Wednesday, November 30, 2016

#BlogEvent: December Joyathon 2016


The Joyathon is almost here and the lineup of authors is full of awesome! This the the 6th(!!!) year of this blog event exclusive to Romancing Rakes for the Love of Romance and I am so glad that readers and authors keep coming back each year to celebrate. Each year there is a a different them and this year's is: 'Tis The Season. Participating authors are sharing their favorite winter activities.

Event Schedule:
December 1- Marina Adair (Giveaway: ebook of KISSING UNDER THE MISTLETOE)
December 2- Lila DiPasqua (Giveaway: $15 Amazon gift card [US/CA])
December 3- Jenn LeBlanc (Giveaway: ebook of THE RAKE AND THE RECLUSE)
December 4- Roni Loren (Giveaway: ebook of WANDERLUST)
December 5- Shana Galen (Giveaway: ebook of CHRISTMAS IN DUKE STREET and CHRISTMAS IN THE DUKE'S ARMS)
December 6- Valerie Bowman (Giveaway: book and swag)
December 7- Sophie Barnes (Giveaway: $10 Amazon gift card)
December 8- Tiffany Reisz (Giveaway: paperback of ONE HOT DECEMBER)
December 9- Katy Evans (Giveaway: signed copy of MR. PRESIDENT)
December 10- Sara Ramsey (Giveaway: eARC of TAKING THE EARL and $20 gift card)
December 11- Vanessa Kelly (Giveaway: paperback copy of MY FAIR PRINCESS and HOW TO MARRY A ROYAL HIGHLANDER [US/CA])
December 12- Beth Yarnall (Giveaway: mug, swag and $25 Starbucks gift card [US])
December 13- Jennifer Snow (Giveaway: 2 $10 Amazon gift cards)
December 14- Cathy Maxwell (Giveaway: $50 Amazon gift card)
December 15- Darcy Burke (Giveaway: ebook of THE FORBIDDEN DUKE)
December 16- Monica Murphy (Giveaway: eARC of SAFE BET)
December 17- Debbie Mason (Giveaway: 5 ebook copies of CHRISTMAS WITH AN ANGEL)
December 18- Lauren Smith (Giveaway: ebook from Lauren's backlist)
December 19- Nicole Flockton (Giveaway: 2 ebook copies of FIGHTING TO WIN)
December 20- Lily Blackwood (Giveaway: $25 Amazon gift card [US/CA])
December 21- MK Meredith (Giveaway: 2 ebooks of SEDUCING THE TYCOON)
December 22- Jennifer Shirk (Giveaway: $10 Amazon or B&N gift card)
December 23- Anna Bennett (Giveaway: paperback of MY BROWN-EYED EARL and ballroom survival kit)
December 24- Robin Bielman (Giveaway: 2 ebook copies of FALLING FOR HER BACHELOR)
December 25- Christina Lauren (Giveaway: Beautiful Bastard, Beautiful Stranger, Beautiful Player, Beautiful Secret, Beautiful [US only])


Be sure to come back each day for a fun post from an author and an awesome giveaway of books, swag and gift cards. There are also 2 grand prizes: 1 large flat rate box of books and goodies donated by the authors (US/CA) and $25 worth of books from the Book Depository (international).

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Good luck and happy holidays!



The Fine Print: Open to persons of 18 years or older, some restrictions may apply. Giveaway runs December 1st-31st. Follow instructions on rafflecopter form. Winner will be contacted by email so make sure you enter a valid email address. Kati/Romancing Rakes for the Love of Romance will not be held responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged package once items are sent. No substitutions or replacements due to nature of prizes. By entering the giveaway you agree to the terms stated.



**Sidenote: All entries will be verified during and at the end of the giveaway. False entries will be deleted. Please make sure you are filling out the rafflecopter form correctly and don't put down that you completed an entry when you really didn't. Thanks.

@sourcebookscasa Spotlight + #Giveaway: THIS IS OUR SONG by Samantha Chase (@samanthachase3)



New York Times and USA Today Bestseller Samantha Chase released her debut novel, Jordan's Return, in November 2011. Teaching creative writing to students from elementary through high school motivated Samantha to take that step as well. Since then, she has become a NYT and USA Today bestselling author. She lives with her husband of 25 years and their two sons in North Carolina.

Connect with Samantha: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Amazon


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

@sourcebookscasa Spotlight + #Giveaway: SWEET SOUTHERN BAD BOY by Michele Summers (@michele_summers)



MICHELE SUMMERS writes about small-town life with a Southern flair, and has her own interior design business in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Miami, Florida. Both professions feed her creative appetite and provide a daily dose of humor.

