Thursday, January 24, 2013

Book-versary Day 8



Welcome to Sophie Oak’s 20th Book-versary!

Today is release day for Sophie’s 20th book, Once Upon a Time in Bliss, A Nights in Bliss, Colorado, prequel. We hope you enjoy this little peek into Bliss’s past.

Congratulations to yesterday's winner, Rhiannon J.! Many Bliss characters make an appearance in Beauty: A Faery Story including Max, Rye, and Rachel Harper, Caleb, as the town healer, and Mel as the mayor. Nate, Zane, and Callie also play important roles. Aoibhneas, the town on Tir na nÓg is a Faery version of Bliss and may just prove that Nell’s mom is not crazy.

Since Once Upon a Time in Bliss tells the story of how Henry and Nell met, to be entered in today’s drawing, please post a comment below telling me your favorite Henry and Nell moment. Everyone who responds before midnight CST on January 25th will be entered in today’s drawing to win a lovely Kate Spade bag, $25 in Siren Strandbucks, and other Sophie swag. We'll post the winner's name tomorrow. Thank you for joining us this week! It’s been a great time!

44 comments:

  1. I remembered a favourite Nell and Henry moment when i was rereading Chasing Bliss. I love the moment when Henry eyes get shrewd and gets the scent of blood against the corporations, and Nell just smiling sweetly letting him take the lead. I am so excited for this book.

    I hope you get a well deserved rest and enjoy your family. xxooxoxoxox

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  2. I loved the moment in Chasing Bliss when Gemma barges in on Henry and Nell. Henry goes all Alpha male protector over Nell, but turns out when Nell leaves the bedroom less than perfectly dressed we realize the poor guy got interrupted. No wonder he was grumpy.

    I have loved getting little tidbits of Henry over the last few books. Can't wait to get to his whole story.

    Now we just need Mel's ;p

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  3. One of my favorite Henry and Nell moments comes from Lost in Bliss. It's when Nell bares her breast at the town meeting in support of Rachel. Henry comes up, slings Nell over his shoulder, and then proceeds to tell everyone how he was going to have to break his vow of nonviolence by killing "person" who looked at her.

    That part let me know there was more to Henry and Nell and I've just been waiting to find out what it is.

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  4. I love Nell and Henry at town meetings. My favorite is when Nell protests on Rachel's behalf about breastfeeding and Henry halls her away. in Lost in Bliss

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  5. My favorite is in Lost in Bliss when Max and Rye are protesting Rachels public breast feeding. In her defence, Nell begins undressing to show support of Rachel's right to breast feed in public. Henry puts Nell over his shoulder and swears while making boundaries. He then carts her off to Mel and Cassidy's bunker until everything blows over.

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  6. I have to agree with a lot of the comments, the breast feeding protest where Henry hauls her off and locks her in the bunker is my gave.

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  7. I think everyone likes the same scene as me! Loved the town hall meeting and Nell supporting Rachel's right to breast feed in public and Henry carrying Nell out of the meeting.

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  8. The town meeting where Nell supports Rachel's right to breastfeed.

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  9. My all time favorite is when pacifist Nell defends Rachel's right to 'kill a son of a bitch' and says just because she's gestating her rights don't change. :) To this day I remember that scene clearly. :) Don't enter me, I just wanted to share my favorite Nell moment.

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  10. I hate to be repetitive, but I also loved when Henry carried Nell out of the town hall meeting when she was helping Rachel fight for her breastfeeding rights. Lol It still makes me laugh when I think about it. Henry and Nell are great characters. I really look forward to reading their story this weekend. It's downloaded onto my Nook and ready to go! :0)

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  11. I think that Henry hauling Nell out of the Town Hall meeting is their best moment, followed closely by the scene when Henry gets blocked by Gemma showing up at their house during play time. I also loved Nell's support of the right to kill a son of bitch!

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  12. I loved when Henry got upset about Nell wanting to protest Max and Rye not wanting to let Rachel nurse in public. It showed just how protective of her he really was, she could.protest but with her shirt on! Loved it!

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  13. When Henry got upset with Nell wanting to whip her shirt off in protest. That was funny. She seemed entirely too eager to get naked in public ... but that's Bliss for you!

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  14. one of my favorite Nell and henry moment (besides the breastfeeding one) is when Gemma goes to talk to Nell and Nell shirt isn't button properly and Gemma spies the handle of a flogger!! Sweet and innocent Nell?? I don't think so!! Loved how Henry was the hidden alpha going into the woods to track down the bad guy!!

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  15. I agree with the previous comments! Nell's support of Rachel was the best!

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  16. I love both characters so much & I hate to be a repeater but the Town Hall meeting where the Harper brothers are wanting Rachel's breastfeeding in public to be outlawed was priceless! I laughed so hard & still do just thinking about Nell taking off her top & Henry carrying her out of there. I can't wait to read their story. I downloaded it early this morning on my kindle and plan to get lost in Bliss this weekend. Thank you Sophie for giving us this awesome place to escape to and truly memorable characters. Can't wait for more Bliss stories!

