Saturday, May 4, 2013

Guest Post with Author Annie Nicholas and Giveaway

Today we would like to welcome back to the blog author, Annie Nicholas. Annie is celebrating the release of Prima, book 6 in her Vanguard series. Annie has stopped by to chat, please give her a warm welcome.

Annie Nicholas hibernates in the rural, green mountains of Vermont, where she dreams of different worlds, heroes, and heroines. When spring arrives the stories pour from her, in hopes to share them with the masses one day.

Mother, daughter, wife are some of the hats she happily wears while trudging after her cubs through the hills and dales. The four seasons an inspiration and muse.

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Guest Post with Author Rebecca Rogers Maher and Giveaway

Today we would like to welcome back to the blog author, Rebecca Rogers Maher. Rebecca is celebrating the release of Hurricane Lily and has stopped by to chat. Please give Rebecca a warm welcome.

Rebecca Rogers Maher writes contemporary romance novels about real women. She’s a Vassar graduate, a former community organizer and Brooklyn public school teacher, and a mother to two insanely sweet boys. Rebecca likes bold stories with strong, flawed heroines. She believes messed-up ladies deserve happy endings too, as well as lots of hot sex with genuinely kind men. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her hot, kind husband and their children.

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Friday, May 3, 2013

Feature and Giveaway: Hitched by Erin Nichols

And she thought the bridesmaids dresses were her biggest problem...

Allison Ralston would rather be anywhere other than this wedding. Even if the wedding is hers. Especially since the wedding is hers.

But Allie's determined to restore her family's happiness, and if tying the knot with longtime family friend, Josh Brewster, is the way to do it, then she'll walk down that aisle, toss that bouquet and drink that champagne.

Oh, she'll definitely drink the champagne.

There’s only one thing that could get Gavin Montgomery back to Promise Harbor. And she’s about to say I do to another man. Now he’s back to claim what’s his—even if he has to do it in the middle of her wedding.

Allie is shocked—and okay, a little turned on—when Gavin literally sweeps her off her feet. Safe in his arms, she succumbs to fatigue, stress, and yes, the champagne, only to wake up in his bed. In Alaska.

Now that he’s put four thousand miles between Allie and all her responsibilities, Gavin’s determined to show her that they can make a life together. If he has his way, the next wedding Allie will be planning will be theirs.

Warning: Contains a guy so in love he’s willing to break up the wedding of the season, a bride who just needs to get to, well, anywhere else, and enough hot sex to take them from New England to Alaska and back again.

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Interview with Author Gabrielle Bissett and Giveaway

Today we at RFTC are happy to welcome back author, Gabrielle Bissett. Gabrielle is gearing up for  the release of her book Blood Prophecy and has stopped by to answer a few questions. Please give Gabrielle 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.

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Interview with Author Rebecca Zanetti and Giveaway

Today we would like to welcome author Rebecca Zanetti to RFTC. Rebecca is celebrating the recent release of her book Against the Wall and has stopped by to answer a few questions. Please give Rebecca a warm welcome.

USA Today Bestselling Author Rebecca Zanetti has worked as an art curator, Senate aide, lawyer, college professor, and a hearing examiner - only to culminate it all in stories about Alpha males and the women who claim them. She writes dark paranormals, romantic suspense, and sexy contemporary romances.

Growing up amid the glorious backdrops and winter wonderlands of the Pacific Northwest has given Rebecca fantastic scenery and adventures to weave into her stories. She resides in the wild north with her husband, children, and extended family who inspire her every day--or at the very least give her plenty of characters to write about.

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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Guest Post with Author Michelle Smart and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome author Michelle Smart to RFTC. Michelle is celebrating the recent release of her book Tempted by Trouble and has stopped by to share her favorite book boyfriend. Please give Michelle a warm welcome.

Michelle's love affair with books began as a baby when, according to her mum, she would throw her teddies out of the cot and cuddle with books instead. This love of all things wordy has never left her. A voracious reader, her tastes cross all genres. Her first experience with romance was as a child devouring copious amount of fairy tales. As her reading tastes evolved, she discovered something special--a book has the capacity to make her heart beat as if falling in love the first time.

When not reading or pretending to do the housework, Michelle loves nothing more than creating worlds of her own featuring handsome heroes and the sparkly, feisty women who refuse to take crap from them. She hopes her books can make her readers’ hearts beat a little faster, too.

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Interview with Author Amanda Scott and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome author Amanda Scott to RFTC. Amanda has stopped by to answer a few questions. Please give Amanda a warm welcome.

A fourth-generation Californian of Scottish descent, Amanda Scott is the author of more than fifty romantic novels, many of which appeared on the USA Today bestseller list. Her Scottish heritage and love of history (she received undergraduate and graduate degrees in history at Mills College and California State University, San Jose, respectively) inspired her to write historical fiction. Credited by Library Journal with starting the Scottish romance subgenre, Scott has also won acclaim for her sparkling Regency romances. She is the recipient of the Romance Writers of America’s RITA Award (for Lord Abberley’s Nemesis, 1986) and the RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Award. She lives in central California with her husband.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Guest Post with Author Lorraine Heath and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome back to RFTC author Lorraine Heath. Lorraine is celebrating the release of Lord of Wicked Intentions, book 3 in her Lost Lords of Pembrook series and has stopped by to share an interview with Lord Rafe Easton. Please give Lorraine and Lord Easton a warm welcome. 

New York Times bestselling author Lorraine Heath always dreamed of being a writer. After graduating from the University of Texas, she wrote training manuals, press releases for a publicist, articles, and computer code, but something was always missing. In 1990, she read a romance novel and became not only hooked on the genre, but quickly realized what her writing lacked: rebels, scoundrels, and rogues. She's been writing about them ever since.

