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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Be Still My Book Heart: Book Boyfriend Week - “LOVE Is…” + GIVEAWAY!

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Hey Everyone! First of all… Happy Valentine’s Day!

Secondly, as a single lady, I have to say that my heart is all about the Fictional boyfriends for me right now…

So, how about I talk a bit about what LOVE Is for me?

Don’t Forget to Check out My Giveaway afterwards!

Missie’s Awesome Giveaway HERE!


LOVE is…

  • Feeling the uncontrollable need to have your lover suck your blood…
  • Seeing your man turn into a furry animal and love him even more…
  • Have your world turn upside down and accept it all because of the hot man you love…
  • Seeing the man you love have the urge to turn furry when he is excited and still find him sexy…
  • Suck it up and accept your man was a man whore in the past…
  • Make fun of a huge Lion Shifter by saying “Here, Kitty Kitty” and still get him in the end…
  • Being a 36 year old trying to make it in Hollywood and getting a young Star to fall for you…
  • Overlook every single scary, paranormal, creepy, etc. characteristics and fall in love with a freak anyways!


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Wild Blue Under by Judi Fennel

The Warded Man by Peter V. Brett

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105 Responses so far.

  1. Love to me is knowing that I can act and look like the biggest idiot in front of the one I love and it doesn't matter. I can be sicker than a dog and he will still kiss me. That whatever mistakes that I make it wont matter. That is love!

  2. Heather S says:

    Love is knowing no matter what you say, how you feel, or what you look like he will be there for you. Now I just can't wait to find it!

  3. After several years of marriage and dating and such, LOVE for me is still feeling excited to come home. That's LOVE.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    mrsderaps @ hotmail . com

  4. Love for me is a boyfriend who kisses me goodbye every morning before he leaves for work. Even when I'm asleep. He's done this for almost 7 years now. :)

  5. http://twitter.com/#!/AwesomeSauceBK

    Love to me is really hard to describe lol. I guess its someone you can get mad at and argue with but a minute later you can say I love you and mean it. Its someone you can be goofy and have fun with. Its your best friend your other half. Its someone you can go through hard times, gain a bunch a weight, being broke but always stay together.

    Not sure if I answered that the way you were thinking, but I have a hard time explaining it.

  6. Love is acceptance. It's overlooking the little things because you care so much about the person. It's knowing you would die for them because without them you would die anyways. Love is complicated. LOL ;)

  7. Love to me is fighting, loving, and caring with the same person day in and day out. No matter what you're there for each other. That is love.

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  8. May says:

    Love is hating and loving at the same time.
    It's when you get mad at the person, but can't hold a smile while trying to give them a hard time, because they smile and say you look great when you're mad.
    It's ignoring some flaws or yelling at them for those, but never leaving them because the ups are far more important than the downs.
    Love is having someone to count on - someone you can call and say "I just need you now" and they'll drop everything and come to you, simply because you need them.
    Love is someone that cares about everything in your life, including what the kittens at work did or what your dog's latest trick was. How you're grandma's health is doing and who helps you with boring tasks like cleaning or painting just so they can spend time with you.

  9. winnie says:

    Love for me is truly and deeply caring for someone so that you selflessly put their desires and needs before yourself and you would want them to be happy and content as well.

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!


  10. JenM says:

    For me, love is an emotion that builds you up, it never tears you down. There's lots of it to go around and the more you give and receive, the more it multiplies.

    jen at delux dot com

  11. Love to me is just a willingness to accept.

    nedsped at verizon dot net

  12. donnas says:

    To think about someone else all the time and want to be with them above all else. And that no matter how big a fool you make of yourself they wont hold it against you.

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  14. To me love is feeling comfortable with someone, knowing that they'll consider you and your feelings the same way you do theirs. Being able to count on them and trusting them, and knowing they're your number one friend.

  15. Pamk says:

    love is being there for each other no matter what throught thick and thin.
    scrtsbpal at yahoo dot com

  16. Kaetrin says:

    Love is about acceptance and support - it doesn't sound particularly exciting maybe and would maybe make a boring romance novel, but in everday life, knowing I have someone there who likes me just as I am, neuroses and flaws and all and who is always on my side - that's everything.

  17. Rhianna says:

    In my experience love—romantic love, anyway—is evolution. It starts as one thing, usually intense and extreme, and is ever changing. Sometimes it is agony and suffering. Other times it is soft and quiet, gentle and comfortable. The longer it is shared between two people the more it has the potential to evolve.

