Friday, July 27, 2012

A Hero's Blog Hop and Giveaway

Welcome to A Hero's Blog Hop !





Today is officially THE day, the start of A HERO'S BLOG HOP!! It will run from today, July 27 thru Tuesday July 31, just like the banner says :)


The point of this blog hop is to talk about our heros so I would like to introduce you to my hero......or at least the hero from my current release :)


I love this hero because he is just so sweet but sexy at the same time and of course he's a Navy man and that makes him just that much more perfect for me !

 
I'm going to let my hero Nicholas say a few words if you don't mind.....



Hey there, my name is Nicholas Prescott and I’m the hero in 'Second Chances'.Welcome to A Passion for Romance and let me just send thanks to Krista for letting me say a few words today.

Krista tells me this is A Hero’s Blog Hop? Interesting, so, what do you think makes a great hero?

I don’t think any of us sets out to be one, it just happens…and they come from literally all walks of life.

It's really about being completely unselfish and doing good for someone or something, an act of bravery. I sure didn’t feel much like the hero in Second Chances in the beginning. In case you aren’t familiar with the book yet, I fell in love with an amazing woman (Dana). Seriously, she was the best thing in my life and I would do anything for her or to protect her.

 Well, unfortunately some things happened that I couldn’t tell her about. I was forced to make a choice and I left her.  And didn’t look back, didn’t say goodbye.

Hardest day of my life…anyway….

Now for Dana, what choice did I really give her but to move on with her life without me?  It wasn't an easy feat but I'm super proud of her for doing her best.  She travels to Seattle Washington for her best friend's wedding but little does she know there's so much more planned for her.  

The only fear now...will she deny any possibility of second chances?


I can’t really tell you what happens next but you should definitely buy the book to find out. It's a sweet romance and it's available at Ruby Lioness Press or Amazon.
~Nicholas Prescott



I think Nicholas makes a good hero becuase he was compassionate toward Dana, he couldn't stand to see her hurting. He was willing to do anything to make it up to her, to protect her, even if she didn't realize it.  And of course on another note, he was a member of the Armed Services, the Navy...doing his duty to his country.  Can't get much more honorable than that. 

Wouldn't you love a hero like that? I have one of those heros in my own life as well...my hubby is a wonderful man and is always willing to do for me and our children before himself much like my own father was. It's the little things....when I sneeze, he blesses me. When we go somewhere, he always opens the Qualities like that say alot about a man. I hope my son grows up to be just like him and can also be someone's hero !



So, in honor of our romance heroes and thanks to our sponsors Fated Desires Publishing, Heartthrob Haven and Carrie Ann Ryan, we all bring you A Hero's Blog Hop. 

There are over 100 authors and bloggers (complete list at theend of post) all with a post of their own and a giveaway to a lucky commenter from each blog, plus......

There are 3 GRAND prizes...
you as the reader will want to go visit as many of the blogs as you possibly can ! 




Now what are those grand prizes you ask?

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet

2nd Grand Prize: A $50 Amazon or B&N Gift Card

3rd Grand Prize: The following Swag Pack


On this particular blog, I will be giving away a $5 Amazon gift card to a commenter to be drawn for using random.org

You must leave a comment to be qualified for the contest. 

Please make sure you also leave me your email address so I can contact you if you win :)


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The linky list of our participating authors and bloggers is at the bottom of this post....make sure you visit them all to give you the best chance of winning a prize!!!


Thanks so much for coming by during this blog hop 
and joining in on the fun!



Please don't forget to leave me a comment and if you want, tell me what your ideal hero is like and remember, leave your email so you can qualify for a chance to win a $5 Amazon gift card and a chance at any of the Grand Prizes, all to be awarded on August 1st !!!




Thanks again and happy hopping !!

Krista

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Today's my day....

...so i'll post it again :)

http://www.theromancereviews.com/event.php

I am participating in The Romance Reviews Sizzling Summer Reads blog hop!!!!!!

Make sure visit the link and if you missed it, here it is again...

You will need to log in under your own account, then you can play games, join the fun and win prizes! Meet other favorite authors and chat with them!
Over 400 prizes up for grabs weekly.
By way of a Q&A, I will be giving away an ebook copy
 of my newest release,
Second Chances,
put out by Ruby Lioness Press.  Follow the rules on the link and I will be one of the questions in the bottom half. The information below should help you find your answer.... Good Luck :)





If you could get a Second Chance...
When the love of Dana's life leaves without a word, she is forced to move on with her life. Despite loving him, she believes she will never see him again but, little does she know, she's being set up for a night that will change her life forever.
Nicholas, A Navy man, did the only thing he could to save the woman he loved. Driven by a secret, he disappeared and now returns, years later, with hope for love. With one opportunity, will he be able to make things right, or is it just too late? Will she deny any desire for Second Chances?

~ ~ I've also included an excerpt that you might find important to read  :)


He knew she was gone before he even opened his eyes or moved his hand over where she had slept.
“Damn it.” He pounded his fist into his pillow. “This is not how I meant for this to work out.”
He slowly turned over, squinting as he remembered they’d never got the shades shut before they hit the bed. The covers were all gone from his bed, too. Good thing no one could see in his windows.
He rolled out of bed to grab his T-shirt from the chair where he’d left it yesterday after his workout, but it wasn’t there. It made him laugh. He’d bet money she wore it home just like she used to when they were dating. Otherwise, she’d have been running around his house naked, looking for her clothes. He gave an agonized grunt, wishing he’d have been awake to see that. But then, if he’d been awake, he wouldn’t have let her leave. He could picture it so clearly, waking up to her every morning and watching her climb from his bed—no, their bed—naked to take a shower before she rushed to get their kids ready for the day. Ugh.
“Damn it, stop torturing yourself. She left in the middle of the night and didn’t wake you. What does that tell you?”

Again, good luck with the contest and I can't wait to see who the lucky winner is !!!  Feel free to follow this page or my blog so you'll have first hand knowledge of more contests and blog hops to come !!

Krista