Friday, November 30, 2012

Studio Smexy™ Saturdays EXCLUSIVE: Delilah Marvelle's School of Gallantry Series Cover Reveal + Giveaway (International)



A note from Kati: I first fell in love with Delilah Marvelle's School of Gallantry a few years ago when I got my first e-reader and I've been in love with both her writing and her since. Since Jamie introduced me to BDB, I figured it was time for her to discover Delilah and sent her both MISTRESS OF PLEASURE and LORD OF PLEASURE. Meeting Delilah in person is an experience in itself. Well, she did let me lubricate her dildo at RomCon. How can someone not want to hang out with her after that?!

Today we're unveiling the rest of the covers for her School of Gallantry series which she will be self-pubbing. LADY OF PLEASURE will release in March 2013. Is it March yet? LOL. I had the pleasure and privilege of being at two of the three shoots for her covers and that woman definitely has a vision which Jenn brought to life in the studio. *sigh* I just love how the covers turned out thanks to Carrie's designing genius.
I feel like there should be a joke about the sign in the back.
"Aim high." "That's what she said." *snort*
photo credit: Kati

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Jamie's Juicy Tidbits: Holiday Reads + Giveaway (International)


Tomorrow is November 30th and that means that Christmas, and Hanukkah, is right around the corner. Last week I watched Santa arrive at the end of the Thanksgiving Day parade and watched the lights start to go up on the houses. And you know what I thought… Bah Hum Bug.

Yeah. I said it. I am a total Grinch… or Scrooge. I’ve never really been a fan of the holidays. When I was little Santa scared me. I don’t see the fuss of finding the perfect tree to decorate. Yes, I do enjoy presents, I can’t lie about that, but I just don’t see the big deal about it. My favorite holiday movie is How The Grinch Stole Christmas (the cartoon version), though I do enjoy Elf. I’m just not a Christmas person.
That being said, my family is. So to try and find my holiday cheer I pick up some holiday books to read. It helps keep the Grinch away. So I decided to give you some of my favorite holiday reads.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

eARC Historical Review: For Desire Alone by Jess Michaels

FOR DESIRE ALONE by Jess Michaels
Series: Mistress Matchmaker #2
Format: PDF
Genre: Historical
Length: 207 pages
Publisher: Samhain (November 6, 2012)

When friends turn to lovers, anything can happen…

A mistress should never be foolish enough to fall in love with her protector, nor trust him with her financial future. Mariah Desmond did both, and now her dearly departed protector has left her with nothing.Forced to seek another protector, she’s determined that this time, she’ll lead with her survival instinct—not her heart. But when she attends one of Vivien Manning’s infamous parties, the familiar face of her late lover’s best friend throws her for a loop.

A painful past taught John Rycroft that he’s not fit to be anyone’s knight in shining armor. His soft spot—make that a hard spot—for Mariah is precisely why he’s kept his distance. Yet the sight of her flirting with a bevy of men vying to become her next lover makes something inside him snap.

As John hauls her bodily away from her suitors, Mariah’s indignation melts away in the heat of the sizzling sexual chemistry. She quickly finds it isn’t easy to navigate John’s stormy emotional waters. Especially when his abusive father’s quest to get his son back under his thumb puts her life in danger.
Connect with Jess: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter
Get Your Own Copy: Kindle | Nook | Samhain | All Romance
Book Extras: Read an Excerpt
Other Books in Series:

REVIEW:

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

VBT: Interview with Jodi Redford + Giveaway (US)


Tis the season indeed! Start the festivities with a super sexy holiday read from Jodi Redford that will definitely melt poor old Frosty. Today, Jodi is kicking off her CHECKING IT TWICE tour and giving away a Kindle. How's that for a very Merry Christmas?

WELCOME TO THE BLOG JODI!!!

Meet Jodi:

At the ripe age of seven, Jodi Redford penned her first epic, complete with stick figure illustrations. Sadly, her drawing skills haven’t improved much, but her love of fantasy worlds never went away. These days she  writes about fairies, ghosts, and other supernatural creatures, only with considerably more heat.

