Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Kristin Hannah dishes on romance and has a book to give away

**Giveaway is now closed**

We're thrilled to have Kristin Hannah back at Chick Lit Central to not only kick off "Romance Month" but also because she has once again written an amazing novel! "Home Front" (reviewed here) was published yesterday and you will definitely want to get your hands on it! Kristin was here last March and we don't think much has changed since then, other than putting out yet another great story! She's here today to answer some romance themed questions. And thanks to Wunderkind PR, we have THREE copies of "Home Front" to share with some lucky readers in the US and Canada.

Check out Kristin's tour schedule to see if she's coming to a town near you.

You can find Kristin at her website, blog and Facebook.

Favorite date in a novel: I can't think of a favorite date in a novel, which is really strange, given how many romantic novels I've read.

Favorite romantic gesture: To me, the most romantic gestures are little things---bringing you a cup of tea in the morning, knowing when you need a glass of wine. And of course, there's nothing more romantic than a man who gets out of bed in the middle of the night to comfort a baby so you can sleep. :)

Favorite romantic movie: Happy ending: Notting Hill. I loved the easy chemisty of Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant--and who doesn't love the idea of a Hollywood superstar falling in love with an ordinary bookseller? Favorite all time romantic movie is probably Gone with the Wind.

Favorite Romantic Book: "Katherine" by Anya Seton

Favorite romantic song: "All I ask of You," from Phantom of the Opera

Favorite place to go on a date: If you're with the right person, the perfect date can take place anywhere. I do love a perfect day of snow skiing beneath a bluebird sky...or having a mai tai on the beach at sunset with my husband.

What was your favorite moment from your wedding: My favorite moment from my wedding was my dad walking me down the aisle. We were both thinking how much we missed my mom--and how much she would have loved the moment--and it really brought us together for a perfect second in time.

Best movie kiss: Traditional choice: Gone with the Wind. How can you not love that moment? Non-traditional choice: The Abyss, when Ed Harris is desperately trying to revive his dead ex wife. When he saves her, and she comes alive again, it's a great kiss.

Special thanks to Kristin for sharing her favorite romantic things with us and to Wunderkind PR for sharing "Home Front" with our readers!

How to win "Home Front":
Please comment below with your e-mail address. (Please note: Entries without an e-mail address will NOT be counted. You can use AT and DOT to avoid spam. Or provide a link to your facebook page or blog if you can receive messages there.)

Bonus entries (can be listed all in one post):
1. Please tell us: What is your favorite movie kiss?
2. Follow this blog and post a comment saying you are a follower (if you already follow, that's fine too).
3. Post this contest on Facebook or Twitter or in your blog, and leave a comment saying where you've posted it.
4. Join Chick Lit Central on Facebook. Edit settings if you don't want to receive a lot of messages at your e-mail account. Please read our posting guidelines, as well. (If you're already a member, let us know that too.)
5. Add a friend to our Facebook group. (Tell us who you added.) Be sure to remind them to edit their settings.
6. For even more entries, send a digital message to a veteran or soldier (5 extra entries, but please copy and paste what you said into the comments) or purchase a Band for Freedom (10 extra entries, but e-mail us your receipt.)

US/Canada only. Giveaway ends February 7th at midnight EST.


Carl Scott said...

1. Hi again, I'm entering early.
My favorite movie kiss was actually on TV. Sammy Davis Jr. kissing Archie Bunker. It was a scream at the time.
2. I totally follow this blog!
3. I'll be posting this giveaway on Twitter just a soon as I get done here. @carlrscott
4. I'm already a member of Chick Lit Central on Facebook.
My email is:
Thanks for hosting.

Monica Marlowe said...

I am a HUGE fan of Kristin Hannah; she inspired me to start writing! Her style is so moving and I love how she engages readers emotionally.

My favorite movie kiss? Swoon ... when Rhett kisses Scarlett during the burning of Atlanta.

My email is authormonicaATyahooDOTcom

Elissa said...

My fave movie kiss was probably Noah and Ally on the dock in The Notebook. I follow this blog and I'm a FB member.

Love Kristin!

carole said...

Hi! I'll share it on facebook-already a friend of your blog, favorite kiss from the movie the Notebook, Noah and Ally! I love all your books, have them on my bookshelf! Looking forward to reading Homefront!

Kritters Ramblings said...

I loved The Notebook kiss on the dock in the rain. SO passionate! (looks like I am not the only one!)

i follow via gfc
i am a fan on facebook

leela said...

Fav kiss was Notebook's Noah & Ally in the rain on the dock...the whole theater was chanting kiss her, kiss her, kiss her!!!

Will post on Twitter


Nina said...

Is it lame if I pick a Disney movie for my favorite movie kiss?! Because I have to say, Tangled is one of my favorites. :)

JennJenD said...

