Happy Valentine’s Day! Today I’m spreading the love by participating in two blog hops. The first hop is sponsored by Hilary Grossman it’s fill-in Friday.
It’s a wonderful way to meet some other bloggers and see what they have to say. The rules are simple, just fill in the blanks and share your answers. Here are the statements:
- Valentines is day of the year for ________
- Since Valentines is a sign of ______ I_________
- ____ with ____ is a great way to _____
- Sometimes I ____ when I ____
1. Valentines is a wonderful day of the year for chocolate.
2. Since Valentines is a sign of love I give all my loved ones chocolate.
3. Chocolate with chocolate is a great way to show me you care 😉
4. Sometimes I giggle when I receive chocolate. (Can you tell I love chocolate?)
Don’t miss out on the fun. Visit Hilary’s blog to find out more.
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And now for the second blog hop. Today Debdatta at bOOk r3vi3ws is sponsoring a spread the love for Indie Authors.
I love showcasing Indie authors on this blog and it was difficult selecting just one. I’ve met so many wonderful people since I’ve self-published and I’m honored to call many of them my friends. One Indie in particular has been super supportive. We email each other almost every day and yet we’ve never met in person. Don’t you love the power of blogging.
Hilary Grossman is not only a fantastic blogger and friend, she’s a wonderful author. When I published my first novel, Beth Ann introduced me to Hilary who was preparing to publish her memoir: Dangled Carat. Hilary and I started chatting via email. At first it was mostly about publishing but then a friendship blossomed. Being an author can be a lonely road to travel at times. Most of my days are spent sitting down in front of my computer shut-off from the outside world. Not only is it lonely, but it’s downright terrifying at times. Hilary is always there for me when I have a panic attack, when I get a bad review, or for just about everything. And I hope I’m always there for her. Being an Indie author doesn’t mean we have to go it alone all of the time. Trust me, in this biz, you need friends who’ll talk you off that ledge when you want to throw in the towel and quit writing, promotion, and all the other details you never considered until you start.
Allow me to introduce you to my friend, Hilary Grossman:
here are some random facts about me….
* I am a klutz… I walk into walls and fall off my shoes (flats too – not only the skyscraper heels)
* I have an unhealthy addiction to denim… Oh, and add shoes to my addiction list while you are at it please…
* I am the worst singer imaginable. When I was a waitress, I would get tipped extra not to sing happy birthday!
* I am a righty, but I can also write with my left hand. When I was little, I also taught myself how to write with my foot.
* I used to be a very shy and quiet girl….But, wow, did that ever change
* I love to laugh, and find humor in the every day
* My life long dream was to write a book. Now my dream is a reality. I hope you like it!
If you haven’t read her book yet, you need to. I loved it and laughed out loud on many occasions. Here’s the blurb:
Hilary had gotten used to dating the commitment-phobic Marc, thirteen years her senior. They had a great relationship—why rush into things? She saw no need to pressure him for marriage, believing that when the time was right, he would propose. But after they had been together for four years, their friends decided to take matters into their own hands, pushing Marc to propose and making Hilary realize how much she really did want to marry the man that she loved. Unfortunately, Marc still wasn’t ready—and their friends’ meddling in the form of a faux engagement party led to a disastrous New Year’s Eve that brought their relationship to an inevitable turning point.
In this relatable, lighthearted, and playful memoir, Hilary reminisces about her life before Marc—from the insecure and awkward teenage years she spent in a back brace and dealing with the loss of her father, to her early relationships and, finally, to the day she met Marc and realized that she really wanted to see him again. Through their first date—even though Hilary was technically seeing someone else at the time—and the ease of their early time together until Marc first decided that they were moving too quickly, up until that fateful New Year’s Eve, Hilary shares the details of their relationship and how Marc’s inability to commit led her to find an inner strength and confidence she didn’t know she possessed.
For anyone who has ever dated a commitment-phobe, who has found their patience wearing thin with the one they love, or who has sat around wondering if he is ever going to pop the question while trying to remain the very picture of patience and grace, Hilary’s humorous and honest story will hit home.
You can find the book on Amazon
As part of the blog hop, many authors have joined up to giveaway their books. Don’t miss your chance to win! Click on the link below to see what books you can win: