Jen @ RtB

Jul 212016

KATE-JAMES-PHOTO-100x152Jen: Today we welcome Kate James are the first of our 4 stops for the Summer Lovin’ Tour. Kate, will you share a short bio with us?
Kate: Kate spent much of her childhood abroad before attending university in Canada. She built a successful business career, but her passion has always been literature. As a result, Kate turned her energy to her love of the written word. Kate’s goal is to entertain her readers with engaging stories featuring strong, likable characters. Kate has been honored with numerous awards for her writing. She and her husband, Ken, enjoy traveling and the outdoors with their beloved Labrador Retrievers.

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Jul 202016

Although she’s been spinning stories her entire life, the first tale Margo Bond Collins specifically remembers writing down was Wizard of Oz fan-fiction when she was seven–and it included a romance between Dorothy and the Wizard. That one was never published (for which she is eternally thankful), but Margo has been writing ever since. Along the way, she picked up a Ph.D. in eighteenth-century British literature–mostly because graduate school allowed her to keep reading and writing for a living. Her study of the period’s amatory fiction (arguably the earliest form of category romance) influences her own romantic fiction. She currently teaches college English courses online, but writing fiction is her first love. After a decade of moving all around the country (Los Angeles, New York, and Atlanta are a few of the places she’s lived), she has settled in her native Texas. Margo lives near Fort Worth with her husband, her daughter, and several very spoiled cats, and she spends most of her free time daydreaming about heroes, monsters, cowboys, and villains, and the strong women who love them.

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Jul 192016

headshotJen: Today we welcome Paulette Harper to Romancing the Book. Paulette, will you share a short bio with us?
Paulette: Paulette Harper is a multi-published, best-selling and award-winning novelist, who writes Christian fiction, nonfiction and children’s books. She has been writing since 2008. Paulette is also the owner of Write Now Literary Virtual Book Tours and as a book writing coach she enjoys assisting aspiring authors navigate through the process of publishing books, marketing and creating an online presence.

Paulette lives in Northern California.

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Jul 192016

SA921 Gaming Headset with Microphone
Manufacturer:  Sades
Size / Weight:  12 x 9.2 x 4.3 inches / 12.8 oz.
Source: product provided by the manufacturer for review

  • COMPATABILITY FIT: Gaming Headset works with PC,,PS4, Laptop . Notice: Please kindly know that all the products would be checked or tested before shipping out to ensure a good shopping experience
  • HIGH MAGNETIC NDFEB DRIVER UNITS:SADES SA921 Clear sound gaming headset, operating strong brass,acoustic positioning precision, you can feel the full force of an explosion, a grenade blast, or a brostep drop.
  • DESIGN: High quality silicon microphone .The gaming mic in our SADES headphone is soft and durable.It’s crystal clear and well-grounded so it doesn’t crackle as you adjust it.In this gaming headset all contact points are finished in soft but durable materials, and the memory foam around each earcup keeps you comfortable for long periods.
  • NOISE CANCELING:Closed soft ear-cup design in Gaming Headset, covers your entire ear and cuts out external sound very effectively, and with none of the irritating ‘seashell effect’ many headsets suffer.Can pick up sounds with great sensitivity and remove the noise.
  • COMFORTABLE:Softness and good air permeability protein earmuffs, The adjustable headband created with a lightweight and ergonomic fit, accord with human body engineering specification.In this gaming headset all contact points are finished in soft but durable materials, and the memory foam around each earcup keeps you comfortable for long periods.


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Jul 182016

AnnaDurandAnna Durand is an award-winning writer, a freelance librarian, and an audiobook addict. She specializes in steamy romances featuring spunky heroines and hunky heroes, in settings as diverse as modern Chicago and the fairy realm. Her romances have to date won eight awards and her novel Intuition was a 2016 RONE Award nominee, while her short story Tempted by a Kiss was a finalist in The Romance Reviews 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards. In her previous life as a librarian, she haunted the stacks of public libraries but never met any hot vampires hunting for magical books.

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Jul 152016



Madelyn Promo-PhotoMadelyn Hill has always loved the written word. From the time she could read and all through her school years, she’d sneak books into her textbooks during school. And she devoured books daily. At the age of 10 she proclaimed she wanted to be a writer. After being a “closet” writer for several years, she sent her manuscripts out there and is now published with Soul Mate Publishing. And she couldn’t be happier!

A resident of Western New York, she moved from one Rochester to another Rochester to be with the love of her life. They have 3 children and keep busy cooking, avid movie goers, and of course reading!

