Nov 252015

Dukes Are Forever by Anna Harrington
Series: The Secret Life of Scoundrels (# 1)
Release Date: November 24, 2015
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Pages: 384
Source: Book provided by NetGalley for review




Battlefields and barrooms hold much more interest for Edward Westover, Duke of Strathmore, than a little girl’s fondness for dolls and lace. When he takes possession of his enemy’s estate, everything that villain held dear-including his daughter-belongs to Edward. Hire a governess, arrange a dowry, give a few reassurances, and be off on his way-that’s Edward’s plan. But he’s in for the shock of his life. For his new ward is a beautiful, impetuous, and utterly irresistible woman . . .

. . . AND WAR

Kate Benton is stunned. Who is this arrogant, infuriating man who’s invited himself into her home and taken over her life? Her vow: to do everything in her power to convince him to leave her-and Brambly House-alone. Yet as chilly days melt into sultry nights, Kate sees glimpses of kindness underneath Edward’s cool façade . . . and a passionate nature that takes her breath away. There’s so much she doesn’t know about this man. But does she dare trust this devilish duke with her heart?


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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 182015

Jen: Today we welcome C.A. Bell to Romancing the Book. C.A., will you share a short bio with us?
C.A.: C.A.Bell was born and raised on the outskirts of London, England, but for the past three years has resided in a much more rural town of Shropshire, where she and her husband married and made a home.

C.A.Bell is currently working on her second book to follow The Architect, and aspires to be a well-known full-time author.

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Nov 172015

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Dare to Seduce by Carly Phillips
Series: Dare to Love (# 8)
Release Date:  November 17, 2015
Publisher: CP Publishing
Pages: 143
Source: book provided by RockStar PR for review



Alpha billionaire businessman, Max Savage has had a thing for Lucy Dare for as long as he can remember but he values his long standing friendship with her brothers too much to cross the line. When Lucy shows up at an engagement party on the arms of another man, Max doesn’t like the changes he sees in her and vows to make her his own.

It’s now or never. Max can think of one way to convince Lucy she’s with the wrong guy. He’ll dare to seduce her … no matter what the consequences.


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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 102015

Jen:  Today we welcome Lily Harlem back to Romancing the Book.  Lily, will you share a short bio with us?
Lily: Lily Harlem is an award-winning, best-selling author of contemporary erotic romance. She lives in the UK with a workaholic hunk and a crazy cat. With a desk overlooking rolling hills her over active imagination has been allowed to run wild and free and she revels in using the written word as an outlet for her creativity.

Lily’s stories are made up of colourful characters exploring their sexuality and sensuality in a safe, consensual way. With the bedroom door left wide open the reader can hang on for the ride and Lily hopes by reading sensual romance people will be brave enough to try something new themselves? After all, life’s too short to be anything other than fully satisfied.

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