Monday, April 30, 2012

Contemporary eARC Review: Barefoot In The Sand by Roxanne St Claire

BAREFOOT IN THE SAND by Roxanne St. Claire
Series: Barefoot Bay #1
Format: eBook via Netgalley
Genre: Contemporary
Length: 432 pages
Publisher: Forever (April 24,2012)

When a hurricane roars through Lacey Armstrong’s home on the coast of Barefoot Bay, she decides all that’s left in the rubble is opportunity. A new hotel is just what Mimosa Key needs, and Lacey and her teenage daughter are due for a fresh start. And nothing, especially not a hot, younger architect, is going to distract Lacey from finally making her dreams a reality.

Love has already cost Clay Walker everything. And if he's going to have any chance of picking up the pieces of his life, he needs the job as Lacey Armstrong's architect. What's not in the plans is falling for the headstrong beauty. Her vision of the future is more appealing than anything he could have ever drafted for himself. Will Clay's designs on Lacey's heart be more than she can handle, or will she trust him to build something that will last forever?
Get Your Own Copy: Amazon(pb) | Kindle | B&N(pb) | Nook
Book Extras: Read an Excerpt | About the Series
I liked it
Other Book in Series(click for excerpt):
coming soon


Romance Casting Call Wrap Up

This past month has been such a wonderful celebration of our first year of blogging. We couldn’t have done it without our wonderful followers aka Fellow Romancers nor could we have done it without all the fantabulous authors who donated books and time from their busy day to share their casts.

Hollywood, if you ever want to make movies of any romance books, you’ve got a stepping off point right here on the blog!

We hope you have had a fantastical time during the celebration. A ginormous THANK YOU to each and everyone of you who partied with us. YOU have made this past year an amazing blogging experience. Another ginormous THANK YOU goes out to all the authors who shared their casts with us and for donating awesome books. We couldn’t have done it without either our Fellow Romancers as well as the amazeballs authors who have shaped our blogging experience. THANK YOU to Dani of Ramblings From This Chick for partnering up with us in all this craziness and utter chaos. It has been a blast!

We look forward to many more years of guest authors, book reviews, giveaways and fun blog events.

Don’t forget that there’s a day left to enter for the grand prizes of a Kindle, a giant box of books and 3 books bundles. This is our way of saying ‘THANK YOU’ for putting up with our craziness and utter lack of propriety. But that’s the way we like it. Keep it always professional, highly inappropriate.

If you haven't won yet, there's still time. You can still win books from Delilah(ends 5/1), Jenn(ends 5/2), Vicky(ends 5/3) and a Hawaiian prize pack from blogger Kim(ends 5/4).

Head over to the grand prize form by clicking on the banner below. Enter, enter, enter!!! 
Giveaway ends at 11:59PM EST tonight

Man Candy Monday: Latin Lovahs

There's something sexily sinful about a Latin man. Perhaps it's the fact that they're whispered to be the greatest lovers in the world. We still have yet to test out that theory. One day soon...We have a bucket list. Or maybe the accent. We are suckers for accents. Let us tell you! When we google ogled 'Latin men' all sorts of inappropriate sites popped up. Like highly inappropriate sites. But we muddled through and persevered just for you and we found...

Erotic Paranormal ARC Review: Where There's Smoke by Karen Kelley

Series: Good Girl #1
Format: ARC
Genre: Erotic Paranormal
Length: 304 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (May 1,2012)

The Devil went down to Texas...
Sexy wannabe demon Destiny Carter has pissed off the people downstairs and has been kicked out of hell. Now she's in Ft.Worth, Texas, with one week to corrupt a soul. Or else.

Lookin' for just one soul to steal...
When smokin' hot Destiny strolls into The Stompin' Ground Bar in a slinky red dress, she has a feeling her assignment might not be so bad. The cowboy at the bar look pretty darn delicious and oh-so-corruptible.

But Chance Bellew is no ordinary cowboy, and Destiny gets way more than she bargained for when she rubs up against that sexy dark angel perched on a barstool like sin just waiting to happen...
Connect with Karen: Author Site | Facebook
Get Your Own Copy: Amazon(pb) | Kindle | B&N(pb) | Nook | Book Depository
Book Extras: Read an Excerpt
I loved it!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Book Bundle Feature + Giveaway

Okay kiddies, one of the grand prizes is a book bundle from each of us featuring our favorite books from each genre. Each Sunday, we'll feature a book you can win from our respective bundles so if you've already been celebrating with us, you won't need to enter on the grand prize rafflecopter form. Since we featured historical authors this past week, we're going to spotlight our favorite historical books.

