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Winners Announced – Ty-On-Tuesday ~ Happy Release Day – TURNED by Virna DePaul + Giveaway

Happy Release Day to Virna DePaul! This weeks #TyOnTuesday is a romantic sneak peek and a #Giveaway – good luck! TURNED on sale 4/1/2014 – Enter the rafflecopter below to win one of five print books – must be US. And now, the reason why I love romance . . . “More. I want more.” “You want my tongue on your clit? Because that’s what I want. So bad, Ana.” “Do it,” she whimpered. He shifted position. A second later, his fingers still working inside her, he used his tongue to lap at her, groaning at the familiar sweetness of her juices. She was the best thing he’d ever tasted. Better than all the human blood he’d drunk since he’d [...]

Ty-On-Tuesday ~ Snippet of TURNED by Virna DePaul

Welcome to #TyOnTuesday – only one more week of snippets from Virna DePaul’s new release, TURNED on sale 4/1/2014 – This week, an insight into Ty & Ana’s mission, Ana has learned about Gloria and is worried for her sister- this snippet will touch your heart. About the book: So this part might be a little redundant for those of you that have been steady followers of Ty-On-Tuesday — however, for the benefit of you newbies – here’s a short recap: Ty is hot, he’s an FBI agent and a vampire (I might have neglected to mention the vampire part in earlier posts but through the snippets you probably figured that out, and hey, he’s gorgeous – does it matter?). [...]

Ty-On-Tuesday ~ Snippet of TURNED ~ Suspenseful Paranormal Romance!!

Welcome to #TyOnTuesday – every Tuesday stop by for a snippet of Virna DePaul’s new release, TURNED on sale 4/1/2014 – This week you’ll enter the compound of The Belladonna Agency, have fun! A brief description of TURNED: This is the Cliff Notes of Cliff Notes version so pay attention Ty Duncan is a hot, sexy FBI agent who is now working with the Belladonna Agency – their mission is to hunt down and eliminate rogue vampires. They believe they have their whereabouts – the challenge is they have no viable way in to make sure their intelligence is accurate. . . .until Ana Martin. Hot little coffee shop owner Ana hasn’t talked to her sister in years and she’s [...]

Winner Announced: Virna’s Vixens – TURNED – New Release Giveaway!

Every Friday visit our site and meet Virna’s Vixens – fabulous street team members, who volunteer their time and effort to share news about Virna’s books. In return . . . . #Giveaways! Today 1 print ‘signed copy’ preview of TURNED, the first book in the Belladonna Agency series. Comment below to win — answering this question – What is your favorite type of shifter? Must have a US mailing address and 18 to win. Next week check back www.romanceatrandom.com to see where your stop will be on 3/14/14 – Happy Romance!

Ty-On-Tuesday Snippet – Chapter One of TURNED by Virna DePaul Continues . . .

Welcome to #TyOnTuesday – every Tuesday stop by for a snippet of Virna DePaul’s new release, TURNED on sale 4/1/2014 – We pick up where we left off last week, Ty & Ana’s first meeting in Chapter One – Enjoy! First – about the book: Vampires are real and they are here, living amongst us. For the most part, they have no interest in us and we have no awareness of their existence . . . until now. TURNED FBI special agent Ty Duncan is part of a group to bring rogue vampires to justice. The Belladonna Agency is in the process of recruiting their first civilian member and it’s Ty who must convince Ana Martin to help them get [...]

Cover Reveal – AWAKEN by Lori Adams ~ Book Two in the Soulkeepers Series

Sophia is back in Lori Adams’s next installment, AWAKEN, book two in the hot New Adult series of paranormal romance—the Soulkeepers— I think one of my favorite parts of this book is the paintball scene — have you ever played that game? Paintball – it’s a riot! Dressed in fatigues you’re part of one of two teams and you run around like a crazy person with a paintball gun and try to kill/paint-splatter the enemy — and yes it is seriously messy. The fun part about this scene is that Sophia and Michael have a strong bond, in many different ways (I can’t tell you too much!) and the closer they are physically the stronger their heartbeats become . . [...]

Winner Announced: The Apocalypse, Demons, and Portals, Oh My! + Giveaway!