She has won numerous contests, including The Golden Pen and Launching a Star. When not writing or working the day job, she enjoys gardening and way too many reality television shows.

She loves to hear from readers. You can email her, visit her online and her blog. You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.

Monday, November 26, 2012

VBT: Spotlight on Katie Reus + Giveaway



Marines, Miami, mistletoe, murder and a heroine named Noel? Sounds like one heck of a holiday read. Today we would like to welcome Katie Reus to the blog where she will be sharing her Red Stone Security series with us as well as a sexy excerpt.

WELCOME TO THE BLOG KATIE!!!

Meet Katie:
Katie fell in love with romance at a young age thanks to books she pilfered from her mom’s stash. Years later she loves reading romance almost as much as she loves writing it. However, she didn’t always know she wanted to be a writer. After graduating summa cum laude with a degree in psychology and working too many jobs she hated, she finally figured things out.

She now spends her days writing dark paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense. Her publishers include Carina Press, Harlequin Nocturne and NAL/Signet Eclipse (Penguin). Regardless of genre, she always includes a happy ending. When she’s not creating stories she loves spending time with her husband and family.

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


VBT: Interview with Victoria Vane + Giveaway

We've had Victoria Vane on the blog before sharing her debut book writing as her sexier alter ego (Fortune's Son by Emery Lee). She's been on an EPIC blog tour for her DEVIL DEVERE SERIES since August and today, she's stopping here to answer questions about the series, what's next and sharing excerpts.

WELCOME BACK TO THE BLOG VICTORIA!!!

Meet Victoria:
A lover of history and deeply romantic stories, Victoria combines these elements to craft romantic historical novels and novellas for a mature reading audience. Her writing influences are Georgette Heyer for fabulous witty dialogue and over the top characters, Robin Schone , Sylvia Day, and Charlotte Featherstone for beautifully crafted prose in stories with deep sensuality, and Lila DiPasqua for creative vision in melding history with eroticism. Ms. Vane also writes award nominated romantic historical fiction as Emery Lee.

Connect with Victoria: Author Site | Blog | Twitter


Sunday, November 25, 2012

Interview with Marina Adair + Giveaway (US only)



Marina Adair's gem of a holiday read, KISSING UNDER THE MISTLETOE, should definitely be put on your holiday reading list. Today, Marina is hanging out at the blog sharing a little bit about her book and also giving us a unedited sneak peek from the second book in her St. Helena Vineyard series.

WELCOME TO THE BLOG MARINA!!!

Meet Marina:
Every author can identify the exact moment of inception, when the skies parted, the heavens sang, and a divine being came forth, anointing them one of the chosen, blessed to spend the rest of eternity weaving stories of ‘ever after’ for mass consumption.

For me, it wasn’t so much a moment, but an intervention.

Sophomore year, my fellow Blockheads sat me down and explained that I had an addiction. I was a NKOTB–A-holic. Afraid of becoming enablers, they refused to listen to another one of my never-ending stories about our passionate intrigues with Jordan, Joe, Jon, Danny, and Donnie. What they didn’t understand was that New Kids on the Block wasn’t my obsession—they were my current romance-medium of choice.

Twenty years later, my romance addiction is a hard, bodice-ripping, half-dozen books per week. When I’m not reading it or watching it, I am writing it—or workshopping it—or editing it—or strategizing how my hands to get more of it.

In 2010, I realized I was closer to menopause than prom and got serious about my career, writing my way toward a post-graduate degree in creative writing (in the off chance that the first one didn’t stick) and becoming a published romance author.

January of 2012, I sold my first novel, TUCKER’S CROSSING, to Kensington Books set to release August, 16 2012. Also coming this year from Montlake Romance is the St. Helena Vineyard series: KISSING UNDER THE MISTLETOE hits shelves October, 16 2012, followed by SUMMER IN THE VINEYARDS in April 2013, and the third in the series releasing October 2013. In 2014 the first in the Sugar Series, BUT SUGAR’S TWICE AS SWEET, will release from Grand Central’s Forever line.

I live in a century-year-old log cabin, nestled in the majestic redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains, with my husband, daughter, three kitties, eleven chickens, and the occasional wild turkey.

