Fiona Price – Let Down Your Hair

December 14, 2014 By: Romance Junkies Category: Latest News

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Let Down Your Hair

By Fiona Price

One modern-day Rapunzel. One naked man. Two very different wicked witches.

At 22, Sage Rampion has barely spoken to a man, but she’s read a lot about them. She was raised and home-schooled by an expert on the subject: her grandmother, a Professor of Womyn’s Studies (spelt with a Y). When Sage meets the male nude model she saw from her grandma’s office window, her sheltered world begins to unravel. She starts asking questions about how she was brought up, and the teenage mother who abandoned her. It looks like the battle of the sexes is way more complex (and far more fun) than she’s been told… This is a wonderfully playful updated re-telling of the Rapunzel fairy-tale – it has a feminist approach that is incredibly marketable.

About the author:

Fiona Price has a lifelong passion for words. After declaring she was going to be a writer, aged six, she began work on her first masterpieces: a novel about a wild pony and an incisive satirical song called ‘Baa Baa Rainbow Sheep’. Since then, she has attempted just about every form of writing, from bush verse and screenplays to elegies and academic articles. Fiona is plotting further novels based on fairy tales, and is currently working on a fantasy trilogy for young adults. She lives in Melbourne

 

Love & Decay Season Three

December 12, 2014 By: Romance Junkies Category: Latest News

 

 

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Season Three, Episode One Blurb:

Zombies- as if that wasn’t enough to ruin any girl’s dream of a happily ever after.

It’s been six months since Reagan Willow fled the Colony and Matthias Allen’s tyrannical clutches. Six months since she broke Hendrix Parker’s heart. Six months since she watched Kane Allen sacrifice his life to save hers.
Whatever was left of her already-tattered life during the Zombie Apocalypse fell apart six months ago. Now, on the cusp of crossing the Mexican border, there is hope that she might lead her friends to a better existence.

Except Zombies are only the beginning of their problems. Reagan and her friends must battle the elements, armies of Feeders and bounty hunters desperate to drag them back to the Colony to face their greatest threat.

The Colony’s power stretches wide and far. Their only hope is to outrun Matthias and get to Mexico.

Love and Decay, Episode One is the first episode in Season Three of a novella series in a Dystopian Romance about Zombies, the end of the world and finding someone to share it with.

This story takes place over multiple episodes, with a release date every two weeks. Approximately 20,000 words.

 

 

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Zombies- as if that wasn’t enough to ruin any girl’s dream of a happily ever after.

A vaccination gone oh so wrong and a huge portion of the world’s population was turned into Zombies. Reagan Willow is forced out of her home when her parents become casualties of the horrid Zombie Apocalypse. With the help of her best friend Haley, they’ve become somewhat of experts on surviving the dangers of a world thrust into chaos and decay.

Reagan and Haley are on a vague mission to find somewhere safe to live out the remainders of their terrifying life when they stumble upon the Parkers, a pack of brothers that seem to have the survival thing down in a much more efficient and successful way than Reagan could ever have imagined. They are also protecting their eight year old sister, Page, and will do anything to keep her safe.

The brothers decide that Reagan and Haley need help with being kept safe as well, and as a group they set off to find the Zombie-free utopia Reagan is dreaming of.

Zombies are a daily problem, constantly threatening the lives of their group, but they’re not the only peril on the journey ahead. Militia groups of power hungry men are also a constant concern. And settlements of paranoid, suspicious people turn out to be just as hazardous.

Danger looms over every inch of the way, but Reagan, Haley and the Parkers are determined to get to their goal and remain together. Soon the Parkers become more to Reagan than just traveling companions and more than friendship starts to develop between her and Hendrix, the second oldest brother.

But at the end of the world, nothing can be as simple as life and death. Now, Reagan is going to have to schedule falling in love between hunting and surviving. Hopefully she can last long enough to find out if true love can still exist when everything else has started to fall apart.

Love and Decay, Volume One, is a compilation of the first six episodes in a twelve episode season. It is a Dystopian Romance Novella Series about Zombies, the end of the world and finding someone to share it with.

This story takes place over multiple episodes, with a release date every two weeks. Each episode is approximately 20,000 words.

About Rachel Higginson

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Rachel Higginson is the creator of The Star-Crossed Series, Love & Decay Novella Series, The Starbright Series, The Siren Series, Bet on Us and the soon to be released, The Five Stages of Falling in Love! She is also the co-creator of the podcast “Zach & Rachel Take Over the World.”

