Sep 212016

The Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London

sabrina-professional-picJen: Today’s our last official guest before the Historical Romance Retreat begins. Sabrina York, welcome back to Romancing the Book. Will you share a short bio with us?
Sabrina: Her Royal Hotness, Sabrina York, is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of hot, humorous stories for smart and sexy readers. Her titles range from sweet & snarky to scorching romance.  Visit her webpage at to check out her books, excerpts and contests. Newsletter:



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Sep 202016

author-pic-liana-brooksJen:  Today we welcome Liana Brooks to Romanicng the Book.  Liana, will you share a short bio with us?
Liana:  Liana Brooks write sci-fi and crime fiction for people who like happy endings. She believes in time travel to the future, even if it takes a good book and all night to get there. When she isn’t writing, Liana hikes the mountains of Alaska with her family and giant dog. Find her at or on Twitter as @LianaBrooks

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Sep 192016


Alice Gaines loves her romance hot. She’s been writing since forever and has no plans to give it up.

Alice lives in the San Francisco Bay Area in a fixer-upper she never fixed up. When she’s not writing, you’ll find her knitting, crocheting, cooking, or vegetable gardening.  Her main companions are her pet corn snake, Casper, and a collection of neglected orchids.

She loves to hear from readers at You can join her newsletter at She periodically gives out her handmade items to people on her mailing list.

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Sep 162016

The Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London

img_3520Jen:  We’re less than a week away from the Historical Romance Retreat and we’re excited to welcome Katherine Bone to Romancing the Book.  Katherine, will you share a short bio with us?
Katherine:  National best-selling historical romance author Katherine Bone has been passionate about history since she had the opportunity to travel to various Army bases, castles, battlegrounds, and cathedrals as an Army brat turned officer’s wife. Who knew that an Army wife’s passion for romance novels would lead to pirates? Certainly not her rogue, whose Alma Mater’s adage is “Go Army. Beat Navy!” Now enjoying the best of both worlds, Katherine lives with her rogue in the south where she writes about rogues, rebels, and rakes—aka pirates, lords, captains, duty, honor, and country—and the happily-ever-afters that every alpha male and damsel deserve.

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Sep 152016

roz-leeJen:  Today we welcome Roz Lee to Romancing the Book.  Roz, will you share a short bio with us?
Roz: USA Today Bestselling Author, Roz Lee is a displaced Texan who lives in New Jersey with her husband of almost four decades, and Bud, an overly large rescue dog who demands regular romps in the woods no matter how busy his parents are.

The mom of two daughters, Roz collects Depression glass, and teacups with rose patterns. Her favorite food is Tex-Mex, and she’s never met a piece of chocolate she didn’t like.

When Roz isn’t writing, she’s reading, or traipsing around the country on one adventure or another. Warning—she brakes for antique stores!

Roz is a member of the Author’s Guild, Romance Writers of America, Local Chapters – New Jersey Romance Writers, Los Angeles Romance Authors. She is also a member of Liberty State Fiction Writers, and New Jersey Authors Association.

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Sep 142016

j-arlene-culinerJen: Today we welcome J. Arlene Culiner to Romancing the Book. J. Arlene, will you share a short bio with us?
J. Arlene: Born in New York, raised in Toronto, I’ve spent most of my life in England, France, Germany, Turkey, Greece, Hungary, the Sahara, and have crossed much of Europe on foot. I now reside in a 400-year-old former inn in a French village of absolutely no interest and, much to public dismay, protect all creatures, especially spiders and snakes. I work as an actress, a photographer, a contemporary artist, a musician; I write mysteries, history books, and perfectly believable romances. My heroines are gutsy; my heroes, dashingly lovable; and all are (proudly) over the age of forty.

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Sep 132016

l-a-kennedyJen:  Today we welcome L.A. Kennedy to Romancing the Book.  L.A., will you share a short bio with us?
L.A.:  L.A. Kennedy, beyond the story…

L.A. Kennedy is a Canadian-born writer, living in the ever-growing city of Vancouver, Canada. Here, she spends her days getting lost in the beauty of reading and writing. L.A. Kennedy mainly writes fictional books. And can be found researching myth, folklore, and everything in between, with a special interest in edge-of-your-seat paranormal romance. L.A. Kennedy can be found behind a mountain of books, on any given Sunday.

L.A. Kennedy’s writing credits include multiple series that mix mystery, horror, paranormal romance, fantasy, and intrigue.

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Sep 122016

Jen:  Today we welcome Lily Danes to Romancing the Book.  Lily, will you share a short bio with us?
Lily: Lily Danes is a native Californian who loves cold weather, snow, and rain. A recovering city girl, she now lives in the Sierra Nevadas, where she gardens, knits, herds cats, and plans DIY projects she’s too lazy to complete. She has few practical skills and would be absolutely useless in the zombie apocalypse.

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Sep 082016

df-author-picJen: Today we welcome D.F. Krieger to Romancing the Book. D.F., will you share a short bio with us?
D.F.: When D. F. Krieger was banned from writing contests at her school, she immediately set it in her head that she would become a professional writer. Since then, she has thrown away her plans of world domination through books, but she still enjoys writing. By the time she pens her final book with a hand ravaged by age, she hopes to introduce her readers to many alternate worlds, lines of thinking, and captivating characters.

When she’s not writing, she can be found surrounded by rescue cats who call her, “Mom” while she’s cross-stitching, crocheting, painting, or playing video games. Her family loves that she plays video games, though they refuse to play first person shooter games against her anymore because she makes an awesome sniper.

You can find D. F. on the East Coast, hiding away from the real world with a gleam in her eye and a plot in her head. She resides with her husband, kids, and pets; who all kindly put up with her random bouts of laughter—over things she can’t explain—and journal collecting fetish.

Wanna keep an eye on D. F. online? You can find her at her website where she updates what she’s working on and occasionally posts to a blog.

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Sep 072016

Jen: Today we welcome R.C. Matthews to Romancing the Book. R.C., will you share a short bio with us?
R.C.: R.C. Matthews was raised by deaf parents in the Metro Detroit area, along with three sisters and a brother. Her father is a voracious reader, and that gene lives on in all of his children. Now the reading gene is sprouting in her own two sons, who love to read J.K. Rowling, Rick Riordan, and many others. She enjoys traveling with her family (loving husband, two sons, and a stepson), reading, downhill skiing, and playing board games.

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Jen: Please tell us about your newest release and where the idea came from.
R.C.: Devil’s Cove is a Victorian era gothic romance with paranormal elements. This is book one in a three- book series called Tortured Souls. All three of the heroes met and bonded while serving on The Bloody Mary pirate ship under the command of The Butcher. I’ve always wanted to write a gothic romance, but I didn’t have a specific story in mind. My inspiration came from an article one of my author friends circulated on Facebook about a 19th century ballroom in an abandoned mansion. The pictures were super creepy but also awe-inspiring – perfect fodder for a gothic story. I’ve never built a story around a place or picture before. so this was a fun and unique adventure for me.

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