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Aug
31
2012

Romancing the Hop Blog Hop!

Welcome to another fabulous blog hop!! If you’re new here, look around and check the place out while you visit. If you’ve been here before, hello again!

Be sure to click on the blog hop picture up there ^^^^ to link back to the hop page!

**Before I get started on the blog hop fun, I wanted to make sure you all know that you can read my book BUNNY HILLS AND BIKINIS for FREE right now by using coupon code GF45D during check out at Smashwords. That’s right… FREE!! But the coupon expires Sept 4 so don’t wait!

On to the hop. People often ask me if the stuff in my books is real. My answer is usually a very loud no! But that’s not entirely true. Sure, the sexy parts are all fictional, and the characters and plot are NOT based off of anyone in real life (including myself), but the romance inside the book has a hint of truth to it. I’m a serious romantic. I love when my husband does romantic things. I love when I see other people do romantic things for each other. I especially love seeing an older couple out for dinner together holding hands or staring at each other like their still just as much in love now as they were 40 years ago when they met. It just makes my heart melt and I try to put that kind of romance into each of my books.

Speaking of romance, I’m currently celebrating 2 new releases!! Yay! I can’t believe I have two new books released just two weeks from each other! Feels surreal and super exciting! And since I’m so excited, I’m going to entice you with the blurbs and covers… Aren’t they beautiful?!

First up is a brand new series!! Each book in the series takes place during the filming of a different reality TV show.  Here’s the blurb for the first installment in the series called — FALLING FOR YOU.

AMAZON                                NOOK                        iTUNES

Newly single Cassidy Quinn is thrilled to be a contestant on the new reality dating show The One. But her excitement turns to horror when the gorgeous bachelor turns out to be her ex-boyfriend. Seeing Brad again makes Cassidy realize she might not be as “over him” as she thought—and then she meets hunky cameraman Evan Burke.

After watching his brother lose his wife in a tragic accident, Evan vows never to fall in love. But following Cassidy around as her personal cameraman makes him question his decision, and resisting her gets harder with every sunbathing, bikini-wearing day.

Cassidy and Evan begin a forbidden affair while her ex-boyfriend tries to win her heart back one groping, awkward moment at a time. If Cassidy can manage to stop falling off horses (literally), stop falling onto her ex-boyfriend, the bachelor (yes, literally), and stop falling in love with backstage playboy Evan, she might still make it through the show without becoming a tabloid sensation.

But soon Cassidy must choose between the ex who broke her heart and the cameraman who might never love her back. For Cassidy, this reality show just got real.

And LOVE OR LUXURY the 3rd Meadow Ridge Romance is now available!! This is the longest and most complex of the series yet. I’m thrilled with how it all came together!

SILVER PUBLISHING

Rebecca’s life of luxury in Meadow Ridge is vanishing faster than the designer clothes from her closet—unless she finds someone to share her life and her rent.

When she meets Finn, the rugged, sexy motorcycle hunk, she thinks her luck has finally changed. There’s just one problem—he’s not from Meadow Ridge. Reid, her high school flame, comes back to town as the Meadow’s most eligible bachelor, with a tendency to spoil his girlfriends, and a gorgeous mansion—everything she’s always wanted.

Now Rebecca’s torn between Finn, the man who lives a simple life outside the Meadow and Reid, the man who can give her the life she’s always wanted.

**And now for the prize!! One winner will win their choice of an ebook from my backlist!!**

How you can enter my contest for a chance to win?  Each thing on the list earns you another chance to win! Do all or only one, whatever YOU are comfortable with!!

1. Leave a comment and tell me your favorite couple in a romance, movie or book!

2. Enter you email address over there >>>> to subscribe to my blog!

3. Add any or all of my books to your Goodreads list by clicking here:  GOODREADS

4. Like my Facebook Page! I promise I’ll post something interesting once in a while. ;) Click here:  FACEBOOK

5. Follow me on Twitter by clicking here: TWITTER 

6.  Tweet : “@hthurmeier writes sweet, funny romances that capture your heart!” — bestselling author Jennifer Probst http://amzn.to/PCyqGg

7. BONUS!!! I’m trying something new this blog hop… EMAIL me a picture of the beginning of chapter 10 from either FALLING FOR YOU or LOVE OR LUXURY on your ereader screen to heatherthurmeier@gmail.com and I’ll count that as 5 ENTRIES!! Send me the picture from both books and you’ll get 10 entries!! (Why chapter 10 specifically? Because some day I’d love to hit a top ten list.)

