Showing posts from October, 2012


I was going to announce some book winners today, but due to the catastrophic conditions on the east coast, I'm going to hold off for a couple more days. Also, Mo's chat tonight will be an open chat. If you're not doing anything, drop in from 9-10 PM eastern time in the chat room. Find us at and then click on the chat. We are in Mo's chat room. On another note, Happy Halloween. Spend time with your kids and hug them.

Guest: HelenKay Dimon discusses Hero Personalities

Thank you for having me here today to talk about my recent release, LEAN ON ME.  I'm going to be honest, my favorite part of writing a romance novel is the hero. Yes, I like the plots and heroines and all that, but I tend to build a book by thinking about the hero first. I have no idea why…okay, I probably have some idea why. There's just something about their flawed, sometimes damaged, always eventually loveable personalities, I adore. Every now and then when I find a few extra hours, I look through some of my favorite books and think about the televisions shows I'm watching and try to figure out what I find so compelling about the male characters I can’t forget. It's sort of a constant striving to see if I can create one of those endearing hero types. The hero in this book, Mitch, is one of my favorites. He's a mix of hot and stubborn. He is really attracted to the heroine, Cassidy, yet not a wimp. And then there's tha

Book Giveaway:

RESCUING CHRISTMAS with authors Vicki Lewis Thompson, Catherine Mann and Kathie DeNosky Blurb : Holiday Haven by Vicki Lewis Thompson All Ben Rhodes wants for Christmas is to be left alone. And yet, in a fit of Christmas-cheer-induced insanity, he agrees to help beautiful shelter director Tansy Dexter find homes for all her rambunctious animals. Little does he know that the one truly in need of a loving home this season…is him. Home for Christmas by Catherine Mann Shelby Conrad has had more than her fair share of silent nights. But even though her husband, Tech Sergeant Alex Conrad, is coming home in time for Christmas, Shelby isn't sure he's in time to save their marriage. Can a road trip to deliver three shelter dogs to their new homes teach the couple that the most precious gift of all is hope? A Puppy for Will by Kathie DeNosky Will Parker hasn't exactly had all his hopes and dreams met, but work has filled the gaps in his life

Spotlight Review:

EMBER'S KISS – Deborah Cooke A Dragonfire Novel Signet Eclipse ISBN: 978-0-451-23825-2 October 2012 Paranormal Romance Hawaii – 2011 Pyrs are shape-shifting dragon warriors who defend humans from evil. Slayers are vowed to destroy mankind and Pyrs. Despising the fact that he is a dragon shifter, Brandon Merrick just wants to be a surfer in Hawaii. Hoping to diminish his shape shifting, he is befriended by an elderly Chinese man, Chen, who gives him a magical powder in exchange for some of Brandon's dragon scales. Unbeknownst to Brandon, what he is doing will guarantee he will be enslaved by Chen, a Slayer. When he meets marine biologist Liz Barrett, Brandon is stunned to realize that she is his mate when she sets off his firestorm. Maybe there is something to say for being a Pyr! Liz is hoping to just enjoy the marine workshop she is attending in Hawaii, but her own past screams to the present when, while passing through the tunnel that runs within a volcano, she

Gift card winner is.........

Congrats to Chelsea, who wins the $20 giftcard from Amazon or BN. Please email me at with your choice and the email address you want it to go to.

Q&A with Eliza Daly and a giveaway!!!

1.       Tell us about your newest release. First, I’d like to thank Romance Reviews Today for helping me celebrate the release of my debut novel, Under Her Spell , a lighthearted contemporary romance. This is a very exciting time for me and I’m so glad to be sharing my news here today. Below is the book’s cover blurb.   When a series of failed relationships and business ventures have Monica Jackson doubting her self-worth, she turns to spell casting to attract positive energy and the opportunities needed to achieve her goals.   But can Monica’s belief in spells restore her belief in herself?   Monica creates a spell to find her soul mate, and one to ensure the success of her new romantic event planning company, Enhance Your Romance .   Monica is confident she has found her niche until divorce lawyer Reed Walker opens a practice next door to her office.   The anti-marriage slogan plastered on his office window, and his down-on-love clients, quickly prove detr

Katie Porter on... Karaoke in Romance?

Check out the giveaway at the end of the post   One of the running themes in the “Vegas Top Guns” series of erotic romances is karaoke. Our hot fighter pilots at Nellis Air Force Base just outside of Las Vegas unwind at a little dive called Paulie’s, where almost everyone takes to the stage. Some are cool, some have swagger, some are painfully tone deaf, and some rock the house. Sure we could’ve demonstrated many of the same relationships and included similar trash-talk by situation our characters at a regular bar. But…it’s karaoke! One’s selection of song says a lot about a person. So does what they don’t select. For example, Ryan Haverty from the series opener, DOUBLE DOWN, is a terrible, terrible singer. He likes Springsteen and does his best to do harm to everyone’s ear drums. It says he’s an all-American guy who’s also a good sport and a man who’s not afraid of laughing at his failings. He has plenty of other things to be proud of. Heather Morris, the

Q&A with Miranda Neville!!!

1.  Tell us about your newest release. My novella THE SECOND SEDUCTION OF A LADY is a second-chance-at love story. Max and Eleanor fell in love years earlier, but broke up when she discovered Max had participated in a bet about her. When they meet again by chance, Max is determined to win her back, despite her doubts about him and the institution of marriage in general.   Here’s a little snippet: “He wanted her body, heart, and soul, forever. Her body he’d won before and he sensed from her response that he could do so again. But her heart was hidden behind defenses he’d never suspected existed, because he’d never taken the trouble to find out. As for her soul, he’d bruised it badly when he’d betrayed her trust with that foolish bet. He still had work to do to. He kissed her gently, their lips moving together soft and sweet. It wasn’t a deep kiss but a slow investigation of taste and texture, a scouting trip with the promise of a full exploration. Max let lust fall