13 Feb 2014 19 Comments
We know how to celebrate Valentine’s Day in the Waterworld Mermaid lagoon. It’s not a one-day thing. We started on Tuesday by telling why we write romance, and we asked you to tell us why you write or read romance. Yesterday we asked some industry professionals to tell us their favorite heroes/heroines. We had a lively debate in the comment section, and several of us have since added recommended books to our TBR pile. If you missed either of these days, it’s not too late to add your comment.
Today we’re talking about romance again. Whether it’s a favorite book or a movie that moved you to laughter and tears, we know you have a favorite.
Just like yesterday, it’s hard to limit yourself to one book or movie that pulled at your heartstrings. Where the characters remained with you like a sneaky shadow for days afterwards. Where you relived a favorite scene over and over again because it was too delicious to imagine just once. Where you found yourself discussing the characters like they were family.
If I absolutely had to pick a favorite book it would be Judith McNaught’s Kingdom of Dreams, but luckily I don’t have to remain faithful to just one book. When the fancy strikes, I can read about one of Julia Quinn’s Bridgertons. Or Lisa Kleypas’s Wallflowers and Hathaways. Or Jude Deveraux’s Montgomery and Taggert men. I’m fickle that way.
In appreciation for your thoughtful comments and recommendations this week, we are offering a $50 Amazon gift card to one lucky commenter. That commenter can run straight to their computer to order some of these recommended books or movies. I know I have Beth Miller’s favorite series–The Black Jewels trilogy– in my cart right now.
Make sure to go back and comment on our Tuesday and Wednesday posts for extra chances to enter. Why settle for one entry today when you can have three?
In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, what is your favorite romantic story? What is your go-to book or movie that grabs you by the heart and won’t let go?
We will randomly select one commenter from all three posts on Sunday and let you know on Monday who will win the gift card. Good luck! And Happy Valentine’s Day!