Have you already done some/all of these in another blog hop?? No problem! Just let me know in your comment (twitter handle, Facebook name, goodreads name) and when I confirm you’re already there, I’ll count that as an entry!

**Please note, by leaving a comment you are agreeing to be included on my “Only If I Have Big News!” newsletter. I will never share your information or spam you and you will be able to opt out with any mailing!

The Fun isn’t over yet!! The blog hop participates also got together to give away a 3 grand prizes!! All you have to do to enter to win one of these great prizes is leave a comment on this post and at any/all of the other participants blogs. Each comment earns you an entry so comment everywhere! And the prizes are pretty awesome!!

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet

2nd Grand Prize: A $130 Amazon or B&N Gift Card

3rd Grand Prize: A Large Swag Pack


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63 comments

  1. miki says:

    Thank you a lot for this giveaway

    i’m doing 1: comment and 2: i’m a email suscriber

    My favourite couple is Cat and Bones from the Night Huntress Series by Jeaniene Frost

    all the best

    isabelle(dot)frisch(at)gmail(dot)com

  2. Kassandra says:

    I am a bit old school on my favorite couple. Big fan of Lizzy Bennet and Mr. Darcy 😉

    FB=Kassandra Appel
    email = sionedkla@gmail.com

    Kassandra

  3. Carin W says:

    my favorite couple is usually the one I just finished reading, I do love McKayla and Barrons.
    FB Carin Walker
    Twitter: MyReadingObsess
    tweeted
    subscribe to your blog mawmom at gmail dot com
    bunny hills and bikini’s is on my TBR Shelf at goodreads.
    Thanks for your participation Heather.
    Carin myreadingobsession at hotmail dot com

  4. gaele says:

    favourite pair — at the moment it is Kate and Petruchio from Taming of the Shrew .. *shrug” I like classics – and the interplay between them is great.

    So – goodreads – follow you there – added Bunny Hills and Bikinis as a to read (and thank you ) Gaele there
    FB – liked and added to page. Like is gaele hi – page is iamindeed
    Twitter – follow you .. I am @gaelehi

    And – I subscribed for updates – glhince@gmail.com

    thanks for participating and thank you for the opportunity to read a book from an author I wasn’t familiar with. Thank you

  5. Molly Frenzel says:

    My favorite couple is also Cat and Bones from the Night Huntress series.
    molly dot frenzel at gmail dot com

  6. Shannon says:

    My favorite couple is Sabrina and Linus in the classic version of Sabrina.

    Added Falling for you to my Goodreads shelf (Shannon Aleene)

    Liked your Facebook page (Shannon Aleene Romein)

    Following you on twitter (momlovesl)

    Sent tweet https://twitter.com/Momlovesl/status/241594168252723200

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

  7. Rhonda D says:

    favorite couple….. Cord and AJ from Lorelei’s Rough Riders series I love the back and forth with them and that it takes him a while, but he realizes he loves her and proves it.

    Goodreads – Rhonda Dennis
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    Twitter @rhondadennis
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  8. laurie g says:

    FB laurie goduge

    and favorite pair –elanor and hart from the ‘dukes perfect wife ‘ by jennifer ashley

    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

  9. Lona Stringer says:

    Malkom and Carrow from Kresley Cole’s Demon from the Dark. Great giveaway.

    FB Lona Stringer
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    twitter @LonaStringer
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    email blinkysthebest at aol dot com

  10. Renee B says:

    What a great hop! Grand prizes, old friends to visit and new ones to meet… and chances to win at each stop too. I’m in Blog heaven!

    Favorite couple is Blayne and Bo from Shelly Laurenston’s “Beast Behaving Badly”
    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.
    reneebennett35(at)yahoo(dot)com

  11. Delphina says:

    What a fun hop! delphinareadstoomuch at yahoo

  12. Lisa Walker says:

    My favorite couple is Roarke and Eve Dallas from J.D. Rob’s In Death series.
    sqwalker2@hotmail.com

  13. DeeDee Griffin says:

    My favorite couple is – oh that’s too much pressure – one of my favorite couples is – still too hard – my favorite couple of the day is Madly and Jackson from the Madly series!
    deedee [at] grifmail [dot] com

  14. Barbara Brant says:

    My favorite couple is Rhage and Mary from the Black Dagger Brotherhood.

