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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Valentines Blog Hop and Contest for free E-books Feb 14-16


 Eternal Press Authors for Eternal Love
Valentines Blog Hop and Contest!

Readers! Would you like to win free E-books from your favorite Eternal Press authors?
How?
Rules: Each time a "Hopper" leaves a comment and email address on a participating author's blog, the "Hopper gets another entry in the drawing (8 possible entries)!!

Comments will be tallied from February 14, 2013 through February 16, 2013 at midnight (eastern time). The winner will be drawn on February 17, 2013.

We've made it easy because we Love our Readers!

Welcome to my Valentine's blog today!

I took a bit of time to think about my favorite thing about Valentine’s Day and the romance that is usually associated with it. There were the long ago memories of being a kid and waiting for the teacher to let us dive into the bags or boxes of small valentine cards. Those that attached candy were the best. Of course, there was the secret hope that one of the cute boys had written a secret message professing love. It never happened that way, I mean after all, we were nine.

As I aged, the romantic expectations faded and it became more of a reminder to express my affection to my romantic partner. UNTIL Stud man! He takes romance very seriously. I am blessed with a variety of candies, a wonderful card with a sweet message scrawled inside and a delicious meal. As I plan my display of affection this year, it reminded me of a past Valentine’s Day I wanted to share with you. I didn’t come across very well with my drama queen moment but I’ve improved since then.

It was the Saturday before Valentine’s day, I was overly tired and feeling defeated that I gained a few pounds over winter and it was still too cold to do much outside. Disgusted and pouting I plopped in the middle of the couch and focused on playing battleship on the Xbox. Whining to my man as he watched about us eating too much red meat, I want to become a vegetarian and if I had a bicycle all my problems would be solved.

My Stud teased me a little, kept giving me a kiss or squeeze and patiently tolerated my snippy comments, crappy attitude, and general bad behavior. As I’m regaling him about the unfairness placed on women’s weight, he grabbed the car keys and casually stated he was going for a haircut. I nearly hissed at him over abandoning me in my time of need.

Now keep in mind he goes every week to the same barber and gets a haircut. He is picky about his hair and always has been. It’s one of my favorite things about him. A haircut shouldn’t have come as any surprise to me but at that moment, the fact that he was going for a haircut and I was moody without a bicycle sent me over the top and into self-pity. (I really should have slept in that morning; it had been a long week with a ton of overtime) I got teary eyed, left the living room, and sniffled my way to the bathroom to sulk.

I finished with my pout about a minute later and decided I really needed a nap. With my tail between my legs, I slinked out of the bathroom. I glanced around and then I saw the front door wide open and no one in sight. I stomped to the door and shoved it shut. I stomped to the couch and plopped myself down again all the while loudly giving my opinion of my Studs manners since he left the door open.

Not a minute later, Woosh the door opened and in a loud racket, my gorgeous loving man set my brand new bicycle down and smiled, "Happy Valentine’s Day Baby!"

I sobbed and hugged him while I apologized for being such a hag. He explained he knew I wanted a bike and bought it the night before. He hid it at the neighbors to wait for Valentine’s Day but decided I needed it today. I adore him for that and I took a ride, then a nap and was much more pleasant for the rest of the weekend.

The moral to my little recitation is this...even though it isn't brand new love, romance comes in all sorts of ways. To some a bicycle for Valentine’s Day may not be the perfect romantic gift but my man knew it was for me. That is what romance is all about, knowing what makes your partner tingle. The important thing for us to remember is it goes both ways. I think our partners like a little attention too.

Everyone enjoy their Valentine’s Day and a romantic read!

Lots of Love
Em

Remember to visit all the authors below and leave a comment and email address
for an entry to the
Eternal Press Authors for Eternal Love Valentines Blog Hop and Contest

Barbara Winkes - Winter Storm (sequel to Autumn Leaves) www.barbarawinkes.blogspot.ca
Em Epe – Only Because it was You, Gus McRaidy http://www.emeperomances.blogspot.com/
Gianna Bruno - The Journey or Hot Chocolate Kiss (winner's choice) http://giannabruno.blogspot.com
Jacqueline Paige – Salvation http://jacqpaige.blogspot.com/
Leanna Harrow - Killing the Desire http://authorteasereadings.wordpress.com
Linda Hays-Gibbs - Angel in My Heart, Devil in My Soul http://www.lindahaysgibbs.blogspot.com
Maeve Alpin - Conquistadors In Outer Space
http://maevealpin.wordpress.com/
Stephanie O'Hanlon - Affaire de Coeur www.stephanieohanlonwriter.blogspot.ca

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9 comments:

Leanna Harrow said...

Just stopping by to show some love ;)

Jacqueline Paige said...

Just checking out all the other stops in the hop.
*waves*
Happy Valentines Day!

StephanieOHanlon said...

Making the rounds! Happy Valentine's Day!

Gianna Bruno said...

Wow, this is a beautiful blog!

DD Symms said...

Terrific post ... memories are amazing to cherish. And isn't it wonderful how love is so important to a child, even at nine.

Em Epe said...

Thanks DD Symms, Gianna, Stephanie, Jacqueline, and Leanna for all your comments and thoughts:)
Em

Linda Hays-Gibbs said...

What happened to Barbara Winkes? I am checking on you guys. I've got to sleep but I was hopping around to check on everyone. Love you guys and great books by the way!!!
Linda

Linda Hays-Gibbs said...

The blogs are out of sight too!!!
Linda Hays-Gibbs

Maeve Alpin said...

I love your post. I hope you had a great Valentine Day!