Thursday, February 28, 2013

Blog Tour: Sexual Tension in a Buggy with Kathryn Barrett + Giveaway (ebook)


We're helping kick off Kathryn Barrett's official tour for her debut release with Entangled Publishing: Temptation. Please give her a warm welcome.

WELCOME TO THE BLOG KATHRYN!!!

Meet Kathryn:
Kathryn Barrett has been writing women’s fiction since the day her youngest daughter left for pre-school. All was going well, until she read a book called “30 Mistakes In Fiction Writing” and realized she was making all of them.

One by one, she’s overcome the mistakes and learned to make a few more along the way. “The best way to learn to write is to write,” she says. “Period.”

Kathryn lives near London in the enchanting countryside of England. When she’s not writing, she’s busy training a rescue dog, tramping around archeological ruins, and occasionally making wine runs to France. Because nothing fuels the imagination like a good Bordeaux.

Connect with Kathryn: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Blog Tour: Game For Marriage by Karen Erickson + Giveaway


It's always fun to host Karen Erickson on the blog sharing some smexiness. Today she's here with her list of Top 10 Sexiest Quarterbacks complete with pictures.

WELCOME BACK TO THE BLOG KAREN!!!

Meet Karen:

Bestselling 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 & Brazen Imprint and Avon Impulse. A native Californian, she lives in the foothills below Yosemite with her husband and three children.

Connect with Karen: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter

Blog Tour: Why We Love Cowboys with RC Ryan + Giveaway (US)


Last time RC Ryan stopped by the blog was during the release of the first book in the Wyoming Sky trilogy, QUINN. Today, she is sharing why everyone loves cowboys and her publisher is giving away a copy of the last book in the trilogy, JAKE.

WELCOME BACK TO THE BLOG RC!!!

Meet RC:
New York Times bestselling author R.C. Ryan has written more than ninety fiction novels, both contemporary and historical. Quite an accomplishment for someone who, after her fifth child started school, gave herself the gift of an hour a day to follow her dream to become a writer.

In a career spanning more than twenty years, Ms. Ryan has given dozens of radio, television, and print interviews across the country and Canada, and has been quoted in such diverse publications as the Wall Street Journal and Cosmopolitan. She also has appeared on CNN News, as well as Good Morning America.

Connect with RC: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter | Ruth Langan Ryan

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Sexy Snippet: Heart of the Demon by Cynthia Garner + Giveaway (US)


Meet Cynthia:
Cynthia’s interest in writing got an early start when her sixth grade teacher told her class to complete the following sentence: “It was a dark and stormy night…” With that Cynthia’s love of all things paranormal was born.

She didn’t start writing with an eye toward publication until 1999. She had a few short stories win some contests and get published in now defunct publications. A move to Arizona in 2000 and a new job put her writing on hold. In early 2005 Cynthia couldn’t keep the stories inside any longer, and made the decision to focus on a writing career, beginning with electronic publishers. Under the pen name Sherrill Quinn, she signed her first contract in September 2005, and her first novella was published in March 2006. In 2009 the first of three Kensington Brava books was released.

Cynthia is very excited that her Warriors of the Rift series found a home with Grand Central Publishing. You’ll get to meet vampire Tobias Caine and half-demon Nix de la Fuente (KISS OF THE VAMPIRE), werewolf Victoria Joseph and human cop Dante MacMillan (SECRET OF THE WOLF), demon Finn Evnissyen and fey princess Keira O’Brien (HEART OF THE DEMON) plus many interesting secondary characters that make up the dark and dangerous preternatural world of the series.

By day Cynthia is a mostly mild-mannered Human Resources Manager for a non-profit organization. She’s originally from northeast Ohio and fled the snow over ten years ago to live in the heat of southeastern Arizona which, this time of year, is about to kill her.

Connect with Cynthia: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter

Monday, February 25, 2013

Spotlight: The Earl Is Mine by Kieran Kramer + Giveaway (US/CA)

Tomorrow is the release of Kieran Kramer's second book in her House of Brady series, THE EARL IS MINE so in celebration, we're spotlighting it and giving a copy away.

Meet Kieran:

Double Rita®-finalist and USA Today bestseller Kieran Kramer writes Regency historical romances for St. Martin’s Press. THE EARL IS MINE, the second in her House of Brady series, is her latest release. SAY YES TO THE DUKE premieres in August 2013. A former CIA employee, journalist, and English teacher, Kieran’s also a game show veteran, karaoke enthusiast, and general adventurer. She lives where she grew up--in the Lowcountry of South Carolina--with her Naval Reserve commander husband and their three children.

