Valentine’s Day Gift Hop!

Valentine’s Day Gift Hop!

Welcome, heart hoppers!

If you’re here, you probably already know that a huge group of us got together to celebrate love, sex, and all things books in this year’s Valentine’s Day Gift hop from February 10-15! The grand prize is a Kindle Paperwhite and digital new adult romance basket, and every comment on every blog in the hop will count as an entry toward either of the grand prizes. I’ll also be giving away an Annabel Joseph bag (pictured below) and signed paperback of your choice, so be sure to leave a comment below if you’d like to be entered to win!


I hope you have some sweet plans for Valentines Day, whether or not you have a honey in your life at the moment. One thing I learned about Valentine’s this year is that it’s not celebrated on the same day in every part of the world. My friend Maryara told me that in Brazil, they celebrate Valentine’s Day, or Dia dos Namorados, on June 12. Dia dos Namorados translates more literally to “Day of the Enamored” which I think is the coolest thing ever. So you know what my Brazilian hero Rubio is going to be doing on June 12…lucky Petra!

valentines pic

To make this more fun, why not comment on an exotic or foreign place YOU’D like to spend Valentine’s Day? Remember, I’ll pick one random commenter here to win an AJ bag and signed book of your choice, and you’ll also be entered to win the Hop’s grand prize. Be sure to visit all the blogs below to comment like crazy and hopefully win something! Good luck!


Keep hopping! Click here to find links to the other participating authors and blogs!


  • Lainie Suzanne Posted February 10, 2014 10:23 pm

    I would love to spend it on the secluded Cumberland Island off the coast of Georgia. It’s spectacular!!!

  • Elise-Maria Barton Posted February 11, 2014 12:37 am

    Gee, Annabel, fancy meeting u on this hop lol. U know, since I live on the southern Gulf in Florida, there’s not a whole lot more I can ask for as far as romantic spots to be found bc we’ve got it all right here. My next best answer wld be “my imagination” bc I can come up w/some outrageous stuff!

  • Beth Wharton Posted February 11, 2014 7:50 am

    Good Morning! Good luck with the snow and ice heading your way Annabelle! I would say a remote cabin in the woods, some snow falling, supplies all packed in and a roaring fireplace! b.

  • Kalliope Posted February 11, 2014 10:47 am

    It’s so great to see you being part of this amazing gift hop, Annabel! 😉 Thank you for the chance to win and your awesome giveaways!
    The place I’d love to spend Valentine’s day is Prague! I just love its history and the Gothic / renaissance style!

  • Trinda (MingLee) Posted February 11, 2014 12:42 pm

    Hmmm, I think I would chose Ireland..both hubby and I are Irish (well I’m moreso, but don’t tell him that)..and would LOVE LOVE LOVE to visit my roots, the beautiful history/castles *sighs*, so romantical…
    Have a good one!! x

  • Kristen Posted February 11, 2014 1:29 pm

    I think Rome would be my choice! But if the beau wants to whisk me away to Paris, I won’t complain. 😉

  • Laurel Posted February 11, 2014 5:21 pm

    We live in south Florida so the weather is great at this time of year. We will sit on our terrace with a drink and just relax.

  • jenny meyers Posted February 11, 2014 7:10 pm

    Want to be ANYWHERE where its sandy and warm with frozen drinks!

  • Leigh Smith (aka Sunny Girl) Posted February 11, 2014 7:56 pm

    In a thatched hut in Tahiti.

  • Nancy Walters Posted February 11, 2014 8:29 pm

    Any where that I don’t have to shovel snow! 😉

  • Regan Nicole Posted February 11, 2014 10:56 pm

    Honestly…I’d say anywhere but here! I live in the Midwest and we have experienced some colddd weather- like -50 cold!!! But my dream V-day destination would be going anywhere in Europe 🙂

  • Wanda C. Posted February 11, 2014 11:50 pm

    I would love to be in Australia. Thanks for participating.

  • Melissa C. Posted February 12, 2014 12:18 am

    I like naughty books too. That bag would be perfect for me. Thanks for participating in the hop.
    leighannecrisp at yahoo dot com

  • BookacideAlicia Posted February 12, 2014 3:31 am

    I like the idea of spending Valentine’s Day in Buenos Aires. Thanks for the giveaway.
    bookacide at gmail dot com

  • Sofia Grey Posted February 12, 2014 5:12 am

    It’s a little cliched perhaps, but Venice or Paris, with that special someone, would be pretty amazing for Valentine’s Day 🙂

    Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  • Celina K Posted February 12, 2014 7:07 am

    A small tropical island or a cabin in the middle of nowhere.

    dreammie_angel at yahoo dot com

  • ItsyBitsyBooksy Posted February 12, 2014 2:50 pm

    I’d love to spend it back in Paris. I love walking in Montmartre.