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Jul 152016

Highland Hope by Madelyn Hill
Series: The Wild Thistle (# 1)
Release Date: August 31, 2016
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing
Pages: 288
Source: book provided by the author for review



“Remember, lasses. Through Hope, Faith, and Honor, ye can rule,” were the last words Lady Hope MacAlister’s father spoke before dying. Those very words direct her every action and thought. Sword fighting and leading the men of her clan was second nature to Hope and she has little time for herself or any thoughts of love. Until Aidan MacKerry is captured spying on the clan.

She is beautiful, strong, and quick to pull a sword. But when he kisses her, all thoughts of the lairdship Aidan MacKerry seeks flee his mind. When the enemy continues to undermine Hope, Aidan is determined to aid her—only he didn’t think he’d lose his heart to the Laird of Wild Thistle Keep. When the enemy reveals Aidan’s secret, he must fight for his right to be laird and prove, despite their differences, he loves Hope.

The enemy refuses to back down and continues to threaten not only Hope, but the security of the entire clan. Only together will they be able to save the clan and save their love.


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Jul 142016

I’ve been making playlists for my books since my debut. It’s something that helps me humanize my characters, get into a scene and really live the story I’m trying to create.  Sometimes, it’s a certain line of a song or the general mood the song creates, but overall I love using music as a tool for writing.  For The Lost & Found series, I decided to make one giant playlist for both books, realizing the story really didn’t end until that last chapter in Everly.  Each song helped propel the story in one way or another, and even when I was writing happier scenes, I’d find myself referring back to some of the darker songs to make sure I still captured that original mood.

Now the strange part about playlists and me and I actually can’t stand listening to music while I write.  I love finding inspiring music and letting it fuel my creativity when I’m not at the keyboard, but as soon as I sit down and I’m focused, I need silence. Weird, right?

I hope you enjoy the Lost & Found series and take a moment to check out the songs that helped inspire the characters and story!



Remebering Everly by J.L. Berg
Lost & Found (# 2)

After two years in a coma, August Kinkaid has forgotten the darkness in his past. But his past hasn’t forgotten him. His beautiful former fiancée, Everly, remembers every tumultuous moment of their stormy relationship. The sizzling passion. The web of lies. And the terrible secret Everly’s been hiding since her last fateful night with August.

Now the truth is out and August remembers everything. As his long-buried memories come flooding back, he begins to understand why Everly would want to move on with her life. Why she would give her heart to another man. And why August should try to forget her once and for all.

But he can’t give up on the only woman he’s ever loved. Even if he has to reopen old wounds–and face the darkest demons of his past–August will do whatever it takes for a second chance with Everly. He let her slip away once. He’s not about to spend the rest of his life remembering Everly when he could be holding her in his arms forever . . .


I’m a California native, who lives in the South – Virginia to be exact. I still prefer sushi to fried chicken, avocados to okra, and I absolutely loathe humidity. I do love watching the seasons change though. My husband and I have been here for over a decade, and I still get giddy like a school girl every time it snows. It’s magical!

I’m married to my high school sweetheart, and we’ve been blessed with two beautiful daughters and two rescue pups I like to call my “coworkers”. I’m obsessed with chocolate, minions, anything Harry Potter and I love to watch re-runs of Friends and Gilmore Girls!

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Jul 132016

Jen:  Today we welcome David Bell to Romancing the Book.  David, will you share a short bio for us.
David: David Bell is an associate professor of English at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He received an MA in creative writing from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and a Ph.D. in American Literature and creative writing from the University of Cincinnati. Visit him online at


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Jul 122016

400_Lady Law Logo (1)Spy Gadgets for a Kick-Butt Pinkerton Heroine

When your job is to save the world, you can’t outwit evil masterminds without hiding a few spy gadgets in your Victorian underwear.  

In the immortal words of my kick-butt Lady Pinkerton, Sadie Michelson, “A garter is only good for one thing:  holding my derringer.”

Sadie is the sassy, street-wise star of my new Romantic Suspense series of Historical Western Whodunits, Lady Law & The Gunslinger.  In Book 1, Devil in Texas, Sadie must team up with her long-lost lover, Cass, the outlaw who’s working as her enemy’s hired gun.

When I first envisioned Sadie as an undercover detective, my Muse dreamed up all kinds of wild gadgets, ala James Bond, for Devil in Texas.  For instance, I thought, “Wouldn’t it be cool if the villain carried a bullwhip that doubles as a gun?”

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