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Updates, Apologies, TMI, & Ramblings on Happy Endings

Really, the subject covers it all. Obviously you see updates haven’t been happening. I am sorry about that. Please accept my apologies. One reason is … well, general illness. I spent the majority of today just trying not to throw up. (There’s the TMI).

Now for the rambling. Have I ever mentioned that while I read romance exclusively, my other entertainment aspects are more varied? In fact, I don’t like the “romance movies” or “romantic comedies” generally. The sweeping romantic dramas. Generally? Bleh. I love … psychological thrillers. My new show glom is Hannibal.

But, what I want to know is – how do you feel about happy endings? As in – how far must they go, and how much do you demand them?

I have to say – I do. Definitively. I absolutely do not like “happy for now” and would argue that’s not even truly a romance novel. Romances have happily ever after. Does the author have to show it? Well, no. Not necessarily, and I get that it wouldn’t always work. I don’t want forced scenes, rushed or pat endings either. (You see I’m not a very demanding reader at all ;)) What I don’t want to read is the hero and heroine hooking up and being happy – with no true relational background or build up. If they’re just in the flush of ‘hey let’s spend some time together” instead of “I really think this is real and will last.”

In fact, a great story will pretty much be ruined in my estimation with a HFN ending.

What about you?

A Pathetic Excuse at Bribery

So… you might have noticed there was… *gulp* no post that went up last Saturday. I had every intention to do one… but you know where the road of good intentions goes. I hope to have time later today – and I’ll write up a post of winners that I’ll pretend went up at the proper time. No worries though, winners will have a full week to contact me. That’s fair, right? (And still fair that winners have to come back and check. Because I’m a bitch and that’s how I roll.)

Beverly Kendall, who owns and runs The Season Blog is doing something for everyone. See?

She’s also running like a trillion contests so you should check out both her website, and The Season one!

And you know how I’ve talked about Swagbucks before? Here’s a “canned announcement” from them. šŸ˜›

Swagbucks is going crazy on Monday, with more ways for you to earn reward points towards free stuff. First, they’re having a Swag Code Extravaganza, which means a fun day where you can earn up to 70 Swag Bucks from 8 different codes throughout the day!

Second, there’s a new set of Holiday Collector’s Bills which you can only earn through search – get all five and you’ll receive an instant 12 Swag Bucks bonus! The set starts at noon on Monday

Finally, for any referral you bring in today through the 19th, you’ll not only get up to 1000 matching Swag Bucks from Search, but 1000 Matching Swag Bucks from everything they earn (not including codes) all day Monday – they’re calling it Mega Match Monday!

Three big reasons to visit Swagbucks this Monday!

And… again -if you haven’t signed up yet, this time I’ve got a code for new registrants that’s 100 swagbucks! So if you want it, please contact me using the tab letting me know you’ve signed up and I’ll give it to you! For those of you who have signed up… sorry- and how annoying, right? I’m going to try and see if Swagbucks will ever give us a code. Unfortunately I doubt it, but hey! Maybe!

OH! RIGHT! AND! Karen Erickson picked her winner via randomizer.org: Cathy P please follow the instructions here to claim your prize!

So… Jesus is an Alien? (Winners Announced)

That’s what happensĀ  – you ask such questions – when you’re being cheeky with a long wee hour chat (think 11:30 PM- 2:00 AM) with your dad while enjoying an Argentinian Malbec. Or at least I do, which is why you all stick around because you have no idea what sort of WTFery I’ll come up with. Full disclosure my dad (most of his family) is extremely religious. The mention was something about the second coming and … anyway he was telling me about something people said at his “old man Bible Study.” It’s super cute – he’s the young whippersnapper toddler as most(?) of the members are in their 80s or older.

But that’s just the context. We’re not going to discuss religion. What I am going to talk about, however, is winners. And how your weekend was.

So the winner Viki S. you win the kindle copy of Deceiving the Protector by Dee Tenorio, and S.J. Drum you win the kindle copy of If You Hear Her by Shiloh Walker. Please email me with your information/what address you want the book by Saturday, December 3rd please to claim your prize. You can use the contact tab at the top of the blog. Thanks and enjoy!

How was everyone’s Thanksgiving if you’re in the States? Did you shop on Black Friday or Cyber Monday? Any family drama?

Need I babble about other things? Somehow those numbers are going to go up, and you’re going to help me! Rah rah!

Whatever. O_o

*NB: Olivia Gates’s winners will be announced soon too, so get your last minute comments in on the proper posts! Content matters!