She was born and raised in Nebraska, and spent her college years traveling the world. She fell in love with Eastern Europe, Paris, Indian Food and the beautiful beaches of Sri Lanka, but came back home to marry her high school sweetheart. Now she spends her days raising four amazing kids. In the few spare moments she has to herself, she is either reading for hours on end or writing her own stories.

 

Author Erzabet Bishop

December 12, 2014 By: Romance Junkies Category: Latest News

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Being naughty never felt so nice…

 Cecily’s husband Neil has kept her waiting one too many times. After another lonely night of movie watching, she decides to take her pleasure into her own hands. Tangled up tinsel, a smoking hot red dress, and a holiday wish come true are in store for Cecily when Neil comes home from work and catches her being a very naughty girl.

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Excerpt

“What are you doing?” Neil’s voice slid along her spine, startling her.

Cecily wobbled on her heels, trying not to fall. She reached out and rested her hand on the bed, trying not to think about what almost might have happened. For once she was glad of her obsession with organizing by list. If she’d reached into that drawer…

Her eyes were drawn to the phone on his hip and she twisted her fingers together. Had he viewed the pictures?

“I was getting changed.”

Setting down his briefcase and a large bag, Neil crossed his arms over his broad chest and narrowed his eyes. A curl of dark brown hair fell across his broad forehead, his lips thinning in displeasure.

“I had a meeting that ran late and I had to stop and pick up a few things for our evening. You were supposed to be ready at seven.”

“I was.”

“But you aren’t now.”

“No.” Cecily blushed and edged the point of her black dress shoe against the carpet. “I thought maybe you’d forgotten.”

“Forgot?” Neil’s eyes snapped up, his voice sharp. He moved forward, his long legs crossing the span of the bedroom in moments. Fingers gripped her chin and forced her gaze upwards. “I would never forget you. Change of plans. We’re staying in…for now.” Neil released her and stepped back, his eyes molten.

Interview:

please tell us a little bit about your current projects?

Hi. Thanks for having me on the blog today. I’m currently working on the sequel for my Sigil Fire series, a YA horror piece, Charity Benshaw’s Enchanted Paddle Emporium, a dessert inspired erotic romance and a One Night in Houston piece.

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

As a child I couldn’t stop writing and I knew one day I would be a writer. The words have to come out.

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

Ray Bradbury. If you write a short story a week sooner or later you won’t be terrible. The man was a genius.

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

Someone who listens and cares for his partner.

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

I love to knit and crochet when I have time between deadlines but that has been pretty rare this year. Lots of irons in the fire right now.

What has been your biggest adventure to date?

I think doing edits for four projects in November. Sleep optional. Lol.

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

A cabin in the woods complete with a Starbucks, a magic wand of my own so I could zot into existence anything I needed and wouldn’t have to be disturbed for silly things like housecleaning or work.

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’m pretty much a comfort kind of gal. Give me a tried and true thing most times and I’m happy as a clam.

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

My phone. I would die if it was gone.

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

Do you want the real answer or the glam one? Lol. I’ll give you both just for kicks.

Real: fuzzy socks, orange soda, hubby on the couch, pizza on the coffee table and a monster movie on the TV.

Fantasy: A candlelit dinner for two and a secret box with a bullet vibe inside for use during the main course.

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

Hard working. Persistent.

What is your favorite comfort food?

Pepperoni Pizza and mac and cheese-not together.

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

Fall going into winter. I love the crisp air and the leaves changing colors.

What project are you working on next?

I’m working on five projects simultaneously. Glitter Lust, Charity Benshaw’s Enchanted Paddle Emporium, a YA horror piece, One Night in Houston and a dessert themed erotic story.

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

Yes. I have several new releases in December and January: Holidays in Hell, Coming Together: For the Holidays, Holiday Cruise, Gingerbread Dreams and Temptation Resorts: Marnie’s Adventure.

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Author Bio:

