A Very Romantic Giveaway


Most of you who read here know I used to be a romance novelist. I quit that to write love stories about goats on my blog, which has actually been far more successful for me. Which says something about my romance writer skills, but I DON’T KNOW WHAT.

Clover: “You were nothing before me, Woman.”

Alas, ’tis true!

Also true is that through my years as a romance writer, I formed many long-term, lasting friendships. The best friends of my life are my romance writer friends who carried me through pregnancies and babies, sales and rejections, late nights talking and laughing in hotel rooms at Romance Writers of America conferences, and even unto my abandonment of the glamorous world of romance publishing to become a dirty, tattered farmer. And so today, to celebrate Valentine’s Day, I’ve coerced some of my very best friends into allowing me to give away some of their books–to you! Slow Heat by Jill Shalvis, The Accidental Countess by Michelle Willingham, and What I Did for Love by Susan Elizabeth Phillips. Okay, okay, I admit it, I AM BUT SUSAN’S STALKER FAN, though I did breathe the same air as her one time at an RWA conference. And it wasn’t even that time I sneaked into her hotel room while she was sleeping because she doesn’t know about that. However! She is a fan of Clover, so despite the protective order she has against me for stalking her, she is offering up one of her books here today. Okay, okay, it’s not Susan who has a protective order against me for stalking, it’s NORA. (Actually, surprisingly, Nora Roberts doesn’t have a protective order against me either. Yet. You’ll have to read this post to fully understand.)

Behold the books:

Slow Heat by Jill Shalvis.

The Accidental Countess by Michelle Willingham.

What I Did for Love by Susan Elizabeth Phillips.

Visit their websites! All three of these authors have gorgeous websites with more information about all their books plus excerpts and other fun extras.

Jill is a USA Today bestselling author and I would be her stalker, too, except I know she’s, like, totally a real person and puts her pants on one leg at a time and everything because I’ve slept with her. IT WAS AT AN RWA CONFERENCE. That’s allowed!!! She has behind-the-book secrets and a hilarious blog about her life in the Sierras, her kids, her pets, and her bunny slippers. Say hello to Jill here: Jill Shalvis.

Michelle is one of the hottest new historical romance writers and I’ve known her since she was two years old. Okay, eighteen. And I was only twelve. I’VE SLEPT WITH HER, TOO. She has some really cool historical background information, photos, and links about her medieval Ireland-set novels. Find Michelle here: Michelle Willingham.

Susan is the New York Times bestselling author of the very popular “Chicago Stars” series. I HAVEN’T SLEPT WITH HER. But not for lack of trying. She has recipes and a message board–and be sure to check out her video trailer for What I Did for Love. (Her video letter to readers is pretty funny, too. Don’t miss that one.) See Susan here: Susan Elizabeth Phillips.

Each of these great writers is offering up one autographed copy of their book here today. For a chance to win, simply post a comment! I’ll do three drawings, one for each book. (You don’t need to enter three times–one comment will enter you for all three drawings.)

After you leave your comment, don’t forget to visit Jill, Michelle, and Susan–romance writers are fabulous people!

P.S. Eligible entry closes at midnight Eastern time tonight. Return to this post tomorrow for an update. I’ll post the winners by or before 9 a.m. Eastern. Good luck!

UPDATE 02/15/10: Winners!
Slow Heat by Jill Shalvis — Comment #152, mochah.
The Accidental Countess by Michelle Willingham — Comment #31, Laura B. in Greenwood, IN.
What I Did for Love by Susan Elizabeth Phillips — Comment #90, mrnglry.

Email me at CITRgiveaways(at)aol.com with your full name and address for shipping!



  1. Gen says:

    WOW, so many changes already! I’m excited to see the rest of the changes and get to know the new layout. And that “big surprise”, can you tell us yet? Pretty, please?

  2. Sharon Moreno says:

    I love the new look of your page πŸ™‚ Would love to win one of the books, I am a huge Susan Elizabeth Phillips fan!!!

  3. Jodie in Texas says:

    Am I the first to post? I was up reading Facebook and saw that your blog of the day was up. I would love to win a book!

