Friday, May 31, 2013

Jamie's Juicy Tidbits: Summer Reads + #Giveaway (US)

It’s officially beach season! Well, at least here in Jersey. And you know what that means? Time for some beach reads. But we have two issues and the first one is a hard one… what to read?

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Blog Tour: Small Town Romances with Jill Shalvis + Giveaway (US)

Jill Shalvis is taking us back to Lucky Harbor with the seventh book in the series. She shares why she loves small town romances and you get to win a copy of IT HAD TO BE YOU. Jamie did a mini review and dubs is a "totally fun, sexy read."

WELCOME BACK TO THE BLOG JILL!!!

Meet Jill:
USA Today bestseller Jill Shalvis is the award winning author of over four dozen romance novels, including her upcoming sexy contemporary novel Simply Irresistible, book one in the Lucky Harbor series. The 4-time Rita nominee and 3-time National Readers Choice winner makes her home near Lake Tahoe. Visit her website at www.jillshalvis.com for a complete book list and daily blog.

Connect with Jill: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter





Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Blog Tour: Interview with Diana Quincy + #Giveaway


WELCOME TO THE BLOG DIANA!!!

Meet Diana:
Diana Quincy is an award-winning former television journalist who decided she’d rather make up stories where a happy ending is always guaranteed.

Growing up as a foreign service brat, Diana lived in many countries and is now settled in Virginia with her husband and two sons. When not bent over her laptop or trying to keep up with laundry, she enjoys reading, spending time with her family and dreams of traveling much more than her current schedule (and budget) allows.

Diana loves to hear from readers.

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

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

8 Days of Desire Blog Tour with Vicky Dreiling and Jennifer Haymore + #Giveaway (US)


Meet Vicky:
Triple RITA finalist 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 is a native Texan and holds degrees in English literature and marketing.

Connect with Vicky: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter





Meet Jennifer:
Jennifer Haymore grew up in California and on the Big Island of Hawaii. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from UC Berkeley and a master’s degree in Education from UCLA. Before she became a full-time writer she held various jobs from bookselling to teaching inner-city children to playing bit roles in soap operas.

You can find Jennifer in Southern California trying to talk her husband into yet another trip to England, helping her three children with homework while brainstorming a new five-minute dinner menu, or crouched in a corner of the local bookstore writing her next novel.

Connect with Jennifer: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter



Monday, May 27, 2013

Blog Tour Spotlight: Any Duchess Will Do 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







Name Before The Masses Tour: More Than This by Shannyn Schroeder + #Giveaway


Meet Shannyn:
Shannyn Schroeder is a former English teacher, who now works as a part-time editor while raising her three kids.

Even though she wrote from high school through college (mostly poetry), she’d never considered a career as an author. Writing fell by the wayside as she focused her energy on creating lesson plans and new and fabulous ways to torment her teen students. One group in particular dubbed her “The Torture Master,” a title she carried into motherhood.

After the birth of baby number two, Shannyn resigned from teaching and fell in love with reading romance novels. She read so many books so quickly that her husband teased, “If you’re going to read so many damn books, why don’t you just write one?”

So she did.

That first book is safely buried on her hard drive, but the process set Shannyn on the path to professional author. She came to reading romance later than many, but lives for the happy ending because real life can be depressing. She writes contemporary romance because she enjoys the adventure of new love.

In her spare time, she loves to bake cookies and watches far too much TV, especially cop shows. She is recovering from her Diet Coke addiction, fears putting her foot in her mouth on social media, and has a renewed appreciation for the bad girls of the world.

Connect with Shannyn: Author Site | Twitter

Winners



CONGRATS TO:

***Please note: All winners have been contacted via email.***

Denise F

Summer In Napa by Marina Adair

Elisabeth
The Siren by Tiffany Reisz (Sinful Sirens Hop)

Meghan
The Gift by Tiffany Reisz (Sinful Sirens Hop)

Lily B
May
Michelle

$5 Amazon giftcard (Dark Nights Dangerous Men spotlight)




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

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Studio Smexy Saturdays: Interview with Author Heather Long + Giveaway (US)

A Note From Jenn: HEATHER!!! I can't tell you how excited I was when Heather sent me the first of several Studio Smexy covers for her FOREVER A MARINE series. I first met Heather last year at Authors After Dark in New Orleans. It was such a blast, and she is such a lovely person.