Erzabet Bishop has been crafting stories since she could pound keys on her parents’ old typewriter. She has only just learned that it is a whole lot more fun writing naughty books. She is a contributing author to the Silk Words website with her Fetish Fair, Gingerbread Dreams, Holiday Cruise and Temptation Resorts interactive romances, Sci Spanks 2014 Anthology, Potnia, A Christmas To Remember, Taboo II, Forbidden Fruit, Club Rook: The Series, Sweat, Bossy, Cougars, Spank or Treat, When the Clock Strikes Thirteen, Wicked Things, Unwrap these Presents, Unbound Box, Milk & Cookies & Handcuffs, Corset Magazine: Sex Around the World, Vaginas and Vulvas, Man vs. Machine: The Sex Toy Issue, Smut by the Sea Volume 2, Hell Whore Volume 2, Can’t Get Enough, No Safewords II, Slave Girls, The Big Book of Submission, Hungry for More, Gratis II, Gratis III, Anything She Wants, Dirty Little Numbers, Kink-E magazine, Eternal Haunted Summer, Coming Together: Girl on Girl, Shifters, Coming Together: For the Holidays and Coming Together: Hungry for Love among others. She is the author of Lipstick (upcoming), Dinner Date, Tethered, Sweet Seductions: The Erzabet Bishop Collection, Red Moon Rising (upcoming), Red Boots (upcoming), Charity Benshaw’s Enchanted Paddle Emporium (upcoming), Holidays in Hell, Pomegranate (upcoming), Red Dress, Sigil Fire, Written on Skin: A Sigil Fire Short,The Erotic Pagans Series: Beltane Fires, Samhain Shadows and Yuletide Temptation.

Erzabet was a finalist for the GCLS 2014 awards in two separate categories. She lives in Texas with her husband and furry children, and can often be found lurking in local bookstores. She loves to bake, make naughty crochet projects, and watch monster movies. When she isn’t writing, she loves to review music and books.

Follow her reviews and posts on Twitter @erzabetbishop.

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BURIED AGENDAS by Donnell Bell

December 11, 2014 By: Romance Junkies Category: Latest News

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BURIED AGENDAS by Donnell Ann Bell

 

About the Book

Title:                Buried Agendas

Release:          November 7, 2014

Genre:                         Suspense with Romantic Elements

Blog Tour:       December 8, 2014 – December 12, 2014

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Book Summary:

A devastating secret drove her from the man she loved.  Will a secret equally as deadly lead her back to him?

Diana Reid is an investigative reporter skilled at uncovering other people’s secrets. It’s her own she works to keep buried. Eight years earlier, she promised to leave her fiancé and hometown of Diamond, Texas forever. That pledge vanishes when she receives a letter stating people are going to die, implicating her hometown’s largest employer, and making a veiled threat against her mother. With no other choice, Diana will return to Diamond, albeit in disguise, to discover the anonymous author.

Brad Jordan moved on with his life after Diana walked out on him. Just as he rebuilt his life, as the newly elected mayor of Diamond, and newly engaged to be married, he plans to rebuild his struggling hometown.  Those plans are threatened when an El Paso physician notifies Brad that she believes his family’s company, Jordan Industries, is conducting illegal practices and sacrificing the public’s health.

When the doctor suggests bringing in Diana to uncover the wrongdoing, Brad strongly opposes the idea. Still, when she appears despite his wishes, he’s forced to accept that a woman he vowed to forget may be his only option to get to the truth. Together Diana Reid and Brad Jordan face a dangerous adversary—one whose only intent is keeping a deadly agenda buried.

Excerpt

Diana curbed a jealous retort and moved to the nightstand. She yanked open a top drawer and withdrew the want ads she’d skimmed early that morning after she’d checked in. In bright red, she’d circled, Help wanted, mailroom clerk, Jordan Industries. High school diploma, drug test required.

 

“If your fiancée recognized me, I’d be behind bars. I deliberately failed my typing test and listed no experience on the application.”

 

For the first time, he smiled. The old Brad, the Brad she thought she knew. “What name did you use?”

 

“Candace Armstrong.”

 

“Okay.” He motioned to the letter. “So how can a mailroom employee find out what the author meant by ‘people are going to die’?”

 

“The same way I do every story, by asking questions.”

 

“Who’s Ronnie?”

 

“Who?”

 

Brad pointed to the tattoo on her ankle.

 

“Oh,” Diana smiled. “He’s no one.”

 

Brad’s gaze shot to her face, and for a second, she thought she saw pain. Don’t be absurd. The man’s engaged. Irrationally, Diana felt betrayed.

 

“Seriously, he’s no one. Ronnie doesn’t exist. And neither does this tattoo. It’s henna, and part of my disguise.”

 

Brad shook his head and he scowled. “You swear to me you didn’t talk to Liz this week.”

 

“I swear, I haven’t spoken to her . . .” But maybe I should.

 

“Give me one reason to go along with this?”

 

Diana lowered her head. She wanted to tell him because the Brad Jordan she’d once known stood for integrity and honesty. The Brad Jordan she’d loved, and unfortunately still did, had wanted to make a difference. She couldn’t believe he’d run for a mayoral position if that wasn’t still true.

 

Lifting her head, she met his gaze. “Because you know I had nothing to do with that letter, and you want to know what’s going on, too.”