Stories abound these days that include the apocalypse; either the hero and heroine avert it, survive it, or in some cases, cause it. That theme has been one which has fascinated us since the dawning of civilization, we have wondered how our story would end. I admit that I have always been quite captivated with end of the world scenarios. There are a ton of books and movies which examine how society and people would function; The Hunger Games, The Walking Dead, and Revolution are prime examples. At its heart, each of these stories removes all human artifice and brings what is truly important to the forefront. I like the issues that are examined. If the world ended, does society [...]

Virna’s Vixens – Manga Maniac Cafe Hosts this Week’s TURNED Print Giveaway!

Every Friday visit our site and meet Virna’s Vixens – fabulous street team members, who volunteer their time and effort to share news about Virna’s books. In return . . . . #Giveaways! Starting today, 1 print ‘signed copy’ preview of TURNED, the first book in the Belladonna Agency series: Enter to win, Manga Maniac Cafe is hosting this giveaway — hurry over to her site and comment to win — good luck! http://www.mangamaniaccafe.com/?p=10291 Next week check back www.romanceatrandom.com to see where your stop will be on 3/7/14 – Happy Romance!

#TyOnTuesday – The Belladonna Agency Begins with Turned by Virna DePaul

Welcome to #TyOnTuesday – every Tuesday stop by for a snippet of Virna DePaul’s new release, TURNED on sale 4/1/2014 – About the book: Welcome to a mesmerizing world where vampires hide among humans. This centuries-old species has its own rules, code of conduct, and taboos. Only the FBI knows that vampires exist—and although the Bureau agrees to keep their secret, it also plots to give humans the upper hand. Turning mortals into vampires is forbidden. But there are creatures who refuse to play by the rules. Ever since he was turned, FBI special agent Ty Duncan has had one mission: bring rogue vampires to justice. As a recruiter for Belladonna, a shadow agency formed to keep vampires in check, [...]

Winners Announced #FollowFriday with @VirnaDePaul + Giveaways

Harlequin Junkie adores TURNED – an HJ Recommends – “Fans of paranormal romance rejoice, here’s a compelling new series to sink your teeth into.” Book Review: Ana Martin left her life as a gang member behind to start over in Seattle, becoming a small business owner who is trying to forget her troubled childhood. She longs to find her sister Gloria to ensure of her safety and happiness. When she’s approached by agent Ty Duncan, he offers Ana a way to gather information about Gloria and to join the Belladonna Agency, where she will work undercover TURto infiltrate a group of suspected rogue vampires. Only, Ana isn’t aware vampires are real. Yet. Or that Ty, who she is drawn to [...]

#FollowFriday with Virna’s Vixens + Giveaway!

Cyndi Faria hosts this weeks tour stop with a new sneak peek and fabulous print signed copy giveaway to one lucky winner! Good luck – click here to enter http://cyndifaria.wordpress.com/2014/02/07/turned-book-1-of-the-belladonna-series-ff About the book: Perfect for fans of J. R. Ward, Nalini Singh, and Lara Adrian, bestselling author Virna DePaul’s new series of paranormal romances introduces readers to a thrilling world where vampires secretly co-exist with humans, seduction rules the night, and the stakes are nothing less than life and undeath. Welcome to a mesmerizing world where vampires hide among humans. This centuries-old species has its own rules, code of conduct, and taboos. Only the FBI knows that vampires exist—and although the Bureau agrees to keep their secret, it also plots [...]

Guest Post: Shona Husk on Making Myths Plausible

Making Myths Plausible We grow up hearing about myths and legends without even realizing what they are. Everything from Little Red Riding Hood to the Greek tales of gods and demi-gods to King Arthur and Robin Hood and even the more modern urban legends like Bloody Mary. By the time we are old enough to analyze the stories at school they have become part of us and we have absorbed their lessons. The oldest stories were morality tales and warnings given to society through entertainment (this still happens as TV and movies reinforce society’s values: like violence is fine but naked bodies OMG!). Urban legends reinforce fear of the unknown something which humans are still primed to feel, but they [...]

Winners Announced – #FollowFriday Virna’s Vixens – Romance At Random hosts this weeks #Giveaway!

Every Friday visit our site and meet Virna’s Vixens – fabulous street team members, who volunteer their time and effort to share news about Virna’s books. In return . . . . #Giveaways! Perfect for fans of J. R. Ward, Nalini Singh, and Lara Adrian, bestselling author Virna DePaul’s new series of paranormal romances introduces readers to a thrilling world where vampires secretly co-exist with humans, seduction rules the night, and the stakes are nothing less than life and undeath. Welcome to a mesmerizing world where vampires hide among humans. This centuries-old species has its own rules, code of conduct, and taboos. Only the FBI knows that vampires exist—and although the Bureau agrees to keep their secret, it also plots [...]

