Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Blog Tour Spotlight: Beauty and the Blacksmith by Tessa Dare + #Giveaway (US)

Meet Tessa:
Tessa Dare a part-time librarian, full-time mommy, and swing-shift writer. She makes her home in Southern California, where she shares a cozy, cluttered bungalow with her husband, their two children, and a dog.

Connect with Tessa: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter | Newsletter | Goodreads

Monday, April 29, 2013

Blog Tour: Interview with Rebecca Zanetti + #Giveaway

Rebecca Zanetti is currently on tour for her latest Brazen (Entangled Publishing Imprint) release, AGAINST THE WALL.


Meet Rebecca:
USA Today Bestselling Author Rebecca Zanetti has worked as an art curator, Senate aide, lawyer, college professor, and a hearing examiner - only to culminate it all in stories about Alpha males and the women who claim them. She writes dark paranormals, romantic suspense, and sexy contemporary romances.

Growing up amid the glorious backdrops and winter wonderlands of the Pacific Northwest has given Rebecca fantastic scenery and adventures to weave into her stories. She resides in the wild north with her husband, children, and extended family who inspire her every day--or at the very least give her plenty of characters to write about.

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

Friday, April 26, 2013

Jamie's Juicy Tidbits: Drew and Fable by Monica Murphy

If you’ve been keeping up with my Juicy Tidbits then you know I’ve been on a New Adult streak. This is because Kati is an enabler and feeds my addiction. I’m also addicted to those stories that leave you broken. I go on broken book benders as we’ve called them and it lead to my post today.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Blurb Blitz: Busted by Sydney Somers + #Giveaway

Meet Sydney:
A born and raised Maritimer, Sydney Somers fell in love with writing when she finished her first story, Jenny and the Glowing Green Mittens. After attempting her first book in high school, she set writing aside to focus on school. While getting her degrees in psychology and education, Sydney tried her hand at journalism between part time jobs before finally returning to her love of writing.

Twenty-five novels and novellas later, Sydney is thrilled to spend her days slaying demons, running with shape-shifter packs and making the people in her head fall wildly in love. When she’s not writing or curled up with a good book, Sydney can be found chasing after her herd of kids, talking her way into a gourmet meal, exterminating rogue dust bunnies or joking about the pending zombie apocalypse. She loves hearing from readers and invites them to contact her anytime.

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

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Sexy Snippet from Love, Lies and British Spies with Selena Laurence


Meet Selena:
Selena Laurence loves to write romantic stuff that helps you get away. Life can be a grind, and things like jobs and kids and dirty dishes make Jill a dull girl – and Selena too. So, she writes about hot guys and smart girls and exotic locales to give us all an Escape from the Everyday. Selena lives in the Rocky Mountains with her husband, children and a very spoiled Goldendoodle.

Connect with Selena: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter

Monday, April 22, 2013

Blog Tour: Guest Post with Monica Murphy + #Giveaway

By now everyone knows who Monica Murphy is and if you don't, you've been living under a giant rock. She's the author of ONE WEEK GIRLFRIEND and SECOND CHANCE BOYFRIEND which have been blazing up the charts even going as far as being USA Today bestsellers and NY Times bestselling (SCB). Or you may know her as Karen Erickson. Yup, process that one for a bit. She's come of the writing closet. Anyway, she's currently on tour for SECOND CHANCE BOYFRIEND and today she is sharing some of her favorite quotes complete with fun graphics designed by Kati :)


Meet Monica:
Monica Murphy writes books with boys and kissing in them. She also likes to read books with boys and kissing in them. Writer of new adult contemporary romance-ish stuff. Mom and wife. Native Californian.

Connect with Monica: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Pinterest

Blog Tour: Guest Post with Alison Stuart + #Giveaway (ebooks)

Alison is currently on tour for SECRETS IN TIME, a time travel romance. Read why she ventured into time travel, an excerpt from her book and enter for a chance to win a fun prize.


