Jen @ RtB

Nov 242015

Jen: Today we welcome Natalie Dae to Romancing the Book.  Natalie, will you share a short bio with us?
Natalie: Natalie Dae is a multi-published author in three pen names writing in several genres. Natalie writes mainly BDSM erotica. She loves a Dom/sub relationship and is fascinated by how it all works. The trust issue is the best thing about it for her, so creating characters who have to adopt trust is one of her priorities. “Watching my characters bloom under tuition is such a treat,” she says. “I find it such a privilege to be able to write about something that makes me learn something new with every book.”

She lives with her husband and youngest daughter in England and spends her spare time reading—always reading!—and her phone, complete with Kindle app, is never far away. “I can’t imagine not reading or writing,” she says. “It’s a part of who I am. Without it I’d be more than a bit lost.”

Natalie has many more BDSM tales swimming around in her head, so her workload for the future is very full. “What better way to spend a weekend than writing?” she says. “Saturdays are my main writing days, so I get up, open up a work in progress and rarely leave the desk. Unless I really have to!”

She writes at weekends and is a cover artist/head of art in her day job. In another life she was an editor. Her other pen names are Geraldine O’Hara and Sarah Masters. Natalie also co-authors as Sarah Masters with Jaime Samms, and she co-authors with Lily Harlem under the name Harlem Dae.

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Nov 242015


Kody Double Dish Plastic Serving Dishes and Bowls
Manufacturer:  Kody
Size/Weight: 6.2 x 3.5 x 6.2 inches / 12 oz.
Source: product provided by the manufacturer for review

Cleverly designed snack dish perfect for serving shelled nuts, olives, cherries and edamame beans
Allows you to hide shells and pits out of sight and out of the way
Removable top dish sits in larger bottom dish with 2 wide, open lips
Can also be used as two separate dishes
Made of durable melamine; dishwasher safe


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Nov 232015

Synithia WilliamsJen:  Today we welcome Synithia Wiliams to Romancing the Book.  Synithia, will you share a short bio with us?
Synithia:  Synithia Williams has loved romance novels since reading her first one at age 13. It was only natural that she would begin penning her own romances. When she isn’t writing, this local government gal balances the needs of her husband and two sons. You can catch up with Synithia online at on Facebook at, and on Twitter @SynithiaW.


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Nov 202015

The Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London

NevilleColorSmallerJen: Today we welcome another Historical Romance Retreat Author to Romancing the Book.  Please give a warm welcome to Miranda Neville.  Miranda, will you share a short bio with us?
Miranda: Miranda Neville grew up in England, loving the books of Georgette Heyer and other Regency romances. Her historical romances include the Burgundy Club series, about Regency book collectors, and The Wild Quartet. She lives in Vermont with her daughter, her cat, and a ridiculously large collection of Christmas tree ornaments. She loves to hear from readers through her website and on Facebook and Twitter.


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Nov 202015

Christmas in Duke Street by Miranda Neville, Carolyn Jewel, Shana Galen, Grace Burrowes
Release Date: October 10, 2015
Publisher: self published
Pages: 304
Source: book provided by the author for review



Christmas in London is a busy time at the little bookshop in Duke Street, for love, literature, and shopping. Four couples come and go and discover that happy ever after makes the perfect Christmas gift. A new anthology from the bestselling authors of Christmas in the Duke’s Arms and Dancing in the Duke’s Arms.

The Rake Who Loved Christmas by Miranda Neville
Sir Devlyn Stratton wants to save his brother from an unprincipled adventuress, especially when he meets Oriel Sinclair and wants her for himself. Oriel won’t marry for convenience or become a rake’s mistress. But succumbing to Dev’s seduction is all too tempting.

A Seduction in Winter by Carolyn Jewel
He’s an artist and a duke’s heir. She’s sheltered and scarred. Can he show her by Christmas that love can be theirs to share?

A Prince in her Stocking by Shana Galen
Lady Cassandra has always done as she’s been told. Meek and malleable, she’s lived a life devoid of passion. When she meets a handsome man rumored to be an exiled prince, she sees one last chance at excitement. Little does she know, too much excitement can be dangerous.

