Sep 212016

The Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London

sabrina-professional-picJen: Today’s our last official guest before the Historical Romance Retreat begins. Sabrina York, welcome back to Romancing the Book. Will you share a short bio with us?
Sabrina: Her Royal Hotness, Sabrina York, is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of hot, humorous stories for smart and sexy readers. Her titles range from sweet & snarky to scorching romance.  Visit her webpage at to check out her books, excerpts and contests. Newsletter:



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Sep 202016

author-pic-liana-brooksJen:  Today we welcome Liana Brooks to Romanicng the Book.  Liana, will you share a short bio with us?
Liana:  Liana Brooks write sci-fi and crime fiction for people who like happy endings. She believes in time travel to the future, even if it takes a good book and all night to get there. When she isn’t writing, Liana hikes the mountains of Alaska with her family and giant dog. Find her at or on Twitter as @LianaBrooks

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Sep 192016


Alice Gaines loves her romance hot. She’s been writing since forever and has no plans to give it up.

Alice lives in the San Francisco Bay Area in a fixer-upper she never fixed up. When she’s not writing, you’ll find her knitting, crocheting, cooking, or vegetable gardening.  Her main companions are her pet corn snake, Casper, and a collection of neglected orchids.

She loves to hear from readers at You can join her newsletter at She periodically gives out her handmade items to people on her mailing list.

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Sep 162016

The Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London

img_3520Jen:  We’re less than a week away from the Historical Romance Retreat and we’re excited to welcome Katherine Bone to Romancing the Book.  Katherine, will you share a short bio with us?
Katherine:  National best-selling historical romance author Katherine Bone has been passionate about history since she had the opportunity to travel to various Army bases, castles, battlegrounds, and cathedrals as an Army brat turned officer’s wife. Who knew that an Army wife’s passion for romance novels would lead to pirates? Certainly not her rogue, whose Alma Mater’s adage is “Go Army. Beat Navy!” Now enjoying the best of both worlds, Katherine lives with her rogue in the south where she writes about rogues, rebels, and rakes—aka pirates, lords, captains, duty, honor, and country—and the happily-ever-afters that every alpha male and damsel deserve.

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Sep 082016

df-author-picJen: Today we welcome D.F. Krieger to Romancing the Book. D.F., will you share a short bio with us?
D.F.: When D. F. Krieger was banned from writing contests at her school, she immediately set it in her head that she would become a professional writer. Since then, she has thrown away her plans of world domination through books, but she still enjoys writing. By the time she pens her final book with a hand ravaged by age, she hopes to introduce her readers to many alternate worlds, lines of thinking, and captivating characters.

When she’s not writing, she can be found surrounded by rescue cats who call her, “Mom” while she’s cross-stitching, crocheting, painting, or playing video games. Her family loves that she plays video games, though they refuse to play first person shooter games against her anymore because she makes an awesome sniper.

You can find D. F. on the East Coast, hiding away from the real world with a gleam in her eye and a plot in her head. She resides with her husband, kids, and pets; who all kindly put up with her random bouts of laughter—over things she can’t explain—and journal collecting fetish.

Wanna keep an eye on D. F. online? You can find her at her website where she updates what she’s working on and occasionally posts to a blog.

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Sep 062016

ChrissySz-18 1Jen: Today we welcome C.A. Szarek to Romancing the Book.  C.A., will you share a short bio with us?
C.A.: Bestselling, award winning author of romantic suspense and epic fantasy romance, C.A. loves to dabble in different genres. If it’s a good story, she’ll write it, no matter where it seems to fit!

She’s a hopeless romantic and always will be. Risking it all for Happily Ever After is what she lives by!

She’s originally from Ohio, but got to Texas as soon as she could. She’s happily married and has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice.

She works with kids when she’s not writing.

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Aug 292016

head3Jen: We kick off a new with with a visit from Tracy St. John.  Tracy, will you share a short bio with us?
Tracy: Tracy St. John lives in coastal Georgia with her husband and son. You’ll often find her haunting train museums with her locomotive-loving kid. Besides writing, she has also worked in video production both in front of and behind the camera. She’s usually cast as the gun-toting bad gal, getting handcuffed in the end. She has no complaints.

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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 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


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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