Saturday, March 2, 2013

Weekly Winners

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

The Chieftain by Margaret Mallory + The Seduction of a Highland Warrior by Sue-Ellen Welfonder courtesy of Forever Romance

Dark Secrets by Shona Husk

Karen G
Book of Choice from Sable Hunter

Karen G
Tempting Acquisitions by Addison Fox

The Next Forever by Lisa Burstein

Melting the Millionaire's Heart by Linda Morris

Stuck on You by Heather Thurmeier

Falling for You by Heather Thurmeier

Collide by Juliana Stone

A Most Scandalous Proposal by Ashlyn Macnamara

Mating Instinct by Katie Reus

$5 Amazon Gift Card courtesy of Natalie-Nicole Bates

Bag of Swag (Random Acts of Kindness blog hop)

Vampire Dragon by Annette Blair (Random Acts of Kindness blog hop)

Always Ready by Joanne Rock (Random Acts of Kindness blog hop)

1-900-Lover/Silk Confessions by Joanne Rock (Random Acts of Kindness blog hop)

These Boots Were Made for Stomping by Julie Kenner (Random Acts of Kindness blog hop)

Notorious by Virginia Henley (Random Acts of Kindness blog hop)

Scoundrel by Debra Dier (Random Acts of Kindness blog hop)

The Legend of Michael by Lisa Renee Jones (Random Acts of Kindness blog hop)

Touch of a Thief by Mia Marlowe  (Random Acts of Kindness blog hop)

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

Guest Post with Author Gina Gordon and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome back to RFTC author, Gina Gordon. Gina is celebrating the recent release of A Taste of Trouble, and has stopped by to share pics of her 5 favorite celebrity chefs. 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.

Places to find Gina:

Guest Post with Author Hanna Peach and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome author Hanna Peach to RFTC. Hanna is here to talk a bit about her book, Angelfire. Please give Hanna a warm welcome.

A writer of fantastical things, especially stories with fangs, magic or wings.

I want to tell you tales that will rip away the glamour from your life, keep you running and fighting and gasping long past the devil’s hour and maybe, just maybe, reality will look a little bit different when you return.

Sit with me around this witchlight. Let me tell you a story.

Places to find Hanna:
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Friday, March 1, 2013

Guest Post with Author Jennifer Ryan and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome to RFTC, author Jennifer Ryan. Jennifer is celebrating the release of her book, Saved by the Rancher and has stopped by for a chat. Please give Jennifer a warm welcome.

Jennifer lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, three children, her dog, Bella, and cat, Shadow.

When she isn’t writing a book, she’s reading one. Her obsession for both is often revealed in the state of her home and how late dinner is to the table. When she finally leaves those fictional worlds, you’ll find her in the garden, playing in the dirt and daydreaming about people who live only in her head, until she puts them on paper.

Places to find Jennifer: 
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Guest Post with Author Theresa Meyers and Giveaway

Today I am happy to welcome back to RFTC, author Theresa Meyers. Theresa is gearing up for the release of The Chosen, book 3 in her Legend Chronicle series and has stopped by to chat. Please give Theresa a warm welcome.

The progeny of a slightly mad (NASA) scientist and a tea-drinking bibliophile who turned the family dining room into a library, Theresa Meyers learned early the value of a questioning mind, books and a good china teapot.

A former journalist and public relations officer, she found far more enjoyment using her writing skills to pen paranormal novels in the turret office of her Victorian home.

She’s spent nearly a quarter of a century with the boy who took her to the Prom, drinks tea with milk and sugar, is an adamant fan of the television show Supernatural, and has an indecent love of hats.

Places to find Theresa:

Thursday, February 28, 2013

ARC Review: A Shot of Sultry by Macy Beckett

I won't lie, the first couple of chapters I was feeling a bit iffy on this book. I was having issues connecting with the heroine and it just took me awhile before I was able to warm up to her. But once I got a few chapters in I was hooked. I couldn't put the book down. It was addicting and just so damn good. I found myself laughing out loud quite a few times and at other moments blushing like a tomato. Trey is hot and the heat between him and Bobbi is explosive. I love how these two were drawn together and their relationship just seem so easy.

