Facebook Giveaway Party Day 7: Pet Peeves in Romance Novels

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On Facebook, we’ll discuss pet peeves in books, particularly those things a hero or heroine does that kills the book for you.

On this day we’re giving away three things so there will be three winners.

First Prize is a $50 gift card* + Lockets & Lanterns + Bride by Arrangement + 5 books by Ruth Ann Nordin. Winner chooses the gift card (we have to be able to buy this gift card at our local grocery store, so check the list below) and whether they win ebooks or paperbacks.

Second Prize is Lockets & Lanterns + Bride by Arrangement + 4 books by Ruth Ann Nordin. Winner chooses whether they win ebooks or paperbacks.

Third Prize is Bride by Arrangement + 4 books from Ruth Ann Nordin. Winner chooses whether they win ebooks or paperbacks.

*Gift Cards We Can Get (If you want one not on this list, we will try to get it. If we are unable to get something that is not on this list, then you will have to choose from this list.)

App Store
Barnes & Noble
Bed Bath & Beyond
Bass Pro Shops
Home Depot
Red Lobster
Olive Garden
Cracker Barrel
Burger King
Red Robin
TGI Fridays
Panda Express
Outback Steakhouse
Ruby Tuesday
Buffalo Wild Wings
BP Gift Card
Shell Gift Card
Jiffy Lube
Regal Entertainment Group
AMC Theatre
Xbox Live
JC Penney
Old Navy
Office Max
$50 MasterCard
$50 Visa Card

Winners will be announced on Facebook and this blog on May 18 at 8pm CST.

To enter, fill out the form below:

About Ruth Ann Nordin

Ruth Ann Nordin mainly writes historical western romances and Regencies. From time to time, she branches out to other genres, but her first love is historical romance. She lives in Omaha, Nebraska with her husband and a couple of children. To find out more about her books, go to https://ruthannnordinsbooks.wordpress.com/.
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8 Responses to Facebook Giveaway Party Day 7: Pet Peeves in Romance Novels

  1. Having a wonderful time following you. You should put excerpts from books, especially the newer ones!

    • I knew what you meant and edited the comment. 🙂

      I’d like to post excerpts from my books. Are there any in particular you’d like to read excerpts from?

      • I have ALL your books, so I am in good shape. I just hope to get done with all these ARC and I am reading and judging a group of 17 books. After that is done, my time is freed up and I get to pick what I want to read again! Well, I still will have ARC to read but can throw in some of my own choosing too! I am making a list already! 😀

        • That’s a lot of books. You’re judging them? Is this for a contest? I don’t know much about ARCs. I have heard Rose Gordon mention it, but she knows a lot more than I do. 😀

  2. Donna Marie says:

    There are some books where you can just predict what will happen in the book. Those are the ones I just don’t want to read. With Ruth’s books, I have never found that to be the case. I read a lot of authors books, and have only found 1 or 2 that I didn’t finish reading..

    • I tend to skim through those books, but there are some I don’t finish. I’m not as fast reader, so it’s hard for me to pick which book to read. And when I finally do, I only stick with it if the story is compelling.

      Someone who doesn’t read romances (and wasn’t familiar with the genre) once told me that my books always end the same because the couple end up together. They said there’s no mystery to it. 🙂 But that’s what a romance novel should do, and I think a lot of people who aren’t familiar with the genre make that mistake. I love the happily ever after ending, which is why I started reading romance novels to begin with. In the other genres, you could never tell for sure what kind of ending you’d get. Most are good, but some aren’t. The key in romance novels isn’t that there’s a happy ending; it’s how the couple get to that happy ending.

      • I want the HEA and don’t want cheated out of it. I think what makes you books so extra special is that your characters are imperfect people! You know, like REAL People are! And yes, it is the story of what brings those two people to love each other and ACCEPT each other, faults included.
        Our church motto is “No Perfect People Allowed” and rightly so. Only one man walked the face of the earth that was perfect, and the rest of us are saved by His grace.

        • Exactly. 😀 I used to have a keychain that said “Christians aren’t perfect. Just forgiven.”

          I’d be pissed if I was reading a book labeled a romance and didn’t get a happy ending. I’d put that author on the “never buy again” list. LOL Any other genre, I can accept it. But not romance. 😀

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