    I've been married for going on twelve years and my love for my man has seen some lovely highs and some ugly lows but it's never dull and I'd marry him again in a heartbeat. :) In my experience love is far from being like the movies or a romance novel but the real thing is worth having if it finds you.

    Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

  18. Deea says:

    Well... It's 6AM and I can't sleep and I can't really think. Anyway, right now I'd say that love is: feeling all warm and fuzzy when thinking about someone special, feeling him(her) close to you when he(she) actually is far away, feeling like he(she) is 'the one' even if there's no guarantee to that. Love means respect, compassion, excitement, acceptance, tenderness, trust and maybe I'll come up with more words when my brain works properly. :))

    Happy Valentine's Day and thanks for the giveaway!

  19. Lesley says:

    love is heart wrenching, gut turning, can't live without the other person. Love is never letting go and doing anything for each other.

    Happy v-day!

  20. Birgit says:

    Love is so hard for me to define, but it sure involves two things - a nice warm feeling in my stomach and dedication to the other person!

  21. Anonymous says:

    Love is so many things but it's unconditional and always powerful. Love can be large and overwhelming, but it can also be sweet and small.

    I so loving this blogging event by the way! :)
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  22. Victoria says:

    Love is always knowing that you'll put that person first.

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  23. Vivien says:

    Love is, just unconditional. In every way. Without all the excess words that's the best way to describe it.

  24. Vivien says:

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  25. Seesen says:

    Love makes you live even through the toughest of days. For the one you love.

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  26. Jessica says:

    Love to me is something I have yet to experience. Maybe one day.

  27. Meredith says:

    Love, for me, is my family. That simple.

  28. Love for me is when you stick together no matter the hard times. You get over them and can forgive and forget as well as compromise when needed and forgetting the bad times but remembering the good!

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  30. Sharon S. says:

    what a terrific give away!

    Love is...higher than a mountain, love is thicker than water...(did I just date myself ) For all you young ones, that is from Andy Gibbs' song "Love is".

    love is acceptance.

  31. Love, I would love to be poetic about it, but I can't.
    For me love comes in too many forms... it's liberating, makes you do things you usually would NEVER do *stupid things mainly* makes you miss your significant other like HELL when he/she is away. He makes you miserable and at the same time it's feels ridiculous to be without him. and well I'll stop now.

  32. Chrizette says:

    Love is having someone in your corner - always! :)

  33. Diana says:

    Love for me is to find someone who will be with me in easy and difficult moments.

    Happy Valentine's Day and thanks for the giveaway!

  34. Blodeuedd says:

    Love is being able to be the real you with the one you love :)

    That is a crazy bookloving girl who likes to climb on big stones, jump in the snow and being lazy :)

  35. Missie says:


    Love is when you boyfriend teaches Stalker 101 classes to show them how it's done. :D

  36. I'm gonna cheat and use a quote from Captain Corelli's Mandolin
    When you fall in love, it is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake, and then it subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots are become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the desire to mate every second of the day. It is not lying awake at night imagining that he is kissing every part of your body. No... don't blush. I am telling you some truths. For that is just being in love; which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over, when being in love has burned away. Doesn't sound very exciting, does it? But it is!

  37. For me love is when you miss them when they leave and when they are coming home you get all giddy like a school girl. Love is staying around through the good times and bad.

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  38. Nyra says:

    Love does not possess perfect body or perfect hair or perfect features, love just comes in the package you want.
    Love, sometimes more often sometimes less often, the fact is that with me usually being stingy.

  39. Sharli says:

    I think love is knowing someone better than you know yourself and loving that person for all they are.

    I shared on twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/Entre_Libros/status/37332221480140801

  40. -petit says:

    Love to me is a feeling that can be expressed in lots of ways and for lots of people. You have a different kind of love for a different person in your life. And we should express our love everyday. :D

  41. -petit says:

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  42. Love is my dh taking care of the kids or cleaning the house or having a secret stash of candy.

  43. xlacrimax says:

    Love is not losing that special feeling of flying butterflies in your tummy when someone you love is about to kiss you or just accidentally bumps into you.

  44. Love is all of those phone calls that end in "you hang up first....no you hang up first".

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    "Well having never experienced romantic love I can only guess at it and I think this quote (one of my all time favorites, sums up my 'impression' of how it is;

    "Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is [...] it is not the desire to mate every second minute of the day, it is not lying awake at night imagining that he is kissing every cranny of your body. No, don't blush, I am telling you some truths. That is just being "in love", which any fool can do. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away."