Meet Alison:
Alison Stuart is an award winning Australian writer of historicals with heart. Whether duelling with dashing cavaliers or waywards ghosts, her books provide a reader with a meaty plot and characters who have to strive against adversity, always with the promise of happiness together. Alison is a lapsed lawyer who has worked in the military and fire service, which may explain a predisposition to soldier heroes. She lives with her own personal hero and two needy cats and likes nothing more than a stiff gin and tonic and a walk along the sea front of her home town. She loves to hear from her readers and can be found at her website, facebook, twitter and Goodreads.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Weekly Winners


***Please note: We're totally behind in announcing winners so bear with us. All winners have been contacted, responded and prizes are on their way or already received by winners***

Shelley S.
Janice H

Sorcha Mowbray Blog Tour Giveaway (she contacted winners)

Melody B
choice of Studio Smexy book (Kindle copy)

Wanda F
An Introduction to Pleasure by Jess Michaels (ebook)

Sarah L.
The Secret of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen

Lily B
Alexandria W

Love Irresistibly by Julie James

Mary P
Cerian H
Janice H
Lily B

The Unwanted Heiress by Amy Corwin

Arely Z
Private Practice by Samanthe Beck (ebook)

Joanne B
Torch in the Forest by Marcie Kremer (ebook)

Tina D
Marked by Elisabeth Naughton (ebook)

Mary P
The Demon's Daughter by Paula Altenburg (ebook)

Ki P
Lucky Like Us by Jennifer Ryan (ebook)

Break Me Slowly by Joya Ryan (ebook)

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

Didn't win? Check out our other giveaways or look at the left sidebar for current giveaways:

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Studio Smexy Saturdays: Interview with Author S.A Price + #Giveaway

Meet S.A:
S.A. Price is the shorter pen name of Stella and Audra Price.

Bi-continental, Stella and Audra break all misconceptions about siblings. Writing as a team they have produced well over eighteen novels as well as several novella's and short stories. And nary an argument has come from it.

On their off time from writing, Audra is a makeup artist and Stella is a graphic artist and web designer, as well as the convention director for the Authors After Dark convention. They both love animals and have several including several snakes and a peacock.

Audra lives in Scotland with her husband and children, while Stella Lives in South Carolina with her dogs Moo and Poe and her husband.

Connect with S.A: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

Friday, April 19, 2013

Jamie's Juicy Tidbits: Sh*t Just Got REAL

Ok. I’m warning you all. Shit is about to get REAL. Yeah, I hope you’re ready.

So, a couple of weeks ago there was talk of a book releasing that was really good and the hero was an underground boxer. It had me at boxer (I kinda love those MMA/Fighter type heroes). Then I read the blurb and was intrigued. He makes you forget your name? Sign me up for some of that! The book is REAL by Katy Evans. I put it on my list to read when it was released.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Blog Tour: Interview with Rosalie Lario + #Giveaway (International)

Rosalie Lario is currently on tour for her book, MARK OF THE SYLPH. She's answering some fun questions and giving lots of awesome prizes away :)


Meet Rosalie:
Formally trained as a corporate and real estate lawyer, I practiced law for 5 years before finally admitting to myself that negotiating contracts wasn’t nearly as fun as dreaming up stories. As an avid reader of romances and supernatural stories, I knew I wanted to write urban fantasy and paranormal romance.  Tales of vampires, demons, and other supernatural beings ensued.
I’m currently working on the Demons of Infernum series, a series of paranormal romance novels featuring four sexy half-demon brothers and their reluctant heroines.

When not writing, I enjoy spending time with my husband and son in our home state of Florida, as well as searching out things that go bump in the night. I still haven’t found any, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

If I ever do find evidence of the supernatural, it remains to be seen whether I’ll jump around in excitement, or run screaming in terror (but I’m betting on the latter)!

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

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Spotlight + #Giveaway: FBI/US Attorney Series by Julie James (US/CA)

Okay fellow romancers. We fought the good fight during DABWAHA and unfortunately our brackets went to hell and Tigger won out instead of the Twitter Terrorist. But, the odds are in your favor because Kati promised that should Sawyer make it to the final two, she would give away the complete set of the FBI/US Attorney series by Julie James. Well, she's finally doing it so go forth and enter.

Meet Julie:
AAfter graduating from law school, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julie James clerked for the United States Court of Appeals. She then practiced law with one of the nation’s largest firms for several years until she began writing screenplays. After Hollywood producers optioned two of her scripts, she decided to leave the practice of law to write full-time.

