Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Blog Tour: Victoria James's The Doctor's Redemption

Meet the Author:

Victoria James is a romance writer living near Toronto. She is a mother to two young children, one very disorderly feline, and wife to her very own hero. Victoria attended Queen’s University and graduated with a degree in English Literature. She then earned a degree in Interior Design. After the birth of herVi first child she began pursuing her life-long passion of writing. Her dream of being a published romance author was realized by Entangled in 2012. Victoria is living her dream— staying home with her children and conjuring up happy endings for her characters. Victoria would love to hear from her readers! You can visit her at www.victoriajames.ca or Twitter @vicjames101 or send her an email at Victoria@victoriajames.ca.
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About the Book:

Gwen Bailey has been busy taking care of everyone but herself. After a tragedy tore her family apart, she put her dreams aside to be with family. Now that her life is getting back on track, and her new Chocolaterie is open, she can concentrate on snagging the handsome, mysterious customer who has her dreaming about her own happily-ever-after...
Doctor Luke Thomson has spent the last five years filled with guilt. He hopes to make amends in Shadow Creek, however he doesn't count on falling for the adorable and gorgeous Gwen Bailey. He vows to not get involved with her, but she's too sweet to resist. It's only a matter of time, though, before the truth comes out. Luke knows there's no way Gwen will look at him the same way once she discovers his secret...
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Monday, May 22, 2017

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Solo Artist Exhibition: Dreamscapes

Every artist wants and hopes the pieces that they create are unique. I may be a bit bias, but I believe that the work of this particular artist is unique. She uses material that I never saw any other artist use.
Cathy Jacobs's solo art exhibition included this piece entiled "Eugenie Loops" was on display.
I first noticed the hollowed out circles. When I saw the title, I had planned on asking Cathy if the piece and any relation to our grandmother. Before I had the chance, however, I looked  back and saw images of Grandma in the piece. I love Cathy's style, but because the images of the woman was the reason this was my favorite piece in this exhibition.

Pre-order Blast: Chauffeur

THE CHAUFFEUR
by A.P. Hallmark

Friday, May 19, 2017

Romance Between the Pages' Weekly Podcast Interview - May 19, 2017


Ever wondered about the personalities behind your favorite books? Victoria Danann's new podcast with Riley J. Ford has an incredible lineup of authors booked through the spring. No question is out of bounds. Check it out!

THIS WEEK'S BEST SELLING AUTHOR...
MELANIE HARLOW!

Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her heels high, and her history with the naughty bits left in. When she's not writing or reading, she gets her kicks from TV series like VEEP, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, and Homeland. She occasionally runs three miles, but only so she can have more gin and steak.

Melanie is the author of AFTER WE FALL, MAN CANDY, the HAPPY CRAZY LOVE series, the FRENCHED series, and the sexy historical SPEAK EASY duet, set in the 1920s. She lifts her glass to romance readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and pet rabbit.

She is represented by Rebecca Friedman of Friedman Literary.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Romance Between the Pages' Weekly Podcast Interview - May 12, 2017


Ever wondered about the personalities behind your favorite books? Victoria Danann's new podcast with Riley J. Ford has an incredible lineup of authors booked through the spring. No question is out of bounds. Check it out!

THIS WEEK'S BEST SELLING AUTHOR...
MICHELLE FOX!

USA Today and NY Times bestselling author Michelle Fox lives in the Midwest with her husband, kids, the occasional exchange student and a rambunctious puppy named Comet (who is going to be the death of her someday!). She loves fantasy and romance, which makes writing paranormal romance a natural fit. She also thinks her readers rock and always enjoys hearing from them!

In addition to writing, Michelle is the founder of the Wolf Pack, an active Facebook community for shifter romance fans.

In her spare time, she's been known to shake her bon-bon at Zumba, make spectacular cheesecakes, hoard vintage costume jewelry and eat way too much ice cream (Ben and Jerry's Karamel Sutra for the win!).

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Release Tour: Tempting Tessa


After losing her high school sweetheart to an accident at work, Tessa doesn’t know how to move on in life even though life is moving on all around her. She’s caught up in trying to figure out how to survive without her husband, raise their son and keep his memory alive. When things literally start falling apart all around her, will she be able to accept the help being offered and love again?

Jake has pulled his life back together after living through hell while being injured in the Army. It takes him years to recover and he’s still dealing with the emotional pain. When Tessa enters his life, and turns it upside down, can he tempt her to fall in love with him and find her new forever?