Trey is a lovable sweetheart and you can't help but smile at some of his antics. He has a heart of gold and he's really the best kind of hero. The problem with Trey is that he's a player. He's afraid of commitment and doesn't believe in relationships. He's been burned one time too many by past girlfriends so now he just likes to play the field and wants nothing to do with relationships.

Bobbi is attempting to start over and a stay with her brother in Sultry Springs, Texas is just what she needs. With her reputation in tatters she heads to Sultry Springs to film a reality dating show about dating in the south. It's not the best job but it's work and lately she's not getting much of it.

She was only supposed to get to know Trey for the show but the more time they spend together the harder it is for her to resit his charm. It doesn't help matters the her brother and Trey are best friends. It especially doesn't help that Luke forbade Trey from laying a hand on Bobbi, yet the more time they spend with one another the more they realize just how much they like each other.

I can't express how much I loved this book. I've been in love with Trey ever since he was introduced in Sultry with a Twist and my love for him has only grown all the more. He's a sexy beast with a heart of gold. Him and Bobbi were great together and had some wicked chemistry.

In this book we were also introduced to Colton and let me just say he's hilariously sexy. He has some of the best lines in the book and I can't wait to read his story. Oh how I'm loving him to pieces.

A Shot of Sultry is a wonderful book and I highly recommend it. It's witty, sexy and filled with just the right amount of sweetness that makes you feel good. Definitely sigh worthy.

**ARC copy provided by NetGalley/Author**

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Guest Post with Author Cheryl Holt and Giveaway

Today I am super excited to welcome to RFTC, author Cheryl Holt. When I first began reading historical Cheryl was one of the very first authors I picked up. I am so unbelievably excited to have her on today and for her to share with you info on her upcoming Lord Trent Trilogy. Please give Cheryl a warm welcome.

CHERYL HOLT is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty novels.

She’s also a lawyer and mom, and at age forty, with two babies at home, she started a new career as a commercial fiction writer. She’d hoped to be a suspense novelist, but couldn’t sell any of her manuscripts, so she ended up taking a detour into romance where she was stunned to discover that she has a knack for writing some of the world’s greatest love stories.

Her books have been released to wide acclaim, and she has won or been nominated for many national awards. She is particularly proud to have been named “Best Storyteller of the Year” by the trade magazine Romantic Times BOOK Reviews.

She lives and writes in Hollywood, California, and she loves to hear from fans.

Places to visit Cheryl: 
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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Interview with Author Jess Macallan and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome author Jess Macallan to RFTC. Jess is celebrating the release of Stone Cold Revenge, book 2 in her Set in Stone series, and has stopped by to answer a few questions. Please give Jess a warm welcome.

Jess Macallan lives in the Inland Northwest with her husband and three children. She thrives on creative chaos. Curiosity drives her to try new things as often as possible. When not writing or chasing trouble, she teaches yoga, reads, knits, runs a mini farm, watches Mixed Martial Arts, and gardens. The only things she takes seriously are chocolate, tea, and world domination. But mostly chocolate.

Places to find Jess:

Interview with Author Jennifer Lyon and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome to RFTC author, Jennifer Lyon. Jennifer is celebrating the release of The Proposition and has stopped by to answer a few questions. Please give Jennifer a warm welcome.

Jennifer Lyon grew up under the shadow of the Matterhorn at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. She attended Walt Disney elementary school and her very first playmate was her beloved dog, Duke, who was cast in the role of hero in all their adventures.

Clearly Jen was born to daydream. But it took her years to figure out how to turn her imagination into a career as an author. After marrying and becoming a full time mom to three sons, Jen launched her career with the award winning Samantha Shaw Mystery Series and other romantic mysteries under the name Jennifer Apodaca. Later, she took the name Jennifer Lyon, combined her love of witches, alpha males and sizzling romance into another award winning series, the Wing Slayer Hunters.

Jennifer has several new releases coming out this year. THE PROPOSITION, the first book in her new Plus One Chronicles was just released on February 24 and following later in the year will be Book Two: POSSESSION - Coming 5/28/13 and Book Three: OBSESSION - Coming 9/24/13.

