A friend once received a gun and box of bullets from her husband as a birthday present.
“Check the box of bullets,” another friend suggested. “Maybe there’s a diamond in there.”
There wasn’t, but despite my friend’s disappointment, I see romance in the gift. Her husband traveled a lot. He worried about her being home alone and wanted her ensure she was safe. It was a gift from his heart.
Driving to work one snowy day, I hit a patch of ice on a bridge and spun out, ending up facing the wrong way on the freeway. The fender was dented a little, but I was fine and continued on to work (about an hour away).
I phoned my husband to tell him what had happened. He showed up at my office and put studded snow tires on my car in the parking lot. Romantic? I think so.
One Valentine’s Day when we were dating, I came home to find a hundred roses in vases scattered all through my house. I have to admit that that also pegged the romance meter.
When it comes to romance, women expect traditional shows of affection: flowers, candlelight, jewelry. We want our husbands and boyfriends to make an effort to recognize the special days. We’re disappointed when in true Men-are-from-Mars mode, our men don’t think they way we do. To a man, changing the oil on the wife’s car shows he cares.
True romance isn’t what happens on Valentine’s Day but in the caring demonstrated every day.
So I ask…what is the most romantic thing your sweetie has done for you OR that you have done for him or her?
Answer that question on this blog between now and Feb. 15, and you’ll be entered to win an ebook (PDF) copy of the erotic romance anthology, Spanked! The stories are guaranteed hot, spicy and romantic – just the ticket to put a little zing in your Valentine.
You can enter as many times as you’d like, but each post must be in a separate comment.
The winner will be decided by an esteemed panel of judges composed of erotic romance authors and a couple of individuals who are real life spankos. Your romantic story does NOT need to involve spanking (however spanking is not precluded!).
Official Contest Rules
To enter: Post your answer to the question: what is the most romantic thing anyone has ever done for you OR that you have done for someone else between now and February. 15. The romantic act does not need to be related to Valentine’s Day. Be sure to give your email so you can be contacted if you win. You may leave it in your posted comment OR email it to me at “carabristol at frontier dot com (no spaces).” If you choose to email it, be sure you give me your screen name so I know who posted what!
The winner will be notified between on or before February 22 via email and will be posted on this site.
If for some reason you cannot post on this blog, you may email your comment and I will post it for you. My email is “carabristol at frontier dot com (no spaces).”
Francesca Hawley is a public services librarian and author who has written historical, contemporary and paranormal erotic romances. Her latest, Controlling Interest, is a BDSM erotic romance published by Ellora’s Cave. I recently interviewed Fran on this blog.
Shoshanna Evers is also an Ellora’s Cave erotic romance author. She has two titles published: Ginger Snap and Punishing the Art Thief, both with Ellora’s Cave. In 2011 she has THREE titles coming: Hollywood Spank, Ellora’s Cave; A Taste of Candy with Wild Rose Press, and a story in a Berkely Heat anthology. In her “spare time.” Shoshanna is a nurse and writes a newspaper advice column.
Starla Kaye is one theco-authors of Spanked! She wrote the story Trusting Her about a rugged rancher who is spanked by his wife. She frequently writes with a Western theme. I just finished reading Starla’s Her Cowboy’s Way, a romantic domestic discipline story. It is FUN. I also interviewed Starla and you can find her interview under Author Interviews (click on categories).
“Barely Pink” shares her exploration of submission and sensuality, discipline and desire, through prose, musings, and photographs with the readers of “The Pink Report.” (Note: her blog is definitely for those over the age of 18).
Bonnie of My Bottom Smarts is also a spanking enthusiast. Her blog, My Bottom Smarts is one of the most popular spanking blogs on the internet. I think of Bonnie as the Oprah of the spanking community.
The winner will receive an ebook copy of Spanked! It is a romantic, erotic anthology of four stories by three authors involving couples who love each other and choose to express it through domestic discipline. Night Owl Reviews named Spanked! a Top Pick.
In The Driving Seat – by Richard Savage
Barbara loves to shop…especially for shoes. But she never would have thought that buying a pair of shoes would land her in so much trouble. Alan is tired of fighting with Barbara about money. He decides after one pair of $1500 shoes too many that what Barbara really needs is a spanking.
Intimate Submission – by Cara Bristol
Reese wants Jamie’s submission. But Jamie is convinced she needs to hold something back. But holding back is escalating the tension in her marriage. Jamie’s insistence on denying Reese one final act of submission pushes him to issue the ultimate ultimatum. Jamie must choose between surrendering the final piece of herself to Reese’s mastery or rebelling against the unfairness of the ultimatum.
Trusting Her – by Starla Kaye
Rancher Sam Caldwell is in a funk. He’s been growling at his ranch hands, his friends and even his wife Katie. When Katie gets in a funk, Sam spanks her. So, when his bad mood stretches on with no end in sight, he decides to ask Katie to spank him.
Secret Desires – by Cara Bristol
Morgan is perpetually late, but when she keeps him waiting one time too many he promises to spank her the next time she’s late.
When she shows up late to her own birthday party Jack decides it’s time to follow through on his promise.