Thursday, June 2, 2011

It's HERE 18 & Over Couples Book Giveaway Hop!!!!


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Welcome One and All 
to the 
18 & Over Couples 
Book Giveaway Hop!

The hop is hosted by 
Bitten by Paranormal Romance
and Co-hosted by
Awesome Sauce Book Club

The Theme of this hop is couples and I have with us 2 wonderful authors.
Authors Deena Remiel and Anita Clenney
Trinity (The Brethren Series)   

Thank you so much ladies for guest blogging!!!!
You will have the chance to win a book from Deena Remiel or Anita Clenney!

Now for the RULES:
  1. You must be a in the US or Canada
  2. Must be 18 years of age or older
  3. Follow my blog (I will check)
  4. Follow me on Twitter
  5. LEAVE A COMMENT WITH YOUR GFC NAME AND EMAIL
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO FOLLOW MY FB PAGE BUT IT IS NOT MANDATORY.

I hope you all have a wonderful time!

Introducing The Wonderful Deena Remiel!

How Do Immortals Keep The Flame of Love Alive?
Trinity (The Brethren Series)
At first glance, you might think Immortals have it made. They get to live forever free of disease, free of long-lasting pain, and free to roam over the earth, experiencing all there is to this great world of ours. Yeah, that sounds really great…BUT…
When you are an immortal who is married, “till death do us part” takes on an ominous tone. Since there is no death, Immortals are married FOREVER. So how do they keep their love alive? How do they keep boredom at bay? Since neither my husband or I are immortal, I spoke with a married couple who are, and they gave me some great advice on how to keep the spark continually igniting. I've compiled my notes and I present to you now their Immortal Couple's Advice to Long-Lasting Passion:


 Our Immortal couple: Emma and Michael D'Angelo
Suggestion Number 1:Call each other on the cell phone, unexpectedly, just to say hello and I love you. Constantly change the time of the call so your partner cannot predict when it will happen. It enhances the element of surprise and the warm, happy feelings of your partner. You can also leave love notes in their pants pocket or wallet, on the toilet seat, or even in the mist on the mirror in the bathroom.

Suggestion Number 2: Take dance lessons together. There's nothing sexier than being held closely during a latin dance. Your bodies are so close or touching in all the right spots. You won't want to stop. In fact, you'll want to dance all the way to your bedroom!

Suggestion Number 3: Make sure you have a Date Night at least twice a month. Immortals can be parents as well, and it's hard to find time to be alone together for an extended period of time. If you've got an extended family, or network of friends, use them to watch the kids. Then take turns. It saves money on babysitting. If you can, have the kids sleep over somewhere. Then you get the whole house to yourselves to do... well, whatever turns you on!

Suggestion Number 4: Don't just eat your food, play with it! There is nothing that kindles the slow burn of passion like food. Chocolate syrup and whipped cream are two staples in the D'Angelo household. It's not just for ice cream anymore! They suggest buying paint brushes so that on special Date Nights, you can do art projects on each other's bodies. Then you can "clean up" afterwards. Find out what your
Immortal partner's favorite foods are and feast together. Feed each other. Taste each other's food... and each other!

As you can see, there are many ways to keep the fires burning bright, even throughout eternity. Do you have some suggestions for Immortal couples? I'd love to add them to the list. Just comment below and I'll be sure to pass along your secrets to a long, spicy marriage.

Hugs,
Deena Remiel
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Now I'm thrilled to Introduce to you Anita Clenney!




The Belated Honeymoon
I just got back from a wonderful trip to Martha's Vineyard where I participated in a book panel and book signing at Bunch of Grapes Bookstore. We had a standing room only crowd who came to listen to the talk on agents and publishing. It was my first time being on a panel and since I'm not much for public speaking, I was quite nervous. 


I guess I did okay since a gentleman commented to my husband, who was in the audience, that I seemed like an old pro at this. The entire event was recorded and will play on a local TV channel, as will the interviews the authors did.


 Did I mention my husband? We’ve been married for almost 14 years, and have NEVER had a honeymoon. Long story, but we decided this was it. We stayed at The Cleaveland House, a bed and breakfast owned by author Cynthia Riggs who writes the Victoria Trumbull Mystery series starring the 92 year old amateur sleuth. If you love cozy mysteries with a feisty, energetic 92 year old, this is the story for you. Cynthia's house has been in her family for eight generations. Built in 1750, this house is full of history and charm, from a ship's plank on the wall to books written by her parents, and stories of births and deaths on the island. It was so gracious of Cynthia to allow hubby and I, my agent, and all those authors to descend on her homeplace like a horde of locusts. We had the most marvelous time with a blend of varied personalities like something out of a book.