We have chosen to giveaway Last Night's Scandal by Loretta Chase and Lord of Pleasure by Delilah Marvelle for the historical genre of our book bundles.

Weekly Winners-Contemporary


Yadira A
(Busted in Bollywood by Nicola Marsh)
Leev W
(Interview With A Daredevil by Nicola Marsh)

Shannon G
(The Look of Love by Bella Andre)
(From This Moment On by Bella Andre)
Yadira A
(Can't Help Falling In Love by Bella Andre)

Velvet H
(Darn Good Cowboy Christmas by Carolyn Brown)
Yadira A
(Love Drunk Cowboy by Carolyn Brown)

Helen Bush
(Breaking the Rules by Tawny Weber)
Sally Shaw
(Sex, Lies and Mistletoe by Tawny Weber)

Nora Leighton
(Undone by Lila DiPasqua)
Filia Okatrina
(A Midnight Dance by Lila DiPasqua)

Diane Sallans
(Their book of choice courtesy of Aislynn of Read-Stitch-Cook)

All winners have been contacted via email.

Thanks to everyone who has helped us celebrate our first year of blogging. Don't fret! There's still time to win books from authors as well as 2 days left to enter for the grand prizes

***Remember, we're giving away a Kindle(US), 3 book bundles(US/International) and a giant box of books(US) so there will be 5 grand prize winners***

A HUGE thank you to all authors who celebrated with us and have kindly donated books. Y'all are The Awesome!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Casting Call with Kim from SOS Aloha + Giveaway

Kim brings a taste of Hawaii to the mainland. She hosts a variety of authors, hold fabulous giveaways and attends fun conventions. Her posts about Hawaii make us want to move there, Mai Tai's included. The week Kati went on her grand Hawaiian adventure, Kim was the best tour guide she could have asked for. Historical sites, an epic road trip and four military bases. She's just fantastic!!


Meet Kim:
Kim Lowe is a romance reader living near Pearl Harbor. She blogs about books at SOS Aloha, Kim also blogs about travel around Hawaii at ALOHA ON MY MIND,

Connect with Kim: Blog | Twitter | Goodreads

Friday, April 27, 2012

Casting Call with Vicky Dreiling + Giveaway

We met Vicky last year on Twitter and she's been in our lives ever since. It all started with our shared love of Henry Cavill and hot men which turned into Man Candy Monday. Vicky was the first blog tour we participated in (How to Seduce A Scoundrel) and she celebrated our first December Joyathon. She's fabulous, hilarious and you can even find our names in How To Ravish A Rake *squee* We lurve her characters and her stories. 


Meet Vicky:
Vicky Dreiling is a confirmed historical romance junkie and Anglophile. Frequent business trips to the UK allowed her to indulge her passion for all things Regency England. Bath, Stonehenge, and Spencer House are among her favorite places. She is, however, truly sorry for accidentally setting off
a security alarm in Windsor Castle. That unfortunate incident led her British colleagues to nickname her “Trouble.” Vicky’s debut novel HOW TO MARRY A DUKE was named one of ALA Booklists Top 10 Romances for 2011 and was nominated by Romantic Times for Best First Historical Romance.

Connect with Vicky: Author Site | Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Casting Call with Delilah Marvelle + Giveaway

Delilah Marvelle is one dirty birdie. Yeah, we said it. She's fun, fabulous and so flipping cute. We just want to carry her around (pocket sized Delilah; okay, that sounded less dirty in our minds). We met her last year at RomCon and we've been hooked since. Kati finally got Jamie to read a Delilah book (hello rock!) and she loved it. It astounds us that we haven't hosted Delilah before. Excuse our oversight!


Meet Delilah:
Delilah Marvelle spent her youth studying various languages, reading voraciously, and playing the pianoforte. She confesses that here ends the extent of her gentle breeding. She was a naughty child who was forever torturing her parents with countless adventures that they did not deem respectable. Confined to her room on many occasions due to these misadventures, she discovered the quill and its amazing power. Soon, to the dismay of her parents, she rather enjoyed being confined to her room and finished writing her first historical romance (which was a heart stopping 800 pages long...) at the age of 14.

