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Monday, October 3, 2011

Everything I Know About Love I Learned from Romance Novels



Super awesome Sarah Wendell of Smart Bitches, Trashy Books has generously agreed to a giveaway of her brand-new release Everything I Know About Love I Learned from Romance Novels. I can't tell you how excited I am to offer this one up to you guys.

For those who don't know what Smart Bitches, Trashy Books is, go HERE now.



All you have to do to enter is tell me what you've learned from romance novels-historical, paranormal, or contemporary.

I'll start:
I've learned that when it comes to running for my life, I will die. I am soo the opposite of fast. I'd like to think I'm a kick-butt kinda gal, but yeah, not really.

Also, I've learned that not every Scotsman wears a kilt. Shocker, I know, but that's a real fact.

So, your turn!

30 comments:

Kaetrin said...

I've learned that not all Scotsmen say "dinna" and "wee lass", but most of them do. Er, that's right isn't it? :D

hankts AT internode DOT on DOT net

Bona Fide Reflections said...

I have learned that I really like HEA's because a girl can dream and I love getting lost in a fantasy for awhile. Real life does not afford an HEA in that we live the what comes after and that is not always glamorous or perfect.

Happy Reading,
Laurielu
Bona Fide Reflections

Na said...

I have learned that just because you lose yoursoul mate doesn't mean you won't find them again centuries from now. I also learned that a scheming matron is what a duke fears more than a duel. I learned that pirates can make pretty darn good heroes.

Cambonified (at) yahoo (dot) com

Sarah (The Brazen Bookworm) said...

I read a lot of Regency, so I've learned that valets don't just park cars, ton isn't only a measurement, squabs aren't necessarily birds, and you don't want to give someone a vowel ('cause then you owe them money!). Oh, and don't EVER waltz without permission. Those Almacks biddies/bitches will make you suffer.

Leah said...

I've learned that not all vampires can feed from humans. A matchmaking mama is the most frightening thing to any man of the ton. And, apparently, the virgins of Romancelandia often to not experience the same pain as most RL virgins upon having sex the first time. And perhaps the most important thing I've learned, sarcasm is a girl's best friend.

*yadkny* said...

Well I guess I've learned that I am absolutely head-over-heels in love with romance and that no guy will ever compare to my book boyfriends:)

Thanks for the great giveaway!

yadkny@hotmail.com

Ren said...

What I learn from romance novels, beside HEA are a fact I'm so surprised when read about virgin heroes, lol!
And, nerds, athlete even cook can be heroes too, all kind of job are possible in Romancelandia, and its make them more sexy!

Dot S.(ladeetdareads.wordpress.com) said...

I have learned that when life gets stressful a good romance novel can immerse me in another world where all things are possible. I also learned that regency lords were the hottest guys on the planet.
salvagin@verizon.net

Under the Covers said...

I've learned that I'd rather live in romance novels because real men don't compare. And what real men SHOULD learn from reading romance novels is that showing your feeeeelings isn't to unmanly after all. Girls swoon. You get lucky.

Annie
alltherhage AT gmail DOT com

Rebe said...

I've learned some interesting history tidbits that make me sound really smart when at lovely (read boring) university cocktail parties.

I've also learned that furry can be sexy in fiction, although I've yet to see it in real life. Ew.

rwschwarz11ATgmailDOTcom

Karen H said...

I learned all of the above and that Vikings were farmers, too, before I saw it on PBS!

Kati R said...

I've learned that men in books are bigger (*down there*) or else women in books just have smaller vajayjays.

Happily ever afters aren't only found in Disney movies. :)

And who does the freaking laundry?(this one's for contemporary books)
_______
Kati R
romancingrakes(at)gmail(dot)com

rd12129 said...

I've learned that all English men have titles. If they aren't born with them, then they acquire them later in life. You can pretty much bump into a duke on any street corner.
rd2129(at)gmail(dot)com

BrooklynShoeBabe said...

What I've learned from romance novels is that hot guys have spare apartments with modern architecture but beautiful art.

BrooklynShoeBabe said...

forgot my email address, lol.

rakisha dot white at gmail dot com

VandyJ said...

I learned that it always works out in the end--Everyone gets a happy ending except the bad guy or girl or maybe they do to depending on your definition of happy ending.

Jen B. said...

I have learned that I have a really good life! There are no demons jumping out of dark corners. No fallen angels. No corsets and 10 layers of undergarments. That men really do only need booby to make them happy. And, love comes in all shapes and sizes!
jepebATverizonDOTnet

Unknown said...

I've learned that a woman can be a bluestocking, love books, and that far from this being a problem (even though in some novels it's a Big Deal) there are any number of heroes happy to have a clever, well read heroine. As a book loving teen this was a great thing to me - and still a lot of fun to read now.

K Sullivan said...

Darnit, that one posted under Unknown was from me. (Sorry!)

HighlandHussy said...

I'll pick the winner tomorrow (Friday), so anyone with a last minute entry, get it in quick!

Sheree said...

I learned that a woman who read was referred to as a bluestocking which was a bad thing unlike "blue ribbon" which is a good thing.

ironss [at] gmail [dot] com

Bibliophile said...

I have learned many things, among them that bad boys are just waiting for the right girl to settle down with. I'm just thankful she is not me.

future history said...

I've learned more about the Regency period of English history than one person should ever know about something so historically minor... and to expect a lot from a guy. Which is good.

Marlene Harris said...

I learned that everyone is entitled to a happy ending--the bluestockings, the geeks, the witches, the demons-- without having to change the important parts of who they are.

DianeN said...

From reading romance novels I've learned that you don't have to settle. From reading SBTB I've learned that romance readers are the hippest, smartest women on the planet!

Steph from fangswandsandfairydust.com said...

All Highlanders are brawny and there appear to be a great many of them in and out of the Highlands. The Highlanders also seem to have a predilection for the Supernatural.
In my experience the Scottish do say wee this & that, "I'll just have a wee bicky" and Scottish music when there are no bagpipes sounds like Oopah music. Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust
email: steph@fangswandsandfairydust.com
Twitter: @fangswandsfairy

joykenn said...

I've learned that the need to scrub out the toilets and mop the floors seldom comes up in TRU LUV unlike in real life. That gas never happens in romances or bad breath in the morning, ETC.

Lately I've discovered that these magic walls keeping out all the inconveniences of life-as-we-know- it are beginning to break down and that girls can like sex without being BAD.

Michelle said...

I've learned that it's great to be me and that I won't settle for a man who doesn't appreciate me.

And that if the man who finally does appreciate me is a vampire or a rich duke, I really wouldn't mind at all... :)

Kelly S. said...

I learned I enjoy laughing with my heroine and not at her.

From SBTB and Doc. Turtle, I learned of the extra 'H' - Whord.

HighlandHussy said...

Our Winenr is Yadkny and I'll email you shortly-congrats! :)

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