Connect with Marina: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter


Saturday, November 24, 2012

Studio Smexy™ Saturdays: Interview with Tessa Dare + Giveaway (International)



A note from Jenn: I love Tessa Dare. She is such a talented author, her books are lyrical and emotional and funny and wonderful. I met her last summer at RWA in Anaheim, and she is just as lovely in person as she is on the interwebs. I was lucky enough to run into her after the Rita's where she won best Regency Historical for A Night To Surrender. She was just stunning holding her RITA and her shoes as she and Mr. Dare made their way back to their room, most likely to pass out cold from exhaustion.
These covers with Avon came as a complete surprise to me, how they came about was two parts miracle, three parts luck, and one part fairy dust and I will forever be grateful for that fairy. It was a wild couple weeks and the result is this PIIINK cover...

Friday, November 23, 2012

Black Friday Bonanza Giveaway Hop(US)



Heather from Book Savvy Babe, Jenn from The Bawdy Book Blog, and Lisa from Alive on the Shelves are hosting The Black Friday Book Bonanza again and this year, we're participating.

We hope you've done your shopping online or braved the cold and long lines for fabulous deals. Our one question for you is:

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Erotica Review: The Prince by Tiffany Reisz

THE PRINCE by Tiffany Reisz
Series: The Original Sinners #3
Format: Paperback
Genre: Erotica
Length: 400 pages
Publisher: Harlequin MIRA (November 20, 2012)

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer...preferably in bed. That's always been Kingsley Edge's strategy with his associate, the notorious New York dominatrix Nora Sutherlin. But with Nora away in Kentucky, now it's Kingsley's chance to take her place at the feet of the only man he's ever wanted -- Søren, Nora's on-again, off-again lover -- until a new threat from an old enemy forces him to confront his past.

Wes Railey is still the object of Nora's tamest yet most maddening fantasies, and the one man she can't forget. He's young. He's wonderful. He's also thoroughbred royalty and she's in "his" world now. But Nora is no simpering Southern belle, and her dream of fitting into Wesley's world is perpetually at odds with her dear Søren's relentlessly seductive pull.

Two worlds of wealth and passion call to her and whichever one Nora chooses, it will be the hardest decision she will ever have to make... unless someone makes it for her....
Connect with Tiffany: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter
Get Your Own Copy: Amazon | Kindle | B&N | Nook
Extras: Discover Freebies and sExtras | Read an Excerpt
Other Book in Series:

REVIEW:

Monday, November 19, 2012

Contemporary Review: Jane's Gift by Karen Erickson

JANE'S GIFT by Karen Erickson
Series: Lone Pine Lake #1
Format: Kindle
Genre: Contemporary
Length: 200 pages
Publisher: Entangled Publishing-Bliss (October 24, 2012)

A devastating house fire cost Jane Clark nearly everything: her husband, her confidence, and her looks, with the physical scars marbling her body. Now, two years later, she’s living and healing back in her childhood hometown of Lone Pine Lake. The upcoming holidays are the perfect opportunity to bring some Christmas cheer into her young children’s lives, starting with a visit to the firehouse, where her brother’s best friend has offered to help quell their residual fears.

Lone Pine’s resident playboy, fire captain Christian Nelson is happy with his single-guy lifestyle. He’s an everyday local hero, so he’s never wanting for attention around the holidays. But when Jane Clark shows up, Chris is immediately drawn to the beautiful widow—even though kids and commitment have never been his style.

Despite her brother’s warnings about his friend’s playboy status and dangerous occupation, Jane can’t help but fall for the gorgeous fire captain. The holidays are a time of new beginnings, but can two scarred people find the strength to let go of their pasts to live in the present, when a lifetime together might be the sweetest gift of all?
Get Your Own Copy: Kindle | Nook

REVIEW:


VBT: Jane's Gift by Karen Erickson Excerpt + Giveaway



It's always a pleasure to host Karen Erickson on the blog. Her books are sexy, steamy and downright addictive. She has embarked on a tour with some fabulous prizes. Today she is sharing an excerpt from her latest release, JANE'S GIFT.

WELCOME BACK TO THE BLOG KAREN!!!

