Jul 022015


Johnnie Come Lately by Kathleen M. Rodgers
Release Date: February 1, 2015
Publisher: Camel Press
Pages: 292
Source: book provided by Tribute Books for review



Would life have been different for Johnnie if she’d been named after a woman rather than her dead uncle? Or if her mama hadn’t been quite so beautiful or flighty? The grandparents who raised her were loving, but they didn’t understand the turmoil roiling within her. And they had so many, many secrets.

Why did her mama leave? Would she ever return? How did her Uncle Johnny really die? Who was her father? Now Johnnie Kitchen is a 43-year-old woman with three beautiful children, two of them grown. She has a handsome, hardworking husband who adores her, and they live in the historic North Texas town of Portion in a charming bungalow. But she never finished college and her only creative outlet is a journal of letters addressed to both the living and the dead. Although she has conquered the bulimia that almost killed her, Johnnie can never let down her guard, lest the old demons return. Or perhaps they never went away to begin with. For Johnnie has secrets of her own, and her worst fear is that the life she’s always wanted–the one where she gets to pursue her own dreams–will never begin.

Not until her ghosts reveal themselves.


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Jul 012015

The Detective by Adrienne Giordano
Series: Harlequin Intrigue (# 1580)
Release Date: July 1, 2015
Publisher: Harlequin
Pages: 224
Source: Book provided by the author for review



She’s captured his heart…and the attention of a murderer

Injured homicide detective Brodey Hayward needs a distraction, and he finds it as a consultant on a cold case murder. When Brodey’s investigation delays plans to remodel the former crime scene, he uncovers another kind of distraction: spirited Lexi Vanderbilt. Despite her distrust of men, Brodey charms the alluring interior designer into helping him examine the case facts.

Working closely with the ultrasexy detective helps Lexi lower her guard, igniting a passion that even Chicago’s winter can’t cool. As they close in on the killer, Lexi becomes his new target. To save her, Brodey must either betray her trust—or risk losing Lexi forever.


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Jun 292015

Jen: Today we welcome the fabulous Mariah Stewart to Romancing the Book. Mariah, will you share a short bio with us?
Mariah: Mariah Stewart is the award-winning, New York Times and USAToday bestselling author of thirty-five novels of contemporary romance and romantic suspense. A native of Hightstown, NJ, Mariah lives amidst the rolling hills of Chester County, PA, with her husband and their two rescue dogs. Visit her website at mariahstewart.com, and friend her on Facebook at Author Mariah Stewart.


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Jun 252015

VK SykesJen: Please help me welcome the writing duo V.K. Sykes to Romancing the Book.  V.K., will your share a short bio with us?
V.K.:  V.K. Sykes is really two people – Vanessa Kelly and Randy Sykes, a husband and wife team who write USA Today Bestselling contemporary romance and also romantic suspense. Randy excels at plot and characterization, but tends to fall down on the job when it comes to that pesky old thing called emotion. That’s where Vanessa steps in. She usually writes the sex scenes too, since Randy is a bit uncomfortable when it comes to that sort of stuff. Vanessa also writes award-winning Regency-set historical romance for Kensington Zebra under her own name. You can check out Vanessa’s bestselling historical romances at www.vanessakellyauthor.com

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Jun 242015


Laura_DrewryJen: Today we welcome Laura Drewry to Romancing the Book as her blog tour makes a stop with us.  Laura, will you share a short bio with us?
Laura: USA Today bestselling author Laura Drewry had been scribbling things for years before she decided to seriously sit down and write. After spending eight years in the Canadian north, Laura now lives back home in southwestern British Columbia with her husband, three sons, a turtle named Sheldon and an extremely energetic German shepherd, Abi. She loves old tattered books, good movies, country music and the New York Yankees.

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