 

As he traversed the dingy hotel room, Diana sensed he was wavering. He’d asked too many questions to turn her away now. If he said yes, she had a long list to accomplish before Monday. She’d take her physical, head for El Paso, and spend her weekend at the library researching Jordan Industries.

 

Brad stopped pacing. “I have no doubt that you’re worried about your mom. But when you said you weren’t out to hurt me or Jordan Industries, were you being truthful?”

 

“I meant every word.”

 

“All right. I’ll give you two weeks to investigate if you go along with the following conditions.”

 

She swallowed. “I’m listening.”

 

“If, after two weeks, you’ve found nothing, you’ll give up this charade and go home.”

 

She stared back at him. Diana could easily agree to Brad’s terms. She expelled a pent-up breath. “I accept that condition.”

 

“Second, you will never report a word of what you find or release a word to the media. If you do, I have more than enough witnesses to prove you entered Jordan Industries illegally, and I’ll file charges against you.”

 

Hurt morphed into anger. “Are you saying if something’s going on, you won’t report it?”

 

“Not at all. I’ll be the first one to call the police.”

 

“Then . . . I don’t understand.”

 

He unrolled his sleeves and grabbed his tie. “I’m saying no way in hell will I allow negative information against my family’s company to benefit your career. I don’t trust you, Diana, especially after what I saw today. We’ll see if you’re really concerned about your mother, or if you’re after a story.” Brad opened the door. “You don’t have to agree to the second part of my conditions right now. I’ll have my answer when you don’t show up on Monday.”

 

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About the Author

Donnell Ann Bell grew up in New Mexico and today lives in Colorado.  A homebody at heart, she concentrates on suspense that might happen in her neck of the woods – writing SUSPENSE TOO CLOSE TO HOME.  She is the author of The Past Came Hunting, Deadly Recall and Betrayed, all of which have beene-book best sellers. Buried Agendas is her newest release. Along with veteran police officer Wally Lind, Donnell co-owns Crimescenewriters, a Yahoo group putting law enforcement experts together with writers. Donnell loves to hear from readers.

Author Links: Website / Facebook / Twitter / Goodreads

 

Blog Tour Stops

December 8, 2014

CK Crouch: http://ckcrouch.wordpress.com

Reading by the Book: http://www.readingbythebook.com/?zx=85dd92d8b0eb840f

Storeybook Reviews: http://storeybookreviews.com

 

December 9, 2014

The Book Review: http://www.cluereview.blogspot.com

Happiness Is A Book: http://happinessbook.wordpress.com/

Romance Reviews Today: http://www.romrevtoday.blogspot.com/

 

December 10, 2014

My Book Addiction and More: http://www.mybookaddictionandmore.com

Shattered Hearts Reviews: http://shatteredheartsreviews.com/

So Many Reads: http://www.somanyreads.com

 

December 11, 2014

Em & M Books: http://www.emandmbooks.com

Harlie’s Book Reviews: http://www.harliesbooks.com/

Lush Book Reviews: http://lushbookreviewss.blogspot.com/

Romance Junkies: http://www.romancejunkiesreviews.com

 

December 12, 2014

A Little Bit of R&R: http://alittlebitofrnr.com/

Amy Manemann’s Blog: http://www.amymanemann.blogspot.com

Blended for Love

December 11, 2014 By: Romance Junkies Category: Latest News

 

 

Cali, Charlie, Stephanie, and Blythe. . . four unique women with distinct stories and intoxicating essences to delight any mood. Are you in the need for adventure with a side of sexy marine? Meet fiercely independent Cali from TAG by Shari J. Ryan as she navigates the canyons of Mexico where the waterfalls provide safety and romance has a pesky way of showing up when she least expects it. And Tango is full of the unexpected. Need a sultry story with exotic undertones to make your heart race and put a naughty smile on your face? Then Charlie from Seductive Shadows by Marni Mann is your gal. She is a passionate, sensually inspired art student with a job offer at the mansion that is almost too good to be true. Add in the connection to the mysterious Cameron, who stimulates her art, intellect and desires all the way to her core, and you’ll be left captivated by this alluring novel. Want something light that renews you like a girl’s night out with your BFFs and a few glasses of chardonnay? Meet Stephanie from Just Friends with Benefits by Meredith Schorr, in her pursuit of love, her adventures in friendship, and her journey to discover what really matters. Stephanie’s story couples humor with the age old yearning for Craig, ‘the one that got away.’ Or, perhaps the more mature Blythe from Blue Midnight by Tess Thompson fits your mood. Newly divorced, she questions her road not taken, sexy and sweet Finn Lanigan, and sets out to find him. This is a story of second chances, the complexities of family and learning to trust after betrayal. In these four books, the facets of love all combine to form: Blended for Love.