Samantha Lind is a contemporary romance author. Having spent the first 27 years of her life in Alaska, she now calls Iowa home where she lives with her husband and two sons. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, watching hockey, and listening to country music.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Review: Hired Bride

Hotel owner Mitchell Graves meets. receptionist Deanna Beaufort at a party. Mitchell tells another girl that he is engaged to Deanna. Deanna agrees to a six - month marrige in order to recieve funding to fix her grandmother's home.

The ending was the best part of the book. While I felt the book was a little predictable, it was very enjoyable.

This is the first book written by Noelle Adams that I read.

Rating: ☺☺☺☺☺

Friday, May 5, 2017

Release Blitz: Birthday Witch by Billie Dale


Release Blitz
Birthday Witch
Billie Dale
May 5th


 


Birthdays come and go, and once you reach a certain age, they lose their luster, but Shayden Reigh is about to find out just how unique her 40th birthday is.
A civil war rages in the alternate realm of Erigate, and it will come crashing through her door, leading Shayden into the fight of her life. With strong wit and a smart mouth, she prepares to fight. Chosen by the Gods with new magic and an ego driven hot guardian, only she can tip the scale to victory.
The time has come, the Queen is chosen and the Gods have set this single mom on the path to the throne but she must save it first.





Billie grew up and lives somewhere in Indiana, in the smallest of small towns that is not even worth mentioning.  She has 4 children, two dogs, a cat and a husband that deals with a house full of females.
Two of her babies don’t live with her, her sons. The oldest is grown and out on his own, giving her a perfectly wonderful granddaughter with a head full of fiery red hair and the other lives in Nevada with his Dad.  Living at home with her in this craziness are her two daughters.
She spends her time reading, constantly reading. Substitute teaching and being a stay at home Mom. Rooting on her oldest daughter who is a cheerleader and cheering for her youngest daughter who plays everything. Any other free time is spent with her amazingly sexy, tattooed, serious arm porn having husband, who is the best husband on the planet and her best friend.
She loves to live inside the fantasy world that only books can provide. You will find her swimming at the local pool with her friends, having coffee at McDonald’s or burying her nose in the latest book from her favorite authors.



Romance Between the Pages' Weekly Podcast Interview - May 5, 2017


Ever wondered about the personalities behind your favorite books? Victoria Danann's new podcast with Riley J. Ford has an incredible lineup of authors booked through the spring. No question is out of bounds. Check it out!

THIS WEEK'S BEST SELLING AUTHOR...
CD REISS!

CD Reiss is a New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon bestseller. She still has to chop wood and carry water, which was buried in the fine print. Her lawyer is working it out with God but in the meantime, if you call and she doesn’t pick up, she’s at the well, hauling buckets.

Born in New York City, she moved to Hollywood, California to get her master’s degree in screenwriting from USC. In case you want to know, that went nowhere, but it did give her a big enough ego to try her hand at books.

She’s been nicknamed the “Shakespeare of Smut,” which is flattering enough for her to put it in a bio, but embarrassing enough for her not to tell her husband, or he might think she’s some sort of braggart who’s too good to chop a cord of wood.

If you meet her in person, you should call her Christine.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Blog Tour: His Family of Convenience

