Thursday, February 16, 2012

Romance Week: Most Romantic - Nina Pierce (/w GIVEAWAY)

 Each day this week I'm having a special guest who is going to share their "Most Romantic.."

Award-winning romance author, Nina Pierce, grew up in a house full of readers. So becoming enamored with books was only natural. She discovered romance stories in her early teens, falling hopelessly in love with knights in shining armor and the damsels who saved them.

Eventually, reading about alpha males and the journey to find their happy-ever-after endings wasn’t enough. She needed to pen her own stories of fated loves and soul mates. Nina’s discovered the passionate side of romance with her sexy stories. For her, it’s all about the sweet scent of seduction mixed with the heart warming aroma of romance.
Nina resides in southern New England with her high school sweetheart and three very spoiled cats who consider her “staff”.

Thirty-six years ago this fall I started dating my husband. But am I a romantic? That's a hard question to answer.  

We've raised three babies to young adulthood. Gutted and remodeled two homes. Buried eight grandparents and a father. Persevered through three major job losses, four family divorces and a sibling's affair. Survived the diagnosis of a life-altering chronic disease. And lived in the middle of nowhere for over twenty years. Yeah, romance isn't the happy-ever-after-ride-into-the-sunset the romance novels seem to tout for their heroes and heroines. Romance in real lives is smiling despite the fact you never managed to squeak in a shower and saying “I love you, you're beautiful” even though there are dirty dishes in the sink, laundry piled on the bed and baby puke on your pants.  

Through all the hardships of daily life I still believe in soul mates and forever loves. I've been blessed with one of those marriages that romance novels promise. How could I not be a hopeless romantic at heart? There are no flowers on my counter (despite Valentine's Day having come and gone) or diamonds dripping from ears. But there's a guy sitting in the chair next to me as I work tirelessly at my computer who laughs at my corny jokes, doesn't roll his eyes (too much) at my lack of geographical acuity, and is willing to discuss (with a straight face) whether vampire assassins make worthy romance heroes. And just being with him makes me feel romantic.

There are many moments in our lives together that hold a special place in my heart. Moments that bring a tear to my eye when I talk about them. Moments when we were first dating. Moments when our babies were growing up. Moments of quiet when it was just the two of us away from the noise of the world. All of them hold a certain kind of romance that makes me smile when I think of them. I wouldn't want to pick one out and tell you it was the most romantic of moment in my life, because every one of them makes me *sigh*.
Sometimes you just have to sit back and realize that romance isn't necessarily the grand gesture, but the little day-to-day expressions of love that often go unnoticed. 

So what is it about your significant other that makes you sigh and know you are loved?
 

GIVEAWAY!!

Nina's offering a digital copy of any of her books to one lucky commenter who shares their “most loved” memory.
Open Internationally!


All you have to do is answer Nina's question in the comments (with your email address!!)

Giveaway is open until February 19th, 2012 (Midnight EST)


Newest Release -- Blind Her With Bliss:

She's trying to find herself. He's attempting to hide. Together they'll discover a truth that threatens them both...

Investigating the death of her best friend, uptight accountant, JULIE TILLING, discovers an erotic world of adult nightclubs and Internet intrigue. When shock jock DAMON COREY rocks her world in a wild night of unexpected lust, she wonders if she's found love...or the key to solving a murder. 

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6 comments:

  1. I love the way the "hubs" likes to me make me laugh! Sometime, we can sit and giggle for hours. Neither one of us is one for grand gestures, it's the little things that I think count more.

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  2. Your cover is beautiful. And thank you so much for sharing your story.

    I don't need the gifts either. In fact, the unexpected ones are treasured more. When we first dated, he would buy roses from the street vendor. Did I feel special!

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  3. Laughing with each other is the best. And definitely love the day to day little things Mr. Nina does to make me smile.

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  4. Vicky - Awww, roses from a street vendor is such a sweet thing. And especially if it's for no reason. (And thanks for the compliment on my book cover.)

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  5. I usually get my way (don't tell my husband), but he's a softy at heart and wants me to be happy. Sometimes when I think he'll argue about something, he surprises me by agreeing. Roses on Valentine's Day...I finally trained him NOT to give me a plant. Yes, cut flowers die and plants survive, but...

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