Julie’s books have been listed on the American Library Association’s Reading List for Top Genre Novels, Booklist's Top 10 Romances of the Year, and have been featured as one of Cosmopolitan magazine’s Red Hot Reads. Julie’s novels also were chosen as the Best Contemporary Romances in the 2011, 2012, and 2013 All About Romance Readers’ Polls. Her books have been translated into thirteen languages and Julie’s upcoming novel, LOVE IRRESISTIBLY, will be available on April 2nd.

Julie James lives with her husband and two children in Chicago, where she is currently working on her next novel.

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

Monday, April 15, 2013

Blog Tour: Interview with Sheila Roberts + #Giveaway (US/CA)

Sheila Roberts is currently on tour for her latest release, WHAT SHE WANTS. Today she is here to share a little bit about her book as well as a fun


Meet Sheila:
Sheila Roberts lives on a lake in the Pacific Northwest. She’s happily married and has three children. She’s been writing since 1989, but she did lots of things before settling in to her writing career, including owning a singing telegram company and playing in a band. Her band days are over, but she still enjoys writing songs. When she’s not speaking to women’s groups or at conferences or hanging out with her girlfriends she can be found writing about those things near and dear to women’s hearts: family, friends, and chocolate.

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

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Studio Smexy Saturdays: Author Joya Ryan + #Giveaway (ebook)

Meet Joya:
I am a mother and a wife. I love to read, write, bake, cook, barbecue, baste, flambe'...basically anything regarding food you can assume my involvement. I also have terrible dance moves and unleash them upon the general public often. If you want to know more about me or the books I write, come check out my site!

Connect with Joya: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter

Friday, April 12, 2013

Jamie's Juicy Tidbits: Secret Obsessions

I have a confession. I’m addicted to Harlequin romances, like the Presents and Super Romance. And if there’s a secret baby then I’m even more obsessed.

I will admit that in the beginning of my reading career (yes I’m calling it a career) that I was a bit of a snob when it came to books. I bought mostly by what the cover looked like. Now, the harlequin covers are very distinctive and I won’t lie, I was embarrassed to buy them. But I was sure missing out!

Guest Post with Jennifer Ryan + #Giveaway (ebook)

Meet Jennifer:
Jennifer lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, three children, her dog, Bella, and cat, Shadow.

When she isn’t writing a book, she’s reading one. Her obsession for both is often revealed in the state of her home and how late dinner is to the table. When she finally leaves those fictional worlds, you’ll find her in the garden, playing in the dirt and daydreaming about people who live only in her head, until she puts them on paper.

Connect with Jennifer: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Blog Tour: Interview with Heather Snow + #Giveaway

We met Heather Snow at RomCon last year and absolutely had such a fun time with her. Today she stops by for a fun interview about her writing habits, her latest book in the Veiled Seduction series and


Meet Heather:
Heather Snow is an award winning historical romance author with a degree in Chemistry who discovered she preferred creating chemistry on the page rather than in the lab. She lives in the Midwest with her husband, two rambunctious boys and one very put upon cat. Mr. Snow has promised the boys a dog this summer. The cat is not happy.

The final book in her Veiled Seduction series, SWEET MADNESS, hit shelves April 2, 2013. RT Book Reviews Magazine gives it 4 ½ stars, saying “In this emotional, compassionate romance...the powerful love story will sweep readers away."

Connect with Heather: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter | Reader Salon

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Sizzling PR Blog Tour: Casting Call with Heather Long

It's been ages since we've had Heather Long on the blog but she's back and currently on tour for her Always A Marine series.


Meet Heather:
Heather Long lives in Texas with her family and their menagerie of animals. As a child, Heather skipped picture books and enjoyed the Harlequin romance novels by Penny Jordan and Nora Roberts that her grandmother read to her. Heather believes that laughter is as important to life as breathing and that the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and Santa Claus are very real. In the meanwhile, she is hard at work on her next novel.

Connect with Heather: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter | Always A Marine Page | Blog

Blog Tour: Interview with Paula Altenburg + Giveaway (ebook)

Paula Altenburg is currently on tour for her Entangled release, THE DEMON'S DAUGHTER. She's here today to share her book.


Meet Paula:
Paula Altenburg grew up in rural Nova Scotia knowing that at some point in her life she was likely to be a fiction writer. Swapping Louis L’Amour and Zane Grey books with her father guaranteed she wasn’t going to be the next Jane Austen, much to the dismay of her English teacher mother.

