May 252015

CaraDowney1Jen: Today we welcome Cara Downey to Romancing the Book. Cara, will you share a short bio with us?
Cara: You’d think this would be the easy part talking about myself, but I have to admit I do find it difficult talking about myself, not sure why… but here goes. I am 37 yrs old my birthday was February 2… I can say with certainty now that I’ve always wanted to be a writer, and during my years in university this was especially felt during my undergraduate degree, but my confidence wasn’t at the level it is at today. What I mean by that is, I put stumbling blocks in my mine way… and I was thinking I couldn’t do it, and thinking people wouldn’t like the stories I created. I put that dream on the back burner (I want to give advice to everyone out there, never put your dreams on the back burner)… Fast forward to today, I’ve self-published two collections of erotic poetry/short stories and the ideas for my collection of erotic poetry (my first publication) stems from my own desires and fantasies and also my deep love, admiration and respect for the bdsm/kink community. My family has and continues to be very supportive of my shift in career and are just as determined to see me succeed as I am when it comes to seeing myself succeed.

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May 202015

johnpicJen: Today we welcome John Forelli to Romancing the Book. John, will you share a short bio with us?
John: John is 24 and lives in Philadelphia. In his free time he enjoys overdrinking with friends and complaining about the Phillies.

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May 182015



Jen:  Today we welcome Gina Gordon to Romancing the Book.  Gina, will you share a short bio with us?
Gina: When her dream of becoming a mafia princess didn’t pan out, Gina Gordon went after her second dream…becoming a writer. And she hasn’t looked back.

Gina, a self-proclaimed happily ever after junkie and cupcake connoisseuse, loves spinning contemporary tales of knee bending first kisses, unconditional love and super-hot sex. When not chained to her computer, you can find Gina sipping Starbucks, making cupcakes or feeding her addiction to celebrity gossip. She lives in Milton, Ontario with her husband and lovable dog.

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May 142015

Feeding the Fire by Andrea Laurence
Series: The Rosewood Series (# 2)
Release Date: March 16, 2015
Publisher: Pocket Star
Pages: 251
Source: book provided by the publicist for review



Pepper has no interest in Grant Chamberlain…until she accidentally wins him at a school auction and finds the mega-hot firefighter impossible to ignore. Find out what happens next in the second playful and sexy ebook romance in the Rosewood series!

Living in the small town of Rosewood, Alabama, hairdresser Pepper Anthony has one rule—never date a Chamberlain. She’s always said, “the only thing worse than being ignored by a Chamberlain is being dumped by one.” But Grant Chamberlain, town fireman, isn’t used to rejection, and Pepper has consistently turned him down since high school. She isn’t intimidated by his family; she’s one of the few who refuses to take their crap.

When Grant volunteers at the charity bachelor auction, to his surprise, Pepper buys him. She hadn’t meant to, but Adelia Chamberlain dropped a cold drink in her lap, sending her leaping into the air at precisely the wrong moment. Suddenly she had a massive bill to the town and Grant at her disposal. Since the money has to come from her “restore the house” fund, she decides to use Grant for manual labor instead of romantic dinners. Grant is happy to help, sweaty and shirtless, because one way or another, he’s going to get Pepper to admit she’s attracted to him. All it takes is a small spark, and soon they’ll be fanning the flames.


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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



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& She is ranked as a top selling contemporary romance author on Amazon.

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