Sunday, August 26, 2007

August Hamper!!!

This month's free book giveaway as donated by the lovely published members of the Pink Heart Society is a gorgeous, and huuuuuge collection of books perfect for you to sit down and read on your next weekend on the couch.

For the chance to win all these books, all you have to do is tell us:

What's your favourite category romance novel ever?

Why do we want to know this? Because next month is our first anniversary!!! And we are so proud that we've spent the past year shouting our love of category romance from the rooftops of thre cyber world!

To find out how our favourite category authors have been answering this question, check out the last couple of months worth of Thursday Talk-times!

Hamper Prize:

'For the Sheikh's Pleasure' by Annie West
'Princess Australia' by Nicola Marsh
'The Italian G.P's Bride' by Kate Hardy
'Sicilian Husband, Blackmailed Bride' by Kate Walker
'One Special Night' by Margaret Mcdonagh

And since for the first time in our illustrious history our last month's hamper winner never popped out of hiding to claim her prize, the winner of this month's hamper will also take home:

The Roman's Virgin Mistress by Michelle Styles
The Boss's Demand by Jennifer Lewis
The Sheiks' Ransomed Bride by Annie West
Count Giovanni's Virgin by Christina Hollis

For Revenge...Or Pleasure? by Trish Morey
Her Outback Knight by Melissa James
Best Friend...Future Wife by Claire Baxter

Pick Me Up by Samantha Hunter
Reunited: Marriage in a Million by Liz Fielding
The Sicilian's Red- Hot Revenge by Kate Walker (Presents)

Breakfast at Giovanni's by Kate Hardy
Almost a Family by Donna Alward

Hugs and kisses,


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29 comments:

  1. I'd have to say that my favourite (so far) has been Impossibly Pregnant by Nicola Marsh. Loved it! Loved it! Loved it!

    Marcy

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  2. Ooops. Can I have another favourite? I'm currently reading Bride of the Emerald Isle by Trish Wylie, and it's already made me weepy...and I'm only on chapter 2. Wow. So many favourites to choose from.

    Marcy

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  3. Although I'm sure she gets tired of hearing it every time this question is asked, my favorite category romance OF ALL TIME is A Cowboy's Secret by Anne McAllister.

    Cheryl

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  4. Oh Ally... I'm not entering cos I've already won one this year, but I have to say... enjoy your last few weekends on the couch,cos as wondrous as mummyhood is, couch weekends will soon be VERY few and far between.

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  5. That's really tough question! But after looking through my shelf of "keepers", in category romance I'm going to have to say it's a tie between Sarah Mayberry's Blaze "Hot For Him" and Janice Kay Johnson's SuperRomance "First Comes Baby". Two totally different kinds of books, but each good in their own right.

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  6. I'm afraid I don't have one. I have three! Kate Hardy's Posh Docs trilogy. Especially the one with the character of Victoria Radley. Mind you, Sebastian Radley was pretty gorgeous too.
    It was always gonna be a Medical for me and Kate Hardy comes out on top each time (waves to Kate!) Great emotional punch peopled with well-drawn characters and plotlines that usually make me cry. And I've always said that if a book has the power to make me physically cry, then it's a damn good one!

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  7. My favourite category romances are by Lynne Graham. On my keeper shelf are Tempestuous Reunion, Bond of Hatred, and Damiano's Return just to pick a few.

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  8. Ohh have to answer this, even though I've pretty much given up on winning this ever! As incredibly difficult as this question is, I immediately think of this old old gem by Peggy Nicholson, one of her earliest works in fact, called The Darling Jade...It's just incredibly funny, the characters are adorable, and the tension, conflict and resolution are unbeatable. Whew! That's quite an endorsement.

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  9. Breakfast at Giovanni's by Kate Hardy.
    "It's a tough life, but someone's got to kiss the oh-so-sexy Gio, and it might as well be her... this should explain it.

    robynl

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  10. My pick is going to be Bedded by a Bad boy by Heidi Rice.

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  11. It is a toughie but it is a tie between 'The Bridesmaid's Reward' by Liz Fielding and 'The Great Montana Cowboy Auction' by Anne McAllister.

