Monday, February 10, 2014

Valentine's Week Is A Great Time to #BlogHop! #Giveaway

Happy Valentine's Week everyone and welcome to the Gift Hop! You can win a grand prize of a Kindle or book pack, and from me a tote bag signed by multiple authors at the London Author Event along with some fun Hard Ink Swag!

Today, we're talking about love, romance, and Valentine's Day, and I'm also sharing my new book with you!



What are your plans for this Valentine's?

Valentine's Day at my house is usually just a low-key celebration with me and my husband. This year, I'm looking forward to dinner and the movie Winter's Tale - have you seen the trailer for that? Looks so romantic! Hopefully there will be some chocolate-covered strawberries involved, too! *winks*





About Hard As You Can (releases 2/25!):

Five dishonored soldiers.
Former Special Forces.
One last mission.
These are the men of Hard Ink.

Ever since hard-bodied, drop-dead-charming Shane McCallan strolled into the dance club where Crystal Dean works, he's shown a knack for getting beneath her defenses. For her little sister's sake, Crystal can't get too close. Until her job and Shane's mission intersect, and he reveals talents that go deeper than she could have guessed. 

Shane would never turn his back on a friend in need, especially a former Special Forces teammate running a dangerous, off-the-books operation. Nor can he walk away from Crystal. The gorgeous waitress is hiding secrets she doesn't want him to uncover. Too bad. He's exactly the man she needs to protect her sister, her life, and her heart. All he has to do is convince her that when something feels this good, you hold on as hard as you can--and never let go.
 

Some Other Goodies You Might Want to Check Out:
  • Virtual Signing and Chat: get a personalized, signed copy of Hard As You Can and exclusive swag when you order through the Booktalk Nation page only. Orders close at the end of my first-ever Booktalk Nation Chat on 2/20 at 7pm. See the link for more details!
  • HARD AS YOU CAN GOODREADS GIVEAWAYThis giveaway is being offered by my publisher so it's U.S.-only, but stay tuned for other international giveaways from me! Ends February 11

PRIZES!
Grand Prize ~ Comment on the participating blogs to enter:

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84 comments:

samantha loving said...

its too close to my birthday so we usually just hang at home or go out for a birthday/valentines day dinner and movie.

Wanda Craighead said...

Hubby is out of town working so won't be doing much.

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MaddsMom said...

Just being with my hubby... and hopefully having a sitter....

Janice said...

Everyday should be Valentine's Day. Just being with my hubby, whether going to a restaurant or watching a movie is good enough for me.

loreleicullen said...

I'll just go out with my friends for a coffee and then for a good movie. :)

Veronika said...

Reading my favorite romance books!

Carolyn Johnson said...

a quite dinner with my husband

Em said...

Chocolate covered cherries, have them once a year and they are delicious.

Jenn Marr said...

Spending it with my guy!!

Stephanie T. said...

Valentine's day isn't very special for me, other than the fact that chocolates are on sale!

celina k said...

With my husband, although I usually end up working :)

dreammie_angel at yahoo dot com

Zoe Forward said...

Low key at home. Wine will probably be involved. :)

writeforward at yahoo dot com

Renee M said...

just staying in this year

Anonymous said...

Probably will just stay home. Too many people out and he isn't into "romantic." Guess I'm not either.
ljh

Diana Doan said...

My bf made all the plans for Valentine's Day this year and he's keeping it a secret to surprise me. :)

My favorite way to celebrate Valentine's Day is anything that involves my bf <3

Email: ddoan_526 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Belinda G said...

Nice to see the Valentine Hop celebrating this special day of love. The authors have certainly out done themselves! Thanks for the opportunity.

Belinda G
belgre at centurylink dot net

Janhvi said...

Reading a good book or seeing Vampire Academy.

justjanhvi at gmail dot com

crystalg123 said...

I spend my Valentines Day with my husband and daughter. I then finish the night with a great book before bed. Thanks for the giveaway and hop!

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Jackie Huntington said...

Since my birthday is the day before, we don't usually do much. But this year I get to do a sleep study on Valentine's Day! How funny is that? I'll be sleeping alone-but being watched! LOL

Renee said...

I'd love to spend it on a beach with the one I love, but sadly no Valentine this year, so it's just another day...oh well, maybe next year.

erin said...

snuggling with my dog and reading!!! Thanks for sharing :)

melissa crisp said...

I like dinner and a movie with my hubby and lunch with my son.
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gemiinii said...

I'll be spending it wit one of my many book boyfriends, I don't know which one yet

Victoria said...

Hubs and I just go out for an early quiet dinner. Just the two of us :).

Brooklynn Gibbs said...

Honestly Iv never had reason to celebrate. Last year was the only year I ever had a BF on Valentines and we didnt even do anything. Single this year.

Sophia Rose said...

I had my eye on that Winter's Tale movie too. I love going out to eat or splurging on a box of my favorite chocolates.

Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

Vickie said...

I love when my husband is home that way we can spend Valentine's together! Going out to dinner and a movie which we hardly ever do! I am not a fan of crowds so we celebrate Valentine's Day on the 15th which is ok with him! Plus you can get candy for half price that day! Thats a holiday in itself!!!!

Angel Zudell said...

Just hanging out with my bf and daughter is great for me. I mean if I get a gift or two it only makes it better.

Sue Schwager said...

Nothing special planned this year.

H.B. said...

I don't have any planned for this V-day. But I usually like to stay home, eat chocolates and watch movies.

