Saturday, March 9, 2013

Weekly Winners

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

The Dark Lady by Maire Claremont

Lori T
Holding Out For a Hero by Ella Dane

Book of Choice from Maggie Robinson

Stone Cold Revenge by Jess McCallan

Theresa E
The Proposition by Jennifer Lyon

Amber L
Sweet Surrender by Cheryl Holt

Angelfire by Hanna Peach

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

Feature and Giveaway: Vanilla On Top by CJ Ellisson

Discover your inner bad girl, and set her free…

Heather Pierce is done being a wallflower, both personally and professionally. Desperate to live a different life for one night, she attends a speed dating event. Maybe here, anonymous unless she chooses otherwise, she can become someone new. When a man way out of her league sits across from her, Heather gathers her courage and takes charge of what she wants, secretly fearing he won’t desire the real person she’s desperate to hide.

Top acquisitions officer and international playboy Tony Carmine is about to close the biggest deal of his career. But then he meets Heather at a speed dating event…and discovers losing control may be exactly what he needs. Her blossoming sensuality occupies his every thought, consuming him with the need to possess the most intriguing lover he’s ever encountered—until he walks into the boardroom and sees Heather on the other side of the negotiating table.

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ARC Review: Vanilla on Top by CJ Ellisson

I really enjoyed this book but I will be honest and say that I had a few issues towards the beginning of the story. I had a hard time connecting with the Heather(heroine) and I thought that some of her antics were a bit out of character for her.

Heather is a modern day wallflower. She feels unattractive and as if people walk all over her. Tired of her dreary life, she decides to make a change. While at a speed dating event it just clicks that she can be anyone she wants so why not try it out at the speed dating event. When an attractive guy sits down at her table and proceeds to ignore her by talking on his phone, she's had enough. She proceeds to yell at him and tell him about how rude he is being.

Tony is used to doing and getting whatever he wants no questions asked. So when the woman sitting across from him at the speed dating event tells Tony to get off his phone, he finds himself intrigued. Usually Tony is the one in charge but there is something about Heather that he is finding irresistible. After a steamy encounter between the two, Tony is left wanting more. He can't stop thinking about her and he is bound to do everything in his power to find her and convince her to give him a chance.

I won't lie, the relationship between Heather and Tony is HOT! Seriously. These two have so much chemistry together and the sparks are just off the charts. I like that when they are together it's unpredictable, yet they bring out the best in one another.  Heather comes into her own in this book and realizes that she is sexy and I really enjoyed that. I also like that at different points in the book both Tony and Heather took the reigns when it came to the bedroom. To me, it made their relationship feel more real and true.

For me, once I got past the first few chapters and the way I felt about Heather this book just blossomed. I didn't want to put it down and I just love the direction it took. I liked that Heather is a normal person who is coming into her own, and it was great to see how everyone around Heather reacts to her transformation.

This was really a great book and I highly recommend it. I will definitely be picking up more books from CJ Ellisson. If they are half as good as Vanilla on Top was, I know I'm in for a good time.

**ARC copy provided by Entangled Publishing**

Purchase: | Amazon | Barnes & Noble |

Guest Post with Author Kaylea Cross and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome author Kaylea Cross to RFTC. Kaylea is celebrating the release of her book  Tactical Strike and has stopped by to chat. Please give Kaylea a warm welcome.

Kaylea Cross is an award winning author of edge-of-your-seat romantic suspense. A Registered Massage Therapist, Kaylea is an avid gardener, artist, Civil War buff, Special Ops aficionado, belly dancer and former nationally-carded softball pitcher. She lives in Vancouver, BC with her husband.

Places to find Kaylea:

Friday, March 8, 2013

Guest Post with Author Jennifer Shirk and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome back author Jennifer Shirk to RFTC. Jennifer is celebrating the recent release of A Little Bit Cupid 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.

Places to find Jennifer:

Guest Post with Author Tara Sue Me

Today I would like to welcome author Tara Sue Me to RFTC. Tara along with a few of the characters from The Submissive have stopped by to chat. Please give them all a warm welcome.

Tara Sue Me wrote her first novel at the age of twelve. It would be twenty years before she picked up her pen to write the second.

After completing several traditional romances, she decided to try her hand at something spicier and started The Submissive. What began as a writing exercise quickly took on a life of its own. An avid reader of all types of fiction, she soon discovered she enjoyed writing a variety as well.

Tara lives in the Southeastern United States with her family, two dogs, and a cat.

Places to find Tara Sue: 
| Site | Facebook | Twitter

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Interview with Author Maggi Andersen and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome author Maggi Andersen to RFTC. Maggi is currently on tour promoting her book, A Baron in Her Bed and has stopped by to answer a few questions. Please give Maggi a warm welcome.