Connect with Kieran: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Sealed with A Kiss Event Winners




We have lots of winners to announce but first we wanted to take the time to say a SUPER BIG THANK YOU to all of the authors that participated and donated goodies for the Sealed With a Kiss Event. Y'all rock our socks and we can't thank you enough for sharing your character love letters with us all. 

Studio Smexy™ Saturdays: Sara Ramsey + Giveaway


One of our favorite Studio Smexy covers happens to be Sara Ramsey's newest release, The Marquess Who Loved Me. The blue color is just gorgeous and the couple is pretty easy on the eyes.

WELCOME TO STUDIO SMEXY SATURDAYS SARA!!!

Meet Sara:
Sara Ramsey is a Regency romance novelist with great taste in Champagne and bad taste in movies. She grew up in a small town in Iowa, and her obsession with fashion, shoes, and all things British is clearly a rebellion against her hopelessly uncool youth. Sara won the RWA Golden Heart award for her second book, Scotsmen Prefer Blondes, and her third book, The Marquess Who Loved Me, is out now. She is currently living the hip Regency writer life in San Francisco, California.

Connect with Sara: Author Site | Twitter

Friday, February 22, 2013

Sexy Snippet with Shana Galen + Giveaway (International)


We're always happy to have Shana as a guest on the blog and we can't wait for you to read this fun snippet from her second Jewels of the Ton boon, If You Give A Rake A Ruby.

WELCOME BACK TO THE BLOG SHANA!!!

Meet Shana:
Shana Galen is the bestselling author of fast-paced adventurous Regency historicals, including the RT Reviewers’ Choice The Making of a Gentleman. Her books are published all over the world and have been featured in the Rhapsody and Doubleday Book Clubs. She taught English at the middle and high school level off and on for eleven years. Most of those years were spent working in Houston's inner city. Now she writes full time. She’s happily married and has a daughter who is most definitely a romance heroine in the making. Shana loves to hear from readers: visit her website at www.shanagalen.com or see what she’s up to daily on Facebook and Twitter.

Connect with Shana: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter | Jaunty Quills | Peanut Butter on the Keyboard

Jamie's Juicy Tidbits: Some "Me Time"


It’s been so long friends! I apologize that Juicy Tidbits has been missing. This is what happens when life catches up with you. If you follow me on twitter (and you should) then you know from my rants that along with working I’m in school too. This leaves me very little time to read. If I’m not at work, I’m at school or studying. And just for the record, microbiology is not sexy.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

XOXO, Romance Girl

Hi-ya lovelies! It's been a while since I've shared linkies and all that goodness but there's been some fabulous authors and giveaways between the last time I posted and now :) Today I've got some fabulous free Kindle reads as well as deeply discounted ones. There's some super awesome giveaways for Goodreads members and of course, smexy of the week brought to you by Studio Smexy.

So let's get to it, shall we?

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

{Jamie #Review} Erotic Contemporary: Hot Ticket by Olivia Cunning


HOT TICKET by Olivia Cunning
Series: Sinner's on Tour #4
Format: eBook via Netgalley
Genre: Erotic Contemporary
Length: 400 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (February 5 ,2013)

He needs her to mask his pain…

When Jace walked through the doors of Aggie's dungeon, the last thing he expected was to find self-forgiveness and the love of a remarkable woman. But when a terrible accident sidelines Jace during the band's tour, the burdensome chains of his past wrap ferociously around his heart.

She needs him to forgive himself…

Determined to crack through Jace's armored shell, Aggie must go beyond her usual methods to mend his heart to love again.

Get Your Own Copy: Amazon | Kindle | B&N | Nook | Book Depository | Kobo
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Monday, February 18, 2013

Ten Every Day Items To Add A Little BDSM Spice to Your Relationship by Roni Loren + Giveaway (US/CA)


We're total fan girls when it comes to Roni Loren and her Loving on the Edge series. It's always fun to host her because she's always got something new each time she visits. She's a total repeat offender and we lurve it! This post she is sharing is going to rock your socks and other articles of clothing off!!

WELCOME BACK TO THE BLOG RONI!!!

Meet Roni:

Roni wrote her first romance novel at age fifteen when she discovered writing about boys was way easier than actually talking to them. Since then, her flirting skills haven’t improved, but she likes to think her storytelling ability has. Though she’ll forever be a New Orleans girl at heart, she now lives in Dallas with her husband and son.

