Tuesday, February 10, 2009

More Valentine's Week Giveaways

Happy Wednesday of Valentine's Week! Hope everyone is doing great! To celebrate this week of love, I'm giving away a Lindt chocolate basket, as well as both copies of my SORORITY 101 books: ZETA OR OMEGA? and THE NEW SISTERS.

To enter, leave a comment on the most romantic thing that has happened to you in your life (or that of a friend). We're all suckers for a happy ending or something that makes us cry sweet tears. You may enter as many stories as you'd like to qualify for the chocolate basket and books.

And here's a fun Valentine's Day tool...you've all see the Obamicon pics, right? Well, they have a Luvicon version, as well. Check it out! Here's one I did of my kitty, Stanley...isn't he precious? Wouldn't you want HIM to be Valentine?

Hugs all around!
Marley = )

GHOST HUNTRESS: THE AWAKENING (Coming May 2009, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) GHOST HUNTRESS: THE GUIDANCE (Coming October 2009, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
GHOST HUNTRESS: The REASON (Coming May 2010, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
CHRISTMAS MIRACLES (Coming October 2009, St. Martin's Press)

SORORITY 101: Zeta or Omega? (Available from Puffin Books)
SORORITY 101: The New Sisters (Available from Puffin Books)


stephhale said...

Awww..if I wasn't allergic to cats, I'd definitely want Stanley as my valentine! ;)

Louisa Edwards said...

Probably the most romantic thing that ever happened to me was the way my husband proposed. We were on our way back to our apartment after seeing a Broadway show with his parents, and it was pouring rain. We decided to run for it, and we were holding hands, and I started laughing and said it was kind of romantic. He stopped and looked at me and said, "Is it the most romantic thing we've ever done?" I was like, "Um, sure." And then he got down on one knee on the wet city sidewalk, and ruined his suit.

MySharonAnne said...

Oh how cute. I obomoiconized my cats too:http://sharonlovesbooksandcats.blogspot.com/2009/01/obamaized-kitties.html

My birthday is a week after V-day so nothing romantic ever really happens. It is really just like any other day.

Maria Geraci said...

I want Louisa's story. Wah!
Mike Geraci isn't really a romantic, but for me it's the little things that count. Like when he remembers I prefer daisies over roses. That sort of thing:)

Anonymous said...

Okay, I'm a firm believer that love should be shown everyday, and now that I'm married, I think I have that...BUT...
Before my husband and I started dating, I was trying to find a date to my senior prom and was totally freaking out. I finally asked this ex-boyfriend of mine, because I was too chicken to ask the guy I had a crush on. THEN, when my husband (now) found out, he flipped and actually yelled at me for not asking him...He was like, "I would be totally honored to take you. You should know that. Why are you going with some guy you're not even friends with?" Then he grabbed me and kissed me and I had my first inkling that, Duh!, maybe Marc likes me?! Needless to say, we started to see each other shortly after that and now years later we're married. I'll never forget that he yelled at me for being stupid, and somehow it was wildly romantic!! :P

Anonymous said...

This happened to a friend of mine. A guy that liked her sent her a different bouquet of flowers for a week with the romantic meanings of the flowers written on the card.
Doesn't that just make you swoon?

Rachel R.

TinaFerraro said...

When my husband and I got engaged, we exchanged apartment keys. One night I came home from work to find on my table something I'd recently admired in a store. ;) From then on, we left each other little gifts, and the detective work of making sure we got away undetected was half the fun...

Kristen Painter said...

Stanley's a cutie!

My husband proposed to me mid-air. We were on a flight back from New Orleans. He disappeared for a bit, then the next thing I know we're being moved to first class. A few minutes after that, he got down on one knee in the aisle and with the whole plane watching, asked me to marry him. The flight attendant used the PA system to tell everyone, "She said yes!" and then they gave us a bottle of champagne. There was much cheering.

Renee said...

My romantic story goes like this: I was a library clerk at a small library and I had a superhuge crush on the Bookmobile Supervisor. He had once been the courier between the libraries and I had met him then. I nursed this crush for years until finally, one day, I asked my boss to find out if he was single. She took my email address when she went over to pick up books one day and told him that someone in Edgefield liked him. It's goofy and soooooo Kindergarten. She gave him my email address but didn't tell him it was me. That night he sent me an email and when I responded back, he was overjoyed. He had been nursing a crush on me as well. I was overjoyed. We were both ecstatic. We went on our first date November 11th, 2005 and we haven't been apart since.

I'm probably the luckiest woman in the world because he is a magnificent man. He is sweet, kind, and caring and I love him so much. I'm SO glad I asked my boss to talk to him. It might be Kindergarten, but I don't care! We're getting married on October 31st. :)

Erika Powell said...

