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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Weekly Winners

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

Her New Worst Enemy by Christy McKellen

A Most Improper Rumor by Emma Wildes

Sultry With a Twist by Macy Beckett

Book of Choice from Jess Michaels

A Little Bit Cupid by Jennifer Shirk

Swag pack from CJ Ellisson

Vanilla On Top by CJ Ellisson

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

Interview with Author Liz Carlyle and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome to RFTC author, Liz Carlyle. Liz is celebrating the recent release of her book A Bride by Moonlight and has stopped by to answer a few questions. Please give Liz a warm welcome.

A lifelong Anglophile, Liz Carlyle cut her teeth reading gothic novels under the bedcovers by flashlight. She is the author of over twenty historical romances, including several New York Times bestsellers. Liz travels incessantly, ever in search of the perfect setting for her next book. Along with her genuine romance-hero husband and four very fine felines, she makes her home in North Carolina.

Places to find Liz:

Guest Post with Author Dixie Lee Brown and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome to RFTC author, Dixie Lee Brown. Dixie is celebrating the release of her book All or Nothing and has stopped by to chat. Please give Dixie a warm welcome.

Dixie has been writing stories for years, filing away ideas and first drafts of manuscripts in every spare closet and drawer. Then she decided she wanted to write more than anything in the world, pulled out one of those story ideas and got serious!

Her romantic suspense novels are great for curling up in the evening and losing yourself in the story. Dixie’s recently completed novel, All or Nothing, placed 3rd in the romantic suspense category of the 2011 TARA (Tampa Area Romance Authors) Contest. Currently, she is working on a new novel - If I Were You.

Dixie moved from Montana to a small town in Central Oregon in 1972, married and raised two daughters. Today her three small dogs spend time laying at her feet as she works on another novel.

Places to find Dixie:

Friday, March 15, 2013

Guest Post with Author Julie Bale and Giveaway

Today I am so freaking excited to welcome author Julie Bale to RFTC. Words cannot express just how much I love this chick and her book The Stillness of You. Seriously, you guys gotta read this book, so damn good! Julie has stopped by today to chat about what makes a great book boyfriend. Please give Julie a warm welcome.

Julie Bale fell in love with book boyfriends when she was twelve. She decided that when she was a grownup she would write her own book boyfriends. So that’s what she does.

When Julie isn’t writing she’s busy looking after a family that includes a couple of kids, her husband and a dog who is prettier than some people she knows, and a cat who thinks he’s human.

She loves The Walking Dead, Pretty Little Liars, The Foo Fighters, Vampire Diaries, The Fray, and The Gilmore Girls. And when she has time, she loves to kick back and read yummy romances with hot guys and girls who are cool enough to hang out with.

Places to find Julie:

Guest Post with Author Marisa Cleveland and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome to RFTC author, Marisa Cleveland. Marisa is celebrating the recent release of her novella, The Valentine Challenge and has stopped by to share her top 10 words of inspiration. First, lets get to know Marisa a little.

Marisa Cleveland loves to laugh, hates to cry, and does both often. As a writer, she writes. Every day. If she couldn’t express herself through writing, music, and dance, she would die. Perhaps because she married her best friend, her adult romance novels focus on playfully naughty relationships developed through friendship and family-oriented values. She believes romance novels are the perfect “how to” books, because no matter the obstacles, the characters keep working toward their happily ever after.

Places to find Marisa:

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Guest Post with Author Tracy March and Giveaway

Today I am so happy to welcome the super awesome and super nice Tracy March to RFTC. Tracy is celebrating the release of her debut book, The Practice Proposal and has stopped by to share some hottie baseball players pics! Please give Tracy a very warm welcome!!

Award-winning author Tracy March writes romantic thrillers influenced by her career in the pharmaceutical field, and her interest in science and politics. She also writes lighthearted romances inspired by her real-life happily ever after.

Always up for travel and adventure, Tracy has flown in a stunt plane, snowmobiled on the Continental Divide, ziplined in the Swiss Alps, and been chased by a bull in the mountains of St. Lucia. She loves Nationals baseball, Saturday date nights, and Dairy Queen Blizzards—and rarely goes a day without Diet Coke and Cheez-Its.