An Excerpt “We can do a paternity test. I know you’ll want to do that.” Senna watched as his grip tightened around Max almost imperceptibly. “It’s not necessary.” “Well, it’s not necessary for me. I know you’re Max’s father. But it would probably be good just to get one on file.” “There’s a test already on file. Would you like a copy? I can have someone send it to you.” Senna blinked. How had he managed that? She straightened up and leaned closer. Her voice lowered and she laid a protective hand on Max’s chubby leg. He rewarded her by blowing spit bubbles her way. “Marco, you better tell me right now what you’re talking about.” “My security team was able to obtain a sample while your roommate was at the park with Max.” His voice was almost detached, like he was commenting on the weather. “Abby let some stranger swab my son? No, not possible.” Senna began to shake, and her hand tightened around Max’s leg. The idea of someone being close enough to Max to touch him without her knowledge made her nauseous. “Nobody swabbed Max. Even I didn’t want my investigators to touch him without your permission. But one of them may have taken one of his pacifiers from his stroller when Abby wasn’t looking.” His blithe words made it sound like he was recounting an uneventful cocktail party. “He was perfectly safe the whole time.” A fierce flame of anger ignited in her belly. She’d experienced a few protective “mamma bear” moments since Max was born, but his casual indifference was galling. “And you just did this. You didn’t think about consulting me? Or, I don’t know, picking up the phone and calling me?” “Senna, you worked here for how long, almost a year? You should know that the Medinas find a way to get what they want. I’d advise you to remember that.” Gone was the sweet new father charm that had played out over his masculine features. Now his eyes were hard, probing, daring her to challenge him back. Senna knew he didn’t like having his actions questioned, but she had no desire to play the role of compliant subordinate. She stood quickly. “Give me my son. We’re leaving.” “No, you’re not. Sit down.” Marco made no move to stand, and he held Max even tighter in his grip. “You can’t do things like that, Marco. This isn’t your village back home where you control everything around you because that’s the way the Medinas have done it for centuries. I won’t let you roll in here and take over. It’s not going to happen. So give me my baby; we’ll be in touch.” How did this get out of control so fast? “I have no intention of letting you or Max go anywhere.” An Interview * Did you use any of your own experience as inspiration? Definitely the setting. When I was 16 I spent a summer in the south of France, not far from the Catalan region of Spain where this book is set. I fell in love with the landscape, the people, the food…everything. It’s a gorgeous, utterly romantic setting and I knew that’s where I wanted the Medina family to be from. * On average, how long does the writing process take? Decades! LOL! I mean, for me anyway. There are days where the words flow and I can write 5000+ in one sitting. Then there are times when I’m lucky to get 1000 words on paper in an entire week. I’m trying really hard to get into the habit of writing something, anything, every single day. Just to get into the habit. Then there’s editing, revisions, oh and trying to sell your book. Publishing is not for the impatient! *  When did you realize you wanted a career in writing? I’ve always written, but writing fiction wasn’t something that always called to me until the last few years. I’ve always been a daydreamer, a romantic, and as all writers, I’m a huge reader. My degree is in journalism and I’ve made a living in the technical writing/editing field. But that type of writing is so different from writing fiction! I didn’t even know if I could do it. I would love to get to the point where I could ‘quit my day job’ and just immerse myself in writing romance all day long. * If you weren't an author, what other career paths would you have taken? I spent the first two years of college as an Astronomy and Physics major. I love the study of stars, galaxies, and the universe. Unfortunately I’m terrible at math so I had to give up that dream. But my characters do seem to spend a lot of time stargazing so I guess those years weren’t a complete waste. ☺ * Out of the characters that you created, who is your favorite? That’s tough. In this book I love my heroine so much. But that’s an easy answer. Of the secondary characters I think my favorite is Mila, Marco’s youngest sister. She has four older brothers and brooks no nonsense from any of them. She’s smart and sweet and I’d love for her to get her own happily ever after. * What advice would you give to someone looking to be a writer? Never give up, never surrender (thank you Galaxy Quest!) Don’t be afraid to fail. Of course there are those stories about authors whose first novel is a runaway best seller, but for every one of those authors there are hundreds who just keep at it. They might not sell their first book. They might not sell their tenth. But they persist. Be open to advice, surround yourself with authors and editors to support you and just keep at it. * What kind of research (if any) was required for any of your books? Book #3 in the Medina Legacy will take place in the Caribbean on a private island. So I’ve been having fun researching what an uber-exclusive private resort that caters only to billionaires would look like. And now I want to live there… *How long after you finish a book do you start another one? With this series, I had the second book almost complete by the time I sold the first book. But then comes revisions and I had to rewrite large chunks of HIS FAMILY OF CONVENIENCE to fit the Indulgence line. Those changes necessitated revisions in book two so I had to go back and forth. Right now I’m in final revisions for book #2 (Brynn’s story) while getting going on my first draft of book #3. So it’s a little schizophrenic at times. But so, so fun!

Meet the Author:

Amy Ayers remembers writing her first fiction as an introspective tween in rainy Portland, Oregon. She took a break from writing to move with her family to the desert of Phoenix, Arizona. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Journalism and a minor in Women’s Studies which lends itself to writing strong, opinionated heroines. She has worked as an Editor, a Job-Skills Trainer, and as an Executive Assistant. She even spent a college semester writing articles for the Tombstone Epitaph in the town ‘too tough to die’. She currently divides her time between her writing, her family (including one husband, four boys and two dogs), and her daily commute to work. A life-long lover of literature, she began writing her own contemporary romance in earnest in 2014 and is thrilled to be published with Entangled. She hopes to win the lottery someday so that she can devote all of her time to writing; until then, she writes when she can.
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About the Book:

