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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Weekly Winners

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

Beverley
Ki Pha
Joanne
When in Paris...by Beverley Kendall

Donna
She Can Tell by Melinda Leigh

Carin
Give In To Me by Lacey Alexander

Mary
Keeper of the Golden Dragon’s Heart by Gemma K. Murray


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

Guest Post with Author Eliza Knight and Giveaway



Today I would like to welcome back to RFTC author Eliza Knight. Eliza is celebrating the recent release of her book The Highlander's Lady and has stopped by to chat. Please give Eliza a warm welcome.

Eliza Knight is the multi-published, award-winning, Amazon best-selling author of sizzling historical romance and erotic romance. While not reading, writing or researching for her latest book, she chases after her three children. In her spare time (if there is such a thing…) she likes daydreaming, wine-tasting, traveling, hiking, staring at the stars, watching movies, shopping and visiting with family and friends. She lives atop a small mountain, and enjoys cold winter nights when she can curl up in front of a roaring fire with her own knight in shining armor.

Places to find Eliza:

Upcoming Event: Gods and Godess Week


Starting on Sunday, I will be co-hosting a super fun event with the awesome Aislynn from Stitch-Read-Cook. We are highlighting some pretty awesome authors and featuring their books that feature Gods and Goddesses as the main characters. You definitely don't want to miss out on all of the fun.

Make sure to check out all of the fun interviews and giveaways we have planned starting Sunday January 20th.

Tentative* Schedule:

20th - Rosanna Leo
21st - Tina Folsom
25th - Laura Kaye


Interview with Author Santa Montefiore and Giveaway


Today I would like to welcome to RFTC author Santa Montefiore. Santa is gearing up for the release of her newest book, A Woman From Paris and has stopped by to answer a few questions. Please give Santa a warm welcome.

Born in England in 1970 Santa Montefiore grew up on a farm in Hampshire and was educated at Sherborne School for Girls. She read Spanish and Italian at Exeter University and spent much of the 90s in Buenos Aires, where her mother grew up. She converted to Judaism in 1998 and married historian Simon Sebag Montefiore in the Liberal Jewish Synagogue in London. They live with their two children, Lily and Sasha in London.

Santa Montefiore's novels have been translated into twenty languages and have sold more than three million copies in England and Europe.

Places to find Santa: 
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Friday, January 18, 2013

Feature and Giveaway: Bayou Heat Series by Alexandra Ivy and Laura Wright

Bayou Heat Series
New Year. New World. New Species.

LEGEND OF THE PANTERA

Hidden in the depths of the Louisiana bayous, the Pantera, have become little more than a legend to most humans. It’s rumored that in the ancient past twin sisters, born of magic, had created a sacred land and claimed it as their own. From that land was born creatures who were neither human or animal, but a mixture of the two. Faster and stronger than humans, they have hyper acute senses, and when surrounded by the magic of the Wildlands they’re capable of shifting into pumas. It was also whispered that they possess other gifts. Telepathy, witchcraft, immortality, and the ability to produce a musk that could enthrall mere mortals. Mothers warned young girls never to roam alone near the swamps, convinced that they would be snatched by the Pantera, while young men were trained to avoid hunting anywhere near the protected Wildlands. Not that the warnings were always successful. What girl didn’t dream of being seduced by a gorgeous, mysterious stranger? And what young man didn’t want to try his skill against the most lethal predators?

As the years passed, however, the sightings of the Pantera became so rare that the rumors faded to myths. Most believed the entire species had become extinct. Sadly they weren’t entirely mistaken...

