Jul 222014

Beth Kendrick

Welcome to day 2 of Women’s Fiction week at Romancing the Book.  Today we’re excited to have Beth Kendrick with us.

beth-kendrickBeth Kendrick is the author of The Week Before the Wedding, The Lucky Dog Matchmaking Service, and Nearlyweds, which was turned into a Hallmark Channel original movie. She lives in Arizona with her two rescue dogs, but she loves to vacation at the Delaware shore, where she goes to Funland, eats boardwalk fries, and wishes that the Whinery really existed.

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Jul 212014

Barbara Freethy


Today we kick of women’s fiction week with bestselling author Barbara Freethy. Today’s interview is a joint effort from reviewers Julie and JoAnne.  And so, please help me welcome Barbara to Romancing the Book!

Barbara Bio PicBarbara Freethy is a #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of 38 novels ranging from contemporary romance to romantic suspense and women’s fiction. Traditionally published for many years, Barbara turned to Indie publishing in 2011 and has sold over 4.3 million ebooks!  Seventeen of her titles have appeared on the New York Times and USA Today Bestseller Lists.

Known for her emotional and compelling stories of love, family, mystery and romance, Barbara enjoys writing about ordinary people caught up in extraordinary adventures. She is currently writing a connected family series, The Callaways, which includes: ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS (#1), SO THIS IS LOVE (#2), FALLING FOR A STRANGER (#3) BETWEEN NOW AND FOREVER (#4) ALL A HEART NEEDS (#5) and THAT SUMMER NIGHT (#6). There will be at least eight books in the Callaway series, and if you love series with romance, suspense and a little adventure, you’ll love the Callaways.

For a complete listing of books, as well as excerpts and contests, and to connect with Barbara:

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Jul 182014

Madeline Hunter1

madeline hunter photo 2 modifiedMadeline Hunter is two- time RITA winner and seven-time finalist, and has twenty-five nationally bestselling historical romances in print. A member of RWA’s Honor Roll, her books have been on the bestseller lists of the NYTimes, USAToday, and Publishers Weekly. Over six million copies of her books are in print and her novels have also been translated into thirteen languages. She has a Ph.D. in art history which until recently she taught at the university level. Madeline’s last romance, The Accidental Duchess, was published in June, 2014.

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Jul 172014

Eloisa James1

Jen:  When I asked my staff for suggestions on authors to invite to Romancing the Book for historical week, hands down, the one author everyone wanted was Eloisa James.  So, help us welcome Eloisa for day four of historical week!

ELO-2012New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James writes historical romances for HarperCollins Publishers. Her novels have been published to great acclaim. A reviewer from USA Today wrote of Eloisa’s very first book that she “found herself devouring the book like a dieter with a Hershey bar”; later People Magazine raved that “romance writing does not get much better than this.” Her novels have repeatedly received starred reviews from Publishers’ Weekly and Library Journal and regularly appear on the best-seller lists. After being a finalist for a RITA—the top award in the genre of romance fiction awarded by the Romance Writers of America—over ten times, she won in 2013. In 2014, Eloisa was awarded a career achievement award by Romantic Times Book Review.

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Jul 162014

Claire Delacroix1

SONY DSCJen:  One of the first medieval romances I ever read was a Claire Delacroix book.  When we were planning this historical week, I knew we had to ask Claire to be a part of the celebration.  So, without further ado, our guest for day three of historical week — Claire Delacroix!
Claire: Bestselling and award-winning author Deborah Cooke has published over fifty novels and novellas, including historical romances, fantasy romances, fantasy novels with romantic elements, paranormal romances, contemporary romances, urban fantasy romances, time travel romances and paranormal young adult novels. She writes as herself, Deborah Cooke, as Claire Delacroix, and has written as Claire Cross. She is nationally bestselling, as well as a USA Today and New York Times’ bestselling author. Her Claire Delacroix medieval romance, The Beauty, was her first book to land on the New York Times List of Bestselling Books.

Deborah was the writer-in-residence at the Toronto Public Library in 2009, the first time TPL hosted a residency focused on the romance genre, and she was honored to receive the Romance Writers of America PRO Mentor of the Year Award in 2012.

Currently, she’s writing the Dragonfire series of paranormal romances as Deborah Cooke, and the True Love Brides series of medieval romances (with fantasy elements) as Claire Delacroix.

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Jul 152014

Victoria Alexander1

VA4LHLSJen:  Welcome to day two of our focus on historical romance.  Today we welcome Victoria Alexander to Romancing the Book.  Victoria, will you share a short bio with us?
Victoria:  Victoria Alexander was an award-winning television reporter until she discovered fiction was much more fun than real life. The number one New York Times best-selling author has written 31 novels and 8 novellas. She is published around the world and credits much of her writing success to her experiences as a television reporter. Today she lives in Omaha, Nebraska with her family including two counter-surfing bearded collies.

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Jul 142014

Sabrina Jeffries1

Today we kick off historical romance week with a visit from Sabrina Jeffries. She’s one of my go-to authors when I need to escape or get out of a reading slump. So, I’m super excited to welcome her to Romancing the Book.

SJ-03Sabrina Jeffries is the NYT bestselling author of 37 novels and 9 works of short fiction (some written under the pseudonyms Deborah Martin and Deborah Nicholas). Whatever time not spent writing in a coffee-fueled haze of dreams and madness is spent traveling with her husband and adult autistic son or indulging in one of her passions—jigsaw puzzles, chocolate, and music. With over 7 million books in print in 18 different languages, the North Carolina author never regrets tossing aside a budding career in academics for the sheer joy of writing fun fiction, and hopes that one day a book of hers will end up saving the world.

She always dreams big.

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Jul 132014

The Quick by Lauren Owen
Release Date: June 17, 2014
Publisher: Random House
Pages: 544
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review



1892: James Norbury, a shy would-be poet newly down from Oxford, finds lodging with a charming young aristocrat. Through this new friendship, he is introduced to the drawing-rooms of high society and finds love in an unexpected quarter. Then, suddenly, he vanishes without a trace. Alarmed, his sister, Charlotte, sets out from their crumbling country estate determined to find him. In the sinister, labyrinthine London that greets her, she uncovers a hidden, supernatural city populated by unforgettable characters: a female rope walker turned vigilante, a street urchin with a deadly secret, and the chilling “Doctor Knife.” But the answer to her brother’s disappearance ultimately lies within the doors of the exclusive, secretive Aegolius Club, whose predatory members include the most ambitious, and most bloodthirsty, men in England.


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Jul 132014

Vampire Trouble by Sara Humphreys
Series: Dead in the City (# 2)
Release Date: July 1, 2014
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Pages: 320
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review



Shane Quesada, a four-century old vampire sentry, is known for cold, unemotional precision when hunting rogue vampires.

Maya Robertson is a youngling vampire who will not be controlled—and to prove it, she rejects Shane’s protection—only to find herself in over her head with an alpha werewolf.

Soon, a war between the coven and the werewolf clan ignites, and Maya and Shane flee to Louisiana, where their passion for each other grows—as does Maya’s power. When she finds herself at the center of the conflict, will she finally trust Shane with her life—and her heart?


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Jul 132014

Obedience Classes by Sean Michael
Release Date: June 22, 2013
Publisher: Storm Moon Press
Pages: 30
Source: book provided by the publisher for review



When his pack alpha becomes fed up with his rebellion, werewolf Trevor is overdue for an attitude adjustment. Lone wolf Dirk is charged with this task, as a favor to the pack. Dirk, though, seems more interested in claiming Trevor for himself, by any means necessary. And regardless of Trevor’s feelings on the matter.


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