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Dec 112014


To Tempt an Angel by Patricia Grasso
Series: Douglas (# 1)
Re-release Date: December 25, 2013 (originally published June 2002)
Publisher: Lachesis Publishing
Pages: 290
Source: free ebook at Amazon



Angelica Douglas has no idea that she’s the Countess of Melrose. What she does know is that she needs to support her family as a card shark, while finding a way to seek revenge on the men who ruined her father and sent her family spiralling down into poverty.

Robert Campbell, Marquess of Argyll, heir to the Duke of Inverary, has no idea who Angelica truly is. He just wants to watch over her and make her his mistress.

Angelica thinks Robert is simply a dashing rogue who is far too dangerous for her peace of mind. Robert thinks Angelica is an angel except when she’s being a pain in the behind.

When Robert finds out that his own father may have been one of the men who ruined Angelica’s family, he vows to keep a careful eye on her. When Angelica finds out that Robert’s father may have been one of the men responsible, she vows to stay as far away from Robert as possible. But when danger threatens, both Robert and Angelica must face the truth and let fate take the upper hand.


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Dec 042014



One Kiss From You by Christina Dodd
Series: Switching Places (# 2)
Release Date: October 28, 2003
Publisher: Avon Romance
Pages: 358
Source: book purchased by reviewer



A bold woman known as the “duchess of Magnus” was wagered—and won—in a card game. But the woman who arrived was her shy, quiet cousin Eleanor.

Eleanor de Lacy must have been mad to agree to exchange identities with her stronger-willed cousin. She would never convince Remington Knight of the folly of this union—especially since the man seemed so determined for it to take place. Worse still, she finds Remington dazzlingly attractive—and she’s charmed by his attempts to seduce her, even though he believes she is already his. But if he ever learns of Eleanor’s deception, this daring rogue will wreak havoc . . . upon her reputation and her heart.

Remington had expected a haughty, unbending aristocrat who would ensure his entrance into good society. But this “duchess” is a most pleasant surprise—modest, warm-hearted, endearingly awkward, and a delight to the eye. In short, she is exactly the sort of bride Remington could fall passionately, completely in love with . . .

. . . if he weren’t so intent on his revenge.


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Dec 012014

The staff of Romancing the Book is taking a short hiatus during the month of December.  We’ll still post some reviews and we have a contest or two lined up, but we won’t have any guests or regular posts during the month.  We are going to take the time off to do some behind the scenes work, but to also allow us to enjoy our holiday season.

While we’re taking this day off, here are some items for you to ponder:

  • We are currently booking promotions for 2015.  If you’d like to sign up for a promotion, please visit this page.
  • If you’d like to have your book reviewed by our staff, fill out the form on this page and we’ll add it to our database.
  • Want to advertise on RtB?  Check out this page for our advertising rates.  During the month of December, we’re giving a 30% discount if you use the code HAPPY HOLIDAYS when you request an ad.
  • And last, we’re always in need for a couple more reviewers.  We only ask that you are able to read ebook and review at least 2 books a month.  If you’d like to learn more, check out this page to read our terms & conditions and to sign up.

Be sure to follow us in order to keep up with our irregular posts in December.  And we’ll be back in January with our regular line up as well as a couple new features.

Nov 282014

anne bartonJen: Today we welcome Anne Barton to Romancing the Book. Anne, will you share a short bio with us?
Anne: Anne Barton started swiping romances from her mom’s bookshelf as a teenager and decided historicals (with their balls, dukes, and gowns) were the best. So, when she had the chance to spend a semester in London she packed her bags—and promptly fell in love with the city, its history, and its pubs. She dreamed of writing romance, but somehow ended up a software analyst instead.

Fortunately, a few years and a few careers later, Anne found her way back to writing the stories she loves and won the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart® for Regency Historical Romance. She lives in Maryland with her husband and three children, who try valiantly not to roll their eyes whenever she quotes Jane Austen. Her weaknesses include reality TV, cute-but-impractical shoes, and coffee. Lots and lots of coffee.

You can visit Anne on her website, Facebook page, and Twitter.


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Nov 272014


Scandalous Again by Christina Dodd
Series: Switching Places (# 1)
Release Date: February 23, 2003
Publisher: Avon Romance
Pages: 375
Source: book purchased by the reviewer



Two exquisite cousins must exchange identities in a scandalous deception.

Madeline de Lacy, the duchess of Magnus, prides herself on being one of the most sensible young women in England, which is why she can’t believe that, in a turn of the cards, her noble father has lost his entire estate — and her! — to a stranger.

On a mission to salvage her family fortune, she changes places with her cousin and companion, sending the meeker Eleanor to confront the man who had won Madeline’s hand. Now, Madeline is free to enter the home of a notorious gambler, and pretends to be meek, humble, and competent with an iron. She is, of course, none of those things; she simply is resolved to win her family’s fortune back. Just when she thinks matters can’t get worse, she meets Gabriel Ansell, the earl of Campion, and they do. Horribly worse.

Four years ago, Madeline was engaged to Gabriel, and worshipped his arrogant kisses. Now, being forced to marry a man she doesn’t know pales in comparison to the ordeal of facing Gabriel again, the man who betrayed her — Gabriel, the only man she ever loved.