 You could find writers sipping their wine in the parlor, howling with laughter in the kitchen, pulling lettuce in the garden or meditating by the goldfish pond. You might say it was a crowded honeymoon, but we thought it was perfect. We toured the island, sat on the beach, laughed until our sides hurt, cooked, and relaxed over dinners and wine, talking about writing, plotting, and killing characters. Cynthia is known for killing off Martha's Vineyard residents in her books. In fact, she wears a sweat shirt that says, "Careful, you might end up in my next book." Martha's Vineyard has lovely scenery and lovely people. 


Some things were unexpected, like the Dumptique at the local dump, where you can find treasures out of other's trash. I found some books and a pair of reading glasses, but my trip still had more adventures in store at the airport as hubby and I were ready to fly home. I rescued a crow that had gotten trapped in a trash can. His claw was tangled in a rope of plastic. I saved the crow and sold two books to the onlookers who were very impressed with my bravery. It was the first time I had been to Martha's Vineyard, and I was thrilled that hubby and I had gotten our honeymoon after almost 14 years. And the best of all, this is going to become an annual trip. A meeting of writers at The Cleavland House to brainstorm, laugh, and have fun.
And maybe another honeymoon.



Bio
Anita Clenney grew up an avid reader, devouring Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys books before moving on to mysteries and romance. After working as a secretary, a Realtor, teacher’s assistant, booking agent for Aztec Fire Dancers, and a brief stint in a pickle factory (picture Lucy and Ethel--lasted half a day)…she realized she'd missed the fork in the road that led to her destiny. Now she spends her days writing mysteries and paranormal romantic suspense about Secret Warriors, Ancient Evil and Destined Love. Anita lives in suburban Virginia, outside Washington DC, with her husband and two kids. You can learn more about her writing at www.anitaclenney.com

Anita Clenney    www.anitaclenney.comSecret Warriors. Ancient Evil. Destined Love.AWAKEN THE HIGHLAND WARRIOR, Sourcebooks Casablanca, AVAILABLE NOW
EMBRACE THE HIGHLAND WARRIOR, Sourcebooks Casablanca, November 2011
UNLEASH THE HIGHLAND WARRIOR, Sourcebooks Casablanca, Fall 2012
http://www.mysteriesandmargaritasblogspot.com



Now don't be shy, you can even ask questions in your comments, Good luck everyone and thank you so much for following me!








51 comments:

Chelsea Rafferty said...

Oh I love how there's some information about each authors.. whether its about characters for their books or about their trip to the Vineyards. I'm not sure what I'd chose for immortals to keep the spark.. maybe unexpected trips where you blindfold your partner and hire a private jet where "no talking" is allowed to a special destination of your choice with a surprise picnic at the top of the eiffel tower or something? XD Just a thought Deena! ;)

I thought Anita's was interesting too with the vineyards and how authors just got together and were hanging out all over the place. Glad you guys finally got your honeymoon! ;) I also like how Cynthia had a shirt that said careful :D lol made me laugh ;)

anyways, I'd love to be entered ;)

*waves to Leanne* you're doing so good on your blog hon!

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Kelli McCracken said...

Great post!

Deena, love your suggestions. I do my best to get at least one date night with my husband each month. Whipped cream and chocolate syrup...yum ;-)

Anita, 14 years before the first honeymoon? Wow! That's incredible. It sounds like you and your husband had a great time. Good for you!

Thanks to both of you ladies for sharing your stories.

Kelli McCracken
kelli(dot)mccracken(at)gmail(dot)com

Nichole said...

:D More great books suggestions!! I've been adding and adding and now I think my hubby is going to kill me. The new shelves he just got me are filling up fast :( Hope you get a lot of new followers and some great discussion here! Thanks for the new blog

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Anonymous said...

Those were great suggestions on how to keep the romance in our couple's life. I admit to calling my dh several times a week to say I love him. When I know I'll be away from home overnight, I do leave him post-it messages where I know he'll find them. It pleases him and in return, it pleases me... The other suggestions would be great, BUT, no way in hell would he be willing to take dance lessons or let me eat off his body!

froggie.

mmbourassa said...

