Jen @ RtB

Aug 252016

Kera Faire Author PicJen: Today we welcome Kera Faire to Romancing the Book. Kera, will you share a short bio with us?
Kera: I live in Scotland, the land of haggis (okay) men in kilts (yes please) whisky—no E (if I must) and Midges (help, why oh why?), with my long suffering husband. He’s now used to ignoring the dust bunies and passing the wine. Our children are grown up and live away, so it’s us, the odd lost tourist, who thinks our lane is the road to Glasgow, and an assortment of wildlife who demand peanuts and bird seeds.

I got the writing bug at 7 or 8, when, for two years running, I won the national ‘where does chocolate come from’ competition held by a well known chocolate company. The prize was chocolate. I was hooked, but it was over fifty years before I actually did anything about it and became published—just before I was eligible for my bus pass. I still reward myself with chocolate.

I have two ‘personas’ Raven McAllan and Kera Faire. I find once I put which specific ‘hat’ on I’m ready to write their stories.

You can find me at which had all my books on it written as Raven and Kera (like this book)  and how to find me on Facebook and Twitter.

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Aug 242016

Accountant Romance Heroes Can Be Fun

When I first began writing romance, one of my early stories involved a hero who was a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). I entered the first three chapters of the manuscript in the Golden Hearts contest and sat back to await the phone call telling me I’d placed in the finals.

Alas, it never happened. Instead, I received back several copies of the manuscript covered with various suggestions and critiques, as this was in the days when you had to send physical copies of the first chapters of the manuscript. The comment that really shocked me read: “I am so tired of heroes who are from the FBI or CIA.”

The CIA? There wasn’t a single mention of the FBI, or the CIA, or spies, or any kind of criminality in my manuscript. I wondered if the judge had even read the story! After all, I had made it plain that he was an accountant, the kind who possessed advanced certification and usually operated out of his own office.

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Aug 232016

Jen: Today we welcome S.C. Stephens to Romancing the Book. S.C., will you share a short bio with us?
S.C.: S.C. Stephens is a bestselling author who enjoys spending every free moment she has creating stories that are packed with emotion and heavy on romance.

Her debut novel, Thoughtless, an angst-filled love triangle charged with insurmountable passion and the unforgettable Kellan Kyle, took the literary world by storm. Amazed and surprised by the response to the release of Thoughtless in 2009, more stories were quick to follow. Stephens has been writing nonstop ever since.

In addition to writing, Stephens enjoys spending lazy afternoons in the sun reading fabulous novels, loading up her iPod with writer’s block reducing music, heading out to the movies, and spending quality time with her friends and family. She currently resides in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her two equally beautiful children.

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Aug 232016


USB Tower Charger Adapter Rapid Desktop Charging Station
Manufacturer: Lottogo
Size / Weight: 3.1 x 2.7 x 0.4 inches / 7 oz.
Source: product provided by the manufacturer for review

Lottogo 6 Port USB Desktop Rapid Charger is one of the best selling USB desktop chargers in global market. Lottogo USB desktop charger offers an ideal solution to power up your USB gadgets, plug everything in at once, no more hunting for spare adapters.

40 Watt Output and Family-Size 6 Ports
Lottogo 6 Port USB Desktop Rapid Charger provides 6 USB ports and a total output of 40 watts, two of them are 5V2.4A Rapid charging ports, which offers the fastest possible charge speed up to 2.4 amps per port or 8 amps overall. Its family-sized 6 ports lets you full charge any combination of cellphones, tablets, MP3 or other USB-charged devices simultaneously.

Compatible with Almost Any USB Devices
Lottogo 6 port USB charger is optimized to charge nearly any USB device. Compatible with but NOT limited to iPad Air, iPad mini, iPhone 5S/6/6 Plus, iPod touch, Nexus 6, HTC One, LG G3, Lumia, Motorola Droid Turbo, Moto G and etc

Easy to Charge, Easy to Go
Lottogo USB desktop charger is carefully designed, with its compact size, that allows users to tuck it into your pocket and bring it anywhere you want.

More Reliable Quality
Made with quality, industry-grade materials & premium circuitry, overcharge protection charges safely, without risk of overheating or damaging devices.Specifically designed for the European, USA and Japanese markets.ottogo worth your trust Lottogo provides 12 months Manufacturer’s Warranty and lifetime Free Technical Support


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Aug 222016
Portrait of Hannah Fielding and photos of where she writes.

