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15 May '18

Celebrating Romance 2018 : New and Debut Author Recommendations by Erin McLellan (Incl. Giveaway)

Celebrating Romance 2018 : New and Debut Author Recommendations by Erin McLellan (Incl. Giveaway)

  I’m thrilled to be here on Scorching Book Reviews today. Nix, thank you so much for hosting me! Today, I’m talking about discovering new authors! As a reader, I have a tendency to focus all of my buying and reading power on my favorite and familiar auto-buy authors. That’s not a bad thing at all, but I’ve found that I also miss out on new authors if I’m not actively seeking them out. New and debut authors have to work extra hard to make a dent in a romance market that’s so rich with new releases and established authors. This year I made it my goal to read more new and debut authors. There are some really great authors just now starting their careers, and these are some of my favorites! All of these authors had a debut come out in 2017 or 2018.   To Love a Scandalous Duke by Liana de la Rosa This m/f historical romance has everything—scandal, murder, fraud, secrets, betrayal, twins, a hidden diary,… Keep Reading »

13 May '18

Celebrating Romance : A Guest Post from Jodie Griffin (Incl. Giveaway of Twice in a Lifetime)

Celebrating Romance : A Guest Post from Jodie Griffin (Incl. Giveaway of Twice in  a Lifetime)

  Hi, I’m Jodie Griffin and I write kinky erotic romance as well as contemporary romance with high heat levels. I jokingly say I don’t write NA, I write MA — Mature Adult. My latest book, TWICE INA LIFETIME, is a contemporary romance which features two women falling in love. They’re both about 50 years old—Eve just under, Talia just over. As a woman in my 50s, it was so much fun writing in my own age-lane, especially when it came to the way Eve and Talia speak, their idioms and their word choices and even their behavior.  No worries about “would they say this?” or “would they do this?” because I know they would—I do, and my friends do, and this is a book about us. And in spite of the fact that media and advertising try to tell us that women of a certain age are no longer sexual beings, I am here to call bullshit. Because women in their fifties are having sex…and they’re more comfortable than… Keep Reading »

10 May '18

Celebrating Romance Event : Love of Books and Food by Lia Violet (Incl. Giveaway)

Celebrating Romance Event : Love of Books and Food by Lia Violet (Incl. Giveaway)

  Do you like Jello? Under my real name, I write a series of mysteries with recipes, based on my 1000+ vintage cookbook collection. I also give talks at libraries on food trends and history, including everything from Jello to WWII foods to favorite holiday cookies and candies.  Who knew so many people liked Spam? Of course, like all of you, I also love romance books. As a librarian and reviewer, it is my pleasure to read and help people find favorite authors all the time. Reading the previous posts here this month about all the delicious cowboys has only made me hungry for more books! When I started writing spicier books as Lia Violet, I found that my love of food followed. My writing partner Ginger Leone complained that in my first draft for Sweet Hearts I wrote more loving descriptions of the baked goods than the characters and passionate scenes!  Sweet Hearts is the first in our Hot Hearts Café series about an establishment run by faeries, in which… Keep Reading »

09 May '18

Celebrating Romance: So Much Love for Fake Relationships by Mia Sosa (Inc Gift Card Giveaway)

Celebrating Romance: So Much Love for Fake Relationships by Mia Sosa (Inc Gift Card Giveaway)

  I’m a big fan of the fake relationship trope in romance. There, I said it. Yes, we know fake relationships never remain just that. Yes, we know the couple in question will eventually fall in love and live happily ever after, but in the meantime, that pretend relationship fosters delicious tension, occasionally features shared beds (squee), and causes lots of internal angst. *sighs dreamily* In my latest release, PRETENDING HE’S MINE, by-the-books Hollywood agent Julian Hart falls for his best friend’s younger sister, Ashley, a free-spirited woman who enjoys ruffling Julian’s feathers. The real complication is that Julian’s best friend is also his most prominent client, and Julian doesn’t want to jeopardize his career. But when Julian agrees to pretend to be Ashley’s boyfriend for a hometown wedding, he struggles to remember their relationship isn’t real. It’s a bunch of tropey goodness: best friend’s sibling, forced proximity, and of course, a pretend relationship. I’ll tell you this: Expect shenanigans.   Here’s an excerpt:   **** Ashley bounds down the… Keep Reading »

06 May '18

Celebrating Romance : What is Love by KT Grant (With eBook giveaway)

Celebrating Romance : What is Love by KT Grant (With eBook giveaway)

  What is love? I don’t mean the 1993 earworm dance hit by Haddaway, but the actual question. This is a three worded question that has stuck with me since I start publishing in 2010 (my 8th year this month). You may wonder why this question is so important to me. Back when I decided to write romance for the purpose of getting published, I had a decision to make. What type of romance should I write? I had asked some friends and acquaintances what romance novels they liked to read. Many genres were mentioned, such as contemporary, historical or sci-fi. They assumed I would write straight romance. But when I came up with the idea for what would be my first published title, I didn’t want to write a “traditional” type of romance, which for some means straight romance, as in a man and a woman finding their happily ever after. I decided to write a lesbian romance- two women finding their happily ever after together, exactly like a… Keep Reading »

05 May '18

Celebrating Romance 2018 : First Kisses by Abigail Sharpe (Includes $5 Amazon Gift Card)