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Interview with Author Nina Rowan and Giveaway

I would like to welcome author Nina Rowan to RFTC. Nina is celebrating the release of her newest book, A Passion for Pleasure and has stopped by to answer a few questions. Please give Nina a warm welcome.

Originally from California, Nina Rowan holds a PhD in Art History from McGill University, Montreal, with a specialization in 19th century French and Russian art. She began writing when she was an undergraduate at UCLA and lived a dual life as a student and a pseudonymous erotica author. She has studied Indian and Southeast Asian art and film, worked as a curatorial assistant at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and traveled in India and Europe.

A librarian-at-heart, she also holds an MA in Library and Information Sciences, a course of study that renewed a deep-seated interest in folklore and fairy tales. In addition to being an eternal student, or likely because of it, Nina possesses an abiding love for research that involves dusty, old books. She also thinks popcorn should be one of the four food groups. She lives in Wisconsin with her atmospheric scientist husband and two children.

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Guest Post with Author Hayson Manning and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome to RFTC author Hayson Manning. Hayson is celebrating the recent release of her book, Wife in Name Only and has stopped by to chat. Please give Hayson a warm welcome.

Hayson Manning's debut release, Wife in Name Only with Entangled Publishing, is available now. She lives in Southern California with her lovely sloth children, infuriating but much loved shoe-dropping husband, a tubby opinionated cat (as if a cat never doesn't have an opinion). There will often be a foster dog parked on the couch waiting for their forever home. She loves to read, cry watching Antiques Roadshow and is an expert at finding new and inventive ways to avoid exercise.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Spring Fling Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Spring Fling Giveaway Hop. This hop was organized by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Eve's Fan Garden and will run from May 1-7. Please note, that my giveaways will be for US entries only.

Up for grabs:

Guest Review: Rush by Maya Banks

I have to admit that Maya Banks has basically been an auto-buy for me since the first book of hers that I read. Over the last few years I have devoured pretty much anything with her name on it. That being said, I was a little skeptical about starting Rush. At first glance this book sounds like so many others that have been popular recently. Sexy mysterious billionaire with a troubled past secretly in love with his best friend's little sister decides that it is time to pursue a relationship with her. He has extreme tastes and insists on contracts with all his lovers in order to protect himself. However I quickly found that although the basics might sound like other stories, Gabe and Mia were different. They drew me in and kept me so interested that I didn't want to put the book down. I loved that they had known each other for years and the attraction had so long to intensify. They both wanted each other despite the many obstacles that were in the way and the waiting definitely paid off.

Gabe is a sexy and intense alpha who has always needed to be in control. He is wounded from a marriage that ended so badly, that he begins every relationship after with a contract to ensure that he is never hurt again. Gabe becomes very protective of Mia and will do anything to have her and take care of her. Including risk his business and friendship with Jace, his best friend who also happens to be Mia's older brother.

I really liked Mia. I found that she was fun and was not afraid to stand up to her brother Jace and Gabe when needed. I felt like she was a wonderful fit for Gabe and she really helped him to get over his past. I loved that she put her love for Gabe first and was able to overcome some pretty rough stuff.

There were a few moments in this book that I felt could have gone differently, but overall it was a pretty great start to the trilogy. The author has done a great job of setting up the series for the next two books about Jace and their other best friend Ash. I can't wait to read these books and see where she takes these guys!

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My Favorite Book Boyfriend with Anna Campbell and Giveaway

Australian ANNA CAMPBELL has written seven multi award-winning historical romances for Grand Central Publishing and Avon HarperCollins. Her next full-length release is A RAKE’S MIDNIGHT KISS (Book 2 in the Sons of Sin series) which is out 27th August, 2013.

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Monday, April 29, 2013

ARC Review: A Passion for Pleasure by Nina Rowan

A Passion for Pleasure is Nina Rowan's second book in the Daring Hearts series. I somehow missed the opportunity to read her debut novel (A Study in Seduction), but I am glad to have read this one. Rowan is a talented writer who has created an intriguing story with a considerable amount of drama and suspense.

Clara Winter is a young widow living with her eccentric uncle who creates automata, self­operating machines. Her dead husband left custody of her son to her father who won't let Clara see him. Sebastian Hall, a brilliant pianist and Clara's piano teacher for years before, appears on a mission for his brother. He is a lost soul, having recently developed a disability with his hand. Sebastian and Clara make a bargain to marry as a way to help each other. There are many interconnected subplots that must be untangled as Sebastian and Clara work their way toward love.

I truly enjoyed reading A Passion for Pleasure. The characters were authentic and had a great deal of depth. Issues of forgiveness, family loyalty, and finding a new purpose in life were intertwined with intrigue and mystery. The story line was a bit complicated, but not overly so. Some of the characters were introduced in the first book, but it is not necessary to have read it to understand this one. I look forward to reading the upcoming books about the Hall family. A very solid, well written historical romance.

**ARC provided by NetGalley**

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My Favorite Book Boyfriend with Laura Kaye and Giveaway

Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author a dozen books in contemporary and paranormal romance. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

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Sunday, April 28, 2013

My Favorite Book Boyfriend with Theresa Romain and Giveaway

Historical romance author Theresa Romain pursued an impractical education that allowed her to read everything she could get her hands on. She then worked for universities and libraries, where she got to read even more. Eventually she started writing, too. She lives with her family in the Midwest, where she is working on her next book. This September, she’ll begin a new historical romance trilogy with IT TAKES TWO TO TANGLE. In October, her third holiday historical romance—SEASON FOR SCANDAL—will be released.

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