Meet Karen:
Romance author Karen Erickson writes what she loves to read — sexy contemporary romance and sensual historical romance. Digitally published since 2006, she currently writes for Samhain Publishing, Entangled Publishing’s Bliss Imprint, Avon Impulse and Carina Press. A native Californian, she lives in the foothills below Yosemite with her husband and three children.

Connect with Karen: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Pinterest



Sunday, November 18, 2012

Countdown to the Apocalypse Blog Tour: Interview with Larissa Ione + Giveaway (US)


Larissa Ione's Lords of Deliverance series is edgy, steamy, dark, sexy and dangerous. It's one of those reads you need to take the rest of the day to finish. You can't stop at one chapter. We dare you to try. Today, Larissa is answering some questions about her series as well as what's next for readers.

WELCOME TO THE BLOG LARISSA!!!

Meet Larissa:

Air Force veteran Larissa Ione traded in a career as a meteorologist to pursue her passion of writing. She now spends her days in pajamas with her computer, strong coffee, and supernatural worlds. She believes in celebrating everything, and would never be caught without a bottle of Champagne chilling in the fridge…just in case. She currently lives in Wisconsin with her U.S. Coast Guard husband, her teenage son, a rescue cat named Vegas, and her very own hellhound, a King Shepherd named Hexe.

Connect with Larissa: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Studio Smexy™ Saturdays: Interview with Laurie London + Giveaway


A note from Jenn: Laurie London. What do I say about this woman? She is so awesome and such a sweet lady. We've been tweeting for awhile and FINALLY got to meet at Authors After Dark in NOLA. She tagged along on a Gonzo photoshoot (FUN!) and showed me the cover that Tricia did for her.

OMGAWSH. It's purty. I loves it lots.

And the fact that it's HER cover makes me all kinds of squiggly inside. So without further adoo..... OH WAIT. Did I mention that she helped undress Derek Hutchins during that shoot? NO?!?!? Well here's a pic to prove it, and BTW!!! That's über designer Tricia back there giggling.

photo credit: Jenn

Friday, November 16, 2012

Jamie's Juicy Tidbits: Rock Star Romances


One of my favorite series has the next book coming out. It also features a hero who isn’t the typical “Romance Hero”. You know what I’m talking about… the big bad alpha, or the firefighter, or the billionaire. Nope, this week I’m all about the Rock Star.

Rock stars almost come off as the anti-hero. They are typically thought of as players, with groupies in every city ready to drop their panties. If you think about it the tabloids are filled with the “rock stars” with their women, drugs and other vices. They don’t come off as romantic and that’s ok because every girl has the bad boy fantasy. I myself have a thing for Jon Bon Jovi, but you can’t say anything bad about him. But he does look sexy in his tight leather pants.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Contemporary Review: The Name of the Game by Lisa Weseman

THE NAME OF THE GAME by Lisa Weseman
Format: PDF
Genre: Contemporary
Length: 148 pages
Publisher: Crimson Romance (October 10, 2012)

He thinks she’s a flake. She thinks he’s a stick-in-the mud. But each time Kyle and Mac are together, they feel an undeniable spark.

After a long day on her feet, all flight attendant Kyle McKinney wants is a cool glass of wine, a warm bath, and a hot man in her bed. Instead, she ends up in a tug-of-war over misdelivered mail with her sexy-but-nerdy neighbor, Kyle “Mac” McKinney.

Thrown together by a shared name and address, Kyle and Mac butt heads as their very different lives begin to overlap. He wears sweater vests and teaches college accounting. She dresses like Carmen Miranda and practices scream therapy. But together, they must deal with a nosy elderly neighbor, a misguided stripper, and an overzealous IRS agent – without killing each other.

