18 May 2013

Cuddle up with a Contemporary Romance Blog Hop

TOMORROW, FRIDAY, LAST DAY TO SIGN UP FOR CONTEMPORARY BLOG HOP! Here is the badge. I will NOT be around that weekend because my son is graduating college. So please get ready in advance. If you have some emergency, please email @[1724981659:2048:Dawne Prochilo]. Thank you.
 
My thanks to Secret and Sweet  Cravings Publishings for this weekend wonderful blog hop.
 
 
While my Sweet Cravings Publishings book, No Job For a Woman, is a Regency rather than a contemporary romance, the intrinsic basis for all romances are largely the same. It is the setting the fashions and the culture that differs. And it got me thinking, how would my heroine stand up in today's world, and was not too surprised when I decided she'd become the norm, rather than the potential outcast that threatens Deborah Stavely's future.
 
For a woman to work during the Regency period she did so knowing the risk could be social ostracization.  But this happens to be the least of Deborah's problems. There are still those in today's society who think a woman's place is in the kitchen or the delivery room.
 
In every romance down the centuries readers are mostly looking for a happy ever after when they pick up a romance story.  Perhaps today the heroines' actions are more 'in your face' but - take Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice for instant, she has two heroines. One is quite and serene while the other, Elizabeth is feisty, not that bothered about protocol, but still does not step too far beyond its boundaries and both get their men.
 
Giveaway
 
If you'd like to win a pdf copy of No Job For a Woman please leave a comment and share your favourite romantic hero.
The winner will be chosen using random.org

17 comments:

Manda Ward said...

My favourite romantic hero isn't anyone really in particular. He is a mixture of heroes. The comedy of Robin Williams, the hair of Josh Groban, the voice of Richard Armitage, and of course the body of my husband when he was a lot slimmer. Faithful, kind, loving and supportive. If you find him, give him my email address, just dont tell my hubby!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Interesting post....thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

Sherry Gloag said...

:-) Thanks for sharing Manda

Sherry Gloag said...

YVW Laurel-Rain. And thanks in return.

Beverly Ovalle said...

My favorite romantic hero is from a historical. Sylvester Cynster from Devil's Bride.

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Thanks for sharing Beverly. I hope you are having a wonderful w.end.

Melissa Keir said...

I can't pick just one romantic hero. There are so many that I'd love to have!

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Kenzie Michaels said...

Maybe D'Artanian from 3 Musketteers??? Rhett Butler? Channing Tatum?

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Sherry Gloag said...

Melissa, I know just what you mean. Thanks for coming by.

Sherry Gloag said...

Nice choices Kenzie :-) Thanks for coming by.

Lindsay said...

Love the reference to Pride and Prejudice. With Emma the heroine of the book with the same name is one who also goes about doing things her own way also.

Jillian said...

I love regency. This one sounds quite great.

Catherine Lee said...

I like Roarke from the J.D. Robb In Death series.
catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

Patricia Kiyono said...

You're such a busy blogger! My favorite romantic hero would be a toss-up between Jack Sheridan in Robyn Carr's Virgin River series, and Joe Morelli in Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series. Both are strong men, fiercely protective, and VERY steamy.

flossiebentonrogers.com said...

Sherry, I'm just stopping by to show support, say hi and happy hopping!

SherryGLoag said...

Lindsay, Jillian, Catherine, Patricia and Flossie, thank you all for your comments and company on this blog hop.

SherryGLoag said...

Congratulations to Catherine lee for winning a pdf version of No Job For a Woman.
I have emailed you Catherine :-)