Saturday, May 11, 2013

Weekly Winners

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

Lisa K
Bag of Swag (Spring Fling Hop)

Cassie P
Life Drawing for Beginners (Spring Fling Hop)

Michelle K
Tsunami Blue (Spring Fling Hop)

Nicole K
The Seventh Victim (Spring Fling Hop)

Kristie A
Be My Texas Valentine (Spring Fling Hop)

Sebella Blue
My Dangerous Pleasure (Spring Fling Hop)

Kt Amanda
Devil's Bargain (Spring Fling Hop)

Chris Bails
The Legend of Michael (Spring Fling Hop)

Touch of a Thief (Spring Fling Hop)

Wife in Name Only by Hayson Manning

A Passion for Pleasure by Nina Rowan

Lost Lords of Pembrook series by Lorraine Heath

Jolene A
Book of Choice from Amanda Scott

Jolena A
Tempted by Trouble by Michelle Smart

Cathy P
Against the Wall swag pack from Rebecca Zanetti

Hurricane Lily soundtrack from Rebecca Rogers Maher

Prima by Annie Nichols

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

Interview with Author Katee Robert and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome author Katee Robert to RFTC. Katee has stopped by to answer a few question, please give her a warm welcome.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Katee Robert, learned to tell stories at her grandpa’s knee. Her favorites then were the rather epic adventures of The Three Bears, but at age twelve she discovered romance novels and never looked back.

Though she dabbled in writing, life got in the way—as it often does—and she spent a few years traveling, living in both Philadelphia and Germany. In between traveling and raising her two wee ones, she had the crazy idea that she’d like to write a book and try to get published.

Her first novel was an epic fantasy that, God willing, will never see the light of day. From there, she dabbled in YA and horror, before finally finding speculative romance. Because, really, who wouldn’t want to write entire books about the smoking-hot relationships between two people?

She now spends her time—when not lost in Far Reach worlds—playing imaginary games with her wee ones, writing, ogling men, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.

Places to find Katee:

Guest Post with Author Anne Lange and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome author Anne Lange to RFTC. Anne is currently on tour for her book, Worth the Risk and has stopped by to chat about characters. Please give Anne a warm welcome.

Anne Lange grew up with a love of reading. In fact, if you take a close look, she’s got a book with her where ever she goes, and will usually sneak in at least a chapter or ten whenever she can spare a few minutes. She reads many genres of fiction, but prefers to write sexy romance with attractive men, strong females, and always a happily ever after.

While embarking on a career as a romance author, Anne juggles a full time job and a family. She grew up in Southern Ontario (Canada), but now makes her home in Eastern Ontario where she lives with her husband and three children, and Rocky the bearded dragon.

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Friday, May 10, 2013

My Favorite Book Boyfriend Event Winners

There are many winners to announce but before I do so, I just wanted to take the time and say a SUPER BIG THANK YOU to each and every author that helped me celebrate my 2nd blogoversary. I had a blast hosting you all and seeing just who you would pick as your favorite book boyfriend. I can't thank you enough for all of the support you have all shown me and it's such a pleasure to know you all and we here at RFTC love having you. You all rock my socks and again THANK YOU!!!

One other thank you I wanted to give is to all of you awesome people that visit RFTC. When I start this blog two years ago I never in my wildest dreams thought that it would ever be this what it is today. It's because of awesome followers like you all that this blog is such a success. I hope you all continue to stop by and chat with me. Lots of great things on the horizon and I hope you all will continue the journey with me. Thank you! XOXOXO!

Now, on to the winners!

Interview with Author Jo Davis and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome Jo Davis to RFTC. Jo is celebrating the recent release of her book, Sworn to Protect and has stopped by to answer a few questions. Please give Jo a warm welcome.

National Bestselling author Jo Davis is best known for her popular Firefighters of Station Five series written as Jo Davis, and her dark, sexy paranormal series Alpha Pack, written as J.D. Tyler. PRIMAL LAW, the first book in her Alpha Pack series, is the winner of the National Reader's Choice Award in Paranormal. She's also been a multiple finalist in the Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence, a finalist for the Bookseller's Best Award, has captured the HOLT Medallion Award of Merit, and has been a two-time nominee for the Australian Romance Readers Award in romantic suspense.

Jo's books regularly appear on the Neilson Bookscan, Barnes and Noble, BooksOnBoard, and Amazon bestseller lists, among others.

Jo is currently at work on a new contemporary romance series titled SUGARLAND BLUE for NAL/Signet Eclipse, a spin-off of her Firefighters of Station Five series scheduled to debut in April 2013 with the kick-off novella ARMED AND DANGEROUS. Book 1, SWORN TO PROTECT, is being released May 7, 2013. She's also publishing a new FBI series, ARMED AND DEADLY, set to debut in April 2013 with ONE LAST KISS. Jo lives in Texas with her two kids and a cute Boston terrier.

Places to find Jo:

Guest Post with Author Red Garnier and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome author Red Garnier to RFTC. Red is celebrating the upcoming release of Taken by Him book 2 in her Billionaire's Club series. Red has stopped by to chat, please give her a warm welcome.