  4. Melody says:

    I would love to win on of the books…

  5. princessvanessa says:

    Can’t I just have the model on the front of Jill’s book, Slow Heat? I feel myself becoming a cougar just looking at that fine physique. lol :devil:

  6. Dianne says:

    I love your blog! Please enter me in the book giveaway contest. Happy Valentine’s Day! :heart:

  7. Mary Tullila says:

    awww drats.. I think I missed the deadline! I “Still Believe in Luv” =) Good luck to the winners & Enjoy! Looks like a love Fest of great Romance lol..

  8. Lisa Carper Stott says:

    Definatley need a good read because I haven’t had one lately! Keep up the good work! I love the blog and I love the farm life too, but first I must find more land, money and some place in Roane!

  9. mommafox says:

    So glad that you have such talented friends who are sharing their talents with your readers. Would love to win one of their books.

  10. Alison says:

    So do you think Clovers “dates” went well? Will you be getting milk in the not too far distant future? :sheep: Enter me in the contests if you will. πŸ™‚

  11. Thunja says:

    My feet have been cold for 4 solid days. I decided to put some socks on, whoa is me in Orlando.I hope I win.

  12. Diane Jennings says:

    I’ve had some problems publishing my comments in the past, but I’ll try again. Sure hope I win one of the books!

    I see some changes on the website too. πŸ˜‰

    Diane in Arkansas

  13. Lacey says:

    Oh, I want one!!!

    Blog looks good. I’m still a little confused about it, but I’m coming along. Can’t wait to see everything hen it’s done.

  14. Nancy Straka says:


  15. Rachel says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you and Clover and the Giant Puppy and everyone else!

  16. Deborah R says:

    I like what you’ve done with the place!

    But listen, I can’t get into discussing which authors I’ve slept with. “I’m a good girl, I am!”

    But I must be getting old…I can’t decide if I’d prefer the buff hunk on the one cover, or the clothes on the others.

    But I do appreciate you entering me for one!

  17. Karen B says:

    Interesting new look! I enjoy Jill’s blog daily, too. Happy :heart: day.

  18. Wammy says:

    What a great idea a romance novel on Valentine’s Day. Great choices. Love theri sites. Hoping to win!

  19. Diana says:

    Love Jill and Susan’s books. I’ve never read anything by Michelle, but her books looks good, too.


  20. Leah says:

    I’m glad the writers you slept with still respect you and want to have a hand in the giveaway,lol!

  21. Debbie in Memphis says:

    Love the changes to the site. I’m having fun clicking around and checking things out.

    I’d LOVE to win a book!! Happy Valentine’s Day!!

  22. Kelly Walker says:

    We are all glad that you gave up romance for the romance of goats….wait, that didn’t come out right. :heart:

  23. Marla says:

    It’s good to have friends that know about love and romance! I’d love a chance to win!!

  24. Judi in St Pete says:

    A good book (or 3), a warm blanket, and a quick visit to this wonderful blog – makes a great weekend getaway. So enjoy living vicariously through your blog, smelling Grandmother’s Bread cooking and visiting your little four (and two) legged creatures

  25. Dawn says:

    Me! :snoopy: Me! :snoopy: I would love to win a book!

  26. amber says:

    me me me! I love the new look of your blog, can’t wait to win one of these books!

  27. Kim says:

    I love to read & I have several of your books…

    Thanks for the giveaway! Happy Valentines Day!

  28. Lori Skoog says:

    Is there anything that you don’t do?

  29. 5kathleen2 says:

    I would love any of the 3 books. Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day :heart:

  30. Laura B. in Greenwood, IN says:

    Love the new site! Looks very user-friendly.
    Would love a chance at one of the books!

  31. Cindy WI says:

    Great website you have! I have sat for hours and hours reading it lol no housework getting done then. Would love to win a book.

  32. Tovah says:

    it is so cool that you know all these authors. I love book giveaways! What a nice v-day treat.

  33. Florence Wright says:

    Please Please I want a book. Your website is great I am making the brown sugar scrub with almond oil. Also Im trying the molasses cookies. Did you ever put molasses in milk to drink? try it its great.

  34. Michelle Willingham says:

    Suzanne–you are too funny.