    Both have been re-read again and again and again!!

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  12. Weekend on a couch?!? I'd kill for an hour at the moment... not a lot of reading time with a six yr old underfoot and a month old baby. Anyways, how do you choose just one favourite? 'Fraid I cant! More like favourite book from loved authors... lets see, off the top of my head: Marriage Miracle by Liz Fielding, Accepting the Boss's Proposal by Natasha Oakley, Marriage Lost and Found by Trish Wylie, Sleeping Partner by Kelly Hunter and an oldie by Myrna Temte called Handprints. Oh, Alison Kent's gIRL-gEAR Blaze series.

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  13. any blaze by leslie kelly
    esppically asking for trouble

    hi all
    kim h

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  14. Wow, that is a hard one... I will have to say Best Friend...Future Wife by Claire Baxter, because it was not over the top with princes or millionnaires, it was just a eralistic and very sweet romance :)

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  15. Ok, mine is an oldie (however it is a category romance) I just love Savage Interlude by Carole Mortimer, have re-read it so many times and still love the tension between the hero-heroine and the end is just so sweet, but still very passionate.

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  16. My favorite of all time... I have to pick one!! I just love all Violet Winspear books, but I have to admit my favorite is The Man She Married (Harlequin Romance 1981)... it was so funny to see how a deception got our heroine married to our french hero. We could easily feel her remorse for all the lies she gave him, which made Glenda so much more likable... and the building tension between them until the point de non-retour, was great.

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  17. I don't really have a favorite, but I do like the ones about cowboys and sheiks. There is just something really sexy about cowboys and sheiks that I find irresistible and end up buying as many of those as I can within my budget limit.

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  18. I loved The Italian Prince's Pregnant Bride by Sandra Marton, it has a fabulous story. I also loved The Greek Boss's Demand by Trish Morey. It's really hard to pick one when you have so many fabulous authors with great books.

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  19. That's a tough one.. There was this old historical novel Something Wonderful by Judith McNaught…it was one of those books that kept me thinking after finishing the last page.. it's really one of a very few romances that made me believe that life for the hero and heroine wouldn't be the same without each other.. I remember thinking to myself that this is the real point of a romance novel.. it's believing the story, believing the two people that are in love in the book.. even remembering sentences they said to each other after putting the book aside.. and finally believing that life wouldn't be the same for any of them without the other:)

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  20. Mona - I LOVED Something Wonderful!

    I can't pick either, but I love all the titles that are popping up and especially that so many of them are from newbies!

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  21. I've read too many to pick a favourite. I enjoy many of the sub-genres and keep expanding my readership. So I'll just say that one I enjoyed recently was one of the final Temptation books, The Eleventh Hour by Wendy Etherington.

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  22. Donna.. nice to know that you loved it too:) I wasn't really much of historicals reader before Something Wonderful.. I also loved Deceived by Nicola Cornick

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  23. Hard to pick a favourite without unpacking the boxes of keepers I've kept and going through titles. So I'll go for a recent category romance I loved, 'Being a Bad Girl' by Julie Cohen. Wonderfully written characters who stay in my mind.

    Sharon F

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  24. My journey with reading romance began with category romance and I still love it today. Two of my favorites recently have been Kate Walker's Sicilian Husband, Blackmailed Bride and The Sicilian's Red-Hot Revenge.

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  25. If I have to pick just one, my choise would be (at least today!) Miranda's Viking by Maggie Shayne.

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  26. I'd have to say that it would be a toss up between Sara Mayberrys Daytime Diva series and Samantha Hunters Hot Wire series. I love both of these authors and read everything that they write but, these books left me with a respect for their growing writing careers and a wish for more of their great stories.

    I have so many favorite authors and favorite books that it's very hard to choose just one. Mads:)

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  27. Most historicals, especially the older Julie Garwood

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  28. It's very hard since I have so many on my keeper shelf, but it would perhaps be "Mercenary's Woman" by Diana Palmer. I love all her books, especially The Soldier of Fortune Series.

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  29. There are so many that I adore, but if it has to be one, it would be THE ANTONAKOS MARRIAGE by Kate Walker.

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