May 062015
 

Eva Scott WebJen: Today we welcome Eva Scott to Romancing the Book. Eva, will you share a short bio with us?
Eva: Eva Scott writes contemporary romance set in her homeland of Australia and historical fiction set in the Ancient World. Her books offer passion and adventure in some of the most beautiful and intriguing places in the world. Her heroes and heroines are strong, sassy and ready to rise to their challenges, and learn a little bit about themselves along the way.

Having lived overseas for several years, Eva returned to study Anthropology before heading off to live in Papua New Guinea for a year. There she met the love of her life, author G.W. Gibson, who was stationed there with the Australian Defense Force. The rest is history, romantic history.

She now lives on the Redcliffe peninsula with her husband, small son and an assortment of animals. When Eva is not writing she enjoys mentoring first-time authors, cooking up a story, practicing yoga and getting out on the bay on her stand-up paddle board.

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May 052015
 

Going Fishing…

I hadn’t started writing SUMMER ON LOVERS’ ISLAND when I went fishing on the ocean for the first time. I don’t even think I’d started writing the Jewell Cove series, to be honest. But when you’re a writer, any and all experiences count as research, and I just KNEW that one day that morning of fishing for Pollock was going to make it into a book.

In the book, Josh takes Lizzie fishing. It’s a beautiful morning, the fish are biting, and all goes well, at least for a while.  She learns how to jig a line, what it feels like to have more than one fish on the line at a time, and later on she even attends a fish and chip fry.

The morning my family went fishing was much the same. We were in a pretty small boat for open water, really – I think it was a 17 footer though I could be slightly off. There were six of us – the four in our family as well as our friend Owen who owned the boat, and another friend, Fred, who lived on the water and near whose place we launched. I have to admit, going out over the waves was a bit scary for me. There was lots of bouncing and I had this unholy fear of one of us bouncing out – either me or one of the kids, who were a lot smaller than they are now.

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May 042015
 

Marliss at HatchetteJen: Today we welcome Marliss Melton to Romancing the Book. Marliss, will you share a short bio with us?
Marliss:   Marliss Melton is the author of over a dozen counterterrorist/romantic suspense stories, including two Navy SEALs series (SEAL Team 12 and Echo Platoon), a counterterrorist Taskforce Trilogy, three novellas, and two short stories. She relies on her experience as a military spouse and on her many contacts in the Spec Ops and Intelligence communities to pen realistic and heartfelt stories about America’s elite warriors and fearless agency heroes. Daughter of a U.S. foreign officer, Melton grew up in various countries overseas. She has taught English, Spanish, ESL, and Linguistics at the College of William and Mary, her alma mater. She lives in Williamsburg, Virginia with her husband and their youngest daughter, one of six children.

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Apr 302015
 

A Match Made on Main Street Release Week Blitz

 

Olivia MilesJen:  Today we welcome Olivia Miles to Romancing the Book.  Olivia, will you share a short bio with us?
Olivia: Having grown up in New England, Olivia Miles attended McGill University in Montreal, Quebec before settling in Chicago where she lives with her husband, their daughter, and two ridiculously pampered pups. When she is not chasing after her little ones, she is hard at work creating feisty heroines and alpha heroes with a heart. A city girl with a fondness for small town charm, Olivia enjoys highlighting both ways of life in her stories.

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Apr 292015
 

B - Jennifer Drogell - Wide ShotJen: Today we welcome Jennifer Hayward to Romancing the Book. Jennifer, will you share a short bio with us?
Jennifer: Award-winning author JENNIFER HAYWARD has been a fan of romance since filching her sister’s novels to escape her teenaged angst.

Jennifer emerged on the publishing scene when she won Harlequin’s So You Think You Can Write global writing competition in 2012. She is the Romantic Times Magazine Reviewer’s Choice Best Harlequin Presents of 2014 winner for her book, The Magnate’s Manifesto.

Jennifer’s career in journalism and PR, including years of working alongside powerful, charismatic CEOs and traveling the world, has provided perfect fodder for the fast-paced, sexy stories she likes to write, always with a touch of humour.

A native of Canada’s gorgeous East coast, Jennifer lives in Toronto with her Viking husband and young Viking-in-training.

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Apr 282015
 

Wild-Heat-Blog-Tour

 

Lucy Monroe_author photoToday we are excited to welcome Lucy Monroe to Romancing the Book as she celebrated her release of Wild Heat. As her blog tour makes a stop with us, we’ve asked that she share her Top 5 List: “Top 5 writing influences”. But before we get to the list, let’s learn a little more about Lucy.

A USA Today Bestseller, most of Lucy Monroe’s titles have spent multiple weeks on national bestsellers lists, including Neilson Bookscan (in both North America and the UK), Amazon & B&N.com. She is ranked as a top selling contemporary romance author on Amazon.

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Apr 272015
 

Jennifer EstepJen:  Today we welcome Jennifer Estep back to Romancing the Book.  As one of my favorite Urban Fantasy authors, when I heard she had a new YA series starting, I just knew we had to invite her back to the blog.  Jennifer, will you share a short bio with us?
Jennifer:  Jennifer Estep is a New York Times bestselling author, prowling the streets of her imagination in search of her next fantasy idea.

Cold Burn of Magic, the first book in her new Black Blade young adult urban fantasy series, will be released on April 28.

Jennifer also writes the Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series, and she is the author of the Mythos Academy young adult and Bigtime paranormal romance series.

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Apr 212015
 

AuthorPic200x274Jen: Today we are excited to welcome Marie Harte to Romancing the Book. Marie, will you share a short bio with us?
Marie:  Caffeine addict, boy referee, and romance aficionado, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Marie Harte has over 100 books published with more constantly on the way. She’s a confessed bibliophile and devotee of action movies. Whether hiking in Central Oregon, biking around town, or hanging at the local tea shop, she’s constantly plotting to give everyone a happily ever after.

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Apr 172015
 

Jen: Today we welcome Kelliea Ashley to Romancing the Book. Kelliea, will you share a short bio with us?
Kelliea: Kelliea Ashley lives near the Canadian Border in upstate New York with her husband, Josh, a cat named Copperkitty, a dog named Sammy, four fluffy bunnies. Also several fish, who do not have names and are very lucky her husband feeds them.

Kelliea grew up an only child with a devoted single mother. She looked at books as companions and writing as a favorite escape. She has always been a bookworm who steadfastly refused to give up her paperbacks until her loving hubby bought her a Kindle for Christmas. Secretly she still adores the smell of a well-read book, but sh…don’t tell her husband.

She has a habit in the form of chocolate and loves a glass of sweet red wine. Romance has always been her favorite genre because she sees the miracle and magic in finding ones’ true love. She has several romances published at Breathless Press.

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Apr 142015
 

Shiloh Walker - author pic, photographer Ayrica BishopJen: Today we welcome the awesome Shiloh Walker to Romancing the Book.  Shiloh, will you share a short bio with us?
Shiloh:  Shiloh Walker is an award-winning writer…yes, really!  She’s also a mom, a wife, a reader and she pretends to be an amateur photographer.  She published her first book in 2003. Her newest series, Secrets and Shadows, launched with Deeper than Need, followed by Sweeter than Sin and Darker than Desire.

She writes romantic suspense and contemporary romance, and urban fantasy under the name J.C. Daniels.

 

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