Thursday, April 30, 2015

Tasty Book Tours: Excerpt from LADY SARAH'S SINFUL DESIRES by Sophie Barnes + #Giveaway


Born in Denmark, Sophie Barnes 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 Parsons. 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: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Forever Romance Tour: Excerpt from A SCOUNDREL BY MOONLIGHT by Anna Campbell + #Giveaway


Always a voracious reader, Anna Campbell decided when she was a child that she wanted to be a writer. Once she discovered the wonderful world of romance novels, she knew exactly what she wanted to write. Anna has won numerous awards for her historical romances, including the RT Book Reviews Reviewers' Choice, the Booksellers' Best, the Golden Quill (three times), the Heart of Excellence, the Aspen Gold (twice), and the Australian Romance Readers Association's most popular historical romance (five times). Her books have twice been nominated for Romance Writers of America's prestigious RITA Award and three times for Romance Writers of Australia's Romantic Book of the Year.

When she's not writing passionate, intense stories featuring gorgeous Regency heroes and the women who are their destiny, Anna loves to travel, especially in the United Kingdom, and listen to all kinds of music. She lives near the sea on the east coast of Australia, where she's losing her battle with an overgrown subtropical garden.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Release Day: Excerpt from ENDLESS NIGHTS 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.

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Spotlight + #Giveaway: Excerpt from HIS CAPTIVE PRINCESS by Sandra Jones


Sandra proudly considers herself a history geek. She is the author of five historical romances including the new River Rogues series set in frontier America. When not researching or writing, she enjoys traveling, genealogy (she’s the direct descendant of a Norman knight) and watching British TV. She and her husband of twenty-five years live in a cabin on the river with two spoiled cats.

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Forever Romance Tour: Excerpt from SUGAR ON TOP by Marina Adair + #Giveaway

Meet Marina Adair, author of SUGAR ON TOP

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 and the upcoming Shelter Cove 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 www.MarinaAdair.com.

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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Blog Tour: Excerpt from THE SHAMELESS HOUR by Sarina Bowen + #Giveaway


Sarina Bowen writes steamy, angsty contemporary romance from Vermont’s Green Mountains. (Her ancestors began logging and farming Vermont during the 18th century. These were rugged, outdoor types without benefit of a laptop or a good latte. It boggles the mind.) Sarina enjoys skiing, skating and good food. She lives in Windsor County, Vermont, with her family, eight chickens and too much ski gear and hockey equipment.

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Forever Romance Release Blitz + #Giveaway: Excerpt from FRINGE BENEFITS by Sandy James

Meet Sandy James, author of FRINGE BENEFITS

Sandy James lives in a quiet suburb of Indianapolis with her husband. She's a high school social studies teacher who especially loves psychology and United States history. Since she and her husband own a small stable of harness racehorses, they often spend time together at the two Indiana racetracks.

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Blog Tour + #Giveaway: Excerpt from NICE GIRLS DON'T RIDE by Roni Loren


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: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Tasty Book Tours: Excerpt from EVER AFTER AT SWEETHEART RANCH by Emma Cane + #Giveaway


Emma Cane grew up reading and soon discovered that she liked to write passionate stories of teenagers in space. Her love of “passionate stories” has never gone away, although today she concentrates on the heartwarming characters of Valentine, her fictional small town in the Colorado Rockies.

Now that her three children are grown, Emma loves spending time crocheting and singing (although not necessarily at the same time), and hiking and snowshoeing alongside her husband Jim and two rambunctious dogs Apollo and Uma.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Tasty Book Tours: Excerpt from HEART'S DESIRE by TJ Kline + #Giveaway

Meet TJ Kline, author of HEART'S DESIRE

T. J. Kline was raised competing in rodeos and rodeo queen competitions since the age of 14, She has thorough knowledge of the sport as well as the culture involved. She has had several articles about rodeo published in the past in small periodicals as well as a more recent how-to article for RevWriter. She is also an avid reader and book reviewer for both Tyndale and Multnomah.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Release Day Blitz: Excerpt from ASA by Jay Crownover + #Giveaway


Meet Jay Crownover, author of ASA

Jay Crownover is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men series. She also introduced the dark and sexy world of The Point that started with BETTER WHEN HE's BAD and is currently working on her newest series The Saints of Denver. Like her characters, she is a big fan of tattoos. She loves music and wishes she could be a rock star, but since she has no aptitude for singing or instrument playing, she'll settle for writing stories with interesting characters that make the reader feel something. She lives in Colorado with her three dogs.

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Tasty Book Tours: Excerpt from THE DUKE AND THE LADY IN RED by Lorraine Heath + #Giveaway


LORRAINE HEATH always dreamed of being a writer. After graduating from the University of Texas, she wrote training manuals and computer code, but something was always missing. After reading a romance novel, she not only became hooked on the genre, but quickly realized what her writing lacked: rebels, scoundrels, and rogues. She’s been writing about them ever since. Her work has been recognized with numerous industry awards, including RWA’s RITA® and a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. Her novels have appeared on the USA Today and New York Times best-seller lists.

