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Jul 252014
 

Jane Porter

JanePorter_photo16_288px_72dpiJen: Today we conclude Women’s Fiction week with the most awesome Jane Porter. Jane, will you share a short bio with us?
Jane: NYT and USA Today bestselling author, Jane Porter has written 40 romances and 11 women’s fiction novels since getting her first sale to Harlequin Presents in 2000.   A five time Rita finalist, Jane is known for her passionate, emotional, and sensual novels and loves nothing more than alpha heroes, exotic locations and happy-ever-afters.  Today Jane lives in sunny San Clemente, CA with her surfer husband and three sons.

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Jul 242014
 

 

ElinToday we welcome Elin Hilderbrand to Romancing the Book as part of Women’s Fiction week.  We are very excited to have her guesting with us as she was at the top of our list of authors to host.  Shortly after we did the following interview, I read online about Elin’s diagnosis with breast cancer (read about it here).  Before we get to the interview, the staff here at RtB want Elin to know that she is in our thoughts and prayers.

Elin Hilderbrand does her best writing on the beaches of Nantucket, as well as on the charming streets of Beacon Hill in Boston. She has three magical children who beg her not to sing along to the radio or dance in public. The Matchmaker is her 13th novel.

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Jul 232014
 

Jodi Picoult

jodiIt’s day three of Women’s Fiction week and today we’re spotlighting Jodi Picoult and her October release, Leaving Time.

Jodi Picoult, 47, is the bestselling author of of twenty-one novels: Songs of the Humpback Whale (1992), Harvesting the Heart (1994), Picture Perfect (1995), Mercy (1996), The Pact (1998), Keeping Faith (1999),Plain Truth (2000), Salem Falls (2001), Perfect Match (2002), Second Glance (2003), My Sister’s Keeper(2004), Vanishing Acts (2005), The Tenth Circle (2006) Nineteen Minutes (2007), Change of Heart (2008),Handle With Care (2009), House Rules (2010), and SING YOU HOME(2011), LONE WOLF (2012) and the YA novel BETWEEN THE LINES (2012) co-written with her daughter Samantha van Leer. Her last seven novels, including THE STORYTELLER., her most recent, have debuted at number one on the New York Times bestseller list.

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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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