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Welcome to another #MostWantedMonday excerpt as we countdown to the January 7 release of Wanted by J. Kenner, book one in the Most Wanted series of erotic romances that wilI be followed by Heated in May and Ignited in September! … Continue reading →
A heart-felt and genuine story. Really captivating storyline and an interesting show of cultural diversity and parallel. Aside from the fact that it was a truly great, hot, juicy love story, of course!!!! Very well done, the way the background … Continue reading →
Loving the Earl is book two in her series starring Claire whom we met in The Notorious Lady Anne. After the death of her physically and emotionally abusive husband, Claire Hartford is ready for an adventure. She is headed to … Continue reading →
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 … Continue reading →
Wild Child is perfect for readers of Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Rachel Gibson, this sizzling romance tells the story of a sexy small-town mayor and a notorious “bad girl,” who discover that home really is where the heart is.
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 … Continue reading →
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 … Continue reading →
What Not to Bare is out today, and I am so excited to share Charlotte and David’s story with everyone. In writing this book, I challenged myself not to make it a ‘do or die’ story–in some of my previous … Continue reading →
Isn’t She Lovely was a classic romance of opposites attract; a story that was just pure unadulterated enjoyment! Filled with snarky banter providing entertaining push and pull, I was smiling, laughing and swooning throughout! *sigh* I just love it when a story leaves me happy and satisfied! Read more
#BookReview: Falling for the Backup by Toni Aleo IS “…extremely cute and sexy!” ~Under the Covers
Jordan Ryan was the star goalie of the Assassins until an injury put him out of commission. After his recovery, he’s come back to the team only to be on the bench at every game. He feel he still has many good years of play in him but with the new star goalie working out so well for the Assassins, he sees he will never get any ice time if he stays with the team. Read more
WINNERS announced – COMPLETE ME Blog Hop = #FREE books! 22 winners in all – enter to win here
For fans of Fifty Shades of Grey and Bared to You comes the third novel in the erotic, fast-paced trilogy including Release Me and Claim Me. This sexy, emotionally charged romance continues the story of Damien Stark, the powerful multimillionaire who’s never had to take “no” for an answer, and Nikki Fairchild, the Southern belle who only says “yes” on her own terms.
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Book Review: Farrah Loves TEMPTING A DEVIL by Samantha Kane! Stop by & see why
Another great book the this series! Tempting a Devil was a wonderful historical romance. It was perfect, brilliant, fantastic! Loved it!
Samantha Kane had a gift creating unique historical romances. This book definitely didn’t lack in originality. A desperate widow trying to ruin herself with a rake that just discovered his morals in order to avoid the man who wants to trap her in a marriage (and there’s a whole other story going on there). This story took me on a wild ride and I enjoyed every minute of it. Read more
Were you one of the millions to see World War Z – so tell us what you thought? Thumbs up, or down?
Twitter was all a buzz with #WorldWarZ, this weekends new movie release produced by Brad Pitt and team – here’s what Tweeters had to say:
If you’re looking for a great 2 hour escape and you love zombies half as much as I do, then you should see World War Z.
World War Z was a lot better before my dad started analyzing every single aspect.
World War Z is pretty good. Definitely recommend it!
World War Z: nothing like the book, but an enjoyable film.
Did you see it? What did you think – is it a thumbs up or thumbs down? Comment below and share your thoughts on the movie with us.
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Travel + Kilts +Photos = a Romance Plot by Nancy Lee Badger + Giveaway!
Sue asked me to talk a little bit more about my travels as an author. Recently, I went on several trips while collecting research for my stories. Besides getting some great plot ideas, I learned more about myself than I ever thought possible. As I have gotten older (my birthday was November 13th) I realize life is short; I had better take it all in.
