#Cover Reveal – Plain Jayne!
In Laura Drewry’s funny, heartwarming Loveswept debut, Plain Jayne, a man and a woman learn the hard way that a little bit of love makes staying friends a whole lot harder. Read more
Shattered by Tracy Wolff – #CoverReveal
The Extreme Risk series—Tracy Wolff’s edgy, emotional take on the New Adult genre—continues with the story of a lost soul and the fearless beauty who inspires him to take a flying leap back into life. Read more
#BlackFriday #CyberMonday .99 deals from #Loveswept
#TinaOnTuesday – Meet the J-Men, an elite team of heroes
Meet the Justiss Alliance, better known as the J-Men — an elite team of heroes out to do right.
Name: Rick/Risk Yarbrough Read more
Sneak Peek Sunday – Tie Me Down by Tracy Wolff
For fans of Sylvia Day, E. L. James, and J. Kenner, the author of the edgy and erotic Full Exposure delivers another explosive tale of seduction and suspense.
As the only woman on her homicide squad, star investigator Genevieve Delacroix maintains a tough-as-nails attitude that keeps men at arm’s length. She never gives in to her secret fantasies—until she meets a mysterious stranger who teaches her how little control she really has over her mind or her body. Click here for FREE Snippet! Read more
Yours to Keep Thanksgiving Tour – featuring Serena Bell + Giveaway!
Only four more days till Thanksgiving. And we all know what that means. The helter-skelter, full-tilt rush to Christmas. It’s a short interval this year—Thanksgiving is late, so Christmas is “early.” Sometimes it’s hard to hang on to the spirit of the season through all the madness.
Over time, I’ve learned that the trick to enjoying the holiday season is finding ways to tap back into that spirit. I embrace holiday concerts, holiday-themed plays and musicals, living nativities, lessons and carols celebrations, and holiday anthologies—any event or piece of music or story that makes me stop and think about why I’m doing all this. Read more
Heating Up the Holidays – Play with Me by Lisa Renee Jones #BlogHop and #Giveaway
We’re always thankful for romance, and especially thankful to Lisa Renee Jones for sharing her sexy Thanksgiving romance, Play with Me, in HEATING UP THE HOLIDAYS!
Join us on a review blog hop and giveaway (anyone in the mood for candlelight?) and see what other fans are saying about the steamy office romance!
#Throwback Thursday – that was then, this is now, WOW!
I’m in the now, you?
Here’s then . . . .
Keeper’s Book Review: Loving the Earl by Sharon Cullen ~ “I found myself wishing the book would never stop.”
Loving the Earl picks out all the best parts out of every historical romance and puts it all together into this one amazing book.
There’s the hot rogue who hides under an unsocial mask, the beautiful, bold woman trying to live her life after an abusive marriage, a brother who hires afore-mentioned rogue to protect his sister, mysterious letters, stolen luggage, false companions, sex (uhhhh….), highwaymen, gamblers, and a very happy ending. Besides, the guy on the cover does look pretty hot himself. Read more
#Loveswept Christmas, Celebrate the Love
A little snow on the ground and I’m already thinking about what to read for the holidays . . . . it’s not too early is it?
If you’ve not already obtained a copy do not miss this fun, romantic anthology of romances – one for each holiday: Read more
#FrostOnFriday #Mustfollow #Free Snippets of Ruined by Tracy Wolff
Ethan Frost was a visionary. A genius. Every woman’s deepest, darkest fantasy—even mine. And, somehow, I was his.
He stole into my life like a dream. Turned my reality upside down and made my every desire come true—especially those I never knew I had. He demanded everything I had to give. Gave me everything of himself in return.
But dreams don’t last forever, and ours was no exception. Because my nightmares were darker, and my wounds deeper, than I could ever reveal. And much as Ethan wanted to protect me, the secrets we didn’t know we shared could only tear us apart.
Every Friday author Tracy Wolff will entice us with Free snippets of her upcoming release, RUINED, on sale 1/7/2014 – check out all the title details here
Become a #FrostOnFriday follower and get your fix of Ethan Frost our hero in Ruined, he is to-die-for, I hope you think so too – enjoy!
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#Cover Reveal – Touch & Go by Mira Lyn Kelly- scrumptious!
Cover Reveal from USA Today bestselling author Mira Lyn Kelly releases book two in her Chicago series next Fall . . . .
#Cover Reveal – Truth or Dare by Mira Lyn Kelly
#CoverReveal! In a deliciously sexy twist on the classic game, USA Today bestselling author Mira Lyn Kelly proves that when playing truth or dare—always choose dare.
Culture Clashes in Contemporary Romances by Megan Mulry and Serena Bell
MM: I’m so excited to be here at Romance@Random with you, Serena!
