Don’t forget to #FollowFriday on Twitter, @RomanceatRandom, @VirnaDePaul and to visit us each Friday to meet Virna’s Vixens – a fabulous street team, who volunteer their time and effort to share news about Virna’s books. In return . . . . #Giveaways! Cyndi Fari is our host this week offering today’s giveaway – 1 print preview of TURNED, the first book in the Belladonna Agency series to a US winner, 18 years or older. To win, comment on Cyndi’s site answering this question- What intrigues you to read stories about sexy alpha vampires? Visit Cyndi’s site here Our winner will be chosen and we’ll contact her within the week. Good luck! Remember you must have a US mailing address and [...]
Romantic Times reviews new author Sally Eggert & her release IN THE DARK – enjoy! Romantic Times Genre: Romantic Suspense, General Romantic Suspense, E-book Sensuality: MILD Suspense fans will really enjoy the tension that Eggert creates with her love triangle. The main character is faced with the choice of two men. One is an agency man who is a carbon copy of the ex-boyfriend, who betrayed her, and one is a suspected criminal. Because this tension is the driving force of the book the characters are hard to connect with and often don’t seem trustworthy. The plot also makes it hard to root for either guy. After a close call at her classified covert government agency job, Josie Nielsen doesn’t [...]
“A five star, must-read, romance with an alpha hero & kick-ass heroine you’ll fall in love with” I’m in a really happy place when I find a new author and series that just is so darn good that I can’t put the book down. It doesn’t matter what genre it is – contemporary, paranormal, romantic suspense, military, historical – if that author sweeps my reader mind away to his or her characters and settings in a way that everything else falls away. It’s a keeper and I’ll recommend it highly. That said if you like and/or love romantic suspense and military romances, get out and purchase Tina Wainscott’s new books, Wild Hearts (prequel) and Wild on You (book one), in [...]
Popular romance blog site Fresh Fiction reviews Sally Eggert’s recent release — 4 Stars for this hot suspense – read more here: One of the reasons I’m a fan of romantic suspense as it serves as the bridge between my love of mysteries and romance novels. The adrenaline rush that readers (and I) receive when an author has us wrapped up in the characters and story is not to be missed, so I’m always on the lookout for new titles and authors in this genre. IN THE DARK: A Loveswept Romantic Suspense by Sally Eggert is one of these titles. I’ll admit that when I first started reading the story, I wasn’t swept up in it, but I persevered and [...]
Often, as I’m writing, a story will take me places I never expected. I’ve had writers tell me this before, but I always resisted the idea. I thought, “You’re the writer. You can make your characters do whatever you like.” Well, you can, that’s true, but it’s surprising how much easier—and often times better—it is not to fight it when your characters take over a little. This is what happened to me with one of the main characters in NOWHERE SAFE, the third installment in my romantic suspense “Nowhere” series featuring Detective September Rafferty, which will be out this month.
All of us fantasize about over-the-top handsome, hunky men. But for most of us, good looks and even an incredible body just aren’t enough. They might do fine for a one-night stand, but unless they have a lot more to offer, gorgeous men soon become boring. In AGAINST THE MARK, Ty Brodie is a hunk. Tall, lean, amazingly good-looking and totally ripped. But the thing I found interesting about Ty’s character was the person he was underneath his jovial front.
I recently watched the movie Precinct 13, an edge-of-your seat crime drama, and was reminded of how seemingly insurmountable odds against the good guys could both evoke powerful emotions and compel an audience to keep their eyes glued to the screen, their fingers twisted in the nearest pillow…or sleeve…or hand… If you haven’t seen it and you love drama, Precinct 13 is definitely worth the watch.
7 Ways Romance Heroes Keep Us Up at Night – with Giveaway! Virginia Kantra He turned, flashing that you-know-you want-me smile, and even though Meg told herself she was inoculated against his charm, something inside her melted. His dark hair was a little longer, and his body, in jeans and black Polo shirt, had filled out some since his glory days in high school. But his eyes were the same, green, clear, and sharp as a broken bottle, and his smile could still sell anything to any woman foolish enough to buy. Toothpaste. Unnecessary luxury items. Sex. –from Carolina Girl by Virginia Kantra
New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann, whom USA Today calls “the reigning queen of military suspense,” breaks out a rapid-fire collection of pulse-pounding, heart-tugging stories and novellas featuring the intrepid men and women of Troubleshooters Inc., fiction’s hottest ultimate counterterrorism squad. Never-before-released adventures featuring Jenk, Izzy, Gillman, Lopez, Kenny, Savannah, and other members of SEAL Team 16—along with Suzanne Brockmann’s exclusive interviews with her beloved characters. Headed for Trouble by Suzanne Brockmann (Excerpt) by Romance At Random
This week we’re giving away 10 copies of THE LAST VICTIM by Karen Robards, the first book in her new paranormal romantic thriller series featuring the fascinating Dr. Charlotte Stone. 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!
