Aug 222014



CatJohnson340x413Jen: It’s day five of Western Romance week and today we are thrilled to welcome Cat Johnson to Romancing the Book. Cat, will you share a short bio with us?
Cat: A New York Times & USA Today bestselling author, Cat Johnson writes contemporary romance featuring sexy alpha heroes, men in uniform, and cowboys. Known for her unique marketing and research practices, she has sponsored pro bull riders, owns a collection of camouflage and western wear for book signings, and a fair number of her friends/book consultants wear combat or cowboy boots for a living. She writes both full length and shorter works and is contracted with Kensington and Samhain.

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Aug 212014


Profile PictureJoan Johnston is the top ten New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of 55 novels and novellas with more than 15 million copies of her books in print.  She has been a director of theatre, drama critic, newspaper editor, college professor, and attorney on her way to becoming a full-time writer.  You can find out more about Joan at her website, or on Facebook at



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Aug 192014


Antler pictureOur look at western romance continues with a visit from the fabulous Victoria Vane.  I had the pleasure of meeting Victoria last year at a book conference in Las Vegas and so we were excited to welcome her to Romancing the Book as part of our anniversary and to help her spread the word on her upcoming western series.

Victoria Vane is an award-winning author of smart and sexy romance. Her works range from historical to contemporary settings and include everything from wild comedic romps to emotionally compelling erotic romance. Her books have received more than twenty reviewer awards and nominations to include the 2014 RONE Award for Treacherous Temptations and Library Journal Best E-Book romance of 2012 for The Devil DeVere series. Look for her hot new contemporary cowboy series coming from Sourcebooks in Fall of 2014.


2014  RONE Award  Best historical post Medieval (Treacherous Temptations)
2014 RONE Finalist Best Historical post Medieval (The Sheik Retold)
2013 IRC Best Book Nomination (A Wild Night’s Bride)
2013 LASR Best Book Nomination (The Sheik Retold)
2012 TRS Cupid and Psyche nomination (A Breach of Promise)
2012 TBR Pile Book of The Month (A Breach of Promise)
2012 LASR Book of the month (The Devil You Know)
2012 Library Journal Best E-book Romance (The Devil DeVere Series)
2012 TRR Best Book Nomination (The Devil You Know)
2012 Love Romance Café Best Book Nomination (The Devil You Know)
2012 RONE nominations (A Wild Night’s Bride, The Virgin Huntress, The Devil You Know, The Devil’s Match)

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Aug 142014


Jen: Welcome to day four of GLBT week and today we’re hosting Joy Lynn Fielding. Joy, will you share a short bio with us?
Joy Lynn Fielding is a sucker for happy endings. She believes, however, that if characters don’t suffer along the way, they won’t fully appreciate being happy. Not all of her characters thank her for this viewpoint, but what do they know?

Joy lives in a small English market town, but also inhabits a number of fictional worlds at any one time, reflecting what she’s writing and what she’s reading. She has a tendency to share enthusiastically with anyone who will listen the latest fascinating facts she’s stumbled across in her research for books. Thankfully she has a very patient Labrador, who has a gift for looking as though he’s interested in what she’s saying while he waits for the food to arrive.

Joy loves talking to people! She may be found at her blog,, and also on Facebook,


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Aug 072014

Alexa Grace


It’s day four of Romantic Suspense week and today’s guest is Alexa Grace.  Sit back and enjoy this little peek into Alexa’s newest release.

Series: Profile (# 2)
Release Date: May 12, 2014

A missing coed named Abby Reece.

Two clever thrill killers are committing the most brutal, public, and horrifying abductions and murders in the county’s history.  The killers, known as the Gamers, have done this before, and are now upping their evil game to a new level.  The question is — can they be stopped before they kill again?

Things get complicated.

When an ex-girlfriend goes missing, Private Investigator Gabe Chase is obsessed with finding her.  But once her naked and posed body is discovered, the investigator becomes the investigated.  His passion for the victim’s beautiful sister is a complication he doesn’t need, as he helps solve the county’s most baffling, terrifying murder cases ever.

Add a sociopathic serial killer who calls himself the Master.

A serial killer so deadly, the FBI’s behavioral analysts want to know when and why he began killing, as well as the identification and location of additional victims.  He will speak only to former federal agent, Carly Stone, a woman he blames for his capture.  When the profiler finds herself at the mercy of this ruthless killer, his becomes the most terrifying profile of all.