Senna Callas’s one-night stand with her alpha asshole boss, Marco Medina, was supposed to mark the end of her internship and their ridiculous attraction. After being unreachable and ignoring Senna for a year, Marco sweeps back into the country and summons her to his office, revealing he knows her secret…the secret created during their explosive night together.
Marco is determined to be there for the son he’s just discovered he has, but when it comes to being with Senna, his choices aren’t his own. His meddling family expects him, the firstborn son, to follow through with the arranged marriage set up when he was a child. And Senna has no plans on being his mistress and still resents how her attempts to contact Marco were ignored. The only thing going right between them is the attraction that burns no matter the complicated situation they’re in.
Marco would do anything to protect his family, anything except decide between the legacy he was born into and the young family he’s just found…
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Monday, May 1, 2017

Blog Tour: Burn

Excerpt “There’s about eighty thousand people in Ridgeport,” Ryan said, still surveying the streets below. “And on any given day, there’re fires, car accidents, construction mishaps, heart attacks, drug overdoses… You name it, we’ve got it.” He faced her again, his eyes soft and contemplative. “And every third day, I’m right in the middle of all of it.” Chloe swallowed past the lump of worry lodging itself in her throat. “I know.” The ear-splitting shriek of the firehouse alarm sounded beneath them, and Chloe jumped as the dispatcher’s voice boomed through the night air, muffled by the brick walls. Ryan ran his hand along her shoulder to soothe her. A moment later, an engine rumbled to life down below, sending a tremor through the entire building. “That’s Engine Three. You should feel it inside the cab. When Coop’s got us going at a good clip, it’d give any amusement park ride a run for its money. The ladder truck’s even stronger. You’d think an earthquake was hitting when you’re up here.” “You must spend a lot of time up here if you can recognize all the trucks based on how much they shake the building.” He laughed and threw a quick glance down toward his boots. “Not so much anymore, but I used to be up here a lot, especially after I got hurt and I couldn’t work for a while. I hung around the house all the time watching everything. Learning.” The engine rolled out of the garage, sirens wailing and lights flashing as it rushed off to a call. Ryan faced Chloe, and his eyes filled with a sincerity she’d rarely seen in other men. Not in Christopher. Certainly not in her father. “This is me,” he said. “It’s who I am. Even now, I’m not even on shift, and every part of me wants to run down there and hop on that damned truck and do whatever I can to help, wherever they’re going. It’s not something I can turn off at the end of the day.” “I know.” The jacket did little to ward off the chill she felt at his words, but she pulled it tighter around her. She stepped toward him, wishing he wasn’t so close to the edge despite the four-foot high concrete border preventing them from falling. “I love that about you, how selfless you are.” He shook his head with a disagreeing laugh. “I’m not selfless. I’m one of the most selfish people I know. I need this, to feel good about myself, to feel like I have some kind of purpose. And not in a flashy way, like Jeremy. I don’t need the bugles or the commendations or the pats on the back like I’m some kind of hero. I need it for myself. But all this…” he swung an arm out over the city. “This is hard. If we do this, you’re going to be scared, and you’re going to worry, and some nights, you’re going to hate me for this job. But you’ve got to be okay with it. It won’t work if you’re not. And I’ll understand if you’re not, but I have to know now before I get in so deep I can’t dig my way out. I made that mistake once, and I can’t make it again.”

Meet the Author:

A lifelong resident of northern New Jersey, Dawn Altieri has been scribbling stories practically since birth. After reaching a milestone birthday (she won’t say which one), she figured it was about time she took a shot at writing professionally. With an overactive imagination and a slightly twisted mind, she enjoys reading dark and dangerous tales almost as much as writing them. When she’s not curled up on the sofa with her laptop, her latest story, a box of chocolates and a cup of tea (or a glass of wine, depending on the time of day), she can be found volunteering in the world of animal rescue. She shares her home with her husband and daughter, and a menagerie of rescued fur-babies.
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About the Book:

 
Chloe Addison is on the verge of a promising career in real estate development until an explosion destroys her first major project and casts suspicion on her in an arson investigation. Her career is suddenly at risk—and possibly her life. Firefighter Ryan Monroe wants a spot on the arson team, and getting close to Chloe might be the best way to solve his first investigation. Despite a painful past of his own, Ryan has dedicated himself to saving people, and when he realizes Chloe is in danger, she’s no exception. He just might be the perfect guy to rescue her, but their attraction could bring them both down in flames.

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Blog Tour: Victoria James's The Doctor's Redemption

Meet the Author: Victoria James is a romance writer living near Toronto. She is a mother to two young children, one very disorderly fel...