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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Jul 092014

Samantha Ann King

Welcome to day 3 of ménage week and to author Samantha Ann King!

SamanthaAnnKingUSA Today bestselling author Samantha Ann King was born and raised in Houston, Texas. After receiving her BBA in Finance from Texas A&M University and marrying her high school crush (notice she didn’t say sweetheart), Samantha relinquished her “native Texan” status and moved to Baton Rouge. She has called Albuquerque, New Mexico home since 1985. The mother of three has volunteered in the community as an advocate for children’s issues ranging from education to healthcare. In 2010, as her nest started to empty, she began writing erotic romance. Thanks to her win in Passionate Ink’s Stroke of Midnight Contest, Samantha signed her first publishing contract in 2011. Her first book was nominated for RT’s 2012 Reviewers’ Choice Award.

Samantha loves to chat on Facebook and Twitter. For extras about her books and a schedule of appearances, check out her website.


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Jul 082014


ALEXX 3It’s day two of menage week and we’re excited to have Alexx Andria as our guest.  Our review Amy requested the opportunity to interview Alexx, so ladies the blog is all yours.

Amy:  Alexx, thank you so much for guesting with us.  Will you share a short bio with our readers?
Alexx:  Bestselling erotica author Andria is the pseudonym for RITA-nominated contemporary romance author, Kimberly Van Meter. Born in a small town with a flair for the dramatic, Alexx Andria has a delightfully perverted nature that she hides behind a mischievous smile. An unabashed extrovert, Alexx loves being the life of the party and doesn’t mind one bit being the center of attention.

She loves to write about Alpha men who are wonderfully flawed and just a little dangerous and heroines who are smart and sassy, but just a little vulnerable, too.

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Jul 072014

Jayne Rylon

BIO PICToday we kick off ménage erotica week with a visit from Jayne Rylon.   I had the pleasure of meeting Jayne last year at AAD and when we decided to host a ménage week, I knew we had to ask Jayne to participate.  So, please help me welcome Jayne to Romancing the Book.

Jayne Rylon is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She received the 2011 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Indie Erotic Romance. Her stories used to begin as daydreams in seemingly endless business meetings, but now she is a full time author, who employs the skills she learned from her straight-laced corporate existence in the business of writing. She lives in Ohio with two cats and her husband, the infamous Mr. Rylon. When she can escape her purple office, she loves to travel the world, avoid speeding tickets in her beloved Sky, and–of course–read.

You can find her online on Facebook at facebook.com/jaynerylon or on Twitter as @JayneRylon

Also sign up to receive the Naughty News here:  www.jaynerylon.com/newsletter 25 random subscribers are selected to win prizes in every edition.

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Jul 052014



Toni4printversionToday we finish our focus on contemporary romance with a visit from Toni Blake.  Please help us welcome this bestselling author to Romancing the Book!

Toni Blake is the USA Today bestselling author of over twenty novels published in numerous languages. Her heartfelt and sensual stories are known for taking readers on an emotional journey.

A RITA®-nominated author, Toni is the recipient of numerous awards for her books, including the National Readers Choice Award and the Booksellers Best Award. Her work has also appeared in Cosmo.

Toni’s most recent and hugely popular Destiny series takes place in a small Ohio town where coming home means finding your true heart and maybe even your true love.

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Jul 032014

Kara Braden2

Kara Braden Author PhotoJen:  Today we welcome debut author Kara Braden to Romancing the Book for day four of our anniversary celebration.  Kara, will you share a short bio with us?
Kara:  Let’s see. For some reason, I’ve lived in Arizona for the last twenty-plus years, even though I can’t stand heat or sunlight. I’ve got a loving husband, three sweet dogs, two adorable cats, and one cat who keeps faking his death just to make sure I’m paying attention. Together, we play computer games, hunt scorpions, and keep accidentally remodeling the house.

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Jul 022014

Adite Banerjie2

Adite IIII (800x613)Jen:  Today we are excited to welcome Adite Banerjie to day 3 of our anniversary celebration.  Adite, will you share a short bio with us?
Adite:  Adite Banerjie is a screenwriter and published author. Growing up in a home with a filmmaker dad who worked in the world’s largest film industry (yes, Bollywood!) and a voracious reader for a mom, it was inevitable she would fall in love with both films and books.

She turned to fiction writing after a fulfilling and exciting career as a business journalist. When she penned her first romantic short story, she won the Harlequin India Passions Aspiring Authors Contest (2012). Her debut title, The Indian Tycoon’s Marriage Deal, based on the winning short story, was released worldwide by Harlequin E in June 2014. Her second title (Trouble Has a New Name) releases in India in July 2014.

Adite lives in New Delhi, India, with her writer husband, her mom and their adorable Irish Setter.

She can be found online at:

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