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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Weekly Winners

Below is a list of all of the winners from the past week.


PC
The Selkie by Rosanna Leo

Donna
Mate Claimed by Jennifer Ashley

Kipha
Seven Nights in a Rogue's Bed by Anna Campbell

Leev
Dating and Other Dangers by Natalie Anderson

Cathy
Undeniable by Alison Kent

Shadow 
Melt Into You by Roni Loren (Hot in Handcuffs blog hop)

Booklover1335
Temptation's Edge by Eve Berlin (Hot in Handcuffs blog hop)

Nadine
The Dirty Girl's Book Club by Samantha Fox (Hot in Handcuffs blog hop)

Jill
Masquerade by Sheri Whitefeather (Hot in Handcuffs blog hop)

Viki
Immortal Guardians book of choice by Dianne Duvall

Donna
Signed Night Reigns cover flat + swag

Texas Book Lover
Secrets of a Wedding Night by Valerie Bowman

Patricia
Lucky Break by Kelley Vitollo


All winners have been notified via email. Thank you to everyone that stopped by and entered. =)

Guest Post with Author Caridad Pineiro and Giveaway


Today I am happy to welcome author Caridad Pineiro to RFTC. Caridad is celebrating the release of her book Kissed by a Vampire and has stopped by to chat. Please give Caridad a warm welcome.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling paranormal and romantic suspense author Caridad Pineiro wrote her first novel in the fifth grade when her teacher assigned a project – to write a book for a class lending library. Bitten by the writing bug, Caridad continued with her passion for the written word through high school, college and law school. In 1999, Caridad’s first novel was released and over a decade later, Caridad is the author of over thirty-five published novels and novellas. When not writing, Caridad is an attorney, wife and mother to an aspiring writer and fashionista.

Places to find Caridad:

Guest Post with Author Christina McKnight


Today I would like to welcome to the blog author Christina McKnight. Christina is currently on tour for her book Only in Her Dreams and has stopped by to chat. Please give Christina a warm welcome.

Christina McKnight is a book lover turned writer. From a young age, her mother encouraged her to tell her own stories. She’s been writing ever since.

In college, Christina took many courses to help develop and enhance her writing skills. She completed a seventy-page dissertation on the need for community policing in American society. Now, she focuses on Historical Romance, Urban Fantasy, and Paranormal Romance. Her debut Urban Fantasy novel, Only in Her Dreams, will be released on December 15, 2012.

Christina lives in Northern California with her husband, daughter, two boxers, two cats, and a Beta fish named Marmaduke. If she’s not behind a computer screen or book, she’s busy leading her daughter’s Girl Scout troop. She is very active in several writing groups and a local book group.

Places to find Christina:

Friday, October 19, 2012

Interview with Author Natalie Anderson and Giveaway

Today I am happy to welcome back to RFTC author Natalie Anderson. Natalie is celebrating the recent release of Flirting to Win and has stopped by to chat. Please give Natalie a warm welcome.

USA TODAY bestseller Natalie Anderson writes fun, frisky, feels-good contemporary romance for Harlequin Mills & Boon and Entangled Publishing. With over twenty books published, she's also been a Romantic Times Award nominee & a finalist for the R*BY (Romantic Book of the Year).

She lives in Christchurch, New Zealand with her husband, four children and what feels like a million ducks.
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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Feature and Giveaway: Run Die Hide by PM Kavanaugh



Follow orders or die. Anika Washington knows the rules laid down by the counterterrorist agency that owns her. When she aborts a mission in order to spare a young girl, she’s given an ultimatum: take on a new mission that requires betraying her fellow operative, and lover, or forfeit her own life.

After discovering that her lover, Gianni, has chosen another, Anika accepts the mission. In the aftermath, she learns that Gianni was faithful to her and she’d been tricked into thinking otherwise. The knowledge comes too late and she’s almost killed in an agency double-cross.

