Thursday, December 22, 2011

Robyn Grady Holiday Contest

This Christmas is a special one.   Author Robyn Grady is giving away an autographed copy of her New Years book ESCAPE FOR NEW YEAR, with fellow authors Shirly Jump and Anna Depalo!  As well as a $100 Amazon voucher.
To be in the draw, just tell her what you'd really love for Christmas.  Email

Robyn Grady / Anna DePalo / Shirley Jump

Special Releases, January 2012

Midnight kisses…New Year wishes!

Recovering from amnesia, Laura has no memory of her bitter divorce. She’s ready to pick up with tycoon Samuel Bishop where she thought their scorching-hot marriage left off, but what happens when the clock strikes twelve and secrets are revealed?

Wedding planner Pia Lumley is shocked when she bumps into the man who took her virginity and her heart. Sexy as ever, the Duke of Hawkshire claims his playboy days are over, even hires Pia to plan a family wedding – little does she know she’s the New Year bride!

Jenna Pearson is home for the holidays. A successful business woman, inside she still feels like the small-town girl who ran away. Worst of all, Jenna has to face gorgeous Stockton Grisham! With New Year magic in the air, can a kiss rekindle an unforgettable love?Celebrate New Year in style withthree brand-new romances!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Wendy Wax Bonanza

Wendy Wax’s Fiction Bonanza giveaway.

Just starting this week, Ten Beach Road author Wendy Wax is offering a book a week for each of six weeks, all women’s fiction. This week is week one and the winner will receive a copy of Carly Phillips’ new bestseller SERENDIPITY. This Saturday morning week two starts and highlights Jill Shalvis’s latest.

In the following weeks, one reader a week will be randomly selected to receive a book. Coming weeks will offer the latest novels from first novelist K.J. Steele, Carol Snow, Marie Skinner and Wendy.

To enter, readers just go to HERE, click on Contest News: Enter Wendy’s Latest Giveaway Now, and enter their email address as directed and they are in the running. Each Saturday begins a new giveaway and offers another chance to win.  Good luck everyone!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Meet Elle Amberley / N. America Giveaway

Stop by Romance Author Buzz for a chance to win a copy of Elle's book, Nowhere Left to Hide

Book Description:

Nowhere Left to Hide by Elle Amberley

“A heartfelt tale, told with a deft touch” novelist Rowan Coleman.

Natasha has fled her home many times. Tired of running scared, she doesn’t hesitate when she’s offered the chance to study in California. Thousands of miles to free herself from her past. In Santa Barbara she finds love and friendship away from the ghosts of her childhood. But what will she do when her visa expires and her boyfriend asks her to marry him?

‘Lyrical from start to finish, Elle Amberley embraces the essence of women and friendship in Nowhere Left to Hide. ' Ana Lewis, Founder,

Monday, November 21, 2011

Harlequin Mills & Boon Author Kate Walker with a Giveaway!

HM&B Author Kate Walker is DownUnder again today! She's visiting Serena Tatti- Story Editor with an awesome post on Epilogues and Prologues. She's got a signed book to giveaway as well!

Standing high on the windswept moors, the lone figure of Heath Montanha vows vengeance on the woman who destroyed the last fragments of his heart...Lady Katherine Charlton has never forgotten the stablehand with dangerous fists and a troubled heart from her childhood. Now the rebel is back, his powerful anger concealed under a polished and commanding veneer. When ten years of scandal and secrets are unleashed, with a passionate, furious kiss, Heath's deepest, darkest wish crystallises...Revenge - and Kat - will be his!

Readers can find Kate Walker on: 
Website         Blog        Facebook
One lucky commenter will get a signed copy from Kate Walker’s backlist, winner’s choice and all the commentators’ names will go in the grand draw. For more stops on Kate Walker’s celebration tour, please check out the:
Author Page created by Romance Book Paradise Promotions.
Backlist Books:
The Greek Tycoon’s Unwilling Wife
Bedded By The Greek Billionaire
Sicilian Husband, Blackmailed Bride
The Sicilian’s Red-Hot Revenge
The Good Greek Wife?
Kept for Her Baby
The Konstantos Marriage Demand
Cordero’s Forced Bride
Spanish Billionaire, Innocent Wife
The Proud Wife

To win a signed copy from one of these, comment here!

And for more giveaways check this KATE WALKER- Author Page.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

HM&B Author Christina Hollis with Giveaways!

Yay! At long last! We have Christina Hollis at Romance Book Paradise!

And she's talking on Book Release Promotions and also has a giveaway for you!