Maggi Andersen and her lawyer husband are empty nesters, living in the countryside outside Sydney with their cat and the demanding wildlife. Parrots demand seed, possums fruit, ducks swim in the stream at the bottom of the garden, and the neighbours chickens roam their yard providing wonderful eggs. She began writing adventure stories at age eight. Three children, a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Arts in Creative Writing degree later, her novels are still filled with adventure and suspense, but are also passionate romances. Georgette Heyer among others, brought inspiration to her seductive Regencies and she also writes darker, Victorian novels, contemporary romantic suspense and young adult.

She supports the RSPCA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to animals) and animals often feature in her books.

Places to find Maggi:

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Reviewers Wanted

Do you like to read romance? Do you like sharing your thoughts with others? Do you like FREE books?

If you answered YES! to any of the questions above, then we are looking for you! RFTC is currently on the lookout for readers who like to read romance and are willing to share their thoughts and opinions with others. All sub genres of romance welcome and there is no limit to how many books you review each month. Whether it's one book or ten, the choice is yours.

The majority of books I receive here at RFTC come in eBook format, so please keep that in mind when submitting your info. Any books that you choose to review are yours to keep.

If you are interested in becoming a reviewer, please fill out the form below or click on this link.


Guest Post with Jess Michaels and Giveaway

Today I am happy to welcome back to RFTC not only one of my most favorite authors but one of my most favorite people, author Jess Michaels. Jess is celebrating the release of Her Perfect Match, book 3 in the Mistress Matchmaker series and has stopped by to chat. Please give Jess a warm welcome.

Jess Michaels began writing full-time in 1999 after being encouraged by her husband to follow her dream. In 2003, she sold her first novella to Red Sage Press, an erotic historical romance about an Egyptian tomb and a very sexy curse. Since then she has published (or has contracted to publish by the end of 2013) 37 novels and novellas under three different pen names with several major publishers, small presses and via self-publishing. Her erotic historical romances have been national bestsellers and won awards from booksellers and readers.

In 2011, she and her husband moved to Tucson, AZ. There she enjoys hiking in the beautiful desert, spending time with her nephews, designing jewelry (which you can buy here), reading and spending time with her awesome husband and cats.

Places to find Jess: 
| Site | Facebook | Twitter

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Interview with Author Macy Beckett and Giveaway

Today I am super excited and happy to welcome back to RFTC, author Macy Beckett. Macy is super awesome and it's because of her Sultry Springs series that I have become such a fan of contemporary romance. They are just so freaking good! With today being the release day for A Shot of Sultry I just knew I had to have Macy come by to chat. Please you all, give Macy a very warm welcome!

Macy Beckett writes hot and humorous romance set in Sultry Springs, Texas: where first loves find second chances. Her debut novel, SULTRY WITH A TWIST, released in October, and book two, A SHOT OF SULTRY, is now available in stores and online. A third Sultry Springs novel will release in August. Additionally, Macy writes young adult science fiction under the name Melissa Landers. You can learn more about her books—for adults and teens—on her website.

Places to find Macy:
Site | Facebook | Twitter |

Monday, March 4, 2013

Feature and Giveaway: A Most Improper Rumor by Emma Wildes

What is society to do when the diamonds of the first water are caught in compromising situations, one after the other? Can the young ladies survive the season with their reputations intact…or will the scandalous whispers surrounding them bring about the ultimate ruination?

Once the toast of the ton, Lady Angelina DeBrooke is no longer known just for her exquisite beauty, but more for her notorious marriages. Dubbed the Dark Angel, she has fallen in love for the first time and wishes to marry, but fears finding herself a widow for the third time. With two poisoned husbands and a cloud of suspicion hanging over her head, she turns to the only man in England who might help her…

Benjamin Wallace, Lord Heathton, isn’t interested in playing detective again, but when Lady DeBrooke approaches him in a quest to clear her name, he finds the challenge irresistible. Her second husband was an old friend, and when he takes a closer look, he catches the scent of a foe he has hunted before—and knows this is his chance to finally trap the elusive prey...

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

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Guest Post with Author Christy McKellen and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome author Christy McKellen to RFTC. Christy is celebrating the release of her book Her New Worst Enemy and has stopped by to chat. Please give Christy a warm welcome.

Formerly a Video and Radio Producer, Christy now spends her time as either a slave to her children or her muse. When she’s not writing spicy romance, she can be found stomping around the South West of England, glomming her to-be-read pile or escaping from real life with her rather delicious husband.

Places to find Christy: