Shannon here: Karin Beery shares insight into her real life romance, plus a chance to win a copy of her Romantic Women’s Fiction title, Practically Married in print or Kindle. Comment or answer the question in this post to enter the drawing. Deadline: Nov 20th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Karin:
DISCLAIMER: My husband and I are not normal. That’s one of the reasons I wanted to answer these questions—to show the world that romance means different things to different people.
- What’s the most romantic thing your spouse has ever done for you?
On the night that I introduced my then-boyfriend to my parents (which happened to be my dad’s birthday), he brought me roses. He completely shocked me because I didn’t think he was that kind of guy! Turns out, I was right. (See the next question.)
- What’s the most romantic present your spouse ever bought for you?
I’m a practical girl—I like to give and receive practical presents (though I occasionally buy extravagant presents). One year my husband gave me a Norwex mop set for Christmas. His co-workers harassed him for days, but I loved it!
- What simple gesture does your spouse do that melts you every time?
My hubby’s not a touchy-feely kind of guy, but I could snuggle for days. When we’re in public, he’ll put his hand on the small of my back. At home, he’ll often come into my office just to rub my neck and play with my hair. I love those things.
- What’s the most romantic present you ever bought your spouse?
I’m a practical girl—I like to give practical presents! My husband, however, loves Lego. He really loves Lego. So, even though we’re in our 40s and I can think of a dozen other ways to spend the money, every year I buy him giant, expensive Lego sets for his birthday and Christmas. My practical side cringes, but he loves them.
- Do you and your spouse have a favorite romantic vacation destination?
Not yet, but this month we celebrate 15 years of marriage, and we’ve decided to buy ourselves a camper. We can never decide where to go on vacation because we want to visit friends but we also want to travel. The camper will let us do both! Now we just have to decide if we want a trailer or an RV. (It could be a couple of years before we actually buy one.)
- Where did you and your spouse go for your honeymoon?
Disney World! Technically Kissimmee, Florida, but we went to Disney World while we were there (also Universal Studios and the Kennedy Space Center, but DISNEY WORLD!).
About Karin: Karin Beery grew up in a rural Michigan town, where she wrote her first novel in high school. Today, she writes contemporary stories with a healthy dose of romance. When she’s not writing fiction, she’s reading, editing, or teaching it. In her free time, she enjoys watching University of Michigan football and action-adventure movies with her husband and fur babies. Learn more & connect:
About the book – Practically Married:
Her fiancé left her his house—and his roommate.
Ashley Johnson moves to northern Michigan to finally meet her fiancé face-to-face, but she arrives in time to go to his funeral. With no home back in Ohio, she decides to stay in what would have been their house, except his cousin Russ lives there too, and Russ has never heard of Ashley. To complicate matters, her fiancé accidentally willed her the family farmhouse. Eager to please everyone and desperate to disappoint no one, she proposes a marriage of convenience that could solve her and Russ’s problems, if they can get past her aunt, his sisters, and an ex-girlfriend.
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Question for Readers: Do you prefer grand gesture or everyday romance? Why?
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