Jan 172017
 

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UPmall Watermelon Slicer Cutter Knife Corer Tongs Fruit Server Multi-Purpose Easy with Juicy Kitchen Gadget Tool
Manufacturer: BeMall
Weight / Size:  4.5 ounces/12 x 1.2 x 3 inches
Source:  product provided by the manufacturer for review

  • Two rounded edges can easily slice the melon without causing a mess. Really cool kitchen fruit knife. Besides you can can get the most of your melon with our Homebunny melon slicer corner.
  • There are smile shape designs on the slicer, very cute and lovely. It can be used for cutting watermelon, melon, cantaloupe, etc.
  • Important point, Save time! Cutting up a whole watermelon by using this all-in-one watermelon knife.
  • Made of high quality stainless steel, clean and never rust.
  • After slicing the melon, you can pick it up with it directly. Convenient and easy. Useful for parties in the Summer!

 

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Jan 162017
 

A Damsel for Santa by Terry Ambrose
Series: McKenna Mystery (# 7)
Release Date: November 8, 2016
Publisher: self published
Pages: 107
Source: Book provided by the author for review
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Not even the freak hurricane bearing down on Honolulu can dampen Wilson McKenna’s holiday spirit. His girlfriend is coming to town, and they’ll be celebrating their first Christmas together. Everything changes though when Chance Logan shows up and begs McKenna to help with a big charity event.

Chance wants his best friend to take the role of Santa in the Christmas play he’s directing. The previous Santa claims to have malaria, and dress rehearsal is only hours away. McKenna agrees to help, but trouble strikes during rehearsal when the storm hits town. There’s a city-wide power outage, the phone lines and traffic are snarled, and when the lights come on, one of the elves is dead.

When McKenna and Chance decide to investigate, the child star insists on being Santa’s helper. Now, McKenna has questions galore and no answers. Is the killer the Shakespeare-quoting Scrooge? The secretive Jack Frost? Or the way-too-friendly elf with more personalities than he can count? Should he give Assistant Elf Investigator Holly the promotion she’s demanding? And what should he do about the Santa suit? It’s giving him itches in places he can’t even mention in public.

This year, Hawaii’s best amateur sleuth has a short Christmas wish list. He wants to find a killer before the curtain comes down on this production. And, he’d kill for a sturdy backscratcher.

 

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Jan 152017
 

Titus Returns by Amy Lillard
Series:  Wells Landing (# 5)
Release Date:  December 27, 2016
Publisher: Zebra Books
Pages: 352
Source: book provided by author  for review

 

 

In Wells Landing, Oklahoma’s warm and welcoming Amish community, there’s always hope for a new beginning—and a second chance…

Five tumultuous years have changed Titus Lambert in every way. Back then, Titus was preparing to marry his longtime sweetheart, Mandy Yoder. Then came the unthinkable—a tragic car wreck that left Titus serving time for vehicular manslaughter.

Titus isn’t sure he belongs in this peaceful place anymore, but he must make amends. When he goes to visit the Kings, whose son, Alvin, died that terrible night, he’s shocked to see that their farm has fallen into disrepair. Alvin’s sister, Abbie, resents Titus’s reappearance, but there’s no denying she needs his help. Honest toil—and their evolving friendship—slowly help his soul to heal. But with his feelings for Mandy still strong, Titus must choose between two very different futures, and find the strength and faith to claim the surprising gift of a fresh start.

 

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Jan 142017
 

Rules for a Rogue by Christy Carlyle
Series: Romancing the Rules (# 1)
Release Date: November 1, 2016
Publisher: Harper Collins
Pages: 368
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

Kit Ruthven’s Rules (for Rogues)

#1 Love freely but guard your heart, no matter how tempting the invader.

#2 Embrace temptation, indulge your sensual impulses, and never apologize.

#3 Scorn rules and do as you please. You are a rogue, after all.

Rules never brought anything but misery to Christopher “Kit” Ruthven. After rebelling against his controlling father and leaving the family’s etiquette empire behind, Kit has been breaking every one imaginable for the past four years. He’s enjoyed London’s sensual pleasures, but he’s failed to achieve the success he craves as London’s premier playwright. When his father dies, Kit returns to the countryside and is forced back into the life he never wanted. Worse, he must face Ophelia Marsden, the woman he left behind years before.