A degree in Social Anthropology from the University of King’s College and Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, again meant writing was the logical (meaning only) career path for her, although it did confirm her belief that learning is a life-long experience. She’s taken business courses, writing courses, and physiology of aquatic animals courses, all at the university level and all for fun.

She has worked in the Aerospace industry, which surprises everyone who knows her, although now makes writing her full-time career. Happily married, with two terrific sons, she continues to live in rural Nova Scotia but makes a point of traveling as much as she can. She reads in all genres, which isn’t surprising considering her life is all over the board, but fantasy and paranormal romance are her writing loves.

Connect with Paula: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Blog Tour: Interview with Ophelia London + Giveaway (International)

Ophelia London is currently on tour for the release of ABBY ROAD, her first print novel with Entangled.


Meet Ophelia:
Hey there. Nice to see you. You might know me as Ophelia London—the chick writer who signed with Entangled Publishing. Born and raised in California, my car broke down on my way to Florida, and I've lived in Dallas ever since.

During daytime hours, I am a marketing department's “Head Babysitter.” But when the sun goes down, the laptop comes out.

My dreamy debut print novel, ABBY ROAD, hit real-life shelves in March 2013.

PLAYING AT LOVE, the first book in my Perfect Kisses series, was launched into the ebook universe in 2012. Its spin off, SPEAKING OF LOVE landed the following year. Both are part of Entangled Publishing's Bliss imprint.

Until I find true love, the perfect cupcake and/or become a famous pop star, I’ll keep writing about it.

I love great books, sweet treats, complicated sweaters, live music, looking at Adam Levine, and all things Hitchcock. I can dwell for hours over changing a comma to a semi-colon. Pretty shoes make me happy, as do pretty cupcakes and chocolate in general. I loathe writing query letters. It sometimes takes me a week to read a 250-page novel because I’ll read a sentence, smile, think about it, love it, then reread the entire page to relive the full effect. I dream about being at the beach practically every day but love being cozy at home most of all. I don’t deny that I’m not cool enough for Coldplay but a bit too cool for Mandy Moore—both are all over my iPod. I’ve attended 20+ shows at London’s West End, and I saw (in the theater, first run) "Star Wars, the Phantom Menace" 16 times. Most days you can find me wishing I was wearing a fabulous hat or singing karaoke in my car. I find Ryan Seacrest both fascinating and repulsive. I firmly believe that my conflicting personality makes me charming; as does my sarcasm.

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

Monday, April 8, 2013

Blog Tour: Guest Post with Cassandra Carr

Cassandra Carr is currently on tour for her newest release, SHOULD'VE KNOWN BETTER. Today Cassandra is sharing some fun facts about her book.


Meet Cassandra:
Cassandra Carr lives in Western New York with her husband, Inspiration, and her daughter, Too Cute for Words. When not writing she enjoys watching hockey and hanging out on the computer. She has won numerous awards for her writing and had one of her books cited as a Top Pick/Recommended Read by over a dozen review sites.

Connect with Cassandra: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Pinterest

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Studio Smexy Saturdays: Author Elisabeth Naughton + #Giveaway (ebook)

A note from Kati: Oh man. What is there to say about the awesome Elisabeth Naughton? She writes super sexy books that put a spin on Greek mythology. A super smexy twist. Today she's hanging out virtually at Studio Smexy Saturdays. She was actually at the Studio Smexy PDX shoot and let me tell you, her shots were pretty hawt!

Meet Elisabeth:
Bestselling Author Elisabeth Naughton writes full time from her home in western Oregon where she lives with her husband and three children. Her books have appeared on every major bestsellers list, including the New York Times, the USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Digital Book World and IndieReader, and have been nominated for numerous awards such as the prestigious RITA® awards by Romance Writers of America, the Australian Romance Reader Awards, The Golden Leaf and the Golden Heart. When not writing, Elisabeth can be found running, hanging out at the ballpark or dreaming up new and exciting adventures.

Connect with Elisabeth: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter

Friday, April 5, 2013

Blog Tour: Interview with Marcie Kremer + #Giveaway (ebook)

Marcie Kremer is currently on tour for the release of her debut with Entangled Publishing, TORCH IN THE FOREST.


