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Top 5 & Contest: Nicole Locke

Top Five Author Moments

  1. My grandmother’s closet. I wouldn’t know about romance novels except for the brown paper sacks that lined the bottom of my grandmother’s walk-in closet. She and her sisters were constantly swapping Harlequins, and oh boy did I take advantage. But the best bit (after I got caught reading them) was our chats about feisty heroines and stubborn heroes. This was when I discovered that romances are journeys where readers share in the conflicts towards happily ever after.
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Top 5 & Contest: Leila Snow

I find that travel gives us a contrasting perspective to life. It reminds us that all things are relative. We explore different cultures and different ways of life. And we learn that they are just that, different, not wrong or bad, just different. It changes us and rounds us into people we weren’t before we embarked on our adventures. I have lived in five different countries abroad and traveled to many others. So here is my Top 5 List of the Countries I’ve Visited.

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Top 5 List & Contest: Erin Nicholas

Top 5 Male Characters You’ve Created

Oh wow! Talk about the hardest question EVER!! I love them all. I truly do. This is just mean… okay… in no particular order (and you have to promise not to tell the others!)

1. TJ Bennett, from Getting Lucky, part of the Sapphire Falls series.
2. “Dooley” Miller, from Just for Fun, part of the Bradfords series.
3. Conner Dixon, from Up By Five, part of the Counting On Love series.

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Top 5 List: Winter Austin

Winter Austin perpetually answers the question “were you born in the winter?” with a flat “nope.” Living in the middle of Nowheresville, Iowa, with her husband, four teenagers, and two crazy dogs, Winter is trying to juggle a career in the agricultural industry while writing deadly romantic thrillers.

Find Winter Austin at, on Facebook, and on Twitter @WinterAustin


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Top 5 & Contest: Elley Arden

Top 5 Favorite Dance Memories

In THE SWEET SPOT, heroine Helen Anne Reed realizes she hasn’t danced since her wedding more than a decade ago. Since then, she’s been inundated with life’s sobering moments—a bitter divorce, raising her daughter on her own, struggling to make her business a success, and her father’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis. She doesn’t have much to dance about until baseball player and former ballroom dancer Giovanni Caceres shows up. Helen Anne made me think about my life and the times I’ve had the chance to dance.

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Top 5 List: J. Daniels

Today we welcome J. Daniels to Romancing the Book.  She’s sharing a couple Top 5 Lists with us.  But before we get to them, let’s learn a little more about her and her newest release.

J. Daniels is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Sweet Addiction series, the Alabama Summer series, and the Dirty Deeds series.

She would rather bake than cook, she listens to music entirely too loud, and loves writing stories her children will never read.

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Top 5 List & Contest: Jennifer Shirk

My Top Five Holiday Foods!

Hi, all! Jennifer here. I’m so happy to be here today on release day of my new Christmas romance, WRONG BROTHER, RIGHT MATCH.

One of the things I noticed about my new book is that a lot of it revolves around baking, eating, or drinking lots of hot chocolate. LOL! But isn’t food a great part of the holidays? I definitely think so.  Especially because some of my favorite foods  only come around this time of year.

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Top 5 List: Donna Michaels


Hello! Thanks so much for having me today! I’d love to talk about one of my favorite subjects, heroes. When I write, I always have a visual of my characters. I’d love to share a few of my favorites with you. Let’s talk heroes. These are in no particular order.

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Top 5 List & Contest: J.M. Stewart

jm-stewart-nicJen:  Today we welcome J.M. Stewart to Romancing the Book.  Before we get to J.M.’s top 5 list, let’s learn a little about her and her newest release.

J.M.: J.M. Stewart is a coffee and chocolate addict who lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, two sons and two very spoiled dogs. She’s a hopeless romantic who believes everybody should have their happily ever after and has been devouring romance novels for as long as she can remember.

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Interview: Rosalie Stanton

20160414_200131Jen: Today we welcome Rosalie Stanton to Romancing the Book. Rosalie, will you share a short bio with us?
Rosalie: Rosalie Stanton is an award winning erotic romance author in the paranormal and contemporary genres. A lifelong enthusiast of larger than life characters, Rosalie enjoys building worlds filled with strong heroes and heroines of all backgrounds.

Rosalie lives in Missouri with her husband. At an early age, she discovered a talent for creating worlds, which evolved into a love of words and storytelling.