Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Release Day Blast: Spotlight on WILD KISSES by Skye Jordan (@Skye_Jordan)

MEET SKYE JORDAN
Skye’s New York Times bestselling novels are all about enjoying that little wild streak we all have, but probably don’t let out often enough. About those fantasies we usually don’t get the opportunity to indulge. About stretching limits, checking out the dark side, playing naughty and maybe even acting a little wicked. They’re about escape and fun and pleasure and romance. And, yes, even love, because Skye is ultimately a romantic at heart and a happily ever after kinda gal. Skye also writes romantic suspense as Joan Swan, weaving fast paced novels of passion, danger and suspense.

Skye is a California native recently transplanted to the East Coast and living in Alexandria, Virginia, just outside Washington DC with her husband of 25 years. She has two grown daughters in college in Colorado and Oregon. In her free time she loves rowing on the Potomac. She's always learning, attending courses and seminars in art and history and cooking.

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Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year!

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Saturday, December 31, 2016

#Joyathon2016: Winners

Dear Authors, Readers and fellow Romance Lovers,

Thank YOU for joining me this past month in celebrating the holiday season. YOU all have made each and every December these past 6 years full of amazing stories, recipes, traditions, holiday movies, romances, and the occasional good looking hero. YOU all make me want to come back each December with the Joyathon.

Have a safe and wonderful New Year! I hope you all will join me in 2017 for more guest authors, book recommendations, new features, and of course, another Joyathon.

xx,
Kati






Chris B.

ebook copy of KISSING UNDER THE MISTLETOE by Marina Adair

Molly L.
$15 Amazon gift card from Lila DiPasqua

Barbara R.
ebook copy of THE RAKE AND THE RECLUSE by Jenn LeBlanc

Hannah
ebook copy of WANDERLUST by Roni Loren

Diane S.
ebook copy of CHRISTMAS IN THE DUKE'S ARMS and CHRISTMAS IN DUKE STREET from Shana Galen

Erin F.
book and swag from Valerie Bowman

Teri D.
$10 Amazon gift card from Sophie Barnes

Jen B.
paperback of ONE HOT DECEMBER by Tiffany Reisz

Louise R.
signed copy of MR. PRESIDENT by Katy Evans

Mary M.
eARC of TAKING THE EARL and $20 gift card from Sara Ramsey

Sheryl N.
paperback copy of MY FAIR PRINCESS and HOW TO MARRY A ROYAL HIGHLANDER by Vanessa Kelly

Christina R.
a mug, swag and $25 Starbucks gift card from Beth Yarnall

Lynn R.
Penney W.

$10 Amazon gift card from Jennifer Snow

Karin A.
$50 Amazon gift card from Cathy Maxwell

Natasha D.
ebook copy of THE FORBIDDEN DUKE by Darcy Burke

Yadira A.
eARC of SAFE BET by Monica Murphy

April K.
Sharlene W.
Yaritza S.
Christina R.
Jenn M.

Kindle copy of CHRISTMAS WITH AN ANGEL

Glenda
ebook from Lauren Smith's backlist

Jenn M.
Kate S.

Kindle copy of FIGHTING TO WIN by Nicole Flockton

Janie M.
$25 Amazon gift card from Lily Blackwood

Lori H.
Evelyn D.

ebook copy of SEDUCING THE TYCOON by MK Meredith

Amy M.
$10 Amazon or B&N gift card from Jennifer Shirk

Carol L.
paperback of MY BROWN-EYED EARL and ballroom survival kit from Anna Bennett

Erin F.
Natasha D.

ebook copy of FALLING FOR HER BACHELOR by Robin Bielman

Christy M.
Beautiful Bastard, Beautiful Stranger, Beautiful Player, Beautiful Secret, Beautiful by Christina Lauren

Denise H.
large flat rate box of books and swag

Jen B.
$25 worth of books from The Book Depository

May
Ada H.

package of swag, bookmarks and other goodies




***Winners have been contacted by email***


Sunday, December 25, 2016

#Joyathon2016: 'Tis the Season with Christina Lauren (@christinalauren)


Meet Christina Lauren


Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of long-time writing partners/besties/soulmates/brain-twins Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings. The coauthor duo writes both Young Adult and Adult Fiction, and together has produced fourteen New York Times bestselling novels. They are published in over 30 languages, have received starred reviews from Kirkus and Library Journal, been selected as one of NPR’s Top 100 Swoon-Worthy Romances, and won both the Seal of Excellence award and Book of the Year from RT Magazine.

Connect with Christina and Lauren: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Amazon | Newsletter


ADD TO GOODREADS
Series: Beautiful Bastard #5
Genre: Contemporary
Page Count: 416
Publisher: Gallery Books
Release Date: October 4, 2016

Featuring the entire BEAUTIFUL series cast for one final hurrah!

