Friday, October 25, 2013

Fall Into Romance Free Give-Away

Fall Into Romance Free Give-Away

Update 3: Thanks to everyone who participated in the contest. I've heard it's been a huge success. And I'll be posting a winner this week in a separate post, and then contacting them!! And like usual, I also have a few surprises in store for everyone who commented.

Update 2: I'm 99.9% sure all the comments from comment moderation are up. There was a little issue because one comment kept coming up a few times, but I do have back up copies and I think it was fixed. But if in any event your comment did not show up, please check this out and post again.

Update: I've been told there were a few additions to the guest list and in order to be certain what they were...or if there are any more additions to the list...check the link I've provided at the bottom of the post that will lead you to the Personal Marketing web site. The more additions the more chances to win. And all updates will be at that link for certain.

I wanted to put this post up early even though the event doesn't begin until tomorrow. But I'm not sure I'll get a chance to post anything until later tomorrow. Basically, it's a fall event for romance readers where different authors gather and write short blog posts about all things love and romance. I'll provide a link below, with detailed directions. The contest will run October 26, 27, and 28.

First, this is the short post I wrote, about a character I wrote for a book in the Bad Boy Billionaire series, The Vegas Shark. For some reason, he's one of the most memorable characters I've ever written and his approach to love and to life in spite of his circumstances is always positive. This is the only post I'll be doing because I have a lot of other blogging to do, so it's really very simple.

When I started the Bad Boy Billionaire series the publisher and I brainstormed about themes and titles. And when she suggested the Vegas Shark title, I agreed but wasn't totally certain how I would do it. Vegas is one of the places in the US with which I'm the least familiar. So that made is difficult for me to feel emotionally connected at first.

However, once I started writing the story and really started to develop the main character, Treston, I found it much easier to deal with the setting. You see, in spite of the fact that he makes his living in a way that some would find highly questionable, he's also the sweetest, dearest soul I think I have ever written. There is one scene in particular where he is so trusting he winds up getting swindled in a horrible and embarrassing way. A way that would make most of us cringe. After that, he's finished with love for good.

Or so he thinks. He eventually winds up getting saved by one man and accidentally meeting another who turns out to be the worst bad boy billionaire in Vegas. And in the end he's forced into making a choice, a choice he didn't see coming. I won't give out any spoilers, but there is one scene at the end of the book that still makes me emotional to this day. And I think that's because it's really the first time the main charter realizes, and is introduced to, what true love really is all about.

Now, here's the blog hop button:

And  list of participants.

Personalized Marketing's Fall Into Romance Blog Hop

Prize I'm offering:

I decided to offer two free e-books from the Bad Boy Billionaire series. These are the most recent I have out, and I'm hoping the winner hasn't read them yet. The winner can choose between any two of them. Here's an Amazon link where they are listed. If the winner has read them all, we'll come up with something else. And, this contest (for me) is open to everyone all over the globe, not just US residents. The contest begins at midnight tonight, so please refrain from commenting until then to keep it fair for everyone.

In order to win the two free e-books I'm offering, just comment here on this blog post and I'll choose the winner at random like I've done in the past. I might be posting other things this weekend, but this post will be up forever. And please make sure to leave an e-mail address or let me know how I can contact you within the body of the comment. You can comment anonymously, too, and just leave the e-mail address. The winner will be contacted by me no later than November 7th.

Here's a link the main page for the blog hop.


laurie said...

Thanks for the amazing giveaway! and i love your books

Anonymous said...

I haven't read any of the books. I'll e-mail my address :)

Anonymous said...

I'd be thrilled to read the last 2 books of the series. Thanks for doing the giveaway.

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Anonymous said...

The series sounds great--thanks so much!


bn100 said...

Thanks for participating
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Ashley E said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway!


Anonymous said...

It's nice of you to have free give-away ebooks for your readers. God bless. :) :) :)

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Loveless3173 said...

Oh~ Thank you so much for the giveaway! if this is still open, please count me in! xD

Judi P

Shadow said...

Great post!! Very fun! :) Your series sounds awesome! Definitely one im looking forward to reading! I love series! Visiting past characters, watching new ones fall in love, etc. Thanks for sharing! Thanks for the fun and goodies! :)