Posts Categorized: Events

30 May '18

Celebrating Romance Event Wrap Up : Post Index and List of Current Giveaways

Celebrating Romance Event Wrap Up : Post Index and List of Current Giveaways

  So, today is the wrap up day. I have adored every-single post that is on this event and they all deserve promoting again. I’m so happy that the authors helped me make this such a fun event – thank you all! On a side note, we still have around 24 hours left on all the giveaways – scroll to the bottom to see the ones still accepting entry.   These are open until 31st May 12AM EST  

29 May '18

#RombkLove Day 29 : Ménage and Polyam Romance

#RombkLove Day 29 : Ménage and Polyam Romance

  Hello and welcome to Scorching Book Reviews. My name is Nix and I do enjoy a good ménage story. The stories on this list are about relationships with more than just two people; whether it be for a month, a year or forever, the love story is about how they make it work together and, in my opinion, the best ménage stories are the one where we see the relationship beyond the sex. I’ve had to really be mean with myself for this post. I had a million and one books to recommend and, I’ve managed to get the list down to 15. I’ve cheated a bit (a lot of these are series books) but I think I’ve managed to cut it down to a list with a wide range of reads. I have tried to only mention each author once – they probably have written more than one ménage story! All covers are clickable back to Goodreads for the blurb if you want to read it 🙂 Polyam Romance So,… Keep Reading »

28 May '18

Celebrating Romance : Heather Long introduces Cage from Bitten Under Fire in a Character Interview (Inc. PNR eBook Giveaway)

Celebrating Romance : Heather Long introduces Cage from Bitten Under Fire in a Character Interview (Inc. PNR eBook Giveaway)

  Today, I am lucky enough to introduce Cage, hero from Bitten Under Fire by Heather Long, in this wonderful character interview. This interview is set after the book, in which a Werewolf army boy falls in love with his assignment. Enjoy readers – I did. Q : Tell me about your yourself. What will make me want to read your story? ANS : I’m a sergeant in the Marines and devoted to my pack, my unit, and my country. This mission is a turning point for me—a make it or break it. I come across as the easy going guy, the guy who likes to laugh, but I am more committed than ever to delivering my best. Q : If you had to describe yourself in 3 words, what would they be? ANS: Son. Wolf. Friend. Q : Tell me about Bravo Team Wolf. What makes you guys good at what you do? ANS : This is classified top secret, right? The team is need to know…oh, you do… Keep Reading »

27 May '18

Celebrating Romance : Maria Vale introduces Silver and Tiberius from The Last Wolf (incl. Giveaway)

Celebrating Romance : Maria Vale introduces Silver and Tiberius from The Last Wolf (incl. Giveaway)

  It was Leonora Jeansdottir who first introduced me to the Great North Pack. The Pack’s Human Behaviors teacher, she felt that it was time to introduce the Pack to humans. Come out of hiding, even if only in “fiction.” This pack lives and has lived for 350 years in what is now call the Adirondacks. They are not werewolves. I made the mistake of calling them that early on and Leonora snapped at me. Although she usually dressed in knock-off Chanel and spiked heels, she is a very large woman (6’ 4” in said spiked heels) and when she snaps it is…disconcerting. The Great North are not “werewolves.” They call themselves Pack and are wolves first and foremost. That is their truest and most sacred form. It is what defines their culture and their hierarchy. Despite that minor setback early in our interactions, Leonora eventually decided that I could be trusted. She introduced me to a number of what they call Offlanders, Pack who live mostly as humans doing… Keep Reading »

26 May '18

Celebrating Romance 2018 : Demisexuality in Romance by Antonia Aquilante (Includes recommendation & a giveaway)

Celebrating Romance 2018 : Demisexuality in Romance by Antonia Aquilante (Includes recommendation & a giveaway)

  Hi, everyone! I’m Antonia, and I write predominantly fantasy romance with LGBTQ characters. I want to thank Nix so much for running this celebration of romance and for letting me be a part of it. I’m excited to be here! I read my first romance novel at twelve, though even before then I always wanted a story where the characters lived happily ever after. My mom loaned the Nora Roberts book to me, telling me to skip the sex scenes…I didn’t. I’ve been a voracious romance reader ever since, and I still share books with my mom. Romance is where I go when I want to the comfort of that HEA, and the hope and happiness it brings. That’s what romance gives us. That’s why I write romance too—I want to write a little more hope and joy and love into the world for everyone. I think we all need it. I didn’t expect it, but in some ways, romance also taught me something more about who I am…. Keep Reading »