If she’s not working on her latest sexy story, you can find her reading, watching reality television, or indulging in her unhealthy addiction to rockstars, er, rock concerts. Yeah, that's it. She is the National Bestselling Author of The Loving on the Edge series from Berkley Heat.

Connect with Roni: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter

Sunday, February 17, 2013

{Jamie #Review} Historical Romance: The Scoundrel Takes A Bride by Stefanie Sloane

THE SCOUNDREL TAKES A BRIDE by Stefanie Sloane
Series: Regency Rogues #5
Format: eBook via Netgalley
Genre: Historical Romance
Length: 336 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books (January 1, 2013)

A notorious scoundrel, the right Honorable Nicholas Bourne has spent years in the East Indies amassing a fortune through questionable means. Still, his loyalty to his older brother Langdon remains true and trusted. But when Lady Sophia Southwell, the woman promised to his brother, seeks his help on a dangerous mission, he is troubled—and torn. Unable to dissuade her from her quest to find a killer, he vows to keep her safe. This makes his mission the hardest test of his wits, honor, and skill. For Sophia is the secret love of his life.

For years, Sophia has planned her daring act of revenge against her mother’s killer. She has painstakingly prepared herself by studying the criminal mind. Now she knows the moment is right and that Nicholas is the man to help her. But she doesn’t count on the reckless temptation of his rugged sensuality or the captivating intensity in his deep eyes. When desire and emotion intoxicate her as they venture together into the darkest corners of London’s underbelly, Sophia must contend with a yearning even more powerful than vengeance: love.

Connect with Stefanie: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter
Get Your Own Copy: Amazon | Kindle | B&N | Nook | iBooks | BAM | Powell's | Book Depository
Book Extras: Read an Excerpt
Other Books in Series:

REVIEW:

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Character Traits with Nicole Flockton + Giveaway (ebook)


We're getting a visit from OZ today by Nicole Flockton. Okay, Texas since that's where she's currently residing but she has an awesome Aussie accent!

WELCOME BACK TO THE BLOG NICOLE!!!

Meet Nicole:

On my very first school report my teacher said ‘Nicole likes to tell her own stories’.

It wasn’t until after the birth of my daughter and after having fun on the community board of eharlequin.com that I finally decided to take the plunge and write a book.

I joined the fabulous Romance Writers of Australia and evenutally linked up with a great group of girls and we formed “WINKGirls”

The stories I write are contemporary romances with either a medical setting or in the boardrooms of high powered business. It’s fun and unique to take two characters and create unique situations for them.

Apart from writing I’m busy looking after my very own hero – my wonderfully supportive husband, and my two fabulous kids. I also enjoying watching sports and, of course, reading.

Connect with Nicole: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter

Studio Smexy™ Saturdays: Designer Viola Estrella

Romancing Rakes For The Love of Romance

Meet Viola:
Viola Estrella loves a story with humor, flawed characters, paranormal elements, and romance. She tries to include these aspects in all that she writes and loves every minute of it. When she's not reading, writing, or designing book cover art, she's spending quality time with her husband and sons in their Colorado home.

Viola is a 2010 RITA® finalist. Her Urban Fantasy, ANGEL VINDICATED, was nominated for Best First Book. Recently she was honored by her local RWA chapter, Colorado Romance Writers, with the 2010 Writer of the Year award. She's represented by Elizabeth Winick Rubinstein from the literary agency McIntosh & Otis.

So...how do you pronounce her name? Good question!

Viola -- Not like the instrument, more like the flower.
Estrella -- With an ay-ya not an el-la. And she dares you to roll the r.

Connect with Viola: Design Site | Author Site | Facebook | Twitter


Friday, February 15, 2013

Sealed with A Kiss: Maire Claremont + Giveaway (US)


Welcome to day fifteen of our Sealed with A Kiss event. Debut author Maire Claremont is joining us and helping close down our celebration.

WELCOME TO THE BLOG MAIRE!!!

Meet Maire:

2011 Golden Heart winner Máire Claremont first fell in love with Mr. Rochester, not Mr. Darcy. Drawn to his dark snark, she longed to find a tortured hero of her own… until she realized the ramifications of Mr. Rochester locking his frst wife up in his attic. Discovering the errors of her ways, Máire now looks for a real-life Darcy and creates deliciously dark heroes on the page. Oh, and she wants everyone to know her name is pronounced Moira. Her parents just had to give her an Irish Gaelic name.