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Nov 262014

Jessica Scott1Jen:  Today we welcome Jessica Scott to Romancing the Book.  Jessica, will you share  short bio with us?
Jessica:  USA Today Bestselling author Jessica Scott is a career army officer, mother of two daughters, three cats and three dogs, wife to a career NCO and wrangler of all things stuffed and fluffy. She is a terrible cook and even worse housekeeper, but she’s a pretty good shot with her assigned weapon and someone liked some of the stuff she wrote. Somehow, her children are pretty well adjusted and her husband still loves her, despite burned water and a messy house.

She’s also written for the New York Times At War Blog, PBS Point of View Regarding War, IAVA and most recently, War on the Rocks. She deployed to Iraq in 2009 as part of OIF/New Dawn and has had the honor of serving as a company commander at Fort Hood, Texas twice.

She’s pursuing a graduate degree in Sociology in her spare time and most recently, she’s been featured as one of Esquire Magazine’s Americans of the Year for 2012.

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Nov 252014

Annette Drake (Color)Annette Drake is a multi-genre author whose work is character-driven and celebrates the law of unintended consequences.

A Year with Geno, her contemporary romance set in Eagle River, Alaska, was released on summer solstice, June 21st.

Annette’s second novel, Bone Girl, premiered in March from Baskethound Books and is available in ebook, print and audiobook. Her debut novel, Celebration House, was published last August by Tirgearr Publishing.

Now, Annette turns her attention to regaining her sanity and writing the two sequels to Celebration House. Both books are slated for publication in 2015.

She left high school after two years to obtain her GED and attend Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri, where she earned a degree in journalism. Annette worked as a reporter and editor for newspapers in Missouri and Kansas from 1987 to 1993. After earning a bachelor of science in nursing in 1994, she worked in hospitals in Missouri, Alaska and Washington before returning her focus to writing.

Annette makes her home in Spokane, Washington. A member of the Inland Northwest Writers Guild and Spokane Authors & Self Publishers, she loves libraries, basset hounds and bakeries. She does not camp. Much.

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Nov 252014


Soothing Relief: Psoriasis-Eczema Treatment Healing & Relief Mist
Manufacturer: Vi-Tae
Size: 4.46oz
Source: product provided by the manufacturer for review

Your Search For The Best, All Natural, Psoriasis & Eczema Relief is Over!

Vi-Tae’s “Soothing Relief” Psoriasis/Eczema Treatment Healing & Relief Mist gives you a completely nature-based solution which provides immediate relief of the itchy, dry, flaky skin and redness caused by this very uncomfortable condition.

For those who suffer from Psoriasis or Eczema, it’s crucial to not irritate or damage the skin that is already so sensitive, and “Soothing Relief” alleviates bothersome symptoms while being gentle on sensitive skin.

This is accomplished by avoiding harsh chemicals that can actually make these conditions worse. Sea Water is chock full of soothing, renewing minerals.

Kelp powder is used in many psoriasis treatments in a low concentration, but when surrounded with the irritating chemicals in other formulas, the benefits are diluted.

“Soothing Relief” Psoriasis/Eczema Treatment Healing & Relief Mist includes Kelp Powder as the main ingredient, due to its moisturizing and anti-itch properties.

In addition, oats improve collagen deposition and boost hydration. Organic ground cloves lend a rich earthy fragrance that bursts from the creamy ,luxurious lather to soothe your skin and your senses.

Featuring natural, botanical essential oils that specifically target pain, itching, scaling and flaking, this formula focuses on simple, natural elements and does not contain corticosteroids or antibiotics, which many people have sensitivities to and which can also lead to other problems within the body.

A spritz of “Soothing Relief” will instantly wrap your skin in calming comfort, reducing inflammation, moisturizing dry, flaking skin and diminishing pain significantly.

If you suffer from Psoriasis or Eczema, Vi-Tae’s “Soothing Relief” Psoriasis/Eczema Treatment Healing & Relief Mist will be love at first spray.


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Nov 242014

AdairSUGARISTWICEASSWEETMarinaJen: Today we welcome Marina Adair to Romancing the Book. Marina, will you share a short bio with us?
Marina: Marina Adair is a #1 National best-selling author of romance novels and holds a Master of Fine arts in creative writing. Along with the Sugar, Georgia series, she is also the author the St. Helena Vineyard series, and her upcoming Heroes of St Helena series. She currently lives with her husband, daughter, and two neurotic cats in Northern California.

As a writer, Marina is devoted to giving her readers contemporary romance where the towns are small, the personalities large, and the romance explosive. She also loves to interact with readers and you can catch her on Twitter and Facebook or visit her at Keep up with Marina by signing up for her newsletter at

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Nov 212014

Jen: Today we welcome Steena Holmes to Romancing the Book. Steena, will you share a short bio with us?
Steena: Steena Holmes is the bestselling author of Finding Emma, her debut women’s fiction novel. Finding Emma tells the story of one mother’s journey to find her missing daughter and Steena has partnered with the Missing Children’s Society of Canada, a national charity for missing children, to donate proceeds from the sales of Finding Emma to help bring missing children home.

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