Red Garnier is an erotic romance author whose first book released from Ellora's Cave Publishing in May 2007 to receive a Fallen Angel Recommended Read.

She writes fun and sexy erotic contemporaries as well as paranormals, which can range from dark and emotionally intense, to witty and fun and sweet as cherries! Whatever she's writing at the time, Red loves to sit down with her characters and let them take things from there.

Red Garnier is a lover of love, laughter, and hot, steamy sex. She lives with her husband - the love of her life, her very own hero! - and is a proud mother of two.

She was born to write, to say what's on her mind, and to make a few tongues wag along the way. When Red is not writing, she's probably found with her face glued to a sizzling romance book.

Red loves to read and to write in the many genres of romance.

Places to find Red:

Feature and Giveaway: Dangerous Submission by Lori Toland

British Agent Drake Steele never thought when he was hired on at the Serious Organised Crime Agency that his job would involve spanking a co-worker. But when the colleague is Lord Robbie Covington, the sexy red-headed computer hacker for SOCA and MI-6, Drake can't agree fast enough to pop Robbie's cherry and pull him into the sensual world of BDSM.

Now they are caught up in a web of lies as they pose as members of the jet-setting crowd. Drake and Robbie have to race against the clock to stop a weapons haul that could threaten the safety of all Europe. As their covers begin to fade and danger is closing in, protecting Robbie is Drake’s most important task, but neither man is ready for the moment when their hearts are put on the line.

Purchase: | Amazon | All Romance | Loose Id |

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Guest Post with Author Abby Niles and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome Abby Niles to RFTC. Abby is celebrating the release of her book, Extreme Love and has stopped by to chat about MMA. Please give Abby a warm welcome.

Ever since Abby Niles picked up her first Sweet Valley High book in sixth grade and fell in love with Elizabeth and Todd, she's been hooked on romance. By the time she reached high school, she was devouring meatier romances with pirates, cowboys and knights. She never imagined that those years of reading would one day lead to her becoming a published author.

In her late twenties, after having twins and becoming a stay-at-home mom, she started doodling stories to keep her sanity. Next thing she knew, she was actually submitting to publishing houses. And was immediately rejected. That didn't stop her though. She found herself some kickass critique partners, honed her craft, and continued submitting.

And eventually sold a short story, then a novella, then a novel, and now a series.

Today, she juggles work, home life, and writing. It's not always easy, but hey, who said life was easy?

In her downtime, which isn't often, you can find her playing 'Just Dance' with her kids or trying to catch up on her never-ending to-be-read list. She also loves Zumba, and refuses to admit she looks more like Animal doing his Muppet flail than a sensual Latin dancer.

Places to find Abby:
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Guest Post with Author Susan Arden and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome author Susan Arden to RFTC. Susan is celebrating the release of her book Tempted by Trouble and has stopped by to chat. Please give Susan a warm welcome.

Susan Arden is a third generation Floridian. She left the field of education in 2008 pursing her dream of writing romance fiction. Currently, she writes hot love stories within the romance genres of contemporary erotic, western, and fantasy/paranormal. Susan also writes under the name of Susan D. Taylor.

Susan currently lives in TN along with husband, two cattle dogs, two crazy cats, a gecko and a corn snake. A mother, RYT200 Yoga Alliance (registered yoga teacher), and avid gardener. You can find her on the mat when she's not writing her next hot romance novel.

Places to find Susan:

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

ARC Review: Beauty and the Blacksmith by Tessa Dare

Who does not yearn for another trip to Spindle Cove, the seaside haven for misfit girls? This time we focus on Diana Highwood, a character with whom we have become well acquainted since the first book, A Night to Surrender. Beautiful Diana is destined, according to her ambitious mother, to fulfill the hopes of the family by marrying a titled gentleman. Never mind that her younger sister, Minerva, has already accomplished this feat in A Week to be Wicked. Diana is uninterested in pursuing the few gentlemen that cross her path because she totally has the hots for the blacksmith, Aaron Dawes. And who wouldn't? He is big and brawny and conveniently has the hots for Diana as well. So what is the problem? Well, Aaron isn't sure he is good enough and Diana isn't sure she can stand up to her mother. Will true love (and lust) prevail?

Reading Beauty and the Blacksmith is like eating a yummy treat, maybe like cheesecake. It takes a little while to get through it, but you enjoy every bite. It won't meet all your needs, but it's lucious while it lasts. This is a thoroughly enjoyable novella. No great depth, just a yummy treat. And it added the opportunity to get to know Diana's irrepressible youngest sister, Charlotte. So take another trip to Spindle Cove. You won't regret it.

**ARC provided by Edelweiss**

Purchase: | Amazon | Barnes & Noble |

Guest Post with Author Tracy March and Giveaway

Today we would like to welcome back to RFTC author, Tracy March. Tracy is super fab and so nice and she is celebrating the recent release of her book Girl Three. Tracy was so nice to stop by for a chat. Please give Tracy a 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: 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Guest Post with Author Alex Hughes and Giveaway

Today we are so happy to welcome author Alex Hughes to RFTC. Alex is celebrating the recent release of Sharp, book 2 in her Mindspace Investigation series and she has stopped by to chat. Please give Alex a warm welcome.