But before we give over to her...a reminder! Romance Book Paradise sidebars on both sides have links to follow Tracy Sumner and Nina Jade Singer! Please follow on and comment on the blogs to go in mega draws! Tracy is giving away a KINDLE and Nina has a $100.00 Amazon Gift Certificate. As well as BOOKS to give away on all the stops!

And there are still more places to visit and books to win with

KATE WALKER and CHRISTINA HOLLIS . Follow on these blog tours for MEGA GIVEAWAYS! Follow and Comment for giveaways and to go in the Grand Prize Draw!

So over to Christina now....


Blogging is a useful part of a writer’s promotional mix. The internet audience is worldwide, and whatever time of the day or night, there’s always somebody on line somewhere. Unlike High Street book stores, it never closes. Writers love to hear from their readers, and blogging is a great way to keep in touch. You write a piece you hope will interest, entertain and maybe excite people, then post it online with some eye-catching illustrations. The usual advice to write about what you know is perfect for blogging. An update about your work in progress is a great way to keep your readers informed. Knowing you have an audience waiting for the next installment of your struggle to get those words in the right order is a great incentive to update, too!

The only downside of blogging exclusively on your own site is that you tend to be preaching to the converted. People like your writing, so they drop by to say hello. A blog tour takes this to the next level. You become a guest blogger on other people’s sites, offering your words and maybe a giveaway or two in exchange for being introduced to a whole new audience. This too has its problems. There are so many calls on a writer’s time, whether work-related or domestic, setting up a blog tour can seem a daunting task. It’s one thing to write the blogs, but organizing everything and keeping all the records up to date is something that has to be taken very seriously.

I’m currently doing a blog tour to publicise my latest release for Harlequin Mills and Boon. Weight of the Crown is a Modern Romance, and I love it so much I want to bring it to the attention of as many people as possible. That’s why I was so pleased to hand all the work over to Romance Book Paradise Promotions. Nas has done a terrific job in sorting out sites for me to visit, keeping a detailed spreadsheet of comments logged and prize winners and liaising with the website owners. It’s taken a real weight off my shoulders. All I’ve had to do is find out what form the site would like my blog to take. They may have an interview in mind, a list of questions they want answered, or subjects they want covered. If there’s nothing specified, then I use my imagination. On Sunday 13th November, my blog o Totes Bags 'n' Blogs centred on how to spend evenings on the run up to the holiday season. Here in the UK it’s dark by teatime, so there’s plenty of time for crafting, and writing too. We were snowed in here last winter, which was when I wrote the first draft of Weight of the Crown, so that tied in well with the subject of my blog. Once my piece was up on the site, I checked in regularly to answer any comments - for me that’s always the best bit of blogging. With the dedicated page Nas set up for Weight of the Crown, Christina Hollis- Author Page this was easy to do. The page appeared on my Top Sites page, which comes up each time I switch on my computer. All I needed to do then was click on the sidebar listing the relevant date and venue of my tour, and I was taken straight to that day’s blog.

My first blog tour has been a great experience, and the benefits of letting Nas organize everything have been obvious from the start. All I’ve had to do is write, and that suits me perfectly!

What sort of blog posts do you like to read? There’s a signed copy of a book from my backlist on offer for a comment picked at random. Comment on Romance Book Paradise to win!

Christina Hollis writes Modern Romance for Harlequin Mills and Boon Ltd, which appear as Harlequin Presents/Extra in the US. Her website is, and when she isn’t on tour she blogs at

Readers can find her all these other places on the web:

Website       Twitter      Facebook      Blog         Tumbler

Weight of the Crown

Now duty is his only mistress


For notorious playboy Prince Lysander Kahani, playtime is over… Left with a country to run, he draws the line at playing nanny to his orphaned nephew!

Instead he sends for a professional. But one glance at buttoned-up Alyssa Dene and Lysander’s wicked side re-emerges! Wary of Lysander’s scandalous reputation, Alyssa tries to keep her distance, but Lysander draws her like a moth to a flame.

Lysander is fighting a battle between public duty and private desire but Lysander is determined to make Alyssa a royal offer she won’t refuse…

If you'd like to browse the Weight of the Crown, please check the sidebar!

Buy links for Weight Of The Crown.

Amazon         Amazon UK               Mills & Boon              Mills and Boon Aust

Friday, November 18, 2011

International Contest - Heart of the Desert

Back of the Book

Sheikh Prince Ibrahim refuses to bow to the duty that has destroyed his family, by locking away his emotions and shunning his royal responsibility.