 

Please note: Seductive Shadows is for mature audiences. It contains explicit language and sexual content.
 
 
Are you in the need for adventure with a side of sexy marine? Meet fiercely independent Cali from TAG by Shari J. Ryan as she navigates the canyons of Mexico where the waterfalls provide safety and romance has a pesky way of showing up when she least expects it. And Tango is full of the unexpected.
Need a sultry story with exotic undertones to make your heart race and put a naughty smile on your face? Then Charlie from Seductive Shadows by Marni Mann is your gal. She is a passionate, sensually inspired art student with a job offer at the mansion that is almost too good to be true. Add in the connection to the mysterious Cameron, who stimulates her art, intellect and desires all the way to her core, and you’ll be left captivated by this alluring novel.
Want something light that renews you like a girl’s night out with your BFFs and a few glasses of chardonnay? Meet Stephanie from Just Friends with Benefits by Meredith Schorr, in her pursuit of love, her adventures in friendship, and her journey to discover what really matters. Stephanie’s story couples humor with the age old yearning for Craig, ‘the one that got away.’
Or, perhaps the more mature Blythe from Blue Midnight by Tess Thompson fits your mood. Newly divorced, she questions her road not taken, sexy and sweet Finn Lanigan, and sets out to find him. This is a story of second chances, the complexities of family and learning to trust after betrayal. In these four books, the facets of love all combine to form: Blended for Love.
Best-selling Author Shari J. Ryan hails from Central Massachusetts where she lives with her hubby and two lively little boys. Ryan has published the 3-book Schasm Series for Romantic Suspense/Thriller fans. “TAG” is her first book written solely for the Romantic Suspense audience. She is hard at work on “Red Nights” a standalone coming early 2015.
Best-selling Author Marni Mann crafts sexy, titillating stories that weave together her love of darkness, mystery, passion, and human emotion. A New Englander at heart, she now lives in Sarasota, Florida with her husband and their two dogs who subsequently have been characters in her books. Her next book, an erotic romance titled “Unblocked” is coming early 2015. When she’s not nose deep in her laptop working on her next novel, she’s scouring for chocolate, sipping wine, traveling to new locations, and devouring fabulous books.
A born and bred New Yorker, best-selling author Meredith Schorr writes “real” chick lit and women’s contemporary fiction, securing much inspiration from her day job as a hard-working trademark paralegal and her still single (but looking) status. Meredith is a loyal New York Yankees fan and an avid runner. Her fourth novel,” How Do You Know?” was released on December 2, 2014.
Best-selling romantic suspense novelist Tess Thompson lives in a suburb of Seattle with her two young daughters and their two naughty cats. When not writing or taking care of her girls, she enjoys the outdoors, exercise, wine, cooking, sometimes cooking while drinking wine, travel, binge-watching quality television and reading curled up on the couch. Her seventh novel, “Duet For Three Hands”, will be released in February, 2015.

 

Party Girl by Rachel Hollis

December 10, 2014 By: Romance Junkies Category: Latest News

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Please tell us a little bit about your current projects?

The most current project is the re-release of Party Girl on December 9th (woot woot!). I’m also in the midst of copyedits on the second book in that series called Sweet Girl which comes out on May 5th. As for writing I’m in the middle of both a novella that I’m giving fans for free on February 10th and finally I plan to have a first draft of a historical I’ve been working on for a while done by my birthday on January 9th. Phew! Not sure if you wanted all that detail but there it is. ;)

 

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

I think I was about eleven when I realized there were people who wrote books as their job. Since I’ve been a book nerd from birth I latched onto the idea immediately and spent years dreaming about someday. I still sort of can’t believe there is a book out in the world that people can read that I wrote. The eleven year old in me still finds this whole experience so magical.

 

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

Ok, seriously, the greatest piece of advice I’ve ever recieved was from Sherry Thomas. I adore Sherry and admire her so much it’s almost embarrassing. We were having breakfast at RWA and I was explaining to her that I was struggling through my WIP. She looked over at me very seriously and said, “You how I write Rachel? I just put all the Big Ass Shit at the beginning of the book and then let the characters sort it out. So just do that, put all the big ass shit in the beginning!” She was so dead serious and I was so shocked to hear A: her cuss and B: her simplify the mystery of writing a book so succinctly. But I’ll tell you what, I think about that line all the time and my historical… it has all of the big ass shit at the beginning and that’s totally Sherry’s doing!

