Guest Post + GIVEAWAY by Aimee Laine

Posted on 08/08/2011 in Giveaway / 35 Comments

Hi PNF Lurvers!  Please join me in welcoming Aimee Laine, author of Little White Lies, to The Bawdy Book Blog!  Aimee and I have great stuff for you today: a guest post by Aimee herself AND……AAAAND a GIVEAWAY!  I know ya’ll love giveaways and this one is really special, because it’s coming straight from the author herself as a special celebration of her wedding anniversary! *cue collective aaaaaawwwe* Aimee is going to talk to us about The One staple in almost every book – LOVE – and if such a premise is too good to be true.

But before we go on, make sure you check out my review of Little White Lies by Aimee Laine….it’s spoiler-free!  And don’t forget to wish Aimee and her hub-hubs a Happy Anniversary!

 

GUEST POST by Aimee Laine

Too good to be true?

A romance novel has one requirement: a happily ever after. In our day and age, though, is that even a possibility? Or, is it fiction just like the supernatural beings that can shape-shift or fly or bite their love into immortalness?

Is a true romance itself a fantasy, too?

I think not.

Quite the opposite in fact.

Happily ever after is the one part of every genre of novel (urban fantasy, paranormal, sci/fi, you name it) that exists and can (with a lot of hard work) happen.

How do I know?

When I was fourteen, I met this guy. He sat across from me in the band. He smiled at me. I smiled at him. Twenty-three years later, we’re still together.

Now, is this what you’re thinking?

Wait, wait … I need to do the math. 14 + 23 = 37 and you’re 37, so that means … wait … 23 years? And you mean to tell me a 14 year old could meet and fall in love with the guy of her dreams and still have an HEA?

Okay, now back to me. Yes. Yes. Yes, I mean to tell you that. Because it’s true and on August 13, 2011, I’ll celebrate 17 years of official, binding, under-God, indivisible union with that man. He is my romance novel hero … the one who … once we got through our ‘story’ ended with a happily ever after (actually, it didn’t end … because then it wouldn’t be ‘ever after’).

But that’s fiction is meant to be … fiction, right?

Sure, vampires and werewovles might come from our imagination, but love comes from the heart — straight from it — and we authors pull from our love experiences to create these moments and emotions.

Many romances are meant to take you out of your own world, but there is still an element of reality, no matter how far-fetched the story: two people/characters overcome all the obstacles life throws at them.

We don’t want them to part ways … we want them to stay together!

And they do! And we can, too!

It doesn’t matter whether you’re human or fae, vamp or alien, male or female … the love aspect is real — it’s been experienced — it’s been desired — it’s been had.

It’s still wanted … even by me, after 23 years of hills and valleys, metaphoric bumps and bruises no different than the struggles two people encounter within the novels I love to read and write. Ok … maybe slightly different since I’m human and so is my husband but my characters tend not to be … fully human.

Romance novels aren’t too good to be true. They’re a reflection of what we all, sometimes, desperately, want in life and something we can actuall strive to get:

A happily ever after.

   

GIVEAWAY

Here’s what’s up for grabs: 1 autographed Little White Lies bookmark, 1 digitally-signed cover AND 1 eBook (ePub or mobi) copy of Little White Lies by Aimee Laine!  AND THIS IS INTERNATIONAL, PEEPS! We’re trying something new and using Rafflecopter for this giveaway, so let me know how you like it.   It will direct you to the mandatory entry, as well as how to get extra entries. This giveaway runs from 8/8/11 through 8/10/11!

 

Thanks for stopping by, Aimee!  And HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!  <3

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Want to buy Little White Lies? Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Publisher: J. Taylor Publishing Publish Date: July 2011 Pages: 316 (eBook) eISBN: 978-0-9834058-8-7

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Jennifer is both a book nerd and professional photographer. That means she lives in the fantasy world all the time, whether of her making, or someone else's. She collects books like the Duggar family collects kids, and began waiting for her Hogwarts letter at the tender age of 33.

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35 responses to “Guest Post + GIVEAWAY by Aimee Laine

  1. Jennifer, thank you SO much for having me today and thanks for helping me celebrate my anniversary this week! Yeah! I’m so excited to be a part of your giveaway. I’ll ‘hang’ out if there are any questions as well as will be checking out those little white lies. 😉 Of course the easiest little white lie is the one we tell ourselves every morning when we get up… I’m never staying up that late again. Never! (Yeah, right). 😉 Thank you!

  2. Anne

    Congratulations to the big 17. Last year my parents had it to 50, a lot of giving and taking.

  3. “Sure, vampires and werewovles might come from our imagination, but love comes from the heart — straight from it — and we authors pull from our love experiences to create these moments and emotions.” Very true,Aimee! I think we’re programmed to love and I think we try to battle all the odds to get it. In any good entertainment–book, movie, or TV show, we want love to win and the bad guys to lose. Romance is in everything. White Lies sounds like a good read. I need to go check it out. 🙂 Sia McKye’s Thoughts…OVER COFFEE

  4. I am so with you, Aimee. True love may not be as glamorous as some people think (it’s a lot of work), but it’s real. My little white lie: The phone rings and I answer reluctantly. I tell the person on the other end, “Oh no, it’s okay. You’re not interrupting at all. I was just working.”

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  6. Shannon Johnson

    ok my little white lie was for safetys sake!! I told my son the car wouldn’t move if he wasn’t strapped in his car seat when he was little! He is so trusting that it was a very long time before he realized that wasn’t really true!!! 🙂 Happy Anniversary and I’m so looking forward to this book!!! Thanks for the giveaway!! shannonjean14(at)gmail(dot)com

  7. A little white lie I’ve told? Well, I guess I’ve said I never went to certain places with friends that I wasn’t allowed to a few times. 😉 Just to spare mom from the anxiety! Of course, she figured it out most of the time… LOL.

  8. Little White Lies—we all tell them. Honey, do these pants make my butt look big? Pleeeeeaze, what spouse in his right mind is going to say anything other than– Nope, they look fine sweetie.

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