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He’s So Fine by Jill Shalvis

September 30, 2014 By: Romance Junkies Category: Latest News No Comments →

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Book Summary:

For Olivia Bentley, Lucky Harbor is more than the town where she runs her new vintage shop. It’s the place where folks are friendly to strangers-and nobody knows her real name. Olivia does a good job of keeping her past buried, not getting too cozy with anyone . . . until she sees a man drowning. Suddenly she’s rushing into the surf, getting up close and personal with the hottest guy she’s ever laid hands on. Charter boat captain Cole Donovan has no problem with a gorgeous woman throwing her arms around his neck in an effort to “save” him. In fact, he’d like to spend a lot more time skin-to-skin with Olivia. He’s just not expecting that real trouble is about to come her way. Will it bring her deeper into Cole’s heart, or will it be the end of Olivia’s days in little Lucky Harbor?

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Jill’s Bio:

New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures. You can learn more about Jill at: JillShalvis.com Twitter @jillshalvis

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Author Kristen Ashley

September 30, 2014 By: Romance Junkies Category: Latest News No Comments →

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JAGGED by Kristen Ashley

(September 30, 2014; Forever Mass Market; $7.00)

An old flame rekindled . . .Zara Cinders always knew Ham Reece was the one, but he wasn’t interested in settling down. When she found someone who was, Ham walked out of her life. Three years later, Zara’s lost her business, her marriage, and she’s barely getting by in a tiny apartment on the wrong side of the tracks. As soon as Ham hears about Zara’s plight, he’s on her doorstep offering her a lifeline. Now, it will take every ounce of will power she possesses to resist all that he offers. Ham was always a traveling man, never one to settle down in one town, with one woman, for more time than absolutely necessary. But Ham’s faced his own demons, and he’s learned a lot. About himself, and about the life he knows he’s meant to live. So when he hears that Zara’s having a rough time, he wants to be the one to help. In fact, he wants to do more than that for Zara. A lot more. But first, he must prove to Zara that he’s a changed man.

 

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About the author:

Kristen Ashley grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana, and has lived in Denver, Colorado, and the West Country of England. Thus she has been blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her posse is loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write. Kristen was raised in a house with a large and multigenerational family. They lived on a very small farm in a small town in the heartland, and Kristen grew up listening to the strains of Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon, and Whitesnake. Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music and love was a good way to grow up.  And as she keeps growing up, it keeps getting better.

 

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Tag by Shari J. Ryan

September 29, 2014 By: Romance Junkies Category: Latest News No Comments →

November 7, 2014

 

What if your family had a big secret . . . a life changing secret. My dad, the bigwig CIA agent, was always on the run, whether he was being chased or doing the chasing. I missed him. Then my mom passed away, and my sister was murdered. I turned my solitude to strength because the alternative was too bleak.

But my luck seemed to turn: I met Tango. And while I want him more than I’ve ever wanted anything in my twenty-two years, danger lurks around every corner and I simply can’t take the chance of it finding me. But his tattoos, his smell, his darkness, and his body— that marine has taken over my every thought. But, what if he too isn’t what I think? A ticking time bomb isn’t going to leave me much time to waver. Even the bravest person can be in need of a miracle.

Before she was gone, my mom warned me to know everyone and trust no one. But what was I supposed to do when I found out I am the one not to be trusted? Turns out, I was always the bait in this conspiracy.

In author Shari J. Ryan’s New Adult novel, TAG, the canyons hold secrets, the waterfalls provide safety, and romance has a pesky way of showing up when you are sweaty and dirty and least expect it.

 

Shari J. Ryan hails from Central Massachusetts where she lives with her hubby and two lively little boys. Writing has become Shari’s great escape from the real world over the past few years. After a bout of postpartum depression with her first child, Shari was determined to occupy her brain enough to eliminate some of the blue moments in life. When she found writing to help as a newfound therapy, she started her first book. Her books brought her out of postpartum depression and helped her overcome it when her second son was born. Shari likes to think writing saves her mind. She even used one of the characters in the book (the main character’s protagonist mother), to veer away from the type of person she refuses to become. Shari has two happy little boys and the Schasm series to show for her unorthodox therapeutic method.

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Holiday Heat Week Blitz & Giveaway

September 29, 2014 By: Romance Junkies Category: Latest News 1 Comment →

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RING IN THE HOLIDAYS by Katie Lane

Psychologist Ellie Simpson is about to get a healthy dose of sex therapy. Leaving her cheating boyfriend behind, she has everything she needs for a quick rebound: Vegas, plenty of champagne, and a proposition from the sexiest man she’s ever seen. As her handsome stranger helps her ring in the New Year-over and over again-Ellie finds herself blissfully losing all of her inhibitions. Attorney Matthew McPherson is good at making women lose things, like their minds and underwear. With his athletic build and soulful eyes, he doesn’t need to use his powers of persuasion or famous last name to get a woman into bed.  But when morning comes, Matthew finds Ellie is the only woman he can’t bear to leave-ever.  It’s enough to make him wonder if what happens in Vegas really has to stay there.

