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24 Apr '18

Tuesday Talk – What do you think makes a good author interview?

Tuesday Talk – What do you think makes a good author interview?

So, I’m in the middle of sorting out the Celebrating Romance Event. I’m pretty excited about it; We have some FABULOUS authors and posts planned. I’m also doing two posts as part of a cross-promotion event (you shall see … :D). Some authors have asked for interview questions. I love interview posts as you can learn some fab things about the secret life of authors. I don’t want this to be full of the same questions these authors had to answer before, so I’m asking for your views. Personally, I want to know why authors write what they write, what books they love to read or even what they hate about romance. I like to stick to book talk, but I don’t want to just know about their latest book.. I know, I’m a rarity! So, what about you readers? What do you think makes a good interview? What do you want to read about?

23 Apr '18

Hot Cover Monday : Hedging his Bets by Laura Carter

Hot Cover Monday : Hedging his Bets by Laura Carter

A high-flying investor New Yorker Jake Harrington loves a lot of things about living in London. His lucrative hedge fund job. The way British women melt at the sound of an American accent. His just-sex arrangement with his gorgeous roommate, Jess. And, oh yes, being thousands of miles away from the girl who betrayed him.   His sexy British flatmate Jess’s deal with Jake suits her fine. No commitments, no risk of being hurt again, just friendship and mindblowing pleasure. And friends do each other favors, like agreeing to go on a trip to New York where Jake will have to face his past. And a vacation that will change everything… What friends shouldn’t do? Suddenly find themselves feeling something much more complicated than simple lust. When “no strings” is no longer enough, will Jake be willing to take the ultimate gamble?

16 Apr '18

Hot Cover Monday : Getting Schooled by Emma Chase

Hot Cover Monday : Getting Schooled by Emma Chase

Head of the class… Garrett Daniels has this whole life thing figured out. The cocky, charismatic former high school star quarterback is an idolized football coach and “cool” teacher in the hometown where he’s not just a golden boy — he’s platinum. He has good friends, a great house on the lake, and the best damn sidekick a man could ask for: Snoopy, the albino beagle. Then…Callie Carpenter comes home. And knocks him right on his tight end zone. Back to school… Callie has a pretty sweet life herself…on the other side of the country. But circumstances — that she’d prefer to never speak of again — have brought her back home, helping out her parents and substitute teaching at her old high school. Now she’s facing bickering, raging hormones, constant gossip, awkward weirdness, and drama galore…and that’s just the teachers. Just like old times… When Garrett offers to show his former high school sweetheart the secrets of his winning teacher ways, Callie jumps at the chance – and then… Keep Reading »

09 Apr '18

Hot Cover Monday : Hard as Ice by Raven Scott

Hot Cover Monday : Hard as Ice by Raven Scott

When money is no object, discretion is essential, and time is of the essence, the police are not an option. That’s when the wealthy and powerful call on the men of Fortis—a trio of former government agents with elite military training—not to mention charm and good looks… Now that Evan DaCosta has recovered from an injury sustained in his work with the CIA, he’s ready to continue his life of adventure, intrigue, and service. That means joining Fortis—and taking on the recovery of precious jewels stolen from a prestigious auction house. The list of suspects is long, but Evan is focused on the possibility of an inside job. Now he’ll have to go undercover and stay close to the gorgeous business manager, Nia James. That won’t be a problem….But if she’s the thief, she just may steal his heart in the process… A gifted salesperson, Nia worked hard to get where she is today. Now, with her career at stake, she can’t afford to be distracted by a man. Yet… Keep Reading »

02 Apr '18

Hot Cover Monday : Strategic Seduction by Cheris Hodges

Hot Cover Monday : Strategic Seduction by Cheris Hodges

Alicia Michaels needs a major career reboot, so she’s got no time for romance. But starting over in Atlanta is an uphill battle for the cautious PR rep—especially after she teams up with wealthy Richmond Crawford on a make-or-break project. For one thing, the risk-taking entrepreneur is nothing like the staid businessman he used to be. For another, she and Richmond can’t see eye-to-eye on anything—except that the reckless attraction between them is sizzling, off-the-charts trouble . . .   Playing by the rules got Richmond betrayal from his rich family—and shattering heartbreak. He’s got to prove he can be his own man, so keeping things strictly-business with Alicia is the smart play. Still, even their conflicts only make Richmond want more of her honesty and courage. But a shocking revelation will endanger everything they’re fighting to build. And making things right could be the final deal breaker . . .