Now she must run—battling time, former enemies and the agency itself to stay alive and save the man she loves.

Purchase: | Amazon | Barnes & Noble |

Interview with Author Ophelia London and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome author Ophelia London to RFTC. Ophelia is celebrating the release of her book Playing at Love and has stopped by to answer a few questions. Please give Ophelia a warm welcome.

Ophelia London was born and raised among the redwood trees in beautiful northern California. Once she was fully educated, she decided to settle in Florida, but her car broke down in Texas and she's lived in Dallas ever since. A cupcake and treadmill aficionado (obviously those things are connected), she spends her time watching arthouse movies and impossibly trashy TV, while living vicariously through the characters in the books she writes.

Places to find Ophelia:

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Interview with Author Lenore Wolfe and Giveaway


Today I would like to welcome author Lenore Wolfe to RFTC. Lenore is currently on tour for her book Dark Warrior: To Tame a Wild Hawk and has stopped by to answer some questions. So please give Lenore a warm welcome.

Lenore grew up in Montana, where her great-grandmother and father taught her about the real Old West and Alaska, where she fell in love with the wild beauty of the Last Frontier. She currently lives in central US, where she finds that each day holds a lesson in the value and history of those who have walked before us and what we can learn from their experiences while walking on our own unique path. Lenora holds a BA in Sociology with a minor in writing from the University of Northern Colorado. She is a student of earth based and Shamanic Studies.

Places to find Lenore:

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Guest Post with Author Gabrielle Bisset and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome back to the blog author Gabrielle Bisset. Gabrielle is currently on tour promoting the release of her book Blood Spirit and has stopped by today to chat. Before I give the floor over to Gabrielle, let's get to know her a bit.

Gabrielle Bisset spends her days teaching college students American and European history, but by night she's an erotic romance author. Her first book, Stolen Destiny, was released by Siren Publishing in June 2011, and since then she's released the novellas of The Victorian Erotic Romance Trilogy--Vampire Dreams, Love's Master, and Masquerade--in addition to Destiny Redeemed. In December 2011, she released Blood Avenged, the first book in the Sons of Navarus series about eight vampires who must protect their world against an enemy that travels among their kind. She lives in Pennsylvania with her teenage son and a herd of pets.

Places to find Gabrielle:
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Monday, October 15, 2012

ARC Review: Offside by Juliana Stone

I have been on a complete contemporary kick lately and Offside definitely did not disappoint. I really liked this book and I definitely can't wait to get my hands on more contemporaries from Juliana Stone. I loved the characters she created and the town they all live in. I'll be honest, I'm not the biggest hockey fan and I honestly don't know much about the sport except for what I've seen watching The Mighty Ducks movies, but I didn't feel lost or overwhelmed at all. I really enjoyed this book and it definitely got me wanting to watch some hockey.

I think what I loved most about this book is that it features a girl hockey player. Now I'm not sure if there are really any pro girl hockey players out there but I don't care. Billie-Jo Barker was a hockey phenom until she got a bad concussion while playing. Now she's back home and itching to play hockey again so she decides to join the local hockey league. The only problem is because she's a woman no one wants to play with her. Everyone treats her like she's a freak for even trying to play a "mans game." They call her names, trash her car and pretty much just treat her like crap when all she wants to do is play the game she loves. Logan Forrest is one of the only people that stick up for her. Everyone is freaking out about her playing in the league and refusing to play with her so Logan decides to put her on his team. He knows that Billie can stick up for herself and is a damn good hockey player. Who cares that she's a woman?

Billie has been in love with Logan for years and even spent one glorious night with him years ago, though Logan believes he was Betty-Jo. When they start to get closer and start flirting with one another Billie is worried that he is only attracted to her because she reminds him of her sister.

Logan has never forgotten the night he spent with Betty-Jo or how she treated him afterwards. He's vowed to not get involved with another Barker sister but the more time he spends with Billie the harder he's finding it to keep his hands off of her.