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About Katie Lane

Katie Lane is the USA Today bestselling author of the Deep in the Heart of Texas and Hunk for the Holiday series.  Katie lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and when she isn’t writing, enjoys reading, going to the gym, golfing, traveling, or just snuggling next to her high school sweetheart and cairn terrier Roo. Learn more about Katie Lane at: www.katielanebooks.com Facebook.com/katielaneauthor Twitter, @ktlane3

 

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A CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER ANTHOLOGY: 

by Jill Shalvis, Dream a Little Dream: Melissa has kept every man at a safe distance-especially firefighter Ian, a sexy friend with sexy benefits. But Ian secretly longs for more. Luckily, ’tis the season for giving love a chance . . .

 

by Kristen Ashley, Every Year: Holidays don’t come easy for Shy and his brother, Landon. But with the magic of Christmas, along with a little help from Tabby and her family, the Cage brothers are about to get the gift of a lifetime . . .

 

by Hope Ramsay, Silent Night: Down on her luck and evicted from her apartment, single mother Maryanne hopes to start over in Last Chance. When the snow begins to fall, it looks like her baby might literally spend Christmas Eve in a manger. And Maryanne might celebrate the holiday with a handsome stranger.

 

by Molly Cannon, Have Yourself a Messy Little Christmas: Lincoln is a bachelor who’s set in his ways-until a professional organizer dressed up as Mrs. Claus changes his life, one tip at a time. . .

 

by Marilyn Pappano, A Family for Christmas: War widow Ilena doesn’t mind spending Christmas alone. But when a new doctor blows into town with the winter wind, will she get her secret Christmas wish?

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About the authors

New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures. You can learn more at: JillShalvis.com Twitter @jillshalvis Facebook.com/jillshalvis

Kristen Ashley grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana, and has lived in Denver, Colorado, and the West Country of England. Thus she has been blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her posse is loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write. Kristen was raised in a house with a large and multigenerational family. They lived on a very small farm in a small town in the heartland, and Kristen grew up listening to the strains of Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon, and Whitesnake. Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music and love was a good way to grow up.  And as she keeps growing up, it keeps getting better. You can learn more at: KristenAshley.net Twitter @KristenAshley68 Facebook.com/kristenashleybooks

 

Hope Ramsay grew up on the North Shore of Long Island, but every summer Momma would pack her off under the care of Aunt Annie to go visiting with relatives in the midlands of South Carolina. Her extended family includes its share of colorful aunts and uncles, as well as cousins by the dozens, who provide the fodder for the characters you’ll find in Last Chance, South Carolina. She’s a two-time finalist in the Golden Heart and is married to a good ol’ Georgia boy who resembles every single one of her heroes. She lives in Fairfax, Virginia, where you can often find her on the back deck, picking on her thirty-five-year-old Martin guitar.  You can learn more at:  HopeRamsay.com  Facebook, www.facebook.com/Hope.Ramsay  Twitter, @HopeRamsay.

 

Molly lives a charmed life in Texas with hernearly perfect husband and extremely large cat Nelson. When she’s not writing, she spends her days reading, taking dance classes with the hubby and watching all kinds of sports.  You can learn more at:  MollyCannon.com Twitter, @cannonmolly Known for her intensely emotional stories, Marilyn Pappano is the USA Today bestselling author of nearly eighty books. She has made regular appearances on bestseller lists and has received recognition for her work in the form of numerous awards. Though her husband’s Navy career took them across the United States, he and Ms. Pappano now live in Oklahoma high on a hill that overlooks her hometown. They have one son and daughter-in-law, an adorable grandson, and a pack of mischievous dogs. You can learn more at: MarilynPappano.com Twitter, @MarilynPappano Facebook.com/MarilynPappanoFanPage

 

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IT HAPPENED AT CHRISTMAS by Debbie Mason

Free-spirited activist Skylar Davis is out of money and out of options. After using up her trust fund trying to save the world, she hides out in Christmas, hoping the kindness of friends will help her forget the reckless actions of her past. All goes well . . . until she comes face-to-face with one of her mistakes: the town’s gorgeous young mayor. Ethan O’Connor likes his life drama-free and predictable now that he’s about to make the move from small-town politics to the Colorado State Senate. Then Skye blows back into town, as impulsive and passionate as he remembers. If word ever got out about their night together-the night he’s never been able to forget-the scandal could cripple his career. Yet as he starts his campaign, Ethan finds that, like the town of Christmas itself, he can’t get Skye out of his head . . . or his heart.

