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 www.ravenmcallan.com 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 192016
 

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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 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 122016
 

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For the Love of the Wicked Rake

Those of us who love our bad boy heroes really love them, don’t we? Now, don’t get me wrong. I can appreciate a soft-spoken beta hero with soulful eyes, but more often than not I find myself flipping through the pages for the alphas—the wicked aristocratic rake, the dominant billionaire, the hard-bodied Navy Seal or the arrogant sports star.

But thanks to my fellow alpha junkies, I know I’m not alone in my madness.

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Aug 092016
 

A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet
Series: Kingmaker Chronicles (# 1)
Release Date: August 2, 2016
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Pages: 448
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

Catalia “Cat” Fisa is a powerful clairvoyant known as the Kingmaker. This smart-mouthed soothsayer has no interest in her powers and would much rather fly under the radar, far from the clutches of her homicidal mother. But when an ambitious warlord captures her, she may not have a choice…

Griffin is intent on bringing peace to his newly conquered realm in the magic-deprived south. When he discovers Cat is the Kingmaker, he abducts her. But Cat will do everything in her power to avoid her dangerous destiny and battle her captor at every turn. Although up for the battle, Griffin would prefer for Cat to help his people willingly, and he’s ready to do whatever it takes to coax her…even if that means falling in love with her.

 

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Jul 312016
 

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Welcome to our 8th Anniversary Celebration.  This week Entangled Publishing is taking over Romancing the Book, and one of today’s guests is Ashlee Mallory.

Ashlee Mallory is a USA Today Bestselling author of Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, and Thrillers. A recovering attorney, she currently resides in Utah with her husband and two kids. She aspires to one day include running, hiking and traveling to exotic destinations in her list of things she enjoys, but currently settles for enjoying a good book and a glass of wine from the comfort of her couch.

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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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