Saturday, November 29, 2014

Tasty Book Tours: Excerpt from The Duke's Guide to Correct Behavior by Megan Frampton + #Giveaway

Megan Frampton writes historical romance under her own name and romantic women’s fiction as Megan Caldwell. She likes the color black, gin, dark-haired British men, and huge earrings, not in that order. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her husband and son.

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Tasty Book Tours: Spotlight on Tall, Dark and Royal by Vanessa Kelly + #Giveaway

Vanessa Kelly is an award-winning author who was named by Booklist, the review journal of the American Library Association, as one of the “New Stars of Historical Romance.” Her Regency-set historical romances have been nominated for awards in a number of contests, and her second book, Sex and The Single Earl, won the prestigious Maggie Medallion for Best Historical Romance. Her current series, The Renegade Royals is a national bestseller. Vanessa also writes USA Today bestselling contemporary romance with her husband, under the pen name of VK Sykes.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Tasty Book Tours: Excerpt from Her Winning Formula by Shannyn Schroeder + #Giveaway

Shannyn Schroeder is the author of the O’Leary series, contemporary romances centered around a large Irish-American family in Chicago and the new Hot & Nerdy series about 3 nerdy friends and their last spring break. When she’s not wrangling her three kids or writing, she watches a ton of TV and loves to bake cookies.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Excerpt from The King by Tiffany Reisz + #Giveaway

Meet Tiffany Reisz, author of THE KING

Tiffany Reisz is the author of the internationally bestselling and award-winning Original Sinners series for Mira Books (Harlequin/Mills & Boon). Tiffany's books inhabit a sexy shadowy world where romance, erotica and literature meet and do immoral and possibly illegal things to each other. She describes her genre as "literary friction," a term she stole from her main character, who gets in trouble almost as often as the author herself.
She lives in Portland, Oregon. If she couldn't write, she would die.

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Forever Romance Blog Tour: Excerpt from Sugar's Twice As Sweet by Marina Adair + #Giveaway

Marina Adair is a lifelong fan of romance novels. Along with the Sugar series, she is also the author of the St. Helena Vineyard series. She currently lives in a hundred-year-old log cabin, nestled in the majestic redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains, with her husband and daughter.

As a writer, Marina is devoted to giving her readers contemporary romance where the towns are small, the personalities large, and the romance explosive. She also loves to interact with readers and you can catch her on Twitter at @MarinaEAdair or visit her at

Other places to connect with Marina: Facebook | Goodreads

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Celebrate Our 4th Annual December Joyathon

Dear Friends, Fellow Romance Readers and Fabulous Authors,

Thank you for making this year a wonderful one. We're so excited to celebrate our 4th Annual December Joyathon with you. Fourth?! Wow. Has it really been four years since we started this blog?

This year, some of our (and your) favorite authors are sharing their favorite holiday memory. Plus, we've got one extra author joining us this year. Bonus Jonas! Can you tell we're excited?! Stop by each day for a new post, a new featured book for you to add to your TBR pile and a new giveaway. Don't forget to enter our grand prize giveaway too!

This year's theme is 
Favorite Holiday Memory

Thank you for celebrating with us!
~Kati and Jamie

Author Line Up:
December 1- Marina Adair
December 2- Monica Murphy
December 3- Kieran Kramer
December 4- Vicky Dreiling
December 5- Jenn LeBlanc
December 6- Tiffany Reisz
December 7- Anna Campbell
December 8- Beth Yarnall
December 9- Anne Barton
December 10- Avery Flynn
December 11- Nicole Flockton
December 12- Christina Lauren
December 13- Kat Latham
December 14- Miranda Neville
December 15- Shana Galen
December 16- Vanessa Kelly
December 17- Elisabeth Naughton
December 18- Theresa Romain
December 19- Kimberly Kincaid
December 20- Valerie Bowman
December 21- Cari Quinn
December 22- Bronwen Evans
December 23-Selena Laurence
December 24- Erin Knightley
December 25- Roni Loren (bonus Jonas!)

