January 6 2015 Romance Weekly

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Do you like to read romance novels? Wouldn't you like to know more about your favorite authors? Well you came to the right place! Join the writers of Romance Weekly as we go behind the scenes of our books and tell all..... About our writing of course! Every week we'll answer questions and after you've enjoyed the blog on this site we'll direct you to another. So come back often for a thrilling ride! Tell your friends and feel free to ask us questions in the comment box.

Hi! I've been under the weather this holiday season but I'm glad to be back. You can start the blog hop here at yours truly or perhaps you've joined me from Carolyn Spear's Making Romance Magical blog. In either case, welcome!

Xio Axelrod brings us this week's hop. A day in the life of.... 

What do I do when I’m not writing? I chase a fourteen month old. When I’m not doing that I find the time to read. 

A future pair of socks?

A future pair of socks?

What I haven’t done in a while is paint or knit. I haven’t knitted anything in over seventeen months, possibly longer. This post made me realize that I should pick out a winter project to work on. It’s something that I really enjoy and at the end of the project I have something that I created, from string, that I can wear. It amazes me. I used to do afghans but those take too long now. I stick to small projects like wraps, scarfs, or socks. (Sometimes ambition gets me and I make a sweater.) Socks are a lot of fun to make. Before I attempted a pair of socks it was really intimidating but once I figured it out it became an obsession. Since I haven’t been able to knit - it’s been low on my list of priorities - I just collect sock patterns and books with sock patterns. It’s really a disease I should probably get help for. 

Art journal for emotional expression

Art journal for emotional expression

I also collect books about art journals which is another thing I like to do (art journal and collect art journal books for ideas and inspiration) when I’m not writing. It’s a wonderful way to express my emotions and there are really very few rules. It’s the opposite of knitting where I follow a pattern and intend to make something that matches as much as I can get it to the picture. Art journaling allows me to just paint or drawn or even write - words, phrases, or a short journal entry to go along with the art.

 

Hop on over to Katie O'Connor's blog to find out about her day in the life. See you next week.  

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July 29 2014 Romance Weekly 6 Month Anniversary!

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Do you like to read romance novels? Wouldn't you like to know more about your favorite authors? Well you came to the right place! Join the writers of Romance Weekly as we go behind the scenes of our books and tell all..... About our writing of course! Every week we'll answer questions and after you've enjoyed the blog on this site we'll direct you to another. So come back often for a thrilling ride! Tell your friends and feel free to ask us questions in the comment box.

Welcome to the blog hop. We're celebrating our 6th month anniversary today for Romance Weekly. I hope you enjoy the hop and make sure to stop by the Facebook event to join in the fun. There are so many wonderful prizes. It's going be a blast all day!

If this is your first stop or are joining me from the blog of Katie O'Connor, welcome.

 

Instead of our normal questions we are mixing it up today by answering

What are your top ten romances of all time? 

I found today’s post incredibly difficult. I’m sure I’m not the only one. There are so many wonderful romance stories to choose from. Narrowing it down to 10 was a challenge. 

10. Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas

The dark foreboding hero shows his heart of gold in this novel. I must like when the bad guys get redemption. There’s love for everyone.

9. Star Man

This movie sparked my obsession for aliens in love. They come in peace and love. He brought Bambi back to life for crying out loud! 

8. How to Marry a Duke by Vicky Dreiling

This was like a historical version of the bachelor but much more entertaining. The antics the heroine comes up with as matchmaker are hilarious but bittersweet as she starts to fall in love with the bachelor. Love it.

7. Holly Lane by Toni Blake

I love all of Toni Blake’s novels by this one by far is my favorite of hers. I’m a sucker for small towns, wronged moms, and Christmas all wrapped into a heartwarming and sexy love story. I read it even in the summer!

6. Emma

This movie is sweet and innocent and when I watch it I just smile. Enough said.

5. The Titanic

We all know how this story ends, but for some reason the story of Rose and Jack gets to my heart. How they fight for their love during such an overwhelming tragedy makes true love seem possible. 

4. The Notebook

I haven’t read the book by Nicholas Sparks, yet. But the movie is one of my favorites. The love of a lifetime. The most touching part of this movie isn’t in the movie but the fact my hubby bought it for me for valentines day one year and despite the tear jerker ending we watch it again and again.

3. Dark Desires After Dusk by Kresley Cole 

I’m a sucker for the professor turned extraordinary. What is great about this story is the hero isn’t afraid of this transformation. Despite his motto of looking out for himself, he falls in love with this wild professor and protects her at the cost of his life. Great stuff!

2. Archeron by Sherrilyn Kenyon

I’ve been a huge Sherrilyn Kenyon fan since I discovered her books years ago. I waited in anticipation for this book and when it came out I wasn’t disappointed. I devoured the huge tomb in a few days and was ecstatic one of my favorite characters got his happily ever after.

1. When He Was Wicked by Julia Quinn 

Once I read this book it was bumped up to #1 and has yet to be removed. What I love most is that it’s a novel about second chances for both the hero and heroine. I re-read this about once a year if not more and I always blubber like a baby.

My top ten might be different tomorrow or next week. I’m always watching romantic movies and have a huge to be read pile of romance books. Some say that all romances are the same but the ones I’ve listed gave me something unique and that’s why I keep reading and watching. 

Hop on over to Sarah Hegger's blog for her top 10 romances. Come back next week for more insights into the lives of your favorite authors. See you then.