Saturday, February 2, 2013

Weekly Winners

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

Sunburn by Rosanna Leo (Gods & Goddess Event)

Book of Choice from Tina Folsom (Gods & Goddess Event)

By Private Invitation by Stephanie Julian (Gods & Goddess Event)

Goddess on the Run by Marne Ann Kirk (Gods & Goddess Event)

Love Chosen by Marne Ann Kirk (Gods & Goddess Event)

Desperate Housewives of Olympus by Sarrana DeWylde (Gods & Goddess Event)

$10 Amazon Gift Card courtesy of Laura Kaye (Gods & Goddess Event)

Enslaved by Elisabeth Naughton (Gods & Goddess Event)

**US Grand Prize Winner (Gods & Goddess Event)

**International Grand Prize Winner (Gods & Goddess Event)

Whisper No Lies by Cindy Gerard

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

Sealed With a Kiss: Shana Galen and Giveaway

Shana Galen is the national bestselling author of numerous fast-paced, adventurous Regency historical romances, including the Rita-nominated Blackthorne's Bride. Her books are published all over the world and have been featured in the Rhapsody and Doubleday Book Clubs. She taught English at the middle and high school level off and on for eleven years. Most of those years were spent working in Houston's inner city.

Now she writes full time. She’s happily married to an incredibly supportive man she calls Ultimate Sportsfan, and she has a beautiful little girl she calls Little Galen.

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Friday, February 1, 2013

Sealed With a Kiss: Tracey Devlyn and Giveaway

Tracey Devlyn writes historical romantic thrillers (translation: a slightly more grievous journey toward the heroine’s happy ending). She’s a co-founder of Romance University, a group blog dedicated to readers and writers of romance, and Lady Jane’s Salon-Naperville, Chicagoland’s exciting new reading salon devoted to romantic fiction.

An Illinois native, Tracey spends her evenings harassing her once-in-a-lifetime husband and her weekends torturing her characters. For more information on Tracey, including her Internet haunts, contest updates, and details on her upcoming novels, please visit her website at

Places to find Tracey:

Thursday, January 31, 2013

ARC Review: Collide by Juliana Stone

I can't begin to tell you just how excited and anxious I was to read this book. I've been dying to read about Shane ever since we were introduced to him in Offside. I've clamored for every little tidbit the author shared with us and did some serious groveling to get a copy of this book early just because I couldn't wait for it. I just had to know what the deal with Shane was and just what happened between him and Bobbi. I admit I am a complete junkie when it comes to reunion stories and this one did not disappoint at all. Bobbi and Shane were freaking hot together. Seriously. The air between these two is electrified and I was dying for more of them.

Years ago Shane was the town bad boy. Always in trouble, his life was going nowhere and fast. Throw in his volatile relationship he had with Bobbi and it was just nothing but trouble. After spending three years incarcerated, Shane is back and is trying to turn his life around. A life that doesn't involve the feisty Bobbi Jo Barker.

When Bobbi and Shane were together they were nothing but trouble together and everyone knew it. Their relationship was volatile but also full of love and passion. After Shane was locked up, Bobbi decided to turn her life around. She became more serious and started dating squeaky clean Gerald. She thought she but her and Shane's tumultuous pass behind her, but with him back in town now she's not so sure.

With her wedding to Gerald looming all that much closer Bobbi can't help but realize that Gerald really isn't the man she wants to be with for the rest of her life. She's afraid to admit that she may still have lingering feelings for Shane. She can't stop thinking about him and everything they went through together. As her wedding day approaches Bobbi finally realizes the truth she has been hiding from everyone least of all herself, that she still has feelings for Shane, she knows she can't go through with the wedding.

The passion between these two is explosive, yet you can see that they love each other even though they are trying to deny it to themselves. Both are hung up on the mistakes that they made in their past that they are afraid to take a chance on beginning anything real now. They try to convince themselves that they will be able to have a sex only relationship and that's just not the case with these two. The love that they both feel as well as the passion just can't be denied. These two may have had a volatile past but they are both older and wiser now and willing to work together to make everything work.