#CoverReveal – Awakened by Virna DePaul

AWAKENED is perfect for fans of J. R. Ward, Nalini Singh, and Lara Adrian, bestselling author Virna DePaul’s thrilling series of paranormal romances invites readers into a seductive and dangerous world where vampires secretly exist among the general population, while the FBI tries to keep the Rogues among them from preying on humans—for killing, for turning, for pleasure.

WEEKLY GIVEAWAY: Enter to win a copy of ICED!

This week we’re giving away 10 copies of ICED by Karen Marie Moning, the new urban paranormal trilogy set in the world of the blockbuster Fever series. Winners will be emailed this Friday, so enter to win below! As always, you can head over to Romance at Random’s Giveaway Tab, for any giveaway details you might need, and we’ll remind you every day during this week to enter via Facebook and on Twitter. Follow us now so you won’t miss out!

WEEKLY GIVEAWAY: Enter to win a copy of THE LAST KISS GOODBYE!

This week we’re giving away 10 copies of THE LAST KISS GOODBYE, where THE LAST VICTIM’s Charlotte Stone returns in her thrilling second adventure of hot passion, chilling suspense, and paranormal romance. Winners will be emailed this Friday, so enter to win below! As always, you can head over to Romance at Random’s Giveaway Tab, for any giveaway details you might need, and we’ll remind you every day during this week to enter via Facebook and on Twitter. Follow us now so you won’t miss out!

B&N Bookseller Picks: July

Barnes & Noble buyer Jules Herbert is a driving force behind the excellent selection in Barnes & Noble’s romance section. Here’s his list of recommendations for the month of July:

Book Trailer: Edge of Dawn by Lara Adrian #Newrelease on sale today!

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. Twenty years after the terror of First Dawn—when mankind learned that vampires lived secretly among them—the threat of violence reigns as the two species struggle to coexist. The only group preserving the fragile harmony is the Order, an elite cadre of Breed warriors dedicated to protecting humans and vampires alike. And in this precarious world of torn loyalties and shattered trust, Mira, a fiery squad captain, finds that every fight bears an intensely personal [...]

Paperback Release: Tales of the Otherworld by Kelley Armstrong

Now in Paperback – order here Praise from readers: “Fans and newcomers alike will relish Kelley Armstrong’s eerie tales.” —The Globe and Mail “Armstrong’s longtime fans . . . will be delighted.” —Publishers Weekly “Terrific . . . a superb compilation.”—Midwest Book Review About the book: New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong has bewitched audiences with her Otherworld series of supernatural thrillers. Now, in this new collection of shorter fiction, some of Armstrong’s most tantalizing lead characters appear alongside her unforgettable supporting players, who step out of the shadows and into the light.

Guest Post: Top 10 Things in Romance Publishing That Surprised Me by Sara Humphreys

Becoming a published author has been a total dream come true. I never in a million years thought that I’d be working on my first book series, let alone my third! When I started this journey, I didn’t know much about the publishing industry as a whole and I knew even less about the romance publishing industry. To be very honest, until I tried to get my first book published I didn’t know there was much of a difference. I’m not proud of it but it’s the truth. So here are the Top 10 things that surprised me the most about the romance writing/publishing industry.

New Release: Frost Bitten by Kelley Armstrong

On Sale Now! About the book: Smart, sexy, supernatural—the men and women of the Otherworld live and love, fight and die, among us. Unseen and unsuspected, this realm of witches, ghosts, and werewolves is now threatened with exposure by a brutal series of bizarre murders that has left even the supernatural world baffled—and cold with terror…. Being the world’s only female werewolf has its advantages, such as having her pick of the Otherworld’s most desirable males. And Elena Michaels couldn’t have picked a more dangerously sexy and undyingly loyal mate than Clayton Danvers. Now their bond will be put to the ultimate test as they follow a bloody trail of gruesome slayings deep into Alaska’s frozen wilderness.