 

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

To read: My perfect hero is always a tortured brooding soul who is usually kind of terrible to the heroine. I can’t help it, I love a reformed jerk.

To write: I basically just keep writing my husband over and over. My heroes are different but they’re all just different facets of Dave’s personality. I’ve been in love with him (and loved by him) since I was nineteen years old. He’s my version of perfect and so that’s who I give my heroines.

 

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

Gosh, hobby is tough because I have three young boys and I run a business with a staff of seven… there really isn’t time for hobbies. As cheese ball as it sounds my great love is books. I read constantly and nothing makes me happier than chatting books with someone who loves them too.

 

What has been your biggest adventure to date?

At first I tried to think of the trips I’ve been on or the countries I’ve visited. But I think my greatest adventure has been as an entrepreneur. I owned an event planning company in LA for years (which is what Party Girl is based on) before starting my website. Running a company is one heck of a wild ride and you never truly figure out the terrain because it’s constantly changing. I relish the adventure of an experience that’s never what I expect it to be.

 

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

First instinct is to say Cabo San Lucas, poolside with my husband and a Corona in my hand. We try and getaway there at least once a year and I have so many wonderful memories from that place. Why? Because the holidays are the busiest season when you run a lifestyle website and a vacation would be sooooo lovely right about now.

 

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 run a website that lives and dies on the food we share with our readers so I eat it all. My mother’s rule (and now mine) is you don’t have to like it, but you do have to try it. I will try anything food-wise. How else are you supposed to find your new favorites?!

 

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

My Mac laptop I suppose. I write on it and work on it and do all my social media there. Because work is such a huge part of my life, my laptop is the thing I’m most afraid to be separated from.

 

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

Massages at a spa, frozen yogurt from our favorite place next to the spa and then in-home in pajamas drinking wine. We’re total homebodies because we have to go out so much for work, so when it comes to our “ideal” it usually involves being home in our nest.

 

What is your favorite comfort food?

Does wine count? It’s my go-to for comfort. ;) But the last meal I’d have before I die? Cheeseburger and a loaded baked potato.

 

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

You can find me every single day on TheChicSite.com. I’ll be speaking and signing at the Bash Conference in January and signing at ApollyCon in February.

Author Dawn Brower

December 10, 2014 By: Romance Junkies Category: Latest News

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A drunken promise of betrothal has turned Thor’s family against him. Will Thor earn Pia’s forgiveness and find their runaway children in time for Christmas?

 After a night of cards and drinking, Thor’s splitting headache is the least of his worries. When a messenger arrives with a contract for him to sign, his wife Pia discovers he’s agreed to betroth their son to the Earl of Devon’s daughter. Pia’s beyond furious and demands he fix it—or else. After overhearing the argument between their parents, the twins Liam and Lily decide to runaway in protest of the contract. Thor and Pia set out to find their rebellious children before something dreadful happens to them. Will Thor convince Pia to forgive him and find the twins before Christmas, or will their family fall apart forever?

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“Don’t see the point. Besides I think we need to discuss what I overheard.”

“If it isn’t about school, I don’t care.”

“You should, Liam. I told you it would impact your life.”

“Well, what is it then?”

“Father agreed on a betrothal contract.”

“Failing to understand how this might concern me.” Liam waved his hand dismissively and turned back to his game. “Who is he going to marry you off to?”

“Not me you, fool. The Earl of Devon sent one over for him to sign. He’s going to marry you off to his daughter, Lady Gemma Kemsley.”

Liam’s face turned stark white and he swayed in his chair. He swiveled to look at Lily as the shock settled in. His blue eyes glazed over as the astonishment of her words became clear. “Pardon me, what did you say?”

“You’re betrothed, as in when you both come of age, you’re getting married. Congratulations, brother of mine.”

 

Author Interview:

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

I never knew I had to be a writer. In fact I didn’t think I had the patience for it. It still amazes me I’ve actually not only finished writing a book, but more than one.

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

I don’t think there is any perfect hero. We all like to think we want the alpha male, but really we’d probably kill them in real life lol. I do enjoy reading them though. Their take charge attitude and devotion to their female counterpart makes great romance.

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

I love to read. It has been my biggest and most consistent hobby since I learned how to read in first grade. I don’t think I will ever not be a reader, even if my eye sight goes with old age. I will just have to switch to audio books and learn patience.

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

A beach, someplace warm all year preferably. I’d love to have a beach house so I could look out over the water whenever I wanted. Something about it has always calmed me.