Writing under Jennifer Apodaca she will be releasing the first book in her Once A Marine series, titled THE BABY BARGAIN which will be out in March 2013 from Entangled Publishing in their Indulgence line.

Places to find Jennifer:

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Guest Post with Maggie Robinson and Giveaway

Today I am happy to welcome back to the blog, author Maggie Robinson. Maggie is celebrating the release of Captain Durant's Countess, book 2 in her The London List series. Maggie has stopped by to chat and share some info on her her book. Please give her a warm welcome.

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.

Places to find Maggie:
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Guest Post with Author Stephanie Draven

Today I would like to welcome back to the blog, author Stephanie Draven. Stephanie is celebrating the release of her book It Stings So Sweet and has stopped by to chat. Please give Stephanie a warm welcome.

STEPHANIE DRAVEN is a bestselling, award-winning and RITA-nominated author of historical, paranormal, and contemporary romance. Her newest project, IT STINGS SO SWEET is a collection of 1920s historical erotic romances that celebrate sex, women, and the Jazz Age. Her most recent novel with Entangled Publishing, IN BED WITH THE OPPOSITION, is a mix of humor and sex-appeal set against the backdrop of a zany political campaign inspired by the career of Baltimore legend William Donald Schaefer. Both novels are fun departures from her more serious Greek mythology-inspired series for Harlequin's Nocturne line, the debut novel of which was nominated by Romantic Times for Best First Series. The series has earned critical praise for its originality and awareness of social issues and garnered the 2012 SWIRL award for excellence in multi-cultural romance literature as well as the CataRomance's Reviewers Choice Award. Writing historical fiction about Cleopatra’s daughter as Stephanie Dray, she won the Golden Leaf Award for SONG OF THE NILE. Stephanie is currently a denizen of Baltimore, that city of ravens and purple night skies. She lives there with her favorite nocturnal creatures–three scheming cats and a deliciously wicked husband. And when she is not busy with dark domestic rituals, she writes her books.

Places to find Stephanie:
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Monday, February 25, 2013

Guest Post with Author Máire Claremont and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome back to the blog, author, Máire Claremont. Máire is celebrating the recent release of her book The Dark Lady and has stopped by to tell us why she adores Victorian romance. Please give Máire a warm welcome.

2011 Golden Heart winner Máire Claremont first fell in love with Mr. Rochester, not Mr. Darcy. Drawn to his dark snark, she longed to find a tortured hero of her own… until she realized the ramifications of Mr. Rochester locking his frst wife up in his attic. Discovering the errors of her ways, Máire now looks for a real-life Darcy and creates deliciously dark heroes on the page. Oh, and she wants everyone to know her name is pronounced Moira. Her parents just had to give her an Irish Gaelic name.

Places to find Máire:

Guest Post with Author Ella Dane and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome author Ella Dane to RFTC. Ella is celebrating the recent release of Holding Out for a Hero and has stopped by to chat. Please give Ella a warm welcome.

Winning a creative writing contest in grade school was just the beginning of Ella’s foray into the wonderful world of writing. After several years of technical writing for power utilities and project finance, Ella moved to penning articles for sports and music magazines before returning to her creative writing roots. Ella believes everyone deserves to fall in love, and from contemporary to paranormal, even the most conflicted and damaged hearts find their other half in her stories. Because what’s life without a happy ending!

Places to find Ella:

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Guest Post with Author Erica Hayes and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome author Erica Hayes to RFTC. Erica is celebrating the release of her book Revelation and has stopped by to chat. Please give Erica a warm welcome.

Erica Hayes was a law student, an air force officer, an editorial assistant and a musician, before finally landing her dream job: fantasy and romance writer.

She writes dark paranormal and urban fantasy romance, and her books feature tough, smart heroines and colourful heroes with dark secrets.

She hails from Australia, where she drifts from city to city, leaving a trail of chaos behind her. Currently, she's terrorizing the wilds of Northumberland.

Places to find Erica:

Feature and Giveaway: Rebecca's Lost Journals Volume 2 by Lisa Renee Jones

In the second sultry e-short of excerpts from Rebecca’s Lost Journals, Rebecca is faced with a contract to be a submissive that she doesn’t want to sign—and her would-be Master has unusual methods of convincing her…

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