Connect with Maire: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Sealed with A Kiss: Theresa Romain + Giveaway (International)


Welcome to day fourteen of our Sealed with A Kiss event. The lovely Theresa Romain is back again and she's sharing love letters between the hero and heroine of Season for Surrender.

WELCOME BACK TO THE BLOG THERESA!!!

Meet Theresa:

Historical romance author Theresa Romain pursued an impractical education that allowed her to read everything she could get her hands on. She then worked for universities and libraries, where she got to read even more. Eventually she started writing, too. She lives with her family in the Midwest, where she is working on her next book. In fall 2013, the next story in her SEASON quartet will be published, as will the first in an all-new trilogy.


Connect with Theresa: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Sealed with A Kiss: Maya Rodale + Giveaway (ebook)


Welcome to day thirteen of our Sealed with A Kiss event. We're in the home stretch and Maya Rodale brings us a happily ever after look at the lives of the Damien and Susannah from Seducing the Single Lady.

WELCOME TO THE BLOG MAYA!!!

Meet Maya:

Maya Rodale began reading romance novels in college at her mother’s insistence. She is now the author of numerous “dazzlingly sexy and witty” historical romance novels. A champion of the romance genre and it’s readers, she is also the author of the non-fiction book Dangerous Books For Girls: The Bad Reputation Of Romance Novels, Explained and a co-founder of Lady Jane’s Salon, a national reading series devoted to romantic fiction. Maya lives in New York City with her darling dog and a rogue of her own.

Connect with Maya: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Sealed with A Kiss: Karen Erickson + Giveaway (ebook)


Welcome to day twelve of our Sealed with A Kiss event. Karen Erickson is back and she's sharing a heartfelt letter between the hero and heroine of Lessons in Indescretion.

WELCOME BACK TO THE BLOG KAREN!!!

Meet Karen:

Bestselling 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 & Brazen Imprint and Avon Impulse. A native Californian, she lives in the foothills below Yosemite with her husband and three children.

Connect with Karen: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter

Monday, February 11, 2013

Sealed with A Kiss: Jillian Stone + Giveaway


Welcome to day fifteen of our Sealed with A Kiss event. Have you discovered Jillian Stones' The Gentlemen of Scotland Yard series? Mystery, intrigue and a Victorian road trip. How fun!

WELCOME BACK TO THE BLOG JILLIAN!!!

Meet Jillian:

Jillian’s first book in The Gentlemen of Scotland Yard series, An Affair with Mr. Kennedy, won the 2010 Golden Heart for Romantic Suspense. The latest novel, fourth in the series for Pocket Books is A Private Duel with Agent Gunn. Next release in series: Kiss Me Senseless, Detective Rhys, Fall 2013.

Connect with Jillian: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter



Sunday, February 10, 2013

Sealed with A Kiss: Sophie Barnes + Giveaway (ebook)


Welcome to day ten of our Sealed with A Kiss event. It's always a pleasure to have Sophie Barnes join us for a fun blog event.

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 | Blog | Goodreads

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Sealed with A Kiss: Sara Lindsey + Giveaway (US)


Welcome to day nine of our Sealed with A Kiss event. A family with a mother obsessed with Shakespeare? Meet Sara Lindsey's Weston family.

WELCOME TO THE BLOG SARA!!!

Meet Sara:

SARA LINDSEY began writing during her senior year of college. The rest, as they say, is history… or rather, historical romance. A recent graduate of Pratt Institute’s School of Information and Library Science, Sara currently lives in Los Angeles.

Having read many romances featuring librarians, Sara figures this profession bodes well for someday getting her own happily ever after. In the meantime, she plans to turn as many unsuspecting library patrons as possible into fellow romance addicts.

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

#StudioSmexy Superstar of Romance Author Melissa Schroeder


A note from Jenn: I can't even begin to sum up this woman in a paragraph. She's amazing as an author, a military wife, a mom, a teacher, she's all over the place and to be perfectly honest... If she hadn't pushed, there may not be a Studio Smexy. She was my first believer. My first cover, my first custom shoot client.

I don't even know how many Mel covers I have, but every single one means the world to me. She's an incredible storyteller, a wonderful person, and a friend.

Mel will have two books on the Kindle, so I'm giving two books away here today too.

Without further adooooo:


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