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Snow Phoenix and Me - Up close and personal with the author

The first thing I felt when I completed Snow Phoenix and Me was a sense of self-satisfaction. I have always wanted to read a great love story, but I have yet to find that book or it has not been written yet. So I did the next best thing: I wrote one myself. Admittedly, writing a good romance tale is not easy. I mean, it usually has the same scenario: boy meets girl, there is a sparkle between them, and they go through the ups and downs of their courtship before they finally live happily ever after - same old boring stuff. To me, that's not a real love story. When I wrote Snow Phoenix and Me, I wanted you, the reader, to connect with the characters of Snow Phoenix and Akecheta (the two lovers) so that you not only read about their love, you would also feel it, want...

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ARC Review: In His Keeping by Maya Banks

As of this moment, I have now read two of Maya’s novels including In His Keeping, which is the second novel in the Slow Burn series. The first novel, Keep Me Safe, I read so I would be prepared for the soon to be released second novel. The first was easily five stars, and I enjoyed Caleb and Ramie; hell, I loved the Devereaux family in its entirety. However, In His Keeping easily surpassed the quality of the first, which I would not have thought possible. Therefore, stating how wonderful this read was could not possibly convey how imperative I feel that any avid romance lover should devour this book with passion and anticipation. After being introduced to the Devereaux family which includes Caleb, Beau, and Quinn, you are aware of the pure alpha male in each as well as how protective they are. Now, I will admit that I...

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Jan 30 - Post

EROTICA**** Sinful Rewards 7 by Cynthia Sax

  Blurb   Bee Carter has been offered everything she has ever dreamed of—a caring, lasting relationship with a handsome, often charming billionaire; the permanent home she's never had but has always craved; and wealth to buy the designer fashions she loves, support her hard-working mother, and ensure her acceptance by Chicago's elite.   To obtain what she's desired for so long, she has to do only two things: Walk away from her best friend, a woman who is destined to betray her … and end her passionate nightly encounters with a certain tattooed biker, a former Marine who can never give her what she needs.   Her answer should be clear, but the heart has a way of complicating even the most straightforward decisions.  Link to Follow Tour:  http://www.tastybooktours.com/2014/12/sinful-rewards-7-billionaires-and.html Goodreads Link:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22138427-sinful-rewards-7?from_search=true Goodreads Series Link:  https://www.goodreads.com/series/136907-sinful-rewards   Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes | iTunes | Kobo Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Sinful-Rewards-Billionaires-Bikers-Novella-ebook/dp/B00JZOVYQG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1418172194&sr=8-1&keywords=sinful+rewards+7 B&N:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sinful-rewards-7-cynthia-sax/1119919841?ean=9780062354228 iTunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/sinful-rewards-7/id870582006?mt=11 Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/sinful-rewards-7  ...

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Jan 30 - Post

EROTICA**** Sinful Rewards 7 by Cynthia Sax

  Blurb   Bee Carter has been offered everything she has ever dreamed of—a caring, lasting relationship with a handsome, often charming billionaire; the permanent home she's never had but has always craved; and wealth to buy the designer fashions she loves, support her hard-working mother, and ensure her acceptance by Chicago's elite.   To obtain what she's desired for so long, she has to do only two things: Walk away from her best friend, a woman who is destined to betray her … and end her passionate nightly encounters with a certain tattooed biker, a former Marine who can never give her what she needs.   Her answer should be clear, but the heart has a way of complicating even the most straightforward decisions.  Link to Follow Tour:  http://www.tastybooktours.com/2014/12/sinful-rewards-7-billionaires-and.html Goodreads Link:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22138427-sinful-rewards-7?from_search=true Goodreads Series Link:  https://www.goodreads.com/series/136907-sinful-rewards   Buy Links: Amazon | Barnes | iTunes | Kobo Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Sinful-Rewards-Billionaires-Bikers-Novella-ebook/dp/B00JZOVYQG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1418172194&sr=8-1&keywords=sinful+rewards+7 B&N:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sinful-rewards-7-cynthia-sax/1119919841?ean=9780062354228 iTunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/sinful-rewards-7/id870582006?mt=11 Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/sinful-rewards-7  ...