Connect with Delilah: Author Site | Twitter | Facebook | Blog

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Casting Call with Elise Rome + Giveaway

Elise Rome aka Ashley March has been such an instrumental author in our first year of blogging. She's brought us wonderful stories full of love, second chances and forgiveness. She celebrated our first annual December Joyathon with us, visited the blog during her EPIC blog tour for Romancing The Countess (twice cause we heart her), introduced us to this fabulous author/photographer named Jenn LeBlanc and invited us to participate in her 2nd Annual March Madness Blog Party. She's fun, fabulous, fantastic and we hope to meet her this summer. She still owes Kati some Blue Bell Ice Cream. Plus, the Rome girls are totes adorbs!


Meet Elise:
Elise Rome has never forgiven Margaret Mitchell for making her fall in love with Scarlett and Rhett in Gone with the Wind and then not giving them a happy ending. She likes to think that she makes up for this injustice with each romance novel she writes. When she isn't telling stories about sexy, headstrong heroes and intelligent, independent heroines, Elise stays busy chasing after her two young daughters, semi-attempting to do housework, and hiking in the beautiful foothills of Colorado.

Surprise! If you’re looking for Ashley, she’s changed her name to Elise Rome because she’ll soon be self-publishing her books.

Connect with Elise: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

Book Birthdays for 4/24

An architect, a prince, a fireman, a cursed family, a Young Corinthian, a lord of satyr, a vampire and more! There are some fantastic books releasing today and we're sure that we missed quite a few books. 


Monday, April 23, 2012

Man Candy Monday: Happy Trails

The treasure trail, the happy trail, the happy line...oh what the hell! We're talking about men with a little fuzz running towards their happy place. We're a little late in putting this up so no words this time. Just a few pictures. Please accept our apology in the form of man candy.

Casting Call with Kieran Kramer + Giveaway

When we ask authors that question of who they are, we include 'international woman of mystery'. Most wish that they were and well, we like to think that Kieran Kramer is one or nearly one. Like totally legit. She did after all work for the CIA. How awesome is that?! Kieran celebrated our first annual December Joyathon with us and certainly keeps us laughing as we read her books. Kati thoroughly enjoyed If You Give A Girl A Viscount and Cloudy With A Chance of Marriage. Jamie got to meet her in person last at WORD in Brooklyn and Kati's got meeting Kieran on her bucket list for this year.


Meet Kieran:
Double Rita-finalist and USA Today bestseller Kieran Kramer is the author of the lighthearted Regency historical romance series, The Impossible Bachelors, published by St. Martin's Press. She recently signed a six-book contract with St. Martin's for another Regency series called The House of Brady, premiering in 2012. A former CIA employee, journalist, and English teacher, Kieran's also a game show veteran, karaoke enthusiast, and general adventurer. Without doubt her greatest adventure, which she's taken hand-in-hand with her husband of 23 years, has been mothering their three children.
Connect with Kieran: Author Site  | Twitter | Facebook | Blog

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Book Bundle Feature + Giveaway

Okay kiddies, one of the grand prizes is a book bundle from each of us featuring our favorite books from each genre. Each Sunday, we'll feature a book you can win from our respective bundles so if you've already been celebrating with us, you won't need to enter on the grand prize rafflecopter form. Since we featured contemporary authors this past week, we're going to spotlight our favorite contemporary books. Be on the lookout for the featured historical romance books next Sunday.

We have chosen to giveaway With This Kiss by Bella Riley and Trace of Fever by Lori Foster for the contemporary genre of our book bundles.

Weekly Winners-Erotic


Yadira A 
(NEVER A MISTRESS, NO LONGER A MAID by Maureen Driscoll courtesy of Mel from B2B)
Joanne B 
(A LILY AMONG THORNS by Rose Lerner courtesy of Mel from B2B)

Elizabeth Hyatt + Betty Hamilton 
(copy of CRASH INTO YOU by Roni Loren)

Phoenix Carvelli 
(SIMPLE TWIST OF FATE by Karen Erickson)
(WORTH THE SCANDAL by Karen Erickson)

Patti Williams + Marika Weber 
(THE SIREN by Tiffany Reisz)
May Pau 

Aretha Z 
(MASTER OF SIN by Maggie Robinson)
Stacie D 
(MISTRESS BY MARRIAGE by Maggie Robinson)

Savannah Miller 
(CALLUM: The Cursed Clan by Melissa Schroeder)
Lisa Guertin 

Winners have all been contacted via email. Please check your spam folder if you haven't found our email yet.