After losing her father, Ophelia has learned to rely on herself. To maintain the family home and support her younger sister, she tutors young girls in deportment and decorum. But her pupils would be scandalized if they knew she was also the author of a guidebook encouraging ladies to embrace their independence.

As Kit rediscovers the life, and the woman, he left behind, Ophelia must choose between the practicalities she never truly believed in, or the love she’s never been able to extinguish.

 

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Jan 112017
 

HRRLogoLast September, I attend the first Historical Romance Retreat.  As registration for 2017 opened today and tickets are selling fast (I got mine reserved!), I thought I’d finally get these pictures posted.

I didn’t take nearly as many photos as a lot of the attendees at the first annual Historical Romance Retreat.  But I do think I got photos of most of the authors, some of the surroundings and all the goodies that I picked up.  Click on any of the photos below to get a larger view.

For more photos, I’d strongly suggest searching Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the tags #hrr2016 and #hrr16.  There are also a lot of pictures on the official HRR website.

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Jan 042017
 

Many of our readers are probably acquainted with the e-bookstore All Romance Ebooks.  And you may have heard about their closing and basically how they’re screwing a lot of authors.  If you haven’t, here are a few articles to check out:

Tymber Dalton
BlogCritics
Smart Bitches, Trashy Books

There are plenty more articles out there and they’re easy enough to find if you want more information.

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Jan 042017
 

 

The staff of Romancing the Book would like to wish everyone a belated Happy Holidays.

We also wanted to apologize for having been quiet the last week or so.  We’ve been experiencing some technical difficulties with our web host as well as taking a much needed break.

Over the next month we’ll be posting the occasional review as well as a few other items.  At this time, we plan on being back to our regular guests in February… but stay tuned as plans may change.

 

 






Jan 012017
 

Text Me, Maybe by Jolyse Barnett
Series:  A Single in the City
Release Date: August 8, 2016
Publisher: Entangled: Lovestruck
Pages: 231
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

New to the Big Apple, the last thing Lexie Bloom needs is to fall for two guys at once. Especially when she can’t have either. One is her personal trainer, an Adonis way out of her league. The other? A Brit Lit professor her svelte boss insists she woo for her—via text message, no less. Little does she know, the two are the same man…

Matthew Hennessey is intrigued by his shy new client at the gym. But before he gets the chance to ask her out, he discovers she’s the one crafting the flirty texts sent to him by a woman who wouldn’t know Lord Byron from Lady Gaga. To get to know her better, he allows Lexie to play her role. She may have given up on the idea of romance, but Matthew’s bound and determined to show her love is alive and well in New York City.

 

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Dec 232016
 

A Ghostly Reunion by Tonya Kappes
Series: Ghostly Southern Mysteries (# 5)
Release Date: December 27, 2016
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages: 352
Source: book provided by Edelweiss for review

 

 

Emma Lee Raines sees dead people…

Proprietor of the Eternal Slumber Funeral Home, Emma Lee can see, hear, and talk to ghosts of murdered folks. And when her high school nemesis is found dead, Jade Lee Peel is the same old mean girl—trying to come between Emma Lee and her hot boyfriend, Sheriff Jack Henry Ross, all over again.

There’s only one way for Emma Lee to be free of the trash-talking ghost—solve the murder so the former prom queen can cross over.

But the last thing Jade Lee wants is to leave the town where she had her glory days. And the more Emma Lee investigates on her own, the more complicated Miss Popularity turns out to be. Now Emma Lee will have to work extra closely with her hunky lawman to get to the twisty truth.

 

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Dec 222016
 

Winter Austin perpetually answers the question “were you born in the winter?” with a flat “nope.” Living in the middle of Nowheresville, Iowa, with her husband, four teenagers, and two crazy dogs, Winter is trying to juggle a career in the agricultural industry while writing deadly romantic thrillers.

Find Winter Austin at http://www.winteraustin.com, on Facebook www.facebook.com/w.austin.degressofdarkness/, and on Twitter @WinterAustin

 

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