My memory being what it is, I jotted notes in a journal and used photography to help me remember my latest experiences. I have a small digital camera. Experimentation has proven irritating at times, like when I push the movie button instead of taking a simple photo. Grr! Read more
The unexpected happens in an instant. On her way to work, secretary Docia Waverley hurtles into a crashing crossroads, and she quickly begins to suspect that things will never be the same. Then, when a tall, blond, muscular stranger intervenes on her behalf, telling her it is his duty to protect her at all cost, what is just a feeling turns to proof positive. That is, as long as Docia’s savior doesn’t turn out to be a crazed kidnapper.
Macy: Thanks so much for hosting me today, Sue. It’s a pleasure to be here!
Sue: Thanks Macy – we’re thrilled to have you on R@R & congrats on your new release, we’re all anxious to hear more about Sultry Springs! Have fun!!
Breaking the Rules
A few months ago, I received an email from a fellow romance writer who was putting together a workshop and wanted examples of books that’d sold, despite “breaking the rules.” Her request made me stop and think. It soon occurred to me that Sultry with a Twist fit that description.
In the world of contemporary romance, you typically don’t see spiritual elements and steamy sex within the same story—either it’s “hot” and devoid of religious references or “sweet” and inspirational, but not both. However, June Augustine, the main character in Sultry with a Twist, is coming to terms with a rigidly-religious upbringing, and I wanted to keep her thoughts and actions organic to the story WITHOUT sacrificing the steamy sex scenes I love. So I broke the rules and wrote the story I wanted to tell. My agent warned me some editors would reject due to the light spiritual tone, and she was right. Some did. Read more
Guest Post & Giveaway – Erotic Romance Tops the Sales Charts by Beth Kery
Join Beth Kery today & her analysis of why Erotic books are so – - – - hot – enjoy!
We all know it’s true, erotic romance is more popular than it’s ever been before. The question is, why? One can’t ask the question without having four words pop into their head: Fifty Shades of Grey. I call E.L. James’ blockbuster bestseller a gateway piece of literature, because it opened up a floodgate for millions to not only the joys of sexy romance, but also to the wonderful experience of reading. Young and old, men and women, housewives and Army colonels are admittedly addicted to this book. Read more
The Heroes of Star Harbor – guest post from Elisabeth Barrett
Last month, I attended my first ever Romance Writers of America (RWA) conference and had a wonderful time! I was thrilled to be there…to meet so many amazing people (including my fellow Loveswept authors), and to learn more about this incredible industry. But I was so glad to come home because I wanted to plunge headfirst into the next two Star Harbor novels, Long Simmering Spring and Slow Summer Burn, both of which are due out in 2013. These stories have been wickedly fun to write because I love both books’ heroes so very much!Read more
Writing Romance and….The Walton’s?
Family shows were once very popular, now real life TV is the thing – Sharon brings back memories with this post – enjoy & comment to win a random FREE book – winners announced on Sunday – enjoy!
I’m probably showing my age here by admitting that I watched The Walton’s while I was growing up. And not in re-runs.
For all you youngster’s out there, The Walton’s was a TV show about the Walton family who lived in Virginia during the Great Depression and the beginning of WWII. There were seven children, their parents and grandparents all living in the same house. There were a lot of shenanigans but always a lesson to be learned at the end of each episode. Read more
Guest Post from Emilie Richards
What to write . . . Emilie Richards tells us what inspires her writing – enjoy!
A writer friend once told me I should stay away from lists of topics publishers never want to see, because the moment I read one, I immediately plotted novels about each and every subject. And in a way she was right. I’ve always most enjoyed writing about issues or situations that are edgy or difficult, framing them in ways that make them interesting and engaging enough to pique my readers’ interest.
That said, even I knew that writing One Mountain Away, my latest novel, was going to be a challenge. Because Charlotte Hale, the major character, is a woman who’s made numerous mistakes. And let’s peek at those “other” lists, the bestseller lists. How many of those novels are peopled by characters the reader doesn’t like and doesn’t want to read about? By definition at least the second can’t be true. Read more
When The Prince Isn’t So Charming
In Alma Katsu’s The Taker, Jonathan St. Andrew has all the earmarks of Prince Charming: he’s handsome beyond belief and the eldest son in the family that owns the town. Who could blame Lanore McIlvrae for falling in love with him? But eventually, even the most lovesick girl will learn that actions speak louder than words. . .