You do have to keep the spark alive. A short erotic text or email--a sort of this is waiting for you for later kind of thing ;) -- can be a good one too.

And I've been married a few more than 14 years and still haven't actually done a "honeymoon" in a formal way. Anita, your honeymoon sounds like it was a nice time.

Don't need ot win Anita's book, I bought it today at lunch time, now it's just waiting to be read. Do still need one of Deena's though ;)

Leanne, thanks for the blog, it looks like a good one.


Michelle
mmbourassa(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anita Clenney said...

Hi ladies. Fourteen years was a long time to wait for a honeymoon, but we weren't able to take one right after we married. It's complicated. Then we had kids quickly, and after that our vacation time was spent taking them to see the grandparents who lived out of state. So this was a real treat. I adore my kids, but it was great to relax and not worry about them. The grown up time with friends was wonderful.

Anita Clenney said...

And thanks for buying the book Michelle. I adore you. :)

Talina Perkins said...

Absolutely awesome posts! Deena and Anita, it is a pleasure to meet you both. It was nice to read about such wonderful ways to keep the fire alive in one's marriage. The belated honeymoon after fourteen years was a touching moment to share and read about also.

I've added both books to my list of must haves and going to look them up pronto!. The covers are gorgeous, by the way!

Leanne, you did a fabulous job with your hop and your blog! Loving it all the way!

~Talina
I'm following you on your blog, fb, and twitter, Leanne! Oh, and I am over 18!!!;-)
talinaperkins (at) y mail dot com (no spaces)

Anonymous said...

I just have to say WTG Leanne!! Two wonderful authors and great people too. Been a blast getting to know them. You did a great job on your blog stop!

I love the info you shared Deena. Perfect to keep the fire going!!

Anita that sounds like a great time. Congrats on 14 years and many more to come.

Toni
tsteinerid(gmail) - blogger not logging me in...gggrrrr

Amber Scott said...

To keep love alive, I recommend the immortals invest in massage oil and shower gel. There is nothing like a nice, hot shower, washing each others backs, climbing into fresh sheets and massaging each other. Just don't fall asleep!

And what a fun place for a panel and signing. I love a good B&B, too.

Dee ShamelessRom said...

New follower! Love the picks and love the site!

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acm05 said...

Thanks for participating in the hop!

GFC Anne38

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Sherry said...

Sounds like some great books thanks for the giveaway.
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Deena said...

Ladies! Such wonderful ideas for keeping the immortal fires burning strong! I shall have to test them out on my hubby, and I'll make sure emma and Michael get them, as well. ;-)
Hugs,
Deena Remiel

Dawn Hagan said...

would love the chance to read these wonderful books with my hubby :) thanks for that chance
dawnhagan
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Leanne109 said...

I'm so excited to see so many comments!!! Thank you everyone! Also thanks so much for the compliments on my blogger, much appreciate!

Leanne{Books Read n Makeup Done}

Temperance said...

Cool giveaway:)
Im a new follower i hope that still counts!!
Temperance
elliott2668(at)yahoo(dot)com
Both books really good..

Amanda said...

Awesomness!! I travel a lot so I leave little surprises hidden all over the house like at the end of the month I will leave a letter and gift card to some place he likes to eat in the calendar so when he turns the page there it is. I also order things on Amazon with out telling him so he gets a surprise. I send postcards and post songs on FB for him. When I am home I wake him up with a full body massage
I have been following you around for months now Leanne
GFC Amanda Woodward
amandawoodward1976@yahoo.com

Kati R said...

Deena, love the suggestions! The Mr & I always set Sunday as date day. When we were dating, we'd go salsa dancing at this restaurant by the lake. =)

Anita, couldn't help but notice in your bio that you read Nancy Drew/Hardy boys. Me too!! I still have all of them in their yellow/blue bookcovers. =) The Mr & I have been married for 2 years now and we still haven't taken a honeymoon. Glad to here that not everyone goes immediately on their honeymoon.

Leanne, thanks for the giveaway!

GFC:Kati R
FB: Romancing Rakes
Twitter: romancingrakes
romancingrakes AT gmail DOT com

Neko said...

I love how you have the information about authors and things! Espicailly information on how to keep things lively :) nice for future reference or even book reference. Been watching but now I'll follow through google if it works right.

Christina K
neko.tenshi@gmail.com

Lori @ Romancing the Darkside said...

Awesome giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!

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Gracen Miller said...

Love the topic of this post! I'm off to promote for y'all.