Portrait of Hannah Fielding and photos of where she writes.

Jen:  Todayh we welcome Hannah Fielding to Romancing the Book.  Hannah, will you share a short bio with us?
Hannah:  I was born and grew up in Alexandria, Egypt. I went to a French convent school and then, upon graduating with a BA in French literature from Alexandria University, I travelled extensively throughout Europe and lived in Switzerland, France and England.

After marrying my English husband, I settled in Kent and subsequently had little time for writing while bringing up my two children, looking after dogs and horses, and running my own business renovating rundown cottages.

I now divide my time between my homes in Kent, Ireland and the South of France, where I write overlooking spectacular vistas.

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Aug 192016


Top 5 Wedding Must-haves That You Don’t Need

The possibilities when planning a wedding are endless. If you want to get married underwater or while skydiving, it can be arranged. No doubt you could get married in the Shire from Lord of the Rings if you were so inclined. All it takes is money, money, and more money.

Brides tend to go a little crazy when they begin creating their perfect day, and the budget can easily dip into the tens of thousands of dollars. So here are my top five must-haves that you don’t actually need. Let me clarify, want and need aren’t the same thing.

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Aug 182016

7174vpqDtBL._UX250_-100x152Jen: Today we welcome the last of our guests from the Summer Lovin’ Tour, Karen Rock. Karen, will you share a short bio with us?
Karen:  Award-winning author Karen Rock is both sweet and spicy—at least when it comes to her writing! The author of both YA and adult contemporary books writes red-hot novels for Harlequin Blaze and small-town romances for Harlequin Heartwarming. A strong believer in Happily-Ever-After, Karen loves creating unforgettable stories that leave her readers with a smile. When she’s not writing, Karen is an avid reader who’s typically immersed in three different books at a time, all in different genres. She also loves cooking her grandmother’s Italian recipes, baking, Christmas (no need to specify—she loves every bit of it), and having the Adirondack Park wilderness as her backyard, where she lives with her husband, daughter, dog and cat who keep her life interesting and complete.

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Aug 172016

Jen:  Today we welcome Ashlinn Craven to Romancing the Book.  Ashlinn, will you share a short bio with us?
Ashlinn: Ashlinn Craven writes romance involving people with real ambitions, real passions and real paychecks. While not penning feel-good love stories for fellow romantics, she’s working in the IT industry, doing the mom routine, or consuming unhealthy amounts of Austen fanfic.

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Aug 162016

Today we welcome Lucy Woodhull to Romancing the Book.  She’s celebrating today’s release of 667 WAYS TO F*CK UP MY LIFE with a playlist and contest.  Lucy, welcome to the blog.

I have always loved le steamy romance. And laughing. And both things at the same time, although that can get awkward. My motto is “Laugh and the world laughs with you, cry and you’ll short-circuit your Kindle.” That’s why I write funny books, because goodness knows we all need to escape the real world once in a while. I believe in red lipstick, equality, and the interrobang. Hailing from Southern California, I daydream with my husband and the ghost of a very fat cat who doesn’t like you.

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Aug 162016

667 Ways to F*ck Up My Life by Lucy Woodhull
Release Date: August 16, 2016
Publisher: Totally Bound
Pages: 250
Source: book provided by the publisher for review



If you love Broad City and Bridget Jones, you’ll adore Dagmar Kostopoulos…and her colossal fuck-ups.

Twenty-something Dag has always been the ‘perfect’ woman. Responsible, honest to a fault, hard-working. Even her bras are no-nonsense. And for what? Her boyfriend dumps her for being boring, and her boss fires her for not sucking on his nether regions to get promoted. What’s a perfectionist overachiever to do? A complete one-eighty.

To heck with rules—Dag orchestrates a spectacular fall from grace by ruining her life exactly six-hundred-sixty-six times, and finally has a little naughty fun. Some scandalous Spandex and a few bar lies later, tame little Dagmar becomes Giselle, ballsy siren.

The wild thing is…it works! Dag gets a better job and meets the sexiest man she’s ever known. Well, Giselle meets him. Dagmar doesn’t exist. Except that she does, and her escapades just became a ticking time bomb, one that might blow her heart to smithereens.

Join Dag for her irresistible and hilarious fuck-ups, because every good girl needs to inject a little bad girl sizzle into her veins.


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