Georgie is just the kind of woman duty demands he should avoid—streetwise, troubled and not interested in being queen—exactly the challenge Ibrahim seeks.

Trapped among the swirling sands, in the burning heart of the desert, Georgie finally surrenders to the brooding rebel prince—yet the law of his land decrees that she can never really be his.…

To win, enter here

Tropical Christmas Giveaway

It’s a Tropical Christmas Giveaway!

Harlequin Desire authors Maureen Child and Kate Carlisle both have tropical island-themed romances coming in December! Don't miss THE TEMPORARY MRS. KING by Maureen, and AN INNOCENT IN PARADISE by Kate. Talk about a Double Fantasy! To celebrate their double release, Maureen and Kate are giving away a fabulous Tropical Island beach bag filled with lots of fun, beachy prizes to warm away those Winter blues.

To enter the Tropical Christmas giveaway, simply fill out the form below.



This contest has ended. Thank you to everyone who entered! Congratulations to the winner, Susan N. of La Quinta, California!

Kate Walker's 12 Point Guide to Writing Romance Giveaway!

Harlequin Mills & Boon Author Kate Walker is visiting Seekerville today with a writing craft post and a Giveaway! Kate Walker's 12 Point Guide to Writing Romance is an awesome writer's tool to have. So for Seekerville visitors, there's a copy of it up for grabs!

And Kate Walker has another giveaway at Date With Kate! Drop in and read what she has to say there and you could win yourself a signed book! For more giveaways from Kate Walker, check out her full Blog Schedule, as she has giveaways at every Blog visit!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Meet Stephanie Draven and International Contest

Interview with Stephanie Draven and International contest.

The Moment

Three chances to win a copy of Douglas Kennedy's The Moment.

Details here

A Winter Scandal - Candace Camp

Candance Camp's publisher has donated this December giveaway.

US residents only.  Enter here

Friday, November 4, 2011

Win a Kindle Fire plus 18 Free Ebooks

Susan Mallery, Christina Dodd, and Lisa Kleypas have gotten together to offer readers the chance to win an amazing prize - a brand new Kindle Fire, plus 18 of their bestselling ebooks! Visit and click the Fall Into Love Contest link in the left-hand column to get started!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Dana Marton is the award-winning author of several romantic suspense novels that feature fast-paced, gripping action set at unusual locations. International intrigue and unstoppable passion meet in her stories to create books that are impossible to put down and are sure to become reader favorites. Dana has come to writing after a business career and never looked back since. She shares her home with her family, two extremely loud and messy parakeets, and about a gazillion books that are threatening to collapse the shelves.

When not writing, she can be found either reading or gardening — two of her other ruling passions in life. To find out more about her and her latest releases, please visit her web site:

Black Sheep Sheik is the exciting conclusion to the six-book miniseries Cowboys Royale that I was asked to write with five other authors. I hope you’ll check them all out. Together the books tell the story of a brotherhood of royals who come to the United States on business and end up finding love. But each book is enjoyable on its own, having its own rollercoaster plot and heart-warming romance. Happy reading!
Back of the Book

Waking up from a coma in a remote Wyoming cabin, Sheik Amir Khalid thought he was dreaming when he laid eyes on the woman he'd spent one steamy weekend with. Dr. Isabelle Andrews was every bit as gorgeous as he remembered—and nine months pregnant. But when shots rang out and it was clear their hideaway had been discovered, Amir's questions had to wait. Desperate to keep Isabelle and his unborn baby safe, Amir vowed to personally guard them 24/7. And as the independent beauty fought him at every turn, he knew it wasn't just royal protocol that made him want to keep her by his side. He'd give up everything that was expected of him if it meant protecting the family he'd only just met. Including his life.


What is Harlequin Intrigue?

Here is what the publisher says: “Taut, edge-of-the-seat contemporary romantic suspense tales of intrigue and desire. Kidnappings, stalkings, women in jeopardy coupled with bestselling romantic themes are examples of story lines we love most. Whether a murder mystery, psychological suspense or thriller, the love story must be inextricably bound to the mystery where all loose ends are tied up neatly…and shared dangers lead right to shared passions. As long as they're in jeopardy and falling in love, our heroes and heroines may traverse a landscape as wide as the world itself. Their lives are on the line…and so are their hearts!

