May 232016
 

AUTHOR PICJen: Please share a short bio and links to where you can be found online.
Rachel: Rachel lives with her husband and two teenage 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. Since 2013, she has had five books published by Harlequin Superromance (Templeton Cove Stories) and recently signed a contract for three more. She also has four Victorian romances with eKensington/Lyrical Press.

Rachel is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and Romance Writers of America, and was selected to mentor the Superromance finalist of So You Think You Can Write 2014 contest. When she isn’t writing, you’ll find Rachel with her head in a book or walking the beautiful English countryside with her family. Her dream place to live is Bourton-on-the-Water in South West England.

She likes nothing more than connecting and chatting with her readers and fellow romance writers. Rachel would love to hear from you!

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May 232016
 

Her One True Love by Rachel Brimble
Release Date: March 15, 2016
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Pages: 234
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

She Can’t Forget Him…

Jane Charlotte Danes has loved the squire of her idyllic country town for as long as she can remember. He is good, kind, and alluring beyond words… and he chose to marry another. Tired of dwelling on her futile longings, Jane plans a move to Bath, where she dreams of a new beginning. But the man who has so imprisoned her heart is only a few steps behind…

He Can’t Let Her Go…

Until now, Matthew Cleaves has endeavored to meet the responsibilities of his position with dignity and good spirits–including his dutiful marriage. But when his wife leaves him for another man, Matthew is at last free to pursue his one true love. Only one vital question remains: will the captivating, stubborn, beautiful Jane allow him the challenge, and the pleasure, of winning her back?

 

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May 232016
 

Phantom Riders MC: Hawk by Tory Richards
Series: Phantom Riders MC
Release Date: March 15, 2016
Publisher:  self published
Pages:  326
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

Ultimate betrayal leaves Hawk, the president of an outlaw motorcycle club, distrustful and hating women. He only wants them for one thing now, and once he’s satisfied his animal urges, he casts them aside without a second thought. But then Audra shows up, threatening his club and his way of life, and Hawk has to decide to turn the sexy, pint-sized package of trouble loose, or claim her for his own.

 

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May 202016
 

The Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London

Jen:  Today we welcome our next HRR author, Christina McKnight.  Christina, will you share a short bio with us?
Christina:  Christina McKnight is a book lover turned writer. From a young age, her mother encouraged her to tell her own stories. She’s been writing ever since. Currently, she focuses on Historical Romance.

Christina enjoys a quiet life in Northern California with her family, her wine, and lots of coffee. Oh, and her books…don’t forget her books! Most days she can be found writing, reading, or traveling the great state of California.

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May 202016
 

Shunned No More by Christina McKnight
Series:  A Lady Forsaken (# 1)
Release Date: May 20, 2014
Publisher: La Loma Elite Publishing
Pages: 346
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

A Lady Shunned by All…

Lady Viola Oberbrook only wanted to forget the ill-fated early morning duel that took the lives of two young, wealthy, promising men of the ton and sent her fleeing for her father’s country estate. Eight years later, she has her life in order: a fulfilling business, a few trusted friends, and no plans to return to London society. What she doesn’t expect is to come face to face with her past.

A Lord Betrayed by One…

Brock Spencer, Earl of Haversham, only wants vengeance. Recently returned from his military service to the King, his plans include repairing his family estate, finding a bride, and destroying the girl responsible for the untimely death of his twin brothers. What he doesn’t anticipate is falling in love with the only woman who should never be part of his future.

An Impossible Match, Destined to Be…

 

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May 192016
 

Catharsis by K.A. Turner
Release Date: December 21, 2013
Publisher: self published
Pages: 396
Source: Book provided by the author for review

 

 

Rose petals fall far from the grave….. Sarah MacIlvy has been avoiding the intrigues of Indigo Point for a decade, keeping it and her troubled past away from her daughter. Now her Aunt Clara has passed away and she must return to claim a surprise inheritance and confront everything and everyone she ran away from; her lost love Tom, his overbearing father Edward, and a town full of the suspicious and senile. Yet no funeral would be complete without a murder, and she soon finds herself embroiled in a mystery that threatens to take away her independence, her family, her very life. Sometimes for catharsis you have to face your fears. Sometimes you have to burn them to the ground….

 

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May 182016
 

another author picWhy I write in the early morning hours

Okay, I don’t exactly write in the early morning hours. After all, I am intimately acquainted with getting up at o-dark-thirty. When I was in the military, a 6 a.m. start meant a wake-up call at 4 a.m. to get my hair braided, my weapon drawn, and my vehicle properly prepped. All so I could make the 5:30 a.m. formation. And then there was my time as a Bed & Breakfast owner. Breakfast started at 8 a.m. during the week, which meant I was up two hours earlier because serving breakfast in my pajamas with my hair uncombed just scared the daylights out of guests. Trust me, I tried. Even when I was an attorney, I got up early to get a run in before heading off to take the train for my morning commute.

And now I’m getting up at 7 a.m. and my commute consists of shuffling from my bedroom to the kitchen to make coffee and then to my office. I don’t bother opening my eyes beyond slits or combing my hair and I always write in my pajamas. In fact, I’m starting to think that I simply can’t be creative with ‘normal’ clothes on anymore. And yet I’m claiming that I write in the early morning hours.

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May 182016
 

Molly’s Misadventures by D.E. Haggerty
Release Date: January 11, 2016
Publisher: self published
Pages: 225
Source: Book provided by the author for review

 

 

I’m having the suckiest day ever. First, my father, aka Mr. Grumpy Pants, calls to say his nurse just walked out on him. Likely story. I rush home to pack, only to walk in on my husband getting it on with his younger, skanky secretary. Unfortunately, my quick weekend trip home to fix Dad’s problems turns into a stay of a few weeks. Luckily, I’ve got Danny, the neighbor boy I’ve had a crush on since I was a dorky, braces-wearing, nose-buried-in-a-book teenager, and a brand-spanking new blog to keep my mind off things. Before I know it, I’m writing product reviews of vibrators and getting questioned by a store rent-a-cop at the world’s worst date ever. All while trying to figure out how to take things with Danny to the next level. Not to complicate things or anything, but my boss decides to give me an ultimatum—come back in four weeks or don’t come back at all. How in the world did my life get so complicated?

 

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May 172016
 

Author PhotoJen:  Today we welcome Julieanne Lynch to Romancing the Book.  Julieanne, will you share a short bio with us?
Julieanne:  Julieanne Lynch is an author of YA and Adult genre books. Julieanne was born in Northern Ireland, but spent much of her early life in London, United Kingdom, until her family relocated back to their roots. Julieanne lives in Northern Ireland, with her husband and five children, where she is a full-time author. She studied English Literature and Creative Writing at The Open University, and considered journalism as a career path. Julieanne has several projects optioned for film.

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May 172016
 

Unbreak Me by Julieanne Lynch
Release Date: May 31, 2016
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing
Pages: 235
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

Molly Rice just wants to go through life unnoticed. To work hard, buy a little house and perhaps settle down some day. Everything else she can do without.

Connor Ellison, the son of the hard-nosed CEO of Ellison Enterprises, finds it hard to ignore the pretty, doe-eyed girl who one day accidentally walks into his life. Completely bowled over by her beautiful nature, Connor embarks on a whirlwind mission to make Molly his.

Molly soon finds herself lost in a billionaire’s paradise, but she isn’t easily persuaded. In one year, everything changes. When feelings get involved, there’s so much more at play.

Can Molly and Connor overcome the many hurdles pitted against them? Do they have the strength to unbreak each other’s hearts?

 

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