#TinaOnTuesday – Free Snippet from Wild Hearts on sale in the New Year
Thanks for stopping by! Every Tuesday we’ll have weekly snippets introducing you to the Justiss Alliance, the J-Men – hot, hunky heroes – an elite team of men out to do right.
Last week Risk gave you the lowdown on what landed him with the J-men – this week you see more of the team and their banter, learning more about the clusterfuck they encountered — can you say alpha? LOL, I hope you love these guys as much as I do – enjoy!
The Justiss Alliance is an elite team of heroes out to do right. In Wild on You, one untamable SEAL meets a woman who handles the wildest sort of animals—until she herself becomes the hunted. Read more here
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#Loveswept – On sale this week! Office love – love on the lam – or, hockey heroes — which do you choose?
Plenty of books to see you through the holidays – which do you choose? A hot office romance – sizzlin’! A crazy romp on the run — or, love on the ice — all are guaranteed to entertain and delight. Comment below we’d love to hear which book you’re going to read this holiday season, remember, all are #Loveswepts and just $2.99!!
#CoverReveal – Tangled Thing Called Love by Juliet Rosetti
Introducing the hilarious new heroine, Mazie Maguire, in Juliet Rosetti’s irresistible debut novel that follows the outrageous adventure of a woman on the run.
In my own words . . Wesley’s POV (Switched by Cassie Mae) Free for Readers
You ask, I deliver… More Wesley for all you SWITCHED fans And for those of you who haven’t read SWITCHED yet, it’s not too spoilery, so no worries
In Kayla’s POV, we heard a bit about how disastrous Wesley and Reagan’s date was, but we never got to see it. So here’s a little bit with them in a karaoke bar. Enjoy!
“Ooh, we should do Summer Nights,” Reagan says, tapping the pen against the karaoke sheet. She’s doing that thing with her teeth—when she clacks and clacks while cocking her head back and forth. I loved it when she did that. No, not past tense. I still love it. It’s adorable as hell. Yeah…
“Or The Time of my Life,” she says between her clacking. “I like when you do your Patrick Swayze hip thing.” Read more
A Very Kennedy Synchronicity by Ava Miles
Synchronicities are an interesting phenomena, I have to admit.
We stumble upon them when we least expect them. So, I had a moment of pure gratitude—so appropriate on this past Thanksgiving weekend—realizing that as we are all honoring the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination, I am about to release the next iteration in the Dare Valley series, which is set right as President Kennedy takes office.
I was like, seriously? I didn’t plan this. 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
Heather Sands from The Book Reading Gals shares favorite Holiday reads
I love reading holiday romances. There’s just something magic in the air at this time of year, especially when it comes to falling in love. My very cynical mother in law would tell me it’s because I meet and fell in love with my husband in December, but the truth is I have always felt this way.
As a kid I loved the fact that it was love that made the Grinch return all the presents to the citizens of Whoville. As a teenager I would glom all the romance Christmas stories. But what I really enjoyed reading was the Christmas love stories in series I already loved. Read more
Super Sampler Saturday featuring Flirt author Cassie Mae’s New Adult romance, Switched
Cassie Mae redefines the New Adult genre with a novel that answers the eternal question: What do you do when you’re head over heels for your best friend’s guy? 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
Super Saturday Sampler with Yours to Keep by Serena Bell from #Loveswept
Serena Bell makes her Loveswept debut with the captivating story of a woman living on the edge—and the man who’s destined to love her. Read more
#FrostOnFriday – Meet Ethan Frost, hero of Ruined by Tracy Wolff
Hi Everyone! Hope your week is going well. Mine’s been busy as I finish up Shredded, my New Adult romance that’s coming out in February– but not so busy that I forgot about this week’s peek at Ethan Frost, the hero of my January 7th release, Ruined. Hope you enjoy
“My attention embarrasses you?” Read more
Just for you! ~ Snippet of Love the One You’re With by Lauren Layne
Brand new excerpt from Love the One You’re With.
Jake Malone has a bad habit of getting into Grace’s cab . . . a habit she’s starting to like – Enjoy!
Grace wouldn’t admit it out loud even if someone paid her, but she had no idea what made Jake Malone tick. Like, none.
The man had taken Cole’s public pronouncement that Jake was hot and heavy for Grace with a fair amount of dignity, and Grace thought for sure she had the upper hand . . . for all of about two days.
Right up until the moment Jake climbed into the backseat of her cab following Alex Cassidy’s birthday celebration at a trendy West Village gastropub. Read more
Interview with Dare to Love author Carly Phillips + BIG #Giveaway
New York Times author Carly Phillips (recent release DARE TO LOVE) is visiting us on R@R today — *waves, hi Carly* — thanks for being here and please feel free to ask Carly a question of your own – Happy Hump Day!!