This contest is International and will end November 30th. To win a copy of this book, simply follow Dana on Facebook or follow Romancing the Desert - Sheikh Books.. Don’t forget to leave your email address so that you can be contacted.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Booktoberfest at The Goddess Blogs

It's Booktoberfest at The Goddess Blogs! This week, the Goddesses will give away 15 signed books every day! Each comment is considered an entry in that day's contest, so be sure to visit every day this week.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Win an Amazon Card - Only His

Only His Book Description:

Wedding bells are ringing in Fool's Gold, but not for Nevada Hendrix. Her triplet sisters are engaged, and even her mother has a more active love life than she does. Determined to make a fresh start, she applies for her dream job, only to discover that her new boss is her first love. Maybe she could overlook the fact that they've seen each other naked, but she'll never forget the way he broke her heart.

Tucker Janack agrees to Nevada's "business only" ground rules. After all, love is a trap that the construction millionaire has avoided his whole life. But when great business partners turn out to be so much more, every rule gets broken. Will either of them be willing to try again…or will their past get in the way

Read Susan's transcript with her editor and a chance to win an Amazon Card

Win Love Songs, Katherine Stone

Enter here

Book Description:

Love Songs is available for the first time in ebook and trade paperback formats. This new edition preserves the story, emotion, and romance of the original bestseller while enhancing it with expanded character development and writing.

Southampton. A place of casual elegance and simple perfection. Where whispers of scandal are as relentless as the rhythm of the sea . . . and the desires of the heart are as timeless.

It is here that three women struggle to find love . . . or to save it.

Julia Lawrence. Her youthful beauty and glamorous marriage make her an object of desire and a target of envy. But Julia loves only one man, and she wishes for only one quiet dream, yet there are ancient secrets and ancient enemies who threaten to shatter it all.

Dr. Diana Shepard. The world renowned surgeon knows all about healing broken hearts. When it comes to her patients’ hearts, she is a gifted seamstress. But will she ever escape the tormenting memory of the love she could not keep and find a way to mend her own?

Casey English. The brilliant attorney has always been quite skillful at getting what she wants, inside the courtroom and out, in her charmed and successful life. Or so it seems. She alone knows that it has all been a dazzling and lonely act. And when she meets the man who can set her free, she must confront the truth of who she is . . . and who she would truly like to be.

Win a Copy of Yvonne Lindsay's The Pregnancy Contract

Book Description:

The proposal is unthinkable, unimaginable…yet not unappealing. Long ago, Piper Mitchell's passionate affair with her father's protégé ended in disaster. Now, in spite of his demands, she's thrilled to begin it anew—especially if it means a chance at forgiveness.

Wade Collins has longed for revenge on the spoiled rich girl who toyed with his affections. And now that Piper is back—destitute and deeply indebted to him—he'll use any means necessary to get her back in his bed. But when emotions enter the negotiation, will Piper turn the tables yet again, settling for nothing less than love on her terms?

Enter, here

Win a Copy of Meggie Brooks

Book Description:

Meggie Brooks is the gripping story of a girl growing up in a small rural township in New Jersey, living an almost idyllic life, enjoying the beauty of her country environment, spending time with her sometimes dysfunctional relatives, and uncovering a family mystery.

But that is only one side of the story. Although she is an excellent student, Meggie finds out early on what happens when she confronts the politically correct agenda of the schools. A young Meggie is silenced and traumatized for attempting to speak her views about global warming—views she has developed after watching a video on the subject with her parents. After that incident, she becomes wary of speaking out on issues in the classroom, and it is years before she finds the inner strength to defend her own views.

She ultimately does, however, even becoming a lawyer in order to defend religious freedom and free-speech rights, and in the end, it is a story of triumph. Meggie's search for truth in her family correlates with her search for truth in the world around her. A young girl's journey into adulthood, a poignant search for love, a family saga full of mystery and intrigue, and a passionate romance—this amazingly rich novel is all these and more.

Enter here

Win a Copy of The Black Sheep Sheikh - Dana Marton

Waking up from a coma in a remote Wyoming cabin, Sheik Amir Khalid thought he was dreaming when he laid eyes on the woman he'd spent one steamy weekend with. Dr. Isabelle Andrews was every bit as gorgeous as he remembered—and nine months pregnant. But when shots rang out and it was clear their hideaway had been discovered, Amir's questions had to wait. Desperate to keep Isabelle and his unborn baby safe, Amir vowed to personally guard them 24/7. And as the independent beauty fought him at every turn, he knew it wasn't just royal protocol that made him want to keep her by his side. He'd give up everything that was expected of him if it meant protecting the family he'd only just met. Including his life.

More here

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Meet Author T.P. Boyle and Int'l Giveaway

Hoping you stop by Marilyn's Romance Reviews fgor a chance to win T.P. Boje's The Academy.  Contest is International, here.

Have you ever wondered where you go when you die?