    People, we shared a room together at RWA. So technically, we have SLEPT TOGETHER TWICE. :happyfeet:

    Actually, Suzanne is one of the reasons why I write for Harlequin. She took me to the Harlequin/Silhouette party at the Waldorf Astoria ballroom (glamor!) and I had so much fun, I swore on the life of my firstborn that I was GOING TO WRITE FOR HARLEQUIN. Because, that party was worth it. Champagne, chocolate-dipped strawberries, dancing…I was sold. And sure enough, that dream came true. :snoopy:

    Thanks, Suzanne. :purpleflower:

  35. Glenie says:

    I love the new site and I love to read.

  36. Tabitha says:

    oh my goodness–what a wonderful offer!
    thank you! how very kind!!
    i am a new follower and i did not know you used to write romance…i’ll have to look into this more
    i JUST started reading romance and can’t get enough reading in–i love finding new great authors to follow
    thank you for the giveaway chance!

  37. Christine says:

    Thanks for the links, it will be fun to see what they’re up to.

  38. Queenbuffness says:

    I won a book on your giveaway marathon day.THANKYOU!! Did you find my address?

  39. ElizaRed says:

    Love to read so enter me for a book!!
    Like the changes to the site except it took a few seconds to figure out how to get back to today’s blog when I waited too long to click on Clover….but got it.
    Is there a way you can have “leave a comment” at the bottom of each and every blog? Most of the time, “# of comments” is there so one needs to open the site again and scroll down in order to leave a comment.
    Have a good Valentine Day with the loves of your life!!

  40. Tammy says:

    oooh I want a book. Pick me! Pick Me! I got my hand up and everything. Anyways you all have a great day.

  41. susan says:

    A new romance novel to curl up with and watch some more snow fall would be just the thing. It beats shoveling out.

  42. Rebecca says:

    I was already a HUGE fan of Susan Elizabeth Phillips and am glad to be introduced to two more writers. I’m going to check out their websites now. Yeah! Another give away day!
    Love this site!!!

  43. Jenny says:

    Took me a minute or two to figure out how to find your latest posts from the front page, but I figured it out! I see Roane county is under another winter storm watch calling for another 6-8 inches by Tuesday. I’m starting to despair of ever using my driveway again! I could certainly use some reading material.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  44. heidiannie says:

    I’d love to get a book in the mail. I love reading and getting mail. And you don’t owe your success to Clover, she owes her notoriety to you!
    Thanks for the offer, Suzanne, even when I don’t win, I appreciate the generosity behind the offers.
    Happy Valentine’s Day to you and yours.

  45. CindyP says:

    Happy Valentines Day :heart: to the whole Stringtown Rising Farm :heart:

    Would love to win one of the books…..and going over to visit their sites…….I love a good romance book!

    And I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new site layout! The dates make it perfect to see which posts I’ve missed and it’s easier to navigate to the other areas now, too!

  46. Marianne G says:

    I’m hoping for an early spring and to win a book to snuggle up with until then!

  47. Jennifer says:

    I love checking out new books. I also love checking out new blogs.

    I am sore from sledding yesterday so curling up on the couch under a blanket with a book is just the ticket for me today!

  48. Samantha S. says:

    :heart: Love the new layout! Happy Valentine’s Day!! :heart:

  49. Cheryl S. says:

    I like the new look too. This is one of my favorite stops of the day. Count me in on the draw, please. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  50. Lisa says:

    Please enter me in the giveaway, I would love to win! Have a great Valentine’s Day!

  51. Diane says:

    The new blog looks great. It took me a few moments to figure it out. But no problems.

    I would like a chance at a book too. πŸ™‚ Have a good day.

  52. Charlotte says:

    I would love for my name to be counted in for the great give away.
    Thank you.

  53. JoyceAnn says:

    I could use a little more romance in my life , so sign me up.

    Happy Valentine’s Day !!

  54. Betty says:

    Ilove the new look!!! I book would be great. I’ll be checking out all the author’s sites. Thanks.

  55. Fannie M Wiggins says:

    I have just been lurking in the background lately. My computer crashed and it took me a couple of weeks to get it healthy again. I have been reading Suzanne’s books since the late 90’s. She wrote some great books. I miss them. :hissyfit: I also read the other authors who have given books for Suzanne to give. They are all great.A win would be nice. Good luck to all who post here and happy Valentine’s day to all. Hugs. :hug:

  56. Kirsten says:

    Your site looks great!! Happy V Day! I could use a romance book about now. :heart:

  57. Patty says:

    Loving the new look of your site!