I want to talk today about the myth of Prince Charming.Read more
Free Romance Books! Win Hot Summer Reads from the Top Romance Blogs
Three top romance blogs, one big idea! Romance@Random, USAToday’s Happy Ever After, and Heroes and Heartbreakers, join together to offer exclusive content and giveaways.
July’s Round Robin Theme:Summer Reading Gets Hot! Hot! Hot!
First, take a look at what we’ve to offer here – Romanceatrandom.com, which celebrates author Karen Leabo’s classic Loveswept re-release Callie’s Cowboy, on sale 8/13/12 – stop by R@R for a chance to win one of five prize packs including a Net Galley preview copy of Callie’s Cowboy plus a Net Galley preview copy of Deep Autumn Heat by debut author, Elisabeth Barrett!
That’s right – 5 randomly chosen winners win 2 preview Net Galley books each, that’s HOT! Read more
Quick Reminder: About our Twitter Chat this Tuesday, 7/17 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM, EST – under hashtag – #LovesweptHeroes
Congrats to the Romance At Random Blog Winners!
Thanks again for blogging with us this week — winners are below & if you are one, please send your snail mail to: Read more
Cowboys and romance, what a pleasant combination!
Cowboys need love too – and C H Admirand is a pro at writing about Western love – enjoy!
Thanks so much for inviting me to guest blog today, Sue! It’s so exciting to be back at R@R, chatting with everyone. There are bits and pieces of my life that I like to include in all of my stories: my Irish heritage—by using family names in all of my books; my love of family—writing trilogies that usually include sisters, brothers or cousins; my love of baking—I try to have my heroes or heroines cooking or baking something at one point or another in my books; my love of gardening –I like to have my heroines or heroes playing in the dirt; and with the release of my 12th book—sharing a piece of me that goes bone deep…motherhood. I’ve only written one other book that had a child in it, and that was the 2nd book in my Medieval trilogy—The Saxon Bride. I loved writing that story too. Read more
Scandalous Sailor or Decorous Debutante? Can a heroine be both?
Katharine Ashe writes Regency Romance like no other – check out her next release & fun post today on Romance At Random!
I pray you, help my heroine! Miss Viola Carlyle has just been torn from her life on the sea and thrust into Regency high society. While an expert at sea craft, she is at sixes and sevens in London parlors and ballrooms, without any idea as to how to go on. If you could assist her in settling into the life of a Lady of Quality, she and I will be forever grateful. Read more
Let Me Tell Ya ‘Bout my Best Friend…
. . . . .Let’s Celebrate Female Friendship in Romance! Manda Collins is an author of historical romance and finds female friendships very important in her stories.
Aside from sexy heroes and toe curling romance, one of the things I love most about romance is the way it depicts female friendship. I know in my life I could not exist without the support and love I get from my girlfriends. And some of my favorite romances are those that emphasize the importance of friendship in every woman’s life. In my own first trilogy, the friendship between my three heroines forms the backbone of their stories. Let’s take a look at some of the series’ that focus on the ladies! Read more
WEEKLY WINNERS at Romance At Random!
Congrats to the Romance At Random Blog Winners!
Thanks again for blogging with us this week — winners are below & if you are one, please send your snail mail to: email@example.com so we can get you your book! International commenters please provide us your email addy so we may prepare your preview book in Net Galley. Authors that may have offered a giveaway during the week will post their winners on those posts in the comment section — so take a look to see if you’re included!
and so much more — my list would take up this entire post! In fact, click here & that just about completes it
I know – I got off track – I was supposed to tell you my ONE favorite book . . . . and COVETED would win, I cheated & got a preview read *grins*
Ok, you can do better than me – answer below what your one favorite book this year is and you’ll be entered in our weekly winner random picks, winners announced on Sunday – good luck!
