Monday, January 17, 2011

KISS AT YOUR OWN RISK Official Contest Post

Stephanie Rowe is celebrating the release of the first book in her Soulfire series, with the KISS AT YOUR OWN RISK Contest. The grand prize is a $100 Amazon gift certificate. There are four ways to enter (including leaving a comment in THIS post!), and Knight Agency newsletter subscribers will receive triple points. Deets below, and Good Luck!

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Share the riskiest thing you've done for love, or what someone has risked for you via Twitter or Facebook status updates, commenting on The Knight Agency's official KISS AT YOUR OWN RISK Contest blog post, or emailing with your entry.

The contest period begins on Monday, January 17th at 12:01am Eastern Standard Time and ends on Thursday, January 20th at 1pm Eastern Standard Time. The winners will be randomly drawn and announced at Stephanie Rowe's author chat on Thursday, January 20th @ 9pm ET in The Knight Agency chat room.

1. Twitter entries must be contained to one Tweet and contain the hashtag #KissRisk.

2. Facebook entries must be also be contained to one status update and contain the hashtag #KissRisk. Facebook entrants must email with a link to their page so that the entry can be verified by the Contest Adminstrator.

Friends of Stephanie Rowe on Facebook and publicly viewable Facebook accounts can enter. If you are not Stephanie's Facebook friend. or if your account is not publicly viewable -- you cannot enter the contest using Facebook because we will be unable to view your page and verify your entry.

3. Visit and leave a comment in the blog noted as the "Official Kiss at Your Own Risk Contest Post."

4. Email with your entry and "Kiss Risk Contest" in the subject line.

- You can use each entry method one (1) time for up to four (4) entries.

- You can repeat your answer to the question each time you enter. (For example, you could say "I eloped after knowing my husband for only one week. #KissRisk" on Twitter. Then you could repeat the exact same entry on Facebook, The Knight Agency blog and send it via email.)

- As a special bonus, subscribers to The Knight Agency newsletter will receive triple points for their entries. If you are a newsletter subscriber, email with the locations of your entries and the usernames/handles you used to receive credit. If you subscribe to the newsletter anytime during the contest, you can also receive triple points. Sign up here: newsletter link.

- This contest is restricted to U.S. residents.

Click here for additional rules and regulations on the contest webpage.

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Blogger Danielle said...

The riskiest thing I ever did for love? Flew to another country for a four-day-long date with my pen pal of 12 years. Fell madly in love at first sight, planned to get married after he was done basic training and move to be with him while he was in the military. Of course, it was too fairy-tale-esque to last--basic screwed him up and he broke my heart. Def a whirlwind of a risky relationship!

Monday, January 17, 2011 at 10:32:00 AM EST  
Blogger reneedeangelo said...

The riskiest thing I ever did for love was date my boss. We snuck around for months for fear of being fired. We never got caught and have been married for 20 years.

Monday, January 17, 2011 at 12:31:00 PM EST  
Blogger ChrissieMac said...

The riskiest thing I ever did for love ... had his baby.
The doctors said, "Do not do this! It might kill you!" but I've always had a problem trusting authority. And love can make you crave strange things - like babies.
My "greatest risk" will turn 30 this year and is the subject of my WIP, Umbilical Musings, my second greatest risk. LOL

Monday, January 17, 2011 at 1:35:00 PM EST  
Blogger Sean said...

The riskiest thing I ever did for love was to watch Valentine's Day with my girlfriend last night. It was horrible. Now she wants flowers AND a ring next month. Dang!

Monday, January 17, 2011 at 5:25:00 PM EST  
Blogger Robin K said...

I married my blind date! After 3 years together we were going to have a "normal" wedding and got tired of the run-around. We called our family and said to be at the court house on Friday!

Monday, January 17, 2011 at 9:03:00 PM EST  
Blogger Nise' said...

I risked my friendship with my best friend when I gave in to the mutual attraction of the guy she wanted. I ended up marrying him and she did not talk to me for a year.

Monday, January 17, 2011 at 10:02:00 PM EST  
Blogger Danielle said...

I am with Danielle. I practically flew to another state to spend 10 days with 'him' and got shot down a week or two later. What got me angrier was the fact that I wasted the money on him!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 1:15:00 AM EST  
Blogger Christie (The Fiction Enthusiast) said...

