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Review : Beauty and the Brit by Lizbeth Selvig

Book Blurb Tough and self-reliant Rio Montoya has looked after her two siblings for most of their lives. But when a gang leader makes threats against her sister Bonnie, even Rio isn’t prepared for the storm that could destroy her family. When their dreams are shattered in one dangerous moment, Rio seeks refuge for them all at a peaceful horse farm in the small town of Kennison Falls, Minnesota. Rio should feel safe in Kennison Falls, but her budding romance with the stable’s owner, handsome British ex-pat David Pitts-Matherson, feels as dangerous as her past. The incredibly sexy David is as far from her type as any man could get, yet he tempts Rio in a way she never expected. But Rio knows that her time in Kennison Falls is limited, that her family is still in danger, and that she and David come from completely different worlds – a...

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Writing Erotic Romance – Balancing Sex And Plot

This post has adult content. If you are under the age of eighteen years old and/or sensitive to adult language/situations, please do not read this post. One of the most common misconceptions about erotic romances is that the stories are a series of sex scenes strung together. Yep, kind of like very bad porn. The pizza guy arrives and, oh noes, our heroine doesn’t have money to pay him. “In lieu of payment,” our big breasted heroine pleads. “Can I strip off your clothes and ride your huge pepperoni?” (insert more bad pizza jokes here) Some days, when I’m completely brain dead, strung out on Nutella and strawberry licorice whips, I wish it were that simple. But no, readers expect a plot (thankfully, too much sex makes stories a very dull read). They expect the same level of plotting they find in traditional romances except they also want a sensual...

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Excerpt of BURN FOR ME by Ilona Andrews

It's not out until next week (10/28) but you can read an excerpt of BURN FOR ME here!

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KissCon (An Avon Affair) comes to Seattle in November!

Can't make it to KissCon in San Rafael? Don't worry, we're hosting another KissCon event the very next day in Seattle, with EVEN MORE authors! Avon Books and University Book Store are teaming up to bring Seattle area romance readers the city's first-ever multi-author KissCon (an Avon Affair!) on November 23, 2014. There will be a special limited-attendance VIP event, followed by a larger public event. We are encouraging readers to reserve tickets for both! The star-studded author line-up includes: Ilona Andrews, Jennifer Bernard, Elizabeth Boyle, Julie Brannagh, Rachel Gibson, Lorraine Heath, Laura Kaye, Sophie Jordan, Sarah MacLean, Cathy Maxwell, Darlene Panzera, Julia Quinn and Lori Wilde. 2 pm: VIP Reception $10 / $15 Readers can enjoy a special VIP meet and greet reception featuring all these beloved authors! Admission will include sweets, with tea or coffee, or a tasteful glass of Little Black Dress Wines*. $10 tickets will include...

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Review: Something Sweeter by Candis Terry

This post is property of Geeky Bloggers Book Blog - ..reader with a blog and a glass of wine Source: Paperback Review Copy, Provided by Avon Something Sweeter by Candis Terry Publisher: Avon Format: Paperback Genre: Contemporary, Romance Number of Pages: 384 Series: Sweet Texas #3 Read: September 2014 Links to: Goodreads, Library Thing , and Author WebsiteReading Challenges: 2014 Seriously Series The men in Texas are hard to resist . . . Seattle event planner Allison Lane is an expert at delivering the perfect wedding—even if she might not exactly believe in the whole "'til death do us part" thing. When her father decides to tie the knot with a woman he barely knows, Allison heads to Sweet, Texas, to make sure his new honey is the real deal. What she didn't expect to find at the local honky-tonk was a sexy Southern man as bent on charming her...

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A visit with C.J. Kyle, author of Silent Night

Today I am so excited to welcome author C.J. Kyle to talk about her top five reasons why she writes romantic suspense. C.J. is celebrating the upcoming release of her new book, Silent Night, on October 28th. As a big fan of romantic suspense, I can't wait to pick it up. Take it away, C.J.! 5 Reasons to Write Romantic Suspense by CJ Kyle Spending time in any genre you love has to be the best reason in the world to write it. But, considering the topic of five reasons, let’s find a few more—off the wall, but still really great reasons—to write Romantic Suspense. 5. You get to kill people. No really, the old saying about watching what you do or you could end up in my next book, has never been truer than with a Romantic Suspense author. A person can be killed very quickly (usually this means...

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Sinful Rewards And Being Small Town Infamous

I spent my teenage years in a small town (population: 4,500). When my family moved into the town, my big brother tried out for the hockey team, THE sports team in this town. He was their star defenseman. I became known as his little sister. It didn’t matter what I did or said or became. I was a figure skater, starring in a couple of town productions. I was a newspaper reporter, covering school activities for the local weekly paper and town activities for the regional daily paper. I won awards and earned a full four year scholarship to the university of my choice. To this day, I’m known as my brother’s little sister. I question sometimes that local residents know my name because this is how they always refer to me. I was lucky. I could live with my label. Some of my friends weren’t as fortunate. One of...

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Bacon Wrapped Smokies & Burn For Me By Ilona Andrews

To spice things up on Wednesdays between “Waiting On” posts and reviews, I am going to share ”Recipe and a Book Recommendation.” Today I am sharing Bacon Wrapped Smokies and Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews. Enjoy and let me know if you would like them.. Enjoy! Recipes to delight your palate and books to feed your mind Below is a recipe that I prepared for my daughter’s wedding as an appetizer and wow did guests go gaga over this. It was like a herd of zombies heading towards a platter of Brains! :snort:  Since it’s football season, and indoor party weather these Bacon-wrapped smokies are easy to make and will keep your herd satisfied. Bacon-wrapped Smokies Ingredients: 1 pkg. (16 ounces) Hillshire Farm® Lit’l Smokies® 1pkg. of thick sliced bacon 1 cup of packed brown sugar toothpicks large flat non-stick pan, or cookie sheet with sides, lined in foil...

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Keep Me Safe (Slow Burn #1) by Maya Banks

When Caleb Devereaux's younger sister is kidnapped, this scion of a powerful and wealthy family turns to an unlikely source for help: a beautiful and sensitive woman with a gift for finding answers others cannot. While Ramie can connect to victims and locate them by feeling their pain, her ability comes with a price. Every time she uses it, it costs her a piece of herself. Helping the infuriatingly attractive and impatient Caleb successfully find his sister nearly destroys her. Even though his sexual intensity draws her like a magnet, she needs to get as far away from him as she can. Deeply remorseful for the pain he’s caused, Caleb is determined to make things right. But just when he thinks Ramie's vanished forever, she reappears. She’s in trouble and she needs his help. Now, Caleb will risk everything to protect her—including his heart. . . . Type: Romantic Suspense-Paranormal-Psychics...

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