27 Mar '18

Tuesday Talk : Why I try new authors

Tuesday Talk : Why I try new authors

Today, I want to talk about why I try new to me authors. Every week, there are so many new books out and pretty much every week I buy new books. I don’t only buy books from authors that I love (although that is a high percentage of my new purchases) so what else do I look at before I buy a book? It kinda goes in this order.. Reviews This is mainly reviews of people I trust. They don’t even have to have the same taste in books as me because I just know how their taste correlates to mine. Twitter and GR are the places I go to look for reviews of books that have caught my eye.   Covers I know the old saying is “never judge a book by a cover”, but I do. For me, the cover is an advert for the book so if there is no effort in the cover (bad spelling, dodgy photoshopping etc…) I don’t assume there is any effort in… Keep Reading »

26 Mar '18

Hot Cover Monday : Deacon by Kit Rocha

Hot Cover Monday : Deacon by Kit Rocha

Book #2 in explosive new series from bestselling author Kit Rocha… Ana has trained most of her life to achieve one goal: to prove that anything men can do, she can do better. Now she’s Sector One’s first female Rider, and being the best is the only way to ensure she won’t be its last. Distractions aren’t allowed–especially not her painful attraction to the reserved but demanding leader whose stern, grumpy demeanor has already gotten into her head. Deacon has spent the last twenty years trying to atone for his past, but the blood he spilled as a mercenary and assassin will never wash away entirely. If his riders knew the extent of his sins, he’d lose their trust and respect. It’s easier to keep them all at arm’s length, especially Ana. But his newest recruit’s stubbornness is starting to crack his defenses. And their sparring matches are driving him wild. The passion sparking between them can’t be denied, but neither can the vengeance barreling toward Deacon. When his old… Keep Reading »

20 Mar '18

Tuesday Book Talk : What rules should every book blogger should know?

Tuesday Book Talk : What rules should every book blogger should know?

Over the years, I’ve picked up many tips and tricks. Some I wish I’d known sooner and so I’m going to pass on the love. Bloggers, feel free to add your own additions in the comments below; the more the merrier! Authors are not your friends. This one is the hardest to deal with. Authors are business people and the majority of them will deal with you, the blogger, in a professional capacity. They will be lovely and friendly but please don’t read more into it.     FTC regulations are not there for fun. I’m fucking deadly serious on this one. No, I don’t give a flying fuck if you are international you need to still do it if you are targetting US readership. Declare where you got the product you are reviewing, declare if you have any relationship with the company that produces them and you better damn declare if you receive any money for reviews. Picture copyright means you can’t just put any picture on your site… Keep Reading »

19 Mar '18

Hot Cover Monday : Revenant by Larissa Ione

Hot Cover Monday : Revenant by Larissa Ione

HELL HATH NO FURY . . . For five thousand years, Revenant believed he was alone in the world, a fallen angel beyond any redemption. Now he finds he has a twin brother who had all the light and love Revenant was denied. Caught in a tug of war between Heaven and Hell, he must weigh his thirst for revenge against his desire for a mysterious female named Blaspheme—a female whose very origins could deliver him into salvation . . . or destruction. LIKE AN ANGEL SCORNED Blaspheme has a deadly secret: she’s the forbidden offspring of an angel and a fallen angel. Hunted by both heavenly and satanic forces, she has survived only by laying low and trusting no one. When Revenant claims he can save them both, how can she possibly believe him? But the powerful angel is persistence incarnate and for Blaspheme, there’s no place she can hide in Heaven or Hell where he won’t find her . .

12 Mar '18

Hot Cover Monday : Hard Wood by Jenika Snow

Hot Cover Monday : Hard Wood by Jenika Snow

The Dirty Bits from Carina Press give you what you want, when you want it. Designed to be read in an hour or two, these sex-filled microromances are guaranteed to pack a punch and deliver a happily-ever-after. A new supersexy insta-love novella from USA TODAY bestselling author Jenika Snow that has a gruff lumberjack yelling T-I-M-B-E-R for the woman he’s been waiting for. The Ash Brothers—they know how to handle their wood. I’m a hard man. A loner. Or so town gossip says. After having my heart sent through the chipper, I’ve kept to myself. I prefer the quiet of the woods to the ramblings of clingy women who think they can tame a wild mountain man. Until Mia. Now she’s all I think about. I should have stayed away. She’s too sweet for a brute like me, but I can’t stop wanting her, picturing her sated in my sheets. Mia knows just what kind of wood I’m working with. She’s the soft to my hard, the sugar to my… Keep Reading »