Thursday, August 30, 2012

Romancing The Hop

Romance... an expression of love
When I think of Romance ~ 
Roses, slow dancing, and sweet whispers of love are just a very few of the things that come to mind. It could be your lover doing the laundry, holding hands and watching the sunset, or just giving you a night off by putting the kids to bed. Whatever it is that does it for you, it always comes from one expression ~ Love.

Pre-Romance... the foreplay of love
But what about the pre-love that got you to the Romance in the first place?
The anticipation (thigh clenching), heart flutters, and sweaty palms, all those wonderful feelings you experienced before you fell in love. I like to refer to this as the Foreplay of Love.
After the laundry is done, the dishes are put away, and the Lover has been loved, do you like to settle down with a good book in hopes to experience the Foreplay of Love all over again? 
As an author, it's my favorite part of the story to write!

So... what might the Foreplay of Love look like? 

What might the Foreplay of Love sound like? 

"Tell me, what am I going to find if I keep going?" His fingers inched closer. Her heart raced. "Are you damp," he furthered another inch up her thigh, "wet," he smiled wickedly and she gushed from the inside out. "Or, will you be drenched, sweetheart..." Click here to continue...

NESA Agent Book

Even these trained agents  
are defenseless against the Foreplay of Love!!

There's one name that has Agent Nala Dekker reaching for the gun holstered to her leg- Tantum Maddox, the one name her partner said before he died in her arms. After three years of searching for the faceless Tantum Maddox, his name has finally surfaced. Nala jumps on the first plane to Boston in chase of her long-awaited revenge. But instead of taking Tantum in for his crime or shooting him, Nala nearly ends up in bed with the killer. So, it probably would've been a good idea to find out what her Target looked like before she went after him... Cont reading...

For this Blog Hop I'll being giving away a 
$10 Amazon E-Gift Card

Be sure to enter below, leave a comment (optional)
for a chance to win!

Lets talk about 
Romance ~ what does it for you?

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Thanks to Carrie Ann Ryan for Hosting Romancing The Hop!

There are THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 100 times!

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $130 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: The following Swag Pack!

Thanks for stopping by :)
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  1. Gotta love a blog hop! Thanks for the chance...good luck everyone!

    Fb Andie Wardlow

  2. I loved this book. Thank you so much for participating in the hop!
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    1. So good to hear you enjoyed The Risque Target! Thanks for popping in to say "Hi!"

  3. The pictures of what the foreplay of love might look like woke me right up and heck the excerpt made me need a shower a cold one! thanks Carin
    GFC Carin
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  4. Foreplay of Love---great phrase. Love the photos and yes, that's totally what my husband and I look like. Ha!

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  5. Love your pictures! More books for my wishlist!

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  6. Adore the pictures.


  7. I love m/m romance much more variety of sexy male heroes, and I have fewer expectations of how the plot will go.


  8. Very nice pictures!


  9. Romance is when a guy does the little things like hold my purse without my asking when I go to try clothes on in the store.
    Thanks for the Foreplay of Love steamy pics and I've got Risque Target on my wishlist!

  10. I like romances where my heart beats like the heroine's as she (and I) fall in love with the hero!

  11. I love escaping into a book. What a fun hop! delphinareadstoomuch at yahoo

  12. Fun blog hop and inspiring pictures!
    I love HEAs in my romance.
    mcv111 at hotmail dot com

  13. Great post! I like watching characters growing more open with each other.
    Thanks for participating in the hop and giving us all a chance to win.

  14. Romance novels are a great way to escape the every day life

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  15. Romance takes me away from everyday life into a fantasy world

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  16. It's the HEA for me... :)
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  17. Great post!!! I love romance books but they must have HEA’s! My favorite are series because I love seeing the characters again in other books!!
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    thanks for the contest!!

  18. Love romance books, love HEA's.
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  19. Thanks for the chance! GFC Martian Girl. :0)

  20. Loved your post and those great visuals.

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  21. I really like a great happy ending :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  22. thanks for the picture dictionary :) Much appreciated
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  23. Thanks for the chance!

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  24. Really love the pics and your contribution!! lindsayavalon (at) gmail (dot) com

  25. Foreplay of love, now that's a new one. Thanks.

  26. Nice pics! I read romance for the characters' journey to HEA.
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  27. The pictures are so hot! I love them! Thank you for sharing!
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  28. I love the pictures! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  29. Thanks for the awesome & amazing giveaway!

  30. Great post. Definitely adding those books to my wishlist. Thanks for the giveaway.

  31. 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!!

  32. Loved the post. havebookwillsurvive at

  33. That is a gorgeous cover. Plus the photos are hot. The foreplay of love in my opinion is alot of hot sex . lol Thank you for the giveaway.

  34. Thank you for the giveaway...
    Follow you through GFC/ ronnkelly3

  35. 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!
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  36. 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!
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  37. My favorite thing about romance is the journey the hero and heroine go on to find their HEA!
    Thanks for sharing. Love the blog, great hop!

  38. Thank you for the contest
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  39. 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!

  40. Nice post.
    Thanks for the giveaway.


  41. Thanks for the hop. DebP

  42. Sounds great.

    Thanks for being in the hop!

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  43. For me, romance is all about the trust and respect built between the characters. Since I write BDSM, these elements are very important.
    Thank you for participating in the blog hop!

  44. The journey of romance is what does it for me. I love the gradual discovery of two peoples' love for each other. The happily ever after is a great reward. :) Thank you for the giveaway!

    Crystal Craig

  45. Love foreplay :)

    Thanks for the great giveaways!

    Meg G.

  46. Thanks for the giveaway! Wow...that was a great excerpt.

  47. Great post, Kelly. hmmm did it get warm in here?

    Tracey D
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  48. Thanks for the hop.
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  49. Thank you for the hop.

  50. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  51. I love romance because I get to fall in love over and over. Just such a wonderful feeling.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  52. Thank you for the great giveaway! Fun blog hop Love romance books and movies I really love happy endings my favorite!

  53. Thank you for being part of the blog hop. :)


  54. 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! :-}

    I’m a sucker for the HEA. All my favorite authors give me a great story line, characters I can like, HOT sex and the HEA! <^_^>

    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.

  55. I love the road to the HEA. I enjoy the heart flutters, the anxiousness of seeing each other and all the other little feelings.

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  56. The Risque Target sounds wonderful, I love the cover. I put it on my sticky pad so I remember to get it. Thx for hopping.

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  57. Why I like Romance Novels….The reason I like Romance Novels so much is because it is one place where I can be anywhere like England, Scotland, Rome, Ireland, or anywhere in the US. I can also be in any time like 1200’s Scotland, 1500’s England, 1900’s Chicago. I can be anyone like a princess, a servant, a werewolf, a duchess, a vampire, or a lost soul. But no matter what I get the privilege and the experience to overcome many different obstacles and find love. I am a mother of three teenagers as well and there are many days when I need an escape and my heart needs a rest from the trials of being a parent and trying to do what is best for everyone but yourself. I have overcome cancer, loss, and financial problems and Romance Books let my heart soar and feel free. Let me tell you in this world, and during this time where life can have so many struggles it is great that you can be, have, and do so many things to find love and romance and still be yourself!

  58. Great excerpt and eye candy ;)
    Thanks for the giveaway :)
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  59. I love that build-up to the "love". I like your nickname for it too. ;)
    Unfortunately, real life doesn't always allow for the before part. At least mine doesn't. Great post, Kelly.
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