Aug 222016
 
Portrait of Hannah Fielding and photos of where she writes.

Portrait of Hannah Fielding and photos of where she writes.

Jen:  Todayh we welcome Hannah Fielding to Romancing the Book.  Hannah, will you share a short bio with us?
Hannah:  I was born and grew up in Alexandria, Egypt. I went to a French convent school and then, upon graduating with a BA in French literature from Alexandria University, I travelled extensively throughout Europe and lived in Switzerland, France and England.

After marrying my English husband, I settled in Kent and subsequently had little time for writing while bringing up my two children, looking after dogs and horses, and running my own business renovating rundown cottages.

I now divide my time between my homes in Kent, Ireland and the South of France, where I write overlooking spectacular vistas.

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Aug 222016
 

Legacy by Hannah Fielding
Series: Andalucían Nights (# 3)
Release Date: August 25, 2016
Publisher: London Wall Publishing
Pages: 448
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

A troubled young journalist finds her loyalties tested when love and desire unearth dark secrets from the past.

Spring, 2010. When Luna Ward, a science journalist from New York, travels halfway across the world to work undercover at an alternative health clinic in Cadiz, her ordered life is thrown into turmoil.

The doctor she is to investigate, the controversial Rodrigo Rueda de Calderon, is not what she expected. With his wild gypsy looks and devilish sense of humor, he is intent upon drawing her to him. But how can she surrender to a passion that threatens all reason; and how could he ever learn to trust her when he discovers her true identity? Then Luna finds that Ruy is carrying a corrosive secret of his own…

Luna’s native Spanish blood begins to fire in this land of exotic legends, flamboyant gypsies and seductive flamenco guitars, as dazzling Cadiz weaves its own magic on her heart. Can Luna and Ruy’s love survive their families’ legacy of feuding and tragedy, and rise like the phoenix from the ashes of the past?

Legacy is a story of truth, dreams and desire. But in a world of secrets you need to be careful what you wish for…

 

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Aug 192016
 

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Top 5 Wedding Must-haves That You Don’t Need

The possibilities when planning a wedding are endless. If you want to get married underwater or while skydiving, it can be arranged. No doubt you could get married in the Shire from Lord of the Rings if you were so inclined. All it takes is money, money, and more money.

Brides tend to go a little crazy when they begin creating their perfect day, and the budget can easily dip into the tens of thousands of dollars. So here are my top five must-haves that you don’t actually need. Let me clarify, want and need aren’t the same thing.

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Aug 192016
 

Random Acts of Marriage by Boone Brux
Series: Wedding Favors (# 2)
Release Date: August 8, 2016
Publisher: Entangled
Pages: 155
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

Kinni Corbet is the perfect bridesmaid. She’s efficient and has a to-do list for every occasion. When the bride-to-be adds “relax and have some fun” to Kinni’s schedule, Price Lyons seems to tick all the right boxes. He’s guaranteed fun, and it’s only for one week—what can it hurt?

Playboy hotel owner Price Lyons has wanted to break down Kinni’s walls for years. Her plan to relax for a whole week is the perfect opportunity to get to the one person he’s never been able to charm. And this time, she seems…receptive to his advances. Unexpected, but he’ll take it.

There’s just one problem. Kinni’s allergic, to spontaneity, and the only thing predictable about Price is his unpredictable. There’s no way they’ll last beyond the week, and Kinni’s going to make sure of it…

 

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Aug 182016
 

7174vpqDtBL._UX250_-100x152Jen: Today we welcome the last of our guests from the Summer Lovin’ Tour, Karen Rock. Karen, will you share a short bio with us?
Karen:  Award-winning author Karen Rock is both sweet and spicy—at least when it comes to her writing! The author of both YA and adult contemporary books writes red-hot novels for Harlequin Blaze and small-town romances for Harlequin Heartwarming. A strong believer in Happily-Ever-After, Karen loves creating unforgettable stories that leave her readers with a smile. When she’s not writing, Karen is an avid reader who’s typically immersed in three different books at a time, all in different genres. She also loves cooking her grandmother’s Italian recipes, baking, Christmas (no need to specify—she loves every bit of it), and having the Adirondack Park wilderness as her backyard, where she lives with her husband, daughter, dog and cat who keep her life interesting and complete.