I already had a couple covers for some of her self published works at the time, one of which is still a favorite.

Isn't it beautiful?!?!? I love it.

The Marine covers, though, are so incredible. The series is amazing and Heather's ability to weave a touching story is just astounding.

So without further ado.... The amazing Heather Long.

Meet Heather:
A national best selling author, Heather Long lives in Texas with her family and their menagerie of animals. In addition to military romance, Heather writes a wide variety of romance from paranormal historical western romance to contemporary romance and romantic suspense. She loves characters and the stories they have to tell. 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 Series FB


Friday, May 24, 2013

Jamie's Juicy Tidbits: Mini Review of It Had To Be You by Jill Shalvis


I’m back! Have you missed me? It has been a crazy couple of weeks. I’ve been finishing up classes and getting my act together. I’ve been so busy that reading was just not an option. But it is all over! And now I can read all I want and share it all with you, which is what my Juicy Tidbits is all about.

So, I devoured a book yesterday. Yep, read it all in one day. That’s how good it was. What is this book you ask? Well, it’s the next release of one of my favorite series: It Had To Be You by Jill Shalvis.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Spotlight: Dark Nights, Dangerous Men anthology + #Giveaway


DARK NIGHTS DANGEROUS MEN

6 Bestselling Authors, 6 Sexy Reads…

From romantic suspense to paranormal romance; from a full length novel to a bite sized novella, whatever you're looking for, we've got the story for you!

Total collection: 317,000 words

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Guest Post with Kate Meader + #Giveaway (US)


Meet Kate:
Kate Meader writes contemporary romance that serves up delicious food, to-die-for heroes, and heroines with a dash of sass. Originally from Ireland, she cut her romance reader teeth on Catherine Cookson and Jilly Cooper novels, with some Mills & Boons thrown in for variety. Give her tales about brooding mill owners, oversexed equestrians, and men who can rock an apron, and she’s there. She has a bachelor’s in law (useless), a master’s in history (not as useless), and another master’s in library and information science (yay, using). When not writing about men who cook and the women who drool over them, she works in an academic library. Her stories are set in her adopted home town of Chicago, a city made for food, romance, and laughter – and where she met her own sexy hero. For news, excerpts, and recipes, check out her website at http://www.katemeader.com.

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

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Trophy Husband Blog Tour: Lauren Blakely’s Ten Ideal Trophy Husbands + #Giveaway

Lauren Blakely is currently on tour for the recent release of TROPHY HUSBAND. A woman whose ex-fiance took off with a younger woman he just met in Vegas during his bachelor party is ready to move on goes on a sexy and hilarious journey to find her own trophy husband.

WELCOME TO THE BLOG LAUREN!!!

Meet Lauren:
Lauren Blakely is an unabashed fan of clever jokes, toast, and good guys in novels. Like the heroine in CAUGHT UP IN US, she thinks life should be filled with movie kisses and coffee drinks. Lauren lives in California with her husband and children, and spends her days writing both true stories and make-believe ones.

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

Release Day Launch: The Hazards of Skinny Dipping by Alyssa Rose Ivy + #Giveaway


Meet Alyssa:
Alyssa Rose Ivy is a New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and a southern setting. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.

Connect with Alyssa: Author Site | Twitter | Goodreads | Pinterest


Sunday, May 19, 2013

Weekly Winners



CONGRATS TO:

***Please note: All winners have been contacted and if we owe you a prize, it will be sent out before the month is over. Thanks for your patience!***

Yadira

Giving Up The Ghost by S.A Price

Sheri V
set of FBI/US Attorney series by Julie James

Lisa C.G
Rebecca Zanetti prize pack

Lori M
Beauty and the Blacksmith by Tessa Dare (Kindle copy)

Jeanne S.
The Devil's Heart by Cathy Maxwell

Janice H.
Gina Maxwell prize pack

Deniz
Never Too Late by Amara Royce (ebook)

Lisa W.
Extreme Love by Abby Niles (ebook)


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


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


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Sinful Sirens #Giveaway Hop (US)

Thanks to the ladies at Under the Covers Book Blog and Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews for this fantastic hop. Don't forget to check out all the other blogs participating for more books, swag and other cool giveaways.

