Friday, August 31, 2012

Romancing the Hop is here - it's all about the ROMANCE!!

Hello world!

It's that time again - the time for an amazing blog hop with amazing authors giving away amazing prizes! Romancing the Hop... where we celebrate our love for romance :).

What is your favorite thing about Romance? Well, we authors are ready to share our romantic tips and favorite romance reads! During Romancing the Hop, over 200 Authors and Bloggers will share their favorite things about romance, reading romance, and dating.

And while we do that, we are EACH doing a giveaway. Yep. There will be over 200 giveaways on each blog hosted by that Author or Blogger.

My giveaway? Answer the question and comment, and you'll be entered into a drawing to win a free download of Something to Live For or Everything to Lose, Books 1 and 2 in the Moonlight Dating Series, in the format of your choice.

But that's not all....

We have THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. All your comments for my giveaway will count for the grand prize as well. [Please note: Entries without an email address will not be considered valid.] 

Anyway, what this means is that you can enter over 200 times for the grand prize drawings!

Now what are those prizes?

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $130 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: The following Swag Pack!

Yep. ALL of that! Whoot! Be sure to come back here between August 31st and September 3rd to enjoy some stories and facts about our favorite Romance events and reads and enter to win!

So here's my take...

Romance is a big part of my life - simply because I write and read and breathe it. One of the things I love to do is waste time surfing around the net for cool stuff :). One day I stumbled across a bunch of sites with lists of quotes and they were so addictive, I spent hours reading through them! So today, I'm sharing some of my favorite romantic quotes from literature, and yeah, even a couple from my books :). Those lines that stay in your head and make you feel all funny inside when you read them... you know the ones!

Here goes:

“You think you want me now. But you'll change. Someday you'll find it damned easy to forget about me. I'm a bastard. A servant, and not even an upper servant at that--" 
- Again the Magic, Lisa Kleypas.

“I cannot let you burn me up, nor can I resist you. No mere human can stand in a fire and not be consumed.” 
- Possession, A.S. Byatt.

“I've never had a moment's doubt. I love you. I believe in you completely. You are my dearest one. My reason for life.” 
- Atonement, Ian McEwan.

"I have waited for this opportunity for more than half a century, to repeat to you once again my vow of eternal fidelity and everlasting love." 
- Love in the Time of Cholera, Gabriel García Márquez.

"Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” 
- Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë.
“I wish I knew how to quit you.” 
- Brokeback Mountain, Annie Proulx.
“You and I, it’s as though we have been taught to kiss in heaven and sent down to earth together, to see if we know what we were taught.” 
- Doctor Zhivago, Boris Pasternak.
"And she had changed him. In that short time, she had erased the man he had been, and shown him the man he wanted to be. A man who was worthy of a woman that strong." 
- Nauti Dreams, Lora Leigh.
"She thought forbidden things, things that only devoted lovers would understand. Like what brand of shampoo he used, and why. Whether he used an electric shaver or old-fashioned blade. What ruffled his feathers... and did he like dogs? She wanted to know everything about him.
- Something to Live for, Natalie G. Owens.

"He loved the smell of her skin that reminded him of sprawling green fields bursting with flowers and sunshine. He loved everything about his Lissy – even when she bottled up her feelings until she exploded." 
- Everything to Lose, Natalie G. Owens.

Don't these quotes make your heart beat just a little faster?
So tell me, please, what's your favorite romantic quote of all time? I remind you to comment with an email address and you'll be entered for the grand prize, as well as my giveaway. 

And after you comment, please check out the other participating authors' sites (follow the handy linky list below) to see what they have on offer during Romancing the Hop. You can't go wrong with this fantastic selection... you'll be spoilt for choice! Some of my favorite authors and people taking part are: Zee Monodee, Dana Delamar, Kristine CayneAlicia & Roy Street, Stacey Joy NetzelL.C. Giroux, Diana Layne, Lizzie Starr, Christina Routon and Lily Silver

Hope you enjoyed your stay here. Thanks for stopping by and best of luck to ya!!

About the Moonlight Dating Series:

Something to Live for
Available from: 


"This book does not fade to black!" 
--- Wren Deloro 

"Delicately cast into a frame with frissons of the supernatural, this short story will have appeal to many types of readers, as it did to me. Ms. Owens has an intriguing touch with the aspects of characterization, plotting, and setting imagery; I'm quite eager to read more from her." 

Fifteen years ago, one fateful day bound the lives of two perfect strangers…

Melita Saari-Quinn is living the consequences of a traumatizing psychic event that turned her adolescence upside down. Now, disillusioned with her job as a psychotherapist and desiring a change from her lackluster existence, she hopes that something out of her  ordinary sphere of existence - something totally uninhibited and spontaneous - will renew her zest for life.

Alex Moncado seems to have it all – good looks, a successful business, and a fun life in “party central” of the Mediterranean: the island of Malta. Except for one day in the year when he can’t help but remember a tragedy that never should have been. One day he’d rather forget, because if he doesn’t, the guilt will consume him.

Can one passionate night together banish the ghosts of the past and give two lost souls a second chance? 

Only Fate can tell…


Everything to Lose
(On Sale during the blog hop @ 99c!)
Available from:

From the suburbs of London to the old charm of Ascoli Piceno, Italy, follow the journey a broken couple must take to discover the long-buried secrets that shattered their marriage. 

Lisbeth Marsh put everything on hold to be with her ideal man, even the wish to have a family. But when the dream of everlasting love vanished into thin air, she was faced with the mistakes and prejudices of her choices. 

Dane Marsh is a proud man who spent years worshiping the gods of ambition. Toward this single-minded purpose, he sacrificed his happiness and peace of mind. Now that he knows what he's lost, will he have the courage to turn his life around? 

With a little meddling from Moonlight Dating's Jeanette Lagrange and a dash of magic, the two embark on the trip of a lifetime to bury the ghosts of the past. 

***In part previously published as "Mr. & Mrs. Foster". Extensively revised, lengthened and edited***

~ Natalie G. Owens ~
Romance with a dark edge.
No Rules. No Formulas. Just Love, Mystery... and a world of surprises in between!