We are giving away a GIANT box of books, swag and goodies to one randomly chosen US reader. We didn't forget our international peeps, we're giving away $25 worth of books from The Book Depository.
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{Kati #Review} Contemporary Romance: Lush by Beth Yarnall

Series: Pleasure at Home #2
Genre: Contemporary
Format: provided by author
Length: 230 pages
Publisher: Beth Yarnall (October 28, 2014)

Billionaire businessman, Cal Sellers, knows how to get what he wants. And what he wants is Lucy Monroe. The problem? He had her once and lost her with one careless, arrogant act. And now she’s standing in his office demanding her old job back. Cal has no intention of rehiring her as the co-host of his home shopping TV show, Pleasure at Home. He has an altogether different position in mind for her—as his wife.

If Lucy wasn’t so desperate she never would’ve stepped foot in Cal Sellers’s office, let alone the block his building stood on. Lucy’s a survivor who managed to break free of her ex’s terrible abuse, but now he’s back and more determined than ever. He wants their daughter, Poppy, and will stop at nothing to get his little girl back.

Lucy will do anything to protect her daughter, including marrying Cal Sellers. Against her better judgment, she agrees to Cal’s proposal and finds herself married to a very different man than the one who broke her heart two years ago. As Lucy’s ex grows bolder and more violent, Cal and Lucy find themselves fighting not only for Poppy, but for a forever love that could be the one thing that will save them all.

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Tasty Book Tours: Excerpt from Freed by Stacey Kennedy + #Giveaway

Meet Stacey Kennedy, author of FREED

Stacey Kennedy is the USA Today bestselling author of the Club Sin series. Growing up, Stacey’s mind wandered the path less traveled, and that path most often led to love. She has always broken rules and she continues to feed off emotion—always staying true to her heart. Those traits are now the bones of her stories. She lives in southwestern Ontario with her husband, who puts any of the heroes in her books to shame, and their two young children. If she’s not on Mom duty or plugging away at a new story, you’ll find Stacey camping in the summer, hibernating in the winter, and obsessing over Penny Dreadful, Game of Thrones, and Sons of Anarchy.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Spotlight and Excerpt from Man Law by Adrienne Giordano

Meet Adrienne Giordano, author of MAN LAW

USA Today bestselling author Adrienne Giordano writes romantic suspense and mystery.  She is a Jersey girl at heart, but now lives in the Midwest with her workaholic husband, sports obsessed son and Buddy the Wheaten Terrorist (Terrier). She is a co-founder of Romance University blog and Lady Jane's Salon-Naperville, a reading series dedicated to romantic fiction.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

TRSOR Blitz: Excerpt from Game For Tonight by Karen Erickson + #Giveaway

USA Today bestselling author Karen Erickson writes what she loves to read – sexy contemporary romance. Published since 2006, she’s a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite with her husband and three children. She's also known as NYT and USA Today bestselling author Monica Murphy.

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Tasty Book Tours: Excerpt from Never Judge A Lady By Her Cover by Sarah MacLean + #Giveaway

Sarah MacLean grew up in Rhode Island, obsessed with historical romance and bemoaning the fact that she was born far too late for her own season. Her love of all things historical helped to earn her degrees from Smith College and Harvard University before she finally set pen to paper and wrote her first book.

Sarah now lives in New York City with her husband, baby daughter, their dog, and a ridiculously large collection of romance novels. She loves to hear from readers.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Interview with Avery Flynn, author of Hollywood on Tap + #Giveaway

Meet Avery Flynn, author of HOLLYWOOD ON TAP

Avery Flynn has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip.

She fell in love with romance while reading Johanna Lindsey’s Mallory books. It wasn’t long before Avery had read through all the romance offerings at her local library. Needing a romance fix, she turned to Harlequin’s four books a month home delivery service to ease the withdrawal symptoms. That worked for a short time, but it wasn’t long before the local book stores’ staffs knew her by name.

Avery was a reader before she was a writer and hopes to always be both. She loves to write about smartass alpha heroes who are as good with a quip as they are with their *ahem* other God-given talents. Her heroines are feisty, fierce and fantastic. Brainy and brave, these ladies know how to stand on their own two feet and knock the bad guys off theirs.

