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Jan 152017
 

Titus Returns by Amy Lillard
Series:  Wells Landing (# 5)
Release Date:  December 27, 2016
Publisher: Zebra Books
Pages: 352
Source: book provided by author  for review

 

 

In Wells Landing, Oklahoma’s warm and welcoming Amish community, there’s always hope for a new beginning—and a second chance…

Five tumultuous years have changed Titus Lambert in every way. Back then, Titus was preparing to marry his longtime sweetheart, Mandy Yoder. Then came the unthinkable—a tragic car wreck that left Titus serving time for vehicular manslaughter.

Titus isn’t sure he belongs in this peaceful place anymore, but he must make amends. When he goes to visit the Kings, whose son, Alvin, died that terrible night, he’s shocked to see that their farm has fallen into disrepair. Alvin’s sister, Abbie, resents Titus’s reappearance, but there’s no denying she needs his help. Honest toil—and their evolving friendship—slowly help his soul to heal. But with his feelings for Mandy still strong, Titus must choose between two very different futures, and find the strength and faith to claim the surprising gift of a fresh start.

 

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Jan 142017
 

Rules for a Rogue by Christy Carlyle
Series: Romancing the Rules (# 1)
Release Date: November 1, 2016
Publisher: Harper Collins
Pages: 368
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

Kit Ruthven’s Rules (for Rogues)

#1 Love freely but guard your heart, no matter how tempting the invader.

#2 Embrace temptation, indulge your sensual impulses, and never apologize.

#3 Scorn rules and do as you please. You are a rogue, after all.

Rules never brought anything but misery to Christopher “Kit” Ruthven. After rebelling against his controlling father and leaving the family’s etiquette empire behind, Kit has been breaking every one imaginable for the past four years. He’s enjoyed London’s sensual pleasures, but he’s failed to achieve the success he craves as London’s premier playwright. When his father dies, Kit returns to the countryside and is forced back into the life he never wanted. Worse, he must face Ophelia Marsden, the woman he left behind years before.

After losing her father, Ophelia has learned to rely on herself. To maintain the family home and support her younger sister, she tutors young girls in deportment and decorum. But her pupils would be scandalized if they knew she was also the author of a guidebook encouraging ladies to embrace their independence.

As Kit rediscovers the life, and the woman, he left behind, Ophelia must choose between the practicalities she never truly believed in, or the love she’s never been able to extinguish.

 

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Jan 112017
 

HRRLogoLast September, I attend the first Historical Romance Retreat.  As registration for 2017 opened today and tickets are selling fast (I got mine reserved!), I thought I’d finally get these pictures posted.

I didn’t take nearly as many photos as a lot of the attendees at the first annual Historical Romance Retreat.  But I do think I got photos of most of the authors, some of the surroundings and all the goodies that I picked up.  Click on any of the photos below to get a larger view.

For more photos, I’d strongly suggest searching Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the tags #hrr2016 and #hrr16.  There are also a lot of pictures on the official HRR website.

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Jan 042017
 

Many of our readers are probably acquainted with the e-bookstore All Romance Ebooks.  And you may have heard about their closing and basically how they’re screwing a lot of authors.  If you haven’t, here are a few articles to check out:

Tymber Dalton
BlogCritics
Smart Bitches, Trashy Books

There are plenty more articles out there and they’re easy enough to find if you want more information.

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Jan 042017
 

 

The staff of Romancing the Book would like to wish everyone a belated Happy Holidays.

We also wanted to apologize for having been quiet the last week or so.  We’ve been experiencing some technical difficulties with our web host as well as taking a much needed break.

Over the next month we’ll be posting the occasional review as well as a few other items.  At this time, we plan on being back to our regular guests in February… but stay tuned as plans may change.

 

 






Dec 222016
 

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 in the agricultural industry while writing deadly romantic thrillers.

Find Winter Austin at http://www.winteraustin.com, on Facebook www.facebook.com/w.austin.degressofdarkness/, and on Twitter @WinterAustin

 

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Interview: Cheyenne Meadows

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Dec 212016
 

Jen:  Today we welcome Cheyenne Meadows to Romancing the Book.  Cheyenne, will you share a short bio with us?
Cheyenne:  Growing up in the Midwest, I began reading romance novels in high school, immediately falling in love with the genre, to the point where I decided to write professionally for a career. However, that dream splattered against a brick wall and resulting quick death in my first writing class in college when my professor told me bluntly that I wasn’t any good at it. I shifted gears quickly, and left my writing dreams behind, eventually settling on being a nurse.

A few years back, I stumbled across a fan-fiction writing site on a favorite author’s webpage. I began to read stories others wrote, not only making some wonderful close friends from the experience, but also, really learning to write for the very first time. Here I was able to share short stories, practice my writing skills, and truly develop into a writer. More than that, the experience allowed me to revitalize my dream, as I rediscovered joy in writing.

When I’m not working or writing, I enjoy working in the garden, canning, and seeing my backyard as a living canvas for my whimsical landscaping, and, of course, reading romance novels.

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Dec 202016
 

Jen: Today we welcome Erin Nicholas to Romancing the Book.  Erin, will you share a short bio with us?
Erin: Erin Nicholas is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty sexy contemporary romances. Her stories have been described as toe-curling, enchanting, steamy and fun. She loves to write about reluctant heroes, imperfect heroines and happily ever afters. She lives in the Midwest with her husband who only wants to read the sex scenes in her books, her kids who will never read the sex scenes in her books, and family and friends who say they’re shocked by the sex scenes in her books (yeah, right!).

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Interview: Torie James

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Dec 192016
 

Jen:  Today we welcome Torie James back to Romancing the Book.  Torie, will you share a short bio with us?
Torie: Born on the planet Gallifrey in the constellation of Kasterborous, I am the illegitimate love child of Han Solo and Daenerys Targaryen. Rescued by Gandalf shortly before my home planet was destroyed in the last days of the Clone Wars, I was raised in relative obscurity by my foster parents, Severus Snape and Pippi Longstocking. At the tender age of 113, I inherited the best little whorehouse in Texas and its been rumored that I am bringing Sexy Back. A self confessed chocoholic, I’ve been engaged to Willy Wonka for several years despite gossip surrounding millionaire Bruce Wayne and myself.

And clearly, I practice delusion on a daily basis.

Fact is nowhere as fun as fiction!

Growing up, I could be found nearby falling down rabbit holes, catching second stars to the right, and stepping through wardrobes into mysterious lands and countless adventures. When those stories ended, I made up her own and kept going. This later on translated into a strong passion for writing that has helped keep my feet on the ground while my head stayed firmly in the clouds.

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Interview: John E. Stith

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Dec 152016
 

Jen: Today I’m turning over our blog to our reviewer Lori as she interviews today’s guest John E. Stith.

Lori: Please tell our readers a little but about yourself.
John: Science fiction and mystery author John​ E. Stith writes across many worlds. His books have been translated to French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Russian and are even available in braille for the sight-impaired. His stories have been categorized as “Hard science fiction,” a label given to those stories thoroughly researched to play fair with the rules of science; something any die-hard SciFi fan can appreciate.

It was during the summer Science-Math Institute for High School Students at Cloud State College, John served as editor for the school paper, but several more years would pass before the urge to write, strengthened by years of loving to read, was too compelling to ignore. His stories vary, but his books are packed with suspense, mystery, and humor.

Stith holds a B.A. in physics from the University​ of Minnesota,​has served as an Air Force Officer, where he worked at NORAD Cheyenne Mountain Complex. The passion for science runs in his family, as his father George worked at the White​ Sands Missile Range​on such projects like the rocket​ sled.​

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