If you didn't win, there's still time! Plus we've got some fantastic grand prizes we're giving away here. A Kindle, a box of books and book bundles. We haven't forgotten our international followers. Kati is giving away a book bundle to one(1) lucky reader where ever Book Depository ships to.

A huge thank you goes out to all authors who have participated and donated fantastic books. We couldn't have done this without you. Thank you for making our first year of blogging a truly magical experience!

Blog Tour: Guest Post + Giveaway with Stefanie Sloane

Yes, we've been living under a rock and have finally crawled out from under it. Stefanie Sloane's fourth book in her Regency Rogues series releases on Tuesday and Jamie got a chance to read and review it. Verdict? Loved it! Today, Stefanie is sharing her thoughts on whether her latest hero, Dash, is an Alpha, Beta or a combination of both.


Meet Stefanie:
A native Northwesterner with the pale skin to prove it, Stefanie Sloane credits her parents’ eclectic reading habits—not to mention their decision to live in the middle of nowhere—for her love of books. A childhood spent lost in the pages of countless novels led Stefanie to college where she majored in English. No one was more surprised than Stefanie when she actually put her degree to use and landed a job in’s Books editorial department. She spent over five years reading for a living before retiring to concentrate on her own stories. Stefanie currently resides with her family in Seattle.

Connect with Stefanie: Author Site | Twitter | Facebook

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Historical eARC Review: The Saint Who Stole My Heart by Stefanie Sloane

Series: Regency Rogues #4
Format: eBook via Netgalley
Genre: Historical
Length: 304 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books (April 24,2012)

Dashiell Matthews, Viscount Carrington, remembers little of Miss Elena Barnes beyond her slight build, mousy character, and bookish ways. Her unavoidable presence at Carrington House would be inconvenient, true, but a woman could hardly prove enough of a distraction to interfere with what was the most important case of Dash’s life—ferreting out the monster who’d murdered a dear friend’s mother many year before.

Dash would, of course, live to regret such an assumption.

As for Elena, a trip to London to retrieve a priceless book is troublesome, though not nearly as much as the feelings the viscount inspires in her. His touch elicits feelings from Elena that she’d only ever read about. Her skin tingles. Lord Hardwicke is as handsome as she remembered—actually, more so as he’d grown into his frame in a rather attractive manner—and as dim as a ha’penny tallow. Or is he? The more time Elena spends with the man, the greater her suspicions grow regarding his intellect and just what he might be up to as they’re thrown together in the search for an individual known only as the Rook.

Can true love save the day? Find out in the exciting and enthralling fourth installment of the Regency Rogues.
Connect with Stefanie: Author Site | Twitter | Facebook
Get Your Own Copy: Amazon(pb) | Kindle | B&N(pb) | Nook | Book Depository
Book Extras: Read an Excerpt
I love it!
Other Books in Series(click for excerpt):


Casting Call with Aislynn from Stitch-Read-Cook + Giveaway

Aislynn of Stitch-Read-Cook is fantastic! We love her 'Day In the Life of...' feature where readers get to have a behind the scenes look at your favorite author's daily lives. She even featured some bloggers in January, including Kati. She's fun, fabulous and totally sweet.


Meet Aislynn:
I'm Aislynn!

I'm a 30 something book lover, born and raised on a small family farm. After living in the big city and finishing college, I returned to my hometown.

Hubby and I share our small apartment with our 3 loveable dogs in small town in Northern Ontario, not far from where I was raised.

By day I'm a mild mannered house designer, by night I'm a romance reader.. My book collection is filled historical, paranormal, contemporary and everything in between.