    I subscribed to your newsletter, liked you on Facebook, became a fan on Goodreads and liked your books on Goodreads.

    Barbara
    bbsbooknook@aol.com

  15. sue brandes says:

    My favorite romance is Bella and Edward from Twilight.
    Already subscribe to blog.
    Added your books on Goodreads(sue brandes)
    Already liked your FB page(sue brandes)
    Already following on Twitter(katsrus2003)
    Tweeted
    https://twitter.com/katsrus2003

    Thanks for being part of the blog hop.
    katsrus(at)gmail(dot)com

  16. Kaylyn D says:

    Elizabeth Bennett & Mr. Darcy are my favorite romance book couple. I am also following you on Twitter. (@kaylyn_davis) Thank you for the giveaway.
    kaylyndavis1986@yahoo.com

  17. Crystal Craig says:

    My favorite romance book couple would Jadyn and Phillip in That Boy and That Wedding by Jillian Dodd. 🙂

    I subscribed to newsletter: craigcrystal(at)ymail(dot)com
    I liked on fb: Crystal Dawn Craig
    I followed on Twitter: @Cryscringle
    I put books to-read on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/CrysCringle
    I tweeted: https://twitter.com/Cryscringle/status/241682555949166593

    craigcrystal(at)ymail(dot)com

  18. Monica says:

    Thanks for the book! I’m having lots of fun on the hop and looking forward to reading your books.
    mcv111 at hotmail dot com

  19. Loupe Duffy says:

    Thanks for the chance!
    My favorite couple is Jaime and Claire from Outlander
    Lupdilup@gmail.com

  20. J.F.A says:

    Hi! thanks for hosting the giveaway!
    californiazgold(at)gmail(dot)com

  21. Michelle Bledsoe says:

    My favorite couple is Kate and Curran from the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews.
    Follow blog

    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

  22. Mimi Rose says:

    Hi,

    My favorite couple is Izzy and Eden from Suzanne Brockmann’s Troubleshooter series. There is nothing like a Navy SEAL. Love them!

    I follow your blog, email, facebook, and twitter.

    mimirose41209 at hotmail dot com

  23. Adria says:

    Hi! I’ve read so many romance novels that it’s so hard to choose one couple but I’m going to have to go with Sebastian and Evie from Lisa Kleypas’ Devil in Winter.

    I am following you on Twitter (adria_r), subscribed to your blog via e-mail and of course I’m commenting 🙂

    Adria
    adria(.)rose_03(at)yahoo(.)com

  24. JanD says:

    I’ve read too many romance books to have one ultimate favorite so I’ll go with Danielle & Prince Henry from the movie Ever After.
    subscribed to blog

    bituin76 AT hotmail DOT com

  25. Veronika says:

    Romance books has been always my favorite reads. I like mostly contemporary!
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

  26. Andrea says:

    So many to choose from and I just started reading romance, but so far Im a fan of Jaci and Cam from Wicked Pleasures by Lora Leigh. i love a lot of the men in books, but a lot of the women drive me crazy so makes it hard to choose a couple.
    kegasg@aol.com

  27. Cassandra says:

    My favorite couple in a book would have to be Bowen & Mariketa from the Immortals After Dark series. Thanks for the awesome & amazing giveaway!
    cassandrahicks1989@yahoo.com

  28. Jesse Kimmel-Freeman says:

    Favorite movie couple.. I have a ton.. I love Meg Ryan’s and Kevin Kline’s in French Kiss, but I love her in IQ too!

    Liked and followed. :0)

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Jesse
    jesse.kimmelfreeman@gmail.com

  29. Qwillia says:

    For me, romance is all about the trust and respect built between the characters. Since I write BDSM, these elements are very important.
    Thank you for participating in the blog hop!
    qwilliarain(at)gmail(dot)com

  30. Krystal Shannan says:

    Favorite couple is Acheron and Tory in Sherrilyn Kenyon’s book ACHERON. Fun Hop! krystalshannan@yahoo(dot)com

  31. JoAnna B says:

    My favorite romance couple, hmmm. I think I’ll have to go with Lucy (Sandra Bullock) and Jack (Bill Pulman) from While You Were Sleeping. One of my favorite movies.