Profile of Terror

Three chilling villains, two passionate love stories, and pulse-racing suspense with startling plot twists keep readers on the edge of their seats from page one of this heart-pounding and unforgettable romantic suspense.


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Jul 302014



Moi03Jen:  It’s day three of paranormal romance week and today we welcome Jess Haines to Romancing the Book.  Jess, will you share a short bio with us?
Author Bio: Jess Haines writes about furred and fanged things that go bump in the night. Best known for the H&W Investigations urban fantasy series, she’s been writing since she was a teenager and was first published in 2010. Visit her at for the latest news and updates.

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Jul 282014


Author PhotWelcome to day one of Paranormal Romance week during our Anniversary Celebration.  Today we are pleased to host Rae Rivers as she tells us about her series, The Keepers.

I’m an avid reader and writer with a passion for writing romance novels. I live in Cape Town, South Africa, with my gorgeous husband, two beautiful children and a zoo of house pets.  Besides writing, I love family time, the outdoors, travelling, watching TV series, reading and chocolate.

For more information about my books, or me, please visit:

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Jul 252014

Jane Porter

JanePorter_photo16_288px_72dpiJen: Today we conclude Women’s Fiction week with the most awesome Jane Porter. Jane, will you share a short bio with us?
Jane: NYT and USA Today bestselling author, Jane Porter has written 40 romances and 11 women’s fiction novels since getting her first sale to Harlequin Presents in 2000.   A five time Rita finalist, Jane is known for her passionate, emotional, and sensual novels and loves nothing more than alpha heroes, exotic locations and happy-ever-afters.  Today Jane lives in sunny San Clemente, CA with her surfer husband and three sons.

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Jul 212014

Barbara Freethy


Today we kick of women’s fiction week with bestselling author Barbara Freethy. Today’s interview is a joint effort from reviewers Julie and JoAnne.  And so, please help me welcome Barbara to Romancing the Book!

Barbara Bio PicBarbara Freethy is a #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of 38 novels ranging from contemporary romance to romantic suspense and women’s fiction. Traditionally published for many years, Barbara turned to Indie publishing in 2011 and has sold over 4.3 million ebooks!  Seventeen of her titles have appeared on the New York Times and USA Today Bestseller Lists.

Known for her emotional and compelling stories of love, family, mystery and romance, Barbara enjoys writing about ordinary people caught up in extraordinary adventures. She is currently writing a connected family series, The Callaways, which includes: ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS (#1), SO THIS IS LOVE (#2), FALLING FOR A STRANGER (#3) BETWEEN NOW AND FOREVER (#4) ALL A HEART NEEDS (#5) and THAT SUMMER NIGHT (#6). There will be at least eight books in the Callaway series, and if you love series with romance, suspense and a little adventure, you’ll love the Callaways.

For a complete listing of books, as well as excerpts and contests, and to connect with Barbara:

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Jul 122014


Last week we had the honor of doing a feature on Debbie Macomber and her Rose Harbor series, including her upcoming release Love Letters.  As I was working with her publisher on the promotion, they sent us an except from Love Letters, but it arrived after the post had been published and I wanted everyone to enjoy this excerpt.  So here we go…

In this enchanting novel set at Cedar Cove’s cozy Rose Harbor Inn, #1New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber celebrates the power of love—and a well-timed love letter—to inspire hope and mend a broken heart.
Summer is a busy season at the inn, so proprietor Jo Marie Rose and handyman Mark Taylor have spent a lot of time together keeping the property running. Despite some folks’ good-natured claims to the contrary, Jo Marie insists that Mark is only a friend. However, she seems to be thinking about this particular friend a great deal lately. Jo Marie knows surprisingly little about Mark’s life, due in no small part to his refusal to discuss it. She’s determined to learn more about his past, but first she must face her own—and welcome three visitors who, like her, are setting out on new paths.
Twenty-three-year-old Ellie Reynolds is taking a leap of faith. She’s come to Cedar Cove to meet Tom, a man she’s been corresponding with for months, and with whom she might even be falling in love. Ellie’s overprotective mother disapproves of her trip, but Ellie is determined to spread her wings.
Maggie and Roy Porter are next to arrive at the inn. They are taking their first vacation alone since their children were born. In the wake of past mistakes, they hope to rekindle the spark in their marriage—and to win back each other’s trust. But Maggie must make one last confession that could forever tear them apart.
For each of these characters, it will ultimately be a moment when someone wore their heart on their sleeve—and took pen to paper—that makes all the difference. Debbie Macomber’s moving novel reveals the courage it takes to be vulnerable, accepting, and open to love.


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