The Appeal of Christmas by Grace Burrowes
The best Christmas present is the one he didn’t realize he desperately needed.


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Nov 192015

The Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London

Top 5 Writing Buddies

I feel so fortunate to be a writer. I get up every day and get to do a job I love! Yes, there have absolutely been highs and lows on my writing journey, but the wonderful moments far outweigh the sad ones. One of the most amazing blessings has been the other writers I have met along the way. I would not be where I am today without my writing gals that are my rock in this crazy fun writing world!

I was very fortunate to meet three of them early on as my first critique partners. Samantha Grace, Ava Stone and Jerrica Knight Cantania were in the first critique group I ever joined and these ladies and I have come up the ranks together. We have shared laughter, tears, triumphs, and tragedies, and I know I can count on them always to help me out of a plot jam or life jam.

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Nov 182015

Jen: Today we welcome C.A. Bell to Romancing the Book. C.A., will you share a short bio with us?
C.A.: C.A.Bell was born and raised on the outskirts of London, England, but for the past three years has resided in a much more rural town of Shropshire, where she and her husband married and made a home.

C.A.Bell is currently working on her second book to follow The Architect, and aspires to be a well-known full-time author.

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Nov 172015

9 in 1 Multi-functional Mesh Desk Organizer
Manufacturer: Mocreo
Size / Weight:  8.66* 4.33* 4.33 inch  / 14.11 oz
Source: product provided by the manufacturer for review

[Keeps desk and bathroom tidy for you] With 8 compartments and 1 pull out drawer,there is plenty of space to store a range of items such as pens, pencils, tape,highlighters, scissors, stapler, hole punch, tooth brush, shaver and other office school or home supplies

[Unique and stable design] 4 little plastic pads on the bottom of the unit helps hold the unit in place, also perfectly prevents scratches on your desktop or your tabletop

[Dimension: 8.66* 4.33* 4.33 inch (22*11*11cm)] Doesn’t take up too much room and is really handy for notes, pens and tape. It also can be used at home for storing your keys, mobile phone, wallet, jewelry and makeups

[Mesh Metal Body] Both suit for office stuffs and school teacher or students

[Save Time and Stress] This MOCREO desk tidy is elegant in its simplicity, and thoughtfully created with details that help you stay organized. Spend less time looking for what you need and more time focusing on what matters


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Nov 162015

20111210_ABS_1296[1]Jen:  Today welcome Lisa Orchard to Romancing the Book.  Lisa, will you share a short bio with us?
Lisa:  Lisa Orchard grew up loving books. She was hooked on books by the fifth grade and even wrote a few of her own. She knew she wanted to be a writer even then. Her first published works are the “Super Spies Series.” These stories revolve around a group of friends who form their own detective squad and the cases they solve. “The Starlight Chronicles,” is the next series that Lisa created with musical misfit, Lark Singer as her main character.

Lisa resides in Michigan with her husband, Steve, and two wonderful boys. Currently, she’s working on the next book in the Starlight Chronicles Series along with a few new ideas that may turn into stand-alone novels. When she’s not writing she enjoys spending time with her family, running, hiking, and reading.

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Nov 132015

The Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London


Valerie Bowman author photo hi resJen: Today we are excited to welcome our next Historical Romance Retreat author, Valerie Bowman.  Valerie, will you share a short bio with us?
Valerie:  Valerie Bowman’s books have received starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, and Kirkus. She’s been an RT Reviewers’ Choice nominee for Best First Historical Romance and Best Historical Romance Love and Laughter. Two of her books have been nominated for the Kirkus Prize for fiction.

Valerie grew up in Illinois with six sisters (she’s number seven). After earning a degree in English with a minor in history at Smith College, she moved to Florida. Valerie now lives in Jacksonville with her family. When she’s not writing, she keeps busy reading, traveling, and watching crazy reality TV.

You can find Valerie on the web at and on Facebook and Twitter.


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