Tracy lives in Yorktown, Virginia, with her superhero husband who works for NASA. They recently spent two years living in Washington D.C., and enjoy visiting often—especially when the Nats are in town.

Places to find Tracy: 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Interview with Author Sarah Gilman and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome back to RFTC, author Sarah Gilman. Sarah is currently on tour celebrating the re-release of Out in Blue and has stopped by to answer a few questions. Please give Sarah a warm welcome.

Sarah Gilman started her first novel in third grade. She never finished that story, but never gave up the dream. Her fascination with wings also began at that age, when images of the ancient Egyptian goddess Isis captured her imagination and never let go. Now a paranormal romance writer, she employs her love of writing to bring the allure of winged creatures to the pages of her novels. Sarah lives in Vermont with her supportive husband and two spoiled cats.

Places to find Sarah:

Guest Post with Author Gabrielle Bissett

Today I would like to welcome back to RFTC author, Gabrielle Bissett. With the release of Blood Prophecy just around the corner, Gabrielle has stopped by to chat and she's brought along a friend. Please give Gabrielle and Thane a warm welcome.

Gabrielle Bisset spends her days teaching college students American and European history, but by night she's an erotic romance author. Her first book, Stolen Destiny, was released by Siren Publishing in June 2011, and since then she's released the novellas of The Victorian Erotic Romance Trilogy--Vampire Dreams, Love's Master, and Masquerade--in addition to Destiny Redeemed. In December 2011, she released Blood Avenged, the first book in the Sons of Navarus series about eight vampires who must protect their world against an enemy that travels among their kind. She lives in Pennsylvania with her teenage son and a herd of pets.

Places to find Gabrielle:
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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Review: The Stillness of You by Julie Bale

There are just not enough words to express the amount of love that I have for The Stillness of You. This is definitely one of my favorite books that I've read in awhile, it's was just so damn good. I loved that The Stillness of You evoked so many different feelings in me. This is definitely not a fluff read. It's raw and gritty and at times very sexy.

When I met Georgia I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about her. She has an edge to her and knowing her background and where she has come from she could have quickly become a cookie cutout of bored rich girl. That definitely was not the case at all. This girl had me in knots and on the verge of tears throughout the story. She's not predictable and I found myself wishing and hoping that things would turn around for her. That she would get better and get her HEA with Ben. Oh how she broke my heart at times. I liked that we were able to see growth from her. It's not overnight and it's not a pretty road, but we are able to see a bit of light at the end of the tunnel for her.

As for Ben...there are just no words for him. I LOVED him. Seriously. He was such a good match for Georgia. Ben is good and sexy and knows what he wants and what he wants is Georgia. But it's not just physical for him. He wants to know her and find out what she's all about. I love that he is willing to do anything and everything for Georgia. Yet, he's is own person. Ben is no pushover, he just knows what he wants and isn't afraid to go after it.

I seriously loved these two and the chemistry between them is off the charts. From their first meeting you know that things are going to be heavy between them. They just meshed so well together. Yet the road to their HEA isn't paved in gold and it's not an easy journey. They both struggle throughout the book in trying to make things work out. I personally, loved the way things turn out.

**Copy provided by Author**

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Guest Post with Author Shana Galen and Giveaway

Today I am once again super excited to welcome one of my most favorite people, author Shana Galen. Shana is celebrating the recent release of If You Give a Rake a Ruby, book 2 in her Jewels of Ton series and she has stopped by to chat with us all. Please give Shana a warm welcome!

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.

Places to find Shana:

Monday, March 11, 2013

Interview with Author KC Klein and Giveaway

Today I am so happy to welcome to RFTC author, KC Klein. Last fall I came across KC's book Texas Wide Open and it blew me away. Seriously, it was so freaking good and it left me an emotional wreck but in such a good way. I admit I kind of stalked her for awhile because I was afraid to approach her because I was afraid I would go total fangirl on her. But once I finally worked up the nerve to say hi, I just knew I had to have her come by the blog to chat. So please give KC a super warm welcome. =)