This week we’re giving away 10 copies of A MIDNIGHT SECRETS by Ella Grace, a thrilling new romantic suspense novel. 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!
Certain to appeal to fans of Janet Evanovich, Jennifer Crusie, and Katie MacAlister, Elise Sax’s hilarious series debut introduces matchmaker-in-training Gladie Burger, who stumbles into a dangerous quagmire of murder and red-hot romance. Three months has been Gladie Burger’s limit when it comes to staying in one place. That’s why Gladie is more than a little skeptical when her eccentric Grandma Zelda recruits her to the family’s matchmaking business in the quaint small town of Cannes, California. What’s more, Gladie is also highly unqualified, having a terrible track record with romance. Still, Zelda is convinced that her granddaughter has “the gift.” But when the going gets tough, Gladie wonders if this gift has a return policy. When Zelda’s neighbor drops [...]
About the book: From perennial New York Times bestselling author Linda Howard comes a thrilling and sensual new novel of romance, suspense, intrigue . . . and memories that can kill. Lizette Henry wakes up one morning and makes a terrifying discovery: She doesn’t recognize the face she sees in the mirror. She remembers what she looks like, but her reflection is someone else’s. To add to the shock, two years seem to have disappeared from her life. Someone has gone to great and inexplicable lengths to keep those missing years hidden forever. But the past always finds a way to return.
I’ve always read mysteries, and one thing I noticed about my reading habits was that I gravitated to mysteries where there was a continuing love story—starting with Nancy Drew and Ned Nickerson. When Nora Roberts JD Robb series gave us Eve Dallas and Roarke, I was in heaven … I love the suspense, and I love the continuing relationship between these two strong characters. The conflict between them is believable, but we also see how their love and support endures over time, becoming stronger. I love NCIS, and enjoy the chemistry between Tony and Ziva even though their relationship isn’t a primary storyline. I’m dying to find out what’s going to happen with Nick and Juliette on GRIMM now that [...]
Hello, my name is J.T. Geissinger, and I am addicted to romance. Writing romance, reading romance, enjoying romance in movies and music and art—I find it all endlessly fascinating and emotionally fulfilling. What I don’t find particularly fulfilling are the reactions I often get from well-meaning friends and acquaintances, who often wonder aloud why I—a well-educated, seemingly intelligent adult—would choose to waste my time writing such…fluff. Simply put, I love love, and I’m not ashamed to admit it. We live in a violent, fast-paced, unpredictable world. If I wanted to read about explosions, espionage, murder, car chases, fighting and gunplay, all I’d have to do is open a newspaper. “But it’s not realistic,” my husband argues as I’m extolling the [...]
Temptation (noun): A desire to do something, esp. something wrong or unwise; i.e., “we gave in to temptation.” My newest release, Shades Of Temptation, Book 2 in the Special Investigations Group series, has me contemplating the nature of temptation. What makes us long for the things we cannot have or, more accurately, crave things we shouldn’t want? After all, giving in to temptation usually comes hand-in-hand with paying some kind of price, whether it’s to our waistline, pocketbook, self-worth, or moral conscience. Why aren’t the repercussion enough to curb our longing for carbs or bad boys or overpriced shoes or bad boys or margaritas or bad boys…?
“A storytelling triumph about the meaning of family — ultimately a wondrously uplifting tale of hope and redemption starring a main character who is quite simply unforgettable.” – Bookreporter.com This stand-alone, follow-up to Me & Emma is a dazzling novel of two unforgettable families bound together by their deepest secrets and haunted pasts—perfect for fans not only of Me & Emma but also Ellen Foster and The Lovely Bones.
Enjoy this captivating review by blogger, author Joyce Lamb, USA TODAY and find out why she loved Nora Roberts recent release, THE WITNESS – CAPTION Genre: Romantic suspense I don’t have much time to read these days, but I do have time to listen to audio books in the car. Recently, I took a long road trip from Washington, D.C., to Chicago and had lots of time to listen. So I chose Nora Roberts’ 200th published novel, The Witness. (I say 200th published novel, because you just know she’s written at least 40 after The Witness that haven’t been published yet.)
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Thirty-two-year-old Angie Powell has always spoken her mind, but in the presence of Dare Callahan she nurses a simmering rage. Three years ago, Dare returned home to rural Montana and opened a hunting business to rival Angie’s own, forcing her to close up shop. The infuriatingly attractive Iraq war vet even had the nerve to ask Angie out, not once but twice. Before Angie leaves town, she organizes one last trip into the wilderness with a client. But the adrenaline-fueled adventure turns deadly when Angie witnesses a cold-blooded murder and finds herself on the wrong side of a gun. Then a bear comes crashing through the woods—changing the dark game completely. Luckily, Dare is camping nearby [...]
