Thank you all for participating in the February give-away, on behalf of all the authors, we are appreciative of your ongoing support, and look forward to another giveaway in the future.
WINNERS PLEASE NOTE:
Please leave your email addresses in the comments below, OR email me directly at email@example.com
Here are the list of winners:
Everyone who commented will receive a copy of Alexandra Isobel’s Romantic Heart Beats.
Gift certificate winners:
Pat Egan Fordyce
You will all be contacted, via email by an author for delivery of your prize.
February, the month that dedicates a day to pancakes, ground hogs, a big bowl of football, and LOVE.
To express our love and gratitude to readers, bloggers, authors—-everyone who’s as passionate about books as we are, we are giving away 13 GIFT CARDS.
For your chance to win a gift card, please see contest rules below.
Have you ever wondered what an author’s significant other endures living with their creative partner?
If so, you’re in for a real treat, as 13 authors’ significant other share their thoughts on this topic.
We each polled our significant other, asking this question:
What’s it like living with an author?
Jasmine Aziz author of SEX AND SAMOSAS
Jasmine’s partner in love & crime: “I love dating an erotic author — reading her book aloud and an oral presentation mean two different things…”
Sheryl Babin author of THE HUNT FOR SNOW
Mr. Babin: “Being married to a writer is an interesting proposition. First and foremost, it’s a wonderful position to be in because it means we don’t necessarily need a second income! The flip side of that is…. we don’t have a second income! In all seriousness, a writer is an interesting creature in that their brains are constantly working and in some imaginative state. For my wife, that usually carries on well into the night long after I’ve gone to bed. When I get home from work, I do everything in my power to decompress and shut my brain down, while my writer wife usually has her brain firmly planted in hyper-drive! It’s a challenge sometimes, but one I’ve grown to love and embrace. Being married to a writer also means finding unfinished or forgotten items that have fallen victim to the proverbial “shiny object”. Yep, never a dull moment when you’re married to a writer.”
Caryn Moya Block author of AERIAL MAGIC
Husband Michael: “Being the spouse of a romance writer keeps me on my romantic toes, always trying to surprise or spark her, but at the same time, it is also critical to give her space to stir the creative juices, because it is her romantic creativity that I love the most.”
Leah Braemel author of FEEDING THE FLAMES
Mr. Braemel (aka Gizmo Guy): “I won’t say that living with a writer is always fun – many a night I have rolled over only to find the other side of the bed vacant –– ‘the characters started talking to me… I had to let them work it out…’ I think there is a very fine line sometimes between the creative and the insane.”
Tilly Greene author of HORSE
Husband: “What is it like to be married to a romance writer? Fine, well, impoverished, but I have fun when she asks for title help. She laughs, says they’re too naughty even for erotic romances, and never uses them – should I feel hurt?”
Alexandra Isobel author of ROMANTIC HEART BEATS
Mr. Isobel: “In a word? Annoying. She constantly walks around with her head in the clouds – like life is one big romance novel. Then when something happens, she looks around as if to say, this can’t happen to me, I’m just a character in a book. Annoying.”
Kelly Jamieson author of PLAYING DIRTY
Mr. Jamieson: “I love being married to a romance writer. Who else comes home to be greeted with; ‘Can you tie me up?’”
Celia Kenney author of VENUS RISING:
Husband (Paul Kennedy): “It would be great to marry a writer; their creativity spills out into all aspects of life. It’s even greater when the person you marry turns into a writer before your eyes.”
Jennie Marts author of the PAGE TURNERS SERIES
Husband Todd: “Being married to a romance writer means that my wife now considers pajamas pants and t-shirts to be her writing “outfit” and that we get weird looks in restaurants when she starts conversations like, “But what kind of poison do you think would kill someone and not leave any trace?”
Alisa Mullen author of THE GOODBYE TRILOGY (Book Two coming in March)
Mr. Mullen: ️”I honestly can’t believe how much work goes into Alisa’s writing. She is so dedicated to her stories and her readers. I wish the Indie world was like bands where people support one another. Nevertheless I am so proud of her.”
Selena Robins author of WHAT A GIRL WANTS
Mr. Robins (aka Mr. Rugged): Being married to you is like eating chocolate chip cookies, you can’t get enough you just keep going back for more.
Me: That makes no sense. Try again.
Mr. R: Being married to an author means that when you try to get metaphorical, she edits you.
Me: Give it another shot.
Mr. R: There’s a party going in inside my wife’s head, I hope to be invited some day when I’m too drunk to realize where I am.
Me: You don’t drink!
Mr. R: Exactly.
Angelisa Stone author of #TRIPLE X
Mr. Stone: “I love being married to a writer; it definitely has its perks. I can always tell when she’s just written a sex scene. I reap those benefits–again and again.”
Angelisa’s Sister: “I’m so proud of her all the time. I brag about her constantly to all of my friends. However, I have said on numerous occasions, ‘I’m going to tell you something, but it better not end up in a book.”
Michael John Sullivan author of the THE GREATEST GIFT
Mrs. Sullivan: “Living with you is like living with two different people. There’s you with the children. And there’s you with your work. You smile a lot with our children. You torture yourself with your writing.”
12 Amazon Gift Certificates ($5.00 each)
1 Gift Card from All Romance (ARe) ($5.00)
Every commentator will receive Alexandra Isobel’s Romantic Heart Beats
Share your thoughts, or ask a question in the comment section, and your name will be entered in the draw to win one of 13 gift cards.
We would more than appreciate you sharing the link on Twitter and Facebook as well, and thank you in advance for your support and most especially for sharing your love of reading with us.