    Newsletter: beckerjo at verizon dot net
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    Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/3739315?shelf=wish-list
    http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/3739315-joanna?format=html&shelf=to-read
    Tweet: https://twitter.com/beckerjo/status/241956837799391232

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    beckerjo at verizon dot net

  32. KittyB78 says:

    Wesley and Buttercup from The Princess Bride.
    All done but the picture from chapter ten.
    Thanks for participating in the hop and giving us all a chance to win.
    bidelia78@yahoo.com

  33. Shan M says:

    i am doing everything except # 7.

    favorite couple: Scarlett and Rhett
    sam1slim1@gmail.com

    1. Shan M says:

      also thanks for the free read, it will my first experience with your work.

  34. Foretta says:

    Hi I am doing all of the following
    Facebook- foretta
    bookreads- foretta
    subscribed- forettarose@yahoo.com
    twitter- foretta

    I also tweeted!

    thanks for the contest!!
    forettarose@yahoo.com

  35. Shadow says:

    Thanks for the awesome hop and giveaways! This is so much fun! Thank you! My favorite thing about romance is the romance. lol I love the characters, the plots, the HEA’s, the love. I love it all!
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

    1. Shadow says:

      Oh, thank you so much for the free book!! And my favorite movie is Pride and Prejudice. I love it! Im on my second copy of the movie. lol
      Email subscriber
      Goodreads: Shadow Kohler (already follow)
      Twitter: @LuvToRead09 (already follow)
      Facebook: Shadow Kohler (already follow)
      Tweeted: https://twitter.com/LuvToRead09/status/242033575715819520

  36. Eileen says:

    Great stop on the hop. I got the free read-thank you! Favorite romance couple-Cat and Bones from the Night Huntress series by Jeanniene Frost.
    I added your books at Goodreads-Eileen and plan to subcribe to your blog via email.
    edor628@verizon.net

  37. donnas says:

    Thanks for being part of the hop

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  38. Mary Jo says:

    I love Eve and Roarke !

    maryjooller [at] yahoo [dot] com

    Thanks for the free read! Looking forward to it.

  39. Elizabeth H. says:

    Love to read romance books because I like to know that at least someone is getting an HEA, even if the characters are only fiction! Thanks for joining the hop and the awesome giveaway!
    ehaney578 at aol dot com

  40. Mel Bourn says:

    My absolute favorite couple is from Lady Hawke. I love Isabeau and Navarre. Their love is one that endures against all the odds.
    FB: Mel Bourn
    Twitter: @MelCamino5
    Goodreads: Mel Bourn
    email; bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

    Mel

  41. Patti C says:

    Thanks for participating! Really like the hop so far!! I love reading. My favorite book is Lover Mine by JR Ward! I love John Matthew and Xhex. Thanks so much! Hope everyone else is having a great long weekend!!

    I subscribed to newsletter: prettyunicorn78@yahoo.com
    I liked on fb: prettyunicorn78
    I followed on Twitter: prettyunicorn78
    I friended on Goodreads: Patti C
    I put books to-read on Goodreads
    I tweeted

    prettyunicorn78@yahoo.com

  42. terri says:

    Thanks for the hop
    i just got done reading the who needs christmas series
    i love shadow from the series he is soo cute and funny
    terrilee.byles@yahoo.com

  43. Cara says:

    Thanks for the hop… favorite couple right now….Anita and Micah.
    liked your facebook….joined your subscription.

  44. Sarah Kalaitzidis says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway! my favorite couple in romance right now would have to be Damon and Elena from Vampire Diaries!
    red_tigergirl2(at)hotmail(dot)com

  45. bn100 says:

    Paris and Sienna from the Lords of the Underworld series

    I added all your books to Goodreads.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

  46. Kim D says:

    I subscribed to newsletter
    I liked on fb
    I followed on Twitter
    I friended on Goodreads
    I put books to-read on Goodreads
    I tweeted

    Thanks tons for the hop! I only read romance. My fav is Lora Leigh! Going to parade Monday with brothers and sisters! Should be FUN!
    swkimbell@yahoo.com

  47. Jessica B says:

    There are a lot of favorite couples that I have. The first one that pops into my head is Elizabeth and Dash from Elizabeth’s Wolf by Lora Leigh. There are a ton of other couple that I love from Christine Feehan’s Dark series as well. Thanks for being a part of the hop. I hope that you have a great labor day weekend!
    jessangil at gmail dot com

  48. Yazmin Rangel says:

    Well first, thank you for the free Bunny HIlls and Bikinis ebook and for being part of the Romance Blog Hop.