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Aug 182016
 

Under an Adirondack Sky by Karen Rock
Series: A Walsh Family Story (# 3)
Release Date: June 21, 2016
Publisher: Harlequin
Pages: 384
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

After raising his siblings and running the family pub for more than a decade, Aiden Walsh has set his own dreams aside. Until the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen stumbles into his bar, and his arms. Too bad Rebecca Day is the school psychologist in charge of his brother’s future. Who’s he kidding? He doesn’t have room in his full life for romance anyway. But forced to join Rebecca and her group of troubled teens on an Adirondack retreat, he realizes keeping his family afloat isn’t enough for him…not by a long shot.

 

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Aug 172016
 

Jen:  Today we welcome Ashlinn Craven to Romancing the Book.  Ashlinn, will you share a short bio with us?
Ashlinn: Ashlinn Craven writes romance involving people with real ambitions, real passions and real paychecks. While not penning feel-good love stories for fellow romantics, she’s working in the IT industry, doing the mom routine, or consuming unhealthy amounts of Austen fanfic.

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Aug 172016
 

Building Mr. Darcy by Ashlinn Craven
Release Date: August 1, 2016
Publisher: Crimson Romance
Pages: 239
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

It is a truth universally acknowledged . . . that Jane Austen set the bar for romantic male leads way back in 1813. What mortal man could live up to the gruff yet golden-hearted Mr. Darcy?

Now programmer Zoe Bunsen thinks she has the cure to two centuries’ worth of female disillusionment: a new artificial intelligence program that looks, talks, and thinks like Darcy. No way will she let the chauvinistic atmosphere at her company nor her stuffy colleague, Max, get in the way of her wildest dream – creating the perfect man. Even if he isn’t quite human . . .

Max Taggart, project manager extraordinaire, has crossed a continent to secure this high-profile position. His frustrating teammate Zoe may not know it, but everyone’s jobs depend on not only the duo meeting the nearly impossible deadline but the new AI being a huge success. Mr. Darcy needs to sell, even if that means selling out a few literary details.

When the AI starts using its scary degree of emotional intelligence to reveal their individual secrets, Zoe and Max must rethink everything, and a surprising connection begins to develop. Will these two unlikely cohorts cling to their prejudices or toss pride aside and admit love is stronger than a fantasy?

 

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Aug 162016
 

Today we welcome Lucy Woodhull to Romancing the Book.  She’s celebrating today’s release of 667 WAYS TO F*CK UP MY LIFE with a playlist and contest.  Lucy, welcome to the blog.

I have always loved le steamy romance. And laughing. And both things at the same time, although that can get awkward. My motto is “Laugh and the world laughs with you, cry and you’ll short-circuit your Kindle.” That’s why I write funny books, because goodness knows we all need to escape the real world once in a while. I believe in red lipstick, equality, and the interrobang. Hailing from Southern California, I daydream with my husband and the ghost of a very fat cat who doesn’t like you.

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Aug 162016
 

667 Ways to F*ck Up My Life by Lucy Woodhull
Release Date: August 16, 2016
Publisher: Totally Bound
Pages: 250
Source: book provided by the publisher for review
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If you love Broad City and Bridget Jones, you’ll adore Dagmar Kostopoulos…and her colossal fuck-ups.

Twenty-something Dag has always been the ‘perfect’ woman. Responsible, honest to a fault, hard-working. Even her bras are no-nonsense. And for what? Her boyfriend dumps her for being boring, and her boss fires her for not sucking on his nether regions to get promoted. What’s a perfectionist overachiever to do? A complete one-eighty.

To heck with rules—Dag orchestrates a spectacular fall from grace by ruining her life exactly six-hundred-sixty-six times, and finally has a little naughty fun. Some scandalous Spandex and a few bar lies later, tame little Dagmar becomes Giselle, ballsy siren.

The wild thing is…it works! Dag gets a better job and meets the sexiest man she’s ever known. Well, Giselle meets him. Dagmar doesn’t exist. Except that she does, and her escapades just became a ticking time bomb, one that might blow her heart to smithereens.

Join Dag for her irresistible and hilarious fuck-ups, because every good girl needs to inject a little bad girl sizzle into her veins.

 

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