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About Debbie Mason

Debbie Mason is the bestselling author of the Christmas, Colorado series. Her books have been praised for their “likable characters, clever dialogue and juicy plots” (RT Book Reviews). She also writes historical paranormals as Debbie Mazzuca. Her MacLeod series has received several nominations for best paranormal as well as a Holt Medallion Award of Merit. When she isn’t writing or reading, Debbie enjoys spending time with her very own real-life hero, their four wonderful children, an adorable grandbaby, and a yappy Yorkie named Bella. You can learn more at: AuthorDebbieMason.com Twitter @AuthorDebMason

 

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MISTLETOE ON MAIN STREET by Olivia Miles

Briar Creek’s quaint shop windows, cozy homes nestled in snow, and neighborly residents are what Christmas dreams are made of–for everyone except Grace Madison. She left her hometown years ago to pursue a writing career. But when her father’s death leaves his bookstore empty, Grace must return to face why she fled Vermont in the first place: Luke Hastings, who still heats her up like a shot of smoky whiskey on a cold winter’s night. Grace is back, and Luke is worried. How much has she changed as a bestselling author in the big city? What memories will she stir up? And was the choice he made five years ago the biggest mistake of his life? Now, with their past, present, and future rocking around the Christmas tree, it’s time for Grace and Luke to face the music . . . and the mistletoe.

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About Olivia Miles

Olivia Miles is a Chicago-based romance writer. Having grown up in New England, Olivia attended McGill University in Montreal, Quebec before settling in Chicago where she lives with her husband, their daughter, and two ridiculously pampered pups. When she is not chasing after her little ones, she is hard at work creating feisty heroines and alpha heroes with a heart. A city girl with a fondness for small town charm, Olivia enjoys highlighting both ways of life in her stories. For more information on Olivia Miles, you can find her at: http://oliviamilesbooks.com/ Twitter: @MsOliviaMiles Facebook: http://facebook.com/AuthorOliviaMiles

Author Tawny Weber

September 28, 2014 By: Romance Junkies Category: Latest News 2 Comments →

Signs of Serious Series Addiction

As a reader and an author, I have to admit, I’m addicted to series romance. Not series, as in Harlequin’s category length books (although I’m admittedly pretty hooked on those) but series as in a number of stories that are connected to each other either by characters, setting or careers.  In the case of my Sexy SEALs series, it’s a crossover of both the careers of the heroes (yes, they all make a career out of not only being a Navy SEAL, but a Sexy SEAL at that) but because SEALs work in teams, the characters often overlap from book to book.

Are you a series addict, too? In polling readers, I was able to come up with this handy, helpful list of three easy ways to help you identify if you’re addicted.

Are you all about the Author Love? Often when a reader finds an author whose stories and writing they connect to, they want more. Lots and lots more.  Series are one of the best ways to get that.  You’ll be able to tell if you’re an addict by asking yourself if, upon finding a new author and finishing their book you immediately hit the ‘net in search of every other thing they’ve written.  Extra points if you add all of their books to your wish list.

Another easy way to tell if you’re a series addict is if you find yourself jonesing to becoming a part of the series world. Revisiting the same series world from book to book lets the reader learn more about the community the characters live in with each story.  After awhile, we want to live there. We imagine ourselves as a regular, we know where to get the best cookies, who to go to if we need answers, which character’s house is tidy and which we’d want to sleep over at.

And the number one sign that you’re a serious series addict? The characters!  Over and over again I hear readers say they love seeing what their favorite characters are up to long after their story is over.  They love, too, getting to know secondary characters in a story, then later seeing that character get their very own romance.  Series addicts know these characters really well. They wonder what their lives are like after they reach ‘The End’ and they look forward to checking up on them in subsequent books.  Addicts are also heavily invested in other characters getting their own story.  They look forward to seeing how it plays out and sometimes even pick and choose the characters’ love interest in their minds.  When that character’s book is finally out, they dive right in to decide if the author has done justice to the love story those beloved characters deserve.

So… do you have any of the signs? Are you a series addict?

If so, you might be wondering what to do about it.

As a long-term addict myself, here’s my advice. Revel in it.  Reread your favorite series from start to finish on a regular basis, keep the heroes high on your list of favorite book boyfriends and carefully haunt the authors’ website or social networks for news on when the next installment is out!  At least, that’s what I do.  Because, you know, we have to feed that addiction!

Readers looking to add to their series addiction can check out Tawny’s bestselling series, the Sexy SEALs on her website at http://tawnyweber.com/Sexy-Seals

Her latest Sexy SEAL, A SEAL’s Fantasy, is out now!