  58. Lynn says:

    Wow, Suzanne, you’ve slept with almost everyone! But I’d love to win one of the books, so I’m definitely posting a comment! I’ll even be brazen -Please pick me! I’m not above begging! I also love your dear Clover (who doesn’t??), and follow your blog. I’ve even befriended you on Facebook. Does this make me a Suzanne stalker?! Hope you & yours have a Happy V-Day!

  59. Sandra in SC says:

    Love this blog!!! Please enter me in the book contest….haven’t read a romance novel in a long, long time!!!!

  60. Angelia M says:

    I would love one πŸ™‚

    Happy Valentine’s Day!!!!!

  61. Pete says:

    Everything new looks GREAT!

    Happy Valentine’s Day to all! :heart:

  62. mommy2jj says:

    Please enter me! I love your new set-up β™₯β™₯β™₯

  63. Deb says:

    I haven’t read a romance novel in forever, but it would be fun to win one of these books and read one again!

  64. Yvonne says:

    Suzanne, Thanks for putting the date of the post in the slide show, that helps greatly. (If it was there yesterday when I commented, I totally missed it – I was confused!) Happy Valentine’s Day!

  65. Carol says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day. Please put me in the drawing for one of the free books.

  66. The Retired One says:

    How wonderful for you to do a giveaway! And for them, to agree to be part of it.
    Hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

  67. Susie Doty says:

    Happy Valentines Day! I am making the Pretty In Pink cookies today.
    Please put my name in the Hat? I want a book or what ever you send out? I love the new site video!

  68. Minna says:

    I’d love to read one of these books! :snoopy:

  69. Jane Lehmer says:

    I visited each website and I these women are GREAT!!! Thanks for the giveaway chance!!!!

  70. Jo says:

    I’ve been married for 23 years and could use some spark. :heart: I would love to win one of these books, Suzanne!

    Love the changes being made. :yes:

  71. Postcard Cindy says:

    I would love a new book to read!

  72. Julia says:

    Happy Valentines day!

    And please enter me in the drawing. I’m really glad you didn’t ask us to choose which book drawing we wanted to be in, because I couldn’t possibly! They all sound great.

  73. Cousin Sheryl says:

    I was already an avid romance reader (of Suzanne’s books and many others) before Suzanne moved in next to me in the Slanted Little House! It was fascinating to watch Suzanne write on a daily basis and hear about her books as they developed (writing books is hard work, people!).
    I love all 3 of these authors! I have already read the Michelle Willingham book – – very good! :snoopy: – – because I am a big Regency fan! I read Jill Shalvis when I really want something steamy! (Oh, my! :devil2: ) And Susan Elizabeth Phillips is a great writer! She really knows how to make a book exciting! :shimmy:
    I would like to win a book but since I am related to Suzanne, I will gracefully bow out!

    Suzanne – things are looking good on the blog!
    Happy Valentine’s day to you and 52! :heart: Don’t get too crazy, snowed in without kids (they are still here at my house), on the farm. (Quit watching Clover and Eclipse! They may influence you to be BAA -A-A-D! πŸ˜† )

    Love ya!

  74. Connie in Texas says:

    I ready your blog everyday! It is on of my top favs! I recommend you to everyone! :snuggle:

  75. Trish says:

    I would love to win one of these fabulous books! Thanks so much for the chance!

  76. Cathy L says:

    Another person who loves your site checking in. I think anyone that comes here once is probably hooked right away! Like Connie, I also send everyone here lol
    I love to read any type of book I can get my hands on, but have to admit there is nothing quite like a good romance :-D. So I would LOVE to win one today.

  77. Sally Valentine says:

    As someone with the last name Valentine who doesn’t even have a Valentine this year, I would love to have some romance novels to swoon over and help me get over this romance-less period in my life…..sometimes Valentine’s Day is THE hardest day to get through!

  78. margiesbooboo says:

    Put my name in the hat for a book! :snuggle:

  79. Laura says:

    I would love a book, and I love your site. Thanks!

  80. Susan says:

    Count me in too, would love to win a book.

  81. Renita says:

    :sheepjump: Count me in too on the books. Your blog is a must read every morning. Love it!