Book or Movie? Or Both? + Giveaway!!
Book or Movie? Or Both?
One of the most anticipated movie events of the year is rolling in on March 23rd. That’s the date that The Hunger Games, based on Suzanne Collins’ bestselling YA dystopian, hits theaters. This isn’t the first big book to movie release and it won’t be the last, but whenever a loved story becomes a movie, I wonder how people will react. I know HG is already selling out movie theaters weeks before its release, but how will fans of the book feel about it when the movie is over and the lights come up in the theater.
Thinking about The Hunger Games, I’m curious to see how the producers of the film bring the fictitious country of Panem to life. The cast is impressive, the special effects look like they could blow you right out of your seat, but the world I created in my mind when reading the book is somewhat sacrosanct. I like it the way it is. I already have clear images of Katniss, Peeta and Gale the same way I had my own ideas about Bella and Edward from Twilight and I don’t want someone else’s ideas to conflict with mine. As a reader, I always think the book is better than the movie version of the story. It’s not because the movie will be bad, but when I read, the details imparted by the author come to life my head. It’s mine alone and that makes the experience special.
We all know that message boards, Facebook pages and Twitter light up after a book to film release and the discussions are, in a word, intense. Did the film do the book justice? Did the casting ring true? Was the plot line undisturbed? But even the pre-production discussion can generate a lot of buzz. The casting of Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games was passionate, with people asking if Jennifer was “too pretty” for the role? The readers, both teen and adult, are faithful fans who have unique visions of the characters…just like I do. Just like you do. And their questions will soon be answered.
My library’s copies of The Hunger Games have been circulating for weeks. Some of the readers are first timers, who refuse to see the movie until they read the book. Others are return readers who want the story fresh in their minds. There are those kids, and adults, who will stand in line to see the film, and then read the book. They’ll have an idea of the story and characters, but they’ll still read that book cover to cover hoping to glean some extra details from the text, some insight into the characters or just to set themselves up to read the sequels. I fully expect Catching Fire and Mockingjay, books two and three in the Hunger Games trilogy to start flying off the shelves very soon.
But what about those people who just see the movie? Are they missing out?
Two very popular YA books, the heart-wrenching If I Stay, by Gayle Foreman and the dystopian romance Matched, by Ally Condie, have been optioned for feature films. Both books tore at my heart and have a lot of potential for the screen. But once again, I wonder how the nuances of each story will be captured. How the directors will bring those characters to life and I wonder if a movie will ever, truly do a book justice.
So what is it for you? Book, movie or both?
Jeannie Moon is a high school librarian from Smithtown, New York who loves that she has a job which allows her to immerse herself in good books and call it work. She is an avid reader of both young adult and adult romance, and spends the time she isn’t in her library spinning romantic tales of her own.
Guest Post – Inconvenient, All-Consuming, Love by Stephanie Tyler + Giveaway!
I’ve been writing paranormals as Sydney Croft (With Larissa Ione) for as long as I’ve been writing romantic suspenses. For me, the suspenses have to have a bit more realism in them, but the paranormals, well, now that’s a place where I can kiss realism goodbye and dream about my biker wolves and their forbidden loves. In the Eternal Wolf Clan series, the first of which is out today, Dire Needs, you’ll get plenty of alpha wolves, romance and suspense – and that’s what got me thinking about this topic of realism versus fantasy.
I admit I’m not a huge Sex and the City fan, but something always draws me to watch repeats whenever it’s on. Sometimes the women annoy me, mainly because I’ve known women like that – and because I think a lot of the drama is self manufactured and I want to shake them.
Having said that, there’s a quote from Carrie I love – it’s in the very last episode of the last season, when she says to her about to be ex, Alexander: “I’m looking for love. Real love. Ridiculous, inconvenient, all-consuming, can’t-live-without-each-other love.”