SB: Me, too, Megan! Thanks so much for including me in this conversation.
Why don’t we start by talking a bit about our Culture Clash Heroes and Heroines?
SB: Yours to Keep’s hero is Ethan Hansen, a sexy pediatrician—white, well-off—with a deep protective streak that only needs the right woman to unleash it. Ana Travares, is a Dominican Spanish tutor living in the U.S. without documentation—she’s done a great job of making a life for herself, but she’s never allowed herself to love or be loved. Ana’s whole life is a culture clash, because she can’t even tell her friends the most basic truths about who she is, or risk being deported. Plus, Ethan and his son, Ana’s tutoring student, live in a wealthy town in a big house, while Ana is crammed into a tiny apartment with her siblings, niece, and nephews. And of course Ethan never has to worry about money, the language barrier number, or whether the local police will help him or deport him. But despite the cultural divide, Ana and Ethan are oddly kindred, because neither of them feels like they quite belong where they are.
MM: I have lots of culture clashes going on, with both the main characters and secondary characters. My heroine, Claire, is a very wealthy British aristocrat whose assets have been depleted by her husband (NOT the hero) and subsequently frozen. She moves to NYC to start over; she gets a job (perish the thought!) and reconnects with her first boyfriend from the summer before she got married. The hero, Ben, is Lebanese-American, super academic background, driven, kind of bitter, but really straightforward. When they reconnect after twenty years, the two of them often misconstrue even the most basic interactions: when Claire thinks she is being demure, Ben thinks she is being an icy bitch; when Ben thinks he is being passionate, Claire thinks he is angry. (Well, he was a little angry that one time.)
#Cover Reveal – Wild Ways by Tina Wainscott – sizzling!
Cover Reveal of Tina Wainscott’s, Wild Ways is book two in the Justiss Alliance series; an elite team of heroes out to do right.
Guest Post: BIRTHDAY GIRLS By Jean Stone
Before iPhones and iPads and all those technology gadgets, I only saw USA Today when I traveled. So it was not surprising that as 1995 ended and I buckled my seatbelt for a flight to Hartford from Detroit, I pulled a copy of the newspaper from the seat pocket in front of me.
A quirky headline caught my eye:
In 1996, every 7 seconds a Baby Boomer will turn 50. Read more
Interview with Sharon Cullen and her new release Loving the Earl
In Sharon Cullen’s, LOVING THE EARL, Claire Hartford is determined to have the adventure she’d been denied when she was younger. A young widow held under the thumb of her abusive late husband, Claire vows that she will have her fun no matter what. But Lord Nathan Ferguson has other ideas. Tasked to watch out for Claire by her overprotective brother and on a mysterious mission of his own, Nathan has no idea what he’s getting into…
Special from #Loveswept – four awesome titles only .99 each
Have you seen? Loveswept’s recent Newsletter highlights four awesome titles specially priced at .99 for a short time only – take advanatage of this savings and enjoy some of #Loveswepts awesome romance stories.
November Releases for Loveswept, flirt
Here’s what’s on sale this month from Loveswept and Flirt Romance.
| One Perfect Christmas by Stefanie Sloane (11/4/2013)
In an enchanting eBook novella, cherished Regency romance author Stefanie Sloane presents an irresistible tale of fiery passion that burns deep on a cold winter’s night.
Although he’s never been prone to regret, the Honorable Lucas Cavanaugh cannot help but wish for a fresh start with Jane Merriweather. After being jilted by her fiancé, Jane turns to her dear childhood friend, Lucas, for support—and unlocks the hidden emotion and smoldering desire simmering in the man’s troubled heart. Frightened by his newfound feelings, Lucas flees to Scotland. But when the Christmas season brings them together again, one look at Jane is all that’s needed to reignite his yearning for the woman. Now Lucas must convince Jane that his intentions are as pure as the falling snow—and turn a dreary December into a joyous Yuletide affair.
Special Deal .99: Empty Net by Toni Aleo just 99 cents, FREE Snippet Happy #HumpDay
It’s true, for a short time only EMPTY NET is just .99 - Are you an Assassins fan? Anxious for a sneak peak into BLUE LINES, Toni’s next release 12/9/13?
Brush up on your Assassins storyline to prepare you for Piper’s story. And let me just say, it’s soooooooooooooooooo romantic! *sigh*
Enjoy this FREE Snippet of Empty Net – and buy a copy for yourself, just .99:
This book is for anyone who needs that reassurance that your Happily Ever After is out there.
It figured that Audrey Parker would get dumped the day of her sister’s bachelorette party.
It was just her luck.