Meghan is 16 when it happens to her.

She wakes up on a flying steamboat on her way to a school run by Angels in a white marble castle.

It is a school everybody has to go to before they are let into Heaven.

On the boat she meets Mick who has been dead for more than a hundred years but still looks like a teenager. He helps her past the difficult beginning at the new school in a new world filled with heavenly magic.

One day some of Meghan's roommates find a mirror in the cellar of the school and they persuade her to go through it with them - well knowing it is strictly against the rules of the school. Meghan ends up back on earth where she meets Jason. But Jason is in danger and Meghan knows something important. Something that is a matter of life and death. Soon she is forced to choose between the two worlds. The one she belongs to now and the one she left.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Win $150 Gift Card with Susan Mallery and Girlfriendology

New York Times best selling author Susan Mallery just announced the Girlfriends' Day Out contest on her Facebook page, which she's running with Girlfriendology.

Anyone who hasn't liked her page yet will come to the Contest page by default. Anyone who has already liked Susan on Facebook will need to click the Contest tab beneath her profile picture. The contest will run until September 14, when a winner will be chosen at random.

The winner will receive a $150 Visa gift card, and one of the friends she refers will also receive a $150 Visa gift card. (Both the winner and her friend must be confirmed Members at

Friday, September 2, 2011

Q&A with Julie N. Ford and USA Giveaway

Meet author Julie L. Ford at Marilyn's Romance Reviews, here

Kelly Grace Pickens is excited to get married—until she's abandoned at the altar. Desperate, she accepts an offer to appear on a reality TV show similar to The Bachelor, called Count Down to Love. Her country ways are a stark contrast to the mysterious bachelor from New York. Wading through hurt and betrayal, Kelly discovers that being true to yourself is essential to finding happiness and love.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Another Cathy Maxwell Q&A and Giveaway at Romance Author Buzz

At Marilyn's Romance Author Buzz, another contest for North America residents.  Cathy Maxwell Q&;A and giveaway.  Details Here

One copy of THE SEDUCTION OF SCANDAL ~ one copy of a backlist title from the "Scandals & Seductions" series U.S. and Canada only. Don't forget to leave your email address; contest will end Sept 30th

Q&A and Giveaway with Cathy Maxwell (North America residents only)

At Marilyn's Romance Reviews, a contest for North America residents.  Cathy Maxwell Q&A and giveaway.  Details here

.One copy of THE SEDUCTION OF SCANDAL ~ one copy of a backlist title from the "Scandals & Seductions" series U.S. and Canada only. Don't forget to leave your email address; contest will end Sept 30th

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Meet Author Barbara Wallace and International Giveway

Q&A and 2 book International giveaway with Harlequin's
Barbara Wallace at Marilyn's Romance Reviews.

Details here

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Only Yours Launch Party

Today, August 30th, Only Yours is being released.  Please stop by Romance Author Buzz to read a Q &A and for a chance to win a Barnes and Noble gift card.  The contest is International.

Details here

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Mystical Warrior Giveaway (US residents only)

One lucky US resident will win this book.  It was offered in August with only one comment and no email address.

Stop by Marilyn's Romance Reviews for the details.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Who is Your Favorite Harlequin Presents Author? - Interenational Contest

This contest is International at Marilyn's Romance Reviews.  Details here

Offering two autographed books by Abby Green and Sarah Morgan........thanks ladies.

Q&A/Giveaway with Carla Neggers

Stop over to Romance Author Buzz (here) to read an interview with New York Times Best Selling author Carla Neggers and for a chancw ro win a copy of her latest release Saint Gates.

Contest is for US residents only and ends August 31st.

Book Description:

When Emma Sharpe is summoned to a convent on the Maine coast, it's partly for her art crimes work with the FBI, partly because of her past with the religious order. At issue is a mysterious painting depicting scenes of Irish lore and Viking legends, and her family's connection to the work. But when the nun who contacted her is murdered, it seems legend is becoming deadly reality.

Colin Donovan is one of the FBI's most valuable assets—a deep–cover agent who prefers to go it alone. He's back home in Maine after wrapping up his latest mission, but his friend Father Bracken presents him with an intrigue of murder, international art heists and a convent's long–held secrets that is too tempting to resist. As the danger spirals ever closer, Colin is certain of only one thing—the very intriguing Emma Sharp is at the center of it all.

