Welcome to the latest stop of my blog tour. As you see, I'm on my own blog today. It's a special day for me, but before I tell you why, I'd like to take a moment and look at a common trope of my books and romance books in general. The infamous insta-love aka love at first sight.
I remember a reader saying that it's just not realistic that people fall in love at first sight. Well... Isn't it? How come it has become such a cliche then and isn't there some truth in every cliche? For me, there definitely is truth in insta-love. Sometimes a person enters my life and the second I meet them I just know they are going to be special to me. It's happened with all of my best friends and yes, the same has happened with my SO. We met at work, at some time in 2003. I can't remember what day it was, but I recall the moment I first saw him with astonishing clarity and it was such a cliche. I walked into the room, he stood at his desk, turned around, looked at me and wham! There it was, this peculiar feeling. I didn't just think but I knew that he would have a special place in my life. Well, to be honest, nothing much happened after that. We were both in relationships with someone else, so for about two years after that we fought tooth and claw as colleagues until one day, we were both single again and realised that there was a lot more between us. Things happened fast after that and today it's been six years since we've taken the plunge and exchanged rings.
A lot has happened during those six years (seven since we got together). We've had good, bad, and life-changing moments. We've made love and we've made war. On some levels, we're a perfect match, on others we will never find a common factor but one thing has always been true - he's a great friend. a loyal partner and a wonderful person who holds a very special place in my life and my heart.
So, while I'm taking the rest of the day off for some time with my man, you are welcome to party without me. Feel free to take a look around my blog, maybe grab a book or visit my other tour stops, whatever makes you happy.
This post is part of my blog tour, so you can comment on this thread to enter the giveaway (details below).
Happy Wednesday, love as always,
Giveaway—Here’s what you can win:
#1 - Sage’s Goodie Package:
Contains a signed copy of Sub-Culture, a set of signed book cover photographs and some surprise goodies to spoil you
#2 - Create a character
Here’s your chance to create your very own fictional character that will be featured in one of my next books. The winner gets to pick the name and distinct features like hair / eye colour, height and a few personality quirks of a hero (male characters only, and please keep it doable…). Depending on the specification, I will either include him in a current WIP or use him as inspiration for a brand new story. The winner will also receive a free e-copy of this story once it’s published.
How to enter:
Leave a comment in the comment section asking to be entered in the giveaway. The winner will be picked at random and announced on my blog on May 20th. Multiple entries are allowed and will increase your chances to win. For additional terms and conditions, please go to http://www.sage-marlowe.com/p/contests.html
You can find the full tour schedule here: http://www.sage-marlowe.com/p/blog-tour-may-2013.html