As Audrey stood outside of Wanna B’s bar with her cell phone to her ear, she couldn’t help but think how the day had started off so perfectly. She had spent the morning in bed with her boyfriend. Then she went for a day of pampering with her beautiful sister, Fallon, and all of Fallon’s friends. It was a wonderful afternoon and Audrey knew that tonight was going to be even better.
That was until the fireworks began. Read more
Announcing the YOURS TO KEEP BLOG TOUR – PRIMERA SEMANA – THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE – Ana’s Spanish Lessons on Romance
Announcing the YOURS TO KEEP BLOG TOUR – PRIMERA SEMANA – THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE – Ana’s Spanish Lessons on Romance Read more
Must read *exclusive* for Toni Aleo’s Assassins series fans!
#TGIF with flirt – Isn’t She Lovely by Lauren Layne #Free Read
#TGIF everyone! Enjoy the FREE read from Lauren Layne’s, ISN’T SHE LOVELY – on sale 10/28, just $2.99 . . . . . The rules are clear—until they’re broken. Lauren Layne puts a New Adult spin on Pygmalion, also the inspiration for Pretty Woman, and gives the classic love story its edgiest twist yet.
“Who knew that pretending you’re not falling for someone would be so much more difficult than pretending that you are?” See Below for FREE Read Read more
#Cover Reveal with Tracy Wolff and Shredded – a coming of age novel
In this intense and exhilarating New Adult series debut, a hotshot snowboarder and a vulnerable rebel with a cause try to let go of the past—and find a future in each other. Read more
Secondary Characters Gone Rogue by Maggie McGinnis
Before I started writing seriously, I used to listen to authors talk about how their characters would take over their books. I was mystified. You’re the author, I’d think. How in the world did you not know what this character was going to do? She’s a figment of your imagination! You created her! You OWN her, for goodness sake!
Ha. Read more
Erotic Wednesday Read – Full Exposure by Tracy Wolff – #Free Snippet
In Tracy Wolff’s sizzling novel of erotic tension—perfect for fans of Sylvia Day, E. L. James, and J. Kenner—sex and suspense steam up the sultry bayou.
Desperate to leave a traumatic past behind, photographer Serena Macafee prefers sex with no strings attached—no commitment, just pure pleasure. Her new subject, sculptor Kevin Riley, seems like the perfect man to fulfill her hottest fantasies. And where better than the torrid wetlands of Baton Rouge, where Kevin works—and plays? But as their sessions heat up, so do Serena’s feelings for Kevin.
As she opens herself up to emotions she never wanted, Serena leaves herself vulnerable to everything she thought she’d escaped. As her guard breaks down, her fears are aroused. Something has followed her to the sweltering southern bayou, exposing her to the twisted fantasies of someone in the shadows—and to dangers beyond her wildest dreams. See below for the Free Read! Read more
#Cover Reveal – Just One Night by Lauren Layne
In Lauren Layne’s sizzling Sex, Love & Stiletto series, New York’s hottest “sexpert” has been living a lie—and it’s up to one man to keep her honest . . . all night long. Read more
Sneak Peek Sunday! Loving the Earl by Sharon Cullen
In Sharon Cullen’s sizzling novel of scandal and seduction, a headstrong beauty is pursued across Europe by London’s most notorious rake. See below for FREE Snippet! Read more
Snippet – Love the One You’re With by Lauren Layne – Grace’s story, Chapter One, #FREE
Chapter One (Grace’s Story)
In hindsight, she should have taken the subway.
But today was the launch of the new and improved Grace. Or Grace 2.0, as she’d begun thinking of her improved self. And Grace 2.0’s shoe choice really wasn’t suited for the New York subway system. Between the grates and the stairs and the roaches, Grace Brighton’s four-inch Jimmy Choos would be lucky to even make it to the office. And that whole wear-comfy-shoes-now-and-change-later just wasn’t Grace 1.0 or 2.0’s MO.
Then of course, there was the hassle of rush hour to contend with, not to mention . . .
Oh, who was she kidding?
The Brightons of Scarsdale, New York, didn’t do subways.
But her mother wasn’t here.
And neither was her mother’s personal driver.
So. A cab it would be.
As Grace exited the elevator in the high-rise apartment building she’d moved into just a month before, she wondered if she looked different now that 2.0 was all riding her ass with the rah-rah girl-power routine.
#Cover Reveals – Roman Holiday by Ruthie Knox
Roman Holiday is an epic romance that will be in ten parts over two “seasons” of one “episode” per week. Each episode is between 12,000 and 16,000 words long — roughly 40-60 pages — and all ten episodes taken together will form a single romance arc. There will be a break of a few months between seasons 1 and 2. The adventure begins November 11!