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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Weekly Winners

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

Sheryl Stanley Nyary
How To Deceive a Duke by Lecia Cornwall

The Navy Seal's Promise by Soraya Lane

More Than a Fantasy by Sara Daniel

Tempted by the Storm by Maxine Mansfield

Wedding Dress for Sale by Natale Stenzel

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

ARC Review: Naughty and Nice by Ruthie Knox, Molly O'Keefe and Stefanie Sloane

Naughty and Nice is book comprised of three different novellas.

Room at the Inn - Ruthie Knox

Carson Vance has been running from his life in Potter Falls for the last sixteen years. Carson has always wanted more from life than the small town could provide. He works for the State Department and is constantly on the move, never settling down for more than a few months at a time. When Carson is called home to take care of his ailing father he must face all the people he left behind, including the person that once meant the most to him, Julie Long.

No matter how much time passes Julie somehow always finds herself caught in Carson Vance's web. She just can't deny the chemistry between them or how sexy he is. But every time she gets caught up he breaks her heart when he chooses to leave. This time Julie is bound to guard her heart and her emotions. If she ignores him maybe her feelings will subside and she will finally be able to move on. Ignoring him is harder than she expected when every time she turns around he's there being helpful and nice and lets not forget unbelievably sexy.

The more time these two spend together the harder they are both finding it to keep their hands to themselves.  Julie doesn't want to have to deal with another broken heart when Carson leaves, because let's face it he is going to leave. Carson is finding that it harder to resist his feelings for Julie. He knows he shouldn't act upon his feelings because he's leaving but there is just something about her that has always drawn him in. But is it enough to keep Carson from leaving Potter Falls again?

I loved this this story. It was just so good. The chemistry and heat between Carson and Julie is explosive. Even though these two haven't seen each other for several years the heat between them is intense and you are sitting there waiting to see who is going to be the first one to give into the temptation. I found myself on the edge of my seat in anticipation. After reading this story by Ruthie Knox I am definitely eager for more.

All I Want For Christmas is You - Molly O'Keefe

In two days not only will Maddy be turning eighteen, but she will also be walking down the aisle. Billy and Maddy love each other unconditionally and want nothing more than to be together, but before they can walk down the aisle Billy and Maddy need to break the news to her parents. Things go awry when her parents reaction is completely different from what was expected.

Yes, this novella falls on the shorter side, but for me it was great seeing the beginning of Billy and Maddy's relationship. I loved seeing just how much in love they are with one another and all of the struggles they overcome just to be together.

One Perfect Christmas - Stefanie Sloane

I enjoyed this novella but admit that I felt like something was missing.

Seven months ago Lucas and Jane shared a kiss. Afterwards, Lucas realized his true feelings towards Jane and fled to Scotland. Now he has returned with hopes of telling Jane his true feelings.

I would have liked to have seen more interaction between Lucas and Jane. I never felt the connection between the two of them. Both claimed to love one another but it just felt like something was missing between them, mainly chemistry. Perhaps if the story was longer I would have been able to get a better read on them as a couple but as it is now, it just felt like something was missing.


Overall, I enjoyed the first two stories of this anthology immensely. Both had great characters and plots that were interesting and left me wanting more. I thought they these two stories meshed well together. As for the third story, I just didn't feel like it belonged in this anthology. It just felt out of place with the other two.

**ARC provided by NetGalley**

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Guest Post with Author Shelly Holt

Today I would like to welcome to the blog, author Shelly Holt. Shelly is here to chat about her book Tasting Fire. Please give Shelly a warm welcome.

My name is Shelly Holt and I live in the middle of the harsh and unforgiving Mojave desert. I write my stories looking out of a window that shows sweeping desert views. Outside is a barren and severe landscape, yet inside my head lives a world filled with exotic shape-shifters come to life, pulled from the pages of myth and legend, ready to entice and seduce any reader brave enough to take them on.

Places to find Shelly:

Friday, November 23, 2012

Guest Post with Author Moriah Densley and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome author Moriah Densley to RFTC. Moriah is currently on tour promoting her book The Valkyrie's Guardian, and has stopped by to chat. Please give Moriah a warm welcome.

2012 RWA Golden Heart finalist Moriah Densley sees nothing odd at all about keeping both a violin case and a range bag stuffed with pistols in the back seat of her car. They hold up the stack of books in the middle, of course. She enjoys writing about Victorians, assassins, and geeks. Her muses are summoned by the smell of chocolate, usually at odd hours of the night. By day her alter ego is your friendly neighborhood music teacher. Moriah lives in Las Vegas with her husband.

Places to find Moriah:

Guest Post with Author Lisa Mondello

Today I would like to welcome back to the blog author Lisa Mondello. Lisa is currently on tour promoting her book All I Want for Christmas is You, and has stopped by to chat. Please give Lisa a warm welcome.

Lisa Mondello (a.k.a. LA Mondello) has held many jobs in her life but being a published authors is the last job she'll ever have. She's not retiring! She blames the creation of the personal computer for her leap into writing novels. Otherwise, she'd still be penning stories with paper and pen. Her first book, All I Want for Christmas is You, was the winner of the Golden Quill contest for Best First Book and to date has had over 400,000 downloads worldwide.

She is currently the author of 14 novels under the name Lisa Mondello and LA Mondello.

Places to find Lisa:
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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Guest Post with Author Sharla Lovelace and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome author Sharla Lovelace to RFTC. Sharla is celebrating the recent release of her book Before and Ever Since, and has stopped by to chat and share an excerpt. Please give Sharla a warm welcome.