And to me, that says it all about the type of romance I adore. Over the top. Sometimes ridiculous, couldn’t possible happen in real life (or could it? Who’s to say) inconvenient, all-consuming love stories are my absolute, complete favorite comfort reads – and some of my favorite books to write.
An article I once read was titled, If I wanted reality, I’d read the newspaper (if anyone knows who the credit goes to for that, please shout out!) I don’t want much realism in my fiction. I want the fantasy, the rescue, the alpha, larger than life hero. I want to sink into it, roll around in it and lose myself.
If you don’t have that, what’s the point? I don’t want to read about someone’s every day life – I want to read about someone with an every day life who’s thrust into the middle of danger, whose got a big, bad hero to protect her. I want the unpredictability – will she act like a tough girl or will she crumble a little and then regroup? Will she do something that might be deemed TSTL (and hey, for the record, I can honestly say that when I heard footsteps upstairs in my house and I knew no one was home, I raced up the stairs, unarmed – no one can tell me what they’d do in a situation like that.) or will she be smart from the get-go and save herself – and the hero?
What do you think? Do you like more realism than not or do you read romance for the thrill of the escape? Remember, 5 commenter’s every week are chosen for a random FREE book – winners announced on Sunday – good luck!
Fan Fiction — what do you think? + Giveaway!!
Fan Fiction : a fictional account written by a fan of a show, movie, book, or video game to explore themes and ideas that will not or cannot be explored via the originating medium, typically written by fans.
I’m not sure when this trend really began but it seems to be more and more of a thing these days. Harry Potter has over 74000 Fan Fiction novels based on the popular series – Star Trek is a huge venue for this type of story telling as well . . . Anime characters seem to propel their fans to write about other aspects of those stories too. Typically, they are written for fun but some are real stories that these fans are hoping to publish.
Interesting is it not? I think about books, or movies that I’ve seen that I’d like to or would have an interest in reading more about . . . Lord of the Rings is one story that I’d love to read more about, maybe involving characters that did not play a huge part in the story.
Although I’ve not seen the TWILIGHT movie, from what I hear there is a lot of buzz around extending that series or taking characters of the books in other directions – like what if she ended up with the wolf & not the vampire???
But what I’d really like someone to write about is Outlander — more about Jamie and Claire, or, better yet, what if it was me that fell through those stones *grins*
So — what about you? What book, movie, TV show have you read and enjoyed in Fan Fiction, or if you’ve never read Fan Fiction, what would you like someone to write Fan Fiction about? remember, every week 5 commenters are randomly chosen for a free book – winners announced on Sunday!
“Love is not the most powerful magic. But it feels like it is.”
—Truth for Teens, a Guidebook for the Young Adult, by Elder Carroll
Most—no, all—of her cases started the same way: A homeowner or building resident called the Church to report a haunting. The Church assigned a Debunker to the case to investigate the haunting and hopefully disprove it, to make sure the person in question wasn’t just faking in order to get a nice fat settlement in exchange for the Church’s failure to protect them from the dead.
After all, just because the population was smaller thanks to Haunted Week twenty-four years before, when the ghosts had risen and killed every living person they could, and just because the Church of Real Truth was in charge now, didn’t mean people didn’t still need money. They did. Just like Chess. She needed money for food, for rent, for the electric bill and the cell phone bill and all of those other things. And of course for drugs: the things that made her life worthwhile. Click here for more!
Confessions of a Debut Romance Author + Giveaway!
Confessions of a Debut Romance Author
My first book comes out today, and let me tell you, I am excited.
I am the sort of excited that is possibly a little bit unhealthy, at least over an extended period of time, which is the only period of time in which book publishing takes place. I was excited when I sold the book to Loveswept, excited when I signed the contract, excited when I did all three rounds of editing. I’ve been excited about getting promotional quotes, excited about going on my blog tour, excited about reading my first reviews.