I really enjoyed both Logan and Billie. My only issue is that I feel like I didn't see them together enough. I would have liked to have seen more of their relationship play out on the pages rather than behind the scenes. While I loved these two together it just felt like something was missing.

Billie-Jo was a great character and I like that we were able to a good sense of who she is. She comes off as this really tough put together chick but there is so much more than that. She's very vulnerable and is dealing with so much. She and her sisters don't get along, her father has dementia and she's just trying to figure out what to do with her life now that she can't play professional hockey. I loved that we were able to see this side of her.

All in all this was a great start to a new series. I definitely can't wait to get my hands on the rest of the books in this series. I am in love with Shane and I can't wait to find out what happened to him and Billie's sister Bobbi.

** ARC copy provided by Author**

Purchase: | Amazon | Smashwords | All Romance |

Interview with Author Michelle Garren Flye and Giveaway


Today I would like to welcome to RFTC author Michelle Garren Flye. Michelle is currently on tour promoting her book Where The Heart Lies and has stopped by to answer a few questions. Please give Michelle a warm welcome.

Michelle Garren Flye is a mother, writer and editor based in coastal North Carolina. She obtained her degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1992. Not liking the hours required of a journalist, she went on to obtain a Master’s in Library and Information Science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1997. When her first child was born in 2000, she packed her diplomas away and began a new life as a stay-at-home mom, which fortunately afforded her the opportunity to pursue her writing on a semi-regular basis.

Michelle has served in various capacities for several online and print literary endeavors, including Dark Recesses, edifice WRECKED, Horror Library, Butcher Shop Quartet, and Tattered Souls.

Michelle is the author of three romance novels, Where the Heart Lies (Carina Press 2012), Winter Solstice (Lyrical Press 2011) and Secrets of the Lotus (Lyrical Press 2010). Michelle also self-published a fiction book titled Weeds and Flowers for the Kindle in December 2011.

Places to find Michelle:

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Can't Beat Kindle Deals

Once again there are some amazing Kindle deals that I just couldn't resist sharing. I hope you find something to add to your collections! 

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Happy Reading =)

ARC Review: Threes Schemes and a Scandal by Maya Rodale

There aren't enough words to describe just how much I loved this novella. Quite simply I adored it and it only solidified my love of Maya Rodale's work all that much more. Three Schemes was such a cute and charming read filled with humor and romance. My only complaint is that I wish it was longer. I loved Charlotte's antics and simply adored the relationship between her and James. I just wanted more but in a good way. I would have loved to have seen them the stars of a full length novel because Charlotte is hilarious.

As children Charlotte and James were the best of friends but after an incident involving Charlotte's beloved pet rabbit they had a falling out and have not spoken since.

Charlotte is a troublemaker and schemer and is somehow always up to mischief, though her intentions are noble. She considers herself a matchmaker but somehow her matchmaking schemes always go awry.

James has always known that Charlotte is up to no good. She's always up to something and his plans are to stay as far away from her schemes as possible. This backfires on him when Charlotte gets him and herself locked in a Folly during a garden party. Charlotte's goal was to get James and her friend Lucy locked in the Folly, not herself. Now they both must work together and quickly before they are found in a compromising situation and forced to wed.

The hijinks these two go through throughout the novella are laugh out loud funny. Charlotte has the best of intentions but somehow something in her plans always go wrong and because of this Charlotte and James are constantly being thrown together in compromising situations. Soon both are realizing just how attracted to one another they really are.

I loved, loved, loved these two together. Their scenes together were simply hilarious and I found myself laughing out loud more than once. Not only were these two funny but their relationship and chemistry between them was explosive. These two were sexy together. Not only that, they have a bond that transcends the pages.

If you are looking for a quick read that is charming and funny, you definitely won't go wrong with this one.

**ARC copy provided by Edelweiss**

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