Meet Marcie:
Growing up in Europe and seeing castles on a daily basis made me sure I wanted to live back in the Middle Ages. Since that wasn’t likely to happen, being a child of the 20th century, the next best thing I could try to do was to write about this enthralling period in history. Having studied medieval history in college, I loved doing the research about how people really lived and spoke and dreamed and loved, and so TORCH IN THE FOREST came to be, thanks to my dear husband, who encouraged me to write about Eleanor and Hugh.

When I’m not writing, I’m reading, or traveling. I love hearing from readers and am happy to do book club conference calls!

Connect with Marcie: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter

Spotlight: The Practice Proposal by Tracy March + #Giveaway (US/CA)

Meet Tracy:

Award-winning author Tracy March writes romantic thrillers influenced by her career in the pharmaceutical field, and her interest in science and politics. She also writes lighthearted romances inspired by her real-life happily ever after.

Always up for travel and adventure, Tracy has flown in a stunt plane, snowmobiled on the Continental Divide, ziplined in the Swiss Alps, and been chased by a bull in the mountains of St. Lucia. She loves Nationals baseball, Saturday date nights, and Dairy Queen Blizzards—and rarely goes a day without Diet Coke and Cheez-Its.

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

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Spotlight: Bolted by Meg Benjamin + #Giveaway

Met Benjamin is currently on tour promoting her newest release with Samhain, BOLTED. BOLTED is part of the Promise Harbor series written by 4 different authors.


Meet Meg:
Meg Benjamin is an award-winning author of contemporary romance for Samhain Publishing and paranormal romance for Berkley InterMix. Her books have won an EPIC Award for Contemporary Romance, the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, the New England Romance Writers Beanpot Award, and the Holt Medallion among other honors. Meg lives in Colorado.

Connect with Meg: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter | Blog | Pinterest

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Blog Tour: Caribbean Casanova by Jenna Bayley-Burke + Giveaway

Today we have Jenna Bayley-Burke on the blog answering questions about her latest release, Caribbean Casanova as well as sharing an excerpt.


Meet Jenna:
By day, Jenna is faster than a speeding toddler, stronger than a stubborn husband, able to leap tall Lego structures in a single bound...but by night, while the family sleeps she writes romance novels where no one ever has to scoop up after the dogs, change diapers, clip coupons, drive carpool, do laundry, mop floors, get silly putty out of hair, vacuum, empty the vacuum bag (gross!), exercise, count calories, apply Band-Aids, clean up puke...wait where was this going? Oh, Jenna writes romance because it is glamorous. Just ask the dogs.

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

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Book Blast: Identity Crisis by Eliza Daly + Giveaway

Eliza Daly is currently on tour for her Crimson Romance romantic suspense book, Identity Crisis. Today she is sharing an excerpt from it and giving away some fabulous prizes. Don't forget to t follow her tour!


Meet Eliza:
Eliza Daly’s first attempt at creative writing was in fourth grade. She and her friends were huge Charlie’s Angels fans and she would sit in her bedroom at night writing scripts for them to act out at recess the following day. She was Kelly Garrett. Fast forward to the present, she’s still writing stories about beautiful women who always get their men. The journey from fourth grade script writer to published author wasn’t an easy one, but it was always an adventure and the final destination was well worth it.

When Eliza isn’t traveling for her job as an event planner, or tracing her ancestry roots through Ireland, she’s at home in Milwaukee working on her next novel, bouncing ideas off her husband Mark, and her cats Quigley, Frankie, and Sammy.

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

Monday, April 1, 2013

Guest Post with Samanthe Beck + Giveaway (ebook)

Samanthe Beck is currently on tour for her debut with Entangled Publishing, PRIVATE PRACTICE. Don't forget to follow her tour for some fun posts.


Meet Samanthe:
Sam was transfixed from an early age with any tale featuring a handsome prince, a great dress, and, of course, the all-important kiss, and eventually aspired to write her own happily-ever-afters. Naturally, she became a lawyer. The legal world heaved a sigh of relief a few years ago when Samanthe retired from law to take the plunge as a writer.

When not living the glamorous life of a romance author (i.e., chained to her computer), Samanthe keeps busy with the care and feeding of her extremely patient prince-charming of a husband, a not-so-patient ball of energy known as their son, a furry ninja named Kitty, and Bebe, the trash talkin’ Chihuahua. Their love, support, and willingness to eat Pizza Hut three or more times a week enables Samanthe to pursue her literary dreams.

Connect with Samanthe: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter

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