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DESIRED Sneak Peek #3

It’s here! It’s here! It’s here! It’s release day for DESIRED, the third CLUB SIN book. There are no words to possibly explain how excited I am for DESIRED to hit the e-reader shelves. It’s felt like a long journey for me and seemed to take forever to get here. I had been waiting to write DESIRED since CLAIMED. Now that it’s release day, I’m over the moon to share Kyler with you. He is by far my favorite Dom in the entire CLUB SIN series – though, Porter is slowly winning me over as I’m currently writing TAMED – but don’t tell Kyler that. He will always hold a special place in my heart, and I really do hope you enjoy him as much as I have. Today we’re [...]

DESIRED Sneak Peek #2

I’m thrilled to be back and revealing Chapter 2 of DESIRED, coming July 22nd. If you missed last week’s reveal of Chapter 1, you can find it here – http://bit.ly/1oEpsXY. We left off with Kyler and Ella just meeting…and it so sweet and sexy, of course. Would we expect anything else from a CLUB SIN Master? Now our darling Ella is about to realize that not only is the Dom, Kyler off-the-charts hot, but he has decided to focus all that sexy energy entirely on her. Can you imagine? Yes, I’m drooling with you!! Kyler has a few obstacles in his way, of course the biggest being that Ella is a hundred percent vanilla. Though a Dom wouldn’t be a good Dom if he [...]

Cover Reveal: TEMPTATION by Robin Covington

Five years ago, Kit Landry was homeless and alone at sixteen. Determined to ditch her crappy life, she moved to Nashville with only $200, her guitar, and a notebook full of songs. She hit it big as America’s country sweetheart, but a year of living like a rock star plus a stint in rehab has killed any good will she had with her label. The suits have ordered Kit to shape up or ship out of the limelight. The last thing she needs is a hot, sexy distraction with a sinful smile. He doesn’t know the meaning of the word. Max Butler is as far from a celebrity as you can get and he likes it that way. A Nashville [...]

THE LONELY HEARTS CLUB by Brenda Janowitz: Excerpt

Do you like music? Stories of love when you least expect it? If yes to either of those questions (and really, who would say no?) check out THE LONELY HEARTS CLUB : Jo Waldman is a young singer/songwriter whose personal and professional life have hit rock bottom… until a blog post she writes goes viral, making her the poster girl for an “anti-love” movement that sweeps Manhattan. Today at R@R we have an excerpt of the first chapter. Chapter One: Money for Nothing   “Jo, you’re fired,” he says. Just like that. Fired. And I’m utterly shocked. I know, no one ever expects to be fired, but I really didn’t see this coming. My mouth is wide open as I stare [...]

Protected: Romance at Random Newsletter ~ Excerpt of HEAT

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Protected: Romance at Random Newsletter ~ Excerpt of HOLD ON TIGHT

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Starting Over: Excerpt of THEN AND ALWAYS

To celebrate the start of spring, we’ll be featuring a series of posts all about making a fresh start. This post is an excerpt of THEN AND ALWAYS by Dani Atkins, a novel about getting a second chance at life.  My first life ended at 10:37 P.M. on a rainy December night, on a deserted street beside the old church. My second life began some thirty- six hours later, when I woke up to the acrid aroma of a hospital ward, with a large head wound and a life about which I had absolutely no recollection. I was surrounded by friends and family, and that should have made it better. But it didn’t, as one of them had been dead [...]

Back by popular demand, Control ~ Ethan Frost POV by Tracy Wolff

Written in Ethan Frost’s point of view, CONTROL is an original outtake from RUINED by Tracy Wolff. Control: An Ethan Frost Outtake by Tracy Wolff by Romance At Random Don’t miss RUINED – buy here And, check often for the sequel, ADDICTED on sale 6/24/2014!!

