Romancing the Hop – 31 Aug to 3rd September

Friends, I’m super excited to welcome you all to my Romancing the Hop stop. Starting today and ending September 3rd, over 100 authors and bloggers will talk about romance.

What makes a book a keeper? I was perusing my bookshelves recently, (ok, I alphabetized the books) and I discovered it comprises a lot of titles filled with humor. Sin & Sensibility has an great love scene by a pond with a weasel lurking in the background. Jillian Hunter’s The Love Affair of an English Lord has a recently deceased viscount hiding himself in the heroine’s closet. At The Bride Hunt Ball (Lavinia Kent) is great for sheer mayhem in husband hunting; Yours Till Dawn (Teresa Medeiros) always makes me smile. What I love about historical romance is that I cannot read one without my mood being affected. Almost always, I’m the better for reading the story.

So there’s my ‘go to’ books when a blue mood strikes. So my question to you, what book lifts your spirits no matter how many times you read it? 


Leave a comment to go into the major blog hop prize draw AND into my draw for an e-edition of Love Me True. (Be sure to leave your email address in the comment so I can contact you)

Claribel Wheaton never doubted she’d snare the dashing Lord Ramsbury. She even had a cunning plan to prevent his marriage. Unfortunately, her plans failed quite badly and she unwittingly spends a night in the wrong man’s bed.

Lord Justin is a man in love with the written word and a woman who wouldn’t give him the time of day. When he misplaces a cherished book of prose, and fate delivers the woman of his dreams, he’s honor bound to make it right. But can Justin convince Claribel that his love is true and that being married to a budding poet is everything her romantic heart desires?

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50 Responses to Romancing the Hop – 31 Aug to 3rd September

  1. Tin August 31, 2012 at 3:10 pm #

    My go-to reads are historical romance novels and food magazines (Rachael Ray and Donna Hay).

    There’s something so assuring about the HEA that’s guaranteed at the end of every romance novel. And I love being transported to a different time and place (hence, historicals) —

    I love that the hero of your novel is a poet — ^_^

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    – Tin
    khriscc (at) yahoo (dot) com

  2. Shannon September 1, 2012 at 5:44 am #

    Can you keep a secret? by Sophie Kinsella, it just makes me laugh

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

  3. gaele1 September 1, 2012 at 6:25 am #

    Honestly? My faves are MaryJanice Davidson’s or Katie McAllister/Maxwell ‘s books – they are always loaded with laughs, some romance and a bit of strange. But all the books I appreciate have funny moments.

    Thank you for participating…

  4. JeanMP September 1, 2012 at 10:10 am #

    I have a number of historical romances I go back and read again. Another favorite is he Deadwood series by Ann Charles.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  5. crazycatlady58 September 1, 2012 at 12:18 pm #

    I love a good romance story it is usually so much better then reality!

  6. Suzi Love September 1, 2012 at 12:43 pm #

    For me it’s always one of my old favourite historicals eg Georgette Heyer’s Regency Buck.

    • Heather Boyd September 2, 2012 at 6:02 pm #

      I forgot about Heyer. I love her Pistols for Two book of short stories.

  7. petula winmill September 1, 2012 at 4:14 pm #

    I love humour in my romance too. The author whose books I can go back and read over and over again is Jude Deveraux all her books have plenty of humour and are so good.

  8. Paula Martin September 1, 2012 at 5:40 pm #

    My favourite is the Civil War trilogy by John Jakes

  9. Tessa September 2, 2012 at 3:01 am #

    Historical novels and romance in general is my thing.

  10. JanD September 2, 2012 at 3:31 am #

    In my collection, Nicole Jordan’s Notorious series.
    bituin76 AT hotmail DOT com

  11. Michelle Bledsoe September 2, 2012 at 4:30 am #

    My go to book is my set of Julie Garwood historicals. I love them. They have everything a romance needs.

    koonie2888 at yahoo do t com

  12. Monica September 2, 2012 at 6:27 am #

    I love historical romance best and 2 of my fav’s are One Perfect Rose by Mary Jo Putney and Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta chase.