I can't say how much I loved this book. Not only is it hot and sexy but is also a great story about redemption. I couldn't put this book down and read it in one sitting. It was just so freaking good. Juliana Stone is definitely one of my favorite authors and I just can't get enough of her contemporary work. Collide is a winner of a book and is definitely going on my all time favorite list.

**ARC copy provided by author**

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Interview with Author Molly O'Keefe and Giveaway

Today I am super excited to welcome to RFTC author Molly O'Keefe. I was lucky enough to read an ARC of Molly's Crazy Thing Called Love a few months ago and instantly fell in love. It's definitely one of my favorite contemporary reads and I'm so happy that she was able to stop by today in celebration of the release of Crazy Thing Called Love. Please give Molly a warm welcome.

Molly O'Keefe is a RITA-Award winning author with 25 novels in publication. She lives in Toronto, Canada with her family and the largest heap of dirty laundry in North America.

Places to find Molly:

Guest Post with Author Kerry Schafer and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome to RFTC author Kerry Schafer. Kerry is celebrating the release of her debut novel, Between and has stopped by to chat. Please give Kerry a warm welcome.

Kerry Schafer lives in Colville, Washington, with her family, which includes two cats, a rescue fish, and a preternaturally large black dog. A self-styled perpetual student, she earned an RN from Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta; a BA in English (Honours) from York University in Toronto, Ontario; and an M.Ed. in counseling psychology from Washington State University.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

ARC Review: Hot Ticket by Olivia Cunning

Wow, Hot Ticket was a really good book. Throughout the Sinner's on Tour series I've had been looking forward to reading Jace's story and Hot Ticket definitely did not disappoint. I think Jace is such a freaking cutie and I loved him and Aggie together.

I do have a few issues though. In the previous book (if you are going in order that would be Rock Hard) it seemed like Aggie was a no holds barred chick who doesn't put up with anyone's crap, especially not Jace's. As if she was the one holding all of the cards. That definitely was not the case. Don't get me wrong, with everyone else she's kickass and doesn't put up with anything, but not with Jace. I felt like Jace held all of the cards and at times she was too girly with him. Does that make sense? I just wanted her to be a bit more assertive when it came to Jace and their relationship.

As for Jace, he is such a cutie and I like him so much but his indecisiveness with Aggie was kind of annoying. One moment he wants her and can't get enough of her. Then in the next breath he's feeling smothered and wants her to go away. I could understand if this was at different times in the book but this would occur within the same paragraph. I just wanted him to make up his mind or actually voice his opinion about it.

I also thought the whole Kara issue was kind of brushed under the rug. In previous books it just seemed like it was something that was bothering Jace a whole lot more than it came across in his book. And when we do finally see him get the much needed closure he needed from it, it just seemed like that was it? I also wanted to see more from Jace's pov. It just seemed like most of the book was from Aggie's pov and I don't feel like I got to know Jace nearly as much as I know Aggie.

Don't get me wrong, I really liked this book. This is definitely one of my favorite series and I love the relationships between everyone. I think what I liked most about this book is that there wasn't a suspense sub-plot like in other books. Hot Ticket focuses on the relationships not only between Jace and Aggie, but everyone in the band.

As for the relationship between Jace and Aggie, those two were hot. Seriously. Also, there were a few scenes with some others that were en fuego. Let me just say, I can't wait to read Eric's book. I love him and he's definitely my favorite. Not only is he hilarious but he's damn sexy and I can't wait to see him in action.

Hot Ticket was yet another winner from Olivia Cunning and if you haven't read The Sinners on Tour series you are series missing out on some serious hot rockstars.

**ARC copy provided by NetGalley**

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Interview with Author Tracey Devlyn and Giveaway

Today I am super excited to welcome back to RFTC one of my most favorite authors', Tracey Devlyn. Tracey is celebrating the upcoming release of Checkmate, My Lord, book 2 in her Nexus series and has stopped by to answer a few questions. Please give Tracey a warm welcome.

