Nov 232015

Synithia WilliamsJen:  Today we welcome Synithia Wiliams to Romancing the Book.  Synithia, will you share a short bio with us?
Synithia:  Synithia Williams has loved romance novels since reading her first one at age 13. It was only natural that she would begin penning her own romances. When she isn’t writing, this local government gal balances the needs of her husband and two sons. You can catch up with Synithia online at on Facebook at, and on Twitter @SynithiaW.


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Nov 202015

The Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London

NevilleColorSmallerJen: Today we welcome another Historical Romance Retreat Author to Romancing the Book.  Please give a warm welcome to Miranda Neville.  Miranda, will you share a short bio with us?
Miranda: Miranda Neville grew up in England, loving the books of Georgette Heyer and other Regency romances. Her historical romances include the Burgundy Club series, about Regency book collectors, and The Wild Quartet. She lives in Vermont with her daughter, her cat, and a ridiculously large collection of Christmas tree ornaments. She loves to hear from readers through her website and on Facebook and Twitter.


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Nov 192015

The Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London

Top 5 Writing Buddies

I feel so fortunate to be a writer. I get up every day and get to do a job I love! Yes, there have absolutely been highs and lows on my writing journey, but the wonderful moments far outweigh the sad ones. One of the most amazing blessings has been the other writers I have met along the way. I would not be where I am today without my writing gals that are my rock in this crazy fun writing world!

I was very fortunate to meet three of them early on as my first critique partners. Samantha Grace, Ava Stone and Jerrica Knight Cantania were in the first critique group I ever joined and these ladies and I have come up the ranks together. We have shared laughter, tears, triumphs, and tragedies, and I know I can count on them always to help me out of a plot jam or life jam.

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Nov 132015

The Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London


Valerie Bowman author photo hi resJen: Today we are excited to welcome our next Historical Romance Retreat author, Valerie Bowman.  Valerie, will you share a short bio with us?
Valerie:  Valerie Bowman’s books have received starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, and Kirkus. She’s been an RT Reviewers’ Choice nominee for Best First Historical Romance and Best Historical Romance Love and Laughter. Two of her books have been nominated for the Kirkus Prize for fiction.

Valerie grew up in Illinois with six sisters (she’s number seven). After earning a degree in English with a minor in history at Smith College, she moved to Florida. Valerie now lives in Jacksonville with her family. When she’s not writing, she keeps busy reading, traveling, and watching crazy reality TV.

You can find Valerie on the web at and on Facebook and Twitter.


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Nov 122015

I Otter Decide…

One question that comes up whenever I talk about my new M/M paranormal romance, Otter Chaos, is “Why otters?

The novel had its genesis in a sort story for a themed anthology: the stories had to be set in Colorado and be particularly Colorado related. I set a lot of my stories in the high country, but I didn’t want to return to Wapiti Creek and Rendezvous Lake and a cast of characters who’ve been wandering through each others’ stories, no matter how much I enjoy playing with Jake, Kurt, Mark, and Allan.

And then I heard an otter had been spotted in downtown Boulder, playing in the creek. Eureka!

Otters were important fur animals in the Rockies, but were trapped nearly into extinction. The populations have been increasing, fortunately, and now these playful creatures are just on the edge of being removed from the Endangered Species List. Great news!

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Nov 112015


Welcome to the 2nd annual

Cowboys and Christmas

Blog Tour!

Raising funds and awareness for the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund

Ring in the Holidays with a Helping Hand

NoJCCF logovember 1 through Dec. 24, 10 percent of the net proceeds from all Shanna Hatfield book sales will be donated to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund. The JCCF is a non-profit organization that assists rodeo athletes who’ve sustained catastrophic injuries and are unable to work for an extended period. Every book purchased during this promotional period adds to the donation total. Don’t forget to add books to your Christmas lists!

USA Today Bestselling Author Shanna Hatfield writes character-driven romances with relatable heroes and heroines. Her historical westerns have been described as “reminiscent of the era captured by Bonanza and The Virginian” while her contemporary works have been called “laugh-out-loud funny, and a little heart-pumping sexy without being explicit in any way.”

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Nov 042015

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The Exhibitionist by Tara Sue Me
Series: The Submissive Series (# 6)
Release Date: November 3, 2015
Publisher: NAL
Pages: 304
Source: Book provided by NetGalley for review



When Abby West discovered her submissive desires, she felt like she was born anew. But lately, her Dominant husband hasn’t been the demanding Master who once fulfilled her every passion. Abby begins to crave something else—and to wonder if Nathaniel can still push her past her boundaries to the places she craves.

Nathaniel knows that Abby belongs to him completely, but even he can’t ignore the pleasure on her face as they get to know their new BDSM group. They’ve invited Nathaniel to guide their group to a new level, and he’s promised to show them the way, even as he recommits to fulfilling his beautiful submissive wife’s every desire. Only this time, uncovering her sexual limits may also expose their relationship to more conflict than it can withstand.…


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