Sep 012014
 

VanDyken
rachelJen: As many of you may know, Rachel Van Dyken has been a reviewer for Romancing the Book. But she’s also a best selling author and we knew we had to feature her during our look at Young Adult and New Adult books. So to help us kick of this week, let’s welcome Rachel to the blog. Rachel will you share a short bio with us?
Rachel: When I was little–I was forced to be the evil step mother, the prince, the ugly stepsister, the dragon with dragon breath (FOR REAL), if there was a villain, I played it.

So really, we can all blame my sister for forcing me to write my own stories. If she hadn’t made me the wicked witch of the West when I was little–I may not be where I am today.

I write in every genre, but my passion is New Adult and Historical Romance! I’ve decided that the New Adult bad boy is basically the same thing as a regency rake and one day I will, I WILL write a time travel series that brings both worlds together. It will probably only sell one copy, and that one copy will be bought by my Grandma, but still. A girl can dream.

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Aug 292014
 

BDSMMasters

 

Kally portrait IMG_4937 croppedJen:  It’s the final day of our look into BDSM novels and today’s guest is Kallypso Masters.  Kally, will you share a short bio with us?
Kally: Kallypso Masters writes emotional, realistic Romance novels with dominant males (for the most part) and the strong women who can bring them to their knees. She also has brought many readers to their knees-having them experience the stories right along with her characters in the Rescue Me Saga. Kally knows that Happily Ever After takes maintenance, so her couples don’t solve all their problems and disappear at “the end” of their Romance, but will continue to work on real problems in their relationships in later books in the saga.

Kally has been writing full-time since May 2011, having quit her “day job” the month before. (After writing as a “hobby” for 30 years, it was the only job she thought she might be good at and needed to be successful at something fast or go in search of another day job.) She lives in rural Kentucky and has been married for 30 years to the man who provided her own Happily Ever After. They have two adult children, one adorable grandson, and a rescued dog.

Kally enjoys meeting readers at national romance-novel conventions, book signings, and informal gatherings (restaurants, airports, bookstores, wherever!), as well as in online groups (including Facebook’s “The Rescue Me Saga Discussion Group”).  Kally also visits the Fetlife “Rescue Me! discussion group” on occasion, but since she works one-on-one with her BDSM experts now, she doesn’t have to go on FetLife as often as she once did). She hopes to meet you in her future travels whether virtually or in-person! If you meet her face to face, be sure to ask for a Kally’s friend button!

To join the secret Facebook group Rescue Me Saga Discussion Group, please send a friend request to Karla Paxton (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004338888051&fref=ts) and she will open the door for you. Must be 18 to join.

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Aug 282014
 

BDSMTymberDalton

Tymber_photoIt’s day four of BDSM week and today we welcome Tymber Dalton to Romancing the Book. While we were scheduling this week, our reviewer Amy practically begged us to host Tymber and then when it was time to do an interview, Amy jumped at the chance. So, today we’re turning the blog over to Tymber and Amy.

Amy: Please share a short bio with us.
Tymber: Tymber Dalton lives in the Tampa Bay region of Florida with her husband (aka “The World’s Best Husband™”) and too many pets. Active in the BDSM lifestyle, the skeet-shooting, native Floridian is a two-time EPIC winner and the author of nearly sixty books, including The Reluctant Dom, The Denim Dom, Cardinal’s Rule, the Suncoast Society series, the Love Slave for Two series, the Triple Trouble series, the Coffeeshop Coven series, the Good Will Ghost Hunting series, and many more.

She loves to hear from readers! Please feel free to drop by her website and sign up for updates to keep abreast of the latest news, views, snarkage, and releases. (Don’t forget to look up her writing alter egos Lesli Richardson, Tessa Monroe, and Macy Largo.)

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Aug 262014
 

BDSMShoshannaEvers

Shoshanna Evers’s Top Five Sexy Doms in Erotic Romance…

5. Gideon Cross

Bared to You by Sylvia Day. That tortured soul, that commanding voice… yes, please!

4. Christian Grey

50 Shades of Grey by E.L. James. Yes, sometimes he’s stalker-y, but this is fiction, after all. When he struts around the Red Room, I’m all his. For some readers, 50 Shades of Grey was their first time reading BDSM erotica, and it opened up a whole new world of books to so many women! Personally, I’ve been reading BDSM erotica since I picked up The Story of O and the Sleeping Beauty Series (Anne Rice) at age 13, and my first BDSM erotic romance was published in 2010 — so when this trilogy came out, I was super excited to see our genre going mainstream!! I will always be grateful to E.L. James for bringing my favorite subgenre into the light.

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Aug 222014
 

CatJohnson

 

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
 

JoanJohnston

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, www.joanjohnston.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/joanjohnstonauthor.

 

 

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Aug 192014
 

VictoriaVane

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.

ACCOLADES FOR VICTORIA VANE’S HISTORICAL ROMANCES:

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
 

Fielding

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,  www.joyfielding.wordpress.com, and also on Facebook,  https://www.facebook.com/joylynn.fielding

 

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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.

PROFILE OF TERROR by Alexa Grace
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
 

JessHaines

 

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 www.JessHaines.com for the latest news and updates.

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