Sunday, June 30, 2013

Winners



CONGRATS TO:

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

Yadira

DARK FLIGHT by Cassi Carver (ebook)

Cynthia BB
LOVE ON THE LINE by Kimberly Kincaid (ebook)

Aislynn
SOMEWHERE IN TIME by Barbara Bretton (digital audiobook)

Danielle B
Bad Boys of Romance Hop (ebook)

Mary
The Trouble With Being Wicked by Emma Locke (ebook from Erica Monroe)



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


Don't forget about our 1000th post giveaway as well as Kati's Summer Reads box at her author assistant alter ego's Facebook page:


Saturday, June 29, 2013

Guest Post: The Anatomy of Writing A Threesome by Roni Loren + #Giveaway (ebook)


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 and a current RITA finalist for her novel MELT INTO YOU.

To find out more about her serial novel, NOT UNTIL YOU, which is currently releasing in installments once a week, check out this page.

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


Thursday, June 27, 2013

InkSlinger PR Blog Tour: Blessed Fate by H.B Heinzer + #Giveaway (US/CA)


Meet H.B:
With the exception of three years in Nebraska, H.B. Is a Wisconsin girl through and through. She lives with her husband, two kids and roommate (also known as the “bonus parent”) in the middle of nowhere but close enough to civilization to maintain a shred of sanity.

She credits her father introducing her to an APAzine in the mid-90s for her love of writing. Bent, her debut novel, was a NaNoWriMo challenge to write 50,000 words in one month. After years of attempting and failing, she finally got through it and this is the result!

Connect with H.B: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads




Bewitching Blog Tour: Spotlight on The Miss Education of Dr. Exeter by Jillian Stone + #Giveaway (US)


Meet Jillian:
In 2010, Jillian won the RWA Golden Heart for An Affair with Mr. Kennedy and went from no agent or publisher to signing with Richard Curtis and being offered a three book contract by Pocket Books. That summer, she also won the erotica category of the 2010 Romance Through the Ages contest for The Seduction of Phaeton Black and was offered a three book contract by Kensington Brava. Needless to say, she has been busy writing books this past year and a half! Jillian lives in Southern California.

Connect with Jillian: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter




Tuesday, June 25, 2013

InkSlinger PR Release Day Launch: This Love by Nazarea Andrews + #Giveaway (US)


Meet Nazarea:
Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog.

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






InkSlinger PR Release Day Launch: Subject To Change by Alessandra Thomas + #Giveaway (US/CA)


Meet Alessandra:
Alessandra Thomas is a New Adult writer who swears she was in her twenties yesterday. Since she's not, she spends her time looking back on her college years fondly, and writing sexy stories about guys and girls falling in love and really living life for the first time. When she's not writing, you can find her with a spoonful of ice cream in one hand and the newest New Adult release in the other.

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






Monday, June 24, 2013

Cover Reveal: Caught In The Moment by Brandy Walker (A Freefall Novelette)


Laurel is over her embarrassing high school crush on Quinton Ferris and even used the heartbreaking experience to get out from behind the lens of her camera. Ten years after graduation she is enjoying her dream job as a freelance photographer when her path crosses Quin again, only this time he’s the one hoping to catch more than a glimpse of her. He’s hoping she’ll forgive what a jerk he was and fall for the guy he is.

CAUGHT IN THE MOMENT is a Novelette - 16,400 words


Connect with Brandy: Website | Freefall Series | Facebook | Twitter


Friday, June 21, 2013

LitConnect Blog Tour: Beguiling the Barrister by Wendy Soliman + #Giveaway (ebook)


Meet Wendy:
Wendy Soliman was brought up on the Isle of Wight in Southern England but now divides her time between Andorra and West Florida. She lives with her husband Andre and a rescued dog of indeterminate pedigree named Jake Bentley.

The Isle of Wight is full of historic buildings, which is where she acquired her love of history, absorbing it like osmosis. She is the author of nine single-title Regency romances and is excited about her up-coming series charting the fortunes of the Forster dynasty.

When not writing she enjoys reading other people’s books, walking miles with her dog whilst plotting her next scene, and is on a one-woman mission to save the wine industry from the economic slump. Well, someone’s got to do it!

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

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Cover Reveal: Hold On To Me by Elisabeth Naughton


Meet Elisabeth:
I was never one of those people who knew they wanted to be an author at the age of six. I didn’t have imaginary friends. I didn’t write stories in my journal or entertain my relatives by firelight after Thanksgiving dinner. For the most part, I was just a normal, everyday kid. I liked to read, but I wasn’t exceptional at it. And when my teachers complimented me on my writing abilities, I brushed them off. I did, however, always have a penchant for the unique and absurd. And as my mother told me all throughout my childhood, I should have been an actress—I was a drama queen before my time.

