Happy February everyone! February ends what I think of as the Holiday season: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and now … Valentine’s Day!!! If you’re not a fan of the roses, red and pink everywhere, chocolates, and mushy gushy love crap … too bad, because this Romance writer LOVES the day. What did you expect?
Maybe that’s why, for the second year in a row, I will be releasing a Valentine’s Day themed short just in time for the most romantic day of the year. Leading up to the release and countdown to the 14th, I will be sharing some of my top romantic movie moments, as well as offering you several chances to win a little gift basket I put together just for you, as well as some ebooks and sweet treats! For the giveaway, we will also be following along with the blog tour for the “Love Sucks…Until It Doesn’t” Valentine’s Day Collection, of which my book “The Gift” is a part.
Each day of my Valentine’s Day Countdown/Bash will offer a new chance to win. Prizes will be given away throughout the duration of the countdown to Valentine’s Day, as well as the blog tour. You can follow along by watching out for my Facebook and Twitter posts, as well as coming back to the site daily to check for updated posts. The easiest way to keep track, is by joining the Facebook event page here: http://www.facebook.com/events/533846256647015/
I will be updating the page daily with the new posts as well as side giveaways you can win in addition to those displayed below. So let’s get into it, shall we? First, the big prizes. First up, we have our lovely gift basket, pictured below. Contents of the basket include a $10 Starbucks gift card, box of assorted Dove chocolates, heart-shaped, chocolate-scented candles, cute V-day themed kitchen towels, dissolving bath petals (rose-scented), coffee mug, heart-shaped notepad and matching pen.
Also up for grabs are 1 dozen Valentine’s Day cake pops courtesy of Austin Avenue Cakes. Those pictured below are an example of Tiffany, owner of AAC’s work, but are not the actual arrangement, which will come in Valentine’s colors and in a variety of flavors (white, chocolate, red velvet, strawberry).
On certain days I will also be giving away ebooks and other prizes, so be sure to stay tuned to all of the happenings leading up to Valentine’s Day and beyond!
Now, let’s kick off the countdown with the first on my list of favorite romantic movie moments with moment #1 A Kiss On A Boat.
We all know the movie. We all love it. We all watch Jack and Rose fall in love on a ship fated to sink to the depths of the ocean and, at least I, hope a bit each time that things might turn out differently. Even knowing the end, this remains one of my favorite romantic movies of all time and includes what I think is one of Hollywood’s most swoon worthy scenes! Yup, I’m talking about the scene that always seems to queue up the Celine Dione hit ‘My Heart Will Go On’ in our heads. Not to mention it is, in my opinion, one of the most beautifully set up movie kisses of all time. I mean, the ship, the sky, the wind, and of course DiCaprio! All of that is great, but none of it gets to me like DiCaprio singing in his off-key voice “Come Josephine in my flying machine, going up she goes, up she goes”. For some reason, I find it the cutest things a guy’s ever done in a movie … ever. If I’d been Rose, I’d have kissed him too, fiance be damned!
So, what about you? What’s your favorite romantic movie moment of all time? Comment below and be sure to use the Rafflecopter widget so I know you’re entered for the contest. I’ll see you back here tomorrow for romantic movie moment #2!