Sep 172014


Brennan_official_photocred Brittan DoddJen: Today we welcome Allison Brennan to Romancing the Book as we continue our look at mysteries and thrillers.  Allison, will you share a short bio with us?
Allison: Allison Brennan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of two dozen books and many short stories. She lives in Northern California with her husband, five children and numerous pets.

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Sep 162014


Mary Jane Clark author photo, credit Verlyn LarsonWe’re looking at mysteries and thillers this week and we’re excited to welcome Mary Jane Clark to Romancing the Book.  When JoAnne heard we had asked Mary Jane to guest with us, she jumped on the chance to interview her.  So, ladies, the blog is all yours.

JoAnne:  Will you share a short bio with us?
Mary Jane:  Mary Jane Clark worked at CBS News for nearly three decades. Her twelve KEY News media thrillers were inspired by that experience. Envisioning the Piper Donovan/Wedding-Cake Mystery series, Mary Jane enrolled in cake-decorating classes and researched unique wedding locations. The daughter of an FBI agent and a mother who customized cakes for the neighborhood kids when she was growing up, Mary Jane has two grown children and splits her time between New jersey and Florida. Currently, she is at work on the next in the series.

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Sep 122014

Jianne Carlo 350x453Jen: It’s the final day of our spotlight on paranormal erotica and we are excited to welcome Jianne Carlo to Romancing the Book.  Jianne, will you share a short bio with us?
Jianne: Award winning author, Jianne Carlo’s motto is simple: Alpha Me Please.

While strong heroines, exotic locations, and cultural differences are her forte, she goes weak in the knees for warriors and alphas. Send her a man with an attitude and she’ll find the right woman to tame him.

Jianne loves hot and spicy food, stomach-plunging park rides, and is kept on her toes by her Viking husband of thirty-five years, and three, handsome grown sons. There’s nothing she likes more than hearing from readers.

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Sep 112014


It’s day four of our look at paranormal erotica authors.  And like many authors, Afton Locke writes in multiple genres, and it just happens that her newest release isn’t paranormal.  But let’s still maker feel welcome as we learn more about her and her writing.

Thank you for hosting me today. I’m excited to talk about why performers are sexy and Stripper With Spice, a contemporary romance about—you guessed it—a male stripper.

Why are performers sexy?

Think back to adolescence. Chances are you had a crush on a rock star or maybe an actor. The list of my past heartthrobs is pretty long. I’ve even forgotten some of them. Mick Jagger was one.  I listened to his music, read his biography, and even drew a picture of him. This phenomenon isn’t limited to adolescence either. I still find past and current performers incredibly sexy and still get crushes on them.

They even inspire me to write books. Stripper With Spice was inspired by watching male dancers at a romance convention. One in particular caught my eye and made me wonder what if? My next release, Jamaican Temptation, was inspired by a legendary performer of reggae music. I’m also working on a time travel that features a fictional R&B singer from the 1970s.

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Sep 102014


It’s day three of our focus on paranormal erotica and today we welcome Nancy Corrigan to Romancing the Book!

Nancy Corrigan believes in unending love and epic tales with a paranormal flare. She enjoys transcending the boundaries of reality to take her readers on an erotic, emotional and romantic journey.

She resides in Pennsylvania with her husband and three children. When she’s not weaving sizzling fantasies, she works as a chemist in a pharmaceutical lab.

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Sep 092014


Jen: It’s day two of paranormal erotica week and today we welcome Marisa Chenery to Romancing the Book. Marisa, will you share a short bio with us?
Marisa: Marisa Chenery was always a lover of books, but after reading her first historical romance novel she found herself hooked. Having inherited a love for the written word, she soon started writing her own novels.

After trying her hand at writing historicals, she now writes paranormals.

Marisa lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and four children. Check out Marisa’s website. She would love to hear from you, so leave her a message while you’re there.

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Aug 162014

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Aug 152014



Jen:  It’s the end of GLBT week and today we welcome Julia Talbot to Romancing the Book.  Julia, will you share a short bio with us?
Julia:  Julia Talbot lives in the great Southwest, where there is hot and cold running rodeo, cowboys, and everything from meat and potatoes to the best Tex-Mex. A full time author, Julia has been published by Torquere Press, Ellora’s Cave, and Dreamspinner Press. She believes that everyone deserves a happy ending, so she writes about love without limits, where boys love boys, girls love girls, and boys and girls get together to get wild, especially when her crazy paranormal characters are involved. Find Julia at @juliatalbot on Twitter, or at

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Aug 022014



We’ve completed the first month of our anniversary celebration and what a month it was.  We had some amazing guests stop by the blog and we had our first ever Facebook chat with the fabulous Rachel Van Dyken.  We are thankful for every one of our guests and readers and hope that you’ll hang around and party with us through the end of September.  If you’d like the check out the schedule, head to

But we know that you’re really here to hear about our second grand prize giveaway.  Last summer I had the pleasure of going to Vegas to attend the first Romance Novel Convention.  While there, a friend and I had fun during the book signing getting a bag signed by all the attending authors.


I had gotten the bag for myself, but as I was gathering the signatures, I figured this would be a wonderful giveaway… and here we are.

This is a follower contest.  You must follow our blog in some way in order to win this prize.  And we have some extra entries for tweeting and commenting on our August posts.

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