A ruthless killer has Emma and Colin in the crosshairs, plunging them into a race against time and drawing them deeper into a twisted legacy of betrayal and deceit.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Meet Author Rhiannon Ellis and Giveaway

Stop by Romance Author Buzz for a chance to meet Rhiannon Ellis and a chance to win an EBook.  Just follow her on Facebook.  Contest ends
August 31st

Enter here

Monday, August 8, 2011

Q&A with Robyn Mackenzie and Gayle Donnelly - International Giveaway

International contest at Romance Author Buzz
ending August 31st.  Comment and leave email address.

Romance Author Buzz


Q&A with Author Daisy Goodwin and Giveaways

Stop buy Romance Author Buzz and read Daisy Goodwin's interview and for two chances to win.

Canadian residents only, a copy of the book.

International residents a $10.00 Amazon gift card.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Interview/Giveaway with Harlequin Desire Author Kate Carlisle

This is such a wonderful trilogy by Desire author Kate Carlisle.  I've read the first two books and they are amazing.

Hoping you stop by and read Kate's interview and a chance for US residents to win the first book in the series.

Contest link

August Contests and Author Interviews

Can you believe August is just around the corner?

Here are some August Contests at Marilyn's Romance Reviews and Romance Author Buzz.    Stop by and say hello and follow the blogs.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Blogger Contest: Fool's Gold Summer Kisses Magazine

The Fool's Gold Summer Kisses magazine is live! This interactive online magazine has stories and pictures from Fool's Gold, a fun behind-the-scenes look at the quirky town with the man shortage. You can even read about the book signing I did in Fool's Gold. I met Pia - she's HUGE! Pregnant with twins and about to burst.

Bloggers, you can post this magazine to your sidebar as a fun extra for your followers! I hear it's easy to do. . . my assistant can tell you how. Contact jenel at for instructions. Then, let Jenel know once you have it posted to your sidebar, and you'll be entered in a contest to win a terrific Fool's Gold tote bag with picnic blanket and stainless steel thermos. Plus some free books, of course, because you know it's all about the books!

The more bloggers, the merrier!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Summer Love Giveaway from Susan Mallery

One lucky winner will get a Kindle with Wifi plus 3G, a $50 Amazon gift card, plus 25 paperback romance novels from some of the top authors at Harlequin, such as:
Sign into the free Members Only area at for your chance to win! Winner will be chosen at random on July 1. Contest is open to fans around the world.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Interview and International Giveaway with Mary Matthews

Contest and Q&A with author, Mary Matthews

Here  Contest for US residents only

Product Description

Harlan Michaels is a powerful trial lawyer who usually flees romance as quickly as his Gucci loafers can carry him. He's immersed in a deadly wheel case when he meets Lana Stewart, a therapist, who is treating his orphaned client. He's immediately intrigued by the long legged blonde's indifference to his wealth and stature. Lana longs for a romance that's like an old Cary Grant movie. When Lana recognizes Harlan as her fantasy hero, she emerges from her cocoon like a butterfly.

About the Author

Mary Matthews writes contemporary and historical romance and mysteries. She lives in Southern California with her family.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Abby Green's Breaking the Sheiks Rules Contest - International

I loved this book so much I went out and purchased it to share with those of you who love romance and the genre.

Description:  (corrected)

The huge imposing castle and the barren terrain of Merkazad are a far cry from the modest farm and the emerald fields that horsewoman Iseult calls home. Or used to, until Sheikh Nadim bought her family's stud farm. As part of the deal, she must work at his royal stables….

Nadim enrages Iseult…but he also inspires a more unwelcome, unfamiliar feeling: desire. Drawn into Nadim's sensual world, Iseult feels like a beautiful, confident woman for the first time.

But she must remember the sheikh's cast-iron rule….

About the Author:

I've been hooked on romance novels for as long as I can remember, and it all started one day in my grandmother's bedroom in the west of Ireland where I spent all my summer holidays. She had taken one of the distinctive rose emblemed books out of the library, and being a voracious reader, I devoured it in one sitting. It could have been a Penny Jordan, or a Sally Wentworth, I can't remember now. But what I can remember is being swept away into a story that was passionate and romantic and wanting more.

The fact that I am now writing for that company is a dream that still hasn't quite sunk in, although deadlines and readers figures are helping a little!

I've lived in Dublin all my life but was lucky enough to spend a lot of time in Kerry with my grandmother. Ireland is a vibrant, ever changing and growing country, and especially Dublin its capital.

I've been working pretty much since the day I left school in the film industry as an assistant director, getting in on the very lowest rung and working my way up. It's been a fascinating and engrossing career. It also gave me the opportunity to work abroad which was such a gift. But, the hours are long, the work is extremely hard and the situations can be very stressful. Not to mention the weather conditions, especially here in Ireland! I'd often thought of trying to write a Mills and Boon and when a friend lent me a guide to writing one, the idea just wouldn't go away.