#Free excerpt of New Release – Crazy for You by Juliet Rosetti

In the tradition of Janet Evanovich and Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Juliet Rosetti ups the ante in her laugh-out-loud funny Escape Diaries series, as Mazie Maguire must use any means necessary to keep her main squeeze out of the slammer. Crazy For You by Juliet Rosetti (Excerpt) by Romance At Random

Excerpt of Most Wanted every #Monday by J Kenner

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! I’m happy to say that I’ve been getting enthusiastic thumbs-up from from beta-readers!! I can’t wait until the book is available to everyone! I’m so excited for this new series!

The “S.E.C.R.E.T.” is out.

Have you heard about S.E.C.R.E.T.? Everyone has their secrets, fantasies and desires – some that they can hardly admit to themselves. In L. Marie Adeline’s scintillating novel readers discover what happens when one woman embraces those fantasies and brings them to life.

Sneak Peek! Scribd excerpt of #Lara Adrian’s EDGE OF DAWN

About the book: In this pulse-pounding and thrillingly sensual novel, New York Times bestselling author Lara Adrian returns to the mesmerizing world of the Midnight Breed, following new characters into a dark future where an uneasy peace can unravel into war—and a great betrayal can mask an all-consuming love.

Day 7, page reveal of RELEASE ME + $25 GC Giveaway!

I’m counting down the days until Release Me hits the shelves with a page reveal. Two or three pages daily, in order, from the book!

Download a free preview of FROSTBITTEN by Kelley Armstrong!

Elena Michael’s is the world’s only female werewolf, which means she has her pick of all the most eligible bachelors of the Otherworld. But when she and her long-time (and smokin’ hot) mate Clayton are both up for pack leader, will their opposing desires to be Alpha bring their romance to ruins? Check out the excerpt below. We hope you enjoy it! Don’t forget. You can still enter to win a free copy of FROSTBITTEN here.

Shiloh Walker writes, What’s in a name…+ Giveaway

What’s in a name… Source: kaganga.com via shiloh on Pinterest   The heroine’s name is Hope. After spending the past few years on the run, hope is kinda of the last thing she has, though. But run wouldn’t be a very good name, right? Neither would fear. Still, when she looks in the mirror, she doesn’t see Hope. She looks in the mirror and sees Source: Uploaded by user via shiloh on Pinterest   Meeting the hero of her story doesn’t make things any better. At least not at first. He’s a lawyer…and for her, that means he’s the enemy. A sexy enemy, but still. Source: imdb.com via shiloh on Pinterest   She finds her strength in the oddest manner. [...]

HEA at USA – Book Review of Sweet Revenge by Christy Reece

Sweet Reward Review written by – Mary Grzesik, USA TODAY CAPTION Sweet Revenge is Christy Reece’s latest Last Chance Rescue novel, and it starts off with a heart-racing, daring rescue. Dylan Savage, a Last Chance Rescue operative, is sneaking into a house to rescue kidnapped schoolteacher Jamie Kendrick. This first scene is very telling about these two characters. When Dylan reaches the room where Jamie is held, she jumps on his back. Not wanting to hurt her, he drops to the floor. She says in a raspy voice, “Touch me and I’ll kill you.” Dylan feels admiration and compassion at the same time. He’s relieved that she’s “tough.” Dylan reassures Jamie that he is there to rescue her, but she [...]

Social Media – what you should & should not talk about + Giveaway

Well, it’s happened, the internet has taken over the world, or has at least taken over the virtual world, and maybe will take over the entire world in time. Which brings us to the topic of how much is too much — information-wise, what you should & should not talk about . . . are there boundaries? When talking about the romance community, I can think of quite a few boundaries – – some of which you may or may not agree with me, as I think it really depends on what your boundaries are too, yes? Couple of things that come to mind — information that you just should not share includes location — you never know who is [...]

The new year – what will it bring you? + Giveaway!