When we hear the word SIREN, the first book we think of is THE SIREN by Tiffany Reisz. Why? Because Nora is the ultimate siren. She's the perfect combination of sexy, confident, dominant, submissive with a hint of sweet, you just have to dig deep ;)

Blog Tour: LOVE'S PROMISE by Cheryl Holt Scavenger Hunt + #Giveaway (International)


Meet Cheryl:
Cheryl Holt is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of thirty-one novels.

She's also a lawyer and mom, and at age 40, with two babies at home, she started a new career as a commercial fiction writer. She'd hoped to be a suspense novelist, but couldn't sell any of her manuscripts, so she ended up taking a detour into romance, where she was stunned to discover that she has an incredible knack for writing some of the world's greatest love stories.

Her books have been released to wide acclaim, and she has won or been nominated for many national awards. She is particularly proud to have been named "Best Storyteller of the Year," by the trade magazine, Romantic Times BOOK Reviews.

Her hot, sexy, dramatic stories of passion and illicit love have captivated fans around the world, and she's celebrated as the Queen of Erotic Romance, which is currently the fastest selling subgenre of women's fiction. Due to the ferociousness of some of her characters, she's also known as the International Queen of Villains.

She received degrees in music, languages, and education, from South Dakota State University, and her juris doctorate was obtained at the University of Wyoming. Her colorful and chaotic employment history includes such variety as public school teacher, cook, bartender, lobbyist, and political activist. She also did brief stints in metro-Denver as a deputy district attorney and administrative law judge.

Cheryl lives and writes in Hollywood, California.

Connect with Cheryl: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Interview and Sneak Peek with Marina Adair + #Giveaway (US)

Today is Marina Adair's book birthday for the second book in her sexy and fun St. Helena Vineyard series, SUMMER IN NAPA. She is also sharing a sneak peek at AUTUMN AT THE VINEYARD (*eep*) and gives us an excuse reason to post some Luke Bryan hawtness. Then again, Luke Bryan hawtness doesn't need a reason :) The last time Marina was here, she shared her first book in the series, KISSING UNDER THE MISTLETOE, which is a fun holiday read. We're so glad to have her back on the blog.

WELCOME BACK TO THE BLOG MARINA!!!

Meet Marina:

Marina Adair is a National bestselling author of romance novels. Along with the St. Helena Vineyard series, she is also the author of Tucker's Crossing, part of the Sweet Plains series. She currently lives with her husband, daughter, and three neurotic cats in Northern California.

Connect with Marina: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter






Monday, May 13, 2013

Blog Tour: The Cowboy's E-Mail Order Bride by Cora Seaton + #Giveaway

Today we are hosting Cora Seaton during her The Cowboy's E-Mail Order Bride tour. Coolest thing about Cora's Chance Creek series? Her covers have been smexified. Scroll down the post and you'll recognize some of your favorite Studio Smexy models :)

Meet Cora:
Cora Seton loves cowboys, country life, gardening, bike-riding, and lazing around with a good book. Mother of four, wife to a computer programmer/eco-farmer, she ditched her California lifestyle eight years ago and moved to a remote logging town in northwestern British Columbia.

Like the characters in her novels, Cora enjoys old-fashioned pursuits and modern technology, spending mornings transforming a neglected one-acre lot into a paradise of orchards, berry bushes and market gardens, and afternoons writing the latest Chance Creek romance novel on her iPad mini. Visit www.coraseton.com to read about new releases, locate your favorite characters on the Chance Creek map, and learn about contests and other cool events!

Connect with Cora: Author Site | Twitter | Pinterest

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Blog Tour: Spotlight on Extreme Love by Abby Niles + #Giveaway (ebook)


Meet Abby:
Ever since Abby Niles picked up her first Sweet Valley High book in sixth grade and fell in love with Elizabeth and Todd, she's been hooked on romance. By the time she reached high school, she was devouring meatier romances with pirates, cowboys and knights. She never imagined that those years of reading would one day lead to her becoming a published author.

In her late twenties, after having twins and becoming a stay-at-home mom, she started doodling stories to keep her sanity. Next thing she knew, she was actually submitting to publishing houses. And was immediately rejected. That didn't stop her though. She found herself some kickass critique partners, honed her craft, and continued submitting.

