Jul 252016

Today we welcome Marie Force as her blog tour makes a stop at Romancing the Book.  She’s celebrating the release of Fatal Identity, the 10th book in her Fatal series.  So, her blog tour is taking a look at the whole series and our stop is all about Fatal Consequences, book 3.  But first, let’s learn more about Marie.

Marie Force is the New York Times bestselling author of 50 contemporary romances, including the Gansett Island Series, which has sold more than 2.3 million books, and the Fatal Series from Harlequin Books, which has sold more than 1.2 million books. In addition, she is the author of the Green Mountain Series as well as the erotic romance Quantum Series, written under the slightly modified name of M.S. Force. All together, her books have sold more than 5 million copies worldwide!

Her goals in life are simple—to finish raising two happy, healthy, productive young adults, to keep writing books for as long as she possibly can and to never be on a flight that makes the news.

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Jul 192016

headshotJen: Today we welcome Paulette Harper to Romancing the Book. Paulette, will you share a short bio with us?
Paulette: Paulette Harper is a multi-published, best-selling and award-winning novelist, who writes Christian fiction, nonfiction and children’s books. She has been writing since 2008. Paulette is also the owner of Write Now Literary Virtual Book Tours and as a book writing coach she enjoys assisting aspiring authors navigate through the process of publishing books, marketing and creating an online presence.

Paulette lives in Northern California.

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Jul 152016



Madelyn Promo-PhotoMadelyn Hill has always loved the written word. From the time she could read and all through her school years, she’d sneak books into her textbooks during school. And she devoured books daily. At the age of 10 she proclaimed she wanted to be a writer. After being a “closet” writer for several years, she sent her manuscripts out there and is now published with Soul Mate Publishing. And she couldn’t be happier!

A resident of Western New York, she moved from one Rochester to another Rochester to be with the love of her life. They have 3 children and keep busy cooking, avid movie goers, and of course reading!

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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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Jul 082016

The Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London


Must publish with credit line to Robyn Hills www.robyngraphs.com.au

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Jen: Today we are excited to welcome our next Historical Romance Retreat author, Anna Campbell! Anna, will you share a short bio with us?
Anna: Aussie Anna Campbell’s historical romances have won numerous awards, including the 2015 Australian Romantic Novella of the Year. Anna’s latest release is Stranded with the Scottish Earl: A Regency Novella, available from all good e-tailers from 30th June. Her website is www.annacampbell.com

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Jul 072016

Alissa Johnson, a RITA Award nominee, is the author of Tempting Fate and several witty historical romances. She grew up on Air Force bases in the United States and Europe and attended St. Olaf College in Minnesota. She currently lives in the Ozarks, Arkansas.

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Jul 062016

Nicole LockeJen: Today we welcome Nicole Locke to Romancing the Book. Nicole, will you share a short bio with us?
Nicole: Nicole Locke discovered her first romance novel in her grandmother’s closet where they were secretly hidden. Convinced hidden books must be better, Nicole greedily read them. It was only natural for her to start writing them (but now not so secretly).

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Jul 052016

Jen: Today we welcome Mary Frances Gualandri back to Romancing the Book. Mary, will you share a short bio with us?
Mary: Mary Frances Gualandri is a contemporary romance novelist who has self-published four novels including her newest stand-alone release Unbound. She is also hard at work on becoming a traditionally published author with her upcoming works.

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Jul 012016

The Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London

SJ-22Jen:  Today we welcome Sabrina Jeffries back to Romancing the Book as part of our Historical Romance Retreat feature.  Sabrina, will you share a short bio with us?
Sabrina: Sabrina Jeffries is the NYT bestselling author of over 50 novels and works of short fiction (some written under the pseudonyms Deborah Martin and Deborah Nicholas). Whatever time not spent writing in a coffee-fueled haze is spent traveling with her husband and adult autistic son or indulging in one of her passions—jigsaw puzzles, chocolate, and music. With over 8 million books in print in 20 different languages, the North Carolina author never regrets tossing aside a budding career in academics for the sheer joy of writing fun fiction, and hopes that one day a book of hers will end up saving the world.

She always dreams big.

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Jun 302016

onlyyouOnly You by Cheryl Holt
Release Date: July 1, 2016
Publisher: self published
Pages: 406
Source: book provided by the author for review



CHERYL HOLT does it again with another fast-paced, dramatic tale of seduction, passion, and romance. This time, love blooms on a lazy, decadent trip down the Nile!

Lady Theodosia Postlewaite, known as Theo to her family and friends, has always had the worst luck. On the night her betrothal was to be announced, she was unwittingly caught in a compromising situation. With her engagement ended and her reputation in tatters, her incensed father demands she flee the gossip by accompanying her dour, grumpy aunt on a sightseeing trip to Egypt. Theo reluctantly agrees, and she’s determined to spend the months abroad proving she possesses the highest moral character. Most especially, she vows to never so much as speak to a handsome man ever again.

Soloman Grey has lived in Egypt for the past decade. His own scandal chased him out of London, and he’s built a new life for himself as an adventurer and explorer. Because of the gossip that ruined him, he doesn’t trust anyone, and he constantly vows that he’ll never so much as glance at a pretty woman ever again.

But when Soloman meets Theo, he’s dragged into her world in a dozen ways he never intended. She’s beautiful, funny, and lonely, and he can’t resist. Yet, he’s the bastard son of an earl, so he could never be worthy of her. When her relatives would do anything to keep them apart, dare he risk all to have her for his very own?


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