Connect with Michele: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Amazon


Monday, November 28, 2016

@sourcebookscasa Spotlight + #Giveaway: HOW TO TRAIN YOUR HIGHLANDER by Christy English (@ChristyEnglish)



Ever since Christy English picked up a fake sword in stage combat class at the age of fourteen, she has lived vicariously through the sword-wielding women of her imagination. A banker by day and a writer by night, she loves to eat chocolate, drink too many soft drinks, and walk the mountain trails of her home in North Carolina.

Connect with Christy: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Amazon


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Pocket Books Spotlight + #Giveaway: THE DARE AND THE DOCTOR by Kate Noble (@NobleRorick)



Kate Noble is the national bestselling author of The Lie and the Lady, The Game and the Governess, third in the witty, sexy Winner Takes All Regency Series, and the critically acclaimed, RITA Award-nominated Blue Raven series. Under the name Kate Rorick, she writes for television, as well as novels based on the Emmy Award-winning web series The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, for which she is also a writer and producer. She lives in Los Angeles.

Connect with Kate: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Amazon





Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Author's Pal Tour + #Giveaway: Excerpt from THE DUKE OF DECEPTION by Darcy Burke (@darcyburke)



Darcy Burke is the USA Today Bestselling Author of hot, action-packed historical and sexy, emotional contemporary romance. A native Oregonian, Darcy lives on the edge of wine country with her guitar-strumming husband, their two hilarious kids who seem to have inherited the writing gene, and three Bengal cats.

Connect with Darcy: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Amazon



Monday, November 14, 2016

@tastybooktours + #Giveaway: Excerpt from ONE SNOWY NIGHT by Jill Shalvis (@JillShalvis)



New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras with her family and far too many assorted quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental.



Look for Jill's latest, SWEET LITTLE LIES on shelves and e-readers now, and get all her bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold.



Visit Jill's website for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

Connect with Jill: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Amazon

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

@tastybooktours + #Giveaway: Excerpt from WELCOME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS by Annie Rains (@AnnieRains_)



USA Today Bestselling Author, Annie Rains, is a contemporary romance author who writes small town love stories set in fictional towns on the coast of North Carolina. Raised in one of America’s largest military communities, Annie often features heroes who fight for their countries, while also fighting for a place to call home and a good woman to love. When Annie isn’t writing, she’s spending time with her husband and 3 children, or reading a book by one of her favorite authors.

Connect with Annie: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Amazon





Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Spotlight on Jamie Beck (@writerjamiebeck), Raine Miller (@raine_miller) and Barbara Longley (@barbaralongley) + #Giveaway




Jamie Beck is a former attorney with a passion for writing stories about love and redemption. In addition to authoring novels, she also pens articles on behalf of a local nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering youth and strengthening families. A wife and mother, she enjoys spending time with her very patient and supportive family when she isn’t tapping away at the keyboard.

Connect with Jamie: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Amazon

Raine Miller is a New York Times bestselling author who likes to write romantic stories pretty much every chance she gets. She has a handsome husband, two amazing sons, and two bouncy Italian greyhounds to keep her busy the rest of the time. Her boys know she likes to write stories, but gratefully have never asked to read any. Thank God!

Connect with Raine: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Amazon

While growing up, award winning, Amazon bestselling author Barbara Longley moved frequently, learning early on how to entertain herself with stories. Adulthood didn’t tame her peripatetic ways. She has lived on an Appalachian commune, taught on an Indian reservation, and traveled the country from coast to coast. After having children of her own, she decided to try staying put, choosing Minnesota as her home.

Barbara holds a master’s degree in special education and taught for many years. She enjoys exploring all things mythical, paranormal and everything newsworthy, channeling what she learns into her writing.

Connect with Barbara: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Amazon

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

@sourcebookscasa Spotlight + #Giveaway: Excerpt from MISTLETOE BETWEEN FRIENDS and THE SNOWFLAKE INN by Samantha Chase (@samanthachase3)




New York Times and USA Today Bestseller Samantha Chase released her debut novel, Jordan's Return, in November 2011. Teaching creative writing to students from elementary through high school motivated Samantha to take that step as well. Since then, she has become a NYT and USA Today bestselling author. She lives with her husband of 24 years and their two sons in North Carolina.

Connect with Samantha: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Amazon


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