May 272016
 

Jen:  Today we welcome Carolyn Brown back to Romancing the Book.  Carolyn, will you share a short bio with us?
Carolyn: Good morning and thank you so much for inviting me to stop by your site and visit a while about Hot Cowboy Nights. I am so excited about this book. Lizzy and I argued a lot about the way she let her fiance treat her in Wild Cowboy Ways, so it’s been fun to see her regain her sass in Hot Cowboy Nights.

Carolyn Brown is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author and a RITA finalist. She’s published more than seventy books which include romantic women’s fiction, historical, contemporary, cowboys and country music mass market paperbacks. She and her husband live in Davis, Oklahoma that only has one traffic light. They have three grown children and enough grandchildren to keep them young. When she’s not writing she likes to sit in her gorgeous back yard with her two tom cats, Chester Fat Boy and Boots Randolph Terminator Outlaw and watch them protect the yard from all kinds of wicked varmints like crickets, locusts and spiders.

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May 272016
 

Hot Cowboy Nights by Carolyn Brown
Series: The Lucky Penny Ranch Series (# 2)
Release Date: May 31, 2016
Publisher: Forever Romance
Pages: 400
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

LET’S GIVE ‘EM SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT . . .
If gossip is the lifeblood of a small town, then Lizzy Logan has been its beating heart. After being dumped by her fiancé for another woman, she could have decided to crawl under a rock. But no, she’d rather really set tongues wagging by “moving on” with one of the hottest cowboys in Texas, who happens to live next door at the Lucky Penny Ranch. Those busybodies don’t have to know it’s actually all pretend. And just because Lizzy has no aim to tame her wild, blue-eyed neighbor doesn’t mean she can’t enjoy the ride of her life.

Toby Dawson never was and never will be the settling-down type. But what harm could there be in agreeing to be Lizzy’s pretend boyfriend? They’ll put on a show for a few weeks and be done. Yet the more he gets to know Lizzy-really know her-the harder it is for him to keep his hands off of her in private. Soon this rough-and-ready cowboy is hoping to heal Lizzy’s bruised heart and turn their fake affair into a true romance…

 

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May 262016
 

Jen:  Today we welcome Brynn Kelly to Romancing the Book.  An our reviewer Julie, is conducting today’s interview.  Ladies, the blog is yours.

Julie:  Will you share a short bio with us?
Brynn:  As a journalist Brynn Kelly once spent her days chasing stranger-than-fiction news reports. Now she spends them writing larger-than-life novels, in a happy bubble of fiendish plots and delicious words. Brynn has a journalism degree and has won several prestigious writing and journalism awards, including the Valerie Parv Award and Pacific Hearts Award. Her debut novel Deception Island was a Golden Heart finalist. She’s also a bestselling non-fiction author in her native New Zealand.

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May 262016
 

Deception Island by Brynn Kelly
Release Date: May 31, 2016
Publisher: HQN
Pages: 336
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

A stolen boy.  A haunted soldier.  A cornered con woman… 

Rafe Angelito thought he was done with the demons from his past—until his son is kidnapped. Blackmailed into abducting an American heiress, the legionnaire soon finds himself trapped in paradise with a fiery, daring beauty who’s nothing he expects…and everything he desires. But when he uncovers her own dark secret, Rafe realizes he’s made a critical mistake—one that could cost him everything.

Playing body double for a spoiled socialite was supposed to be Holly Ryan’s ticket to freedom. But when she’s snatched off her yacht by a tall, dark and dangerous stranger, the not-quite-reformed con artist will make a desperate play to turn her captor from enemy to ally, by any means necessary.

Yet as scorching days melt into sultry nights, Holly is drawn to the mysterious capitaine, with his unexpected sense of honor and his searing touch. When they’re double-crossed, they’ll have to risk trusting each other in ways they never imagined…because in this deadly game of deception, it’s their lives—and hearts—on the line.

 

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May 252016
 

Author Pic - Russell NoheltyJen: Today we welcome Russell Nohelty to Romancing the Book.  Russell, will you share a short bio with us?
Russell:  Russell Nohelty is a writer, publisher, and consultant. He is the publisher of Wannabe Press and its main author. Russell likes to write genre fiction with deep character studies. He’s sadistic with his characters, putting them in the worst situations and watching them claw their way back up, just to kick them back into the abyss again. Russell started his career writing comics, and now writes novels and children’s books as well.