Huggles,
Gracen

Smooth said...

Awesome job, babe. Your blog looks really good. Hope everyone enjoys it.

Claude

Laurie (BittenbyParanormalRomance) said...

Awesome post and you gave me a great idea for the next 18 and over hop. Thanks

Leanne109 said...

That's awesome Laurie! Thx so much for stopping by :D

Alyssa (Hesperia Loves Books) said...

Amazing giveaway!

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BLHmistress said...

Glad you got to go on your belated honeymoon, I have wanted to go to Martha's Vineyard for years not sure if its gonna happen but maybe some day.

Deena I loved the last suggestion play with your food :) as for a suggestion = make sure you pop in every now and again and surprise them (teleporting works well with this one).

Follower-BLHmistress

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theJeepDiva said...

Awesome post. Im a new follower.
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Maria said...

I'm a GFC follower(Maria). I also follow on twitter(darkestwhisper) Thanks for the giveaway!

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Pam S said...

Both of these books look great and found the post to be quite fun - ty for sharing :)!

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Crystal ♥ said...

Thanks for the giveaway, new follower!
Twitter @RBtWBC
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1f73f84c-50e1-11e0-8316-000bcdcb471e said...

Hi Leanne, your blog is AWESOME !!

Deena, I love ur rules, I think I need to learn to play with my food more ;)

Anita, I am in Rhode Island...your honeymoon sounds GREAT and your hubby sounds like a good sport being there with all the Authors !

I really enjoyed both interviews !

Kym
Krykym(at)fullchannel.net

Denise Z said...

Thank you for participating in this blog hop. I have been having lots of fun hopping around and finding lots of new blogs. I have not read these books and the information about the authors was great, as well as appreciate the chance to win the giveaway. I have signed up to follow - I don't know how to tweet - I liked facebook. I look forward to following and reading more of what you have to say.
GFC - Denise Zaky
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Lolarific said...

love both of the posts! not everyday you happen upon a blog explaining how the immortals keep up the romance. it's something i've always wondered!

and anita that sounds like such a fabulous replacement honeymoon! my husband and i did something of the opposite nature. we skipped out on a wedding wedding and had a honeymoon after a short church service. i told him i didn't want to invest in one until we had been married at least ten years :)

GFC: Lolarific

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June M. said...

Thank you for joining the blog hop and for the giveaway. I am a new follower of your blog and twitter follower.
GFC: June M.
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twitter: JuneAnnM

Anonymous said...

Well my Google Account still doesn't like me so I keep having to post as anonymous....I am a newbie follower to your blog...GFC Name: Maria Smith/Maria (pronounced Mariah) I blame my mother…

Thanks for the schooling us on these great sounding authors!

mmafsmith at gmail dot com

Elena Gray said...

Hi ladies! Sorry I'm late! I got distracted by the Artbeads coupon at the top (always looking for a bargain), but then those hot covers snapped me out of it!
Hi Deena! Hugs to you my friend! Awesome advice! I've been with my hubby since HS. So we always have to find ways to keep it fresh!
Hi Anita! Hubby and I took a belated honeymoon to London and Scotland. We were married in the summer and had a company trip planned in the winter to travel there, so extended the trip as our honeymoon. Was kinda weird to get married and then go to work a few days later.
Leanne, following you everywhere!!

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krysykat said...

Awesome post, thanks for the giveaway.
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jennifer mathis said...

gfc follower - jennifer mathis

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thanks for the giveaway

Deena said...

Hi everyone! I'm so glad Emma and Michael's suggestions intrigued you immortal lovers out there! :D
hugs,
Deena

jessica said...

I"m a GFC and Twitter follower. I hope that you have a great weekend!
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heykiddego said...

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Thanks!

ladyvampire2u said...

Two books I would love to read. Definitely sign me up for this contest and thank you!
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Kimberly M. said...

Awesome Giveaway!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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JoAnna said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
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Louisa said...

Great storys! They sound like fun :)
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C.G. Powell said...

Thank you for the great giveaway. I look forward to following your blog.

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Jolene and Family said...

Thanks for the giveaway and chance to win

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latishajean said...

Thank you so much for the great giveaway! Love the blog hop alot of fun! Im a GFC follower/latishajean
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Pommawolf Emeraldwolfeyes said...

Thank you for the contest..and the beautiful clog to explore!

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Thank You!

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Leanne109 said...

CONTEST CLOSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!