When you write, do you know where the story is headed exactly or do the characters surprise you? Read more
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
Super Sampler Saturday with Erotic Romance 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. Read more
#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 . . . .
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.)
Winners Announced! Don’t miss today’s Free Snippet of – Love the One You’re With by Lauren Layne www.romanceatrandom.com
And now, the FREE Snippet — actually a little more than a snippet but who’s going to complain? ENJOY!
Grace weaved her way around the tight-butt, yoga-pants-wearing, stroller-pushing moms until she turned up one of the quiet side streets that would have less cab competition.
Sure enough, a taxi rounded the corner onto the street and was making its way toward her.
Finally. A little luck.
Grace raised a hand to hail it, only to watch in dismay as an arm in front of her moved in the exact same gesture at the exact same time. She hissed in annoyance, even though the man had obviously been there first and the cab was rightfully his.
She swore under her breath anyway. This was not the way she’d envisioned Grace 2.0 starting out. She was supposed to have gotten up early and done a little yoga, followed by a leisurely, healthy smoothie breakfast. Then she’d have a long shower followed by a perfect hair day, and would be in a cab and heading into the office all before the start of rush hour.
Instead, Grace had woken up an hour late to a malfunctioning coffeepot, absolutely no time for yoga, and so not a good-hair day.
Now some too-tall, perfect-haired stranger was about to take her cab.
#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
Book Review: Yours to Keep by Serena Bell, reviewed by Mia’s Point of View
It’s a true romance! Read more
Winners Chosen: The Way Home by Cindy Gerard + Giveaway!!
Many of you may know that I got my start at Loveswept many, many books ago. I always loved writing Loveswepts because I was never required to stay within a specific ‘box’ as so many category lines require. I could write about cowboys, or do something comedic, or write suspense or even delve into paranormal. So the Loveswept line is still much beloved to me even though I now write single title suspense. Read more
Super Sampler Saturday with Wild Child by bestselling author Molly O’Keefe
Monica Appleby is a woman with a reputation. Once she was America’s teenage “Wild Child,” with her own reality TV show. Now she’s a successful author coming home to Bishop, Arkansas, to pen the juicy follow-up to her tell-all autobiography. Problem is, the hottest man in town wants her gone. Mayor Jackson Davies is trying to convince a cookie giant to move its headquarters to his crumbling community, and Monica’s presence is just too . . . unwholesome for business. But the desire in his eyes sends a very different message: Stay, at least for a while.
Jackson needs this cookie deal to go through. His town is dying and this may be its last shot. Monica is a distraction proving too sweet, too inviting—and completely beyond his control. With every kiss he can taste her loneliness, her regrets, and her longing. Soon their uncontrollable attraction is causing all kinds of drama. But when two lost hearts take a surprise detour onto the bumpy road of unexpected love, it can only lead someplace wonderful. Read more
Hot off the Press – Wild Child trailer rocks!
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.
#CoverReveal, Never Been Kissed by Molly O’Keefe
Perfect for readers of Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Rachel Gibson, Molly O’Keefe’s second novel in her exciting new series—The Boys of Bishop—features an irresistible romance and unforgettable characters in a page-turning story that delivers equal parts emotion and humor . . . with a little edge to boot.
Ruthie’s Reality: When It Rains, It Pours
Welcome back to Ruthieland, everyone! It’s rainy here in my reality today. Rain, rain, rain. Read more
The Evolution of the Because You Are Mine Series by Beth Kery
When I was first asked to write the Because You Are Mine serial, it was at the height of the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon. Readers were hungry for more books in the same vein. So although I’d been writing erotic romances for years before Fifty Shades hit the bookstores, and published several books with Berkley, I endeavored to understand the Fifty Shades of Grey genre. What do I mean by that? I would call the Fifty Shades genre a book that includes a wealthy, elusive, more sexually experienced man and a smart but naïve younger female. Fifty Shades is, despite what many might think, a romance. Yes, it includes lots of experimental, kinky sex, but it’s essentially the story of a man and a woman letting down their defenses, showing their wounds, learning to trust, and falling in love. I found the style not all that dissimilar from the alpha heroes and steamy erotic romances I’d been writing for years. Not only was the genre doable, but very fun to write. Read more
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.
Sneak Peek – Miracle Road by Emily March, enjoy!
On sale today – Miracle Road is a continuation of Eternity Springs garnering praise for its romantic heartwarming story:
“With passion, romance, and revealing moments that will touch your heart, [Emily March] takes readers on an unhurried journey where past mistakes are redeemed and a more beautiful future is forged—one miracle at a time.”—USA Today
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