I eloped with my boyfriend after just 7 months of dating because he had to leave for Iraq. It was spur of the moment and we only told a few friends that we were going to the Justice of the Peace. We celebrated our 8 year wedding anniversary yesterday and have two beautiful daughters together so looks like it was a risk worth taking.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 10:10:00 AM EST  
Blogger Jia Gayles said...

Awesome entries guys! Thank you for sharing. I'm trying to come up with something risky I've done for love (even though I know I can't enter), but I don't have anything that comes anywhere near you all. I'm definitely impressed with everyone's courage. Maybe it will inspire me to do something risky... ;-)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 11:15:00 AM EST  
Blogger Christine S. Morehouse said...

The riskiest thing I ever did for love?

No brainer. I flew to England and stayed for a year. He was older and had a rocking British accent that dropped me to my knees. But, as time went on his accent grated and he ended up sounding like a typical male with better pronunciation.

Looking back, it was not one of my best decisions. At the time, I believed with every fiber of my being that we were soul mates. unfortunately, we weren't.

You live and learn and use it as a story prose. :)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 12:34:00 PM EST  
Blogger CrystalGB said...

The riskiest thing I did for love was marry my husband after dating for only 4 months.
We have been married for almost 8 years. It was worth the risk.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 1:10:00 PM EST  
Blogger heidi330 said...

The riskiest thing I did for love or he did.
Well, I met him on my daughter's 8th birthday, he was a friend of my mother's son. I had a few yrs on him, not a whole lot but a few.
Well he bugged me for weeks to go out with him and I just felt he was to young. Plus his family made some nasty remakes about me so I was not to open to get to know these people.
After a month of me refusing, I was on my way to class, I had gone back to college, he had a sign made and posted it along the highway I took to school saying," Take a chance ! We could be the next great romance!"
Well it worked, I did take that chance. Its been hard at times, I had the hang up on age, and his parents were not nice to me but after 15 yrs, getting married and the birth of our 4 yr old son, life has been great with him. Even my older daughters love him.
Im sure glad he didnt give up on me.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 3:25:00 PM EST  
Blogger Virginia said...

I guess the riskiest thing I ever did for love was ride down a little country road with the guy that I was in love with doing 140 miles an hour in his car. The crazy things you'll do when you are young and in love. There is no way I would do thing now, love or no love. I had to be young and crazy at the time. By the way that love broke my heart so it didn't go anywhere.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 4:35:00 PM EST  
Blogger LadyVampire2u said...

The riskiest thing I did was give my whole heart to a man after knowing him only a few months. I fought with my family and friends to be with him and gave up so much for him. In the end, we parted ways some time later. I guess it just wasn't meant to be.

I am a subscriber of the newsletter of the Knights Agency as well. Thanks!
LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 5:15:00 PM EST  
Blogger Stephanie Rowe said...

These stories are so great! Even the ones that didn't have a HEA show a courage and passion that is so wonderful. You all rock! I am going to have to think on this one and come up with somethign worthwhile...

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 10:11:00 PM EST  
Blogger CiNdY said...

Put up with a long distance relationship for a year. All for love!! :D

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 12:09:00 AM EST  
Blogger jeanette8042 said...

The riskiest thing I ever did for love was spontaneously travel to Europe with a guy I really liked. It was a crazy adventure that didn't end the way I planned with him but at least I got to travel!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 3:11:00 AM EST  
Blogger Kayanna Kirby said...

The riskiest thing I ever did for love? I packed up everything, sold my business and condo and moved from NYC to Atlanta to be with a Man I'd only spoken to on the phone for all of 2 weeks. Oh and he was twice my age at the time. phew! It's been 8 years, married and one daughter later and still extremely happy. I flew out of NY right after a blizzard. I fought to get to Atlanta. When I got there the reality of what I was doing hit me and I couldn't leave the bathroom for about 45 minutes after I landed.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 4:30:00 PM EST  
Blogger Blaze said...

When my husband, then boy friend, was graduating from GA Tech, I risked my brand new job by requesting the time to attend his graduation, it was just after a series of horrendous air crashes, and I risked the plane travel, as well (we were grounded for hours before take off with engine troubles.)

