Jen @ RtB

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 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 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
 

RTBProduct

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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May 202016
 

The Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London

Jen:  Today we welcome our next HRR author, Christina McKnight.  Christina, will you share a short bio with us?
Christina:  Christina McKnight is a book lover turned writer. From a young age, her mother encouraged her to tell her own stories. She’s been writing ever since. Currently, she focuses on Historical Romance.

Christina enjoys a quiet life in Northern California with her family, her wine, and lots of coffee. Oh, and her books…don’t forget her books! Most days she can be found writing, reading, or traveling the great state of California.

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May 182016
 

another author picWhy I write in the early morning hours

Okay, I don’t exactly write in the early morning hours. After all, I am intimately acquainted with getting up at o-dark-thirty. When I was in the military, a 6 a.m. start meant a wake-up call at 4 a.m. to get my hair braided, my weapon drawn, and my vehicle properly prepped. All so I could make the 5:30 a.m. formation. And then there was my time as a Bed & Breakfast owner. Breakfast started at 8 a.m. during the week, which meant I was up two hours earlier because serving breakfast in my pajamas with my hair uncombed just scared the daylights out of guests. Trust me, I tried. Even when I was an attorney, I got up early to get a run in before heading off to take the train for my morning commute.

And now I’m getting up at 7 a.m. and my commute consists of shuffling from my bedroom to the kitchen to make coffee and then to my office. I don’t bother opening my eyes beyond slits or combing my hair and I always write in my pajamas. In fact, I’m starting to think that I simply can’t be creative with ‘normal’ clothes on anymore. And yet I’m claiming that I write in the early morning hours.

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May 172016
 

Author PhotoJen:  Today we welcome Julieanne Lynch to Romancing the Book.  Julieanne, will you share a short bio with us?
Julieanne:  Julieanne Lynch is an author of YA and Adult genre books. Julieanne was born in Northern Ireland, but spent much of her early life in London, United Kingdom, until her family relocated back to their roots. Julieanne lives in Northern Ireland, with her husband and five children, where she is a full-time author. She studied English Literature and Creative Writing at The Open University, and considered journalism as a career path. Julieanne has several projects optioned for film.

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