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Tasty Book Tours: Excerpt from Share The Moon by Sharon Struth + #Giveaway

Meet Sharon Struth, author of SHARE THE MOON

Sharon Struth is an award-winning author who believes it’s never too late for a second chance in love or life. When she’s not writing, she and her husband happily sip their way through the scenic towns of the Connecticut Wine Trail. Sharon writes from the small town of Bethel, Connecticut, the friendliest place she’s ever lived. For more information, including where to find her other novels and published essays, please visit her website.

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

InkSlinger PR Release Day Launch: Excerpt from Three Christmases by Kat and Stone Bastion + #Giveaway

Shoe and Boot PhotoAward-winning and bestselling romance author Kat Bastion has teamed up with her husband Stone Bastion to create the new contemporary romance series No Weddings.

A few factoids about the writing team…
  • Kat enjoys her chocolate rich and dark, her music edgy and soul-filling, and her vacations exotic with toes dug into the sand. And she’s wildly, madly, deeply in love with Stone.
  • Stone likes pounding the trails on a mountain bike, vibrating the sound system with rock music, and down time spent on a stand up paddleboard. And he loves Kat wildly, madly, deeply…and then some.
  • Together, they’re having a blast bringing fun-filled romantic stories to life and hope you’ll join them in the exciting adventure.
  • Kat’s first published work, Utterly Loved, was a twentieth anniversary gift of love poems to Stone that they decided to share with the world to benefit charity. Net proceeds from Utterly Loved, and a portion of net proceeds from all their books, go toward charities involved in the fight against human trafficking.
  • Kat and Stone live amid the beautiful Sonoran Desert of Arizona. 
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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Friendsgiving Giveaway (US/INT)

So we had originally joined a giveaway hop but our blog was a little too sexy to participate. Instead of deleting this post, we decided to keep it up and change it to our Friendsgiving Giveaway. We just want to say thanks for being a fellow reader who shares our love for all things romance and for growing with us through the years. Whether you've been here from the beginning or have recently joined us, THANK YOU.

So to say thanks, we're giving away $15 worth of books from The Book Depository. So it's open to everyone! :)

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#NotChilledNovember: Spotlight on The Changeling Soldier by Shona Husk + #Giveaway

Reinventing one's self...Author Shona Husk is today's featured author for #notchilled November. Stop by each day for a new featured author as well as a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card.

Meet Shona Husk, author of THE CHANGELING SOLDIER from the Hot Ink Anthology

Three time ARRA finalist Shona Husk lives in Western Australia at the edge of the Indian Ocean. Blessed with a lively imagination she spent most of her childhood making up stories. As an adult she discovered romance novels and hasn’t looked back.

With stories ranging from sensual to scorching, she writes contemporary, paranormal, fantasy and sci-fi romance.

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InkSlinger PR: The Southern Born Books Christmas Blog Tour + #Giveaway

Tracy Solheim is the international bestselling author of the Out of Bound Series for Penguin. Her books feature members of the fictitious Baltimore Blaze football team and the women who love them. In a previous life, Tracy wrote best sellers for Congress and was a freelance journalist for regional and national magazines. She’s a military brat who now makes her home in Johns Creek, Georgia, with her husband, their two children, a pesky Labrador retriever puppy and a horse named after her first novel. Her fifth book for Berkley, Back To Before, will be released in January. She also has a digital holiday novella for Tule Publishing's Southern Born Books coming October 20

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Friday, November 14, 2014

#NotChilledNovember: Spotlight on Ex-Retreat by Elise Hepner + #Giveaway

A dominatrix in training and cocky handy man go into a bar...Not really. Maybe. Author Elise Hepner is today's featured author for #notchilled November. Stop by each day for a new featured author as well as a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card.

Meet Elise Hepner, author of EX-RETREAT

Elise Hepner lives with two spastic cats and a very supportive, slightly crazy husband. There is never a dull moment in the house, unless the caffeine runs out, which it never does. She's a multi-published erotica and erotic romance author with Cleis Press, Ellora's Cave, Entangled, Xcite, and Secret Cravings Publishing.

She's driven by her tea addiction and a tiny stuffed turtle her husband picked up from Disney World that sits on her desk and "supervises" her work.