 

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Subject: Navy SEAL Lieutenant Dominic Castillo 

 Mission: Protect—not seduce!—his sexy target 

 Dominic Castillo loves his SEAL team like brothers—except one, who made sure Castillo was left behind during the latest mission. But when his rival is kidnapped by a vicious drug lord, Castillo receives a black ops mission of his own: protect his rival’s sister. And any mistakes will either result in her death…or his. 

 Lara Banks clearly has no interest in being protected by a military man, especially an acquaintance of her estranged brother. So why is she doing her best to drive him crazy with pure temptation? Lara insists on having her naughty way with him—over and over—but is fulfilling their fantasies worth the price? 

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New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling author of thirty books and counting, Tawny Weber has been writing sassy, sexy romances since her first one hit the shelves in 2007. A fan of Johnny Depp, cupcakes and color coordination, she spends a lot of her time shopping for cute shoes, scrapbooking and hanging out on Facebook.

Readers can check out Tawny’s books at her website, www.tawnyweber.com, or join her Red Hot Readers Club for goodies like free reads, complete first chapter excerpts, recipes, insider story info and much more.

You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.

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CAUGHT IN THE ACT by Sara Jane Stone

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The second book in steamy “Independence Falls” series from

contemporary romance writer Sara Jane Stone.

 

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Book Two: Independence Falls

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 Falling for his rivals’ little sister could cost him everything …

No one writes about passionate and forbidden love quite like Sara Jane Stone. Readers that loved the series’ first installment, Full Exposure, will not be able to resist this sexy follow up. The Independence Falls gang is back in Caught in the Act (Avon Impulse | on-sale September 16th, 2014 | ISBN: 9780062337597) and the romantic and sexual tension is higher than ever. This time, the book focuses on Liam Trulane, brother of Georgia Trulane, the first book’s female lead.

For Liam, failure is not an option. He is determined to win a place in Katie Summers’ life before she leaves Independence Falls for good. But first, he needs to make amends for the last time they got down and dirty. Only problem? His professional success hinges on striking a deal to buy Katie’s family business. And after Liam’s relationship with their Katie went south years ago, the Summers brothers are more enemy than friend. If both parties agree to set the past aside, they can close the deal. But when Katie welcomes him back into her bed, Liam risks everything to make Katie his. After Liam betrayed her trust, Katie Summers will do anything to keep him from walking away with the family business. She decides to seduce Liam, knowing that when her brothers find out, they will back off from the deal. And she’ll finally have her revenge. But when her plan spirals out of control, Katie learns that payback might come at too high a price…

Caught in the Act features many of the same characters you grew to love in Full Exposure. Sara Jane Stone once again proves that romance can be exciting anywhere—even in a small town like Independence Falls.

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Praise for Full Exposure:

“This very hot and sexy book is a steaming read with an excellent story line . . . COMMAND PERFORMANCE is my first by Sara Jane Stone, but not the last!”

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“The steamy side of this couple will definitely keep readers turning the pages.”

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About the Author:

After several years on the other side of the publishing industry, Sara Jane Stone bid goodbye to her sales career to pursue her dream—writing romance novels. Sara Jane currently resides in Brooklyn, New York with her very supportive real-life hero, two lively young children and a lazy Burmese cat. Visit her online at www.sarajanestone.com or find her on Facebook at Sara Jane Stone. Join Sara Jane’s newsletter to receive new release information, news about contests, giveaways, and more! To subscribe, visit www.sarajanestone.com and look for her newsletter entry form.

 

 

 

 

Author Ayesha Patel

September 27, 2014 By: Romance Junkies Category: Latest News No Comments →

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Debut author, Ayesha Patel, weaves a spicy, sexy, multicultural NA romance with PRIYA IN HEELS, an Embrace by Entangled Publishing novel.

Dubbed a romance that’s “sweet and sexy with a dash of spice” by USA Today Bestselling Author Nicola Marsh, this delightful multicultural contemporary romance centers on a perfect daughter who falls in love with an imperfect man. Readers will cheer for Pree as her relationship impacts her parental relations, her friends, and her career as doctor.

Want to get to know Ayesha better? Check out this exclusive interview!

 

Praise for PRIYA IN HEELS:

“Priya in Heels is an exquisite mix of culture, romance, and humor all brought together by two characters you can’t help but love from the get-go. It’s a must read!” —NYT Bestselling Author Anna Banks

“Chemistry jumps off the pages in this sexy-fun tale of family, “firsts,” and doing anything for true love. I swooned over Ty right along with Pree!” —USA Today Bestselling Author Ophelia London

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Priyanka Patel is the epitome of an obedient daughter. She’s finishing up her medical residency at one of Houston’s busiest emergency departments, and has agreed—albeit reluctantly—to marry the man her family has chosen for her. The only thing that can derail the “perfect” life laid out before her is the sexy musician down the hall who wants into her life…and into her bed.

