Romancing the Hop! Romance + Hopping!

Someone put a plant on my dinner plate! And my heart loves it!

#SixSunday surfers: Looking for Six Sentence Sunday? It’s here.

#RomHop surfers: Welcome to my blog, where we love both Romance and Hopping!

By this point I know you’re completely romanced out. You’re probably dying for a scene where a despairing husband and wife scream at each other in the car on the way to divorce court.

I almost gave you a scene like that! My book Trapper and Emmeline is about two college kids who are inventing a new way to be in love. (Hint: It involves flirting, PDA, strangers, and a lot of sex.) There are ample chances for their budding romance to go wrong… and at one point it does.

They fight, and Trapper flees. Emmeline’s emails to him grow steadily longer and more desperate. He’s checking his computer every 30 seconds for the next one. Finally, he realizes he can’t hide forever, and meets her outside a classroom.

Read the excerpt after the jump! 

I saw Emmeline down the hall and she knocked the breath out of me. I had forgotten her physical presence. She filled the hallway like some sort of attentional Roman candle: she was a geyser of eye-catching gestures, infectious laughter, captivating curves and shapes.

Seeing her after a week’s absence was like returning to Manhattan from Tibet, jarring and dreamlike. I felt the call of both lives—the life where I fell into Emmeline’s gravitational field and spun toward her like a disintegrating satellite, and the safe life where I never saw Emmeline again and floated alone through cold space forever.

There was never a choice. If you ever want to hate Emmeline, you can’t look at her, stand next to her, see her in a hallway, read her phone texts, open her emails, or listen to your roommates openly fantasize about her in your presence. You won’t stand a chance.

There she was in the hallway. I slowed to a stop and admired her.

My girlfriend. 

…Because there’s more to romance than falling for a shiny new guy. There’s the less glamorous (but still sexy) part where you make the relationship work.

Bloghop grand prizes:
To enter, leave a comment on this post with your email address. The bloghop fairies will flit from blog to blog, copying all the email addresses, entering you in the grand prize drawing for each one! You can leave your email like “lindseyflinch at gmail dot com” so the mean spammers don’t see it.

  • 1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
  • 2nd Grand Prize: A $130 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
  • 3rd Grand Prize: The following Swag Pack:

    Look at the abs and pectorals on that prize!!

He’s a recovering good guy. She’s maxing life on borrowed time.

Lindsey’s prize:
Sign up on my newsletter for a chance to win one of three printed versions of Trapper and Emmeline when it (finally) launches! My newsletter gives you advanced information about special deals, freebies, and new stories.

Past winners of the print version of my book can tell you: “Lindsey is super fucking slow at getting this finished.” So if you wish, I will send you an alternate prize. I will either email you a personal PDF of the book, or PayPal you $7 so you can buy some ebooks!

Enter the drawing now!

Where are more blogs to hop to?

To find more hop-stops, search for the #RomHop twitter hashtag, visit Carrie Ann’s blog.

Visit more Romance Hops today! These are some seriously talented writers.

46 Comments Romancing the Hop! Romance + Hopping!

    1. lindseybedder

      Awww thanks Virginia! Just this morning I saw that my book finally got a review on amazon and I’m pinging off the walls!!! I hope you win 🙂

      And congrats on YOUR FIT AND TRIM BUTT! Your work is just amazing and the world NEEDS to see it!

    2. lindseybedder

      Omigosh I’m sorry! I didn’t know you were holding back on that! I changed my reply to keep things a little mysterious. I don’t want to be the one to shake you awake.

  1. antoinettemsmut

    I’ve already got my copy, so I just came to tell people that I’ve not finished it yet, but I love it. I’ve been terrible about reading lately, but the other day I went from 40%-88%, and the house was very unhelpful and did not clean itself.

    1. lindseybedder

      Thank you 🙂 I got the latest paper proof copy of the book and started hacking it up again… so many little typos! I just want to die.

      Everybody who sees this during the hop: If you haven’t read Antoinette M’s “The Vampire Rubbed My Cock” post you’re missing out on some vampire, cock, and rubbing literature. And I do mean literature, it’s superb.

  2. Patti C

    Thanks for participating! Really like the hop so far!! I love reading, especially romance. I love reading contemporary, historical and erotic romance. I love the happy ending that is garenteed at the end. My favorite book is Lover Mine by JR Ward! I love John Matthew and Xhex. My favorite romantic moment was when my fiancé asked me to marry him! We meant two years ago right around when summer was ending! I think it is romantic when he brings me flowers because no one else has ever done it! My friend and I went out for our last big night out before classes started again. Thanks so much! Hope everyone else is having a great long weekend!!

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  3. Elizabeth Haney

    Love to read romance books because I like to know that at least someone is getting an HEA, even if the characters are only fiction! Thanks for joining the hop and the awesome giveaway!
    ehaney578 at aol dot com

  4. Shadow

    Thanks for the awesome hop and giveaways! This is so much fun! Thank you! My favorite thing about romance is the romance. lol I love the characters, the plots, the HEA’s, the love. I love it all!

  5. Qwillia

    For me, romance is all about the trust and respect built between the characters. Since I write BDSM, these elements are very important.
    Thank you for participating in the blog hop!

  6. Crystal Craig

    Trapper and Emmeline looks to be a very interesting read. I like conflict and obstacles within romance! 🙂 Thank you for the giveaway and for a great post that I enjoyed reading!


  7. Renee B

    What a great hop! Grand prizes, old friends to visit and new ones to meet… and chances to win at each stop too. I’m in Blog heaven! :-}

    I’m a sucker for the HEA. All my favorite authors give me a great story line, characters I can identify with, HOT love scenes and a perfect HEA!

    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.

  8. Lona Stringer

    I read romance because something like that just might happen to me and I should be prepared, so its kinda like research for me. lol. Thx for hopping your book sounds great.

    blinkysthebest at aol dot com


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