Thursday, October 10, 2013

Guest Post with Roxanne Snopek and Giveaway

Please welcome Roxanne Snopek, author of Fake Fiance, Real Revenge.

Roxanne Snopek is the author of ten books, more than 150 articles, and has had short fiction published in several anthologies. She is currently serving as Vice-President of the Romance Writers of America Greater Vancouver Chapter. She and her family live in the Pacific Northwest, where she’s at work on more love stories for Entangled Publishing.

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My Favorite Non-Romance Romance Novels

I was reading romance long before I knew I was reading romance. How do I know? The books I loved most usually had some kind of relationship conflict at the core and they usually left me feeling happy, hopeful or satisfied in some way. Here are a half-dozen examples and why:

Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery: a young adult story, the series arc climax centers around Anne and Gilbert. That scene with Gilbert on his deathbed? (It’s farther into the series… can anyone remember which book?)

Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver: this mainstream novel by the award-winning author of The Poisonwood Bible is so lush with sensuality, it’s totally swoon-worthy. The three story-lines in the book all have an element of unexpected intimacy to them, one of which is frankly sexual. And I just love the ending!

Lisey’s Story by Stephen King: not for the faint-of-heart, this door-stopping tome is, at its core, a story of the bond between a husband and wife, and the lengths they go to for each other. It’s also got a crapload of scary stuff. It’s Steve, after all.

The Pull of the Moon by Elizabeth Berg: a “woman’s journey” story, in letters from a wife to her husband. I dare you to read this and not cry. (Don’t worry, good ending!)

The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger: “about the power of love to endure beyond the bounds of time.” (I stole that off the back cover copy. Don’t judge me.)

Watchers by Dean Koontz: just read this. The thread running through all the crazy weird stuff is a man, a woman and a dog, overcoming horrible odds through the power of love.

Do you find that your favorite non-romance books often have a love story or some kind of relationship-conflict at their core? Which ones come to mind for you?

This cowboy doesn't know what he's in for...

Real-estate tycoon Mitchell Granger has a problem. In order to secure a lucrative deal with an eccentric client, he told the teeny white lie that he was engaged…and now he needs to prove it. Even worse? The only name that came to mind was Sabrina Becker, the girl he was never good enough for growing up, and who still lives near his family ranch.

Sabrina doesn’t mind posing as Mitch’s fake fiancĂ©e—no, she doesn’t mind at all. One, she’ll make him pay with new construction for her business. And two, Sabrina’s got a plan to exact revenge on her first love, the boy who left her and Three River Ranch behind. She’ll pretend so well, he’ll fall in love with her…and then he’ll get a taste of what true heartbreak feels like.

But as Mitch sheds his corporate skin and picks up his dusty jeans and cowboy hat, will both his and Sabrina’s grand plans get derailed by love?

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Up For Grabs:
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To Enter: 
  • Please answer Roxanne's question: Do you find that your favorite non-romance books often have a love story or some kind of relationship-conflict at their core? Which ones come to mind for you?
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  1. My favorite non romance books don't ususally have a love story buy may have some sort of relationship conflict. kumquat8 at hotmail dot com

  2. I only read romance, so I wouldn't have any examples. But, I agree that every story is about some kind of relationship. Even if it's not a romantic one, that's what life is about.
    clintmar (at) grm (dot) net

  3. Hi Kim, Marcy, thanks for stopping by! I totally agree, the essence of popular fiction is conflict and what's more rife with conflict that relationships? Second-last day of the contest so glad you got a chance to enter - good luck!

  4. PS: Dani, last year when you invited me to join you for the release of my first book, Three River Ranch, we discussed what tattoo my hubby should get, IF he ever agreed to get one. Well, guess what we did day before yesterday?

  5. I adored The Time Traveler's Wife and I think I've read Prodigal Summer like seven times! I'm going to have to read The Pull of the Moon. You've dared me not to cry. I take the challenge! Mind you I cry every time an SPCA ad comes on. I look forward to the read though.

  6. HAYSON! Great to see you! SPCA ads are bad... but remember those old People's Jewelers ads? Man, those little dancing children that turned into young women, then brides, then.... I still tear up at those darn things!

  7. "Bleachers" by John Grisham. It is basically about the lives of ex-football players who gather at their old high school football field keeping vigil for the impending death of their old football coach. Each player has his story, but in particular Neely Crenshaw, the gifted ex-quarterback who left Cameron, the ex-girlfriend whom he jilted in high school and who cannot fully forgive him.

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  8. One of my favorite series from high school age on was The Lord of the Rings. Its got romance and Tons of character conflicts. :-)
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  9. Bleachers! I haven't heard of that one but I'll have to look it up. Thanks, TerrieLynn! And Glenda, you're so right - LotR has everything, doesn't it! I think a lot of kids got turned onto reading with that book.