Years ago, my husband bought me Scarlett: The Sequel to Gone With The Wind. If you ever saw the book, you know it’s a long one. I sat and read that thing from cover to cover, and dreamed of one day being a writer. But I didn’t actually try my hand at writing until years later when I quit my teaching job to stay home with my kids. And my husband? After that week of reading where I neglected him and everything else until I finished Scarlett, he vowed never to buy me another book again. Little did he know I’d one day end up sitting at a keyboard all day drafting my own stories.

My writing journey has not been easy. I didn’t just sit down one day, decide I was going to write a book and voila! sell my very first attempt. As most authors will probably agree, the path to publication is filled with hours of work, pulling all-nighters I thought I’d given up in college, sacrifices, rejections, but a love I discovered along the way I just can’t live without. Instead of a big, thick book to read by lamplight (I do read much smaller ones when I get the chance), I’ve traded in my reading obsession for a laptop. And I’ve never been happier.

I’m one of the lucky ones. I have a wonderful family and fabulous husband who put up with my writing—and obsessive personality—even when life is chaotic. More than once my kids have been late to swimming or baseball because I needed just five more minutes to finish a scene. Their support and encouragement mean the world to me. I also have amazing friends and a support network I couldn’t survive without. So to all of you out there who have encouraged me along the way, sent me emails and fan letters, phone calls and congratulations, I just want to say, thank you. You make this whole writing gig that much more enjoyable. I truly wouldn’t be here without you.

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


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Spotlight: Seal of Honor by Tonya Burrows + #Giveaway


Meet Tonya:
Writing has always been my one true love. I wrote my first novel-length story in 8th grade and haven't stopped since. I received a B.A. in creative writing from SUNY Oswego and I'm now working on a MFA in popular fiction at Seton Hill University.

When I'm not writing, I spend my time reading, painting (badly), exploring new places, and enjoying time with my family. Give me a good horror movie over a chick flick any day. (And, let's be honest, I'll take a bad horror movie too!) I'm a geek at heart and pledge my avid TV fandom to Supernatural and Doctor Who. I'm also a big fan of The Voice. What can I say? Guilty pleasure.​​ 

I share my life with two dogs and a ginormous cat. We live in a small town in PA, but I suffer from a bad case of wanderlust and usually end up moving someplace new every few years. Luckily, my animals are all excellent travel buddies.

Connect with Tonya: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Spotlight: Conquer Your Love by J.C Reed + #Giveaway


Meet J.C:
J.C. Reed is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of SURRENDER YOUR LOVE. She writes steamy contemporary fiction with a touch of mystery. When she's not typing away on her keyboard, forgetting the world around her, she dreams of returning to the beautiful mountains of Wyoming. You can also find her chatting on Facebook with her readers or spending time with her two children. To get in touch with Jessica use the contact form below. She tries to respond to each and every email in a timely manner.

Connect with J.C: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter






Monday, June 17, 2013

Blog Tour: Excerpt from The Secrets of Mia Danvers by Robyn DeHart + #Giveaway (US)


Meet Robyn:
A life-long love of stories and adventure, it was either become a stuntwoman for the movies or live out those adventures from the safety of her PJ's and computer. Award-winning author, Robyn DeHart chose the latter and couldn't be happier for doing so. Known for her unique plotlines and authentic characters, Robyn is a favorite among readers and reviewers. Publishers' Weekly claims her writing to be "comical and sexy" while the Chicago Tribune dubs her "wonderfully entertaining." Robyn is an award-winning author as well as being a four-time RT Bookclub Reviewers' Choice award nominee, and a three-time RomCon Reader's Crown nominee. Robyn lives in Texas with her brainy husband, two precocious little girls and two spoiled cats. You can find Robyn on-line at her website or at one of her group blogs, the Jaunty Quills or Peanut Butter on the Keyboard.

Connect with Robyn: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Studio Smexy Saturdays: Interview with Author Erica Monroe + #Giveaway (ebook)


WELCOME TO STUDIO SMEXY SATURDAYS ERICA!!!

Meet Erica:
Erica Monroe writes romantic suspense set in regency London. Her debut novel, A Dangerous Invitation, Book 1 of the Rookery Rogues series, will be out in December 2013. Erica can also be found blogging every other Saturday at Teatime Romance. When not writing, she is a chronic TV watcher, lover of pit bulls, and shoe fashionista. She lives in the suburbs of North Carolina with her husband, two dogs, and two cats.

