Saturday, April 14, 2012

Romance Book Casting Call with Melanie from Bookworm2Bookworm and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome to the celebration, blogger Melanie from Bookworm2Bookworm. I haven't known Melanie for all that long, but in the time that I have known her she has become one of my favorite people. She is kind, helpful and always up to talk books so I immediately knew that I would love to have her come by and 'cast' her favorite book.

I am an avid reader I love to talk about books I’ve read, especially romance novels. b2b primarily is a book review blog, but we also have author interviews and guest posts. I've been blessed with two awesome women that accepted my invitation to join me in this adventure, and one of those is Kristal (covering Paranormal novels) and Evelyn (covering romance in real life). As for who I am, personally: I’m in my early fifties, married, working, and have grown kids, son who just married, and a daughter just about to. I love gardening, reading and walking, but my love of the written ward spans five decades, from the age of five, and is on top of my 'love to do' list'.
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Friday, April 13, 2012

Romance Book Casting Call with Melissa Schroeder and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome to the Casting Call Melissa Schroeder. Okay seriously if you have not read any of Melissa's book before you are seriously missing out. Her books are freaking hot and definitely worth the pick up. Seriously!

Born to an Air Force family at an Army hospital Melissa has always been a little bit screwy. She was further warped by her years of watching Monty Python and her strange family. Her love of romance novels developed after accidentally picking up a Linda Howard book. After becoming hooked, she read close to 300 novels in one year, deciding that romance was her true calling instead of the literary short stories and suspenses she had been writing. After many attempts, she realized that romantic comedy, or at least romance with a comedic edge, was where she was destined to be. Influences in her writing come from Nora Roberts, Jenny Cruise, Susan Andersen, Amanda Quick, Jayne Anne Krentz, Julia Quinn, Christina Dodd, and Lori Foster. Since her first release in 2004, Melissa has had close to 20 short stories, novellas and novels released with seven different publishers in a variety of genres and time periods. Those releases included, The Hired Hand, a 2005 Eppie Finalist for Contemporary Romance and Tempting Prudence, a 2005 CAPA finalist for short erotic romance. Her contemporary, A Little Harmless Sex became an international best seller in June of 2005.

Since she was a military brat, she vowed never to marry military. Alas, fate always has her waywith mortals. Her husband is an Air Force major, and together they have their own military brats, two girls, and they live wherever the military sticks them. Which she is sure, will always involve heat and bugs only seen on the Animal Discovery Channel.In her spare time, she reads, complains about bugs, travels, cooks, reads some more, watches her DVD collections of Arrested Development and Seinfeld, and tries to convince her family that she truly is a delicate genius. She has yet to achieve her last goal.

She has always believed that romance and humor go hand in hand. Love can conquer all and as Mark Twain said, “Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand.” Combining the two, she hopes she gives her readers a thrilling love story, filled with chuckles along the way, and a happily ever after finish.

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Romance Book Casting Call with Maggie Robinson and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome to the Casting Call Maggie Robinson. Maggie is definitely not a stranger to RFTC and it just wouldn't feel right having an event and not having Maggie stop by. I love Maggie and her books are so good.

Maggie Robinson is a former teacher, library clerk and mother of four who woke up in the middle of the night, absolutely compelled to create the perfect man and use as many adverbs as possible doing so. A transplanted New Yorker, she lives with her not-quite perfect husband in Maine, where the cold winters are ideal for staying inside and writing hot historical romances.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Romance Book Casting Call with Tiffany Reisz

Today I would like to welcome to the Casting Call Tiffany Reisz. Tiffany writes some seriously racy books that are so good. They are a definite must pick up but beware of reading them in public.

Tiffany Reisz lives in Lexington, Kentucky with her boyfriend (a reformed book reviewer) and two cats (one good, one evil). She graduated with a B.A. in English from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky and is making both her parents and her professors proud by writing BDSM erotica under her real name. She has five piercings, one tattoo, and has been arrested twice.

When not under arrest, Tiffany enjoys Latin Dance, Latin Men, and Latin Verbs. She dropped out of a conservative southern seminary in order to pursue her dream of becoming a smut peddler. Johnny Depp’s aunt was her fourth grade teacher. Her first full-length novel THE SIREN was inspired by a desire to tie up actor Jason Isaacs (on paper). She hopes someday life will imitate art (in bed).
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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Romance Book Casting Call with Karen Erickson and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome to the Casting Call Karen Erickson. First let me say that I love Karen's books. They are crazy hot and I love that she doesn't stick to one type of genre. She writes it all and does it so well. I'm so excited to have her here today and I'm anxious to see who's she has brought along with her.

I’ve always loved the written word. From being one of the best readers in my kindergarten class to penning romantic stories that never ended about my favorite band members (Duran Duran!) in high school, I always had a feeling I wanted to write. It just took me a while to seriously pursue it.

With the birth of my third child came a realization – it’s one thing to talk about writing a book, another thing entirely to actually do it. So I decided to go for it and in 2005 I began my pursuit in writing toward publication. After completing a few clunkers that should never see the light of day, my first erotic romance novella was published with Cobblestone Press in 2006. I’ve since been published with a handful of other epublishers including Ellora’s Cave and Samhain Publishing. I have recently sold to Loose Id and Carina Press.

On a personal note I’m a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite with my husband and three children. Oh and the dog, the cats, the rooster and the chickens…
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Monday, April 9, 2012

Romance Book Casting Call with Roni Loren and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome to the Casting Call Roni Loren. I am so happy to have Roni back here at RFTC.   Roni is super awesome and I love chatting with her on Twitter. Plus her book Crash Into You is wicked hot and I can't wait to see how she has cast it.

Roni wrote her first romance novel at age fifteen when she discovered writing about boys was way easier than actually talking to them. Since then, her flirting skills haven’t improved, but she likes to think her storytelling ability has. Though she’ll forever be a New Orleans girl at heart, she now lives in Dallas with her husband and son. If she’s not working on her latest sexy story, you can find her reading, watching reality television, or indulging in her unhealthy addiction to rockstars, er, rock concerts. Yeah, that's it. Her debut novel, CRASH INTO YOU, is now available from Berkely Heat.
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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Book Bundle Feature: Dark Lover by J.R. Ward and Giveaway

When the girls and I first decided that we were going to give out copies of our favorite books for each genre I knew immediately that I wanted to giveaway a copy of Dark Lover. The Black Dagger Brotherhood series is my ultimate favorite and I definitely want to share my love of it with you all.

J.R. Ward is a #1 New York Times and USAToday Best Selling author of erotic paranormal romance. She lives in the south with her incredibly supportive husband and her beloved golden retriever. After graduating from law school, she began working in healthcare in Boston and spent many years as Chief of Staff of one of the premier academic medical centers in the nation. Writing has always been her passion and her idea of heaven is a whole day of nothing but her computer, her dog and her coffee pot.
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Blog Tour Giveaway: How To Ravish a Rake by Vicky Dreiling

Vicky Dreiling is a confirmed historical romance junkie and Anglophile. Frequent business trips to the UK allowed her to indulge her passion for all things Regency England. Bath, Stonehenge, and Spencer House are among her favorite places. She is, however, truly sorry for accidentally setting off a security alarm in Windsor Castle. That unfortunate incident led her British colleagues to nickname her “Trouble.” When she’s not writing, Vicky enjoys reading, films,concerts, and most of all, long lunches with friends. A native Texan, she holds degrees in English literature and marketing.
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