25 May '18

Celebrating Romance 2018 : Author interview from Vanessa North

Celebrating Romance 2018 : Author interview from Vanessa North

Why do you read Romance? I’ve always loved romance novels—for me, it’s the exploration of relationships that attracts me to the genre. Not just romantic love, but familial and also platonic relationships as well. In a romance novel, the character interactions take center stage. Other genres tend to be more plot driven, and that’s fine! It’s just not my jam. What was the first romance book you read? I believe it was Twice Loved by Lavyrle Spencer. I could be wrong though, it was a long, long time ago. Do you have a favourite trope? Probably enemies to lovers with some forced proximity sprinkled in. There’s something very delicious about the tension that particular combination creates and I looooove it. Why do you recommend romance? Because it’s fun, there’s a guaranteed happy ending, and there’s truly something for everyone. What would you love to see more of in romance? Bisexual characters who are allowed to be bisexual, who don’t have to “turn” gay. Identities aren’t tropes. I’d also love to… Keep Reading »

24 May '18

Celebrating Romance : I’m a Google Stalker by Lisa Emme (Includes Giveaway)

Celebrating Romance : I’m a Google Stalker by Lisa Emme (Includes Giveaway)

  Hi everyone! I’m Lisa Emme and I write urban fantasy and hot, steamy romance. Thanks to Nix for letting me be here to help celebrate Romance Month on Scorching Book Reviews. Today I have my romance writer hat on and I want to talk to you about one of the best tools a writer has…Google. We’ve all heard the joke, “don’t judge me by my browser history, I’m a writer not a serial killer”. Funny but true, as I discovered when I started writing more than five years ago. I’ve Googled an eclectic array of things – guns, knives, tequila, sex toys, demons, magic rituals, the human circulatory system – which because of Google’s search-based marketing, means the ads I get online are often just as varied. To this day, I still get ads on Facebook for chicken coops, all because I Googled them when writing my most recent romance, The Yacht Club. There’s no doubt that Google is a useful tool, but you can do more than just… Keep Reading »

22 May '18

Celebrating Romance 2018 : In Love with History by Sandra Schwab (Incl. giveaway)

Celebrating Romance 2018 : In Love with History by Sandra Schwab (Incl. giveaway)

  First of all, thank you so much for organizing this month-long Celebrating-Romance party, Nix! I’m delighted to be part of it! I grew up in a small town in the Black Forest, which was surrounded by wooded hills and overlooked not just by one, but two ruined castles. Is it any wonder then that I fell in love with history at a very young age? So imagine my delight when back in 1999 I discovered a whole genre of historical fiction with central love stories and happy endings guaranteed! (No exploding wax babies! No main characters dying on the last page! YAY!!!) Shortly thereafter, I started to write in English and, while I was at it, switched genres, too, and started to write romance. I began where you would expect: in Regency England with pretty country houses and all that. Oh, and garden follies. With stone pineapples on top. In short, I love the slightly weird bits of history, and I find it deeply satisfying to explore the lesser… Keep Reading »

21 May '18

Celebrating Romance : Tami Lund introduces Baby, I’m home and offers a giveaway

Celebrating Romance : Tami Lund introduces Baby, I’m home and offers a giveaway

  Hi, I’m Tami Lund and I write romance. Whenever I type that, I envision myself in a room with a bunch of other people and we’re all sitting around in a circle in those scoop-shaped (not remotely comfortable – who the hell ever thought those were a good idea and why do they still exist?) plastic chairs and we’re taking turns confessing some deep, dark secret. Don’t ask me why; I guess that overactive imagination is what compels me to write. Anyway, so I write romance, all sorts of romance. I write romantic suspense (my Tough Love series), and straight up sexy happily ever afters (the Sexy Bad series I co-write with Misti Murphy). I also write paranormal – a lot of paranormal. Shapeshifters and witches and gypsies and vampires. Later this year I’ll release my first dragon shifter book, and in December I’ll release a book involving demons and faeries. This blog post is about none of that. Yeah, sorry for that buildup (although if you’re really curious,… Keep Reading »

20 May '18

Celebrating Romance 2018 : Unlikable Characters deserve a HEA too by Brookyln Wallace

Celebrating Romance 2018 : Unlikable Characters deserve a HEA too by Brookyln Wallace

  Hi! I’m messy. I don’t mean messy in the shit-stirring, Real Housewives sense. I mean messy in the “Oh, bless her heart” kind of way. I’m flaky, and awkward, and sometimes you have to remind me at least twice to do things before I actually do it, and even then it’s not a sure thing. A lot of that stems from my anxiety and depression, but some of it is just me being a disaster human. On my first date with my girlfriend I let her know about my disaster humanness. I had never been on a date before. It seemed necessary to preface my whole… thing. A warning of sorts, letting her know that romancing me, like being my friend, would require a little finessing. She, in turn, gleefully told me about her own state of being a disaster human. It was charming and exciting and made us feel all the more connected to one another. Thinking back on it I’m a little embarrassed to have thought I… Keep Reading »