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Laurel said...

My husband and I sit on the terrace and drink coffee and read the paper.

Mary Preston said...

I'm happy with a DVD & take out. It's the company you see.

angel lawson said...

Thanks for the giveaway! :)

Evie said...

We don't celebrate Valentine's Day here in my country so it's just a normal day to me.
Thanks for the giveaway!
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Margay Roberge said...

With chocolate, of course!

Stella Eromonsere-Ajanaku said...

My Husband and I plan to go to the movies, eat popcorn and ice cream, have a romantic dinner, talk about our fourteen Valentine seasons together, hold hands, cuddle up and do the many things lovers do, *wink*. I already have my brand new provocative lingerie on hand!!!

Flirty.feisty@gmail.com

Filia Oktarina said...

I will happy to read my romance books on my bedroom.

Carol L. said...

My favorite way used to be spending a quiet evening with the hubby and a really nice dinner and most important time to ourselves. Thanks for this opportunity to win. Happy Valentine's Day.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

Chanpreet said...

Well I like to get dressed up and have a nice meal but due to the ice and snow somehow I don't think that's going to happen...

i*Heart*BigBooks said...

just a quiet night at home spending time together!

Kimberley said...

I don't have plans for this Valentine's Day beyond watching the Olympics, but I'll be sure to celebrate my traditional Valentine's Day chocolate fiesta at the same time. Thanks for the giveaway & happy Valentine's Day!

cayenne-9t1 AT hotmail DOT com

Anna Granberg said...

A romantic dinner with the love of my life ♥

Michelle Willms said...

I love to celebrate with a romantic dinner and dinner and dancing.

Majecscontesttx said...

I love to make us a special dinner, something we dont normally eat and watch a movie together after the kids go to bed.

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DebraKay Neiman said...

We love to have dinner out and see a good movie. Married 42 years. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Mel said...

Just spending time with my love one. :)

Shannon Williams said...

I love just spending time at home with my love & my kids. V-day is really just another day in our house, we like to celebrate more important days! Although it is nice to get a flower or some chocolate on this day!!

Eva Millien said...

Reading a good book and eating chocolate covered caramels. Thanks for sharing the hop and your giveaway. Happy Valentine's Day! evamillien at gmail dot com

amy bowens said...

Going out to dinner with the hubby and kids and then maybe some alone time with the hubby later! Thanks for sharing!
amybowens34@yahoo.com

Natasha said...

At home reading a good book!
Thanks for the chance to win!
natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

jmcgaugh said...

A nice dinner with lots of quality time with hubby afterwards!

Britni Cunningham said...

I usually just take my kids out to do something.

strawberryrose said...

I well be going out to see Winter's Tale by myself this year. It is going to be a great movie I can feel it.

strawberryrose@earthlink.net

lindseybousfield said...

I love to hang with my son!

Dovile said...

watching a romantic movie

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Robin the Book Nerd said...

Drinks with my Single Girlfriends!

Wendy Hoffman said...

Well this year we are snowed in, but usually my hubby takes me out for a quiet dinner. I am happy with how this year is turning out, we are staying home and can snuggle and stay warm!

Courtney Whisenant said...

I would like a nice dinner and then dancing afterwards.

Lauren Rosa said...

Love wearing pink or red and being even more super girly and eating chocolate!

crystalmbf said...

Dinner and a movie, exchange gifts :)

Catherine Lee said...

A walk on the beach...hand-in-hand with my hubby.
catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

Brittany Wendtland said...

Dinner and hanging out with the kids!!!

Marybeth Renn said...

It's our anniversary, 27 years! And we just hang out with the kids. Maybe dinner this weekend sometime. In the spring, I get a rosebush!
mrenn@nycap.rr.com

Bette Platt said...

dinner and a movie was always good with me.

June M. said...

Since I am currently single, I just stay home and read a sexy romance :)

bn100 said...

with candy

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Sherri Williamson said...

As long as my kids kiss me good morning, not much else matters. :)

Donna Reynolds said...

I like to stay home it's to much about money now and not celebrating love Thank you for being part of the hop. mrscrabbyfan@gmail.com

skyline1210 said...

Had a date with my book boyfriend :D Thank you for the giveaway.

KIM TALBOT said...

Valentine's Day is always just another day around here.

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Shadow said...

Hi! Happy Valentines! I honestly dont celebrate this holiday. Its just another day for me. Ill be staying in and reading. Thank you for sharing and for ​the amazing giveaway!
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BookLady said...

My favorite way to celebrate Valentine's Day is to share a romantic candlelight dinner with my husband. Thanks for the great giveaway!
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Brenda H said...

I just spend the night with a good book boyfriend. :)

Alina P said...

I don't celebrate :) I read the whole day :D
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magic5905 said...

Book sounds good. Thanks for the giveaway.
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JanD said...

Chocolate is usually involved.
bituin76 at hotmail dot com

Gabi said...

Dinner out or at home with my DH. The giving and receiving of flowers, chocolates and special selected card.

Sherry said...

I like to stay in with a good book.
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Courtney said...

Dinner with my husband. If we can try a new place or some place we know we love, then that would be ideal
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Jenn Oldaker said...

Thanks for the great blog hop! :) Happy Valentine's to all! jjo7796 at hotmail dot com

Pam said...

I'm not much of a valentines person. I perfectly happy spending the evening at home with my husband.

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Anne C said...

Spending quality time with family and friends. ;)

Anne C said...

Ooops! I forgot.
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