    1. My favorite couple in a romance book would have to be Gracie and Riley from Falling for Gracie by Susan Mallery
    2. I subscribed to the blog
    3. I added Bunny HIlls and Bikinis in my Goodreads to read list
    4. I like your facebook page
    5. Follow on Twitter
    6. Tweeted: “@hthurmeier writes sweet, funny romances that capture your heart!” — bestselling author Jennifer Probst http://amzn.to/PCyqGg

    Thank you for the giveaway! 🙂

  49. LIsa G says:

    I have so many favorite couples, I couldn’t possibly name them al. Elizabeth Bennett & Mr Darcy from Pride & Prejudice (Bbc version) is one of my favorites. Follow on FB (Lisa George) & Twitter (@wolphcall)

    Wolphcall(at)bellsouth(dot)net

  50. Tammy Turner says:

    Why I like Romance Novels….The reason I like Romance Novels so much is because it is one place where I can be anywhere like England, Scotland, Rome, Ireland, or anywhere in the US. I can also be in any time like 1200’s Scotland, 1500’s England, 1900’s Chicago. I can be anyone like a princess, a servant, a werewolf, a duchess, a vampire, or a lost soul. But no matter what I get the privilege and the experience to overcome many different obstacles and find love. Let me tell you in this world, and during this time where life can have so many struggles it is great that you can be, have, and do so many things to find love and romance and still be yourself!

    angelheart618@gmail.com

  51. Danita Minnis says:

    I love the hop of romance! Enjoy the hop 🙂

  52. Sharon Clare says:

    Hi Heather, fellow Crimson Romance author here 🙂 I’ve already liked you and friended you, but was happy to tweet your tweet.

    My favourite couple is Diana Gabaldon’s Claire and Jamie Fraser. She wasn’t published as romance, but that story is a romance if I ever read one.

    sclare(at)sharonclare(dot)com

  53. Tamara Hoffa says:

    I could never pick a single couple as a favorite. I love them all
    sugerlady@aol.com

  54. susan platt says:

    One of my favorite couples is Elena Deveraux and Archangel Raphael from the Archangels series by Nalini Singh!

    I liked you on FB
    I friended you on Goodreads
    I added books to read on Goodreads

    and am looking forward to reading them!

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

  55. Jo says:

    My favorite couple in a romance novel is Anne Elliot and Frederick Wentworth from ‘Persuasion.’

    jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

  56. Beckey says:

    There is so many couples (in movies & books) this tough…
    Romeo & juliet forbidden lovers

    Great blog hop

    Liked you on FB Beckey White

    BeckeyWhiteATgmailDOTcom

  57. Betty says:

    Scarlett and Rhett – what a strong romantic pair they were
    thanks for participating in the hop
    tjandbcd at optonline dot net

  58. Mary Roya says:

    I feel I have already won, I got your free book Bunny Hills and Bikinis. I have two romances that I love…sighing as I think about them. Bad Girl by J. D. Faver and Satin Pleasures by Karen Docter. These made my heart beat fast….

    Liked your FB page
    Added you to my Goodreads
    Signed up to your blog.

    roya-clan@sbcglobal.net Mary

  59. June says:

    Thanks for the giveaway 🙂
    June
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

    Subscriber
    Twitter follower: @juneannm
    FB: June Manning
    Added books to GR: June manning
    Tweeted: https://twitter.com/juneannm/status/242820027181580288

  60. Heather G says:

    Mine is Anne and Gilbert from Anne of Green Gables.

    Liked your FB page and Twitter page.

  61. Sherry S. says:

    I love Valerius and Tabitha from Seize the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon.
    I added all of your books to my list on Goodreads – Sherry Strode
    tweeted – https://twitter.com/SStrode/status/242827825776840704
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

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