  82. Tina says:

    I could use a good romance novel! Thank you!

  83. EightPondFarm says:


    Happy Valentine’s Day AND Happy Chinese New Year.

    New look is going to be very nice — especially for those new to your site who wouldl ike to catchup by category. I would suggest an easy way (maybe just a link) to find the latest post, though? Sometimes that is all I have time for and I don’t get quick graphics downloads either. :-((

  84. Rebecca says:

    Love the new look!!! Pick me, I love to read!!!!!

  85. Miss Becky says:

    well thank you so much for introducing me to Susan, Michelle, and Jill; I did visit each one and say hello and you are correct, they each have a lovely site to get side-tracked on! Have a beautiful Valentine’s Day Suzanne! :heart:

  86. Miss Becky says:

    geesh… I love the new look Suzanne :yes:

  87. cheryl c. says:

    What a lovely Valentine’s Day giveaway! All 3 authors are wonderful. :heart:

  88. mrnglry says:

    What a nice giveaway! Please include me in your drawing.

    Grace in California’s Mother Lode

    Come on over and enter mine –


  89. Valerie says:

    This is fantastic! Please enter me to win. I’m going to print out the cover of ‘Slow Heat’ and pt it under my pillow. After I wipe the drool from my face.

  90. Susan C. says:

    I stumbled across your site a few months back, and now read it every day. I’ve even tried some of your recipes, which surprisingly (considering the cook) turned out well. Thank you! PS. I’d love to win one of the books, esp Michelle’s, as I’ve got most of Jill and Susan’s.

  91. Jessica Zee says:

    Romantic giveaway indeed! I miss your books, but love that I can visit you here everyday, Suzanne.

  92. claudia w says:

    I could use a little romance! Thanks for the chance!

  93. Heather from KY says:

    YAY! More books! You’re the best snowed-in farmer lady I know! Happy LOVE Day to you and Clover!

  94. Gabrielle says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day! I love your blog! My neighbor keeps chickens, and I turned her on to your website.

  95. Jill Shalvis says:

    Suzanne! :dancingmonster: You have better emoticons than me!

    And I’d like to point out that we have slept together more than once, and it was always good for me.

    Thanks so much for having me in your giveaway today!!! Hugs!!!

  96. Fran says:

    I love the new look of your page :snoopy: Happy Valentine’s Day!!! :snuggle:
    Great contest, I LOVE all of those authors!!! Please enter me πŸ™‚

  97. Nancy says:

    I see the changes on your site have taken place! A little scary at first but change is good. I love romance novels…snuggled under a warm blanket reading…doesn’t get any better on these cold New England nights!

  98. Jeanne says:

    Happy Valentines Day! Love your Blog! :happyflower:

  99. Deborah in Michigan says:

    Thanks for another giveaway, Suzanne! Count me in!

  100. Cindy says:

    Pick me, pick me! Thanks for another nice giveaway, Suzanne. Have a lovely Valentine’s Day!

  101. Jessica says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day! I would love one of those novels!

  102. Tobey says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day – thanks for the giveaway!

    Your blog is one of my must reads every day!

  103. MrsC says:

    Good Morning, Ya’all!

    What a huge Valentine’s Day surprise! I love romance books. Please enter me in the drawing!

    Happy farming,


  104. SuzieQ says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone. If I don’t win a book could I just have the front cover of Jill’s book?? :snoopy:

  105. Carmi says:

    What a nice idea for Valentines Day. Hope you are having a great day!

  106. Betty Ireland says:

    I suspect I’ll have to start reading Michelle’s work, since it is set in IRELAND.

  107. RosieJo says:

    Having worked in a public library for nearly 20 yrs, I know that no one really takes an Oprah book on vacation, but everyone likes a good ‘trashy’ paperback!! (I don’t know how the term ‘trashy’ got started, but everyone loves ’em. I think of them as light, easy reading…)

  108. Ann says:

    What a great give-a-away I love susan EP but Michelle W, Jill S, are new to me authors.
    Have a Wonderful Day

  109. Chic says:

    Ooooo I would love to win! Love the new look Suzanne! :hungry2:

  110. Holly says:

    :heart: I love romance books! :wave:

  111. Sharon Hacker says:

    Woohoo, what a neat thing for you to do. Thanks so much for all you do! Sharon

  112. Carrie S. says:

    I’m shocked to admit that I’ve never read anything specifically in the “romance genre” but I *love* romantic books like Pride and Prejudice, and most especially fantasy romance books (Anne McCaffrey!). I’d love to try something new.

