Welcome to my first blog hop of the year.
I am going to be talking a little about the various types of love that you can find in the romance genre.
Firstly, let’s take a look at the old classic, love at first sight, also known as insta-love. This is the one that tends to get the most criticism from readers and reviewers, at least in so far as I have seen.
“Their eyes met across a crowded room…”
How many times have we read that in one form or another?
But is it possible to fall in love at first sight? I believe so and as such some of my characters get to experience that too. For Tristan, the human part of my angel/demon/human ménage trilogy, Heavenly Sins, it was certainly lust at first sight when he saw both Alastor and Mac, and love followed swiftly behind.
As well as love at first sight, there is, of course, hate at first sight, which may, given the right circumstances one day turn to love. Love and hate are often said to be two sides of the same coin and the enemies becoming lovers is another theme I have employed in my stories.
Sticking with the Heavenly Sins trilogy, you can see an example of this form of love between Mac, an angel and Alastor, a demon. Natural enemies for countless centuries, love blooms for them, even though it took them a long time to get there.
For a third type of love, there is also the friends to lovers scenario, which I admit is one of my favourites. I have used it in several of my books, including my latest release My Boyfriend’s an Alien. Poor old Zak, an alien from a completely different type of world, has no idea about love at all, at least until he falls for one of his first real friends, a human named Sam.
Another similar way love can blossom is via the friends with benefits, but falling for each other method. I don’t think I have written any of those stories, but am including it in here as I know it can be quite popular.
Following on from that is the hook-ups becoming closer and falling in love, which again is a type of love I haven’t really touched on.
There are many different ways of getting our characters to their happy ever after (or their happy for now) endings, and I enjoy getting them there in a variety of methods.
Which is your favourite type of way to read about characters falling in love?
Winner’s choice of either:
– A print copy of Heavenly Sins #1, Between Heaven & Hell; OR
– A print copy of My Boyfriend’s an Alien.
Retail value: Between Heaven & Hell $12.99 /£8.17
Retail value: My Boyfriend’s an Alien $11.99 /£7.99
Please be sure to read the Rules/Terms & Conditions for the giveaway here.
To enter the giveaway please comment on this blog post leaving a valid email address (hopefully answering the question above, but that is not mandatory for entry into the giveaway). There is no need to leave a postal address on your comment. If you are the winner you can provide this later by email.
The giveaway will start at the time this blog post goes live and will end at midnight on 16th February 2014.
The prize winner will be chosen via random.org on the 17th February, to ensure that whatever timezone you are in you are given sufficient time to enter. Since I will be at the day job on the 17th the winner will be announced on the blog during the evening (UK time) on the 17th February and the winner will be emailed in respect of the choice of prize.
Please make sure to read the full rules of this giveaway, particularly if you are likely to be offline when the blog hop draws to an end. You don’t want to miss out on a potential prize.
Good luck everyone and thanks for visiting!
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