Readers love Shana Abe’s THE SWEETEST DARK

The Sweetest Dark, by Shana Abe tells the story of Eleanor “Lora” Jones, a young girl who hears songs no one else can hear and has vivid dreams of smoke and flight. A romantic story with beautifully complicated characters, The Sweetest Dark is making a big splash even though it isn’t officially out until spring. With four and five star reviews already popping up all over, it’s an upcoming title you won’t want to miss. Read a few of our favorite reader reviews below.

Author Kelley Armstrong on Halloween and Paranormal Writing

Author Kelley Armstrong shares with us where her love for paranormal romance started, just in time for Halloween.

Zombies and Witches and Romance, Oh My!

This Halloween, we wanted to recommend some of our favorite spooky love stories featuring everything from ghosts and ghouls, to various creatures of the night. Below, pick your favorite scary romance sub-genre, and we’ll have just the thing you’re looking for. Click on each cover to read an excerpt and learn more.

Guest Post – Unleashing Your Inner Tiger, by Crystal Jordan + Giveaway!

For whatever reason we don’t seem to introduce enough paranormal romance on R@R – I’m planning on changing that especially with ICED by KMM coming out October 30th — sound like a plan? Enjoy Crystals post – I write a lot of shapeshifters–werewolves, lions, tiger, bears, hyenas, sharks–you name an animal and I’ve probably tried it. I even had a swan-shifter once. That’s right, a swam. She was chain-smoker in her human form, because she couldn’t handle being too cute. There are a lot of reasons that shifters exist in my various books and series. Sometimes it’s magic, a curse, science experiment (or science accident–oopsie!), aliens, and sometimes a combination of one or more of those. The explanations can be [...]

Book Release: Something Witchy This Way Comes by HP Mallory

A witch’s work is never done, and in bestselling author H. P. Mallory’s mesmerizing new novel, Jolie Wilkins finds that the real magic is only just beginning. Book Copy: For smart and sexy witch Jolie Wilkins, being Queen of the Underworld is a royal pain. Back from a round of time travel, Jolie must now protect her realm from the sinister Lurkers—a powerful breed of half-humans bent on conquering the undead. And if there’s one thing she knows, it’s that the supernatural never go down without a fight.

Book Review: Beneath A Rising Moon (Ripple Creek Werewolf #1) by Keri Arthur

by Bea’s Book Nook- Book copy: Keri Arthur, the New York Times bestselling author of the Riley Jenson Guardian series, takes readers to the werewolf reservation of Ripple Creek—where moon fever runs high and a savage murderer runs rampant. There’s no turning back for Neva Grant. To find a killer, she must seduce the boldest male in the Sinclair pack. Her twin sister lies in a hospital bed, fighting for her life, the fourth and only surviving victim of a vicious attacker. The werewolf rangers suspect the Sinclair pack, and the only way Neva can infiltrate their close-knit ranks is to unleash the wildness within and offer herself to Duncan Sinclair. Duncan’s appetite for women is legendary on the reservation. [...]

Angie Fox talks about Immortally Yours – plus 10 book giveaway!

Immortally Yours, the first book in the Monster MASH trilogy, releases in a few days. So why not spread the love with a big giveaway? I began this series because I wanted to do something different. Immortally Yours takes place in a paranormal MASH camp during the middle of a great war. The hero is a tough-as-nails wounded warrior and the heroine is the doctor who saves him (in more ways than one).

Review from HEA USA Today: The Shadow Keepers!

The Shadow Keepers series is a hot, alluring fantasy ride through all types of paranormal species and love interests, spiced with a bit violence (sometimes a whole dash!). This makes J.K. Beck’s series a great world for readers to fall into. JK Beck writes of a world with justice for the paranormal society that sometimes spills into our own mundane human world. She writes of a world with lawyers, vampires, weres, strangers, killers and criminals, also of attraction and lust … a lot of lust. This review is a brief view of her Shadow Keepers books and the couples who dance through their pages.

Do you love ghost stories? Karen Robards’s inspiration for her new novel will give you chills.

I love ghost stories. Always have, always will. Wuthering Heights, with ghost Cathy haunting Heathcliff, is one of my very favorite books ever. The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe made my heart pound the first time I read it, when I was about twelve years old, and it makes my heart pound when I read it still. Since I started writing THE LAST VICTIM, which has its own (way sexy) resident ghost, I’ve done a lot of research into the paranormal. But sometimes the best ghost stories begin at home.