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  17. One of my favorite H & N moments is when Gemma goes to talk to Nell and Nell's shirt's buttons are messed up and then Gemma spies the handle of a flogger!! sweet and innocent Nell?? LOL!

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  18. Absolutely loved the scene from Lost In Bliss where Henry puts Nell over her shoulder and carries her off “caveman” style after the breastfeeding issue. I loved it even more when he started telling them all the places where nudity belongs :)

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  19. I am sure I am not the only one who counts this as their favorite scene. This cracks me up every time I read it. So my favorite Nell and Henry moment is:

    The Town Hall meeting where the Harper brothers are wanting Rachel's breastfeeding in public to be outlawed was priceless! I laughed so hard & still do just thinking about Nell taking off her top & Henry carrying her out of there.

    I can't wait to read their story.

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  20. I loved when they were doing interpretive dance in the town square as a protest, I liked the mime protest too.
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  21. I think I would have to admit I love it when Nell whips off her shirt and protests public breastfeeding and Henry carries her away too. Oh and the line that it was one of the rational things he had ever done. However, my favorite Nell scene is when she volunteers to be Laura's surrogate makes me tear up. Love that Nell!

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  22. Henry and Nell making their statement against monarchical rule in England. In MIME, of course. Totally laughed out loud.

    New book loaded on Kindle but forcing myself to wait until tonight after I have reread all the H&N sections of the other books.

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  23. My favorite moment with Henry and Nell is when Jesse and Gemma show up for Gemma to talk to Nell. After Gemma yells for Nell that Henry is trying to keep her from "fighting the good fight", Henry takes Jesse into the kitchen for a tofu burger. Sweet revenge! In the same scene, Gemma spots a flogger stuffed between seat cushions and a ball gag! It's one of the few times, we see just how naughty these two can be!

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  24. As a few others have said when Bell bares her breast and he carries her away is my all time favorite

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  25. I'm with the others, when Nell goes to bare her breasts in support of Rachel's right to breastfeed Paige and Henry throws her over her shoulder and carts her off to the caves with Mel and Cassidy - that had to be the best town meeting since Nate's meltdown!!

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  26. I love Nell and Henry's silent protest on lying! Especially when Henry draws a toaster as a (fake) wedding present!

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  27. Oh sooo many awesome Henry/Nell moments!!! I am right now reading Once Upon A Time In Bliss and loving it!!! But seriously....one of my most fave scenes is also the Town Hall/breastfeeding support!!! LOVED that!!!!

    Alisa (Lee)

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  28. I loved when Henry and Nell protested by duct taping their mouths and wearing shirts that said, "Animals Have Voices, Too" in Lost in Bliss.

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  29. I loved the scene in Lost in Bliss where Nell supports Rachel's breastfeeding rights and Henry hauls her away! It was so revealing about their relationship. So great.

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  30. Ofcourse the infamous breastfeeding protest. Nell has balls!! To rip off your shirt in support of the rights of woman is pretty kickass. It's also pretty hot when your sexy husband throws you over his shoulder and carries you out.

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  31. I just love the idea of the weekly, stop traffic protests...they should look into flash mobing!!!

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  32. Loved the brestfeding protest.

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  33. I love when she was going to go topless in protest and he carted her off over his shoulder

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  34. I agree with a lot of people here ;) The townhall meeting was priceless!

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  35. I love them all. I think my favorite is when Henry becomes more alpha and steps up to protect the women.

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  36. I love the scene where Nell wants to bare her breasts in support of Rachel breastfeeding in public and Henry throws his shoulder and hauls her out of the town meeting. For me, this was the first glimpse that Henry is more than he seems.

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  37. I don't want to say too much but my favorite moment comes from the spa scene in the new book. Awesome from start to finish!

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  38. I really find that you learn alot about Henry and Nell in Chasing Bliss. Its awesome how Henry is such a takecharge man.

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  39. Just finished Once Upon A Time In Bliss and there are soooo many fantastic moments between Nell and Henry, but I don't want to give any of them away. So, my favorite would have to be when Nell was supporting Rachel for breastfeeding and mild mannered Henry went all caveman and threatened anyone who looks at her.

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  40. Sophie you are a writing goddess. I love that you took a prequel and tied it so together with all the other stories. Now I have to go back and reread all of the books because you linked them all together so well.

    My favorite scene involves a moose. It's just so very very Bliss.

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  41. That was an awesome ending. . .and excellent tease for the next book with Seth and Logan. How can I wait to see who is menacing Henry via internet? How? One of my favorite moments is the discussion about giving up bacon!

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  42. Thank you to everyone for responding. It was so much fun to read through the comments. I'm glad that you all seem to love Henry and Nell as much as I do.

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