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May 252016
 

My Father Didn’t Kill Himself by Russell Nohelty
Release Date: March 4, 2016
Publisher: Wannabe Press
Pages: 305
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

Delilah is a teenager who adores her father, so when he commits suicide it’s devastating to her. He was the perfect dad in her eyes, and her family had the perfect life.

When her father’s life insurance policy won’t pay out on a suicide, she sets out to prove he was actually murdered so she doesn’t lose her childhood home.

Set in 2007, My Father Didn’t Kill Himself is told all through blog posts between Delilah and her best friend Alex as they battle through the emotional turmoil of the death somebody they love…and the realization they might not be the perfect person.

But before you think the book is wholly depressing, don’t worry. I don’t roll like that. In fact, my thing is kind of taking wholly depressing loglines and stories, then injecting humor and warmth into them. I’m like John Green meets Kurt Vonnegut, or at least that’s who I aspire to be one day…they both have amazing hair.

 

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May 242016
 

cindimadsenToday we welcome Cindi Madsen to Romancing the Book.  Before we get to her playlist, let learn a little about her and her newest release, The Bad Boy’s Baby.

Cindi Madsen is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance and young adult novels. She sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting, revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she’d be even crazier. She has way too many shoes, but can always find a reason to buy a pretty new pair, especially if they’re sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music and dancing and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband and three children.

You can visit Cindi at: www.cindimadsen.com, where you can sign up for her newsletter to get all the up-to-date information on her books. Follow her on Twitter @cindimadsen.

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May 242016
 

The Bad Boy’s Baby by Cindi Madsen
Series: Hope Springs (# 3)
Release Date:  May 16, 2016
Publisher: Entangled: Bliss
Pages: 260
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

There are certain words that have always described Cam Brantley: Town bad boy. Soldier. Protector. But never, ever dad. Until he returns home from his latest military tour to discover the girl he had one smoking-hot night with is now mom to the adorable two-year-old Zoey. Who has his eyes.

Plenty of words could describe Emma Walker these days. Mom, dutiful granddaughter, budding designer, the town’s golden child. But when her longtime crush Cam Brantley comes back to town, she knows the perfect word to describe herself: screwed.

Cam and Emma are both shocked to discover he truly wants Zoey in his life. But Cam’s not sure he’s ready to be a dad, and Emma can’t gamble her daughter on maybes. As the long-simmering heat between Cam and Emma reaches a boiling point, he’ll have to work past his demons in order to be the man both girls need.

 

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May 242016
 

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The Modern Romantic: New Relaxing Classical Piano Music
Artist: Laura Sullivan
Size: 10 songs, approx 42 minutes
Source: CD provided by the artist for review

GRAMMY® Winner and Billboard Top Ten Recording Artist Laura Sullivan is well known and loved for her popular NEW AGE MUSIC and for her RELAXING PIANO MUSIC. This release of all new MODERN CLASSICAL MUSIC is made up of BEAUTIFUL PIANO MUSIC played and composed by Laura Sullivan also includes Cello (by Wojtek Slawinski) and Violin (by Gabriele Schiavi) along with other soothing INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC.

If you are a fan of SOOTHING PIANO MUSIC, MUSIC FOR HEALING, EASY LISTENING PIANO MUSIC, MEDITATION MUSIC FOR KIDS AND ADULTS, RELAXING SOOTHING MUSIC FOR BABY, or MODERN CLASSICAL MUSIC FOR RELAXATION then you have found the perfect CALM PIANO MUSIC CD in The Modern Romantic: New Relaxing Classical Piano Music

Laura Sullivan is an established New Age Piano Music, New Classical Music and Grammy® Winning artist who is inspired and led to creation promoting holistic health of mind and body, through her calming piano music compositions. She has a Bachelor s degree in Music and a Masters degree in Psychology.

 

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May 232016
 

AUTHOR PICJen: Please share a short bio and links to where you can be found online.
Rachel: Rachel lives with her husband and two teenage daughters in a small town near Bath in the UK. After having several novels published by small US presses, she secured agent representation in 2011. Since 2013, she has had five books published by Harlequin Superromance (Templeton Cove Stories) and recently signed a contract for three more. She also has four Victorian romances with eKensington/Lyrical Press.

Rachel is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and Romance Writers of America, and was selected to mentor the Superromance finalist of So You Think You Can Write 2014 contest. When she isn’t writing, you’ll find Rachel with her head in a book or walking the beautiful English countryside with her family. Her dream place to live is Bourton-on-the-Water in South West England.

She likes nothing more than connecting and chatting with her readers and fellow romance writers. Rachel would love to hear from you!

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