Celebrating Romance 2018 : First Kisses by Abigail Sharpe (Includes $5 Amazon Gift Card)

  Hi, all!  I’m Abby and I write passionate, playful contemporary romance. It’s a privilege to share my love for all things romance with you and Scorching Book Reviews.  Thanks for having me, Nix! The trees swayed gently in the nighttime breeze, casting moving shadows over me and Mark. He bent down so his face was even with mine, his hazel eyes full of sweet wonder right before they closed, his lips inches from my own. I leaned into him…and giggled. Yeah. That was the prelude to my first kiss. What can I say? I was 15 and on my first date. All my practical experience so far had come from romance novels. I had more experience puckering up when I wrote my first novel, Who Wants to Marry a Cowboy (…for those participating in #Rombklove on Twitter 😉 ). It didn’t make that kiss any easier to write: The subtle vanilla imprinted on Riley’s brain like a duckling to its mother. He wanted to see if Ainsley’s lips tasted… Keep Reading »

04 May '18

Celebrating Romance : HEAs for the childless heroine : Guestpost by Rosanna Leo with Giveaway

Celebrating Romance :  HEAs for the childless heroine : Guestpost by Rosanna Leo with Giveaway

Thanks so much to Nix for hosting me today. I am thrilled to be here. Romances. We all know and love them, right? I’d be willing to bet the majority of us have read many romances in which the protagonists get together, get married and start talking about having a baby. Very often in our genre, we get to meet these little tykes too. There are surprise babies, long-awaited babies, babies in peril, babies and puppies, you get the idea. “Happily ever after” often results in the gift of children. I’ve certainly written some of these romances myself and love them as much as the next person. We all love to believe our favorite heroes and heroines are seeing all their dreams come true. What I don’t think we get to read about enough about is childless protagonists. Let’s face it. Not everyone can have children, and there are just as many people who would rather not have the 2.5 kids and a minivan. So why aren’t we hearing more… Keep Reading »

03 May '18

Celebrating Romance : Kelly Maher talks Penzeys Spices, Rogue Hearts & offers a giveaway

Celebrating Romance : Kelly Maher talks Penzeys Spices, Rogue Hearts & offers a giveaway

  Hello, fellow romance lovers! I’ve had the great honor to be a participant in two of the Rogue anthologies which are filled with stories of resistance-centered romance. Next week, the fourth anthology, Rogue Hearts, releases with my story “Coming Up Rosa.” The inspiration for my story is Penzeys Spices and the messages their president, Bill Penzey, includes in each newsletter. I’ve been a happy customer of theirs for over a decade, but in November 2016, Bill came out with a very strong message against racism and the attitudes that led to the election of our current president. The reaction to that newsletter, per Bill himself, was deeply felt with customers heatedly ceasing their custom with messages of Bill crossing a line with what he said and others, who had never before heard of Penzeys, embracing the company. This was not a one-off message. Since that November 2016 newsletter, Bill and company have routinely spoken out against new governmental policies they have felt are harmful to America and its citizens… Keep Reading »

17 Apr '18

Book Tour & Amazon Gift Card Giveaway : Forever Night Stand by Bena Roberts

Book Tour & Amazon Gift Card Giveaway : Forever Night Stand by Bena Roberts

  Sara’s world shatters when she stabs her husband’s lover at a party. The press has a field day, and Sara moves from Scotland and her life of riches back to her parent’s modest home in West London. She ditches her married name of MacDonald and becomes Sara Sharma once more. With no friends and little money, her electronic prison anklet a constant reminder of what she left behind. Living back at home with her eccentric Bollywood loving parents is a challenge. It gets worse when Sara realizes how badly she let them down. For the sake of her family, she considers having an arranged marriage. Could she be the perfect wife again? Just as she thinks she might, her childhood love George Wright walks through the door. Memories of the past come flooding back, including how he betrayed her. Sara vows never to forgive him, however hard he mixes things up. If you enjoy tarnished unreliable hero stories like those from Gillian Flynn, Chuck Palahniuk or Sara Lotz mixed… Keep Reading »

30 Oct '17

Sex Scene Championship Final 2017 : SA McAuley vs Lane Hart @AuthorSAMcAuley @WritingfromHart

Sex Scene Championship Final 2017 : SA McAuley vs Lane Hart @AuthorSAMcAuley @WritingfromHart

Someday It Will Be – S.A. McAuley Author Links : Website | Twitter Buy Links : Amazon £0.99/$1.33 Isaac lingered, taking his time with Poe—touching, licking, tasting. Teasing. Poe curled his fingers into Isaac’s hair and gently pulled, silently begging for Isaac’s lips to envelop him completely. Isaac laughed, low and throaty, and licked at the base of Poe’s cock, then swirled his tongue up and around the head. Poe arched into the touch without thought, pushing himself deeper into Isaac’s mouth. This feeling wasn’t new—getting lost in the hot, wet heat of another man’s mouth—but somehow it was more. So much more since it was Isaac pulling those needy moans from his throat, Isaac wrapping his hand around the base of his cock and spurring him forward, careening him toward that edge with abandon. Isaac stilled Poe with a hand to Poe’s hip, fingers digging into Poe’s skin, teeth catching on the head of his cock, alighting every nerve in Poe’s body until all he could think about was… Keep Reading »