You get the idea. Excited.
But I am other things, too. One of those other things is terrified, which I am told is normal, so I’m not too worried about it. And still another one of those things that I am is cringing.
Only a little, quietly, on the inside. But yes. There is just a tiny, wee smidgen of cringing going on, because . . . well . . . there is sex in my book. Rather a lot of sex. Sex in tents, sex in expensive hotel rooms, sex in seedy dives. Come to think of it, my characters have sex in, like, six separate states. They have transcontinental sex.
And my mother-in-law is almost certainly going to read it.
So . . . yeah.
The good news is that my parents have already read it—I bit that bullet long ago—and I guess maybe they didn’t notice the sex? I couldn’t say, because we didn’t speak of it, which is precisely how I prefer to handle this sort of thing. I’m the original confessional girl in writing—look at me, confessing on the Internet—but in person? Thanks, but no. If I could’ve figured out a way to tell my mother I was pregnant without actually telling her, I totally would have. But I had to say something. I couldn’t just present her with a baby out of the blue and say, Look! Grandchild! So I told her, and she cried at a restaurant, and people looked at us, and I thought, Okay, good thing you’re not planning to have any more babies, or you’d have to figure out another, much quieter way to do this.
I don’t like to make a scene, is my point. In fact, when I say I’m “excited” about my book coming out, you shouldn’t imagine me bouncing up and down with glee, since the way I do excited looks and sounds an awful lot like not excited at all. It’s just how I roll. My mom says it’s because I’m German, or perhaps because I’m repressed. But not too repressed.*
*See: book full of sex.
The thing is, I like reading sex scenes in romance, and I like writing them, too. I think they’re important. Sex is an essential aspect of any romantic relationship, and because I have a tendency to write about characters with trust issues and healthy libidos, they end up working out a lot of their issues, um, horizontally. The sex scenes aren’t just there to warm readerly loins—they serve a purpose. They bring the characters closer together, knock down walls between them, force them to acknowledge feelings they’re not ready to talk about.
I don’t write interchangeable sex scenes. Every one has a purpose, a place in the development of the relationship I’m writing about. I swear.
But of course, if I’m doing my job as an author well, the reader might not notice that. She might just be noticing the loin-warming. That’s okay, too. That’s how it’s supposed to work. You read, I’ll cringe. It’ll all work out for the best.
And at any rate, I’ll have to get used to it. My second book is due out in June, and it has, like, twice as much sex in it as this first one.
So what about you — do you like your romances super-steamy, or do you prefer the closed bedroom door? And if you do like the steamy ones, here’s the more important question: Do you or don’t you talk to your mother-in-law about them? Comment today & be eligible to win one of 5 paper copies of this book – winners announced by end of day in this post – or, buy your digital copy now for just $2.99 – click here
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Two in One by Mary Balogh, The Temporary Wife & A Promise of Spring
In two classic tales of Regency-era romance from New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh, the vagaries of love have a way of challenging the most convenient arrangements.
THE TEMPORARY WIFE
Miss Charity Duncan has no illusions about Lord Anthony Earheart’s proposal. The arrogant aristocrat has made it painfully clear what he wants: a wife who will enrage the father he despises and then disappear from his life. In exchange, Charity’s family will receive the money they desperately need. But after Charity agrees to this mockery of matrimony, she soon discovers a startling fact: She has fallen for Anthony, and breaking their marriage vows may also break her heart.
A PROMISE OF SPRING
Grace Howard has every reason to be devoted to Sir Peregrine Lampman. After all, the gallant gentleman rescued her from poverty by making her his bride. Even more nobly, he did not withdraw his affection after she confessed to a youthful folly that had compromised her virtue. But Grace did not tell the whole truth about the handsome lord who betrayed her—and now the one thing she’s kept from Perry threatens to destroy her last chance at true love.