  • Renee Posted February 12, 2014 3:30 pm

    I would love to go to St Croix any day. It doesn’t have to be Valentines Day. Thanks.

  • Sue Posted February 12, 2014 8:49 pm

    I would love to visit Australia or New Zealand. Thanks for the Blog hop.

  • amy bowens Posted February 13, 2014 11:51 am

    I would love to visit Rome! I have always been fascinated by this area and I think it would be a great place to getaway!

  • Jess P Posted February 13, 2014 12:00 pm

    I would love Italy but anywhere in the mountains would be great. Something in an open area surrounded by trees and no neighbors within screaming distance. 😉

  • Shannon Greathouse Posted February 13, 2014 6:02 pm

    I would love to be in Ireland.I have genealogy research that needs to be finished.My husband would enjoy the atmosphere too.

    majecscontesttx at gmail dotcom

  • heather kaufman Posted February 13, 2014 6:22 pm

    Paris, of course!

    ncprincess96 at yahoo dot com

  • Jess Posted February 13, 2014 9:11 pm

    I’d love to spend it in London. Such a romantic town.

  • Eva Millien Posted February 13, 2014 10:16 pm

    Scotland! Thanks for sharing the hop and your giveaway. Happy V Day! evamillien at gmail dot com

  • Natasha Posted February 13, 2014 11:41 pm

    I would love to spend it in Germany or Finland.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  • H.B. Posted February 14, 2014 1:48 am

    Japan, I’ve always wanted to go there to explore the food, culture and festivals.

    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

  • Daniel M Posted February 14, 2014 3:36 pm

    probably some unnamed caribbean island – regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  • Kelsey Summer Posted February 14, 2014 9:04 pm

    After the winter we’ve had I’d say I’d like to spend my Valentine’s Day anywhere warm. Not particular about where – just somewhere with no snow.

    kesummer69 (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Zosia Posted February 15, 2014 2:32 am

    Alaska … I am kind of anti-social so Alaska sounds good to me.

  • Courtney T Posted February 15, 2014 7:17 am

    I’d love to spend a valentine’s with my husband somewhere in a secluded countryside. Either Ireland or Alaska 😛 i know, not really the same, but just the idea of the two of us together with beautiful scenery

  • Shadow Posted February 15, 2014 12:27 pm

    Hi! Happy Valentines! My dream would be to go to Ireland and explore! It sounds so beautiful there! I definitely want to go here! Thank you for sharing and for ​the amazing giveaway!

  • Aly P Posted February 15, 2014 3:52 pm

    Thanks for the great giveaway! I’d have loved to spend it in Dublin, Ireland 🙂

  • Shannon Blackwell-Williams Posted February 15, 2014 4:10 pm

    I would love to go to Ireland! Maybe explore all those awesome castles & find a dark corner to hide out in with the hubby & be just a little bit naughty…..

  • BookLady Posted February 15, 2014 4:43 pm

    I would love to spend Valentine’s Day with my husband on a beautiful tropical island.
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  • bn100 Posted February 15, 2014 5:34 pm

    in Paris

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  • Brittany E Wendtland Posted February 15, 2014 5:52 pm

    I would love to go to Hawaii!! bw2323bro(@)

  • Joy F Posted February 15, 2014 6:32 pm

    In Scotland.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  • JanD Posted February 15, 2014 6:46 pm

    New Zealand would be my pick.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

  • Sherry S. Posted February 15, 2014 8:33 pm

    I would love to go to Ireland.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  • Jenn Oldaker Posted February 15, 2014 10:50 pm

    I agree with Nancy Walters LOL! NO MORE SNOW! Anywhere WARM would suffice after the winter we’ve had in indiana this year 😉 jjo7796 at hotmail dot com

  • annabeljoseph Posted February 16, 2014 1:16 pm

    Wow, so thrilled at all the posts! I read them all (including the few spammers who decided to drop by before I deleted them, lol.) Thanks to everyone for participating in this wonderful hop. I made up all the tiny slips of paper and my fascinated 7yo helped me draw the winner: Kelsey Summer! Good luck to everyone who entered…perhaps you’ve won something at the other blogs! <3

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