The only hotel I could afford was the Penthouse Hotel, which I only later found out was a low price brothel! Early one morning the police knocked on my room (I slept with a chair jammed under the door knob) and asked if I had heard anything next door. I had not, but they showed me the room, which had been destroyed by shot gun blasts. (OMG the TV and the mattress) and I still stayed there the next night so I could attend his graduation.

We are married over 28 years now. I would do it again.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 6:09:00 PM EST  
Blogger Julie Weathers said...

I poured up some hot oil into the wrong bowl after I finished frying okra. When the sides of the bowl started melting I realized what I had done and grabbed it to throw it in the sink so it wouldn't catch on fire from the other burners. As I started to turn around, my toddler came up to me so I turned around and held the bowl in front of me so it wouldn't hit him and screamed at my husband to get him away from me. The bottom came out of the bowl just as my husband swooped him up and I got deep-fried feet and legs.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 6:12:00 PM EST  
Blogger Kathleen said...

Not the same kind of love, but... moved 3,000 miles with no job prospects and no friends on the other end, just to live with her.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 7:45:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Casey H said...

The risky thing I've done for love actually happened a couple months ago. I wrote a romance novel (with the hero and heroine based off of me and the guy I've been in love with for over 10 years) and gave us the love story I wish we had. Less than 24 hours after I finished, I gave it to him. At the time, he was in a relationship with another woman.

After he finished reading (apparently it only took him 7 or 8 hours to read) he told me that he loved me too, but he was still in love with her. And couldn't break it off with her just yet.

Well, he did break up with her a few weeks ago - but I still haven't heard from him about getting together.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 8:37:00 PM EST  
Blogger RedHeadedQuilter said...

The riskiest thing I ever did for love was move from Canada to the US for a guy who I'd known for only 5 weeks in real life. (We'd talked online for a year or so.)

That was 1997. We're married now.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 9:10:00 PM EST  
Blogger AryZane said...

Riskiest thing I did for love? Hm. Similar to many comments, I agreed to marry a man I'd known for all of six weeks and move to another country to be with him and his very young daughter. (He was divorced) I wasn't yet 20. We've been married 15 years now.

Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 7:35:00 AM EST  
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Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 8:05:00 AM EST  
Blogger Bella said...

#KissRisk : I switched colleges to be closer and it was worth it, even if it eventually wasn't lasting.
I could have attended a more prestigious, private,elite college but decided for once to make my own decision and take a risk for love. It was a huge risk at the time since I was so young and it was a big factor in my future, but I'm glad I did it and wouldn't change my decision if I had it to do over again. No regrets even if we're not together right now.

Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 10:49:00 AM EST  
Blogger TJ Brown said...

The riskiest thing I've ever done for love was to leave a bad relationship with my ex-husband for it. Turned out well and I have now been married for over 22 years!

Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 11:12:00 AM EST  
Blogger Elie said...

The riskiest thing anyone has ever done for away. As a teenager, life wasn't the way I thought it should be, so my love and i ran away, to Canada to be exact (no passport needed at that time). We stayed until we ran out of $, then came back and dealt with it, like normal teenagers.

Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 11:50:00 AM EST  
Blogger jenn m said...

I eloped while on vacation. After 8yrs and 3 kids together it just wasn't enough for him and he kept pressing for marriage . So when we took our family vacation I told him at 4 in the morning well if your wanting to do it now is the time by noon we was standing in the court house and he was a happy man ( most expense piece of paper I have ever bought lol)

Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 12:00:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Ana H said...

The riskiest thing I ever did was give my hubby of 15 yrs a second chance. And I have to admit I have not regretted it at all. I am even happier now than before.

Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 12:37:00 PM EST  
Blogger DrkCherry said...

Secretly got married in Vegas in (we actually slept through our chapel time), then the following year we got remarried and invited people. Twenty-one years later, my father is the only one who doesn't know we got married in Vegas first.

Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 1:37:00 PM EST  
Blogger Margay said...

I think the riskiest thing I ever did for love was: I went into it knowing that it was a no strings attached kind of thing. But it was with a cool guy (who also happened to be a jock) that I'd secretly had a crush on back in high school, so I got to fulfill a fantasy, too. So I guess I actually took two risks there! Turns out, it was the best relationship I ever had because he was the only one who was ever completely honest with me and because he prepared me, I wasn't as hurt when it ended...though I do still think about him sometimes all these years later.

Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 5:20:00 PM EST  

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