Tracey Devlyn writes historical romantic thrillers (translation: a slightly more grievous journey toward the heroine’s happy ending). She’s a co-founder of Romance University, a group blog dedicated to readers and writers of romance, and Lady Jane’s Salon-Naperville, Chicagoland’s exciting new reading salon devoted to romantic fiction.

An Illinois native, Tracey spends her evenings harassing her once-in-a-lifetime husband and her weekends torturing her characters. For more information on Tracey, including her Internet haunts, contest updates, and details on her upcoming novels, please visit her website at

Places to find Tracey:

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Interview with Author Lois Greiman and Giveaway

Today I am happy to welcome back to RFTC author, Lois Greiman. Lois has stopped by to answer a few questions and to chat about her newest release, Finding Home. Please give Lois a warm welcome.

Lois Greiman was born on a cattle ranch in central North Dakota where she learned to ride and spit with the best of them. After graduating from high school, she moved to Minnesota to train and show Arabian horses. But eventually she fell in love, became an aerobics instructor and gave birth to three of her best friends.

She sold her first novel in 1992 and has published more than thirty titles since then, including romantic comedy, historical romance, children’s stories, and her fun-loving Christina McMullen mysteries. A two-time Rita finalist, she has won such prestigious honors as Romantic Times Storyteller Of The Year, MFW’s Rising Star, RT’s Love and Laughter, the Toby Bromberg for most humorous mystery, and the LaVyrle Spencer Award. Her heroes have received K.I.S.S. recognition numerous times and her books have been seen regularly among the industries Top Picks!

With more than two million books printed worldwide, Ms Greiman currently lives on the Minnesota tundra with her family, some of whom are human. In her spare time she likes to ride some of her more hirsute companions in high speed events such as barrel racing and long distance endurance rides.

Places to find Lois:
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Guest Post with Author Gina Gordon and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome to RFTC author, Gina Gordon. Gina is celebrating the recent release of Recipe For Satisfaction, book 1 in her Madewood Brothers series and has stopped by to chat. Please give Gina a warm welcome.

When her dream of becoming a mafia princess didn’t pan out, Gina Gordo went after her second dream…becoming a writer. And she hasn’t looked back.

Gina, a self-proclaimed happily ever after junkie and cupcake connoisseuse, loves spinning contemporary tales of knee bending first kisses, unconditional love and super-hot sex. She broke out onto the romance scene with her #1 Amazon Bestselling erotic short story Her Five Favorite Words that’s been called a “deliciously naughty tale” by Joyfully Reviewed.

When not chained to her computer, you can find Gina sipping Starbucks, making cupcakes or feeding her addiction to celebrity gossip. She lives in Milton, Ontario with her husband and lovable dog.

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Monday, January 28, 2013

Guest Post with Author Lacy Danes and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome to the blog author, Lacy Danes. Lacy is celebrating the release of Waterfall, book 1 in her Dragon's Fate series and she has stopped by to chat. Please give Lacy a warm welcome.

Lacy Danes made a New Year's resolution to write a hot, historical romance.

A year and a half later, she achieved her goal. She lives in Portland, Oregon, where besides writing she enjoys playing cards, chasing her kids around, and savoring a great martini with the man of her dreams all while watching the world go by.

Places to find Lacy:

Interview with Author Heather McCollum and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome back to RFTC author, Heather McCollum. Heather is celebrating the release of her newest book Highland Heart and has stopped by to answer a few questions. Please give Heather a warm welcome.

Heather McCollum is an award winning, historical paranormal romance writer. She earned her B.A. in Biology from the University of Maine, much to her English professor’s dismay. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Heart of Carolina Romance Writers and the Ruby Slipper Sisterhood of 2009 Golden Heart Finalists.