  13. Qwillia September 2, 2012 at 7:31 am #

    Depends on my mood. More recently I’ve been leaning toward Cherise Sinclair’s Shadowlands series, my own Diablo Blanco Club series, and Linda Howard’s MacKenzie series.

    • Qwillia September 2, 2012 at 7:31 am #

      sorry, forgot my email

  14. Diana Leigh September 2, 2012 at 7:53 am #

    Any cozy mystery with a sweet romance.


  15. Cassandra September 2, 2012 at 8:13 am #

    My go to book(s) would be: Susan Elizabeth Phillips’s Wynette, Texas & Chicago Stars series, anything of Lori Foster, & Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark Hunter serie. The characters are witty and funny and manage to put a smile on my face 🙂
    Thanks for the awesome & amazing giveaway!

  16. Jesse Kimmel-Freeman September 2, 2012 at 9:40 am #

    I love your cover! :0)

  17. Lisa Walker September 2, 2012 at 10:44 am #

    MaryJanice Davidson’s book series always lifts my mood!

    • Heather Boyd September 2, 2012 at 6:55 pm #

      MaryJanice’s stories are a hoot. Must read them again soon.

  18. Joy F September 2, 2012 at 11:51 am #

    I love historical romance.

  19. Crystal Craig September 2, 2012 at 1:05 pm #

    I think my favorite go-to- read these days, well there are two actually and they are a series, are That Boy and That Wedding by Jillian Dodd. 🙂 Thank you for the giveaway and thank you for being part of this hop!


  20. Foretta September 2, 2012 at 1:20 pm #

    I can read Johanna Lindsey’s Malory series over and over and it makes me happy!!

    thanks for the contest!!

  21. kaylynd September 2, 2012 at 1:39 pm #

    I would have to go with Petals on the River by Kathleen Woodiwiss. I have went through 3 or 4 print copies of it. I finally broke down & bought it for my kindle last year. Thank you for the giveaway.

    • Heather Boyd September 2, 2012 at 6:12 pm #

      Now that’s devotion! I have a couple of books that I’ll probably replace in digital format too. Thanks for dropping by.

  22. Krystal Shannan (@KrystalShannan) September 2, 2012 at 1:53 pm #

    Go to book is Sherrilyn Kenyon’s ACHERON.

    Romance is all about building a relationship 🙂 Great blog! Fun Hop!


  23. donnas1 September 2, 2012 at 7:01 pm #

    Thanks for being part of the hop

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  24. Barbara Brant September 3, 2012 at 2:44 am #

    Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward. I just love Rhage and Mary’s story. It’s sort of a love conquers all story. Makes me cry every time, but in the end….it’s just the best!


  25. Veronika September 3, 2012 at 3:02 am #

    I love reading about two people falling in love with each other. It’s always beautiful!
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

  26. KittyB78 September 3, 2012 at 4:17 am #

    The Princess Bride, The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling.
    Thanks for participating in the hop and giving us all a chance to win.

  27. Tracey D September 3, 2012 at 4:19 am #

    Any Barbara Cartland book. They always have an HEA.

    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  28. tanna4abak September 3, 2012 at 7:07 am #

    What a great hop! Grand prizes, old friends to visit and new ones to meet… and chances to win at each stop too. I’m in Blog heaven! :-}
    My “go to” books are the Pack/Pride series by Shelly Laurenston and the Dragin Kin books by g. A. Aiken. I can always count on them to give me laughs and brighten up my day.
    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.

  29. Patti C September 3, 2012 at 7:43 am #

    Thanks for participating! Really like the hop so far!! I love reading, especially romance. I love reading contemporary, historical and erotic romance. I love the happy ending that is garenteed at the end. My favorite book is Lover Mine by JR Ward! I love John Matthew and Xhex. My favorite romantic moment was when my fiancé asked me to marry him! We meant two years ago right around when summer was ending when my friend and I went out for our last big night out before classes started again. I think it is romantic when he brings me flowers because no one else has ever done it! Thanks so much! Hope everyone else is having a great long weekend!!

