Apr 182014
 

109502936111121CDPJen:  Please help me give a warm welcome to today’s guest, Diana Green.  Diana, will you share a short bio with us?
Diana:  Since my childhood, growing up in New Zealand, I have been an avid storyteller. For years I enjoyed teaching art and special education, while continuing to write as a hobby. After I developed chronic fatigue syndrome, a career change was necessary, but happily this led me to become a professional author.

My favorite genres are fantasy, science fiction, and romance. I currently live in beautiful Washington State, where I write for The Wild Rose Press.

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Apr 172014
 

Spencer DrydenJen: Today we welcome debut author Spencer Dryden to Romancing the Book.  Spencer, will you share a short bio with us?
Spencer:   Some men are born great, others strive for greatness; still others have greatness thrust upon them. Spencer Dryden is none of these men. In fact, he is so unimpressive, he leaves no footprints on newly fallen snow. He was trained in fiction writing on the job with the many sales reports he produced for his managers, winning the coveted “keep your job contest” three years running. His expense reports are still considered masterpieces of forgery by the bankruptcy trustee of his former employer. He lives an unremarkable life in a suburb of a northern city. His friends and family would drop dead in horror if they knew of his secret life as a writer of erotica. He hates the family cat but still loves to pet his wife.

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Apr 172014
 

Black Hills Blessing by AC Wilson
Black Hills (# 2)
Releasing April 24, 2014

Garrett Johnson is a sexy cowboy from South Dakota, who curbs any woman’s need for commitment. His relationships are all about the fun; sex, drinking, and companionship. If she wants more from him, the game is over and he moves on. It has been this way since he left his hometown of Hot Springs after high school graduation.

Garrett is looking for something, anything that might take away the monotonous feeling of traveling down the same dead end path. An argument over the future of his family’s ranch sends him out into the middle of a snowstorm only to be rescued by a dark-haired, golden eyed siren. A captivating woman who could change the game altogether!

Rayne Randall left South Dakota fifteen years earlier in anger and grief at the tragic loss of her mother. She has only now returned after the death of her estranged father. There is more pain and destruction in this place than any other. She has been cursed to live each day with the understanding that her father killed her mother.

Rayne wants nothing to do with her family’s ranch. There are no ties here worth remembering! So why did she have to meet a sinfully handsome cowboy who would inspire her to dig for the truth? Assuming the job as her foreman and her friend, Garrett Johnson just might be the blessing Rayne never thought would come.

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Apr 092014
 

Shanna Hatfield 2Jen: Please help us welcome Shanna Hatfield to Romancing the Book. Shanna, will you share a short bio with us?
Shanna: Shanna Hatfield is a hopeless romantic with a bit of sarcasm thrown in for good measure. In addition to blogging, eating too much chocolate, and being smitten with her husband, lovingly known as Captain Cavedweller, she is a best-selling author of clean romantic fiction written with a healthy dose of humor. She is a member of Western Writers of America, Women Writing the West, and Romance Writers of America. 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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Apr 082014
 

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Kim Harnes
Evernight Teen
Upper YA Contemporary Suspense Romance
62,760 words

Jess Waterford’s mother is evil. Since she took off seven years ago—just days after Jess’s ninth birthday—without so much as a wave goodbye, Jess has always wondered what happened to her. And despite the end of her mother’s mental and physical abuse, the memories and the scars still remain. Jess conceals the hurt within by practicing her photography, and by spending as much time as her dad will allow with her baseball star boyfriend, Brody Campbell.

Determined to make use of her new camera, Jess dives into photographing everything in sight. But periodically the resulting prints are flawed, ever so slightly: a smudge on a tree trunk; a blemish in the bus window. These imperfections are not as random as they may seem, however, and Brody and Jess soon discover together that each of these pictures combine to form another image—the grisly image of a murder scene, with Jess’s mother as the victim.

As the new photograph takes shape, Jess’s desire to complete it consumes her, and Brody’s health begins to deteriorate. Torn between her quest to reveal her mother’s killer and her continued worry over Brody’s failing health, Jess finally finds the last piece to the puzzle, and the answer sends her world spiraling into depths from which she may never recover.