Alex has written since early childhood, and loves great stories in any form including scifi, fantasy, and mystery. Over the years, she has lived in many neighborhoods of the sprawling metro Atlanta area, including Decatur, the neighborhood on which Clean is centered. Her work is dark, complex, action-filled and a little funny. Her Mindspace Investigations series has been called "A fun blend of Chinatown and Blade Runner" by James Knapp, and Publisher's Weekly called her "a writer to watch."

When not writing you can find Alex in the kitchen cooking gourmet Italian food, watching hours of police procedural dramas, and humming to delightfully obscure music.

Places to find Alex:

Guest Post with Author Elise K. Ackers and Giveaway

Today we would like to welcome author, Elise K. Ackers to RFTC. Elise is celebrating the release of her book Ask Me to Stay and has stopped by to chat. Please give Elise a warm welcome.

Elise K. Ackers is from Melbourne, Australia. She writes contemporary romance and romantic suspense and is published with Destiny Romance and Escape Publishing. Elise is an animal foster carer, a magnet for unusual accidents and an enthusiastic couch commentator. Ask Me To Stay: A Homeland Book is her fourth book. The second title in the Homeland series will be available in July 2013.

Places to find Elise: 

Monday, May 6, 2013

Review: Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines

I have to admit that I have never read a book by Abbi Glines before Fallen Too Far. I had heard about her and was anxious to start this book. Having no idea what to expect though, I was pleasantly surprised. I found this book to be entertaining. It was a quick read that kept me from putting it down, because I had to know what would happen next!

Having to sell her house because of her late mother's medical bills, Blaire turns to the father who abandoned her for help. When she arrives at his house, she finds that her father and his new wife have left for the summer on vacation. She is taken in by her stepbrother Rush who makes it known that he has no interest in knowing her. He offers to let her stay long enough to save enough money to be able to afford a place of her own. Although the attraction between them quickly becomes more than either one of them can ignore.

Tattooed, pierced and the sexy son of a rock star, Rush is a total bad boy. He is flawed and has many secrets. He immediately fights his attraction to Blaire, because he believes that she deserves better. He soon realizes that he cannot fight it anymore, and he becomes extremely protective of her.

Blaire is a strong and independent girl who although only nineteen, is older than her years. Having been through the loss of a mother and sister and the abandonment of her father, she hasn't had much of a chance to live a normal life. I found her personality to be fun and quirky despite the hard times she has lived through. She isn't afraid to stand up and protect herself and I loved that about her character.

All that being said, I did have a few problems with this book. I felt like the love story between Rush and Blaire was...pardon the pun...rushed! It just seemed to switch too quickly from nothing to full on. I also felt like Rush let his sister Nan have too much influence over him and the relationships in his life. He refuses for most of the book to even discuss Nan with Blaire, even after Nan continually attacks her. The fact that he (and everyone around Blaire for that matter) is obviously hiding something from Blaire about Nan for the majority of this book bothered me. Why did everyone know what was going on and not one person would clue her in? However, I did enjoy this book right up until the end when it was absolutely heart breaking! How much can this poor girl take? Blaire and Rush's story continues in the novel Never Too Far and I of course have to read it because I am convinced that Blaire deserves to have a happy ending! I also can't wait to see what happens next for Blaire and Rush.

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

Feature and Giveaway: Werewolves Be Damned by Stacey Kennedy

Nexi Jones—part witch, part guardian, and wannabe kick-ass warrior—can't throw a punch or conjure the simplest magic. But that doesn't stop her from hunting the werewolves who slaughtered her human family. She'll have her revenge, but only if Kyden, the elite guardian, would get the hell out of her way.

Kyden can't decide if Nexi wants to get herself killed or if she just has no clue what she's doing. But her father made it clear: keep Nexi safe…or else. Of course, the more Nexi runs toward revenge, the more she needs Kyden's aid, and as she grows into her power and confidence, so does his desire to protect her. The only problem? She'd rather he dropped dead.

But when a vampire paints a bull's-eye on Nexi's back, she's hard-pressed to deny Kyden and the help he's offering. Even if it means getting her revenge will be a little bit harder. At least it will still be as sweet.

Purchase: | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iTunes |

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Feature and Giveaway: Down London Road by Samantha Young

Johanna Walker is used to taking charge. But she’s about to meet someone who will make her lose control....

It has always been up to Johanna to care for her family, particularly her younger brother, Cole. With an absent father and a useless mother, she’s been making decisions based on what’s best for Cole for as long as she can remember. She even determines what men to date by how much they can provide for her brother and her, not on whatever sparks may—or may not—fly.

But with Cameron MacCabe, the attraction is undeniable. The sexy new bartender at work gives her butterflies every time she looks at him. And for once, Jo is tempted to put her needs first. Cam is just as obsessed with getting to know Jo, but her walls are too solid to let him get close enough to even try.

Then Cam moves into the flat below Jo’s, and their blistering connection becomes impossible to ignore. Especially since Cam is determined to uncover all of Jo’s secrets …even if it means taking apart her defenses piece by piece.

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