  30. Shadow September 3, 2012 at 8:18 am #

    Thanks for the awesome hop and giveaways! This is so much fun! Thank you! My favorite thing about romance is the romance. lol I love the characters, the plots, the HEA’s, the love. I love it all!

  31. Elizabeth H. September 3, 2012 at 9:05 am #

    Favorite go to book is J.R. Ward’s Dark Lover! Love to read romance books because I like to know that at least someone is getting an HEA, even if the characters are only fiction! Thanks for joining the hop and the awesome giveaway!
    ehaney578 at aol dot com

  32. Kim D September 3, 2012 at 12:21 pm #

    Thanks tons for the hop! I only read romance. My fav is Lora Leigh! Going to parade Monday with brothers and sisters! Should be FUN!

  33. Lona Stringer September 3, 2012 at 12:39 pm #

    My go to book for laughs and smut rolled into one is Kresley Coles Demon from the Dark. great giveaway.

    blinkysthebest at aol dot com

  34. Shan M. September 3, 2012 at 1:27 pm #

    what book lifts your spirits no matter how many times you read it?

    It’s not really a particular book that I read to lift my spirits just some particular authors who mixes humor and romance very well. I love Eloisa James, Nicole Jordan, Carly Phillips, Paula Quinn, and someone who is really good at having very witty characters is Julia Quinn. Usually if I’m reading and laughing out loud at the same time falling in love with the characters it is most likely one of them. Oh yeah I don’t want to forget Sabrina Jefferies because she is right there in the mix.

  35. bn100 September 3, 2012 at 3:29 pm #

    Pride and prejudice


  36. Melissa Bourn (@MelCamino5) September 3, 2012 at 10:03 pm #

    I always go back to The Outlander. It was my first.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  37. Yazmin Rangel September 4, 2012 at 4:44 am #

    I love The Knitting Diaries by Susan Mallery, Debbie Macomber and Christina Skye.
    Thank you for being part of the blog hop. 🙂


  38. susan platt September 4, 2012 at 6:07 am #

    I cant specify a book but a few authors, yes. Nalini Singh, Laurann Dohner, Lora Leigh, or Maya Banks.

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

  39. Breath of Life Blog (@adria_r) September 4, 2012 at 6:10 am #

    I have quite a few go to books when I’m feeling blue. Um definitely Lydia Dare’s paranormal regency series, they’re a mix of romance and humor. There’s also Tessa Dare’s A Week to Be Wicked, when I’m blue I have to have a romance novel with humor in it or sarcasm, lots of sarcasm because I find that funnier than your average humor.


  40. Eileen September 4, 2012 at 7:24 am #

    My go to series is any Di Piaget story by Lynn Kurland. I love them!

  41. Sarah Kalaitzidis September 4, 2012 at 10:16 am #

    I’m not sure which books cause I mostly read books only once but I do like werewolf books more then others they always make me happy and stuff!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  42. Jo September 4, 2012 at 10:23 am #

    Persuasion by Jane Austen… every time.

    jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

  43. Sherry S. September 4, 2012 at 10:32 am #

    Say No To Joe by Lori Foster
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  44. Beckey September 4, 2012 at 11:35 am #

    I have to reread a book over again and the only one that I can do that with is Gone with the Wind…

  45. Heather Boyd September 4, 2012 at 12:00 pm #

    The blog hop is now closed. Winner to be announced shortly.

  46. Jessica B September 4, 2012 at 12:47 pm #

    My one book that lifts by spirit is Shelly Laurenston’s Beast Behaving Badly. It always makes me smile. Thanks for being a part of the hop. I hope that you had a great labor day weekend!
    jessangil at gmail dot com


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