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’d like to think I’m adventurous, but I’m pretty sure there are things you will never get me to eat. Like bugs. No freaking way. *gags*

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

My iPhone… I am an addict and fully admit it. It has everything I need in a small convenient package. I can even read on it if necessary.

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

Boring. I don’t go anywhere. I don’t leave my house unless I have to. I’ve grown increasingly more intolerant of snow. I really need to move to a warmer climate. I’ve grown to hate it that much.

What is your favorite comfort food?

Chocolate cake—It’s divine and I love it.

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

Spring. I love to see everything growing and turning greed. (I’ve already mentioned how much I loathe winter)

What project are you working on next?

I’m working on my second cowgirl book, Cowgirl Indulgence. Wes and Tori’s story. I’m hoping to sub it to my publisher soon.

 

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 Author bio:

Dawn Brower holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology, a Master of Arts in Education, and is currently working on a Master of Arts in Liberal Arts with concentrations in Literature, History, and Sociology. She works as a substitute teacher and enjoys the flexibility it gives her to concentrate on her other endeavors.

Growing up she was the only girl out of six children. She is a single mother of two teenage boys; there is never a dull moment in her life. Reading books is her favorite hobby. There is nothing like a nice glass of wine and a good book to relax with at the end of the day.

There are always stories inside her head; she just never thought she could make them come to life. That creativity has finally found an outlet. If you want to contact Dawn you can visit her webpage at www.authordawnbrower.com, her facebook page at www.facebook.com/DawnMarieBrower, on her blog http://dawnbrower.wordpress.com or her twitter page at www.twitter.com/dawnab33.

Want It by Jennifer Chance

December 09, 2014 By: Romance Junkies Category: Latest News

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Jennifer Chance returns with another novel that’ll keep you hooked.

Erin Connelly meets alpha male Zander James in WANT IT, the third novel in Jennifer Chance’s sizzling Rule Breakers series! This one is not to be missed by readers looking for their military romance fix!

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About WANT IT:

In the latest tantalizing Rule Breakers novel from Jennifer Chance, an irresistible alpha male follows his ex into a deadly standoff—and reignites a heated affair.

For Erin Connelly, being a good girl isn’t such a bad thing. She’s working her dream job at a Boston art gallery and staying out of trouble, which is more than she can say for her deadbeat mom. Unfortunately, her mother’s latest misadventure lands her in the clutches of a Mexican drug lord. Now the only person who can save her is the one man Erin has no business asking for help: the sexy-as-sin army ranger who just so happens to be her former high school sweetheart.

Zander James is no gentleman—and no officer, either, thanks to Erin. Four years ago, she made a call that terminated his highest aspirations … and their relationship. He’s never forgiven her, but when he learns that Erin’s embarking on a half-baked rescue mission, he sure as hell can’t let her go alone. Now, with a treacherous enemy lying in wait, the electrifying tension between them may just be Zander’s undoing. Because while he may be able to keep Erin alive, he can’t promise to keep his hands off her.

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Also in the Rule Breaker series: Rock It (Book #1) and Fake It (Book #2) by Jennifer Chance!

 

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About Jennifer Chance:

Jennifer Chance is the award-winning author of the new adult Rule Breakers series, which feature sexy, wish-come-true romances that launched with ROCK IT and FAKE IT in 2014. A lover of books, romance, and happily-ever-afters, she lives and writes in Ohio.

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Excerpt:

Excerpt 2: Why Not?

A note to readers from author Jennifer Chance:

 In this scene, Erin is getting all tripped up in her own conflicting emotions, beliefs and memories about Zander, especially since seeing him again has made her doubt her own decisions so completely. She’s just explained to her housemate Dani everything that happened that fateful night, and Dani, being Dani, blows through all of her protestations and cuts to the important part: Erin and Zander will be in the brownstone, together and alone, for the first time in four years. Even as Dani suggests what obviously might happen in such a situation, Erin resists… for what she thinks is a very good reason.

 “I’m serious, Dani,” Erin snapped. “I made the call that got Zander arrested. You can’t get into West Point if you’ve been arrested, or if you can, Zander’s father either didn’t have that kind of pull or refused to exercise it. And Zander knew that immediately, the night this all happened. I didn’t understand at first, and by the time I did, it was all over.” Erin drew in a shuddering breath. “So Zander ended up enlisting the very next day. I think Gran Ginny told me that, actually, days later. God knows I never went out to the cape again after that night.”

“And you never spoke to him again,” Dani said.

“Not really,” Erin muttered. There had been one time, yes. And hadn’t that been an epic fail.