Tyler O’Connor has been infatuated with Priya since she treated his sprained ankle in the ER, and after saving her from a brutal attack, he can’t get her out of his head. When Priya puts her family’s wishes before their relationship, agreeing to an arranged marriage with another man, Tyler is devastated.

But love is fierce and unreasonable and clashes with the carefully sculpted life her parents want for her. Is going after her heart such a big deal, or will it truly unravel Priya’s world?

 Visit Entangled Publishing to pre-order and get a sneak peak at PRIYA IN HEELS! 

 

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About Ayesha Patel:

Ayesha Patel was born in the rich and colorful state of Gujarat in western India before moving to Texas. She quickly found her footing in languages and creative writing and weaves her diverse background into her stories. She currently lives in the beautiful, though rainy, state of Washington with her husband. With a splendid view of Mt. Ranier behind her, a cup of coffee in her hand, and a ridiculously fast laptop at her fingertips, Ayesha is thrilled to explore the literary world.

 

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Author Molly Harper

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Parks & Recreation meets The Blue Collar Comedy Tour in this third ebook in Molly Harper’s Bluegrass series of contemporary romances: A love triangle of colleagues heats up the winter lodge where they get snowed in for a week.

Kentucky Tourism Commission employee and executive assistant extraordinaire Kelsey is known around the office for having everything under control. So it’s not surprising that she and her boss, Sadie, have everything planned to the second for the office winter retreat. But there are things even Kelsey can’t micromanage.

An unprecedented snowstorm smothers half of Kentucky and knocks out the power, closes the roads, and generally shuts down the state. Luckily, the lodge has working fireplaces and enough food to keep the staff from turning on each other like something out of The Shining. Kelsey wouldn’t mind being stuck inside if it wasn’t for the tension with her not-so-secret crush, Charlie, the office’s statistician. But handsome Ranger Luke, the lodge’s only employee on hand, is there to take Kelsey’s mind off her discomfort.

Even though this weekend is supposed to be a planning session for KTC, Kelsey can’t help her mind from wandering and finds herself conflicted over Luke and Charlie. Someone’s love will keep her warm, but whose will it be?
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Parks & Recreation meets The Blue Collar Comedy Tour in this third ebook in Molly Harper’s Bluegrass series of contemporary romances: A love triangle of colleagues heats up the winter lodge where they get snowed in for a week.

Kentucky Tourism Commission employee and executive assistant extraordinaire Kelsey is known around the office for having everything under control. So it’s not surprising that she and her boss, Sadie, have everything planned to the second for the office winter retreat. But there are things even Kelsey can’t micromanage.

An unprecedented snowstorm smothers half of Kentucky and knocks out the power, closes the roads, and generally shuts down the state. Luckily, the lodge has working fireplaces and enough food to keep the staff from turning on each other like something out of The Shining. Kelsey wouldn’t mind being stuck inside if it wasn’t for the tension with her not-so-secret crush, Charlie, the office’s statistician. But handsome Ranger Luke, the lodge’s only employee on hand, is there to take Kelsey’s mind off her discomfort.

Even though this weekend is supposed to be a planning session for KTC, Kelsey can’t help her mind from wandering and finds herself conflicted over Luke and Charlie. Someone’s love will keep her warm, but whose will it be?

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Author Interview:

Please tell us a little bit about your current projects?

SNOW FALLING ON BLUEGRASS is the third in my Bluegrass series. After dumping her horrible boyfriend, Kentucky Tourism Commission employee and executive assistant extraordinaire Kelsey Wade is grateful for the distraction of her office’s winter retreat. But as the staff approaches their lakeside lodge destination, an unprecedented ice storm smothers half of Kentucky and basically shuts down the state. Kelsey and her coworkers are stuck together, no electricity, no heat, no escape.

 Kelsey wouldn’t mind being stuck inside if it wasn’t for the tension with her not-so-secret crush, Charlie Bennett, the office’s statistician. But handsome Ranger Luke, the lodge’s only employee on hand, is there to take Kelsey’s mind off her discomfort. Even though this weekend is supposed to be a planning session for KTC, Kelsey can’t help her mind from wandering and finds herself conflicted over Luke and Charlie. Someone’s love will keep her warm, but whose will it be?

When was the moment that you knew you had to be a writer?

I showed my mom a story I’d written about my third-grade class taking a trip around the world and losing a kid in each city. My mom was concerned, but she laughed a lot. And I really enjoyed the feeling of making her laugh.

Who gave you the one piece of writing advice that sticks with you to this day?