  113. Abiga/Karen says:

    Great idea and count me in for the drawing, thanks. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  114. LisaAJB says:

    YAY for free books! :heart:

  115. Fran says:

    I love romance novels! Susan Elizabeth Phillips is one of my favorites because of the sassy characters. I would enjoy the other books, too, I’m sure. Happy Valentine’s Day, Suzanne! Hope you and 52 celebrate in true farm style!

  116. chickypez says:

    What a fun idea! I’d love to win a book!

  117. Karen Anne says:

    I’m a little lost with the new blog format. I find myself staring at the moving gizmo at the top, saying did I read this one? I read that one. Is the next one today’s new post? No, wait some more… I suspect it starts with the newest post, but if you are loading several blogs at once in various tabs via a folder, by the time that all finishes, the gizmo is in the middle somewhere…

  118. Julieanna says:

    HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!! :sheep: :heart: Love what you did with the place….new paint??curtains???? Please enter me in the contest!! And a super thanks for having contests!! :yes:

  119. Terry says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day! Please enter me in the drawing. I would love to read any of these three books. Thanks, Terry

  120. Dava says:

    Oh, I would love to have book to read. Put my name in the hat please! The new look is great…good job! :purpleflower:

  121. Kim says:

    Ooo, what’s better than a draw for books?
    I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  122. chickensohmyagain says:

    Hi, Suzanne,

    Still love the site, but I HATE the jumping around from day to day that I am getting. Is it just me???? I want to see today’s great post, and then choose which other day to go to, if there is one I missed. It took a while for me to figure out that I had to click on something. DUH…

    However, I did spend quite a lot of time today making those toilet paper tube planting pots!! Thanks a lot for the help. Yes, the pictures helped make it clear. It is also clear that I am weaving challenged… my pots don’t stand up straight. Hope the maters and peppers don’t care…

  123. Belinda says:

    :heart: HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY :heart:

    All three books look GREAT! Put my name into the hat too please :happyfeet:

  124. Ang. says:

    Just assure me that I will get used to this new format.

  125. catslady says:

    I love all three authors!!!I have been to all of their sites and have read some of their books. I admit to going to Jill’s daily because she too has a wonderful sense of humor!! Thanks for the contest and Happy Valentine’s Day!

  126. Margi in Ky says:

    Put me in the running for two of the books. I have read Susan’s book and loved it.

  127. trish says:

    I am a huge fan of Jill (have already read Slow Heat) and SEP. I don’t Michelle. Would love to “find” a new author.

  128. Estella says:

    Romance writers are such generous people!!

  129. roosterrun says:

    This is so much fun. A great place to meet friends and contests too.

  130. Amy L says:

    :wave: All 3 books look really good!

  131. MMHONEY says:


  132. Jessica says:

    This is so cool! Thank you! Happy hearts day. :heart:

  133. Susan Mitchell says:

    I need some romance in my life. Hope I win. πŸ™‚

  134. Sharon D says:

    I love to read, my favorite pasttime. I think that is why i spend so much time on your blog. LOL. Please include me in the drawing.

  135. Melita says:

    How perfect is this for Valentine’s Day?! Hope you have a great one Suzanne!

    p.s. How goes the herb pots? I’m getting the gardening bug already!

  136. Gerry in Missouri says:

    I love historical romance novels, and I love your blog. I grew up on a farm and your blog brings back memories.

  137. Wende says:

    How fun! Happy Valentine’s Day! Hubby and I went up into the mountains to play in the snow. He lasted about 3 minutes before the whining began.

  138. Ulrike says:

    Money can’t buy love, but Suzanne can give away romance. πŸ˜†

  139. Lisa Gillis says:

    I love your blog. It’s such an adventure! I made your cake for Valentine’s Day for my husband. It is my family’s favorite. I made it a heart-shaped layer cake with raspberry jam (homemade of course) between the layers and pink buttercream icing on the top and sides. Can’t wait to eat it later! Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

  140. Maureen says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day! I would love to win one of the books except for Slow Heat which I have already.

