch it.

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The Lake House

Sandra Bullock  and  Keanu Reeves

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dAdUO8m4zo

Spoiler: Can I just say that Keanu Reeves gets sexier as he ages? This movie involved an odd type of time travel. Keanu designed a lake house and two years later Sandra rents it. The mailbox has magical powers allows them to exchange letters. They find a way to meet but Sandra finds out that he is hit by a car (yes, again) and dies crossing the street to meet her. She sends an urgent letter canceling the meeting and asking him to wait another two years. They will meet at the lake house. The final scene, when they meet, is delicious. They walk towards each other slowly, looking one another over. She says, “You waited for me.” And all patience flies out the window. He grabs her and kisses her like a starving man. I have the last ten minutes of this DVR’d and watch it every so often to remind myself why I write romance.

Giveaways

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He makes her body sing, but Angelina wants more than just sex from her dark and delicious vampire. She wants love.

Dmitri has spent the last year strumming the beautiful Angelina’s body into submission. One night she gives him an ultimatum, love or she walks. What will he choose?

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Merry Christmas, Henry by Aubrey Wynne

Henry, a shy and talented artist, moonlights as a security guard at a museum and loses his heart to a beautiful, melancholy woman in a painting. As his obsession grows, he finds a kindred soul who helps him in his search for happiness. On Christmas Eve, Henry dares to take a chance on love and fulfill his dream.

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I will be giving away an ebook copy of Midnight Surrender by Valerie Twombly, my short romance Merry Christmas, Henry  and a $5 Amazon gift card. Please click the link of Cary and Deborah below to go to the rafflecopter. 

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An Affair To Remember Blog Hop and Giveaway

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There are so many great books out there that love that struggled to be. Remember the old movie, An Affair to Remember? Romance was calling their name but an accident and pride kept it from being fulfilled. Do you know of a book like that? Share that book with us and join us in a blog hop to help feature and promote books that determined love.

Click any of the pictures of Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr below to view the trailer from An Affair To Remember. 

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 In honor of Valentine’s Day, I am giving away two Valentine’s Day prizes. Winners will pick one of the two books below:

My short ebook romance Merry Christmas, Henry plus a $5 Amazon gift card:


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Winner of the P&E Reader’s Poll:

  Best Short Romance of 2013

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Henry, a shy and talented artist, moonlights as a security guard at a museum and loses his heart to a beautiful, melancholy woman in a painting. As his obsession grows, he finds a kindred soul who helps him in his search for happiness. On Christmas Eve, Henry dares to take a chance on love and fulfill his dream.

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Silvana  The Greening by Belinda Mellor

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Once heard, the song of a Silvana can never be forgotten.
Yet for every man who wins such a wife there are three destroyed in the attempt.
Sixteen-year-old Fabiom dreams of winning the love of a Silvana, one of the mysterious and powerful tree spirits who haunt the deepest groves of the wildwood. But when he is suddenly thrown into the political arena and expected to keep the family silk business running, everything changes. Fabiom fears he will have to put aside his dream, for such a quest is perilous and Deepvale cannot afford to lose its young lord.
However, the piece of amber he finds beneath the huge ash tree could change his mind. If one of the Silvanii is upset enough to weep golden tears at the thought of losing him, then presenting himself on the eve of his seventeenth birth-anniversary might not be so dangerous after all.
What Fabiom does not know, is that the fiercely guarded secrets of silk-making have been sold abroad, putting more than the economic stability of his holding at risk; it was the Silvanii who first gifted Morene’s people with those secrets, and they do not take kindly to betrayal.
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