Writers write. Sometimes we get caught up in the character mapping, the planning, the social media, the marketing, web site updates, etc., and we forget that we have to sit down, every day, and put words on paper. That’s what builds your story. That’s what makes you a better writer.

Describe the “perfect” hero. What about the “perfect” hero for you?

There is no one perfect hero. I like lots of different types of men. I like the scoundrel with the sliver of redeemability (Loki, Peter Hale, Jack Sparrow.) I like the sensitive Alpha Male. (Alcide Herveaux, Derek Morgan, Steve Rogers.) I like the hero with extensive emotional issues. (Bruce Wayne, Jon Snow, Jax Teller.)  It’s like shoes. You can enjoy a lot of different types and you can never have too many.

What are some of your favorite pastimes? Do you have any hobbies or collections?

I collect weird reference books about the history of knives and old folk remedies. Because you never know when that could come in handy while writing. And I started studying martial arts about a year ago. My husband and daughter are both upper belt ranks, so it’s a fun family activity. Though it is rather humiliating to be sparring with your nine-year-old and get your butt handed to you.

What has been your biggest adventure to date?     

I swam with nurse sharks in the Dominican Republic a few years ago. I know they’re completely docile, but I have a huge phobia of sharks. So getting into the water with anything remotely shark-shaped was a pretty big deal for me, emotional-development-wise. Although, my inner badass took a big hit when I looked up and saw a shark swimming by at face-level. My sister heard me screaming through my snorkel from about ten yards away. Fortunately, the shark just ignored me.

If your fairy godmother waved her wand and whisked you away to the location of your choice, which place would you choose, and why?

Ireland or Scotland. I have pretty strong ancestral ties to both countries and there are some places I could visit where my family lived. Plus, dreamy accents.

When it comes to food, are you the adventurous type who will try anything once, or do you prefer to stick to tried and true foods and recipes?

I will try most foods once, unless it’s some gross anatomical experience. (Bull testicles, sheep’s eyeballs, etc.) I’ve eaten pickled jellyfish, chocolate covered grasshoppers, and fried alligator tail. I can’t say I enjoyed them, but I tried them.  For the record, pickled jellyfish makes your lips tingle.

How do you describe yourself? How would your family and friends describe you?

I am an incurable smartass who’s trying to learn as much as she can. As for my family, I would hope they would say I’m fun and kind and dependable.

What is your favorite comfort food?

Right now, it’s sushi. Which sounds weird. But a good California roll is very comforting.

What is your favorite season? What do you love about it?

Winter. Because sweaters are way more forgiving than bikinis. I love any excuse to stay inside, sipping tea, under a blanket.

What is the one modern convenience that you cannot do without?

Contact lenses. My vision is so very poor. I worry about ending up on a desert island, not because of the dehydration or starvation, but because my contacts would dry out and I wouldn’t be able to see.

What is this romance writer’s idea of the “ideal romantic evening”?

This is going to sound like an married lady’s answer, but I would like my companion to completely plan the evening. I don’t have to make reservations or arrange childcare or do anything but pick out my outfit. And anything more interesting than dinner and a movie would make me happy. Well, as long as it doesn’t involve a circus, I’ll be happy.

I have clown issues.

 What project are you working on next?

I’m writing several more Half-Moon Hollow spin-offs, including my work in progress, which is about a single mother who has to be turned into a vampire for reasons I will not explain! I can say no more!

Any place we can find you in person or on the net this month or next?

I will be appearing at Fox Tales Book Shoppe in Atlanta on Oct. 25 with Kevin Hearne, Delilah Dawson and Cherie Priest. Very excited!

Author Bio:

Molly Harper is the author of How to Run with a Naked Werewolf, A Witch’s Handbook of Kisses and Curses, and The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires as well as a popular series of paranormal romances set in the small Kentucky town of Half-Moon Hollow. She also writes the Bluegrass series of contemporary ebook romances, most recently Rhythm and Bluegrass. A former humor columnist and newspaper reporter, she lives in Kentucky with her husband and children. Visit her on the web at MollyHarper.com or at SingleUndeadFemale.blogspot.com.

Author Elizabeth Davies

September 26, 2014 By: Romance Junkies Category: Latest News No Comments →

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Seren has an unusual gift – she sees spirits, the shades of the dead.

 Terrified of being accused of witchcraft, a very real possibility in twelfth century Britain, she keeps her secret close, not even confiding in her husband.

 But when she gives her heart and soul to a man who guides spirits in the world beyond the living, she risks her secret and her life for their love.

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Author Interview:

Please tell us a little bit about your current projects?

I have only just this minute published my new novel, The Spirit Guide, a paranormal romance set in medieval Wales, and featuring a young woman who sees ghosts. The events behind the story are historically correct (as much as I could make them) but the ghost bit is all my own work!