The ancient magic and lush beauty of Great Britain entranced Ms. McCollum’s heart and imagination when she visited there years ago. The country’s history and landscape have been a backdrop for her writing ever since. She currently resides with her very own Highland hero and three spirited children in the wilds of suburbia on the mid-Atlantic coast.

Places to find Heather:
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Guest Post with Author Jennifer Shirk and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome author Jennifer Shirk to RFTC. Jennifer is celebrating the recent release of her book Kissing Kendall and has stopped by to chat. Please give Jennifer a warm welcome.
Jennifer Shirk has a bachelor degree in pharmacy--which has in NO WAY at all helped her with her writing career. But she likes to point it out, since it shows romantic-at-hearts come in all shapes, sizes, and mind-numbing educations.

She writes sweet (and sometimes even funny) romances for Samhain Publishing, Avalon Books/Montlake Romance and now Entangled Publishing. She won third place in the RWA 2006 NYC's Kathryn Hayes Love and Laughter Contest with her first book, The Role of a Lifetime.

Lately she's been on a serious exercise kick. But don't hold that against her.

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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Upcoming Event: Sealed With a Kiss: A Celebration of Love

Are you ready for another fun and exciting event? Join me and the ladies from Romancing Rakes For The Love of Romance for the Sealed With a Kiss: A Celebration of Love Event. With Valentine's Day just around the corner we thought a fun way to celebrate way by sharing love letters but not from us. We've invited some of our favorite historical romance authors to come and share love letters written in the p.o.v of their characters.

Beginning February 1st, a different author will be stopping by both blogs each day to share love letters written  from the p.o.v of their Heroes and Heroines. One blog will feature a letter from the hero, while the other blog will feature a love letter from the heroine. But that's not all! Each day you will be able to enter to win goodies from the visiting author as well as have a chance to enter to win the Grand Prize giveaway.

Guest Post with Author Lauren Hawkeye and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome back to RFTC author Lauren Hawkeye. Lauren is celebrating the upcoming release of her book Seduced by the Gladiator and she has stopped by to chat. Please give Lauren a warm welcome.

Lauren Hawkeye/Lauren Jameson is a writer, yoga newbie, knitting aficionado and animal lover who lives in the shadows of the great Rocky Mountains of Alberta, Canada. She's older than she looks--really--and younger than she feels--most of the time--and she loves to explore the journeys that take women through life in her stories. Hawkeye's stories include erotic historical, steamy paranormal, and hot contemporary. Make sure to check out her work as Lauren Jameson, where her erotic romances take a walk on the wild side.

Places to find Lauren:
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Feature and Giveaway: Knights of the Darkness Chronicles by DN Simmonds

Desires Unleashed is the first novel in the riveting, highly-addictive and sexually-charged Knights of the Darkness Chronicles. Experience the heart-pounding thrill of the chase in this electrifying page-turner as you uncover the mystery behind the series of gruesome killings that have been terrorizing the citizens of Chicago.

When a grisly decapitated corpse pops up on a Chicago Street, drained of blood, the highly-trained, government-funded special police force assigned two of their best detectives to the case. S.U.I.T. Detectives Warren Davis and Matthew Eric delve deep into their investigation to discover just who or what is leaving mutilated bodies in public places. They soon realize that the killer or killers is one step ahead of them and if they are going to stop the menace before another innocent human is viciously attack, they are going to need help.

Natasha Hemingway liked her life just the way it was... normal and supernatural-free. The vampires and shape-shifters were just where she wanted them to be--far away from her. All was going well until an unfortunate accident landed her in the hospital. It was then that she discovered she had an ability that could help her save countless lives. All of a sudden, she finds herself thrust into the dangerous and alluring world of the supernatural and into the arms of two very sexy and deadly vampires.

Original, gritty and sprinkled with just the right amount of humor and wit, the Knights of the Darkness Chronicles will suck you in and take you for a ride you won't forget. You don't want to miss out on this amazing series.

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