    Thank you for your eloquence Louis de Bernières"

  46. Tore says:

    Love to me is knowing who that person is and all their faults and accepting them. Doing anything for that person including dying for them. Always being there for that person when they need you the most. Understanding that person. Feeling like you can't live without that person that they are your soulmate. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

  47. Kulsuma says:

    Love is recognising and accepting another person's faults in the same way they accept yours. Love is consuming and freeing. Love is when that's the only person you ever think about. You don't tire of them. You love waking up near them. You think about them the moment you wake up and the moment before you fall asleep. You dream of them. Love is recognising that the love they speak about in fairy tales weren't true and real life love is much better. Love is knowing that every time you struggle, it's worth it.

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  48. Natasha says:

    For me, Love is unconditional.
    When you mess up, they stand beside you, and you them. Our faults are accepted. But most of all, we enjoy spending time with each other, and making the best of everyday!
    Love is worth the wait.

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  50. Elin says:

    To me love is when you would do anything for a person, no matter what, it doesn't matter who it is - a brother, a BFF, or boyfriend. You forgive the person when they mess up, and you'll always be there for him/her

  51. dor says:

    Love is a beautiful feeling that emminates through your whole being when you see or think of person you love.

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  53. Mervi says:

    Love is accepting and respecting the other person despite their faults. It's also devotion, that you stay together even through hard times.

  54. Tura Lura says:

    Love is an inexplicable happiness that sneaks up on you when you least expect it.

    Love is knowing you can tell someone anything without worrying what they will think of you.

  55. Katie says:

    love is an emotion that you feel when you feel supported and accepted by those you love

  56. Alyssa says:

    Love for me is knowing that that special someone will be there for me today and every day in the future.

  57. Love to me is being with people who love you back. Someone who is there for you no matter what and accepts you the way you are. x

  58. Anne says:

    Love to me is doing what needs to be done even if you don't want to. Love is being appreciated and thanked for doing those things and "just because".

  59. Triss says:

    For me is love everything I feel. I feel angry love, tender love, happy love, all kinds of love.

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  60. Love...love is my boyfriend remembering my favourite brand of orange juice

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  61. nat says:

    Love for me is knowing no matter how upset I am my husband and kids can still make me laugh!
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  62. Love is caring for someone through good times and bad.

  63. Amy says:

    Love is truly caring about another person's feelings and being about to accept them for exactly who they are.

  64. GABY says:

    Love is a feeling I can't explain. It's when the life of the other one means more to you, and you'll do anything for that person no matter what.

    Love is when you feel totally safe with the other person.

    Love is amazing!

  65. I would have to say it's an iternal feeling of complete happiness. Just being around the person you love or even just thinking of them puts you in a better mood. Kind of like seeing in black and white till your with that person, than everything is in color. Knowing you couldn't live without them and would lay your life on the line for them. When nothing else matters except your future together. It's something to fight for and others have died for. Love. Just saying it feels right and not seeing anyone else in the crowded room but the person you love, being with them makes you want to be a better person :)

    I tweeted

  66. Annabelle says:

    Love is accepting someone for who they are no matter what there faults are and always being there to help them when they need it the most.

  67. natalie23 says:

    LOVE IS accepting someone no matter what thier faults/flaws, and always having someone there for you.

  68. Jennzah says:

    love to me? my husband, Anthony. everything he does is for me. he brought me over from America, he's fixing up this flat we live in, he works so hard so we can have a better life. HE IS love. :)

    love is also being able to be exactly who you are around that one person who makes you feel whole. i have that with my husband and i wouldn't trade it for the world. :)

  69. Anonymous says:

    Love to me is the simple feeling when you get when you know that you feel for someone so deeply that you'll do anything for their happiness.

  70. Love is... Despite all, a person's flaws, looks, etc that that person always means so much to a person. Just being with them makes you feel good, serene and warm all over.


  71. Anonymous says:

    Love is falling so hard that it leaves you dizzy and at the same time flying so high it takes your breath away.

  72. Lissa says:

    Love is when you need somebody by your side to make you feel complete.

  73. for me, love is trusting your heart to someone knowing that he will take good care of it. Love is wanting to be with someone through good or bad. It's accepting the person you love despite his/her flaws. and most of all, it's Unconditional :)

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  74. Anonymous says:

    Love to me is family, accepting you and loving you no matter what :)

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  75. Anonymous says:

    Love to me is family, accepting you and loving you no matter what :)

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  76. Love is caring very deeply for another person (or animal!)