 

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Apr 072014
 

Me - 2012 (2)Jen:  Today we welcome Rachel Brimble back to Romancing the Book.  Rachel, will you share a short bio with is?
Rachel:  Rachel lives with her husband and two young daughters in a small town near Bath in the UK.  After having several novels published by small US presses, she secured agent representation in 2011. In 2012, she sold two books to Harlequin Superromance and a further three in 2013. She also writes Victorian romance for Kensington–her debut was released in April 2013 and she has since signed for three more.

Rachel is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and Romance Writers of America. When she isn’t writing, you’ll find Rachel with her head in a book or walking the beautiful English countryside with her family and beloved black Lab, Max. Her dream place to live is Bourton-on-the-Water in South West England.

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Apr 042014
 

Hi All,

I’d like to thank Romancing the Book for letting me spotlight my two new April releases! The Devil Has Many Faces is book one in my new interracial romantic suspense series released April 4th!

Disturbed is the third installment in the Bruised interracial romantic suspense series. To show my appreciation for checking out my spotlight, one lucky winner will win an ebook copy of Bruised (book #1 in the Bruised Series)!

The Devil Has Many Faces (Amira Press):

While investigating the murder of Brett Myers, homicide detective Alexis Adams and her partner Penelope find a possible connection between Myers’ murder and Grant Copeland, the most powerful man in Tate Valley, California. Alexis has recently moved back to her hometown with one mission in mind: to destroy Grant whom she blames for ruining her mother’s life and recently killing her father.

Hungry for revenge, Alexis jumps at the chance to nail Grant for Brett’s murder. She’s sidetracked when the case leads her to Kevin Reed, a handsome executive who works for Grant’s company. Kevin and Alexis clash when they first meet but it does not take long for them to realize they are incredibly attracted to each other. Unfortunately, Alexis doesn’t trust Kevin and is determined to keep her mind off him and on the case, but the more she pushes Kevin away, the closer they get.

Alexis becomes torn between finding out what happened to Brett, her obsession with getting Grant, and her attraction for a man who seems as deceitful as he is irresistible.

 

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Mar 242014
 

anna 001Today we welcome Anna Small to Romancing the Book.  Before we get to her top 5 list, let’s learn a little more about her.

I grew up in the English countryside and went to an American boarding high school outside of London. It was no Hogwarts! But it was there I wrote my first romance novel, and finished two more before graduating and moving to New Jersey, where I went to college. I wrote more novels and studied English and Anthropology. My dream job would have been writing for National Geographic magazine. I love where I am now, however: mother of 2 great kids and with the love of my life for the last 20 years.

 

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Mar 182014
 

The Dragon Horde

“We’re dragons. We don’t do the mushy friend thing.” – Daniel

The dragon-shifter king will do anything to keep his mate alive…even if it means war.

After millennia as king of the dragon-shifters, Daniel Ashborne wants a little peace and quiet, especially from the beautiful Hollywood starlet who haunts his memories. His escape tactics end abruptly when he is called to the ER to save the one woman he wants to forget, but who now bears his mark.

Shelby Kincade’s life and movie career were nearly destroyed when Daniel vanished a year ago. Now he’s back, claiming they have been accidentally mated. Getting over him once was hard enough, but she must choose either the life of her dreams or the man she can’t live without. With peace finally on the horizon between the dragon-shifters and the Hunters, an assassination attempt on the dragon king and his mate shatters everything. Tensions rebuild as Daniel and his loyal team of shifters try to discover who put out the hit. Enemy and ally lines are crossed, but in the end–after the battle ash has settled–no one could have foreseen who has plotted for their own gain.

 

I didn’t always set out to write dragon-shifter romances, but when Daniel became one, one by one some of my other, older characters immediately followed suit. Today we’re talking about them.

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Mar 102014
 

Victoria James (2)Victoria James always knew she wanted to be a writer and in grade five, she penned her first story, bound it (with staples) and a cardboard cover and did all the illustrations herself. Luckily, this book will never see the light of day again.

In high school she fell in love with historical romance and then contemporary romance. After graduating University with an English Literature degree, Victoria pursued a degree in Interior Design and then opened her own business. After her first child, Victoria knew it was time to fulfill the dream of writing romantic fiction.

Victoria is a hopeless romantic who is living her dream, penning happily-ever-after’s for her characters in between managing kids and the family business. Writing on a laptop in the middle of the country in a rambling old Victorian house would be ideal, but she’s quite content living in suburbia with her husband, their two young children, and very bad cat.’

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