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Book Boyfriend Blog Hop April 15-21

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Welcome to Evernight’s Book Boyfriend Blog Hop.

I have a contemporary romance series with Evernight called Sisters of Lonewood. There are 7 sisters and each one shares a romantic story. For this blog hop, I chose Stephen from Nikki’s Story as my book boyfriend. Why him? To begin with, he’s in the first book in the series. While he doesn’t ride into Nikki’s life to save the day, he appears at the right time to make a difference in her life. To confirm her love so she could move forward.

See, Nikki is having a very bad day. Actually, she’s had a bad week. She’s getting married to Stephen in her hometown of Lonewood, IL. She left him and his family in Chicago to help her sisters prepare for the wedding. Anything that can go wrong to delay the big day does go wrong. Her dress rips. The party rental store made a mistake and Nikki had to look elsewhere to find tables and chairs. A spider bit her hand, causing it to swell. And she hit a pothole, which damaged her car. Then, the Catholic priest suddenly becomes ill with food poisoning two days before the wedding. It seemed as if fate was telling her not to wed Stephen. Nikki seriously considers what seems to be signs, but her heart yearns for Stephen. She’s in love with him, and love is very powerful.

Stephen’s parents arrive before Stephen and a nasty storm is passing through town. Nikki starts to fear for Stephen’s life after a tornado is spotted outside of Lonewood. What if she wasn’t meant to marry him? No, she doesn’t want to believe such a thing. She leaves to search for Stephen in the storm. She finds a car pulled off on the side of the road, and guess who it is?

Here’s an excerpt:

The rain rolled down their faces.

“I had to get away. This week has been hell. My dress tore. The party store wrote the wrong date for the wedding, so I had to go somewhere else to rent furniture, which cost twice as much. A spider bit my hand, and my ring finger is still swollen. My car has a leak, and the priest who I scheduled to preside at the wedding has food poisoning. This week’s been horrible. Absolutely horrible. And I started to fear something had happened to you after I heard about the tornado. I’ve missed you so much.” She rambled every word so fast she stunned herself.

“Hey, calm down.” He took her face into his hands. “I’m here now. We can work through this.”

She stared deep into his loving eyes. “You have no idea how much I’ve missed you.”

He kissed her lips and then pressed his forehead to hers. “I think I do.”

Before she could respond, their lips joined, and a kiss full of need and passion locked them together. He thrust his tongue into her mouth and explored it as if they were kissing for the first time. Her heart raced while her body heated, excited and full of longing. The week had been beyond difficult to deal with, but all the stress suddenly vanished. She had him now, his love, his warmth, and knew everything would be all right.

—————

I chose Stephen because he was there for Nikki at the moment when she needed him the most. He gave her love and comfort. Moreover, he reminded her what the future would hold if she married him–a very happy one.

If you put yourself in Nikki’s shoes and had to deal with all the challenges she had to deal with before her big day, would you have went through with the wedding? Or would you have listened to the signs and canceled it?

Also, what religion is the priest for the wedding? (hint: the answer is somewhere in this post)

The person with the correct answer and who answers the above question will be entered to win two ebooks from the Sisters of Lonewood series. And I will mail swag to the winner via snail mail.

In addition, those who enter my contest will also be entered in the Grand Prize drawing to win a Kindle from Evernight Publishing. Woo hoo!

I will select a winner using random.org on April 22rd. Winner will be notified no later than April 23th. Winner will have to respond by April 27th before a new one will be chosen.

Good luck, and I look forward to reading your answers.

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31 responses

  1. If I was Nikki I would have cancelled the wedding and said screw it! All those things happening had to mean bad things ahead!!
    Thanks for the great giveaway and for joining in on the hop!
    Ashley A
    ash_app@hotmail.com

    The religion of the priest for the wedding: Catholic

    04/15/2013 at 1:06 am

  2. Sandypo

    I don’t really believe in “signs” or “fate” and I hate it when people say that things happen for a reason. If I loved my fiancee and I believed that he loved me then I would marry him. If you can’t handle a lot of problems before the wedding what are you going to do when things go badly afterwards? The priest is Catholic.

    04/15/2013 at 10:31 am

  3. i do beleive in signs but i would have still done if i were her

    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

    04/15/2013 at 1:51 pm

  4. The priest is Catholic. :) Also, if I had a Stephen to reassure me, I’d go through with it, though I might try to convince him to elope to Vegas with me. ;)

    smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

    04/15/2013 at 4:35 pm

  5. I would definitely go through with the wedding. It stormed on my wedding day(2nd and best marriage). The priest is Catholic.

