What is Romance?
ro·mance - a love affair. ardent emotional attachment between two people. a strong, sometimes short-lived attachment, fascination, or enthusiasm for something.
Personally, I believe the dictionary term does not capture the magic of true romance. So what is romance really? Is it a feeling or an act between two people? Is in an art that lures a mate? Is it the magic created by hearts that yearn to be together?
Hmmm. What do you think romance is?
I believe romance is a multiple of many factors and is enhanced by how our senses are affected. A corn dog on a beach with your girlfriend is not romantic, but it could be with a dream man while walking barefoot in the sand as waves crash over your feet. A quarter in a gumball machine for a fake piece of jewelry isn't romantic unless said dream man puts the quarter in and reveals a faux diamond and proposes on the spot because he can't live without you.
Romance is subjective and it is different for everyone. So, I want you to define romance in a comment below. I think everyone will be surprised to see how very unique and different we are when it comes to affairs of the heart.
Just as romance can be defined differently by different people, so too can writers of romance. I personally love cowboys with down to Earth values, whereas some other writer may write about corporate types with a penchant for the extravagant. The list can go on and on just as different individuals will define romance.
The prizes for this blog hop are just wow, awesome! Not only do you have the chance to win prizes from each author or blogger on this hop, you also have the chance to win....
1st prize: A Kindle Fire or a Nook Tablet.
2nd prize: A $130 gift card to Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
3rd prize: A large swag pack.
The grand prizes will be awarded by the host of the event, Carrie Ann Ryan. All comments posted in all participant author sites or blog's are counted and entered for these above prizes! Yah! With there being over 100 participants, you have the opportunity to enter over 100 times for the grand prizes! Use the Linky List below to visit the other participants in this hop.
For my personal giveaway, simply define romance in a comment. I will randomly choose a winner at the end of the hop. My winner will receive either a $25 Amazon gift card or a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card!
Okay, get your brain in gear and leave a comment below along with your email address so we can reach you if you win! Be sure to get more entries by visiting the other participants as well!