  141. JULIA says:


  142. Margret says:

    Thanks for the romantic giveaway! I love to read, especially when the snow and gray skies make me want to hibernate.

  143. Amber says:

    Love the site. I found you when looking for a good pepperoni roll recipe and instead I found a WONDERFUL pepperoni roll and a new addiction.

  144. DonnaTN says:

    What a fun Valentine treat – Romance books! Please include me in the drawing!

  145. Chelsea B. says:

    Great contest! Happy Valentine’s day! :fairy: <– Just because its to cute πŸ™‚

  146. Emma says:

    Great website.Happy Valentine’s Day.Please enter me in the book giveaway contest.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  147. bonnieblue says:

    I’d love to win a book!

  148. Lisa in California says:

    I’m having a hard time adjusting to the new format. It seems like I’m always having difficulty just getting to your daily post. πŸ™

  149. mochah says:

    I would love to win one of the books. Incidentally, you may not be gaining weight with your cooking, but I’m getting fat from your recipes. This weekend we made flour tortillas. I’ll never buy them again.

  150. LauraP says:

    You can never have too much romance on Valentine’s Day!!

  151. Amy Cook in WI says:

    I love the Chicago Stars series…would love to win any of the books. Happy Valentine’s Day, Suzanne!

    (Am I slow or something, because I can’t see any changes to your website???? Is it just me?)

  152. Quietstorm says:

    I have already visited Michelle’s site – Love the pics of Ireland & am already reading The Accidental Countess! Went out today to get a floor lamp so I can read on the sofa at night instead of at the kitchen table! good luck everyone!

  153. MissWiniW says:

    I miss clicking my Chickens bookmark and finding your blog – I am now v.confused πŸ™
    But if you let me win I will forgive you! :sheep:

  154. AA says:

    I’m a book addict and I would love to win one of those. Thanks for the contest. I read your blog everyday and I have for quite a while now. Thanks for that too.

  155. wvhomecanner says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day everyone and maybe I can win a book :sheep:


  156. Christy O says:

    I wonder if a goat romance book would sell? I’d probably read it.

  157. Shirley Corwin says:

    Sign me up, I think I need to try a romance novel since it seems I only read mystery thrillers! I need to expand my reading!

  158. Robbie says:

    I would love to win one of the books! I like the changes you have made to your blog. Keep up the good work.

  159. Cheryl says:

    Love you blog! I need some new reading material!

  160. Kacey says:

    Ah, here I thought I was the only one you had slept with…

    Fun contest!

  161. Aedrielle says:

    Love the way the site looks! Very user friendly.

    I’d love to win the historical romance book! I just love those.

    Glad to hear all is well with yoU! πŸ™‚

  162. Heidi says:

    I’d love some new romance to read! Thank you for yet another great giveaway.

    I do have a quick question though….Is there an easy way to find the newest post? I actually thought all day that there wasn’t one and kept coming back to check. I actually found it by clicking on one of the comments on the side bar.

  163. tabbimama says:

    I am ashamed to say there is one thing in the world I like to do more than reading your blog and that is curl up with a good story. Well maybe a few other things too, but I digress. I would LOVE to win a book because my book buying budget has disappeared since my hubby got hurt and has been off work for 5 months. Thanks for great reading and BTW I like your books and am sorry you gave up writing romance but really like your blog too.

  164. Johnia Neil says:

    I love to read and I love cookbooks. It’s the best of both worlds!

  165. Jill B says:

    Would love to win one of the books!

  166. Sarah P. says:

    Ahhh…romance novels. My favorite guilty pleasure πŸ™‚

  167. Arlene says:

    Hope your day was great!!! I tried getting in a post at the others writers but could only figure out one of them!! Gesh!! I must get some sleep!!

  168. Arlene says:

    ps: almost forgot I live about 30 minutes from Nora. πŸ˜† Small world !!

  169. Robin G says:

    I’ll bite — I want the baseball book!

  170. Peggy says:

    I used to read romantic novels only, but then I started read blogs! I think I would like to get back to reading some romantic novels again as well as blogs.

  171. Shae says:

    Gah, I am so sad. I cannot believe I missed this by 35 minutes. Darn it! πŸ™

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