Connect with Aislynn: Blog | Twitter | Facebook

Friday, April 20, 2012

Casting Call with Lila DiPasqua + Giveaway

Lila DiPasqua. She is such a sweetheart and her books are anything but sweet. They're sexy and erotically charged re-tellings of childhood fairy tales: Fiery Tales. Kati bid on a set of Lila's books for Operation Auction last year and thoroughly enjoyed them. Lila helped us celebrate our first annual December Joyathon and shared some cool pictures including a cute tree that Mr. DiPasqua bought. Her latest book, UNDONE, is a twist on Rapunzel and a first self-pubbed title for Lila. She is one of the fantastic authors who came together with 10 other traditionally published authors to bring readers quality self-pubbed reads. Check out the Rock it Reads project.


Meet Lila:
At age fourteen, Lila’s best friend sneaked a romance novel out of her grandmother’s house. After devouring it, Lila was hooked on romance novels for life. Today she lives with her real-life hero husband and three children and is a firm believer in the happily-ever-after. She loves history and enjoys traveling. She has been to four continents so far. Weaving in interesting historical facts she discovers during her travels, Lila writes stories about historical alpha-heroes and the heroines who make them lose their hearts. Lila DiPasqua writes wicked & witty historical romance for Penguin/Berkley as well as self-published works. To learn more about Lila and her books, visit

Connect with Lila: Author Site | Twitter | Facebook | Blog

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Feature: Breaking the Rules by Tawny Weber + Giveaway

Due to unforseen circumstances, Tawny will not be celebrating with us. However, we are still featuring an excerpt from one of her sizzling reads.

Meet Tawny:
Tawny Weber has been writing sassy, sexy stories for Harlequin Blaze since her first book hit the shelves in 2007. When not obsessing over deadlines, she’s shopping for cute shoes, scrapbooking or hanging out on Facebook and Twitter. Come by and visit her on the web at

Connect with Tawny: Author Site | Twitter | Facebook

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Casting Call with Carolyn Brown + Giveaway

Carolyn Brown writes sexy cowboys who know how to treat a lady right. In bed and out. Her books make us want to break out our boots, do a little two steppin' and rock out to some sexy country crooners.


Meet Carolyn:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author and RITA® Finalist, Carolyn Brown, has published more than fifty books.

Brown's books have been translated into eleven foreign languages and fourteen have been reprinted in large print format. Her books have been reviewed in Library Journal, Booklist, Romantic Times, Romance Reviews Today, Publisher's Weekly, Cataromance, USA Today and Romance Reader At Heart. Two of her romances have been published as Japanese Manga books.

Brown writes cowboy romance for Sourcebooks: The Lucky Trilogy, the Honky Tonk Series and now the Spikes & Spurs Series.

She has also written more than forty sweet romances for Avalon which include several historical series as well as contemporary stand alone romance novels.

Sourcebooks will publish her debut women's fiction novel in January, 2013.

Connect with Carolyn: Author Site | Facebook

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Casting Call with Bella Andre + Giveaway

Bella Andre writes sexy books that will have you sitting in front of your freezer with the door open. She also writes sweet stories set in the town of Emerald Lake as Bella Riley. She's appeared on the blog during her tour for her latest Emerald Lake book release but today she will be sharing the sexy Sullivan's.


Meet Bella:

Bella Andre has always been a writer. Songs came first, and then non-fiction books, but as soon as she started writing her first romance novel, she knew she'd found her perfect career. Known for "sensual, empowered stories enveloped in heady romance" (Publisher's Weekly) about sizzling alpha heroes and the strong women they'll love forever, many of her 20+ titles have appeared on Top 50 bestseller lists, including THE LOOK OF LOVE (Sullivans #1), FROM THIS MOMENT ON (Sullivans #2), GAME FOR LOVE, ECSTASY, CANDY STORE and LOVE ME.

Her books have been Cosmopolitan Magazine Red Hot Reads twice (GAME FOR ANYTHING and WILD HEAT) and have been translated into German, Thai, Japanese and Ukrainian. NEVER TOO HOT won the Award of Excellence in 2011. The Washington Post has called her, “One of the top digital writers in America."

If not behind her computer, you can find her reading her favorite authors, hiking, knitting, or laughing. Married with two children, Bella splits her time between the Northern California wine country and a 100 year old log cabin in the Adirondacks.

Connect with Bella: Author Site | Twitter | Facebook | Newsletter

Blog Tour + Giveaway with Joan Swan

Joan Swan's debut book, Fever, took the blogging world by storm and definitely became the talked about and totally controversial book after it's release. Just check out Goodreads or Dear Author. Today, she is hanging out with us and sharing some sexy firemen. 


