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Mar 032015


Jessie_EvansJen: Today we welcome Jessie Evans to Romancing the Book as her blog tour makes a stop with us. Jessie, will you share a short bio with us?
Jessie: New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Jessie Evans, gave up a career as an international woman of mystery to write the sexy, contemporary Southern romances she loves to read.

She’s married to the man of her dreams, and together they’re raising a few adorable, mischievous children in a cottage in the jungle. She grew up in rural Arkansas, spending summers running wild, being chewed by chiggers, and now appreciates her home in a chigger-free part of the world even more.

When she’s not writing, Jessie enjoys playing her dulcimer (badly), sewing the worlds ugliest quilts to give to her friends, going for bike rides with her house full of boys, and drifting in and out on the waves, feeling thankful for sun, surf, and lovely people to share them with.

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Mar 022015

CS Harris2 credit Samantha Lufti-ProctorJen: Today we welcome C.S. Harris to Romancing the Book. When your reviewer Julie heard about C.S.’s visit, she asked to to the interview. So, ladies, take it away.

Julie: Can you share a short bio with us?
C.S.: C.S. Harris is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than a dozen novels including the Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery Series, the new C.S. Graham thriller series co-written with Steven Harris, and seven historical romances. She is also the author of a nonfiction historical study of the French revolution. Her books are available worldwide and have been translated into over twenty different languages. She will be on tour in March to promote WHO BURIES THE DEAD in New Orleans, Phoenix, Houston, Portland, and Seattle.

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Mar 012015



The Romancing the Book staff read some awesome books in January and February that we just had to share with you!  What has been your favorite read so far in 2015?


Mar 012015



Can you believe it’s already March?  Some of our most anticipated books are releasing this month.  Here’s just a sample of what we’re looking forward to.  What book are you anxiously awaiting this month?



Feb 272015

Hi Everyone,

My name is Dominic and my twin sister Domino and I blog for Breathless Press.  The book that I’m here to tell you about is an anthology of superhero stories called Secret Identities.  It’s easier for one of us to chat to you when it’s a collection so that we don’t play favorites with any one author!

You know, it’s a funny thing, but we’ve all wanted super powers at some point.  Personally I wanted to be able to fly and see through walls. Domino wanted to be able to teleport and eat anything without gaining weight.  Of course, the traditional “super powers” aren’t real (sadly), but I believe that every single author has super powers of their own.  After all, we get to create worlds or destroy them.  Mould people in our image or melt them down and recreate them.  We get to toy with their emotions and be puppet master to their lives. We are the Gods of our worlds and that is a very heady power to have indeed.

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Feb 262015

Profile_pictureJen: Please help me give a Sondrae Bennett a warm welcome to Romancing the Book! Sondrae, will you share a short bio with us?
Sondrae: I love romance. I love reading romance, living romance, but I especially love writing romance. There’s no greater feeling than watching my characters come alive in each other’s arms. Most of all, I love giving my characters the happily ever afters they deserve, with a little necessary drama first.

My love of reading developed at a young age. When other girls went to the mall to buy clothes, I headed straight for the bookstore. Reading a good book still gives me such a rush, transporting me time and again into a different world. One of my favorite things is picking up a new book and sinking into the story, immersing myself in the emotions between the characters. To put myself in the place of the heroine, and fall in love with the hero, cursing the day I reach the last page because it means the end of my adventure. At least until I pick up the next book and fall in love all over again. I hope someday to inspire readers the same way my favorite authors have inspired me.

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Feb 262015


All I Want for Christmas is You by Lisa Mondello
Series: Fate with a Helping Hand (# 1)
Re-release Date: December 1, 2013 (originally 1998)
Publisher: self-published
Pages: 200
Source: free read on Amazon



Sometimes fate needs a little hand…

Santa Claus is going to have a rough season… Lauren Alexander is raising her daughter alone. Abandoned by her family for her decision to keep her daughter Kristen, she has done a pretty good job for the last six years. Or she thought she had. That’s why she is crushed when little Kristen gives up her wish for a toy or goodie and instead asks Santa for a present for her mother. She wants Santa to bring a Daddy. Delivering Daddies isn’t Santa’s bag.

But this Santa has a plan…

Kyle Preston knows what it is like to be abandoned too. Luckily he found the support of loving adoptive parents and has turned himself into one of the most successful Real Estate developers in town.

Building a house is easy. Building someone’s trust is a whole other story. But with a little helping hand, a little Christmas magic can make all the difference in the world.


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Feb 252015

Jen: Today we welcome Vicky Dreiling to Romancing the Book. Vicky, will you share a short bio with us?
Vicky: Triple RITA finalist Vicky Dreiling is a confirmed historical romance junkie and Anglophile. Frequent business trips to the UK allowed her to indulge her passion for all things Regency England. Bath, Stonehenge, and Spencer House are among her favorite places. She is, however, truly sorry for accidentally setting off a security alarm in Windsor Castle. That unfortunate incident led her British colleagues to nickname her “Trouble.” Vicky is a native Texan and holds degrees in English literature and marketing.

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Feb 242015

Who Has a Best Seller?

Wild Marauders MC is a best seller! Well, for at least a minute. I’ve never been one to follow stuff like that but I found myself there yesterday, surprised to see that Wild Marauders MC was ranked #66 on Amazon’s best sellers list for erotica romance! Then it quickly dropped to #71, and as I write this it’s #83. How cool is that?

Do I have the right to say I’m a bestselling author? It seems almost everyone is today. At least according to the covers of their books. What defines a bestselling author? According to Wikipedia “Best-selling” refers to the estimated number of copies sold of all fiction books written or co-written by an author. Another article I found when I was looking up the definition of an Amazon bestselling author was in the Warner Coaching Newsletter. Interesting article. According to them, Amazon’s list is based on sales from its own site, which we all know they update every hour. So authors can claim they are Amazon bestsellers, but for only a short time.

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Feb 232015

Jen: Please help me give a warm welcome to Anna Sullivan as she stops by Romancing the Book today. Anna, will you share a short bio with us?
Anna: Anna Sullivan was born and raised in southeastern Michigan, the seventh of nine children.  There was a lot of noise, frequent disorder and a fair bit of commotion in her early life.  Anna escaped by going through the looking glass, over the rainbow, or beyond the back of the wardrobe.

As years passed, she grew up, got married and had three children.  Needless to say, there was a lot of noise, frequent disorder and a fair bit of commotion.  When her darlings were in bed for the night, she escaped into words again, this time ones she wrote herself. After all, how difficult could it be to string together enough of them to fill an entire book?  Pretty difficult, as it turns out.  But she kept at it, and eventually sold her first book.

Her children are starting their own lives now.  Anna misses the noise, disorder and commotion, so it’s handy that she can recreate those times, and the happy endings that go along with them.  She hopes you’ll escape into one of her worlds and spend an enjoyable, and quiet, hour or two.

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