And eventually sold a short story, then a novella, then a novel, and now a series.

Today, she juggles work, home life, and writing. It's not always easy, but hey, who said life was easy?

In her downtime, which isn't often, you can find her playing 'Just Dance' with her kids or trying to catch up on her never-ending to-be-read list. She also loves Zumba, and refuses to admit she looks more like Animal doing his Muppet flail than a sensual Latin dancer.

Connect with Abby: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Interview with Amara Royce + #Giveaway (ebook)


Meet Amara:
Amara’s first foray into writing romance was in high school, when she wrote a variety of “meet-cute” scenarios about her best friends. One would run into her true love while horseback riding through the French countryside. Another would meet her match auditioning on Broadway.

It’s been a long time since those little snippets, which have probably disintegrated in a landfill somewhere, but Amara has never stopped believing in true love, first kisses, and happily ever afters.

And so, when she’s not grading papers and teaching classes on literature and composition, she delves into Victorian history to weave stories of love and trust set in a world that faced tremendous shifts in men’s and women’s roles, economics, science, medicine, law, politics, technology...you name it, it was changing…yet love was, and is, a human constant. And love is always worth celebrating.

Connect with Amara: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Blog Tour: Guest Post with Elle James + #Giveaway


Meet Elle:
Elle James spent twenty years in South Central Texas, ranching horses, cattle, goats, ostriches and emus. A former IT professional, retired Army and Air Force Reservist, she’s proud to be writing full-time, penning intrigues and paranormal adventures that keep her readers on the edge of their seats or laughing out loud. Now, living in northwest Arkansas, she’s given up wrangling cattle and exotic birds to wrangle her muses, a malti-poo and a yorkie. When she’s not at her computer, she’s traveling, out snow skiing, boating, or riding her four-wheeler, dreaming up new stories.



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






Monday, May 6, 2013

Blog Tour: Excerpt from Rules of Entanglement by Gina Maxwell + #Giveaway


Meet Gina:
Growing up in small town Fort Atkinson, WI, Gina L. Maxwell, formerly Bisbee, could often be found onstage in the latest theatrical production, performing with her high school show choir, or holding office in her local FFA chapter. She dreamed of following in her father’s footsteps in the entertainment business, of enabling her audience to forget about life for a few hours as they enjoyed the stories she told through her love of singing, dancing, and acting. It wasn’t until her sophomore year in college when she realized she had no acting talent to speak of and her dream needed some adjusting. Another ten years would pass before she discovered a different means to accomplishing the same dream.

Within those ten years Gina married her high school sweetheart, had two beautiful children, and moved more times than she cared to count. In 2009 she started writing as a hobby while her kids were in school, and it quickly became an obsession she couldn’t stop, and then a dream to publish stories of love and passion for romance addicts just like her.

Three years later, her dream came true when she signed with Entangled Publishing for a total of seven books in two of their imprints.

Her Fighting for Love series with MMA heroes debuted July 20th, 2012 for the digital Brazen imprint with the first book, Seducing Cinderella, and reached #9 on Barnes & Noble’s best seller list in just seven days.

The first book in her paranormal romance trilogy, Desires of the Soul, is set to release both digitally and in mass trade paperback in Summer 2013 for the Entangled Select imprint.

When she’s not writing or wrangling plot bunnies, Gina keeps busy with her wonderful family and their ever-growing extra-curricular schedules. Thanks to their immense patience and support, she’s able to do The Thing She Was Meant To Do and live her dream of bringing a little romantic fantasy to the world, even if only in the pages of a good book.

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


Saturday, May 4, 2013

Guest Post with SOS Aloha + The Devil's Heart by Cathy Maxwell #Giveaway (International)



Meet Cathy:
Bestselling novelist Cathy Maxwell, a storyteller since childhood, embraces her writing romance as a way to express her belief that "loving well is the greatest adventure of all," and to explore her fascination with the Regency.

Born in Olathe, Kansas, Cathy's family roots go back to the Mayflower and the Revolutionary War. She has long called Virginia home, noting she is "a Virginian by choice, but a Kansan by nature." She worked in television news and spent six years in the Navy. She attended Air Force intelligence school, worked in the Pentagon and did a tour with Naval Intelligence.

Connect with Cathy: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter

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