Thursday, February 13, 2014

Romance... My Way Blog Hop With Scorching Book Reviews:


Happy Valentine's Day and welcome to one of many stops along the Romance My Way Blog Hop! I hope you've had an amazing time hopping from blog to blog, finding out what makes some very talented authors HOT. 
We've all seen the different tropes among various authors who try to put their own spin on tried and true romances. Between monster sex and BDSM, there are many different levels and turn-ons. Let's face it, authors write what they know and you can bet that their favorite turn-ons have at one time or another become part of their stories. That's how we are able to get so involved. If I can't feel it as I'm writing it, I know the reader won't feel it as they're reading it. 
Valentine's Day is all about the romance and that's also the genre I've chosen to write in. But, "a man who's romantic" isn't the trope I prefer. Surprised? In fact, I'm not a "bring me flowers and chocolate" kind of woman. I'd rather write about hot guys who are a bit rough around the edges. The men in my stories will never be like "well-trained dogs" who follow textbook rules. I prefer them to be more realistic...flaws and all. 




As for the women I write about...most, if not all of them have been screwed over in some way or another. They've been used, abused, thrown away and they come back fighting again and again. The women can't be whiners and after an initial period of all-night ice cream eating, I want them fired up and ready to face the world. They're strong and sometimes too independent. But, in the end, they always get what they want and need. 




Happy endings? Sometimes, there will be the occasional, predictable "happy ending", but I'd much prefer to give all of my characters a true-to-life happy ending. I mean, after all...if everyone kisses and gets married at the end, what's next? I need fireworks and passion with my romances. Unpredictability is the trope I prefer and it's where I've found the majority of my true happiness in real life. So, as long as the main characters come together in a passionate way, I'm happy. To me, bringing that to my stories is the icing on the cake.

Above all else, my heroes and heroines must have and exhibit two things...
and...

Without either of these, there isn't much holding a story or the lives of the characters together. 

Now, onto a giveaway from me. Up for grabs is Anything You Want, River Jewel Resort Series, Book 1 and a charm bracelet for Valentine's Day for ONE LUCKY WINNER. All you have to do is follow the rafflecopter instructions below. Come back everyday for more entries. 

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Scorching Book Reviews is also giving away a $50 gift card. So be sure to follow the link to their Rafflecopter:
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After you've finished here, hop on to the other blogs for your chance to #WIN other GREAT PRIZES:

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Last, but certainly not least...Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing part of your Valentine's Day with me. I've really enjoyed the company!! I wish you happiness and unpredictable romance that rocks your socks off....



23 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have enjoyed the characters and stories I have read so far and am curious to see what the next book about Kallie will bring

Madison Sevier said...

Thank you :) I'm curious to see that, too ;) Happy Valentine's Day and good luck <3

Nicole Lee said...

I really like romances with happy endings though sometimes it is true that can be quite predictable. As long as the ride is enjoyable, with all its turns and twists I don't mind.

I don't know why but I really like that at least one of the characters have some kind of past, either abusive, unforgettable, etc...and that she or he (well specially she) gets over it but of course with time healing, love and accepts his/her past in order to go on...Sorry, I'm rambling here, I like twist, problems and why not? badboy haha

Happy Valentine's =)

Madison Sevier said...

Love it, Nicole <3 <3 Thank you for stopping by and good luck <3
Happy Valentine's Day <3

Tamara Hoffa said...

I do love my happy ending, but I love strong heroes that are a little rough around the edges and I adore feisty heroines

Madison Sevier said...

Thank you for stopping by, Tamara <3 Happy Valentine's Day <3 XOXO Good luck <3

Elise-Maria Barton said...

I'm a non-con dub-con kinda gal ;)
Thanks for the giveaway and hop participation. Happy hearts day <3
ilookfamous@yahoo.com

Madison Sevier said...
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Madison Sevier said...

Hi Elsie. I hope you are not confusing non-con and dub-con with erotic romance. To clarify for other readers...Non-Con and Dub-Con is Erotica. There is no romance and is based on non-consent or forced sex based on conditions leading the character to have sex under duress and/or without consent...as in rape.

Erotic Romance is a Romance story with both (or more) consenting adults who happen to have sex in the story. Erotic Romance has a plot with explicitly described sex scenes, whereas Erotica is a story based solely on sex...much like a porno movie.

I'm afraid if your trope is non-con or dub-con, my books really aren't for you. I do not condone any type of rape...fictional or real. It's not fun, kinky or a turn on for me.

Thanks for stopping by and for giving me the opportunity to explain the difference to my readers because I truly do not want anyone to mistake Erotic Romance for the type of stories you are describing.



Thank you for stopping by.

amy bowens said...

I love any and all types of romance! Any way I can get it ! LOL Thanks for sharing with us! amybowens34@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I tend to go for memorable characters first, but unusual themes and settings are always a plus!

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Life Without Frank said...

I just like a good story and engaging characters, I do prefer erotic and BDSM but they are necessary for me to enjoy the book.

Shannon
sabai30705(at)yahoo(dot)com

Madison Sevier said...

Thank you all for stopping by <3 Good luck and Happy Valentine's Day Weekend <3
XOXOXO

bn100 said...

with an HEA

bn100candg at hotmail dot com

Natasha said...

I like it to have a happy ending and paranormal romances are my favorite.
Thanks for the chance to win!
natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

Veronika said...

Loved your post! I love reading romance, especially the friends to lovers kind, but I also like paranormal. It's a bonus if the book has some humor in it and witty banter.
verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

BookLady said...

Great post! I love happy endings in my romance. My favorite romance trope is enemies to lovers. Thanks for the great giveaway!
bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

June M. said...

I guess it really depends on my mood what kind of romance I want at a particular time. I read everything thing from historical to futuristic/sci-fi, and mainstream to erotic romance, MF to menage, MM, etc. Basically, if it has romance, good characters, and a storyline that catches my attention, I will give it a go :)
June
manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

Cindi said...

I like my romances where it's a struggle to be together. Lots of issues that makes the sex well worth it!!

Vanessa N. said...

I like my romances with happy endings.

mythic021@gmail.com

Madison Sevier said...

Thanks so much for stopping by everyone <3 Hope you've had a great time on the hop <3
XOXOXO

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Tina B said...

I love realistic characters and stories that have their ups and downs. :)
My favorite trope is enemies to lovers, though I do enjoy most tropes.
Thank you for sharing and for the great giveaway.
trb0917 at gmail dot com