Being a romance reader you’d think I’d be all over Valentines Day. But the truth is, I’ve never really gotten all that excited about it. Sure, I like to give my kids little valentines and maybe make a special meal for my sweetie, but this romance junkie likes romance year around in small and unexpected doses. Believe it or not, I’m fairly shy by nature and like to keep things low key. For me it’s the little things in a relationship that rock my romance boat not the expected grand gestures. Don’t get me wrong, I love watching a well planned creative marriage proposal caught on camera. But when it comes to romantic gestures, I like to keep them private and intimate.
Now, when it comes to my fictional romance heroes, I like’em bold, alpha, sexy and romantic on a large scale. I want the tough guys to say sappy things, lose control and fall to his knees as a result of a simple kiss from his beloved. Oh yes, I like it way over the top in my romance novels. One of the best examples of this kind of over the top romance is The Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward. Those brothers are hard core, bad ass warriors but their hearts belong to their women and they can stilled by on simple whisper from them. *sigh*
In honor of Valentine’s Day, I’m guest blogging today over at Book Chick City about my favorite romantic moments in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. I couldn’t possibly cover them all but I talked about a few. Stop over and check out my favorite moments and tell me your favorites.
I leave you with this:
“I don’t understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine’s Day. When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon.” ~Unknown