How did you get the idea for your book?

I stumbled across the story of Matilda of Hay whilst researching for my first novel, State of Grace, and thought it would make a good background story to the main one. I felt I wanted to step away from vampires, yet the paranormal still interested me, and after my father died I had been asking that age-old question of what happens after the last heartbeat. Where do our spirits go? And why do some people claim they see ghosts? That’s how the idea for The Spirit Guide was born.

 When was the moment that you knew you had to be a writer?

For me, it was a gradual thing. The thought that perhaps I could put a story down on paper gnawed away at me for decades, before I finally had the courage (and the determination) to write my first novel.

 Describe the “perfect” hero. What about the “perfect” hero for you?

Of course he has to be handsome and strong, both mentally and physically, though this may not prevent me from exploring less traditional heroes in the future. He also has to have an absolute love for his woman, and a determination to fight for her, all the way.

 What are some of your favorite pastimes? Do you have any hobbies or collections?

I work full time, so have little chance to do anything else except write when I get a minute to myself. My husband and I do enjoy hiking in the mountains, though, and we try to get a hike in on most weekends.

 When it comes to food, are you the adventurous type who will try anything once, or do you prefer to stick to tried and true foods and recipes? 

I’ll try anything, as long as it’s on someone else’s plate! When we go out to dinner, I tend to order what I know I will like, and then sneak a taste of my husband’s food if he has something different. If I like it, then I might order it myself next time.

 What is the one modern convenience that you cannot do without?

My computer – how else would I be able to self-publish!

 What is this romance writer’s idea of the “ideal romantic evening”? 

A night without our teenage daughter in the house would be a start! I like a meal at home, maybe a good film and an early night…

 How do you describe yourself? How would your family and friends describe you? 

Focused – when I get an idea in my head, or there is a job to be done, I won’t rest until it’s completed. I’m also good at organising things, and I hate letting people down. I have a thing about punctuality, too.

 What is your favorite comfort food?

Anything sweet, but preferably chocolate.

 What is your favorite season? What do you love about it?

Definitely summer! I hate being cold, and I don’t like the dark days and the constant rain we get in Wales.

What project are you working on next?

Yet another paranormal romance, with a similar concept to The Spirit Guide, but in a modern setting. I think I’m out of my comfort zone, but my readers’ feedback will tell me if I should stick to the medieval period!

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Author Bio:

Elizabeth Davies was born and raised in South Wales. She lived in England for nearly two decades but returned to her roots when she felt the mountains of her youth calling to her, and hiking in her beloved Brecon Beacons is now one of the joys in her life. When she is not working as a full time secretary, Elizabeth loves spending time with her family, hates doing necessary chores, and tries to fit in writing whenever she can. She has published three novels in the Resurrection trilogy, “State of Grace”, “Amazing Grace”, and “Sanctifying Grace”,  and has just released a new paranormal romance, “The Spirit Guide”, and this time the story is about ghosts. She is also seriously addicted to chocolate.

 

Author Amanda Forester

September 26, 2014 By: Romance Junkies Category: Latest News 1 Comment →

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This adventurous duke…

The Duke of Marchford requires a suitable bride, but catching spies for the Foreign Office takes up most of his time. Not wanting to face another London season as an eligible man, he employs the notorious Madame X to find him a match.

 

Has met his match

Miss Penelope Rose knows the rules of marriage among members of the ton better than most. Her own unsuccessful attempts at matrimony did not stop her from becoming London’s most exclusive matchmaker. Marchford proves to be a difficult client, but as he draws on her social expertise to help him flush out a dangerous traitor, they find that falling in love may be the riskiest adventure of all.

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Read more about Penelope and Marchford, in A Winter Wedding now available. To get you started in the series, the first book in the trilogy, Wedding in Springtime is being offered FREE for a limited time, and Midsummer Brideis currently only $1.99. Amanda loves to hear from readers so visit her at her website, facebook, or twitter.

 

Author Interview:

Please tell us a little bit about your current projects?

I’m so excited that A Winter Wedding has just been released, where Penelope Rose and the Duke of Marchford, after dangerously flirting with each other for the past two books, are finally getting to be the main characters.

Miss Penelope Rose, the notorious Madame X, exclusive matchmaker to London’s elite, has made a modest fortune creating love matches for everyone but herself.  Her toughest client yet, the Duke of Marchford, has commissioned her to find him a bride, but he is more interested in tracking down a spy than in interviewing potential mates.  Marchford is willing to do anything to find that spy, including announcing an impromptu engagement to force Penelope to stay close and help him catch the traitor.  When Penelope refuses to play along, Marchford takes to wooing her to stay, including embracing that most perilous of holidays–Christmas!  As Penelope and Marchford work together to uncover a deadly plot, they find falling in love is the most dangerous adventure of all.