Connect with Lorraine: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Cover Reveal: Excerpt from AT THE STARS by Elisabeth Staab + #Giveaway


Meet Elisabeth Staab, author of AT THE STARS

Elisabeth Staab loves passionate stories and happy endings. Her books have been called “emotionally delicious,” “action-packed,” and “gloriously snarky.” When not writing romance, she enjoys date night with her husband, reading Harry Potter with her kids, and marathoning her favorite books or TV series. Find out more at ElisabethStaab.com, follow along on Facebook and Twitter, and keep up with new releases and giveaways by signing up for her newsletter.


Saturday, April 18, 2015

#StudioSmexy Saturdays: Cover Love for A SHADOW'S KISS by Kirsten Blacketer + #Giveaway

This is definitely a throwback image from some of the earlier shoots but I definitely love this couple on Kirsten Blacketer's cover for A SHADOW'S KISS.

So without further ado, here is Saturday's featured cover:

Friday, April 17, 2015

CHALLENGE: Blogger Sign Up-- Blog Ahead (mini) May 1-14


This will be our first time to participate in this and we're hoping that we can get things scheduled beforehand. Reviews, original content, blog tours, etc. Thanks to the lovely Anna at Herding Cats and Burning Soup for setting this all up. Here's what it's all about...

Blog Ahead is back! This time for a mini 2 week version to help get everyone ready for Summer vacation! Getting ahead with blog posts is something I think is so important. It can really lighten the stress of blogging and is great for allowing down days if you just can't get by the blog but still want things to go live

THE GOAL?

To create a 2 week blogging buffer by increasing your total number of scheduled blog posts by 14.

Example:
If you start the challenge with 20 scheduled posts...
you finish the challenge with 34 scheduled posts.

WHAT COUNTS?

Any posts that are completely finished and ready to go live.

This can be weekly memes like Waiting on Wednesday, Cat Thursday, book/product reviews, author guest posts, discussion topics, etc.

They don't have to be book related.

WHO CAN JOIN?

Anyone! Really. New to blogging or seasoned bloggers.

It's fine if books aren't your main theme.

It's even okay if you don't think you can hit 14 extra scheduled posts in 2 weeks.
Even if you only get 1-2 extra posts scheduled that's still a great thing, right?

TO JOIN...


There's also a FB group for support during the challenge if you'd like to join :)



Thursday, April 16, 2015

{Kati #Review} New Adult: NICE GIRLS DON'T RIDE by Roni Loren



NICE GIRLS DON'T RIDE by Roni Loren
Genre: New Adult
Page Count: 98 pages
Publisher: InterMix (April 21, 2015)
Format: ebook via Netgalley
Rating: 5 hearts
Nice Girls Don't Ride

Natalie Bourne thinks she has the perfect night planned for her twenty-first birthday. But when her car breaks down and her boyfriend bails on her, she’s left stranded in an auto shop dealing with a way too cocky, way too hot mechanic, who seems to be intent on pushing every button she has.

Monroe Hawkins knows he shouldn’t be messing with a girl from the uppity private college. Especially when he can tell she sees him as the help. But he’s having trouble resisting the redhead with the smart mouth and the killer legs. So when Natalie’s night goes from bad to worse, there’s no way he’s letting her spend her birthday alone. He makes her a deal—he’ll take her home but not until the sun comes up.

Ten hours, one motorcycle, and the city of Austin at their fingertips…things are about to take a major detour. And soon, there may be no U-turn in sight.

This novella was included in the Riding Desire Boxed Set, which is no longer available.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Spotlight, Quiz + #Giveaway: THE MONTGOMERY BROTHERS Series by Samantha Chase



New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance writer Samantha Chase released her debut novel, Jordan's Return, in November 2011. Although she waited until she was in her 40's to publish for the first time, writing has been a lifelong passion. Her motivation to take that step was her students: teaching creative writing to elementary age students all the way up through high school and encouraging those students to follow their writing dreams gave Samantha the confidence to take that step as well.

When she's not working on a new story, she spends her time reading contemporary romances, playing way too many games of Scrabble or Solitaire on Facebook and spending time with her husband of 25 years and their two sons in North Carolina.

Connect with Samantha: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Release Week Blitz: Excerpt from HARD TO BE GOOD by Laura Kaye + #Giveaway


Meet Laura Kaye, author of HARD TO BE GOOD

Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty books in contemporary and paranormal romance and romantic suspense. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

Connect with Laura: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads



Monday, April 13, 2015

Tasty Book Tours: Excerpt from THE DEVILISH MR. DANVERS by Vivienne Lorret + #Giveaway


USA Today bestselling author VIVIENNE LORRET loves romance novels, her pink laptop, her husband, and her two sons (not necessarily in that order ... but there are days). Transforming copious amounts of tea into words, she is proud to be an Avon Impulse author of works including: “Tempting Mr. Weatherstone”, The Wallflower Wedding Series, and the Rakes of Fallow Hall series.


Connect with Vivienne: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Spotlight & #Giveaway: Excerpt from BEAUTIFUL SECRET by Christina Lauren (US/CA)



Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of long-time writing partners/besties/soulmates/brain-twins Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings. The co-author duo writes both Young Adult and Adult Fiction, and together has produced nine New York Times bestselling novels. Their books have been translated into 23+ languages.



Connect with Christina and Lauren: Website | Facebook | Christina Twitter | Lauren Twitter | Goodreads

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