Connect with Erica: Author Site | Tea Time Romance Blog






Friday, June 14, 2013

InkSlinger PR Blog Tour: Selling Scarlett by Ella James + #Giveaway (US/CA)


Meet Ella:
I'm a 20-something sci-fi nerd with a journalism degree and a serious York Peppermint Pattie addiction. I spend my days baby-wrangling and dog-chasing and my nights tapping on my laptop and hanging out with my writer/editor husband. A fun day for me involves lots of writing, running, and researching topped off with some quality Kindle time. My life's goal is to find an empty cottage in an enchanted forest, install a solar panel for my laptop, and move in - never to be seen again, except in sweatpants.

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

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Bewitching Blog Tours: Spotlight on Don't Bite The Bridesmaid by Tiffany Allee + #Giveaway


Meet Tiffany:
CPA-turned-romance-author Tiffany Allee used to battle spreadsheets in Corporate America, and now concentrates on her characters’ battles to find love. Raised in small-town Colorado, Tiffany currently lives in Phoenix, AZ, by way of Chicago and Denver. She is happily married to a secret romantic who tolerates her crazy mutterings.

She writes about ass-kicking heroines and the strong heroes who love them. Her work includes the suspense-driven From the Files of the Otherworlder Enforcement Agency series which revolves around a group of paranormal cops solving crimes and finding love, and Don’t Bite the Bridesmaid, a lighthearted paranormal romance (Entangled Publishing).

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

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Bewitching Blog Tour: Spotlight on Barbara Bretton's Crosse Harbor Time Travel Trilogy + #Giveaway


Meet Barbara:
Barbara Bretton is the USA Today bestselling, award-winning author of more than 40 books. She currently has over ten million copies in print around the world. Her works have been translated into twelve languages in over twenty countries.

Barbara has been featured in articles in The New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Romantic Times, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Herald News, Home News, Somerset Gazette, among others, and has been interviewed by Independent Network News Television, appeared on the Susan Stamberg Show on NPR, and been featured in an interview with Charles Osgood of WCBS, among others.

Her awards include both Reviewer's Choice and Career Achievement Awards from Romantic Times; Gold and Silver certificates from Affaire de Coeur; the RWA Region 1 Golden Leaf; and several sales awards from Bookrak. Ms. Bretton was included in a recent edition of Contemporary Authors.

Barbara loves to spend as much time as possible in Maine with her husband, walking the rocky beaches and dreaming up plots for upcoming books.

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

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Interview with Kimberly Kincaid + #Giveaway (ebook)

Kati met Kimberly Kincaid at RT in Kansas City and had a fabulous time getting to know her. Kimberly can be found on Twitter and Facebook sharing her love for yummy foodie goodness. Her recent novellas combine sexy, sweet and a dash of omigoodness. We can't wait to introduce you to this wonderful author.

WELCOME TO THE BLOG KIMBERLY!!!

Meet Kimberly:
Kimberly Kincaid writes contemporary romance that splits the difference between sexy and sweet. When she's not sitting cross-legged in an ancient desk chair known as "The Pleather Bomber", she can be found practicing obscene amounts of yoga, whipping up anything from enchiladas to ├ęclairs in her kitchen, or curled up with her nose in a book. Kimberly is a 2011 RWA Golden Heart® finalist who lives (and writes!) by the mantra that food is love. She has written two digital novellas, Love On The Line and Drawing The Line, about hot cops and sexy chefs, with a third novella, Outside The Lines, due this summer. She is also thrilled to have collaborated on a Christmas anthology with Donna Kauffman and Kate Angell, titled The Sugar Cookie Sweetheart Swap, to kick off her Pine Mountain foodie series with Kensington this October. Kimberly’s first full-length novel, Turn Up the Heat, will follow in February 2014. She resides in northern Virginia with her wildly patient husband and their three daughters.

Connect with Kimberly: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter


Sunday, June 9, 2013

Winners



CONGRATS TO:

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

Pam S.P.

ARCs of WHAT A WICKED EARL WANTS by Vicky Dreiling and THE DUCHESS HUNT by Jennifer Haymore

Carrie @In The Hammock
WHAT A WICKED EARL WANTS by Vicky Dreiling and THE DUCHESS HUNT by Jennifer Haymore

erin
IIT HAD TO BE YOU by Jill Shalvis

Molly B.W.
ANY DUCHESS WILL DO by Tessa Dare (Kindle copy)

Beautiful Disaster
CAN'T BUY ME LOVE by Molly O'Keefe and CRAZY FOR LOVE by Victoria Dahl (Jamie's Summer Reads)

Janice H
Studio Smexy swag pack



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


Don't forget about our 1000th post giveaway as well as Kati's Summer Reads box at her author assistant alter ego's Facebook page:

Friday, June 7, 2013

Bad Boys of Romance Blog Hop (International)

herding cats & burning soup

Jamie: Oh, bad boys! Who doesn't love a bad boy? They are all dark and dangerous. And they usually always have a bad ass job. Plus they are all alpha and sexy, in and out of the bedroom. Yep, I am definitely a fan of the bad boy. The badder the better.