A FREE-SPIRITED GIRL IN NEED OF A BREAK.
A MAN WEIGHED DOWN BY RESPONSIBILITY.
A ROAD TRIP VACATION WHERE ALL BETS ARE OFF.
OH, AND A LOT OF WINE.

After walking in on her boyfriend shagging another girl in their place, Pippa Bay Cox ditches London for the States to go on a drunken road trip with Ruby Miller and some of her Beautiful friends.

Scaling the career ladder is the default way to deal with heartbreak—and to just deal—for Jensen Bergstrom. Absolutely buried by his drive and workload, he rarely takes time for himself. But when his sister Hanna convinces him to join the gang on a two-week wine tour, he has a rare moment of cutting loose. Of course, it’s only once he’s committed that he realizes the strange girl he met briefly on the plane is coming along, too. She might be too much for him…or he might realize his life has become too small and needs her to make it bigger, crazier.

With this circle of friends there’s always something going on: from Chloe and Sara’s unexpected personality swaps to Will’s new domestic side to Bennett’s text message barrage and George’s own happily-ever-after. In short, their adventures in love, friendship, and hilarity are nothing short of Beautiful.

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Other Books in Series:

Christina and Lauren's publisher is giving away a set of Beautiful Bastard, Beautiful Stranger, Beautiful Player, Beautiful Secret and Beautiful (US ONLY).
Leave a comment: How are you celebrating Christmas? What kind of awesome gifts did you receive?
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Saturday, December 24, 2016

#Joyathon2016: 'Tis the Season with Robin Bielman (@robinbielman)


Meet Robin Bielman

When not attached to her laptop, USA Today Bestselling Author and RITA Finalist, Robin Bielman can almost always be found with her nose in a book. A California girl, the beach is her favorite place for fun and inspiration. Her fondness for swoon-worthy heroes who flirt and stumble upon the girl they can’t live without jumpstarts most of her story ideas.

She loves to go on adventures, and has skydived, scuba dived, parasailed, gotten lost in the wilderness (and only suffered a gazillion bug bites for it) hiked to waterfalls, and swam with dolphins. In her spare time she also likes to put her treadmill to good use while watching her favorite TV shows, take hikes with her hubby, indulge her sweet tooth, and play sock tug of war with her cute, but sometimes naughty dog, Harry.

She dreams of traveling to faraway places and loves to connect with readers. Keep in touch at all of her social media spots!

Connect with Robin: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Amazon | Newsletter





Merry Christmas Eve! I’m so happy to be here to celebrate the holiday season. Hugs and thanks to Kati for including me! I thought I’d share my Top 5 Favorite Winter Activities with you, so here goes…
  • Stay in my jammies all day and curl up on the couch with a blanket to watch movies. I especially love the Hallmark Channel this time of year!
  • Drink peppermint mochas, lattes and hot chocolate. Not all at the same time.
  • Bake. I’m a terrible cook, but I can turn out some yummy cookies and breads.
  • Go to the beach! I live in Southern California so we always have lots of sunshine, and in the winter it’s not crowded. I love to bundle up and go for a walk along the water and look for sea glass.
  • Read! This is really a favorite activity every season, but it’s especially fun to read when it’s cooler outside and – fingers crossed! – raining, or at least looking like rain. My hubby is a big reader, too, so it’s wonderful to cuddle up together with good books.

What’s one of your favorite winter activities?


ADD TO GOODREADS
Genre: Contemporary
Page Count: 244
Publisher: Tule Publishing
Release Date: October 20, 2016

Rowan Palotay hopes she never runs into the too-handsome Prince Theodore Chenery ever again after she leaves an embarrassing first impression. But fixing her mistake garners even more attention from the prince, and when he requests she be his reporter for a news story, she can’t say no.

Prince Theo is completely enchanted with Rowan and finds her special brand of kindness and honesty impossible to ignore. Back home, his choices are made for him, but here in this small town where his mother grew up, he feels connections he never has before. And the more time he and Rowan spend together, the more he wants her—all of her.

When obligations back home take a turn he didn’t see coming, he’s ready to stake his claim. But when his father and the media get wind of his relationship with Rowan, Theo must decide whether to follow his heart or his royal duty.

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Robin is giving away 2 ebook copies of FALLING FOR HER BACHELOR.
Leave a comment for Robin: What’s one of your favorite winter activities?
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The Fine Print: Open to persons of 18 years or older, some restrictions may apply. Giveaway runs December 1st-31st. Follow instructions on rafflecopter form to enter. Winner will be contacted by email so make sure you enter a valid email address. Kati/Romancing Rakes for the Love of Romance will not be held responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged package once items are sent. No substitutions or replacements due to nature of prizes. By entering the giveaway you agree to the terms stated.
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