Apr 282016

Author Pic - Monica CorwinJen:  Today we welcome Monica Corwin back to Romancing the Book.  Monica will you share a short bio with us?
Monica:  Monica Corwin is an outspoken writer who attempts to make romance accessible to everyone no matter their preferences. As a new Northern Ohioian Monica enjoys snow drifts, three seasons of weather, and disliking Michigan. When not writing Monica spends time with her daughter and her ever growing collection of tomes about King Arthur.

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Apr 262016

Peggy BirdJen:  Today we welcome Peggy Bird to Romancing the Book.  Peggy, will you share a short bio with us?
Peggy: Peggy Bird is a writer and glass artist who lives and works in Vancouver, Washington, across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon, where most of her stories are set and where her three daughters, four grandchildren, and two granddogs live. Stop by and visit her at any of these places:

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Apr 202016

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Meara Platt PhotoJen:  Today we welcome our next Historical Romance Retreat author, Meara Platt.  Meara, will you share a short bio with us?
Meara:  Meara Platt is happily married to her Russell Crowe look-alike husband, and they have two terrific children. She lives in one of the many great towns on Long Island, New York and loves it, except for the traffic. She has traveled the world, works as managing partner in a boutique law firm in NYC, occasionally lectures and finds time to write. Her favorite place in all the world is England’s Lake District, which may not come as a surprise since many of her stories are set in that idyllic landscape, including her Romance Writers of America Golden Heart award winning story.

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Apr 192016

Sex With Cocktails: Confessions of a Frisky Fashion Writer Playlist

Before we get to the playlist, here’s the blurb from the book:

A girls’ night out during New York Fashion Week takes an unexpected turn when a dashing gentleman enters the scene.

Every girl dreams of being in fashion, and Virginia George is no different. As the twenty-six-year-old professional works her way up through the ranks of the industry to become a fashion writer, she realizes there’s a lot more to this world than just beautiful clothes. When she’s not writing about glossy designer names, she is the voice behind the provocative sex blog, Sex with Cocktails, under the alias V.

During a chic Fashion Week party, she meets the dapper Jonathan Carter, the owner of a well-known menswear store and a fashion celebrity. Then, just when she thinks life can’t throw anything else her way, an interesting job opportunity comes up as a full-time staff writer at the prestigious Haute magazine. As Virginia sees the possibility for a promising career in fashion, she also begins to consider the probability of interesting developments for her and the dashing Mr. Carter.

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Apr 152016

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burke 35 smallJen: Today we welcome Darcy Burke to Romancing the Book.  Darcy, will you share a short bio with us?
Darcy: Darcy Burke is the USA Today Bestselling Author of hot, action-packed historical and sexy, emotional contemporary romance. Darcy wrote her first book at age 11, a happily ever after about a swan addicted to magic and the female swan who loved him, with exceedingly poor illustrations.

A native Oregonian, Darcy lives on the edge of wine country with her guitar-strumming husband, their two hilarious kids who seem to have inherited the writing gene, and three Bengal cats. Visit Darcy online at http://www.darcyburke.com and sign up for her new releases newsletter, follow her on Twitter at http://twitter.com/darcyburke, or like her Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/darcyburkefans.


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Apr 142016

Author Pic - Decadent KaneJen:  Today we welcome Decadent Kane back to Romancing the Book.  Decadent, will you share a short bio with us?
Decadent: Author Decadent Kane is an indie paranormal romance author with a pen name taken from a burlesque name generator and began her career on a dare…

The fae, magic, and mystical worlds of possibility are carved into her soul. When she writes her stories, she pours all of her heart into what they whisper. She’s the kind of lady who will stare off into space to better understand her characters thoughts, listening to them speak their own version of the story.

She’s a mother of two girls and several furbabies. She’s engaged but has no intention of getting married.  Like most authors she’s been writing most of her life and has dreamed of being an author since the 5th grade. When she writes, she writes to explore characters and a world first for herself. Then she revises, edits and publishes for readers.

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Apr 132016

Jen: Today we welcome Kira Archer to Romancing the Book. Kira, will you share a short bio with us?
Kira: I spend most of my days running my kiddos around and trying to squeeze in writing time between writing medical articles (my “day” job), and juggling family stuff. I’m completely eclectic – I love everything from historicals, to sci/fi, to rom coms and action hero flicks, and always, always romance. I love to laugh so I mostly prefer to stick to something that has a humorous edge. I’m addicted to chocolate and goldfish crackers and mostly run around in jeans, T-shirts, and bare feet. In addition to writing contemporary romances, I also write historical romances as Michelle McLean.

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Apr 122016

Jen: Today we welcome Sierra Cartwright to Romancing the Book.  Sierra, will you share a short bio with us?
Sierra: USA Today and #1 best-selling author Sierra Cartwright was born in Manchester, England and raised in the Wild West of Colorado. Moving to the United States was nothing like her young imagination had concocted. She expected to see cowboys everywhere, and a covered wagon or two would have been really nice!

She now lives in Galveston, Texas. Like her image of the Old West, her writing is untamed, and nothing is off-limits. She invites you to take a walk on the wild side…if you dare.

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Apr 082016


The Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London

Once a Rancher by Linda Lael Miller
Series: The Carsons of  Mustang Creek (# 1)
Release Date: March 29, 2016
Publisher: HQN Books
Pages: 320
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review



The Carsons of Mustang Creek: three men who embody the West and define what it means to be a rancher, a cowboy and a hero in this brand-new series from the queen of Western romance.

Slater Carson might be a businessman by trade, but he’s a cowboy at heart—and he knows the value of a hard day’s work under the hot Wyoming sun. So when he sees troubled teen Ryder heading down a dangerous path, he offers the boy a job on the ranch he shares with his two younger brothers. And since Ryder’s temporary guardian is the gorgeous new resort manager, Grace Emery, Slater figures it can’t hurt to keep a closer eye on her as well…

Grace Emery doesn’t have time for romance. Between settling in to her new job and caring for her ex-husband’s rebellious son, her attraction to larger-than-life Slater is a distraction she can’t afford. But when the past catches up to her in Mustang Creek, she’ll discover just how far Slater will go to protect what matters most—and that love is always worth fighting for.


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Apr 012016

FullSizeRender (1)_3Tips of the Trade

I’ve been a published author for eleven years and have learned a thing or two that have made a difference for me with regard to interest and the sale of my books. I honestly believe there is no fail proof formula that you can follow that will make you successful. Success is in the eye of the beholder. Since I’ve never looked at writing as anything more than a hobby, never had any great expectations, I feel successful with every royalty check I receive that proves some of you enjoy my books.

I wanted to share two of the things that I’ve noticed have made a difference.

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