  77. Debys says:

    Love to me can't really be described in words... At least not human words. But if I had to try, I guess I'd say love is friendship and trust at it's finest. Love is accepting someone for who they are and loving them BECAUSE of their faults and not DESPITE them. Is caring for someone more than for yourself. Love is pain and bliss and everything in between.

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    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!!!

  78. VampAngel says:

    Love is liking someone despite their flaws, liking them completely and taking them as they are. No "buts"about it!

  79. Love for me is always having someone to rely on. Whether it be your parents, your bestfriend, boyfriend or husband, those that are always there for you are the ones that love you the most through thick and thin.
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  81. Marlene says:

    Love to me is when the person is there no matter what happens you don't have to ask them to be. And they always have your back.

  82. Linda says:

    Loving & accepting the person even with their flaws. Being there for each other & wanting to be.

    & on the soppy side *grin* Love is when your souls call out to each other.

  83. Love is just wonderful :) its having your best friend as a life long companion

  84. Sara says:

    Love is finding a guy who loves you as you are, when you wake up in the morning, without makeup (even with dragon breath.) Love is a guy who doesn’t play games, who calls you back within a descent amount of time and texts back right away, simply and efficiently. Love is being real and honest with the person you choose to spend the rest of your life with.

  85. Anonymous says:

    Love is the look in my husband's eyes when he looks at me and I know I'm all he sees.

  86. Love is when even you have a really crappy day and you have that one person who can make you smile so easily with just a hug or a kiss.

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  88. Anonymous says:

    Love to me is understanding someone perfectly. Being on the same page - on the same heartbeat. Love is knowing someone inside and out and loving every bit of him/her. Love is being forgivable for your love's mistakes.

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  89. Niii says:

    Love to me is life, happiness! You can find the happiness living with love. I know that's it cliché but is the truth!

  90. Desa says:

    Love is when you find someone who loves you for everything you are,
    flaws or no flaws. Is being honest and faithful with the other person.
    Love is being together in good times and in bad times.


  91. Glory says:

    Uuuh, love's theme is very complicated!

    Anyway... i'm a single lady,too. Pff.

    And yep,my heart is for Fictional boyfriends.. it's stupid, isnt it? Lol

  92. Love to me is when you care for someone and spend time with then when you can because you never know what the next day brings!
    Great giveaway thank you!
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  93. Anna says:

    For me love is reciprocal trust and desire for someone <3

    thanks for the international giveaway


  94. Anonymous says:

    Love to me is the time that you spend with family on the weekends doing little projects.

  95. Sinnaye says:

    Love is that feeling you get when you wake in the morning and you see his sleepy face next to you and you wonder what he's dreaming about :)

  96. Aik says:

    Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  97. Love is accepting someone for who they are. Both the good and bad. Its sticking with that person despite upsets, meeting them halfway on everything in life. Caring about every little thing that goes on in the each others lives and both helping each other through your path in life. Promising to always be there and never give up. To be each others strength, happiness, best friend, etc. To share your life utterly and completely for always.

  98. Love is not only accepting the good and bad about someone but loving them because of them! Love is when your first thought is what can I do to make them happy, when their happiness is more important than yours, because f they are happy, so are you.

    Thanks for the fantastic giveaway Larissa!

  99. Jana says:

    Love is the most amazing thing! I think that without love would be people lost.


    thanks for the international giveaway

  100. Love is the two sticky faces that kiss me all over, even when I'm tired and cranky. Love is the muddy fingers that drag dirt all over my clean floors and walls. Love is the piles of dirty clothes I wash each day for my messy little men. Love is my two beautiful boys....

  101. Spav says:

    Love is caring for someone no matter what, including their faults. You would do anything for them and at the end all you want is fromt hem to be happy.

  102. Love is caring about that special person and being willing to stick by them through thick and thin.
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  103. Calliope says:

    Love is being yourself and finding acceptance, it's about wanting to be with someone and knowing that they want to be with you and having something inside you recognize that other person as home.

    It's like the Valkyries say - it's about knowing that when that other person opens their arms, you're going to run into them no matter what.

  104. meggerfly says:

    I think that love is in the little things...Like when he does the dishes if he see's that they need to be done. Or thanking me for making dinner.

  105. Maria says:

    Love to me is just knowing that you can always count on that person. Weather it be to not judge you or to have a shoulder to cry on. Thanks for the giveaway! m.ramey@ymail.com

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