Many years of procrastination later, I finally sat down and put pen to paper, or finger to keyboard. My first and second attempts were both rejected, albeit with encouragement, and at that stage I was determined so I didn't give up. I sold my first manuscript to Mills and Boon Modern Romance in March 2006, and have been living my dream since then.

I can honestly say to any aspiring author out there that it really is worth it to keep trying, the only difference between an unpublished author and a published author is persistence, I truly believe that.
Good luck to anyone out there trying to get published and just believe that you will.  Abby

This contest is International and you can find it at Romancing the Desert - Sheikh Books In order to win a copy of the magnificent love story, tell me your favorite sheikh book or royal romance.  Contest ends June 30th. For an extra chance to win, follow Abby Green on Facebook.

Abby Green on Facebook
Abby's website

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Thanks to Harlequin Ambassador's Program, I have (4) copies to read of Kathie Denosky's book. I finished it last night. It's actually a series book. Jake Garnier's father was not a nice man. He left first his mother pregnant with twins (he and his brother), only to return and get her pregnant with his sister. The mother died in a car crash and the boys raised their sister.

Years later, their maternal grandmother found all of her grandsons and daughters and she was one of the wealthiest women in the US. She wanted them to be happy and arranged for their happiness by matching them up to be married.

Jake and Heather's story was a very pleasant read. It's received 13 reviews at Barnes and Noble for 4 1/2 Stars.


Becoming the new owner of Hickory Hills Thoroughbred farm was not in billionaire Jake Garnier's plans. Becoming a father was even more unimaginable. For his new business came with one Heather McGwire, ranch manager…and mother to Jake's secret child.

After barely surviving his own father's desertion, Jake knew he couldn't walk away from his responsibilities. Marriage seemed the only solution. Yet Heather wouldn't settle for simple sweet talk and seduction. If Jake wanted a real family, he'd have to saddle up for the long ride.

Meet Kathie:

Kathie writes at night with country tunes playing from a local radio station while the rest of the world sleeps. It's the quiet time of the night that inspires her to craft her stories with a unique style of sensuality, interspersed with a little humor.

Kathie has been a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart finalist twice. Her June 2001 release, His Baby Surprise, received the National Readers' Choice Award for Best Short Contemporary Romance of 2001. All of her books have been listed on the Waldenbooks Category Romance Bestsellers list.

Kathie lives in the Illinois area her family settled in the early 1800's when they moved from North Carolina. Besides writing, Kathie loves to read romances, travel to historic locales, and delights in trying to rid the world of chocolate -- one bite at a time! She also enjoys meeting readers and writers at the numerous conferences, workshops, and book signings she attends.

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Annie West News and Contest


I’ve got news of free books, new releases and awards to share.

I’m starting the newsletter with a photo I took just last weekend in the Dandenong Ranges north east of Melbourne. It was a fleeting interstate trip for a family celebration but we managed a gorgeous day in the mountains where the tall trees were shrouded in mist and the occasional showers made us appreciate a cosy café even more. Just lovely! Whether you’re moving into autumn like me, or a northern hemisphere spring, I hope you’re enjoying the change of season.

It’s been an eventful couple of months. I was lucky enough to attend the Australian Romance Readers’ Convention at Bondi Beach, had a very busy family Easter and have been working hard on my latest story. In book news I was thrilled to learn that PASSION, PURITY AND THE PRINCE aka PROTECTED BY THE PRINCE won a CataRomance Reviewers Choice Award! More recently, FORGOTTEN MISTRESS, SECRET LOVE-CHILD has made the finals of the Write Touch Readers’ Choice Award. You can imagine how happy I was to hear that news.

Right now it’s release time for PRINCE OF SCANDAL in the UK and Australia/New Zealand. Raul and Luisa’s story has been on sale in the UK since mid April and it goes on sale Down Under on 1st June. I’ve included both covers as I’m so pleased with them. Notice that gold logo on the Aus cover? Raul and Luisa’s story has been made ‘Book of the Month’ for its Australian release! Yay!

This book is about Raul, cousin to Prince Alaric in PROTECTED BY THE PRINCE. If you didn’t read that first book don’t worry, they’re stand alone stories. Though for those who enjoyed reading about Alaric and Tamsin, they appear in PRINCE OF SCANDAL. Here’s the back cover copy:

Ruling prince...