Meet Joan:
Joan Swan is a triple RWA® Golden Heart finalist and writes sexy romantic suspense with a paranormal twist. Her debut novel with Kensington Brava, FEVER, released February 28, 2012. Her second novel, BLAZE, follows in October, 2012.

In her day job, she works as a sonographer for one of the top ten medical facilities in the nation and lives on the California central coast in beautiful wine country with her husband and two daughters.

Connect with Joan: Author Site | Twitter | Facebook | Blog | Goodreads

Monday, April 16, 2012

Casting Call with Nicola Marsh + Giveaway

A refreshing new setting for a romance and a laugh out loud read, Busted in Bollywood by Nicola Marsh should be on your must read list. Today she is sharing an all star cast with us. Do you hear that Hollywood? This book could totally be a hit. 


Meet Nicola:
USA TODAY bestselling author Nicola Marsh writes flirty fiction with flair.

She’s had 31 books published with Harlequin Romance and Presents series and sold over 3 million copies worldwide. Her first mainstream contemporary romance, Busted in Bollywood, ‘Sex & the City’ meets ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ released with Entangled Publishing December 2011 and is due for mass market release June 2012.

She’s also a Waldenbooks and Bookscan bestseller, has finalled in several awards including the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, HOLT, Booksellers’ Best, Golden Quill, Laurel Wreath, More than Magic and has won several CataRomance Reviewers’ Choice Awards.

A physiotherapist for thirteen years, she now adores writing full time, raising her two little heroes, sharing fine food with family and friends, and her favourite, curling up with a good book!

She also loves interacting with readers.

You can check out her full list of books available on Goodreads (and yeah, she loves chatting about books in general over there too!)

Connect with Nicola: Author Site | Blog | Twitter | Facebook

Hunky Hero Giveaway Hop

Hunky Hero Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Hunky Hero Giveaway Hop hosted by Riverina Romantics and well, we couldn't pass up on this opportunity to showcase some sexy man chest.And the books we've chosen definitely have some serious man chest. But before we get to the giveaway and such, we would like to share some of our favorite eye candy and two of them happen to be romance book cover models...

Man Candy Monday: Men of the Pacific Northwest

Okay, when we found out the theme, we googled forever and ever and ever. Came up with NADA, zip, zilch, giant goose egg, no freaking abs. All we came up with were pictures of scenery. WTFeck? So, here's our workaround: Twilight. Whaaat? They're in the Pacific Northwest. Aren't they?

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Book Bundle Feature + Giveaway

Okay kiddies, one of the grand prizes is a book bundle from each of us featuring our favorite books from each genre. Each Sunday, we'll feature a book you can win from our respective bundles so if you've already been celebrating with us, you won't need to enter on the grand prize rafflecopter form. Since we featured erotic authors this past week, we're going to spotlight our favorite erotic books. Be on the lookout for the featured contemporary romance books next Sunday.

We have chosen to giveaway Surrender to Me by Shayla Black and Deliciously Sinful by Lilli Feisty for the erotic book in our book bundles.

Weekly Winners-Paranormal

Congrats to:

Sally M (His Darkest Embrace by Juliana Stone)
The_Book_Queen (His Darkest Salvation by Juliana Stone)

Sally M (Bonded by Blood by Laurie London)
Linda H (Tempted by Blood by Laurie London)

Miriam (Darkness Dawns by Dianne Duvall)
Savannah (Night Reigns by Dianne Duvall)

Carol L (Second Grave on the Left by Darynda Jones)
Betty K (Third Grave Dead Ahead by Darynda Jones)

Barbara E (Shades of Desire by Virna DePaul)
Savannah (Chosen by Sin by Virna DePaul)

Marika W (Show No Mercy by Cindy Gerard courtesy of Mandi @ Smexy Books)
Melanie F (A Lot Like Love by Julie James courtesey of Mandi @ Smexy Books)

All winners have been notified via email. A huge thank you to everyone for stopping by and to all authors and bloggers making our first week of celebration a fantastic one! Gear up for week 2 and continue to follow the celebration here. If you didn't win, there's more books for grabs this coming week.

