Thursday, February 23, 2012

Flirting with Love: It's All About the Romance Blog Hop Tour (Feb. 24-26)


FLIRTING WITH LOVE: IT'S ALL ABOUT THE ROMANCE BLOG HOP TOUR (FEB 24-26)





TOUR RULES:
1) HAVE FUN!!!



2) INVITE ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS!!! SPREAD THE WORD!!!


3) THIS TOUR STARTS: Friday, February 24 (Arizona Time)


THIS TOUR ENDS: Monday, February 26, at Midnight (Arizona Time)
Winners will be drawn and posted February 27th! ***


4) MEET AND MINGLE WITH ALL THE AUTHORS AND BOOK PAGES! EXPERIENCE A NEW PARTY DESTINATION AT EVERY STOP! PARTICIPATE IN EVERY BLOG CONTEST AND BE ENTERED FOR CHANCES TO WIN MULTIPLE PRIZES! EVERY BLOG VISITED IS ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO WIN!!

5) PARTICIPATION AT ALL BLOGS IS RECOMMENDED, BUT NOT REQUIRED. REMEMBER, THE MORE BLOGS YOU HOP, THE BETTER YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING PRIZES. EVERY AUTHOR AND BOOK PAGE IS WAITING TO MEET AND INTERACT WITH YOU, SO PLEASE BE SURE TO SHOW EVERYONE SOME LOVE!


6) DID I MENTION TO HAVE FUN? WHOO! HOO!! HERE WE GOOOOOOOOOOOO!


***Authors have full discretion to choose an alternate winner in the event any winner fails to claim their prize(s) within 72 hours of their name being posted or after notification of win, whichever comes first. Anyone who participates in this blog hop tour is subject to these rules***


Sometimes when writing romance, you have to also write the hard stuff. The things in life that aren't extremely romantic, but more realistic. The things that are real. In my latest novel The Sacred Ring, young Kenyan struggles with the idea that his parents once perfect marriage is crumbling at his very feet. 
A stroke of genius hits, and he is soon on his way to discovering the one object that he believes will keep his parents together--Saint Valentines Ring! 





Here is the blurb:


Nothing in Kynan Murphy's life is going right. His grades are horrible, he's always in trouble, and the girl he likes doesn't know he exists. But things go from bad to worse when his parents tell him they have decided to split up. Angry and confused, he wants nothing more than to lash out against the world. The closest thing he can find, however, is the Saint Valentine shrine during a school field trip. Armed with some fireworks and encouraged by his best friend, Michael Connell, he's all set to vent his frustration with life.

His best laid plans fail when a mysterious priest confronts him, sharing an ancient secret about a hidden ring with special powers. Kynan believes the answer to all his problems and the only way to fix his parents' broken marriage is to find the ring — a task he won't be able to accomplish on his own.

It was easy enough to convince his friend Michael to join him, but the irritating Brianna Collins insists on tagging along. Fortunately, her knack for language and interest in history is a valuable asset in the search. Their quest leads them to the northern coast and into dangerous territory where, in spite of theirgood intentions, they may lose their own lives.



But what if the true love, no matter how difficult is really the type of thing you like to read? My latest romance novella "The Parting Gift," deals with love and loss, and yes a lot of romance. Come on, who doesn't think a pilot in uniform is sexy?
Meet Blaine Graham, the confident hero of "The Parting Gift," who can't seem to forgive his father for the wrongs done to him as a boy.
It takes one womans love to bring him back.
With her forgiveness and care, he can finally become the man he was created to be. He can finally be whole.



Blaine Graham lost his mother at the tender age of eleven. Grief over the loss drove a wedge between him and his father, and soon proved too difficult for him to deal with. At the age of sixteen, he falsified his papers and made the trip across the border into Canada with his best friend to join the Royal Canadian Air Force and enter the war in Europe as a pilot. Ten years later Captain Graham finds himself flying commercial jets in Boston – his estranged father and his past life all but forgotten, until the day he receives a telegram from his dying father asking him to come home.

The persistent Mara Crawford, a live-in nurse, has experienced her fair share of loss as well. Her attachment to Blaine’s father drives her desire to bring reconciliation between the two men before time runs out for her patient. But her best laid plans didn’t include falling in love again.









Contest!
1. Follow my blog and find me on Facebook: Leah Sanders
2. Leave a comment with your name and email, you don't necessarily have to comment about anything in particular, I just need your info to put you in the drawing!

GRAND PRIZE:
A copy of both The Sacred Ring and The Parting Gift
1st and 2nd Place
A copy of your choice of The Parting Gift or Sacred Ring 

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12 comments:

  1. Thanks for the chance to win, the books look sweet. FB liked (Hillary Curran) and blog followed via GFC Hillary.

    Hillary
    hillacurr@gmail.com

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  2. I really like the heart ring clips. Very cool. And I love the family angst in your blurbs. Sounds like great reads!

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  3. Leah, I am so glad to have found you! I have been following Rachel Van Dyken for awhile, but I did not know about you, so thank you for participating in this hop! Your books sound wonderful and I look forward to reading them!
    Thank you for the giveaway chance!

    GFC follower robertsongena
    NWB follower Gena Robertson
    Facebook follower Gena Robertson

    Gena Robertson
    robertsogena@hotmail.com

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  4. Sounds awesome! Thank you for participating in this fun blog hop!! angadair@nwcable.net

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  5. Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
    GFC: BookAttict

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      Forgot Facebook: Elizabeth Kotkiewicz Hyatt (Liked)

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  6. I like the quotes about love. Going through struggles in life are hard, but having someone you love help you through the rough times makes it easier. Thanks for the HOP!!

    trb0917@gmail.com

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  7. Your post is great and your right, life has many struggles but having someone to help you through makes everything easier. Your stories sound great I'm adding to my must read list.
    Lynda
    lyndakayefrazier@yahoo.com

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  8. Your books sound great! Thanks for the giveaway. FB/ Cheryl Lynne GFC/ cheryllynne cheryllynne(at)rocketmail(dot)com

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  9. I am very excited to read your books if I win them or not. Thanks for being part of the blog hop! I did like you on FB and have also started following your blog.

    Thanks!
    Melanee
    melaneeanne@hotmail.com

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  10. Your books sound wonderful! Thank you for sharing them! Id love to read them! Thanks for sharing and for the wonderful giveaway! Have a great night!
    gfc- shadow_kohler
    fb- shadow kohler
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. thank you for the chance at such a great contest.
    the books have beautiful covers and they sound wonderful.

    i follow via GFC/facebook/network blogs under tammy ramey

    tammy ramey
    trvlagnt1t@yahoo.com

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