The new year – what will it bring you? By Cassandra Carr The New Year is here, and that means it’s time to once again assess your life. I’m not a big resolution maker, but I do have goals. They morph and change throughout the year depending on circumstances, but they’re always in the back of my mind. These goals can be anything from finishing a book to cleaning out my closets to teaching my daughter to tie her shoes. I’m not real formal about my goals. I don’t write them down. I don’t quantify them as one-year, five-year, and ten-year goals. But I have them. What are some of my goals? Writing-wise, I’d like to put five or six [...]

What is the appeal of romance novels? + Giveaway!

What is the appeal of romance novels? By Jennifer at Clean Romance Reviews There are few women out there that truly don’t enjoy reading a good romance, even if it’s just once in a while. Though they might not actually site down and read them. I would say that there is rarely a story out there that cannot be improved by adding in a good romance. More than enjoying, I think I am officially obsessed with reading romances, watching romantic movies, or even hearing romantic stories. But I started to think, why is that? Is it because I need to read about how other people have fantastically perfect romances? That I want that perfect knight-in-shining armor and can only get [...]

Weekly Winners!

Thanks again for blogging with us this week — winners are below & if you are one, please send your snail mail to: romanceatrandom@randomhouse.com so we can get you your book! International commenters &/or commenters that prefer a digital copy please provide us your email addy so we may prepare your preview 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! Congratulations to these 5 ladies! LoraP KathyL JeanneM Lexi ChrisS Congrats! Don’t forget our Reader Rally – & join us this week to be one of the 5 – congrats to all & thank [...]

I’VE GOT YOUR NUMBER Giveaway: Winners!

Last week we posted a giveaway to win a copy of Sophie Kinsella’s newest novel, I’ve Got Your Number. Today, I’m here to announce the winners! Drum roll please…. And the winners are: Shelley B. from Morris, AL Lisa B. from Filion, MI Shirley R. from Rosharon Texas Dottie L. from Mount Laurel NJ Allie M. from North Port, FL Amy P. from Santa Ana, CA Sherie L. from Baton Rouge, LA Brandi O. from Huntsville, TX Audrey S. from Waukesha, WI Michelle S. from Honolulu, HI Patti P. from Elk Grove Village, IL Donna S. from St Louis, MO Barbara E. from Orlando, FL Roberta D. from Rochester, MN Catherine L. from Leland, NC Kerrie D. from Matteson, IL [...]

FRESH START WITH A NEW BEGINNING + Giveaway!

When Sue from Romance at Random asked me to write about what I like about the New Year, I figured, “This is going to be easy and so much fun. Well, I did sit down to write this post a few times, but it seemed to come out mixed up and all wrong. So… I figured this time, I am just going to write from the heart without an end in mind. I have so many things that I like about a New Year that I almost don’t even know where to start. Lets start with what most people LIKE and HATE. The RESOLUTIONS!!! People love them because it means a new start to that never-ending goal. Even better… it [...]

WINNERS ANNOUNCED – Stranded & looking for a good romance + Giveaway!

I always thought this was one of the most interesting but challenging plot lines in a story, don’t you? Two characters, that have an interest in one another, now together in a situation where they need to work together to get out of it — they could be stranded on a beach? Freezing in an abandoned, home? Linda Howard did this in ICE — great story!! See what I mean? There are so many scenarios that can be created . . . Characters could even be stranded together in a small town as they continually run into one another at the local coffee shop, laundromat, or grocery store. The fun begins when they must work together towards a common or [...]

My Passion for Police + Giveaway!!

My Passion for Police By Deborah Harmse, author of In The Arms Of The Law I’ve always been crazy about cops. Not cops-really-turn-me-on crazy or I-love-a-man-in-uniform crazy. Not that kind of crazy. In fact, maybe crazy isn’t the right word. Maybe curious is a better word to describe my interest in law enforcement officers. You see, I’ve always wondered how a man who deals with scumbags all day at work can go home to his family and lead a normal life. How does he spend his day investigating crime scenes, witnessing autopsies, interrogating reluctant witnesses and probable murderers…then walk through his front door, hug his kids, kiss his wife and sit down at the dining room table to eat dinner [...]