When opposites attract, it’s like playing with fire. But will Kyle and Mac figure out that love is the name of the game…before it’s too late?
Connect with Lisa: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter
Get Your Own Copy: Amazon | Kindle | Nook
Book Extras: Read an Excerpt

REVIEW:


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Excerpt: The Warrior by Margaret Mallory


Meet Margaret:
Margaret Mallory started out as a Midwest girl. Except for two years in Africa, she grew up in small towns in northern Michigan, where her dad was a county extension agent. She received degrees from Michigan State University and the University of Michigan Law School, and then headed to Washington, DC to save the world. When that failed, she packed up and moved to the Pacific Northwest for no reason except that it was beautiful and far from her last jobs and boyfriends. She admits to having a vague notion of finding herself a park ranger with a dog. The man she met was not a park ranger, but he was willing to get the dog. Marriage and children soon followed.

Margaret spent many rewarding—but rather wearing—years in jobs devoted to improving services for abused children and care for the elderly. Not long ago, she surprised (shocked?) her friends and family by abandoning her legal career—and steady job—to write novels. She is thrilled to spend her days writing stories of love and adventure, instead of going to endless meetings. After all, she has always loved romantic tales, heroic deeds, and happy endings. And, at long last, she can satisfy her passion for justice by punishing the bad and rewarding the worthy—in the pages of her novels.

With her two children off to college, Margaret spends most of her time working on her next books. She loves to hear from readers.

Connect with Margaret: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

2012 Readers n 'ritas Recap + Giveaway (International)



Oh. My. God. This was my first year to attend Readers n Ritas and I am going back again next year. It has been decided.

There were so many awesome authors there and what I loved most about this event is the fact I was able to fangirl over some of my favorite authors one-on-one. Or two-on-one in some cases. Other cons you end up being all Edward Cullen in the corner creepy because everyone else is swarming the author or monopolizing all of their time. Or there's not enough time during the weekend to hit up every author you want to stalk, er, talk with.

I shall give you a quick rundown of what I did in photo form with little captions. The trip to Medieval Times (found by accident because Jenn --yes, THAT Jenn-- and I were driving all over Dallas trying to find a restroom *don't ask*) and  dinner at Olive Garden (our waiter prayed for Lela) after a bottle or two of Mike's shall only be mentioned in this paragraph. That is all.

Let us begin...


Monday, November 12, 2012

VBT: Guest Post with Sophie Barnes + Giveaway (US/CA)

We've had the lovely Sophie Barnes on the blog before promoting her debut book, How Miss Rutherford Got Her Groove Back. Today she is stopping by the blog in celebration of her back to back releases and wondering why people think they don't read romance when they obviously do. Isn't that the core of most books? First let's welcome Sophie back to the blog and see what she has to say about this subject.

WELCOME BACK TO THE BLOG SOPHIE!

Meet Sophie:
Born in Denmark, Sophie has spent her youth traveling with her parents to wonderful places all around the world. She’s lived in five different countries, on three different continents, and speaks Danish, English, French, Spanish and Romanian.

She has studied design in Paris and New York and has a bachelor’s degree from Parson’s School of design, but most impressive of all – she’s been married to the same man three times, in three different countries and in three different dresses.

While living in Africa, Sophie turned to her lifelong passion – writing.

When she’s not busy, dreaming up her next romance novel, Sophie enjoys spending time with her family, swimming, cooking, gardening, watching romantic comedies and, of course, reading. She currently lives on the East Coast.

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


Saturday, November 10, 2012

Studio Smexy™ Saturdays: Production Stills from FOREVER A LORD Book Trailer + Giveaway (International)


A note from Jenn: I'm not good at following rules.

To celebrate the release of this AMAZING video production we're sharing some of MY favorite production stills. Kati asked for six, so I sent nine, we'll see how many actually make it into the post in the end. :)

This is one of the most fun productions I have worked on. The other being the DEFIANT trailer with Pamela Clare. THAT was pretty balls out amazing as well.


Stock Up Saturday: Delilah Marvelle Edition + Giveaway (International)


We've mixed it up a little and are showcasing Delilah Marvelle instead of a publisher or low priced Kindle deals. Mistress of Pleasure was the first book Kati read when she made her way back to the romance genre. Kati then gifted both of the School of Gallantry books to Jamie and got her hooked. It's okay fair because Jamie got Kati hooked on BDB (a story for another time).