But Dani wasn’t done yet. “So that was it for you guys. Four years in the military, and neither one of you unbent enough to admit that you were wrong and ask for forgiveness?”

Erin scowled at her. “Since when do you ask for forgiveness?”

“I don’t.” Dani shrugged. “But I’m not you. Making things right is important to you, and if your Zander’s as Boy-Scouty as he sounds, it’s important to him, too. But not so important, apparently, for either of you, that you’d actually give up anything for it.”

Erin’s frown deepened. “Aren’t you supposed to be helping here?”

“Nope.” Dani grinned at her. “But I’m about to. He’s coming over tonight, isn’t he? You want me to find somewhere else to sleep?”

“What? No.” Erin’s eyes widened. “Dani, it’s not like that. It’s food and conversation, nothing more. I’m not even expecting him until six or whatever. I figured I’d just paint upstairs until dinner is done, then come down and get everything together. But we’re just going to talk, seriously. I’m not turning the entire brownstone into some sort of love nest.”

“Why not?” Dani asked. “He’s home, what, for just a couple weeks? Why not make things right while he’s still in town?”

“Because he hates me, maybe? That seems like a pretty good reason.”

 

WEST by Lizzy Ford

December 09, 2014 By: Romance Junkies Category: Latest News

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Award Winning and fan favorite author, Lizzy Ford, introduces us to a new time travel romance, with WEST , which Outlander fans are sure to love.

If you could change history, would you?WEST is the first installment in a series of standalone novels in the History Interrupted series featuring four women sent back to different time periods to modify historical events. Fans of Diana Gabaldon’s OUTLANDER series will cherish this new series from Bestselling Author Lizzy Ford! Look for EAST, NORTH, AND SOUTH  in 2015!

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 If you could change history, would you?

College graduate Josephine “Josie” Jackson answers ‘yes’ to the question on a survey while visiting an Old West tourist trap. The next morning, she wakes up in Indian Territory in the 1840s, where she’s given a mission to complete before she can return to her time: to reset history by finding and stopping the man responsible for a horrific massacre.

It seems easy enough, until she discovers that three other women have been sent back to the same time period. When Josie uncovers what happened to them, she realizes the chances of her getting out of the past alive are not good.

To survive, she’ll have to trust the very man she’s there to stop, someone who has every reason to distrust her and only one reason to help her – to prove he’s not the monster she claims he’ll become.

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About Lizzy Ford:

Lizzy Ford is the author of over thirty books written for young adult and  adult romance readers, to include the internationally bestselling “Rhyn Trilogy,” “Witchling Series” and the “War of Gods” series. Lizzy has focused on keeping her readers happy by producing brilliant, gritty romances that remind people why true love is a trial worth enduring. Lizzy’s books can be found on every major ereader library, to include: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks, Kobo, Sony and Smashwords. She lives in southern Arizona with her husband, three dogs and a cat.

 

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A Ghost of an Affair by Ellen March

December 08, 2014 By: Romance Junkies Category: Latest News

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A Ghost of an Affairby Ellen March


Description:

Grace McGillis is over the moon to have won the love, or at least the favor, of Dr. Sage Gerret, the resident heartthrob at the hospital where she is a receptionist. Sage hopes to “improve” her: to inspire her to eat and drink less and educate herself about fine art and music. Everyone sees Sage as a great catch. Why else would Grace put up with his barbs about her appearance and his uninspired lovemaking?

Enter Breece, an adoring alpha male who is out-of-this-world in bed. That is not surprising, for he is, after all, a ghost. Though Sage may not be anyone’s dream date, he is alive. Grace is falling in love with Breece, but is love enough? Even if fate allows her ghost lover to continue his delightful haunting, how will this couple find love everlasting?

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Hello and welcome to my corner of the world :)

I live on top of a mountain in Wales ideal in the summer not so in the winter months or when it rains, which is a lot in Wales!
My three children have left home, however my life is still manic. I live with my husband he sadly won’t leave home but I live in hope (joke). I have one suicidal cat that really does have nine lives.
I have five Alaskan Malamutes. They own me literally as I never go anywhere without taking their hair with me, they insist! My hobbies are showing and working them.
My first love though is writing, it’s a total escape for me my selfish time :) Writing my books takes me from the mundane chores of work into another universe.
Since a child I devoured any written word and enjoy acting out my fantasies in print.
My ambition is to pack in my nine to five job and become a full time writer. Another one of my many dreams. I have stockpiled work of various genres, including my first love erotic romance, followed by psychological thrillers and supernatural so be prepared I am making my mark on the world of literature

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