The most romantic thing to happen to me was last year on my birthday my best friend and boyfriend knew I had to work a huge, very important tournament on my birthday and I was kind of bummed I wouldn't get to celebrate so they through a surprise dinner for me two weeks before my birthday. Then on the day of my birthday the prettiest flowers ever showed up for me at work from my boyfriend. It was the best birthday ever and so romantic because my guy knew that it was those two things that would mean the most.
this is a great giveaway thanks!

juiciliciousss reviews said...

this wasn't me but it happened to my friend her freshman year :D
There was a guy who adored my friend. Like, completely obsessed with her so when she finally agreed to go out with him, he was ecstatic. And on her birthday, he bought flowers and everything and gave them to her during school. where everyone could see. :) i thought it was incredibly cutee especially for a freshman guy ;]


sarah said...

Okay... I'm going to have to say that when my husband proposed to me in a field of wild flowers the most romantic thing - but ya know - I think it is darn romantic when I can come home from work and he has completely taken care of dinner.

Marjolein Reads said...

the most romantic thing was when my best friend and my best (boy)friend arranged a very special gift for my birthday. They gave me a signed canvas board with little pics all the things in life that are special to me. After that we had a lovely dinner.

Anonymous said...

I work with the athletic trainer at school, so I'm always around the athletes.
Last night after a game one of the basketball players came up to me and handed me a couple of flowers.
One of the only cute thing's that have happened to me.

Mariee said...

My husband does a lot of little romantic things. Fill the bath for me, rubb my feet when I'm cold and he always remember our anniversary.

sweetmelissa818 said...

I have to say my Christmas present this year! My husband got me a mommy necklace and for my birthday in January, he added the birthstones of both of my kids! It was completely thought of by him and very wonderful!

Amanda Villagómez said...

I'm drawing a blank on the most romantic thing to ever happen to me, but my husband does little things often like surprising me with detailing my car or arranging flowers in the house as a surprise.

sunnynikki said...

In college after getting out of a really serious relationship I met a guy through a friend. We did the whole look from afar and ask the mutual friend about the other person. Then one day he pulled me aside to tell me that he thought I was beautiful and special and that he wanted to be more than friends. It is nice to be called beautiful.

Heather Davis said...

Oh, these stories are so great, you guys! I'm not going to post a super-romantic story or anything, but Harper Cat wants Stanley to be her valentine! xoxo

Meredith said...

I don't have much of a love life, so I live vicariously through others.

I gotta say that my older brother is a really romantic guy. For his first Valentine's Day with his wife (at the time, girlfriend) he went all out. Which really set the bar high for their relationship.

He had a friend, who that year was cooking romantic meals for a good price. So he ordered it, had the family evacuate the premises and had a nice candlelit dinner at home. I let him use my CD player so they could have some nice romantic music in the background.

Earlier that day, I cleaned the house really well before going to the Renaissance Festival with my friends. Once there, I bought 3 metal roses- 1 for me, 1 for my mom, and 1 for my brother to give to his wife. Also, my mom and I went to Costco and bought some of their 2 dozen roses for $14--my sil still has them, dried, along with all of the other flowers he has ever given her.

I love all the stories of them, because they are so great and romantic.

So most likely, I will share a lot of them!


Meredith said...

When they were first dating, my brother and his wife went to an accessory store at the mall and bought a cheap $5 ring that looks like an engagement ring.

She put it on her ring finger and went to school, telling her friends that she was engaged. And they all believed her for the longest time!

(Did I mention that she had barely turned 18 when they met in January, got engaged in March, and married in November a year later?)


Meredith said...

My brother proposed to his wife at Disneyland while on spring break.

He knew that he would be going with her family on vacation to Disneyland during her spring break senior year, so he asked my parents for advice. My mom said that there was a great restaurant called the Blue Bayou. He made reservations there a week or two in advance to make sure they got in.

Now, his wife is a foodie. She loves food a LOT. And the food at the Blue Bayou is GOOD! So she was enjoying dinner and not expecting a thing, when my brother got down on one knee and proposed.

She said yes. And they have been very happy.


Meredith said...

For their second anniversary, my brother made surprise plans. He wouldn't tell his wife a thing about it. He would tell everyone around her what they were, they would gasp and say that it was a great surprise, and she would get frustrated.

A month before their anniversary, they got a dog from the pound. He even told the dog the plans!

Well, his plans were to go to Sedona for a nice weekend retreat in a nice hotel. But, because they got the dog, they had to do something with him. So they took the dog up to Prescott to stay with her mom. Luckily, Prescott is on the way to Sedona.

One of the things with this surprise weekend is that he kept her in the dark the entire way up. After dropping the dog off, she had no clue where they were going, and didn't until they pulled up to the hotel!

They had some of the best food they have ever eaten and had a very relaxing weekend. In the end, she was very happy with this surprise.


Meredith said...

I think this will be the last story I will tell about my brother and his wife. Mostly because it is getting late!

For their 4th Valentine's Day together, he didn't have a clue what to do.