Delilah's stories are sexy (hellooo carriage sexy!), passionate, and a bit twisted. She doesn't sugar coat the grittier and dirtier (not like that!) side of history but weaves it into her stories in such a way that readers can relate to her characters and end up wanting more. You'll laugh, sob, snort, giggle and gasp as you make your way through each of her book series. Get ready to find a school where men learn the art of seduction, get scandalized, hear whispered rumors and put them to rest and discover a second chance at love for a mature couple (We'd say old but 40 isn't old. Okay, maybe it was back then).

WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF DELILAH MARVELLE!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Jamie's Juicy Tidbits: Political Romances


If you just missed this past election you must have been living under a rock. Now don’t all squirrely on me, this is not a political post. I don’t care who you voted for as long as you voted. I voted though I didn’t get one of those “I Voted” stickers, which made me sad. But anyway, I digress.

Watching the election made me miss my favorite political show The West Wing. I seriously loved that show. I had such a crush on Josh. Yeah, that’s right. Not Sam, though he was very good looking. But Josh was my guy. And you can’t tell me that Jed Bartlett wasn’t a great president. Anyway, I digress again.



Thursday, November 8, 2012

Interview with Susanna Fraser + Giveaway (International)

Susanna Fraser is currently on tour for her latest release, AN INFAMOUS MARRIAGE and we have the pleasure of hosting her on the blog today. Let's give Susanna a warm welcome and get to know her and her book a bit.

WELCOME TO THE BLOG SUSANNA!!!

Meet Susanna:
Susanna Fraser wrote her first novel in fourth grade. It starred a family of talking horses who ruled a magical land. In high school she started, but never finished, a succession of tales of girls who were just like her, only with long, naturally curly and often unusually colored hair, who, perhaps because of the hair, had much greater success with boys than she ever did.

Along the way she read her hometown library’s entire collection of Regency romance, fell in love with the works of Jane Austen, and discovered in Patrick O’Brian’s and Bernard Cornwell’s novels another side of the opening decades of the 19th century. When she started to write again as an adult, she knew exactly where she wanted to set her books. Her writing has come a long way from her youthful efforts, but she still tends to give her heroines great hair.

Susanna lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and daughter. When not writing or reading, she goes to baseball games, watches Chopped, Castle, and The Legend of Korra, and cooks her way through an ever-growing cookbook collection.

Connect with Susanna: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Delilah Marvelle's FOREVER A LORD Trailer + Giveaway (International)

What is there to say about Delilah Marvelle and her Rumor trilogy? It's AH-MAZE-ING! Action, adventure, sexiness and the darker side of romance. Signature Delilah. The trailer for the last book in the trilogy, FOREVER A LORD, is finally here and we are sharing a snippet from the book courtesy of Delilah. If you haven't read the first book in the series, we are offering two copies so you can discover the world of Delilah Marvelle. We guarantee you'll love it.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Blog Tour: Guest Post with Lissa Matthews + Giveaway (International)

Lissa Matthews is currently on tour for her book, TWISTED UP. Kati got the opportunity to read and review a copy and now, for those of you who don't have e-readers, you can finally get it in paperback. So in celebration of that, Lissa is hanging out at the blog. Let's give her a warm welcome and get to know her a bit.

WELCOME TO THE BLOG LISSA!!!

Meet Lissa:
Living in North Carolina, talented, multi-published author, Lissa Matthews, writes contemporary erotic romances with Southern ties, delicious food, copious amounts of coffee, and spankings for those who are extra naughty.

If you wish to find out more about me, please visit me in one or all of the following places:


Sunday, November 4, 2012

Stock Up Sunday: Steals and Deals for Kindle


Hullo lovelies! You know how we love us some Kindle steals and deals so we are sharing them with YOU. Avon has gone a markdown rampage and fabulous authors are offering free reads. What girl can say no to a good deal? We can't! That one-click button is the devil's own invention. He knew how much we love instant gratification and every time we click on that button, we are gratified.



Saturday, November 3, 2012

Studio Smexy Saturdays: Model Alanna + Giveaway (International)

A note from Kati: Alanna is one of the newest additions to Studio Smexy and she is absolutely gorgeous! With her creamy complexion, dark tresses and international look, she could be a heroine for a historical romance, steampunk or contemporary. She's a lot of fun in the studio and totally down to earth. She even took a picture with Ender to show to her friends because they wouldn't believe it. LOL. A gorgeous girl like here has to have proof? Well, here's your proof :)

WELCOME TO STUDIO SMEXY SATURDAYS ALANNA!!!