    Michelle Bledsoe
    koonie2888 at yahoo do tcom

    04/15/2013 at 6:44 pm

  6. Meghan Mack

    The priest was Catholic. I would have married Stephen. In the end, all that matters is you and the person you are marrying. Everything outside of that is just details. It is obvious Stephen loves her :) fishinlovingal@yahoo.com

    04/15/2013 at 9:59 pm

  7. Donna _A

    Catholic. I think I would have chucked it all and eloped.
    1_trouble at msn dot com

    04/16/2013 at 10:24 am

  8. It was a Catholic priest.
    angiek@cfu.net

    04/16/2013 at 5:12 pm

  9. Sue Sattler

    Marriage is so full of ups and downs, I would probably think that if I went through that many problems BEFORE the wedding, the only way we could go would be up! The priest is Catholic.

    proudarmymom32(at)yahoo(dot)com

    04/16/2013 at 9:56 pm

  10. What a fabulous idea for a series! The priest is catholic. jennifer.denys@yahoo.com

    04/17/2013 at 7:43 am

  11. sherry1969

    I would go through with it because I’m not that superstitions. The priest is Catholic.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

    04/17/2013 at 9:41 am

  12. catholic preist

    desi the blonde at msn dot com

    04/17/2013 at 5:36 pm

  13. Tammy S.

    I would go through with it and catholic

    tsommervold at hotmail dot

    04/17/2013 at 11:24 pm

  14. bn100

    gone through with it
    Catholic

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

    04/18/2013 at 2:34 am

  15. nkuhnauthor

    catholic priest, and no, I’m a big believer in signs. :) n.kuhn.acn (at) gmail (dot) com

    04/18/2013 at 2:31 pm

  16. Some great comments here. While I do believe in signs, I’m a strong person and am willing to face all life’s challenges. I would go through with the wedding because I would have Stephen to look forward to. Love will survive. And if I make a mistake, then I learn from it, divorce and move on. LOL
    Seriously, interesting answers :) Thanks for the comments.

    04/18/2013 at 8:38 pm

  17. BookAttict

    Catholic priest — I’d have just chucked the big wedding, and done something small, intimate, and probably involving bare feet, a deserted beach, and drinks with little umbrellas!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

    04/18/2013 at 9:13 pm

  18. shadowluvs2read

    Hi! i would have canceled it. I would say someone was trying to scream “run” at her. lol :D Amd hes a catholic priest. Thank you!
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

    04/19/2013 at 12:42 am

  19. The priest is Catholic I feel really bad reading all those terrible things that kept happening during everything. Tsk tsk fate and their makings.

    Kitsune_no_sora @ yahoo

    04/19/2013 at 9:28 am

  20. jeannie platt

    The priest is Catholic… I have to say I feel for her… Hubby and I got married by the JP but our church wedding date changed 3 times due to deployments… We finally had our church wedding Dec 18th 2004, we were married by the JP June 3rd, 2003. I had to wear my Brother- In Laws snow Mobile Jacket over my Summer wedding dress… One of my grooms men (hubby’s marine buddy) who was flying from Korea got stranded in LAX due to weather in Chicago… So we were down a grooms men, half of the people who were supposed to come didn’t due to weather and there was no hot water in our hineymoon suite so i didn’t even get a hottub bath with hubby lol… We joke about how bad it was but it was also the happiest day as we were finally married in front of god and our families.

    14 years together going on 10 years married.

    j.m.platt83 at gmail dot com

    04/19/2013 at 4:40 pm

    • Wow. That is something you will never forget. It’s good that you can laugh about it. Congrats and may you have many more years of happiness!

      04/21/2013 at 7:13 am

  21. Meghan Stith

    I would’ve gone through with it. And the priest is Catholic.
    The hero trait that I love the most is selflessness. In spite of everything, if the man is selfless it’s unnervingly attractive. I also do love that alpha male air where they control anything and all other men shake in their wake.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    mestith at gmail dot com

    04/19/2013 at 11:30 pm

  22. JanD

    The wedding would still be on.
    The priest is Catholic.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

    04/20/2013 at 12:10 am

  23. Crissy M

    The priest is Catholic, and yes…after all the trouble, the wedding itself should be easy…and totally worth it. :D

    morris.crissy@gmail.com

    04/20/2013 at 12:02 pm

  24. Beckey

    Catholic

    Sounds like a wedding from … And mine, I wanted a simple elopement to my husband cause of the number (3*13*13, both repetitive numbers and if you take the middle numbers (131) and flip them and such you can make a heart) which if you remember the that day was a Wednesday. I got what I call some nasty text message from a few people and I caved. Tossed together a ceremony together with a budget of $500 and less than a week and had full ceremony… (Don’t ask cause I am still frazzled over the entire situation and some were amazed that I was able to accomplish that…)

    BeckeyWhiteATgmailDOTcom

    04/20/2013 at 2:40 pm

  25. Tina Folker

    nothing would have stopped me from getting married and the priest was catholic
    Tina
    folker@bigpond.com

    04/20/2013 at 5:50 pm

  26. Vanessa N.

    I still would have married him because I loved him. The priest was Catholic.

    mythic021@gmail.com

    04/20/2013 at 7:49 pm

  27. chickie434

    The priest’s Catholic and I would probably postpone the wedding instead of canceling it.

    tiger-chick-1(at)hotmail(dot)com

    04/21/2013 at 12:33 am

  28. Janea C.

    The priest was Catholic. I would have gone through with the wedding.

    janeajlc@gmail.com

    04/21/2013 at 2:57 pm

  29. Eva P.

    I might have thought of eloping for sure! The priest is Catholic also.

    04/21/2013 at 10:41 pm

  30. Good comments on this hop. It’s always interesting to see how people would react if they were walking in someone else’s shoes.
    I used random.org to select a winner and it is… Elizabeth from BookAttic.
    Congratulations to Elizabeth!

    Sending a thank you to everyone who follows me and left a comment. I hope you have a wonderful week :)

    04/22/2013 at 6:42 am

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