My favorite kiss is probably too classic, but its THE kiss from Gone With the Wind.

i follow the blog

i will share on fb

im a member on fb

Kristen said...

I feel like a total follower, but the kiss that immediately came to mind was the Notebook kiss!

I follow on email and Facebook.


Jeryl M. said...

I would like to read this book.

Jeryl M. said...

I don't have a favorite movie kiss but one that comes to mind is the kiss between Liesel and Rolf after they dance in the gazebo in The Sound of Music. I always thought the expression on her face and the fact that after they kiss she throws up her arms and says "Whee!" was so corny.

I am a subscriber.

I am a Facebook fan.

BRN2SHOP9 said...

My favorite movie kiss is between Sandra Bullock & Benjamin Bratt in Miss Congeniality.

I follow via twitter, facebook and GFC

brn2shop9 at gmail dot com

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

Two kisses come to mind: 1. Leo Dicaprio and Claire Danes in Romeo and Juliet and 2. Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling in The Notebook.... Swwwoooon!

I'm a follower!

I tweeted!

I'm a fan on FB!

amber_johnson2004 at yahoo dot com

Linda Kish said...

I would love to win a copy of this book.

I'd have to say Love Story because it was such a romantic movie, to me.

I am a GFC follower

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Na said...

I love Kristin Hannah's books and am really looking forward to this one. They are tearjerkers and oh so emotional.

My favorite movie kiss is from The Notebook. I like the desperation and sincerity of it.

GFC follower

bn100 said...

My favorite one would be from Gone With The Wind.

I follow your blog.

Thanks for the giveaway. The book sounds very interesting.


Wanda Z said...

I love Kristin Hannah books!

1. Favorite movie kiss - The Notebook
2. I follow this blog
3. My email is: wjzerangue(at)cox(dot)net


Kym said...

I am a HUGE Kristin Hannah fan, just love her writing !

1.I am a follower
2. fb group
3. Fav movie kiss, Id have to say the movie "Serendipity"


Bonnie said...

My favourite movie kiss is the kiss in the rain between Allie and Noah in The Notebook.

I'm a follower of the blog, and I posted the contest on Facebook.

I submitted a request to join the group on FB.


StereoQueenBee said...

1. Please tell us: What is your favorite movie kiss?

Probably something from Forrest Gump, once Jenny finally realizes how sincere Forrest is.

2. Follow this blog and post a comment saying you are a follower (if you already follow, that's fine too).

Already follow.

3. Post this contest on Facebook or Twitter or in your blog, and leave a comment saying where you've posted it.

Facbeook - Sabrina-Kate Eryou
Twitter - stereoqueenbee

4. Join Chick Lit Central on Facebook. Edit settings if you don't want to receive a lot of messages at your e-mail account. Please read our posting guidelines, as well. (If you're already a member, let us know that too.)

Am already a member.

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Valerie said...
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Valerie said...

1 - Favorite movie kiss?? Would have to be between 2: Darcy kissing Elizabeth at the end of Pride & Prejudice (the one with Keira Knightley), and Maximus kissing the emporer's daughter (Russell Crowe in Gladiator)
2 - I already follow the blog
3 - Posting to my FB page
4 - Already a member of CLC

My email is: txreyn5663 (at) earthlink (dot) net

rubynreba said...

It would have to be Rhett and Scarlet.

rubynreba said...

GFC Follower

rubynreba said...

member of Chick Lit on facebook

Anonymous said...

jenceyg msn com

Member on GFC and FB

Posted it on my blog.

Favorite movie kiss the one that comes to mind is Pride and Prejudice when Elizabeth and Darcy kiss.

Kim W. said...

1. Does it have to be a movie kiss -- cuz my all time favorite kiss on any screen, little or big, is the first time Ross & Rachel (Friends) kiss, just inside the doors of Central Perk!!!

2. I follow CLC

3. I posted the contest on FB

4. I belong to CLC on FB

Lucie Simone said...

My favorite movie kiss is between Drew Barrymore & Michael Vartan in NEVER BEEN KISSED.

I'm a follower on Facebook & Twitter

Lalucie at sbcglobal dot net

Kat said...

Love Kristin Hannah! Would love to win!

Favourite movie kiss: Well... There isn't just one but Noah & Allie on the dock sticks out... Runners-up: Titanic (front of boat & that amazing scene in the carriage), Never Been Kissed, and Lady & the Tramp.

I am a follower of the blog.

I am a member of CLC.

Posted on Facebook.

Books Etc. said...

Great interview!

1. I've got to go with The Notebook. That kiss in the rain? *swoon*
2. I'm already a follower here :)
3. I'll be posting on Facebook and Twitter - want everyone to read this interview! :)
4. Already a member on the Facebook page.

Thanks for this chance to win! :)

books.etc.blogger AT gmail DOT com