Saturday, December 3, 2011

Kiss and Tell Blog Tour: Laura Kaye (Giveaway too!)

This 9 day, 9 author virtual book tour is presented by Bewitching Book Tours.
You can see the tour schedule HERE.
Welcome to The Wormhole and my day on the tour.
It is my pleasure to feature Laura Kaye.
A multi-published author of paranormal and contemporary romance, Laura Kaye’s hot,  heartfelt stories are all about the universal desire for a place to belong. Laura grew up amidst family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses, cementing her life-long fascination with the supernatural. Though an avid fiction writer as a teenager, a career as a historian took her in other directions until recently. Now that Laura’s inner muse has awakened, she’s constantly creating new story ideas! Laura lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.


Guest post:
Romance in the Wintertime
By Laura Kaye

Thanks for having me here today! I’m one of nine authors celebrating their books as part of the Kiss and Tell Tour. Today, I’m celebrating my November release, North of Need, a fantasy romance based on Greek Mythology, by talking about wintertime romance.

If North of Need hero Owen Winters taught me anything, it was that wintertime can be filled with romance. Owen builds heroine Megan Snow an igloo, has picnics with her inside it, takes her on a playful date to a ski resort where they race one another and warm each other up all day long, and most romantically, shares his elemental power with her when he transforms her into the wind with him and takes her flying. Now, some of that us human types can’t do on our own *grins*, but, still, Owen inspired me think about how to make winter romantic. Here’s what I came up with:

An overnight date or weekend away at a cabin. Nothing says romantic winter getaway like a cabin in the mountains. Fire roaring, bottle of wine, cuddling and snuggling against the cold, snowy weather outdoors. That’s definitely romantic.

Christmas movie marathon. Share a blanket and a bowl of popcorn, or make smores over a living room fire, and snuggle up together on the couch to watch classics like Miracle on 34th Street, It’s a Wonderful Life, or A Christmas Story. Who can say what will happen under that blanket? *winks*

Go iceskating. Even if you’re not good at it, it’ll have you laughing, hanging on one another, and needing someone to warm up with later. If you fall, you’ll likely fall on each other, and what better way to arrange a little public canoodling?

Go to a tree-lighting ceremony. Little is more magical in the wintertime than the lighting of a Christmas tree. Warm your hands over a toasty bonfire, enjoy the Christmas carols, and snuggle into the arms of the one you love all while taking in the wonderful, heartwarming spirit of the season.

Get dressed up for New Years Eve. Even if you stay at home, you can dance in the privacy of your living room, share a special dinner, and ring in midnight…together. If you go out on the town, dinner, dancing, champagne, and festivities will make for a romantic night you can finish off at home or in a hotel room.

Be kids together. Build a snowman, have a snowball fight, make snow angels, go sledding, or go for a walk on a snowy day. Bringing out your inner child can lead to special memories that can’t help but be filled with winter romance.

Get a massage together. What better way to relax and warm up together than with a couple’s massage? It’s the perfect winter treat!

Take a sleigh ride. Not every community has these of course, but if you do, they make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time as you cuddle under a blanket together, take in the winter sights, and enjoy the jingle of sleigh bells.

What’s your favorite winter date or way to keep warm with the one you love when it’s cold outside?

Thanks for reading! And happy holidays!
Laura Kaye

North of Need by Laura Kaye

Her tears called a powerful snow god to life, but only her love can grant the humanity he craves...

Desperate to escape agonizing memories of Christmas past, twenty-nine-year-old widow Megan Snow builds a snow family outside the mountain cabin she once shared with her husband, realizing too late that she's recreated the very thing she'll never have.

Called to life by Megan's tears, snow god Owen Winters appears unconscious on her doorstep in the midst of a raging blizzard. As she nurses him to health, Owen finds unexpected solace in her company and unimagined pleasure in the warmth of her body, and vows to win her heart for a chance at humanity.

Megan is drawn to Owen's mismatched eyes, otherworldly masculinity, and enthusiasm for the littlest things. But this Christmas miracle comes with an expiration--before the snow melts and the temperature rises, Megan must let go of her widow's grief and learn to trust love again, or she'll lose Owen forever.
Laura is offering two ways to win on her Kiss and Tell Tour Posts, 11/28 - 12/6. 1) One commenter who leaves their email address on this post will win a full signed set of Laura's romance trading cards for all four of her books. 2) A tour-wide prize will also be chosen on Friday, December 9: Laura will draw three commenters from across all Kiss and Tell Tour Posts to win one of THREE $5 Amazon gift cards. The more Tour Posts you visit and comment on, the more you'll be entered to win! Commenters must leave email address. Both are open to international! Good luck!
***stop back to read my review***

14 comments:

miki said...

i follow ^^

thanks you for this opportunity to win

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

Laura Kaye said...

Thanks so much for hosting me here today!

Kathryn Merkel said...

Years ago I read a Harlequin title that had a couple take a dip in a heated outdoor swimming pool, that was surrounded by snow drifts & a light dusting of snow was falling. It sounded so romantic to be playing in warm water, while everything around you is coated in a thick blanket of snow.

drainbamaged.gyzmo at gmail.com

Victoria said...

I love this post. I love the winter and cold weather so this is perfect date time for me. My favorite is the cuddle up in front of the fire with wine and cheese.
Thank you so much.

vsloboda(at)gmail(dot)com

Sophia Rose said...

I think you about covered all the romantic ideas that I can think of, but there is one other thing we enjoy. My husband likes it when we cuddle under the blankets and I read aloud to him. This generally leads to more than cuddling. *smiles*

Thanks for the posting!

sophiarose1816@gmail.com

Diana said...

I don't really like the winter and cold weather but these winter romantic dates seem great. Especially a weekend away at a cabin. But I think the best way to keep warm with the one you love when it’s cold outside is a hot bath.
Thank you for the giveaway!

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booklover0226 said...

I enjoyed the post; it was a great read.

I like to cuddle in front of a roaring fire place, with a glass of wine or eggnog!

Thanks,
Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

Teressa Oliver said...

I love the winter romance ideas. This book sounds like a great one to cuddle up with in front of a fire.
teressaoliver at gmail dot com

Laura Kaye said...

Your comments are great guys--I'm really enjoying, and I'm glad you like these ideas! :)

marybelle said...

Some lovely romantic Winter ideas thank you. Even just a stroll through a park with all it's stark beauty can be amazing.

marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Vanessa N. said...

Love the blurb. Can't wait to read it.

mythic021@gmail.com

Catherine Lee said...

Hi Laura...I haven't really read much in the way of paranormal romance. I'm more a non-fiction reader...but I'd like to read North of Need.

Thanks for the tour & giveaway.

Catherine Lee
@capefearlibn
catherinelee100[at]gmail[.]com

Laura Kaye said...

@marybelle--Oh, I so agree! Good one!

@Vanessa--Yay! Hope you enjoy!

@Catherine Lee--Aw, how awesome! I hope you give it a try!

Thanks for all the great comments everyone!

Laura Kaye said...

Thanks so much for hosting me here!