When was the moment that you knew you had to be a writer?

I think I always wanted to be a writer, but was afraid of criticism, so I never shared my stories with anyone. Over time, I was encouraged to write by a friend and joined a writers group that gave me knowledge and encouragement.  Once I gained the courage to start writing, it was so much fun I knew I had to continue!

Who gave you the one piece of writing advice that sticks with you to this day?

There is a lot of advice out there, but one thing that has stayed with me is that the best promotion is to write your best book possible. I have tried to focus on honing my craft to produce the best possible novels, and I confess have really enjoyed doing so!

Describe the “perfect” hero. What about the “perfect” hero for you?

The “perfect hero” can come in many forms. I have written about many different kinds of heroes, some who are bold and outgoing, some who are more reserved, but one thing they all have in common is that they begin to see the heroine in an enchanted light.  They all have the ability to see in their lady attributes and strengths she may not even know she has.  The “perfect” hero is one who will love their mate wholly and completely, encouraging her to be the best person she can be.  I actually think this is what makes a great heroine too!

 What are some of your favorite pastimes? Do you have any hobbies or collections?

As a working mom I don’t have a lot of time for my own hobbies, unless you count driving the kids around to all their various activities as a pastime (seriously, they have a much busier social schedule than me – was it like this when I was a kid? I don’t think so!). When I do get a chance to catch my breath I enjoy scrapbooking (my goal is to get the kids’ baby books done before they go to college!) and going for walks with friends.

 What has been your biggest adventure to date?

Years ago, before I was married, I traveled to Europe by myself. I was there about a month and it was an amazing adventure.  I traveled to Holland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France, and England.  I saw amazing works of art and architecture, historical sites, and met some great friends.  I even ran into an old school friend, walking down the streets of Munich!  It’s a small world!

If your fairy godmother waved her wand and whisked you away to the location of your choice, which place would you choose, and why?

Although I have been to England (mostly London) I have never been to Scotland. I have now written several books set in the Scottish Highlands and have never visited – so wrong!  I need to go.  Whisk me away fairy godmother!

When it comes to food, are you the adventurous type who will try anything once, or do you prefer to stick to tried and true foods and recipes?

I do have some favorites I enjoy and I must add that my husband cooks the best grilled salmon and the best flank steak I have ever tasted. (By the way, I think being a good cook is another attribute of an awesome hero!).  I will try most things…but not everything!

What is the one modern convenience that you cannot do without?

Warm showers. I love to go camping, but a warm shower is the one thing I miss the most when I’m in the woods and the first thing I want to do when I get back home!

What is this romance writer’s idea of the “ideal romantic evening”?

I love to go somewhere with a beautiful view, whether it’s looking out over the city lights or up at the stars. Add some chocolate and a wonderful companion and you have yourself a great date!

How do you describe yourself? How would your family and friends describe you?

I’m mostly introverted in social situations, though I enjoy meeting new people. I hope I am generally kind and I’d like to think I’m creative when I’m writing a new book.  I think my husband would add “stubborn”, which I would modify to “determined”.

What is your favorite comfort food?

I love mashed potatoes, but not just any mashed potatoes. Here’s my favorite recipe:  start with a bunch of red potatoes, 1 sweet potato, and 1 parsnip.  Peel the sweet potato and the parsnip and chop into large chunks along with the red potatoes.  Boil until tender.  Drain and mash into a bowl with butter, sour cream, and salt and pepper to taste.  Yum!

What is your favorite season? What do you love about it?

I do love the fall, it is exciting with the beginning of school, the dramatic changing of the leaves. I enjoy all the holidays during this time – my anniversary, Halloween, Thanksgiving, my birthday(!), all leading up to my favorite holiday of all – Christmas!

What project are you working on next?

In A Winter Wedding there was one lady for whom Penelope could not make a match.  Lady Kate was a hardened case, so naturally I had to take her on myself.  She has been giving me trouble and protesting quite a bit, but I have a few surprises for her.  And if that doesn’t work I’ll be forced to trap her into marriage.  It’s for her own good!

Any place we can find you in person or on the net this month or next?

I am planning on attending the Emerald City Writer’s Conference in Bellevue October 17-19. There will be a huge romance author book fair on the 18th and I plan to be there with the whole Marriage Mart trilogy!

 

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Amanda Forester holds a Ph.D. in psychology and worked for many years in academia before discovering that writing historical romance novels was decidedly more fun. Whether in the Highland hills or a Regency ballroom, Forester’s critically acclaimed novels offer fast-paced adventures filled with wit, intrigue, and romance. She lives with her supportive husband and naturally brilliant children in the Pacific Northwest.Visit her at www.amandaforester.com.

 

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