When not writing (which is rare), she's watching countless hours of reality television, playing the Sims, or shopping online. Plus there's that odd obsession with the color purple. Everything is purple.

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Tasty Book Tours: Excerpt from Until You Find Me by Amber Hart + #Giveaway

Meet Amber Hart, author of UNTIL YOU FIND ME

Amber Hart is the author of Before You and Until You Find Me. She grew up in Orlando, Florida, and Atlanta, Georgia, and now resides on the Florida coastline with her family. When not reading, she can be found writing, daydreaming, or dipping her toes in the sand.

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

#NotChilledNovember: Spotlight on Bound Memories by Sidney Bristol, part of the Hot Ink Anthology + #Giveaway

Reinventing one's self...Author Sidney Bristol is today's featured author for #notchilled November. Stop by each day for a new featured author as well as a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card.

Meet Sidney Bristol, author of BOUND MEMORIES from the Hot Ink Anthology

It can never be said that Sidney Bristol has had a ‘normal’ life. She is a recovering roller derby queen, former missionary, and tattoo addict. She grew up in a motor-home on the US highways (with an occasional jaunt into Canada and Mexico), traveling the rodeo circuit with her parents. Sidney has lived abroad in both Russia and Thailand, working with children and teenagers. She now lives in Texas where she splits her time between a job she loves, writing, reading and belly dancing.

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Blog Tour: Excerpt from Not Until You by Roni Loren + #Giveaway

Ahhh!!!! NOT UNTIL YOU is finally available as a complete book and the paperback comes with a never-before-released short story. Who went and bought a copy of it? *points thumbs at chest* Yup.

Meet Roni Loren, author of NOT UNTIL YOU

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.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

#NotChilledNovember: Spotlight on The Mighty Quinn by Sommer Marsden + #Giveaway

Reinventing one's self...Author Sommer Marsden is today's featured author for #notchilled November. Stop by each day for a new featured author as well as a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card.

Sommer Marsden has been called " of the top storytellers in the erotica genre" (Violet Blue), "Unapologetic" (Alison Tyler) and "...the whirling dervish of erotica" (Craig J. Sorensen).

Her erotic novels include Restless Spirit, Learning to Drown, and Lost in You. Sommer currently writes erotica and erotic romance for Xcite Books, HarperCollins Mischief, Excessica, Pretty Things Press and Resplendence Publishing. The wine-swigging, dachshund-owning, wannabe-runner lives in a little house in a little town near Baltimore, Maryland. Her fiction runs the gamut from bondage to zombies to humor.

Sommer's short works can be found in well over a hundred and thirty (and counting) erotic anthologies. Her short stories have also been included numerous adult and romance magazines--both in print and online. Visit Sommer at Unapologetic Fiction by visiting or find her on social media.

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Tasty Book Tours: Excerpt from A Cursed Bloodline by Cecy Robson + #Giveaway

Cecy Robson is the New Adult author of Once Perfect, Once Loved, and Once Pure and the award-winning author of the Weird Girls urban fantasy romance series. A self-proclaimed professional napper, Cecy counts among her talents a jaw-dropping knowledge of useless trivia, the ability to make her hair big, and a knack for breaking into song despite her family’s vehement protests. A full-time writer, registered nurse, wife, and mother living in the Great Northwest, Cecy enjoys spending time with her family and silencing the yappy characters in her head by telling their stories.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

#NotChilledNovember: Spotlight on Hiding In The Spotlight by Karen Booth + #Giveaway

A second chance at love... Author Karen Booth is today's featured author for #notchilled November. Stop by each day for a new featured author as well as a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card.

Karen Booth is a Midwestern girl transplanted in the South, raised on 80s music, Judy Blume, and the films of John Hughes. An early preoccupation with rock 'n' roll led her to spend her twenties working her way from intern to executive in the music industry. Several of her books revolve around the world of backstage passes and band dynamics.

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Tasty Book Tours: Excerpt from A Cowboy's Christmas Promise by Maggie McGinnis + #Giveaway

Maggie McGinnis is the author of Accidental Cowgirl and Driving Without a License, which was a finalist for Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart Award. A former high school English teacher, an accomplished musician, and a certified black belt, she lives in New England with her family.