KC Klein has lived most of her life with her head in the clouds and her nose buried in a book. She did stop reading long enough to make a home with a real life hero, her husband, for over sixteen years. A mother of two children, she spends her time slaying dragons, saving princesses, and championing the belief in the happily-ever-after. Her debut novel, Dark Future, is a finalist in the 2012 Prism contest and has been honored with a reviewer’s choice award. Her other titles include a science fiction romance anthology, Hotter on the Edge, and a new contemporary romance, Texas Wide Open. KC loves to hear from readers and can be found desperately pounding away on her laptop in yoga pants and leopard slippers or more conveniently at

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Guest Post with Author Darynda Jones and Giveaway

Today I am happy to welcome back to RFTC the ultra fantabulous Darynda Jones. I cannot express enough how much I lurve Darynda. Seriously, she's awesome! Darynda is celebrating the release of Death, Doom and Detention and has stopped by to chat about the differences between writing in Adult and YA. Please give Darynda a warm welcome!

NYTimes and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work, including a prestigious Golden Heart®, a Rebecca, two Hold Medallions, a RITA ®, and a Daphne du Maurier, and she has received stellar reviews from dozens of publications including starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, and the Library Journal. As a born storyteller, Darynda grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike, and she is ever so grateful for the opportunity to carry on that tradition. She currently has two series with St. Martin’s Press: The Charley Davidson Series and the Darklight Trilogy. She lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband of almost 30 years and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys.

Places to find Darynda:

Guest Post with Author Aubrie Dionne and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome back to RFTC author, Aurbie Dionne. Aubrie is celebrating the recent release of her book, Playing The Maestro and has stopped by to chat. Please give Aubrie a warm welcome.

Aubrie Dionne is an author and flutist in New England. Her writings have appeared in Mindflights, Niteblade, Silver Blade, Emerald Tales, Hazard Cat, Moon Drenched Fables, A Fly in Amber, and Aurora Wolf. Her books are published by Entangled Publishing, Lyrical Press, and Gypsy Shadow Publishing. She recently signed her YA sci fi novel with Inkspell Publishing titled: Colonization: Paradise Reclaimed, which will release in October 2012. When she's not writing, Aubrie teaches flute and plays in orchestras. She's a big Star Trek TNG fan, as well as Star Wars and Serenity.

Places to find Aubrie:
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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Interview with Author Kathryn Quick and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome author Kathryn Quick to RFTC. Kathryn is currently on tour promoting the recent release of her book, Ineligible Bachelor and has stopped by to answer a few questions. Please give Kathryn a warm welcome.

Born long ago in a place not so far away, Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, Kathryn Quick has been writing since the Sisters in St. Casmir’s Grammar School gave her the ruled yellow paper and a number two pencil.  She writes contemporary and career romances, romantic comedies, historical romances
as well as urban fantasy.

She has been a member of New Jersey Romance Writers and Romance Writers of America since 1990 and considers it an honor to have been NJRW President in 1992 and 2001.  She is one of the founding members of Liberty States Fiction Writers, a multi-genre writers’ organizations dedicated to furthering the craft of writing and helping aspiring writers move onto publication.

Kathye originally wanted to be President of the United States or an Organic Chemist, but somehow life got in the way and she got married right out of high school and had a set of twins two years later.  The Presidency seemed out of reach and night school to get her Ph.D. to create new molecule that would ultimately result in the betterment of humankind seemed a little time consuming while trying to raise twins, so she decided to write instead.

In her "other" life, Kathye is married to her real-life hero Donald and has three grown sons all having adventures of their own and three “bonus” grandchildren.  She is a die-hard New Jersey Devils fan and works for Somerset County government (as close as she could get to the White House) and is plotting a novel about a new molecule that will ultimately result in the betterment of humankind.

Places to find Kathryn:

Guest Post with Author Victoria Vane and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome back to RFTC author, Victoria Vane. Victoria is celebrating the recent release of her book Treacherous Temptations, and has stopped by to chat. Please give Victoria a warm welcome.

A lover of history and deeply romantic stories, Victoria combines these elements to craft romantic historical novels and novellas for a mature reading audience. Her writing influences are Georgette Heyer for fabulous witty dialogue and over the top characters, Robin Schone, Sylvia Day, and Charlotte Featherstone for beautifully crafted prose in stories with deep sensuality, and Lila DiPasqua for creative vision in melding history with eroticism. Ms. Vane also writes award nominated romantic historical fiction as Emery Lee.

Places to find Victoria: 
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