Thursday, October 13, 2011

Celebrating Romance Giveaway Hop - Part 3

Posted by Laurielu Bona Fide Reflections at 12:00 AM

Bona Fide Reflections is featuring author,
 Laura Hunsaker 
during the Celebrating Romance Giveaway Blog Hop.

I am going to post this blog hop in three parts.
  • Part One( Oct. 8 - 9) - My review of Highland Destiny by Laura Hunsaker
  • Part Two (Oct. 10 - 12) - Author interview with Laura Hunsaker
  • Part Three (Oct. 13 - 14) - Laura Hunsaker 
  • interactive guest post.  

The giveaway featured for the Celebrating Romance Giveaway Hop will be a copy of Highland Destiny or a $5 gift certificate to Amazon or the Book Depository. The winner gets to choose the prize they prefer. Please complete the Rafflecopter at the end of the interview to enter in the giveaway (the first two options are mandatory to win). To visit the other blogs in this wonderful blog hop, check out the linky list after the Rafflecopter.

Interactive Guest Post

Hi guys! I am so excited that Bona Fide Reflections is letting me take over the blog, but the ultimate question is…What to write?  I thought it might be more fun for you guys to talk to me this time-so, I’ll give you a topic, and…discuss. Okay, GO! Nothing, huh? I’ll start us off.

Sometimes when writing I need to remind myself, that just because something sounds fantastic to me, it doesn’t mean it hasn’t been done.  In fact, it may be cliché to others.  An example is the whole Highlander kidnapping a girl on her wedding day.  I’ve actually only read that once. Ever.  But it’s considered a cliché in Scottish Romance.  The book I’m thinking of is Theresa Medieros’ The Devil Wears Plaid.  Can you guys think of any books where that happens? (just curious)

Now we come to the fun part-Our Topic:  Clichés

I’d like to talk about what clichés drive you nuts-either in Scottish Romance, or romance novels in general.  Is it mandatory your Highlander wear a kilt, even if it’s pre-kilt era?  Or does he need to live in a castle, rather than a manor house, or a normal home?  What about the sword-does every Scottish hero need a claymore? Or is it okay if he wields a smaller sword?  Many of these clichés came about through a certain degree of truth, but what about the ones that we authors take liberties with? 

So, I want to know:  
What is cliché to you?  Or maybe a better way to put it is - what are you tired of seeing in romances?

Post a comment. I will be checking in throughout the day to respond and answer any questions.

Don't forget to visit all the other wonderful blogs participating the Celebrating Romance Giveaway Hop. Click on the blog hop button in the top of this post to see the complete list. Thank you and good luck!


Fivezenses on October 13, 2011 at 12:29 AM said...


Angela on October 13, 2011 at 1:18 AM said...

I read HD because I thought the author was hot! And ended up loving the book. But I find the Hero hotter. I love Connor!

HighlandHussy on October 13, 2011 at 9:20 AM said...

You guys are early birds! Let me do a school drop off and I'll come back to haunt my computer all day :)
This should be fun!

Madame D on October 13, 2011 at 2:42 PM said...

Hmm... cliches in romance. I can't think. Although what does drive me crazy is when the heroine has been neglected, abused, used by her ex-partner and swears off all men until the hero shows up. Then she's instantly falling in love and losing her knickers for him. No doubt, no worries, no fears! I love a good romance, but at times the storyline can be made a lil more realistic.
Does that makes scense?? LOL


HighlandHussy on October 13, 2011 at 6:34 PM said...

Yeah Kiki, I know what you mean. You can only suspend belief so much before you're like "Really?"

Denise Z on October 14, 2011 at 3:04 AM said...

I hate to say it but the "cliche" I am tired of is the girl hating the guy and fighting her attraction by being snarky and nasty. It is very rare that this does not occur in a romance and it is refreshing to me when it is not there. Thank you for sharing the fun with us today.


Megan on October 14, 2011 at 6:52 AM said...


I found your blog via Book Blogs and am now following!

I'd love it if you could pop on over to my blog too!


Megan @ Storybook Love Affair

HighlandHussy on October 14, 2011 at 3:03 PM said...

Denise, such a good point. It gets old. Do you find it more often in contemporaries? or historicals?