Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Rites of Spring Blog Hop! ~ Win Prizes!!

Spring is a time of firsts. First blooms of flowers. First sighting of sunshine after a long cold winter. First breaths of life for so many creatures...

Since this post is about firsts, I was really torn which book I wanted to talk about.

In Taming of a Sex God, Katie thinks she's frigid. She heads off to a fantasy island where all your sexual desires can be fulfilled and meets the little known sex god, Yes. Although he has no temples, people remember to worship him at the height of pleasure, crying out his name to the skies.

She has an *ahem* interesting first with Yes. (Trying to keep this PG but you can guess where this was headed.) Taming of a Sex God is available now and you can grab a copy here.

But what I really wanted to talk about is my April 1 release, Rumor Has It. That story is a second chance story in all the best ways. Liz and Jeremy have been friends since high school. When she ran off after graduation to Vegas with Vern (who became an Elvis impersonator), Jeremy patiently waited. When she came home, divorced and with a child to raise, he waited. There would be a right time.

Years later, Jeremy still hasn't made his move and the Elvis impersonator comes back to town to couch surf.

What's not in the blurb is their dance.

Their first dance (you knew I was headed to a first, right?) was actually the first dance either of them ever had with someone of the opposite sex. That moment changed them both and neither thinks the other remembers it...or their first kiss.

Both do.

This was so fun for me to write because I just love the second chance stories. Have you had a second chance at romance in real life? Tell me about your second chance in the comment section below and one lucky winner can get a copy of Rumor Has It on release day (4/1/2013)!!

Make sure you leave your email addy in the comment if you choose to enter...because there are more prizes to be had, even if you don't win my giveaway, because this is a BLOG HOP!!
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  1. Thanks for participating, Virginia! :)

  2. Thanks for participating, virginia!


  3. Thanks for participating.
    No never have had a second chance at love.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  4. Never had a second chance at romance, but have had good luck with first chances so I guess that counts :D

    My very favorite thing about spring is opening up the windows again. I am starting to miss the fresh air!

    Thank you for the chance to enter the giveaway and happy spring everyone!

    Shelly H.

  5. Thanks for the hop! mikiajanai@yahoo.com

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  7. I had a second chance. Met my hubby through a friend, he wasn't interested in me. Met up with him again 15 years later. He was divorced, we hooked up and been together ever since.

    Keep writing so I can keep reading.

  8. I love your books! I never got a second chance, because my first chance is still going strong. :)

    smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

  9. Happy with my first chance, did not need a second.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. I love wearing the light colors of spring, there are so many.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  11. No, I haven't


  12. I am hoping I will never need a second chance! :)

    dreammie_angel at yahoo dot com

  13. I have had a second chance at love. My husband and I separated for a year and came back together after a freak earthquake hit the DC Area. :)


  14. I can't talk about it...but I had the biggest second chance in history. :-)

  15. nope no second chances here - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  16. My second chance at love was with an older man. We have been married a little of 6 years now and it has been pretty good.
    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

  17. Congrats on the upcoming release, Rumor Has It. I like second chance stories. I did have a second chance, many years ago, with my high school sweetheart. It didn't work out...but that's OK. The next man I met turned out to become my hubby...married 25 years this year.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  18. Both first AND second times in your books. Sounds great Virginia!

  19. the first summer I met my hubby we dated but went separate ways in the fall. 2 years later, I heard he was still around and we hooked back up...that has been almost 25 years ago!

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

  20. My second chance was my second husband. We've been together for over 20 years. Lovely. Thank you for sharing in the hop. :)

    jukyjoauka at aol dot com