Feature and Giveaway: Fall Into You by Roni Loren


When tomboy sports reporter Charli Beaumonde loses a dream TV job because she’s not girly enough for primetime, she’s determined to land a big scoop and prove her boss made a mistake. But when she gets too close to a football scandal and finds her life threatened, Charli accepts an offer from family friend Grant Waters to hide out at his place—even if Grant predicts nothing but trouble from his buddy’s hard-headed, uncompromising, irrepressible, younger sister. There’s one more problem…

Grant’s “place” is The Ranch, a BDSM resort in Texas, and he’s used to being in charge —even if that means trying to keep Charli in line. But much to Grant’s surprise, she’s intrigued—even envious—of his trainees. They’re the epitome of what she’s never been: sexy, beguiling, and totally irresistible to a man. Still, Grant doesn’t believe for a minute that the sharp-tongued Charli has it in her to be anyone’s submissive. But Charli’s already on her knees vying for the chance to prove that even the Master can be wrong sometimes.

Purchase: | Amazon | Kindle | Barnes & Noble | The Book Depository |

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Feature and Giveaway: Smitten at First Sight by Marie Astor



Maggie Robin has been dating the irresistibly good-looking, successful Jeffrey Preston for two years. But when Jeffrey proposes marriage a week after Maggie's college graduation, she is no longer sure if she wants to marry a workaholic TV producer.

Maggie's doubts culminate when during a ski trip to British Columbia, she meets Taylor Denton, a handsome, free-spirited big mountain skier who is the complete opposite of Jeffrey. It does not take Maggie long to realize that she has fallen in love with Taylor and she decides to break off her engagement with Jeffrey. But just when she thinks she has found the love of her life, an ill-fated misunderstanding tears Maggie and Taylor apart.

A week later, Maggie is told that Taylor has died in a tragic ski accident; yet, her heart refuses to believe in Taylor's death. When Maggie returns to Taylor's native town, she learns that Taylor is indeed alive, but has been seriously injured. Resolved to bring her lover back to life Maggie stands by Taylor's side, convincing him to embrace life again.

Purchase: | Amazon |

Interview with Author J. Kenner and Giveaway


Today I would like to welcome author J. Kenner to RFTC. Julie is celebrating the recent release of her book, Release Me and has stopped by to answer a few questions. Please give Julie a warm welcome.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julie Kenner (aka J. Kenner and J.K. Beck) has published over forty novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres. Praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a “flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations,” J.K. is also a two-time RITA finalist, the winner of Romantic Times‘ Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best Contemporary Paranormal of 2001, the winner of the Reviewers International Organization’s award for best romantic suspense of 2004 and best paranormal of 2005, and the winner of the National Readers’ Choice Award for best mainstream book of 2005. She writes a range of stories including sexy and quirky romances, young adult novels, chick lit suspense and paranormal mommy lit. Her foray into the latter, Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom by Julie Kenner, is in development as a feature film with 1492 Pictures. Her current book, Release Me by J. Kenner, is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller and has sold to over a dozen territories/sub-rights. Julie lives in Central Texas, with her husband, two daughters, and several cats.

Places to find Julie:

Guest Post with Author Robin Bielman and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome back to the blog author Robin Bielman. Robin is celebrating the recent release of her book, Yours At Midnight and has stopped by to chat. Please give Robin a warm welcome.

Robin Bielman lives in Southern California, a bike ride away from the ocean if she’s feeling really adventurous. She loves books and baking and running on the treadmill while watching her favorite TV shows. When she’s not reading or writing her next story, she’s spending time with her high school sweetheart husband and two sons, most likely watching, playing, or discussing baseball. She drives too fast, drinks too much caffeine, and if every day were Cupcake Day, she’d be a happy camper! She loves to connect with readers.

Places to find Robin:
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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Guest Post with Author Barbara Elsborg and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome author Barbara Elsborg to RFTC. Barbara is celebrating the recent release of her book Jumping in Puddles and has stopped by to chat. Please give Barbara a warm welcome.

Barbara Elsborg lives in West Yorkshire in the north of England. She always wanted to be a spy, but having confessed that to everyone without them even resorting to torture, she decided it was not for her. Vulcanology scorched her feet. A morbid fear of sharks put paid to marine biology. So instead, she spent several years successfully selling cyanide. After dragging up two rotten, ungrateful children and frustrating her sexy, devoted, wonderful husband (who can now stop twisting her arm) she finally has time to conduct an affair with an electrifying plugged-in male, her laptop. Her books feature quirky heroines and bad boys, and she hopes they are much fun to read as they were to write.

