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Apr 302016

Cravings: Recipes for What You Want to Eat by Chrissy Teigen
Release Date:  February 23, 2016
Publisher:  Clarkson Potter
Pages:  240
Source: book provided by Blogging For Books for review



Maybe she’s on a photo shoot in Zanzibar. Maybe she’s making people laugh on TV. But all Chrissy Teigen really wants to do is talk about dinner. Or breakfast. Lunch gets some love, too.

For years, she’s been collecting, cooking, and Instagramming her favorite recipes, and here they are: from breakfast all day to John’s famous fried chicken with spicy honey butter to her mom’s Thai classics.

Salty, spicy, saucy, and fun as sin (that’s the food, but that’s Chrissy, too), these dishes are for family, for date night at home, for party time, and for a few life-sucks moments (salads). You’ll learn the importance of chili peppers, the secret to cheesy-cheeseless eggs, and life tips like how to use bacon as a home fragrance, the single best way to wake up in the morning, and how not to overthink men or Brussels sprouts. Because for Chrissy Teigen, cooking, eating, life, and love are one and the same.


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Apr 292016

Jen:  Today we welcome R.C. Ryan to Romancing the Book.  R.C., will you share a short bio with us?
R.C.: New York Times bestselling author Ruth Ryan Langan (also writing as R.C. Ryan) has written over a hundred novels, both contemporary and historical.

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Apr 282016

Author Pic - Monica CorwinJen:  Today we welcome Monica Corwin back to Romancing the Book.  Monica will you share a short bio with us?
Monica:  Monica Corwin is an outspoken writer who attempts to make romance accessible to everyone no matter their preferences. As a new Northern Ohioian Monica enjoys snow drifts, three seasons of weather, and disliking Michigan. When not writing Monica spends time with her daughter and her ever growing collection of tomes about King Arthur.

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Apr 282016

On a White Horse by Monica Corwin
Series: Revelations (# 2)
Release Date: April 11, 2016
Publisher:  Pronoun
Pages: 140
Source: Book provided by the author for review



Victor Brandt has a secret. As a new resident to New York, he goes out in search of diversion, and he finds it behind a red door. The Underworld embraces him, and soon he realizes he’s going back night after night just to see Mistress Lethe: a Dominatrix so demanding she will satisfy her submissive into forgetting their own name before stealing her pleasure. But soon Mistress Lethe draws Victor into her world, and he realizes it’s a lot larger than he thought.

Bianca’s coffee business is booming, but her love life is lacking. With each step her friends—the other three horsemen of the apocalypse—take toward happiness, she holds herself back. As visions of the future threaten everything the horsemen have built, Bianca finds a man who sees all of her: the light and the dark, and for a little while she becomes Mistress Lethe, a simple woman and the embodiment of Conquest. But fate plays cruel jokes, and after only a short time with Victor she is confronted with a decision that can save the world but cost her the first man that’s ever made her want to be human.

When a mysterious stranger arrives bearing ill omens, Bianca wonders if she can keep together her motley crew in order to save the world. Or will the threesome’s tangled emotions usher in the apocalypse? Come and see.


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Apr 272016

Jen:  Today we welcome Anna Harrington to Romancing the Book.  Anna, will you share a short bio with us?
Anna:  Humanities professor by day and smexy Regency romance writer by night, I have traveled and lived all over the world, doing volunteer work with children’s charities. I am a coffee and chocolate fanatic, a pilot, a would-be Nat Geo photographer, and a murderer of innocent rose bushes in my garden.

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Apr 262016

Peggy BirdJen:  Today we welcome Peggy Bird to Romancing the Book.  Peggy, will you share a short bio with us?
Peggy: Peggy Bird is a writer and glass artist who lives and works in Vancouver, Washington, across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon, where most of her stories are set and where her three daughters, four grandchildren, and two granddogs live. Stop by and visit her at any of these places:

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Apr 252016
Winter AustinToday we welcome Winter Austin to Romancing the Book.  Before we get to Winter’s Top 5 Places to Visit in Iowa, let’s learn a little more about her and her newest release.

Winter Austin perpetually answers the question “were you born in the winter?” with a flat “nope.” Living in the middle of Nowheresville, Iowa, with her husband, four teenagers, and two crazy dogs, Winter is trying to juggle a career while writing deadly romantic thrillers.

Find Winter Austin at, on Facebook, and on Twitter @WinterAustin


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Apr 222016

The Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London

Jen: Today we welcome our next HRR author, Jenn LeBlanc.  Jenn, will you share a short bio with us?
Jenn: Walnut (but not THAT Walnut).
Studio Smexy.
RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Born and raised in beautiful Colorado and never wanting to leave–very nearly with a camera in hand–I’m currently on an extended vacation to Los Angeles.

I started my own family, went to college, started a business objectifying all the beautiful people and tried to get used to humidity wrecking havoc with my hair. Texting complete conversations using only RuPaul’s Drag Race gifs, and totally beating the daylights out of a ninja (with a camera in hand of course) are my prized talents.

Spending my days in parenting chat rooms I got highly adept with one-handed typing and I can still type just about as fast with one hand as I can with two. It’s a great talent to have when engrossed in a scene and in need of a hit of caffeine.

I live and thrive off chaos and the constant flow of the creative process. I wore shorts and flip-flops year-round in Colorado–much to the chagrin of my friends and family and once I finished my first novel I quickly remembered: I was born a photographer.

From the realization that someone ELSE would be shooting the cover of MY book my control-freak took over. What started as an easy cover shoot ballooned into this ground-breaking new kind of media, designed specifically for digital book readers: The Illustrated Romance. The images from my book started a ruckus, and from there #StudioSmexy was born. I’ve since shot over 1,000 romance novel covers and currently shoot custom images for very special clients.

You can find me on Twitter and Facebook sharing eye candy (NSFW) and being a total rock star.

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Apr 212016

We asked Cheryl who she envisioned as the main characters of her newest release, Want Ad Wedding.  Before we get to her choices, let’s learn a little more about the book.

When Daniel Gardner convinced the residents of his Kansas boomtown to advertise for mail-order brides, he never expected the woman he once loved to respond. But Leah Swann steps off the bride train…pregnant and widowed and in need of a husband. Drawn to protect his fragile childhood friend, Daniel proposes a marriage of convenience.

Seeing her onetime best friend waiting to meet the bride train is a wonderful shock for Leah. After her first rocky marriage, a practical partnership with Daniel sounds perfect—as long as her heart doesn’t get involved. But when she starts to fall for her husband, will her plans of a fresh start be ruined…or is a real marriage to Daniel exactly what she needs?

Cowboy Creek: Bringing mail-order brides, and new beginnings, to a Kansas boomtown.


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Apr 212016

I’m going to share one of my favorite nonalcoholic mixed drinks with you.

The Liliko’i Splash at Disney’s Aulani resort in Oahu is great, and even though I haven’t made it at home (yet) I have some drink making experience and the recipe I’m giving you is based on how I plan to make it when I scrounge up passion fruit syrup somewhere here in Oregon. ☺

To start, you need passion fruit syrup, club soda, mint and lime.

Start with about 2 ounces (or more, depending on how sweet you like your drinks!) of the passion fruit syrup.

Add about six mint leaves

Fill the cup a little over halfway with ice

Add club soda, an ounce of lime juice and a wedge of fresh lime.

Now you’re good to go!


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