Sharla Lovelace is the author of THE REASON IS YOU, JUST ONE DAY, and BEFORE AND EVER SINCE. Being a Texas girl through and through, she’s proud to say she lives in Southeast Texas with her family, an old lady dog, and an aviary full of cockatiels.

Places to find Sharla:

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Hot and Cool Blog Tour: Guest Post with Authors Elle Kennedy and Vivian Arend

Today I am happy to welcome both Elle Kennedy and Vivian Arend to RFTC. Both authors are celebrating a book release and have teamed up to bring you the Hot and Cool blog tour. Please give Elle and Vivian a warm welcome.

A RITA-award nominated author, Elle Kennedy grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, and holds a B.A. in English from York University. From an early age, she knew she wanted to be a writer, and actively began pursuing that dream when she was a teenager.

Elle currently publishes with Signet Eclipse, Harlequin Romantic Suspense, and Samhain Publishing. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!

Places to find Elle:

Vivian Arend in one word: Adventurous. In a sentence: Willing to try just about anything once. That wide-eyed attitude has taken her around North America, through parts of Europe, and into Central and South America, often with no running water.

Her optimistic outlook also meant that when challenged to write a book, she gave it a shot, and discovered creating worlds to play in was nearly as addictive as traveling the real one. Now a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of both contemporary and paranormal stories, Vivian continues to explore, write and otherwise keep herself well entertained.

Places to find Vivian:

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Guest Post with Sophie Barnes and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome back to RFTC, author Sophie Barnes. Sophie is celebrating the back to back release of her books There's Something About Lady Mary and The Secret Life of Lady Lucinda and has stopped by to chat. Please give Sophie a very warm welcome.

Born in Denmark, Sophie has spent her youth traveling with her parents to wonderful places all around the world. She’s lived in five different countries, on three different continents, and speaks Danish, English, French, Spanish and Romanian.

She has studied design in Paris and New York and has a bachelor’s degree from Parson’s School of design, but most impressive of all – she’s been married to the same man three times, in three different countries and in three different dresses.

While living in Africa, Sophie turned to her lifelong passion – writing.

When she’s not busy, dreaming up her next romance novel, Sophie enjoys spending time with her family, swimming, cooking, gardening, watching romantic comedies and, of course, reading. She currently lives on the East Coast.

Places to find Sophie:
| Site | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads 

Guest Post with Author Bonnie Bliss and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome author Bonnie Bliss to RFTC. Bonnie is celebrating the recent release of her book Halloween Submission and has stopped by to chat. Please give Bonnie a warm welcome.

Bonnie Bliss is not just a willing submissive, but she is a wife and a mother. By day, she is a busy, stay at home mother. At night, she is a sultry storyteller. Her tastes go towards the dark and the extreme. She loves to twist up fairy tales and sweet stories we all know and love. Her lust for Dominance and submission has taken her into the dark inner workings of Sadomasochism.

Bonnie is a native of Southern California, and says that everything in the Katy Perry song, California Girls is totally accurate. She has done everything from waitressing, customer service phone rep., Corporate Real Estate, and spent a pretty impressive part of her life working for the Disney Corporation—including as a Disney Princess. When she’s not writing, she is ordering too many custom bows for her daughter, baking the best cupcakes in the world, going to Disneyland, laying on a beach, and sometimes playing hockey for release.

Places to find Bonnie:

Monday, November 19, 2012

Interview with Author Vanessa Kelly and Giveaway

Today I am happy to welcome to RFTC author Vanessa Kelly. Vanessa is celebrating the recent release of her book His Mistletoe Bride and has stopped by to answer a few questions. Please give Vanessa a warm welcome.

Vanessa Kelly was named by Booklist, the review journal of the American Library Association, as one of the “New Stars of Historical Romance.” Her Regency-set historical romances have been nominated for awards in a number of contests, and her second book, Sex and The Single Earl, won the prestigious Maggie Medallion for Best Historical Romance. Vanessa also writes contemporary romance with her husband under the name of V.K. Sykes.

Places to find Vanessa:

A Historical Christmas Eve Event

Get ready for another exciting Christmas event hosted by myself and Rita from Not Another Romance Blog. We had such a blast last year hosting the 12 (Historical) Days of Christmas that we knew we had to do it again. Since we had so much fun and the response to the event was so overwhelmingly good, we decided to turn it into a month long celebration.

The fun and excitement begins December 1st.

With appearances by:

Don’t miss out on the fun! There will be a lot of Christmas joy to share, fabulous giveaways and unique scenes you won’t read anywhere else. Mark your calendars and see you there!

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!




Sunday, November 18, 2012

Interview with Author Maureen Driscoll and Giveaway

Today I am happy to welcome to RFTC, author Maureen Driscoll. Maureen is celebrating the recent release of her book Never Run From Love, book 4 in her Kellington series and has stopped by to answer a few questions. Please give Maureen a warm welcome.

Maureen Driscoll is the indie author of a series of Regency romance novels focused on the Kellington family – the Duke of Lynwood and his three brothers and one sister. She grew up in Montana, then studied journalism at the University of Oregon. After working in Congress for a decade, she moved to Los Angeles, where she writes for TV and the Internet. Her latest book, NEVER RUN FROM LOVE recently came out. It is the fourth book in the series.

Places to find Maureen: