This week’s author is a Facebook friend of mine– Bonnie Paulson. I asked her to write a guest post about romantic gestures and she even included Will in her post!!! (I confess, I may have squeed when I read it.) She has a special surprise giveaway at the end. One you’re guaranteed to be a winner! How awesome is that?
Scoop of Romance – Season to Taste
When you think of romance what comes to mind? A novel? A movie? Flowers? Channing Tatum without his shirt?
Usually romance involves the giving of something like jewelry or chocolates (my favorite are Ethel M’s lemon satin crème dark chocolates). But what about the intention behind the giving? Is it bigger than the gift itself?
I like to see some effort behind the act, especially if I’m reading about it. For instance, Will in Chosen saves Emma’s life like a thousand times – even against his better judgment. Isn’t that romantic? In my YA Urban Fantasy romance, Barely Alive, Paul does his best not to eat Heather – he likes her for more than her flesh. Isn’t that romantic?
I go out of my way to have dinner on the table as often as possible when my hubs comes home – not because I don’t work full time, home school 4 kids, have another job as an author, volunteer for church, and whatever else I can fit in, it’s because it’s one of the ways I show him I love him.
In all of my novels there’s a dish that one of the character’s makes for the other (either guy or girl). I believe the adage that the way to someone’s heart is through their stomachs. Each of my books has an original recipe of mine linked to it. You can find them here. My lasagna is guaranteed to get me a kiss from Hubs and a big ole grin which makes my day.
That’s romance I hope lasts a long time.
I love giveaways! Don’t you? I find them romantic – it’s me giving you an early Mother’s Day present, or maybe an I’m-Not-A-Mother Day present, or maybe an I’m-Celebrating-My-Fifth-Baby-Due-September present. I’m going to do something a little unorthodox with this giveaway. I have 2 new books seasoned with romance recently released that I love: Into the End (adult apocalyptic thriller) which features a traditional romance (boy meets girl = happy ever after) as well as nontraditional romance (a married couple rediscover their significance to each other) and Barely Alive (YA urban fantasy) which features traditional zombie romance (if there is such a thing) with a Twilight feel around the world ending. I love them both.
Comment below with 1) your idea of a romantic gesture, 2) your email and 3) your choice of either book and you’re guaranteed to win. That’s right EVERY COMMENTER WINS an ebook from the two choices above. I’ll contact you and ask your preference for format and send it as soon as you answer.
I can’t wait to hear what romance means to you!
Bonnie R. Paulson mixes her science and medical background with reality and possibilities to make even myths seem likely and gives every romance the genetic strength to survive. Barely Alive is the first in a YA zombie romance where fighting the virus might be easier than fighting attraction. (Falling Apart, #2 comes out late summer 2012). Into the End introduces the scary realism of what happens when nature and other countries seek to defeat America. (Through the Flames, #2 due out early summer 2012). Visit her at www.bonnierpaulson.com and see what she thinks about science flavored with romaction.
Everyone has until Sunday night at midnight to leave a comment for a copy of one of Bonnie’s books!!!