We Put our Underwear on One Leg at a time Female Authors and their Male Characters By Stacey Agdern As last month’s column ended with a debut male author’s military fantasy, it’s fitting that the focus of this month’s column is a powerhouse female author who writes romantic thrillers with military heroes…and her very first foray into the world of paranormal romance. Suzanne Brockmann’s ‘Born to Darkness’ is a brilliant book which centers around three different couples. As luck would have it, Brockmann has managed to write a textbook on this month’s subject, as four of the characters in these couples are prime examples of the best ways to write strong male characters. We start with the scientist behind the [...]
ON SALE NOW! A SHADOW IN THE WINDOW Nia Hollister doesn’t scare easily. She’s returned to Ash, Kentucky, with a vengeance—and with a mission: find the killer who brutally ended her cousin’s life. What she didn’t count on was trembling with desire every time she sees Law Reilly. If any man can help her escape the nightmares for a while, it’s him. But can she allow herself to take comfort in those strong arms when her sister’s killer still roams free? She may think she’s a bad ass, but she should not have come back to his town. He is watching her—as she slips into Law Reilly’s house, as she storms into the sheriff’s office. These men won’t be able [...]
Steampunk was kind of a flash in the pan last year – some authors in the romance genre have written stories & have done well, and others . . . well, have crashed and burned. Trends — they are around us – everywhere! Trends in clothes, food, cosmetics – even nail polish colors !!! Believe it or not, trends in romance start with you – the reader – really? You betcha! Publishing guru’s around the world watch what you are reading, buying & your reaction to those stories. Right now, readers are buying lots of Contemporary — oh yea, that is what the market shows! Robyn Carr, Linda Lael Miller & Mariah Stewart are some of authors that you may [...]
Demon Lover by Juliet Dark – Do you love paranormal romance? Are you looking for something just a little different – read on & comment below whether this is a book you’re sure to buy – enjoy!! A few comments from readers who enjoyed this book: “Gothic, atmospheric, beautiful, and romantic urban fantasy,” By Karissa Eckert “Devourer of all books fantasy” “Strong urban romantic fantasy,” By Harriet Klausner “An excellent guilty pleasure read!” By ChibiNeko “Sooo many books, so little time! “So much more story than I expected,” By Mary Chrapliwy “So much to sink your teeth into,” By Kelly (Fantasy Literature) BUY NOW A must-read for paranormal romance fans: THE DEMON LOVER: A Novel by Juliet Dark (excerpt) Winners [...]
Future Perfect by Suzanne Brockmann Now back in print after many years, a captivating story of sweet seduction and unexpected love from New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann Dressed in Victorian attire, Juliana Anderson gives guests at her cozy New England bed and breakfast a taste of old-fashioned hospitality. Whether she’s cooking up delights in her kitchen or maintaining the rooms in her beautifully decorated inn, Juliana stays busy and content. Until Webster Donovan arrives—tall, rugged, and sexy beyond belief. The lean, dark-haired author has a bad case of writer’s block and he’s planned a six-week stay to cure it. But this beautiful woman is proving even more distracting to the cause. For prim, polite Juliana has a wild [...]
If I Should Die by Allison Brennan A TRIP TO THE DARK SIDE Aspiring FBI agent Lucy Kincaid and her P.I. boyfriend, Sean Rogan, are heading to the Adirondack Mountains for a pleasant romantic getaway when they detour to help troubled friends, owners of a new resort who are battling malicious vandals. After Lucy and Sean pursue an arsonist into an abandoned mine shaft, Lucy stumbles upon an even more heinous crime—and the perfectly preserved remains of its victim. The only thing more disturbing than the discovery of the corpse is its sudden disappearance. While the local police remain skeptical, Lucy is dead certain that there’s a connection between the sabotage at the resort and the murder—one that the less-than-neighborly [...]
If You Hear Her by Shiloh Walker A CRY IN THE WOODS The scream Lena Riddle hears in the woods behind her house is enough to curdle her blood—she has no doubt that a woman is in real danger. Unfortunately, with no physical evidence, the local law officers in small-town Ash, Kentucky, dismiss her claim. But Lena knows what she heard—and it leaves her filled with fear and frustration. Ezra King is on leave from the state police, but he can’t escape the guilty memories that haunt his dreams. When he sees Lena, he is immediately drawn to her. He aches to touch her—to be touched by her—but is he too burdened by his tragic past to get close? When [...]
Night Moves by Stephanie Tyler Anything can happen under the cover of darkness. Kell Roberts has walked the thin line between life and death for so long that it now feels like home. He is a soldier, a survivor, and a loner. Still, Kell cannot turn his back on the beautiful woman caught in his firefight against the drug lords of Mexico. She says her name is Teddie, but Kell senses there’s much more to her story—and it’s about to pull him into a mission he didn’t sign on for: keeping her alive. Teddie knows this lean, mean rescuer just saved her life, but the steel glint behind those soft gray eyes seem to be hiding something deep. The men [...]