The Making of . . . .by Jean Stone + Giveaway!

The Making of IVY SECRETS By Jean Stone I am thrilled to have my first three novels included in the Loveswept program. Talk about timeless female topics: babies, lovers, and awakening independence. The concept for IVY SECRETS began with my editor. A graduate of Amherst College, she attended the school when Prince Albert of Monaco was studying there. We wondered what it was like to be royalty at small college in western Massachusetts. Because I write for and about women, and because western MA is my home, I shaped an idea around a princess who went to Smith College in neighboring Northampton. My mother had dreamed I would go to Smith. Of course, that was a while ago. The woman [...]

Holiday decorations . . . when do you take them down? + Giveaway!!

I love the holidays — the smells from baking cookies, the cheer created as you’re decorating the tree, decorating your house; I love the music, the movies — I love the holidays. The problem is, I never get to start them when I want to . . . . my tree went up on December 4th, was that too early to put up my tree? Hanukkah is later this year, December 20 – 28 – is it too early then to put up a menora? The stores started decorating in July, well maybe Oct — but, they had Christmas items for sale back in August!! I should be able to put my tree up the day after Thanksgiving, don’t you [...]

The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen

Paperback on sale soon – Order Here It’s the dubious distinction of thirty-year-old Willa Jackson to hail from a fine old Southern family of means that met with financial ruin generations ago. The Blue Ridge Madam—built by Willa’s great-great-grandfather and once the finest home in Walls of Water, North Carolina—has stood for years as a monument to misfortune and scandal. Willa has lately learned that an old classmate—socialite Paxton Osgood—has restored the house to its former glory, with plans to turn it into a top-flight inn. But when a skeleton is found buried beneath the property’s lone peach tree, long-kept secrets come to light, accompanied by a spate of strange occurrences throughout the town. Thrust together in an unlikely friendship, [...]

Guest JoAnn Ross – and Giveaway!

Once upon a time in Oregon, a boy and girl fell in love. It was not, as their parents continually insisted, merely puppy love. But the Real Thing. Years passed. When the girl was eighteen-years-old, the boy took her to the Oregon Coast, where he bought her a white paper bag of saltwater taffy, then proposed. Naturally, the girl said, “Yes!” And, many, many years later, I’m still so happy I did. The magnificent coast has always been a special place for me. Even before that memorable proposal. But on that day it became my most romantic place in the world. Which is why, when I returned to my romance roots, writing comfort stories about families and falling in love, [...]

New Years – again??? What’s your resolution – giveaway!

New Years time – another resolution has to be made & although I love to make them I’m not the best at keeping them – you? I’ve made all kinds of resolutions through out the years: Diet, oh yeah, usually every other year for this one Exercise — an annual resolution, urgh Become more involved in our church / community Become more computer savvy – oy . . . and sooooooo many more! What are some of your resolutions — new ones, old ones, maybe one of yours will work for me – goodness knows, the resolutions I make I can’t seem to keep *Grins* Remember, every week, 5 winners are Randomly chosen to win a FREE book — winners [...]

Random Thoughts with Stefanie Sloane – Dancing with the Stars!

Dancing with the Stars! I thought long and hard about what special gift I wanted to give you all. My pocket book doesn’t allow for diamonds or a new Benz in the driveway. And my schedule is too tight to fit in an extra story. But I’ve got something even better. It’s a secret. A secret that needs to be told. You see, Julia Quinn and I love the nightlife. We love to boogie. That’s right; we’re disco dancing fools. It’s incredible aerobic exercise and, let’s face it, we look awesome in our bell bottoms and platform shoes. So just for you, we’ve put together a holiday dance routine. We hope that it brightens the holidays and inspires everyone to [...]