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WELCOME TO THE HOP!! COME JOIN IN THE FUN, PLEASE VISIT ALL THE SITES TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE AUTHORS, THE LATEST BOOKS, AND SOME GIVEAWAYS.  Today, let’s learn some interesting facts about romance and test your knowledge of love. AND one random commenter who answers a question will receive a free copy of Splintered Lies! Don’t forget to hop over the next blog for more fun!

DID YOU KNOW

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Morning Kissing Studies have found that a man who kisses his wife good-bye when he leaves for work every morning averages a higher income than those who don’t. OOoo-la-la even more of a reason for a spicy morning! The reason for this delicious fact is that men who exercise the rituals of affection tend to be more painstaking, more stable, more methodical, thus, higher earners. Studies also show that men who kiss their wives before leaving in the morning live 5 years longer than those who don’t. So next time you and your man are rushing out the door, make the time for a little extra long smooch! – See more at: http://www.romancestuck.com/games/romance-trivia.htm#sthash.Wo8Ieq0F.dpufDiamond

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Two out of five marry their first love. That’s a lot of high school sweethearts!

History

The first diamond engagement ring was presented in 1477 by Archduke Maximillian of Austria to Mary of Burgundy. – See more at: http://www.romancestuck.com/games/romance-trivia.htm#sthash.Wo8Ieq0F.dpuf

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Red roses are the most popular flower to give on Valentine’s Day and although they may all look the same to the untrained eye, there are actually more than 900 different varieties of dark-red and medium-red roses. – See more at: http://www.romancestuck.com/games/romance-trivia.htm#sthash.IHk3YBf9.dpuf Romance Novels are more popular than ever! Fifty-three percent of all mass market paperback books sold in this country are Romances. Romance novels earn more money in the USA yearly than baseball! So, what’s really the national pastime? – See more at: http://www.romancestuck.com/games/romance-trivia.htm#sthash.IHk3YBf9.dpuf

TRIVIA TIME

1. What color M&M is thought to be an aphrodisiac? 2. In what Shakespeare play is St. Valentine’s Day mentioned? 3.  Who was the pink-loving British author of more than 700 bestselling romantic novels who died in 2000 aged 98?  4. This British author is commonly associated as being the modern originator of the romance genre. 5. These types of novels are set in the early 1800’s, before the Victorian era. 6. According to a 2011 survey sponsored by the Romance Writers of America, what is the top factor in deciding to buy a romance novel? HOW DID YOU DO??? 1. Green 2.  Hamlet 3. Barbara Cartland. 4. Jane Austen 5. Regency Novels 6. The Story, 46% of the time. AND THE FINAL QUESTION IS……………..What is your favorite romantic dinner? All who answer this question will be entered to win a copy of Splintered Lies. Thank you for participating and don’t forget to visit the rest on the list below!

  1. Liza O’Connor
  2. Daryl Devore
  3. Jennifer Lowery
  4. Andrea R Cooper
  5. Melissa Keir
  6. Aine P Massie
  7. Gaeille Vanderspek
  8. Joceline Farrah
  9. Jenna Jaxon
  10. Gina Danna
  11. Melissa Keir
  12. Sharon Cullen
  13. D’Ann Lindun
  14. Nikki Lynn Barrett
  15. Tricia L. Quinnies
  16. Lisa Kumar
  17. Georgia Lyn Hunter
  18. Sheri Fredricks
  19. Susan Sheehey
  20. Aleah Barley
  21. Stacey Brutger
  22. Bobbi Romans

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