Wednesday, May 31, 2017

"Heads Up" for June 2017

In my family, the biggest month for birthdays is May. So far it also has been the biggest month for blog posts. May even included my first non-book related post. 

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  🔥 1st = Release Tour: The Bingo Hall Mystery 🔥 2nd = Romance Between the Pages' Weekly Podcast Interview 🔥 3rd = Promo Tour: Love in Times of War 🔥 5th = Blog Tour: How to Ruin Your  Reputation in 10 Days 🔥 6th = Blog Tour: Taming the CEO 🔥 7th = Release Tour: A.P. Hallmark 🔥 8th = Release Tour For Bitter Legacy 🔥 9th = Romance Between the Pages' Weekly Podcast Interview 🔥 12th = Blog Tour: The Highlander's Viking Bride 🔥 16th = Romance Between the Pages' Weekly Podcast Interview 🔥 19th = Release Tour: Steel Kisses 🔥 20th =  Blog Tour: Her Surprise Engagement 🔥 21st = Blog Tour: Her Outback Cowboy 🔥 23rd = Romance Between the Pages' Weekly Podcast Interview 🔥 27th = Blog Tour: Duke of Defiance

Friday, May 26, 2017

Romance Between the Pages' Weekly Podcast Interview - May 26, 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...
KATY REGNERY!

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Regnery started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract and Katy’s first novel was published in September 2013.

Twenty-five books later, Katy claims authorship of the multi-titled, New York Times and USA Today Blueberry Lane Series, which follows the English, Winslow, Rousseau, Story, and Ambler families of Philadelphia; the six-book, bestselling ~a modern fairytale~ series; and several other standalone novels and novellas.

Katy’s first modern fairytale romance, The Vixen and the Vet, was nominated for a RITA® in 2015 and won the 2015 Kindle Book Award for romance. Katy’s boxed set, The English Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1–4, hit the USA Today bestseller list in 2015, and her Christmas story, Marrying Mr. English, appeared on the list a week later. In May 2016, Katy’s Blueberry Lane collection, The Winslow Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1-4, became a New York Times E-book bestseller.

In 2016, Katy signed a print-only agreement with Spencerhill Press. As a result, her Blueberry Lane paperback books will now be distributed to brick and mortar bookstores all over the United States.

Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children, two dogs, and one Blue Tonkinese kitten create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Blog Tour: Elizabeth Keysian's Unmasking The Earl

Meet the Author:

Elizabeth first started writing fiction when she was eight, encouraged to do so by her Head Teacher father, who needed something to keep her quiet during school holidays. Her favorite topics were mermaids, ghosts, Norman knights and quests, and she illustrated and decorated her own books. She emerged from the world of her imagination to read History at the University of London, after which she spent many years working as an archaeologist and artifact illustrator. She then became a primary school teacher, after which she moved to museum education work, and display and collections management. Elizabeth has been involved in Medieval, Tudor, and English Civil War re-enactment and has enjoyed sword-play and traditional archery, excelling in neither. She lived for seven years on a Knights Templar estate in Essex where she pursued her interest in historical textiles, cookery and medicine. She loves anything to do with the past, and still looks down holes in the ground to see if there’s anything archaeological in them. There generally isn’t. She has written fifteen historical romances since moving to the West of England in 1997, the landscape and history of which have inspired the “Wayward in Wessex” series. Book #1 in the series, “Distracting the Duke”, has recently been published by Entangled Publishing.
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About the Book:

Devastated by the disappearance of his sister, the Earl of Stranraer has gone to extraordinary lengths to find the notorious rake responsible, and enters his household incognito to wreak his vengeance. But his enemy has an unexpected protector—the innocent but headstrong Miss Cassandra Blythe.
Cassie is determined to learn the art of seduction. But she is blindsided by her body's thrilling response to the wrong man—a mysterious servant who shows up at the most inauspicious moments to spoil her lessons in love with warnings of her imminent ruin. When she learns the handsome servant's identity and the reason for his deception, she resolves to help Stranraer, but only if he abandons his vow to destroy his enemy.
The earl is sorely tempted to give the meddlesome beauty a lesson in seduction she’ll never forget. But she turns the tables, and he gets his own lesson in forgiveness…and love.
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Check out the other books in the Wayward in Wessex series:

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Sea's Fire – Interview * Did you use any of your own experience as inspiration? I have done, actually, yes, but just snapshots really. Little incidents from my own life inspire both the action and the backdrops of my books. For example, I once found just the sleeve and half of a Regency bodice in a museum collection, and through wondering what had happened to the rest of the garment, I came up with a First Meet scene for the hero and heroine of a Regency romance. * On average, how long does the writing process take? Forever. It never stops. Especially when you start doing it professionally. Honestly though, it varies enormously. I have written first drafts in a month, as part of the NaNoWriMo challenge, and produced a second draft in 9 days, but only when pushed! Yet it can also take me 6 months to write the first draft of a fresh book, due to having other commitments. * When did you realize you wanted a career in writing? Embarrassed cough. I've been wanting to be an author since the age of about 8, but life, work, and the distraction of all my other hobbies got in the way. I've been making a much more determined effort over the last 17 years or so, and last year, when I was made redundant from the day job, I just went for it, all-out! * If you weren't an author, what other career paths would you have taken? I've already taken them. I'm too much of a wreck to do anything other than writing now! But my previous careers have included archaeology, teaching (particularly children with Special Educational Needs) and museums work. If I'd done better in Biology than Latin at school, I might have gone into psychology. When I left university with a History degree, I was either going to do a Ph.D. on medieval saints' lives, or go into the police force. Eccentric choices, I know. As it was, I knelt in the mud on an Anglo-Saxon site in the English Midlands and became hooked on archaeology for the next 9 years! * Out of the characters that you created, who is your favorite? I love James, Viscount Tidworth, from my Wattpad novel, Handsome is as Handsome does. That's because the main character is based on a real person, so I can live vicariously through my heroine during the course of the book. It is due out in 2018 with Entangled Select Historical and may have the word "Viscount" in the title. If you want to find out more about this book and its hero, it's a good idea to hook up to my Facebook page. * What advice would you give to someone looking to be a writer? 1. Never give up 2. Let other people read your work and give you feedback. Free book sites like Wattpad are excellent for this. 3. Get yourself some writer friends who are in the same situation as you. There is so much we can learn from each other (yes, I'm talking about you, Anna Albo and Shelley Inon!). 4. Submit your book to a range of different publishers in your genre. I stuck with just the one until last year. It was a mistake. 5. Enter writing competitions. It's a good way to get your name out there, and get others reading your work. I was "discovered" through a Twitter Pitch contest, so it's definitely worth doing. * What kind of research (if any) was required for any of your books? I've been involved in history and heritage most of my life, and have my own personal reference library, which includes a lot of primary sources. If I'm in any doubt about the detail I know where to check it up! I've also done authentic re-enactment, so the "feel" of an historical period comes naturally to me. Like me, my partner has spent his life involved in archaeology and heritage, so if I'm feeling really lazy, I just ask him! *How long after you finish a book do you start another one? There is always a book on the go, at some level or other. It's like a kind of virtual juggling act. Currently I'm writing the final chapters of a book featuring the relationship between a mysterious gypsy healer and a very proper Regency lady who has a vivid imagination. At the same time I'm about to delve into the edits for book #3 in the "Wayward in Wessex" series and the revisions for my first Select Historical book. I also find myself dreaming up new plots which I have to write down before they float off again into the ether from whence they came. I suppose what I'm basically saying is that there is NO time gap between finishing one book and starting the next—when you start writing professionally, it becomes your life. Thank you so much for interviewing me, and providing such interesting and thought-provoking questions!

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.
Connect: Site | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

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...
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | Kobo

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Check out the other books in the Shadow Creek, Montana series:

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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.