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Monday, November 10, 2014

#NotChilledNovember: Spotlight on Hunger Awakened by Dee Carney + #Giveaway

We're going paranormal today. Author Dee Carney is today's featured author for #notchilled November. Stop by each day for a new featured author as well as a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card.

Meet Dee Carney, author of HUNGER AWAKENED

Dee Carney started her writing career in elementary school, creating amazing journeys starring her friends, where everyone lived happily ever after by page five. Since then, she’s been a waitress, a teacher, a scientist and a nurse.
Today, Dee is a best-selling, award-winning author of over thirty novels and novellas, including those penned by her alter ego, Morgan Sierra.

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Tasty Book Tours: Excerpt from The Viscount Who Lived Down the Lane by Elizabeth Boyle + #Giveaway

Elizabeth Boyle was an antipiracy paralegal for Microsoft before settling down to write full-time. Her first novel, Brazen Angel, which won Dell's Diamond Debut Award in 1996, also won the Romance Writers of America's RITA Award for Best First Book, and was a finalist for Best Long Historical Romance. She lives with her husband in Seattle, Washington. She is also the author of Brazen Heiress.

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Sunday, November 9, 2014

#NotChilledNovember: Spotlight on Perfect Alignment by KB Alan + #Giveaway

Two men, one woman? We're interested. Author KB Alan is today's featured author for #notchilledNovember. Stop by each day for a new featured author as well as a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card.

Meet KB Alan, author of PERFECT ALIGNMENT

KB Alan lives the single life in Southern California. She acknowledges that she should probably turn off the computer and leave the house once in a while in order to find her own happily ever after, but for now she’s content to delude herself with the theory that Mr. Right is bound to come knocking on her door through no real effort of her own. Please refrain from pointing out the many flaws in this system. Other comments, however, are happily received.

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Interview with Shelli Stevens and Spotlight on Five Alarm Alphas Anthology + #Giveaway


Was it easier to write your story knowing about the concept beforehand or was this a story you had already thought about writing? I actually love being given a theme and then being told to run with it. Write a story. It challenges me and I think gives me more freedom sometimes!

What inspired you to write about these particular characters? What was the deciding factor in choosing their story for this Anthology? These two characters have just been floating around in my head. I love a firefighter hero, but I started to think...I want to write a confident, tough chick who loves giving up control in the bedroom.

Would you consider doing this type of collaboration again? I’m going to be in one more collaboration, and then we’ll see what I’m up for!

Where do you find your inspiration? Every day life and situations. Often I’ll have one scene in mind for a book, and the story will develop around that.

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing? Often it’s just sitting down and making myself write. I’m too easily distracted by the internet and the outside world. Summers, with my child home, are super hard to be productive.

Does music play any type of role in your writing? I often create a playlist to write to. The type of music depends on my characters’ personality.

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers? Thank you for all you’ve done for me.

What makes the perfect book hero? I think this can vary for every reader. For me, I love writing a hero who can have strong alpha tendencies, but whose weakness can be the heroine. Some humor. Maybe a bit tortured.

When you start a book, do you already have the whole story in your head or is it built progressively? I’m a pantser. Which means when I write a book it’s a little bit like a Connect the Dots puzzle. I have ideas along the way but anything goes between. I never know how the story will completely unfold.

When and why did you begin writing? I started writing books in middle school. I was a huge reader, and with it came the instinct to write my own romances.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

#NotChilledNovember: Spotlight on In From The Cold by Cat Grant + #Giveaway

Baby it's cold outside...get warm with these two sexy men. Author Cat Grant is today's featured author for #notchilled November. Stop by each day for a new featured author as well as a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card.

Meet Cat Grant, author of IN FROM THE COLD

Cat Grant lives by the sea in beautiful Monterey, California, with one persnickety feline and way too many books and DVDs. When she’s not writing, you can usually find her watching movies or TV (Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries are among her favorite shows), singing along to her favorite band (30 Seconds to Mars), or fantasizing about kinky sex with Michael Fassbender and/or Jared Leto.

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