Raul, Prince of Maritz, is furious that an archaic law is forcing him to wed. But scandal and unrest has dogged this prince for years, and a marriage to recently- discovered princess, Luisa Hardwicke, will help bring stability to the monarchy.

...reluctant princess

Only Luisa is an outspoken, mud-splattered, farm girl, who isn't going to come quietly! Even as she's reluctantly transformed into polished perfection, Luisa challenges Raul at every turn, and he finds himself anticipating their wedding night with an excitement he never imagined he’d feel...

I’ve recently had some other wonderful book news. It's particularly good for those people who’ve written to me about titles that hadn’t made it into North American release. Advice just this week from my editor: THE SAVAKIS MISTRESS will be a Presents Extra edition in November in North America. This story finalled in both the Australian Romance Reader Awards and the Award of Excellence Contest and attracted lots of positive feedback including a 5 blue ribbon review at Romance Junkies. I’m absolutely thrilled to hear it will get a US release.

Another book getting its first US release is RAFE’S REDEMPTION which was sold in other markets as THE BILLIONAIRE’S BOUGHT MISTRESS. It will go to readers who subscribe to Harlequin books and also be available in ebook and to people who order the paperback (ie. I’m not sure if it will be in bookstores). The release date is 1 July (my birthday) so you can be sure I’ll have a wonderful birthday this year! It is one of my favourite stories. For anyone interested in grabbing a copy I’m told it’s currently available for $4.99 US/$5.99 CN. To order the paperback send an e-mail to including your name and complete mailing address in your e-mail.

And for those who have ever been curious about manga or comic book editions, I can share the fact that an English language comic book of THE SHEIKH’S RANSOMED BRIDE is on sale now in kindle edition (I’ve seen it at Amazon and UK Amazon). This is a real first for me! Rafiq looks amazing – a sheikh samurai with a touch of pirate thrown in!


April/May PRINCE OF SCANDAL is released in the UK, then June in Australia and New Zealand, and August in North America.

July RAFE’S REDEMPTION is on sale in North America (ebook or paperback) but it’s also available now by order.

19 August GIRL IN THE BEDOUIN TENT is released in the UK then on 1 October In Australia and New Zealand. North American release to be advised.

November THE SAVAKIS MISTRESS is on sale in North America (Presents Extra).


Some of you already know I’m running a NEW RELEASES CONTEST to mark the release of PRINCE OF SCANDAL as well as two terrific new stories from my good friends Christina Brooke and Anna Campbell. You’ll find the details on the contest page of my website:

One winner will receive:
signed copy of Christina Brooke’s June release HEIRESS IN LOVE
my signed May UK release PRINCE OF SCANDAL
 book cover and chocolate to enjoy with your reading.

A second winner will receive
a signed copy of Anna Campbell’s current release MIDNIGHT’S WILD PASSION
and my signed PRINCE OF SCANDAL
a book cover and chocolate to enjoy.

In addition I’m giving newsletter readers an extra chance to win. Simply enter the current contest by 28 June 2011 Australian Eastern time. As well as a chance to win one of the prizes listed above you will also be in the draw to win:

The anthology: SHE CAN’T SAY NO TO THE GREEK TYCOON which includes:
‘The Kouvaris Marriage’ by Diana Hamilton
‘The Greek Tycoon’s Innocent Mistress’ by Kathryn Ross and
‘The Greek’s Convenient Mistress’ by me
Plus a Mills and Boon Australia mouse mat and
A beaded bangle.

If you’ve already entered my website contest, don’t worry, as a newsletter recipient you’ll be entered in the newsletter draw too.

With warmest wishes,

Annie's Website

Susan Mallery and Gena Showalter iPad 2 Contest

Dear Reader,
At Book Expo America, author Gena Showalter and I were hanging out, talking up our fabulous fans, and we decided to hold an over-the-top joint contest. We’re giving away an iPad 2!!! What can you do with an iPad 2? You can surf the Web, watch streaming video, and oh yes, you can read books! Both Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook have a free app for the iPad.

You must be a Member at both our websites to win, and then fill out the easy entry form. That’s it. Please like us on Facebook, too!
  1. Sign up for Susan Mallery's Members Only area.
  2. Sign up for Gena Showalter’s Members Only area.
  3. Like Susan on Facebook.
  4. Like Gena on Facebook.
  5. Enter the contest.
The winner will be chosen at random on June 15. Good luck!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Interview and Giveaways with author Lori Foster

Please stop by Romance Author Buzz to view my interview with this fabulous author, Lori Foster.  Thanks to her publisher, she'll be giving away two of her recent releases.

Link, here