Gone Fishing . . . And Giveaway

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This week I am in Dallas at the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention. It is a giant conference for readers who love romance. I’ve never attended before, but I’m excited about the chance to participate. There are several other inspirational romance authors who will be there, and we are planning to host several workshops including an author panel, a fun reader Pictionary event called Saddle Up and Draw, and a chocolate party hosted by my publisher.

Since I am out of pocket today, I won’t be available to respond to comments, but I have a great incentive for you to leave one anyway. I’ll be giving away two contemporary western romances by the fabulous Robin Lee Hatcher to one commenter. Winner will be chosen on Sunday. (US addresses only)

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So for your chance to win, and since I’m at a booklover’s convention, tell me what your favorite type of romance storyline is.

Some examples could be:

  • Mail-order bride/marriage of convenience
  • Reformed rake/outlaw
  • Beauty and the beast – wounded hero
  • Cinderella story – downtrodden heroine rises above circumstances
  • Governess/widower needs woman to care for children
  • Love triangle

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  • Friends to lovers
  • Enemies/rivals to lovers
  • Amnesia
  • Blackmail/revenge
  • Fish out of water
  • Forbidden love
  • Guardian/ward
  • Opposites attract
  • Ugly duckling
  • Unrequited Love
  • Stranded together
  • Damsel in distress
  • Disguise – heroine dressed as a boy

I’m sure there are many more, and if you’re like me, you probably have many favorites on the list. All I need is one to enter you in the drawing.

Have fun!!!

Karen Witemeyer
For those who love to smile as they read, bestselling author Karen Witemeyer offers warmhearted historical romance with a flair for humor, feisty heroines, and swoon-worthy Texas heroes. Karen is a firm believer in the power of happy endings. . . and ice cream. She is an avid cross-stitcher, and makes her home in Abilene, TX with her husband and three children. Learn more about Karen and her books at: www.karenwitemeyer.com.

47 Comments

  1. My favorite trope is marrriage of convenience. It’s so versatile. It can be used in various time periods. Also it covers a gamet of different/difficult situations: inheriting money, inheriting a child, fleeing from family arranged marriage, difficult situation with a guardian, a need to hide, survival/no family or no family support, need for money for an operation, adoption or other health procedure…

    Have a wonderful time at the conference!

  2. I like enemies to lovers. Such amazing dynamics

  3. My favorite is when two young people are friends for awhile (a year, two, three, all their life) and suddenly realize they are in love and get married. It may sound boring, but it can really be quite fun to write.

  4. I absolutely love a good mail order bride story.

  5. Of this list, I would choose friends to lovers. Have a good time at the convention.

  6. So hard to choose. A couple of my favorites are Opposites Attract, Reformed rake/outlaw,Friends To Lovers, and Disguise.

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    I love second chance romances,,since I got my second chance in my upper forties,,it helps to know there is happiness ahead at any age

  8. Great picks, ladies! Love it!

  9. I love the story where friends turn into much more. From a friendship to true love…wonderful!

    See you at the RT convention….so excited!

  10. So many to choose from. But I like the opposites attract. My hubby and I have been married almost 10 years and we are complete opposites.

  11. My favorite is opposites attract. My husband and I hated each other when we first met. I am very outgoing and outspoken . He is very quiet and humble. But we were always attracted to each other. After many ups and downs we are still going strong after 32 years of marriage. Have a great time at the conference.

  12. I love the enemies to lovers storyline.

  13. Mail order/ forced to marry a stranger

  14. I love mail order brides or marriage of convenience!!

  15. I love them all, but if I had to pick just one, I’d say friends to lovers! That’s how my own love story played out.

  16. I would say Ugly Duckling

  17. Guardian/ward

    It is almost the same as friends/lovers. There is always the “stuff to work through” but as they work through their issues/stuff it draws them together. I really enjoy where the preconceived ideas are challenged.

  18. I love almost all of those! If I had to pick a couple of favorites, I’d say the beauty and the beast stories and damsel in distress stories. I should qualify that I like the damsel in distress when it’s an otherwise strong and capable woman who is up against something that she needs help with – I have little patience for helpless hand-wringing heroines! Both friends to lovers and enemies to lovers have so many options for great storylines!

  19. I think it is friends to lovers. At least that is how I think it should be done in real life. Or maybe that’s how I want my love story to play out.

  20. marriage of convenience

  21. Choosing a fav is hard… I love a variety!!!

  22. Second Chances & Beauty and the Beast! Have a super time at RT! The Pictionary event sounds like a hoot!

  23. I really like a Cinderella-type story.

  24. Marriage of convenience, wounded hero, and friends to lovers are my favorites!

  25. Stranded together is one of my favorites.

  26. Ohhhh, how fun this is my choice is •Disguise – heroine dressed as a boy. I just finished a Civil War book about this.

    Deanne
    Cnnamongirl(at)aol(dot)com

  27. You are right , there are many I like. I will pick Opposites Attract. It would be wonderful to win these two books of Robin’s. Thanks.
    Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

  28. I really like variety. My least favorite is the secret baby trope.

  29. Friendship to love is one of my favorite storylines!

  30. There are so many to choose from but I always love a mail order bride story.

  31. So many – I like the governess Jane Eyre type story, the reformed rake, the mail order bride, two people just thrown together by circumstance. As long as there is some romance in there it’s enough for me.

  32. I love it when former friends who have lost touch encounter each other again only to find out that they still have feelings for each other. I love it when this scenario is plopped into a suspense novel with lots of tension in the relationship.

    Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

  33. I love mail order bride stories but then again I also love the Cinderella stories.

  34. I enjoy the mail order bride stories. Come to think of it – I have several. I love the pirate stories that MaryLu Tyndall comes up with :). In addition, to loving the ones you write. So I cannot make up my mind.

  35. I like the damsel or outlaw/beast in distress. Someone to the rescue of one not wanting to be rescued..
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  36. Mail-order bride/marriage of convenience, friend to lover, or guardian/ward.
    Mail-order brides are not often found except in westerns.

  37. Alaskan wilderness 1800’s romance or a texas 1800’s romance. Frobidden love.

  38. Mail-order bride/marriage of convenience any pioneer, colonial and western setting.

  39. Mail-order bride/marriage of convenience

  40. Mail order bride stories are captivating.

  41. Governess/Widower is a big favorite for me.

  42. Unrequited love since it is heartbreaking.

  43. I’m the reformed rake type 🙂

  44. Karen – Half-breed meets damsel in distress & helps her out of the situation, then she returns the favor for helping him when he is attacked & left for dead. The attraction is magnetic.

  45. Mail order bride!! My favorite!

  46. My favorite is the handsome guy who wants nothing to do with a girl until she gets under his skin by being a feisty determined entity. He doesn’t quite know how to handle this type.

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