She’s published with Ellora’s Cave, Samhain, Loose-Id, Decadent and Total ebound.

Places to find Barbara: 

Feature and Giveaway: By Private Invitation by Stephanie Julian


Some invitations don’t need to be sent…only accepted.

Antiques dealer Annabelle Elder’s life is nowhere near as passionate as the erotic art she collects. A cheating ex-boyfriend and her business have seen to that. So when she attends a New Year’s Eve party at Haven Hotel, she sees a chance to blow off some steam. But she never expected to meet anyone like Jared—or to experience such passion in his arms…

Handsome, rich, and charming as hell, Jared Golden brought his Midas touch to Haven Hotel—and created an anything-goes pleasure palace on one floor to cater to his special friends and their very special desires. After falling in lust with Annabelle at first sight, seducing her was easier than he expected. What he didn’t expect was to be seduced in turn…

But unrestrained passion in the bedroom is not the only spark between Annabelle and Jared. Their mutual attraction is confounded by their separate pasts. Caught in an ever-growing web of painful secrets and sensual fantasy, will they be able to face the truth about themselves and trust in true love?

Purchase: | Amazon | Kindle | Barnes & Noble | The Book Depository |

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Interview with Author JM Stewart and Giveaway


Today I would like to welcome author JM Stewart to RFTC. JM is celebrating the recent release of her book A Second Chance at Forever and has stopped by to answer a few questions. Please give JM a warm welcome.

J.M. writes what she likes to call sweet and spicy contemporary romance. She's a stay-at-home mom by trade, married to her very own hero. They live in the Great Northwest with their two boys and two very spoiled puppies. J.M. has been devouring romances for as long as she can remember. Writing them has become her passion.

Places to find JM:

Monday, January 14, 2013

Interview with Author Barb Han and Giveaway


Today I would like to welcome author Barb Han to RFTC. Barbara is currently on tour for her book Seducing Avery and has stopped by to answer a few questions. Please give Barbara a warm welcome.

Barb Han lives in North Texas with her husband, has three beautiful children, a spunky Golden Retriever/Standard Poodle mix, and too many books to count.

When she’s not writing, researching, or otherwise getting lost in a story, she volunteers at her children’s school, is in the kitchen ‘creating’ dinner, or can be found on or around a basketball court.

Writing contemporary romance and romantic suspense has been a dream come true for Barb—something she’s wanted to do for as long as she can remember. She left her corporate job, at her husband’s urging, and has been happily playing with her imaginary friends ever since.

In her down time, she plays video games and loves reading with her children. She also enjoys traveling with her family. Many of the places she visits end up in her books.

Places to find Barb:

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Guest Post with Author Nicole D. Fergusson

Today I would like to welcome author Nicole D. Fergusson to RFTC. Nicole has stopped by today to talk about her book Gothic and share some insight on her characters. Please give Nicole a warm welcome.

Nicole has been writing for almost as long as she can remember. Her writing career started in grade four with Enid Blyton's *Naughtiest Girl in the School* fan-fiction and quickly spread across to problematically titled short stories about a group of school kids with super powers called *Twilight Zone*. (12 year old Nicole was unfortunately unaware that there was another popular series sharing this title...)

Her biggest inspirations were writers like Isobelle Carmody who had first novels published from an early age. At 24 years old Nicole had her e-book published and now, five years later, she has released the new novel *Gothic*, first in the 'Shadows of Melbourne' series.

Currently Nicole has contracted the second novel in this series *Revelry,* with Leap of Faith Publishing, and is working on the third novel. Nicole works part-time in order to keep her head out of the books sometimes and to socialize with people who live outside of her head.

She lives in a townhouse in Melbourne, with two cats and a bottomless cup of tea.

Places to find Nicole: 
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