My friend and I had just gone up to South Mountain to a lookout and enjoyed looking over the Valley at night and seeing all the lights.

So, I took my brother up there about a week before to see if that was a good idea for him. He decided that he liked it.

He packed a picnic basket with Martenelli's Sparkling Cider, sandwiches, and other other treats.

To create an illusion of mystery about what was going on, he had her blindfolded during the entire drive! And on the way up to the lookout points, the drive is curvy and has hairpin turns. Personally, I think he should have taken the blindfold off at the base of the mountain, but whatever.

She loved it. Until a thunderstorm broke out and lightning strikes were coming really close to them!


kkhamill said...

I routinely chided my boyfriend of three years for having a Peter Pan complex and resisting all aspects of growing up, marriage included. What did he do to prove me wrong? Took me to Melting Pot, then disappeared into his bedroom when we returned, emerging moments later fully decked out in feathered cap, green tunic, and brown leggings. Dropping to one knee, he presented me with my dream ring, intent on proving that even Peter Pans CAN and will grow up...sooner or later :)

From Fatigued to Fatigues said...

The most romantic thing that's happened to me was when my boyfriend was in Iraq the summer of my b'day. He had used his computer time to send me flowers, had a necklace made for me and sent, but the best was getting the phone call for him. The 1st time he called, my cell phone dropped the call. it was not easy for him to call period since he had to walk across base to get to the phones & they either get a 20 minute moral call or have to pay long distance. So he went back later to call to wish me a happy birthday. He said there was gun fire going around the base as he made his way to the phone center. After learning someone walked so far and thru such dangerous circumstances to wish me happy birthday I cried. I mean how many times do you get belated cards or calls & to know someone went thru that much meant a lot.

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Anonymous said...

nothing romantic has happened to me :[ but I do have some stories about people I know!

Last year, this girl in my leadership class got asked to prom by her boyfriend. She lives in a beach front house and so her backyard is pretty much the beach. Her boyfriend spent the entire night digging "Prom?" into the sand. He called her at like one in the morning telling her to come outside. When she did, she saw it and a whole bunch of candles outlining the Prom?.

And then, last year, for Sadies, this other girl I know asked the guy she liked by scattering Hershey's kisses all over his bedroom floor and then making a poster that said "Now that I've kissed the ground you walk on, will you go with me to Sadies?" I thought that was really cute.

And then his girl in my ap world class last year got asked to Homecoming. He woke her up late into the night and she had to follow this path he made with fishing wire and also clues to where she had to go. kinda like a Scavenger hunt. the clues led her back to her house where the guy she went to HC with was waiting. There he asked her to HC.

Grace L

Kelly said...

Early in our relationship, my then boyfriend would always say "when we get married, we'll do...." Finally one day I said "I don't want you to say 'when we get married' anymore until I have a ring on my finger." So he said "let's go buy you one now then." And we went that night and bought my engagement ring.

We'll be married 13 yrs in May.

Sara said...

Okay. Here's the thing. Nothing romantic has ever happend to me. :(

The only thing I can think of involving a boy is back in kindergarten... A boy in my class left me a note and a pearlnecklace he had done by himself in his backpack. That's it. I don't even remember talking to him afterwards...

kaymf said...

I really don't have a romantic moment so I will tell one about my friend. She and this guy were the lead roles in a musical and they had to kiss. That would be her first kiss so she was really worried. The guy was so sweet about it and made her feel so comfortable.

Lori T said...

For me the most romantice things are the small little things that make my day. Last week I came home from work and I was really not feeling too great, but I thought that I would still need to make dinner and do a few loads of laundry...the normal nightly stuff. My husband realized how I was feeling and he made dinner and did the laundry without my having to ask. These are the little things that make me happy!

Ann Diana Dinh, said...

I have a lot of romantic things. Haha but hm, I think the number one thing is this guy who had a crush on me wrote me a song and sang it to me :) And we were only in 5th grade!

Something that has been recent (well, not really) is that the guy I liked would give me his jacket whenever I was cold :)

Sarah Jensen said...

I'll try to keep this PG-13

For my birthday this year, my husband found a sitter for the kids and took me into the mountains. We wanted to enjoy the beautiful surroundings, soft music, and each other.
As we lay in the back of his pickup, enjoying the sunset, it started to rain.
The rest isn't PG-13, so I won't share. Let's just say, I had a happy birthday. :)

Sarah Jensen said...

One more. Sorry.

I had never received flowers from a guy before I met my now husband. I was 24. So I decided that I wanted a sign from God to let me know that I was supposed to marry be that he was the first to ever give me flowers.

The morning after our second date, I received a single red rose with a card that read, "How do you tell a flower she's pretty and sweet?"

I still have that card in my wallet twelve years later. :)

Paradox said...

I've never really had anything romantic happen to me... But once when I was younger there was this one boy who kept on leaving "presents" for me in my locker, but that was more creepy than romantic. I still don't know how he got my combination.

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