Don't forget to also enter for the grand prizes. Kindle, Dani's book bundle, Jamie's book bundle and the giant box of books are US ONLY but Kati's bundle is INTERNATIONAL.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Casting Call with Mel from Bookworm2Bookworm + Giveaway

bookworm2bookworm has such a large collections of fantastic reviews and author features and interviews. They've had some of our favorite authors hanging out like Delilah Marvelle, Katharine Ashe, Shana Galen and Beverley Kendall...just to name a few. Today, Mel, the lady behind the blog is sharing her cast for Rose Lerner's A Lily Among Thorns and giving a copy away.


Meet Mel:
I am an avid reader I love to talk about books I’ve read, especially romance novels. b2b primarily is a book review blog, but we also have author interviews and guest posts. I've been blessed with two awesome women that accepted my invitation to join me in this adventure, and one of those is Kristal (covering Paranormal novels) and Evelyn (covering romance in real life). As for who I am, personally: I’m in my early fifties, married, working, and have grown kids, son who just married, and a daughter just about to. I love gardening, reading and walking, but my love of the written ward spans five decades, from the age of five, and is on top of my 'love to do' list'

Connect with Mel: Blog | Twitter | Facebook

Friday, April 13, 2012

Casting Call with Melissa Schroeder + Giveaway

We met Melissa Schroeder at RomCon last year and rocking some Hawaiian print during her luau. Her stories are sexy, steamy and downright 'I need to take a cold shower' worthy reads full of yummy military men. The first time we had Mel on the blog was during the December Joyathon and it was loads of fun! 


Meet Melissa:
Born to an Air Force family at an Army hospital Melissa has always been a little bit screwy. She was further warped by her years of watching Monty Python and her strange family. Her love of romance novels developed after accidentally picking up a Linda Howard book. After becoming hooked, she read close to 300 novels in one year, deciding that romance was her true calling instead of the literary short stories and suspenses she had been writing. After many attempts, she realized that romantic comedy, or at least romance with a comedic edge, was where she was destined to be. Influences in her writing come from Nora Roberts, Jenny Cruise, Susan Andersen, Amanda Quick, Jayne Anne Krentz, Julia Quinn, Christina Dodd, and Lori Foster. Since her first release in 2004, Melissa has had close to 20 short stories, novellas and novels released with seven different publishers in a variety of genres and time periods. Those releases included, The Hired Hand, a 2005 Eppie Finalist for Contemporary Romance and Tempting Prudence, a 2005 CAPA finalist for short erotic romance. Her contemporary, A Little Harmless Sex became an international best seller in June of 2005.

Since she was a military brat, she vowed never to marry military. Alas, fate always has her waywith mortals. Her husband is an Air Force major, and together they have their own military brats, two girls, and they live wherever the military sticks them. Which she is sure, will always involve heat and bugs only seen on the Animal Discovery Channel.In her spare time, she reads, complains about bugs, travels, cooks, reads some more, watches her DVD collections of Arrested Development and Seinfeld, and tries to convince her family that she truly is a delicate genius. She has yet to achieve her last goal.

She has always believed that romance and humor go hand in hand. Love can conquer all and as Mark Twain said, “Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand.” Combining the two, she hopes she gives her readers a thrilling love story, filled with chuckles along the way, and a happily ever after finish.

Connect with Melissa: Author Site | Twitter | Facebook | Blog

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Casting Call with Maggie Robinson + Giveaway

Maggie Robinson stopped by and shared her back to back releases with us last year. Her books feature strong heroines, sexy heroes and whole lot of steamy, sizzling chemistry. Not only does Maggie write sexy historical romances but her sexier alter ego, Margaret Rowe, does as well. Like, hot. Scorch the pages, hot. But today, Maggie is here to play.


Meet Maggie:
Maggie Robinson is a former teacher, library clerk and mother of four who woke up in the middle of the night, absolutely compelled to create the perfect man and use as many adverbs as possible doing so. A transplanted New Yorker, she lives with her not-quite perfect husband in Maine, where the cold winters are ideal for staying inside and writing hot historical romances.

Connect with Maggie: Author Site | Twitter | Facebook

XOXO, Romance Girl Links

It's been a few weeks since our last confession...or at least since we did the Romance Girl Feature. We're bringing you some romance rockstars, lots of eye candy, giveaways galore and of course your favorite: e-book sales. Woohoo!!!

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