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Jan 30 - Post

Guest Post with Karen Ranney and Giveaway

Meet Karen Ranney, author of In Your Wildest Scottish Dreams. Karen Ranney wanted to be a writer from the time she was five years old and filled her Big Chief tablet with stories. People in stories did amazing things and she was too shy to do anything amazing. Years spent in Japan, Paris, and Italy, however, not only fueled her imagination but proved that she wasn't that shy after all. Yet she prefers to keep her current adventures between the covers of her books. Karen lives in San Antonio, Texas, and loves to hear from her readers at karen@karenranney.com Find Karen at: | Site | Blog | Facebook | Twitter | My Favorite Parts of In Your Wildest Scottish Dreams Frankly, I like it when characters are flummoxed, when they’re on the verge of panic, when they’re floundering. You can see to the core of the individual: what motivates them, what charms them...

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Author Candis Terry on Writing Intimate Moments--and it isn't smut

I am thrilled to have author Candis Terry stop by today at Love. Life. Read. Two of the biggest misconceptions of romance novels are they are all the same and filled cover-to-cover with smut. As Candis tells us, there is always more to the story... Welcome Candis! Thank you so much for having me here today! To get things started, let me just say . . . No, I don’t write smut.. I’m often asked (mostly by people who don’t read romance) what it’s like to write sex scenes. Do I do my own “research?” Aren’t I embarrassed to have people read such . . . smut? Oddly enough, this last question is often asked by men. Really guys? You don’t like sex? Hmmm. So after I pull in my claws and bite my tongue to the point of looking vampirish, I respond calmly and hopefully intellectually. But there are...

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Review of Her Highland Fling (Second Sons #2.5) by Jennifer McQuiston

"You play a dangerous game, lass. I'm a man who wants you fiercely. It is not easy to remain a gentleman when you look at me so." - William MacKenzie Her Highland Fling Series: Second Sons #2.5 Author: Jennifer McQuiston Publisher: Avon Romance Release Date: January 27th, 2015 Source: Edelweiss Purchase Links: Amazon - B&N - iTunes - Kobo Add to Goodreads Let the Games Begin… William MacKenzie has always been protective of his Scottish village. When Moraig’s economy falters, he has the perfect solution to lure wealthy Londoners to this tiny hamlet: resurrect the ancient Highland Games! But for this to work, William knows he needs a reporter to showcase the town in just the right light. A female journalist might be a tolerated oddity in Brighton, but newly minted reporter Penelope Tolbertson is discovering that finding respect in London is a far more difficult prospect. After receiving an invitation to cover...

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Q&A with Hazel Gaynor, Author of A MEMORY OF VIOLETS @WmMorrowBks #Interview #giveaway

Three Print Copies of  THE GIRL WHO CAME HOME A MEMORY OF VIOLETS A Novel of London's Flower Sellers Hazel Gaynor Releasing Feb 3rd, 2015 William Morrow From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Hazel Gaynor comes a beautiful historical novel about Tilly Harper, a young woman who finds the diary of an orphaned flower seller who was separated from her sister in Victorian England, and her journey to learn the fate of the long lost sisters. Gaynor’s research into the events that inspire her novels is outstanding, and the world of the Victorian flower sellers on the streets of London in the late 1800s is utterly fascinating. In 1912, twenty-one-year-old Tilly Harper leaves her sheltered home in the Lake District for a position as assistant housemother at Mr. Shaw’s Home for Watercress and Flower Girls in London. Orphaned and crippled girls wander the twisted streets with posies...

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Feature and Giveaway: Playing Dirty by HelenKay Dimon

As an elite Alliance agent—the joint undercover operation of MI6, the British Secret Intelligence Service, and the CIA—Ford Decker lives for the adrenaline. But when he befriends sexy property manager Shay Alexander in hopes of finding her cousin, a known national security threat, Ford crosses the line, getting to know her better . . . in bed. After being burned by her last relationship, Shay wants to take things slow. Yet she can't keep her hands off the drop-dead gorgeous hottie who's moved into her apartment building. So when Ford's identity as an undercover agent is exposed, his betrayal cuts deep. Shay never wants to see him again, but Ford can't let her go, not when her life is still in danger. He will sacrifice everything to protect her, then be prepared to walk away from the only woman he's ever loved, even if it breaks him. Purchase: | Amazon...

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