Kati: Bad Boys...love 'em or hate 'em, deep down inside, we all WANT them. Whether it's their alphaness or the way they take care of their women in and out of the bedroom, they make us swoon. The more fucked up, the better. At least for us here at Romancing Rakes For The Love of Romance.

{Jamie #Review} Contemporary Romance: Extreme Love by Abby Niles

EXTREME LOVE by Abby Niles
Format: Galley via NetGalley
Genre: Contemporary
Length: 293 pages
Publisher: Entangled Select (April 30, 2013)

New body. New clothes. New men.

Used to the average Joe, Caitlyn Moore is overwhelmed when the supremely masculine Dante Jones walks into her life and expresses an interest in her. At first she pushes him away, refusing to encourage the attention of a cage fighter. Then she learns Dante has a love ‘em and leave ‘em reputation. What better way to fine-tune her non-existent flirting skills than with a male who won’t stick around? But Dante has no intention of being a practice dummy; he’s out for all or nothing. Now Caitlyn must accept Dante—violent career and all—or let him go.

Dante “Inferno” Jones has one goal: win the Welterweight Championship. At a time when focus is crucial, the last thing he needs is a distraction. Yet Caitlyn Moore becomes a challenge he can’t resist. When the light-hearted pursuit shifts to a battle to win her heart, his focus is shot. Faced with losing the biggest match of his career, Dante must decide if his extreme life also has room for Extreme Love.

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Thursday, June 6, 2013

XOXO, Romance Girl


Hello lovelies. Miss me? It's been AGES since I've shared links to giveaways, galleys and other fabulous things from your favorite romance authors and bloggers. So strap yourself in, make sure you have a towel or Shamwow on hand for some shirtless hotness and hang on...

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

InkSlinger PR Release Day Launch: Faking It by Cora Carmack + #Giveaway (US/CA)


Meet Cora:
Cora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She's done a multitude of things in her life-- boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. Her first book, LOSING IT, is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller.

Connect with Cora: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter


Bewitching Blog Tour: Excerpt from Dark Flight by Cassi Carver + #Giveaway (ebook)


Meet Cassi:
Cassi Carver lives in sunny Southern California with two dogs, four kids, five chickens, and one hubby who gives great massages. She gets to San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter for research (okay, happy hour) as often as possible. She's never saved the world, but she keeps sexy boots on hand just in case the opportunity arises.

When Cassi isn't busy plotting or writing, she enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, caring for pets, getting outdoors, and watching sappy movies that deliver reliably happy endings.

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



Sunday, June 2, 2013

Our 1000th Post Giveaway! (International)

Kati: Holy crap! We've reached our 1000th post and to celebrate, we are giving away a GIANT box of books for our US readers and books from The Book Depository for our international readers. Thank you so, so, so much for all of your support. For those who have been here since the beginning, y'all rock our socks. For those we picked up along the way, y'all rock our socks too.

Jamie: I cant believe we've reached 1000 posts! How crazy is that? Amazing but crazy. A big THANK YOU to all of you for your support and hanging out with us. Hope you are all having as much fun as we are! Now, this whole thing wouldn't be half as fun without my partner in crime. Kati is the best and makes this the best blog EVER! Now, I'll stop rambling. Thanks again!

We'd like to share some of our favorite posts and hope you'll stop by and have a look-see:

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Studio Smexy Saturdays: Interview with Tina Folsom


WELCOME TO STUDIO SMEXY SATURDAYS TINA!!!

Meet Tina:
Tina Folsom was born in Germany and has been living in English speaking countries for over 20 years, the last 11 of them in San Francisco, where she’s married to an American.

Tina has always been a bit of a globe trotter: after living in Lausanne, Switzerland, she briefly worked on a cruise ship in the Mediterranean, then lived a year in Munich, before moving to London. There, she became an accountant. But after 8 years she decided to move overseas.

In New York she studied drama at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, then moved to Los Angeles a year later to pursue studies in screenwriting. This is also where she met her husband, who she followed to San Francisco three months after first meeting him.

In San Francisco, Tina worked as a tax accountant and even opened her own firm, then went into real estate, however, she missed writing. In 2008 she wrote her first romance and never looked back.

She’s always loved vampires and decided that vampire and paranormal romance was her calling. She now has 15 novels in English and several in other languages (Spanish, German, and French) and continues to write, as well as have her existing novels translated.

Connect with Tina: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter

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