A note from Jenn: Alanna is the sweetest model I've worked with in a while. She was just... sweet. There's really no other way to describe her. Of course, when the camera was on...WHOA stand back, she was smexy. And she could pull off SO many looks! We steampunked her out, and historical, and before she left she asked for a pic with Ender on her cell phone, because she didn't think anyone would believe her. How freakin' CUTE is that?!?!

I adored her. I can't wait to get back to Portland so I can work with her again, because she just makes me smile.

Sweet.

J

Friday, November 2, 2012

Forever Blog Tour: Interview with Roxanne St. Claire + Giveaway (US)

Roxanne St. Claire is currently on tour for her newest release, BAREFOOT IN THE RAIN. She last visited for the release of the first book in the Barefoot Bay series. Today she's sharing a little bit about BAREFOOT IN THE RAIN as well as what she's working on next.

WELCOME BACK TO THE BLOG ROXANNE!!!

Meet Roxanne:
(c) Stanley Studios
Roxanne St. Claire is a bestselling author of thirty novels of romance and suspense. A five-time nominee and one-time winner of the prestigious RITA Award for outstanding romantic fiction, her books have also won the National Reader’s Choice Award for best romantic suspense for two consecutive years, as well as the Daphne du Maurier Award, the HOLT Medallion, the Maggie, Booksellers Best, Book Buyers Best, five Awards of Excellence, the Aspen Gold and many others

Prior to launching a full time career as a novelist in 2003, Roxanne spent most of her professional life as a marketing executive and public relations consultant. She is a graduate of UCLA, an active member of several national writing organizations, and a lecturer on a wide range of writing-related topics. She lives in Satellite Beach, Florida with her husband and their two teenagers, and if you know her, you call her Rocki.

Connect with Roxanne: Author Site | Twitter | Facebook


Thursday, November 1, 2012

VBT: Interview with Bronwen Evans + Giveaway (International)

Bronwen Evans is embarking on a tour for her latest release, TO CHALLENGE THE EARL OF CRAVENWOOD, and we are helping her kick it off. She was last here promoting her Kensington published book INVITATION TO SCANDAL but today she is sharing the third book in her self-pubbed Wicked Wagers trilogy.

WELCOME BACK TO THE BLOG BRONWEN!!!

Meet Bronwen:

New Zealander Bronwen Evans grew up loving books. She’s always indulged her love for story-telling, and is constantly gobbling up movies, books and theatre. Her head is filled with characters and stories, particularly lovers in angst. Is it any wonder she’s a proud romance writer?

She writes both historical and contemporary sexy romances for the modern woman who likes intelligent, spirited heroines, and compassionate alpha heroes. Her debut Regency romance, Invitation to Ruin won the RomCon 2012 Readers Crown Best Historical and was an RT Reviewers’ Choice Nominee Best First Historical 2011. To Dare the Duke of Dangerfield was a FINALIST in the Kindle Book Review Indie Romance Book of the Year 2012. Look out for her first Entangled Publishing Indulgence release late 2012, The Italian Conte’s Reluctant Bride.

Bronwen loves hearing from avid romance readers at romance@bronwenevans.com
You can keep up with Bronwen’s news by visiting her website www.bronwenevans.com

Connect with Bronwen: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter


Jamie's Juicy Tidbits: Riding Out the Hurricane


It’s been a rough week for me. I live in central NJ, by the water, and was in the path of Hurricane Sandy. Thankfully, we didn’t suffer a lot of damage. Just some downed tree branches. No flooding and thankfully the big trees in my yard are still standing. We have no power but it could’ve been a lot worse.

Since Sandy blew through Monday night, I’ve been sitting in the dark. I can’t watch TV, there was no internet so that leaves me with my favorite past time… reading. I would’ve liked to write something fun and witty as I normally do but I figured I’d share my Hurricane Sandy reading list.


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